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.
Alaska’s Denali National Park allows e-bikes on road, trails
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A Denali National Park and Preserve rule change allows electronically assisted bikes anywhere that traditional bicycles are permitted in, officials said.
Shuckerow plans to manage Sullivan re-election campaign
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Matt Shuckerow, Gov. Mike Dunleavy's former press secretary, has announced plans to manage Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan's re-election campaign.
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...
Some states celebrate indigenous people instead of Columbus
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A handful of states are celebrating their first Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday as part of a trend to move away from a day honoring Christopher Columbus.
Alaska Zoo’s ailing polar bear dies; Lyutyik was 19
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A polar bear at the Alaska Zoo has died.
Officials announced on the zoo website Monday that 19-year-old Lyutyik (LOO-tee-ik) died Sunday.
Petersburg man dies when skiff overturns in Duncan Canal
PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) — A Petersburg man died after his skiff flipped in ocean waters west of the city.
Alaska State Troopers say 50-year-old Doug Larson died after spending up to two...
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...
Searchers find body of Cordova hunter missing on solo trip
CORDOVA, Alaska (AP) — A 33-year-old Cordova man reported overdue on a hunting trip has been found dead.
Alaska State Troopers say the body of Neil Durco was found Sunday by Alaska Army...
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 residents warned of bear encounters on Kodiak Island
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Alaska residents were warned to be aware of Kodiak bears after multiple sightings and encounters were reported near residential areas, wildlife authorities said.
Springing into action to keep fresh Fox water free
FOX, Alaska (AP) — On Tuesday afternoon, over the course of an hour, over a dozen individuals stopped by Fox Spring with jugs, water bottles and, in the case of one man, a repurposed glass liquor...
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...
Feds: move Trump drilling rules challenge out of California
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal government wants a challenge to Trump administration rules for offshore drilling to be moved out of California.
Nome police chief quits after 13 months on the job
NOME, Alaska (AP) — The police chief who led efforts to audit more than 460 old sexual assault cases in Nome is quitting after 13 months on the job.
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.
Alaska Zoo polar bear treated for medical condition
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials at the Alaska Zoo say one of their prominent animals is ailing.
KTVA-television reports Lyutyik (LOO-tee-ik), a 19-year-old polar bear, is being treated...
Alaska governor seeks to increase Virginia law firm contract
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration is negotiating a contract extension that would pay a Virginia law firm $125,000 for its services in a legal fight with Alaska...
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.
Man fined $5,000 for dumping car in Fairbanks salmon river
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A 29-year-old man convicted of dumping a car into the Chena River south of Fairbanks has been fined $5,000 and placed on probation for three years.
Air, grounds search underway for overdue Cordova hunter
CORDOVA, Alaska (AP) — A search is underway for an overdue Cordova hunter.
Alaska State Troopers say 33-year-old Neil Durco on Monday went hunting alone on the McKinley Trail.
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...
Man dies in crash of ATVs in Kodiak Island village
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A man from a village on the west side of Kodiak Island died in an all-terrain vehicle crash.
Alaska State Troopers say 26-year-old Pete Muller of Larsen Bay...
Land clearing explosion triggers Ketchikan highway landslide
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a man using explosives to clear land north of Ketchikan created a landslide that blocked the North Tongass Highway.
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):
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.
Trial opens over chemical contamination of Alaska well water
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The state of Alaska and two companies have gone to trial to determine who will be held responsible for water contamination in the community of North Pole.
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...
US attorney: Man convicted in Alaska Coast Guard killings
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. attorney for Alaska says a jury has convicted a former U.S. Coast Guard civilian technician of murder and weapons charges in the 2012 shooting deaths of two...
EPA sued after it withdraws proposed restrictions on mine
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency improperly withdrew proposed restrictions on mining activity in Alaska's Bristol Bay region, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by...
Report says federal agency lost $600M on Tongass forest
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has lost nearly $600 million through its management of Tongass National Forest in Alaska, according to a new report.
Man dies in Fairbanks expressway rollover crash
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A 35-year-old driver died in a rollover crash on the east side of Fairbanks.
Fairbanks police say Adam Toenies died Monday morning.
Alaska tribe banishes suspected drug dealer from village
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Native tribal council has banished a suspected methamphetamine dealer from a northwest Alaska village, officials said.
Alaska regents delay considering consolidation plan
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Board of Regents has voted to delay consideration of consolidation into a single accredited university until one of its institutions can secure...
Pickup driver dies in head-on crash in construction zone
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A pickup driver died in a head-on collision with a dump truck at a road construction site north of Fairbanks.
The driver died at Mile 6 Elliott Highway. The name and...
Alaska school district seeks study of state testing accuracy
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District requested an analysis of the accuracy of statewide student testing that produced lower than expected results, officials...
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.
US Supreme Court to review Kansas’ lack of insanity defense
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to consider how far states can go toward eliminating the insanity defense in criminal trials as it reviews the case of a Kansas man...
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 attorney general says hiring law unconstitutional
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's long-standing hiring statute that gives preference to state residents was unconstitutional, the state attorney general said.
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...
New technology brings old Tlingit hat back to Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Tlingit clan hat was welcomed back to southeast Alaska with ceremony and dance after spending more than a century away.