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Harrisville woman attacks boyfriend with axe
May 29, 2020 – 4:20 pm | Comments Off on Harrisville woman attacks boyfriend with axe
Harrisville woman attacks boyfriend with axe

A 33 year-old woman from Harrisville is facing numerous charges after she allegedly attacked her boyfriend with an axe during a domestic incident last Saturday. 

Maintenance issue delays opening of splash pad/bathrooms at Starlite Beach
May 29, 2020 – 3:32 pm | Comments Off on Maintenance issue delays opening of splash pad/bathrooms at Starlite Beach
Maintenance issue delays opening of splash pad/bathrooms at Starlite Beach

A maintenance issue is delaying the opening of the bathroom building and splash pad at Starlite Beach in Alpena.

APS board preparing for VanWagoner’s expected departure
May 29, 2020 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on APS board preparing for VanWagoner’s expected departure
APS board preparing for VanWagoner’s expected departure

The board of education for Alpena Public Schools is preparing for the expected departure of Superintendent John VanWagoner.

M-68 resurfacing in Cheboygan & Presque Isle counties to resume Monday
May 29, 2020 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on M-68 resurfacing in Cheboygan & Presque Isle counties to resume Monday
M-68 resurfacing in Cheboygan & Presque Isle counties to resume Monday

The resurfacing of a 18.8 mile stretch of M-68 in Cheboygan and Presque Isle counties is set to resume Monday, following a 2019 delay due to a labor dispute between the project contractor and its employees.

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
May 29, 2020 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

The political season is approaching and that means signs are beginning to dot the landscape across northeast Michigan.

Bagged grass & brush pickup in Alpena next week
May 29, 2020 – 12:10 am | Comments Off on Bagged grass & brush pickup in Alpena next week
Bagged grass & brush pickup in Alpena next week

Crews for the City of Alpena will be picking up brush curbside next week.

City of Alpena unveils re-opening plan
May 28, 2020 – 5:05 pm | Comments Off on City of Alpena unveils re-opening plan
City of Alpena unveils re-opening plan

The city of Alpena has released a plan to re-open most facilities and offices over the next couple of weeks.

Free coronavirus testing in Mackinaw City this weekend
May 28, 2020 – 4:22 pm | Comments Off on Free coronavirus testing in Mackinaw City this weekend
Free coronavirus testing in Mackinaw City this weekend

The Michigan National Guard will join forces with District Health Department No. 4 to offer free coronavirus testing in Mackinaw City.

City rules for garage sales
May 28, 2020 – 4:20 pm | Comments Off on City rules for garage sales
City rules for garage sales

The city of Alpena limits the number of garage sales each citizen can hold each year, and has rules for the number of days each sale can be held and sale signs.

Avery, Alpena, arrested for possessing child sexually abusive videos
May 28, 2020 – 10:23 am | Comments Off on Avery, Alpena, arrested for possessing child sexually abusive videos
Avery, Alpena, arrested for possessing child sexually abusive videos

A former treasurer of the Alpena Agricultural Society who spent time in jail for embezzlement is in trouble with the law again.

Commissioners approve sale/purchase of patrol vehicles for sheriff’s office
May 28, 2020 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Commissioners approve sale/purchase of patrol vehicles for sheriff’s office
Commissioners approve sale/purchase of patrol vehicles for sheriff’s office

The Alpena County Sheriff’s Office is selling several vehicles and in search of a new one.

City ordinance on lawn cutting & debris removal
May 28, 2020 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on City ordinance on lawn cutting & debris removal
City ordinance on lawn cutting & debris removal

The City of Alpena is reminding residents that a lawn cutting ordinance requires yards to be mowed by the first day of each month, starting in June and continuing through November.