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Cal Worthington, who built a fortune from a series of West Coast car dealerships and became a TV fixture thanks to commercials urging customers to “go see Cal,” has died. He was 92.
A 31-year-old Anchorage man accused of driving drunk and killing two teenage girls walking along a street has been indicted by a grand jury. The state Department of Law said today in a statement that Stacey Graham was indicted on two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of manslaughter. He also was earlier charged by the state with driving under the influence.
A legislative attorney says a proposed new regulation that would further define what constitutes a “medically necessary” abortion for purposes of receiving Medicaid funding would likely be found unconstitutional.
The Alaska State Personnel Board is considering including Same-sex partners in the definition of “immediate family.” The proposed change in rules would allow state employees to take family leave due to a serious health condition of a same-sex partner.
A 31-year-old man suspected of shooting at an Anchorage police officer has been arrested. James John Nick was arrested on a warrant this morning.
A man fired several shots at an Anchorage police officer today, but the officer was not hit. Police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro says the suspect fled on foot, and police have set up a perimeter in the midtown area to search for the man.
The Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage has a new director. Gunnar Knapp has been named to the post, after acting as interim director since January.
A school board in Southeast Alaska has voted to close the school in Tenakee Springs for the upcoming school year.
Investigators have released a preliminary report on a plane crash in Alaska that killed all 10 on board, saying no flight plan was filed.
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski wants the Army to explain why artillery was used against the advice of fire manager in a training exercise, possibly starting a wildfire that has cost $19 million so far.
U.S. Rep. Don Young has voted with the majority in passing legislation to reduce borrowing costs for millions of college students.