Local & Regional News
Besser 3rd Grader top in Imagine Math Mon, 27 Jan 2020 16:02:15 EST
Third grade student Samuel Fitzpatrick at Besser School has taken a top spot in Michigan for the Imagine Math program.
Making Democracy Work Mon, 27 Jan 2020 16:01:29 EST
Changes in voting procedures, approved by voters last November, will be reviewed with citizens in two different programs presented by the League of Women Voters of Northeast Michigan.
Voters Can Cast Ballots Now In Michigan Primary Mon, 27 Jan 2020 16:01:05 EST
While many of the Democratic presidential candidates are focused on the Iowa caucus, Michigan voters can cast ballots now for the state's presidential primary.
RC Council Splits on Advertising Requests Mon, 27 Jan 2020 06:02:47 EST
The Rogers City Council split decisions on placing advertisements in local publications promoting the City Gazebo as a wedding destination, and another promoting tourism.
PI Sheriff - 33 Hundred Miles Traveled Mon, 27 Jan 2020 06:02:25 EST
Presque Isle County Sheriff Department officials say their deputies traveled over 33 hundred miles (3,353) while on patrol in the past week ending Saturday.
Red Cross Offers Free Class to help Military Families Mon, 27 Jan 2020 06:01:20 EST
The American Red Cross is offering a convenient and easy on-line opportunity for people who have family members leaving home for military service to better address the many challenges that...
Gas Prices Continue To Fall Mon, 27 Jan 2020 06:00:59 EST
The price at the pump for a gallon of regular gas continues to fall as the state average hit $2.39 a gallon ($2.39.4), nearly eight cents cheaper (7.7) than the week before, but still 24...
Monday State News Summary Mon, 27 Jan 2020 05:46:46 EST
Arn Tellem -- vice chairman for the Detroit Pistons, and Kobe Bryant's former agent -- has released a statement on the sudden death of the NBA legend.
Dangers on Ice - Caution Advised Sun, 26 Jan 2020 08:13:40 EST
Michigan State Police are warning people to be careful on lakes and ponds that are covered with ice.
Busted Pipe Still An Issue In Straits Sun, 26 Jan 2020 08:12:57 EST
Officials say a 200-foot-long broken boring pipe remains embedded in the Straits of Mackinac and may not be recoverable by a company that operates a fuel pipeline.
Parolees Get New Ankle Monitors Sun, 26 Jan 2020 08:12:37 EST
Four thousand parolees will be fitted with new ankle monitors. The Michigan Department of Corrections says the current 3G enabled monitors will not work with Verizon's 4G network.
Lottery Sales Helping Schools Sun, 26 Jan 2020 08:11:15 EST
The Michigan Lottery has raised more than $1 billion for public schools for the first time.
Livingston - One of the Richest Counties Sun, 26 Jan 2020 08:10:34 EST
Looking for a rich place to live? You might want to try Livingston County. 24/7Wall Street just put out a survey of the richest counties in the U.S.
Michigan's Statehood Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:06:55 EST
Michigan joined the Union as the nation's 26th state on January 26, 1837, and Michiganology dot org holds a compelling collection of new materials that creatively tell the state's diverse...
Recreation Passport price increase Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:05:54 EST
Michigan residents interested in the Recreation Passport will pay $12 starting March 1st, the first increase since January 2013.
Fresh Takes Video Contest Winners Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:05:11 EST
The Alpena Area Convention & Visitors Bureau recently hosted their 4th Annual Fresh Takes Video Contest for 2020 and announced winners for 1st through 3rd place.
Two Dead After Head On Collision Fri, 24 Jan 2020 06:02:29 EST
Two people are dead as the result of a head on collision that took place in Oscoda County's Big Creek Township Wednesday (January 22nd).
Police Arrest Fugitive Fri, 24 Jan 2020 06:02:52 EST
Alpena County Sheriff Deputies assisted by the Huron Undercover Narcotics Team have arrested a wanted fugitive.
Friday State News Summary Fri, 24 Jan 2020 05:51:08 EST
A family of four in Detroit is missing. Twenty-nine year-old Kornecia Waiters was last seen picking up her sons from their school on Nevada.
