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3 corrections officers receive awards for saving suicidal inmates
August 26, 2020 – 12:56 am
3 corrections officers receive awards for saving suicidal inmates

Three corrections officers from the Alpena County Jail have received lifesaving awards for their roles in saving the lives of two inmates who attempted suicide.

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Alpena man arrested after wielding baseball bat at victim inside Meijer
August 26, 2020 – 12:30 am
Alpena man arrested after wielding baseball bat at victim inside Meijer

A 26 year-old Alpena man has been charged following a nearly month-long investigation into why he was wielding a baseball bat at another person inside the local Meijer store.

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Deputies make 3 arrests for drunk driving, including 2 bikers
August 26, 2020 – 12:20 am
Deputies make 3 arrests for drunk driving, including 2 bikers

The Montmorency County Sheriff’s Office responded to a total of 133 complaints over the week, including an auto accident last Thursday.

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Body found in mid-Michigan ID’d as woman from West Branch area
August 26, 2020 – 12:10 am
Body found in mid-Michigan ID’d as woman from West Branch area

A burned body found last week behind a building in mid-Michigan has been identified as that of a 36 year-old woman whose death has been ruled a homicide.

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Influx of secondary students taking APS Online causing scheduling issues
August 25, 2020 – 10:52 am
Influx of secondary students taking APS Online causing scheduling issues

Counselors at Alpena Public Schools are working vehemently to build student schedules by September 8 after an influx of secondary students signed up for APS Online – the district’s all online curriculum.

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APS elementary online course registration & Chromebook handout
August 25, 2020 – 12:50 am
APS elementary online course registration & Chromebook handout

Parents of elementary students at Alpena Public Schools who have chosen APS Online for their child this academic year are invited to stop by the high school Wednesday, for an informational session and to pick up a Chromebook.

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Possible COVID-19 public exposure in Cheboygan Co.
August 25, 2020 – 12:40 am
Possible COVID-19 public exposure in Cheboygan Co.

District Health Department No. 4 is alerting the public to another possible COVID-19 exposure location.

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Alpena man wins $1M on scratch game
August 25, 2020 – 12:30 am
Alpena man wins $1M on scratch game

Another resident of northeast Michigan recently won a big jackpot playing a Michigan Lottery instant scratch off game.

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Johnson St. closure
August 25, 2020 – 12:20 am
Johnson St. closure

A small stretch of a popular street in Alpena will be closed to traffic for a couple of weeks for a utility project.

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MI gas prices continue up & down movement
August 25, 2020 – 12:10 am
MI gas prices continue up & down movement

The average price for a gallon of gasoline in Michigan was up slightly over the week, as motorists become accustomed to the nearly constant up and down movement of prices at the pumps.

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William Albert “Willie” Gutierrez
August 25, 2020 – 12:00 am
William Albert “Willie” Gutierrez

William Albert “Willie” Gutierrez, 66, of Alpena passed away Saturday, August 22, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena, surrounded by his loving family. 
William Albert Gutierrez was born the sixth of twelve children in Belleville …

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Larry K. LaRoche
August 24, 2020 – 5:35 pm
Larry K. LaRoche

Larry K. LaRoche, 79, of Alpena passed away Saturday, August 22, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena surrounded by his loving family.
 
Larry was born on June 25, 1941 in Ossineke to the late Laurence …

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