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Alaska News Nightly: May 24, 2013

May 24, 2013

Individual news stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via emailpodcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.

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Troopers Shoot, Kill Sutton Man

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage

An Alaska State Trooper shot and killed a Sutton man Thursday night after the man fired a shotgun at Troopers who were trying to get him to comply with a restraining order.

How Safe Are Alaska’s Bridges?

Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN – Juneau

A section of Interstate-5 fell into the Skagit River in Washington yesterday after a truck reportedly knocked into the steel framework. No one died, but the collapse sent cars hurtling into the water. The bridge was built in 1955, and was considered to be outdated by federal standards. In Alaska, there are more than a hundred bridges that fall into that obsolete category.

Two Remote Volcano Sensors Resume Sending Seismic Data

Ben Matheson, KDLG – Dillingham

Scientists are now able to monitor two remote volcanoes on the Alaska Peninsula after equipment came back to life this spring.

Sitka Father, Son Plan Lower 48 Run Against GMOs

Ed Ronco, KCAW – Sitka

A Sitka man and his 14-year-old son are hoping to convince you that genetically modified organisms are bad for your health, and for the environment.

Singer-Songwriter Hears Call Of Alaska

Brianna Gibbs, KMXT – Kodiak

Alaskan singer songwriter Marian Call has a new album out called “Marian Call Live In Europe.” The album grew out of an enormously successful Kickstarter campaign that raised more than $60,000 and sent her to Europe to perform and record a new album. Now she’s finishing up a statewide tour and about to set out to play music in the western Lower 48.

AK: Girls On The Run

Anne Brice, KCAW – Sitka

To a lot of us, running seems like work, or at least exercise. But for a group of girls in Sitka, running is actually pretty fun. They’re part of an after-school program that combines running with important life lessons.

300 Villages: Anchor Point

This week we’re heading to Anchor Point, a small community 14 miles north of Homer on the Kenai Peninsula. Bobby Ness lives in Anchor Point.

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