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A 40-year-old Soldotna woman who attempted to run her vehicle head-on into another vehicle and then began an hourslong standoff with law enforcement is facing multiple charges, troopers said.

Alaska State Troopers said Angela Glaves was driving a Ford Expedition SUV on Wednesday morning when she attempted to steer it into a vehicle occupied by two people and forced them off the road.

When Glaves was contacted by troopers, she locked herself inside of the vehicle. Troopers said they attempted to negotiate with her for “hours” but eventually broke the passenger side window to gain access.

Glaves was charged with two counts of third-degree assault and reckless driving. She was booked at the Wildwood Pretrial Facility...

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A vehicle stolen in a Susitna Valley burglary Tuesday was found on fire near the Knik River access area, troopers said. A 30-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy are facing charges.

Tuesday morning, troopers received a report of a burglary and theft at a Houston residence. According to a trooper dispatch, several people broke into the home and stole guns and a 1985 Chevy pickup.

Later, the truck was found on fire along the Glenn Highway.

Law enforcement arrested Robert Goff and the teen, both of Anchorage, in connection to the crime...

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A woman who went into cardiac arrest on a downtown street and died Tuesday had been picked up by the Anchorage Safety Patrol -- a municipal program that takes those under the influence of drugs or alcohol out of public places -- the day before.

Police say alcohol could have been a factor in the early morning death but they’re waiting for confirmation.

At 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Anchorage Police Department was summoned by medics to Third Avenue and Karluk Street, agency spokeswoman Jennifer Castro said.

The woman, who remains unidentified pending a next-of-kin notification, was taken to the Alaska Native Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead an hour later...

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A North Pole woman who demanded the release of murderers from the Spring Creek Correctional Center near Seward and shot herself in the head outside the prison gate Monday afternoon as guards looked on died hours later at a hospital, troopers said.

It wasn’t immediately known what prisoners 31-year-old Amanda Bee was demanding freedom for, Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said. Peters also declined to say whether Bee had any relationship or ties to an inmate at the maximum-security prison...

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A two-vehicle collision at the Glenn and Parks highway intersection early Tuesday required a medevac for one driver and closed the Glenn Highway for 30 minutes, troopers said.

At about 7:45 a.m., an Audi that had been traveling eastbound on the Parks Highway was turning left to head northbound on the Glenn Highway when it was struck on the driver's side by a Lincoln MKZ headed south on the Glenn Highway, Alaska State Trooper spokesperson Beth Ipsen said.

The driver of the Audi was identified in a dispatch posted online Tuesday afternoon as 20-year-old Lane Styers of Big Lake. The driver of the Lincoln was identified as 56-year-old Mark Sielaff of Palmer. The dispatch said Styers failed to yield as he pulled out onto the highway...

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A hit-and-run collision late last week in Spenard left a bicyclist injured, and investigators are seeking public help identifying the driver.

At 11:45 a.m. Friday, a dark SUV collided with a bicyclist as the driver turned onto Spenard Road from Chugach Way, fracturing the cyclist’s leg, the Anchorage Police Department said.

According to police, the motorist briefly stopped but then sped away.

The vehicle is described as a large dark blue or black SUV with tinted windows and large black aftermarket wheels.

Anyone with information on the collision is being asked to call law enforcement at 907-561-STOP.

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Most Alaskans are familiar with the bright yellow "Give A Moose a Brake" signs lining the state's roadways that keep a tally of the moose killed on that road or in that area each year. The signs act as a reminder for drivers to slow down and watch for moose darting into traffic.

But moose aren't the only Alaska critters that need a "brake" from drivers. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says slow-moving porcupines might have it the worst when it comes to vehicle-animal collisions on the state's roads, and it's even more evident this time of year, when Southcentral roads are packed with people trying to savor the brief Alaska summer...

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Anchorage police identified the man found dead outside in downtown Anchorage early Thursday evening as John Lory Good, 61.

Good wasn’t breathing when he was found at 4:56 p.m. on the sidewalk near East Third Avenue and Karluk Street, close to the Brother Francis Shelter and Bean’s Cafe, Anchorage Police Department spokesperson Renee Oistad said.

According to witness accounts given to police, Good either lay down or sat down on the sidewalk...

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When the salmon start spawning the bears come running, which means outdoor recreationists should be keeping a watchful eye out.

In the latest urban wildlife warning, the Alaska Division of Wildlife Conservation is encouraging mountain bikers, hikers, dog walkers and fishermen to avoid trails at Far North Bicentennial Park that closely parallel Campbell Creek.

Chinook and sockeye salmon are currently in Campbell Creek, spawning. In August, coho salmon are expected to arrive and stick around until October.

The Campbell Creek area of the popular East Anchorage park has a history of bear-human encounters, the Division of Wildlife Conservation wrote in a release...

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Troopers have identified Megan Frenzel of Eagle River as the 15-year-old girl who died in a single-vehicle rollover Thursday afternoon on the Sterling Highway, the agency said.

According to Alaska State Troopers, the Chevy Suburban SUV in which Frenzel was a passenger was pulling a trailer when the trailer hit gravel on the shoulder of the road near Mile 45, sending the SUV out of control and down an embankment.

Trooper spokesperson Megan Peters said medics pronounced the teen dead at the scene.

No one else in the vehicle suffered serious injuries.

Adam Ferguson, 36, of Eagle River, was identified as the driver. Peters declined to provide Ferguson and Frenzel’s relationship...

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