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7-Year-Old Girl Severely Injured in Dog Attack

A 7-year-old girl in Unalakleet was severely injured in a dog attack Sunday—and had to be medevaced to Anchorage for her injuries.

May 26, 2015
Juneau Business Fined Nearly $12K For Whale-Watching Violations

Juneau Business Fined Nearly $12K For Whale-Watching Violations

Tour company Juneau Whale Watch recently finished paying almost $12,000 in fines for violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act.

May 26, 2015

Cleanup continues for Cook Inlet diesel spill

Clean up and assessment work continues following a diesel spill in southern Cook Inlet over the weekend. The vessel in question is currently tied up in Seldovia, on the southern Kenai Peninsula.

May 26, 2015

Man dies in south Anchorage shooting

Anchorage police are investigating a south Anchorage shooting Monday night that left a man dead.

May 26, 2015

As Negotiations Continue, Little Public Action From Legislature

With negotiations over the state’s multi-billion-dollar budget deficit still underway, the Alaska House and Senate met in brief and uneventful floor sessions over the weekend. But legislative leaders say there has been some progress on a compromise between the Republican Majority and Democratic Minority.

May 25, 2015

Dalton Highway Repairs Should Be Underway Soon

Alaska transportation officials say flood waters have receded enough for repairs to begin on the Dalton Highway.

May 25, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, May 25, 2015

As Negotiations Continue, Little Public Action From Legislature; Repair Work To Begin On Dalton Highway; Body Found in Bethel Park Identified; Alaska Native Medical Center Starts Construction Of Patient Housing; Tyonek Tribe Grateful For Land Donation; Eielson Air Force Base Investigates Ground Water Contamination; Scientist Maps Spill Potential For Seabirds; Klukwan Seniors Graduate In Class Of Two.

May 25, 2015
IGAP coordinators train on data collection in Dillingham

IGAP coordinators train on data collection in Dillingham

Residents of Togiak, Illiumna, Port Heiden, among others, came to Dillingham for scientific training. It’s part of the Indian Environmental General Assistance Program or IGAP. The researchers are looking to set a baseline data set of water quality and temperature in the region.

May 25, 2015

“Summer of Blubber” now live from Round Island

Walrus fans everywhere can now watch the thousands of walruses sunning on Round Island live via a new set of walrus cams.

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May 25, 2015

APICDA-owned Fish Company Opens Processor in Washington State

A new fish processor opened its doors in Kent, Washington this spring. It is operated by the Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association. Revenue from the processor is expected to help fuel economies in remote communities along the Aleutian chain.

May 25, 2015

Eielson Air Force Base Investigates Potential Ground Water Contamination

Ground water contamination at Eielson Air Force Base may have spread off the facility. The Air Force has contacted private property owners in the nearby Moose Creek area offering to test well water for presence of a chemical presumed to be from firefighting foam formerly used at the base.

May 25, 2015
Heroin Hits Home: One Woman’s Struggle to Get Clean in Bethel

Heroin Hits Home: One Woman’s Struggle to Get Clean in Bethel

Federal officials say in 2014 they intercepted nearly ten times as much heroin coming into Alaska than in 2013. The growing use of the drug is impacting urban and rural areas. This is the first in a series of three stories about the impacts of heroin in Bethel and how the community is fighting it. It begins with one woman’s struggle to get clean in Bethel.

May 25, 2015

Police Identify Body Found in Bethel Park

A woman found dead in a park in Bethel on Sunday has been identified. Bethel Police Lieutenant Joe Corbett says she was from Bethel.

May 25, 2015

Sleetmute Man Arrested on Sexual Abuse Warrant

Alaska State Troopers arrested a Sleetmute man Friday on a warrant for sexual abuse of a minor. Aniak-based Troopers arrested Sakar N. Zaukar of Sleetmute at his Housing Road residence around 3 p.m.

May 25, 2015

Researcher Leaves Homer for Studies in the Arctic

Sixteen researchers from the United States, Canada, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden will participate in the Fulbright Arctic Initiative. The group will meet in three countries for three different seminars. Each person will join a team to research developments in one of four specific areas: health, water, energy, and infrastructure. Individuals will also make international trips for their specific areas of study.

May 25, 2015

Fast response, wary public keeping Alaska wildfires down

Aggressive response and the public’s adherence to good fire practices are keeping forest fires down in Alaska despite tinderbox conditions in much of the state.

May 25, 2015

Tok man arrested, charged with shooting into sporting store

A Tok man has been jailed after troopers say he fired a gun into a sporting goods store while his wife was locked inside.

May 25, 2015

Anchorage man critically injured in motorcycle crash

A 67-year-old motorcycle driver was critically injured and flown to an Anchorage hospital after crashing Saturday morning near Talkeetna.

May 25, 2015

Coast Guard, agencies respond to Cook Inlet fuel spill

The Coast Guard is responding to a fuel spill in southeastern Cook Inlet. A 116-foot landing craft called Thor’s Hammer was sailing from Seward to Bristol Bay Saturday when it encountered heavy seas.

May 25, 2015

Anchorage police seek felon spotted with handgun

Anchorage police are searching for a convicted felon who was spotted Sunday carrying a weapon. Police say they’ve obtained a felony warrant for the arrest of 25-year-old William Jarrett IV.

May 25, 2015