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MLK Day events at ACC
January 20, 2020 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on MLK Day events at ACC
MLK Day events at ACC

A couple of public events celebrating the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held at Alpena Community College Monday.

“Winter Strike” exercise at Alpena CRTC & Camp Grayling this week
January 20, 2020 – 12:50 am | Comments Off on “Winter Strike” exercise at Alpena CRTC & Camp Grayling this week
“Winter Strike” exercise at Alpena CRTC & Camp Grayling this week

A new “Winter Strike” military exercise will be held at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center and Camp Grayling this week.

For first time this season, snow totals creep above the norm
January 20, 2020 – 12:42 am | Comments Off on For first time this season, snow totals creep above the norm
For first time this season, snow totals creep above the norm

For the first time this season, some parts of northern Michigan are seeing above average snow totals following the weekend storm.

8th annual Thunder Bay International Film Festival returns Jan. 22-26
January 20, 2020 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on 8th annual Thunder Bay International Film Festival returns Jan. 22-26
8th annual Thunder Bay International Film Festival returns Jan. 22-26

The eighth annual Thunder Bay International Film Festival returns to Alpena this week.

Cheboygan Co man assaults/stabs wife
January 20, 2020 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Cheboygan Co man assaults/stabs wife
Cheboygan Co man assaults/stabs wife

A Cheboygan County man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly stabbing his wife multiple times.

DDA seeks artists & locations for downtown mural project
January 20, 2020 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on DDA seeks artists & locations for downtown mural project
DDA seeks artists & locations for downtown mural project

The Alpena Downtown Development Authority is looking for mural artists and business owners who want to participate in year two of Fresh Waves: The Downtown Alpena Mural Project.

Police: 2 dead in house fire in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
January 20, 2020 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Police: 2 dead in house fire in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
Police: 2 dead in house fire in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Police say two people are dead after they were unable to escape a house fire in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Martin Luther King holiday: Faith, politics mix this holiday
January 20, 2020 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on Martin Luther King holiday: Faith, politics mix this holiday
Martin Luther King holiday: Faith, politics mix this holiday

The nation is marking the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on the holiday memorializing the civil rights leader.

Pickup slides off US-23, snaps telephone pole in half
January 17, 2020 – 6:00 pm | Comments Off on Pickup slides off US-23, snaps telephone pole in half
Pickup slides off US-23, snaps telephone pole in half

No one was injured Thursday, when a motorist lost control of his pickup truck north of Alpena, and struck a telephone pole. 

Reward offered in elk poaching cases
January 17, 2020 – 4:00 pm | Comments Off on Reward offered in elk poaching cases
Reward offered in elk poaching cases

The Safari Club International-Michigan Involvement Committee is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an individual or individuals illegally killing elk in Michigan. 

Increasing behavioral issues at elementary schools warrant new approach
January 17, 2020 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Increasing behavioral issues at elementary schools warrant new approach
Increasing behavioral issues at elementary schools warrant new approach

The number of incidents of classroom disruptions and bad behavior in elementary schools is rising at an alarming rate across the country.

Another cattle herd in Alcona Co. tests positive for bovine TB
January 17, 2020 – 12:44 am | Comments Off on Another cattle herd in Alcona Co. tests positive for bovine TB
Another cattle herd in Alcona Co. tests positive for bovine TB

Another cattle herd in Alcona County has tested positive for bovine tuberculosis.