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Mudslide hits Alaska Railroad train near Cantwell

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A mudslide hit an Alaska Railroad train Wednesday near Cantwell. The slide came down about 4:30 a.m. near track mile 322, hitting a northbound freight train, Alaska Railroad spokesman Tim Sullivan said. “The train did not derail. There were no injuries,” Sullivan said. “And at this point the train is moved out of that spot and we are currently clearing it out with excavators.” Passenger trains were delayed Wednesday and some railroad passengers were moved by bus, Sullivan said.
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The Crown Princess cruise ship parked in Haines after high winds prevented it from docking in Skagway. (Photo by Abbey Collins/KHNS)

High winds send cruise ship toward Haines, away from Skagway

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Thousands of unexpected visitors made a stop in Haines today, when an unscheduled cruise ship docked in town this Tuesday morning. The boat was headed for Skagway, but high winds caused a change of plans. The ferry dock is crowded and the wind is strong. It’s a reminder of why the Crown Princess is stopped in Haines and not Skagway. Some passengers walk back and forth to town. Others wait nearby, while tour operators mingle with the crowd.
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Plane crash kills pilot in Anchorage

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One man is dead after his float plane crashed Saturday into a residential neighborhood on Anchorage’s Hillside. Anchorage police have identified the deceased as James Hefty, 75. He was the only person onboard. Emergency crews responded to the crash site about 4:30 Saturday afternoon on Crooked Tree Drive. The cause of the crash is currently unknown, and the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.
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