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Utah firing squad executes convicted killer
June 18, 2010 – 5:53 am | Comments Off on Utah firing squad executes convicted killer
Utah firing squad executes convicted killer

Utah prison officials say a firing squad has executed convicted killer Ronnie Lee Gardner.

State raises LEIN fees on County…again
June 17, 2010 – 11:16 am | Comments Off on State raises LEIN fees on County…again
State raises LEIN fees on County…again

The State of Michigan is forcing Alpena County to pay more for the Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN)…again

Alpena Schools to use nearly half of savings account
June 17, 2010 – 6:11 am | Comments Off on Alpena Schools to use nearly half of savings account
Alpena Schools to use nearly half of savings account

Alpena Public Schools may start the 2010-11 school year with about half of its fund balance or savings account intact.

Retirements save APS $442K
June 17, 2010 – 6:10 am | Comments Off on Retirements save APS $442K
Retirements save APS $442K

Early retirements are saving Alpena Public Schools nearly $442,000.

New kayak business could expand to Alpena’s Duck Park
June 17, 2010 – 6:08 am | Comments Off on New kayak business could expand to Alpena’s Duck Park
New kayak business could expand to Alpena’s Duck Park

A Ludington man has recently expanded his kayak adventure business to the shores of Alpena’s Thunder Bay.

AARC to discuss offers to manage Northern Lights Arena
June 17, 2010 – 6:07 am | Comments Off on AARC to discuss offers to manage Northern Lights Arena
AARC to discuss offers to manage Northern Lights Arena

When the Alpena Area Recreation Commission (AARC) meets this evening, it will discuss two proposals to manage Northern Lights Arena.

Delinquent taxes down slightly in City of Alpena
June 17, 2010 – 6:06 am | Comments Off on Delinquent taxes down slightly in City of Alpena
Delinquent taxes down slightly in City of Alpena

The amount of taxes collected by the City of Alpena for 2009, was up slightly from the year before.

Swindle, Alpena, drops lawyer headed toward trial on drug charges
June 17, 2010 – 6:05 am | Comments Off on Swindle, Alpena, drops lawyer headed toward trial on drug charges
Swindle, Alpena, drops lawyer headed toward trial on drug charges

An Alpena man facing serious drug charges dismissed his attorney last week and at least temporarily is going it alone.

Michigan’s May jobless rate dipped to 13.6 percent
June 17, 2010 – 6:03 am | Comments Off on Michigan’s May jobless rate dipped to 13.6 percent
Michigan’s May jobless rate dipped to 13.6 percent

Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has fallen to 13.6 percent.

Senate approves home tax credit extension
June 17, 2010 – 6:02 am | Comments Off on Senate approves home tax credit extension
Senate approves home tax credit extension

The U.S. Senate has approved a plan to give homebuyers an extra three months to finish qualifying for federal tax incentives that boosted home sales this spring.

Spirit Airlines make a deal to end pilots’ strike
June 17, 2010 – 6:01 am | Comments Off on Spirit Airlines make a deal to end pilots’ strike
Spirit Airlines make a deal to end pilots’ strike

The union for striking pilots at Spirit Airlines says it has reached a tentative agreement with the airline.

Co. Finance Committee discusses Northern Lights Arena
June 16, 2010 – 11:44 am | Comments Off on Co. Finance Committee discusses Northern Lights Arena
Co. Finance Committee discusses Northern Lights Arena

A proposal by the Park Family Foundation to manage Northern Lights Arena won’t be discussed by Alpena County until the end of the month.