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  • 18-Year-Old Arrested on Weapons Misconduct/Theft Charges Following Routine Traffic Stop on New Seward Feb 26, 2020
    A routine traffic stop on Monday evening on the New Seward Highway would net an 18-year-old driver on several charges and resulted in his vehicle being seized as evidence, Anchorage police reported. At 9:14 pm on Monday evening, a swing-shift officer pulled over a gray 2015 Ford Fusion for speeding on the New Seward Highway […]
  • Three Arrested on Wasilla Fishhook Road in Warrant Roundup Feb 26, 2020
      Early Tuesday morning, Alaska State Troopers went to a residence at mile 1 of Wasilla Fishhook Road and made contact with three Wasilla individuals with warrants and placed them under arrest on various charges. AST reports that during the roundup, that they contacted 33-year-old Kyle Breen, 36-year-old Dale Ohler, and 24-year-old Desirae Bennet. Breen […]
  • Savoonga Man Arrested on Sexual Assault of a Minor/Assault Charges Tuesday Feb 26, 2020
      Alaska State Troopers report that on Tuesday, AST, after requesting and receiving a warrant for 23-year-old Billy Jackson, traveled to the community of Savoonga on St Lawrence Island and placed him under arrest on charges of Sexual Assault of a Minor I-DV and Assault I-DV. The investigation leading to the warrant spanned two weeks […]
  • CBP Officers Seize Nearly 130 Pounds of Hard Drugs Feb 25, 2020
      TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers, at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested two women and one man in separate drug seizures totaling approximately $508,000. On Sunday, officers referred a 37-year-old Phoenix woman, for additional inspection of her Chevrolet sedan, as she attempted to enter the U.S.  During the inspection, […]
  • A Life Shaped by Spiritual Connection to Land and Sea Feb 25, 2020
      About midway down the Alaska Peninsula is Chignik, one of three small villages situated in the Chignik River watershed. For outsiders, this may seem an austere and even unforgiving place: steep mountains plunge to deep fjords and extensive lagoons. The weather can be extreme, and fog and mist typically shroud the land between storms. […]
  • New Study Shows Pacific Cod Eggs are Highly Vulnerable to Changes in Bottom Temperature Feb 25, 2020
      The 2013 to 2016 marine heatwave—known as “The Blob”—is the largest warm anomaly ever recorded in the North Pacific. In the Gulf of Alaska, scientists have connected low numbers of Pacific cod larvae, juveniles, and adults to loss of spawning habitat. This occured during and immediately following the heatwave. Compounding the ecological loss is the […]
  • Senator Coghill Requests Additional Federal Aid to Improve Fairbanks Air Quality Feb 25, 2020
      JUNEAU – Senator John Coghill, R-North Pole, Monday sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, requesting additional financial assistance through the Targeted Airshed Grant Program to help the Fairbanks North Star Borough improve air quality. “Air quality is a big issue in Interior Alaska,” said Sen. Coghill. “The woodstove […]
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Public Input to Increase Access to Refuge System Lands Feb 25, 2020
      As part of its ongoing effort to increase public access on federal lands, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced it is seeking the public’s assistance to develop a list of its managed lands that would benefit from new or increased access routes. On March 12, 2019, President Donald Trump signed into law […]
  • Trump Seeks 2.5B to Fight Coronavirus as China, S. Korea Report More Cases Feb 25, 2020
      WASHINGTON – China and South Korea reported more cases of a new coronavirus Tuesday, as stock markets in Japan had a second consecutive rough session following a day of global losses and U.S. President Donald Trump sought $2.5 billion from Congress to fight the outbreak. Chinese health officials said there were 71 new deaths […]
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“Mad” Mike Hughes Dies in Steam-powered Rocket Launch Saturday

“Mad” Mike Hughes Dies in Steam-powered Rocket Launch Saturday

  A rocket launch gone awry on Saturday took the life of daredevil “Mad” Mike Hughes in Barstow, California. The 64-year-old stunt man turned rocket enthusiast was attempting a 5,000-foot…

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