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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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March 7, 2014 at 8:49 AM

U-Haul stolen in Everett from woman traveling to Alaska

A 39-year-old woman traveling cross-country from Illinois to Alaska for a new job says she lost all her possessions when someone stole her U-Haul truck and her minivan from the parking lot of an Everett motel. The U-Haul truck and minivan were found in Lynwood Friday afternoon, the Everett Police Department said, though it’s unclear whether…

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March 2, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Killing of entire Alaska wolf pack upsets National Park Service

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Fish and Game officials killed an Eastern Interior wolf pack last week, and the National Park Service — which had been studying the animals — is none too pleased. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that all 11 wolves in the Lost Creek pack near Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve…

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January 30, 2014 at 11:16 AM

NW crime roundup: Big dippers … cat foodie … outhouse arson

Some unusual crimes making headlines around the Northwest this morning. In Fairbanks, Alaska, two men were captured on video breaking into a smoke shop sometime between late Monday night and early Tuesday morning and stealing $1,000 worth of chewing tobacco. Police say the burglars took 40 rolls of chewing tobacco and several class marijuana pipes. Talk about big dippers. Meanwhile, in…

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January 9, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Coast Guard evacuates two men from ship near Alaska Peninsula

The Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Two men aboard a Hong Kong-flagged ship located near the tip of the Alaska Peninsula, close to the Aleutian Islands, have been flown to a Seattle hospital for treatment of severe burns. The Coast Guard says in a statement that the two were injured Tuesday when working on the boiler system…

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January 9, 2014 at 5:26 AM

Alaska man shoots neighbor’s dog, claims self-defense

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A Fairbanks man claimed self-defense after shooting a neighbor’s dog in his yard near downtown Fairbanks. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the man shot the 30-pound chow-type dog Sunday once with a .45-caliber handgun and was not charged. Police Lt. Doug Welborn says the man had previously complained to authorities about his neighbor’s…

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October 21, 2013 at 11:09 AM

5 crewmen rescued from burning ship

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Five crew members have been rescued in the western Aleutians after their ship caught on fire. KMXT reports the five were picked up by a Good Samaritan vessel, the Seattle-based Aleutian Beauty. The crewmen are expected to arrive later Monday in Adak. The crewman were aboard the 59-foot Western Venture, which…

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September 24, 2013 at 7:07 AM

Woman attempting solo row across North Pacific reaches Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 28-year-old British adventurer became the first woman to row solo across the North Pacific Ocean Monday, arriving in Adak in Alaska’s Aleutians after 150 days and 3,750 miles at sea. Sarah Outen celebrated with a bottle of champagne and greeted community members and supporters, her first human contact in nearly five…

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September 11, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Shots from other hunters halted grizzly attack in Alaska

ANCHORAGE (AP) — An Alaska grizzly bear wounded by a Rhode Island hunter survived more than 90 minutes before attacking the man and slashing his head. Alaska State Troopers say John Matson sustained injuries Monday to his head and body. The wounds were not considered life-threatening. Troopers tell the Anchorage Daily News that Matson…

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