The body of a woman was found Wednesday and identified in the aftermath of the Polaris Hotel fire in Nome. The body of Bette Ann Haugen, 63, of Nome was recovered from the debris of the burnt-out Polaris building Tuesday evening.
Since July 1, two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters have been stationed at Kotzebue. All summer-long, aircrews have rotated in and out, as part of the Coast Guard’s seasonal work throughout the Bering Sea and along the North Slope, an annual operation called Arctic Shield.
A story emerged publicly for the first time Sunday, from the mouth of former House Speaker John Boehner, who told Politico Magazine that Young once “pinned Boehner against a wall in the House and held a 10-inch knife to his throat” during a disagreement over earmarks. (Young was pro-earmark. Boehner was not.)
The Wrangell Borough and local tribe are working together to find a new location for tons of lead-contaminated soil. Almost 20,000 cubic yards of treated soil is slated to be hauled from the old Byford Junkyard to a rock quarry near Pat’s Lake.
State and federal authorities have reopened an investigation into a small plane that vanished in 2008 near Juneau, carrying a deputy commissioner for Alaska and his son, after wreckage was discovered Wednesday on an island south of Juneau, an official said.
Alexie Walters, 34, reportedly assaulted multiple people on the night of Oct. 4 in Mountain Village, according to Alaska State Troopers, before barricading himself inside his home with Gertrude Queenie, 22, who was later found dead in the home.