News Minute: Here is the latest Alaska news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. AKDT

News Minute: Here is the latest Alaska news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. AKDT

A 30-year-old man convicted of firing a handgun at an Anchorage police officer will be sentenced Wednesday. Pagopago Beefcake Lelilio was convicted Oct. 23 of attempted first-degree murder during an arrest in east...

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 8:45 AM AKDT
Man faces sentencing in attempted murder of police officer

Man faces sentencing in attempted murder of police officer

A 30-year-old man convicted of firing a handgun at an Anchorage police officer will be sentenced Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 21st 2019, 7:36 AM AKDT
Sports Minute: Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press

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

Tom Murphy hit a tiebreaking homer, his sixth in the last four games, in the sixth inning to lift the Seattle Mariners to a 7-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Kyle Seager also went deep to help Seattle win for the sixth time...

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 2:48 AM AKDT
Alaska governor cuts $5M in additional ferry service funding

Alaska governor cuts $5M in additional ferry service funding

Alaska's governor has vetoed additional funding for the state's ferry service that was placed in the budget by the Legislature.

Tuesday, August 20th 2019, 8:11 PM AKDT
University of Alaska regents cancel financial declaration

University of Alaska regents cancel financial declaration

The University of Alaska Board of Regents has cancelled a declaration enabling it to take drastic financial steps in the face of budget cuts.

Tuesday, August 20th 2019, 8:07 PM AKDT
Juneau resident dies in home fire that started in kitchen

Juneau resident dies in home fire that started in kitchen

A Juneau resident died in a fire that started in a home kitchen.

Tuesday, August 20th 2019, 3:07 PM AKDT
The Latest: Alaska governor takes issue with coverage

The Latest: Alaska governor takes issue with coverage

The Latest on the Alaska oil-wealth fund dividend (all times local):

Tuesday, August 20th 2019, 2:31 PM AKDT
Alaska governor OKs smaller oil-wealth check for now

Alaska governor OKs smaller oil-wealth check for now

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy faced a tricky political decision.

Tuesday, August 20th 2019, 10:10 AM AKDT
The Latest: Wildfires envelop Anchorage in smoky haze

The Latest: Wildfires envelop Anchorage in smoky haze

The Latest on Alaska wildfires (all times local):

Tuesday, August 20th 2019, 9:30 AM AKDT
More firefighting crews heading to Parks Highway wildfire

More firefighting crews heading to Parks Highway wildfire

An evacuation order remains in effect for neighborhoods affected by a wildfire on both sides of the Parks Highway north of Willow.

Tuesday, August 20th 2019, 8:06 AM AKDT
Alaska community ordered to relocate fuel in school's tanks

Alaska community ordered to relocate fuel in school's tanks

An Alaska school district must quickly remove diesel fuel from a school's tanks to prevent an environmental disaster.

Monday, August 19th 2019, 8:18 PM AKDT
Alaska group proposes initiative to raise oil industry tax

Alaska group proposes initiative to raise oil industry tax

An Alaska group has filed an application with the state for a ballot initiative asking voters to increase taxes on the oil industry.

Monday, August 19th 2019, 8:14 PM AKDT
Kayakers get up close with collapsing Alaska glacier

Kayakers get up close with collapsing Alaska glacier

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER Associated Press

Monday, August 19th 2019, 2:38 PM AKDT
The Latest: Dunleavy OKs lower dividend, vows to seek more

The Latest: Dunleavy OKs lower dividend, vows to seek more

The Latest on the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend (all times local):

Monday, August 19th 2019, 2:30 PM AKDT
Dunleavy to use video message to relay dividend decision

Dunleavy to use video message to relay dividend decision

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy is expected to announce his plans Monday for paying this year's check to residents from the state's oil-wealth fund.

