There are multiple good sources for local news now. Here are a few of them.
Jimmy D. has semi-retired and he has handed over the news updates to Justin & Lucky. They have made a huge improvement in this website. Of course two guys being paid to post the local news can do a better job than I can when I am only in AC 60% of the time. See Harry The Horse
This news blog has lots of local information: AC Live Beware, much of the news is aimed at the adult mongering audience.
This site has been around for a long time. It will give you a taste of the news, but it is usually restricted to 1-2 sentences about each news item: Balibago.org
Here is a quick link to many of the on-line versions of national and local newspapers