Kodiak school district moves to close Larsen Bay School

Kodiak Island School District officials have decided to close Larsen Bay School for the 2018-19 school year.

Saturday, September 22nd 2018, 8:18 am AKDT

State defends no-jail sentence in Anchorage assault case

The Alaska Department of Law is standing by a judge's no-jail sentence for an Anchorage man who offered a woman a ride and choked her until she was unconscious.

Saturday, September 22nd 2018, 8:06 am AKDT

News Minute: Here is the latest Alaska news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. AKDT

Democrats and Republicans are stepping up their spending on state legislative races as they draw nearer to the next round of redistricting. Republicans currently hold two-thirds of the state legislative chambers across the...

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 8:45 am AKDT

Sports Minute: Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press

Adrian Beltre hit a three-run homer in the first inning and finished with a season-high five RBIs, and the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 8-3 Friday night in a game halted by rain with two outs in the top of the...

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 2:48 am AKDT

Anchorage robbery suspect shot; police seek shooter

A man suspected of robbing an Anchorage tanning salon was shot by a person inside the business.

Friday, September 21st 2018, 3:26 pm AKDT

Vandal prevents landing of medical flight at Alaska airport

Lights broken by a vandal in a southwest Alaska village prevented an emergency medical flight from landing.

Friday, September 21st 2018, 2:30 pm AKDT

Latest: Alaska man tied to girl's death pleads not guilty

The Latest on Alaska man linked to death of 10-year-old girl (all times local):

Friday, September 21st 2018, 12:14 pm AKDT

Alaska man tied to girl's death due in court

An Alaska man linked to a 10-year-old girl's death through her cellphone was due in court Friday.

Friday, September 21st 2018, 9:09 am AKDT

Economy keeps growing even with rising oil prices

America's rediscovered prowess in oil production is shaking up old notions about the impact of higher crude prices on the U.S. economy.

Friday, September 21st 2018, 6:12 am AKDT

Troopers to cite bear watchers for stopping on bridges

Alaska troopers say they will begin issuing citations to people found stopping on bridges around Kodiak to watch bears.

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 9:24 pm AKDT

Anchorage woman helps get unsecure loads legislation

An Anchorage woman who was injured when a trash can hit her car has pushed Alaska lawmakers to make unsecured loads illegal.

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 9:24 pm AKDT

Grand jury indicts Alaska man tied to girl's death

A federal grand jury indictment says an Alaska man physically took the cellphone away from a 10-year-old girl who was later found dead, and he lied to authorities when he said he found her phone on a road.

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 4:28 pm AKDT

Alaska governor says he opposes US Supreme Court nominee

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker opposes the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, and says a thorough review of allegations against him needs to take place before a confirmation vote.

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 3:48 pm AKDT

Search underway for man missing in southeast Alaska village

A search is underway for man missing from a southeast Alaska village.

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 1:40 pm AKDT

Man sentenced to 62 years in co-worker's death at lodge

An Alaska man has been sentenced to 62 years in prison for the first-degree murder of a co-worker at a wilderness lodge.

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 10:52 am AKDT

King Cove celebrates second hydro facility, lower power cost

A city on the Alaska Peninsula is getting 80 percent of its energy production from hydroelectric sources.

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 9:36 am AKDT

Former Anchorage air traffic controller sentenced in assault

A former Anchorage air traffic controller who offered a woman a ride and choked her until she was unconscious is free after a plea deal.

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 8:11 am AKDT

Kodiak cooperative sells first harvest of canned salmon

A Kodiak cooperative has received its first delivery of locally harvested canned salmon - a step toward reaching its goal of opening a grocery store selling Alaska-sourced products.

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 9:14 pm AKDT

Trial moved for Washington state man charged in death

The trial of a Washington state man charged in the death of an Alaska surgeon will be held in Juneau.

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 9:14 pm AKDT

3 hackers get light sentences after working with the FBI

Three computer hackers whose "botnet" known as Mirai virtually paralyzed chunks of the Internet in 2016 have received light sentences after helping the FBI with cybercrime and cybersecurity.

