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Term limits plan would be tied to ‘good government’ changes
October 24, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on Term limits plan would be tied to ‘good government’ changes
Term limits plan would be tied to ‘good government’ changes

A potential plan to ask Michigan voters to ease legislative term limits would likely be paired with “good government” changes aimed at addressing the state’s feeble transparency and accountability grades.

City budget deficit grows by $51K during first quarter of fiscal year
October 23, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on City budget deficit grows by $51K during first quarter of fiscal year
City budget deficit grows by $51K during first quarter of fiscal year

The City of Alpena added a small amount to it’s general fund budget deficit during the first quarter of the fiscal year, which started July 1.

60 year-old Alpena dad gets life in prison for sexually assaulting son
October 23, 2019 – 12:44 am | Comments Off on 60 year-old Alpena dad gets life in prison for sexually assaulting son
60 year-old Alpena dad gets life in prison for sexually assaulting son

An Alpena man has been sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting his young son over a period of years.

City council candidates to appear at public forum tonight
October 23, 2019 – 12:34 am | Comments Off on City council candidates to appear at public forum tonight
City council candidates to appear at public forum tonight

Residents have an opportunity Wednesday night, to learn more about the three candidates vying for two seats on the Alpena Municipal Council.

Halloween events in downtown Friday
October 23, 2019 – 12:34 am | Comments Off on Halloween events in downtown Friday
Halloween events in downtown Friday

A number of Halloween events for trick or treaters are being held in downtown Alpena Friday.

Write-in candidates for city council must file by 4 p.m. Friday
October 23, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on Write-in candidates for city council must file by 4 p.m. Friday
Write-in candidates for city council must file by 4 p.m. Friday

Write-in candidates for two seats on the Alpena Municipal Council have until Friday at 4 p.m. to file the proper paperwork.

Section of Ripley Blvd. to be closed for a couple of days for utility work
October 23, 2019 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Section of Ripley Blvd. to be closed for a couple of days for utility work
Section of Ripley Blvd. to be closed for a couple of days for utility work

A busy section of Ripley Boulevard will be closed to all through traffic for a couple of days, while crews for the City of Alpena complete utility repairs.

Search continues for Detroit-area woman in northern Michigan
October 23, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on Search continues for Detroit-area woman in northern Michigan
Search continues for Detroit-area woman in northern Michigan

Police turned to a drone and dogs to try to solve the disappearance of a Detroit-area woman in northern Michigan, but the latest search didn’t result in any new findings.

Michigan Senate OKs address confidentiality for victims
October 23, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Michigan Senate OKs address confidentiality for victims
Michigan Senate OKs address confidentiality for victims

Bills advancing in Michigan’s Legislature would create an address confidentiality program to protect victims of domestic violence and stalking.

Blood guacamole: In Mexico, avocados bring income, cartels
October 23, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on Blood guacamole: In Mexico, avocados bring income, cartels
Blood guacamole: In Mexico, avocados bring income, cartels

Violence is increasingly threatening the avocado boom that has drawn parts of western Mexico out of poverty in just 10 years.

$1 million improvement plan unveiled for Bay View Park
October 22, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on $1 million improvement plan unveiled for Bay View Park
$1 million improvement plan unveiled for Bay View Park

A more expansive improvement plan for Alpena’s Bay View Park was unveiled during a city council meeting Monday evening.

Alpena man insane at time of vicious attack on 63 year-old mother
October 22, 2019 – 12:44 am | Comments Off on Alpena man insane at time of vicious attack on 63 year-old mother
Alpena man insane at time of vicious attack on 63 year-old mother

The Michigan Center for Forensic Psychiatry has determined an Alpena man was insane when he viciously attacked his 63 year-old mother.