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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2001

Injured children still in the hospital

JUNEAU - The condition of two children injured in an accident on Saturday evening remains satisfactory today.

Lane Nashoanak, 8, and his sister Ruby, 6, were medevaced to the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle late Saturday. Lane suffered a colon injury and Ruby suffered facial fractures. Kristin Foley, spokeswoman for the hospital, said both were in satisfactory condition this morning. Foley did not know when the children would be released.

The children were in a 1990 Suburban when it hit a rock retaining wall on Glacier Avenue. The driver, Annabelle Nashoanak, was arrested by police on one count of drunken driving and two counts of second-degree assault. Two other siblings in the car were treated at Bartlett Regional Hospital's emergency room and released. The children's father, Travis Nashoanak, was also a passenger in the car.

Annabelle Nashoanak remains in custody at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

Police make arrest in 1998 disappearance

ANCHORAGE - A 1998 murder case has been solved with the arrest of a 28-year-old suspect, Anchorage police said Wednesday.

Louie Crandall was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Gabe Jost, 26. Jost's body was spotted floating in Spenard Lake in May 1999. He was last seen alive in September 1998.

Police said Crandall believed Jost sexually molested his 2-year-old daughter and wanted revenge. Crandall is suspected of beating, choking and drowning Jost, police said.



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