Alaska State Troopers say a woman was fatally shot by her male hunting partner as they looked for moose near the community of Dot Lake off the Alaska Highway.
Troopers spokeswoman Beth Ipsen says the man told troopers that Tuesday’s shooting with a high-powered hunting rifle was an accident.
Neither the man nor the woman was identified Wednesday.
The man called 911 and responding medics found the woman dead. Ipsen says the woman’s body has been sent to Anchorage for an autopsy.
The Anchorage Daily News says troopers are releasing few details. Ipsen says the death remains under investigation.
In another moose hunting fatality, KTUU-TV reports that troopers say a 26-year-old Trapper Creek man named Cody Parry died Sept. 1. Troopers say a hunting companion identified as Kyle Strong accidentally discharged a rifle he had cleaned into Parry’s leg at a cabin off the Parks Highway. KTUU says no foul play is suspected.
- It’s costing 14 percent more to take the ferry to and from the Lower 48. The higher fare is part of another round of tariff increases aimed at boosting income and equalizing rates across all routes.
- Senate Bill 91 is one of the most hotly debated bills of the session.
- "A one candidate shift I don’t think it’ll make a difference. But five? That could make a difference," said GOP chairman Peter Goldberg regarding Donald Trump's delegate count.
- When the second phase of the project is complete next year, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan will all be able to accommodate four Panamax ships at once.