Good News Around the APS District Thu, 23 Jan 2020 15:55:23 EST
Recently, the members of the Alpena Public Schools Board of Education learned about Good News from around the district.
AMA-ESD Board Approves Budget Amendments Thu, 23 Jan 2020 15:55:02 EST
The Alpena Montmorency Alcona Educational Service District (AMA ESD) Board of Education recently approved budget amendments (January 9th) for General and Special Education funds for 2019-20.
January Team RC Meeting Thu, 23 Jan 2020 15:54:42 EST
Team RC will have a meeting Friday, January 31st at 9 a.m. at UP North Restaurant.
Taking Action to fight human trafficking Thu, 23 Jan 2020 15:53:18 EST
The Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association (MRLA), in partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), is taking action to fight human trafficking.
City Council Hears Report from HHS Thu, 23 Jan 2020 06:03:10 EST
During their meeting Tuesday evening (January 21st), Alpena City Council members heard a semi annual report from the Huron Humane Society (HHS) Vice President of the HHS Board of...
Thursday State News Summary Thu, 23 Jan 2020 05:38:24 EST
Battle Creek Police ask for help in locating and checking the welfare of two missing children.
Fire at DPI Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:18:54 EST
A recent fire at Decorative Panel International, Inc required several length of hose because of frozen fire hydrants. Alpena Fire department was dispatched to DPI around 11:00 a.m.
CFNEM 2020 Scholarships Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:17:15 EST
The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM) is accepting applications for its 2020 competitive scholarship season.
Flag Lowered for Local Fallen Soldier Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:16:18 EST
Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered United States and Michigan flags lowered to half-staff throughout the state of Michigan Thursday (January 23rd) to honor former Hillman resident Army...
Alpena Mayor Proclaims Thunder Bay Film Festival Week Wed, 22 Jan 2020 06:07:36 EST
During Tuesday's Alpena City Council meeting (January 21st), Alpena Mayor Matt Waligora proclaimed this week (January 22nd to the 26th) as "Thunder Bay International Film Festival Week"...
Wednesday State News Summary Wed, 22 Jan 2020 05:36:11 EST
The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a flood advisory until 5:00pm Wednesday Mason, Oceana, Muskegon and Ottawa counties.
Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:16:33 EST
The first one thousand (1,000) successfully completed and notarized applications to serve on the first-ever Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission have been received and...
Enrollment Projections for APS Tue, 21 Jan 2020 06:02:43 EST
As Alpena Public Schools officials prepared information for their bond proposal, they were able to get some information about enrollment projections for the next several years.
Alcona Agencies - 69 Complaints Tue, 21 Jan 2020 06:02:03 EST
Alcona County emergency response agencies responded to 69 calls for service in the past week ending Sunday.
Dance Classes at Cheboygan Opera House Tue, 21 Jan 2020 06:03:03 EST
Three new dance classes will be offered in a new 5-week winter session beginning in February 3rd and ending March 7th at the Cheboygan Opera House.
Tuesday State News Summary Tue, 21 Jan 2020 06:40:14 EST
The State House Natural Resources Committee has heard testimony on a resolution supporting a limited moose hunt on Isle Royale National Park, the Lake Superior island.
Gas Prices Roll Back Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:00:38 EST
Gas prices rolled back nearly 12 cents (11.7) in the past week to average just over $2.48 ($2.48.1) per gallon. But that's over 41 cents higher (41.1) than last year at this time.
Monday State News Summary Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:45:29 EST
Celebrations to mark Dr. Martin Luther King Jr day are taking place across Michigan.
AG Files Line 5 Appeal Sun, 19 Jan 2020 08:12:17 EST
State Attorney General Dana Nessel has asked the Court of Appeals to reverse its decision on a law to allow a tunnel for Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac to go forward.
US 23 North Temporarily Closed Due to Crash Sun, 19 Jan 2020 08:09:56 EST
A truck sliding off the roadway and hitting a telephone pole caused US 23 North to be closed for a short time Thursday evening (January 16th).