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 1:38 pm AKDT

Alaska getting more than $10M to fight opioid problem

Officials say Alaska is receiving more than $10 million to help fight its opioid problem.

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 10:43 am AKDT

Person dies in rollover crash northwest of Fairbanks

Alaska State Troopers say a person died in a one-car crash northwest of Fairbanks.

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 8:02 am AKDT

Attorneys argue cases in cruise industry suit against Juneau

A federal judge says it will take some time to decide a lawsuit brought against the City and Borough of Juneau by the cruise ship industry.

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 9:21 pm AKDT

Bethel DMV office to close until new worker is hired

The Division of Motor Vehicles office in Bethel will be closed for more than a month following a worker's transfer.

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 9:21 pm AKDT

The Latest: Alaska man tied to girl's death appears in court

The Latest on an Alaska man charged in connection with disappearance and death of 10-year-old girl (all times local):

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 4:25 pm AKDT

Former youth hockey treasurer sentenced for embezzlement

The former treasurer for an Anchorage youth hockey association has been sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for embezzlement.

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 2:05 pm AKDT

Man charged in connection with girl's death set for court

An Alaska man charged in connection with a 10-year-old girl's disappearance and death will make his first appearance in Federal Court Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 10:45 am AKDT

Authorities search for rogue rodent on rat-free island

Wildlife officials are working to capture a rouge rodent sighted on a rat-free island off the coast of southwest Alaska.

Monday, September 17th 2018, 9:23 pm AKDT

District's program for homeless students sees referral rise

Officials say referrals have increased for a school district program that provides services to homeless students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

Monday, September 17th 2018, 9:23 pm AKDT

The Latest: Man charged in connection with girl's death

The Latest on the investigation into the disappearance and death of a 10-year-old girl in a remote Alaska town: (all times local):

Monday, September 17th 2018, 4:04 pm AKDT

International 10-year salmon preservation plan advances

Alaska and Canada would reduce their catch of endangered Chinook salmon in years with poor fishery returns under an agreement that spells out the next decade of cooperation between the U.S. and Canada to keep various...

Monday, September 17th 2018, 2:48 pm AKDT

Seismic activity increases at volcano in Aleutian Islands

The Alaska Volcano Observatory is keeping watch on a remote volcano that's showing signs of erupting.

Monday, September 17th 2018, 2:40 pm AKDT

Counselors available for after Alaska student's death

Counselors were available Monday at a school attended by a 10-year-old girl whose body was found more than a week after she went missing in a remote Inupiat Eskimo town on Alaska's northwestern coast.

Monday, September 17th 2018, 1:56 pm AKDT

Suspect in Anchorage shooting death arrested in Israel

A man wanted on an Alaska murder charge has been detained in Israel.

Monday, September 17th 2018, 1:04 pm AKDT

Anchorage police release name of pedestrian killed by van

Anchorage police have released the name of a 62-year-old pedestrian struck and killed by a minivan over the weekend.

Monday, September 17th 2018, 11:11 am AKDT

Troopers release name of woman who died in Kuskokwim River

Authorities in Bethel have identified a woman who died after a boat crash.

Monday, September 17th 2018, 7:39 am AKDT

Teachers, district agree to mediator after stalemate

The Anchorage School District and teachers' union have agreed to bring in a federal mediator after contract negotiations stalled last week.

Sunday, September 16th 2018, 9:22 pm AKDT

University of Alaska regents consider $351.5M budget

University of Alaska officials are considering a proposed operating budget of $351.5 million for the next fiscal year.

Sunday, September 16th 2018, 9:22 pm AKDT

Agricultural equipment rental program helping farmers

The Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District is expanding a program that rents out agricultural equipment to small-scale farmers and other community members at affordable rates.

Sunday, September 16th 2018, 8:37 am AKDT

School district paying consultants $12K amid investigation

The Anchorage School District is paying a public relations firm $12,000 to help it properly release information regarding a sexual assault investigation involving Dimond High School students.

