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Alaska man hits 300-pound fur seal on drive to work

...ended up stuck in mud. When staggered up an embankment to see what he hit, the seal lifted up its head.Public safety director Nick Hunnicutt said he had to shoot the seal, which tribal members were able to butcher for the local food pantry...
A job with a view Hoonah and Angoon, it's like a reunion every time."Today, the 30-year-old homegrown pilot is now the safety director at Alaska Seaplanes where he has a hand in training new pilots and developing emergency response plans. With more...
Stolen cobalt-60 found abandoned

...near where the stolen truck transporting the material was abandoned in central Mexico state, the country's nuclear safety director said.The highly radioactive material had been removed from its shipping container, officials said, and one predicted...
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Poor advice from GPS unit leads man into harbor

...ferry but after about 400 feet, the GPS unit in the man's car told him to make a hard right turn.Whittier public safety director Dave Schofield says that was a misdirection, and it led the man down the ramp where people launch boats.The car...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...this tank. The tank may be the most costly issue facing the city right now, according to Gary Watson, projects and safety director for the city. Watson said that hazardous waste materials in the tank had previously been stored in 55-gallon drums...
Two children die in Ketchikan house fire

...and 5-year-old boy were confirmed dead at the scene of injuries due to smoke inhalation, said Ketchikan Public Safety Director Rich Leipfert. A 12-year-old girl was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and a 17-year-old boy...
Five killed in plane crash near Ketchikan critical condition in a Seattle hospital, officials and neighbors of the Oregon family said. Ketchikan Public Safety Director Rich Leipfert said the SeaWind Aviation plane crashed into a tree at Traitors Cove, about 25 miles north of Ketchikan...
Alaska Digest

...downtown Ketchikan apartment. An autopsy was to be done to determine why the toddler died, said Ketchikan Public Safety Director Rich Leipfert. The father was taken by ambulance to Ketchikan General Hospital where he was recovering, Leipfert...
Controversy followed police chief to Hoonah

...controversy in Roberts. The conversation was short, he said. The council unanimously chose Hankla as the chief and public safety director in January of last year, but then made him acting chief after learning that a city ordinance required more experience...
FAA lacks inspection urgency recommendations. ``We've made numerous recommendations to the FAA to do things in a certain time frame, and generally they can never seem to get things done in that time frame,'' said Sweedler, the NTSB safety director.


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