State of Alaska hold music features Portugal. The Man
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Forget the sleepy hold music you know and hate. Soon, when someone at the state of Alaska puts you on hold, you’re going to hear a little homegrown rock courtesy of the Grammy-award winning band Portugal. The Man.
The state announced its current hold music will be ...
Driver, sled dogs injured in collision near Wasilla
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A driver was injured and two dogs in a sled dog team were hurt in a collision near Wasilla.
Anchorage television station KTVA reports a crash between an SUV and a pickup ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The state fire marshal will investigate the death of a 2-year-old child inside a burning vehicle.
Alaska State Troopers say the child died Thursday afternoon west of Wasilla.
Investigators say the vehicle caught on fire and the child was trapped ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A longtime elementary school teacher in Alaska faces charges of sexually abusing students in incidents beginning a decade ago.
Lukis Nighswonger is charged with three felony counts of sexual abuse of a minor. The 36-year-old had taught 4th grade at Iditarod ...
Keeping gridiron dreams alive in the Alaska Football League
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — From the press box comes colorful play-by-play: “It’s fourth-and-Wasilla for the Packers!”
From the front office come promotions that help pay the bills: A big gain gets you a NAPA Auto Parts first down; jumping offsides earns you an Accurate Hearing Systems ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Alaska’s primary election (all times local):
Former state Sen. Mike Dunleavy has won the Republican nomination for governor in Alaska.
The Wasilla Republican on Tuesday topped a crowded field that included former Lt. Gov. Mead ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A domestic violence suspect was shot and killed by Wasilla police.
Anchorage television station KTUU reports police at 4:30 a.m. Thursday ...
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers have released the name of a motorcycle passenger killed in a crash southwest of Wasilla.
Thirty-two-year-old Jayme Donoho of Wasilla died Tuesday morning. The driver of the motorcycle, 35-year-old Brandon Haxton of Wasilla, was seriously ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Wasilla teenager died after falling in Hatcher Pass.
Alaska State Troopers say the body of 18-year-old Zachary Campbell was recovered.
Trooper early Friday night received a report of a hiker missing in the area of Skyscraper Ridge at the pass.
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — Four men have been cited for illegally capturing sockeye salmon near Wasilla.
Alaska State Wildlife Troopers on Monday seized 88 sockeyes that were netted or snagged in Cottonwood Creek.
Troopers investigated after receiving a complaint of illegal ...
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Organizers of an Alaska cannabis festival who allowed adult participants to consume pot in public are facing an investigation and possible fine.
The director of the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office will recommend a penalty for Alaska Hempfest, a free ...
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — The board of directors of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has four new members, including a former Olympian.
The Iditarod Trail Committee announced Monday that former Olympic cross-country skier Nina Kemppel will serve on the board.
Kemppel is chief executive ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities are investigating after hundreds of fish were left rotting on a hillside near Wasilla.
The fish that appear to be salmon were discarded off a hiking trail near Knik Goose Bay Road, KTUU-TV
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — A 36-year-old Wasilla man died in a three-car crash southwest of the city.
Alaska State Troopers say Paul Anderson died Thursday afternoon in a crash on Knik-Goose Bay Road.
Anderson was driving a sport utility vehicle north and struck the back of an SUV ...
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — The head of the drug testing program for the world’s most famous sled dog race has resigned months after he was accused of threatening a musher.
Officials with the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday said Dr. Morrie Craig resigned after more than 25 years ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — U.S. prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a 32-year-old Alaska man charged with crimes that resulted in the deaths of two people.
Prosecutors filed a notice Tuesday to seek the death penalty against John Pearl Smith II if he’s convicted of federal drug ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers have released the name of a pilot killed in a mid-air collision over the Susitna River.
Troopers say the body of 56-year-old James Poelman of Wasilla was pulled Wednesday from wreckage in the river.
He was the only person on board when ...
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — A 39-year-old Palmer man with two previous convictions for eluding was arrested after a high-speed chase.
Billy Joe Jones was jailed Tuesday night on suspicion of felony eluding, assault, leaving the scene of an accident and driving with a revoked ...
