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Threat level of Alaska volcano upgraded

Southeast Alaska News - Fri, 2014-01-03 01:03

ANCHORAGE — Scientists have increased the threat level of Alaska’s Cleveland Volcano from yellow to orange.

The Alaska Volcano Observatory says the volcano appears to have kicked up to an elevated unrest. In the past six days, three brief explosions from Cleveland Volcano were detected.

The color designation indicates that sudden explosions could send ash above 20,000 feet, threatening international air carriers.

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Heroin found in Fairbanks child's toy packaging

Southeast Alaska News - Fri, 2014-01-03 01:03

FAIRBANKS — Fairbanks police say a small bag of heroin was found in the packaging of a local child’s toy.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner says police were called to a home on the 1200 block of McCarthy Avenue Sunday afternoon by the father of a young boy.

Police say the father found a baggie containing what turned out to be heroin with in a toy the boy’s mother sent home with him.

Lt. Matt Soden says the father is estranged from the mother.

Sowden says the package contained 0.16 grams of heroin, which he says is a relatively small amount indicating personal use.

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Black bear rug, other pelts stolen in Fairbanks

Southeast Alaska News - Fri, 2014-01-03 01:03

FAIRBANKS — Fairbanks police are investigating the theft of about $1,800 in furs from a shed.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that a black bear rug valued at $1,200 was the highest valued item taken. Also stolen were a wolverine pelt and Arctic fox pelts.

Police say the theft occurred sometime between early Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. The owner reported the theft after returning home after a trip out of town and noticing someone had broken into his shed.

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Troopers make 56 DUI arrests during holidays

Southeast Alaska News - Fri, 2014-01-03 01:03

ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers say 56 people were arrested for driving under the influence during concentrated enforcements over the holidays.

Troopers say of those, 51 were for misdemeanor DUI and the rest were felony arrests.

Troopers investigated two fatality crashes during the enhanced patrol, which ran from Dec. 13 to Jan. 1.

There were an additional 21 injury crashes, and 260 crashes that only involved damage to vehicles.

Troopers in a release also say 64 drivers were charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license.

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Busy Winter Storm Brings Snow, Cold To Northeast

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-03 00:55

A blustering post-Christmas snowstorm has dropped nearly 2 feet of snow just north of Boston, shut down major highways in New York and forced U.S. airlines to cancel thousands of flights nationwide. It is continuing its bitter cold journey through the Northeast.

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Broadway's 'Spider-Man' Musical Turns Off The Lights At Last

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-03 00:26

By most estimates, the trouble-plagued show will have lost about $60 million when it closes tomorrow. It has been commercial theater's most stunning flop.

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Bjarke Ingels: An Architect For A Moment Or An Era?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-03 00:25

Cartooning was his passion as a kid, and he enrolled in the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture to become better at drawing backgrounds. Now, some call Ingels a "starchitect," because his challenging designs are getting built.

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Why Ending Malaria May Be More About Backhoes Than Bed Nets

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-03 00:24

Malaria remains one of the deadliest diseases worldwide. But the U.S. successfully wiped out the mosquito-borne parasite from the American South in the early part of the 20th century. One researcher thinks this successful campaign offers lessons for how to stop malaria worldwide.

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Local News for Jan. 2, 2014

Facebook Feed - Thu, 2014-01-02 19:04
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More changes for Sealaska leadership.

Facebook Feed - Thu, 2014-01-02 12:30
More changes for Sealaska leadership.

Kookesh to step down as Sealaska board chair
The company also announced the deadline to apply for its president and CEO position, as Chris McNeil prepares to retire.