Dan Joling

Alaska sues federal agencies over hunting prohibitions

ANCHORAGE - The state of Alaska on Friday sued two federal agencies to overturn a ban on certain hunting techniques on national refuges and preserves, including the killing of black bear sows and their cubs in dens with the aid of artificial light. Read more

Semi, tank trailers crash on Interior highway, spill fuel

ANCHORAGE - An estimated 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled along the Richardson Highway when a semi pulling double tank trailers ran off the road. Read more

Man charged with stalking, coercion of former co-worker

ANCHORAGE - Fairbanks prosecutors have filed felony coercion and criminal mischief charges against a man suspected of harassing a former co-worker, slashing her boyfriend's tires and threatening to burn down the man's house. Read more

Feds agree to new deadline for Fairbanks air cleanup

ANCHORAGE - The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to an August deadline on whether to accept or reject a state plan to clean up heavily polluted Fairbanks air. Read more

Struggle for gun preceded fatal shooting at botched robbery

ANCHORAGE - Anchorage police investigating a double homicide and robbery say one victim was shot after a struggle over a gun and the second likely killed because she witnessed the shooting. Read more

Missing Palmer teen was beaten, shot to death

ANCHORAGE - A missing Palmer teenager was pistol-whipped by an acquaintance, driven to a remote location and shot to death, according to an Alaska State Trooper investigating the case. Read more

Teen convicted of shooting foster father over vape charger

ANCHORAGE - A teenager pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree murder after acknowledging that he killed his foster father two years ago because the man had taken away his vapor cigarette charger. Read more

Man charged with attempted murder in Hatcher Pass assaults

ANCHORAGE - A 34-year-old Anchorage man tried to kill two brothers he suspected of stealing his wallet, according to state prosecutors. Matthew Scharber is charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, felony assault and car theft in the shooting Oct. Read more

Man charged with crashing, burning state truck, trailer

ANCHORAGE - A Fairbanks man suspected of crashing and burning a state-owned truck 134 miles from where it was stolen was held Monday on multiple felony charges including arson, eluding and assault. Read more

Bear mauls man walking his dogs at Seward airport

ANCHORAGE - A bear mauled a man out with his dogs before dawn Thursday on a runway of the small airport in the southern Alaska town of Seward, officials said. Read more

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