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Police, ACC team up for training exercise, classes

August 21, 2014 ALPENA — Alpena Community College is playing host to a joint effort training between the Alpena Sheriff Department, Alpena Police Department, Alpena County Sheriff’s Office base security personnel... more »»

Bank of America reaches $17B settlement with US

August 21, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis,... more »»

County, state at odds over rental debts

August 21, 2014 ALPENA — Alpena County and the State of Michigan are at odds over money. more »»

High court blocks same-sex unions in Virginia

August 21, 2014 RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Same-sex couples will have to wait longer to begin marrying in Virginia after the U.S. more »»

Northern Strike holds exercises at Alpena CRTC

August 21, 2014 ALPENA —The skies above northern Michigan have been alive with military jets and helicopters for the last several weeks as the war games titled Northern Strike have been taking place at the Alpena... more »»

Feds say oil spill sheen dissipating in Ohio River

August 21, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — Most of a reddish-brown sheen created by thousands of gallons of fuel oil that spilled into the Ohio River from a power plant was dissipating as a cleanup estimated to cost hundred... more »»

IRS to auction PI Twp. fire department building, land

August 21, 2014 PRESQUE ISLE TOWNSHIP — The Internal Revenue Service is set to sell the building that housed the defunct Presque Isle Fire Department, and Presque Isle Township wants to buy it. more »»

Obama, allies vow firm response to Islamic State

August 21, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight against Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. more »»

Onaway road work projects to begin

August 21, 2014 ONAWAY — Work on two stretches of road in Onaway is set to begin today. City Manager Joe Hefele said crews will start spreading gravel on stretches of Elm Street and Veterans Drive. more »»

Holder arrives in Ferguson after police shooting

August 21, 2014 CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has met briefly with the officer in charge of security in Ferguson since the shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. more »»

Horse show takes over Alcona County Fair

August 21, 2014 LINCOLN — Camaraderie, friendship and a passion for horses was demonstrated by the Alcona County 4-H horse group Dothraki Skydogs in its performance “Journey through the Horse” on Wednesday at the... more »»

Alcona recommends entity to disburse liquor tax funds

August 21, 2014 HARRISVILLE — The Alcona County Board of Commissioners discussed several topics that they approved actions and motions for including the NMSAS/Liquor Tax funds and the economic development... more »»

Brine firm sues over biblical fracking billboard

August 21, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against “poisoned waters” on billboards opposing wells for disposal of gas-drilling wastewater is fighting a legal... more »»

States’ leading lethal injection expert ends role

August 21, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An anesthesiologist said he would no longer act as an expert witness for states defending their lethal injection methods, creating another hurdle for corrections departments... more »»

Smokey celebrates 70th birthday at Alcona Fair

August 20, 2014 LINCOLN — The Alcona County Fair celebrated Smokey Bear’s 70th birthday with a birthday bash including a grand prize reverse drawing giveaway and music performed by Ronn Fryer on Tuesday at the newl... more »»

Cruise line to make Alpena port-of-call

August 20, 2014 ALPENA — Another Great Lakes cruise company has decided to make Alpena a port-of-call next summer and this time the passengers will get an opportunity to stay overnight in a local hotel and be able... more »»

APS will provide food service to All Saints school

August 20, 2014 News Staff Writer ALPENA — Alpena Public Schools approved a food service contract with All Saints Catholic School at its meeting Monday. more »»

RC to hold event to help fight against cancer

August 20, 2014 ROGERS CITY — Get ready for an evening of family fun, celebration and a somber moment Saturday in Rogers City at the Round Up Against Cancer. The event is from 4-10 p.m. more »»

DEQ seeks public comment on Lafarge proposal

August 20, 2014 The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is holding a public comment period from Aug. 21 until Sept. 22 and a public hearing, if requested, on Oct. 1 on Lafarge Midwest, Inc. more »»



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