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  • New Jersey Soldier Killed While Playing Russian Roulette

    New Jersey Soldier Killed While Playing Russian Roulette
    An Alaska-based solider is charged with murder after he gave a fellow soldier a bullet to put into a gun's empty chamber before he shot himself in the stomach in a drunken game of Russian roulette, according to court papers filed on Monday. Jacob Brouch,...
  • What Would You Do To Escape A Tsunami?

    What Would You Do To Escape A Tsunami?
    As the death toll continues to rise in Japan, people in the Northwest are being reminded:  a similar quake and tsunami could occur right here.  What would you do to escape a massive wall of water generated by an earthquake off the west coast?   "I...
  • Kathleen Higgins Spurgeon

    Kathleen Higgins Spurgeon (age 93), matriarch of the Spurgeons, founding family of Santa Ana and widow of W.H.Spurgeon III (creator of Special Interest Exploring, B.S.A.) passed away on 3/14/11 of natural causes. Kay is survived by her children: Sandra,...
  • MARJORIE BETH ANDERSON

    MARJORIE BETH ANDERSON
    MARJORIE BETH ANDERSON, 96, passed away peacefully at her Newport Beach home on January 7, 2011, with her family at her bedside.  She was born in Chicago, Illinois, where she lived until age 11, when her family came to California for a “visit”...
  • Alaska won't seek U.S. health exchange grants

    Alaska won't seek U.S. health exchange grants
    Alaska Governor Sean Parnell said on Thursday his state will not apply for federal grants to establish medical insurance exchanges under the newly enacted U.S. healthcare law because a Florida judge has ruled the legislation unconstitutional. Parnell,...
  • Alaska volcano shows signs of impending eruption

    Alaska volcano shows signs of impending eruption
    Recent satellite images of a remote Alaska volcano along a flight route for major airlines show it may be poised for its first big eruption in 10 years, scientists said. The Alaska Volcano Observatory has issued an eruption advisory for the 5,676 foot-...
  • Teenage boys mauled by bears in Alaska are recovering

    Teenage boys mauled by bears in Alaska are recovering
    The four teenage boys who were mauled by a brown bear and her cub over the weekend deep in the Alaskan wilderness were recovering Monday. Two of the teens, participating in a survival skills course, suffered life-threatening injuries, according to Alaska...
  • Long Island Teen Tells Tale Of Surviving Vicious Bear Attack

    Long Island Teen Tells Tale Of Surviving Vicious Bear Attack
    Simeon Melman of Huntington, Long Island, described in detail how he and six other teenagers survived a grizzly bear attack while trekking through the mountains in Alaska over the weekend. They stayed calm and survived. For his efforts, Melman, 17,...
  • Alaska state lawmaker returns to Seattle to lobby against TSA pat-downs

     Alaska state Rep. Sharon Cissna, D-Anchorage, returned to Seattle Saturday to kick off her nationwide campaign against TSA pat-downs.  In February, TSA agents called for a pat-down of Cissna because they spotted something unusual in the body scan....
  • Alaska volcano erupting with lava streams from crater

    Alaska volcano erupting with lava streams from crater
    A volcano that has been erupting for several days in Alaska's Aleutian Islands may be preparing for a more explosive event, scientists said on Wednesday. Cleveland Volcano, a 5,676-foot peak located on Chuginadak Island, about 940 miles southwest of...
  • The Crowd: Organizer provides best of the best for scholarship fundraiser

    Congress may find it impossible to agree on funding priorities, but 200 men in blue blazers and white slacks recently joined forces in Newport Beach to raise $60,000 benefiting the annual Balboa Bay Club & Resort's 1221 Club Scholarship Fund. The 17th...