16,000lbs of salmon spill from a rolled truck on Egan Drive on July 25th, 2016. (Photo by Mikko Wilson / KTOO)

Overturned truck blocks Egan with load of fish

by Quinton Chandler, Lakeidra Chavis and Mikko Wilson, KTOO
- A truck that turned over on Egan Drive spilled the fish it was carrying and temporarily blocked the road for almost 3 hours Monday.

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Michael Jordan says he is giving $1 million each to an NAACP legal fund and a community policing group to help find solutions to violence against African-Americans and police officers.

Michael Jordan Speaks Up For Black Lives And Police Officers

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The former Chicago Bulls star rarely gets involved in current events, but he is making million-dollar donations to an NAACP fund and a community policing institute seeking solutions to violence.

Sen. Bernie Sanders takes the stage on the first evening of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday.
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Amid Jeers From His Supporters, Sanders Backs Clinton In First Night Of DNC

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Outside the convention, supporters of Bernie Sanders demonstrated against what they said was a rigged system, while the atmosphere turned chaotic inside the convention hall.

At Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary on Stewart Island, New Zealand, a sign warned visitors in 2008 to check their bags. The fight against invasive predators continues. (Photo by 
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Call The Pied Piper: New Zealand Wants To Get Rid Of Its Rats. All Of Them

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For decades, New Zealand has tried to reduce the populations of destructive, non-native predators. Now the country has a more ambitious goal.

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a recent meeting of Russia's Cabinet in the Kremlin. Security experts say Russia is behind the DNC hack. (Photo by The Associated Press)

Why Would Vladimir Putin Want To Leak The DNC Emails?

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Russian intelligence services are the main suspects behind the hacking of DNC emails, and many Democrats warn that the Russian president has stepped into American politics in an unprecedented way.

More Alaska News

Former Alaska House spokesman denies assaulting woman

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A former spokesman for the majority caucus of the Alaska House of Representatives who is accused of striking a woman and holding her down by the throat has pleaded not guilty to assault charges. KTUU-TV Will Vandergriff denied two misdemeanor…

Restaurant suspends Chena River golf game after complaint

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Pike’s Landing is no longer letting patrons try to hit golf balls across the Chena River.

Six cases of salmonella in Bethel this year

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Alaska health officials are investigating a number of salmonella infections in Bethel. KYUK-AM reports that a team from the Alaska Division of Public Health is now in Bethel to find the source of six confirmed cases in the area this…

Overdue hiker in Denali

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Denali National Park and Preserve staff and volunteers are searching for an overdue hiker in the park’s Teklanika area. Park officials identified the hiker as 42-year-old Mukunda Egen from California, who is seasonally employed in the area. They say he…

Conditions improve as authorities battle wildfire

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Though the wildfire near Alaska’s largest city was only 15 percent contained as of Saturday, fire officials have given a positive prognosis to the blaze. KTVA-TV reports that incident commander Tom Kurth on Saturday said favorable weather this week should…

Police stop woman from driving husband’s body in “rolling wake”

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A woman who drove her husband’s body on a days-long traveling wake in Alaska and used ice from canneries to keep him cold is not accused of breaking any laws. Officers responded to a call last week to find the…

Minor flooding feared on the Chena River

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High water on the Chena River in Fairbanks has forced organizers to postpone or cancel planned races for both rubber ducks and humans. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that the high water has forced Saturday’s Rubber Duckie Race and the…

Supreme Court strikes down abortion barrier

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The Alaska Supreme Court has struck down a state law requiring parental notification of a minor seeking an abortion. The court found the law, approved by voters in 2010, violates the state Constitution and cannot be enforced. The law was…