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The "Sockeye" fire to the north of Anchorage is close to 8,000 acres, and nearly 100 buildings (including homes) have burned.
The Kenai Peninsula’s Card Street fire grew to an estimated 2,000 acres Tuesday as lightning sparked two more fires near Cooper Landing.
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Two adult males who had been bickering like
children ever since they began working together on a fishing boat
engaged in an altercation involving some choking, punching and threats
by one or both parties. No charges were filed per the District Attorney
and the vessel captain said he intended to have the two men put on
Bar staff requested assistance with a hostile
patron who refused to leave and was bellowing in the parking lot.
Officers located the inebriated patron and his brother and advised both
of them not to return to the bar this night. The two men left in a cab.
The brother of the inebriated bar patron reported
that his sibling had attacked him. Responding officers found one brother
with a bite mark on his hand, and another with splotchy red marks on
his chest and shoulders. The siblings provided stories that were
inconsistent with the officers’ observations and the two were ultimately
grounded in their respective rooms.
A patron of the Dutch Harbor Post Office was
attacked by a nesting eagle as she wheeled a package cart into the
building. The woman was treated at the clinic for several puncture
wounds to her scalp and ear.
[The] Postmistress, who advised that four postal patrons
had been attacked in the last week, asked for additional signage
warning of the threat posed by a pair of nesting national symbols.
Caller phoned UDPS* from Table Top Mountain and
said he was hiking home from McLeese Lake but had become disoriented in
the fog. Officers were able to give him guidance to an old WWII road
near Wide Bay, where he awaited a comrade with a boat. UDPS later
received information that both parties had returned safely.
[A man], 23 yoa, was arrested for Assault II after
officers responding to an ambulance request discovered that his wife had
significant injuries including some indicators of strangulation. [The man] denied strangling his wife but admitted he may have been in a fit of
Bar staff reported a patron had knocked over
several drinks and was being unpleasant to other patrons, though nobody
so affected wished to pursue any charges. Officers located the
inebriated man across the street, and advised him not to return to the
bar. The inebriate, who claimed he had money for cab fare, left in a
[The] inebriate who, as it turned out, had no money to
pay his cab fare asked his driver to take him to an ATM but was unable
to withdraw any funds. A minor scuffle broke out between the inebriate,
the taxi driver and several other passengers when the driver told the
inebriate she wasn’t driving him anywhere else. Again, no persons
involved wished to pursue charges. An officer drove the inebriate home
and gave him to his wife.
* Unalaska Dept. of Public Safety