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Police chief to retire, borough to hire recruiting firm

Petersburg’s Police Chief is retiring at the end of May. Jim Agner and his wife Heidi, a police sergeant, just put in their notice. They make up about a quarter of the department. The Assembly this week gave the borough manager the ‘OK’ to hire a recruiting firm to find a replacement for the chief.

Police Chief Jim Agner, KFSK File

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The Rev. Thomas Weise, who serves Catholic churches in Petersburg and Wrangell, celebrates communion during an Easter Vigil. (Photo courtesy Diocese of Juneau)
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Appeals court upholds Petersburg murder conviction again

The Alaska Court of Appeals has upheld an 85-year-sentence for a Petersburg man convicted of murder. The case involved the stabbing death of another man in 2005 on Sing Lee Alley in downtown Petersburg. 43-year-old Anthony Haube was convicted of the crime in 2007 and later filed a civil challenge. more