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Suspect arrested in connection with Kiana shootings
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska State Troopers said the suspect in a shooting of two brothers north of Kiana has been arrested and identified as a Kiana actor who went missing earlier this month after the death of his 74-year-old mother. Teddy Kyle Smith, 45, was taken into custody Thursday afternoon when he surrendered to authorities at the Squirrel River 16 miles upriver from Kiana. He is charged with attempted murder, ...
Sep 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flooding, landslides plague Southcentral
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Flooding continues to cause problems throughout Southcentral Alaska. Jeremy Zidek, spokesman for the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, says in a release that there have been reports of flooding, landslides and road closures throughout the area. But there has been no report of major injuries. Residents in East Talkeetna are being told to evacuate because of flooding. The...
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Anchorage storm diverts planes to Fairbanks
For the second time in the past two weeks, a gusty day in Anchorage is translating into a busy one at Fairbanks International Airport. Flights bound for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport were being diverted to Fairbanks Wednesday to avoid a severe windstorm in southcentral Alaska. About 20 planes were filling the runway by mid-afternoon, including jets from Alaska Airlines, Asiana, Korean Airlines, UPS, ...
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seward asks for help after flood
SEWARD (AP) — Widespread flooding has prompted city officials in Seward to declare a state of emergency. City Clerk Johanna Kinney tells KTUU flooding in town prompted the declaration Wednesday from City Manager James Hunt. Flooding has been reported in the Phoenix/Chiswell, Dieckgraeff Road, Lowell Creek Waterfall and Port Avenue areas of town. One road has been closed because of a landslide. The National Park Se...
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State announces 2012 Permanent Fund Dividend: $878
ANCHORAGE (AP) — It’s not much — $878 — but Sina Takafua isn’t balking at her first annual payout from Alaska’s oil savings account. “I’m just happy. It’s free money,” she said of the amount she’ll receive just for living in the state, in her case the northernmost town of Barrow. State officials on Tuesday announced the amount of Alaska Permanent Fund dividends to be distributed Oct. 4 to all men, women and childr...
Sep 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Era Aviation fleet fully back in the air
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Era Alaska says it has completed all necessary upgrades and the Era Aviation fleet is resuming scheduled operations in Alaska after the commuter airline grounded 12 planes last weekend. In a statement Tuesday evening, President and CEO Bob Hajdukovich said staffers worked hard to complete the upgrades quickly and thoroughly. He thanked customers for their patience. The airline resumed some limited...
Sep 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oil politics looms large in fall elections
JUNEAU (AP) — With elections that will decide the makeup of Alaska’s Senate less than two months away, the ads have already started, and groups are weighing in on an issue that’s overshadowed all others in recent sessions at the state Capitol: oil taxes. Republicans leaders, including the state GOP chairman and governor, have made breaking up the Senate’s bipartisan coalition a priority. Leaders of the coalition l...
Sep 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Report: Suicides up, violent deaths down
FAIRBANKS (AP) — Suicides are up in Alaska, but other violent deaths from both assaults and accidents are way down, according to a new report from the Alaska Division of Public Health. The study “Alaska Injury Surveillance Report” was created from data taken from the period 1980 to 2009. It found that the annual number of violent deaths from suicides, homicides and accidents has remained at about 500 deaths per ye...
Sep 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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New fears of invasive species on drill rig south of Homer
KENAI (AP) — Although the Kang Sheng Kou heavy-lift vessel brought the Endeavour-Spirit of Independence jack-up rig to Cook Inlet waters from Singapore, the Endeavour rig might have carried its own unique cargo. Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials confirmed Wednesday they have been communicating with the rig's owner, Buccaneer Energy, about what organisms might have still been attached to the rig when it ...
Sep 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anchorage police officer shot in hotel gun battle
ANCHORAGE (AP) — A policeman wounded in a hotel shooting Thursday was among officers who returned gunfire and wounded the suspect, police officials said. The suspect was carried from the Merrill Field Inn on a stretcher after walking out of the room and being taken into custody. His name was not immediately released. Details remained sketchy, but Police Chief Mark Mew said the man appeared to be shot in both arms....
Sep 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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