Lava flow seen on rest­less Alaska vol­cano

Ripon Bulletin - - State/nation -

AN­CHOR­AGE, Alaska (AP) — A lava flow has been spot­ted on an Alaska vol­cano that re­cently be­came ac­tive again.

Alaska Vol­cano Ob­ser­va­tory sci­en­tists say wit­nesses aboard the state ferry Tus­tu­mena saw the lava flow and foun­tain­ing on

Mount Ve­ni­aminof (VEN’-ee-ah-meanoff) Mon­day morn­ing.

Sci­en­tists say satel­lite images ob­tained

Sun­day shows the lava flow is about one-half-mile long on the 8,225-foot (2,500-me­ter) vol­cano, one of Alaska’s most ac­tive.

The ob­ser­va­tory last week in­creased the threat level of Ve­ni­aminof from yel­low to or­ange. That color des­ig­na­tion in­di­cates sud­den ex­plo­sions could send ash above 20,000 feet (6,100 me­ters) and threaten in­ter­na­tional air­planes.

The vol­cano erupted for sev­eral months in 2013. Other re­cent erup­tions oc­curred in 2005 and be­tween 1993 and 1995.

Ve­ni­aminof is 480 miles (772 kilo­me­ters) south­west of An­chor­age on the Alaska Penin­sula. Per­ryville, a town of about 100 peo­ple, is 20 miles south­east of the vol­cano.

▶BUS DRIVER HELPS FIGHT OFF ARMED MAN AT­TACK­ING WOMAN:

AT­LANTA (AP) — Po­lice say a Ge­or­gia bus driver helped fight off a man who was stab­bing a woman on the side of an At­lanta road.

The At­lanta Con­sti­tu­tion-Jour­nal cites an At­lanta po­lice re­port that says Gerald Jones was ar­rested on charges in­clud­ing ag­gra­vated as­sault. It says Win­ston Dou­glas was driv­ing a bus Sun­day morn­ing when he saw Terri Bradley be­ing stabbed. He parked his Metropoli­tan At­lanta Rapid Tran­sit Author­ity bus and yelled for Jones to stop.

It says Jones con­tin­ued to stab Bradley and so Dou­glas be­gan beat­ing Jones with a stick. It says a bus pas­sen­ger then tack­led Jones, who was then res­trained with ex­ten­sion cord. Bradley was taken to a hospi­tal for surgery.

▶PO­LICE: MEN FORCE WOMAN TO DRIVE, SHOOT HER WITH FLARE GUN:

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Au­thor­i­ties in north­west­ern Ohio are search­ing for six men who they say got into a woman’s car, di­rected her to drive and then shot her in the face with a flare gun.

WTOL-TV re­ports the in­ci­dent hap­pened Mon­day evening in Toledo. Au­thor­i­ties say the six sus­pects got into the woman’s car while she was stopped at a gas sta­tion. Po­lice say the men di­rected the woman to drive to a lo­ca­tion be­fore they got out.

Au­thor­i­ties say one of the sus­pects shot the woman in the face with a flare gun be­fore flee­ing.

The woman drove her­self to an area hospi­tal. Po­lice say she sus­tained se­ri­ous burns to her face.

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