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Active Alpena-area COVID-19 infections as bad as May surge

ALPENA -- Since public health officials reported the first Northeast Michigan infection on April 6, 2020, The News has kept tabs on the virus’ spread in the region. Hover over the interactive graphics below to see the data. If you’re viewing on a mobile device, turn your device ...

Alpena County Youth and Rec gives $500K in grants

ALPENA — The Alpena County Youth and Recreation Committee has approved $500,623 in grants for 33 programs around the region. Committee members considered $769,545 in requests, meaning the committee did not recommend funding all of the requests in full. The Alpena County Board of ...

Experienced ACC cross country team poised for success

ALPENA — Continued growth and success is what the Alpena Community College cross country team has its sights set on this season. Entering his ninth year as head coach, Mark Jacobs has built a juggernaut of a program, developing student-athletes on the field and of course, inside the ...

WITH VIDEO: Alpena walk raises suicide awareness

ALPENA — Nearly 200 people participated in the Alpena Suicide Prevention Walk on Saturday in downtown Alpena. The second annual walk organized by the Alpena Suicide Prevention Team, raised awareness of suicide and raised funds for programs meant to help prevent suicide. Check out the video ...

ICYMI: The News’ entire coverage of Winfield case

ALPENA -- A jury on Thursday found former Alpena Public Schools teacher Heather Winfield not guilty on most charges related to accusations she sexually assaulted a former student, finding her guilty on one count of accosting a child for immoral purposes. She faces up to four years in prison ...