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Items in the Police Briefs are taken from the Anchorage Police Department’s online crime mapping system. Details about individual events are provided by the department’s public information office. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Sweat mixed with sunscreen and insect repellent stung my eyes as I turned right (west) off the main South Fork trail onto a smaller trail into the second pass that in my opinion is incorrectly named “Rendezvous Pass.” Likewise, signage on a post at the first pass is incorrectly labelled “Hunters Pass.”

Police arrested a 26-year-old Georgia man on Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly kicked-in his ex-girlfriend’s door while armed with a handgun and physically removed a 2-year-old child from the woman’s apartment.

It may be slow going for a while for Glenn Highway commuters, but a speedier highway is on the way.

Construction on “Phase II” of the Glenn Highway Artillery to Hiland Capacity Improvements is now underway along the state’s second-busiest highway corridor. The project will add a new three-lane southbound bridge across the Eagle River alongside the northbound bridge completed in 2015, as well as a new southbound frontage road west of the Glenn.

A brush fire that broke out overnight near the South Fork Eagle River trailhead is under control and does not pose a threat to nearby homes, according to the Anchorage Fire Department.

The fire is about a half-acre in size and burning on the mountain side of the South Fork trail near Mile 7 of Hiland Road.

Well after waiting for five years, my Norland dwarf apple tree has finally produced apples! This tree has been babied and cared for to the nth degree, and just when I was about to give up — surprise! — 25 apples appeared on the tree after the blossoms faded this past spring. I am a patient person, but five years? It’s time to research this subject a little more.

Teamwork can be a funny thing — and sometimes funny can be what makes a team work.

For Eagle River 21-year-olds Annie Connelly and Keegan Crow, a working partnership meant adopting a “smile a mile” policy in order to complete the grueling Chugach Front Linkup, an epic 12-peak wilderness adventure that has become the unofficial Holy Grail of Anchorage mountain runners.

A 4-year-old girl is expected to survive a self-inflicted gunshot wound suffered after she apparently picked up a loaded handgun left on a kitchen counter and shot herself at a home in the Prudhoe Bay Avenue area of Eagle River.

According to the Anchorage Police Department, officers were called to a residence on the 30900 block at around 10:17 a.m. Wednesday for a report of a shooting. The girl was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the upper body, police said.

Items in the Police Briefs are taken from the Anchorage Police Department’s online crime mapping system. Details about individual events are provided by the department’s public information office. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

A 27-year-old woman was charged with resisting arrest, failure to provide a breath sample and operating under the influence after she allegedly became combative following an early morning traffic stop on the Glenn Highway on July 23.

An injured hiker was helped off Mount Baldy on July 17 after he fell and hurt his knee.

According to Alaska State Troopers, a report came in about the hiker at around 2:28 p.m. Troopers said the unidentified man was unable to continue on his own.

An Alaska State Parks ranger arrived and determined the hiker needed more help, troopers said, so the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group was called in with a litter team. The hiker was brought to the trailhead by around 7:30 p.m., troopers said.

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