News archive from 12 March 2015

Farm-to-School program is a wise investment; keep it off chopping block

Farm-to-School program is a wise investment; keep it off chopping block

As the Legislature continues swinging its scythe at the state budget, one of the programs about to be felled is Farm to School. And in case you don’t have kids that can tell you firsthand the benefits of the program, or if you’re not an Alaska grower...

 
Texas executes hit man; lethal drug supply almost out

Texas executes hit man; lethal drug supply almost out

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Mexican Mafia hit man convicted of beating and strangling a San Antonio woman because she didn't pay the gang's 10% tax on her illegal drug sales was executed Wednesday evening. The injection of Manuel Vasquez with a lethal...

 
What say is Whosay?

What say is Whosay?

VENICE BEACH, Calif. — Go anywhere there's celebrity content online, and you've certainly come across those WhoSay links. What, you say, is WhoSay? The website bills it as #Celebs Unfiltered, Social Celebrities." Rob Gregory can tell you more,...

 
Big alligator lays down on golf course, poses for pics

Big alligator lays down on golf course, poses for pics

The Myakka Pines Golf Club has a lot of animal visitors and most recently, photos of a gigantic alligator are sweeping the Internet. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) tells you that this is a common occurrence. Video provided by Buzz60 Sarasota,...

 
Houston Ship Channel remains closed after collision

Houston Ship Channel remains closed after collision

The chemical MTBE has scientists concerned, because its vapors are so volatile it could trigger a blast. MORGAN'S POINT, Texas — Traffic was still stopped Wednesday night in the busy Houston Ship Channel while crews worked to deal with a flammable gas...

 
Tourist dies when whale crashes on boat in Cabo

Tourist dies when whale crashes on boat in Cabo

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — The port director in the northwest Mexico beach resort of Cabo San Lucas says a Canadian woman has died from injuries suffered when a surfacing gray whale crashed onto a tourist boat. Port director Vicente Martinez...

 
Bill Badger, hero during Gabby Giffords shooting, dies

Bill Badger, hero during Gabby Giffords shooting, dies

74-year-old retired Army colonel Bill Badger, who tackled Jared Loughner to the ground saving the lives of those around him, has died from complications from pneumonia. PHOENIX — Arizona lost a hero Wednesday. Bill Badger died Wednesday morning, due...

 
Migrating tundra swans make unusual stop in Delaware

Migrating tundra swans make unusual stop in Delaware

Fullscreen Tundra swans in Milton. (Photo: JASON MINTO/THE NEWS JOURNAL) Fullscreen Tundra swans in Milton. (Photo: JASON MINTO/THE NEWS JOURNAL) Fullscreen Tundra swans in Milton. (Photo: JASON MINTO/THE NEWS JOURNAL) Fullscreen Tundra swans in...

 

Alaska Supreme Court issues stay in lawsuit over school funding formula

The Alaska Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a stay in a Ketchikan education lawsuit, ensuring that municipalities will continue to contribute funds toward public education during the appeals process. Last year, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough and four...

 
We need an Alaska-first majority on North Pacific fishery council

We need an Alaska-first majority on North Pacific fishery council

Alaska first. It’s time. Those are words I can get behind, especially when it comes to our fish. >You say fish and Alaska in the same sentence and you probably think salmon. For good reason. We have the best managed salmon fishery in the world. We...

 
Investment in early childhood ed promises rich return for Alaska

Investment in early childhood ed promises rich return for Alaska

We in Alaska accept that the state will invest millions and billions of dollars to develop resources for payoff down the road. Consider the long-awaited gas pipeline, consider state incentives for oil exploration and new production.  A far more...

 
2 teens charged with shooting dog, tying it to tracks

2 teens charged with shooting dog, tying it to tracks

TAMPA, Fla. — Two teenagers have been charged with abusing a dog that was found shot multiple times and tied to railroad tracks, police announced Wednesday night. Tampa police said they believe the owners sold the dog, Cabela, to be used in dog...

 
Why early NFL player retirements actually make sense

Why early NFL player retirements actually make sense

For the majority of NFL players, retirement isn't a choice. It's a reality that hits after being called into a general manager's office and released or after a contract expires without a new offer or after an injury has made it impossible to continue...

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Tobin's gold leads Alaska skiers at Junior Nationals

Anchorage's Canyon Tobin struck gold and two other Alaska skiers collected bronze medals Wednesday at the Junior National cross-country ski championships in Soda Springs, California. Tobin, an Alaska Winter Stars skier, won the 5-kilometer freestyle...

 

Kanady top Seawolf, Mahlen top Alaskan at NCAA skiing

Nordic skier Mackenzie Kanady led UAA with a 14th-place finish in the women’s race Wednesday and three Alaskans from other schools finished in the top 12 of the men’s race at the opening day of the NCAA Ski Championships in Lake Placid, New York....

 
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