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Sunday, November 19 2017 @ 02:58 AM AKST

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Tonight: Astronomy presentation at the Big Lake Public Library

ScienceSubmitted by Roma Scougal, Big Lake Public Library

Thursday Nov. 2nd, 6 pm.

All ages are welcome, but the presenter prefers not to have babies or very small kids who may not have the attention span to stay quiet.

Everyone will receive handouts, and weather permitting, will be able to view the rings of Saturn, craters on the Moon, etc., through a powerful telescope.

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Trespass- Big Lake

Police BlotterOn 10-31-17 at approximately 1:30 p.m., AST responded to a residence on Halston Avenue in Big Lake for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed that a female was trespassing on the property and fled prior to AST's arrival. Charges of Trespass will be forwarded to the Palmer DAO on the female.

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Big Lake man arrested, knocks down powerlines

Police BlotterOn 10/31/2017, approximately 1:10 a.m., Alaska State Troopers investigated a single vehicle collision near the intersection of S Southpark Drive and Big Lake Road, Big Lake.

Investigation revealed 33 year old Ray K. Allen of Big Lake was intoxicated when he lost control of the purple 1995 Ford pick-up truck he was operating northbound on S Southpark Drive. The truck collided with a utility pole, causing downed power lines and approximately $3000 damage to the utility equipment.

Allen, who does not have a valid driver's license, then left the scene without reporting it and was later contacted at his residence where he was arrested without incident and remanded to MSPT where he was to be released on his own recognizance after being sober.

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Big Lake man arrested on warrant

Police BlotterOn 10/30/17, at 6:05 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence in Big Lake for a reported disturbance. On scene, Troopers contacted Lloyd C. Ives, 32 yoa of Big Lake. Ives was found to have a no bail arrest warrant out of Palmer. Ives was arrested on the warrant and remanded to MSPT with bail set at 3 days to serve.

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Search and Rescue-Willow

Police BlotterUpdate: On 10/30/2017 at approximately 9:10 a.m., Alaska State Troopers were able to contact 67 year old Shang O. Yi of Anchorage, on his mobile phone. Yi reported to AST that he had found a camp and was safe. Troopers, Park Rangers and members of Mat-SAR were able to pinpoint his location and after multiple attempts, reach his location by foot. At approximately 2:45 p.m., rescue personnel were able to safely escort Yi back to his vehicle at the Red Shirt Lake Trail head. Yi was able to leave on his own accord without any reported injuries.

On 10/29/2017, approximately 8:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers and members of the Mat-SAR rescue group responded to a reported overdue hiker near the Nancy Lake Recreational Park in Willow. Investigation revealed one 67 year of age male from Anchorage had gone hiking earlier in the day and then gotten lost after sunset. At approximately 5:00 a.m. on 10/30 ground search efforts were suspended and expected to resume again after sunrise on 10/30.

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Wasilla man arrested in Big Lake

Police BlotterOn 10/25/2017 at approximately 11:42 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop at the Big Lake Tesoro on a Saturn sedan for an equipment violation. Investigation revealed a passenger, Jeremy Anderson, age 37 of Wasilla, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for failure to appear on the original charge of Misconduct Involving a Weapon in the Third degree. Anderson was arrested and transported to Matsu Pretrial where he was remanded on his $2,500 warrant plus court approved third party custodian.

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Driver eludes Troopers in Big Lake

Police BlotterOn October 28, 2017 at about 2:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a blue 2000 Honda Civic without a windshield on Big Lake Road. The male driver failed to stop for AST and eluded at a high rate of speed, later fleeing on foot. A possible suspect has been identified. Investigation continues.

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Troopers seek information in Big Lake burglary/trespass

Police BlotterOn October 28, 2017 at about Noon, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a burglary at a residence off of Kenaka Bena Loop in Big Lake. Investigation revealed an unknown person forcefully entered a residence and rummaged through the entire residence, damaging some appliances while doing so.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 352-5401.

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Big Lake woman arrested

Police BlotterOn 10/28/17 at approximately 12:43 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence on Sunrise Dr in Big Lake for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed Nancy Scott, age 58, of Big Lake damaged the residence. She was arrested, transported and remanded to MSPT where her bail was set at no bail.

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Borough Election Recount for District 5 complete, Congratulations Rep. Mayfield

PoliticsThe Mat-Su Borough has completed the recount for all votes in District 5 and have posted certified results here.

Incumbent Dan Mayfield is the winner of this very close, back-and-forth race by 17 votes. Voter turnout in Big Lake was 24.94%, almost double the next nearest community participation and crushing the just 9.00% Boroughwide average. There were 12 write-in votes.

Challenger Tew asked for a recount.

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Upcoming Events with Big Lake Teens

Community Submitted by Janet Whitfield. Big Lake Library

Attention Teens 13-18. The Big Lake Teens (BLT's) has something for you.

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Wasilla man charged with shooting family member in Houston

Police BlotterOn 10/25/17, at approximately 1:05 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a shooting at an address on Round Table Dr. in Houston. Investigation determined Cody Glenn, age 20, of Wasilla, shot a family member in the abdomen.

The victim was transported via LifeMed to the hospital for life threatening injuries. Cody Glenn was arrested and transported to Mat-Su Pretrial where he was held without bail.

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Big Lake man cited

Police BlotterOn 10/24/17, at 1:05 a.m., AST stopped a 2003 Honda Accord for an equipment violation at Mile 51 of the Parks Highway. The driver was identified as Orville D. Newhall, 57 yoa of Big Lake. Newhall was operating the vehicle with a revoked license. Newhall was issued a citation for DWLR and released with a future court date. The vehicle was released to a licensed passenger.

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Wasilla woman dies of apparent overdose in Big Lake

Police BlotterOn 10/22/17 at approximately 2:48 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a deceased person at an address off of Burma Road, in Big Lake.

Investigation revealed that Tamatha Cullington, age 49 of Wasilla, died of an apparent drug overdose. Next of kin has been notified and the State Medical Examiner’s Office transported the body to the State Medical Examiner’s office for autopsy. No foul play is suspected.

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Big Lake man arrested on warrant

Police BlotterOn 10/18/17 at approximately 11:15 pm, Alaska State Troopers responnded to a residence on Timberline Dr in Big Lake for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed Christopher Novonty, age 26, of Big Lake had an outstanding warrant out for his arrest. He was arrested, transported and remanded to MSPT where his bail was set at $1,000 CATP.

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