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LINCOLN – A house fire that led to the death of a 70-year-old Lincoln man is under investigation by the Michigan State Police Fire Investigative Unit, according to the Alcona County Sheriff’s Office.

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HARRISVILLE – On Sept.  22 at approximately 11:44 p.m. Trooper Jacob Strong from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Alpena was just getting ready to end his shift when he heard the call of a residential fire on E Swede Rd in Caledonia Township. 

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TWINING – Douglas Melrose, 57, Twining, was arraigned in the 81st District Court of Arenac County on Aug. 30, for allegedly making a terrorist threat. The felony offense is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

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GLADWIN – The Michigan State Police (MSP) Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force has announced the arrest of Austin Lucas Bennett, 25, Gladwin, for possession of child sexually abusive material (CSAM) and using a computer to commit a crime.

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EAST TAWAS – The East Tawas Police Department (ETPD) and East Tawas Fire Department – at approximately 11:40 a.m. on Aug. 9 – were dispatched to a multi-vehicle crash on US-23, near Tawas Beach Road.

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HARRISVILLE – A press release was recently issued by the Alcona County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO), advising that they have seen an increase in phone scams over the past couple weeks. They note that these calls are often targeted at senior citizens, but can also be used to victimize all citizens…

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WEST BRANCH – Those from the Michigan State Police (MSP) West Branch Post officially began operating from their new location, at 2021 Fox Run, on July 12. The former post, situated at 496 E. Houghton Ave. in West Branch, will be vacated by the MSP.

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OSCODA – The Oscoda Township Police Department (OTPD) is continuing to investigate the death of Joseph Theodore Sand, 82, Davison, after his vehicle was found submerged in the AuSable River on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 13. 

LANSING – One of the men charged with creating fictitious documents while contracted to service breath alcohol testing instruments used by law enforcement appeared in circuit court for the first time Thursday.