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UPDATE: Charges filed in Shuyak killing
Anchorage resident Steven Ridenour, 44, has been charged with murder in the first degree and tampering with physical evidence, according to a Wednesday release from the Alaska State Troopers. Ridenour was arrested by the Anchorage Police Department, acting as an assist to the troopers, on unrelat...
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Sea Stories: The Tragedy of the John and Olaf
Early on the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1974, John Blaalid, 45, the skipper of the 86-foot shrimp trawler John and Olaf, radioed the Coast Guard to inform them that he and his crew were experiencing heavy icing in Portage Bay, on the Alaska Peninsula, across Shelikof Strait from Kodiak Island...
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Summer ferry schedule open, calls required to book
The Alaska Marine Highway System released the 2016 summer schedule on Tuesday, and people seeking to make a reservation have to pick up the phone to book a spot. For the first few days or weeks, all reservations for the summer schedule, which runs from May to September, must call 800-652-0066, th...
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Kodiak-based orgs apply for funds
Kodiakans seeking to give away part of their Permanent Fund Dividend have a host of organizations to pick from. Through the Pick.Click.Give PFD charitable contributions program, Alaskans have given more than $645,000 to organizations with a Kodiak connection since funds were first distributed in ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 13
Nov. 12 At 12:14 a.m., police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1900 block of East Rezanof Drive. Patrolling officers were advised. At 1:47 a.m., a man reported his roommate took his vehicle without permission from the 200 block of Alder Lane. Police found it was a misunderstanding...
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NLC HOOPS POWER RANKINGS: WIAA bans student chants at games
An interesting piece of news popped up this week on the Internet: The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association banned students from chanting certain phrases or words at basketball games. So much for the First Amendment. Fans are no longer allowed to chant “air-ball,” “scoreboard,” “you can’...
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Man sought in kidnapping, assault
Alaska State Troopers seek the public’s help in locating a Kodiak man wanted for “multiple crimes against multiple persons,” including kidnapping, assault and misconduct involving a weapon, in connection with a Friday incident. An arrest warrant for Mark Benton, 49, was issued after investigation...
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Teams take on robot challenge
Lego bricks, motors and programming. Kodiak elementary and middle school students got to practice their robotic programming skills on Saturday at a competition among four teams of students and their creations. Since September, the students have been practicing. At the competition, they set their ...
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