Strong earthquake rocks remote western Aleutian Islands
The Alaska Earthquake Center says a strong earthquake rocked remote locations of the Aleutian Islands.
Shipwreck from only WWII battle in America found off Alaska
Daryl Weathers remembers trying to pull men from the sea off Alaska's Aleutian Islands after a U.S. Navy destroyer hit a mine left by the Japanese following the only World War II battle fought on North American soil.
Grunwald campaign plays part in jury selection
Murder victim David Grunwald's mother, Edie, is running for lieutenant governor. The defense wants to weed out people who have made financial donations to her campaign.
'Alright, alright, alright': Kevin Hart coming to Anchorage
Alright, alright, alright! One of Hollywood's funniest comedian and actor Kevin Hart is coming back to Alaska for one night only.
Violent crime sees 7% increase in 2017
Murder, rape, robbery and assault are up year-over-year in Alaska.
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$200K in narcotics seized in Juneau bust
Two people are facing drug charges after a police K-9 sniffed out an over three-pound package filled with narcotics in Juneau last week, authorities say.
Skiff capsize near Kodiak leaves man dead
A man died Monday afternoon after falling into waters off Kodiak Island during a boating accident, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Destroyer stops in Anchorage during Arctic symposium
The USS Momsen, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, docked at the Port of Alaska Wednesday.
Dead motorcyclist ID'd in KGB Road crash
A woman killed in a Tuesday collision on Knik-Goose Bay Road, as well as three other Wasilla residents who survived with injuries, have been named by Alaska State Troopers.
Southcentral rattled by 4.3 earthquake
A brief earthquake jolted much of Southcentral Alaska Wednesday morning, with no immediate reports of damage.
Assembly hears testimony on proposed plastic bag ban
After more than two hours of public testimony Tuesday night, the Anchorage Assembly has postponed a decision on banning plastic bags until later this month.
Candidate's campaign credentials don't check out
While the state says she was illegally collecting food stamps, State Senate candidate Bekah Halat reports spending thousands of dollars of her own money on her campaign.
Cellphone seizure, statements spotlighted at Johnson's evidentiary hearing
Dominic Johnson is one of four people accused of killing David Grunwald in November 2016.
Sullivan closes out week-long meetings with military leaders
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan closed out a week of hosting military leaders before heading back to Washington D.C. on Tuesday. But he won't be gone long.
Coho limits rise for Ship Creek, Susitna River
An abundance of coho salmon in Southcentral Alaska has caused anglers’ bag and possession limits for the fish to rise for the rest of the year in two popular fishing areas.
Police seek man accused of hitting girlfriend with 2x4
Anchorage Police want the public's help finding a homeless man they say beat a woman with a two-by-four.
Kenai Peninsula Borough seeks greater role in LNG project
The Kenai Peninsula Borough is seeking to boost its role in the Alaska LNG project, aiming to keep the proposed liquefaction plant and export terminal in Nikiski.
Turf war: State urges Supreme Court to stop waterways regulation
The State of Alaska is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold state management of navigable waterways.
S. Anchorage candidates discuss dividend checks, crime
State House District 26 candidates talk about dividend checks and crime.
Hells Angel, wife held in south Anchorage meth bust
An Anchorage couple is accused of dealing more than 10 pounds of methamphetamine kept in a shipping container, after a pair of south Anchorage raids last week.
Man arrested in brother's fatal Fairview shooting
Anchorage police say a man accused of shooting his brother to death at a Fairview home has turned himself in.
State Senate candidate accused in welfare scheme
The signs around south Anchorage intend to draw attention to 33-year-old Bekah Halat as a candidate for state Senate. But in June, her campaign drew attention to something it hadn't intended.
Missing girl, 13, found safe
Anchorage Police say the 13-year-old girl who went missing Sunday night has been found.
Sterling man arrested after stolen vehicle pursuit
A Sterling man is facing multiple charges after Alaska State Troopers say he stole a business vehicle and led officers on a chase last week.
Aftershocks continue after largest earthquake on record for North Slope
The Alaska Earthquake Center says they've recorded more than 4,000 earthquakes in this region since 1970, but Sunday's quake was the largest to ever strike in Alaska, north of the Brooks Range.
