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Updated 08/24/16

WED 22AUG16

THE ALABASTER BIKE PATH AND ARBORETUM DEDICATION AND RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY WILL BE HELD TOMORROW AT 1:30PM IN THE DYER ROAD PARKING AREA OFF U.S. 23 IN ALABASTER. THE ALABASTER BIKE PATH AND ARBORETUM WINDS ITS WAY FROM THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF TAWAS CITY THROUGH WOODED AREAS AND ALONG THE LAKE HURON SHORES. IT FEATURES A STATE OF THE ART WOODEN GUARD RAIL THAT KEEPS USERS SAFE FROM ROAD TRAFFIC. THE ALABASTER PATHWAY CONNECTS TO THE TAWAS BAY PATHWAY WHICH RUNS THROUGH THE ENTIRE TAWAS BAY AREA AND OUT TO TAWAS POINT STATE PARK.ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

THE ADVOCACY GROUP, COMMON VOICES, WILL BE AT GLOBE FIRE SPRINKLER IN STANDISH THIS MORNING AT 10:30AM. COMMON VOICES, AN ORGANIZATION ASSOCIATED WITH THE NATIONAL FIRE SPRINKLER ASSOCIATION BASED IN TENNESSEE, ARE A GROUP COMPRISED OF EITHER FIRE SURVIVORS OR HAVE LOVED ONES THAT LOST THEIR LIVES IN A FIRE. THEY TRAVEL THE COUNTRY GIVING PRESENTATIONS AND DOING FIRE DEMONSTRATIONS PROMOTING FIRE SAFETY AND THE IMPORTANCE OF FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS. THEY WILL GIVE AN INDOOR PRESENTATION BEGINNING AT 10:30AM FOR APPROXIMATELY ONE HOUR. THEN THERE IS AN OUTDOOR PRESENTATION WHERE THEY WILL SHOW SIDE BY SIDE, FIRE IN A ROOM WITH AND WITHOUT FIRE SPRINKLERS. THE EVENT WILL BE HELD AT GLOBE FIRE SPRINKLER CORPORATION, 4077 AIRPARK DRIVE IN STANDISH AT 10:30AM AND THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO ATTEND.

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TUE 21AUG16

ALCONA COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION CREWS ARE APPLYING A THIN LAYER OF LIQUID ASPHALT SEALER ON F-30 EAST OF GLENNIE, FROM NORTH LAKE ROAD TO KIMBERLIN ROAD IN CURTIS TOWNSHIP BEGINNING TODAY AT 8:30AM. TRAFFIC WILL BE REDUCED TO ONE LAND AND MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO SEEK ALTERNATE ROUTES TO AVOID DELAYS WHILE CREWS COMPLETE THE APPROXIMATELY THREE MILE PROJECT. MOTORISTS DRIVING WITHIN THE WORK ZONE SHOULD BE CAREFUL TO FOLLOW THE PILOT VEHICLE TO PREVENT DRIVING IN THE NEWLY APPLIED MATERIAL. BOTH LANES ARE EXPECTED TO BE OPEN TO TRAFFIC BY EARLY THIS EVENING.

THE ADVOCACY GROUP, COMMON VOICES, WILL BE COMING TO GLOBE FIRE SPRINKLER IN STANDISH ON WEDNESDAY AT 10:30AM. COMMON VOICES IS AN ORGANIZATION ASSOCIATED WITH THE NATIONAL FIRE SPRINKLER ASSOCIATION BASED IN TENNESSEE. THEY ARE A GROUP COMPRISED OF EITHER FIRE SURVIVORS OR HAVE LOVED ONES THAT LOST THEIR LIVES IN A FIRE. THEY TRAVEL THE COUNTRY GIVING PRESENTATIONS AND DOING FIRE DEMONSTRATIONS PROMOTING FIRE SAFETY AND THE IMPORTANCE OF FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS. THEY WILL GIVE AN INDOOR PRESENTATION TOMORROW BEGINNING AT 10:30AM FOR APPROXIMATELY ONE HOUR. THEN THERE IS AN OUTDOOR PRESENTATION WHERE THEY WILL SHOW SIDE BY SIDE, FIRE IN A ROOM WITH AND WITHOUT FIRE SPRINKLERS. THE EVENT WILL BE HELD AT GLOBE FIRE SPRINKLER CORPORATION, 4077 AIRPARK DRIVE IN STANDISH TOMORROW AT 10:30AM AND THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO ATTEND.

