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2 years 1 week ago

Feds expanding state access to immigration data

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Federal officials are expanding access to an immigration database so that several states can use it to cleanse voter rolls. The Homeland Security Department first notified Florida officials last week that they could check to see if registered voters are actually noncitizens who should not be...

2 years 1 month ago

Anchorage named worst dressed city

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Anchorage residents are apparently not dressing to impress. That's the upshot of Travel and Leisure Magazine's reader poll, which put the residents of Alaska's largest city as the least stylish in the nation. The magazine ran an online poll asking readers to rank 35 American cities...

2 years 3 months ago

7-year-old boy tied to Alaska arson fires

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A fire marshal in Alaska's capital city says a 7-year-old boy has admitted setting five arson fires over a little more than four months. Juneau fire marshal Dan Jager tells the Juneau Empire that the boy caused about $1,000 in damages by setting fires in restrooms...

2 years 3 months ago

Shell moves another step closer to Alaska drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Shell Oil is one step closer to drilling offshore from Alaska's northern coasts this summer. The Environmental Protection Agency's appeals board on Friday denied petitions to review the air permit for its drilling ship Kulluk. Federal authorities earlier denied review petitions for Shell's other ship, the...

2 years 3 months ago

Alert level raised for remote Alaska volcano

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The alert level for a remote Alaska volcano has been raised again after scientists found another lava dome has formed in the crater in the last week. The Alaska Volcano Observatory on Wednesday increased the level for Cleveland Volcano, a 5,675-foot peak on uninhabited Chuginadak Island...

2 years 4 months ago

Investigator recommends trial in Afghan suicide

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A military investigator is recommending a court-martial for an eighth soldier suspected of involvement in the suicide of a soldier in Afghanistan. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports 35-year-old Staff Sgt. Blaine Dugas of Port Arthur, Texas, is the last of eight Fort Wainwright soldiers recommended for...

2 years 9 months ago

Crew of seized vessel getting deported

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The crew of a vessel that was seized about 2,600 miles southwest of Kodiak after being suspected of illegal fishing is being deported. A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice says the 22 crew members are being held at a detention facility outside...

2 years 11 months ago

Planes collide over Alaska, 4 dead

TRAPPER CREEK, Alaska (AP) - Authorities say four people are dead after two small float planes collided over Alaska. Alaska State trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters says four bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of Saturday's crash. One of the aircraft landed safely after the accident near Trapper Creek, while...

2 years 11 months ago

Urn theft victim passes away

Burglaries don't usually make the news, but it's what the thieves stole from Bob Herrle that pulled on the heart-strings of the nation. They took the urn that holds the ashes of his late wife Terry. It was almost three months before investigators tracked down the people who stole...

3 years 2 months ago

Alaska seeks more time to produce Palin emails

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The state of Alaska wants more time to release potentially thousands of emails that Sarah Palin sent and received while she was governor. In January, Attorney General John Burns granted an extension until May 31 with the "unequivocal expectation" that all records that aren't privileged...

3 years 6 months ago

Oil flowing again from Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Oil is once again flowing through the trans-Alaska pipeline after a weekend shutdown to repair a leak at a North Slope pump station. Michelle Egan, spokeswoman for the Alyeska Service Pipeline Co., says oil began flowing Monday morning. She says the goal for the next...

3 years 10 months ago

NTSB releases preliminary report on Alaska crash

Federal investigators say the plane carrying former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens had its emergency beacon separate from its mounting bracket when the aircraft crashed into a remote southwest Alaska mountainside earlier this month. The National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report on the Aug. 9 crash also says that the...

3 years 11 months ago

NORAD jets to train over California, Alaska, Alberta

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) will send planes on training flights over Northern California, northern Alberta and southwestern Alaska on Thursday. NORAD said the planes will practice interception and identification procedures as well as responding to multiple threats. Officials say most residents won't see or hear...

3 years 11 months ago

Alaska inmate dies in Colorado prison

Alaska corrections officials say an Alaska inmate has died while being held in a private prison in Colorado. The Anchorage Daily News reports the inmate died Sunday at Hudson Correctional Facility. Colorado officials are investigating the death of the 44-year-old man. His identity hasn't been released pending notification...

3 years 11 months ago

3 killed in national park plane crash

Investigators in Alaska say a cargo plane crashed in Denali National Park Sunday. The three people aboard are presumed dead. The National Park Service says the plane was a Fairchild C-123 registered to All West Freight Inc. of Delta Junction, Alaska. The plane crashed into the south-facing slope...

4 years 1 day ago

Alaska cop uses Taser on black bear

An Alaska police officer used his Taser to discourage a small black bear that had gotten into someone's fish fryer. Lt. Dave Parker delivered a 30-second burst of 100,000 volts to scare away the bear from a house. Parker told the Anchorage Daily News the bear flipped on its...

4 years 1 week ago

Jet makes emergency landing in Aleutians

American Airlines says one of its jets made an emergency landing on an island in Alaska's Aleutians after a fire warning light went off. Company spokesman Tim Smith says Flight 175, en route from Dallas-Fort Worth to Tokyo, landed safely on Shemya Island shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday. It...

4 years 4 months ago

Teacher found dead; wolves to blame?

Villagers in a remote Alaska region are blaming the death of a 32 year-old schoolteacher on wolves after her body was found along on isolated road, though an autopsy completed Thursday was inconclusive. The autopsy concluded that Candice Berner was killed by animals, the Alaska State Troopers said. The...

4 years 6 months ago

Man gets day in jail for throwing taco

An Alaska man who hit a Taco Bell manager in the face with a double-decker taco has been sentenced to one day in jail and one year probation. Warren Strickland of Fairbanks must also pay a $100 fine after pleading guilty Tuesday to disorderly conduct. The 31-year-old says he threw...

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