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4th Person Found Dead, 2 Still Missing After Landslide

Landslide ripped through remote Alaska fishing community

(Newser) - Authorities recovered the body of an 11-year-old girl Saturday evening from the debris of a landslide in southeast Alaska that tore down a wooded mountainside days earlier, smashing into homes in a remote fishing village, the AP reports. The girl, Kara Heller, was the fourth person confirmed killed by last...

Alaska Landslide Kills Girl, Leaves 5 People Missing

A woman was injured when houses near Wrangell were hit

(Newser) - This file has been updated with information about the victims. Five people are missing after a landslide near the Alaskan city of Wrangell killed a girl and injured a woman, per the AP . No information about either of them was immediately released. The slide, estimated at 450 feet wide, occurred...

Anchorage Sees a Wild Amount of Snow
Anchorage Sees a
Wild Amount of Snow

Anchorage Sees a Wild Amount of Snow

Meanwhile, Brazilians swelter

(Newser) - Anchorage, Alaska, is just an inch of snow away from breaking the November snowfall record of 38.8 inches, reports CNN . All that snow fell in just nine days, reports the AP ; that's the third-most snow the city has seen over a sustained period since record-keeping began in 1916....

This Humpback Whale Got a Much-Needed Rescue

'Hog-tied' juvenile in Alaska had gotten caught up in a 300lb crab pot, and lines

(Newser) - When Alaska fishermen dropped a 300lb crab pot in the waters close to Glacier Bay National Park, they were probably hoping to catch, well, crabs. What they got instead was a much bigger catch—though not in a good way. As NPR reports, the crab pot and its lines got...

10B Alaskan Snow Crabs Vanished. We Now Know Why
10B Alaskan Snow Crabs
Vanished. We Now Know Why
new study

10B Alaskan Snow Crabs Vanished. We Now Know Why

Study blames marine heat waves in Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska

(Newser) - An astounding number of Alaskan snow crabs disappeared from the Bering Sea over the last several years, and scientists say they've finally discovered why. A new paper published in Science blames marine heat waves in 2018 and 2019 for the decimation of 90% of the snow crab population through...

Struggling Deer Get Ride in Alaska Troopers' Boat

They were in 'rough shape' 4 miles from shore

(Newser) - Two deer struggling in the waters of southeast Alaska's famed Inside Passage finally made it to land, thanks to two Alaska Wildlife Troopers who gave the deer a lift in their boat. Sgt. Mark Finses and trooper Kyle Feuge were returning from a patrol in nearby Ernest Sound to...

Alaskans Get $1.3K Oil Check— but It's Complicated

Many residents need the money, but so do the state's social services

(Newser) - Nearly every Alaskan will receive a $1,312 check starting this week, their annual share from the earnings of the state's nest-egg oil fund. As the AP reports, some use the money for extras like tropical vacations, but others—particularly in high-cost rural Alaska where jobs and housing are...

2 Soldiers Dead After Truck Flips in Alaska

Accident near Salcha also left a dozen Army troops injured

(Newser) - Two US soldiers were killed and a dozen injured when the transport truck they were traveling in flipped near Salcha, Alaska, according to US Army Alaska. Officials with the 11th Airborne Division of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson say at least 17 soldiers were in the LMTV (light medium tactical vehicle) Monday,...

Krispy Kreme Delivery Van Gets Some Surprise Raiders

Mama bear and cub bust into vehicle outside military base in Anchorage for some doughnuts

(Newser) - A mama bear and her cub went a little Cocaine Bear on some doughnuts in Anchorage last week. Candice Sergeant, the manager of a Krispy Kreme store in the Alaskan city's Muldoon neighborhood, tells CBS Chicago that she was working her shift last Tuesday when she got an "...

Congresswoman's Husband Piloted Doomed Plane

It took rescuers hours to reach crash site in Alaska where Buzzy Peltola died

(Newser) - Rep. Mary Peltola's husband, commercial pilot Eugene "Buzzy" Peltola Jr., had just dropped off a hunter in a remote area of Alaska when he took to the sky only to crash . The single-engine Piper PA-18 Super Cub he was flying crashed in mountainous terrain 64 miles northeast of...

