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Alaska troopers seek 4 men in suspected gunpoint robbery

Oct. 19, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska troopers have released an alert seeking help in finding multiple men suspected of robbing a gas station at gunpoint. The Anchorage Daily News reports that Alaska State Troopers sent an alert Saturday after four young men stole about $100 from a Wasilla gas station....

Alaska school computer monitoring raises privacy concerns

Oct. 19, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska school district has introduced a new computer monitoring program prompting concerns over student privacy and data collection. The Juneau School District installed and launched the Bark program Sept. 13, Juneau Empire reported . An email was sent Sept. 15 with initial details...

Stylish garbage collector gets dream job he was gunning for

Oct. 19, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Three years ago, Empire staff photographer Michael Penn took a photograph of a garbage collector emptying a trash can for the city of Juneau in a suit and tie. When asked about his sartorial choice, Charlie Gallant said, "Why not? I decided I would wear a coat and tie all week. When I...

Man missing after spiritual quest to Alaska's Hatcher Pass

Oct. 19, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In August 2018, a solitary man walked 14 miles into a lonely valley on the western side of Hatcher Pass. He carried almost nothing: A backpack, 5 pounds of oatmeal. No rifle or bear spray. Vladimir Kostenko planned to stay at a tiny dry cabin for months. He was seeking no less than...

1 dead after plane landing on Alaska island went off runway

Oct. 19, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — One person died after a commuter airplane went off the end of a runway while landing at an airport in the remote Aleutian Islands fishing community of Unalaska, authorities said Friday. Alaska State Troopers identified the victim as David Allan Oltman, 38, of Washington state. The...

The Latest: City plans to remove plane from site Saturday

Oct. 19, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

UNALASKA, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a plane that went off the runway while landing at an Aleutian Islands community (all times local): 4:46 p.m. The city of Unalaska said in a statement Friday evening that it plans to remove on Saturday the PenAir airplane from the scene of a crash The state Department...

The coolest Saints fans keep the faith in Anchorage, Alaska

Oct. 19, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The borders of the Who Dat Nation extend far beyond the top row of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, far beyond Sulphur and Bastrop and Bogalusa, and far beyond the Lower 48 for that matter. In fact, there's a colony of Who Dats in Anchorage, Alaska — 4,344 miles from Poydras...

Alaska State Troopers say Washington state man dies from injuries suffered in Alaska plane crash

Oct. 18, 2019 12:50 PM EDT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say Washington state man dies from injuries suffered in Alaska plane crash.

Work order on Seward statue to be filled after 83 years

Oct. 18, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A statue in New York City is getting a new pedestal 83 years after a city parks engineer requested it. The Wall Street Journal reports work on the statue of William H. Seward at Madison Square Park's southern entrance will begin next week. Seward served as a U.S. Senator, as New York's...

Alaska considers effects of prisoner transfers out of state

Oct. 18, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Lawmakers and others familiar with Alaska's prison system have expressed concerns that a plan to transfer inmates to other states could have negative repercussions for the prisoners and the community. Some officials believe an Alaska Department of Corrections plan to send inmates...