APD: Angry woman fires shot over construction noise
Anchorage Police say a woman upset over construction noise fired a shot into the air, ultimately leading to a standoff with officers.
Doctor describes finding child in abuse trial
Testimony started Monday in the trial of a 31-year-old Anchorage woman Echo Terry, accused of starving and abusing her adopted children.
Donlin Gold project receives two key permits
One of the world’s largest gold mine prospects received two key federal permits.
Experimental seismic sensors help scientists track remote earthquakes
There are more than 280 seismic sensors around Alaska and western Canada as part of the Transportable Array program.
Three Democrats vying for Gara's Anchorage House seat
Representative Les Gara will not be running for re-election to House District 20, a seat he's held for 16 years. There are three Democrats in the primary that would like to take his place.
Ted Stevens passenger traffic taking off
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport second-quarter passenger traffic is up from last year, airport officials said Monday.
New law: military kids get sex assault protections
The Defense Department must improve how it responds to child-on-child sexual assault at U.S. military bases worldwide under a new law signed by President Donald Trump.
Boost your paycheck with the IRS calculator
Did you receive a large tax return earlier this year? Internal Revenue Service officials say if you did, you may be able to get more money on that paycheck if you use a specific calculator.
Family, friends remember former Wasilla man who stole commercial airplane
Airline employee Richard Russell died after he took a commercial plane at the Sea-Tac Airport without permission and crashed it on an island in Puget Sound Friday night.
Live salmon released for ailing orca but she doesn't eat
Researchers carrying out unprecedented efforts to save an ailing young killer whale in the U.S. Northwest released live salmon into waters in front of the free-swimming orca but didn't see her take any of the fish.
Life on a timer: Alaska family heading to Mexico for experimental treatment
A 27-year-old Anchorage woman is facing a disease for which there is no known cure -- but an experimental treatment available in Mexico could help.
Fire damages 3-story Russian Jack apartment building
A fire at an apartment complex in the Russian Jack area Saturday night caused police to close part of Reka Drive during firefighters’ response.
Horizon Air worker accused of stealing, crashing plane had Alaska ties
"This is a complete shock to us," the family of 29-year-old Richard Russell said a day after his Friday death in Seattle.
History at Port Alsworth garden grows along with community
How a homestead family's garden -- which started out as an experiment 70 years ago -- now feeds the community of Port Alsworth, a tiny village in Southwest Alaska on the eastern shores of Lake Clark.
Driver detained after pursuit of stolen car on Parks Highway
A man in a stolen Fairbanks car was arrested after a Parks Highway pursuit more than half way to Nenana.
Fatal Seattle plane crash grounds Cannabis Cup headliners
Cannabis Cup headliners Method Man and Red Man didn't make it due to the disruption in flight schedules after a deadly airplane joyride in Seattle, event organizers say.
Court: Some sex offenders don't need to register in Alaska
The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled that some sex offenders convicted outside the state are not required to register in Alaska.
Troopers search for missing man near Hope
Alaska State Troopers say they're looking for a Palmer man who walked away from his camp near Hope Friday night and hasn't been seen since.
Large quake hits North Slope region again
Another large earthquake has hit the North Slope region just hours after being rattled Sunday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Education advocate aiming to unseat longtime Alaska rep
When Alyse Galvin ran into resistance from some state legislators in a fight over school funding, she didn't give up. She got a loudspeaker.
Shower, Kowalke square off in Mat-Su primary
The two candidates have a history with the senate seat. Walker first selected Randall Kowalke to fill the position after Mike Dunleavy resigned. His nomination was rejected and Mike Shower was appointed in February.
Juneau man fatally shot at shooting range
Juneau police say a 63-year-old man died after he shot himself in the head at an indoor shooting range Saturday afternoon.
Utility companies may soon provide loans for energy upgrades
Utility companies are looking at offering their customers loans for energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy systems that would be paid back through their monthly utility bills.
Pilots in deadly Denali crashes were both experienced
Both Michigan pilot Craig Layson, at the controls in an Aug. 4 crash, and the pilot in a fatal 2003 crash had extensive flight time.
