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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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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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