Alpena Newshttp://www.thealpenanews.comTop Headlinesen-usFri, 19 Dec 2014 21:04:54 EDTFri, 19 Dec 2014 21:04:54 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssLocal reactions to increasing state sales taxhttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/content.detail/id/537107.htmlAfter prompting from Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to formulate a plan that would raise funding for road and bridge improvements, Thursday the Michigan House of Representatives and Michigan Senate approved a plan that will head to state voters in May.Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTFatal house fire in Ossineke ruled accidentalhttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/content.detail/id/537108.htmlOSSINEKE - A Michigan State Police investigation has concluded the fire that caused the death of a 63-year-old Ossineke man was accidental in origin. Special Sgt.Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTChristmas traditions vary with local familieshttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/content.detail/id/537109.htmlThe most wonderful time of the year is reaffirmed in spirit and joy through the varied Christmas traditions that local families call their own.Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTRC judge denies motion to suppress evidencehttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/content.detail/id/537110.htmlROGERS CITY - A judge has denied a motion to suppress evidence from interviews between police and a man charged in the death of an infant.Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTCounty, HHS agree to 2 year contracthttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/content.detail/id/537111.htmlALPENA - Last year the Huron Humane Society signed a one-year contract with Alpena County to provide animal control services. On Wednesday the finance committee voted to recommend to the full board that it renew the deal and add a year to it.Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDT