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Assembly changes course on police response


November 8, 2018

Twelve volunteer ambulance and fire crew members used the Jaws of Life on Saturday to extract a driver who was trapped in this overturned truck at 22 Mile. The driver lost control on an icy curve Saturday evening and went off the road, fire chief Al Giddings said.

The assembly voted unanimously Tuesday to allow the Haines Borough Police Department to respond to calls outside the townsite deemed "urgent." A second motion defined "urgent calls" as "an imminent threat to life or property" or a crime in progres...

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