Sunday, September 16th 2018, 8:13 am AKDT

Father says daughter was always smiling and generous

The father of a 10-year-old girl whose body was found east of a remote Inupiat Eskimo town on Alaska's northwestern coast says his daughter always had a smile and loved to use her allowance to buy things for her friends.

Saturday, September 15th 2018, 10:32 am AKDT

Fairbank borough to test smoke scrubbing technology

The Fairbanks borough has commissioned a $458,000 chimney smoke scrubber testing program as it look for ways to improve air quality.

Saturday, September 15th 2018, 8:40 am AKDT

Alaska Federation of Natives opposing Supreme Court nominee

The Alaska Federation of Natives says it does not support President Donald Trump's pick for the empty U.S. Supreme Court seat.

Saturday, September 15th 2018, 8:07 am AKDT

The Latest: Man arrested in connection with missing girl

The Latest on the discovery of a missing 10-year-old girl's body near her hometown in northwestern Alaska (all times local):

Friday, September 14th 2018, 8:47 pm AKDT

Search continues for missing 10-year-old Alaska girl

Authorities in Alaska say they are following leads received in their search for a 10-year-old girl who went missing in a remote Inupiat Eskimo town on Alaska's northwestern coast.

Friday, September 14th 2018, 3:35 pm AKDT

4 unharmed after small plane crashes on way to Soldotna

Four people escaped injury when a small airplane crashed on its way to Soldotna.

Friday, September 14th 2018, 1:31 pm AKDT

Juneau bike theft leads to robbery, felony assault arrest

A 26-year-old Juneau man suspected of firing shots as he pedaled away on a stolen bicycle has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and felony assault.

Friday, September 14th 2018, 7:30 am AKDT

Report: Willow crash occurred on pilot's first night flight

A preliminary report by federal investigators indicates that a small plane crash north of Anchorage occurred during a new pilot's first night training.

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 9:25 pm AKDT

Officials apologize to Alaska Natives for bird regulations

State and federal wildlife officials have apologized to Alaska Natives for the enforcement of migratory bird regulations that failed to consider the effects on subsistence practices.

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 9:18 pm AKDT

Search for Alaska missing girl turns shifts to investigation

A search that includes multiple FBI agents has yielded no sign of a 10-year-old girl who went missing in a remote, largely Inupiat Eskimo town north of the Arctic Circle on Alaska's western coast. Now authorities are...

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 11:47 am AKDT

Thousands of Pacific walruses again herd up on Alaska coast

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is monitoring Pacific walruses resting on Alaska's northwest coast.

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 11:15 am AKDT

2 Russia bombers off Alaska intercepted by US fighter jets

The U.S. Air Force says two of its fighter jets have intercepted and monitored Russian bombers in international air space west of mainland Alaska.

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 8:02 am AKDT

Alaska issues air quality violations to 8 cruise ships

Alaska environmental managers have issued notices to eight cruise ships for violating air quality standards during the summer cruise season.

Wednesday, September 12th 2018, 9:37 pm AKDT

Fast ferry's future uncertain as it leaves southeast Alaska

The crew and passengers celebrated a fast ferry's possible last voyage in southeast Alaska over the weekend.

Wednesday, September 12th 2018, 9:37 pm AKDT

Alaska whale hunter quotas extended

The International Whaling Commission has extended bowhead whale catch limits for Alaska's Eskimo subsistence hunters.

Wednesday, September 12th 2018, 4:36 pm AKDT

Offensive place name to be stricken from Alaska town code

A place name deemed offensive to Alaska Natives who live there is being stricken from the municipal code of small town in western Alaska.

Wednesday, September 12th 2018, 11:31 am AKDT

11 states backing Connecticut in Kennedy cousin appeal

Eleven states are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Connecticut's appeal in Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder case and reinstate his conviction.

Wednesday, September 12th 2018, 7:29 am AKDT

Troopers release name of woman killed in Ester trailer fire

A woman who died in a fire outside Fairbanks has been positively identified.

