AlaskaDigest

Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Police investigate shooting; man in hospital

JUNEAU - A shooting Tuesday evening in the Juneau Airport area sent one man to Bartlett Regional Hospital and Juneau Police looking for answers.

"We're still bringing leads together," police investigator Paul Hatch said from behind the yellow crime-scene tape that cordoned off the mini-mall in the 9300 block of Glacier Highway.

He could not say specifically where in the area the shooting took place.

Hatch said the shooting was reported to police shortly before 6 p.m. One injured man was interrogated at the scene before he was taken to the hospital, he said.

Hatch said he couldn't comment on the man's identity, the nature of his injuries or his medical condition.

He said the police would release information on the shooting when it is available.

UAF faculty member charged with selling pot

FAIRBANKS - A University of Alaska Fairbanks economics associate professor has been arrested on charges he sold five ounces of marijuana to an undercover investigator and imported and sold alcohol in Barrow.

Bob Logan, a former Fairbanks North Star Borough assemblyman, was arrested Monday in a restaurant parking lot at 12:40 p.m. after he sold the pot to the investigator, said Alaska State Trooper Sgt. Ron Wall.

Wall, head of the Fairbanks unit of the Alaska Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Enforcement, said Logan also had delivered alcohol and marijuana to an undercover investigator in Barrow. Wall said the last delivery to Barrow consisted of 60 bottles of liquor.

Logan could not be reached Tuesday morning. He was jailed at Fairbanks Correctional Center and Department of Corrections officials at the commissioner's office in Juneau were unavailable to pass on a message to him.

The drug enforcement unit had been investigating Logan for months after receiving information from a confidential source, Wall said.

"We had an idea of the scope of the investigation when we started," he said.

After the arrest, investigators served a search warrant on Logan's home and seized his truck and plane. Troopers believe Logan used his Piper Super Cub aircraft to fly drugs and alcohol to Barrow. Wall said Logan's 1997 Ford truck also was used in his transactions.

Woman injured in bike accident near Fred Meyer

JUNEAU - A 33-year-old Juneau man was cited for failing to yield when making a left turn after driving his 1994 Acura into the path of an oncoming bicyclist Tuesday afternoon near Glacier Highway and Fred Meyer.

The bicyclist, a 24-year-old Juneau woman, suffered an injury to her left ankle but declined medical attention and received a ride from a private citizen, police said.

Police responded to the accident at 4:49 p.m. Tuesday. Officers and emergency medical technicians found the woman on the ground near her bike. An investigation revealed the man was turning left from the Glacier Highway access behind Fred Meyer into the Fred Meyer parking lot. He did not see the bicyclist approaching and turned into her, police said.

The Acura sustained $1,500 in damage. Damage to the bike was unknown.

Marine Highway offers all-you-can-ride pass

JUNEAU - In an effort to increase ridership on state ferries, the Alaska Marine Highway System is offering an all-you-can-ride pass from Nov. 1 to March 31 for $500.

The tickets are $400 for seniors and $250 for children 5 to 11.

It is the third year AMHS has provided the deal, but this year those using the service receive 25 percent off transporting cars. Like last year, the deal also includes 25 percent off ferry cabins.

"We just keep trying to figure out ways to get more Alaskans traveling on their marine highway," said AMHS marketing manager Sharon Gaiptman. "You could do things like a round-trip to Bellingham."

Gaiptman noted that the deal cannot be used with any other AMHS discounts.

For more information, contact AMHS at 465-3941 or on the web at www.ferryalaska.com.



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