Elk Poaching Rewards Posted Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:33:22 EST
A reward program has been established as investigations continue into the illegal poaching of elk in Northern Lower Michigan.
Be a Host At Hartwick Pines Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:32:40 EST
Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking volunteer hosts for the newly reopened Memorial Building this summer.
Farm Bill Update Meetings Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:32:20 EST
The Michigan State University Extension will be hosting four Farm Bill Update Meetings across Northern Michigan in January.
Increase snowmobile patrols Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:30:12 EST
Anticipating an influx of snowmobilers over the holiday weekend, Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers - joined by local, state and federal officers - will be...
Alcona County Bovine TB Herd Fri, 17 Jan 2020 06:02:15 EST
State officials say they have discovered another Bovine TB infected herd, this time in Alcona County.
ACC President Gives Update Regarding Van Lare Hall Fri, 17 Jan 2020 06:01:55 EST
During their meeting Thursday evening (January 16th), Alpena Community College Board members heard President Doctor Don MacMaster give his report with an update of the Van Lare Hall...
Friday State News Summary Fri, 17 Jan 2020 06:40:00 EST
A reward for information leading to an arrest in the 2018 slaying of a 79-year-old woman whose remains were found following a house fire in Lake County's Ellsworth Township has been...
27th Annual Winterfest Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:02:36 EST
Celebrate winter in Mackinaw City during this year's 27th annual Winterfest hosted by the Mackinaw Area Visitors Bureau.
TBT Hires New Artistic Director Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:02:13 EST
The Thunder Bay Theatre Board of Directors has hired Lucas Moquin as the organization’s new Artistic Director.
Winfield Trial Postponed Again Thu, 16 Jan 2020 06:01:59 EST
A former Alpena Thunder Bay Junior High Teacher charged with seven counts related to Criminal Sexual Conduct with a 14 year old student has had her trial delayed for the second time.
Thursday State News Summary Thu, 16 Jan 2020 07:12:21 EST
Two crashes on the same road in west Michigan shut down that roadway for several hours last night. WOOD TV reports a head on crash in Cascade Township happened at about 8:20 last night.
Fatal Crash on Genshaw Road in Alpena Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:02:37 EST
88-year-old Martha J. Krajnik is dead after the vehicle she was in collided head on with a Chevy Trailblazer on Genschaw Road on Monday. Just before 1:00 p.m.
APS Behavior System Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:02:16 EST
At the most recent meeting of the Alpena Public Schools Board of Education Curriculum and TEchnology committee meeting, members learned about a new pilot program APS is implementing to help...
AMA ESD Board Approved Finances for December Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:01:35 EST
During their most recent meeting (January 9th), Alpena Montmorency Alcona Educational Service District Board of Education members reviewed and accepted financial statements for the month...
2019 Spring Tree Sale Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:00:53 EST
The Alpena-Montmorency Conservation District's 2020 Spring Tree Sale Brochures are now available. Pick up day for trees is schedule for May 1st from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday State News Summary Wed, 15 Jan 2020 05:58:21 EST
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says she's hired an outside law firm to go after manufacturers of a chemical shown to have contaminated drinking water and can cause health problems.
Alpena Educator Gets Lottery Award Tue, 14 Jan 2020 16:10:26 EST
An Alpena County educator has been honored with an Excellence in Education award from the Michigan Lottery.
Alpena MSP Post - By The Numbers Tue, 14 Jan 2020 16:08:42 EST
Officials at the State Police Post in Alpena say they had a busy year in 2019, as they handled over 39-hundred (3,937) complaints.
Tuesday State News Summary Tue, 14 Jan 2020 06:59:02 EST
Michigan State Police has stopped using more than 200 breathalyzer tests and started a criminal investigation as a result of potential fraud by contract workers of a vendor.
Alcona Agencies - 110 Complaints Mon, 13 Jan 2020 16:00:23 EST
Alcona County emergency response agencies responded to 110 calls for service in the past week ending Sunday.
Snowstorm Fails to Develop Mon, 13 Jan 2020 06:04:07 EST
While a lot of cancellations occurred and there was plenty of snow to shovel in some areas over the weekend, a major winter storm failed to fully develop in Northeast Lower Michigan.
