Alaska News Nightly Monday Sept 24 2018

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @AKPublicNewsListen nowState charges 41-year-old in death of Kotzebue girlZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageProsecutors allege that Peter Wilson abducted and killed 10-year-old Ashley Johnson-Barr in a case that has gripped attention for weeks.Walker campaign says Republican-funded group didn’t disclose ad spendingAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauA complaint said the group Families for Alaska’s Future – Dunleavy failed to report ads the Republican Governors Association bought in Alaska.Russian aircraft spotted near Alaska airspace for third time this monthTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksThere’s been another air space incursion off Alaska by Russian military planes. The North American Aerospace Defense Command identified and tracked four Russian aircraft that entered the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone Friday.Fairbanks hosts air quality conference, with wood stoves a contentious topicRobyne, KUAC – FairbanksFacing a December 2019 deadline to substantially reduce local fine particulate pollution the Fairbanks North Star Borough is far from achieving attainment. The borough hosted an annual air quality conference Friday and Saturday.In Fairbanks, building a home on permafrost with an uncertain futureRavenna Koenig, Alaska’s Energy Desk – FairbanksWhen Benesch bought this property back in 1999, he was pretty sure it had permafrost under it, though he didn’t know for certain.Governor declares emergency for Alaska Native languagesAdelyn Baxter, KTOO – JuneauGov. Walker’s order directs the state to use traditional place names on state signs and to promote indigenous languages in public education.Serving your community: Sand Point teacher nominated for Alaska Teacher of the YearWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageIngrid Cumberlidge is a third grade teacher from Sand Point. Cumberlidge has taught in the Aleutians East Borough School District for over twenty years, and her Sand Point roots run deep.Petersburg Medical Center treat flu cases from cruise shipJoe Viechnicki, KFSK – PetersburgThe same day Petersburg’s post office was shut down last Thursday with a hazardous materials spill, the Petersburg Medical Center was treating an outbreak of influenza among passengers and employees on a cruise ship docked there.Post-surge, Sitka assists electric customers with insurance claims Robert Woolsey, KCAW – SitkaAt least 50 homes are known to have experienced appliance failures — mostly in heat pumps — after a utility contractor snapped a guy wire, creating a short between the city’s high voltage transmission lines and lower-voltage distribution lines.last_img read more

The best Star Wars rumors this week are about Kylo Ren and

first_imgThis week on the rumor front there were a number of small peeks at the filming of Star Wars: Episode VIII. By small, I mean literally small, because people are getting photos and video of ant-sized Adam Driver and Daisy Ridley on the set. Let’s get right into it after, after a traditional warning for spoilers below!Star Wars: Episode VIIIThursday saw a nice little collection of photos, including what appears to be Kylo Ren, Rey, some Knights of Ren, and this handsome fellow:Another new report from Ireland says that there may be a scene featuring Jedi Master Luke Skywalker meditating about his old home world while on Ahch-To. Here’s the breakdown of what sources said:According to people in the area the location is being called “The Mediation Rock” by the crew. There is a scene with Luke Skywalker as he meditates on this rock. The strange part is that in concept art glimpsed around the location, suddenly Ahch-To has a binary sunset while Luke meditates. I’m thinking the concept art is implying that Luke sees this when in a meditative state because if the planet had two suns it would be a lot hotter than it is. Perhaps mentally going back to the twin sunsets of Tatooine centers the old Jedi? And here’s what that location looks like:Another scene being filmed at Ceann Sibeal has some of the most interesting action spotted yet on the Ireland locations. It appears to be some Knights of Ren gathered around a crashed ship. A very large fan and lots of smoke were used during the filming of this scene, and there also appeared to be fire.There is smokeA ship appears to have crashedA group of men dressed as black knights with black helmets approach the smoky debrisAll of the knights then kneel around the smoky locationIt appears as if one of the knights perished in the crash or someone important is about to step out of itIt’s not clear exactly what’s going on in the sequence, and it’s been pretty hard to get clear images from these locations, but the knights (far left) and the smoke can be seen very well in this image posted to TheForce.Net forums by user nightangel:If you’re a fan of the Millennium Falcon, some spectacular photos of the ship on set at Pinewood were posted by Oblivion State this week.Speaking of the Millennium Falcon, trusty co-pilot Chewbacca was spotted at a local school in Ireland confirming that he was indeed on the Ceann Sibeal set. And if you like Chewbacca Mom Candace Payne, she’s on The Star Wars Show this week:Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryRumors for Rogue One were absent this week, but we did get confirmation of some recent leaks via The Star Wars Show above. It revealed the key art from Star Wars Celebration Europe, and gave us some names for a bit of the new tech in the film.First off, the hat Jyn Erso is wearing in the art matches recent Lego figure leaks. The goggles look a lot like the ones Han and Luke wore on Hoth. It was also explained that the troopers referred to as Scarab Troopers on set are officially called Shoretroopers, seen below.Finally, it was also revealed that the AT-ACT is the new Imperial vehicle spotted in the trailer and revealed in the Official Visual Story Guide leak from last week. AT-ACT stands for “All Terrain Armored Cargo Transport.” These AT-AT variants look a lot like the ones in Star Wars: Rebels.This art is really beautiful and has a very Ralph McQuarrie quality to it. I wouldn’t mind having it for my home, and we can’t wait to see what else comes out of Star Wars Celebration London!last_img read more