ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The families of two inmates who died in Alaska jails within a week of each other are looking for answers to questions they say are not being answered.
An Eagle River man and his two sons were rescued from Crow Pass Trail in the early morning hours of April 13. According to an Alaska State Troopers dispatch, Kathern Janes called Alaska State Troopers around 6:02 p.m. April 12 to report that her husband and two sons were overdue arriving at their arranged Girdwood pick-up point.
A soldier with the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, was charged on April 9 in the death of his 3-year-old son April 4 in the family’s on-post residence.
The U.S. Coast Guard recently released the Major Incident Investigation (MII) Report into the incident aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, which resulted in the death of Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Obendorf.
Glenn Highway commuters are urged to slow down or else pony up a traffic fine. Anchorage Police Department is ramping up enforcement along the Glenn Highway during morning commuter hours in efforts to enforce safe driving.