Monday, August 19th 2019, 10:17 AM AKDT
The Latest: Winds push Alaska wildfires; 2 highways closed

The Latest: Winds push Alaska wildfires; 2 highways closed

The Latest on Alaska Wildfires (all times local):

Monday, August 19th 2019, 8:25 AM AKDT
Alaska wildfire crosses highway, prompts evacuations

Alaska wildfire crosses highway, prompts evacuations

A weekend wildfire in Alaska burned at least 50 structures and closed a highway linking the state's two largest cities.

Monday, August 19th 2019, 7:53 AM AKDT
Daughter of deceased Alaska state senator applies for seat

Daughter of deceased Alaska state senator applies for seat

The daughter of a recently-deceased Alaska state senator has applied to fill his vacant seat.

Sunday, August 18th 2019, 8:12 PM AKDT
Alaska lawsuit blames fatal home fire on gas company, owners

Alaska lawsuit blames fatal home fire on gas company, owners

An Alaska wrongful death lawsuit blames a natural gas company and property owners for a mobile home fire that killed five young girls.

Sunday, August 18th 2019, 8:12 PM AKDT
Power restored after thousands affected by outages in Alaska

Power restored after thousands affected by outages in Alaska

Power has been restored to thousands of people in Alaska after strong winds caused multiple power outages.

Sunday, August 18th 2019, 2:16 PM AKDT
Wildlife now roam where US once forged its deadliest weapons

Wildlife now roam where US once forged its deadliest weapons

A handful of sites where the United States manufactured and tested some of the most lethal weapons known to humankind are now havens for wildlife.

Sunday, August 18th 2019, 8:39 AM AKDT
Alaska man discovers message in bottle from Russian Navy

Alaska man discovers message in bottle from Russian Navy

A 50-year-old letter in a bottle was discovered by a man on the shores of western Alaska connecting him with the Russian Navy.

Sunday, August 18th 2019, 8:35 AM AKDT
Backers of rural dental care find something to smile about

Backers of rural dental care find something to smile about

It can be hard to keep smiles healthy in rural areas, where dentists are few and far between and residents often are poor and lack dental coverage. Efforts to remedy the problem have produced varying degrees of success.

Sunday, August 18th 2019, 4:35 AM AKDT
Backers of rural dental care find something to smile about

Backers of rural dental care find something to smile about

Dozens of countries use dental therapists to bring basic dental care to remote areas, often tribal reservations.

Sunday, August 18th 2019, 4:23 AM AKDT
Alaska river erosion threatens diesel-filled fuel tanks

Alaska river erosion threatens diesel-filled fuel tanks

An Alaska school district has a plan to move multiple diesel-filled fuel tanks away from a river after erosion threatens an environmental disaster.

Saturday, August 17th 2019, 11:47 AM AKDT
Alaska art advocate speaks ahead of state budget decisions

Alaska art advocate speaks ahead of state budget decisions

The National Endowment for the Arts chairwoman has expressed the industry's economic benefit ahead of Alaska's state funding decisions.

Saturday, August 17th 2019, 9:02 AM AKDT
Indiana, Kentucky Planned Parenthood seeing alliance boost

Indiana, Kentucky Planned Parenthood seeing alliance boost

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky is receiving a nearly $1 million funding boost and is adding staffers under its merger with the group's Seattle-based affiliate.

Saturday, August 17th 2019, 8:26 AM AKDT
Alaska records its warmest month ever; future records likely

Alaska records its warmest month ever; future records likely

Federal weather experts say Alaska just went through its warmest month ever.

Saturday, August 17th 2019, 7:50 AM AKDT
The Latest: Crews clear lane of road, buses begin to return

The Latest: Crews clear lane of road, buses begin to return

The Latest on transportation problems in Alaska's Denali National Park (all times local):

Friday, August 16th 2019, 8:41 PM AKDT
Mudslides isolate 300 tourists in Alaska national park

Mudslides isolate 300 tourists in Alaska national park

Three hundred tourists are stranded in a national park in Alaska after heavy rains triggered mudslides and caused excess water from a culvert to damage a road.

