State flags to be lowered to honor pilot, trooper

ANCHORAGE — Gov. Sean Parnell has ordered state flags to be lowered when memorial services are held for a pilot and trooper killed in a helicopter crash.

The flags will be lowered on the days memorials are held for Trooper Tage Toll and pilot Mel Nading. Neither memorial has yet been scheduled.

They died when the helicopter crashed Saturday near Talkeetna. Also killed was Carl Ober of Talkeetna.

Ober was injured in a snowmachine accident. The helicopter crashed shortly after picking him up, and when it was en route to meet an ambulance at a Talkeetna gas station.


Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:25

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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Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:02

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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