Local & Regional News
Teen Overdose Exemption Sat, 10 Oct 2015 00:22:45 EDT
A measure to exempt people under the age of 21 from criminal penalties who are trying to get help for themselves or someone else for a prescription drug overdose has cleared a House committee.
Rogers City Council To Discuss Marina Operations Sat, 10 Oct 2015 00:20:13 EDT
Members of the Rogers City Council will be meeting in workshop session with their Harbor Advisory Committee to discuss future operations of the Rogers City Marina.
Puppy Mill Legislation Sat, 10 Oct 2015 00:17:42 EDT
Legislation that aims to crack down on puppy mills and regulate large dog breeders in the state is vetted in a House committee. The measure wasnít voted on earlier this week (Wednesday).
Job Market Looks Good for Grads Sat, 10 Oct 2015 00:15:11 EDT
Things are looking good for college grads looking for jobs this year.
EMS Being Trained on Anti Drug - Drug Sat, 10 Oct 2015 00:13:04 EDT
Area emergency medical personnel are being trained by members of the Alpena City/ Emergency Medical Services personnel on how to properly administer a drug know to reverse the effects of some drug...
Police Ask For Help In Solving 2007 Homicide Fri, 09 Oct 2015 07:52:28 EDT
The Alcona county sheriff department is asking help from the public to solve an 8 year old murder case.
Hospital Sale - Under Review by Attorney Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:41:21 EDT
With announcements of Alpena Regional Medical Center possibly being sold or partnering with another organization, can the hospital be sold with or without a vote of the people ? And is it a...
Organizers In High Gear For 20th Annual Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival Thu, 08 Oct 2015 23:12:03 EDT
Organizers are rolling along with the 20th annual Great Lakes Light House Festival this weekend in Alpena.
Dog Discrimination Bills Move Through Lansing Thu, 08 Oct 2015 23:09:32 EDT
Local governments would not be allowed to ban certain types of dogs, under a bill headed to the state House.
Rogers City Council Get Well Update Thu, 08 Oct 2015 09:16:06 EDT
After the Rogers City Council approved spending 39 thousand dollars ($39,000.00) to make repairs to one of their municipal wells, they received a brief update.
Mobile Health Screening Unit is coming to Alpena Thu, 08 Oct 2015 09:13:34 EDT
On October 13th from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. the Boys and Girls Club of Alpena will be hosting a community mobile screening unit at no charge.
Downtown Development Authority to Host Chowder Cook-Off Thu, 08 Oct 2015 09:11:02 EDT
This Saturday, (October 10) the Alpena Downtown Development Authority, with sponsors Huron Distributors and Neimanís Family Market, will hold the second annual DDA Chowder Cook-off and Alpena...
MI Makes Final Gay Marriage Payment Thu, 08 Oct 2015 09:08:25 EDT
Michigan has paid up, following the announcement earlier this year that it owed $1.9 million in legal costs after losing a case that cleared the way for same-sex marriages in Michigan.
Former Alpena Resident - Combination of Not Guilty and Hung Jury On CSC Charges Thu, 08 Oct 2015 04:23:22 EDT
An Alpena County jury found a suspect not guilty, but remained deadlocked on other charges in relation to a Criminal Sexual Conduct case.
James William Freese Sr Gets 10 - 40 Years Wed, 07 Oct 2015 23:29:23 EDT
A second former Alpena County resident who was found guilty of multiple criminal sexual conduct crimes was sentenced Wednesday in Alpena County 26th Circuit Court by Judge Michael G. Mack.
Gas Prices Likely To Spike Wed, 07 Oct 2015 23:21:07 EDT
Petroleum observers at Gas Buddy dot Com say that gas prices are likely to take a slight jump this week as refiners shut down for maintenance or unplanned repairs, crimping the gasoline supply.
Alpena Council Approves Moving Towards Fiber Optic Lease Wed, 07 Oct 2015 23:18:35 EDT
The Alpena City Council met recently and among many topics discussed approving of a Fiber Optic Lease.
EMS To be Included In Good Samaritan Laws Wed, 07 Oct 2015 23:16:02 EDT
A bill aimed at protecting off-duty emergency medical service (EMS) providers from lawsuits when they provide emergency care is headed to the state House after clearing the full Senate.
Medical Marijuana Bills Pass Michigan House Wed, 07 Oct 2015 23:13:28 EDT
A series of bills impacting medical marijuana users and dispensaries in-waiting have cleared a first hurdle, overwhelming passing the Michigan House Wednesday.
Michigan Teen Pregnancy Down Wed, 07 Oct 2015 23:10:56 EDT
There's new evidence that efforts to reduce teen pregnancies in Michigan are working.
Rogers City Council Considers Transfer Station Operation Agreement Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:18:22 EDT
The Rogers City Council continues to consider a 1 year contract with L & N Disposal of Alpena for operation of the city transfer station.
Hillman Street Projects Wrap Up Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:15:48 EDT
Several street repair and renovation projects in the Village of Hillman have wrapped up. Village Manager Dave Post explained that the village has around 9 miles of local streets.
ARMC hosting Community Walk in Rogers City Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:13:13 EDT
Alpena Regional Medical Centerís Rehabilitation Services is hosting the next Community Walk on Thursday, October 8th beginning at 6 p.m. at the Rogers City Lakeside Park.
Police Arrest Woman For Attempting to Cash In Winning Lottery Ticket Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:10:40 EDT
State Police of Gaylord and Paw Paw Posts say they arrested a 29 year old Mattawan Michigan Female after she tried to cash in a winning lottery ticket that was not hers.
City of Rogers City Works to Accept Credit Cards Tue, 06 Oct 2015 23:15:00 EDT
The City of Rogers City continues work on being able to accept credit cards.
Weekend State News Summary Sat, 10 Oct 2015 00:33:07 EDT
(Capitol-Financial Literacy Education) Michigan is getting poor marks for its efforts to improve financial literacy education, so a bill is working its way through the legislature to do just that.
Friday Afternoon State News Summary Fri, 09 Oct 2015 09:47:35 EDT
(Capitol-Domestic Violence) Democrats in the Michigan House are using October, which is domestic violence awareness month, to draw attention to a handful of domestic violence bills they want to...
Friday Morning State News Summary Thu, 08 Oct 2015 23:00:04 EDT
(Capitol-Flint Water) A vote in the Michigan Legislature could come as soon as next week on the governorís request for roughly $7 million to help get Flint connected to a new water source.
Thursday Afternoon State News Summary Thu, 08 Oct 2015 07:13:19 EDT
(Snyder Seeks Millions for Flint Water) Governor Rick Snyder says Flint should reconnect to Detroit's water system, because of the lead levels found in Flint's system, which currently gets water...
Thursday Morning State News Summary Wed, 07 Oct 2015 23:02:34 EDT
(Capitol-Medical Marijuana) A series of bills impacting medical marijuana users and dispensaries in-waiting have cleared a first hurdle, overwhelming passing the Michigan House Wednesday.