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June 18, 2014 at 5:37 AM

Alaska black bear, cubs steal kids’ lunch boxes

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Witnesses say a black bear and two cubs that have been seen frequently in midtown Anchorage stole several lunch boxes at a children’s day camp on the Alaska Pacific University campus. The Anchorage Daily News reports that Katie Adrian, program manager at the summer program run by Camp Fire USA, says the bears…

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May 4, 2014 at 8:52 AM

3 motorcyclists killed, 1 hurt on Alaska highway

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Three motorcyclists are dead and another is injured following a crash Saturday night on a key Alaska highway north of Anchorage. Alaska State Troopers spokesman Tim DeSpain says the four motorcyclists struck a vehicle on the Glenn Highway that had been pushed into their northbound lane. He says the three were pronounced dead at…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Anchorage, fatal, Highway 12

October 1, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Tips yield info on serial killer who said he left 5 dead in Washington

RACHEL D’ORO Associated Press ANCHORAGE — Investigators are following up on tips about an Alaska serial killer that were prompted by new information released to the public, an FBI official said. The agency in August posted more than six hours of videotaped interviews with Israel Keyes conducted by agents, federal prosecutors and Anchorage police in the months…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Anchorage, five bodies, serial killer

September 3, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Alaska driver trying to help causes pileup, gets ticketed

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A driver attempting a good deed wound up with a ticket Tuesday morning following an accident involving several vehicles. The pileup happened just after 6 a.m. on the Glenn Highway northeast of Anchorage, said Anchorage police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro. The driver, James Paul Crocker, said he saw sparks coming from under a truck in…

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July 1, 2013 at 7:49 AM

6-year-old boy hops on minivan roof for highway ride

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a 6-year-old boy climbed on top of his parents’ minivan and rode it for three miles down a highway. The boy fell off and suffered cuts and bruises Sunday but otherwise was not injured. Trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen tells the Anchorage Daily News the boy has apparently gone for roof…

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May 28, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Crowdsourcing wins poet visit to Alaska ghost village

ANCHORAGE (AP) — An Anchorage poet will visit the ghost of a remote Alaska village where her Inupiat Eskimo ancestors once lived, thanks to funds she raised through crowdsourcing. Joan Naviyuk Kane far surpassed her goal of $31,000 for a two-week visit for 20 descendants of people who once lived on King Island, a tiny island…

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December 24, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Plane from Seattle to Anchorage diverted to Juneau

This post was updated at 4:26 p.m: The Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska (AP)– An Alaska Airlines plane that was flying from Seattle to Anchorage was diverted to Juneau because of engine failure. KTOO-FM (http://is.gd/YynnAt) reports that Flight 731 was diverted to Juneau International Airport late Sunday night. Alaska Airlines says the plane landed without incident after the…

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May 10, 2012 at 6:43 PM

3 on Seattle-based fishing boat medevaced by Guard after ammonia leak

The Associated Press UPDATE | ANCHORAGE — The Coast Guard says it has medevaced three crew members from the  Seattle-based fishing vessel Alaska Juris, which had reported an ammonia leak. Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant Devuyst  said the trio from the 218-foot catcher-processor Alaska Juris are reported in good condition Thursday evening. He did not know their…

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