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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.

Former APD Officer Charged with Unsworn Falsification

Alaska state prosecutors have filed a criminal charge of unsworn falsification against a former Anchorage police officer accused of living in the country illegally under a stolen identity.

Alaska Air Approves Repurchase of $50 Million in Stock

Alaska Air Group Inc. said Monday that its board approved the repurchase of up to $50 million in company stock.

Kohring Gets Public Defender In Case of Retrial

A federal judge has appointed a public defender in case the government decides to retry former Wasilla-area Republican State Representative Vic Kohring.

Plane Crash Lands in Cold Bay

Four people are unhurt after a Universal Airlines plane crash landed in Cold Bay on Sunday. The plane, a DC-6, landed without landing gear extended.

Missing Talkeetna Musher Found

Two days after the search for her was called off, Talkeetna musher Melanie Gould contacted police on Saturday.

Anchorage City Workers Begin Cleaning Out Homeless Camps

Anchorage city workers collected piles of dirty blankets, beer cans and other belongings from two homeless camps Saturday, as part of the city's crackdown on homeless camps. Police officers had earlier warned homeless squatters to leave parks and greenbelts.

Special Session Cost Alaska At Least $960,018

The special legislative session cost the state at least $960,018. Legislative Affairs Executive Director Pam Varni said the bulk of that is due to payroll costs, per diem and travel.

DOD Releases IDs of Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense has released the names of the four Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson soldiers kill by a roadside bomb Saturday in Afghanistan.