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APS sends team to workshop on safe schools for LGBTQ students
May 14, 2019 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on APS sends team to workshop on safe schools for LGBTQ students
APS sends team to workshop on safe schools for LGBTQ students

A team of administrators, counselors, and teachers from Alpena Public Schools recently attended a workshop focused on improving school climate and safety for all youth, especially those who identify as LGBTQ.

MI gas prices drop 11 cents
May 14, 2019 – 12:22 am | Comments Off on MI gas prices drop 11 cents
MI gas prices drop 11 cents

The average price of gasoline in Michigan was down over the week.

Detroit settling case over dead dogs for about $60,000
May 14, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on Detroit settling case over dead dogs for about $60,000
Detroit settling case over dead dogs for about $60,000

The city of Detroit has agreed to pay about $60,000 to settle a lawsuit with the owners of three dogs that were killed during a police raid.

Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college scheme
May 14, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college scheme
Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college scheme

“Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman has pleaded guilty to participating in the college admissions cheating scheme.

Walmart ups the delivery game with next day shipping
May 14, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on Walmart ups the delivery game with next day shipping
Walmart ups the delivery game with next day shipping

Walmart is rolling out next-day delivery on its most popular items, increasing the stakes in the retail shipping wars.

Skaluba Trial Day 1: Jury seated, attorneys give opening statements
May 13, 2019 – 5:30 pm | Comments Off on Skaluba Trial Day 1: Jury seated, attorneys give opening statements
Skaluba Trial Day 1: Jury seated, attorneys give opening statements

Despite pretrial concerns by the defense, a jury was seated Monday in the case of the People versus Nicholas Skaluba of Alpena.

Standoff on Alpena’s north side ends peacefully after suspected shooter taken into custody
May 13, 2019 – 12:44 am | Comments Off on Standoff on Alpena’s north side ends peacefully after suspected shooter taken into custody
Standoff on Alpena’s north side ends peacefully after suspected shooter taken into custody

A shooting incident on Alpena’s north side ending peacefully Sunday night, after the suspected gunman was taken into custody following a 4.5 hour standoff with police.

City sticks with same auditing firm for over 20 years
May 13, 2019 – 12:38 am | Comments Off on City sticks with same auditing firm for over 20 years
City sticks with same auditing firm for over 20 years

The City of Alpena has agreed to a new one-year deal with Straley, Lamp & Kraenzlein for auditing services for the 2019-20 fiscal year.

Space exhibit lands at Alpena library
May 13, 2019 – 12:32 am | Comments Off on Space exhibit lands at Alpena library
Space exhibit lands at Alpena library

The public library in downtown Alpena is hosting an interactive space exhibit through June.

Oscoda library to host program for visually-impaired kids
May 13, 2019 – 12:26 am | Comments Off on Oscoda library to host program for visually-impaired kids
Oscoda library to host program for visually-impaired kids

Families with visually-impaired children are encouraged to explore stories by touch and reading aloud while enjoying outdoor activities at 35 public libraries across Michigan as part of the 2019 Braille Enhanced StoryWalk.

United Way to hold annual appreciation meeting Tuesday
May 13, 2019 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on United Way to hold annual appreciation meeting Tuesday
United Way to hold annual appreciation meeting Tuesday

United Way of Northeast Michigan is holding its annual appreciation meeting in downtown Alpena Tuesday, inside Art in the loft.

No deal yet over $19,000 water bill in UP community
May 13, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on No deal yet over $19,000 water bill in UP community
No deal yet over $19,000 water bill in UP community

A couple in the Upper Peninsula still hasn’t reached a deal about how to resolve a water bill worth of $19,000.