ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska authorities say a 75-year-old man died after he became trapped inside a small plane that crashed in Prince William Sound.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Palmer grand jury has indicted a Big Lake man on a first-degree murder count in the death of a Wasilla woman whose remains were found last month.
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — A passenger died and another was critically injured in a one-car rollover crash on the Parks Highway east of Wasilla.
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — The father of a woman who died of heroin withdrawal in an Alaska jail has settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the state.
Wasilla woman seriously injured in SUV rollover crash
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — A 42-year-old Wasilla woman was flown to a hospital with serious injuries following a one-car crash south of the city.
Medical examiner identifies remains found near Big Lake
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say human remains found last week near Big Lake in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough belong to a Wasilla woman missing since December.
Final suspect in Alaska gang killing arrested in Georgia
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A suspect in the death of an Alaska gang member has been arrested in Georgia.
The Anchorage Daily News reports 37-year-old Glen Baldwin is one of six people charged...
Wasilla woman dies in 2-car crash southwest of city
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 20-year-old Wasilla woman died in a two-car crash southwest of the city.
Alaska State Troopers say Payton Petersen died Tuesday morning in a crash at 10 Mile...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A driver in a fatal Wasilla crash has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder and manslaughter and one count of driving under the influence of...
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a Wasilla man in the shooting death of his father on Christmas Eve.
A Palmer grand jury in Friday indicted 23-year-old Mark Myers on two...
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — A 31-year-old Wasilla man has been charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder after a shooting that left a man dead and a woman wounded.
Driver dies when sedan strikes moose northwest of Wasilla
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — A driver died in a car crash with a moose northwest of Wasilla.
Alaska State Troopers did not immediately release the name and gender of the driver because next of kin...
Troopers investigate 2 deaths at Wasilla residence
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say the bodies of two people were found Monday night at a home in Wasilla.
Troopers say 47-year-old Sarah Klingener and 57-year-old Shawn McVey,...
Wasilla teen charged in shooting death of 18-year-old man
PALMER, Alaska (AP) — A Wasilla teenager has been charged with manslaughter in the death of another youth.
Alaska State Troopers say 18-year-old Jordan Flowers fired a shot that killed another 18-year-old man. Flowers also is charged with two counts of felony assault.
Alaska State Troopers at 2:30 a.m. Sunday took a call of a shooting at a Wasilla home.
Woman reunited with cat that was missing for years in Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Wasilla woman has been reunited with a cat that disappeared more than three years ago from its home at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
The Anchorage Daily News reports that a woman at the base messaged Lynsey Ryan that a stray cat she had fed for months resembled a photo posted on Facebook missing-pets pages.
Wasilla woman may have died from carbon monoxide poisoning
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Wasilla woman found dead in her home may have died of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Anchorage television station KTUU reports 44-year-old Michelle Ahern was found dead Jan. 5.
Alaska State Troopers say Ahern appeared to have died of carbon monoxide poisoning. An autopsy was scheduled.
Alaska’s first Sonic restaurant planned in Wasilla
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A national restaurant chain will open its first Alaska franchise in Wasilla.
Anchorage television station KTUU reports that franchise operator Larry Clark is aiming to open a Sonic restaurant next September.
The restaurant will be at the new Shoppes at Sun Mountain shopping center.
Troopers responding to shots find body of Wasilla man
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers are investigating the death of a 51-year-old Wasilla man.
Julian Myers was found dead Monday night at a home southwest of the city.
Troopers just before 9 p.m. took a call of shots fired during a disturbance.
The Latest: Selfie-takers told to stay off buckled road
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the Alaska earthquake (all times local):
Authorities in Alaska are urging the selfie-taking public to stay away from a road that was badly mangled by last week's powerful earthquake.
Alaska State Trooper spokesman Jonathon Taylor said Tuesday that some photos seen on social media show people climbing into large cracks on a buckled road in Wasilla north of Anchorage.
Signs and barricades have been set up to keep people away.
Wasilla woman dies in hit-and-run; pickup or SUV suspected
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — A 33-year-old woman died when she was struck as she walked along a rural Wasilla road.
Alaska State Troopers say Tammy Mclinn of Wasilla died in the hit-and-run crash.
A witness just before 9:30 a.m. Monday called 911 to report finding a woman dead along Vine Road southwest of the Wasilla Airport.
State of Alaska hold music features Portugal. The Man
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Forget the sleepy hold music you know and hate. Soon, when someone at the state of Alaska puts you on hold, you're going to hear a little homegrown rock courtesy of the Grammy-award winning band Portugal. The Man.
