State Briefs

Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2003

Panel makes recommendations for Bartlett board

JUNEAU - The Juneau Assembly's Human Resources Committee forwarded three names for appointment to the Bartlett Regional Hospital board of directors on Monday.

The committee recommended the re-appointment of Dr. Bob Urata to a physician's seat and Annette Kreitzer to a public seat on the board. Members also recommended that Tim DeAsis be appointed to a vacant public seat. Bartlett's board has 10 members.

The three names will be forwarded for approval at the Juneau Assembly's next regular meeting, Jan. 13.

Anchorage teen dies from injuries after accident

ANCHORAGE - A second person has died from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in Anchorage late Friday.

Michael Saimaniese, 16, died Monday at Alaska Regional Hospital, Anchorage Police said. Saimaniese was riding in the car that collided with a pickup truck at the intersection of Minnesota Drive and Tudor Road shortly before midnight Friday.

The driver of the car, Desha Gray, 22, was killed in the crash.

Police investigators say one of the drivers ignored a traffic light at the intersection, but police aren't sure which driver was at fault.

Police investigate death as homicide

ANCHORAGE - Anchorage police are investigating as a homicide the death of a 50-year-old man found inside his South Anchorage home.

The man's name has not been released because next of kin have not been notified, police said. The victim was discovered by police after a co-worker asked officers to check on him.

Police detectives would not disclose the cause of death.

Man shot outside Anchorage bar

ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage man is recovering from a bullet wound in his arm and another man has been arrested following a weekend shooting outside a downtown bar, police said Monday.

Eddy L. Mew, 36, was shot early Sunday and treated at an Anchorage hospital.

Paul Freeman, 42, was arrested in connection with the shooting and charged with first-degree assault, police said. He was being held at the Anchorage Jail on $20,000 bail.

Police arrest man for beating woman

ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage man has been arrested in the beating of a woman he paid to have sex with.

David Krause, 38, was arrested early Saturday and charged with third-degree assault.

Police say Krause and the 32-year-old woman acknowledge that Krause picked her up on Spenard Road at about 1 a.m. Saturday. The two reportedly went to Krause's home.

The woman told police that Krause later began to strangle her and then beat her in the head with binoculars. Krause reportedly drove the woman to a street corner and dropped her off.

Krause has denied the attack. But officers found bloody binoculars and other evidence at his home, according to police.

The woman was treated at an Anchorage hospital.

Man killed in collision of truck, snowmachine

BIG LAKE - A 31-year-old Wasilla man died after the snowmachine he was driving smashed head-on into a pickup near Big Lake, Alaska State Troopers said.

Calvin Toal was pronounced dead Monday night at Valley Hospital, trooper spokesman Greg Wilkinson said.

Toal was driving a snowmachine. The truck he collided with was driven by Joseph O'Brien, 34, of Anchorage. O'Brien was cited for driving while his license was suspended, Wilkinson said.

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