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Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:21

Police & Fire for Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

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Safeway burglar sentenced to 22 months

A man arrested in September after allegedly trying to burglarize Safeway while employees hid has been sentenced to 22 months in prison.

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Congressional delegation revs up for another ANWR fight

ANCHORAGE - Alaska's congressional delegation is hoping the 13th time will be the lucky one for legislation to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and natural gas development. That's because - as he is quick to note - Rep. Read more

Central Council forms Constitutional Committee

The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska has announced the members of its Constitutional Committee, according to a Tuesday press release. Read more

2 survive plane crash between villages in southwest Alaska

ANCHORAGE - Two people in a small airplane survived when they crashed on a flight between two southwest Alaska villages. Alaska State Troopers say a Coast Guard helicopter spotted the downed aircraft early Monday night. Read more

Man charged with manslaughter in hotel beating death

ANCHORAGE - A 23-year-old man has been charged with killing his mother's boyfriend at an Anchorage hotel. Elliot Myas is charged with manslaughter and felony assault in the death of the man, whose identity has not been released. Read more

Police seek man suspected of stealing car with child inside

ANCHORAGE - A warrant has been issued for a man suspected of stealing a car in Anchorage with a 3-year-old girl inside. Anchorage police are attempting to arrest 37-year-old Bruce Allen King on a felony warrant for vehicle theft. Read more

Alaska joins 12 other states suing to block Obama coal mining rule

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas and 12 other states have asked a federal court to block final rules from President Barack Obama's administration designed to reduce coal mining's impact on streams. Read more

Commercial marijuana ban voter initiative validated

A citizen petition to ask voters whether commercial marijuana operations should be banned in the Kenai Peninsula Borough outside the cities has received sufficient signatures to be valid. Read more

Dead body found in Mendenhall wetlands

A dead body was discovered in the Mendenhall wetlands Sunday evening, according to Juneau police. Read more

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