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Alaska State Troopers say a Douglas DC-4 airplane has crashed into a river near Fairbanks; not clear how many on board

Apr. 23, 2024 16:15 PM EDT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a Douglas DC-4 airplane has crashed into a river near Fairbanks; not clear how many on board.

Alaska judge finds correspondence school reimbursements unconstitutional

Apr. 13, 2024 14:31 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Reimbursements made to parents for education-related expenses for students in Alaska correspondence schools are unconstitutional, a state court judge has ruled, adding a new twist to a debate over education that lawmakers say may not be quickly resolved. ...

Dog deaths revive calls for end to Iditarod, the endurance race with deep roots in Alaska tradition

Mar. 14, 2024 17:05 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — For the past five years, Alaska’s annual Iditarod sled dog race has gone off mostly free of controversy, as teams of dogs and their mushers braved the elements in the 1,000-mile (1,609-kilometer) test of endurance across the frozen wilderness. This year...

Iditarod issues time penalty to Seavey for not properly gutting moose that he killed on the trail

Mar. 06, 2024 20:10 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Iditarod officials on Wednesday imposed a two-hour time penalty on musher Dallas Seavey for not properly gutting the moose he killed during the race earlier this week. Race marshal Warren Palfrey convened a three-person panel of race officials to...

Musher who was disqualified, then reinstated, now withdraws from the Iditarod race across Alaska

Feb. 27, 2024 17:40 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A musher who was disqualified from the world’s most famous sled dog race only to be reinstated days later has now officially withdrawn from this year’s Iditarod. Eddie Burke Jr. scratched from the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, officials said in a...

Assault claims roil Iditarod sled dog race as 2 top mushers are disqualified, then 1 reinstated

Feb. 23, 2024 19:49 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Claims of violence against women are roiling the world's most famous sled dog race — Alaska's Iditarod — with officials disqualifying two top mushers this week and then quickly reinstating one of them on Friday, days before the start. The upheaval began...

Man found guilty of murder in Alaska Native woman's killing that was captured on stolen memory card

Feb. 22, 2024 22:48 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A South African man who tortured an Alaska Native woman and narrated as he recorded a video of her dying was found guilty of first-degree murder on Thursday for killing her and another Native woman. The Anchorage jury returned a unanimous verdict against...

Iditarod's reigning rookie of the year disqualified from 2024 race for violating conduct standard

Feb. 20, 2024 17:52 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The governing body of the world’s most famous sled dog race has disqualified the 2023 Iditarod rookie of the year from this year’s contest by citing a rule but not the specific infraction of it. After an emergency meeting Monday, the Iditarod Trail...

Alaska woman gets 99 years for orchestrating catfished murder-for-hire plot in friend's death

Feb. 15, 2024 21:02 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage woman has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for orchestrating the death of a developmentally disabled woman in a murder-for-hire plot, hoping to cash in on a $9 million offer from a Midwestern man purporting to be a millionaire. Denali...

Skier killed, 2 others hurt after falling about 1,000 feet in Alaska avalanche

Feb. 14, 2024 15:34 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An avalanche on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula killed one backcountry skier and injured two others, prompting warnings for people to stay away from steep slopes as warm weather and high winds raise the risk of more snowslides around the state. The avalanche...