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Jury deliberating in armed confrontation trial

The jury began deliberating Friday night in the trial of a Petersburg man who had an armed confrontation with local police last fall. The state alleges that 30-year-old Jace Cunningham fired his assault rifle and threatened to shoot officers when he encountered them at a roadblock on Frederick Point Road. Matt Lichtenstein filed this report Wednesday, after the first day of the trial.

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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