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — Three Wasilla residents were arrested after a witness with a gun interrupted a home burglary.
Alaska State Troopers say the witness early Saturday afternoon drove by the home of a friend and noticed people removing items. The witness attempt to detain the suspects at ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Fire destroyed three buses at a school in Wasilla and officials believe it began as a thief attempted to siphon gas.
Anchorage television station KTVA reports the buses burned ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The coach of Wasilla’s American Legion baseball team says vandals caused an estimated $5,000 damage to the team’s field and equipment.
Ken Ottinger tells Anchorage television station
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers have released the name of a woman killed when her sport utility vehicle was struck from behind on the Parks Highway west of Wasilla.
The impact caused the SUV to roll late Tuesday afternoon and 71-year-old Pat Buchanan of Wasilla was ejected. ...
PALMER, Alaska (AP) — A Wasilla teenager died after his canoe flipped in a lake outside Palmer.
Alaska State Troopers say the body of 19-year-old Bryce Adams was recovered shortly before 6:30 a.m. Friday.
Troopers just before 2 a.m. took a call that a man was screaming for help on an ...
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — A 43-year-old Anchorage man was struck and killed as he walked along a rural Wasilla road.
Alaska State Troopers say Frank McMillen died early Sunday afternoon at .7 Mile Point Mackenzie Road when he was struck by a pickup.
The truck was driven by 57-year-old ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska grand jury has indicted a 32-year-old Wasilla man suspected of fraudulently selling furniture.
Federal prosecutors say Dmitry Kudryn bought at least $300,000 in wholesale furniture from a manufacturer in China and fraudulently sold pieces in Alaska as ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man who installed hidden video cameras in his home’s bathrooms and secretly recorded minors has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Federal prosecutors say 41-year-old Tyler Weis of Wasilla was sentenced Monday after his conviction on one count of ...
WILLOW, Alaska (AP) — A 66-year-old Willow woman was seriously injured in a head-on crash on the Parks Highway.
Alaska State Troopers say Johnnie Winder drove a pickup north early Tuesday afternoon and crossed into the southbound lane.
Her truck collided with a work van driven by ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage grand jury has indicted a tour bus driver in a fatal 2015 Seward Highway crash.
Alaska State Troopers say 63-year-old Charles Curtis of Wasilla faces one count of criminally negligent homicide, two counts of felony assault and nine counts of ...
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — A 55-year-old Wasilla man died in a weekend motorcycle crash.
Alaska State Troopers say Donovan Hoppe lost control entering a curve and was thrown from this bike.
Troopers took a call on the single-vehicle accident just before midnight Saturday.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 25-year-old Wasilla man was seriously wounded in a shooting that followed an apparent road rage incident in the Parks Highway community of Willow.
Alaska State Troopers say Trent Wohlers suffered a potentially life-threatening injury early Tuesday.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man killed in a three-car Parks Highway crash south of Wasilla was a 77-year-old resident of Big Lake.
Wasilla police say Edward Swanson was a passenger in a car driven by 75-year-old Donna Swanson of Big Lake that was struck by a driver who ran a red ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — One person died and three were injured in a three-car crash on the Parks Highway near Wasilla.
Anchorage television station KTVA reports Wasilla police have not ...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Senate’s newest member has been sworn in.
Republican Mike Shower of Wasilla was sworn in Monday by Senate President Pete Kelly.
Shower, who served in the U.S. Air Force, replaces Republican Mike Dunleavy, who resigned to run for governor.
Senate Republicans confirm Shower for Alaska Senate seat
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Senate is getting a new member.
Senate Republicans announced Thursday that they have confirmed Mike Shower to fill the seat vacated last month by Wasilla Republican Mike Dunleavy.
The process to fill the seat has been messy.
Walker takes another shot at filling open Alaska Senate seat
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — In his third attempt at filling an open Alaska Senate seat, Gov. Bill Walker has appointed Mike Shower of Wasilla.
