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UPDATE: Former city councilman & brother identified as victims in fatal fire
August 14, 2020 – 4:00 pm | Comments Off on UPDATE: Former city councilman & brother identified as victims in fatal fire
UPDATE: Former city councilman & brother identified as victims in fatal fire

A Michigan State Police investigation has confirmed that a former Alpena City councilman and his brother perished in a fatal barn fire Thursday afternoon.

Two bodies recovered from barn fire on Long Lake Rd.
August 14, 2020 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Two bodies recovered from barn fire on Long Lake Rd.
Two bodies recovered from barn fire on Long Lake Rd.

Two bodies were recovered from a fire Thursday that torched a barn on Long Lake Road.

APS board approves COVID-19 P&R plan, closed campus, closed facilities to community
August 14, 2020 – 12:48 am | Comments Off on APS board approves COVID-19 P&R plan, closed campus, closed facilities to community
APS board approves COVID-19 P&R plan, closed campus, closed facilities to community

Alpena Public Schools is one step closer to having a final, state mandated COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan.

Alcona & Montmorency receive CARES funding for food & shelter programs
August 14, 2020 – 12:40 am | Comments Off on Alcona & Montmorency receive CARES funding for food & shelter programs
Alcona & Montmorency receive CARES funding for food & shelter programs

Two more counties in northeast Michigan are receiving federal funding to supplement local food and shelter programs.

Atlanta man jailed on meth charges
August 14, 2020 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Atlanta man jailed on meth charges
Atlanta man jailed on meth charges

A 48 year-old man is facing up to 40 years in prison for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine at his home north of Atlanta.

Kitty adopt-a-thon & can/bottle drive this weekend
August 14, 2020 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Kitty adopt-a-thon & can/bottle drive this weekend
Kitty adopt-a-thon & can/bottle drive this weekend

A kitten adopt-a-thon and can and bottle drive is being held in Alpena Saturday.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign kicks off Friday
August 14, 2020 – 12:10 am | Comments Off on Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign kicks off Friday
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign kicks off Friday

An annual campaign by Michigan police agencies to target drunk drivers kicks off Friday.

DHD#4: Don’t spread COVID-19 – get tested
August 13, 2020 – 3:56 pm | Comments Off on DHD#4: Don’t spread COVID-19 – get tested
DHD#4: Don’t spread COVID-19 – get tested

Health officials are encouraging people in certain situations to get tested for COVID-19.

Dean Transportation to treat buses with MicrobeCare antimicrobial
August 13, 2020 – 3:54 pm | Comments Off on Dean Transportation to treat buses with MicrobeCare antimicrobial
Dean Transportation to treat buses with MicrobeCare antimicrobial

Dean Transportation, which provides busing for Alpena Public Schools, says it has worked diligently to create safety protocols for staff and passengers that aim to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses.

APS to unveil final back to school plans with parents via Facebook Live
August 13, 2020 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on APS to unveil final back to school plans with parents via Facebook Live
APS to unveil final back to school plans with parents via Facebook Live

Administrators with Alpena Public Schools are nearly ready to roll out final details of a return to school plan.

City to spend $85K to replace/add water valves
August 13, 2020 – 12:40 am | Comments Off on City to spend $85K to replace/add water valves
City to spend $85K to replace/add water valves

The city of Alpena will spend $85,500 to add water valves to the utility system, and replace deficient valves.

Contamination audit to be performed on local recycling bins
August 13, 2020 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Contamination audit to be performed on local recycling bins
Contamination audit to be performed on local recycling bins

An audit is being conducted to determine the level of contamination in some recycling bins around Alpena County.