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Threat Level of Alaska Volcano Upgraded

The Alaska Volcano Observatory says the volcano appears to have kicked up to an elevated unrest. In the past six days, three brief explosions from Cleveland Volcano were detected.

January 2, 2014 - 2:57 pm

Two Brothers Sentenced for Drug, Tax Fraud

Two brothers from the Dominican Republic have been sentenced for a drug and tax fraud conspiracy that authorities say could have exceeded $25 million. The U.S. attorney’s office says Joel Santana-Pierna was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Anchorage to nearly 12 years and Abel Santana-Pierna got 72 months.

December 31, 2013 - 4:50 pm

Pioneering Alaska Doctor Marcell Jackson Dies

M. Marcell Jackson, one of Alaska’s first female doctors, has died at age 84.

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December 30, 2013 - 5:47 pm

Woman Dies From Cold Exposure In Anchorage

Anchorage Police say a 57-year-old woman was found dead after spending the night in a tent in Anchorage.

December 30, 2013 - 10:00 am
Appeals Court Reinstates Charges In Fishing Case

Appeals Court Reinstates Charges In Fishing Case

The state appeals court on Friday reinstated charges of excessive fishing against a former state senator and two others.

December 27, 2013 - 10:45 am

Woman Seeks To Have Arrest Scrubbed From Records

A woman is suing the Municipality of Anchorage, claiming she was falsely arrested for drunken driving after she refused to give her phone number to a police officer.

December 27, 2013 - 10:44 am

State Issues Air Quality Advisory For Fairbanks

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports cold air and temperature inversions are behind the poor air quality.

December 27, 2013 - 10:39 am

ATM Stolen From Palmer Restaurant

The Anchorage Daily News reports the machine was taken from RW’s Hamburger House Saturday morning.

December 27, 2013 - 10:37 am

Alaska Flu Cases Skyrocket In December

There’s been a sharp increase in the number of flu cases reported to the state. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports there were 177 influenza infections in Alaska between Dec. 1-21.

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December 26, 2013 - 5:06 pm

Study Shows Military’s Impact On Alaska

A new study from the state shows how dependent Alaska is on the military. The state estimates the military will spend $486 million next year on Alaska projects.

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December 26, 2013 - 5:04 pm

Fairbanks Residents Wake Thursday To Minus 41

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the low temperature Thursday morning at the airport was minus 41 degrees, three degrees colder than Christmas morning.

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December 26, 2013 - 5:03 pm

Woman Accused Of Ramming Trooper Vehicle

Dona Carnahan is charged with assault, failure to stop at an officer’s direction, criminal mischief, driving under the influence and possessing a weapon while intoxicated.

December 26, 2013 - 10:09 am

More Than 700 Alaskans Sign Up For Health Coverage

More Alaskans are signing up as the deadline to enroll in the government health care plan looms.

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December 24, 2013 - 3:39 pm

Alaska Flags To Be Lowered For Former State Rep

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has ordered state flags to be lowered Thursday in memory of a former lawmaker.

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December 24, 2013 - 3:39 pm

Person Found Dead After Wasilla House Fire

Alaska State Troopers say a person has been found dead after a fire destroyed house in Wasilla.

December 23, 2013 - 10:13 am

Proposed Rule Would Allow VPSOs To Carry Guns

Village public safety officers in Alaska’s interior say they should be able to carry guns while on the job.

December 23, 2013 - 10:09 am

Oiled Birds Wash Ashore On St. Lawrence Island

Two dead, oil – covered seagulls have been found off the coast of St. Lawrence Island. In a release issued today [Friday], the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation says that the two freshly dead birds were discovered by off shore hunters on December 10.

December 13, 2013 - 4:28 pm

Legislation Would Reject Pay Raise For Governor

House Democratic lawmakers plan to introduce legislation rejecting proposed pay raises for Alaska’s governor and other top state officials.

December 13, 2013 - 4:25 pm

Report: 398 Alaskans Pick Marketplace Plans

Government figures show 398 Alaskans signed up for private health insurance during the first two months of the online marketplace.

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December 11, 2013 - 5:36 pm

Preliminary Report Reveals Few Details In St. Mary’s Crash

An Alaska commuter plane in which four people died last month had changed course from one small Alaska village to another because of deteriorating weather.

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December 10, 2013 - 5:41 pm