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Text message helps searchers locate lost hiker

...and Lam was able to climb in. He had a few scratches from bushwhacking through the trees but did not have any serious injuries that required medical attention, troopers said.Lam was safely transferred to the Juneau International Airport...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-12/text-message-helps-searchers-locate-los
Local
USFS: Ice caves 'will soon collapse'

...side of Mendenhall Glacier.The Forest Service said a collapse of the ice cave entrance could be fatal or cause serious injuries if falling ice or rock debris drops onto people or pets. "Officials caution hikers and kayakers to be prepared...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-18/usfs-ice-caves-will-soon-collapse
State | Local
Explosion rattles Petersburg

...deemed an accident, the ATF will take control.Weaver was medevaced to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with serious injuries after he was found lying outside a local medical center Sunday afternoon.A press release from the Petersburg Police...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-16/explosion-rattles-petersburg
Local
Juneau Vet: VA breaking the rules

...in-depth."The most important thing out of all this is wounded veterans insurance is not paying out for lost limbs and serious injuries," Bailey said.The Empire was not able to independently confirm that those payments are not being paid. Since...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-30/juneau-vet-va-breaking-rules
State
Train derails in Skagway

...was "minor" and that nine people would be treated for non-critical injuries."It was a minor derailment, no serious injuries," Leggett said in a phone interview shortly before 5 p.m.Those injured did not require immediate medical attention...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-23/train-derails-skagway
Local
Man charged with assault of teens

...obscene hand gestures has been charged with felony assault.One boy was transported to Mat-Su Regional Hospital with serious injuries that included a possible broken jaw.Alaska State Troopers said Jonathan Kaalakea was jailed at Mat-Su Pretrial...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-19/man-charged-assault-teens
State
Gunshot victim at odds with prosecutor

...victims, they ultimately represent the state's position. Scott was gunning for first-degree assault, given the serious injuries involved and the shooter's history, while Rankin thought that was "overkill" and the focus should have been...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-04/gunshot-victim-odds-prosecutor
Local
Iditarod: 5 things to know about trail conditions

...or rocky sections of the trail. Ten of the mushers dropping out were announced in Rainy Pass. Among those with serious injuries is Scott Janssen, who broke his ankle trying to round up a loose dog and earlier was knocked unconscious when his...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-07/iditarod-5-things-know-about-trail-con
Sports
Airport explosion still under investigation

...Cameron.Wings of Alaska said the man's beard was singed and he sustained "superficial sunburn" burns but escaped serious injury. He was taken to the hospital as a precaution to ensure he didn't inhale smoke and his eyes weren't injured...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-16/airport-explosion-still-under-investiga
Local
House moves PTSD sentencing bill

...mirrors the statute concerning fetal alcohol syndrome and cannot be used as a mitigating factor for crimes involving serious injury, sexual assault or unlawful death."Many of our military personnel seem fine when they come back, but there are...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-21/house-moves-ptsd-sentencing-bill
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