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...That intensified fears in Kiev that Moscow would send even more troops into the peninsula via that route.Border guard spokesman Sergei Astakhov said the Russians were demanding that Ukrainian soldiers and guards transfer their allegiance to Crimea's...

...into another tank before it could leak into the sound. The ruptured tank held about 2,000 gallons of fuel.Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert said the ship was refloated at high tide and limp to Whittier under its own power...
Tanker, cutter at work in Nome

...370-foot tanker Renda was working to ensure safety in the transfer of the fuel through the segmented hose, Coast Guard spokesman Kip Wadlow said in a telephone interview from Nome on Saturday night. Once crews created a suitable path for the...
Mother Nature, massive snowfall pounds local streets and budgets

...the Healy, the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker that cleared the way for the Renda, was not available, but a Coast Guard spokesman said the costs were already accounted for in its regular operating budget. Nome officials said the snow removal...
Confirmed: Stevens killed in plane crash

...briefing in Juneau. Temperatures ranged from about 48 degrees to 50 degrees overnight at Dillingham. Alaska National Guard spokesman Maj. Guy Hayes offered no details about the conditions of the survivors or their identities. National Transportation...
Plane, possibly with Ted Stevens aboard, crashes

...passenger on the small plane. The company said it had no further information about O'Keefe's status. Alaska National Guard spokesman Maj. Guy Hayes said the Guard was called to the area about 20 miles north of Dillingham at about 7 p.m. Monday...
Three survive Anchorage plane crash

...Coordination Center picked up an emergency signal from the downed plane, said Staff Sgt. Jeff Wells, Alaska Air National Guard spokesman. A Civil Air Patrol aircraft on a training flight flew to the scene, Wells said, spotting three people walking...
Alaskans respond to attacks with increased security, donations

...secretary for Gov. Tony Knowles. ''They are being allowed on a case-by-case basis,'' King said. A Coast Guard spokesman said the agency also has been authorized to fly in emergency or lifesaving situations. Jim Jager, forwarding information...
Guard's involuntary deployment is first in state since WWII crew from the Guard's 210th Air Rescue Squadron began nearly two months ago, according to Maj. Mike Haller, Guard spokesman. It's unclear how many of the 150 rescuers were deployed to Kuwait and how many will remain in Alaska to handle...
Search continues for missing plane

...Searchers discovered an oil sheen Thursday about 17 miles northwest of Juneau near Point Lena. However, a Coast Guard spokesman said this morning the sheen may have come from an old shipwreck. A sample was sent to Anchorage to determine if it...


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