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Sewer-fouled splash pad prompts illness complaints in TC
July 9, 2013 – 12:02 am | Comments Off
Sewer-fouled splash pad prompts illness complaints in TC

Officials say they’ve received about a dozen calls reporting illnesses after Traverse City’s new $360,000 splash pad rained human waste-contaminated water on children following a sewer backup.

Michigan considers sentencing guidelines changes
July 9, 2013 – 12:01 am | Comments Off
Michigan considers sentencing guidelines changes

Michigan lawmakers and Gov. Rick Snyder are considering changes to prison sentencing guidelines that were last updated about 15 years ago.

1 killed, 1 injured following fatal ORV crash near Fairview
July 8, 2013 – 12:16 am | Comments Off
1 killed, 1 injured following fatal ORV crash near Fairview

One woman was killed and another sent to the hospital following a Fourth of July ORV accident in Oscoda County.

City pleased with Klarich, Target Alpena
July 8, 2013 – 12:14 am | Comments Off
City pleased with Klarich, Target Alpena

The City of Alpena recently entered into a new service agreement with Target Alpena Development Corporation.

Bathroom fan causes small fire on State St.
July 8, 2013 – 12:11 am | Comments Off
Bathroom fan causes small fire on State St.

A bathroom exhaust fan caused a small fire at a home on State Street Saturday.

Blood drive in Alpena
July 8, 2013 – 12:09 am | Comments Off
Blood drive in Alpena

The American Red Cross is trying to bolster blood supplies in the Great Lakes Region at a time of year when donations typically fall off.

Coast Guard cracking down on drinking and boating
July 8, 2013 – 12:08 am | Comments Off
Coast Guard cracking down on drinking and boating

The U.S. Coast Guard says it has written more than 50 tickets this year to Great Lakes boat operators who have had too much to drink.

Small plane crashes in Chesaning, killing pilot
July 8, 2013 – 12:06 am | Comments Off
Small plane crashes in Chesaning, killing pilot

Authorities in Saginaw County say an ultralight plane has crashed in a field next to a school, killing the pilot.