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  • Crime

    North Pole man faces animal cruelty charges

    by Associated Press on Jul 23, 17:15

    A North Pole man faces animal cruelty charges after four severely malnourished horses were found on his property. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/KBT3pQ) charges were filed Friday against Thomas Patrick Fisher. Alaska State Troopers began investigating after four horses were reported loose July 2 and seized by authorities the next day. A veterinarian’s report […]

  • State

    Arguments set in challenge to gay marriage ban

    by Associated Press on Jul 23, 13:44

    Arguments are scheduled for October in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage. Five same-sex couples, four married outside of Alaska and one unmarried couple, sued to overturn the ban in May. Alaska voters approved a constitutional amendment in 1998 defining marriage as between one man and one woman. The state, […]

  • Crime

    Man accused of stealing Alaska gold nugget

    by Associated Press on Jul 23, 12:36

    A 32-year-old Northern California man is accused of stealing a $1,900 gold nugget from an Alaska mine where he was working. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/KP6ja3) reports Shaun Timothy Hull of Pollock Pines, California, is charged with felony theft after a Manley Hot Springs miner reported one of two nuggets discovered Saturday had been stolen. […]

  • Crime

    Grand jury indicts 2 in lodge assault case

    by Associated Press on Jul 23, 12:34

    A grand jury has returned indictments against two workers at a remote Alaska lodge after they allegedly threatened two guests with firearms. The Juneau Empire reports (http://is.gd/OBpSOU) the jury handed down assault and weapons misconduct charges Friday against 26-year-old Michael G. York of Denver and Devon G. Fernandez of Yakutat. The two Icy Bay Lodge […]

  • Local

    Sarah Palin cited for speeding in Alaska hometown

    by Associated Press on Jul 23, 12:31

    Sarah Palin is facing a $154 ticket for speeding in her hometown of Wasilla. The former Alaska governor was pulled over July 16 and cited for driving between 10 and 19 mph over the speed limit. The penalty includes a $144 fine and $10 police training surcharge. An attorney for Palin said he didn’t know […]

  • Crime

    Jury convicts Anchorage man on meth charges

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 20:31

    A 55-year-old Anchorage man has been convicted on charges he possessed and trafficked methamphetamine sent to him through the U.S. mail from Anaheim, California. The U.S. attorney’s office says in a release that a federal jury found David Alan Gonzales guilty on Monday in U.S. District Court in Anchorage. Sentencing was set for Oct. 9. […]

  • State

    Alaska sets record for number of visitors

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 15:49

    Alaska has set a record for the number of tourists visiting the nation’s northernmost state. The State Division of Economic Development in a release says Alaska had 1.96 million visitors between May 1, 2013, and April 30, 2014. That beats the previous mark by 5,000 visitors set during the 2007-2008 year. There were 1.8 million […]

  • State

    Pebble wants notice of future EPA action

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 15:37

    The group behind the proposed Pebble Mine wants notification of any further action by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that would affect the project. The request is part of a lawsuit by the Pebble Limited Partnership and Alaska Peninsula Corp. The lawsuit alleges EPA exceeded its authority by invoking a process through which it could […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 15:04

    A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed – by beetles. Councilman Tom LaBonge says the pine grew to more than 12 feet tall before succumbing to a bark beetle infestation. The tree was removed last month. LaBonge says it will be replanted in the fall. After Harrison’s […]

  • Politics

    Parnell leads gubernatorial rivals in cash on hand

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 12:52

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott brought in nearly $300,000 during the latest fundraising period, more than Republican Gov. Sean Parnell. But Parnell had $450,000 available as of Friday. Mallott had about $66,000, plus $10,000 in debts. Bill Walker, who is running as an independent, brought in nearly $260,000, $170,000 of which he personally contributed. He […]

  • US/World

    Last body found in Washington mudslide

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 12:20

    Search and rescue personnel believe they have found the last body from the March 22 mudslide that killed 43 people in Oso, Washington. Although the search for victims ended in April, workers have been screening debris and watching for the body of 44-year-old Molly Kristine “Kris” Regelbrugge (reg-el-BREW’-gee). Her husband, Navy Cmdr. John Regelbrugge III, […]

  • Local

    Juneau-area harbor getting an update

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 11:14

    Work is scheduled to begin in October on an update to a Juneau-area harbor. Statter Harbor, at Auke Bay, is set to get a sea walk, picnic pavilion and added parking. The idea is to provide a park-like feel once construction is complete. This fall, plans call for hauling sand and rock to the site […]

  • State

    Work starts on road to Tanana

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 8:53

    Work has started on the first Alaska road in two decades to connect a Bush community to the road system. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/neUnzb) a kickoff celebration was held Monday for the one-lane gravel road, which will connect Manley Hot Springs to Tanana. The $11 million road project is scheduled to be completed […]

  • Crime

    Boy reaches plea deal in musk oxen killings

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 8:40

    A 12-year-old Brevig Mission boy has reached a plea deal with state prosecutors in the 2012 killings of musk oxen. KNOM (http://is.gd/Yu9Cxc) reports the boy and another boy have been charged in connection with the deaths of seven musk oxen. Authorities say the boys chased the animals with four-wheelers and shot them with rifles over […]

  • Local

    Alaska National Guard rescues Kobuk River rafter

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 7:27

    The Alaska Air National Guard has rescued a hiker who had been rafting down the Kobuk River when his raft overturned in the Gates of the Arctic National Park. Capt. John Romspert with the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center says the man contacted the National Park Service with a personal locator beacon able to transmit text […]

  • National

    NFL’s top-selling jersey belongs to Manziel

    by Associated Press on Jul 21, 19:32

    Johnny Manziel is No. 2 on Cleveland’s depth chart but No. 1 as the NFL’s top-selling jersey. The league said Monday the rookie quarterback’s No. 2 jersey outsold all others from April 1 to July 17 on NFLShop.com. Manziel is followed on the list by three quarterbacks: Seattle’s Russell Wilson, San Francisco’s Colin Kapernick and […]

  • National

    Mariners push Iwakuma, Hernandez back a day

    by Associated Press on Jul 21, 19:02

    The Seattle Mariners are giving starters Hisashi Iwakuma and Felix Hernandez an extra day of rest and will start Erasmo Ramirez on Tuesday against the New York Mets. Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon said Monday that he will give the main arms in his pitching staff extra rest when he can. Hernandez has pitched 12 straight […]

  • Local

    Funeral held for woman who gave birth in coma

    by Associated Press on Jul 21, 13:33

    A funeral has been held in Bethel for a local woman who gave birth while in a coma after spending most of her pregnancy as clinically brain-dead. KYUK (http://is.gd/wtzCYk ) says the family of 29-year-old Jessie Ayagalria also is holding an ongoing fundraiser to care for baby Faith. The funeral was held Saturday. The baby […]

  • National

    Obama unveils programs for young men’s initiative

    by Associated Press on Jul 21, 7:26

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is announcing new commitments for his initiative aimed at helping boys and young men of color, called “My Brother’s Keeper.” The commitments include an effort by the NBA to recruit 25,000 new mentors and work with at-risk students to increase attendance and performance.  AT&T is also announcing an $18 […]

  • Crime

    Suspect in 20-year-old Yakutat murder sentenced

    by Associated Press on Jul 20, 18:41

    A man who long had been the suspect in the murder of a woman in Yakutat nearly 20 years ago has been sentenced to prison. The Juneau Empire reports Sunday that Robert D. Kowalski was sentenced to serve 40 years in prison on Friday. Kowalski was convicted of killing 39-year-old Sandra Perry in 1996, shooting […]