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Besser students among those trying new national exam
April 11, 2013 – 12:07 am | Comments Off
Besser students among those trying new national exam

Students at 700 Michigan schools are among those in about two dozen states trying out new exams tied to the national “common core” standards in math and English language arts.

Suspects tie up, beat and & rob Alpena Twn. homeowner
April 11, 2013 – 12:06 am | Comments Off
Suspects tie up, beat and & rob Alpena Twn. homeowner

Three young men robbed an Alpena Township homeowner early Wednesday morning, but not before tying the man up and nearly beating him to death.

Another B&E in Hillman – Police tell victims to leave scene undisturbed
April 11, 2013 – 12:04 am | Comments Off
Another B&E in Hillman – Police tell victims to leave scene undisturbed

The investigation into a rash of break ins and burglaries in the Hillman area continues.

2nd person charged in burglary of Alpena BP
April 11, 2013 – 12:03 am | Comments Off
2nd person charged in burglary of Alpena BP

Another person has been charged in the Christmas Day break in of the BP gas station in Alpena.

Rain, snowmelt raise rivers, some floods reported
April 11, 2013 – 12:02 am | Comments Off
Rain, snowmelt raise rivers, some floods reported

The water is high in many of Michigan’s rivers and streams as rain adds to the melt-off from abundant winter snow.

RealtyTrac: US home repossessions fell in March
April 11, 2013 – 12:01 am | Comments Off
RealtyTrac: US home repossessions fell in March

New foreclosure data show that the number of U.S. homes repossessed by lenders fell to the lowest level in more than five years last month.

Spring storm won’t set records for April
April 10, 2013 – 12:13 am | Comments Off
Spring storm won’t set records for April

The spring storm headed toward northern Michigan isn’t expected to make it into the record books.

APS facility needs study pushed back
April 10, 2013 – 12:11 am | Comments Off
APS facility needs study pushed back

Alpena Public Schools has decided to push back the targeted completion date for a facility needs assessment.