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King, Kieliszewski case heads to court

An off-the-record, pretrial hearing took place between the attorneys for Alpena County Sheriff Steve Kieliszewski and former undersheriff Terry King. The conference call on routine matters took place with Judge George Mertz of the 46th Circuit Court, who will reside over the civil suit. Judge ...

BIZ BRIEFS

Hundreds of kids tour area manufacturers Dozens of students from across northern Michigan toured area manufacturers throughout October as part of the Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium’s celebration of Manufacturing Day, Michigan Works! said in a news release. In total, 535 kids from 23 ...

170 cold-weather records could fall next week across US

Some 170 cold-weather records could fall across the U.S. next week as two surges of arctic air push across the Plains and into the Great Lakes states, meteorologists say. The push could make for record-cold high temperatures in communities across much of the country from Monday through ...

Eight-pointer becomes youth’s first deer

Courtesy Photo Josh Hahn is seen with his first deer in this photo provided by Tricia Hahn. The eight-point buck was taken on Sept. 14 during the youth hunt.

First buck claimed

Courtesy Photo Sydney Hitzelberger is seen in this provided photo with her first buck, a six-pointer, taken on the evening of Nov. 2 while hunting with her dad.

Adrian gets an eight-pointer

Courtesy Photo Andy Adrian poses with his eight-point buck shot in the Lachine area on Nov. 2 in this provided photo.

Huron-Manistee National Forests waive fees for Veterans Day

The U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at most day-use recreation sites in the Huron-Manistee National Forests on Monday, in observance of Veterans Day, the agency said in a news release. Among the free activities offered to hikers, anglers, and other outdoor enthusiasts is the Nurnberg ...

Electrical short likely caused ReStore fire

ALPENA — Sunday’s fire that claimed the Habitat for Humanity ReStore was likely caused by an electrical short near the store’s rear entrance, according to Capt. Andy Marceau, community risk reduction officer with the Alpena Fire Department. Investigation by the Michigan State Police ...

What the kids want

ALPENA — An ice rink, a basketball court,a dodgeball pit, and a sports dome. Those are just some of the projects Thunder Bay Junior High School eighth-graders proposed on Thursday to Alpena Mayor Matt Waligora, city Planning and Development Director Adam Poll, and Jim Klarich, director ...

Hospital keeps a C grade in safety scorecard

ALPENA — MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena maintained its C average from earlier this year, according to semiannual hospital grades released Thursday by the nonprofit group Leapfrog. The group uses various statistics about patient safety and health outcomes and hospital policies and ...

Rogers City airport seeks survival

ROGERS CITY — Presque Isle County officials do not want to see the Rogers City Airport go the way of the Leo E. Goetz Airport in Onaway, which recently shuttered and was given to the Presque Isle Electric and Gas Co-op. That’s why Rogers City Airport Manager Al Stiller is taking a ...

Justice joe: Residents share a cup of coffee with cops

ALPENA — A mocha caramel latte and a conversation with a cop can make a nice start to a day. As they do twice a year, uniformed officers representing several local law enforcement agencies lingered around a coffee counter early Thursday morning, chatting with locals and bridging ...

POLICE BLOTTER

Recent actions by law enforcement agencies in Northeast Michigan. This has been only lightly edited. PRESQUE ISLE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE For the period of Nov. 1-5 Deputies made 612 traffic stops, issuing 6 warnings and 6 citations. They received 44 complaints Police runs: ...

ReStore fire investigation underway

ALPENA — While no overt signs of foul play were found Wednesday during an inspection at the site of Sunday’s fire that destroyed the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Alpena, an official determination of the fire’s cause has not yet been released, according to Capt. Andy Marceu of the ...

Electrical short likely cause of ReStore fire

ALPENA — Sunday's fire that claimed the Habitat for Humanity ReStore was likely caused by an electrical short near the store's rear entrance, according to the Alpena Fire Department. Investigation by the Michigan State Police and local fire investigators, including the use of an MSP drone, ...

City to reveal early park plans

ALPENA — The City of Alpena is taking the next step in crafting a master plan for Mich-e-ke-wis Park and officials are asking the public for its assistance in the process. On Wednesday, the city will host a special public input session where officials will reveal a series of preliminary ...

‘We have to jump in and do it ourselves’

ROGERS CITY — Rogers City will need buy-in from the community if it’s going to continue to flourish, Mayor Scott McLennan told residents on Wednesday. Joe Borgstrom, a consultant with the East Lansing-based firm Place and Main, on Wednesday told residents as well as city and Presque ...

Staff serves at Sanborn Elementary

News Photo by Julie Goldberg Alpena Public Schools Board of Education members and district employees serve food to Sanborn Elementary School students and families at the school’s Family Fall Harvest Luncheon on Wednesday. Principal Pauline Burnham said the event was a time for families to ...

POLICE BLOTTER

Recent actions by law enforcement agencies in Northeast Michigan. This has been only lightly edited. ALCONA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE For the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3 118 complaints were handled resulting in the following: Car/Deer: 11 Traffic/Traffic Stop: 25 Animal Neglect: ...