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by Channel 2 News staff | August 8, 2010
Anchorage police responded to a single-vehicle accident on the Glenn Highway near Muldoon early Sunday evening. According to police, the vehicle in the crash at about 5 p.m. rolled several times on the highway's median between Turpin Street and Muldoon Road. Three young men were injured, one seriously. Police closed one inbound and one outbound lane of the Glenn while responding to the accident. All lanes of the Glenn are now open again.
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June 27, 2010
by Channel 2 News staff Sunday, June 27, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A traffic accident in Fairview early Sunday left three people injured. Anchorage police say the collision happened just after 3:30 a.m., when an eastbound Pontiac sedan was T-boned by a Chevy Malibu at the intersection of 6th Avenue and Ingra Street. Both cars were destroyed, and at least three of the vehicles' occupants were sent to local hospitals. Investigators believe the accident happened after one of the drivers ran a red light at the intersection.
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by Channel 2 News staff | November 3, 2010
Slick streets are being blamed for an accident Wednesday, in which a People Mover bus slid off the road near Northern Lights Boulevard and UAA drive. The bus slid down a small hill and rear-ended a pickup truck, then went into the median. One person in the pickup truck was injured and taken to the hospital. “We were coming down the hill on a bus and it's a little slicker than the driver realized, and he slid partway down the hill and managed to try to take evasive action, and ended up rear-ending the vehicle in front of him and ended up on the median there,” said People Mover’s Gary Taylor.
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by Ted Land | November 27, 2010
Two people are in the hospital after a Friday morning collision on the Seward Highway. Alaska State Troopers say the accident brought traffic to a standstill for about an hour. Troopers say their initial investigation of the collision, just after 9 a.m. near Windy Point at roughly Mile 106, shows slick roads and speed are factors. Investigators say a southbound vehicle skidded into oncoming traffic and may have been going too fast. “I've had some other people comment to me today already: there's a lot of traffic, Alyeska's open, people are trying to get south to get to the resort, it's a beautiful day -- people are trying to get out,” said troopers Sgt. Bryan Barlow.
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by Channel 2 News Staff | January 3, 2011
An Anchorage man suffered serious injuries while setting off fireworks New Year's Eve. Anchorage police say 21-year-old Zachery Stewart was shooting off fireworks about just before 11:00 Friday night. APD says he was holding a mortar-style firework when it exploded, blowing off his right hand. Officials say this was the only major injury reported from that night when fireworks were legal from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
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by Ted Land | October 22, 2010
A driver ran a red light at Benson Boulevard and Spenard Road just after 9:30 a.m. Friday, sending a woman to the hospital. Police say the driver of a white pickup truck admits he ran a red light while heading south on Spenard and crashed into a black SUV heading east along Benson. Firefighters were on the scene in minutes, and quickly extracted the woman driving the SUV. She was brought to the hospital with injuries. The driver of the white pickup and his passenger were not hurt.
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July 15, 2010
by Ted Land Wednesday, July 14, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Traffic at one of the busiest intersections in Anchorage is moving again. A semi truck took a spill Wednesday morning and closed northbound lanes on C Street at Dimond. Witnesses say the truck driver was making a left hand turn when he tipped over and spilled about a dozen large metal pipes. The driver managed to crawl from the cab without serious injury, while the pipes rolled into traffic and damaged a few cars.
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by Ted Land | November 2, 2010
A teenager died in a car wreck near Soldotna Tuesday morning. Alaska State Troopers say it happened just after 11 a.m. near Mile 8 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Officials say 14-year-old Rylene Oskoloff was killed when the SUV she was riding in drifted into oncoming traffic and was T-boned by a van. The driver of the SUV, 43-year-old Kenai resident Donald Eide Jr., and the driver of the van, 76-year-old Ronald Malston, were taken to a nearby hospital with injuries. The Alaska Bureau of Highway Patrol is investigating the collision.
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by Channel 2 News staff | September 18, 2010
Anchorage police responded to the scene of a single-vehicle accident that killed a woman Saturday morning. The driver and sole occupant, 47-year-old O’Malley Elementary School nurse Heidi Lubke, was declared dead at the scene. A Hillside resident discovered the crash in a wooded area on the 11100 block of Hillside Drive at about 7:15 a.m. A preliminary investigation shows Lubke's 2001 Saab was likely going 90 to 100 mph when she tried to turn at a curve in the road.
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By Joshua Staab and Channel 2 News | September 12, 2013
Alaska State Troopers have gathered more information during the investigation of a Tuesday boating accident near Dillingham that claimed the life of an Aleknagik man. Trooper officials now report the accident occurred at about 5:30 p.m. on Aleknagik Lake near the boat launch area, involving two boats. David Taylor, 61, of Hawaii, was operating his 22-foot Wooldridge boat between the narrows of North and South shores, when John Tugatuk Sr., 41, of Aleknagik, in his 16-foot Lund collided with Taylor's boat.