Friday, August 16th 2019, 7:22 PM AKDT
Thieves slice open ATM stolen from Juneau hotel, take money

Thieves slice open ATM stolen from Juneau hotel, take money

Thieves used a stolen van to make off with an ATM from a downtown Juneau hotel.

Friday, August 16th 2019, 1:45 PM AKDT
Michael Krauss, Alaska linguistics expert, dead at 84

Michael Krauss, Alaska linguistics expert, dead at 84

A linguist renowned for his work with Alaska Native languages has died.

Friday, August 16th 2019, 1:09 PM AKDT
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

By The Associated Press Associated Press

Friday, August 16th 2019, 11:53 AM AKDT
Authorities identify 4 who died in Alaska plane crash

Authorities identify 4 who died in Alaska plane crash

Authorities have released the names of the four people killed when a small airplane slammed into a mountain near the Alaska resort town of Girdwood earlier this month.

Friday, August 16th 2019, 10:53 AM AKDT
Dunleavy plans to announce budget decisions Monday

Dunleavy plans to announce budget decisions Monday

Gov. Mike Dunleavy plans to announce his final decisions on the state budget Monday.

Friday, August 16th 2019, 10:37 AM AKDT
Woman killed, man injured in crash near Anchorage airport

Woman killed, man injured in crash near Anchorage airport

A driver died and another was injured in a crash near Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

Friday, August 16th 2019, 7:45 AM AKDT
Alaska Marine Exchange loses part of budget in capital cuts

Alaska Marine Exchange loses part of budget in capital cuts

Alaska's primary provider of real-time marine vessel tracking has lost a portion of its funding to cuts by the governor to the 2020 capital budget.

Thursday, August 15th 2019, 8:17 PM AKDT
Alaska cannabis company step closer to onsite marijuana use

Alaska cannabis company step closer to onsite marijuana use

An Alaska cannabis company that shares the building with its landlord could soon legally host onsite marijuana use.

Thursday, August 15th 2019, 8:17 PM AKDT
Witness: Plane made 'aggressive' moves before fatal crash

Witness: Plane made 'aggressive' moves before fatal crash

A witness told federal investigators he saw an airplane "performing aggressive flight maneuvers" shortly before it crashed earlier this month, killing all four people on board.

Thursday, August 15th 2019, 1:01 PM AKDT
NTSB cites likely overloading, stability in boat capsizing

NTSB cites likely overloading, stability in boat capsizing

A federal report says a boat that capsized in southwest Alaska last summer, killing a man, was likely overloaded.

Thursday, August 15th 2019, 12:37 PM AKDT
Friends find body of overdue Wasilla hunter in Eureka area

Friends find body of overdue Wasilla hunter in Eureka area

A man reported overdue from a sheep hunting trip was found dead by searchers in the Eureka area.

Thursday, August 15th 2019, 7:33 AM AKDT
Man charged in Alaska cold case killing pleads not guilty

Man charged in Alaska cold case killing pleads not guilty

A Maine man has pleaded not guilty after being charged in the sexual assault and murder of a woman in Alaska in a case that remained unsolved for years.

Thursday, August 15th 2019, 6:29 AM AKDT
Warm weather forces early closure of Alaska sled dog camps

Warm weather forces early closure of Alaska sled dog camps

An Alaska company has closed its sled dog camps early due to warm weather that has caused poor snow conditions.

Wednesday, August 14th 2019, 8:12 PM AKDT
Alaska denies bid to ban Denali National Park wolf hunting

Alaska denies bid to ban Denali National Park wolf hunting

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has denied a request to close an area adjacent to Denali National Park to wolf hunting and trapping.

Wednesday, August 14th 2019, 8:12 PM AKDT
Alaska Airlines to offer direct in-state Washington flights

Alaska Airlines to offer direct in-state Washington flights

Alaska Airlines has announced it will begin offering direct in-state flights from Spokane to Everett, Washington.

Wednesday, August 14th 2019, 12:32 PM AKDT
Country musician Zac Brown loses Alaska property dispute

Country musician Zac Brown loses Alaska property dispute

Country musician Zac Brown has lost a property line dispute involving his home in Alaska.