Give a Can, Get a Kit Mon, 13 Jan 2020 06:02:20 EST
January is National Radon Action month and the District Health Department #4 is helping community members test their homes with the "Give a Can, Get a Kit" campaign.
Gas Prices Bounce Around Amid Tensions in Gulf Mon, 13 Jan 2020 06:00:31 EST
Tensions in the Middle East after a United States drone strike killing a general and resulting missile strikes by Iran saw a quick spike in crude and gas prices last week.
Monday State News Summary Mon, 13 Jan 2020 07:08:56 EST
The heavy rain across lower Michigan this weekend set records in several cities. The National Weather Service says a record rainfall of 2.38 inches was set in Lansing.
PFAS Meeting in Roscommon on New Rules Sun, 12 Jan 2020 06:50:39 EST
A January 16 meeting is scheduled in Roscommon for a public forum with the state to see how residents feel about new proposed PFAS rules.
Cows Killed in Crash Sun, 12 Jan 2020 06:49:15 EST
A crash involving a herd of cows southeast of Lansing left three people hospitalized.
Snow-Plowing FAQ's Fri, 10 Jan 2020 16:03:03 EST
Officials at the City of Alpena, want to share some information regarding the plowing and clearing of snow in the City.
Joining Forces Against Human Trafficking Fri, 10 Jan 2020 16:02:41 EST
During National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Michigan State POlice motor carriers are teaming up with officers from neighboring states to raise awareness of human trafficking.
Ready_ Set PrEP Fri, 10 Jan 2020 16:01:37 EST
A newly launched U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) program will provide free pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication to qualified patients across the country.
Safely Enjoy Your Favorite Michigan Winter Activities Fri, 10 Jan 2020 16:00:53 EST
Winter weather has arrived in many part of Michigan, and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources wants to remind everyone to put safety first as these outdoor activities are enjoyed.
ESD Board Approves Phase Two Facility Improvements Fri, 10 Jan 2020 06:00:26 EST
During their meeting Thursday evening (January 9th), AMA-ESD (Alpena Montmorency Alcona Educational Service District) Board members approved Phase Two Facility improvements to Pied Piper...
Alpena County Register of Deeds Vacancy Thu, 09 Jan 2020 16:05:10 EST
Alpena County is looking for a new Register of Deeds. Current register of Deeds Kathy Matash is retiring at the end of February.
First Good Mid Day Alpena of 2020 Thu, 09 Jan 2020 16:04:27 EST
The Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce will hold is first Good Mid Day Alpena event for 2020 on Thursday, January 16th.
Setting Reading Goals Thu, 09 Jan 2020 06:02:45 EST
Officials from Alpena Public SChools want to help families with school age children set reading goals.
Snowmobile safety class Wed, 08 Jan 2020 16:00:49 EST
The Cheboygan County Sheriff Office is holding a free snowmobile safety class January 19th.
AHS Senior Receives Award Wed, 08 Jan 2020 16:00:27 EST
Alpena High School Senior Nickoli D'Agrella recently received the Civil Air Patrol's Brigadier General Billy Mitchell Award.
Wednesday State News Summary Wed, 08 Jan 2020 06:25:54 EST
Grand Traverse County deputies have arrested two men from the southern part of Michigan for passing counterfeit bills to several businesses.
Krawczak Leaving Alpena Chamber Wed, 08 Jan 2020 03:48:13 EST
Another new face will soon join the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce after President/CEO Jackie Krawczak has announced she will be moving on to a new opportunity.
US 23 Shoreline repairs near Rogers City Tue, 07 Jan 2020 17:00:49 EST
Due to high water levels causing erosions, the Michigan Department of Transportation will begin to repair the US 23 shoreline slope north of Rogers City in Presque Isle County.
Tuesday State News Summary Tue, 07 Jan 2020 06:37:53 EST
The Governor has scheduled a special election to fill a vacant seat in the state House.
