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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.

Amid low turnout, DART & school levies pass, Nowak, Mitchell & Hopp grab seats
November 6, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Amid low turnout, DART & school levies pass, Nowak, Mitchell & Hopp grab seats
Amid low turnout, DART & school levies pass, Nowak, Mitchell & Hopp grab seats

As expected, voter turnout for Tuesday’s election was soft across northeast Michigan.

Council approves city hall fire alarm & DPW uniform contracts
November 6, 2019 – 12:44 am | Comments Off on Council approves city hall fire alarm & DPW uniform contracts
Council approves city hall fire alarm & DPW uniform contracts

After many years of putting the project off, the Alpena City Hall building is finally being fitted for a fire alarm system.

DPI shooter nears plea deal
November 6, 2019 – 12:38 am | Comments Off on DPI shooter nears plea deal
DPI shooter nears plea deal

The man charged with firing gun shots at the Decorative Panels International (DPI) plant in Alpena is nearing a settlement agreement with the prosecutor’s office.

Red Kettle campaign kicks off in Alpena Friday
November 6, 2019 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Red Kettle campaign kicks off in Alpena Friday
Red Kettle campaign kicks off in Alpena Friday

The familiar sights and sounds of the Salvation Army’s annual Christmas fundraiser will ring through the streets of Alpena starting Friday.

Hospice offers hope for the holidays
November 6, 2019 – 12:22 am | Comments Off on Hospice offers hope for the holidays
Hospice offers hope for the holidays

The Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons can be some of the most difficult times of the year for people who have lost a loved one.

Halloween a scary night for Montmorency deputies
November 6, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on Halloween a scary night for Montmorency deputies
Halloween a scary night for Montmorency deputies

Halloween at the Montmorency County Sheriff’s Office turned out to be scary for more than one reason.

Michigan House OKs bills to expand expungement of crimes
November 6, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Michigan House OKs bills to expand expungement of crimes
Michigan House OKs bills to expand expungement of crimes

The Michigan House has passed legislation that would overhaul expungement laws to make it easier for hundreds of thousands of people to clear their criminal record.

Michigan House votes to lift ban on baiting, feeding deer
November 6, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on Michigan House votes to lift ban on baiting, feeding deer
Michigan House votes to lift ban on baiting, feeding deer

Legislation advancing in Michigan would lift the state’s ban on baiting and feeding deer in the Lower Peninsula and parts of the Upper Peninsula.

Election Day! Voters in Alcona, Alpena & Presque Isle counties head to the polls
November 5, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Election Day! Voters in Alcona, Alpena & Presque Isle counties head to the polls
Election Day! Voters in Alcona, Alpena & Presque Isle counties head to the polls

Some residents of Alcona, Alpena and Presque Isle counties will be headed to the polls Tuesday, to vote for local leaders, millage requests and an irrevocable franchise tag for a utility business.

Talks begin on possible new millage for Alpena Public Schools
November 5, 2019 – 12:44 am | Comments Off on Talks begin on possible new millage for Alpena Public Schools
Talks begin on possible new millage for Alpena Public Schools

Preliminary discussions have begun on a possible new millage request from Alpena Public Schools, which needs money to replace old and failing boilers and roofs and other building improvements.