First of 2 new Alaska-class ferries christened in Ketchikan
The M/V Tazlina formally joined the Alaska Marine Highway System during a Saturday ceremony in Ketchikan.
Horizon Air worker steals plane, dies in Sea-Tac crash
An airline employee crashed a commercial passenger plane Friday evening after conducting an unauthorized takeoff at Sea-Tac, according to Sea-Tac International Airport.
Perseid Meteor Shower lights the sky this weekend
If you see a break in the clouds this weekend, put your eyes to the sky. The annual Perseid meteor shower is putting on a show.
59 and done: West ends Soldotna's football streak
West opens season with huge road win, toppling state champs
Anchorage Assembly holds bear and wildlife work session
On Friday afternoon, the Anchorage Assembly kicked off a series of work sessions to address problems caused by bears and wildlife.
First day of school and vacation time up for vote with ASD
ASD asks for input for future school calendars on topic ranging from the first day of school to lengths of holiday time off.
School district recommended school start time is far from done deal
ASD makes a recommendation for new school start times but the movement is far from a done deal.
NPS locates 5th passenger in Denali plane crash
A recovery team has found the fifth body in the wreckage of a plane that crashed in Denali National Park on August 4.
5 years later, walk honors teens killed by drunk driver
Thursday marked five years since Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr lost their lives on the corner of Abbott Road and 88th Avenue in south Anchorage.
Mat-Su Veterans Wall of Honor on the move
It took contractors 100 hours to remove the 32 engraved panels from the memorial site near the hospital. They'll be put back up at the new Wall of Honor in Wasilla.
Back to School: Before and after-school care
It's back to school week, a week dedicated to helping you relieve some of the stress that comes at the start of a new school year.
Saturday is deadline to seek mailed absentee primary ballots
As early voting opens in Alaska’s primary elections this year, residents who plan to vote by mail have just another day to request a mailed absentee ballot.
Selfie with Katmai bears lands man in hot water
Charges are pending after a Thursday encounter caught on Katmai National Park and Preserve's bear camera.
JBER soldier’s murderer sentenced to 139 years
A man convicted of stabbing a Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson soldier to death in an attack three years ago has received a prison term of more than a century.
Rolled cement truck mixes up Glenn traffic
A single-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon involving a cement mixing truck slowed traffic on the Glenn.
Melania Trump's parents become citizens using 'chain migration'
President Donald Trump's in-laws are officially United States citizens, obtaining their citizenship through the sponsorship of their adult daughter, one of the very categories of family visas that the administration has sought to end.
Firehouse Subs arrives in Alaska
Alaska’s newest chain restaurant is now open, offering Fairbanks residents a selection of firefighter-themed subs.
APD: Clerk made illegal database searches
Bianca Purcell, 39, was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday on six counts in the case.
Inside the Gates: The importance of Alaska's Air Force
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson made a promise to Alaska's U.S. senators during her confirmation 15 months ago that she would make a trip to Alaska. On Wednesday, Wilson made good on her promise.
Video shows woman shooting up in Downtown
It's not a new issue in Downtown Anchorage, but a recent video that surfaced on social media is raising questions about Alaska's drug problem, and whether it's getting worse.
Reality Check: Baked Alaskans?
In this week’s Reality Check, John Tracy examines why Alaska’s marijuana industry is blossoming.
Could Native Hospital site become an urban farm?
Is an urban farm a good use for a municipal owned property that used to house the Alaska Native Hospital? Supporters of the project believe they are making progress.
Backpacks, school supplies given to military children
Operation Homefront's Backpack Brigade gave 200 military children backpacks filled with school supplies.
More victims accuse former D&B's employee of sexual assault
At least five new victims have come forward, accusing a former Dave and Buster's employee of sexual assault.
Black bears killed on camera were part of study
The camera that Alaska Wildlife Troopers say caught a pair of men illegally shooting three black bears to death was part of a study meant to determine black bear numbers in Prince William Sound, state officials said Thursday.
Man whose nose was bitten in fight set free
A person Anchorage police said had tried to steal a bike Wednesday, leading to a fight in which the victim bit off part of his nose, was released a day later.
