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Allband receives $9.7 M to expand broadband in Alcona & Alpena
August 5, 2010 – 6:01 am | Comments Off on Allband receives $9.7 M to expand broadband in Alcona & Alpena
Allband receives $9.7 M to expand broadband in Alcona & Alpena

Five Michigan companies have been awarded more than $42 million to provide broadband infrastructure to underserved communities in the state.

Teen pleads guilty to breaking into Thunder Bay Jr. High
August 5, 2010 – 5:54 am | Comments Off on Teen pleads guilty to breaking into Thunder Bay Jr. High
Teen pleads guilty to breaking into Thunder Bay Jr. High

An 18 year-old Alpena man has admitted to breaking into Thunder Bay Junior High School on two separate occasions.

Local rules for removing political signs
August 5, 2010 – 5:52 am | Comments Off on Local rules for removing political signs
Local rules for removing political signs

Now that the primary election is behind us, candidates and property owners need to remove political signs from the landscape in a timely manner, or they could pay to have them removed.

Alpena Firefighters “Fill-The-Boot” for MDA
August 5, 2010 – 5:51 am | Comments Off on Alpena Firefighters “Fill-The-Boot” for MDA
Alpena Firefighters “Fill-The-Boot” for MDA

Firefighters from the City of Alpena will be participating in the “Fill-The-Boot” campaign Friday, to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

AP claims 14 votes seperate Allen-Benishek
August 5, 2010 – 5:50 am | Comments Off on AP claims 14 votes seperate Allen-Benishek
AP claims 14 votes seperate Allen-Benishek

The major-party candidates are set in 12 of Michigan’s 15 congressional districts.

Snyder, Bernero not ready to name lt. gov. choices
August 5, 2010 – 5:49 am | Comments Off on Snyder, Bernero not ready to name lt. gov. choices
Snyder, Bernero not ready to name lt. gov. choices

Republican gubernatorial nominee Rick Snyder says his search for a running mate is “very preliminary.”

Pregnant moms who overeat could make obese babies
August 5, 2010 – 5:48 am | Comments Off on Pregnant moms who overeat could make obese babies
Pregnant moms who overeat could make obese babies

A new study of births in Michigan and New Jersey says women who gain too much weight during pregnancy have big babies, putting their children at risk of becoming heavy later on.

And the winners are…
August 4, 2010 – 1:30 am | Comments Off on And the winners are…
And the winners are…

Republican Rick Snyder will take on Democrat Virg Bernero in November, to see who will be the next governor of Michigan.

Millages requests do well in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency & Presque Isle
August 4, 2010 – 12:37 am | Comments Off on Millages requests do well in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency & Presque Isle
Millages requests do well in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency & Presque Isle

Millage proposals did well in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle counties despite the economy.

City to adopt 6-month moratorium on pot
August 4, 2010 – 12:32 am | Comments Off on City to adopt 6-month moratorium on pot
City to adopt 6-month moratorium on pot

The City of Alpena will be adopting a six-month moratorium on the issuance of any permits, licenses or land use authorizations relative to the use, cultivation or distribution of medical marijuana.

Alpena trooper waives initial circuit court appearance
August 4, 2010 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Alpena trooper waives initial circuit court appearance
Alpena trooper waives initial circuit court appearance

An Alpena State Police trooper accused of misconduct in office has waived his initial appearance in the 26th Circuit Court.

Man who allegedly pointed gun at tow truck driver headed to trial
August 4, 2010 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on Man who allegedly pointed gun at tow truck driver headed to trial
Man who allegedly pointed gun at tow truck driver headed to trial

It appears the Alpena man who allegedly pointed a gun at a tow truck driver is ready to tell his story to a jury.