The Department of Natural Resources have determined that an unextinguished campfire was the cause of the McHugh fire that has been raging in Chugach State Park near South Anchorage since July 16th. According to a release sent out this afternoon, the fire began in an area not commonly used by hikers and not in an established campfire ring. Listen now
In a move that may come as no surprise to a cash-strapped state administration, the commissioner of DOC Tuesday announced the shuttering of Palmer Correctional Facility. Listen now
Anchorage is assigning more police to handle drunk drivers. Listen now
Early this morning, the National Weather Service in Anchorage issued a red flag warning effective until 10 p.m. tonight, highlighting that Anchorage would be at a higher risk for wildfires.
The Anchorage Police Department has released the names of the officers involved in last week's fatal shooting. Listen now
A 25-acre wildfire began to spread across McHugh Creek about three-quarters of a mile from the Seward Highway south of Anchorage. According to the Department of Forestry, the fire was reported to the Anchorage Fire Department at about 11:30 p.m. on Saturday night. Listen now
Walker's vetoes on the operating budget have carved at $17 million dollar hole in the Anchorage's revenues, with the bulk of that drop hitting the school district. Listen now
Police say a man advanced on officers with a weapon before they opened fire behind a Home Depot. Listen now
Anchorage's mayor Ethan Berkowitz got down and dirty on Monday. The mayor wants to encourage local gardening, and part of that plan is a new city composting program Berkowitz introduced at the Anchorage Municipality's solid waste landfill in Eagle River.
With prodding from Alaska's congressional delegation, USCG leadership will "revisit" licensing rules that Western Alaska lodge owners say are unreasonable. Listen now
Anchorage police are ruling homicide in the deaths of two people found on a city bike path early Sunday morning. APD has identified the victims as 20-year-old Brianna Foisy and 41-year-old Jason Netter, Sr. Law enforcement is not releasing any further details on the cause of death, nor is anyone in custody at this time. Listen now
A small earthquake rattled dishes along the outer coast of Southeast Alaska Monday evening. The US Geological Survey reports that a magnitude 3.6 quake occurred about 20 miles west of Whale Bay off the coast of Baranof Island, at 7:20 PM. The epicenter was located at a depth of about 21 miles below the surface of the earth.
Among Governor Bill Walker's vetoes announced earlier this week is the re-appropriation of nearly $19 million meant for the controversial Northern Access Project in Anchorage's U-Med District. But, that doesn't mean the money can be used for other projects.
A fast-moving storm is set to hit a wide swath of Southcentral Alaska starting Thursday evening. It's expected to start in the Copper River Basin and spread through the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, Anchorage and the northern Kenai Peninsula. Download Audio
21-year-old Cody Randall Hess has been charged in connection with a shooting in the Anchorage's Spenard area.
What was thought to have been a stabbing on wednesday, then a bear attack, is now being reported as a moose attack by the Department of Fish and Game.
Anchorage police are investigating a shooting near the intersection of Spenard Road and Minnesota Drive.