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POLICE BLOTTER

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Recent actions by law enforcement agencies in Northeast Michigan. This has been only lightly edited: MONTMORENCY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT Total: 111 Alarms: 5 Animal Control: 3 Traffic Arrests: 1 OWI Arrests: 0 Drug Arrests: 0 Warrant Arrests: 3 Complaint Arrest: ...

The great debate

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ALPENA — What makes the perfect Christmas tree is in the eyes of the beholder. Some people believe the natural beauty and scent of a real fir tree is a must during the holiday season, while others prefer the simplicity and longevity artificial trees offer. There are many different ...

Caught on camera

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ALPENA — Michigan State Police troopers just had a lesson in time travel. New, top-of-the-line, windshield-mounted video cameras are being installed in MSP-Alpena Post squad cars this week. At a training session on Monday, police officers learned that, among other features, the new ...

Residents escape vehicle fire

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News photo by Crystal Nelson Firefighters with the Maple Ridge Fire Department and Alpena Township Fire Department respond to a vehicle fire that broke out at 5020 Long Rapids Road on Monday afternoon. The vehicle’s occupants were inside the vehicle when the fire started but were uninjured ...

Delivering good cheer

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Courtesy Photo Volunteers with the Alcona County and Iosco County offices of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Oscoda Police Department, and their families unload presents as part of Operation Good Cheer, coordinated by the Child and Family Services of Michigan, on ...

PI schools to add mental health workers

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ROGERS CITY — The 10 school districts in the Cheboygan-Otsego-Presque Isle Educational Service District will provide students more mental health services through a grant the ESD received this summer. Jamie Huber, the ESD superintendent, told the Rogers City Area Schools Board of ...

Police seek no-good Samaritan

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A woman caught on camera tampering with someone else’s wallet is being sought by the Michigan State Police. The public is asked to help identify a woman recorded on security footage at the Alpena Walmart finding a wallet left in a shopping cart, taking it into a restroom for five ...

DNR to sell 200 acres in Alpena County

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ALPENA —Two parcels in Alpena County are on the list of public land the Michigan Department of Natural Resources intends to auction off starting today. The two parcels of property in Alpena County are located south of the intersection of Bloom and Tumbull Mill roads, west of Grass Lake. ...

Man dies in ATV crash

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A Mount Morris resident was killed Friday when the side-by-side all-terrain vehicle he was driving slid into a ditch on Cousineau Road in Green Township in Alpena County. William Lafeldt Jr. was ejected and the vehicle rolled on top of him. A passenger was not injured and went for help ...

POLICE BLOTTER

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Recent actions by law enforcement agencies in Northeast Michigan. This has been only lightly edited. ALCONA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE For the week of Dec. 2-8 103 complaints were handled resulting in the following: Car/Deer: 12 Traffic/Traffic Stop: 21 Mental: 1 Medical: ...

Alpena remembers Pearl Harbor

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ALPENA — A day that will live in infamy. That is how President Franklin D. Roosevelt described the day of Dec. 7, 1941 after a surprise air attack on Peal Harbor, which lead to the death of more than 2,000 American serviceman and the sinking of four Navy battleships. On Saturday in ...

Kids, cops team up for Christmas shopping

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ALPENA — Kids and cops teamed up to tackle some much anticipated Christmas shopping on Saturday at Walmart. The event was part of the Alpena Police Department’s 16th annual “Shop with a Cop,” where police from several law enforcement agencies help a small group of children pick out ...

Danger in the mail

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ALPENA — A bill by state Rep. Sue Allor, R-Wolverine, addresses the emergence of an unregulated class of drugs that endangers northern Michigan lives Etizolam, a prescription medication in some overseas countries, is one of a class of drugs regularly purchased and sold in local counties, ...

A Sunday Christmas cantata

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News Photo by Julie Riddle One of many churches around Northeast Michigan offering a Christmas gift to the community during the weeks of December, a mixed choir of church and community members presented a Christmas cantata Sunday afternoon at Peace Lutheran Church in Rogers City, mixing music ...

New city manager excited for work on Monday

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ALPENA — The new city manager in Alpena will begin settling into her new role on Monday, when she will start to work side-by-side with outgoing City Manager Greg Sundin for the next several weeks before taking over his position on her own. Rachel Smolinski was hired by the Alpena Municipal ...

A misheard Christmas carol

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My Christmas story is not a family tradition, but it certainly is such a wonderful memory in our family. My son Craig came home from kindergarten one day and said that they had learned a new song. It was a Christmas song from Germany. He began to sing, “Oh, Tom and Bob, oh, Tom and ...

Giving Tuesday nets $217K

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ALPENA — Giving Tuesday was a huge success in Northeast Michigan, as more than $217,000 in donations were collected by the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan and will be distributed to 60 nonprofit organizations. The nonprofit receiving the most donations was the volunteer group ...

Alpena man to travel the globe on bicycle

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ALPENA —An Alpena man is set to circumnavigate the world on his bicycle. Bill Saint-Onge arrived in California on Wednesday and is set to begin the first leg of his journey on Dec. 13. Saint-Onge will spend the next 14-months peddling his bike across the globe. He says he’ll travel ...