Tag: Associated Press

Parnell Proposes $4.9 Million For Emergency Food Caches

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Gov. Sean Parnell is proposing $4.9 million for emergency food supplies to be stashed across the state.

Woman Arrested, Charged In Fatal Hit-And-Run

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Anchorage police say traffic detectives have arrested a 19-year-old woman charged in a fatal April hit and run crash.

Chevron Plans to Sell Cook Inlet Holdings

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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

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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.

Drum of Waste Oil Dumped Near Crescent Creek Trail

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

Troopers Shoot, Kill Palmer Man

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

Judge Orders Joe Miller to Pay Legal Fees from Election Challenge

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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.

Alaska News Nightly: June 24, 2011

Judge Orders Joe Miller to Pay Legal Fees from Election Challenge, U.S. House Rejects Cutting Funding to Offensive in Libya, Residents Return to Unalaska and Dutch Harbor After Tsunami Warning, Coast Guard Trains for More Arctic Traffic, and more...

Two Yakutat Men Drown After Boat Capsizes

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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

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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.

Alaska News Nightly: June 21, 2011

State Receives Record Number of Bids on Cook Inlet Lease Sale, Two Yakutat Men Drown After Boat Capsizes, Missing Musher’s Brother Speaks About Disappearance, Scientists Use Drones to Study Stellar Sea Lions, and more...

Parnell Begins Looking Over State Budget

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The vetoes are beginning to come from Governor Sean Parnell.

Salazar Announces Acceleration of Lease Sale in NPR-A

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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.

Alaska News Nightly: June 17, 2011

Salazar Announces Acceleration of Lease Sale in NPR-A, Arctic Council Reports Record Temperatures Since 2005, Former Mayor of Sitka Ben Grussendorf Dies of Illness, Parnell Administration Optimistic About Gas Pipeline, and more...

State’s Unemployment Rate Jumps Slightly

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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.

Dion Convicted of Killing Bonnie Craig 17 Years Ago

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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.

Alaska News Nightly: June 15, 2011

Resource Developers Concerned About National Ocean Council Initiatives, Gates Says Soldiers in Afghanistan Will Not Be Under-Funded, Investigation Looms as Park and Center Part Ways, Dion Convicted of Killing Bonnie Craig 17 Years Ago, and more...

Former APD Officer Charged with Unsworn Falsification

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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 News Nightly: June 14, 2011

Kuskokwim River Closed to King Salmon Fishing by Emergency Order, State Closes Anchor River to Fishing, AK Pride Pays Forward Their ‘Today’ Show Donations, Redistricting Board Holds Ceremonial Signing of Plan, and more...

Kohring Gets Public Defender In Case of Retrial

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