Local & Regional News
Roscommon Man Struck By Snowplow Truck Sun, 08 Dec 2019 05:35:57 EST
State Police say they investigated an incident last week (04), where a Roscommon man was struck by a pickup truck snowplow.
If Plowing or Removing Snow - Obey the Rules Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:13:17 EST
Alpena County Road Commission officials remind residents and business owners that it is illegal under Michigan Vehicle Code (257.677(a)) to shovel or plow snow or ice onto any road or...
Consider Giving Books Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:12:37 EST
Officials from Alpena Public Schools would like to remind families and community members to consider giving books this holiday season.
Sock it to Poverty Campaign Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:11:55 EST
This holiday season the United Way of Northeast Michigan is partnering with Thrivent Collecting new socks and underwear for distribution to those in need in the community.
Annual Koeze Nut Sale - 2019 Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:11:33 EST
The annual Koeze Nut Sale has been one of the MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena volunteers most popular and long-standing events, appealing to donors and shoppers throughout the holiday...
ACC Board Acknowledges Gifts and Pledges Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:10:46 EST
As part of their recent meeting (Novermber 21st), Alpena Community College (ACC) Board of Trustees reviewed pledges and gifts received by the college and its foundation between October 9th...
Friday State News Summary Fri, 06 Dec 2019 14:02:53 EST
PRESIDENT TRUMP TO COME TO BATTLE CREEK President Trump is coming to west Michigan in two weeks for a Christmas rally.
DDA Proposal for Old Theater Building Turned Down Fri, 06 Dec 2019 06:02:49 EST
Though the Alpena Downtown Development Authority (DDA) had been working to purchase the old Theater building near Culligan Plaza, the DDA Board was informed at their recent (Tuesday 03)...
Operation Good Cheer Flies In Alpena on Saturday Fri, 06 Dec 2019 06:02:04 EST
Children in foster care around Michigan will be granted holiday wishes as Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) employees partner with the annual Operation Good Cheer...
PI Commissioners Get Old Airport Transfer Update Fri, 06 Dec 2019 06:00:58 EST
Four months after Presque Isle County Commissioners approved giving the former Onaway Airport to Presque Isle Electric and Gas (PIE&G), they received a short update.
Suicide Awareness Film showing Thu, 05 Dec 2019 15:37:01 EST
There will be a showing of the suicide awareness film, The Ripple Effect, in both Alpena and Rogers City this month.
Alpena Council Approves SUEZ Contract Thu, 05 Dec 2019 06:02:10 EST
During their meeting Monday evening (December 2nd), Alpena City Council approved a contract with SUEZ for water and sewer utilities.
Bagged Leaf and Grass Drop Off Thu, 05 Dec 2019 06:03:30 EST
The City of Alpena's Public Works Service Center will be open Saturday (December 7th) for a bagged leaf and grass material only drop off.
Thursday State News Summary Thu, 05 Dec 2019 05:55:36 EST
The State Legislature has passed legislation that would restore more than half of the proposed spending that was vetoed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
DDA Seeks local artwork for winter banners Wed, 04 Dec 2019 16:01:54 EST
The Alpena Downtown Development Authority is looking for artwork to highlight on a new set of banners in the downtown for the 2020 holiday season.
MidMichigan Earn Accreditation in Echocardiography Wed, 04 Dec 2019 16:01:31 EST
The Echo and Vascular Laboratory at MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena was recently granted a three-year term of accreditation in adult transthoracic echocardiography by the Intersocietal...
Baiting Ban Legislation Likely To Go Nowhere Wed, 04 Dec 2019 16:00:24 EST
Lansing lawmakers have approved a bill that would lift a ban on using bait to hunt deer. The current ban covers the entire Lower Peninsula and parts of the Upper Peninsula.
RC Council Seeks Help For Shoreline Erosion Wed, 04 Dec 2019 06:01:47 EST
Members of the Rogers City Council adopted a resolution seeking assistance to help deal with shoreline erosion due to high water levels on Lake Huron.
