Anchorage to decide if marijuana shop can open near church
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Anchorage Assembly is expected to decide whether a retail marijuana store can open despite its location next to a shelter that also serves as a church.
Stylish garbage collector gets dream job he was gunning for
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Three years ago, Empire staff photographer Michael Penn took a photograph of a garbage collector emptying a trash can for the city of Juneau in a suit and tie.
1 dead after plane landing on Alaska island went off runway
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — One person died after a commuter airplane went off the end of a runway while landing at an airport in the remote Aleutian Islands fishing community of Unalaska, authorities...
The Latest: City plans to remove plane from site Saturday
UNALASKA, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a plane that went off the runway while landing at an Aleutian Islands community (all times local):
Man heard in strangling video charged in 2nd death in Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man accused of killing a woman who was seen strangled in videos on a digital memory card was charged Thursday with the death of another woman, authorities in Alaska...
4 students suspected in vandalism at Anchorage middle school
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice is considering charges against four juveniles suspected of vandalism at an Anchorage middle school.
Man accused of documenting woman’s killing pleads not guilty
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man accused of documenting the killing of a woman on a camera memory card has pleaded not guilty.
Brian Steven Smith didn't speak during an arraignment that lasted...
Seward Highway snowplow plan raises lawmaker concerns
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — State highway officials are reducing snowplow service on the Seward Highway and Kenai Peninsula legislators say their communities will suffer.
Mobile home fire injures 2; 1 person in critical condition
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two people were hurt in a fire in an Anchorage mobile home.
KTUU-television reports one person was critically injured in the fire early Wednesday...
The Latest: Man faces murder, sexual assault charges
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a death investigation in Alaska (all times local):
A man faces murder, sexual assault and tampering charges in the assault and death of...
FBI helping in investigation of homicide recorded on video
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The FBI is assisting police in Anchorage with the investigation of a homicide captured in photos and video on a camera memory card.
Anchorage to vote on retail marijuana shop on-site smoking
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Anchorage Assembly will let voters decide whether the city should allow on-site smoking in retail marijuana shops, officials said.
Woman gets 60 years in boyfriend’s burning death
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A woman who poured gasoline on the couch where her sleeping boyfriend lay and then shut the door after seeing him jump up and yell "hot, hot" will spend 60 years in prison...
Oregon woman dies in head-on crash on Seward Highway
SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — An Oregon woman died in a weekend head-on crash on the Seward Highway.
Alaska State Troopers say 39-year-old Wendy Cox died at Mile 66. Her hometown was not immediately...
Alaska Native village sues federal agency over gaming hall
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Native Village filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Interior Department in a continuing campaign to open a tribal gambling hall, officials said.
River otters attack, injure family dog in Anchorage park
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man rescued his family's dog from an attack by river otters in a small lake at an Anchorage park, he said.
Kenny Brewer waded waist-deep into Taku Lake and...
Alaska Native leader Peratrovich commemorated on $1 coin
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A young Alaska Native woman left an impression on Alaska's territorial Senate in 1945, delivering a speech that led to the passage of the nation's first...
Correction: Alaska-Boyfriend Burned to Death story
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In a story Oct. 4 about sentencing for a woman who burned her boyfriend to death, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of her public defender. She was...
Anchorage police officer charged with misdemeanor assault
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — State prosecutors have charged a 32-year-old Anchorage police officer with two counts of misdemeanor assault in the arrest of a man for bicycle violations.
University president responds to no-confidence resolution
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen released a video acknowledging his role in what he calls a breakdown in unity across the university system.
Alaska Airlines scales back miles partnership with American
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Airlines and American Airlines will scale back their mileage plan partnership early next year.
Alaska Airlines mileage plan members will not be able to earn...
Alaska Supreme Court hears youth climate change lawsuit
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska law promoting fossil fuel development infringes on the constitutional rights of young residents to a healthy environment, a lawyer told Alaska Supreme Court...
Alaska doctor, nurse charged with vast opioid distribution
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska doctor and nurse practitioner face federal charges of illegally distributing millions of opioid doses to patients that resulted in addiction, overdoses and...
