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Sentencing continues for case related to troopers' deaths

...trial is scheduled to begin Nov. 9.The troopers went to arrest the elder Kangas after he threatened the village public safety officer. Kangas resisted arrest, and authorities accuse Nathanial of killing both troopers with a rifle.The elder Kangas...
Authorities report 2 arrests in Portland's drilling protest

...him from the water.He faces charges of resisting arrest, interfering with a police officer and assaulting a public safety officer.Portland police also reported one arrest, a 24-year-old man accused of criminal trespass.The icebreaker...
Investigators: Suspect tampered with slain troopers' guns

...outside Kangas' home in Tanana, a village of 250 about 130 miles west of Fairbanks.Tanana's unarmed village public safety officer reported April 30 that Arvin Kangas drove without a license and pointed a rifle at him. The Fairbanks-based...
Village confirms banishment after troopers' deaths

...mental health treatment facilities and no connection to the highway system. A year ago, the village's unarmed public safety officer reported that Arvin Kangas had driven without a license and pointed a shotgun at him.The two Fairbanks-based...
VPSO Program receives funding

The Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska announced the Village Public Safety Officer Program has been funded for fiscal year 2011 in the amount of $679,909 from the State of Alaska Department of Public Safety...
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VPSO who Tased Kake kids will not be charged

A Village Public Safety Officer will not be charged with a crime for tasering two boys in Kake who wanted to know what it felt like to be shocked by the device...
Trial set for man charged in deaths of troopers

...has been charged with misdemeanor assault in another case for allegedly threatening Tanana's unarmed village public safety officer on April 30. That incident is what brought Rich and Johnson from Fairbanks.Both Nathanial and Arvin Kangas have...
Tenakee council boots VPSO

...because the city could not reach an agreement for a new contract with the Tlingit-Haida Central Council's Village Public Safety Officer program. The city had until Friday to reach agreement with Central Council, which maintains the program with...
Youth public safety training camp in Sitka

...Training Academy from June 9-13 in Sitka. The camp is sponsored by the Alaska State Troopers and the Village Public Safety Officer, to provide an opportunity for youth to learn about public safety careers. The camp is free to attend. Applications...
Coast Guard, partner agencies search for missing hiker near Akhiok

...on Sunday.The man's all-terrain vehicle was found on the south side of Kodiak Island by the Akhiok village public safety officer.The Coast Guard deployed a helicopter crew around 8:30 a.m., after the Alaska State Troopers requested...


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