Gaylord Man Sentenced after Window Peeping Wed, 04 Dec 2019 06:00:43 EST
A 63-year-old Gaylord man has been sentenced to prison after confessing to pleasuring himself in front 14 homes during the nighttime hours.
Wednesday State News Summary Wed, 04 Dec 2019 05:41:53 EST
A three judge panel has sided with Osceola Township against the proposal for a new building for Nestle Waters North America.
Love Light Trees Ceremony Tue, 03 Dec 2019 15:59:09 EST
Officials from MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena invite the community to its 3rd annual Love Light Trees ceremony and remembrance event set for Thursday, Dec. 5.
Happy National Influenza Vaccination Week Tue, 03 Dec 2019 15:57:59 EST
In case you are not aware, it's National Influenza Vaccination Week (12-1 / 12- 7), a week designed to heighten awareness of, and to encourage getting vaccinated to head off any cases of...
Governor Promotes FAFSA Completion Tue, 03 Dec 2019 15:57:15 EST
Almost $100 million dollars in Pell grants were left on the table last year by Michigan students because they did not fill out college aid eligibility forms.
City Goose Control Hunt Summary Tue, 03 Dec 2019 06:02:44 EST
Monday (December 2nd), Alpena City Council members heard a City Goose Control Hunt Summary City Building Official, Donald Gilmet, who gave the summary, explained City Goose Control...
Tuesday State News Summary Tue, 03 Dec 2019 06:54:08 EST
News out of the Secretary of State's office where Jocelyn Benson has announced that Michiganders can now register to vote or update their voter registration online at...
Alcona Agencies - 137 Complaints Mon, 02 Dec 2019 16:00:57 EST
Alcona County emergency response agencies responded to 137 calls for service in the past week ending Sunday.
Average Gas Price Declines Mon, 02 Dec 2019 06:02:54 EST
Motorists were thankful as gas prices remained pretty much unchanged in the past week, despite the holiday.
Giving Tuesday Mon, 02 Dec 2019 07:11:16 EST
On the heels of super-sized shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, comes Giving Tuesday led by the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan.
Tele-Town Hall Meeting Mon, 02 Dec 2019 06:01:12 EST
Representative Sue Allor will be hosting a tele-town hall meeting on Tuesday, December 3rd for residents to receive a legislative update from Lansing.
Preventing Diabetes in Medicare Act Sun, 01 Dec 2019 07:48:18 EST
Legislation has been introduced that aims to improve health outcomes and reduce health care costs for individuals at risk for diabetes and save long-term care costs for Medicare.
Priest Refuses To Give Communion to Gay Judge Sun, 01 Dec 2019 07:47:37 EST
Some parishioners of an East Grand Rapids Catholic church are calling for a meeting with the bishop after a gay judge has been denied communion by her pastor.
World AIDS Day 2019 Fri, 29 Nov 2019 17:33:40 EST
First observed in 1988, this year marks the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day on Sunday (December 1st).\ As par t of World AIDS Day, District Health Department #4 will be doing FREE...
Girls of the Run Coaches Needed for Spring 2020 Fri, 29 Nov 2019 17:32:57 EST
Girls on the Run, which is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident is in need of coaches for the Spring 2020...
Catch a Marked or Tagged Fish - Report It Fri, 29 Nov 2019 17:32:13 EST
Have you ever been fishing Michigan waters and pulled in a fish with a missing fin or one with an external tag on it? Several fish species found around the state are marked in some way,...
Doing "Double" Fri, 29 Nov 2019 06:04:21 EST
Due to the generosity of three anonymous donors, Today (Nov. 29th) and Saturday (Nov.
Free Christmas Tree Tags for 4th Graders Fri, 29 Nov 2019 06:01:27 EST
The United States Department of Agriculture and Huron Manistee National Forests are offering free Christmas tree tags to any fourth grade student with an Every Kid Outdoors pass.
Giving Thanks Wed, 27 Nov 2019 15:30:39 EST
Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a public holiday in the United States celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. It originated as a harvest festival.
