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City renews contract with Marina operators
May 7, 2010 – 5:45 am | One Comment
City renews contract with Marina operators

The City of Alpena has signed a contract extension with the operator’s of its downtown marina.

Alpena airport reworks shared agreement with MI Air National Guard
May 7, 2010 – 5:42 am | Comments Off on Alpena airport reworks shared agreement with MI Air National Guard
Alpena airport reworks shared agreement with MI Air National Guard

Alpena County is in the process of reworking a 50-year agreement with the Michigan Air National Guard for shared use of the local airport.

ALPENA: Estlack & Bell will not seek re-election
May 6, 2010 – 6:43 am | Comments Off on ALPENA: Estlack & Bell will not seek re-election
ALPENA: Estlack & Bell will not seek re-election

The Alpena County Board of Commissioners will have at least a couple of new faces when it convenes for the first time in 2011.

City nears agreement to fix collapsed wall along bi-path
May 6, 2010 – 6:20 am | 2 Comments
City nears agreement to fix collapsed wall along bi-path

It’s been approximately one year since a section of the Alpena bi-path was closed off due to the collapse of a retaining wall, but there may finally be a light at the end of the tunnel.

Reports of head lice coming into DHD No. 4
May 6, 2010 – 6:19 am | Comments Off on Reports of head lice coming into DHD No. 4
Reports of head lice coming into DHD No. 4

District Health Department No. 4 announced that reports of head lice have recently been coming in from all across the region.

Public Safety Days
May 6, 2010 – 6:12 am | Comments Off on Public Safety Days
Public Safety Days

Various emergency services teams across Alpena County will be showing off their strengths this weekend, as part of a Public Safety Days event.

Alpena man pleads guilty to B & E
May 6, 2010 – 6:10 am | One Comment
Alpena man pleads guilty to B & E

An Alpena man with a lengthy criminal history will likely stay in prison after pleading guilty to breaking into a local business.

Alpena City Fire puts out two sofa fires
May 6, 2010 – 6:09 am | 3 Comments
Alpena City Fire puts out two sofa fires

Alpena City Fire crews put out a sofa fire by the curb Wednesday, and then extinguished a second one inside a home’s back door.

WBKB to host live forums for 1st Congressional candidates
May 6, 2010 – 6:08 am | One Comment
WBKB to host live forums for 1st Congressional candidates

WBKB Channel 11, Alpena will be holding a televised forum for the candidates running for the 1st Congressional District.

Neumann plan to crack down on ‘doctor shopping’
May 6, 2010 – 6:07 am | Comments Off on Neumann plan to crack down on ‘doctor shopping’
Neumann plan to crack down on ‘doctor shopping’

State Representative Andy Neumann has unveiled his plan to help stop the abuse and illegal sale of prescription drugs in Michigan.

School retirement deal eludes Michigan lawmakers
May 6, 2010 – 6:05 am | Comments Off on School retirement deal eludes Michigan lawmakers
School retirement deal eludes Michigan lawmakers

There’s still no agreement among Michigan lawmakers on how to craft a proposal that might entice thousands of public school employees to retire this summer.

UPDATE: Police release details of murder-suicide
May 5, 2010 – 1:18 pm | One Comment
UPDATE: Police release details of murder-suicide

Police have released additional details of Tuesday’s shooting at the Thunder Bay Apartment’s in Alpena.