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Alleged threats prompt lockdown in Petersburg

Police this (Tuesday) morning apprehended a Petersburg man whose alleged threats prompted an hour-long lockdown of the school campus, election polls, and hospital. Authorities did not think the suspect was targeting anyone in particular, but local officials initiated the lockdown as a precaution. Matt Lichtenstein reports:

A police SUV parked in front of Petersburg High School

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Court battle continues, two years after Petersburg home demolished

Homeowners Karen Ellingstad and Fred Triem took down the home at 1011 Wrangell Avenue in 2014.
The legal battle continues over a demolished home on Wrangell Avenue in Petersburg. The structure was taken down in 2014 after the borough declared it a dangerous home. The owners of the home are appealing last year’s court ruling in favor of the Petersburg borough and have filed another suit challenging borough staff visits to the property in preparation for demolition. more