State Computer Problems Cause Issues Wed, 27 Nov 2019 15:29:11 EST
A state computer network problem closed Secretary of State branches early Tuesday and is causing other problems in Lansing.
6th Annual APD Holiday Shop with a Cop Tue, 26 Nov 2019 16:00:11 EST
The 16th Annual Alpena Police Department Holiday Shop with a Cop is scheduled for Saturday (December 7th) for area children to shop together with local law enforcement.
APS Curriculum and Technology Committee Meets Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:59:50 EST
The Curriculum and Technology committee for the Alpena Public Schools Board of Education recently had their monthly meeting and learned how some new programs are working with students and...
AHS and TBT present Godspell Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:58:47 EST
The Alpena High School Theatre Troupe, together with Thunder Bay Theatre, are proud to present the Tony-nominated musical GODSPELL.
Auto Fire and Medical Aid for Maple Ridge Under Review Tue, 26 Nov 2019 06:01:51 EST
At Monday's meeting of the Charter Township of Alpena Board, Trustees learned that Alpena Township fire department is responding to too many calls in Maple Ridge than was originally agreed...
Tuesday State News Summary Tue, 26 Nov 2019 05:46:44 EST
Another winter storm watch is in effect in northern Michigan for Tuesday evening into Wednesday night.
Last Art Walk for 2019 Mon, 25 Nov 2019 16:02:18 EST
The last Alpena Art Walk for the season will be held Friday (November 29th).
Donating During the Holidays Mon, 25 Nov 2019 16:01:57 EST
With the holiday season approaching, the Alpena Human Services Coordinating Council is seeking donations for families in need.
Alcona Agencies - 119 Complaints Mon, 25 Nov 2019 16:01:34 EST
Alcona County emergency response agencies responded to 119 calls for service in the past week ending Sunday.
Second Bull Elk Poached Mon, 25 Nov 2019 16:00:50 EST
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers in Gaylord are seeking information about a second bull elk poaching.
Overdose Deaths Decrease Mon, 25 Nov 2019 06:00:28 EST
After several years of increases in overdose deaths, in 2018 Michigan experienced a decrease overall.
Monday State News Summary Mon, 25 Nov 2019 06:38:45 EST
A 57-year old Grand Rapids-area man has died after a crash along U.S. 131.
Redistricting Committee Members Sought via Mail Sun, 24 Nov 2019 07:18:10 EST
250,000 Michigan residents will receive applications that encourage people to apply to serve on a newly announced committee that will help draw congressional and legislative maps.
New Restrictions for Cold Medicine Sun, 24 Nov 2019 07:16:45 EST
You will soon have restrictions to purchase another cold medicine. Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed a bill that would prohibit minors to purchase certain cough medications.
MIchigan Hunter Numbers Continue to Decline Sun, 24 Nov 2019 07:16:01 EST
Michigan's hunting culture is shrinking. According to the numbers, Michigan had as many as one-point-two million hunters from the 1970s through the 1990s.
Be a volunteer Campground Host in 2020 Fri, 22 Nov 2019 16:06:29 EST
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to work as campground hosts in Michigan State parks and some rustic forest campgrounds.
Robo Call Battle Heats Up Fri, 22 Nov 2019 16:05:47 EST
State Attorney General Dana Nessel has kicked off an aggressive effort with federal and state partners to crack down on robo calls.
Blue Star Mothers Day Fri, 22 Nov 2019 16:04:41 EST
A bipartisan resolution has been passed by the Senate that introduces designating February 1st, 2020 as Blue Star Mothers Day.
Friday State News Summary Fri, 22 Nov 2019 05:52:36 EST
Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey is being criticized after he was quoted by a college newspaper using an expletive to describe Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Democratic lawmakers as...
Fifth Avenue Closure Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:55:46 EST
Beginning Friday (November 22nd), Fifth Avenue from Lockwood Street to Chisholm Street, will be closed to all traffic due to construction work.
