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Highway named after Botetourt’s ‘most famous native son’

Oct. 01, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

GALA, Va. (AP) — He won in the dogfights of World War II, he won in the Olympic boxing ring, and he won in Virginia Supreme Court, and now, a stretch of highway in Botetourt County is named in honor of Norvel LaFallette Ray Lee. Descendants of Lee recently traveled to his...

Alaska reality star injured while cleaning up storm damage

Sep. 30, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A reality television star and Iditarod musher was injured this week while helping clean up storm damage along Alaska's western coast. Jessie Holmes, who since 2015 has starred in “Life Below Zero,” a show about life in rural Alaska produced by National...

'Crown,' 'Interview With the Vampire' among TV highlights

Sep. 29, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — What’s fall got to do with the fall TV season? Summer had yet to roll up its Labor Day beach blanket when two major series, “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” and “House of the Dragon” arrived. While the broadcast pattern of a strict...

Man took extra shift, missed landslide that destroyed home

Sep. 29, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A man whose home was destroyed by a landslide this week in Juneau said the outcome could have been worse had he not picked up an extra shift at work. “Fortunately, I wasn’t at home at the moment, but I was there about an hour and a half before it happened,...

Crews begin removing landslide debris in Alaska's capital

Sep. 28, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Efforts began Wednesday to remove enough trees, rocks and dirt to fill half a football field that were deposited on a street in Alaska’s capital by a landslide. The Monday evening slide began several hundred feet above Gastineau Avenue, just above Juneau’s...

Alaska landslide damages 3 homes, 'squishes' pickup

Sep. 27, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A landslide triggered by record rainfall significantly damaged three homes, prompted the evacuation of about a dozen residents and caused power outages in downtown Juneau, Alaska’s capital city. Geological assessment teams determined Tuesday that...

Maine man sentenced for 1993 rape, murder of woman in Alaska

Sep. 27, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A man convicted in a rape and murder at a University of Alaska Fairbanks dormitory that went unsolved for more than two decades was sentenced to 75 years in prison in Alaska. Steven Downs, of Auburn, Maine, declined to address the courtroom before the just...

Patrol spots Chinese, Russian naval ships off Alaska island

Sep. 26, 2022 22:50 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard ship on routine patrol in the Bering Sea came across a guided missile cruiser from China, officials said Monday. But it turned out the cruiser wasn’t alone as it sailed about 86 miles (138 kilometers) north of Alaska’s Kiska Island,...

Ex-Alaska attorney general pleads not guilty to sexual abuse

Sep. 26, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A former Alaska attorney general pleaded not guilty Monday to charges he sexually abused a minor three decades ago when he was the alleged victim’s high school coach. Clyde “Ed” Sniffen, 58, entered his plea through his attorney, Jeffrey Robinson....

Anchorage pilot killed in small plane crash near Skwentna

Sep. 26, 2022 13:09 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage woman was killed when the plane she was piloting crashed into Whiskey Lake near Skwentna, Alaska Wildlife Troopers said. The pilot was identified as Janell Rude, 67, troopers said. An Air Force rescue team was deployed Sunday and...