North Country News 

WATZ Now Streaming On The World Wide Web !!! - Click The "ON AIR" Link Below Or Download Apps For your Mobile Phone !

Droid I-Phone
As the result of a class action suit being finalized, Alpena County will be required to refund some property transfer tax fee money to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  Read More...
Local & Regional News
    Getting To School Safely - Bus Tips For Students   Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:20:33 EDT
    As school starts for most next Tuesday, State Police of Alpena say there are basic things students and motorists should be mindful of.
    Makowski Says Rogers City Enrollment Holding Steady  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:18:05 EDT
    Rogers City Area Schools Superintendent Katy Makowski says the district's enrollment for the upcoming school year appears to be steady.
    3 Escape Serious Injuries in Rollover Accident  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:15:36 EDT
    A driver and his 3 year old passenger escaped serious injuries in a 1 vehicle rollover accident Wednesday (8-27) morning.
    Alpena Commissioners Roll Back County Clerk Worker Wages   Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:13:07 EDT
    After Alpena County Commissioners approved reclassifications and a resulting pay increase for workers in the Alpena County Clerks office last April (29), they have rescinded that action.
    Schauer Leads Snyder In Governor Race   Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:10:39 EDT
    For the first time in more than a year, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer is slightly leading Republican Governor Rick Snyder, according to a new poll.
    Labor Day Travel Expected To Be Slightly Higher   Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:08:22 EDT
    More than 1.12 (M) million Michigan residents will travel 50 miles or more from home during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, or about one-percent more than those who traveled last year,...
    Alpena County Required To Refund Fannie Mae - Freddie Mac   Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:58:40 EDT
    As the result of a class action suit being finalized, Alpena County will be required to refund some property transfer tax fee money to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
    Python Found in Cheboygan Co  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:30:19 EDT
    Cheboygan County authorities are trying to find the owner of a 4 1/2 foot python.
    SUV Travels through Ditch and Lawns before Slamming into Garage  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:25:11 EDT
    A woman had to extracted from her SUV after it slammed into a garage Monday evening.
    Black River Bridge Walk  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:18:34 EDT
    If don't want to make the drive to Mackinaw City for annual 5 mile walk across the Mackinac Bridge this Labor Day weekend, you may want to consider staying closer to home and trekking across a...
    40,000 Expected for 57th Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:15:56 EDT
    Governor Rick Snyder will lead the expected 40,000 walkers across the 5-mile span of the Mackinac Bridge beginning at 7 A.M. Monday, September 1st.
    Alpena Commissioners Approve Drug Court Grant Application   Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:09:31 EDT
    In regular session Tuesday, Alpena County Commissioners approved of the 88th District Court submitting a grant renewal request to the state to help fund the local adult drug court system.
    YAY - Grant Street Now Open   Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:07:00 EDT
    Today is the day many local residents have been waiting for. Grant Street in Alpena is open to traffic as of 6 o'clock last night (Tuesday).
    Pretty Good Month for ARMC   Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:04:28 EDT
    The Alpena Regional Medical Center went over finances for the month July at this weeks Board of Trustees Meeting (Tuesday).
    10 Year Old Bicyclist Hit by Truck   Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:01:55 EDT
    A 10 year old girl was transported to the hospital after being hit by a truck while riding her bike.
    New Committee For Unmanned Areal Systems  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:59:26 EDT
    While once committee formed to pursue unmanned areal surveillance aircraft projects in Alpena has disbanded, another has been formed to take it's place.
    RC Council Extends SR2S Agreement  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:50:44 EDT
    The Rogers City Council has extended a grant agreement that will give the Rogers City Area Schools district another year to use roughly 13 thousand dollars in funds from the Safe Routes to School...
    Hillman Council Approves Hazardous Mitigation Plan  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:56:10 EDT
    Hillman Village Council members recently reviewed and accepted the Montmorency County Hazardous Mitigation plan.
    Evening Hours Offered by Farmers Market  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:45:42 EDT
    Beginning this Wednesday (Aug. 27th) the Alpena Farmer's Market will begin offering evening hours.
    Cardinal Edmund Szoka Laid to Rest   Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:43:05 EDT
    Cardinal Edmund Szoka (SHOCK-uh) is laid to rest today (Tuesday). The former Archbishop of Detroit died of natural causes last week. He was 86.
    Information Sought on Montmorency Elk Poaching Case   Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:38:15 EDT
    As elk hunting season gets under way in Michigan, the Department of Natural Resources is reminding hunters and northeast Michigan residents that it is still seeking information on an elk poaching...
    Hit and Run Driver Located and Jailed  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:22:55 EDT
    One subject is in jail following a hit and run accident Monday evening . At 5:15, Michigan State Police from the Alpena Post were called to the crash on US 23 near Long Lake Park Road.
    APS Consolidating City Of Alpena Bus Routes  Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:05:43 EDT
    As previously reported, due to retirements or relocations resulting in a shortage of drivers, Alpena Public Schools will be consolidating some bus runs in the city as school starts after Labor Day.
    New Minimum Wage Goes In Effect September 1st   Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:03:16 EDT
    Starting September 1st, Michigan workers will see an increase in the minimum wage rate from $7.40 to $8.15 an hour, the first rate increase in six years.
    Alcona Deputies Keep Busy   Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:00:49 EDT
    Alcona Sheriff Deputies logged 66 complaints in the past week (August 18-24). The bulk of those were traffic related as others ranged from car deer trespassing and noise complaints.

State News
    Thursday Morning State News Summary  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:02:50 EDT
    (MiPoll-Gov Race) For the first time in more than a year, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer is slightly leading Republican Governor Rick Snyder, according to a new poll.
    Wednesday Afternoon State News Summary  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:13:52 EDT
    (Capitol-Wolf Hunting) The Michigan House of Representatives give final approval on Wednesday to a bill titled the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act. The vote was 65-to-43.
    Wednesday Morning State News Summary  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:53:11 EDT
    (Capitol-Wolf Hunting) The Michigan House of Representatives holds a session day today (Wed), and it could vote on a proposal called the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.
    Tuesday Afternoon State News Summary  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:13:16 EDT
    MI-Miniumum Wage) If you're paid the minimum wage, you're likely getting a pay increase next Monday. It follows recent action by the Michigan Legislature, and the Governor.
    Tuesday Morning State News Summary  Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:54:46 EDT
    (MI-Radioactive Waste Review) Governor Rick Snyder has directed the Department of Environmental Quality to assemble a panel of experts to review Michigans standards for disposing low-activity...

ABC News
Click for Alpena, Michigan Forecast