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Authorities investigating incident at Alaska prison

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:46:27 GMT2017-08-18T05:46:27Z

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) -- Authorities are investigating an incident at a prison in one of Alaska's largest cities that a state corrections spokeswoman says resulted in minor damages to the facility....



NTSB meets in Alaska for plane crash investigative hearing

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:58:29 GMT2017-08-18T01:58:29Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A rare National Transportation Safety Board investigative hearing held outside Washington, D.C., focused on the challenges of flying in a state that lacks infrastructure common at airports elsewhere....



Utah man indicted in death of wife on Alaska cruise

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:12:45 GMT2017-08-18T01:12:45Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- A Utah man accused of killing his wife on a cruise to Alaska has been indicted on a murder count....



The Latest: NTSB investigates Alaska flight infrastructure

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:16:08 GMT2017-08-18T00:16:08Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The Latest on a National Transportation Safety Board investigative hearing an on Alaska commuter plane crash (all times local):...



Senator: Alaskans should vote on tax, oil-wealth proposals

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:15:15 GMT2017-08-17T22:15:15Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- A Republican state senator pursuing a run for governor said Thursday that Alaskans should get a say on whether the state should impose an income tax or make changes to how the earnings from Alaska's oil-wealth fund are handled....



Judges hear appeal of Fairbanks militia leader's conviction

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:45:54 GMT2017-08-17T19:45:54Z

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) -- A panel of federal appeals court judges discussed at a Wednesday hearing the possibility of throwing out a solicitation to commit murder conviction for a former Fairbanks militia leader....



Iditarod founder's eldest son dies of surgery complications

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:00:57 GMT2017-08-17T19:00:57Z

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) -- The eldest son of Alaska's Iditarod founder has died at age 74....



Loss of sea ice leads walruses to early appearance in Alaska

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:45:04 GMT2017-08-17T00:45:04Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Hundreds of Pacific walruses came ashore to a barrier island on Alaska's northwest coast, the earliest appearance of the animals in a phenomenon tied to climate warming and diminished Arctic Ocean sea ice....



Governors of 2 pot states push back on Trump administration

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:29:53 GMT2017-08-16T21:29:53Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Governors in at least two states that have legalized recreational marijuana are pushing back against the Trump administration and defending their efforts to regulate the industry....



Driver sues ex-Alaska corrections officer over road incident

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:27:05 GMT2017-08-16T19:27:05Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A driver confronted on his all-terrain vehicle by an armed, off-duty Alaska corrections officer is suing for damages....



Murkowski: Flexibility needed for Trump's 'Buy America' plan

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:37:12 GMT2017-08-16T16:37:12Z

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has said that President Donald Trump's "Buy America" plan needs flexibility when it comes to government-funded projects like the move to replace an aging Alaska ferry serving Kodiak, the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands....



Fairbanks man convicted of woman's murder in 2014 death

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:17:22 GMT2017-08-16T16:17:22Z

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) -- A 30-year-old Fairbanks man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a woman nearly three years ago....



Fairbanks area residents getting notices on wood moisture

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:03:55 GMT2017-08-16T16:03:55Z

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) -- Residents of Fairbanks and others in the Fairbanks North Star Borough buying firewood from commercial wood cutters are due to start receiving notices stating the wood's moisture content....



Passenger recalls emergency plane landing near Alaska island

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:36:04 GMT2017-08-16T00:36:04Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Luck Dunbar was napping during a routine flight when he heard a loud noise, woke up and realized the commuter plane was dropping....



Anchorage police say man was shot during home invasion

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:07:03 GMT2017-08-15T19:07:03Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- An early morning shooting in southwest Anchorage is being investigated as a home invasion and a homicide....



High levels of wastewater bacteria found at Alaska beaches

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:01:09 GMT2017-08-15T18:01:09Z

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) -- Alaska officials have found high levels of a wastewater and sewage pathogen in the water at Ketchikan beaches....



Stevens' lieutenant governor run prompts committee changes

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:56:59 GMT2017-08-15T17:56:59Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- A Kodiak state senator's decision to run for lieutenant governor has prompted changes in legislative committee assignments....



5 rescued after Alaska plane makes emergency landing

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 21:43:03 GMT2017-08-14T21:43:03Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Five people aboard a commuter plane were rescued Monday after an emergency landing in waters near southeast Alaska....



Man charged with making falls 911 calls to divert pursuit

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:25:36 GMT2017-08-14T16:25:36Z

KASILOF, Alaska (AP) -- Alaska State Troopers say a 23-year-old Kenai Peninsula man made fake 911 calls to divert officers as they pursued and tried to arrest him....



Semi swerves off Glenn Highway into Matanuska River

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:55:54 GMT2017-08-14T15:55:54Z

SUTTON, Alaska (AP) -- A semi-truck that left the Glenn Highway and landed in the Matanuska River has been pulled back onto land....