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Bear hunter found dead on Kodiak Island

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska authorities are investigating the death of a 39-year-old bear hunter on Kodiak Island that was not reported until five days after he went missing. Alaska State Troopers have not disclosed how Viacheslav Akimenko of Delta Junction might have died. An autopsy is planned. Akimenko and 33-year-old Aleksandr Neverov of Delta […]
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Former manager gets prison time for embezzling from utility

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Naknek woman will serve nearly three years in a federal prison for embezzling more the $500,000 from the village utility. Donna Vukich used the money to pay her daughter’s college tuition and on entertainment items, like spending $51,000 with Norwegian Cruise Lines, said Bryan Schroder, the U.S. attorney in Alaska. […]
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Air Force exercises may disrupt Alaska navigation systems

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Pilots and others using navigation systems throughout Interior Alaska may experience disruption due to Air Force training. The Anchorage Daily News reported Thursday that Eielson Air Force Base is conducting GPS signal-jamming exercises through May 24 that may disrupt navigation systems. The Air Force says in a statement that the tests […]
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The Latest: Retired fisherman saved plane crash passengers

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the midair collision of two sightseeing floatplanes in Alaska that killed six people (all times local):
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Judge denies bail for Alaska man arrested on weapons charges

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A judge has denied bail for an Alaska man being held on charges of illegally purchasing and manufacturing weapons. The Anchorage Daily News reported Tuesday that 19-year-old Michael Graves will remain in custody in Anchorage. Graves is charged with possession of a machine gun and possession of an unregistered firearm. Prosecutors […]
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Profiles of victims from deadly Alaska mid-air collision

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A newly married couple, a pilot who used his family's savings to buy his own plane, a devoted family man from Australia and an office manager at an insurance company with a vivacious personality and a heart of gold were among the six victims in this week's deadly midair collision of two sightseeing planes in Alaska.
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Anchorage police release details in fatal hit-and-run case

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police say a pedestrian killed last week in a hit-and-run crash had lain in the street for more than an hour and been covered with a blanket by a passer-by. Police on Wednesday identified the man killed as 36-year-old Dwayne Nelson. Investigators interviewed the driver believed to have been involved […]
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Jail deaths highlight ongoing rural Alaska safety issues

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The deaths of three people in two weeks at western Alaska jails underscore a perennial problem that rural officials have attempted to address: a lack of public safety personnel and facilities in villages. The Association of Village Council Presidents, a regional tribal consortium made up of 56 federally recognized tribes of […]
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Jail deaths highlight ongoing rural Alaska safety issues

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A spokeswoman for an Alaska regional tribal consortium says the recent deaths of three people at village jails underscores ongoing public safety problems in rural parts of the state. Azara Mohammadi (ah-ZAHR-ah moh-HAH-mah-dee) a spokeswoman for the Association of Village Council Presidents, which is made up of 56 federally recognized tribes […]
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4 killed when floatplanes carrying cruise tourists collide midair over Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Four people are dead and two are missing after two floatplanes collided midair on Monday near the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Ten people were taken to hospitals, including four who were then sent to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Monday night. Their injuries include […]
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Eagle River library, offices close for quake damage review

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Construction experts are assessing whether the building that houses municipal offices and a library in Eagle River is safe. Anchorage television station KTVA reports bricks on the facade of Eagle River Town Center were loosened during the magnitude 7.1 earthquake in November. The building was closed Friday for additional analysis. An […]
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NTSB to investigate in Alaska after deadly midair collision

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A team of federal accident investigators is expected to arrive in Alaska Tuesday to try to piece together what caused a deadly midair collision between two sightseeing planes.
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Homeless camps put Alaska creek cleanup future in question

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska environmental cleanup event is considering whether the safety of its volunteers is being put at risk by homeless encampments. The Anchorage Daily News reported Saturday that the Anchorage Waterways Council is considering the effects of the makeshift camps on the annual Creek Cleanup event. The council’s executive director says […]
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Coast Guard: 6 people missing after floatplanes go down

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Coast Guard says six people are unaccounted for after two floatplanes went down in the water in southeast Alaska. Petty Officer Jon-Paul Rios says one of the planes carried 11 people and the other plane carried five. Authorities say 10 of the people were accounted for. The fate of the […]
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Inmates close Alaska prison section; officers regain control

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Inmates protesting an early cell inspection took over a wing of an Alaska maximum security prison for about nine hours and wrecked equipment inside, corrections officials said. The protesting prisoners damage fire suppressant systems, plumbing, computer lines and glass. “Officials at the prison estimate the damage at roughly $100,000,” Corrections Department […]
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Grand jury indicts Anchorage man in 2018 child’s death

