Puppy lost in the Chilkat Lake area. His name is Ollie (OH- LEE) he has a black face, looks...
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HOUSTON — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by 11 this week to 1,757.
The Houston company said in its weekly report Friday that 1,382 rigs were exploring for oil and 374 for gas. One was listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,763 active rigs.
Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Alaska gained two rigs and Louisiana and Pennsylvania each gained one.
ANCHORAGE — A final report by the National Transportation Safety Board concludes an Australian pilot likely became spatially disoriented in poor weather before crashing near Fairbanks last year.
The NTSB says in the probable cause report it’s likely the pilot lost control of the rented Piper Saratoga and “entered a steep spiraling dive from which he was unable to recover.”
ANCHORAGE — Police say cold weather contributed to the death of a 34-year-old woman whose body was found inside a vehicle near downtown Anchorage.
Police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro says foul play isn’t suspected in the death of Elaine Marie Cleveland of Anchorage.
Police were alerted just before 7:30 a.m. Thursday about a woman who was unresponsive and unconscious in a vehicle at the 1000 block of 6th Avenue. Medics declared her dead at the scene.
ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers say a privately-owned ATM was stolen from a Palmer restaurant.
The Anchorage Daily News reports the machine was taken from RW’s Hamburger House Saturday morning. It weighs about 200 pounds, and troopers suspect it would require more than one person to take it.
Restaurant employee James Tickney says burglars forced their way into the building’s back door and dragged the ATM about 25 feet outside.
He says there was about $4,700 in the ATM when taken.
ANCHORAG — A small earthquake rattled Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula but didn’t prompt any reports of damage.
The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says the quake occurred at 5:42 a.m. Saturday in the Cook Inlet region, and that it was felt in the southern part of the peninsula, south of Anchorage.
The earthquake was located at a depth of about 73 miles.
ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers say a 38-year-old Togiak man was dragged almost two miles in the village after his clothing got stuck on the back hitch of the vehicle.
Troopers say Rodney Gosuk was injured and intoxicated when he was found partially naked in the middle of a road in the village.
Troopers were notified Tuesday night by the village public safety officer and flew to Togiak the following day.
According to troopers, the truck driven by a Togiak woman dragged Gosuk for 1.7 miles.
FAIRBANKS — The state has issued an air quality advisory for the Fairbanks area through Saturday.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports cold air and temperature inversions are behind the poor air quality.
The advisory from the state Department of Environmental Conservation covers Fairbanks, North Pole and surrounding areas.
It also deems the air quality in Fairbanks as “unhealthy,” the third-worst category behind “very unhealthy” and “hazardous.”
The Haines Police Department advises residents that Mud Bay Road is impassible from the harbor to the cannery at Letnikof due to heavy snow and stuck vehicles. DOT is on its way, but anyone traveling that way is advised to wait a few hours... Be safe, everyone!
Appeals court reinstates overfishing charges against Kookesh, two others
In 2009, Kookesh, a Democrat, and the other men were fishing for sockeye salmon at Kanalku Bay near his hometown of Angoon.