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  • October 18th, 1867 Oct 18, 2018
  • It’s Alaska Day! Oct 18, 2018
    One hundred and fifty-one years ago, Alaska was formally transferred from Russia to the United States after it was purchased from Russia for the sum of $7.2 million on March 30th, 1867. It took several months for commissioners to arrive in the territory of Alaska to formally transfer ownership. And so, on October 18th, 1867, […]
  • First of Two September 2017 Coffee Stand Robbers Sentenced in Federal Court Oct 18, 2018
    U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder of the U.S. Justice Department announced on Wednesday that the first of two men convicted of the robbery of the Caffe D’ Arte and attempted robbery of the Heavenly Cup Coffee stands was sentenced in federal court. 28-year-old Myles Gonoangnan was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison followed by five years of […]
  • On Capitol Hill, More Scorn on Saudi Arabia Over Khashoggi Oct 18, 2018
    CAPITOL HILL — U.S. lawmakers heaped more criticism on Saudi Arabia Wednesday amid fresh news reports suggesting that missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi met a grisly death at the Saudi consulate in Turkey earlier this month. “I think Mr. Khashoggi is dead,” Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy told reporters on Capitol Hill. “I don’t think the aliens […]
  • Ketchikan Woman Perishes after Falling into Waters near Launch Oct 18, 2018
    The body of a Ketchikan woman was discovered floating in the water near the Hole in the Wall boat launch on Wednesday morning Alaska State Troopers revealed on the trooper dispatch today. According to the report, 66-year-old Doretta Dowhitt was found floating in the water at approximately 6:30 am on Wednesday by one of her neighbors. […]
  • Tanana Road Provides Two Years of Cheaper Freight and Travel Oct 17, 2018
    (TANANA, Alaska) – Two years after the official opening of the Road to Tanana, the road has brought down the cost of travel and freight to the middle Yukon. The 33-mile road, a continuation of Tofty Road, which runs north and west of Manley Hot Springs, was completed in August 2016. In addition to providing […]
  • October 17th, 1989 Oct 17, 2018
  • Arctic Greening Thaws Permafrost, Boosts Runoff Oct 17, 2018
    LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Oct. 17, 2018–A new collaborative study has investigated Arctic shrub-snow interactions to obtain a better understanding of the far north’s tundra and vast permafrost system. Incorporating extensive in situ observations, Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists tested their theories with a novel 3D computer model and confirmed that shrubs can lead to significant […]
  • University of New Hampshire Researchers Say Winter Ticks Killing Moose at Alarming Rate Oct 17, 2018
    DURHAM, N.H. – As winter in New England seems to get warmer, fall lingers longer and spring comes into bloom earlier, areas like northern New Hampshire and western Maine are seeing an unusual continued increase in winter ticks which are endangering the moose population. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found that the […]
  • Pompeo: Saudis Declined to Discuss Facts Surrounding Missing Journalist Oct 17, 2018
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that when he met with Saudi leaders they did not want to talk about any of the facts involving the disappearance of a U.S.-based Saudi journalist Turkish officials say was killed and dismembered by Saudi agents inside Riyadh’s consulate in Istanbul, a charge denied by the Saudis. […]

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UPDATE: Barricaded Escapee in Elim Surrenders to AST

UPDATE: Barricaded Escapee in Elim Surrenders to AST

Alaska State Troopers report that the subject of Tuesday’s “barricaded suspect” incident occurring in the village of Elim has surrendered. Kyle Jemewouk, age 34 of Elim had been sought by troopers since his escape…

Kotzebue Homicide Suspect Peter Wilson to be Arraigned on Murder Charges Today

Kotzebue Homicide Suspect Peter Wilson to be Arraigned on Murder Charges Today

Through evidence gathering and other areas of the investigation, investigators have refuted the claims made by Kotzebue man, Peter Wilson, and as a result he has now been charged with…

Packed Courtroom for Kotzebue Man Arrested in Connection to Ashley Johnson-Barr Case

Packed Courtroom for Kotzebue Man Arrested in Connection to Ashley Johnson-Barr Case

The Anchorage federal courtroom where 41-year-old Peter Wilson was in attendance on the charge of making false statements to a federal officer was packed to overflowing with standing room only as…

Kotzebue Man Due for Arraignment Tuesday in Connection to Death of 10-Year-Old Kotzebue Girl Ashley Johnson-Barr

Kotzebue Man Due for Arraignment Tuesday in Connection to Death of 10-Year-Old Kotzebue Girl Ashley Johnson-Barr

While the  lone arrest made in connection to the disappearance and death of 10-year-old Ashley Johnson-Barr has only been charged with making false statements to a federal officer, authorities say that  they…

Remains of Missing 10-Year-Old Found in East Kotzebue

Remains of Missing 10-Year-Old Found in East Kotzebue

On the eighth day of the active, and extensive search for Kotzebue child 10-year-old Ashley Johnson-Barr, Alaska State troopers revealed in a late Friday evening report that they have located…

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