News archive from 2 March 2016

Tour of Canada nordic: 2 Americans podium, Bjornsen 17th in opener

Tour of Canada nordic: 2 Americans podium, Bjornsen 17th in opener

Americans seized World Cup nordic podium finishes in both freestyle sprint races Tuesday and Alaska’s Sadie Bjornsen finished 17th in that opener of the eight-stage Tour of Canada in Gatineau, Quebec. U.S. Olympian Jesse Diggins finished third in the...

 
Seawolves' hockey playoff math is simple: They need 2 points

Seawolves' hockey playoff math is simple: They need 2 points

The eighth and last playoff spot in the WCHA is at stake this weekend, when UAA travels to UAF for a regular season-ending series that also doubles as Games 3 and 4 of the Governor's Cup. Eighth-place UAA owns 18 points in 26 league games and...

 
Oklahomans flock to primary polls over Clinton, Sanders, Trump excitement

Oklahomans flock to primary polls over Clinton, Sanders, Trump excitement

OKLAHOMA CITY — Eager primary voters are flocking to the polls in Oklahoma, energized by the unusual attention being paid to them by the presidential hopefuls. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have all recently...

 
Young hits Interior Secretary with complaints over Alaska lands

Young hits Interior Secretary with complaints over Alaska lands

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Don Young lobbed several accusations of mismanagement at Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Tuesday in a House hearing, questioning the basis and process behind decisions related to predator management, protecting polar bears and...

 
Get ready: 'High School Musical 4' is on

Get ready: 'High School Musical 4' is on

OK, all you Wildcat fans, we know you'll want to cheer about this. High School Musical 4, another sequel to the Disney Channel original that introduced Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Monique Coleman, Corbin Bleu and Lucas Grabeel, to...

 
Intricate, 8-foot-long model ship displayed for Fur Rondy took 20 years to build

Intricate, 8-foot-long model ship displayed for Fur Rondy took 20 years to build

Among the Fur Rendezvous events that are not affected by the lack of snow this year is the Scale Model Show and Contest, sponsored by the Anchorage Scale Model Club. Finely constructed airplanes, ships, cars and sci-fi items (think “Star Wars” etc.)...

 
Sanibel Island gets pelican visitor from the Nile

Sanibel Island gets pelican visitor from the Nile

We live on the Nile. The Nile we love. By night we sleep on the cliffs above; By day we fish, and at eve we stand On long bare islands of yellow sand — From "The Pelican Chorus," by Edward Lear FORT MYERS, Fla. — Sanibel Island's a long way...

 
Clippers need Blake Griffin and swear there's no championship without him

Clippers need Blake Griffin and swear there's no championship without him

USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick discusses the Clippers' hot streak. Chris Paul could see the question coming from a halfcourt shot away. Might his Los Angeles Clippers be onto something in this Blake Griffin-less world in which they have lived since Dec....

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SpaceX delays Falcon 9 rocket launch again

SpaceX delays Falcon 9 rocket launch again

CAPE CANAVERAL — SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket continues to sit on a pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station after the company scrubbed its fourth launch attempt Tuesday. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter that upper-level winds were to blame,...

 
Police: Rapist claimed to be officer

Police: Rapist claimed to be officer

MUNCIE, Ind. – Police say a Muncie felon sexually assaulted a woman after gaining access to her Gaston-area home by claiming to be a police officer. John Thomas Mangus, 43, of the 700 block of South Ribble Avenue, was being held in the Delaware County...

 
Overnight fire damages Anchorage elementary school playground

Overnight fire damages Anchorage elementary school playground

A fire at a South Anchorage elementary school Monday evening did thousands of dollars in damage to the playground, police said. Anchorage School District spokeswoman Heidi Embley said in a Tuesday statement that the fire at Bowman Elementary...

 
'Kung Fu Panda' director says 'Little Prince' was his destiny

'Kung Fu Panda' director says 'Little Prince' was his destiny

Why would film director Mark Osborne want to make a movie of a 73-year-old classic children’s book after his success with a blockbuster kids film like Kung Fu Panda? One reason: Destiny. “When I was in college, I was given the book by my girlfriend,”...

 
No prison for man who molested cancer-stricken daughter

No prison for man who molested cancer-stricken daughter

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis man will not serve time in prison for molesting his young daughter who has cancer, Marion Superior Court records show. Jeremy Schwer, 41, pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony child molesting. The crimes occurred after the...

 
Va. police officer who died on her first shift laid to rest

Va. police officer who died on her first shift laid to rest

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — The Prince William County Police officer who was killed on her first day at work was laid to rest Tuesday. Ashley Guindon, 28, was shot and killed Saturday while responding to a 911 domestic violence call. Guindon, who was sworn in...

 
Study: Medicare Advantage ratings proving to be boon to insurers, patients

Study: Medicare Advantage ratings proving to be boon to insurers, patients

Vantage Health Plan executives saw an opportunity when they realized few of their female Medicare members were being screened for osteoporosis after they broke bones. The test to identify women at increased risk for fractures is one of 40 measures...

 

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