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Man accused of killing parents with ax

BETHEL - A 21-year-old man faces two counts of first-degree murder after officials said he killed his parents with an ax, in a case that illustrates the challenges of police work in remote villages that do not have law enforcement officers.
Highway to Valdez could reopen Wed.

ANCHORAGE - Cars and trucks could be rolling into the city at the end of the trans-Alaska pipeline by Wednesday afternoon, nearly two weeks after avalanches cut off highway access.
Bloody bear tracks seen near Denali National Park

FAIRBANKS - Mushers and others have reported seeing bloodied grizzly tracks on trails near Denali National Park and Preserve.
Passengers in emergency landing leave Cold Bay airport

ANCHORAGE - A San Francisco-bound Delta Air Lines plane departed from a remote Alaska community near the Aleutian Islands Wednesday afternoon, 10 hours after its passengers' original jet made an emergency landing there.
LeConte is stable, but still in danger

At 10 p.m. on Sunday, Juneau resident Brandi Reynoldson put her truck with three-quarters of her household goods on the state ferry LeConte, bound for Sitka.
State eyes highway restrictions

State officials are considering restricting traffic on the Dalton Highway through the Alaska interior to protect the trans-Alaska oil pipeline and North Slope oil facilities from terrorist attacks.
Group petitions states to add oceans to list of 'impaired' waterways

A conservation organization has requested that Alaska and six other states add two bodies of water to their list of impaired waterways: the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
FBI probes pressure on oil regulators

The FBI is investigating whether Alaska political appointees improperly punished state regulators who tried to enforce environmental rules against oil companies operating in Alaska, according to people contacted by investigators.
Second death in suspected shellfish poisonings

ANCHORAGE - A second person from Alaska has died from a suspected case of paralytic shellfish poisoning in less than a week.
Christmas trees showing up with live 'ornaments'

ANCHORAGE - Forget the plastic icicles, brightly colored balls and tinsel.


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