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Death Investigation

On August 5 at approximately 3:50 a.m., the Alaska state troopers were notified of a death in Nikolai. A preliminary investigation revealed that 37-year-old Nikolai resident Tanya Gregory was reported to be unresponsive in her home by another household resident. Lifesaving efforts were attempted by the nick-oh-lie health aide, however, they were unsuccessful. This investigation […]

3 Erupting Alaska Volcanoes Spitting Lava or Ash Clouds

Three remote Alaska volcanoes are in various states of eruption, with one producing lava and the other two blowing ash clouds into the sky. An Alaska Volcano Obersavatory geologist says that small nearby towns have not been affected so far. Pavlof Volcano about 600 miles west of Anchorage on the Alaska Peninsula has been producing […]

One Dead in Motorcycle Accident

On August 4 at approximately 4:06 p.m., the Alaska state troopers in Soldotna were notified of a motorcycle versus vehicle collision near mile 18 of the Kenai spur highway in Nikiski. Alaska state troopers, local fire and EMS, and a life flight helicopter responded to the scene. A preliminary investigation revealed that a Nissan SUV […]

6 Killed in Alaska Sightseeing Plane Crash

6 Killed in Alaska Sightseeing Plane Crash

    On August 5, 2021, at approximately 11:21 am, the Alaska state troopers were notified of a possible plane crash just outside of Ketchikan in the misty fjords area. Initial reports indicated that a southeast aviation De Haviland Beaver, with tail number N1249K, had five passengers and one pilot aboard and had reportedly triggered […]

Mailbox Explosion

On June 15, a resident in the 11000 block of glacier highway reported being woken up in the middle of the night by what sounded like a large firework going off. The resident did not think too much about it at the time, due to the 4th of July being in the near future. In […]

Federal Jury Convicts an Anchorage Man

A federal jury convicted an anchorage man on three counts of sex trafficking and one count of drug distribution after a six-day jury trial before US district judge Joshua M. Kindred. The jury reached its verdicts after one day of deliberations. According to court documents, 28-year-old Davon Smith was charged with one count of sex […]

Hiker Rescued

Hiker Rescued

  Alaska air national guardsmen of the 176th wing hoisted a hiker off the crow pass trail august 3rd near Girdwood. The Alaska state trooper search and rescue coordinator contacted the Alaska rescue coordination center August 3 around 8:30 p.m. after receiving a satellite-phone call from a hiking party with a member experiencing a heat-related […]