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2 die in capsizing at Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park

ANCHORAGE - A father and son on an Alaska fishing trip died Monday when their boat overturned in Glacier Bay National Park.

by Dan Joling

North Slope Police seek suspect who shot gun at officers

ANCHORAGE - Police in Barrow are searching for a man suspected of firing a gun at officers. The North Slope Borough Police Department said officers are looking for 27-year-old Herbert Adams in connection to the incident.

Ketchikan group seeks operator of wheelchair-accessible taxi

KETCHIKAN - A nonprofit that provides services for people with disabilities has yet to find a taxi company in Ketchikan that will operate a vehicle that is wheelchair accessible.

Hikers survive moose attack in Anchorage park

ANCHORAGE - Two hikers are recovering from injuries after they were attacked by a moose in an Anchorage park. Melanie Sandstrom and Catherine Dwinnell had been hiking in Kincaid Park on Friday when the moose charged them.

Woman found shot, wounded at early morning Fairbanks party

FAIRBANKS - A 19-year-old woman was shot and injured at an early morning weekend party in Fairbanks. Alaska State Troopers just after 3 a.m. Sunday took 911 calls of shots fired at a home west of the city.

Alaska House approves $55 million bailout of health insurance market

The Alaska House has voted to bail out the state's high-risk health insurance market to reduce the possibility of a collapse.
JAMES BROOKS

Legislators reach deal to avert shutdown, but deficit remains

Lawmakers late Monday reached a compromise to avert a shutdown of Alaska’s government, but the deal fails to address the structural problems facing state government.
JAMES BROOKS

State mulls privatizing youth detention centers

KENAI - The state is seeking contractors to look into the feasibility of privatizing four of its juvenile detention facilities.

Dead whale found on bow of cruise ship entering Alaska port

ANCHORAGE - A veterinary pathologist worked Monday to determine what killed a juvenile fin whale discovered on the bow of a cruise ship entering an Alaska port.
Dan Joling

Park Service considers visitor caps, expects record crowds

HELENA, Mont. — As the National Park Service kicks off a centennial summer expected to draw record crowds, the agency is seriously considering caps on how many people pass through some of the country’s most iconic landscapes and...
AMY BETH HANSON

Fairbanks man indicted on murder charges for 2014 killing

FAIRBANKS - A Fairbanks man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a woman whose remains were found near North Pole in 2014. Zachary Whisenhunt has been indicted on charges of first- and second-degree murder and...

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North Slope Police seek suspect who shot gun at officers

ANCHORAGE - Police in Barrow are searching for a man suspected of firing a gun at officers. The North Slope Borough Police Department said officers are looking for 27-year-old Herbert Adams in ...

2 die in capsizing at Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park

ANCHORAGE - A father and son on an Alaska fishing trip died Monday when their boat overturned in Glacier Bay National Park.
By Dan Joling

Woman found shot, wounded at early morning Fairbanks party

FAIRBANKS - A 19-year-old woman was shot and injured at an early morning weekend party in Fairbanks. Alaska State Troopers just after 3 a.m. Sunday took 911 calls of shots fired at a home west of ...

Ketchikan group seeks operator of wheelchair-accessible taxi

KETCHIKAN - A nonprofit that provides services for people with disabilities has yet to find a taxi company in Ketchikan that will operate a vehicle that is wheelchair accessible.

Hikers survive moose attack in Anchorage park

ANCHORAGE - Two hikers are recovering from injuries after they were attacked by a moose in an Anchorage park. Melanie Sandstrom and Catherine Dwinnell had been hiking in Kincaid Park on Friday ...

Legislators reach deal to avert shutdown, but deficit remains

Lawmakers late Monday reached a compromise to avert a shutdown of Alaska’s government, but the deal fails to address the structural problems facing state government.
By JAMES BROOKS

Czech Republic man dies while skiing on Alaska mountain

TALKEETNA - A mountaineer from the Czech Republic is dead after an estimated 1,500-foot fall on Denali Mountain. Pavel Michut, 45, was skiing Messner Couloir when he fell Saturday, the National ...

Great Pacific Seafoods files for bankruptcy, shuts down

SEATTLE - Seafood processor Great Pacific Seafoods has ceased operations and filed for bankruptcy.

Valdez plans earthquake memorial

The Valdez Museum is seeking proposals from artists interested in creating a memorial to the victims of the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake in Valdez.

Anchorage woman survives Glenn Highway crash with semi

PALMER - An Anchorage woman escaped serious injury Sunday afternoon when a semi smashed into her pickup, sending it rolling into a swamp off the Glenn Highway.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Big Lake man dies in single-car crash east of Palmer

PALMER - A Big Lake man is dead after a single-car crash west of Palmer. Alaska State Trooper said 50-year-old William Wallace died Monday morning in a crash off North Stringfield Road. Troopers ...

Glacier Bay adds new speed limit

Glacier Bay National Park has set a new speed limit for cruise ships entering the West Arm of Glacier Bay. The 13-knot limit is intended to protect a high concentration of humpback whales.

Man suffers torso wound in early morning Anchorage shooting

ANCHORAGE - Anchorage police are investigating a Memorial Day shooting that left a man with a wound to his upper body. Police took a call on the shooting at about 2 a.m. Monday.

Fairbanks man indicted on murder charges for 2014 killing

FAIRBANKS - A Fairbanks man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a woman whose remains were found near North Pole in 2014. Zachary Whisenhunt has been indicted on charges ...

State mulls privatizing youth detention centers

KENAI - The state is seeking contractors to look into the feasibility of privatizing four of its juvenile detention facilities.

Alaska House approves $55 million bailout of health insurance market

The Alaska House has voted to bail out the state's high-risk health insurance market to reduce the possibility of a collapse.
By JAMES BROOKS

Dead whale found on bow of cruise ship entering Alaska port

ANCHORAGE - A veterinary pathologist worked Monday to determine what killed a juvenile fin whale discovered on the bow of a cruise ship entering an Alaska port.
By Dan Joling

Park Service considers visitor caps, expects record crowds

HELENA, Mont. — As the National Park Service kicks off a centennial summer expected to draw record crowds, the agency is seriously considering caps on how many people pass through some of the ...
By AMY BETH HANSON

No criminal charges filed in North Slope police shooting

BARROW - The Alaska attorney general's office will not file criminal charges against a police officer who fatally shot a Barrow man.

Kenai seafood plant closes

KENAI - A former plant manager says the seafood processor Great Pacific Seafoods has shut down its Alaska operations.

Anchorage police release identity of man found dead in creek

ANCHORAGE - Anchorage police have released the identity of a man found dead May 18 on a mud island in Ship Creek.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Kenai library vandalism costs thousands in damage

KENAI - Authorities are investigating after a vandal caused thousands of dollars in damage at a Kenai library, leaving staff unsure whether they'll be able to fund the replacement of the destroyed ...

2 Anchorage men arrested after 2 eastside shootings

ANCHORAGE - Two Anchorage men suspected of firing guns Thursday have been arrested. Police said 21-year-old Antonio Gray fired shots just before 11 a.m. from a vehicle on east Ninth Avenue and ...

Fairbanks borough air pollution levels worst in US

FARIBANKS - Data show air pollution in the Fairbanks North Star Borough remains at the highest levels in the nation and has failed to show significant air quality improvement.

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