Tuesday, August 13th 2019, 8:11 PM AKDT
Alaska governor cuts funds for cold housing research center

Alaska governor cuts funds for cold housing research center

Budget cuts by Alaska's governor include funding for the state's Cold Climate Housing Research Center.

Tuesday, August 13th 2019, 8:11 PM AKDT
The Latest: Dunleavy agrees to reduced university cut

The Latest: Dunleavy agrees to reduced university cut

The Latest on the Alaska budget (all times local):

Tuesday, August 13th 2019, 2:11 PM AKDT
The Latest: Alaska mine operator takes issue with EPA

The Latest: Alaska mine operator takes issue with EPA

The Latest on a settlement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and an Alaska mine (all times local):

Tuesday, August 13th 2019, 12:35 PM AKDT
Dunleavy will not veto early childhood funding in budget

Dunleavy will not veto early childhood funding in budget

Gov. Mike Dunleavy says he will not veto funding for Head Start and other early childhood learning programs from the budget recently sent to him by lawmakers.

Tuesday, August 13th 2019, 11:43 AM AKDT
EPA reaches settlement with firm over Alaska mine violations

EPA reaches settlement with firm over Alaska mine violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has reached a settlement with the operator of a gold mine northwest of Juneau over alleged discharge violations.

Tuesday, August 13th 2019, 9:42 AM AKDT
Judge rejects plea deal for suspect in pepper spray attack

Judge rejects plea deal for suspect in pepper spray attack

A judge has rejected a plea arrangement for the Anchorage man suspected of pepper-spraying a group training for non-violent protest.

Tuesday, August 13th 2019, 8:14 AM AKDT
Alaska groups urge governor not to veto dividend payments

Alaska groups urge governor not to veto dividend payments

Leaders of two Alaska groups fighting for a full Permanent Fund Dividend are arguing Gov. Mike Dunleavy should not veto the Legislature's dividend payment.

Monday, August 12th 2019, 8:21 PM AKDT
Dunleavy says he'll support senior benefits funding

Dunleavy says he'll support senior benefits funding

Gov. Mike Dunleavy says he will support funding for a program that provides cash benefits to lower-income older Alaskans.

Monday, August 12th 2019, 1:05 PM AKDT
Anchorage police release name of man killed in fiery crash

Anchorage police release name of man killed in fiery crash

Anchorage police have released the name of a man who died in a fiery crash on the city's south side.

Monday, August 12th 2019, 10:01 AM AKDT
Former Alaska professor wants accusers to use real names

Former Alaska professor wants accusers to use real names

A retired University of Alaska Anchorage anthropology professor accused of decades of sexual misconduct is contesting the use of pseudonyms by multiple women who are suing him.

Monday, August 12th 2019, 8:57 AM AKDT
Flood watch issued for Denali National Park and nearby areas

Flood watch issued for Denali National Park and nearby areas

Heavy rain is forecast for Denali National Park and the National Weather Service has issued has a flood watch for the area.

Monday, August 12th 2019, 7:41 AM AKDT
Native council announces opposition to Alaska gold mine

Native council announces opposition to Alaska gold mine

An Alaska Native council has announced its opposition to a proposed gold mine project.

Sunday, August 11th 2019, 8:12 PM AKDT
Budget cuts to prevent Alaska school's water tank repairs

Budget cuts to prevent Alaska school's water tank repairs

An Alaska school will have to delay repairs to its water tank due to state budget cuts.

Sunday, August 11th 2019, 8:12 PM AKDT
Alaska governor seeks to tighten work rules for food stamps

Alaska governor seeks to tighten work rules for food stamps

Alaska's governor is seeking to tighten the rules for food stamp recipients.

Sunday, August 11th 2019, 4:44 PM AKDT
Alaska scientists say polar bear encounters to increase

Alaska scientists say polar bear encounters to increase

Alaska scientists say the chance of a polar bear encounter has increased after research reveals the bears are arriving on shore earlier and staying on land longer.