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MON 20AUG16

THE TAWAS AREA SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL MEET TONIGHT. ON THE AGENDA, BOARD MEMBERS WILL GET A CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE, APPROVE A CONTRACT ADDENDUM, UPGRADE CORE SWITCHES AND BANDWIDTH, DESIGNATE A FEDERAL PROGRAMS DIRECTOR AND PURCHASE THIRD GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES TEXTBOOKS. THE BOARD WILL ALSO MEET IN EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR STUDENT HEARINGS ON A REQUEST TO RETURN TO SCHOOL. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD TONIGHT IN THE BOARDROOM AT THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE IN TAWAS CITY BEGINNING AT 7PM.

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FRI 19AUG16

ORV rider in Atlanta, Mich.THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES IS OFFERING A FREE RIDE WEEKEND. ACCORDING TO A PRESS RELEASE, ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, BOTH RESIDENTS AND NON-RESIDENTS CAN RIDE DESIGNATED TRAILS WITHOUT AN O.R.V. LICENSE. THE DNR SAYS ITS A GREAT WAY TO FIND THE VALUE IN PURCHASING AN O.R.V. LICENSE BECAUSE LICENSE FEES GO BACK TO MAINTAINING AND IMPROVING MICHIGAN'S O.R.V. TRAIL SYSTEMS. THE DNR REMINDS EVERYONE THAT DURING THIS WEEKEND O.R.V. RULES AND LAWS STILL DO APPLY.

THE HURON UNDERCOVER NARCOTICS TEAM, AFTER A TWO DAY INVESTIGATION, ON WEDNESDAY ALONG WITH TROOPERS FROM THE MICHIGAN STATE POLICE, ALPENA POST, CONDUCTED A TRAFFIC STOP AND ARRESTED A 28 YEAR OLD ALPENA MAN ON NUMEROUS FELONY CHARGES THAT INCLUDED POSSESSION AND DELIVERY OF METHAMPHETAMINE. ON THURSDAY HUNT DETECTIVES AND ALPENA POST TROOPERS ARRESTED A 39 YEAR OLD FLINT MAN AT A RESIDENCE IN ALPENA COUNTY ON CHARGES THAT INCLUDED DELIVERY OF METH. BOTH WERE LODGED IN THE ALPENA COUNTY JAIL WHILE THE ALPENA COUNTY PROSECUTOR REVIEWS THE CASE. DETECTIVES WERE ABLE TO SEIZE MULTIPLE GRAMS OF CRYSTAL METH AND MONEY ASSOCIATED DIRECTLY WITH ITS SALE. ADDITIONAL CHARGES AND ARRESTS ARE EXPECTED AS A RESULT OF THIS INVESTIGATION.

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THU 18AUG16

Police are investigating an armed robbery in northern Bay County, involving masked men brandishing firearms and stealing marijuana. According to M-Live, Just before 1 a.m. Wednesday, Bay County sheriff's deputies responded to a residence in the 100 block of West Edwin Street in Linwood for a robbery complaint Bay County Under-sheriff Troy Cunningham reports that The robbers, brandishing firearms, forced there way into the home claiming to be narcotics officers then left the house after stealing an undisclosed amount of cash and marijuana in a burgundy Buick Rendezvous. Anyone with further information is asked to call the Bay county Sheriff’s Office at 895-4050.

