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August 28, 2014 at 9:50 AM

7 students disciplined for Juneau hazing

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Seven high school seniors in Juneau will be disciplined for hazing incoming freshman last May. Superintendent Mark Miller at a press conference Wednesday announced results of a school district investigation. The Juneau Empire reports the upperclassmen used a paddle to beat six freshmen. Miller says the school district will not release names of…

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August 3, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Engine failure, medical emergency force cruise ships back to Seattle

Two cruise ships bound for Alaska returned to Seattle after separate incidents forced them to turn around within four minutes of each other today, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Norwegian Pearl was near Kingston at 4:45 p.m. when it headed back to port due to a passenger’s medical emergency, Coast Guard Petty Office 3rd Class Katelyn…

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July 25, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Earthquakes occur in 4 areas of Alaska

The Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — Seismologists in Alaska say earthquakes have jolted four different parts of the state in the past 12 hours. A magnitude-5.9 quake was among several that occurred around the same location early Friday in southeast Alaska. The U.S. Geological Survey says people in Juneau, about 100 miles east, felt light shaking. An unrelated…

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July 23, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Sarah Palin cited for speeding in Alaska hometown

The Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — Sarah Palin is facing a $154 ticket for speeding in her hometown of Wasilla. The former Alaska governor was pulled over July 16 and cited for driving between 10 and 19 mph over the speed limit. The penalty includes a $144 fine and $10 police training surcharge. An attorney for Palin said he…

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July 14, 2014 at 10:26 AM

Bull gores Alaska rodeo promoter at his own event

The Associated Press ANCHORAGE — The co-founder of Rodeo Alaska is recovering after he was gored — but still managed to win a prize — at his own event. The Anchorage Daily News reports 43-year-old Frank Koloski was competing in the “double mugging” event on Saturday. In that contest, one cowboy on a horse ropes a steer while…

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June 17, 2014 at 3:04 PM

‘Delusional’ Alaska man restrained with crab pot line

The Associated Press ANCHORAGE — Halibut Cove residents bound a man with a crab pot line during what Alaska State Troopers described as “a drug induced paranoid-delusional psychotic breakdown” in the artist community near Homer. The Anchorage Daily News reports the 32-year-old man from Anchor Point took off from Halibut Cove in a skiff and either jumped…

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June 4, 2014 at 6:23 PM

Everett man dies in refrigeration leak on fishing boat in Alaska

The Associated Press KODIAK — Police in Kodiak say an Everett  man has died following a refrigeration leak aboard a fishing boat. The Kodiak Daily Mirror  reports the man who died was 30-year-old Cody Cecil. Police and emergency rescuers on Wednesday responded to St. Herman’s Harbor in response to a report of a refrigeration leak aboard the Alpine…

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March 21, 2014 at 1:21 PM

FBI: Alaska killer likely not tied to missing man in Washington

The Associated Press ANCHORAGE — The FBI says it’s highly unlikely confessed Alaska serial killer Israel Keyes was connected to the unsolved disappearance of a man in Washington state. A special episode of Investigation Discovery’s “Dark Minds” TV series airing April 2 says Gilbert Gilman was a potential victim of Keyes, who had been in…

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March 14, 2014 at 10:33 AM

Man killed by authorities was ‘Into the Wild’ hunter

By RACHEL D’ORO / The Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A relative says a man fatally shot by authorities in Alaska over the weekend was one of the moose hunters who found the body of a young wanderer whose story was featured in the movie “Into the Wild.” Alaska State Troopers say 52-year-old Gordon Samel was killed Sunday…

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