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Woman allegedly burns roommate
ANCHORAGE (AP) — A 25-year-old woman has been charged with first-degree murder and arson in the death of her roommate at an apartment complex in east Anchorage. Anchorage police said Gina Virgilio poured gasoline on 24-year-old Michael Gonzales as he slept on a couch, set him on fire and left the apartment they shared early Friday morning. Police said the fire destroyed the apartment and forced the evacuation of 1...
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Coast Guard blotter - June 8
May 31 Sector Juneau received notification that the motor vessel Fugly was aground and taking on water, with two people onboard, near West Indian Pass in Southern Lynn Canal. The Fugly got off the rocks and onto the beach in Indian Cove in Auke Bay before sinking. A good Samaritan vessel delivered a pump and the Fugly got under way with the assistance of the Rusty Nails and under the observation of the Sea Pirate ...
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Jig fishermen discuss ways to protect new federal Pacific cod quota program
Jig fishermen are enjoying the benefits of a change to federal regulations, and now they want to keep it that way. During its meeting in Kodiak this week, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council will consider a range of measures to stop longliners and fishermen using other gear from claiming jig quota in the Pacific cod fishery. “It’s my understanding that the jig fleet really wants to put some teeth into thi...
Jun 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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ACS and GCI agree to merge wirelessly
JUNEAU (AP) — Two Alaska telecommunications companies on Tuesday announced a joint venture that they say should create the fastest wireless network in the state. The announcement by General Communication Inc., or GCI, and Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc. comes as Verizon Wireless prepares to enter the Alaska market. GCI and Alaska Communications said they had signed agreements to form The Alaska Wireless N...
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Bear kills llama in Anchorage before being shot dead
ANCHORAGE (AP) — In the 13 years that Mike and Shannon Gribbons have lived on their two-acre home and barn spread with a menagerie of domesticated animals that has included full-size and miniature horses, a llama and a goat, they'd only encountered black bears. But on Sunday, there were three grizzly bear visits at the Gribbon property, and by the end of the day, one of the bears was dead and so was Ande the llama...
Jun 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mixed testimony at EPA's Anchorage meeting about Pebble Mine
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaskans alternately thanked the Environmental Protection Agency or told its representatives to back off Monday night at a hearing on the federal agency’s draft study of the effects of large-scale mining on the headwaters of Bristol Bay. The study released last month was conducted at the request of a half-dozen Alaska Native entities that asked the EPA to veto large-scale mining in the region beca...
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Wash. couple accused of scamming adoptive Alaskan
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — An Everett woman and her husband have been indicted on federal fraud charges based on allegations that the couple scammed their adoptive son out of the nearly $800,000 he received as part of a civil lawsuit settlement. Federal prosecutors accuse Lori Wiley-Drones, 57, and her husband, Edward Drones, 61, of illegally taking control of their son’s trust account, The Daily Herald reported in Sat...
Jun 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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New book is guide to what's bugging Alaskans
JUNEAU (AP) — One thing is certain about the majority of Alaska’s aquatic insects: They won’t be winning any beauty contests. These crawlers, swimmers and graspers boast characteristics such as sucking mouth parts, the ability to secrete noxious liquid from scent glands and unique adaptations perfected for Alaska’s tough climate. Take the giant water bug, for example. It has been found to live only in the southern...
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Soldotna man killed in motorcycle accident
SOLDOTNA (AP) — A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a sport-utility vehicle on the Sterling Highway. KSRM reports (http://is.gd/b1KQ0j) the victim in Wednesday's accident is identified as 23-year-old Jaramiah Hundley of Soldotna. He was pronounced dead after being transported to Central Peninsula Hospital. Alaska State Troopers say the northbound SUV made a left turn into a driveway in front of the motor...
Jun 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woman's jewelry stolen for dental grill
FAIRBANKS (AP) — Jennifer Silva's mother's jewelry was stolen from her Fairbanks home this month. She recently found out it has been melted down to be made into a dental grill for the thief. But as she described it Wednesday evening, the greatest shock was discovering the culprit might have been someone she trusted. Silva found the jewelry, worth an estimated $3,200 according to a police report, missing from her j...
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