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Police have identified a body found on the mudflats near Kincaid Park Sunday evening as 22-year-old Nancy "Bee" Sourivong, who had been missing since Thursday.

“There is no evidence of foul play at this time,” the Anchorage Police Department reported in a release Tuesday afternoon.

Sourivong was last seen by her family leaving a mobile home park on Dimond Boulevard Thursday evening. She'd told family members she was going running, according to police.

Her empty car was found at Kincaid Park the next morning. A search of the park by police and the woman’s family and friends followed.

The body was first spotted on the mudflats by people searching for Sourivong Sunday afternoon, according to police. The body was recovered later that evening...

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Police say they have suspended a search for a 22-year-old Anchorage woman missing since Thursday whose car was found empty at Kincaid Park.

Nancy “Bee” Sourivong was last seen at her parents' home at the Dimond Estates Mobile Home Park in South Anchorage at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, police said; she was reportedly wearing glasses, blue jeans and a black-and-white tunic-style top.

She left her phone at home before she disappeared, according to a missing person flier.

Her empty car was found Friday morning at Kincaid Park in West Anchorage with some of her belongings inside.

Sourivong is described as 118 pounds and 5 feet, 3 inches tall with brown hair cut into a short bob...

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A witness saw a small plane that crashed on the Kenai Peninsula on Saturday night having apparent engine trouble before going down in a stand of trees, killing the two Kasilof men aboard, a federal investigator said Sunday.

The crash of the Cessna 180 killed pilot Brian Nolan, 69, and Peter Lahndt, 57.

Alaska State Troopers received several reports around 8 p.m. Saturday that a plane had crashed near Cohoe Loop Road, which runs alongside the shores of Cook Inlet in Kasilof.

Troopers contacted investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board around 8:45 p.m., said the agency’s Alaska chief Clint Johnson.

At first it was unclear how many people were aboard the plane. The crash was “not survivable” because of a post-crash fire...

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Update 11 a.m. Monday:

Anchorage police have identified the person killed in the Saturday shooting near Lane Street and Fifth Avenue as 19-year-old Byzantium Hill. The investigation is ongoing, police said, and no arrests have been made.


Sunday story:

Four separate instances of gunfire around Anchorage in less than 12 hours Saturday and Sunday left one person dead and two teenagers in critical condition, according to Anchorage police. No suspects were in custody in any of the incidents Sunday afternoon...

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Legislators on Tuesday got a first look at the results of a “data deep-dive” by Outside researchers -- data that is expected to inform a broad effort to enact unprecedented reforms of Alaska’s expensive, troubled criminal justice system.

“I’ve been around for nearly three decades and this is the most promising systemic change,” said Sen. Johnny Ellis, an Anchorage Democrat. “It’s momentous and would change the arc of the budget.”

Ultimately, it could put Alaska in the company of other conservative states that have abandoned the “tough on crime” approach that's been dominant for decades for an approach that emphasizes what's known in some circles as “right on crime.”...

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Troopers say they've called off an "active search" for a 34-year-old Loveland, Colo., man reported missing Saturday after he walked away from a campsite on Kenai Lake.

Daniel Compeau was last seen at around 10:30 a.m. Saturday, camping with friends about 20 yards from the shore of Kenai Lake in an area that’s not part of an organized campground, said Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters.

He was “reported to be intoxicated and had walked away from his campsite,” troopers wrote.

The people Compeau was camping with reported him missing to troopers at 11:36 a.m., according to an online dispatch published by troopers Sunday.

None of the man’s gear was missing, but “a trail of clothes was (found) between the tent and Kenai Lake,” Peters wrote...

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Anchorage police say a man was shot in the foot Sunday in early morning gunfire outside a Mountain View gas station.

Police were called to a disturbance outside the store, located on Mountain View Drive, just after 4 a.m., the Anchorage Police Department said in a news release Sunday.

"It was reported shots were fired and all the subjects were fleeing the scene," according to the release.

Soon after, a "young adult male" arrived at a local hospital emergency room with a gunshot wound to his foot.

Police said they believe he was involved with the Mountain View shooting, but was uncooperative with officers.

Anyone with information can call 561-STOP.

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A rare legislative demand for evidence was issued by a Senate committee seeking video related to the death of a prisoner, but was rescinded by Senate President Kevin Meyer -- who said he thought better of the subpoena after first approving it.

The evidence was sought by Anchorage Republican Sen. Lesil McGuire, the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, from an attorney in her husband’s law firm who represented the prisoner’s family in a wrongful death lawsuit against the state.

McGuire said she believes the judiciary committee needs to see the video, which reportedly shows the last days of Davon Mosley’s life as recorded from a solitary confinement cell at the Anchorage Jail...

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COLD BAY -- On a blustery afternoon in July, most of the residents of this town at the edge of Alaska's Aleutian Islands showed up at the one-room airport for another goodbye...

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COLD BAY -- On a blustery afternoon in July, most of the residents of this town at the edge of Alaska's Aleutian Islands showed up at the one-room airport for another goodbye.

This farewell was perhaps more significant than the many others that had taken place over the last few years -- this time, it was the mayor who was moving away. Jorge Lopez and his 12-year-old twin sons Matt and Zenny were leaving the town of about 60 people.

Wake Kremer, a jolly, self-possessed 13-year-old with braces that require a two-day trip to Anchorage to adjust, was at the airport too. He was saying goodbye to the last two kids near his age in town...

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