Latest Wasilla News

Feds won't seek death penalty in case against Alaska man

Jul. 09, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal prosecutors will no longer seek the death penalty for an Alaska man accused of killing two people in Wasilla in 2016. John Pearl Smith II, 35, is scheduled to go on trial in October on federal charges in the case, but prosecutors gave...

Alaska lawmaker visits site of partisan Arizona audit

Jun. 09, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska lawmaker said he plans to use his legislative office account to pay for a trip to Arizona to visit a partisan audit of the 2020 election. Rep. David Eastman, a Wasilla Republican, told the Anchorage Daily News the trip was on behalf of...

Postal clerk pays extra postage to send out wedding invites

Jun. 01, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska bride-to-be mailed out her wedding invitations last month and eagerly waited for friends and family to respond. And kept waiting. “We were kind of wondering why we weren’t receiving any RSVPs, but we really didn’t think much of...

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits Alaska, shakes Anchorage

May. 31, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Alaska's Talkeetna Mountains north of Anchorage Sunday night and smaller tremors continued early Monday. The earthquake was felt from Homer to Fairbanks, and was felt especially strongly in the Anchorage and...