Quinn-Davidson claims victory in special election
The second round of votes has been tallied in the special election to fill a vacant west side assembly seat.
Denali crash searchers seek ‘window’ in poor weather
Mountaineering rangers with the National Park Service spent five hours trying to get eyes on wreckage from a flightseeing plane that crashed into the mountains of Denali National Park.
Alaska Volcano Observatory gets $12M for new equipment
New funding for the Alaska Volcano Observatory will bring the organization’s equipment into the 21st century.
Police: Korean man stalked ex to Hawaii, Alaska, Connecticut
A Korean man accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend around the world has been arrested in Connecticut.
APD seeking two men who 'physically attacked' child
Anchorage police are asking for the public's help to find two men whom they say assaulted a child near an East Anchorage middle school Wednesday night.
Road to McCarthy dangerous, says AKDOT
Recent rains have made traveling parts of the Edgerton Highway / McCarthy Road dangerous, according to a post on the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Facebook page.
Salmon initiative cleared – in part – to appear on ballot
An initiative intended to strengthen protections against development for Alaska salmon habitats, challenged by the state, can still go before voters this fall – with some provisions omitted, according to the Alaska Supreme Court.
No deal: Teachers, school district miles apart on new contract
For the third straight year, teachers in the Anchorage School District will go back to work with out a new contract.
Pence lays out plans for Trump's 'Space Force' to be installed by 2020
"It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space," President Trump said.
Woman sought on robbery, assault charges found
Anchorage Police say they found a woman who threatened to tase a Walmart security officer after police say she tried returning an air mattress with a fake receipt.
Secretary of the U.S. Army visits Alaska
Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper touched down in Alaska on Monday as part of an Army reacquaintance tour that’s taken him from Kandahar to Korea and to bases all over the United States.
'I bit a portion of his nose off': Man describes alleged attack
An attempted bicycle theft that turned into a violent attack left an Anchorage man with multiple stab wounds and put his alleged assailant in the hospital.
Sockeye, coho limits increase in the Valley
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is increasing bag limits for sockeye and coho salmon in parts of the Mat-Su Valley.
Report: Opioid deaths reached highest levels in 2017
Alaska opioid-related deaths reached their highest last year, according to a new report released by the state’s health and social services agency.
Palmer-area fishing spot named best in nation for moms
A popular fishing spot near Palmer has been named the nation's top mom-approved fishing location.
APD: Stabbing victim bit off part of suspect's nose
Anchorage police say a man who stabbed someone he was trying to steal from early Wednesday suffered severe facial injuries in return.
Scientists find unusual dino pair in Alaska
An international team of scientists says Alaska could have been a thoroughfare for dinosaurs between Asia and North America. The tracks of a hadrosaur were found with those of a therizinosaur.
Mat-Su Regional partners with prestigious Mayo Clinic
The collaboration will let patients have access to free second opinions and consults from experts around the country without leaving Alaska.
Anchorage's Central Transfer Station to close temporarily
Solid Waste Services Central Transfer Station is closing for a major remodel. People who need to dump a load will have to go to the landfill in Eagle River.
Return to deadly crash near Denali delayed by weather
Poor weather clouded hopes Wednesday of recovering anything from a crash near Denali which left at least four people dead last weekend, as crews and consular officials worked to bring the victims’ families closure.
Teens welcome: R-rated 'Eighth Grade' free at Tikahtnu Wednesday
An east Anchorage movie theater is welcoming people of all ages to watch a free screening of an R-rated movie about eighth-graders.
2 accused of illegal black bear kills caught on video
Two Wasilla men stand accused of illegally shooting three Prince William Sound black bears, a crime Alaska State Troopers say was recorded by a video camera at their den.
2 hurt trying to help suicidal Mountain View man
Anchorage police tased a man in Mountain View early Wednesday holding a knife and threatening to take his own life, after two people who tried to intervene were injured.
US Surgeon General talks about Alaska's opioid epidemic
Dr. Jerome Adams was a panelist at the 2018 Alaska Prevention Summit to talk about how the state is fighting opioid addiction and prevention.
Person dies in Fairbanks motorhome fire; victim unidentified
Fairbanks emergency officials say a person died in a fire that destroyed a motorhome.