Wednesday, September 12th 2018, 7:29 am AKDT

Fairbanks area considers testing domestic smoke scrubbers

Fairbanks-area officials are considering launching a program to test if devices designed to scrub wood smoke of toxic particles could help reduce air pollution in the city.

Tuesday, September 11th 2018, 9:44 pm AKDT

Report: Rent in Kodiak highest in Alaska despite rate drop

An Alaska report indicates that Kodiak has the highest rent in the state this year despite its average rate of rent decreasing from the prior year.

Tuesday, September 11th 2018, 9:44 pm AKDT

Iditarod champ urges better vetting of Supreme Court nominee

One of the world's most successful professional dog mushers is speaking out against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Tuesday, September 11th 2018, 2:33 pm AKDT

Zinke seeks more state wildlife management on federal lands

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is calling for states to be primary managers of wildlife and fish on federal lands within his department unless federal law specifically supersedes state policies

Tuesday, September 11th 2018, 1:37 pm AKDT

ACLU-Alaska announces settlement in immigration detention

The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska says it's settled a lawsuit with the city of Palmer that alleged officers wrongfully detained a Peruvian man over his immigration status.

Tuesday, September 11th 2018, 10:01 am AKDT

Southwest Alaska village man dies in crash of pickup

A 23-year-old southwest Alaska man died in the crash of a pickup.

Tuesday, September 11th 2018, 7:36 am AKDT

Report: Sex crime rate more than double in western Alaska

A crime report shows western Alaska had the most felony sex offenses reported in the state over the last three years.

Monday, September 10th 2018, 9:43 pm AKDT

FBI joins search for 10-year-old girl missing from Kotzebue

Officials say 10 FBI agents are traveling to a northwest Alaska town to assist in a search for a missing 10-year-old girl.

Monday, September 10th 2018, 9:35 pm AKDT

Lava flow seen on restless Alaska volcano

A lava flow has been spotted on an Alaska volcano that recently became active again.

Monday, September 10th 2018, 1:59 pm AKDT

Alaska natural gas line project, Exxon Mobil agree on terms

A second Alaska petroleum producer has committed to an outline of key terms for the sale of natural gas for a proposed major liquefied natural gas project.

Monday, September 10th 2018, 12:08 pm AKDT

Alaska town seeks to remove 'Lousetown' nickname from code

Officials in a small town in western Alaska are considering a proposal to change the name of a section of the community that's been deemed offensive to Alaska Natives who live there.

Monday, September 10th 2018, 9:51 am AKDT

Hunters unearth massive mammoth tusk in northwest Alaska

A pair duck hunting in northwest Alaska stumbled upon a 177-pound (80-kilogram) woolly mammoth tusk sticking out of the ground.

Sunday, September 9th 2018, 9:10 pm AKDT

Family of Fairbanks man killed by police prepares lawsuit

The family of a 20-year-old Fairbanks man who was killed by police says they are preparing a wrongful death lawsuit against Alaska authorities.

Sunday, September 9th 2018, 9:10 pm AKDT

Alaska looks for panelists to discuss new roads in forest

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker's administration is looking for Alaska residents to serve on an advisory committee that will discuss the Alaska shape the future of the Tongass National Forest.

Sunday, September 9th 2018, 8:54 am AKDT

Ordinance banning intentionally feeding eagles moves forward

The Ketchikan City Council approved an ordinance that would ban intentionally feeding various types of birds, including eagles.

Sunday, September 9th 2018, 8:06 am AKDT

Historic Alaska fuel shipment reaches North Slope on barge

An Alaska company says changing ice conditions in the North Slope area have allowed it to make a bulk fuel delivery to Prudhoe Bay by barge for the first time.

Saturday, September 8th 2018, 9:10 am AKDT

Highway re-routed to protect road from migrating debris lobe

Alaska highway workers have moved the Dalton Highway away from a gigantic mass of frozen debris that is oozing down a hillside so that the road doesn't get T-boned by the so-called blob.

Saturday, September 8th 2018, 8:21 am AKDT

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