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An inmate at the Anchorage Correctional Complex died early Wednesday after being restrained by correctional officers, officials said.

Larry J. Kobuk, 33, is the second inmate to die at the jail in the last six weeks. The other death was ruled a suicide .

Kobuk’s route to Anchorage jail started when Anchorage police went looking for a pickup truck reported stolen.

Around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, they found the truck crashed into an East Anchorage snowbank and Kobuk at a liquor store up the street...

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New Alaska Department of Corrections commissioner Ronald Taylor ordered a “mandatory review of basic security protocols” at all Alaska jails after an inmate was injured in an incident at the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility Monday officials so far refuse to describe.

DOC spokeswoman Sherrie Daigle said the 39-year-old inmate was injured around 7 p.m. Monday. She would not describe the nature of severity of the inmate's injuries, or release his name Tuesday.

Daigle also would not say where inside the jail the incident happened or if anyone else was involved, citing an "ongoing investigation."

The injured inmate was taken to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage for treatment. Alaska State Troopers were called in to investigate the incident, Daigle said...

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Gov. Bill Walker appointed four people to the University of Alaska Board of Regents Monday. The appointees replace regents whose eight-year terms expire in February.

Together, they represent turnover of more than a third of the positions on the 11-member board.

Walker called the appointees a “broad spectrum of Alaskans and Alaska.”

The new appointees are:

• Andy Teuber of Kodiak, the chairman of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and president and CEO of the Kodiak Area Native Association.

• Sheri Buretta of Anchorage, the chairman of the board for Chugach Alaska Corp., the regional Native corporation for the coastal region around Prince William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska, and a longtime member of the Alaska Federation of Natives...

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In an “unusual if not unprecedented” night of activity meant to take advantage of near ideal weather conditions, scientists successfully launched four rockets into the upper atmosphere from the University of Alaska’s Poker Flat Research Range , northeast of Fairbanks, Sunday night.

A fifth research rocket, meant to be shot into the heart of an active aurora above Kaktovik, has yet to launch.

Two of the rockets launched Sunday night gathered data that researchers hope will eventually answer questions about turbulence in the upper atmosphere. The other two emitted a white vapor designed to make turbulence visible in the margin of atmosphere and space about 60 miles from the ground...

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Divorce. Custody agreements. Landlord problems.

Hundreds of people with legal issues like these -- and not enough money to pay for an attorney -- gathered at the Mountain View Boys & Girls Club Monday for free help from volunteer attorneys.

The Alaska Bar Association’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day free legal clinic, now in its sixth year, underscores what the organization calls an “acute” need for pro bono legal services in Alaska.

About half of the state’s low-income residents will face a legal need in any given year, an Alaska Supreme Court task force has found...

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Police are looking for a person suspected of shooting a 17-year-old girl in the leg at an East Anchorage party Sunday night.

A gathering of 15 to 20 people outside an apartment complex on the 300 block of Bragaw Street devolved into a fight and shots were fired, Anchorage police reported Monday.

Friends at the party took the victim to a nearby hospital, where she was treated and released.

Police arrived at the scene around 10 p.m. Sunday. Despite “multiple witnesses” to the shooting, police said they were still searching for the shooter Monday morning.

The people who took the girl to the hospital were interviewed by police, said Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Anita Shell.

"They have been cooperative," she said...

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Officials with the Alaska Department of Corrections say a 20-year-old Wrangell man who died Saturday after hanging himself at the Ketchikan Correctional Center was not on suicide watch.

Brendon Sample was the second Alaska inmate to die by suicide in less than a month.

Sample was being held in a housing unit at the Ketchikan jail Thursday when guards found him unconscious in his cell and started trying to resuscitate him, DOC officials have said.

He was taken by medevac to Anchorage, where he died at a hospital Saturday morning...

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TALKEETNA -- High winds thwarted an attempt to pluck adventurer Lonnie Dupre from Mount McKinley base camp Wednesday after his historic solo January climb of the mountain.

Dupre , a 53-year-old career polar adventurer from Minnesota, reached the summit of the mountain Sunday. In doing so, he became the first person in history to stand atop North America's highest peak alone in the month of January, when light is scarce and conditions can be dangerously cold and windy. It was his fourth attempt at a January summit ...

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The number of women incarcerated in Alaska is at an all-time high, with the sole women's prison in the state overcrowded enough that the Department of Corrections is now housing female inmates at Anchorage’s jail for men.

Since 2014, the DOC has been trying to free up space at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Eagle River by transferring inmates to a housing unit that has been set aside for females at the previously all-male Anchorage jail.

Thirty-one women were being held in the women’s mod at the Anchorage Correctional Complex as of Jan. 5.

Most were unsentenced, pre-trial detainees...

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For the fourth time, to diminishing fanfare, Lonnie Dupre is trying to do what has never been done: Reach the summit of Mount McKinley, alone, in the supremely inhospitable month of January.

Three previous attempts -- which started in December of 2010, 2011 and 2012 -- ended with the adventurer retreating from the mountain after being pinned down for days in snow trenches, nearly suffocated by blizzards and half-frozen by temperatures of 35 below.

During Dupre's ​expedition in 2010-11, when he was stuck for a week in a refrigerator-sized snow cave, “we thought he was going to die up there,” said Kris Fister, a Denali National Park spokeswoman.

Still, Dupre keeps coming back for more...

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