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Father charged with severely assaulting 8-month-old baby

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:16:18 GMT2017-09-21T16:16:18Z

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) -- A 22-year-old Fort Wainwright man is being held without bail after being charged with severely assaulting his 8-month old son....



8 homeless set to move into new Juneau new housing facility

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:33:45 GMT2017-09-21T13:33:45Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The first eight residents of a new supportive housing facility in Juneau will be moving in sometime next week....



US officials tell Alaska boaters to avoid dead whale

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:25:02 GMT2017-09-21T13:25:02Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- U.S. officials have advised boaters to steer clear of a dead humpback whale that has been spotted in The Gulf of Alaska's Knik Arm....



In Alaska town packed with cabs, bootleggers give you a ride

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:20:25 GMT2017-09-21T07:20:25Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A far-flung Alaska town is known for having streets that are among the most taxi-congested in the U.S. in proportion to the small number of people who call it home....



Alaska alcohol distilleries told to stop serving cocktails

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:05:35 GMT2017-09-20T22:05:35Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- State regulators in August told alcohol distilleries that they could only offer small amounts of their distilled products for onsite consumption. That order, however, did not give them latitude to serve cocktails or mixed drinks....



North Pole man dies of chain saw wound while cutting trees

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:32:34 GMT2017-09-20T20:32:34Z

NORTH POLE, Alaska (AP) -- A 48-year-old North Pole man died in an apparent chain saw accident....



University of Alaska president vows to give his bonus back

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:28:56 GMT2017-09-20T14:28:56Z

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) -- University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen has pledged to donate his $50,000 bonus to the school....



NOAA funding algal bloom research in Maine, 6 other states

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:11:44 GMT2017-09-20T04:11:44Z

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Maine is among seven states where the federal government is funding a research project to try to better understand harmful algal blooms....



Alaska sees 26 percent drop in health insurance rates

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:25:22 GMT2017-09-20T00:25:22Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Alaskans buying health insurance on the individual market will see a decrease of 26.5 percent in rates next year, the sole insurer in the state announced Tuesday....



Portland man wins bid for Alaska ferry; plans boat hotel

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:34:49 GMT2017-09-19T20:34:49Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The winning bidder for Alaska's ferry Taku wants to turn the 352-foot (107-meter) vessel into a waterfront hotel and restaurant in Oregon....



The Latest: Surplus Alaska ferry to find new home in Oregon

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:16:30 GMT2017-09-19T20:16:30Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The Latest on the bidding process for Taku, a surplus Alaska state ferry (all times local):...



Alaska lawmaker cited on hunt for ATV use in restricted area

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:40:55 GMT2017-09-19T15:40:55Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- State Rep. Dave Talerico of Alaska and his son have been cited for using an all-terrain vehicle to hunt moose in an area where it's not allowed....



Public-use crane coming to downtown Kodiak

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:22:29 GMT2017-09-19T06:22:29Z

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) -- Kodiak officials say they are having a public-use crane installed downtown, something boaters have been asking about for years....



Juneau police say 2 brothers from Mexico died in house fire

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:31:05 GMT2017-09-18T23:31:05Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Authorities say a weekend house fire in Juneau that killed two brothers from Mexico appeared to originate on the elevated deck located on the home's second story....



Anchorage police say human bones bound in woods

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:05:42 GMT2017-09-18T21:05:42Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Anchorage police have launched an investigation after human bones were found in the woods....



Prosecutors charge second suspect in fatal drive-by shooting

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:03:38 GMT2017-09-18T21:03:38Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- State prosecutors have filled murder charges against a man suspected in a fatal shooting of an Anchorage teenager....



Body found on Kenai beach was missing Colorado boater

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:09:36 GMT2017-09-18T20:09:36Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Alaska authorities have confirmed a body found on a Kenai (KEE'-nye) River beach last week was that of a missing boater from Colorado....



Suspect charged in fatal shooting at Anchorage paint store

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:01:38 GMT2017-09-18T16:01:38Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A 27-year-old man has been charged with first- and second-degree murder in a fatal shooting at an Anchorage paint store....



Alaska Native interns with NASA, helps with Mars mission

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:07:20 GMT2017-09-18T09:07:20Z

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) -- An Alaska Native interned with NASA this summer and was tasked with helping the administration get its next orbiter mission to Mars....



Magnitude 5.1 earthquake shakes Alaska, British Columbia

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 06:39:33 GMT2017-09-18T06:39:33Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- A Magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook Alaska about 135 miles (217 kilometers) northwest of the state's capital city Juneau....