News Minute: Here is the latest Alaska news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. AKDT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A soldier died when his military vehicle rolled during training in interior Alaska. The Army says the crash killed 25-year-old Spc. Marquise Gabriel Elliott on Friday in the Yukon Training Area at Fort Wainwright. Elliott was driving with one passenger when the vehicle rolled. He was treated at the scene by medics and flown by military helicopter to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
QUINHAGAK, Alaska (AP) - Accelerating erosion is forcing villages in western Alaska to begin making plans to move. Alaska's Energy Desk reported Monday that erosion caused by climate change threatens village infrastructure and could force the relocation of communities such as Quinhagak. A 2012 state report listed Quinhagak's sewer lagoon and multipurpose building as top priorities for replacement or repair. Officials say erosion now threatens the village airstrip, water treatment plant and water and sewer system.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A former Arizona lawmaker convicted in the shooting death of a man at a remote cabin site in Alaska is 2016 has been sentenced to 65 years in prison, with 20 years suspended. Mark Desimone showed little expression as he was sentenced Monday. He was convicted last year of first-degree murder in the death of Duilio Antonio "Tony" Rosales during a hunting and fishing trip.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 30-year-old southwest Alaska man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and firing a gun twice at a household member. Alaska State Troopers on Sunday arrested Don White of Nunapitchuk (noo-NAH-pit-chuk) on a boat on the Johnson River outside the village northwest of Bethel. He was held without bail at the Bethel jail and was not allowed to receive a phone call Monday morning.
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