Alaska News

Plane crash in Houston claims 23-year-old pilot

A light plane crashed in Houston yesterday afternoon, taking the life of a young pilot, 23-year-old Joseph Mielke of Big Lake.

FBX 4 testimony: Classmate says Wallace confessed to him

A man who claims a high school classmate told him he and group of friends killed John Hartman back in 1997, testified in state court in Fairbanks on Thursday.

Mudslide blocks Haines Highway

The Haines Highway is blocked by mudslides this evening after a few days of heavy rainfall. According to Highway residents, there are four slides between mile markers 18 and 21 that have made the road impassable.

Keeping produce on the menu: Church picks up state’s slack

An eleventh-hour donation to the Bristol Bay Borough School is keeping fresh fruits and vegetables on students’ plates this year.

Juneau man lowers damages sought from hiker who sprung his traps

A Juneau trapper has lowered the amount of damages he's seeking in a lawsuit against a hiker who sprang his traps last December.

AK: Palmer taxidermist devotes a lifetime to still life

At its worst, a bad taxidermy job is gaudy and unsettling. At its finest, taxidermy turns animals into art, preserved for a lifetime or more. Where a specimen falls on that spectrum is up to the skill and ardor of the taxidermist.

Ex-Parnell revenue official chosen to head Permanent Fund

Angela Rodell has been selected to be the new CEO of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp.

49 Voices: Mike Humphrey of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Mike Humphrey who spent 20 years in Fairbanks but reluctantly relocated to Anchorage two years ago. Download Audio

Impacts of ‘Land into Trust’ on Alaska tribes

For the first time, Alaska tribes have the right to ask the federal government to put tribal lands into trust status, just like tribes in the Lower 48. What would this legal designation, known as Indian Country, mean for tribes and for the state? What are the potential benefits and what are the restrictions? APRN: Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 at 10:00am

Unexplained gap impacts Kenai Peninsula rehab services

A state program that helps people convicted of drug and alcohol related crimes fight addiction says it’s seeing a decrease in court referrals for the cities of Homer and Kenai. But, local law enforcement reports there hasn’t been a significant drop in drug and alcohol related crime.