Alaska Morning News: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

7 a.m. Newscast

Alaska attorney general recovering after ‘scare’

Associated Press

Attorney General Kevin Clarkson says he had “quite the scare” but is on his way to a full recovery following emergency surgery to fix an artery in his heart.

Juneau’s 2019 cruise ship season has begun

Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO – Juneau

The first big cruise ship of the season tied up in Juneau on Sunday morning. It was the Ruby Princess’ first of 20 scheduled visits this season.

Fire season kicks off with over a dozen fires statewide

Aaron Bolton, KBBI – Homer

The Alaska Division of Forestry is warning Alaskans in the Southcentral region of the state about high fire danger.

8 a.m. Newscast

Alaska jail fire kills 2 prisoners, seriously injures guard

Anna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – Bethel

An early morning fire at an Alaska jail killed two inmates and seriously injured a guard who was trying to release them.

Former bank employee sentenced to 10 years for $4.3M theft

Associated Press

An Alaska bank employee who stole $4.3 million in cash has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.