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Alpena man with history of drugs & stealing likely headed to prison
March 21, 2019 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Alpena man with history of drugs & stealing likely headed to prison
Alpena man with history of drugs & stealing likely headed to prison

An Alpena man with a history of drug abuse and stealing other people’s checks and credit cards has pleaded guilty to numerous charges relating to four new cases.

Alcona residents place 81 calls to police
March 21, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on Alcona residents place 81 calls to police
Alcona residents place 81 calls to police

Residents of Alcona County placed 81 calls to the sheriff’s office over the week, including two for assault and battery and one each for domestic violence and a civil dispute.

House OKs letting librarians use overdose-reversal drug
March 21, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on House OKs letting librarians use overdose-reversal drug
House OKs letting librarians use overdose-reversal drug

Legislation advancing in Michigan would let librarians administer the drug naloxone to reverse opioid overdoses.

Forecasters: ‘Potentially historic’ flooding threatens South
March 21, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on Forecasters: ‘Potentially historic’ flooding threatens South
Forecasters: ‘Potentially historic’ flooding threatens South

Scientists are warning that historic flooding could soon deluge parts of several Southern states along the lower Mississippi River, where floodwaters could persist for several weeks.

Alpena Optimist Club Spring Break Fun Day
March 20, 2019 – 12:09 pm | Comments Off on Alpena Optimist Club Spring Break Fun Day
Alpena Optimist Club Spring Break Fun Day

Everything is free! Tuesday, March 26, 9 AM until 3 PM at Alpena High School

Thousands headed to Alpena for FIRST Robotics district events
March 20, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Thousands headed to Alpena for FIRST Robotics district events
Thousands headed to Alpena for FIRST Robotics district events

As many as 2,000 to 3,000 people will descend on Alpena over the next two weekends, for FIRST Robotics district events at the high school.

Council takes pause on pricey downtown bike racks
March 20, 2019 – 12:44 am | Comments Off on Council takes pause on pricey downtown bike racks
Council takes pause on pricey downtown bike racks

The Alpena Municipal Council held a lengthy debate this week, on whether to support two pricey bicycle racks for downtown, or whether that money might be better spent on less expensive, but additional racks that could serve more people in more places.

Finally…Spring arrives today!
March 20, 2019 – 12:34 am | Comments Off on Finally…Spring arrives today!
Finally…Spring arrives today!

Many residents across northeast Michigan are welcoming the return of spring Wednesday.

Former fair board member makes court appearance on embezzlement charges
March 20, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on Former fair board member makes court appearance on embezzlement charges
Former fair board member makes court appearance on embezzlement charges

It appears the prosecution and the defense in the case of the people versus Brad Avery of Alpena are close to reaching a settlement that would avoid a trial.

Lane closures on Mud Creek Bridge/Werth Road
March 20, 2019 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Lane closures on Mud Creek Bridge/Werth Road
Lane closures on Mud Creek Bridge/Werth Road

Traffic will be impacted on Werth Road for the next three weeks as DTE Energy completes some infrastructure improvements.

Montmorency deputies make drug & drunk driving arrests
March 20, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on Montmorency deputies make drug & drunk driving arrests
Montmorency deputies make drug & drunk driving arrests

The Montmorency County Sheriff’s Office logged 85 calls for help over the week.

Scotty G. Fishing Tournament raises funds for Alpena Cancer patients
March 20, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Scotty G. Fishing Tournament raises funds for Alpena Cancer patients
Scotty G. Fishing Tournament raises funds for Alpena Cancer patients

An annual fishing tournament on Beaver Lake raised $3,400 this year, which was donated to a fund that helps cancer patients.