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  • Crime

    Alaska man caught with meth on ferry sentenced to prison

    by Associated Press on Jan 23, 13:49

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A 21-year-old man caught transporting methamphetamine on a ferry running between Washington state and Ketchikan, Alaska, has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison. The Juneau Empire reported Sunday that Jason Corey Vincent Alto was sentenced last week to 20 months in prison. Court documents say Alto was stopped by Alaska […]

  • Weather News

    13 inches of weekend snow boosts Anchorage into record books

    by Associated Press on Jan 23, 12:36

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Winter conditions more closely associated with Alaska have returned to the state’s largest city after two years of low snowfall totals. National Weather Service meteorologist Rebecca Duell says Anchorage has received 23.8 inches of snow so far in January. That’s the second highest total for the start of a calendar year […]

  • US/World

    Officer smashes window to save woman trapped in burning car

    by Associated Press on Jan 23, 11:57

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – A woman who was trapped in a burning car is hailing a Washington state officer as a hero after he bashed in her window and pulled her to safety, a rescue caught on the officer’s body camera. Video shows Officer Tim Schwering of the city of Spokane repeatedly smashing the window […]

  • Fairbanks

    Fairbanks finds police chief conducted other business on job

    by Associated Press on Jan 23, 8:41

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – The Fairbanks mayor’s office says a former city police chief did have a conflict of interest that barred him from the job. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Friday Mayor Jim Matherly’s office said in a news release that the investigation into former Fairbanks Police Chief Randall Aragon’s personal security-survey business is complete […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Consultant raises concerns about Alaska gas project

    by Associated Press on Jan 22, 12:34

    A legislative consultant is raising red flags about Alaska taking the lead on a major proposed liquefied natural gas project, even as Gov. Bill Walker has said he’s comfortable with it. Legislators are scheduled to hear a project update Monday. In a recent report to lawmakers, consultant Nikos Tsafos outlined challenges threatening the project’s potential […]

  • Health

    Can breakfast help keep us thin? Nutrition science is tricky.

    by Associated Press on Jan 21, 18:45

    Cereal makers have happily encouraged the belief that eating breakfast can help keep us thin and bring other benefits, partly by paying for studies that seem to support the idea. So, does that mean breakfast is bad for you? Not that either. What it does show is how difficult it can be to sort the […]

  • Alaska News

    Juneau camping ban heads toward hearing, possible vote

    by Associated Press on Jan 21, 11:15

    People camping in downtown Juneau are the target of a proposal that’s up for discussion on Monday. KTOO-FM reports Assembly members may vote after Monday’s public hearing. The Juneau Police Department said the proposal allows officers to arrest campers for disorderly conduct if they refuse to move. Tickets could also be issued. Juneau Police Officer Alexander […]

  • Alaska News

    Aleutians volcano sends up ash cloud Friday; aircraft warned

    by Associated Press on Jan 20, 16:10

    An Alaska volcano that has been erupting periodically since mid-December has sent up another ash cloud. The Alaska Volcano Observatory says Bogoslof Volcano in the Aleutian lslands erupted at 1:17 p.m. Friday. Pilots report an ash cloud reached 36,000 feet. Ash clouds higher than 20,000 feet are a threat to intercontinental jet aircraft because ash […]

  • US/World

    Hawaii mother’s airplane child assault conviction overturned

    by Associated Press on Jan 20, 15:48

    A federal judge is overturning the conviction of a Hawaii mother found guilty of assaulting her 15-month-old daughter on a flight from Alaska. U.S. District Court Judge Leslie Kobayashi’s ruling Friday orders a new trial for Samantha Watanabe. A jury convicted her of assault in 2015. Prosecutors said she cursed at her daughter, smacked her […]

  • Alaska News

    17-year-old boy killed when ATV flips on Iliamna Lake

    by Associated Press on Jan 20, 15:11

    A 17-year-old boy riding double on an all-terrain vehicle died in a crash on Iliamna Lake 12 miles north of the village of Kokhanok. The boy’s name has not been released. Alaska State Troopers say the teen and another juvenile Thursday night were traveling at about 40 mph and didn’t see a snowbank on the […]

