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West Branch hospital to close OB unit July
April 30, 2010 – 5:06 am | Comments Off on West Branch hospital to close OB unit July
West Branch hospital to close OB unit July

A mid-Michigan hospital will close its obstetrics unit as part of a $1.2 million budget reduction.

Flags lowered for Michigan soldier
April 30, 2010 – 5:00 am | Comments Off on Flags lowered for Michigan soldier
Flags lowered for Michigan soldier

Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm has ordered U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff Friday, to honor a soldier from southern Michigan who was killed in Afghanistan.

MDOT moves ahead with reduced road projects plan
April 30, 2010 – 4:46 am | 2 Comments
MDOT moves ahead with reduced road projects plan

MDOT is moving forward with plans to delay hundreds of road and bridge projects scheduled for the next five years because of its inability to raise enough money to match federal transportation dollars.

Food-related illness in Mich. linked to Ohio, NY
April 30, 2010 – 4:30 am | Comments Off on Food-related illness in Mich. linked to Ohio, NY
Food-related illness in Mich. linked to Ohio, NY

Health officials say a strain of E. coli blamed for an outbreak of food-related illness in Michigan may be related to cases under investigation in Ohio and New York.

Gaylord police searching for female armed robbery suspect
April 29, 2010 – 10:25 am | One Comment
Gaylord police searching for female armed robbery suspect

Gaylord Police continue to search for the woman who held up a cash advance business Wednesday, by knifepoint.

No mortgage sale on Alpena Staples property
April 29, 2010 – 6:10 am | One Comment
No mortgage sale on Alpena Staples property

The commercial property being leased by Staples in Alpena is in jeopardy of being foreclosed after the owners failed to pay their mortgage.

Tax abatement & brownfield plan approved for Dean Arbour Ford
April 29, 2010 – 6:09 am | 3 Comments
Tax abatement & brownfield plan approved for Dean Arbour Ford

The City of Alpena’s Authority for Brownfield Redevelopment approved a tax abatement and a brownfield redevelopment plan Wednesday, for a proposed auto dealership on the site of the former Fletcher Motel property.

Alpena voters to decide fate of 4 millages
April 29, 2010 – 6:06 am | One Comment
Alpena voters to decide fate of 4 millages

It’s now official. Alpena County voters will decide on 4 millage requests when they head to the polls in August.

March enplanements up at Alpena airport
April 29, 2010 – 6:02 am | Comments Off on March enplanements up at Alpena airport
March enplanements up at Alpena airport

The number of people flying in and out of Alpena County Regional Airport increased slightly during the month of March.

Benac stands mute to stabbing boyfriend on separate occasions
April 29, 2010 – 6:02 am | Comments Off on Benac stands mute to stabbing boyfriend on separate occasions
Benac stands mute to stabbing boyfriend on separate occasions

The 24 year-old Alpena woman who allegedly stabbed her boyfriend on separate occasions was recently in court.

Utility rates approved for Alpena Power, Consumers and PIE&G
April 29, 2010 – 5:55 am | Comments Off on Utility rates approved for Alpena Power, Consumers and PIE&G
Utility rates approved for Alpena Power, Consumers and PIE&G

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) has approved 15 Michigan electric utilities’ tariffs or rates for municipalities that use several types of lighting based on emerging technologies.

ACC courtyard dedicated to students
April 29, 2010 – 5:53 am | Comments Off on ACC courtyard dedicated to students
ACC courtyard dedicated to students

The small courtyard garden located in the middle of Alpena Community College’s Besser Technical Center received a new honor during a dedication ceremony held Wednesday, April 21.