Man sentenced for theft, damage at marijuana business
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 40-year-old man who stole or damaged $144,000 in marijuana at an Anchorage cultivation facility has been sentenced to two years in prison.
A jury in October convicted Nicholas Philemonoff of theft, burglary, criminal mischief and violating conditions of release ...
House majority coalition finalizes its leadership team
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The newly formed Alaska House majority coalition has finalized its leadership team.
Fairbanks Rep. Steve Thompson will be majority leader and Anchorage Rep. Chuck Kopp will be House Rules chair. Both are Republicans. Those roles are changed from what Speaker Bryce ...
Number of flu cases spiked across Alaska last month
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The number of flu cases in Alaska in January has soared past the monthly levels recorded in the last four years, according to a report by the state Division of Public Health.
Health officials have confirmed 1,279 flu cases in January, more than 15 times the number ...
Ex-CEO pleads guilty to fraud in Alaska fiber-optic project
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The former head of a company overseeing a fiber-optic project in Alaska has pleaded guilty to charges alleging she fraudulently induced two New York investment companies to finance the project.
Elizabeth Pierce, 55, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in New ...
Study: No leaking radiation from Alaska island nuclear site
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The latest round of testing on Alaska’s remote Amchitka Island found no radioactive material has leaked from locations where the federal government conducted underground nuclear tests there decades ago, a federal official said Tuesday.
Environmental samples tested ...
Disease testing delayed after Alaska lab damaged in quake
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A state health lab was damaged in the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck south-central Alaska, delaying scientists’ ability to test for tuberculosis, botulism and other dangerous diseases.
The Nov. 30 quake damaged 13 of the Anchorage facility’s secure testing ...
Critics protest proposed drilling in Alaska’s Arctic refuge
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Protesters in Alaska urged federal officials to keep oil rigs out of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge despite a federal law requiring lease sales in the wilderness area.
At a Bureau of Land Management environmental review hearing in Anchorage, Laura Herman urged ...
The Latest: Critics protest drilling in Arctic refuge
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on public testimony regarding proposed oil lease sales in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (all times local):
Critics of proposed oil lease sales in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge urged federal officials to consider the ...
Alaska’s backlog of Medicaid applications numbers nearly 16K
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s backlog of Medicaid applications numbered 15,639 at the end of last month, with about two-thirds of the cases filed last year.
The backlog is down from the more than 20,000 cases noted in a state report in May, and it’s down from the 30,000 cases reported ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Some Alaska taxidermists have been busy repairing animal mounts that were damaged in the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck the state’s south-central region.
Anchorage television station KTUU
Anchorage schools still tallying costs from earthquake
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The cost of recovery for schools damaged by an earthquake in Anchorage could exceed an initial estimate of $25 million to $50 million, the superintendent of the Anchorage School District said.
Deena Bishop told state lawmakers this week that the district has invoiced ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former supervisor with an Alaska commuter airline has been sentenced to six months in a halfway house for stealing mail, including computers that were destined for rural schools.
Breadoflife “Presley” Faiupu also was sentenced Friday to ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s only state-owned psychiatric hospital is now being managed by a for-profit company.
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum announced Friday he assumed management of the Alaska Psychiatric Institute in Anchorage and ...
Iditarod race preparations continue with straw drop
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race officially begins with a ceremonial start March 2 but preparations are underway for care of dogs along the trail.
Anchorage television station KTVA
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage firefighters fought a suspicious fire Thursday morning at a strip mall where an arson fire burned a restaurant earlier in the week.
Anchorage television station KTUU
Alaska tops list of most reports of snowmobile thefts
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three areas in Alaska topped the list of most reports of snowmobile thefts in the U.S., according to an analysis of national crime figures.
The analysis by the National Insurance Crime Bureau shows Alaska recorded 128 snowmobile thefts from 2015 to 2017, about 8 ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police have released the name of a woman found shot in a vehicle.
Police say 30-year-old Salisa Loucks was found shortly after 11 p.m. Monday inside a Jeep sport utility vehicle. She had been shot in the upper body.
The SUV was in an alley in the ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police say the weekend deaths of two people by gunshot were an apparent homicide and suicide.
Police on Wednesday identified the man who died as 61-year-old Danny Smalley. The woman killed was his wife, 46-year-old Brenda Smalley.
Police detectives ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Aftershocks continue to rattle residents of Alaska’s largest city two months after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake caused damage in and around the Anchorage area.
The Alaska Earthquake Center says the latest aftershock occurred just after 11 a.m. Wednesday. The ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 25-year-old driver has been charged with second-degree murder in a 2018 crash that killed an Anchorage cab driver.
Jose Ibarra also is charged with manslaughter, operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs and driving with suspended license in the death of ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The state will still consider spring and summer graduates of the University of Alaska Anchorage’s School of Education as coming from a state-approved program despite the school losing accreditation.
Teaching degree programs usually require accreditation for state ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage fire officials say the fire that destroyed an eastside sushi restaurant likely was intentionally set.
The fire gutted Yakitori Sushi House just east of the busy Tudor Road and Lake Otis Parkway intersection.
The Anchorage Daily News
Woman found shot, killed in vehicle on Anchorage street
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police are investigating the shooting death of a woman along a downtown street.
Police just after 11 p.m. Monday received a report of shots fired in the 1100 block of Cordova Street.
Officers found a woman dead in a vehicle. She had been shot in the ...
Second person dies following shooting at Anchorage home
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A second person has died of injuries suffered in a weekend shooting at an Anchorage home.
