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  • Alleged airport shooter lied on guard application

    February 13, 2017 10:04 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The man charged with killing five people at a Florida airport lied on his application to be a security guard in Alaska, and he was fired after only a few months on the job because of the state of his mental health. The new information is contained... more »
  • Alaskans vow pushback if Trump targets mountain's new name

    November 20, 2016 4:51 PM

    ANCHORAGE - Donald Trump's many promises on his way to the White House included a tweeted vow to change the new name of North America's tallest mountain back to Mount McKinley. Last year, the Obama administration renamed the Alaska peak Denali in a symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives ahead of... more »
  • Alaska police officer shot; second man killed in attack

    November 12, 2016 12:44 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Police in Alaska say an officer has been shot multiple times in what they described as an ambush. The attack happened early Saturday morning. The man suspected of shooting the officer was killed, and the officer is expected to survive. Police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro says the officer... more »
  • Alaska could end to oil checks paid to residents since 1982

    June 29, 2016 11:19 AM

    ANCHORAGE - As Alaska faces a multibillion dollar budget deficit, the oil fund wealth checks distributed yearly to nearly every Alaskan could be on the chopping block. It could mean the first time in more than 30 years that most Alaskans won't get a check from the government just for... more »
  • Sanders wins Alaska, Washington; Clinton holds delegate lead

    March 26, 2016 5:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - Bernie Sanders scored a duo of wins in Western caucus contests Saturday, giving a powerful psychological boost to his supporters but doing little to move him closer to securing the Democratic nomination. While results in Washington and Alaska barely dented Hillary Clinton's several hundred delegate lead, Sanders' wins... more »
  • Alaska's Iditarod could end with a 'family photo finish'

    March 15, 2016 6:03 AM

    NOME, Alaska- There's a little bit of deja vu in this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. GPS tracking on the Iditarod website shows defending champion Dallas Seavey in the lead of this year's race. He's about 10 miles outside of the finish line in Nome, and traveling at about... more »
  • Teens say burning of ex's love letter led to school fire

    March 2, 2016 4:28 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A case of burning love caused thousands of dollars in damage at a school playground in Alaska. Anchorage police say a fire from lit paper ignited rubber mulch and spread to two pieces of playground equipment, destroying both. After speaking to witnesses and reviewing surveillance video, police... more »
  • White House: Scrap drilling revenue sharing with Gulf states

    February 10, 2016 5:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's U.S. senators and environmental groups are blasting the White House for proposing to help Alaska deal with rising seas by taking money away from similar efforts along the Gulf Coast. In its proposed budget for 2017, the White House said Tuesday it wanted to repeal a... more »
  • Pot states take fresh look at out-of-state investment

    January 20, 2016 3:36 PM

    DENVER - States that have legalized pot are taking a fresh look at making it easier for out-of-state investors to get in the weed business, saying the industry's ongoing difficulty in banking means they need new options to finance expansion. The four states that allow recreational pot sales -... more »
  • Shell to end Arctic drilling exploration

    September 28, 2015 2:09 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska Gov. Bill Walker says Royal Dutch Shell's decision to stop exploratory drilling in the Arctic shows the state needs to drive its own destiny through oil and gas development. Shell said Monday that it was ending operations in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska after a test... more »
  • False tsunami alarm

    September 24, 2015 8:58 PM

    HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT- The National Weather Service has a little egg on its face after issuing a false Tsunami warning for the Connecticut shoreline on its radio and emergency alert systems. Some broadcasters used it and it blew up Twitter. The warning was four all of the state's coastal counties... more »
  • White House says Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali

    August 30, 2015 5:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali. He's giving the mountain its traditional Alaska Native name on the eve of a historic presidential visit to Alaska. Denali is an Athabascan word meaning "the high one."... more »
  • Feds allow Shell to drill for oil in Arctic Ocean off Alaska

    August 17, 2015 3:09 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The federal government has given Royal Dutch Shell the final permit it needs to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast for the first time in more than two decades. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said Monday that exploratory drilling can... more »
  • That's not mistletoe

    June 2, 2015 9:07 PM

    NORTH POLE, ALASKA- People at the North Pole can now put marijuana on their Christmas list and it won't be a wish. Pot became legal in Alaska this year and sales can begin next year. The North Pole City Council rejected a measure to ban marijuana dispensaries and... more »
  • North Pole won't block pot sales

    June 2, 2015 5:22 PM

    NORTH POLE, AK - North Pole residents can put marijuana on their Christmas list next year. The city council in North Pole, Alaska, rejected a measure Monday that would have banned marijuana dispensaries. Marijuana became legal in Alaska in February, and sales begin next year. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported... more »
  • LaSalle man accused of timber thefts arrested in Alaska

