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Appeals court: Pandemic delay no excuse in Alpena appeal

ALPENA — A man who drove to Alpena to sell drugs and then pointed a gun at a buyer can’t blame COVID-19 to get his conviction overturned, the Michigan Court of Appeals said last week. John Gaddy, sentenced in February 2021 to more than two years in prison on a charge of assault with a ...

Pollution response drill being held near Rogers City

ALPENA — Rogers City will be the site of a pollution response training exercise in northern Lake Huron in Rogers City today, designed to simulate a chemical spill in the great lake. The U.S. Coast Guard and local, state and tribal government and industry partners are teaming up for the ...

Road project begins in Alcona County

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced in a press release Monday the Michigan Department of Transportation will invest $506,000 to seal cracks and chip seal seven miles of M-72 from east of Crooked Lake Road to M-65, and M-65 to O’Donnell Road in Alcona County. Based on economic modeling, this ...

Herron Road work begins today

The Alpena County Road Commission announced Monday that work will begin Tuesday, weather permitting, on the Herron Road Reconstruction Project. The project is located on Herron Road, from one mile north of M-32 to 500’ south of Little Road. The project will consist of earthwork, new ...