A 7-year-old boy has died after he and other children were playing with a pistol they mistook for a toy and the firearm discharged, Alaska State Troopers say. Wednesday night, the Shungnak Village Public Safety Officer notified troopers in Kotzebue “of an incident involving a child,” according to an online dispatch posted Thursday afternoon. Troopers responded […]
In search of a thrill and a challenge, Brett Shepard heads to the Fur Rondy carnival to check out the rides and see if he can win big at some of the games.
Prosecutor Chris Carpeneti has resigned from his position at the Bethel district attorney’s office. His resignation comes about two weeks after the firing of Bethel District Attorney June Stein. While working in the office Sunday, February 22nd, Stein received a letter, hand-delivered from a Deputy Attorney General of her “impending release.” Stein says the letter […]
Ride-sharing service Uber says it is stopping its free service in the Municipality of Anchorage. The pause — effective Friday at noon — on services comes after Uber says it has tried to work with the city to come up with guidelines both parties could agree on, according to a blog post written by Uber’s […]
The late Larry Smith inspired David Traver at a young age. He idolized Smith, a Mr. Fur Face champion of the ’70s and ’80s. Traver was close friends with Smith’s son growing up and remembers several sleepovers, during which Smith would bring home his Fur Face hardware. “As kids we used to wait up at […]
The producer of a major motion picture that was supposed to film in Whittier this spring said the movie project isn’t dead it’s just been postponed. Scott Lumpkin is executive producer for the film “Hunter Killer,” a U.S.-Russian spy thriller featuring submarines. Lumpkin confirmed the movie will be shooting heavily outside the state, but he […]
Staff with the Anchorage Museum’s Spark!Lab use a hands-off approach to encourage hands-on learning for kids. It’s one of just a few labs outside the original at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.