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  • Willow Man Rolls into AST During Stop, Charged with DUI/MIW IV Jan 22, 2019
      A routine traffic stop near the intersection of the Parks Highway and Hawk Lane in Houston on Monday resulted in a DUI and weapons charge for a Willow man, troopers revealed. An Alaska State Trooper on patrol pulled over a vehicle on the Parks Highway at 2:51 am on Monday morning and immediately after […]
  • Governor Dunleavy Recognizes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Proclamation Jan 22, 2019
      January 21, 2019 (Juneau, Alaska) – Alaska Governor Michael J. Dunleavy today proclaimed January 21, 2019 as “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day” and issued the following remarks: “Dr. King’s words and actions are not simply relics of an era past, but a call to vigilance, as pertinent today as they were during his […]
  • Senator Murkowski Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jan 22, 2019
      Remembering the Life and Legacy of a Remarkable Civil Rights Leader   WASHINGTON D.C. — Today U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) offered the following reflections on Martin Luther King Jr. Day: “Today we pay tribute to the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on what would be his 89th birthday. As […]
  • Winter Conditions Increase Moose-Vehicle Collision Risks Jan 21, 2019
    (Statewide) — Motorists are urged to use extra caution this time of year when traveling roadways in Southcentral, Interior, and other regions where moose are common. Long nights and short, often dimly lit winter days make the animals especially difficult to spot, increasing the danger of moose-vehicle collisions. “The majority of our road kills occur […]
  • Who Was Martin Luther King Jr? Jan 21, 2019
    Martin Luther King Jr., a man who embodied the U.S. civil rights movement, was assassinated more than 50 years ago on April 4, 1968. Here are some key facts about his life. Early life Martin Luther King Jr. was born Jan. 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the son of Martin Luther King Sr., […]
  • One Dies in Palmer Vehicle/Pedestrian Collision Jan 20, 2019
      Few details have emerged concerning a late fatal Friday night collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian in Palmer. AST and Palmer police responded to the fatal accident at the intersection of the Palmer-Wasilla Highway and Creekwood Park Circle at 10:58 pm to discover an adult male pedestrian dressed in dark clothing dead at the […]
  • Three Injuries, One Fatality in Saturday Palmer Three Vehicle Collision Jan 20, 2019
      According to AST, a head-on collision involving three vehicles at the intersection of Palmer-Wasilla Highway and Cottonwood Creek Circle in Palmer injured three and resulted in the death of one on Saturday evening. Details of the crash are still being investigated. All three drivers and one passenger were transported to the Mat-Su Regional Hospital for […]
  • Nikiski Man Jailed after Trespassing and Fighting with Neighbors Jan 20, 2019
      Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance between neighbors at an Alexander Road address in Nikiski early Saturday morning and responded to investigate, according to the trooper dispatch. Upon arrival at half-past six, AST opened an investigation to find that 38-year-old David O’Brien of Nikiski had trespassed onto a neighbors property and refused […]
  • PFAS Discovered in Groundwater Near Dillingham Airport Firefighting Foam Discharge Areas Jan 20, 2019
      DOT&PF immediately offering alternate water source; expanding testing. (DILLINGHAM, AK) – The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) was recently alerted to concentrations of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in one well located at the Holy Rosary Church near the Dillingham Airport. Nine wells were sampled on or near airport property. The […]
  • Alaska’s Year without a Summer Jan 20, 2019
    Two-hundred and thirty-six years ago, when Gen. George Washington marched back into New York City as British troops were walking out, a volcano erupted in Iceland. For eight months of 1783, Laki volcano spewed lava and belched noxious fumes into the atmosphere. One-quarter of the residents of Iceland died, and the sulfur-rich gases that spread […]

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