News Minute: Here is the latest Alaska news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. AKST

News Minute: Here is the latest Alaska news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. AKST

A customer and employee were injured Wednesday when two men robbed an east Anchorage bank. Anchorage television station KTUU reports one person was treated at the scene and the other was taken to a hospital with injuries...

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 8:45 AM AKDT
Soldotna man dies in rollover crash into water along highway

Soldotna man dies in rollover crash into water along highway

A 54-year-old Soldotna man died in a one-car crash on the Sterling Highway near Cooper Landing.

Thursday, December 5th 2019, 8:01 AM AKST
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

CJ McCollum had 33 points and the Portland Trail Blazers pulled away in the final quarter to beat the Sacramento Kings 127-116. Hassan Whiteside added 22 points and 16 rebounds, as well as a career-high seven assists in...

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 2:48 AM AKDT
Anchorage police release name of woman found in burned SUV

Anchorage police release name of woman found in burned SUV

Anchorage police have released the name of a woman found dead last month inside a burned sport utility vehicle near Cheney Lake Park.

Wednesday, December 4th 2019, 10:09 AM AKST
Man shot, mortally wounded at Anchorage restaurant

Man shot, mortally wounded at Anchorage restaurant

Anchorage police say a man was fatally shot at a city restaurant.

Wednesday, December 4th 2019, 7:54 AM AKST
Corrections: Man convicted of murder, kidnapping dies

Corrections: Man convicted of murder, kidnapping dies

A man convicted of kidnapping and killing a Fairbanks high school student in 1987 has died.

Tuesday, December 3rd 2019, 2:19 PM AKST
Alaska reports first vaping injury case

Alaska reports first vaping injury case

Alaska health officials are reporting the state’s first confirmed vaping injury case, a teenager who remains hospitalized.

Tuesday, December 3rd 2019, 12:03 PM AKST
Anchorage police identify victims found in burning SUV

Anchorage police identify victims found in burning SUV

Two people found dead in a burned car were the wife and teenage stepdaughter of the man charged in the case.

Tuesday, December 3rd 2019, 11:23 AM AKST
Man charged in girlfriend’s strangling death at Palmer motel

Man charged in girlfriend’s strangling death at Palmer motel

A 35-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend last month at a Palmer motel.

Tuesday, December 3rd 2019, 10:33 AM AKST
Fisherman sentenced for fishing in state research area

Fisherman sentenced for fishing in state research area

A southeast Alaska commercial fisherman convicted of fishing in a state research area has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined more than $35,000.

Tuesday, December 3rd 2019, 8:18 AM AKST
Anchorage police still citing minors for tobacco possession

Anchorage police still citing minors for tobacco possession

The Anchorage Police Department has continued issuing citations to minors for possession of tobacco and vaping products despite a new ordinance ending the penalty.

Tuesday, December 3rd 2019, 5:28 AM AKST
Alaska redistricting planning committee set to begin meeting

Alaska redistricting planning committee set to begin meeting

The committee that will plan Alaska’s redistricting that occurs every 10 years is set to begin meeting.

Tuesday, December 3rd 2019, 5:28 AM AKST
2 companies declined Seward flight before fatal crash

2 companies declined Seward flight before fatal crash

An air ambulance that crashed on the Kenai Peninsula was on a flight to a location that other companies had declined.

Monday, December 2nd 2019, 3:33 PM AKST
Seward homicide victim was lured, beaten, police say

Seward homicide victim was lured, beaten, police say

Police in Seward say a man found dead last summer was lured to a remote location and beaten to death with a baseball bat.

Monday, December 2nd 2019, 1:27 PM AKST
Minority spokesman: Gillis confirmed to Alaska House seat

Minority spokesman: Gillis confirmed to Alaska House seat

Alaska House Republicans have voted to confirm Mel Gillis for an open Anchorage House seat.

Monday, December 2nd 2019, 12:42 PM AKST
Troopers release name of driver killed in highway crash

Troopers release name of driver killed in highway crash

Alaska State Troopers have released the name of a driver killed Nov. 17 in a head-on Parks Highway crash south of Talkeetna.

