A former Department of Corrections officer convicted of smuggling drugs into Goose Creek Correctional Center was sentenced Tuesday to eight months in federal prison. Listen now

Chief Chris Tolley took over in October of 2015, and was tasked with expanding the size of the police force. He's handing the department over to Captain Justin Doll, a 20-year APD veteran coming from a community-facing role at the department. Listen now

The University of Alaska Anchorage is in the final stages of starting a new program that focuses on positions that assist doctors during surgery. It's called the surgical technology program, and the curriculum will train students for difficult-to-fill positions in the state's health care industry. Listen now

Two Alaskans traveled to Austria in March to compete in the Special Olympics World Winter Games – and both came back with some hardware. Listen now
The Alaska Railroad brings a load of tourists into Whittier in July 2008. (Creative Commons photo by Frank Kovalchek)

The Alaska Railroad Corporation had a rough year in 2016, where it saw a dramatic drop in revenue. The company finished 2016 $4.4 million in the red. Listen now

Even though there's still lots of snow and cold temps across much of the state, the Alaska Summer Showcase travel fair is coming to Anchorage. And the Alaska Native Heritage Center on Saturday will be chock-full of all sorts of travel deals and prizes.

A midtown Anchorage apartment building caught fire early Wednesday morning, killing two people and injuring 16 others. A portion of the three-story Royal Suite Lodge on Minnesota Drive in midtown has collapsed from the blaze, and the cause is currently unknown. Listen now

Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage is weighing its options to become more financially sustainable. Among its top prospects: to seek tribal college status. Listen now

After about a week of negative double-digit temperatures, rain and warmer weather is expected throughout much of Southcentral Alaska this week. Listen now

The collapse of "The Dome" – an Anchorage sports complex – over the weekend, has left some people wondering whether their own roofs can withstand the weight of the recent heavy snowfall. Listen now

Back-to-back storms, a tricky division of labor, and budget cuts contribute to a perception of lagging snow-removal. Listen now

Education funding in Gov. Bill Walker's proposed budget remains relatively flat for the upcoming fiscal year. And even though big cuts to education are not yet proposed, districts are finding ways to cope with funding that doesn't necessarily keep up with the natural year-to-year rises in costs. Listen now

Without any single factor responsible for the surge in homicides, officials say there no clear solution to the problem. Listen Now
ASD, Anchorage School District

Incidences of gun violence at schools in the U.S. are increasingly dominating the national spotlight, raising questions about school security and what can be done to ensure the safety of students. Anchorage schools are taking a proactive approach. Listen Now

Heavy snow over the weekend in parts of Southcentral Alaska has forecasters urging caution in the backcountry due to heightened avalanche danger. Listen Now

Two people were killed in a Christmas Eve double homicide in Anchorage. Listen Now
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Without much snow, the last couple of years have been tough for many winter-sport enthusiasts across Southcentral Alaska, especially cross-country skiers. And conditions have forced an Anchorage organization to rely on artificial methods to keep the ski community alive in the state's largest city. Listen Now

In a departure from big wish lists of the past, Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz's legislative request has only one capital budget project, coupled with a number of law changes designed to give local governments more financial flexibility. Listen Now

An Anchorage grand jury has indicted a 21-year-old man in a double homicide at Anchorage's Point Woronzof in January of this year. Listen Now

The women's volleyball team from the University of Alaska Anchorage had its best-ever finish over the weekend. The Seawolves claimed second place in the NCAA Division II National Tournament, ultimately losing in the championship game. Listen Now