  • Alaska News

    Feds declare salmon disaster for Gulf of Alaska fisheries

    by Associated Press on Jan 20, 8:13

    The federal government has issued a disaster declaration for Alaska’s pink salmon fishery and several other salmon and crab fisheries along the West Coast. The Alaska Journal of Commerce reported Wednesday that Gov. Bill Walker requested the declaration after last year’s pink salmon harvests in Kodiak, Prince William Sound, Chignik and lower Cook Inlet came […]

  • Fairbanks

    EPA proposes OK of Fairbanks air plan, but more steps needed

    by Associated Press on Jan 19, 14:04

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to accept a state of Alaska plan for cleaning up the air in Fairbanks. EPA region 10 air office director Tim Hamlin says the agency is recommending approval of the plan even as it works to reclassify pollution violations in Fairbanks as serious rather than moderate. Reclassification would […]

  • Alaska News

    Bethel homeless shelter dealing with drunk residents

    by Associated Press on Jan 19, 9:23

    Operators of a homeless shelter in Bethel say they’re struggling to deal with intoxicated residents. KYUK-AM reported Wednesday that Bethel Winter House Director Eva Malvich says she may be forced to shut down the facility if problems continue. Malvich described an incident that took place earlier this month in which staff had to call police. She […]

  • Crime

    2 charged with burglary at Public Safety Department building

    by Associated Press on Jan 19, 9:07

    A former Department of Public Safety employee will be arraigned next month on a felony burglary charge and misdemeanor counts of theft and criminal mischief. Alaska State Troopers say 22-year-old MarieKimberly Ramos and 32-year-old Jeremiah Ranem on Dec. 22 broke into a locked area of the Department of Public Safety Building on east Tudor Road […]

  • Energy

    Idaho company sees record silver production at Alaska mine

    by Associated Press on Jan 18, 6:35

    A metal mine in southeast Alaska has reached its highest level of silver production since an Idaho-based company took full ownership of the property in 2008. The Alaska Journal of Commerce reports that Hecla Mining Co. released its 2016 results last week for the Greens Creek mine west of Juneau. The mine produced 9.3 million […]

  • Alaska News

    Kindness well-wishers encourage Alaska lawmakers on 1st day

    by Associated Press on Jan 17, 16:38

    A small group of well-wishers gathered in front of the state Capitol during the noon hour to encourage Alaska lawmakers on the first day of the new legislative session. The event was part of the Juneau Police Department’s campaign to promote kindness throughout the community in 2017. Dee Ojard is part of the steering committee […]

  • US/World

    Obama cuts short Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence

    by Associated Press on Jan 17, 14:41

    President Barack Obama is commuting the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who leaked classified documents. The White House says Manning is one of 209 inmates whose sentences Obama is shortening. Manning is more than six years into a 35-year sentence for leaking classified government and military documents to the anti-secrecy […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska’s population climbing despite net migration loss

    by Associated Press on Jan 17, 6:41

    Alaska’s population is climbing despite the fact that more people are moving away from the state than moving in. KTOO-FM reports that according to a Department of Labor report released Thursday, Alaska’s population has grown slightly due to births, though net migration remains down. Net migration – the number of people moving two Alaska minus […]

  • Crime

    Esteban Santiago ordered held without bond

    by Associated Press on Jan 17, 6:37

    Last updated at 7:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17 The man suspected of fatally shooting five people and wounding six others at a Florida airport has been ordered held without bond. During a Tuesday morning hearing in Fort Lauderdale, an FBI agent confirmed that the 9 mm gun used in the Jan. 6 shooting rampage […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Optimism, eagerness among Alaska’s newest legislators

    by Associated Press on Jan 16, 13:52

    Among Alaska’s newest legislators, there is optimism and an eagerness to get to work on addressing the state’s multibillion-dollar budget deficit. Rep.-elect George Rauscher of Sutton says he’s “pretty jazzed” about the legislative session opening Tuesday. Rauscher, who last year upset incumbent Rep. Jim Colver, a fellow Republican, says he anticipates legislators getting something accomplished […]