Monday, December 2nd 2019, 8:57 AM AKST
Anchorage police investigate burned SUV with 2 bodies inside

Anchorage police investigate burned SUV with 2 bodies inside

Anchorage police say the bodies of two people were found in a sport utility vehicle that burned on the city’s east side.

Monday, December 2nd 2019, 8:17 AM AKST
Regulation standards seen as factor in Alaska quake damage

Regulation standards seen as factor in Alaska quake damage

Officials say assessments following Alaska’s enormous 2018 earthquake showed building damage was worse outside the city’s safety area due to reduced regulation.

Sunday, December 1st 2019, 7:47 PM AKST
Climate change study targets problems in Alaska communities

Climate change study targets problems in Alaska communities

A new study of environmental threats to Alaska Native communities has found the greatest challenges include erosion, flooding and thawing permafrost.

Sunday, December 1st 2019, 7:47 PM AKST
Alaska Borough to offer community emergency training

Alaska Borough to offer community emergency training

Alaska borough officials have announced a volunteer training schedule for people who want to assist the community in a natural disaster or other emergency.

Saturday, November 30th 2019, 1:06 PM AKST
3 on board plane that crashed in Alaska; rescue underway

3 on board plane that crashed in Alaska; rescue underway

Authorities say a small plane carrying three people crashed after leaving Anchorage and their conditions weren’t immediately known.

Saturday, November 30th 2019, 12:56 PM AKST
Fairbanks City Council to introduce proposed vaping tax

Fairbanks City Council to introduce proposed vaping tax

City officials in Alaska have introduced an ordinance to tax tobacco vaping products the same 8% tax as other tobacco products in Fairbanks.

Saturday, November 30th 2019, 11:01 AM AKST
Belated bill to help solve indigenous cold cases gains steam

Belated bill to help solve indigenous cold cases gains steam

A bill originally meant to help law enforcement investigate cold cases of murdered and missing indigenous women has floundered in Congress for two years. Now it may have the financial and political backing to become law.

Friday, November 29th 2019, 1:34 PM AKST
Child run over, seriously injured in driveway accident

Child run over, seriously injured in driveway accident

A 2-year-old Juneau child suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle driven by the child’s father.

Friday, November 29th 2019, 10:49 AM AKST
5 charged with murder counts in August death of Seward man

5 charged with murder counts in August death of Seward man

Five people have been charged with first-degree murder and other counts in the death of a 21-year-old Seward man.

Friday, November 29th 2019, 9:39 AM AKST
Woman shot, killed at Anchorage apartment; suspect detained

Woman shot, killed at Anchorage apartment; suspect detained

Anchorage police have detained a man sought in connection with a Thanksgiving Day fatal shooting.

Friday, November 29th 2019, 8:09 AM AKST
Fairbanks man charged with using backhoe to steal truck

Fairbanks man charged with using backhoe to steal truck

A 51-year-old Fairbanks man suspected of using a backhoe to steal a truck has been charged with felony vehicle theft and evidence tampering.

Friday, November 29th 2019, 7:49 AM AKST
Alaska governor marks 1st year in office amid turmoil

Alaska governor marks 1st year in office amid turmoil

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy says he hopes to move past the rancor of his first year in office, amid an unsettled dispute with lawmakers over state spending and threat of a recall effort.

Friday, November 29th 2019, 6:14 AM AKST
Alaska police arrest 5 in connection with Seward killing

Alaska police arrest 5 in connection with Seward killing

Police in Alaska have charged four people with the killing of a 21-year-old man and arrested a fifth person for witness tampering.

Thursday, November 28th 2019, 7:09 PM AKST
Anchorage funds study of potential waste incineration plant

Anchorage funds study of potential waste incineration plant

The Anchorage Assembly has approved funds to study how the city would build a waste-to-energy incineration plant to contend with its landfill limits.

Thursday, November 28th 2019, 7:09 PM AKST
State settles lawsuit over Alaska Hire employment statute

State settles lawsuit over Alaska Hire employment statute

The state of Alaska has agreed to pay $50,000 in a settlement with a company that sued to have an employment law declared unconstitutional.