Police: Memory card depicts woman’s killing, man in custody
A digital memory card found on a street in Alaska's largest city contained videos of a woman being strangled and pictures of her face down in the back of a truck, according to police and a...
The Latest: Authorities: Videos show woman being strangled
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a death investigation in Alaska (all times local):
A charging document alleges a memory card found on a street in Alaska's largest city...
The Latest: Alaska justices hear youth climate lawsuit
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on an Alaska Supreme Court hearing on an appeal involving a climate change lawsuit filed by state youths (all times local):
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Anchorage idles fire equipment to deal with shortfall
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A budget gap will cause the Anchorage Fire Department to shut down equipment at times through the end of the year.
Jury delivers 8 guilty verdicts in Alaska teen murder trial
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska jury has returned multiple guilty verdicts against one of four teenagers who was charged with beating and fatally shooting another boy, news reports...
Alaska municipality considers launching new police force
PALMER, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's second largest municipality is considering options to deal with crime including a proposal to launch a new police force, officials said.
Alaska faculty confirm no confidence in university president
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — University of Alaska Anchorage faculty has reaffirmed its vote of no confidence in the university president saying he ignored accreditation concerns and disregarded...
Alaska Railroad seeks to overhaul Seward cruise terminal
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Railroad is looking for a partner to help it update and expand its cruise ship facilities in Seward in order to meet ever-increasing demand in the state's...
The Latest: Woman’s sentencing in arson death continued
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a woman who killed her sleeping boyfriend by setting the couch on fire (all times local):
Heavy seas damage Alaska dock supporting offshore drilling
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Heavy seas and strong winds caused the partial collapse of a large section of Alaska dock that supports offshore oil drilling, officials said.
Homer Tribune ’s Thursday edition is its last
HOMER, Alaska (AP) — A small Alaska weekly newspaper is ceasing publication.
The Homer Tribune announced on its front page and online that Thursday’s edition would the last for the newspaper...
UA faculty group details concerns about university president
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Anchorage faculty senate has written to the Board of Regents expressing concerns about university system President James Johnsen, officials...
Report: Port of Alaska project cost could be cut by a third
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The projected cost of the Port of Alaska renovation could be cut by a third or more, according to a report by a private consulting firm.
Man held in fatal assault at Anchorage home; woman injured
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 53-year-old man is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder and manslaughter in a death at his home.
Anchorage police detectives on Thursday arrested...
Police investigate human remains found along Seward Highway
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police are investigating human remains found along the Seward Highway south of Beluga Point.
The Anchorage Daily News reports investigators don’t know the...
Bullet shatters man’s dresser; police arrest neighbor
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man suspected of firing shots in his backyard, including one that penetrated a neighbor’s wall, has been charged with weapons misconduct.
Alaska proposes lifting limits on helicopter skiing permits
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has proposed removing a limit on permits for commercial skiing reached by helicopter or snowcat to eliminate a perceived monopoly on ski services to part of the...
Village school investigates racist notes sent to student
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — School officials in an Alaska Native village said Tuesday they are investigating three racist, hate-filled notes left in the locker of a mixed-race student that urged the...
Report: Alaska’s 2018 violent crime rate highest in 5 years
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska had its highest violent crime rate in five years in 2018, with rises in rapes and aggravated assault helping drive the increase. But the state's overall crime rate...
Shelter says it beat back rule it take transgender women
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A faith-based Anchorage women's shelter claimed victory Monday in a lawsuit against the city over a requirement that it accept transgender women.
Accrediting agency issues warning to University of Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A university accrediting agency has urged the University of Alaska to address what it sees as a failure to meet critical standards, officials said.
Australian police hold remembrance ceremony in Alaska visit
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Australians at an international police convention were far from home, but they didn't want to miss an official day to honor their fallen officers. So instead, they held a...
Nearly every Alaskan will get $1,606 oil check
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration announced Friday that nearly every Alaskan will receive $1,606 in this year's oil wealth check and reminded people that it could have...
Corporation works with military on possible Alaska return
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Melting sea ice, increased shipping and shifting defense priorities are factors in deciding whether the U.S. military re-establishes permanent facilities in Alaska's...