APS 2019 Audit Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:55:26 EST
At Monday night's Alpena Public School Board meeting, members in attendance heard the district's annual audit report for 2018-19.
Fresh Take Video Contest Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:55:06 EST
The Alpena Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is accepting video submissions for their annual Fresh Takes Video Contest.
A Big Ole Turkey Travel Time Expected Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:54:23 EST
Well over a million Michigan residents will be packing their bags and hitting the road to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Property Checks and Vacation Tips Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:54:00 EST
The Michigan State Police Alpena Post will be offering property checks for residents who will be away for the holidays or winter season.
Know the Signs of Fraud Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:53:17 EST
The Michigan Public Service Commission is urging residents to know the signs of fraud.
Million Dollar Budget Battle For County Thu, 21 Nov 2019 06:01:54 EST
A projected million dollar budget deficit caused a deadlock 2 - 2 vote on recommending the full county commissioner board approve the proposed 10 million dollar Alpena County budget.
Building Delay And More Costs At New Airport Terminal Thu, 21 Nov 2019 06:01:32 EST
While Alpena County Regional Airport Manager Steve Smigelski feels the new airport terminal facility will be operational come mid January, the exterior may be missing some final finishing.
ESD Approves Vehicle Purchase Thu, 21 Nov 2019 06:00:49 EST
During their recent meeting, Alpena Montmorency Alcona Educational Service District board members approved purchase of a new vehicle.
Thursday State News Summary Thu, 21 Nov 2019 05:37:07 EST
A Detroit Police officer was shot to death and another wounded while responding to a home invasion on the city's West Side last night.
Alpena DDA Announces Two Informational Meetings Wed, 20 Nov 2019 06:01:32 EST
The Alpena Downtown Development (DDA) has announced two informational meetings to keep the public informed of the goals and directions of the authority. The first is December 3rd at 3 p.
Wednesday State News Sumnmary Wed, 20 Nov 2019 05:25:24 EST
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and cooperating attorneys will hold a press conference this afternoon in Grand Rapids to discuss a new lawsuit and claim that furthers the...
More Testing of Wells By Alpena CRTC for PFAS Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:25:10 EST
Officials of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) have decided to retest residential drinking water wells near the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC) for...
Team RC Meets One Week Earlier Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:24:05 EST
Team Rogers City, or Team RC will be meeting one week early due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Alcona Agencies - 131 Complaints Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:23:45 EST
Alcona County emergency response agencies responded to 131 calls for service in the past week ending Sunday.
DNR seeking tops about bull elk poaching Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:23:04 EST
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers in Gaylord are seeking information about a bull elk that was poached in the Pigeon River State Forest in Otsego County.
APS Board Approves Bond Application Tue, 19 Nov 2019 06:02:14 EST
At their Monday (18) meeting, Alpena Public School Board of Education members approved sending a new bond application to the Department of Treasury, with an eye towards presenting a new...
House Fire Remains Under Investigation Tue, 19 Nov 2019 06:01:08 EST
There were no injuries reported in a house fire in Alcona County, that remains under investigation. Authorities say nobody was injured in the Sunday fire reported just before 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday State News Summary Tue, 19 Nov 2019 06:46:47 EST
State Representatives Yousef Rabhi and Robert Wittenberg will announce legislation today in Lansing to ban discrimination against recipients of housing assistance.
Mindock Leaves Thunder Bay Theatre Mon, 18 Nov 2019 15:35:26 EST
Jeffrey Mindock, Producing Artistic Director at Thunder Bay Theatre, is leaving TBT under "mutually agreed upon terms" after serving the organization for five years.
AMA ESD Board Approved Finances for October Mon, 18 Nov 2019 15:35:02 EST
During their most recent meeting (November 14th), Alpena Montmorency Alcona Educational Service District Board of Education members reviewed and accepted financial statements for the...
Active Spoofing Scam Mon, 18 Nov 2019 15:33:34 EST
The Michigan Attorney General, Dana Nessel has issued a consumer alert to advise Michigan residents of an illegal robocall scam.