    May 26, 2015 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana officials say a LaSalle Parish man accused of timber thefts worth more than $100,000 was arrested in Alaska where they say he was planning to flee to Canada. On Tuesday the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry said James Marcus Ainsworth, 39, of LaSalle Parish, was... more »
  • Loose moose stabbed to death

    April 29, 2015 8:46 PM

    ANCHORAGE, ALASKA- Moose are a common sight in Anchorage but not three men jumping on one and using a large knife to stab it to death. Thet rio are now charged with animal cruelty, wanton waste of big game and tampering with evidence. A bike rider called police saying... more »
  • Dog becomes ring bearer

    April 20, 2015 7:54 PM

    SITKA, ALASKA- A woman thought her dog was the culprit when her wedding ring vanished but she couldn't find the proof until she saw a Facebook post about a platinum band being found at a ball field. Nikki Balovich last saw the ring in January. She had a habit... more »
  • Iditarod mushers start crossing first checkpoint of race

    March 10, 2015 10:43 AM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A young musher who recently won an all-river-ice sled dog race in Alaska has grabbed an early lead in the 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Pete Kaiser of Bethel was the first to leave the Manley Hot Springs checkpoint, 161 miles into the race. He departed... more »
  • Mushers embark on trek across Alaska as Iditarod begins

    March 9, 2015 1:30 PM

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is underway. A field of 78 mushers began the 1,000-mile trek across Alaska on Monday in the unusual start location of Fairbanks. The race usually kicks off 225 miles away in Willow. But organizers decided to move farther north because of... more »
  • Alaska becomes 3rd state to legalized marijuana

    February 24, 2015 3:10 AM

    JUNEAU, AK - Alaska has become the third state in the U.S. to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. A ballot measure approved by Alaska votes in November kicks in Tuesday, allowing adults 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of pot and up to six plants. Regulations... more »
  • 4-year-old shot when mom's gun falls from holster

    February 23, 2015 2:06 AM

    WASILLA, AK - A 4-year-old Alaska boy was shot in the leg Saturday when his mother's handgun fell out of its holster and fired. Alaska State Troopers say they took a call on the incident near Wasilla just before 11:30 a.m. Medics were treating the boy when they arrived. Troopers... more »
  • A walk in 35 below

    February 5, 2015 7:48 PM

    FAIRBANKS, ALASKA- A man in interior Alaska decided to take a 50-mile walk between villages with the temperature in 35-below zero weather and almost made it. He was found in good condition about four miles from his destination. The family of 52-year-old Lawrence James told authorities they were... more »
  • Shell says it will drill off Alaska if it can get permits

    January 29, 2015 12:04 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Royal Dutch Shell PLC says it will drill off Alaska's northwest coast in 2015 - if it can get the permits it needs and drill safely. Speaking in London, Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden said Thursday that Shell will move forward with its plan to use... more »
  • Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

    January 27, 2015 11:11 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is proposing to open up drilling off a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast for the first time, even as it restricts drilling off Alaska. The plan, unveiled Tuesday, envisions auctioning areas off Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia to oil companies come 2021.... more »
  • 3 men see snout, free moose buried in avalanche

    January 2, 2015 10:19 AM

    ANCHORAGE, AK - A moose buried by an avalanche on an Alaska mountain had its luck changed by three men passing on snowmobiles. The Alaska Dispatch News reports that the three Matanuska-Susitna Borough residents spotted the animal's snout sticking out of the snow and used shovels to free the moose.... more »
  • Remains of Ice Age infants uncovered in Alaska

    November 11, 2014 3:43 PM

    FAIRBANKS, AK - Researchers have uncovered the remains of two Ice Age infants in Alaska's interior, a discovery archaeologists call the youngest human remains of that era found in northern North America. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the remains dating back about 11,500 years offer a new glimpse into ancient... more »
  • Fire at offshore gas platform prompts evacuation

    October 3, 2014 2:13 AM

    ANCHORAGE, AK - Responders say a fire at an offshore liquefied natural gas platform in Alaska has been fully contained. The unified command for the incident said in a statement Thursday the Cook Inlet platform will be monitored throughout the night. The fire destroyed the crew's living quarters and forced... more »
  • Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot

    September 22, 2014 1:27 PM

    ANCHORAGE, AK - A reporter for an Alaska TV station revealed on the air that she owns a medical marijuana business and was quitting her job to advocate for the drug. After reporting on the Alaska Cannabis Club on Sunday night's broadcast, KTVA's Charlo Greene identified herself as the business's... more »
  • Alaska oil checks

    September 17, 2014 7:45 PM

    ANCHORAGE, ALASKA- This year's oil checks for people in Alaska will amount to about $1,900. The money from the state's oil wealth is distributed yearly to residents. The payout is October 2 and is more than double the amount of $900 last year. It's short of the... more »

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