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Coast Guard: 3 people missing after boat capsizes off Alaska, 1 other found with no signs of life

May. 23, 2024 12:31 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three people were missing after a boat capsized in a Gulf of Alaska bay, the Coast Guard said in a series of social media posts, and another person was found “with no signs of life." The Coast Guard told Anchorage television station KTUU that a distress...

Coast Guard says Alaska charter boat likely capsized last year after flooding, killing 5

May. 22, 2024 14:20 PM EDT

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A fishing charter boat found partially submerged off an island in southeast Alaska last May likely capsized after its well deck flooded in rough seas, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, which investigated the incident that left five people dead, including two vacationing...

Family says Alaska photographer killed in moose attack knew the risks, died doing what he loved

May. 21, 2024 20:40 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The family of an Alaska man fatally attacked by an enraged moose trying to protect her newborn twin calves said he was a nature photographer who knew the risks of taking photos in the wild and died doing what he loved. Even though there have been some calls...

Moose kills Alaska man attempting to take photos of her newborn calves

May. 20, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 70-year-old Alaska man who was attempting to take photos of two newborn moose calves was attacked and killed by their mother, authorities said Monday. The man killed Sunday was identified as Dale Chorman of Homer, said Austin McDaniel, a spokesperson for...

Dive team finds bodies of 2 men dead inside plane found upside down in Alaska lake

May. 18, 2024 21:08 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The bodies of two men have been recovered from a plane that was found face down in a lake, Alaska State Troopers said Saturday. Troopers were notified late Friday of the upside-down aircraft in Six Mile Lake near the Athabascan community of Nondalton,...

Jury finds Honolulu's former top prosecutor and 5 others not guilty in a federal bribery case

May. 17, 2024 22:00 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A jury found Honolulu's former top prosecutor not guilty Friday in a bribery case that alleged employees of an engineering and architectural firm bribed him with campaign donations in exchange for his prosecution of a former company employee. A U.S. grand jury...

Alaska lawmakers end their session with late bills passing on energy, education

May. 16, 2024 18:11 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska lawmakers ended their four-month session early Thursday with a flurry of last-minute bills addressing priority issues such as energy and correspondence school programs that are a focus of ongoing litigation. Bickering over the budget was muted compared...

Cancer claims Iditarod champion Rick Mackey. His father and brother also won famed Alaska race

May. 15, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Rick Mackey, the winner of the 1983 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, has died of lung cancer, his daughter told The Associated Press Wednesday. Mackey, who died Monday, was 71. The Mackey name is closely tied to the history of the Iditarod, the grueling race...

Alaska budget negotiators announce tentative deal as legislative session nears deadline

May. 14, 2024 15:51 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska budget negotiators announced a tentative agreement Tuesday that includes direct payments to residents this year of about $1,655, winding down a budget process that lacked the acrimony of prior years. Lawmakers face a Wednesday deadline to complete...

Man shot and killed after raising a gun at four Anchorage officers, police chief says

May. 13, 2024 12:51 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police officers responding to a disturbance call shot and killed a man early Monday after he pointed a gun at them, police chief Bianca Cross said. “Four officers discharged their weapons, striking the adult male once in the upper body, at least...