Budget Cuts Still Causing Troubles for APS Mon, 18 Nov 2019 06:03:29 EST
At the recent meeting for the Alpena Public Schools Board of Education Finance Committee, members learned that budget cuts made by Governor Gretchen Whitmer as the result of a State budget...
Alpena Man Arrested for Possession of Meth Mon, 18 Nov 2019 06:02:47 EST
An Alpena man has been arrested for possession of methamphetamine. On November 9th, Trenton Agar was arrested for an outstanding warrant by Michigan State Police during a traffic stop.
Power of Parenting Workshop Mon, 18 Nov 2019 06:01:46 EST
There is a Power of Parenting workshop being held Tuesday (November 19th) entitle Take Back Your Life. The focus will be on managing general life, work, and parenting stress.
Average Gas price Drops Slightly Mon, 18 Nov 2019 06:00:42 EST
The state average price of nearly $2.43 ($2.42.6) for a gallon of regular gas dropped by just over eight cents (8.3) in the past week, which is nearly six cents lower (5.8) than last year.
Governor Signs Domestic Violence Bill Sun, 17 Nov 2019 07:26:21 EST
Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an bill into law that will require deferred domestic violence charges to count as prior convictions in subsequent cases.
Michael Mack to Retire Sat, 16 Nov 2019 07:19:33 EST
Michael Mack, 26th Circuit Court Judge who is under investigation by the Michigan State Police, has decided to retire.
Baiting - Banned In All of Lower Michigan Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:02:20 EST
It has been a touchy issue over the years, banning baiting and feeding of deer, and finding a balance between sportsmen, agricultural, or economic interests.
More Students in CTE Programs Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:01:37 EST
The Michigan Department of Education has released a report showing that Michigan's number of students completing career and technical education programs has increased by over 75 percent in...
Alpena Man Nabbed for Ninth OWI Offense Fri, 15 Nov 2019 06:01:04 EST
This week deputies from the Alpena County Sheriff Office arrested and charged an Alpena man with his ninth operating while intoxicated offense.
Friday State News Summary Fri, 15 Nov 2019 05:34:18 EST
The number of people with lung problems as a result of vaping and e-cigarette use continues to climb.
Deer Season Getting Underway - Tips And Prospects Thu, 14 Nov 2019 16:02:18 EST
The 2019 whitetail deer season is once again upon us, and for those who participate, officials from the Department of Natural Resources say prospects should be similar to last year.
2019-2020 Great Michigan Read Thu, 14 Nov 2019 16:01:56 EST
Residents throughout Michigan are invited to join in reading and discussing What the Eyes Don't See, which is Michigan Humanities' Choice for the 2019-2020 Great Michigan Read.
Michigan Mathematics Competition Finalists Thu, 14 Nov 2019 16:01:34 EST
Officials from Alpena Public Schools would like to announce that three APS students have qualified as finalists in the 63rd annual Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition.
No Major Change in State Unemployment Level Thu, 14 Nov 2019 06:00:34 EST
Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was essentially unchanged in October, inching down by a tenth of a percentage point to 4.1 percent.
Thursday State News Summary Thu, 14 Nov 2019 07:19:59 EST
The House Democratic Floor Leader will host a press conference today to introduce bipartisan legislation that would establish a two-year sunset for the MEGA tax credit program.
Wednesday State News Summary Wed, 13 Nov 2019 05:33:31 EST
The Michigan Department of Education has released a report showing that Michigan's number of students completing career and technical education programs has increased by over 75 percent...
DDA Announces Winter Activities Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:02:34 EST
The Alpena Downtown Development Authority has set the dates for their winter and holiday events.
Referee Shortage Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:02:11 EST
The northeast lower Michigan area is having a crucial shortage of basketball referees.
Meth Lab Seizure in Tower Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:01:48 EST
An arrest has been made in Tower related to the manufacturing of methamphetamine.
National Traffic Incident Response week Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:01:04 EST
The week of November 10th through the 16th is known as National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week to highlight the importance of drivers slowing down and moving over for emergency and...