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US-23 resurfacing around Oscoda & Tawas starts today
July 8, 2019 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on US-23 resurfacing around Oscoda & Tawas starts today
US-23 resurfacing around Oscoda & Tawas starts today

Crews for the Michigan Department of Transportation will begin resurfacing two new stretches of US-23 in Iosco County Monday.

Michigan seeks to educate about possible home lead sources
July 8, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on Michigan seeks to educate about possible home lead sources
Michigan seeks to educate about possible home lead sources

Michigan health officials have launched a new statewide awareness campaign to educate people about possible sources of lead at their homes.

Poll: 1 in 4 don’t plan to retire despite realities of aging
July 8, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Poll: 1 in 4 don’t plan to retire despite realities of aging
Poll: 1 in 4 don’t plan to retire despite realities of aging

Nearly one-quarter of Americans say they never plan to retire, according to a poll that suggests a disconnection between individuals’ retirement plans and the realities of aging in the workforce.

Quakes push Californians to prepare for the next big jolt
July 8, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on Quakes push Californians to prepare for the next big jolt
Quakes push Californians to prepare for the next big jolt

Shaken residents are still cleaning up from two of the biggest earthquakes to rattle California in decades as scientists warn that both should serve as a wake-up call to be ready when the long-dreaded “Big One” strikes.

Fire damages Alpena home, no one hurt
July 5, 2019 – 4:33 am | Comments Off on Fire damages Alpena home, no one hurt
Fire damages Alpena home, no one hurt

No one was hurt when a home in Alpena caught fire on the 4th of July.

ACC student lineworkers earn scholarships
July 5, 2019 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on ACC student lineworkers earn scholarships
ACC student lineworkers earn scholarships

Two student lineworkers at Alpena Community College have earned scholarships to further their careers.
Matthew Goodenow and Shane Peterson will each receive $2,500 through the Consumer Energy Foundation.
They are both in the process of completing their …

Alpena man found guilty of threatening to shoot neighbors over fireworks
July 5, 2019 – 12:29 am | Comments Off on Alpena man found guilty of threatening to shoot neighbors over fireworks
Alpena man found guilty of threatening to shoot neighbors over fireworks

A 40 year-old man has been found guilty of pointing a shotgun at his neighbors after he became upset over fireworks exploding in the area.
A jury convicted Brian Richard Fortner of a single count of …

Alpena parade winners
July 4, 2019 – 8:39 pm | Comments Off on Alpena parade winners
Alpena parade winners

A large number of residents turned out to watch Alpena’s annual 4th of July parade Thursday morning. 

McBride, Alpena, gets 5-15 for sexual assaults
July 3, 2019 – 12:54 am | Comments Off on McBride, Alpena, gets 5-15 for sexual assaults
McBride, Alpena, gets 5-15 for sexual assaults

A young Alpena man with a lengthy juvenile criminal history is headed to prison for sexually assaulting two young girls.

City to resurface portion of First Ave.
July 3, 2019 – 12:48 am | Comments Off on City to resurface portion of First Ave.
City to resurface portion of First Ave.

A section of First Avenue in Alpena will be resurfaced this summer.

Smokey Bear sidewalk chalk competition in Oscoda
July 3, 2019 – 12:40 am | Comments Off on Smokey Bear sidewalk chalk competition in Oscoda
Smokey Bear sidewalk chalk competition in Oscoda

Huron-Manistee National Forests is holding special events throughout July, including a Smokey Bear Sidewalk Chalk Competition.

Alcona deputies respond to calls for suicide, missing person, embezzlement & more
July 3, 2019 – 12:34 am | Comments Off on Alcona deputies respond to calls for suicide, missing person, embezzlement & more
Alcona deputies respond to calls for suicide, missing person, embezzlement & more

Residents of Alcona County called 117 complaints into the local sheriff’s office over the week.