UPDATE 9:30 p.m.: The Eagle River wildfire is now at 23 acres and is 30 percent active, according to Division of Forestry spokeswoman, Sarah Saarloos.
More sunshine and high fire danger for the holiday weekend.
A fire at a duplex closed down part of downtown today just before noon.
Construction delays shouldn’t be too much of a problem on Alaska’s roads this holiday weekend, but patrol officers will be out in force. That includes on the well-traveled Seward Highway, where the Girdwood Alaska State Trooper post is scheduled to close at the end of the month.
* This clock shows the estimated cost of overtime lawmaking this year by the Alaska Legislature. Lawmakers have long since passed the voter-approved 90-day limit to the regular legislative session, and now a special session that can last up to a month is under way. The costs of overtime pale in comparison to state government's $4.1 billion budget deficit. But expenses are adding up. Legislators and some staffers get a daily stipend, nonpartisan staff are working weeks longer than planned, and temporary space is being rented while the Capitol is renovated. $535,690 of receipts have been submitted to the Legislative Affairs Agency as of late May. Data provided by the agency suggests daily costs from now on will be roughly $26,475.
Emergency services managed to save 18 people from the building in a village near Kiev.
A 17-year-old gorilla was shot dead Saturday by a Cincinnati Zoo employee who feared the animal would harm a child who had climbed into its enclosure.
The Karakal Battalion was founded in 2000 as the country's first to mix male and female soldiers fighting side-by-side.
A 17-year-old gorilla was shot dead Saturday at the Cincinnati Zoo after it grabbed a child who had fallen into its enclosure, officials said.
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