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DNA links Arkansas man to 1996 Alaska strangulation death

A DNA match has solved the strangulation murder of a teenager in southeast Alaska, a case that was cold for 24 years and saw another man acquitted of the crime after confessing, Alaska State Troopers said.
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Family wants fatal officer-involved shooting case reopened

The parents of a man who died after being shot by a Juneau police officer want the state to reopen its review of the case, citing evidence one of their attorneys says indicates the officer was “formulating” a plan to shoot Kelly Stephens.

4 bears killed as part of bear attack investigation

State wildlife department employees have killed four bears near the remote area in south-central Alaska where authorities say a man was fatally mauled last week.

Around Town: Comment period, fundraiser, 2020 Census

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) proposed Alaska Marine Highway System (AHMS) operating plan for October 2020 through April 2021 is now available for public review and comment through Friday, Aug. 14.

Trump says he’ll listen to both sides on Pebble Mine

President Donald Trump said he would “listen to both sides” after his eldest son and a campaign adviser urged him to intervene to block a proposed copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region.

Troopers: Kodiak man reports being mauled by bear

A 71-year-old Kodiak man said he was mauled by a bear while running on a mountain trail over the weekend, Alaska State Troopers said.

Juneau police say crowding bystanders caused ‘chaotic’ scene

Juneau police said they arrested three men after their response to a call of a knife-wielding man devolved into a "chaotic scene" with some bystanders crowding around to "watch, make video recordings and yell at police."

Late lawmaker’s name to remain on primary ballot

The late-Rep. Gary Knopp's name will appear on the Aug. 18 primary ballot, and should he win, the Alaska Republican Party will be able to petition for a replacement candidate, a Department of Law spokesperson said.

COVID-19 cuts short 1st Alaska cruise of stunted season

The first cruise in an already decimated southeast Alaska cruise season came to a devastating end Wednesday when a small ship carrying 36 passengers returned to Juneau because one of the guests had tested positive for COVID-19.

Trump Jr. expresses opposition to Pebble Mine

President Donald Trump's eldest son agreed Tuesday with calls to block a proposed copper and gold mine near the headwaters of a major U.S. salmon fishery in southwest Alaska.

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