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Colder weather coming to the area

KINGMAN - Windy and cooler weather is on the way with a strong storm system originating from the Gulf of Alaska to kick off the fall season, the National Weather Service reported Thursday. It's expected to bring strong wind gusts of 40-50 mph, and temperatures 10 to 20 degrees below normal today and

KDMINER.COM - 2017-09-22 12:52:00

Police investigating double shooting and crash in South Seattle

Police are investigating a double shooting and crash in South Seattle. It happened just before 6 p.m. Friday, at Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Edmunds Street. Officers said two people were taken to Harborview Medical Center. No word on their conditions was available. Police said the sho

SEATTLEPI.COM - 2017-09-22 18:42:16

Fairbanks and the Kenai Peninsula Borough eye outlawing marijuana business

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTUU) - Fairbanks and the Kenai Peninsula Borough could outlaw marijuana businesses. So what's at stake? On October 3, three communities will decide if they will allow cannabis retail sales. The city of Fairbanks, the Fairbanks North Star Borough, and the Kenai Peninsula Borough

KTUU - 2017-09-22 18:55:00

Walker pitches 1.5 percent income tax with a limit

Gov. Bill Walker is proposing a new tax to close part of the gap between what the state government spends and what it brings in. The tax would be a flat 1.5 percent of wages and self-employment income. But there would be a limit in how much anyone pays. No one would pay more than twice what they rec

KTOO.ORG - 2017-09-22 22:03:38

Alaskan men charged with attempted murder, robbery of ex-girlfriend

NORTH POLE, Alaska (KTUU) - Two men have been arrested on charges including attempted murder, after authorities say they pistol-whipped, stole valuable rare coins from a woman they both knew well. After that, they threatened her life. In charging documents, the female victim said the two men were g

KTUU - 2017-09-21 20:25:00

13 confirmed mumps cases in Anchorage outbreak

Multiple cases of mumps have been confirmed in Anchorage, officials said Friday. "We're currently experiencing a mumps outbreak in Anchorage and right now we have 13 confirmed cases," said Joe McLaughlin, state epidemiologist and chief of the section of epidemiology with the Department of Health a

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-23 01:59:44

John Francis Ratterman, 85

Bainbridge Island , WA Nov. 13, 1931 to Sept. 17, 2017 Veteran John Francis Ratterman of Bainbridge Island, Washington, died Sept. 17, 2017, at his home. He was 85. Mr. Ratterman was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and attended elementary and high schools there; he also attended St. Benedict's Colleg

KITSAP SUN - 2017-09-22 16:03:41

Alaska will receive $850,000 in federal funding for parks and outdoor recreation

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced today that Alaska will receive $850 thousand dollars in federal grants for parks and outdoor recreation. The money will come from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which comes from revenue raised by offshore oil and gas leasing. A total of $94.3 mil

WEBCENTER 11 - 2017-09-22 03:50:00

Anchorage business owners vent frustrations about SB 91

In a private meeting Wednesday night, a group of Anchorage business owners fiercely questioned Alaska legislators, the district attorney and a police union representative about their growing frustrations with Alaska's criminal justice reform bill and what they see as out-of-control crime. The meet

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 16:41:57

Gladwin native to race in Iditarod

Shaynee Seipke-Traska has been dreaming of competing in the Iditarod for 20 years. Next year that dream will come true. She was not only the first to sign up for the 2018 race in Anchorage, Alaska, but her name was also drawn as a winner of a free $4,000 entry fee. Winning a free entry will go a lon

CLARECOUNTYREVIEW.COM - 2017-09-22 12:01:40

Infant Assaulted By Ft. Wainwright Man Receiving Medical Treatment In Seattle

The 8-month old baby that was allegedly beaten by its father in early August is currently receiving ongoing medical treatment at Seattle Children's Medical Hospital. Doctors have indicated the child will have severe, possibly permanent effects from the assault. 22-year-old Ronald McGriff is charged

WEBCENTER 11 - 2017-09-22 04:14:00

Idaho man pockets $15,241 for winning Homer halibut derby

Sam Mills of St. Maries earned $15,241 for the 240-pound flatfish he caught July 27 while fishing with Capt. Chris Andrews on Alaska Coastal Marine's Nautilus 2. Only two derbies have produced smaller winners, and both of them happened in the last five years. In 2015, a 224.4-pound fish made hist

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-22 03:55:30

Shots fired at Anchorage police officers, one man arrested following chase

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Anchorage was lit by gunfire Thursday night after an allegedly stolen vehicle sped away and crashed into police. During the incident and subsequent chase through Boniface and Mountain View Drive, police say the car's passengers fired guns at the perusing officers. The inc

KTUU - 2017-09-22 16:15:00

Mr. Fix It: Korean immigrant builds a life and business in Anchorage

If you asked Chun B. Park in 1985 what he'd be doing today, he probably would have said repairing appliances - albeit under very different circumstances. Park, known to many simply as Brian of Ace Appliance, has been fixing washers, dryers, dishwashing machines and refrigerators in Anchorage for m

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-23 19:05:58

The Mayor of Anchorage addresses concern over crime and safety

Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz at a press conference last July announcing a new DUI unit. (Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage) Anchorage had a record number of homicides last year and is on pace to possibly surpass that number this year. Mayor Ethan Berkowitz took some heat for

ALASKAPUBLIC.ORG - 2017-09-22 16:23:58

Family and friends honor men slain in Spenard triple homicide

Jayne Hartman, wife of Kenneth Hartman, gets a hug from Orainda Beile during a memorial for the men killed in a shooting at the Bullion Brothers store on Spenard Road. (Bob Hallinen / Alaska Dispatch News) The families of two men who died in last week's triple homicide in Anchorage held a memorial

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-23 02:01:36

Report: Hawaii prepares for nuclear attack amid North Korea threats

FOX NEWS - Hawaii officials have reportedly been urging residents to prepare for a nuclear attack, the stunning plea coming amid increasingly unnerving rhetoric -- and actions -- from North Korea. Aloha State authorities were working to educate and prepare residents for a possible atomic attack by t

FOX29.COM - 2017-09-22 23:22:00

Recovery Month events happening across Anchorage

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Like most everyone else, Tiffany Hall, Recover Alaska Executive Director, has good days and bad days. "I have highs and lows," she said, "but I would say the lowest day now is better than even the highest day when I was still active in my addiction." Hall has been sober for nearly

KTUU - 2017-09-22 18:18:00

Attorney General's office warns Alaskans against flooded vehicles scam

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) The state Attorney General's consumer protection unit is warning Alaskans about buying flood damaged vehicles. While Alaska is thousands of miles away from communities damaged by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the Attorney General's office said Alaska could be targeted by scammers. Ci

KTUU - 2017-09-21 23:49:00

Alaska Wildland Firefighting, Part Four: Jim Thurston, 1953-1961

Before Delta Junction State Forestry existed, local firefighting was controlled by the Bureau of Land Management Delta station. Alaska wildland fire history will be presented through several men over the next succeeding months. What follows is part four of fire control veteran Jim Thurston, whose fi

DELTAWINDONLINE.COM - 2017-09-21 20:00:00