Wednesday, November 27th 2019, 7:13 PM AKST
Bear blamed for car damages in Alaska airport parking lot

Bear blamed for car damages in Alaska airport parking lot

A bear has been blamed for a pair of vehicle break-ins at an Alaska airport parking lot that resulted in $15,000 in damage to one car.

Wednesday, November 27th 2019, 7:13 PM AKST
Recall group claims Alaska attorney general acted unlawfully

Recall group claims Alaska attorney general acted unlawfully

The group seeking to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy alleges that Attorney General Kevin Clarkson acted unlawfully when he recommended the recall application be denied.

Wednesday, November 27th 2019, 2:53 PM AKST
Alaska pilot convicted of lying to investigators after crash

Alaska pilot convicted of lying to investigators after crash

A 62-year-old Alaska commercial pilot in a 2014 crash near Atigun Pass has been convicted of obstruction of proceedings before federal agencies.

Wednesday, November 27th 2019, 10:37 AM AKST
Speed, alcohol likely were factors in fatal Juneau crash

Speed, alcohol likely were factors in fatal Juneau crash

Juneau police say alcohol and speed appear to be factors in a one-car crash that killed two people last week.

Wednesday, November 27th 2019, 8:22 AM AKST
Defense seeks to have cold case charges tossed in Alaska

Defense seeks to have cold case charges tossed in Alaska

The lawyer for a man charged in a rape and killing more than 25 years ago at the University of Alaska Fairbanks wants a judge to dismiss the case.

Wednesday, November 27th 2019, 5:42 AM AKST
Hilcorp paid $25K fine after worker died on Alaska oil rig

Hilcorp paid $25K fine after worker died on Alaska oil rig

Hilcorp Energy Co. and one of its drilling contractors each paid fines of $25,000 or more after a worker died at a company drilling rig on Alaska’s North Slope.

Tuesday, November 26th 2019, 7:12 PM AKST
Autumn precipitation offers relief from long Alaska drought

Autumn precipitation offers relief from long Alaska drought

Scientists say a warm, wet autumn has helped relieve a long period of drought in Southeast Alaska.

Tuesday, November 26th 2019, 7:07 PM AKST
Federal, state assistance after Alaska quake could top $400M

Federal, state assistance after Alaska quake could top $400M

Alaska officials estimate state and federal assistance following the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that rocked parts of south-central Alaska last year will top $400 million.

Tuesday, November 26th 2019, 4:32 PM AKST
Official: Corps looking at possible Pebble timeline revision

Official: Corps looking at possible Pebble timeline revision

An official with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the agency is not under pressure from anyone to deliver by a certain time a final environmental review on the proposed Pebble Mine project.

Tuesday, November 26th 2019, 12:37 PM AKST
Police release name of woman who died in Glenn Highway crash

Police release name of woman who died in Glenn Highway crash

Anchorage police have released the name of a driver killed Sunday in a crash along the Glenn Highway.

Tuesday, November 26th 2019, 11:02 AM AKST
Trump order creates task force on missing American Indians

Trump order creates task force on missing American Indians

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order creating a White House task force on missing and slain American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Tuesday, November 26th 2019, 8:30 AM AKST
Fairbanks woman charged with crashing stolen SUV, injuring 4

Fairbanks woman charged with crashing stolen SUV, injuring 4

A Fairbanks woman suspected of crashing a stolen sport utility vehicle into a small sedan and injuring four people has been arrested on felony charges.

Tuesday, November 26th 2019, 8:22 AM AKST
Anchorage police, FBI seek suspect in credit union robbery

Anchorage police, FBI seek suspect in credit union robbery

Anchorage law enforcement officers are looking for a man who robbed a credit union.

Tuesday, November 26th 2019, 7:46 AM AKST
Alaska city joins commission seeking to tax online retailers

Alaska city joins commission seeking to tax online retailers

A group of Alaska municipalities have formed a commission to collect sales taxes from online retailers.

Tuesday, November 26th 2019, 5:38 AM AKST
Alaska public building’s rotting floor could bring high cost

Alaska public building’s rotting floor could bring high cost

An Alaska city faces millions of dollars in repair or replacement costs due to a rotting floor in a public building.

