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Anchorage police say a bicyclist was struck by a car and injured Tuesday afternoon on O'Malley Road.

Jennifer Castro, Anchorage Police Department spokesperson, said a caller reported the crash at 1:36 p.m. near the Anchorage Golf Course. Police and medics responded, she said.

Police said the bicyclist was eastbound on O'Malley Road in an area where there are no bicycle lanes.

A sedan hit the bicyclist as the bicyclist attempted to turn left into the golf course area, police said.

The bicyclist suffered leg injuries, but they were not life-threatening, Castro said.

Police briefly diverted traffic on O'Malley Road after the accident.

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State officials on Monday called on Alaska construction companies to ensure they have proper equipment and systems in place for excavation work, following the death of an Anchorage man in a trench collapse this month.

"This accident serves as a stark reminder of the serious hazards associated with construction work," said a statement from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development . "Hazards associated with excavation and trenching work are preventable, yet injuries and fatalities continue to be caused by these hazards."...

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The remains of nine people killed Thursday in a plane crash in Southeast Alaska during a flightseeing tour were recovered Friday as federal officials continued their investigation into the cause of the wreck.

Alaska State Troopers late Friday released the names of the victims: Rowland Cheney, 71, and Mary Doucette, 59, both of Lodi, California; Glenda Cambiaso, 31, and Hugo Cambiaso, 65, both of North Potomac, Maryland; June Kranenburg, 73, and Leonard Kranenburg, 63, both of Medford, Oregon; Margie Apodaca, 63, and Raymond Apodaca, 70, both of Sparks, Nevada; and pilot Bryan Krill, 64, of Hope, Idaho.

Troopers said the identifications were tentative pending positive ID by the State Medical Examiner’s Office. The victims' relatives were notified, troopers said...

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Updated story: Investigators begin recovery efforts in deadly Southeast Alaska plane crash

All nine people aboard a flightseeing tour, eight of them passengers on a Holland America Line cruise ship, died Thursday in a plane crash near Ketchikan, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

Alaska State Troopers in Ketchikan got a report at 2:06 p.m. that the float-equipped DeHavilland DHC-3 Otter was overdue. Officials tracked an emergency locator transmitter that was activated in the vicinity of Misty Fjords National Monument, said Clint Johnson, NTSB Alaska chief...

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The village of Aniak in Southwest Alaska began evacuating some of its residents Thursday as smoke from a nearby wildfire blanketed the community.

Elders, children and those with health problems left on flights to Bethel, about 92 air miles from the village on the south bank of the Kuskokwim River, said Megan Leary, city manager.

"We're trying to get all of those people out first before the smoke gets really bad," she said.

The North Aniak fire had burned about 2,500 acres on the other side of the river.

As people left Aniak, others arrived there from Chuathbaluk, about 11 miles upriver. The Mission Creek fire was burning about two miles from Chuathbaluk, according to the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center...

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A 5.8-magnitude earthquake Wednesday afternoon centered about 60 miles west of Willow rattled Alaska from the Kenai Peninsula and Anchorage north to Fairbanks.

“Thought a moose was headbutting my camper,” Becky Woltjer, 35, wrote on Facebook from the home in Willow she shares with her husband and 3-year-old son...

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Alaska State Troopers say they arrested a Nenana man on a first-degree arson charge Sunday after he reportedly burned down a home he occasionally lived in, but did not own.

Around 5:30 p.m. Friday, troopers got a report of structure fire about 10 miles north of Nenana. By the time the Nenana Volunteer Fire Department arrived at the fire, near Mile 315 of the Parks Highway, flames had swallowed the home and a nearby shed, sauna and two other small structures, said Beth Ipsen, troopers spokeswoman, in an email.

The Bureau of Land Management responded. Fire crews kept the flames from spreading into the surrounding forest with the aid of an aircraft, troopers said...

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A Kodiak man shot and killed a brown bear Sunday night after it tipped a nearby trash can, returned to the area and charged him, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Nate Svoboda, Fish and Game biologist, said he met with the man Tuesday night and they "walked through the whole scenario."

Around 11:45 p.m. Sunday, the man said he was in bed when he heard a loud crash outside his window. He went outside and found a garbage container on its side. Trash covered his yard, Svoboda said.

"So the individual grabbed his pistol and started cleaning up the trash," Svoboda said. Then, "he went to go inside and out of the corner of his eye, saw a bear coming at him."...

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Wildfires prompted an evacuation notice for a six-mile stretch of the Elliot Highway in Interior Alaska on Monday evening, while the village of Nulato in Western Alaska remained under a recommended-evacuation alert because of smoke from a nearby wildfire, according to the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center.

The Baker fire and, to the northeast, the North Fork fire were nearly four miles from the Elliot Highway and northeast of Manley Hot Springs. The sizes of the fires Monday were not immediately known; the last estimates of the fires on Sunday put the Baker fire at 5 acres and the North Fork fire at 20 acres, according to the coordination center in Fairbanks...

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Four of five black bears relocated from an Anchorage neighborhood were shot and killed after one reportedly entered a vehicle Sunday at a Hope campground, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said Monday.

A biologist received a call around 10 p.m. reporting a bear entering a van, said Ken Marsh, Fish and Game spokesperson. The report followed a series of calls about the black bears raiding trash, charging humans and even killing chickens in Hope , a small town on Turnagain Arm...

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