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Lewiston lotto thief loses after being nabbed in gas station bathroom
August 31, 2020 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Lewiston lotto thief loses after being nabbed in gas station bathroom
Lewiston lotto thief loses after being nabbed in gas station bathroom

A man who stole lottery tickets from the Sunrise Convenience Store at the Lewiston BP gas station was quickly caught Sunday, in the restroom of a nearby station.

Hillman woman takes over chair of NRC
August 31, 2020 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Hillman woman takes over chair of NRC
Hillman woman takes over chair of NRC

A Hillman woman has taken over as chairperson of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission.

Access to food aid eased for students in technical programs
August 31, 2020 – 12:10 am | Comments Off on Access to food aid eased for students in technical programs
Access to food aid eased for students in technical programs

Food assistance has been extended to students pursuing technical education.

Rogers City father/son arrested for poaching & other crimes
August 28, 2020 – 5:30 pm | Comments Off on Rogers City father/son arrested for poaching & other crimes
Rogers City father/son arrested for poaching & other crimes

A father and son from Rogers City are being charged with poaching and other crimes following an investigation into the illegal hunting of elk, deer and other animals.

Number of local jobless workers falls from 12.8K to 8.6K
August 28, 2020 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Number of local jobless workers falls from 12.8K to 8.6K
Number of local jobless workers falls from 12.8K to 8.6K

Local jobless rates were down in July but remain much higher than one year ago, before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kalamazoo man dies on sailboat near Alpena
August 28, 2020 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Kalamazoo man dies on sailboat near Alpena
Kalamazoo man dies on sailboat near Alpena

A 77 year-old man from Kalamazoo died on a sailboat Thursday, north of Thunder Bay Island in Lake Huron.

County continues to grapple with $1.3M shortfall
August 28, 2020 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on County continues to grapple with $1.3M shortfall
County continues to grapple with $1.3M shortfall

Alpena County is still grappling with a general fund budget deficit of over $1 million in the current fiscal year.

Alcona deputies respond to 7 calls for civil disputes & 2 for domestic violence
August 28, 2020 – 12:10 am | Comments Off on Alcona deputies respond to 7 calls for civil disputes & 2 for domestic violence
Alcona deputies respond to 7 calls for civil disputes & 2 for domestic violence

Deputies with the Alcona County Sheriff’s Office responded to seven calls for civil disputes last week, four for larceny and two for domestic violence.

Animal control to add storage shed to fairgrounds operation
August 27, 2020 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Animal control to add storage shed to fairgrounds operation
Animal control to add storage shed to fairgrounds operation

The Alpena County animal control operation at the fairgrounds will be expanding in the near future.

PI libraries to offer students free internet access
August 27, 2020 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on PI libraries to offer students free internet access
PI libraries to offer students free internet access

The Presque Isle District Library is rolling out a new service at all five of its branches that will help students who have no access to high speed internet or laptop computers.

Alpena woman charged with stealing TV from ST. Vincent DePaul
August 27, 2020 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Alpena woman charged with stealing TV from ST. Vincent DePaul
Alpena woman charged with stealing TV from ST. Vincent DePaul

A 57 year-old Alpena woman recently turned herself into police after a surveillance video showed her stealing a television from a donation trailer at the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store.

Ripley Blvd. valve replacement project to impact water service to large area
August 27, 2020 – 12:10 am | Comments Off on Ripley Blvd. valve replacement project to impact water service to large area
Ripley Blvd. valve replacement project to impact water service to large area

The city of Alpena will be replacing some underground water valves along a stretch of Ripley Boulevard which will impact traffic and water service to a large area.