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  • Trooper Make Arrest in Mid-November Fairbanks Homicide Dec 6, 2019
    Following a three-week investigation by the AST General Investigative Unit into the death of Peter Horace-Wright, age 24 of Fairbanks, troopers placed a Fairbanks suspect under arrest on Murder charges. At 3:30 pm on Thursday afternoon, troopers contacted and arrested 22-year-old Ryder Alan Smith on charges of Murder I for the November 14th shooting death […]
  • California Fugitive from Justice Arrested following Sterling Highway Traffic Stop Dec 6, 2019
    A routine traffic stop resulted in the capture of a California Fugitive from Justice troopers reported on Thursday. At approximately 6:30 pm on Thursday, evening troopers observed a red 2000 Dodge truck traveling above the speed limit near mile 75.5 of the Sterling Highway and proceeded to pull the vehicle over. After the vehicle pulled […]
  • December 6th, 1906 Dec 6, 2019
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  • Soldotna Man Dies in Wednesday Morning Sterling Highway Rollover Dec 6, 2019
    Alaska State Troopers responded to a rollover at mile 53 of the Sterling Highway near Cooper Landing after receiving a call reporting the accident at 7:45 am on Wednesday morning. When they arrived at the scene they found a Dodge SUV on its top in standing water alongside the roadway. A CES dive team was […]
  • Looking to Start a Seaweed Farm in Alaska? Dec 5, 2019
    Bull kelp. Photo by Melissa Good. Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) and partners, including Alaska Sea Grant, are excited to announce a new training program for people interested in starting a seaweed farm. The program will be held in Kodiak, Ketchikan and Sitka in February 2020.    Applications are due by December 20, 2019.   The training […]
  • Vigilance Advised after Saxitoxin Found in Clams Dec 5, 2019
    Scientists have detected toxic algae in clams from the Bering Strait and Chukchi Sea regions of northern and western Alaska, according to a new bulletin. This set of clams was taken about 50 miles north of Cape Lisburne. Photo courtesy of NOAA Fisheries.  It’s an indication that ocean warming is moving northward, allowing the growth […]
  • AMHS Notifies M/V Aurora Employees of Long-term Layup Dec 5, 2019
    (JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) notified employees of the M/V Aurora Thursday that they will be relieved of service effective Jan. 14. Approximately 24 employees will be impacted. AMHS is following procedures outlined in the union contracts. In November, after thorough inspections of the 45-year-old M/V LeConte and the 43-year-old Aurora, […]
  • ‘Flat-Out Corruption’: DeVos Accused of Scheming to Stop Next President From Canceling Student Loan Debt Dec 5, 2019
    “Normally the rich are moderately more subtle about rigging the system in their favor. They’re scared.” Billionaire Education Secretary Betsy DeVos this week proposed handing over the federal government’s $1.5 trillion student loan portfolio to a “stand-alone government corporation,” a move observers condemned as a corrupt ploy to strip the next president of the ability to cancel […]
  • Thanksgiving Enforcement Effort Snares Seatbelt, Speeding Violators Dec 5, 2019
    Click It or Ticket campaign results in 232 citations issued. (ANCHORAGE) – The Alaska State Troopers’ “click-it-or-ticket” focused traffic enforcement campaign, part of a national safety effort that ran from November 27 through December 1, resulted in 232 citations issued and 10 DUI arrests made. Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Wildlife Troopers encountered a variety […]
  • US, North Korea Allude to War Ahead of Pyongyang’s Deadline Dec 5, 2019
    The United States and North Korea are resorting to alluded threats of force ahead of Pyongyang’s end-of-year deadline for progress with nuclear negotiations. Pak Jong Chon, head of the Korean People’s Army (KPA), threatened to reciprocate any U.S. military action with force in a statement he made to North Korean state media Wednesday. The statement […]

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AMHS Notifies M/V Aurora Employees of Long-term Layup

AMHS Notifies M/V Aurora Employees of Long-term Layup

(JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) notified employees of the M/V Aurora Thursday that they will be relieved of service effective Jan. 14. Approximately 24 employees will be impacted. AMHS is following procedures outlined in the union contracts. In November, after thorough inspections of the…

Coast Guard Responders Suspend Search along Gastineau Channel

Coast Guard Responders Suspend Search along Gastineau Channel

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka conducts a search along the Gastineau Channel after a vessel was found unmanned and adrift near the Juneau-Douglas Bridge. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Norcross. JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard responders suspended…

Coast Guard Looking for Information on Overturned Vessel in Malina Bay

Coast Guard Looking for Information on Overturned Vessel in Malina Bay

The US Coast Guard is looking for information on an overturned orange 22-foot vessel that was reported by the  vessel “Double O” on Thursday. The overturned vessel is in Malina Bay on the west side of Afognak in the Kodiak Island archipeligo approximately 45 air miles from Kodiak.…

Dunleavy Rollbacks Ignore Voters, Property Rights, and Tourism Dollars

Dunleavy Rollbacks Ignore Voters, Property Rights, and Tourism Dollars

HOMER—Local businesses, voters and property owners Tuesday responded to the Dunleavy Administration’s abrupt decision last week to unravel…

AMHS M/V Tazlina to Service Parts of the Northern Panhandle

AMHS M/V Tazlina to Service Parts of the Northern Panhandle

(JUNEAU, Alaska) – After weeks of effort, discussion, and negotiation, the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) announced Friday that…

Lawmakers Demand Resolution to ‘Existential Crisis’ Faced by Coastal Communities in Wake of New Ferry Cuts

Lawmakers Demand Resolution to ‘Existential Crisis’ Faced by Coastal Communities in Wake of New Ferry Cuts

ANCHORAGE – Wednesday, several lawmakers who represent coastal communities urged the Dunleavy Administration to fulfill the Alaska Department…

Coast Guard Rescues Man after Boat Takes on Water Near Port Protection

Coast Guard Rescues Man after Boat Takes on Water Near Port Protection

 Click on image to view/download video. SITKA, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued a man after he intentionally ran…

Coast Guard Medevacs Man near Sitkinak Island

Coast Guard Medevacs Man near Sitkinak Island

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a fishing boat near Sitkinak Island, Wednesday. An…

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