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Ketchikan approves background checks for volunteer chaperones

Ketchikan approves background checks for volunteer chaperonesThe Ketchikan School Board Wednesday night approved required background checks for volunteer chaperones on overnight school-sponsored trips.

Why a proposed ordinance could cripple some secondhand stores

Why a proposed ordinance could cripple some secondhand storesA proposed Juneau ordinance would make it easier to recover stolen goods, but some store owners say it's too broad and could cripple their business.

Federal agents blow up explosives at Petersburg’s rock pit

Federal agents blow up explosives at Petersburg’s rock pitFederal agents destroyed over 50 pounds of an explosive in Petersburg’s rock pit behind the community’s airport Wednesday afternoon.

Hearing held to address Alaska inmate deaths

Hearing held to address Alaska inmate deathsA legislative hearing to address a recent string of Alaska inmate deaths has prompted a call for legislation to establish a third-party independent review of such deaths.

Juneau police still looking for witnesses to racial outburst at Celebration

Juneau police still looking for witnesses to racial outburst at CelebrationLt. Kris Sell hopes witnesses who haven’t yet talked to the police will come forward.

Troopers launch anti-aggressive driving campaign

Troopers launch anti-aggressive driving campaignAlaska State Troopers have launched a public awareness campaign against aggressive driving.

Texas suspect was Alaska high school prom king

The man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, in Texas this week is a graduate of a suburban Anchorage high school, where he was voted class clown and prom king.

Woman cited for taking selfies while driving

Woman cited for taking selfies while drivingA woman observed driving erratically between Palmer and Wasilla has been cited for taking selfies while driving.

Libbrecht sentenced for racist threats

Libbrecht sentenced for racist threatsA Michigan man charged with threatening a Juneau black woman has been sentenced to up to a year in prison

Telephone scam threatens AELP customers

Telephone scam threatens AELP customersAnother telephone scam hit the capital city Wednesday