Chris Klint, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

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Alaska health officials say they’re tracking a modest rise in RSV, but it’s nothing like the Lower 48

The virus causes cold-like symptoms in most people but can have more severe effects on children and the elderly.
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Overnight snow leaves Southcentral roads slick

The National Weather Service reports West Anchorage received 4.2 inches of snow overnight, with 10 inches recorded in Soldotna.
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Planes in 2 fatal Alaska crashes had holes in floats, NTSB reports

Federal investigators have found holes in the floats of two small planes which crashed on Alaska waterways in the past month, leaving both of their pilots dead.
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Pilot’s body recovered after plane crash near Cordova

An Alaska State Troopers spokesman said Wednesday that the pilot has not been publicly identified pending a positive identification, but next of kin have been notified.
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Crews trying to reach fatal plane crash near Cordova

Rescue crews were trying Monday to reach a plane that crashed Sunday in mountains near Cordova. The crash left the pilot dead, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
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Anchorage woman missing after Turnagain walk found safe

Police said Tuesday that 39-year-old Faith Rasmussen was found safe after being reported missing from an Oct. 5 walk in Turnagain.
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Anchorage gets its first snowfall of the season, making for a slick morning commute

Anchorage's first snow this year is just a few days earlier than average.
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Fairbanks wilderness guide killed in floatplane crash

Jerald Stansel was the plane's pilot and sole occupant.
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Man hit and killed by pickup while walking across Glenn Highway

The man was crossing the highway near Boniface Parkway Wednesday night in Northeast Anchorage.
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Alaska law enforcement seizes almost 2.5 million doses of fentanyl this summer

Investigators also seized roughly 50 pounds each of heroin and methamphetamine, plus about 30 pounds of cocaine.
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Man charged with killing girlfriend in East Anchorage outdoor death

William Gonzalez III, 26, is charged with second-degree murder in the woman’s Sept. 22 death off Muldoon Road.
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Biden waives Alaska’s costs for initial Merbok disaster relief

President Biden revised the federal disaster declaration for Alaska on Thursday, increasing the federal payment to 100 percent of the total eligible costs for the first 30 days.
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Selawik man charged with killing pregnant girlfriend

Floyd Stoney, 23, is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter of an unborn child in the killing of 18-year-old Kierra Foxglove.
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Anchorage woman, 2 dogs killed in floatplane crash near Skwentna

Word of the crash on Whiskey Lake which killed 67-year-old Janell Rude reached troopers just before 4 p.m. Sunday.
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Biden approves federal disaster declaration for Western Alaska storm

President Biden's approval of Gov. Mike Dunleavy's request comes just two days after it was made.
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Woman charged with bear-spraying 3, stabbing 2 in Fairview

Both of the stabbing victims were taken to a local hospital and are expected to survive, police said.
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Mother charged with murdering 2-year-old son in Anchorage DUI crash

Cheyenne Jewel McMullen has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder, plus one count each of manslaughter and DUI.
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Mary Peltola makes history as first Alaska Native sworn into Congress

Peltola is also the first woman to serve in Alaska’s sole U.S. House seat.