On June 10, 1752, legend has it that Benjamin Franklin tied a key to some string and flew his kite during a lightning storm to experiment with electricity. Gavin, the dog, watches for signs of lightning in the sky while John, the host, looks for music in the library to honor Franklin’s kite experiment. You will sense the electricity in the air as you listen to Crosscurrents, 6/10 at 8 a.m.
- A caller on Andrew P Hope Street requested an escort to a visitor’s car. After helping the woman safely to her vehicle, the responding officer located the bear nearby and shot at it with rubber bullets.
- The state Division of Insurance plans to ask the feds to offset its costs for the Alaska Reinsurance Program.
- After a mild start to December, it’s gotten bitter cold in Haines and Skagway, with temperatures dropping into the teens and single digits. With temperatures far below freezing, snowfall from the weekend is not likely to go anywhere soon.
- As temperatures rise, Arctic ice is retreating, making trips through the Northwest passage – from Alaska to Maine – a new summer reality. But until now, mariners navigating Arctic ice have had limited formal training. A professor at Maine Maritime Academy is working to change that.