The state announced its current hold music will be replaced by year's end with a rotation of five songs, including "Feel It Still" by the band that got its start in Wasilla.
Driver, sled dogs injured in collision near Wasilla
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A driver was injured and two dogs in a sled dog team were hurt in a collision near Wasilla.
Anchorage television station KTVA reports a crash between an SUV and a pickup sent the truck into a dog team being trained by Iditarod musher Kristy Berington.
Berington was training dogs belonging to musher Tom Knolmayer, who was ahead of her with other dogs.
Fire marshal to investigate death of child in vehicle fire
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The state fire marshal will investigate the death of a 2-year-old child inside a burning vehicle.
Alaska State Troopers say the child died Thursday afternoon west of Wasilla.
Investigators say the vehicle caught on fire and the child was trapped inside.
Alaska teacher charged with abusing minors
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A longtime elementary school teacher in Alaska faces charges of sexually abusing students in incidents beginning a decade ago.
Lukis Nighswonger is charged with three felony counts of sexual abuse of a minor. The 36-year-old had taught 4th grade at Iditarod Elementary School in Wasilla, north of Anchorage, since 2005.
Charging documents say Nighswonger told authorities he has been attracted to children.
Keeping gridiron dreams alive in the Alaska Football League
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — From the press box comes colorful play-by-play: "It's fourth-and-Wasilla for the Packers!"
From the front office come promotions that help pay the bills: A big gain gets you a NAPA Auto Parts first down; jumping offsides earns you an Accurate Hearing Systems penalty.
And from the guys on the gridiron come an assortment of dreams and realities that fuel the Alaska Football League.
The Latest: Dunleavy wins GOP primary for Alaska governor
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Alaska's primary election (all times local):
Former state Sen. Mike Dunleavy has won the Republican nomination for governor in Alaska.
The Wasilla Republican on Tuesday topped a crowded field that included former Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell.
Wasilla police shoot, kill domestic violence suspect in home
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A domestic violence suspect was shot and killed by Wasilla police.
Anchorage television station KTUU reports police at 4:30 a.m. Thursday responded to a domestic violence call at a home and heard a disturbance inside.
Officers entered the home and were confronted by suspect who was armed and who was assaulting a family member.
Troopers release name of motorcycle passenger in fatal crash
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers have released the name of a motorcycle passenger killed in a crash southwest of Wasilla.
Thirty-two-year-old Jayme Donoho of Wasilla died Tuesday morning. The driver of the motorcycle, 35-year-old Brandon Haxton of Wasilla, was seriously injured.
Troopers say they were outbound on Knik-Goose Bay Road when a sport utility vehicle driven by 65-year-old Sepasetiano Laumatia of Wasilla pulled out in front of them at Mile 7.
Wasilla teenager dies in fall from Hatcher Pass ridge
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Wasilla teenager died after falling in Hatcher Pass.
Alaska State Troopers say the body of 18-year-old Zachary Campbell was recovered.
Trooper early Friday night received a report of a hiker missing in the area of Skyscraper Ridge at the pass.
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — Four men have been cited for illegally capturing sockeye salmon near Wasilla.
Alaska State Wildlife Troopers on Monday seized 88 sockeyes that were netted or snagged in Cottonwood Creek.
Troopers investigated after receiving a complaint of illegal fishing.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Organizers of an Alaska cannabis festival who allowed adult participants to consume pot in public are facing an investigation and possible fine.
Iditarod adds 4 new members to board of directors
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — The board of directors of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has four new members, including a former Olympian.
The Iditarod Trail Committee announced Monday that former Olympic cross-country skier Nina Kemppel will serve on the board.
Kemppel is chief executive officer of the Alaska Community Foundation, a group that supports philanthropy to strengthen Alaska communities.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities are investigating after hundreds of fish were left rotting on a hillside near Wasilla.
The fish that appear to be salmon were discarded off a hiking trail near Knik Goose Bay Road, KTUU-TV reported Sunday. The overpowering smell suggests the fish were left there for some time.
Wasilla man dies when his SUV rear-ends vehicle
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — A 36-year-old Wasilla man died in a three-car crash southwest of the city.
Alaska State Troopers say Paul Anderson died Thursday afternoon in a crash on Knik-Goose Bay Road.
Anderson was driving a sport utility vehicle north and struck the back of an SUV operated by 38-year-old Naomi Combs.
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — The head of the drug testing program for the world's most famous sled dog race has resigned months after he was accused of threatening a musher.
Officials with the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday said Dr. Morrie Craig resigned after more than 25 years leading the canine drug testing program, which he started.
