A member of a two-person climbing team perished in an early season climbing fall on Mt. McKinley. According to the National Park Service, the fatal fall likely occurred on May 5, after the climbing parties became separated during a descent from Denali Pass in stormy weather.
A U.S. Army Alaska paratrooper died early May 10 from injuries sustained in a vehicle rollover accident in the Knik River Public Use Area near Butte. Spc. Shawn N. Bounds, 23, of Tyler, Texas, was transported by emergency responders to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center in Palmer shortly after the incident took place and was pronounced dead at approximately 4:10 a.m.
The Anchorage Police Department recently launched RAIDS Online, a new crime mapping system designed to keep citizens informed of crime activity in their area. The system maps and analyzes crime data while alerting Anchorage citizens both of crime in the community and crimes they might wish to track.
Well, Aerie has done it again. The Anchorage Police Department’s 2 ½ year old Belgian Malinois K-9 dog led officers through Baxter Bog in search of two males suspected of stealing a vehicle. According to APD, it went down like this.