Tuesday, November 26th 2019, 5:38 AM AKST
Agency agrees to designate habitat for threatened ice seals

Agency agrees to designate habitat for threatened ice seals

A federal agency will decide by September how much ocean and coast will be designated as critical habitat for two ice seal species found in Alaska.

Monday, November 25th 2019, 3:05 PM AKST
Federal government awards Alaska bus infrastructure grants

Federal government awards Alaska bus infrastructure grants

Three Alaska Native groups will receive federal grants for bus infrastructure.

Monday, November 25th 2019, 1:13 PM AKST
Attorney disputes characterizing check denial as a mistake

Attorney disputes characterizing check denial as a mistake

An attorney for a woman suing over initial denial of an Alaska oil-wealth fund check because of her same-sex marriage says a state employee indicated there have been other similar cases.

Monday, November 25th 2019, 11:21 AM AKST
Troopers release name of man killed in Craig house fire

Troopers release name of man killed in Craig house fire

Alaska State Troopers have released the name of a man killed in a southeast Alaska house fire.

Monday, November 25th 2019, 7:57 AM AKST
Woman dies in crash of 2 pickups, SUV on Glenn Highway

Woman dies in crash of 2 pickups, SUV on Glenn Highway

A woman driving a pickup died in a weekend crash in Anchorage along the Glenn Highway.

Monday, November 25th 2019, 7:49 AM AKST
Justices question Alaska $500-a-year contribution limit

Justices question Alaska $500-a-year contribution limit

The Supreme Court is raising doubts about Alaska’s $500-a-year limit on contributions to political candidates. The justices are ordering a lower court to take a new look at the issue.

Monday, November 25th 2019, 6:05 AM AKST
Alaska Native ice cellars failing amid environmental changes

Alaska Native ice cellars failing amid environmental changes

Add ice cellars to the list of environmental victims in Alaska’s Native whaling villages.

Sunday, November 24th 2019, 9:04 PM AKST
Alaska students raise the ukulele to orchestral proportions

Alaska students raise the ukulele to orchestral proportions

The most prominent sign of the growing popularity of ukuleles among Anchorage students is East High’s orchestra dedicated to the short-necked relative of the guitar.

Sunday, November 24th 2019, 7:16 PM AKST
Alaska caribou decrease has officials searching for answers

Alaska caribou decrease has officials searching for answers

Southwest Alaska’s Mulchatna Caribou herd has decreased to less than half its numbers, leaving wildlife officials with suspicions but no clear answers.

Sunday, November 24th 2019, 7:16 PM AKST
Moderate earthquake hits Alaska’s Andreanof Islands region

Moderate earthquake hits Alaska’s Andreanof Islands region

The Alaska Earthquake Center says a moderate earthquake hit the Andreanof Islands region.

Saturday, November 23rd 2019, 6:55 PM AKST
Guilty verdicts overturned for man convicted of 2014 murder

Guilty verdicts overturned for man convicted of 2014 murder

An Alaska appeals court has reversed two of three guilty verdicts saying the judge who presided over the trial failed to give the jury proper instructions before deliberation.

Saturday, November 23rd 2019, 12:51 PM AKST
Alaska organization gets $5M grant to help homeless families

Alaska organization gets $5M grant to help homeless families

An Alaska organization has announced plans to house at least 300 more homeless families after receiving $5 million from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Day 1 Families Fund.

Saturday, November 23rd 2019, 9:22 AM AKST
Judge declines to dismiss challenge to session location law

Judge declines to dismiss challenge to session location law

A judge has declined the state’s request to dismiss a lawsuit challenging Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s authority to call a special session outside the capital of Juneau.

Friday, November 22nd 2019, 2:38 PM AKST
The Latest: Alaska AG tweets about check lawsuit deleted

The Latest: Alaska AG tweets about check lawsuit deleted

The Latest on a lawsuit over a denied oil-wealth check in Alaska (all times local):

Friday, November 22nd 2019, 12:18 PM AKST
Alaska man arrested after drugs found in spoiled goat guts

Alaska man arrested after drugs found in spoiled goat guts

A 71-year-old Alaska man is under federal arrest after he was found with $400,000 in illegal drugs hidden in spoiled goat intestines at an airport.

