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Trick or Treat safety & glow stick giveaway
October 28, 2019 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Trick or Treat safety & glow stick giveaway
Trick or Treat safety & glow stick giveaway

Every little trick-or treater wants to come home with a bag full of Halloween candy, but more important than the “loot” is keeping the little ones safe.

Northern Michigan officers shoot dead suicidal man with gun
October 28, 2019 – 12:22 am | Comments Off on Northern Michigan officers shoot dead suicidal man with gun
Northern Michigan officers shoot dead suicidal man with gun

State Police say officers in northern Michigan fatally shot a suicidal man who pulled out a gun after being confronted by them.

GOP leaders want Whitmer to weaken her budget powers
October 28, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on GOP leaders want Whitmer to weaken her budget powers
GOP leaders want Whitmer to weaken her budget powers

Republicans who control the Legislature say Michigan’s budget won’t be resolved until Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer restricts her unilateral power to shift money within departments.

Study: Few Michigan residents try to get convictions erased
October 28, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Study: Few Michigan residents try to get convictions erased
Study: Few Michigan residents try to get convictions erased

A study has found few Michigan residents are taking advantage of a legal option that allows people to erase their criminal convictions, even though an expungement can open doors to housing, student loans and employment.

Fires spread amid power outages in Northern California
October 28, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on Fires spread amid power outages in Northern California
Fires spread amid power outages in Northern California

Millions of people in Northern California are on track to have lights come back on, but some may not be restored before another round of strong winds threaten to damage power lines and spark fires.

Deadly crash on Hubbard Lake Rd.
October 27, 2019 – 11:16 am | Comments Off on Deadly crash on Hubbard Lake Rd.
Deadly crash on Hubbard Lake Rd.

One person is dead and two others were transported to the hospital Saturday, following a head-on crash on Hubbard Lake Road.

Lock it or Lose it
October 25, 2019 – 4:00 pm | Comments Off on Lock it or Lose it
Lock it or Lose it

The Alpena County Sheriff’s Office is reminding citizens of the importance of locking your vehicle at all times.

Local jobless rates decline in September
October 25, 2019 – 3:35 am | Comments Off on Local jobless rates decline in September
Local jobless rates decline in September

September unemployment rates were down in all of Michigan’s 17 regional labor markets compared to August, but most rates were higher than one year ago.
According to data from the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and …

Rise Artisan Market pops up in downtown Alpena Saturday
October 25, 2019 – 3:34 am | Comments Off on Rise Artisan Market pops up in downtown Alpena Saturday
Rise Artisan Market pops up in downtown Alpena Saturday

A first of its kind pop-up market will be held in downtown Alpena Saturday.
Rise Artisan Market will be set up on the former Alpena Power Company site, on the corner of Second Avenue and Water …

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day in Alpena
October 25, 2019 – 3:33 am | Comments Off on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day in Alpena
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day in Alpena

A number of agencies and police departments in northeast Michigan are offering residents a convenient way to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs on October 26, which is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
The one day …

Police search for vandals who damaged Alpena road commission tractor
October 25, 2019 – 3:32 am | Comments Off on Police search for vandals who damaged Alpena road commission tractor
Police search for vandals who damaged Alpena road commission tractor

Police are searching for the person or persons who damaged an Alpena County Road Commission tractor last weekend.
The vandal or vandals used 30 inch metal cement stakes to break the windshield on the John Deere …

Alcona deputies respond to suicide, child abuse, assaults & more
October 25, 2019 – 3:31 am | Comments Off on Alcona deputies respond to suicide, child abuse, assaults & more
Alcona deputies respond to suicide, child abuse, assaults & more

Deputies with the Alcona Sheriff’s Office responded to a number of serious complaints over the week, including a suicidal person, child abuse and three calls for assault and battery.
There were also three complaints for threats …