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Salvation Army/Walmart toy drive
November 8, 2019 – 3:35 am | Comments Off on Salvation Army/Walmart toy drive
Salvation Army/Walmart toy drive

An annual toy drive by The Salvation Army and Walmart will bring holiday cheer to approximately 300 children in the Alpena area.

Teen Book Tasting at downtown library
November 8, 2019 – 3:34 am | Comments Off on Teen Book Tasting at downtown library
Teen Book Tasting at downtown library

A Teen Book Tasting event at the public library in downtown Alpena will give kids between 12 and 18 an opportunity to learn about books they might not have read.

Curbside pickup of yard waste next week
November 8, 2019 – 3:33 am | Comments Off on Curbside pickup of yard waste next week
Curbside pickup of yard waste next week

Crews for the City of Alpena will be conducting the final curbside pickup of the year next week, for bagged grass, leaves and other yard waste.

ReStore fire likely caused by electrical short
November 7, 2019 – 11:37 am | Comments Off on ReStore fire likely caused by electrical short
ReStore fire likely caused by electrical short

Investigators believe the Habitat for Humanity ReStore fire in Alpena was likely caused by an electrical short.

Attorney files response to former undersheriff’s whistleblower lawsuit
November 7, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Attorney files response to former undersheriff’s whistleblower lawsuit
Attorney files response to former undersheriff’s whistleblower lawsuit

The attorney representing Alpena County Sheriff Steve Kieliszewski, and the sheriff’s office, has filed a response to a whistleblower lawsuit filed by former Undersheriff Terry King.

Council signs off on final design team for riverside park by Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center
November 7, 2019 – 12:44 am | Comments Off on Council signs off on final design team for riverside park by Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center
Council signs off on final design team for riverside park by Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center

The process of constructing a large, approximate $4.3 million waterfront park behind and to the west of the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center in Alpena continues.

Pretrial hearing for Ossineke man charged w/sexual assault of girls & dog slated for Dec.
November 7, 2019 – 12:38 am | Comments Off on Pretrial hearing for Ossineke man charged w/sexual assault of girls & dog slated for Dec.
Pretrial hearing for Ossineke man charged w/sexual assault of girls & dog slated for Dec.

A pre-trial hearing for an Ossineke man accused of sexually assaulting at least three girls will be held in December.

Alcona deputies respond to calls for domestic violence, animal neglect PPO violation & more
November 7, 2019 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Alcona deputies respond to calls for domestic violence, animal neglect PPO violation & more
Alcona deputies respond to calls for domestic violence, animal neglect PPO violation & more

Residents of Alcona County phoned in 118 complaints to the local sheriff’s office over the week, including three calls for domestic violence, two for threats, harassment or stalking, and one for animal neglect.

Recycling bins relocated to fairgrounds following fire
November 7, 2019 – 12:22 am | Comments Off on Recycling bins relocated to fairgrounds following fire
Recycling bins relocated to fairgrounds following fire

Recycling bins that were located behind the Habitat for Humanity ReStore have been relocated to the Alpena County Fairgrounds on 11th Avenue, due to Sunday’s fire which consumed the business.

Michigan House backs ban on cages for egg-laying hens
November 7, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on Michigan House backs ban on cages for egg-laying hens
Michigan House backs ban on cages for egg-laying hens

Michigan would become the fifth state to require egg-laying hens be housed in cage-free areas under legislation approved by the state House and backed as aligning farms with where the industry is headed.

Michigan bills would let college athletes earn money
November 7, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Michigan bills would let college athletes earn money
Michigan bills would let college athletes earn money

Michigan lawmakers will consider letting college athletes be paid for the use of their name, image and likeness.

Traverse City pastor gets 10-year prison sentence for assault
November 7, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on Traverse City pastor gets 10-year prison sentence for assault
Traverse City pastor gets 10-year prison sentence for assault

A man who was a pastor at a Traverse City church has been sentenced to at least 10 years in prison for sexual assault.