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“Do Not Eat” Advisory issued for deer taken in Northeast Michigan | Great Lakes Now

PFAS contamination found in deer in Oscoda TownshipJust weeks into Michigan’s deer hunting season, state officials are telling hunters and residents to avoiding eating what they kill in parts of Iosco County.The Michigan Departments of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Department of Natural Reso

GREATLAKESNOW.ORG - 2018-10-19 12:36:17

New classes give Alpena kids a leg up

Today’s world is more competitive than ever and, even in a good economy, it can be difficult to land well-paying jobs that provide the kind of life we want for our families.

ALPENA NEWS - 2018-10-19 00:00:00

Kmart employee gives emotional goodbye

What do you think?Would you vote for a new auditorium at Tawas Area Schools with a slight tax increase?

IOSCONEWS.COM - 2018-10-19 14:19:20

Woman killed after vehicle hit farm combine

A Mid-Michigan woman is dead after her vehicle slammed into the back of a combine. It happened on Oct. 17 at 7:29 p.m. on M-55 in Iosco County's Tawas Township. Michigan State Police said 30-year-old Allison Mitchell from National City hit the back of the farm equipment about an eighth of a mile wes

WNEM - 2018-10-18 16:09:00

Local woman wins big playing Michigan Lottery game

An Ogemaw County woman cried tears of joy after learning she'd won $162,917 playing the Michigan Lottery's Club Keno The Jack game. "Winning this prize is so unbelievable. It's going to make me debt-free and stress-free!" said the big winner, Julie Garrison, of West Branch. She won the big prize whe

WNEM - 2018-10-18 14:56:00

Number of female candidates up 108 percent in Michigan

Rutgers found 3,381 total female candidates for state legislatures in 46 states, with 1,275 incumbents, 1,170 challengers, and 936 open seats.

ALPENA NEWS - 2018-10-20 00:00:00

Burke challenges LaCross for Alpena probate judge

LaCross has been judge for 12 years, while Burke has been an attorney for 26 years, 23 of those years in Alpena. She has litigated many probate cases.


Gladwin woman dies a week after vehicle hit her as she crossed streeting the street

Becky Sanborn, 66, of Midland, was driving a white 2009 Pontiac G6 north on North Meridian Road and hit Hoggard as Hoggard crossed the road on foot, according to the statement.

MLIVE.COM - 2018-10-19 08:37:00

Former PI prosecuting attorney heads to court, again

ALPENA, Mich. – Police arrested a former Presque Isle prosecuting attorney this week for driving while intoxicated.Rogers City Police arrested 53–year-old Richard Steiger on Monday.Steiger faced other legal issues in the past, including unsuccessful lawsuits against Michigan State Police.The OWI cou


Salvation Army Still in Need of Coat Donations for Next Week’s Coat Giveaway

Coats, hats, gloves and all warm items are still needed. Organizer Amy Cedervall said any size would be accepted. This year the Salvation Army is hoping to get larger sizes especially for men.

WBKB11.COM - 2018-10-19 00:00:00

Thunder Bay Theatre opens the curtains for their 2019 season

Actors, board members, theatre fans, and community members enjoyed appetizers, drinks, and good conversation of the theatre.

WBKB11.COM - 2018-10-19 00:00:00

Alpena High School unveils new Mechatronics Lab

The lab will help guide students interested in engineering, electronics, and robotics on a career path in those fields. With the new lab, the hope is to help AHS students get a leg up before entering college. The funding for the new lab comes from a Michigan Department of Education competitive grant


Sanctuary presentation to feature Tuskegee Airmen plane crash findings

Two Tuskegee airplanes have been found in Lake Huron State of Michigan Maritime Archaeologist Wayne Lusardi and a team of archaeologist were able to dive down in Lake Huron to one of these plane crash sites and recover artifacts. Now, Lusardi is in the process of preserving these different items, so


Couple charged with multiple sexual assault crimes

In 2008, a 6-year-old child reported incidents at school. Investigators weren’t able to gather enough evidence to hand out charges. Now, both Massengill and Massengill-King were arraigned in the 81st District Court on Monday.


City budget in good shape

If the trend continues, it is possible the city could erase a large portion of its $368,204 budget.


‘It’s everything’

Alpena Public Schools received the grant in January to purchase equipment and launch the Mechatronics and Amp Up classes. The grant, a Career and Technical Education Innovation and Equipment Grant from the state, has allowed Alpena to expand its CTE program in manufacturing.


Pair of newcomers vie for PI County probate judge

Erik Stone and Katy Conklin are vying to replace incumbent Judge Donald McLennan, who is retiring at the end of the year from probate court, which oversees family matters, including estate issues, juvenile criminal cases, and cases stemming from Children’s Protective Services cases.


Township, city voters head to polls

Freeman, who is currently Briley Township deputy treasurer and trustee, said she is running to continue serving the community. She has been the deputy treasurer since June and a trustee for two years. Freeman said she has been involved in different community events.


Weekend Recap: Former teacher found dead, Second Montcalm Crash, Velsicol Clean-up

A former Mt. Pleasant teacher was found dead as he was facing trial for molesting five students, according to the Associated PressRELATED:Ex-California teacher, former Mt. Pleasant teacher, dead on last day of trialA Gratiot County Animal Control employee is now on administrative leave after she was


APS buys three new buses

Mary Lyon, associate superintendent for business and operations for APS, said Zaremba Equipment of Gaylord submitted the lowest bid of $266,346. The bid also included engine sound packages and extended engine warranties of 120 months or 200,000 miles.Superintendent John VanWagoner said it takes abou