Shower was among the names advanced by Republicans following a messy process in which Senate Republicans rejected Walker’s first pick and his second pick ...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A man nominated by Gov. Bill Walker to fill an open Alaska Senate seat withdrew from consideration Thursday, less than a day after his appointment, after his fitness for office was questioned and past statements on abortion drew condemnation.
In an email to Walker, ...
The Latest: Walker makes new pick for Alaska Senate seat
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the dispute over a vacant Alaska Senate seat (all times local):
Gov. Bill Walker has named Thomas Braund to fill a vacant Alaska Senate seat after Senate Republicans rejected his first choice.
Walker didn’t offer a ringing ...
Unalaska residents push for ban on single-use plastic bags
UNALASKA, Alaska (AP) — Unalaska residents have rallied to urge city officials to ban single-use plastic bags like some other Alaska communities have done.
About 25 residents in favor of a ban met last week to devise how best to make their case to the city, Alaska’s Energy Desk
Walker stands by Alaska Senate pick amid calls to reconsider
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Bill Walker stood by his nominee to fill a vacant Alaska Senate seat Tuesday amid calls from Senate Republicans for him to reconsider his position, setting up a confirmation vote.
Walker on Friday appointed Randall Kowalke to fill the seat vacated by former Sen. ...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Gov. Bill Walker’s pick for an Alaska Senate seat (all times local):
Alaska Senate Republicans plan to hold a confirmation vote Wednesday on Gov. Bill Walker’s pick to fill an open Senate seat.
That’s according to Senate Majority ...
The Latest: Walker: Alaska Senate nominee had strong support
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Alaska Gov. Bill Walker’s appointment to a state Senate seat (all times local):
Gov. Bill Walker says the man he picked to fill a vacant Alaska Senate seat got more support than any of the other applicants for the job.
Walker on ...
Walker goes off list in making pick to Alaska Senate seat
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Bill Walker on Friday appointed Randall Kowalke to the Alaska Senate seat vacated by Republican Mike Dunleavy of Wasilla, straying from a list of candidates advanced by GOP leaders in that district.
The decision drew a strong rebuke from Alaska GOP chairman ...
The Latest: Kowalke hopes for confirmation by GOP senators
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Gov. Bill Walker’s appointment to an Alaska Senate seat (all times local):
Randall Kowalke, who was appointed by Gov. Bill Walker to fill an empty Alaska Senate seat, says he hopes to avoid a fight over his nomination and win ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A driver behind the wheel of a truck that struck and killed a teenager in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough two years ago has pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide.
Anchorage television station
Alaska senator disciplined after retaliation finding
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Leaders of the Republican-led Alaska Senate have disciplined one of their members after a review found he engaged in retaliation as he defended himself against sexual harassment allegations.
Senate President Pete Kelly said the disciplinary actions against Wasilla ...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the Alaska Legislature (all times local):
The Alaska House has booted one of its members from the legislative ethics committee.
The vote comes nearly two weeks after a subcommittee of the ethics panel said it found probable cause ...
2 Alaska lawmakers face questions about their behavior
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Two first-term Alaska lawmakers are facing questions about their behavior in separate incidents that have diverted the Legislature’s attention during the current session.
In one, Democratic Rep. Zach Fansler of Bethel faces pressure to resign for what House Speaker ...
Panel recommends Eastman removal from ethics committee
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A freshman Alaska legislator faces a second possible censure after a legislative panel said he disclosed the existence of a complaint that was considered confidential.
The House subcommittee of the Select Committee on Legislative Ethics said Thursday that it found ...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican state Rep. George Rauscher is among the finalists to replace Wasilla Sen. Mike Dunleavy in the Alaska Senate.
Republicans from Dunleavy’s district met Monday to winnow down an initial list of 11 applicants to three.
Along with Rauscher, the finalists ...
Republicans moving to find replacement for Dunleavy
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Republicans are moving quickly to find a replacement for Wasilla state Sen. Mike Dunleavy, who plans to resign from his seat next week to focus on running for governor.
Republican party chairman Tuckerman Babcock says party officials from Dunleavy’s district ...