Anchorage police on Monday said 47-year-old Brenda Smalley died of injuries suffered early Sunday.
A man whose name had not been released also died.
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Fire heavily damages east Anchorage sushi restaurant
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Fire heavily damaged an Anchorage sushi restaurant Monday morning.
KTVA-TV reports the Anchorage Fire Department was summoned to Yakitori Sushi House at around 4:30 a.m.
Capt. Jay Bird tells KTUU-TV that heavy flames were visible from the right side of the ...
Anchorage hatchery looks to boost low king forecasts
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A hatchery at Ship Creek in Anchorage has had to look elsewhere for king salmon eggs to make up for expected shortages.
Anchorage television station KTUU
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal investigators found more than 80 substantial deficiencies at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute from July to December, the worst record in the nation during the seven-month period, a newspaper says.
The Anchorage Daily News
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Near Anchorage’s Ship Creek, a new bronze statue of an elder named Olga, a Dena’ina matriarch from the village of Eklutna, stands and overlooks land that was once a prosperous Native fish camp.
Soldotna artist Joel Isaak, who is Dena’ina himself, worked on the statue ...
Police investigate Anchorage apartment death as homicide
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police say they are investigating a man’s suspicious death inside an apartment as a homicide.
Police said Friday the state medical examiner’s office has determined that the death of 36-year-old Steven John was a homicide as a result of ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Military explosive specialists destroyed a World War II-era mortar round found at an Alaska museum after determining the munition was live.
The device was destroyed by detonating it at a safe place, said Capt. Brandon Browning of the 716th Explosive Ordnance ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on missing medical transport plane in Alaska (all times local):
The owners of an air ambulance that went missing in Alaska say they’ll try to find the bodies of three people who presumably died in a crash.
The Coast Guard said ...
Trump issues disaster declaration for Alaska earthquake
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — White House officials say President Donald Trump has issued a major disaster declaration following the Nov. 30 earthquake that rocked Anchorage and other parts of south-central Alaska.
The declaration Thursday comes in response to a recent request from Gov. Mike ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage man who attempted to sail from Alaska to China with a bucket of salmon bellies, bread, water and a jug of grape juice as provisions has been deported by officials in Russia, where he washed ashore five months ago.
It was the latest strange saga in the ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Searchers in Alaska found airplane debris Wednesday during a search for a medical airplane that went missing with three people aboard, the Coast Guard said Wednesday.
Searchers could not immediately confirm the debris found Wednesday is of the missing King Air 200 ...
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on missing medical flight in Alaska (all times local):
Guardian Flight, which operated the medical airplane that went missing in Alaska, has released the names of those onboard.
The pilot is 63-year-old Patrick Coyle, the flight nurse ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police are investigating the suspicious death of a man inside an apartment.
Police shortly after 4 a.m. Tuesday took a report of a body in an apartment complex on west 34th Avenue.
The report said the body had been there several days.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal authorities have joined the investigation into the massive blaze that razed a hotel under construction in Anchorage.
The National Response Team for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives arrived in Anchorage on Monday to investigate the ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police have released the name of a woman killed Monday morning in a rollover crash on Anchorage’s south side.
Police say the driver was 34-year-old Julie Attina.
Police say Attina was driving north in the center lane of Minnesota Drive when she lost ...
Alaska extends deadline for earthquake recovery funds
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The state is extending the deadline by 30 days for residents to apply for recovery funds following the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that shook south-central Alaska.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced Monday that residents can apply for the state individual assistance program ...
Sarah Palin’s son released from Alaska halfway house
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Track Palin, the elder son of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, has won an early release from custody after his conviction for assaulting his father.
Palin reported to an Anchorage halfway house in December to serve a year for the 2017 ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) _ Northrim BanCorp Inc. (NRIM) on Monday reported net income of $4.8 million in its fourth quarter.
The Anchorage, Alaska-based bank said it had earnings of 69 cents per share.
The holding company for Northrim Bank posted revenue of $24.9 million in the period. ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man died Monday morning in a rollover crash on a main thoroughfare on Anchorage’s south side.
Anchorage police say a pickup rolled multiple times on Minnesota Drive.
The crashed closed one lane in both directions on the six-lane road between Raspberry and ...
Snowplow strikes, kills pedestrian on Anchorage street
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A snowplow operating on an Anchorage street near Merrill Field struck and killed a pedestrian.
Anchorage police just after 11 p.m. Sunday responded to the accident on Fifth Avenue, the main inbound street to the city from the north.
A state snowplow operator ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage officials have proposed giving 12-year property tax breaks to developers who build housing in the city’s downtown area.
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s administration unveiled the proposed ordinance earlier this month, offering the tax break for new developments ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three men have been sentenced on federal charges connected to an illegal hunting operation in a national park in eastern Alaska.
The three former employees of Ptarmigan Lake Lodge on privately owned land within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve were ...
Economists say Alaska recession likely to end in 2019
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The longest recession in Alaska history likely will end later this year but the economy will not look very different than it does now, according to longtime Alaska economists.
Economists also warn that resolving Alaska’s state budget deficit with spending cuts ...
HOMER, Alaska (AP) — A year after the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, when the U.S. men’s curling team scored an unexpected victory over Sweden to earn a gold medal and Americans embraced the sport with enthusiasm across the internet, people are still getting excited about it in ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Dallas Seavey, the four-time Iditarod champion who skipped last year’s race after being accused in a dog-doping scandal, will race again this year in Norway even though he has been cleared of any wrongdoing by officials in the Alaska race.
Seavey said Friday that ...