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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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Manager: Police to move into muni building next month

Renovation continues at Petersburg's Municipal Building Jan. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/ CoastAlaska News)
Petersburg police will be the first department to move into new quarters in the Municipal Building. Other borough departments will follow. more

Pertussis, aka whooping cough, in Petersburg

compressed Pertussis cases by age AK 2011-2015
School and public-health officials are warning Petersburg residents about pertussis, also known as whooping cough. more