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 32-year-old Anchorage man has been indicted in the death of a child in his care 11 months ago. Anchorage police say Richard Vickery was indicted on counts of second-degree murder, manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. Police on June 12 took a call of a child choking at an east Anchorage […]
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Man dies on Anchorage street; police suspect hit and run

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police are investigating an apparent early morning hit-and-run crash. Police just after 2:30 a.m. Wednesday took a call of a man lying on east Benson Boulevard, a main east-west thoroughfare in midtown Anchorage. The man was in the far-left lane between A and Denali streets. Police say it appeared the […]
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Big Lake man charged in Wasilla woman’s disappearance, death

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Palmer grand jury has indicted a Big Lake man on a first-degree murder count in the death of a Wasilla woman whose remains were found last month. Alaska State Troopers say 24-year-old Adam Drew is also charged with second-degree murder, kidnapping and weapons misconduct in the death of 57-year-old Dolly […]
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Coast Guard rescues 5 Alaska fishermen from life raft

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Coast Guard helicopter plucked five commercial fishermen from a life raft after their fishing boat ran aground in southeast Alaska. The crew of the Masonic, based in Sitka, radioed a mayday call just after 2:30 a.m. Tuesday and said their 62-foot (18.9-meter) fishing boat was going down. The Sitka-based helicopter […]
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Anchorage police name man found dead near bus stop

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police have released the name of a man found dead in a suspected homicide near a bus stop on the city’s northeast side. A homicide investigation continues in the death of 37-year-old Leopoldo Sanchez. Detectives are asking witnesses to come forward with information on how he died. Police shortly after […]
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Alaska attorney general says life was likely saved by 1 act

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson says he overcame any thoughts of embarrassment and pushed a call button seeking help from a flight attendant when he suspected he was having a heart attack. Clarkson says that one simple act likely saved his life. He recounted the incident in guest columns provided to […]
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Prevo steps down as pastor of Anchorage Baptist Temple

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The pastor of one of Alaska’s most politically active churches is retiring. The Rev. Jerry Prevo stepped down Sunday as pastor of the Anchorage Baptist Temple after 47 years. The Anchorage Daily News reports his farewell service drew thousands to the Anchorage Baptist Temple. Three rows of elected officials sat onstage […]
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Second Ravn Alaska employee sentenced for stealing mail

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A second former employee of Ravn Alaska has been sentenced for stealing air mail cargo, including computers intended for rural schools. The Anchorage Daily News reported Friday that 30-year-old Congress Lepou was sentenced to 12 months in prison. Authorities say Lepou and Breadoflife Faiupu, his co-worker at the regional airline, organized […]
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Single winner of Alaska ice-melt guessing game announced

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Nenana Ice Classic organizers have announced this year’s winner for the guessing contest. Ice Classic manager Cherrie Forness says Anchorage resident Patricia Andrew was the only person to guess the exact time the ice officially went out on the Tanana River in Nenana. That happened at 12:21 a.m. April 14, the […]
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Man dies in east Anchorage; police call death suspicious

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police are investigating a suspicious death on the east side of the city. Police shortly after 1 a.m. took a call of an unconscious man at Debarr Road and Patterson Street. Patrol officers found a man lying face down on a pedestrian walkway near a bus stop. Police say the […]
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Student grant will aid animal care in rural southwest Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Remote villages in southwest Alaska will receive animal care assistance through a private grant announced by the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Students from UAF and Colorado State University will use the $450,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to assist a veterinarian and a veterinary technician with work in villages surrounding Bethel. A […]
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Searchers seek missing man near Eagle River Nature Center

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A search is underway on Anchorage trails for a missing Palmer man. The Anchorage Daily News reports volunteers searched Wednesday for 47-year-old Neil Guggenmos near the Eagle River Nature Center. Anchorage Police Department Sgt. Cameron Hokenson says Guggenmos told his wife he planned to see a movie Tuesday night but he […]
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Nonprofit sues governor for not paying $20M to schools

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska nonprofit is suing the governor and the state education commissioner for not paying the $20 million to public K-12 schools that lawmakers agreed to last year. The Anchorage Daily News reports Coalition for Education Equity filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Anchorage Superior Court. The nonprofit claims the executive branch […]
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Alaska man convicted of spreading pesticide at homeless site

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A businessman has been convicted of illegally spreading pesticide along a public right of way where homeless people in Alaska’s largest city regularly gathered. State prosecutors say 67-year-old Ronald Alleva was convicted Tuesday of reckless endangerment, pollution, unauthorized pesticide distribution and misuse of a pesticide. Alleva is president of Grubstake Auction […]
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Anchorage gathering planned to remember missing Native women

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska advocacy groups are hosting a public weekend ceremony in Anchorage to remember missing and murdered indigenous women. The free Saturday afternoon event at the Alaska Native Heritage Center is being held to coincide with the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls, to be observed […]
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