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Final bill stalling Michigan’s texting ban plan
April 28, 2010 – 5:57 am | Comments Off on Final bill stalling Michigan’s texting ban plan
Final bill stalling Michigan’s texting ban plan

The plan to ban the use of cell phones to send text messages or e-mail while driving in Michigan remains unfinished.

NY human rights group says Iraq torture routine
April 28, 2010 – 5:55 am | Comments Off on NY human rights group says Iraq torture routine
NY human rights group says Iraq torture routine

A New York-based human rights group says the torture of Iraqi detainees at a makeshift Baghdad prison housing mostly Sunnis was routine and systematic.

Hawaii seeks to ban harvesting of shark fins
April 28, 2010 – 5:53 am | Comments Off on Hawaii seeks to ban harvesting of shark fins
Hawaii seeks to ban harvesting of shark fins

Hawaii is attempting to ban the practice of killing sharks for the purpose of making shark-fin soup.

MPAC likely to bring in new team despite criminal history of investor
April 27, 2010 – 7:19 am | Comments Off on MPAC likely to bring in new team despite criminal history of investor
MPAC likely to bring in new team despite criminal history of investor

It appears likely a new junior hockey team will be playing at Northern Lights Arena this year, despite the criminal history of one of the team’s investors.

Child Care Fund budget increased to accommodate 6th graders at TBJH
April 27, 2010 – 7:11 am | Comments Off on Child Care Fund budget increased to accommodate 6th graders at TBJH
Child Care Fund budget increased to accommodate 6th graders at TBJH

Alpena County Commissioners are expected today, to increase the contribution to the local Child Care Fund so a program at the junior high school can accommodate incoming 5th graders.

LWV & Alpena Bar partner for Law Day program
April 27, 2010 – 7:10 am | Comments Off on LWV & Alpena Bar partner for Law Day program
LWV & Alpena Bar partner for Law Day program

A special Law Day program is being held in Alpena to discuss various aspects of the justice system.

APS schedules 2010 commencement ceremony
April 27, 2010 – 7:08 am | Comments Off on APS schedules 2010 commencement ceremony
APS schedules 2010 commencement ceremony

Alpena Public Schools has scheduled the commencement ceremony for the graduating class of 2010.

Two Petoskey men dead following apparent canoeing accident
April 27, 2010 – 7:06 am | Comments Off on Two Petoskey men dead following apparent canoeing accident
Two Petoskey men dead following apparent canoeing accident

Authorities say two Petoskey men died following an apparent canoeing accident on Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay.

Wisconsin man runs into Alpena motel and flees scene
April 27, 2010 – 7:04 am | Comments Off on Wisconsin man runs into Alpena motel and flees scene
Wisconsin man runs into Alpena motel and flees scene

Alpena Police arrested a Wisconsin man Monday, who was drunk, ran his SUV into a local motel and fled the scene.

Two wildfires in Montmorency County
April 27, 2010 – 7:03 am | Comments Off on Two wildfires in Montmorency County
Two wildfires in Montmorency County

A wildfire broke out in Montmorency County Monday and another flared up early Tuesday morning.

State gas prices down 6 cents
April 27, 2010 – 7:02 am | Comments Off on State gas prices down 6 cents
State gas prices down 6 cents

AAA Michigan says gasoline prices are down 6 cents per gallon over the past week to a statewide average of $2.84.

eBay de-lists Kevorkian death van, citing policy
April 27, 2010 – 6:32 am | Comments Off on eBay de-lists Kevorkian death van, citing policy
eBay de-lists Kevorkian death van, citing policy

The VW camper van Dr. Jack Kevorkian used during his assisted suicide campaign is no longer listed for sale on eBay after the online auctioneer cited a policy against “murderabilia.”