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Coast Guard, Navy boats collide in Alaska; 9 injured

Dec. 5, 2019 4:57 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Nine people were hurt, including one critically, when a U.S. Coast Guard vessel collided with a U.S. Navy boat off Alaska's Kodiak Island. The accident occurred Wednesday evening in Women's Bay near Kodiak's Coast Guard base, said Lt. Comm. Scott McCann, a Coast Guard Alaska...

Robbers hit east Anchorage bank; employee, customer injured

Dec. 5, 2019 3:28 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The FBI is looking for two men who robbed a bank in Alaska. One of the suspects carried a shotgun into the bank. An employee and a customer inside the Anchorage bank were injured, KTUU-television reported. One person was taken to a hospital with what Anchorage police described as...

Anchorage police release name of woman found in burned SUV

Dec. 4, 2019 2:07 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police have released the name of a woman found dead last month inside a burned sport utility vehicle near Cheney Lake Park. Police say the woman has been conclusively identified as 54-year-old Elsie Jackson. Patrol officers and firefighters at 12:45 a.m. Nov. 22 responded...

Man shot, mortally wounded at Anchorage restaurant

Dec. 4, 2019 12:16 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police say a man was fatally shot at a city restaurant. The man's name has not been made public and no arrest has been made. Police dispatchers at around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday received a report of a shooting at the Black Angus Inn at 14th Avenue and Gambell Street. Arriving...

Alaska workers fired after video reveals package throwing

Dec. 4, 2019 9:54 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage company has fired and disciplined workers after a video showed them throwing Amazon.com delivery packages to each other in a warehouse. The video of workers at the Legacy Logistics LLC warehouse near Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport was posted to social...

Anchorage police identify victims found in burning SUV

Dec. 3, 2019 5:21 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police have identified two people found dead in a burning sport utility vehicle as the wife and stepdaughter of the man charged in the case. Tylan Fely, 34, is charged with first-degree murder, arson and other counts in the deaths of Cecilia Tuuaga and her 13-year-old...

Man charged in girlfriend’s strangling death at Palmer motel

Dec. 3, 2019 2:31 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 35-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend last month at a Palmer motel. Anchorage television station KTVA reports Martin Saccheus is charged in the death of 28-year-old Mingnuna Miller. The state medical examiner determined she died...

Alaska redistricting planning committee set to begin meeting

Dec. 3, 2019 9:39 AM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The committee that will plan Alaska’s redistricting that occurs every 10 years is set to begin meeting, officials said. The state’s Redistricting Planning Committee is scheduled to hold its first meeting Wednesday in Anchorage, KTOO-FM reported Monday. Redistricting...

Anchorage police still citing minors for tobacco possession

Dec. 3, 2019 9:37 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Anchorage Police Department has continued issuing citations to minors for possession of tobacco and vaping products despite a new ordinance ending the penalty, officials said. The Anchorage Assembly passed an ordinance in July called Tobacco 21 to help reduce teen smoking, The...

2 companies declined Seward flight before fatal crash

Dec. 2, 2019 7:30 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An air ambulance that crashed on the Kenai Peninsula was on a flight to a location that other companies had declined. The Anchorage Daily News reports one air ambulance service Friday night declined to make a trip from Anchorage to Seward and another company said it would not make...