Chris Klint, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

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Driver was high on THC during deadly 2022 Seward Highway crash, charges say

Lester Wilde Jr., 47, is charged with manslaughter, DUI and assault in the Aug. 8 crash that left Anchorage resident Jeffrey Andrews dead.
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Missing East Anchorage hiker found dead; no foul play suspected

Police say there are no initial signs of foul play in 28-year-old Juan Toscano’s death, after his body was found Friday night in Campbell Creek Gorge.
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Grubby’s son captured as Homer faces growing opossum problem

It turns out that Grubby the opossum — who hitched a ride to Alaska in a shipping container in March — had babies.

Police say there’s ‘nothing to indicate’ East Anchorage homicide and missing man are connected

Police say there are no signs of a link between Wednesday's death of Juan Wright, 25, and 28-year-old Juan Toscano going missing nearby.
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Army names soldier killed in JBER car crash

The Army says Pfc. Arath Esau Martinez-Arguelles, 20, reported for Alaska duty as a mechanic in March.
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Man dead in Memorial Day Spenard shooting

Monday's death on Spenard Road is the eighth homicide reported by Anchorage police this year.
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Alaska cruise-ship crewman accused of lying about alleged sexual assault

Neeraj Bhatt is accused of one count of making a false statement in the case, after an encounter that allegedly took place May 16.
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Homer police take Grubby the opossum into custody

Homer police confirmed the Wednesday capture of the “wanted fugitive and somewhat local celebrity” on Facebook.
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1 man dead, 1 wounded in Mountain View shootings last week

Police have made no arrests in 22-year-old Daishon Alex's Thursday death on Mumford Street.
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Illinois man dies after becoming trapped on mud flats near Hope

Word reached troopers just before 6 p.m. Sunday that Zachary Porter was stuck in the quicksand-like tidal mud flats.

Police officer kills Point Hope man who shot at residents and buildings, troopers say

The suspect, 40-year-old Robert Nash, was killed Wednesday afternoon. Nobody else in the Northwest Alaska community was injured.
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Man threatened moviegoers at Anchorage theater with screwdriver, police say

Police say Christopher M. Price ran from officers at the Tikahtnu Commons, before a police K-9 bit him and he was arrested.
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Interior and Southwest Alaska ice-jam floodwaters recede as recovery continues

The outlook for ice jam flooding on the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers was improving Wednesday as the breakup moved downriver.
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Flooding closes schools in Glennallen as high waters continue to inundate Alaska communities

Officials say the floodwaters are swamping Alaska towns, tearing buildings from foundations, seeping into homes and covering roads.
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Anchorage’s Service High principal resigns after investigation into ‘community concerns’

Allen Wardlaw had been on administrative leave since April when the district said it launched an investigation into concerns linked to him.
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Hooligan fisherman rescued from Turnagain Arm mud

It’s Girdwood firefighters’ first save of the year from the quicksand-like flats, which can trap people in rising tides.
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‘Deadliest Catch’ boat’s owners sue show over deckhand’s botched diagnosis

The lawsuit was filed by the F/V Northwestern’s owners Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Alaska.
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Litter of wolverine kits brings adorable triple threat to Alaska Zoo

The kits were born in early February. Their parents are Jumbo and Olga, transferred to Alaska from zoos in Sweden and Russia.
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2 people survive late-season Southcentral Alaska avalanches

The slides come near the end of an avalanche season experts say is notable both for its heightened danger and lack of deaths.
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Troopers warn of lethal batch of drugs in Mat-Su after 3 overdose deaths in 24 hours

The lethal batch of illegal drugs likely contains fentanyl, according to Alaska State Troopers.