Alpena Newshttp://www.thealpenanews.comTop Headlinesen-usFri, 19 Dec 2014 21:04:54 EDTFri, 19 Dec 2014 21:04:54 EDT reactions to increasing state sales tax 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 accidental - 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 families 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 evidence 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 contract - 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