Gas cap smells like breakfast food, leads to arrest

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ALPENA ― A sticky substance that smelled like maple syrup led police to arrest Ossineke man Jeremy Fischer, 42, for malicious destruction of property, police reported today. Troopers from the Michigan State Police-Alpena Post responded when a woman reported an argument with Fischer in the ...

Man captured by Alpena-area police guilty of child sexual assault

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ALPENA ― A man captured by the Huron Undercover Narcotics Team after he fled from the Tawas area in a kayak was last week found guilty of sexually assaulting a child. An Iosco County jury found Brandon Mauk guilty of 13 counts of abusing the child between 2019 and 2021, beginning around the ...

Students injured in bus-related crash

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ALPENA ― A crash sent three children to the hospital as a precaution when a vehicle hit a school bus shortly before 7 a.m. today in Alpena Township. The 63-year-old driver of a 2014 Ford passenger vehicle was partially blinded by the sun and was rubbing his eye when he rear-ended the bus, ...