Sunday, August 11th 2019, 1:04 PM AKDT
Scientists warn of too many pink salmon in North Pacific

Scientists warn of too many pink salmon in North Pacific

Researchers have begun questioning whether there's too much of a good thing in the waters of the North Pacific Ocean.

Sunday, August 11th 2019, 7:35 AM AKDT
Alaska concerned about Russian floating nuclear power plant

Alaska concerned about Russian floating nuclear power plant

A Russia-designed floating nuclear power plant has begun its journey through the Artic this month causing concerns in Alaska.

Saturday, August 10th 2019, 10:46 AM AKDT
Bad weather may have caused fatal Alaska airplane crash

Bad weather may have caused fatal Alaska airplane crash

Alaska investigators say a pilot told family the weather might be bad before his single-engine plane was found crashed.

Saturday, August 10th 2019, 6:26 AM AKDT
Indiana man enters not guilty pleas in Alaska murder plot

Indiana man enters not guilty pleas in Alaska murder plot

A 21-year-old Indiana man charged with masterminding the death of a developmentally disabled Anchorage woman has pleaded not guilty to five murder counts.

Friday, August 9th 2019, 2:25 PM AKDT
Troopers say 3 children removed from Alaska foster home

Troopers say 3 children removed from Alaska foster home

Alaska State Troopers say three children were wrongfully removed from a foster home in Seward, and their mother is also missing.

Friday, August 9th 2019, 1:29 PM AKDT
Law governing adoptions of Native American children upheld

Law governing adoptions of Native American children upheld

A federal appeals court has upheld the constitutionality of a 1978 law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving American Indian children.

Friday, August 9th 2019, 1:13 PM AKDT
Governor appoints new director of Nevada Indian Commission

Governor appoints new director of Nevada Indian Commission

A former public relations officer for the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony has been named the new executive director of the Nevada Indian Commission.

Friday, August 9th 2019, 11:37 AM AKDT
California scientist dies on research dive in Alaska

California scientist dies on research dive in Alaska

A scientist conducting research off a federal vessel died while diving in southeast Alaska.

Friday, August 9th 2019, 7:57 AM AKDT
Woman trying to cross Alaska glacier dies in fall

Woman trying to cross Alaska glacier dies in fall

An Alaska woman died when she fell while trying to cross a glacier.

Friday, August 9th 2019, 7:29 AM AKDT
Alaska's oil money headaches: 'We did this to ourselves'

Alaska's oil money headaches: 'We did this to ourselves'

For decades, Alaska has had an uneasy reliance on oil, building budgets around its volatile boom-or-bust nature. When times were rough, prices always seemed to rebound, forestalling a day of reckoning some believe may...

Thursday, August 8th 2019, 9:08 PM AKDT
Anchorage police delete social media post about naked man

Anchorage police delete social media post about naked man

The Anchorage Police Department has removed a social media post making light of a man asking officers to arrest and hold him in jail for public nudity.

Thursday, August 8th 2019, 9:04 PM AKDT
Cook Inlet Native corporation backs Alaska governor recall

Cook Inlet Native corporation backs Alaska governor recall

A major Alaska Native regional corporation has announced its support for a recall campaign against the state's governor.

Thursday, August 8th 2019, 9:04 PM AKDT
Dunleavy signs capital budget, vetoes more than $30 million

Dunleavy signs capital budget, vetoes more than $30 million

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has vetoed more than $30 million from Alaska's capital budget, including $10 million for grants for new addiction treatment centers.

Thursday, August 8th 2019, 5:00 PM AKDT
Russia says its bombers escorted by US jets over Bering Sea

Russia says its bombers escorted by US jets over Bering Sea

The Russian military says two of its nuclear-capable strategic bombers have flown a patrol mission over the Bering Sea, where they were escorted by U.S. fighter jets.

