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APS encourages parents to speak with kids following students comments on school shooting
February 20, 2018 – 12:56 am | Comments Off
APS encourages parents to speak with kids following students comments on school shooting

Alpena Public Schools is encouraging parents and guardians to speak with their children about the seriousness of words and inappropriate comments in the wake of last week’s mass shooting at a Florida school.

Local group to hold memorial vigil for victims of Florida school shooting
February 20, 2018 – 12:42 am | Comments Off
Local group to hold memorial vigil for victims of Florida school shooting

A group of Alpena citizens has organized a memorial vigil for the victims of last week’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Sundin gives annual State of the City address
February 20, 2018 – 12:34 am | Comments Off
Sundin gives annual State of the City address

City of Alpena Manager Greg Sundin presented the municipal council Monday night, with an annual State of the City address for 2017-18.

Youth mental health first aid training in Hillman
February 20, 2018 – 12:28 am | Comments Off
Youth mental health first aid training in Hillman

Partners In Prevention and Northeast Michigan Community Mental Health Authority are offering free youth mental health first aid training in Hillman.

Montmorency deputies assist at scene of multiple fires
February 20, 2018 – 12:22 am | Comments Off
Montmorency deputies assist at scene of multiple fires

The Montmorency County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene of least four fires over the week, including three structure fires.

Gas prices in MI continue downward trend
February 20, 2018 – 12:14 am | Comments Off
Gas prices in MI continue downward trend

The price of gas in Michigan was down again last week.

Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040
February 20, 2018 – 12:08 am | Comments Off
Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040

The president and CEO of Consumers Energy tells The Associated Press that the Michigan utility will stop using coal to generate electricity by 2040.

Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across Britain
February 20, 2018 – 12:02 am | Comments Off
Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across Britain

Fast-food fans were in a flutter Monday after most of the 900 KFC outlets in the U.K. and Ireland were forced to close because of a shortage of chicken.