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30th April 2012

12:28pm: In the News
Sunday's rain record for date in Juneau and Annex Creek
It may come to no one's surprise that Sunday's rainfall in Juneau constituted a record for the date.

Meteorologist Kimberly V. in the Juneau Forecast Office says the point 67 inches recorded at the airport broke the the previous record of point 52 inches in 1996.

Annex Creek, south of Juneau, recorded 1 point 21 inches Sunday exceeding the record for the date there if point 73 inches in 1968.

Tanana River ice jam floods Manley Hot Springs
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Five homes have been flooded in the interior Alaska community of Manley Hot Springs and high water is threatening 20 more.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports an ice jam formed on the Tanana River downstream of the community and river water rose behind it.

The National Weather Service says the water levels are the highest in 30 years.
Water on Sunday inundated a road at the east end of the airstrip and flooded an adjacent neighborhood.
A flood warning is in effect through Monday morning.

Manley is a community of 91 at the end of the Elliott Highway about 88 air miles and 160 road miles northwest of Fairbanks.

Fairbanks man charged with murder in toddler's death
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A Fairbanks man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend's 2-year-old son.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that 24-year-old Carl Delbert David had initially been charged with assault after he allegedly threw the boy and stepped on him because the child wet his bed.

The charge was upgraded Friday afternoon.

The criminal complaint says the boy suffered a fractured skull, a broken neck and other injuries.

David is being held at Fairbanks Correctional Center without bail.
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