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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...

Prosecutor: Man accused of killing 2 Alaska Native women recorded images of both victims

Feb. 06, 2024 21:11 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man accused of murdering two Alaska Native women recorded images of both of his victims, and the break in the case came when a third woman stole the man's phone and provided police with photos and videos of one of the killings, a prosecutor told jurors during opening...

A woman stole a memory card from a truck. The gruesome footage is now key to an Alaska murder trial

Feb. 04, 2024 09:56 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A woman with a lengthy criminal history including theft, assault and prostitution got into a truck with a man who had picked her up for a “date” near downtown Anchorage. When he left her alone in the vehicle, she stole a digital memory card from the center console. ...

It's so cold and snowy in Alaska that fuel oil is thickening and roofs are collapsing

Feb. 02, 2024 00:57 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Much of Alaska has plunged into a deep freeze, with temperatures well below zero. Anchorage has seen some of its coldest temperatures in years and the mayor opened warming facilities for people who are homeless or don't have reliable heating. To the south...

'Pandemic of snow' in Anchorage sets a record for the earliest arrival of 100 inches of snow

Jan. 30, 2024 20:21 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Even by Alaska standards, there is a lot of snow this winter. So much snow has fallen — so far, more than 8.7 feet (2.65 meters) — that roofs on commercial buildings are collapsing around Anchorage and officials are urging residents to break out their...

A fire at a home in northwest Alaska killed a woman and 5 children, officials say

Jan. 25, 2024 20:11 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A woman and five children have died in a fire at a home in a small northwest Alaska village, Alaska State Troopers said Thursday. The remains of the six have been recovered from the home in Noorvik, an Inupiat community of about 650 people located just over...

Northrim: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Jan. 25, 2024 16:38 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Northrim BanCorp Inc. (NRIM) on Thursday reported net income of $6.6 million in its fourth quarter. The Anchorage, Alaska-based bank said it had earnings of $1.19 per share. The holding company for Northrim Bank...

Residents of Alaska's capital dig out after snowfall for January hits near-record level for the city

Jan. 24, 2024 18:17 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Residents of Alaska’s capital were digging out Wednesday after back-to-back winter storms brought the city’s snowfall totals for the month to near-record levels, leaving some parked cars buried with just side-view mirrors or windshield wipers poking out of the white...