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By Neil Torquiano and Channel 2 News | September 9, 2013
A plumber's accident caused an evacuation of the 20-story Atwood building Monday afternoon. “A plumber was doing some work in an IT server room," said Department of Administration spokesperson Andy Mills. “He accidentally hit a fire suppression system.” According to Mills, the incident happened around 9 a.m. on the seventh floor, which houses the Department of Natural Resources. More than 1,200 state workers were sent home and will be paid for the day, given that it was the state's decision to evacuate.
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By Samantha Angaiak and Channel 2 News | August 25, 2013
Family and friends are mourning the loss of two people killed in a small plane crash Saturday afternoon at Merrill Field. Anchorage police released the victims' identities as 31-year-old Robert Lilly and 27-year-old Jessi Nelsen. Steve Kim, a close friend of Lilly and Nelsen, says the two had been in a relationship for more than a year and enjoyed exploring the state. “They flew right around the state together on a daily basis whenever they had a chance,” Kim said.
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By Jessica Ridgway and Channel 2 News | July 12, 2013
Anchorage police have identified the people involved in a fatal Mountain View single-vehicle crash Friday morning that left one of two sisters dead. According to APD, a caller reported a single-vehicle accident on Commercial Dr. between W. Chipperfield Dr. and Industrial Way at 2:16 a.m. Friday. Police arrived on scene and discovered that a 2002 White Chevy Avalanche had crashed and two people, the driver and one passenger, had been ejected from the vehicle. They had not been wearing seatbelts.
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By Adam Pinsker and Channel 2 News | July 8, 2013
Alaska's flying community is shocked by the loss of Willy Rediske, owner and pilot of the de Havilland DHC-3 single-engine plane, also known as the “Otter,” that crashed Sunday morning in Soldotna, killing him and his 9 passengers. "They've been running for over 20 years without any accidents or incidents,” Felix Maguire, pilot and past president of the Alaska Airmen's Association, says.  “Walter was a good pilot, so it's kind of surprising I suspect it must be something mechanical that went wrong with the airplane.
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By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | July 4, 2013
A Wisconsin man fishing near Ninilchik died Thursday morning in an accident aboard a fishing tender, according to Alaska State Troopers. An AST dispatch issued Thursday night says Ninikchik medics declared 55-year-old Lewis Byerly dead aboard the fishing vessel Anna Lane about 1.5 miles north of Ninilchik shortly after the incident, which was reported to troopers at about 9:10 a.m. “Initial investigation revealed Byerly was pulling the anchor...
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By Blake Essig and Channel 2 News | July 2, 2013
While Steve Lovell had only been a member of the Wasilla City Council for a short time, Wasilla Mayor Verne Rupright says he will be sorely missed. On Sunday, officials say Lovell was building a motorbike trail for his grandson when he was thrown from a heavy piece of machinery he was operating and crushed. This was the second tragedy for the Lovell family since October 2012 when Steve's son Shannon went missing. In May, Shannon was found dead in a lake off of Lake Shore Loop.
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By Joshua Staab and Channel 2 News | May 29, 2013
An overturned one-ton truck and trailer has stalled traffic in the southbound direction of C Street between 76 th Avenue and Dimond Boulevard. The accident occurred just before 2 p.m. Wednesday. It's unclear what caused the truck to overturn; however, comments from officers indicate one of the truck's axles may have broken, said Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Dani Myren. The accident caused the truck's load of building supplies to spill into southbound lanes of traffic, Myren said.
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By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | March 20, 2013
Alaska State Troopers have identified a 15-year-old boy who died early Wednesday at a Fairbanks home in a possible electrical accident involving a dryer. According to AST spokesperson Beth Ipsen, Joseph Hines died at a home on Lakeview Terrace in Fairbanks, to which troopers were called at about 1 a.m. "The boy was found dead by a family member -- he was home alone," Ipsen said. While AST spokesperson Megan Peters says investigators believe Hines was electrocuted when he reached behind a dryer and touched an unprotected electrical source, Ipsen says he may have also asphyxiated based on the position he was found in. A determination won't be made on Hines' cause of death until his body undergoes an autopsy.
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By Nancy Lockwood and Channel 2 News | February 9, 2013
Two teenagers that were trapped inside a tram at Alyeska on New Year's Eve after a weather accident, waited Saturday to ride the tram back up the slopes. However, weather conditions prevented the repaired tramway system from taking passengers, since wind speeds never dropped below 30 miles per hour. On the last day of 2012, strong winds sent one of the trams into a tower and trapped two teenagers and several employees for nearly five and a half hours. Catie Quinn, of Peters Creek, was knocked unconscious and suffered minor injuries in the incident, but said she would return and has already hit the slopes several times since the traumatic event.
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