Friday, November 22nd 2019, 11:10 AM AKST
Alaska AG: Same-sex spouse eligible for oil-wealth check

Alaska AG: Same-sex spouse eligible for oil-wealth check

Alaska’s attorney general says a woman who alleged she was wrongly denied a check from the state’s oil-wealth fund because of her same-sex marriage is eligible.

Friday, November 22nd 2019, 9:54 AM AKST
Anchorage police: Body found in burning car

Anchorage police: Body found in burning car

Anchorage police are investigating the death of a person whose body was found in a burning vehicle.

Friday, November 22nd 2019, 8:42 AM AKST
AG Barr to unveil plan on missing, murdered Native Americans

AG Barr to unveil plan on missing, murdered Native Americans

Attorney General William Barr is announcing a national plan to address cases of missing and murdered indigenous people as concerns mount over the level of violence they face.

Thursday, November 21st 2019, 8:45 PM AKST
ConocoPhillips seeking sales of Alaska assets

ConocoPhillips seeking sales of Alaska assets

Officials say ConocoPhillips hopes to sell parts of its Alaska projects to offset risks and share the expenses of investments planned in the state.

Thursday, November 21st 2019, 7:30 PM AKST
Alaska woman charged with stealing gun at court accepts plea

Alaska woman charged with stealing gun at court accepts plea

An Alaska woman charged with the courthouse theft of a gun that was being used as evidence against her has accepted a plea deal on her original charges.

Thursday, November 21st 2019, 7:26 PM AKST
The Latest: Official: Alaska recognizes same-sex spouses

The Latest: Official: Alaska recognizes same-sex spouses

The Latest on a lawsuit over a denied oil-wealth check in Alaska (all times local):

Thursday, November 21st 2019, 5:46 PM AKST
Military same-sex spouse denied Alaska oil check sues

Military same-sex spouse denied Alaska oil check sues

A lawsuit contends the state of Alaska is using laws that have been nullified to deny paying a share from the state’s oil wealth fund to the same-sex partner of a military member stationed out of state.

Thursday, November 21st 2019, 3:17 PM AKST
2 die, 2 seriously hurt when SUV strikes Juneau power pole

2 die, 2 seriously hurt when SUV strikes Juneau power pole

Two people died and two were seriously injured in a traffic crash north of Juneau.

Thursday, November 21st 2019, 12:29 PM AKST
Idaho sports company sentenced for defrauding Oglala Sioux

Idaho sports company sentenced for defrauding Oglala Sioux

Executives of an Idaho company that claimed to help schools fund athletic programs have been sentenced for taking thousands of dollars from the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota.

Thursday, November 21st 2019, 12:09 PM AKST
2 dead, 2 injured in car accident in Juneau

2 dead, 2 injured in car accident in Juneau

Two women are dead following a single-vehicle accident in Juneau.

Thursday, November 21st 2019, 11:25 AM AKST
US agency to consider expanded drilling in Alaska reserve

US agency to consider expanded drilling in Alaska reserve

A federal agency has drafted new management alternatives that could lead to expanded drilling in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.

Thursday, November 21st 2019, 11:05 AM AKST
Coast Guard seaman charged with murder freed from brig

Coast Guard seaman charged with murder freed from brig

A U.S. Coast Guard seaman accused of killing a friend during a night of drinking in Alaska has been released from the brig in San Diego.

Thursday, November 21st 2019, 8:33 AM AKST
Hilcorp says it’s preparing offers for BP’s Alaska employees

Hilcorp says it’s preparing offers for BP’s Alaska employees

An executive for Hilcorp says the company is preparing to extend job offers to Alaska employees of BP.

Thursday, November 21st 2019, 8:21 AM AKST
North Pole’s ‘Christmas in Ice’ canceled amid lack of ice

North Pole’s ‘Christmas in Ice’ canceled amid lack of ice

Seasonal ice park officials in Alaska are missing a crucial ingredient announcing a Christmas-themed park has closed amid lack of ice in North Pole.

Thursday, November 21st 2019, 6:25 AM AKST

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