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Cheboygan schools closed due to ongoing investigation
December 12, 2019 – 5:56 am | Comments Off on Cheboygan schools closed due to ongoing investigation
Cheboygan schools closed due to ongoing investigation

Cheboygan Area Schools is closed Thursday, due to an ongoing investigation into a social media post.

Test results from water wells near CRTC ready in 4-6 weeks
December 12, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Test results from water wells near CRTC ready in 4-6 weeks
Test results from water wells near CRTC ready in 4-6 weeks

Property owners who live near the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center and had their water wells retested for chemical contamination last week, should have the results back in late January or early February.

County to invest $572K to “better protect citizens of Alpena Co.”
December 12, 2019 – 12:44 am | Comments Off on County to invest $572K to “better protect citizens of Alpena Co.”
County to invest $572K to “better protect citizens of Alpena Co.”

The Alpena County 911 Center is about to take a giant leap into the 21st century with communication upgrades that will benefit police, fire and emergency medical services agencies.

Adopt a pet this holiday season
December 12, 2019 – 12:38 am | Comments Off on Adopt a pet this holiday season
Adopt a pet this holiday season

The Huron Humane Society in Alpena and BISSELL Pet Foundation are teaming up this weekend, for an event that aims to bring holiday hope to homeless pets.

Stranger approaches kids at Alpena bus stop
December 12, 2019 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Stranger approaches kids at Alpena bus stop
Stranger approaches kids at Alpena bus stop

Parents are encouraged to speak with their children about interacting with strangers after a suspicious man approached kids at an Alpena bus stop Wednesday morning.

Alcona deputies investigate elder abuse, child neglect & missing person
December 12, 2019 – 12:22 am | Comments Off on Alcona deputies investigate elder abuse, child neglect & missing person
Alcona deputies investigate elder abuse, child neglect & missing person

A number of serious complaints were filed with the Alcona County Sheriff’s Office last week, including elder abuse, child neglect and a missing person.

House votes to ban drivers under 18 from using cellphones
December 12, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on House votes to ban drivers under 18 from using cellphones
House votes to ban drivers under 18 from using cellphones

Drivers under age 18 would be prohibited from using cellphones except for emergencies under a bill advancing in Michigan’s Legislature.

Coast Guard starts ice-breaking work in western Great Lakes
December 12, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Coast Guard starts ice-breaking work in western Great Lakes
Coast Guard starts ice-breaking work in western Great Lakes

The U.S. Coast Guard says it has launched ice-breaking operations in the western Great Lakes.

More Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals
December 12, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on More Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals
More Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals

For the first time since the early 1900s, more Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals.

SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11
December 11, 2019 – 5:36 am | Comments Off on SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11
SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11

A couple of school districts in northern Michigan are closed Wednesday, due to snow and blowing snow.

Retirement party for Sundin open to the public
December 11, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Retirement party for Sundin open to the public
Retirement party for Sundin open to the public

A public retirement party is being held for Alpena City Manager Greg Sundin, who is stepping down this month.

APS encourages students/parents to complete FASFA
December 11, 2019 – 12:44 am | Comments Off on APS encourages students/parents to complete FASFA
APS encourages students/parents to complete FASFA

Alpena Public Schools is once again encouraging students and parents to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA, regardless of their financial situation.