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Troopers: Teen arrested for taking control of Alaska flight

Feb. 11, 2019 9:23 AM EST

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was arrested after he briefly took control of a small plane during a short commercial flight over western Alaska, authorities said. The teen was in the front passenger seat of the Piper Cherokee Six on a recent Yute Commuter Service flight from Napakiak to Bethel,...

Alaska guide pleads guilty to herding bears toward clients

Jan. 8, 2019 5:58 PM EST

ANCHORAGE , Alaska (AP) — An Alaska hunting guide who instructed employees on snowmobiles to herd grizzly bears toward clients has lost his master guide's license for life. Brian Simpson of Fairbanks, operating as Wittrock Outfitters, also was fined $35,000 and sentenced to a year of probation Thursday in...