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Alaska Businessman Won’t be Charged in Florida

Charges have been dropped against a former Alaska businessman who had been accused of sexually assaulting a 6-year-old southwest Florida girl.

Chevron Plans to Sell Cook Inlet Holdings

Chevron plans to sell its holdings in Cook Inlet. They will be sold to Houston-based Hilcorp Alaska LLC.

Dipnetter Dies After Falling into Kenai River

There was a casualty in Tuesday's Sockeye Salmon dipnetting frenzy on the Kenai River. Edwin Ruff, 71, listed as a summer resident, fell into the river near the bridge.

BP Continues Cleanup of Lisburne Drill Site Spill

A spokesman for the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation says BP Exploration Alaska plans to complete cleanup of a spill at the Lisburne Production Facility drill site on Alaska's North Slope before digging up the pipe that burst and caused it.

Rachelle Waterman Sentenced to Three Years

Rachelle Waterman has been sentenced to three years. The Craig woman, who was 16 when her mother, Lori Waterman, was kidnapped and murdered, was tried by an Anchorage jury earlier this year and convicted of criminally negligent homicide.

Joe Miller Yet to Decide on Court Order Challenge

Joe Miller hasn't yet decided if he'll challenge a court order to pay the state legal fees related to his election challenge last year.

Five Escape Sinking Fishing Vessel near Valdez

All five members of a purse seiner fishing vessel safely escaped their boat before it sank Wednesday near Valdez.

Kohring Requests Outside Trial

A former Alaska lawmaker caught in a wide-ranging corruption probe has asked to have his retrial moved out of state.

Drum of Waste Oil Dumped Near Crescent Creek Trail

Somebody dumped a drum of waste oil into a pond near the Crescent Creek trail off the Sterling Highway.

Troopers Shoot, Kill Palmer Man

Alaska State Troopers have fatally shot a 19-year-old Palmer man they say was threatening officers with a gun.

Judge Backs Scientists on Polar Bears

A federal judge is upholding a decision by government scientists that global warming is threatening the polar bear's survival.

Superintendent Comeau Announces 2012 Retirement

One of Alaska's most prominent educators is retiring after nearly four decades of working with students in the state's largest city.

Judge Orders Joe Miller to Pay Legal Fees from Election Challenge

An Alaska judge has ordered that failed U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller pay almost $18,000 in legal fees incurred by the state in fighting Miller's challenge to last year's election.

Two Yakutat Men Drown After Boat Capsizes

Alaska Wildlife Troopers say two Yakutat men drowned after their 20-foot boat capsized. Another man in the commercial fishing party survived Monday's accident at the mouth of Dangerous River in Yakutat.

Soldotna Man Takes Lead in Homer Halibut Derby

A Soldotna man has taken the lead in the Homer Halibut Derby. Chad Aldridge fished Sunday near Seldovia, and landed a 350.5-pound whopper after an hour and 20 minutes.

Parnell Begins Looking Over State Budget

The vetoes are beginning to come from Governor Sean Parnell.

Salazar Announces Acceleration of Lease Sale in NPR-A

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced on Thursday that the department of the Interior will accelerate a lease sale in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, holding it before the end of this year and annually after that.

State’s Unemployment Rate Jumps Slightly

Alaska's unemployment rate for May was 7.4 percent. State Department of Labor data show's that's up slightly from April's 7.3 percent and compares to a national rate in May of 9.1 percent.

5.2 Quake Rocks Anchorage

Alaska's largest city was rocked by a powerful earthquake, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Dion Convicted of Killing Bonnie Craig 17 Years Ago

A jury in Anchorage has convicted a man of killing 18-year-old Bonnie Craig in 1994. The Anchorage Daily News reports the jury deliberated just a few hours Wednesday before finding 41-year-old Kenneth Dion guilty of raping and murdering Craig.