3 Stabbed on Cruise Ship in Scissors Attack

A 35-year-old South African man, working on a cruise ship, was arrested in Juneau, Alaska’s capital, on Tuesday. He is accused of assaulting a woman and two security personnel with a pair of scissors while on board the ship, according to law enforcement officials. The man is now facing charges of assault with a dangerous weapon within maritime and territorial jurisdiction, as announced by the U.S. attorney’s office. The identity of the man’s legal counsel …

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Plane Crash in Alaska Leaves No Survivors

A Douglas DC-4 Skymaster aircraft, carrying two passengers, tragically crashed into the icy waters of an Alaskan river shortly after takeoff from Fairbanks International Airport. The plane, which authorities confirmed left no survivors, slid into a steep hill on the riverbank, igniting into a fiery blaze. The Alaska State Troopers, who are leading the investigation, have yet to locate any survivors from the crash. The fire from the crash quickly spread to the nearby tree …

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Alaska Reports First Fatal Case of Newly Identified Alaskapox Virus

Alaska’s health authorities have reported the state’s first death due to Alaskapox, a recently identified viral disease. The victim, an elderly man with a compromised immune system from the Kenai Peninsula, south of Anchorage, passed away in late January while receiving treatment. According to the Alaska Department of Public Health, this case is one of only seven reported Alaskapox infections. State epidemiologist Julia Rogers emphasized that while the public should not be overly alarmed, they …

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Landslide Claims 6 Lives, Including Family and Local Politician, Leaves Two Children Missing

The identities of the victims and missing persons from a devastating landslide in southeast Alaska were released by authorities on Friday. The victims include five members of a family and their neighbor, a commercial fisherman who had previously run for Alaska’s sole seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Timothy Heller, 44, and Beth Heller, 36, along with their children Mara, 16; Derek, 12; and Kara, 11, were at home when the landslide occurred near …

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Double Homicide at Walmart Store; Gunman Still at Large

A tragic incident unfolded on Sunday in Anchorage, Alaska, when a man and a woman were fatally shot in a Walmart parking lot. The assailant remains at large, as confirmed by local law enforcement. The Anchorage Police Department reported that officers were dispatched to the scene shortly after 5 p.m. following reports of gunfire near Dimond Boulevard. Upon arrival, they discovered the lifeless bodies of a man and a woman, victims of the shooting. A …

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Man Sentenced for Fatally Stabbing Woman During Sexual Encounter

Simon Weyiouanna, a 33-year-old man from Alaska, has been handed a 50-year prison sentence following his admission to the murder of a woman in 2018. Weyiouanna confessed to the killing of 42-year-old Cheri Ingram during a sexual encounter, and his subsequent attempt to dispose of her body before his girlfriend’s return. In March, Weyiouanna entered a guilty plea to a charge of second-degree murder, as part of a plea deal with the state. The agreement …

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Woman attacked by moose while walking her dog

Tracy Hansen and her dog Gunner went on their usual walk in Anchorage on February 16th, like they do three times a day. They passed a moose, and while living in Alaska, Hansen didn’t think much of it. Suddenly, the moose started running towards Hansen at a quick pace, and then it reared up and kicked her in the back of the head. Hansen assumed someone had hit her with a bike or something, but …

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Polar bear kills woman and boy

State troopers reported on Tuesday afternoon that a polar bear killed a woman and a boy in Wales, Alaska. Around 2:30 in the afternoon, a polar bear was reported to have arrived in the town and chased several locals. Two people were killed by the bear, according to the troopers. The bear attacked the pair, prompting a local resident to shoot it and kill it. In their report, authorities did not name the deceased, but …

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9-year-old mauled by bear, family member shoots it dead

9-year-old boy seriously injured in bear attack while hunting in Alaska; bear shot dead by family member – CBS News In Alaska, police reported that a brown bear mauled a 9-year-old child before a family member shot the bear to death. Alaska State Troopers say the child suffered “serious injuries” and the adult member was left with minor wounds after the attack on Tuesday in Palmer Hay Flats. In the course of hunting, the couple …

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