A Public Health Advisory has been lifted after an estimated 17,000 gallons of sewage spilled into the AuSable River Saturday morning. According to Up north Live, District Health Department #10 lifted the advisory Wednesday afternoon. Residents and visitors were asked to avoid the AuSable river beginning at 100 Maple Street in the City of Grayling extending one mile downstream into Crawford County. Water sample test results were from the sampling conducted on Tuesday which indicated acceptable levels of E. coli bacteria in that section of the AuSable river. Further information and individual water sampling results can be accessed by calling the Health Department at 231-309-8945.

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WED 17AUG16

A Public Health Advisory is in effect for part of the AuSable River an estimated 17,000 gallons of sewage spilled into the river. According to Up north Live, The District Health Department #10 reports that residents and visitors should be advised of unusually high levels of E. coli bacteria in the AuSable river beginning at 100 Maple Street in the City of Grayling extending one mile downstream into Crawford County. Health Department Officials say Confirmation samples have been collected and the results will be posted soon. At that time, the Public Health Advisory condition will be either lifted or the river will be closed to activities related to contact with the water. 

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TUE 16AUG16

THE ALCONA COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION REPORTS THAT DUE TO A CULVERT REPLACEMENT, POOR FARM ROAD IS CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC BETWEEN QUICK ROAD AND RITCHIE ROAD. WORK IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED AND THE ROAD OPENED AGAIN TO TRAFFIC BY FIVE O’CLOCK THIS AFTERNOON. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL THE ROAD COMMISSION AT 736-8168.

 


A sewage overflow is now contained after officials say an estimated 80,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into the AuSable River. According to Up North Live, The sewage overflow happened around 8:30am Saturday near Penrod's Canoe Livery, in Grayling. The Department of Public Works says the City of Grayling experienced a sanitary sewer overflow at the main lift station Saturday morning. The Department of Public works advises that contact with the water be avoided within a half mile downstream of the overflow. Sampling will be done today with results to be released with in 24 hours. The local Health Department and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality have been notified.

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MON 15AUG16

A sewage overflow is now contained after officials say an estimated 80,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into the AuSable River. According to Up North Live, The sewage overflow happened around 8:30am Saturday near Penrod's Canoe Livery, in Grayling. The Department of Public Works says the City of Grayling experienced a sanitary sewer overflow at the main lift station Saturday morning. The Department of Public works advises that contact with the water be avoided within a half mile downstream of the overflow. Sampling will be done today with results to be released with in 24 hours. The local Health Department and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality have been notified.

A U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE ASSESSMENT CREW WILL CONDUCT WORK ON THE AUSABLE RIVER IN IOSCO COUNTY THIS WEEK TO DETERMINE THE DISTRIBUTION OF LAMPREYS AND TO ESTIMATE THEIR ABUNDANCE NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE AUSABLE RIVER. THE INFORMATION GATHERED WILL BE USED TO DETERMINE THE NEED FOR SEA LAMPREY CONTROL. THE AVERAGE SEA LAMPREY WILL DESTROY UP TO FORTY POUNDS OF FISH DURING ITS PARASITIC PHASE. THE SEA LAMPREY CONTROL PROGRAM IS FORMULATED AND IMPLEMENTED BY THE GREAT LAKES FISHERY COMMISSION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL 800-472-9212. 

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FRI 12AUG16

THE ALCONA COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION REPORTS THAT DUE TO A CULVERT REPLACEMENT, POOR FARM ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC BETWEEN QUICK ROAD AND RITCHIE ROAD BEGINNING AT 7AM MONDAY, AUGUST 15TH. WORK IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED AND THE ROAD OPENED AGAIN TO TRAFFIC BY 5PM TUESDAY, AUGUST 16TH. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL THE ROAD COMMISSION AT 736-8168.

 


A man has been arraigned on a first degree murder charge after a body was found in Presque Isle County. According to Up North Live, Brenton Walker, 55, was charged Thursday morning in Rogers City
on one count of first degree murder, felony possession of firearm and two counts of felony firearm IN THE DEATH OF HEATHER YOUNG. Michigan State Police say they found the body believed to be the missing woman, Heather Young, Tuesday afternoon in the Millersburg area. Young was last seen early Saturday, July 30th in Onaway. An autopsy was being performed in Grand Rapids to determine the cause of death. 


