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Alaska pilot sentenced for lying to accident investigators

Sep. 11, 2020 6:51 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska pilot convicted of lying to federal investigators after a fatal 2014 crash was sentenced to a 12-month prison term. Forest Kirst was found guilty of obstructing crash investigations performed by the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board,...

Woman comes forward about encounter with ex-Alaska official

Sep. 10, 2020 7:59 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Byron Mallott invited a woman to a meeting at a hotel in 2018 in which Alaska's then-lieutenant governor said he was attracted to her and expressed hope she felt the same, she told the Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica of the events that led to Mallott's resignation. Jody Potts...

Alaska court rules police need aerial surveillance warrants

Sep. 9, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Court of Appeals has ruled law enforcement officers cannot use cameras and drones for aerial searches of property without a warrant. The court acknowledged police have a legal right to fly over property, but the use of observational technology violates the right to...

University of Alaska student regent's email draws criticism

Sep. 3, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Some University of Alaska students called for the resignation of the student regent following a lengthy email with content some considered inappropriate. University of Alaska Board of Regents member Cachet Garrett sent the message to more than 30,000 students Monday, The Anchorage...

Men buy face masks to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 in Caloocan city, Philippines on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to ease a mild coronavirus lockdown in the capital and four outlying provinces to further reopen the country's battered economy despite having the most reported infections in Southeast Asia. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The Latest: Philippines allows partial reopening in capital

Aug. 31, 2020 10:39 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines — Fitness gyms, barber shops and internet cafes were allowed to reopen partly in the Philippine capital Tuesday as the government further eased quarantine restrictions despite the country having the most coronavirus infections in Southeast Asia. President Rodrigo Duterte, however,...

Alaska university athletes quarantined for virus after party

Aug. 31, 2020 9:43 AM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Fairbanks hockey team and other student athletes are in quarantine or isolation after athletes tested positive for COVID-19 following an off-campus party, administrators said. The 37 University of Alaska Fairbanks students, including the entire hockey team,...

2 killed in midair collision over Fairbanks airstrip

Aug. 27, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Two people were killed Thursday when two planes collided over an airstrip in Fairbanks, Alaska State Troopers said. One plane was a Piper Super Cub flown by Larry Dalrymple, 73, of Fairbanks, troopers said. The other was a Cessna 172 flown by Shane E. Bennett, 52, also of...

More than 140 employees to be laid off at Alaska airports

Aug. 15, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The food service provider for the Anchorage and Fairbanks airports will lay off more than 140 employees because of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the organization said in a letter to Alaska officials. The layoffs will comprise of 123 workers from Ted Stevens...

This undated photo shows Stewy Carlo during his Army service days during the Vietnam War. Carlo died in a car accident in 1975, but his family will apply for an allotment of 160 acres of government-owned land in Alaska under a new program that will allow Alaska Native Vietnam veterans or their heirs to apply for land that they might have missed out on in earlier programs because of their service. (Photo provided by Seeyaa Charpentier via AP)

Program allows some Alaska Native Vietnam vets to get land

Aug. 8, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Stewy Carlo had a short life, but he lived every moment. While serving in the Army, he bought a 1951 Mercedes and motored around Europe. After his service years, he roamed South America where he developed a love of photography, and then later turned heads while driving an exotic...

University of Alaska regents no longer considering merger

Aug. 7, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Board of Regents are no longer considering a proposed merger of the University of Alaska Southeast and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, officials said. The board unanimously voted Wednesday to rescind the resolution made in June that directed the...