Latest Alaska News

Second suspect arrested in death of man found in car

Nov. 13, 2019 2:50 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A second man is in custody in connection with an Anchorage homicide. Police have arrested 23-year-old Elijah Ramirez on suspicion of first-degree murder and kidnapping in the death of 48-year-old Oscar Garcia. Another man, 27-year-old Rhadames Marmolejos Jr., is charged with...

Alaska militia leader seeks retrial after sentence reduction

Nov. 13, 2019 9:24 AM EST

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska militia leader imprisoned for a plot to kill government officials is seeking a retrial for one of eight charges following a reduction of his sentence, according to court documents. Schaeffer Cox’s attorney filed a motion seeking a retrial for a charge of conspiracy...

Barge bound for Alaska runs aground in British Columbia

Nov. 13, 2019 9:21 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — No injuries were reported and there was no marine pollution when a barge headed to Alaska grounded near Vancouver Island, officials said. The Nana Provider owned by Alaska Marine Lines ran aground on Quadra Island around 8 p.m. Saturday, The Anchorage Daily News reported Tuesday....

Palin says she learned of divorce plans from attorney

Nov. 12, 2019 4:17 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told a Christian broadcaster she learned her husband was seeking a divorce in an email from his attorney. The revelation came in an interview released Tuesday with James Dobson, founder of the Family Talk Christian ministry. He said the interview had...

Republicans advance 3 nominees for open Alaska House seat

Nov. 12, 2019 12:42 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage Republicans have sent the names of three finalists for an open state House seat to Gov. Mike Dunleavy for consideration. Jamie Donley, Melvin Gillis and Forrest McDonald are vying for the seat vacated by Republican Josh Revak. He was confirmed to the Senate seat that was...

Warm weather, food keeping southcentral Alaska bears awake

Nov. 12, 2019 11:46 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Warm temperatures and an abundance of food are keeping bears out of their dens in southcentral Alaska. KTVA-television reports the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is warning people to be aware of bears that have not begun to hibernate. Anchorage area biologist Dave Battle says...

Federal habitats to protect whales would reach to Alaska

Nov. 11, 2019 10:53 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The National Marine Fisheries Service proposed creating critical habitat sites to protect humpback whales that will extend to waters off Alaska, officials said. The habitats are focused on the feeding areas of groups of humpback whales and include the area off Juneau, The Juneau...

Miss Alaska and Miss Alaska Teen winners both from Fairbanks

Nov. 11, 2019 10:52 PM EST

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Fairbanks has been well represented in pageants this year as the newly crowned Miss Alaska USA 2020 and Miss Alaska Teen USA 2020 both hail from the city, officials said. Hannah Carlile accepted the Miss Alaska USA crown and Jadyn Fraser was awarded the Miss Alaska Teen USA crown...

Kentucky new No. 1 in AP Top 25 after beating Michigan State

Nov. 11, 2019 3:54 PM EST

Kentucky is back in a familiar position under John Calipari: No. 1 in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll. The Wildcats rose one spot after winning a 1-vs-2 matchup with Michigan State to open the season in the Champions Classic, followed by an easy win against Eastern Kentucky. They earned 64 of...

Kuskokwim River village resident held in man's death

Nov. 11, 2019 11:43 AM EST

CROOKED CREEK, Alaska (AP) — A rural Alaska man is being held in Bethel on suspicion of first-degree murder. Alaska State Troopers announced Sunday they had arrested 30-year-old Ronald Waskey of Crooked Creek in the death of 26-year-old Evan Waskey. Troopers did not indicate how Evan Waskey died or whether...