Akutan, the Aleutians community with a brand new but so-far unused airport on another island, also has a new harbor but no road connecting it to the town 2 miles away. KUCB reports the harbor was begun by the Army Corps of Engineers with $29 million in federal stimulus money even though the connecting road was likely years in the future.
For now, the harbor is mostly just a big hole in the ground. While the construction team has finished its work, there’s still no electricity, no running water, and no floats. There’s also no road from the village, which is two miles away, so the only way to access the boat harbor is by boat. That means the harbor is cut off from the village’s grocery store, post office and fuel dock. Steve Boardman is head of the Army Corps of Engineers’ civil projects division. He says transportation situation is unusual.
Jason Walter Barnum, 37, Who Has Skull Tattoo Covering Right Side of His Face Arrested For Shooting Cops
Not quite sure why this guy has turned to a life of crime, I think he could have made good money scaring children at the circus…
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A 37-year-old man was arraigned Friday on attempted murder and assault charges after authorities say he exchanged gunfire with police at an Anchorage hotel, wounding an officer who was working on a burglary investigation. Jason Walter Barnum was arrested Friday morning after his release from a hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to his arm.
The heavily tattooed Anchorage man was ordered held on $500,000 cash-only bail. The right side of Barnum’s face is almost completely covered with a tattoo of a skull, and his right eyeball has been tattooed black, according to the Alaska Dispatch.
Anchorage Police Chief Mark Mew said at a news conference he could only speculate on why Barnum started firing at officers from a hotel room bathroom Thursday. He said Barnum was a heroin user who showed symptoms of drug use after the incident. “Someone just blasting away from behind a door, that’s unusual,” Mew said. “And of course they responded in kind, rather quickly.”One officer, whose name was not released, suffered a graze wound to his back. The mayhem began at about 11:30 a.m.
A pet rabbit is being credited for saving its owners from a house fire in southeastern Alaska before it died of smoke inhalation, fire officials said on Friday.
The rabbit woke up the homeowner early on Tuesday morning by scratching on her chest, the Ketchikan Fire Department said in a statement.