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Britton retires after 34 year career at ARMC
May 12, 2010 – 4:20 am | One Comment
Britton retires after 34 year career at ARMC

Spanning a 34 year career at Alpena Regional Medical Center, Dr. Lee Britton is hanging up his white coat and retiring from his practice effective immediately.

Hundreds seek seats in Michigan Legislature
May 12, 2010 – 4:16 am | Comments Off on Hundreds seek seats in Michigan Legislature
Hundreds seek seats in Michigan Legislature

Michigan’s term limits law continues to cause high turnover and a large number of candidates for seats in the state Legislature.

Project to demolish 450 houses starts in Detroit
May 12, 2010 – 4:12 am | Comments Off on Project to demolish 450 houses starts in Detroit
Project to demolish 450 houses starts in Detroit

Demolition has started on the first of about 450 vacant houses scheduled to be torn down in Detroit during the next 45 days.

Canoe livery at Duck Park
May 11, 2010 – 6:22 am | 6 Comments
Canoe livery at Duck Park

The Wildlife Sanctuary Board has been researching potential vendors to set up a canoe and/or kayak livery near the proposed site of the River Center.

Weather & thick woods hinder rescue operation in Montmorency Co.
May 11, 2010 – 6:16 am | Comments Off on Weather & thick woods hinder rescue operation in Montmorency Co.
Weather & thick woods hinder rescue operation in Montmorency Co.

Saturday’s late season snow made it difficult for emergency crews to rescue a possible heart attack victim from a remote area of Montmorency County.

Updated rules ease cattle movement for most
May 11, 2010 – 6:15 am | Comments Off on Updated rules ease cattle movement for most
Updated rules ease cattle movement for most

State agriculture officials have updated rules on bovine tuberculosis that will not impact the movement of cattle for some producers in northeast lower Michigan.

More than 1,800 PIE&G customers lose power
May 11, 2010 – 6:13 am | Comments Off on More than 1,800 PIE&G customers lose power
More than 1,800 PIE&G customers lose power

Wet snowfall and strong winds brought down trees and branches onto power lines, causing outages to approximately 1872 households in the PIE&G service area Saturday.

State gas prices hold steady, Alpena prices up a nickel
May 11, 2010 – 6:12 am | Comments Off on State gas prices hold steady, Alpena prices up a nickel
State gas prices hold steady, Alpena prices up a nickel

AAA Michigan says gasoline prices held fairly steady last week, up just one-tenth of a cent per gallon to remain at $2.90.

Teacher’s unions now support ‘Race to Top’ schools plan
May 11, 2010 – 6:11 am | 2 Comments
Teacher’s unions now support ‘Race to Top’ schools plan

Michigan’s new application for extra federal schools money is getting broad support from education groups.

Former prep hockey coach gets 22 years for child porn
May 11, 2010 – 6:09 am | One Comment
Former prep hockey coach gets 22 years for child porn

A former Detroit-area prep hockey coach who is well known in the Alpena area has been sentenced to 22 years in federal prison for making child pornography.

Bouchard & George file for governor’s race – Wheeler-Smith out
May 11, 2010 – 6:08 am | Comments Off on Bouchard & George file for governor’s race – Wheeler-Smith out
Bouchard & George file for governor’s race – Wheeler-Smith out

The campaigns for Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard and state Senator Tom George say they have filed the petitions necessary to run for governor in Michigan.

Lettuce recall expands as FDA investigates E. coli
May 11, 2010 – 6:07 am | Comments Off on Lettuce recall expands as FDA investigates E. coli
Lettuce recall expands as FDA investigates E. coli

A recall of romaine lettuce that has sickened students with E. coli poisoning is expanding as the government tries to find out where the contamination occurred.