Mahler named Director of Economic Development Mon, 06 Jan 2020 15:54:45 EST
Mike Mahler has been chosen as the new Director of Economic Development with the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce effective today (Monday, January 6th).
Alcona Agencies - 99 Complaints Mon, 06 Jan 2020 15:54:02 EST
Alcona County emergency response agencies responded to 99 calls for service in the past week ending Sunday.
Nonprofit cohort completes leaderships learning lab Mon, 06 Jan 2020 15:53:17 EST
Nine northeast Michigan nonprofit leaders recently completed an eight-month Leadership Learning Lab program leaving them with enhanced skills to strengthen the organizations and...
Teenagers Charged in Kling's Auto Fire in Cheboygan Mon, 06 Jan 2020 06:00:54 EST
Three teenagers have been charged for malicious destruction of property stemming from an investigation into a fire at Kling's Auto Recycling in Cheboygan this past November.
Average State Gas Price Drops Slightly Mon, 06 Jan 2020 06:00:35 EST
The state average gas price dropped by eight cents in the past week, winding up at nearly 2.52 ($2.51.6) for a gallon of regular, but is 43 cents (42.9) higher than last year at this time.
Monday State News Summary Mon, 06 Jan 2020 05:27:07 EST
The numbers are in from the first month of recreational pot sales in Michigan.
Preparing for Tax Season Sun, 05 Jan 2020 06:58:34 EST
With state income tax filing season beginning in late January 2020, the Michigan Department of Treasury is asking taxpayers to take a couple of actions to ensure returns are processed...
Rotten Radishes Cause Stir Sun, 05 Jan 2020 06:57:51 EST
A mid-Michigan community solved an olfactory mystery that could be dubbed “The Case of the Rancid Radishes.” Residents called officials in Delta Township last month, concerned about a...
Michigan On Most Moved States List Sun, 05 Jan 2020 06:56:28 EST
Michigan ranks No. 8 on the list of Most Moved from States in 2019. That, according to the 2019 National Movers Study by United Van Lines, the nation’s largest household goods mover.
New Course for Trauma Survivors Fri, 03 Jan 2020 16:02:36 EST
Partners in Prevention is offering a new course for adults who are seeking information about how their childhood trauma may be impacting their adults lives.
ACC Board Acknowledges Gifts and Pledges For Past Month Fri, 03 Jan 2020 16:02:13 EST
As part of their recent meeting (December 19th), Alpena Community College (ACC) Board of Trustees reviewed pledges and gifts received by the college and its foundation between November 13th...
Community Foundation Opportunities for grants Fri, 03 Jan 2020 16:01:50 EST
The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM) is accepting grant applications for the winter 2020 grant cycles of its Community Impact and Youth Advisory Council (YAC) grants.
January Radon Action Month Fri, 03 Jan 2020 16:01:05 EST
January has been declared as Radon Action Month for the state of Michigan. Radon gas cannot be seen, smelled or tasted, and there are no short-term side effects.
Budget Plan Signed Into Law - Includes Allor Bill Fri, 03 Jan 2020 16:00:23 EST
106th State House Representative Sue Allor recently announced the Legislature’s plan to restore Governor Whitmer’s funding-cuts to several programs has been signed into law.
2020 New Years Baby Fri, 03 Jan 2020 06:01:19 EST
The first baby born at MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena is a baby boy named Miles. Miles was born New Year's Day at 4:30 p.m.
Big Business for Pot Fri, 03 Jan 2020 06:00:36 EST
Recreational adult-use marijuana sales are approaching six-and-a-half million dollars in the first month of legalization.
Friday State News Summary Fri, 03 Jan 2020 05:39:55 EST
Recreational adult-use marijuana sales are approaching six-and-a-half million dollars in the first month of legalization.
Deported man swims back to Michigan Thu, 02 Jan 2020 16:16:08 EST
A man who was deported from the United States ten years ago is back behind bars after he swam into Michigan from Canada.
Thursday State News Summary Thu, 02 Jan 2020 10:51:29 EST
A New Year's Day tragedy in Niles, in southwest Michigan. Authorities say a man died after falling into the St. Joseph River while kayaking Wednesday.