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LWV candidate forum
July 15, 2010 – 6:11 am | Comments Off on LWV candidate forum
LWV candidate forum

A forum is being held for Alpena County Commissioner candidates.

MPSC reaches settlement with Alpena Power
July 15, 2010 – 6:10 am | Comments Off on MPSC reaches settlement with Alpena Power
MPSC reaches settlement with Alpena Power

The Michigan Public Service Commission has approved four settlement agreements that reconcile several utilities’ 2009 energy optimization plans.

Ella White instigator pleads guilty to probation violations
July 15, 2010 – 6:09 am | Comments Off on Ella White instigator pleads guilty to probation violations
Ella White instigator pleads guilty to probation violations

A show cause hearing was held this week, for the Alpena woman who assaulted a police officer at Ella White Elementary School in April 2009.

Alpena art show & Harrisville wine and food festival
July 15, 2010 – 6:08 am | Comments Off on Alpena art show & Harrisville wine and food festival
Alpena art show & Harrisville wine and food festival

An arts and crafts show is being held in Alpena this weekend, along with a food and wine festival in Harrisville.

Water shutoff on Merchant Street
July 15, 2010 – 6:04 am | Comments Off on Water shutoff on Merchant Street
Water shutoff on Merchant Street

Alpena residents living along a portion of Merchant Street will be without water service for most of today.

Michigan’s June unemployment rate dips slightly
July 15, 2010 – 6:01 am | Comments Off on Michigan’s June unemployment rate dips slightly
Michigan’s June unemployment rate dips slightly

Michigan’s unemployment rate has continued to drop while total employment is largely unchanged.

Kellogg outlines cause of odor, taste in recall
July 15, 2010 – 5:59 am | Comments Off on Kellogg outlines cause of odor, taste in recall
Kellogg outlines cause of odor, taste in recall

Kellogg says that higher-than-normal amounts of certain chemicals in its package liners caused the unusual smell and flavor that prompted a recall of 28 million boxes of its cereal in late June.

More than 1 million could lose homes in 2010
July 15, 2010 – 5:54 am | Comments Off on More than 1 million could lose homes in 2010
More than 1 million could lose homes in 2010

More than 1 million American households are likely to lose their homes to foreclosure this year, as lenders work their way through a huge backlog of borrowers who have fallen behind on their loans.

Arsonist waives prelim on charges pending in Alpena Co.
July 14, 2010 – 9:19 am | Comments Off on Arsonist waives prelim on charges pending in Alpena Co.
Arsonist waives prelim on charges pending in Alpena Co.

The man accused of setting fires in Alcona, Alpena and Iosco counties waived his preliminary examination Tuesday, in Alpena’s 88th District Court.

12 year-old killed in Wilson Twp. ATV rollover accident
July 14, 2010 – 7:04 am | Comments Off on 12 year-old killed in Wilson Twp. ATV rollover accident
12 year-old killed in Wilson Twp. ATV rollover accident

A 12 year-old boy was killed in Alpena County’s Wilson Township Tuesday, following an accident on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV).

Park Family Foundation proposal for NLA may be dead
July 14, 2010 – 7:02 am | Comments Off on Park Family Foundation proposal for NLA may be dead
Park Family Foundation proposal for NLA may be dead

A second offer to manage or lease Northern Lights Arena (NLA) may have been quashed Tuesday.

City sets fee schedule for waste hauler who don’t pay
July 14, 2010 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on City sets fee schedule for waste hauler who don’t pay
City sets fee schedule for waste hauler who don’t pay

Fees have been established for waste haulers who don’t pay the City of Alpena to handle their septage waste.