Road Weather Information System

The Road Weather Information System (RWIS) is a network of meteorological and pavement sensors located along the highway system. RWIS stations are located in strategic locations to provide accurate real-time road weather information and critical observations for forecasts. This and other weather information helps Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities improve timeliness of maintenance […]

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Winter Driving Tips

Check with National Weather Service before traveling. The National Weather Service issues winter weather warnings, watches and advisories. Please see www.arh.noaa.gov/hazards.php No Winter Maintenance: A few major highways are not maintained during the winter months. Travel is strongly discouraged for your safety. Please abide by these warnings as roads are impassable due to extreme weather […]

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Alaska Division of Banking and Securities Raises Awareness of Promissory Note Fraud

State securities regulators have identified promissory notes as a leading source of complaints to their agencies. Last year, the North American Securities Administrators Association (of which the Alaska Division of Banking and Securities is a member) reported 210 investigations involving promissory notes, which led to 149 formal enforcement actions by securities regulators. The Alaska Division […]

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Interactive Online Portal Makes Community Data Available to Alaskans in Timely and Meaningful Way

New Community Database Online (CDO) website offers interactive custom maps, downloadable datasets, and access to historical information Thanks to the new Community Database Online (CDO), Alaskans now have improved access to datasets and interactive maps to support local government development, community planning, local capacity building, maintenance of state and federal investments in infrastructure, and policy […]

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Earthquake Update

Mat-Su | Erin Leaders | Friday, November 30, 2018 At 8:29 a.m. Alaska time there was a 7.0 magnitude Earthquake, 25 miles deep located 35 miles southwest of Palmer, Alaska according the Palmer Tsunami center. Mat-Su Borough Emergency responders have been recalled and are standing by to assist with additional calls. There is some limited […]

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Attempted Burglary, Theft, & Criminal Trespass

On 11/30/2018, at approximately 1:35 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of an attempted burglary in vicinity of Waldo Fox Drive in Big Lake. Investigation revealed that sometime in the last day suspect(s) attempted to enter the residence and stole items on the property. Anyone having information about this incident is encouraged to contact […]

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Resisting Arrest & Disorderly Conduct

On 11/29/2018 at approximately 11:09 p.m., AST responded to a residence on W Sunrise Drive in Big Lake for a report of a disturbance. AST contacted John David Sia, 21 of Wasilla, who was causing a disturbance while intoxicated. Sia was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest. Sia was transported to Matsu Pretrial in […]

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Assault 4th Degree Domestic Violence

On 11/29/18 at approximately 6:59 p.m. the Alaska State Troopers received a report of disturbance at a residence in Houston. Investigation revealed 27 YOA Oshia Johnson of Houston, by words or other means, caused fear of serious bodily harm to a family member. Charges are being forwarded to the Palmer DA’s Office.

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