The Associated Press

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 13:45

Owner of new Sitka pot shop working to keep up with demand

SITKA — A second marijuana retailer has opened for business in the southeast Alaska city of Sitka.

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Tue, 02/28/2017 - 13:44

Anchorage Jewish community center among bomb-threat targets

ANCHORAGE — An Anchorage Jewish community center is among those targeted in a wave of bomb threats around the country.

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Tue, 02/28/2017 - 13:10

Wasilla man dies in snowmobile crash near Talkeetna

TALKEETNA — A 19-year-old Wasilla man died after apparently crashing his snowmobile in the Talkeetna Mountains.

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Tue, 02/28/2017 - 13:38

Ex-Fairbanks police chief denies conflict of interest claims

FAIRBANKS — Fairbanks’ former police chief, who resigned in October amid conflict of interest allegations, has denied any wrongdoing in operating his secondary security business. Read more

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 13:09

Woman dies, man injured in home fire near Butte

ANCHORAGE — The state fire marshal is investigating a home fire near Butte that killed a woman.

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Steelers place franchise tag on running back Le’Veon Bell

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed an exclusive rights franchise tag on Pro Bowl running back Le’Veon Bell, ensuring he’ll remain with the team in 2017.

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Rangers’ Hamilton has another surgery on balky left knee

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Josh Hamilton’s bid to make the Texas Rangers’ opening day roster has ended after yet another surgery on his balky left knee.

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UConn still No. 1 in AP women’s poll; rest of top 5 shuffles

NEW YORK — UConn remains the No. 1 team in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll while the rest of the top five were shuffled Monday.

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Fairbanks man accused of setting occupied vehicle on fire

FAIRBANKS — Alaska State Troopers say they have arrested a Fairbanks man suspected of setting a vehicle on fire while people were inside the car.

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Biologists begin moose count pilot study in Anchorage

ACNHORAGE — Alaska wildlife officials have begun a study to learn more about Anchorage’s urban moose population and the most efficient way to count the animals in the metropolitan area.

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Officials readying for Eielson F-35s to spur housing crunch

FAIRBANKS — Officials in Alaska are preparing for a possible housing crunch in 2020 that is expected to coincide with an influx of service members tied to the two new F-35 squadrons coming to Eielson Air Force Base.

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Petersburg renovates municipal building

PETERSBURG — Petersburg will be open for business Monday in the renovated portion of its municipal building.

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No charges for officer who killed armed man

FAIRBANKS — No charges will be filed against an officer who shot and killed an armed man last year.

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Alaska nonprofit using online tool to share Yupik history

BETHEL — An Alaska nonprofit organization is encouraging residents of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to share stories about the region’s rich history as it works to ensure future generations have access to knowledge about the Yupik culture.

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Fairbanks grand jury indicts 4 in theft of heavy safe

FAIRBANKS — Four people suspected of stealing a loaded 500-pound safe from a home in North Pole have been indicted on felony burglary and theft charges.

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Alaska’s Allakaket village banishes 4 for dealing meth

FAIRBANKS — Four people have been banished from a remote Alaska tribal village for dealing methamphetamine, community leaders said Thursday. Read more

Anchorage-area high school bans Confederate flag

ANCHORAGE — An Anchorage-area school has banned the display of the Confederate flag after some students posed with a version of the flag for photos inside the school. Read more

Alaska holiday weighed for black soldiers who built highway

JUNEAU — Alaska state lawmakers are considering the creation of a holiday to honor the contributions of more than 4,000 black soldiers who endured harsh conditions while building the Alaska Highway during World War II. Read more

Minor league hockey team Alaska Aces to fold at season’s end

ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Aces of the ECHL will shut down after the current season. Read more

Coast Guard awards polar icebreaker design study contracts

ANCHORAGE — The Coast Guard has awarded five fixed-price contracts for design studies and analysis of new heavy polar icebreakers.

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