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Suspect arrested in double homicide on Kodiak Coast Guard base

Suspect arrested in double homicide on Kodiak Coast Guard base

James Michael “Jim” Wells, long considered the prime suspect by the FBI, was taken into custody by members of the Coast Guard Investigative Service and the Alaska State Troopers.

Senator Chuck Hagel faces confirmation hearing

Senator Chuck Hagel faces confirmation hearing

Senator Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., is President Obama’s nominee to be the next defense secretary.

Missile-defense system contractor Boeing hails successful test of new ‘kill vehicle’

Missile-defense system contractor Boeing hails successful test of new ‘kill vehicle’

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency successfully tested an anti-missile warhead over the weekend. The test marked the first time in over two years that missiles like the ones at Fort Greely have been launched.

Retired USCGC Storis added to National Register of Historic Places

Retired USCGC Storis added to National Register of Historic Places

The listing perhaps bolsters the Storis’ chances of becoming a museum on Juneau’s downtown waterfront.

Crew assesses inside of Kulluk rig

Crew assesses inside of Kulluk rig

A five-person assessment team spent about three hours aboard the grounded Shell drilling rig Kulluk yesterday afternoon.

Shell drill ship breaks loose from tow vessels, runs aground

Shell drill ship breaks loose from tow vessels, runs aground

A Royal Dutch Shell PLC drill ship has again broke loose from two towing vessels in a Gulf of Alaska storm and run aground on Sitkalidak Island.

Drill ship, tows still battle Gulf of Alaska storm

Drill ship, tows still battle Gulf of Alaska storm

The Coast Guard says the crews of two towing vessels attached to a Shell drill ship continue to battle a fierce storm in the Gulf of Alaska.

Tug towing Shell’s Kulluk drill rig experiences engine problems

Tug towing Shell’s Kulluk drill rig experiences engine problems

Coast Guard Spokesman David Mosley in Anchorage says the tug Aiviq began experiencing engine problems late last night. He says it has enough power to maintain its current position, about 48 hours from landfall.

Coast Guard finds safety violations on Shell rig

Coast Guard finds safety violations on Shell rig

Shell’s Noble Discoverer drill rig has had several high-profile mishaps in 2012. Now, the Coast Guard says it found problems with the rig’s on-board systems during an emergency inspection in Seward.

Congress passes the National Defense Authorization Act

Renewed defense act calls for increase in role of Fort Greely