News archive from 15 March 2015

Ohio River again tops list for industrial pollution

Ohio River again tops list for industrial pollution

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Ohio River once again leads the nation for industrial pollution. That's even as the eight-state commission that sets the river's water quality standards recommends relaxing rules on mercury and certain other toxic chemicals. By...

 

Sunday's Forecast: Record breaking heat continues in Midwest

Temperatures soar twenty to thirty degrees above average in the Midwest and continue to break records. While the Pacific Northwest gets a dose of rain, the New England area isn't done with winter yet. Up to a foot of snow possible in Maine....

 
NFL free agency winners, losers: Who took hardest hit?

NFL free agency winners, losers: Who took hardest hit?

The NFL's landscape already looks markedly different than it did when the new league year (and free agency) began Tuesday afternoon. After a flurry of major trades and signings, who's reaping the benefits and who needs the benefit the doubt? An...

Usa Today, 20:59 in Sport
 
Wyoming upsets San Diego State to earn NCAA berth

Wyoming upsets San Diego State to earn NCAA berth

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Josh Adams hit a big 3-pointer with a minute left and Wyoming earned its first trip to the NCAA Tournament in 13 years with a 45-43 victory over San Diego State in the Mountain West Conference championship Saturday. Wyoming (25-9)...

Usa Today, 20:59 in Sport
 
Democrats seek GOP help to fight Christie on reforms

Democrats seek GOP help to fight Christie on reforms

TRENTON, N.J. — Lawmakers in New Jersey and New York voted 612-0 last year in favor of a bill to reform the Port Authority; nonetheless, that show of bipartisan power appears to be illusory, no match for Gov. Chris Christie's veto pen. Republican...

 

West's Wyche, ACS's Auble nab Player of Year honors

The Glennallen Panthers swept the awards for Class 2A Player of the Year and two Anchorage boys were named the top players in Class 4A and Class 3A Saturday when Alaska’s all-state basketball teams were announced. West High’s Da’Zhon Wyche was named...

 

Before mushing, Iditarod rookie Campeau owned serious hockey chops

Iditarod rookie Jason Campeau is among the front-runners in The Last Great Race, and it turns out mushing sled dogs isn’t his only forte when it comes to athletic excellence. Campeau, 40, sported some serious hockey chops back in the day. The Canadian...

 

Abrahams claims bronze in Australia paratriathlon

Anchorage triathlete Judy Abrahams captured a bronze medal Friday at the Sunshine Coast ITU World Paratriathlon race in Queensland, Australia. Abrahams, whose right leg was amputated below the knee after being crushed by a car that hit her while she...

 

Record runs for Moe, Wilt in Shamrock Shuffle 5-K

Hallidie Wilt and Jake Moe made other runners green with envy at Saturday’s Shamrock Shuffle. Despite zero-degree temperatures, Wilt and Moe set blistering paces to set course records in the five-kilometer race that attracted a field of 1,361. >Moe...

 

State faces multibillion-dollar draw on savings, complex question on spending rules

FAIRBANKS — With the collapse in oil prices and no plans to raise taxes, the state government is funding about 60 percent of its budget with savings. The next state budget, now under preparation in Juneau, is likely to leave a shortfall in the...

 

UAA skier Alexander goes out as an All-American

Sean Alexander capped his UAA ski career with an All-America finish Saturday at the NCAA Ski Championships in Lake Placid, New York. Alexander, a senior from Calgary, placed eighth in the men’s slalom race. The result marked the second All-America...

 

Thomson 2nd, Anders 7th for UAA at indoor track championships

UAA's Cody Thomas racked up a career-best heptathlon score Saturday to claim second place in that event at the NCAA Division II indoor track and field championships in Birmingham, Alabama. Thompson, a junior from New Zealand, piled up 5,488 points,...

 
Bobby Hurley back in NCAAs as Buffalo wins MAC title

Bobby Hurley back in NCAAs as Buffalo wins MAC title

CLEVELAND (AP) — Buffalo's going to the NCAA tournament led by a March Madness icon. Bobby Hurley is back inside the brackets. A bratty point guard on two title teams at Duke, Hurley guided the Bulls to the Mid-American Conference Tournament...

Usa Today, 22:58 in Sport
 
Thanks to Steve Heimel for so many years of radio service to Alaska

Thanks to Steve Heimel for so many years of radio service to Alaska

You know that big, booming movie trailer voice? There's a reason films have used the same sort of voice for so long, and I sometimes wonder if they didn't manage to find that perfect tone or inflection that sounds so much like most people's internal...

 
Alaska Moose Federation is ‘too good to be true’

Alaska Moose Federation is ‘too good to be true’

“Grow more moose” is the Alaska Moose Federation’s slogan. “Grow more debts” would be more accurate. Despite receiving millions of dollars in state and federal grants and private donations, the Alaska Moose Federation (AMF) is struggling to pay its...

 
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