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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage,ADVISORY, AK

July 4, 2014

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Alaska at 1 p.m.

ALASKA FLOODING

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Nervous Fairbanks residents watched the heaviest rain in more than 40 years send rivers rising, but new flood threats emerged in southeast Alaska. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.

SALMONELLA-CHICKEN

LOS ANGELES — A California chicken producer has issued its first recall since being linked to an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella that has been making people sick for more than a year, company and federal food officials said Thursday night. By Andrew Dalton. SENT: 550 words.

ENERGY DEAL

JUNEAU, Alaska — A Washington-based energy company has concluded its acquisition of Juneau’s electric company. Even though Avista Corp., which is headquartered in Spokane, now owns Alaska Electric Light and Power Company, things are expected to be “business as usual” moving forward, an Avista spokeswoman told the Empire Tuesday. AN AP Member Exchange by Charles L. Westmoreland, Juneau Empire. SENT: 650 words.

MISS TEEN-UNITED STATES

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — A West Valley High School junior is in Washington, D.C., this week competing in the Miss Teen United States pageant. Sydneylynn Graessle, 16, represents the state of Alaska in her role as Miss Teen Alaska United States 2014. By Kris Capps, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. SENT: 400 words.

IN BRIEF

MALL SHOOTING-TRIAL — Man convicted of murder in 2010 Anchorage mall shooting

APARTMENT FIRE INDICTMENT — Man indicted on murder, arson charges in fatal Fairbanks apartment fire

PEBBLE MINE-LAWSUIT — Tribes seek to intervene in support of EPA in lawsuit over Pebble Mine project

PALMER-BEAR KILLED — Palmer bear kill prompts Alaska officials to remind public to properly handle trash

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