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Anchorage man who hunts stolen vehicles agrees to plea deal barring him from chasing suspects

An Anchorage man facing a criminal charge over his hobby of finding and recovering stolen vehicles has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors. Although the deal, reached last week, brings his 19-month court battle to an end, he says it also takes aim at his crime fighting.


4.0 aftershock rattles Anchorage area awake

Another aftershock of the Nov. 30 earthquake rattled the Anchorage area Saturday morning around 7:14 a.m. The aftershock, with a magnitude of 4.0, making it one of the largest to strike Southcentral Alaska in more than a month.


Anchorage felon gets nearly 6 years for possessing firearm

An Anchorage man was sentenced to almost six years in jail Friday after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of firearms. Anchorage police say they were looking for a suspect in a Muldoon shooting on April 15, 2017 when they saw a car parked at Karluk Street and East 20th Avenue near the s


Woman struck, killed in Third Avenue collision

Anchorage police and medics are responding to a fatal vehicle-pedestrian collision Friday night at Third Avenue and Karluk Street. According to an APD statement, officers were called to the scene at about 5:25 p.m.


Property taxes just went up in Anchorage for schools

The Anchorage Assembly this week approved a 1.3 percent property tax increase that will bring the Municipality another $3.3 million to fund the growing Anchorage School District budget.


Missing or murdered: Jurors get Thomas Skeek murder case

The case of an Anchorage man accused of killing his wife went to the jury Friday afternoon. Jurors in the Thomas Skeek murder trial heard more than two weeks of testimony in the case before the state and defense presented closing arguments.


Alaska bistro defaced by racist graffiti with reference to Trump

HOMER, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska restaurant has been defaced by racist graffiti that included a reference to President Donald Trump. The owners of Wasabi’s Bistro near Homer in southern Alaska found racist messages that had been painted Wednesday night or Thursday morning, the Homer News reported Thur


Alaska police identify 27-year-old as murder suspect in Wednesday 'foul play'

BETHEL, Alaska (KTUU) - Police have updated a death investigation to a murder case, and named the man they say was responsible for the crime. Kyle Kilongak, 27, of Bethel, has been identified as the man who allegedly killed David Carl, 65, the Bethel Police Department wrote in an update on the case.


'There's no doubt that there's a crisis'—An Anchorage Superior Court Judge voices frustrations about API conditions

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) — In Anchorage Superior Court on Thursday morning, Judge William Morse had as many questions for the people on the stand as the lawyers. "The state is not fulfilling its obligations and people are being damaged," Morse said while Albert Wall, the Deputy Commissioner for the Departme


Eagle River man taken into custody after standoff with APD

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — An Eagle River man who police say was suicidal was taken into custody Friday evening after allegedly barricading himself in his vehicle and later attempting to flee the scene.


'My job is not for sale’: Opponents of API privatization rally against no-bid contract

Opposition to a controversial move to privatize the Alaska Psychiatric Institute sparked a protest in Anchorage on Saturday. Roughly 100 people — both API employees and members of the community unaffiliated with the facility — lined a street near Alaska’s only state-run psychiatric hospital to argue


Got spring fever? Here are some fun travel options, both in Alaska and farther afield

It’s spring — and Alaskans can’t wait to hit the road. Whether it’s around the state or around the country, there are special events and bargains for adventurous travelers.


Seattle is dying; will Anchorage follow suit?

Watching a Seattle television station’s take on homelessness in the Emerald City is shocking and makes us wonder about Anchorage’s future. The latest in KOMO-TV’s raw, gritty trilogy on homelessness and addiction in the city – “Seattle is Dying” – is sometimes stunning, sometimes sad, sometimes infu


Gov. Dunleavy violates Alaska Constitution by not filling Palmer Superior Court seat

In an unprecedented move, Governor Michael J. Dunleavy has refused to fill one of two Palmer Superior Court seats. Yesterday, he announced four judicial picks but declined to fill the second Palmer seat. The appointments were:


Alaska governor uses airwaves to promote, sway public input

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Alaska's budget-cutting governor is speaking to Alaskans via radio spots reinforcing by his campaign promises to address, head-on and uncomfortably, the state's $1.6 billion budget gap.


Lynx get past Knights in 4A boys semifinals

ANCHORAGE — The Colony Knights and the Dimond Lynx met twice in December in the championship game of a pair of early season tournaments. The Knights and Lynx split those two meetings.


APD: Reckless driver had her child in the vehicle

Anchorage police have arrested a woman they say was driving recklessly while under the influence with her "elementary-school-aged" daughter in the truck. Candace B. Bertrand, 35, was taken into custody Wednesday night, according to an APD statement, after several calls from different people about he


Franklin Graham calls on the Church to respond to Alaskans’ needs

FRANKLIN GRAHAM HAS BUDGET MESSAGE FOR THE FAITHFUL. As the keynote speaker for the 2019 Alaska Governors Prayer Breakfast in Anchorage, Rev. Franklin Graham had a message that included a faith-centered way of addressing the State of Alaska’s budget crisis.


Iditarod finalizes prize money. Here's how much each musher won this year

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The Iditarod has announced the official breakdown of its $500,000 race purse by finishing position. The prize money is based on the 39 finishers. 1st place: $51,299 (Peter Kaiser)


UAA won’t renew lease at Eagle River campus

The University of Alaska Anchorage is vacating its campus in Eagle River. UAA Chancellor Cathy Sandeen sent an email to campus faculty and staff Friday saying the university is not renewing its lease in the Eagle Center building.