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Alaska officials blow up old fireworks

ANCHORAGE, Ala., May 11 (UPI) -- Residents of Big Lake, Alaska, said they were shocked by a loud blast that came from a box of old fireworks city officials decided to blow up.

Skier survives avalanche -- twice

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- An Alaskan skier escaped an avalanche with only a compound leg fracture despite being swept 1,500 feet down a mountainside.

Five dead in Alaska plane crash

KETCHIKAN, Alaska, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Five people died and four were injured in a float plane crash in southeastern Alaska.

Alaskan police find woman's body in car

PALMER, Alaska, July 29 (UPI) -- A traffic stop of an allegedly drunken driver in Palmer, Alaska, this weekend intensified after police found the body of a woman inside his car.

Man fined for shooting brown bear

WASILLA, Alaska, July 10 (UPI) -- An Alaska man, who shot a brown bear he believed threatened his family, said he will fight the ticket he was given for shooting the animal out of season.
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