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Running track project at Jr. High progressing on schedule
August 17, 2020 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Running track project at Jr. High progressing on schedule
Running track project at Jr. High progressing on schedule

The resurfacing of the running track at Thunder Bay Junior High School is progressing on schedule.

Five sent to hospital after car/buggy collide south of Hale
August 17, 2020 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Five sent to hospital after car/buggy collide south of Hale
Five sent to hospital after car/buggy collide south of Hale

Five people were transported to an area hospital for medical treatment Sunday evening, after a car ran into the back end of a horse and buggy on M-65 in Iosco County.

Legislature, Whitmer reach deal on return-to-school bills
August 17, 2020 – 12:10 am | Comments Off on Legislature, Whitmer reach deal on return-to-school bills
Legislature, Whitmer reach deal on return-to-school bills

Michigan schools that deem it safe to provide in-person classes during the coronavirus pandemic would have to prioritize the option for K-5 students under legislation approved by the state Senate.

Possible COVID-19 public exposure in Cheboygan Co.
August 14, 2020 – 4:15 pm | Comments Off on Possible COVID-19 public exposure in Cheboygan Co.
Possible COVID-19 public exposure in Cheboygan Co.

Health officials have announced another possible public exposure site for COVID-19, this one in Cheboygan County.

United Way of NE MI releases info on racism challenge
August 14, 2020 – 4:00 pm | Comments Off on United Way of NE MI releases info on racism challenge
United Way of NE MI releases info on racism challenge

The United Way of Northeast Michigan has released information on a 21 day online challenge that can help residents deepen their understanding of and willingness to confront racism.

UPDATE: Former city councilman & brother identified as victims in fatal fire
August 14, 2020 – 4:00 pm | Comments Off on UPDATE: Former city councilman & brother identified as victims in fatal fire
UPDATE: Former city councilman & brother identified as victims in fatal fire

A Michigan State Police investigation has confirmed that a former Alpena City councilman and his brother perished in a fatal barn fire Thursday afternoon.

Two bodies recovered from barn fire on Long Lake Rd.
August 14, 2020 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Two bodies recovered from barn fire on Long Lake Rd.
Two bodies recovered from barn fire on Long Lake Rd.

Two bodies were recovered from a fire Thursday that torched a barn on Long Lake Road.

APS board approves COVID-19 P&R plan, closed campus, closed facilities to community
August 14, 2020 – 12:48 am | Comments Off on APS board approves COVID-19 P&R plan, closed campus, closed facilities to community
APS board approves COVID-19 P&R plan, closed campus, closed facilities to community

Alpena Public Schools is one step closer to having a final, state mandated COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan.

Alcona & Montmorency receive CARES funding for food & shelter programs
August 14, 2020 – 12:40 am | Comments Off on Alcona & Montmorency receive CARES funding for food & shelter programs
Alcona & Montmorency receive CARES funding for food & shelter programs

Two more counties in northeast Michigan are receiving federal funding to supplement local food and shelter programs.

Atlanta man jailed on meth charges
August 14, 2020 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Atlanta man jailed on meth charges
Atlanta man jailed on meth charges

A 48 year-old man is facing up to 40 years in prison for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine at his home north of Atlanta.

Kitty adopt-a-thon & can/bottle drive this weekend
August 14, 2020 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Kitty adopt-a-thon & can/bottle drive this weekend
Kitty adopt-a-thon & can/bottle drive this weekend

A kitten adopt-a-thon and can and bottle drive is being held in Alpena Saturday.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign kicks off Friday
August 14, 2020 – 12:10 am | Comments Off on Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign kicks off Friday
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign kicks off Friday

An annual campaign by Michigan police agencies to target drunk drivers kicks off Friday.