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By Jessica Ridgway and Channel 2 News | January 22, 2013
UPDATE (8:50 a.m.): The Glenn Highway is now clear and open, according to APD officials. The Glenn Highway has been closed in both directions for almost two hours after a three-vehicle accident occurred in the inbound lane, according to Anchorage police officials. Shortly before 7 a.m., APD responded to the rear-ending accident on North Birchwood involving a Honda CR-V, a Nissan Centra, and a Subaru. Officials did not clarify which vehicle rear-ended the other, but confirmed that zero injuries or fatalities were reported.
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By Caslon Hatch and Channel 2 News | December 27, 2012
The Anchorage Police Department has changed how it handles minor accidents, with drivers rather than police officers writing up reports for crashes like fender-benders. Officers are now making sure drivers exchange information cards. “It's something that the (state) troopers have been doing for a while -- the easier access to the reports makes it easier for the citizens as well,” said APD Deputy Chief Steven Hebbe. “I think once people understand it, we haven't had too many problems.” APD says it began enforcing the new policy at the beginning of October.
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By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | November 2, 2012
A crew member of the state ferry Columbia was injured Friday afternoon in an accident involving a port ramp at Bellingham, Wash., according to Washington news agencies and Alaska officials. Local TV station KOMO says the incident involved a ramp which landed on the female crew member shortly after 3:20 p.m., causing multiple injuries for which she was rushed to a local hospital. Minor damage to the Columbia was also reported. Alaska Department of Transportation spokesperson Jeremy Woodrow says the details of what happened are unclear, but confirmed the time of the accident and said it involved a ramp maintained by the port.
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By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | October 9, 2012
A Sterling man is presumed dead after trying to retrieve a canoe from the frigid waters of Portage Lake while hiking with his brother Monday afternoon. According to a Tuesday AST dispatch, Dave and Larry Dobson canoed to the south side of the lake Monday for an afternoon hike, but found that their canoe had drifted into the lake when they returned to the shoreline. Larry Dobson, 50, swam after the canoe and attempted to bring it back to shore. “During the swim, he began to struggle and eventually disappeared beneath the water surface,” troopers wrote.
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By Reba Lean | October 7, 2012
A man was killed Saturday evening when he drove his truck off an embankment on the Glenn Highway near Palmer, according to Alaska State Troopers. Benjamin Loyer, 40, was traveling northbound around 5:30 p.m. when he began riding along the guard rail for about 200 yards. He then drove off the highway and his 2004 Chevy truck began rolling down a steep embankment. Loyer was ejected from the vehicle, and was found about 60 yards down the embankment, about 100 yards away from his truck.
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By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | September 17, 2012
An Unalakleet woman was shot through both legs by her sister in a Friday hunting accident, according to Alaska State Troopers. A Monday AST dispatch says Unalakleet troopers were informed shortly after 8:20 a.m. Friday that a possible shooting victim, 27-year-old Janine Iknokinok, was at the local clinic with serious injuries to her legs. Troopers say Iknokinok had been riding a four-wheeler on a road into Unalakleet after a moose hunting trip with her sister, 18-year-old Savoonga woman Dinah Toolie, when their vehicle ran out of gas slightly under a mile and a half out of town.
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By Dan Fiorucci and Channel 2 News | September 3, 2012
The mother of a 13-year-old girl -- severely injured when her bicycle was struck by a car in East Anchorage last week -- is making an appeal to the public tonight (Monday): If your child rides a bicycle, make sure that he or she is wearing a helmet. For "Mary -- wearing her bicycling helmet -- absolutely saved her life," Mrs. Robicheaux said at Providence Hospital this afternoon. It's the place where her daughter is being treated. "If she had not been wearing her helmet, we would have lost her. " Young Mary Robicheaux was struck last Tuesday evening -- at the intersection of Northern Lights and Nichols.
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By Jordana Anderson and Channel 2 News | August 15, 2012
A man convicted in the 2010 beating death of his friend faced a judge Wednesday to hear his fate. Philip Floor, 25, was sentenced to 11 years in prison with three years suspended in the death of 23-year-old Harvey “Charley” Albright. Prosecutors say Floor and two other men -- Kenneth Upton and Carl Leedom -- beat and pistol-whipped Albright after they claimed he stole a backpack full of cash, then dumped his body at a riverbank near Palmer. Floor was found guilty of manslaughter in April in the case, but not guilty of second-degree murder.
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By Reba Lean | August 12, 2012
An accident at a logging camp near Nutkwa Lagoon on the Prince of Wales Island killed a man Saturday morning, according to Alaska State Troopers. Billy Worley, 36, was underneath a logging cradle at the timber sorting yard when a 70-foot log, 16 inches in diameter, fell on top of the cradle. Worley, of Klawock, was pronounced dead immediately. Worley's body was transported to the State Medical Examiner Office, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been notified of the incident.
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By Reba Lean | August 12, 2012
A woman passenger was killed after a vehicle rolled off Coffman Cove Road Saturday afternoon. According to Alaska State Troopers, the 2005 Jeep Cherokee was traveling at high speeds, northbound on the road at about 5:30 p.m. It drove off the road and into a ditch, rolling until it stopped about 150 feet into the woods. Kimberly Schurte, 28 of Craig, was ejected from the vehicle during the accident. Troopers said she was found dead at the scene. The driver and two other passengers were all seriously injured, but none of the injuries were life-threatening.
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