Latest Alaska News

Report: Weather was deteriorating before Alaska plane crash

Jul. 18, 2018 6:51 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A pilot flying in rapidly deteriorating weather in Alaska confused snow on a mountain with a body of water before crashing a floatplane with 10 passengers onto the rocky mountainside, a preliminary report released Wednesday says. All 11 people on board the flight survived the July...

US House hopeful for Alaska seat has never been to the state

Jul. 18, 2018 6:09 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Carol Hafner is on the Democratic primary ballot for an Alaska U.S. House seat. She doesn't live in Alaska. In fact, she's never been to the state. Hafner, who listed New Jersey and South Dakota addresses in her candidate filing, says she's serious about running, though she doesn't...

Blockbuster not yet selling Russell Crowe's jockstrap

Jul. 18, 2018 3:12 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Everything in the closing Blockbuster video stores in Alaska is for sale, except the celebrity jockstrap. The Anchorage store is not yet selling the jockstrap worn by Russell Crowe in the 2005 movie "Cinderella Man" and other memorabilia previously owned by the actor, KTUU-TV...

Alaska spaceport shortlisted for Rocket Lab launch site

Jul. 18, 2018 11:12 AM EDT

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A California-based rocket company has shortlisted the spaceport in Kodiak, Alaska, as a possible permanent home for its launches. Rocket Lab announced Tuesday that it's seeking to build a launch complex in the U.S. to complement its current site in New Zealand, the Kodiak Daily Mirror...

Marijuana ad complicates delivery of small Alaska newspaper

Jul. 13, 2018 11:59 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A small Alaska newspaper is scrambling to distribute papers after the U.S. Postal Service raised questions about a marijuana ad. Jenny-Marie Stryker is a reporter with the Chilkat Valley News in Haines. She says a new marijuana business took out the ad. She says the paper didn't...

Alaska officials kill bears near site of recent maulings

Jul. 13, 2018 7:15 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska officials killed a brown bear and her two cubs Friday morning near the site of two recent bear maulings, including a fatal one. Fish and Game officials shot the animals from a helicopter near the Anchorage suburb of Eagle River after an area resident reported the sighting....

Blockbusters in Alaska set to close; 1 store left in US

Jul. 12, 2018 8:36 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's last two Blockbuster video stores are calling it quits, leaving just one store open in the U.S. The stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks will close for rentals after Sunday night and reopen Tuesday for video liquidation sales through the end of August, said Kevin Daymude,...

Alaska plane survivor: 'For those wondering I'm alive'

Jul. 12, 2018 1:07 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Ginny Hacker Eiseman spent the weekend reeling in a bounty of colorful fish at Steamboat Bay Fishing Club on remote Noyes Island in Alaska. She was returning home to Ketchikan when the unthinkable happened. The chartered Taquan Air flight that she and 10 others were on crashed Tuesday...

The Latest: Pilot says he tried to avoid mountainous terrain

Jul. 11, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a plane crash in southeast Alaska (all times local): 2 p.m. The pilot of a small plane that crashed in Alaska says he tried unsuccessfully to avoid the mountainous terrain the plane hit. Clint Johnson is with the National Transportation Safety Board. He says an...

Olympic medalist Kikkan Randall announces cancer diagnosis

Jul. 11, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Kikkan Randall has been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. The 35-year-old cross-country skier known for pink-highlighted hair said Wednesday on social media that "the color pink has taken on a new chapter" in her life. She said the prognosis is good,...