Petersburg police arrest escaped inmate Petersburg police arrest escaped inmate

Petersburg police arrest escaped inmate

22-year-old Jacob Sturgeon. Photo courtesy Petersburg PDPetersburg Police have apprehended an inmate who escaped from the Petersburg jail this morning. Police Chief Kelly Swihart said officers arrested 22-year-old Jacob Sturgeon of Petersburg just before 4 o’clock this afternoon in a shed behind a home on Lumber Street near downtown Petersburg. Swihart said Sturgeon was on the second floor of that … more

Common sense can help keep unwanted animals out of traps Common sense can help keep unwanted animals out of traps

Common sense can help keep unwanted animals out of traps

This eagle was found stuck in a trap along Cabin Creek road. The bird was released with the help from ADF&G. Photo courtesy of Jordan WienerTrapping is an Alaskan tradition. But occasionally, an unintended animal gets caught and can cause controversy. Last year in Juneau a hiker was taken to court after releasing an eagle from a trap. An eagle and a dog were caught near Petersburg this y … more

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Search on for escaped inmate in Petersburg

Petersburg police are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Petersburg jail Friday morning. Police reported the escape of 22-year-old Jacob Sturgeon of Petersburg just before 11 o’clock Friday morning. He reportedly removed his shirt and shoes while running past the borough’s public works shop on South Second Street. Sturgeon was described as 5 foot nine inches, 180 pounds with brown hai … more

Petersburg schools have money to spend on capital project needs Petersburg schools have money to spend on capital project needs

Petersburg schools have money to spend on capital project needs

The Petersburg School district is dealing with more money than it anticipated going into this year and will be using some of the money to take care of capital project needs around the campus. The school board Tuesday approved a revised budget and also OK’d the purchase of new software for the district’s finance office. http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/17SCHBDG … more

Small commercial fishing boats need life rafts this month Small commercial fishing boats need life rafts this month

Small commercial fishing boats need life rafts this month

Fishermen in Southeast Alaska are learning about new safety requirements for life rafts that take effect later this month. The changes are included in past Coast Guard re-authorization bills and will mean smaller fishing boats will have to have a life raft to go three miles offshore. http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/11RAFTSweb.mp3 Coast Guard commercial fishing ves … more

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Enter for your chance to win two non-restricted round trip tickets from Alaska Airlines to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies, including Mexico and Hawaii. Tickets available at KFSK and Rexall Drug Store. Credit cards accepted at KFSK. more
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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

FAA break-up bill clears U.S. House committee; organizations call for ban of heavy fuel oil in Arctic waters; KPC graduate takes first job with BlueCrest; Anchorage, Willow will host Iditarod starts despite low snow; Sass first to leave Dawson in Yukon Quest; humane society addresses uproar over Coco’s last day; AK: Leveraging your leopard: the biz behind Alaska's only zoo; 49 Voices: Laurie Fernandes of Anchorage. Download Audio More

FAA break-up bill clears U.S. House committee

A bill to privatize the nation’s air traffic controllers cleared the Transportation Committee in the U.S. House last night. Rep. Don Young says he amended it to protect Essential Air Service and Alaska's air taxis. Download Audio More

Solutions sought for lack of detox beds in South central Alaska

The director of the Ernie Turner Center says they need more beds to help people detox. AFACT is hosting a community meeting to discuss solutions. More

Organizations call for ban of heavy fuel oil in Arctic waters

A group of non-governmental organizations recently sent a letter to the state department calling for a ban on heavy fuel oil, or HFO, in Arctic waters. HFO is tough to cleanup, but the widespread use of HFO throughout the Arctic makes the ban an especially hard sell. Download Audio More

Petersburg inmate caught by police

Petersburg Police have apprehended an inmate who escaped from the Petersburg jail Friday morning. Police chief Kelly Swihart says officers arrested 22-year-old Jacob Sturgeon of Petersburg just before 4 p.m. on Friday in a shed behind a home on Lumber Street near downtown Petersburg. More

National News

Fact-Check: Could The Next President Bring Back Waterboarding?

Ted Cruz said he doesn't consider waterboarding torture, and Donald Trump said he would bring back "worse" methods. We break down whether that would be an option under the law. More

Dinner With A Side Of I Do's: For Restaurants, Proposals Are Good Business

Marriage proposals are pretty routine at America's high-end restaurants. They can lift the mood in the entire dining room, boost tips and create lifelong customers. Unless the answer is "no," that is. More

Puzzling Proverbs: So Why Did The Goat Go Home After It Broke A Leg?

Ghana is a land of many sayings, often starring an animal. Only the meaning is not always clear. We turned to our correspondent on the ground for answers. More

#NPRreads: 4 Eye-Opening Stories To Read This Weekend

A medical mystery that started in Brazil. Nairobi's bustling food scene. Women and guns. And the man behind a new literary movement. More

Selling The Health Benefits Of Denver's Tap Water — After Flint

Though Denver's water supply is clean, health officials in Colorado are battling the stigma tap water acquired after the contamination in Flint, Mich. A Latino community group has stepped in to help. More

Local News

Petersburg police arrest escaped inmate

22-year-old Jacob Sturgeon. Photo courtesy Petersburg PD

Police arrested 22-year-old Jacob Sturgeon this afternoon at about 4 p.m. in a shed behind a home on Lumber Street. more
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Common sense can help keep unwanted animals out of traps

This eagle was found stuck in a trap along Cabin Creek road. The bird was released with the help from ADF&G. Photo courtesy of Jordan Wiener

Local trappers and dog walkers weigh in on the traditional yet sometimes controversial hunting practice. more
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Search on for escaped inmate in Petersburg

Photo courtesy of the Petersburg Police Department

Petersburg police are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Petersburg jail Friday morning. Police reported the escape of 22-year-old Jacob Sturgeon of Petersburg just before 11 o’clock Friday morning. He reportedly removed his shirt and shoes while running past the borough’s public works shop on South Second Street. Sturgeon was described as 5 foot nine inches, 180 pounds with brown hair. more
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Petersburg schools have money to spend on capital project needs

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The Petersburg School district is dealing with more money than it anticipated going into this year and will be using some of the money to take care of capital project needs around the campus. The school board Tuesday approved a revised budget and also OK’d the purchase of new software for the district’s finance office. more
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Small commercial fishing boats need life rafts this month

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Fishermen in Southeast Alaska are learning about new safety requirements for life rafts that take effect later this month. The changes are included in past Coast Guard re-authorization bills and will mean smaller fishing boats will have to have a life raft to go three miles offshore. more
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Planning commission speaks against federal logging plan

Trees on Mitkof Island in the Tongass National Forest. Photo/Angela Denning

Petersburg’s Planning and Zoning commissioners disagreed with the plan’s focus to move from old growth to young growth harvest. more
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Southeast News

SEAPA’s Swan Lake expansion on track for completion this fall

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The Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA) is on track to complete an expansion of its hydro storage capacity by October 2016.

Service interruptions as GCI repairs cable

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Due to repair work on a fiber cable, GCI announced there will be service interruptions in Sitka and Angoon for 72+ hours, beginning on Sunday (2/14/16).

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Assembly to discuss new tobacco tax proposal

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The hotly debated tobacco tax has been resurrected, and will be discussed during Tuesday’s Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meeting.