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Woman killed musk ox to protect dog

NOME - A Nome woman, initially given a citation for killing a musk ox out of season, said she acted to protect her dog. The citation issued to Diana Adams after the July 17 incident was later reduced to a written warning.
NTSB officials examine Alaska crash wreckage

ANCHORAGE - Federal investigators on Sunday started documenting the wreckage of a plane crash in remote southwest Alaska that killed four people and injured six Friday night.
Bear shot on peninsula older than first thought

KENAI - A bear that attacked a well-known biologist is much older than troopers previously thought. Alaska State Troopers killed the aggressive brown bear after it attacked 48-year-old Toby Burke while he was on a beach, the Peninsula Clarion reports.
Juneau musher found after brief disappearance

Deborah Bicknell of Juneau, competing in her first Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, was located Thursday afternoon, hours after officials began searching for her along a treacherous stretch of trail.
Driver who fled police taken into custody

KENAI - Alaska State Troopers say a police pursuit that ended in a crash in Kenai involved a 30-year-old Anchorage man who had a child passenger in his car at the time.
Explosion at Cantwell gas station injures 5

FAIRBANKS - Investigators are trying to determine what caused an explosion and fire that injured five people at a gas station near Denali National Park in Alaska.
Yup'ik Eskimo fishermen defy river closure

MARSHALL - Fishermen from an Alaska village say they defied a closure on the Yukon River so they could catch king salmon, a revered food in the area.
Northwest Digest

Infant dies when van rolls into river, Brawl begins over a misunderstanding, New rule would make it easier to kill wolves
Weather disrupts search for avalanche victim

ANCHORAGE - Rain, low clouds and predicted high winds Sunday grounded searchers seeking the body of a ConocoPhillips Alaska employee missing and presumed dead in an avalanche that killed the head of the company.
Gunman in notorious Alaska murder found dead

ANCHORAGE - The man convicted of conspiring with a beautiful ex-stripper to kill her fiance more than a decade ago was found dead in an Alaska prison.


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