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Alaska reality star injured while cleaning up storm damage

Sep. 30, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A reality television star and Iditarod musher was injured this week while helping clean up storm damage along Alaska's western coast. Jessie Holmes, who since 2015 has starred in “Life Below Zero,” a show about life in rural Alaska produced by National...

Ex-Alaska attorney general pleads not guilty to sexual abuse

Sep. 26, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A former Alaska attorney general pleaded not guilty Monday to charges he sexually abused a minor three decades ago when he was the alleged victim’s high school coach. Clyde “Ed” Sniffen, 58, entered his plea through his attorney, Jeffrey Robinson....

Anchorage pilot killed in small plane crash near Skwentna

Sep. 26, 2022 13:09 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage woman was killed when the plane she was piloting crashed into Whiskey Lake near Skwentna, Alaska Wildlife Troopers said. The pilot was identified as Janell Rude, 67, troopers said. An Air Force rescue team was deployed Sunday and...

9-year-old seriously injured in Alaska brown bear mauling

Sep. 21, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 9-year-old boy was seriously injured by a brown bear while hunting north of Anchorage, Alaska State Troopers said Wednesday. The youth and a 41-year-old man were hunting Tuesday night in the Palmer Hay Flats area about 35 miles (56 kilometers) from the...

Ex-Alaska attorney general indicted on sexual abuse counts

Sep. 21, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A former Alaska attorney general has been indicted by a state grand jury on three felony counts of sexual abuse of a minor, a special prosecutor announced Wednesday. The allegations against Clyde “Ed” Sniffen involve an Anchorage West High School...

Alaskans pocket over $3,000 in annual oil-wealth payments

Sep. 20, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Nearly every single Alaskan got a financial windfall amounting to more than $3,000 Tuesday, the day the state began distributing payments from Alaska’s investment fund that has been seeded with money from the state’s oil riches. The payments, officially...

Assembly: Employee made harassment claim against Pierce

Sep. 13, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Pierce was asked to consider voluntarily resigning as Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor after a borough employee made what were deemed to be credible claims of harassment against him, according to a statement from the borough...

Alaska US Senate hopeful drops bid, backs fellow Republican

Sep. 12, 2022 21:00 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A little-known candidate for the U.S. Senate race in Alaska suspended his campaign Monday, hoping not to divide the GOP vote during the general election by throwing his support to a fellow Republican backed by former President Donald Trump. Buzz Kelley, who...

Exxon Valdez Capt. Joseph Hazelwood dies at 75

Sep. 12, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Joseph Hazelwood, the captain of the Exxon Valdez oil tanker that ran aground more than three decades ago in Alaska, causing one of the worst oil spills in U.S. history, has died, the New York Times reported. He was 75. He died in July after struggling with...

Michigan man suffers punctured arms in Alaska bear mauling

Sep. 07, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Michigan man suffered serious puncture wounds to his arms during a bear mauling in Alaska, but he was able to stop the attack using pepper spray on the grizzly, officials said Wednesday. Nicholas Kuperus, 33, was able to contact Alaska State Troopers via...