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    Richard Dauenhauer, linguist and historian, dies at 72

    by Sierra Starks on Aug 20, 17:53

    Richard Dauenhauer, a linguist and historian honored for his work in preserving Alaska Native languages – Tlingit in particular – died Tuesday morning in Juneau. He was 72. The University of Alaska Southeast, where Dauenhauer was a former professor of Alaska Native languages and culture, has confirmed his death. “The University of Alaska Southeast mourns […]

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    Man suffered life-threatening injuries in highway head-on collision

    by Hope Miller on Aug 20, 16:40

    A man remains hospitalized following a Monday afternoon Parks Highway head-on collision that left him with critical injuries, Alaska State Troopers say. Glenn Williams, 66, of Kentucky was heading southbound near Cantwell in a pickup with a camper when he noticed 26-year-old Joshua Huerta of California passing another vehicle and driving northbound in Williams’ lane, troopers […]

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    Troopers investigate Dillingham drowning

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 20, 8:44

    A 55-year-old man is dead following an explosion on a boat near Dillingham Tuesday morning, Alaska State Troopers said. In a Wednesday morning dispatch, AST said troopers in Dillingham were notified of a possible drowning near Ralph Slough just after 11:30 a.m. An initial investigation revealed the man, who has not yet been publicly identified, […]

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    Coast Guard opening seasonal base in Barrow

    by Associated Press on Aug 20, 6:34

    The Coast Guard says it’s opening its seasonal forward operating location Thursday in Barrow. Two Jayhawk helicopter crews from Air Station Kodiak have been deployed with communication and ground support teams. The Coast Guard says the Barrow base will improve response times for search and rescue operations in the Arctic Ocean. (Copyright 2014 The Associated […]

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    Parks Highway collisions cause traffic delays

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 19, 14:04

    Update: Troopers say the head-on collision at Mile 225 involved a car and a truck pulling a camper. An unidentified piece of equipment came off the camper and went through the windshield of the car, seriously injuring the driver, said Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters. People sustained minor and serious injuries in two separate Parks […]

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    Public comment period opens for Denali bridges

    by Associated Press on Aug 19, 7:04

    National Park Service officials say the agency is considering whether to replace two pedestrian bridges at Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve. The agency is taking public comments through Sept. 17 for an environmental assessment for the possible project, which would take place next summer at Hotel Creek. Officials say the Healy Overlook and Taiga […]

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    Mat-Su Regional Medical Center part of hacked hospital network

    by Dave Leval on Aug 18, 19:00

    Ginger Small is not a fan of computers, especially considering what has happened to her in the past. “I’ve already been a victim of someone cleaning out my bank account by getting my information offline somehow,” Small said. Small, a patient at the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, may become a victim of identity theft again. The […]

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    Fermented fish investigated after village death

    by Associated Press on Aug 18, 13:24

    An autopsy has been ordered for a man from a Kuskokwim River village who complained of health problems after eating fermented fish. Alaska State Troopers say 59-year-old Allen Nook of Lower Kalskag was found dead Friday in his home. Nook had reported eating fermented fish two days earlier. He told others in the village he […]

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    Overdue boater found alive, Coast Guard thanks partnering agencies

    by Emily Carlson on Aug 18, 10:14

    Update: The Sector Anchorage command center has confirmed that the missing boater, George Green, has been found “alive and well.” Green was found on the southern portion of the Little Susitna River at around 9:30 a.m. Monday, says Lt. Matthew Mitchell. “This case was not just a Coast Guard effort, but the Anchorage Fire Department […]

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    Landing gear fails on experimental aircraft

    by Associated Press on Aug 18, 8:40

    A 56-year-old Wasilla pilot crash landed over the weekend near Healy when the landing gear failed on his experimental aircraft. Alaska State Troopers say Randy Tyler was not hurt in the crash. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1yRq52W) reports Tyler on Saturday morning attempted to land at an airstrip at St. George Creek east of Healy. […]

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    ATV driver flown to Seattle hospital after collision in Coffman Cove

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 16, 17:28

    Alaska State Troopers say a 59-year-old man sustained serious injuries after a motor vehicle collision involving an ATV in Coffman Cove early Saturday morning. According to trooper dispatch, Doug Wilhite was driving an ATV on a roadway on Prince of Wales Island when he lost control and struck an embankment. AST was advised of the […]

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    High drivers predicted to increase, Alaska’s police chiefs say

    by Kate McPherson on Aug 15, 22:59

    Drugged driving will become an increasing problem on our roads if marijuana is legalized, according to the Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police. The organization, which represents chiefs and law enforcement commanders at the local, state and federal level, has renewed its concern about driving high on marijuana after hearing what it says are “unsupported […]

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    Willow, Caswell hire first fire chief

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 15, 18:24

    This week the Department of Emergency Services in the Mat-Su Borough took a huge step in its effort to keep you safe by hiring Mahlon Greene. Greene just signed on as the new fire chief for Willow and Caswell. He has no footsteps to follow. He is the first and only full-time fireman hired by […]

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    Human remains found on mountain near Seward

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 15, 17:15

    Alaska State Troopers say a Seward man found human remains on top of a mountain Monday afternoon. The unknown mountain is located about two miles south of Seward, according to AST dispatch. The remains are on their way to the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage, where their age will be determined as part of […]

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    Dillingham EPA hearing draws emotional testimony

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 15, 15:14

    Dozens of people attended a public hearing in Dillingham Thursday night to weigh in on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to restrict development of the Pebble Mine. The EPA claims it has authority, under Section 404C of the Clean Water Act, to prohibit the dumping of waste material into certain waters and wetlands in Alaska’s […]

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    Cleanup underway at Cold War radio site in Alaska

    by Associated Press on Aug 15, 10:52

    A federal contractor is removing soil contaminated by fuel and debris at a Cold War mountaintop radio site near Petersburg. The Kupreanof Island site was a manned U.S. Air Force communications station, one of 18 built in Alaska in the 1950s, and part of an early warning system to relay radio communications to Colorado Springs […]

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    Fairbanks airport warns people of screening delays

    by Associated Press on Aug 15, 10:49

    Fairbanks International Airport officials are urging travelers on departing flights to arrive earlier than usual because of expected screening delays. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/iOXmTA) reports there is a problem with one of the scanners used by Transportation Safety Administration agents to examine passengers’ carry-on bags. Airport spokeswoman Angie Spear says airport security lines are […]

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    Parnell signs resolution opposing Beringia park

    by Associated Press on Aug 15, 7:18

    Gov. Sean Parnell has signed a state Senate resolution urging the federal government to stop development of Beringia International Park. KNOM-radio (http://bit.ly/1t347br) reports the resolution was sponsored by state Sen. Cathy Giessel, an Anchorage Republican. She says the park is a United Nations designation that could affect the use of Alaska natural resources. National Park […]

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    Army inactivates two JBER engineering companies

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 14, 19:18

    A ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Thursday gave Alaskans a taste of how the Army is downsizing. More than 136 soldiers participated in the inactivation ceremony that included two engineering companies and one detachment. It’s part of a nationwide plan to reorganize and reduce the nation’s fighting forces. Capt. Zachary Dyer is the commander of […]

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    Seattle man dies at gold dredge near Nome

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 14, 14:41

    Alaska State Troopers say a Seattle man working from a gold dredge off the coast of Nome has died after he was found floating face down in Norton Sound Wednesday night. In an online dispatch posted Thursday afternoon, AST said 39-year-old Sean Beals was working on the dredge “Argo,” which was operating about a quarter […]