Craig could not be reached for comment.
He said he did not threaten the musher but talked in general about 2017 testing results at a mushers' meeting.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — U.S. prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a 32-year-old Alaska man charged with crimes that resulted in the deaths of two people.
Prosecutors filed a notice Tuesday to seek the death penalty against John Pearl Smith II if he's convicted of federal drug trafficking and firearms crimes that resulted in murder. Wasilla residents Ben Gross and Crystal Denardi were killed in June 2016.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers have released the name of a pilot killed in a mid-air collision over the Susitna River.
Troopers say the body of 56-year-old James Poelman of Wasilla was pulled Wednesday from wreckage in the river.
He was the only person on board when his Cessna 207 collided with a Cessna 175.
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — A 39-year-old Palmer man with two previous convictions for eluding was arrested after a high-speed chase.
Billy Joe Jones was jailed Tuesday night on suspicion of felony eluding, assault, leaving the scene of an accident and driving with a revoked license.
Alaska State Troopers shortly before 9 p.m. checked on a sport utility vehicle parked on a rural Palmer road with a man slumped over the wheel.
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — Three Wasilla residents were arrested after a witness with a gun interrupted a home burglary.
Alaska State Troopers say the witness early Saturday afternoon drove by the home of a friend and noticed people removing items. The witness attempt to detain the suspects at gunpoint but they fled into woods.
The witness called troopers. Officers found items worth thousands loaded into two vehicles.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Fire destroyed three buses at a school in Wasilla and officials believe it began as a thief attempted to siphon gas.
Anchorage television station KTVA reports the buses burned early Saturday morning at Wasilla Lake Christian School.
Principal Cheralea Purcell says surveillance video captured a man carrying a gas can to one of the buses.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The coach of Wasilla's American Legion baseball team says vandals caused an estimated $5,000 damage to the team's field and equipment.
Ken Ottinger tells Anchorage television station KTVA that he discovered the vandalism this week when he went to McManus Field to get it ready.
He found vulgar images painted on the field and in the home dugout.
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers have released the name of a woman killed when her sport utility vehicle was struck from behind on the Parks Highway west of Wasilla.
The impact caused the SUV to roll late Tuesday afternoon and 71-year-old Pat Buchanan of Wasilla was ejected. She died at the scene.
A woman with a revoked driver's license was at the wheel of a sedan that struck the SUV.
PALMER, Alaska (AP) — A Wasilla teenager died after his canoe flipped in a lake outside Palmer.
Alaska State Troopers say the body of 19-year-old Bryce Adams was recovered shortly before 6:30 a.m. Friday.
Troopers just before 2 a.m. took a call that a man was screaming for help on an island in Finger Lake.
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — A 43-year-old Anchorage man was struck and killed as he walked along a rural Wasilla road.
Alaska State Troopers say Frank McMillen died early Sunday afternoon at .7 Mile Point Mackenzie Road when he was struck by a pickup.
The truck was driven by 57-year-old Mark Brouillet of Wasilla, who had turned off Knik-Goose Bay Road.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska grand jury has indicted a 32-year-old Wasilla man suspected of fraudulently selling furniture.
Federal prosecutors say Dmitry Kudryn bought at least $300,000 in wholesale furniture from a manufacturer in China and fraudulently sold pieces in Alaska as "Italian leather furniture."
He's charged with wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud from July 2014 through March.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man who installed hidden video cameras in his home's bathrooms and secretly recorded minors has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Federal prosecutors say 41-year-old Tyler Weis of Wasilla was sentenced Monday after his conviction on one count of receipt of child pornography.
Two counts of production of child pornography were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
WILLOW, Alaska (AP) — A 66-year-old Willow woman was seriously injured in a head-on crash on the Parks Highway.
Alaska State Troopers say Johnnie Winder drove a pickup north early Tuesday afternoon and crossed into the southbound lane.
Her truck collided with a work van driven by 75-year-old Jesus Delgado of Wasilla.
Grand jury indicts tour bus driver in fatal 2015 crash
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage grand jury has indicted a tour bus driver in a fatal 2015 Seward Highway crash.
Alaska State Troopers say 63-year-old Charles Curtis of Wasilla faces one count of criminally negligent homicide, two counts of felony assault and nine counts of misdemeanor assault.
Wasilla man dies in weekend motorcycle crash
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — A 55-year-old Wasilla man died in a weekend motorcycle crash.
Alaska State Troopers say Donovan Hoppe lost control entering a curve and was thrown from this bike.
Troopers took a call on the single-vehicle accident just before midnight Saturday.