Police & Fire for Sunday, June 28, 2015

...vehicles each sustained minor damage. Victoria Martin, 18, was cited for failing to maintain a safe distance.Search and rescue? At 1:42 p.m. Thursday, Juneau Alaska State Troopers received a report of an overdue hiker in the area of...
Cutter Roanoke Island leaves Homer on last voyage

...Anchorage recounted some of Roanoke Island's service since being commissioned in Homer on Feb. 2, 1992:? 150 search and rescue missions, including saving three fishermen on the F/V Genoa in 2013;? 40,000 hours underway at sea;? 1...
Powerful rainstorms hit East Coast; Midwest cleans up

...that are upside down. ... It is the worst thing I've ever seen."Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner deployed a search-and-rescue team to assist and said he was concerned out-of-towners were hurt or trapped and wouldn't be reported missing...
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Sitka search, rescue crews help 2 sets of lost hikers

SITKA - The Sitka Fire Department search and rescue team had a busy day when they rescued not one off to help a man on the Mount Verstovia trail.Search and rescue captain Lance Ewers says the Bear Mountain hikers...
Budget constraints land rescue copter in storage

...annually."On a weekly basis, both the Anchorage- and Fairbanks-based helicopters respond to mission requests for search and rescue," she said.Chastain said it's highly unlikely the department of public safety's air support requirements...
Coast Guard cutter forced into retirement October 2012 at the Ketchikan shipyard. Its 18-member crew conducts general missions of homeland security, search and rescue, law enforcement and environmental protection.Island-class cutters are named after American islands. Roanoke...
Federal agency dings Shell for oil rig mishap in Arctic

...Harbor for a Seattle shipyard. The tow plan called for staying within 200 miles of the coast, allowing for easier search and rescue, despite the potential for rougher water.On Dec. 27, as sea swells reached 25 feet, the tow line broke. Within...
Astronaut Steve Swanson's visit excites Ketchikan students

...visited the Coast Guard Base Ketchikan during their visit this past week, and Swanson went with local crews doing search and rescue training on a 45-foot fast response boat, Powers said."One of the highlights about coming to Alaska especially...
My Turn: Murkowski on Arctic ignorance: Let it go!

...The Arctic Council has also adopted two agreements in recent years to further cooperation and collaboration for search and rescue activities and oil spill response protocols.Despite the recent uptick in Russian aggression in the region, the...
Police and Fire for May 21, 2015

...Tuesday, JPD responded to the 2000 block of Lemon Creek Road to assist a citizen with a report of damaged property.Search and rescue ? About 3:17 p.m. May 17, Alaska State Troopers were notified of lost hikers on West Glacier Trail. The two...


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