Overdue plane found on lake near Cook InletThursday, January 29, 2015 1:00pm
- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Searchers have rescued a pilot on a lake west of Cook Inlet. The pilot was found Thursday and transported to a Soldotna hospital. Clint Johnson with the National Transportation Safety Board tells Channel-2 News it was his understanding that the unidentified pilot didn't have any injuries. Johnson says the Cessna 180 was found at the crash site on Chakachamna Lake. The plane had partially broken through the ice. Rescuers began searching after the plane was reported overdue when it didn't return as planned to Soldotna on Wednesday. The lake was the plane's destination. The investigation will include when and why the plane went down.
Police investigate fatal shooting in AnchorageThursday, January 29, 2015 12:45pm
- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Anchorage police have identified the victim in an early Thursday morning shooting. Police in a release say 20-year-old Jeanpal Borge was found dead in a parking lot located near Bragaw Street and San Jeronimo Court in east Anchorage. The lot is near several businesses, including a Costco store. Police received numerous calls about 12:30 a.m. Thursday from people who reported hearing shots fired. Channel-2 News reports responding officers found Borge dead. Police say their investigation continues. The television station says the death is the fourth homicide this year in the municipality.
Consultants suggest possibly revisiting Cook Inlet creditsThursday, January 29, 2015 12:30pm
- JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Legislative consultants have suggested to lawmakers that it may be wise to examine their approach to incentivizing oil and gas development from Cook Inlet. Alaska revenue officials have said the state could pay out $625 million in credits this year, primarily to small explorers or those developing new fields that have no tax liability. The revenue commissioner has said the credits are split pretty evenly between the North Slope and in Cook Inlet. Consultants from Enalytica, in a report to the Senate Finance Committee this week, said some small producer credits are expected to sunset on Jan. 1. But that doesn't affect Cook Inlet, where they said producers largely pay no oil production taxes and low, fixed rates on gas.