Calmer weather helps crews fighting Western wildfires

...flames from reaching downtown Chelan, a popular resort town. Helicopters have been dipping into Lake Chelan to pull up water to battle...than 700 firefighters along with 40 fire engines and four helicopters were trying to protect homes Monday, but residents along...
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LICE, Turkey - The military helicopters swooped in over the Kurdish heartland and dropped white incendiary...gone to help put out the fire last week, and had seen the helicopters help spread it. Two women, he said, were badly burned in...
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Egypt unveils canal extension with pomp-filled ceremony

...the canal's inauguration in 1869.The vessel, bedecked in Egyptian and foreign flags, was flanked by navy warships as helicopters, fighter jets and military transport aircraft screamed overhead. A triumphant el-Sissi stood on the upper deck, waving...
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Differing messages on 777 part frustrate Flight 370 families's plane debris," Liow said. "I cannot confirm that it's from MH370."France said it is deploying a search plane, helicopters and boats around Reunion in hopes of spotting more debris that might be from Flight 370.In an announcement late Thursday...
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Some who fled wildfire find homes gone

...sat in the middle of its scorched foundation. The eerie quiet was broken only by chirping birds and the sound of emergency helicopters overhead.Amid the destruction, crews were gaining ground, getting the blaze close to halfway contained after more than...
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Back from Afghanistan, Army helicopters may help civilians

FAIRBANKS - Sixteen Army Black Hawk helicopters have returned to Alaska and are ready...units are ready and available, Army helicopters will respond to civilian calls dispatched...dispatched 134 in 2013.The military helicopters supplement Alaska's civilian fleet...
Budget constraints land rescue copter in storage

...Troopers are putting one of two rescue helicopters in storage due to budget constraints...proposed by Gov. Bill Walker to fund the helicopters, the Alaska Dispatch News reported...Trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters said helicopters are vital to rescue efforts in a state...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for July 20, 2015 so hard. Last week, we saw Capital City Fire/Rescue, the U.S. Coast Guard, Juneau Mountain Rescue, Temsco Helicopters, Alaska State Troopers and the Juneau Police Department all active in rescues. There was the crash of the Wings of Alaska...
Teen boy accused of killing 8-year-old girl, searchers from throughout the state used boats, helicopters, bikes and cameras in their efforts.Authorities used dogs...nearby woods and parks and the San Lorenzo River levee. Helicopters scanned the forest and the coastline, and the Coast Guard...
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Meet the crew working behind the scenes

...Guard birthday, the Empire is examining the work the Coast Guard does in Juneau. It isn't often flashy - there are no helicopters or large cutters based here - but because Juneau hosts the command staff of the Coast Guard in Alaska, what's done here...


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