Alaska Congresswoman's Husband Dies in Plane Crash

Democrat Mary Peltola is state's sole US House rep

(Newser) - Mary Peltola—Alaska's sole representative in the US House of Representatives—lost her husband early Wednesday following a plane crash, her office said in a statement posted to X . It described Eugene Peltola, the former regional director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs for Alaska, as "one of...

Alaskan Hiker Rescued Thanks to Wildlife Cam

Observers alerted rangers in Katmai National Park to hiker asking for help

(Newser) - A hiker in remote Alaska used his wits to summon help in rough weather. As NPR reports, the unidentified man showed up on the live-stream of a wildlife camera on Dumpling Mountain in Katmai National Park. He approached the camera twice, once to mouth the words "help me" and...

2 Miles Deep in the Ocean, a 'Delightfully Strange Find'

'It's like the beginning of a horror movie,' one scientist said of odd 'golden egg' found off Alaska

(Newser) - An underwater mission in the Gulf of Alaska to explore deep-sea habitats led researchers to make an unexpected discovery: a strange gold-colored orb submerged 2 miles deep on the ocean floor. Per the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration , the find was made Aug. 30 when the Okeanos Explorer found, "...

Biden Yanks Alaska Oil Leases
Biden Yanks Alaska Oil Leases

Biden Yanks Alaska Oil Leases

'We have a responsibility,' president says of Interior Dept. move in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

(Newser) - As then-President Trump's days in the White House came to a close, an Alaskan state development agency was granted a slew of oil and gas leases that ended decades of a drilling moratorium in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This week, President Biden's Department of the Interior nixed...

Drivers in This State Are the Most Confrontational

Arizona tops Forbes Advisor's list of those with the most road rage

(Newser) - Road rage: Most of us have dealt with it, in one form or another. Those different forms—cutting people off, not letting others change lanes, honking the horn, and flipping the bird, just to name a few—are what Forbes Advisor included in its attempt to determine which states have...

Give a High-Five to Our Hardest-Working State

North Dakota comes in at No. 1 on WalletHub's rankings, while New Mexico brings up the rear

(Newser) - Compared to workers in other countries, Americans are known for balking at taking too much vacation time, either because their employer doesn't offer that many paid days off or because workers feel they can't miss too many days without negative repercussions. The positive side of that coin is...

Alaska Lists Names, Data on 280 Missing Indigenous People

Report is first broad effort to understand disappearances of Alaska Natives and American Indians

(Newser) - Law enforcement has prepared a first-of-its-kind report detailing missing Alaska Natives and American Indian people in Alaska. The Alaska Department of Public Safety last week released the Missing Indigenous Persons Report, which includes the names of 280 people, dates of their last contact, and whether police believe the disappearance was...

After 8 Days, Missing Pair Found Near Alaska Resort

Visitors from Tennessee had last been seen hiking in area on Aug. 10

(Newser) - Two people from Tennessee who had been missing for more than a week were found alive Friday near the resort where they were last seen. Alaska State Troopers say 50-year-old Jonas Bare was found by hikers 200 yards from the Chena Hot Springs Resort, around 60 miles northeast of Fairbanks,...

Cops: Soldier Killed Wife, Reported Her Missing

Zarrius Hildabrand joined scores of people in Anchorage search

(Newser) - A 21-year-old soldier in Alaska allegedly killed his wife and hid her body before reporting her missing. Zarrius Hildabrand faces charges including first-degree murder and tampering with evidence in the death of Saria Hildabrand, a 21-year-old medic with the Alaska National Guard, NBC News reports. He appeared in court on...

In Alaska, a Big Tourist Draw Is Turning Into a Threat

Record flooding related to Mendenhall Glacier hits capital city of Juneau

(Newser) - Three words no Alaskan wants to hear strung together: "record glacier flooding." But that's the current reality for residents of the capital city of Juneau, thanks to a famous glacier that sits above the city, reports Axios . The Washington Post frames the big picture after the weekend...

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