Thursday, August 8th 2019, 12:12 PM AKDT
State suspends burn permits in Mat-Su, Kenai Peninsula

State suspends burn permits in Mat-Su, Kenai Peninsula

The Alaska Division of Forestry has again suspended burning in two regions because of wildfire danger.

Thursday, August 8th 2019, 12:04 PM AKDT
The Latest: Family: Alaska Sen. Birch died of torn aorta

The Latest: Family: Alaska Sen. Birch died of torn aorta

The Latest on the death of Alaska state Sen. Chris Birch (all times local):

Thursday, August 8th 2019, 10:40 AM AKDT
Murder case suspect arraigned on federal child porn charges

Murder case suspect arraigned on federal child porn charges

A 21-year-old Indiana man suspected of orchestrating the death of an Alaska teenager was arraigned in federal court on child pornography charges.

Thursday, August 8th 2019, 10:08 AM AKDT
2 drivers indicted in Anchorage crash that killed passenger

2 drivers indicted in Anchorage crash that killed passenger

An Anchorage grand jury has indicted two drivers involved in a May fatal crash.

Thursday, August 8th 2019, 9:19 AM AKDT
Chris Birch, Alaska state senator, dies

Chris Birch, Alaska state senator, dies

The Alaska Senate majority says Republican Sen. Chris Birch has died.

Thursday, August 8th 2019, 8:43 AM AKDT
Alaska man pleads guilty to kidnapping of gang member

Alaska man pleads guilty to kidnapping of gang member

An Alaska man who played a role in the death of a gang member has pleaded guilty to kidnapping.

Thursday, August 8th 2019, 8:03 AM AKDT
Director of Alaska college resigns due to state budget cuts

Director of Alaska college resigns due to state budget cuts

The newly appointed director of Kodiak College has resigned due to budget cuts to Alaska's public universities.

Thursday, August 8th 2019, 6:07 AM AKDT
Alaska community blocks road after further riverbank loss

Alaska community blocks road after further riverbank loss

A main street has been blocked in an Alaska community after storms further damaged a riverbank that has been ravaged by erosion.

Wednesday, August 7th 2019, 8:51 PM AKDT
Alaska social service groups urge governor to relax veto pen

Alaska social service groups urge governor to relax veto pen

Alaska social service providers are pleading with Gov. Mike Dunleavy to forego vetoes in the latest budget bill sent to his desk.

Wednesday, August 7th 2019, 1:55 PM AKDT
Anchorage police investigate man's death as suspicious

Anchorage police investigate man's death as suspicious

Anchorage police are investigating a man's death as suspicious.

Wednesday, August 7th 2019, 12:55 PM AKDT
Responders recover remains of 4 killed in Alaska plane crash

Responders recover remains of 4 killed in Alaska plane crash

The bodies of four people who died in a plane crash in Alaska have been recovered from mountainous terrain overlooking a glacier.

Wednesday, August 7th 2019, 10:39 AM AKDT
Conservation groups sue to block road in Alaska refuge

Conservation groups sue to block road in Alaska refuge

Nine conservation groups are suing the U.S. Interior Department over a proposed Alaska land swap that could lead to a road through a national wildlife refuge.

Wednesday, August 7th 2019, 10:23 AM AKDT
Man finds loaded AR-15 rifle along Anchorage bike path

Man finds loaded AR-15 rifle along Anchorage bike path

An Anchorage man walking his dog found a loaded semi-automatic rifle along a popular bike trail.

Wednesday, August 7th 2019, 8:18 AM AKDT
Alaska credit union to end marijuana business pilot program

Alaska credit union to end marijuana business pilot program

An Alaska credit union intends to discontinue a pilot program to provide checking and savings accounts to marijuana-related businesses.

Tuesday, August 6th 2019, 8:10 PM AKDT
Citizen scientists sought for Alaska whale monitoring effort

Citizen scientists sought for Alaska whale monitoring effort

A wildlife monitoring group is seeking citizen scientists to help track beluga whales off the Alaska coast.

Tuesday, August 6th 2019, 8:06 PM AKDT

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