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Update News: Monday, June 18, 2012

In Monday’s news:

  • Two Alaska State Troopers shot during prolonged standoff in Kotzebue that ended with suspect taking his own life;
  • Association of Village Council Presidents Myron Naneng asks Gov. Parnell to declare disaster over king salmon runs on the Kuskokwim and Yukon;
  • Dave Benton, former Fish and Game deputy commissioner, appointed to Arctic Research Commission;
  • James Devinn Thomas charged with murder in the death of fellow Air Force airmen Clinton Reeves;
  • Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Walter Carpeneti announces retirement;
  • US Army Reserve vessel that spilled thousands of gallons of diesel in waters off Kodiak re-floated;
  • Four Japanese climbers die, one survives in avalanche on Mount McKinley;
  • US Coast Guard postpones scrapping icebreaker Polar Sea after visits from Senators Begich and Murkowski.