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Man arrested as fugitive on warrant from Virginia

Alaska State Troopers arrested a 43-year-old Ketchikan man Saturday night on a warrant out of Virginia.

Christopher Weberg faces 53 charges of alleged first-degree possession of obscene material. According to troopers, he was arrested at about 11:15 p.m. Saturday on the extraditable warrant. He was taken to Ketchikan Correctional Center, where he was held without bail.

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Seabridge Gold's Brent Murphy points to a valley to be dammed to hold tailings from the KSM mine during a July tour. The project just won federal environmental approval. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)
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Juneau Diocese announces priest changes

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