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Man in custody after armed standoff in Petersburg

A Petersburg man is in custody and facing multiple felony assault charges after an armed standoff with local police late last week. Police allege 30-year-old Jace Cunningham fired shots at them from an assault rifle and tried to flee when they met him on Frederick Point Road Thursday evening. Matt Lichtenstein reports:

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Winner tops 50 pounds in Petersburg salmon derby

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A 50.9-pound king was the winner in Petersburg’s 34th annual salmon derby over the weekend. Scott Stafford had the largest salmon for the four day event and wins first prize of seven thousand dollars. more

Logging restrictions in place for dry weather on Tongass

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Officials on the Tongass National Forest are restricting logging activities because of the hot, dry weather and some lightning strikes in the region. The forest has been placed on “Hoot Owl” restrictions, effective Friday, May 22nd. That means some logging work cannot take place during the afternoon and evening. The limitations are in place for the Craig and Thorne Bay districts on Prince of Wales Island along with the Wrangell ranger district. more