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Channel 2 NewsMitch Seavey has captured another championship in the Iditarod XLI Trail Sled Dog Race, covering nearly 1,000 miles from Willow to the burled arch in Nome, after an intense showdown with last year’s runner-up. The 53-year-old Seavey, of Seward,...
Channel 2 NewsSTORY UPDATED AT 8:26 p.m. 3/12/13: Less than a half-hour separate Mitch Seavey and Aliy Zirkle from Iditarod victory. Both teams immediately checked in and out from Safety. Mitch Seavey remained in the lead wasting no time and left the last...
Channel 2 NewsTwo mushers have scratched from the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Race spokeswoman Erin McLarnon says Jason Mackey, who was attempting to join his brothers Rick and Lance, and father Dick, as champions, had to scratch Tuesday. The Wasilla musher has the...
Tags: Iditarod Trail
Channel 2 NewsA Palmer man who allegedly slammed a pickup truck through a gate at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richarson last month, drawing pistol fire from security forces and causing tens of thousands of dollars in damages before leaving through the same gate, was arraigned...
Tags: Crimes, Crime, Law and Justice, Heroin
Channel 2 NewsThe flu bug is taking a toll on students at Sitka schools. The Daily Sitka Sentinel reports more than 11 percent of the students in Sitka public schools were absent Thursday. Sitka High has an enrolment of 341 and 42 students were missing....
Tags: Students, Teaching and Learning, Education
Channel 2 NewsAlaska is among 41 states in the country reporting widespread flu activity this season. The early arrival of the flu cases is leading experts to believe that this winter’s flu season could be severe and long-lasting. This year's popular strain, the...
Channel 2 NewsAnchorage School District nurses volunteered their time Saturday to give free influenza vaccinations to ASD students. Health officials say that the upcoming year is starting off with high numbers of Alaskans becoming sick with the flu. The nurses...
Channel 2 NewsCoughing and sneezing is never a good sign -- add on a sore throat and you are officially sick. This year’s flu season is already under way, but many people confuse the symptoms of the flu with the common cold. “They think it’s flu...
Tags: Coughing, Diseases and Illnesses, Chills, Fever, Symptoms
Channel 2 NewsAlong with the holidays come seasonal illnesses. Typically the flu can be a parent’s worst nightmare but so far this year, school officials said a proactive approach seems to be working. "Influenza is not a problem in our schools right now," Nancy...
Channel 2 NewsThe Anchorage School District so far has provided free flu vaccines to almost 7,000 students in about half of its schools. Health experts estimate that for every child who gets the flu, six other children are infected. District nursing director...
Alaska health officials are reporting a sharp increase this year of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, as well as a recent spike in influenza cases. Officials say more than 200 cases of pertussis have been reported in Alaska this year. That's...
Tags: Whooping Cough, Vaccines
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