February 2016

State: Half of pot applications contain errors

Alaska's new commercial marijuana program has gotten off to a roaring start, with more than 100 applicants since Wednesday. Read more

Prisons, Troopers go under budget knife

The Alaska House closed out the first stage of its budget work on Friday as the subcommittee in charge of the Alaska State Troopers recommended... Read more

Grand jury indicts four men tied to home invasion

A Juneau grand jury handed up four indictments on Friday in connection to a Feb. 14 home invasion with charges that included kidnapping and assault.... Read more

Bethel allocates more money to project deemed fruitless

BETHEL- The Bethel City Council has approved spending an extra $5,000 for a multimillion-dollar road project, despite skepticism about the plans. Read more

Fortress of the Bear in Sitka looks to expand facility

SITKA - A bear rescue operation in Sitka is planning to expand its facilities to accommodate an increasing number of visitors. The Fortress of the... Read more

Lawmakers near half-way point

JUNEAU — Legislators this coming week will reach the half-way point of the scheduled 90-day session, with the House working toward finalizing its version of... Read more

Feds release probable causes in 2 fatal crashes

ANCHORAGE - Pilot error and flawed safety procedures by an Alaska commuter air company contributed to a fatal plane crash in 2013 outside the village... Read more


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Police calls for Monday, Feb. 29, 2016

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed... Read more


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