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THU 11AUG16

Two people were taken to the hospital for injuries suffered when the small aircraft they were in crashed into a ditch. According to M-Live, The Sanilac County Sheriff's Office and Sandusky police were dispatched about 10:30am Wednesday, to the Sandusky Airport. According to the sheriff's office, The pilot, a 65-year-old man, and passenger, a 61-year-old man, both from Metamora, were flying in from Lapeer at about 7:30am. the airplane touched down without a problem and after traveling a short distance, an unknown issue caused it to veer off the runway into a large drainage ditch. The pilot and passenger were able to get themselves out of the aircraft and were located in the airport terminal. They were taken to McKenzie Hospital in Sandusky for treatment of their injuries. The Federal Aviation Administration was contacted and will be conducting an investigation in conjunction with the sheriff's office. The names of the occupants of the airplane are being withheld pending an investigation.

Michigan State Police report that the body of a 42-year-old missing woman has been found and one person has been arrested. According to a press release, Heather Young's body was found Tuesday afternoon in the area of Millersburg. Young was last seen early Saturday, July 30th in Onaway. Her  white GMC Jimmy was found in Onaway on August 3rd. Young is originally from the Marshall area but was staying in Onaway for several weeks. During the investigation, troopers say certain factors started to focus on one person. On Tuesday, troopers from the Alpena Post, 7th District Home Town Security Team, the 7th District Fugitive Team and detectives from the Alpena, Gaylord and 7th District along with the Presque Isle Sheriff's Office searched a home in Millersburg on Rainy Lake Road. During a press conference on Wednesday, State Police said the suspect is a 55-year-old man currently behind bars at the Presque Isle Jail. The name of the suspect will not be released until he has been arraigned. The suspect is facing charges of first degree murder, felony possession of a firearm, and two counts of felony firearm.

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Wednesday August 24th, 2016

LeBron James helps local entrepreneurs realize their dreams in new series 'Cleveland Hustles' on CNBC

Season premiere for new primetime series which sees NBA superstar/Executive Producer LeBron James and his longtime friend and business partner Maverick Carter give four up and coming local entrepreneurs the chance to realize their own dreams while also helping to revitalize a neighborhood in Cleveland. They have enlisted the help of host B. Bonin Bough and four successful local business leaders to give the fledgling entrepreneurs financial backing, expert guidance, and a storefront to launch their enterprise 

Air Guitar World Championships 

5th anniversary of Steve Jobs resigning as Apple CEO

Tim Cook succeeded him. Jobs took up the role of chairman but died six weeks later on Oct 5th 2011. He was 56.  He is credited with reviving the company's fortunes since he returned as CEO in 1997 after leaving in 1985, with the company prospering with products such as the Mac, iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Jobs took a medical leave of absence in 2011 having previously battled pancreatic cancer and undergoing a liver transplant in 2009 

 

Thursday August 25th, 2016

 

Secrets to Stress-Free Flying-A cover story for Consumer Reports October issue--tips on scoring the lowest fares, how to save on baggage fees, nab a comfy seat, and more

Forbes Highest-Paid Actors list published

Headed in 2015 by Robert Downey Jr, with Jackie Chan and Vin Diesel in second and third place respectively 

100th anniversary of the National Park Service

Free admission at all NPS sites today 

Monty Hall celebrates 95th birthday

Best known as host of the television game show 'Let's Make a Deal'. Hall has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars in California and was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame. Hall is one of only three game show hosts on both Hollywood's and Canada's Walks of Fame

 

Friday August 26th, 2016

 

Romantic drama based on Barack and Michelle Obama's first date released in theaters

'Southside with You', romantic drama written and directed by Richard Tanne based on the President of the United States Barrack Obama's first date with his wife-to-be and future First Lady Michelle Obama during the summer of 1989 in Chicago. Starring Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter 

National Dog Day-Celebrating all dogs around the world annually 

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