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Troopers: Remains of passenger in plane crash near Fairbanks recovered

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Father and children headed to Anchorage for volleyball tournament when plane disappeared

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Soldotna man dies in crash of trucks; second driver injured

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Tongass National Forest plan moves to young-growth timber

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Feds expand areas where ballots will be in native languages

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  • Alaska News

    Troopers: Remains of passenger in plane crash near Fairbanks recovered

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 09, 22:09

    Alaska State Troopers were able to recover the body of the only passenger on a plane that crashed Wednesday near Fairbanks. The agency is waiting to provide positive identification of the passenger on board until after the autopsy. But Gov. Bill Walker identified the passenger as former Alaska lawmaker Mike Kelly earlier this week. In […]

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    Father and children headed to Anchorage for volleyball tournament when plane disappeared

    by Lauren Maxwell on Dec 09, 21:20

    Last updated at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 A statement released from family members of a father and two children, who likely died in a plane crash near Port Alsworth on Wednesday, said they were traveling to Anchorage to attend the Alaska State Volleyball Championships. The National Park Service has identified the pilot as […]

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    Soldotna man dies in crash of trucks; second driver injured

    by Associated Press on Dec 09, 13:36

    A 23-year-old Soldotna man Thursday died in a crash between two pickups. The Peninsula Clarion, a Kenai newspaper, reports Steven Marshall died in the crash near the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Mackey Lake Road. The driver of the second truck, 73-year-old Thomas Varieur of Kenai, was taken by ambulance to Central Peninsula Hospital […]

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    Tongass National Forest plan moves to young-growth timber

    by Associated Press on Dec 09, 11:14

    Plans for managing the nation’s largest national forest call for changes in timber harvests that one critic says will be “the demise of the timber industry.” The Tongass National Forest released a management plan update Friday that it says emphasizes young-growth timber sales in the forest covering much of southeast Alaska over old-growth timber. The […]

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    Feds expand areas where ballots will be in native languages

    by Associated Press on Dec 09, 8:50

    More people who speak Alaska Native languages will be able to receive translated election material thanks to changes made by the U.S. Census Bureau. KTOO-FM reports that the Census Bureau announced on Monday that it has expanded the number of areas and languages eligible for election material translation. The Census Bureau designates languages for translation […]

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    2 injured in head-on Seward Highway crash

    by Associated Press on Dec 09, 8:41

    Two people were injured in a head-on crash on the Seward Highway six miles north of the junction with the Sterling Highway. Alaska State Troopers say 56-year-old Virginia Ingram of Anchorage was flown by LifeMed helicopter to an Anchorage hospital after the crash at about 7 p.m. Wednesday. A Wasilla man, 66-year-old Ted Peter, was […]

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    Franklin to step down as head of Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 08, 8:43

    The director of the state’s Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office (AMCO) is leaving her job. Cynthia Franklin said her last day is Jan. 6. Franklin took over the beverage control board two months before voters legalized marijuana and has been essential in creating Alaska’s pot regulations. “I expected it to pass and I enjoyed working on […]

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    State regulators look to update petroleum cleanup guidelines

    by Associated Press on Dec 08, 7:42

    Alaska officials are working to revise decades-old protocols to be used in the event of petroleum-based spills. KTOO-FM reports that the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation met in November to discuss an overhaul of the agency’s regulations for cleaning up petroleum spills. Sally Schlichting, who handles policy and regulation for contaminated sites for the DEC, says […]

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    Alaska pharmacies begin offering lifesaving overdose drug without doctor’s prescription

    by Daniella Rivera on Dec 08, 7:04

    It’s been a big year for naloxone — a drug that saves lives by reversing the effects of opioid overdoses — and now it’s easier to get than ever before. Alaska state law changed, allowing doctors to prescribe it to family members of drug users. Now, select pharmacies are qualified to dispense the drug without a doctor’s […]

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    Hundreds of dead puffins found on St. Paul Island may be linked to warmer ocean temps

    by Lauren Maxwell on Dec 07, 20:51

    Scientists with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service say warming ocean temperatures could be contributing to a new round of seabird deaths. Seabird biologist Kathy Kuletz says nearly 300 tufted puffins have washed up on the shores of St. Paul Island in Alaska’s Pribilof Islands since early October. It’s a significant number of deaths, according […]

