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  1. Investigators identify truck that dropped rock, killing boyRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | KTMF

    A construction company halted work on an Alaska highway south of Anchorage after a rock fell from a truck, struck a car and killed an 8-year-old boy inside. Noah Schwebach of Eagle River on Thursday afternoon was one of five people in a Volkswagen GTI Hatchback traveling north on the Sterling Highway.

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  2. New questions as investigation continues into accident that killed 8-year-old boy on Sterling HighwayRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

    The Alaska Department of Transportation has joined the investigation into a construction-area accident that killed an 8-year-old boy Thursday on the Sterling Highway. Troopers say the boy was struck by a "volleyball-sized" rock that fell from a rock truck traveling in the opposite direction on the highway between Sterling and Cooper Landing.

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  3. Troopers - tentatively' identify truck carrying rock that killed 8-year-old Eagle River boyRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Alaska Star

    State investigators believe they've identified the driver of a truck from which a rock fell and killed an 8-year-old boy Thursday on the Sterling Highway but have yet to release a name or further details about the incident. "Investigators have tentatively identified the vehicle and driver involved," Jonathon Taylor of the Department of Public Safety said in a Friday email.

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  4. The search for the bear in the fatal Eagle River attack continues. Here's what officials know so far.Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Anchorage Daily News

    An Alaska Department of Fish and Game pickup truck prepares to haul a bear trap up Hiland Road on June 20, 2018. An Alaska Department of Fish and Game pickup truck prepares to haul a bear trap up Hiland Road on June 20, 2018.

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  5. Truck carrying rock that killed boy in car - tentatively' ID'd, investigators sayRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

    State investigators believe they've identified the driver of a truck from which a rock fell and killed an 8-year-old boy Thursday on the Sterling Highway but have yet to release a name or further details about the incident. "Investigators have tentatively identified the vehicle and driver involved," Jonathon Taylor of the Department of Public Safety said in a Friday email.

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  6. DNA shows Eagle River bears killed were not to blame attacksRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Three bears shot and killed in Eagle River are not the bears responsible for recent maulings, including a fatal attack, the Department of Fish and Game announced Thursday. The bears' DNA did not match evidence at the scene of the June maulings near the end of Hiland Road, Fish and Game spokesman Ken Marsh said.

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  7. Rock falling from truck strikes car, kills Alaska boyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

    An 8-year-old Alaska boy died when a volleyball-size rock fell from a truck and struck him as he rode in a car in the Sterling Highway.

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  8. Bears killed near Eagle River were not involved in maulingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

    Anchorage television station KTUU reports DNA testing proved the bears were not involved in the death of hiker Michael Soltis or the mauling of a man who searched for Soltis.

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  9. rown bear cubs near Haines photographed in 2010.Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | APRN

    Three bears shot and killed in Eagle River in the wake of two maulings, including one that was fatal, are not the bears responsible for the attacks, according to the Department of Fish and Game. That's because DNA from the bears that were shot did not match DNA evidence at the scene of the June maulings near the end of Hiland Road, said Fish and Game spokesman Ken Marsh.

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  10. Eagle River 8-year-old killed after rock smashes through windshield on Sterling HighwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Anchorage Daily News

    A child died Thursday after being hit by a rock that fell off the back of a truck and went through the windshield of a car, Alaska State Troopers said. At 1:23 p.m. Thursday, troopers received a report that a person was severely injured after a rock went through a windshield at Mile 58.7 of the Sterling Highway.

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  11. State tests show 3 bears shot in South Fork weren't involved in June attacksRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Alaska Star

    A sign warns people to stay away from the area off Hiland Road where the body of Michael Soltis was found and searcher Paul Vasquez was mauled by a bear in June. On July 13, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game shot a sow brown bear and two cubs near the location.

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  12. DNA tests show 3 brown bears killed in Eagle River were not responsible for fatal maulingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Anchorage Daily News

    DNA tests have revealed that the three brown bears shot and killed in the South Fork Eagle River Valley last week were not responsible for the two maulings in the area in June that left one man dead and another injured , according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. DNA tests have also shown that the same brown bear sow killed Michael Soltis, 44, and later injured volunteer searcher Paul Vasquez, 51, said Fish and Game spokesman Ken Marsh.

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  13. New Alaska law allows license to fish to be on your phoneRead the original story

    Thursday | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Salmon caught in a seine net in the eastern Norton Sound, just up the Bering Sea coast from Nome. Gov. Bill Walker signed House Bill 260 into law, allowing carriers to show their license in paper form or on their cellphone.

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  14. Weekend baseball series will decide season winner between Bucs, PilotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 18 | Anchorage Daily News

    Mat-Su Miners first baseman Spencer Henson of Oral Roberts, who competed in the Alaska Baseball League's home run derby on Sunday, leads the league in RBIs and home runs. Mat-Su Miners first baseman Spencer Henson of Oral Roberts, who competed in the Alaska Baseball League's home run derby on Sunday, leads the league in RBIs and home runs.

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  15. Accused attempted kidnapper claims - prank' led to Tuesday arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 18 | Alaska Star

    Anchorage police arrested a 19-year-old man Tuesday after he reportedly tried to a kidnap a 13-year-old boy at knifepoint near Fire Lake Drive. At a Wednesday arraignment, the older teen claimed he was trying to pull a prank like those he'd seen online.

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  16. WEIO's kneel jump more challenging than it looksRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

    Veronica McDonald, 23, of Canada's Northwest Territories reaches for distance in her third and final attempt while competing in the Kneel Jump finals during the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at the Carlson Center.

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  17. 19-year-old man arrested for attempted kidnapping near Fire LakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 18 | Alaska Star

    Anchorage police arrested a 19-year-old man Tuesday after he reportedly tried to a kidnap a 13-year-old boy at knifepoint near Fire Lake Drive. According to an Anchorage Police Department Nixle alert, Lor P. Lee, 19, was arrested for third-degree assault and kidnapping after he allegedly tried to get a 13-year-old boy to get into a car with him.

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  18. Oilers prevail over ChinooksRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 18 | Peninsula Clarion

    The bats awoke in a big way for the Peninsula Oilers Tuesday night, and it could be big come playoffs time. Calvin Farris got out of an eighth-inning, bases-loaded jam and the Oilers busted out 15 hits to grab a 4-2 win over the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks in the fifth of an eight-game road trip.

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  19. Bear Paw 2018 in the booksRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 17 | Alaska Star

    The Bear Paw Festival parade Saturday morning stretched nearly as long as the parade route along the Old Glenn and Business Boulevard, with 117 entries and roughly 20 more applicants turned away for lack of space. "We have to make sure the beginning doesn't catch up to the end," laughed Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce executive director Debbie Rinckey, noting that the traditional limit is set at 100 entries.

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  20. This 17-year-old may be the youngest person ever to open a store in Alaska's biggest mallRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 17 | Anchorage Daily News

    On Monday, Deven Jackson plucked a pair of butter yellow shoes from a shelf and held them in his hands like a museum curator, holding a rare, valuable piece of artwork: Kanye West Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 sneakers. Worth as much as $500 online.

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