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    Troopers involved in shooting near Nikiski while attempting to arrest wanted felon

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 07, 16:03

    Last updated at 5:52 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8 Alaska State Troopers say 37-year-old Brian Tupper, of Soldotna, was involved in the Wednesday shooting. Updated at 9:14 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7 An Alaska State Trooper was involved in a shooting Wednesday afternoon near Nikiski, spokesperson Megan Peters confirmed in an email. Troopers were tipped […]

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    Responders search for 2 missing crew members off Aleutians

    by Associated Press on Dec 07, 13:39

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Responders are searching for two missing crewmembers after three others were rescued from a sinking fishing vessel off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. The Coast Guard says three crew members of the 117-foot vessel Exito were rescued Tuesday night by a good Samaritan crew from another vessel. Petty Officer Meredith Manning says the […]

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    Sitka hydroelectric plant down for repairs; city on diesel

    by Associated Press on Dec 07, 7:19

    SITKA, Alaska (AP) – The city of Sitka has been using diesel generators to fulfill resident’s increasing power demands as a hydroelectric plant remains shut down for repairs. The Sitka Sentinel reports that electric utility director Bryan Bertacchi says it costs around $4,000 a day to run the diesel machines during morning and evening peak […]

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    Walker: Holiday open house a long-standing Alaska tradition

    by Becky Bohrer / AP on Dec 06, 20:23

    Gov. Bill Walker says the holiday open house at the governor’s mansion in Juneau is a long-standing, special tradition that he feels is appropriate to continue as Alaska grapples with a multibillion-dollar budget deficit. Since 1913, the governor’s office says, the public has been welcomed into the house during every holiday season but two, during […]

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    Anchorage police turn to public for help locating runaway teen

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 06, 16:18

    ANCHORAGE — After actively searching for a missing teen since she ran away in October, Anchorage police are now turning to the public for help locating her. In a Nixle alert, police said they are looking for 16-year-old Cheyenne Herro. “Cheyenne has behavioral issues and is also supposed to be taking medication that she does […]

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    Juneau company purchases property for seawater heating plant

    by Associated Press on Dec 06, 9:00

    A waterfront property in downtown Juneau could change the way the city is heated. The Juneau Empire reports that Juneau Hydropower Inc. has entered an agreement with the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority to buy a 2-acre lot of land in downtown Juneau. The $1.3 million deal isn’t finalized, but the Mental Health Trust’s board has […]

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    Juneau police investigate student’s alleged threats of school shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 05, 16:51

    The Juneau Police Department says a threat was made against a local high school over the weekend, prompting the department to dispatch officers to area schools on Monday as a reassurance to the community. While no arrests have been made, Juneau police say they have identified and interviewed a 17-year-old Thunder Mountain High School student for […]

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    Driver shot by Juneau police released from Seattle hospital, arrested on separate warrant

    by Associated Press on Dec 05, 13:26

    A man shot Saturday by a Juneau police officer has been released from a Seattle hospital. Juneau police say 38-year-old Jeremie Tinney was treated at Harborview Medical Center, released Sunday and arrested on a Washington state warrant. The charges include assault on a child, harassment and a probation violation. Juneau police say Tinney just before […]

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    Woman sentenced for stealing $100K from North Slope police

    by Associated Press on Dec 05, 8:19

    A Fairbanks woman charged with embezzling more than $100,000 from the North Slope Borough Police Department while she worked there as an evidence custodian has been sentenced to less than a year in prison. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that Margaret Ann Solomon was given an eight-month prison sentence Friday and ordered to pay the […]

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    Bethel fire investigation reveals 2 bodies, police say

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 03, 14:42

    Last updated at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 Two Bethel residents were found dead inside their home after a fire early Saturday morning. Bethel police and fire personnel responded to the fire in the area of Trailer Court just after 1 a.m. and quickly extinguished it, according to a statement from Bethel Police Department […]