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Man pronounced dead after Anchorage police respond to report of 'physical altercation'

Anchorage police are investigating a death in the neighborhood of Fairview. Officers responded to a home on the 1500 block of Medfra Street around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a "physical altercation" among several adults, police spokeswoman Renee Oistad wrote in a statement. "When police ar

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 03:38:41

Anchorage 16-year-old charged with murder pleads not guilty

The teenager charged in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Leroy Lawrence in April made an appearance in an Anchorage courtroom Tuesday, handcuffed and wearing plain clothes. Anthony Salazar, 16, did not speak during the brief hearing in Anchorage Superior Court attended by Lawrence's family. Defe

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 00:37:14

Road warriors fly into Anchorage

In the story of rock n roll, there isn't anything quite so cliche as 'the road.' From flocking groupies, to gruff roadies, trashed hotel rooms, empty bottles and drugs, drugs, drugs, the whole thing reeks of ridiculous nostalgia. With the rise of MTV and the ability to sell albums to fans without ha

ANCHORAGE PRESS - 2017-09-20 20:06:00

Lake Hood, Anchorage hot spot for floatplanes, will get three new hangars

A $15 million project underway to build new hangars at the Lake Hood Seaplane Base in Anchorage aims to alleviate the pent-up demand for housing smaller aircraft there. A company called Lake Hood Hangars broke ground earlier this year on the first of three hangars. The other two are set to be buil

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 01:41:43

After increase in crime, Anchorage business owners advocate for changes to SB 91

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Anchorage business owners are banding together to advocate for changes to the 2016 crime reform bill SB-91. On Wednesday, about a dozen members of the business community gathered in a downtown conference room, many saying they've felt the impacts of what they believe are criminals

KTUU - 2017-09-21 05:32:00

North Pole man killed in chain saw accident

A North Pole man cutting trees on Tuesday was killed by a "severe chain saw" cut to his neck, Alaska State Troopers reported. Robert J. Grill, 48, was found dead in the woods near his home off Cloverleaf Drive, the agency said. Troopers received the report about 5:30 p.m. that day. "Investigation

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 18:52:55

Yes, there is a dead humpback whale floating in Knik Arm

When it comes to the dead humpback whale floating near the Port of Anchorage, a spokeswoman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday that the agency will "let nature take its course." NOAA has received reports about the whale's body every day since Saturday evening, sai

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 01:17:49

Dimond pitches another flag football shutout

The Dimond Lynx racked up their sixth shutout of the flag football season Tuesday by blanking Eagle River 35-0. Makenna Boring's nine pulls, three for losses, and Seanne Bialo's six pulls led the defensive effort for the Lynx, who improved to 9-1 in the Cook Inlet Conference. Dimond was hot from

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 05:37:19

Maximize the Joy of Travel

(Family Features) Many facets of travel - the anticipation, the experience and even the return trip - can enhance your mood. It can create an element of the unexpected and give you the opportunity to gain new, memorable experiences. To explore the connection between happiness and travel, and what ma

YOURALASKALINK.COM - 2017-09-21 05:00:00

7 Ways to Help Hurricane Victims

(Family Features) Natural disasters come in multiple forms and can quickly devastate many lives in a matter of moments. While they all can cause nightmares for those affected, few are as powerful and destructive as hurricanes. That's why, when hurricanes make landfall and wreak havoc, help is immedi

YOURALASKALINK.COM - 2017-09-21 05:00:00

Lake Hood keeps providing bang for the buck

Lake Hood in Anchorage doesn't generate a lot of revenue from fees, but packs a big economic punch for the city and state. (Photo/Kris Valencia/The Milepost) A floatplane slip at Lake Hood Seaplane Base goes for $115 pe month. A gravel or paved tie-down spot for typical bush planes like a Cessna, P

ALASKA JOURNAL OF COMMERCE - 2017-09-20 18:22:59

Ron Howard teases famous Kessel Run in Han Solo movie

Ron Howard has teased that his Han Solo spin-off film will feature the Millennium Falcon taking on the Kessel Run referenced in 'Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope'. The 63-year-old filmmaker took over control of the anthology movie after Christopher Miller and Phil Lord left due to creative differe

ANCHORAGE PRESS - 2017-09-21 09:00:00

Trick-or-Treat for a New Kind of Thrill

(Family Features) For most kids, Halloween is all about costumes and candy, but it can also be a chance to demonstrate how helping others brings its own set of rewards. This October, children, families and schools across the country will join in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, a month-long celebration of

YOURALASKALINK.COM - 2017-09-21 05:00:00

Puerto Rico governor: Power could be out for months

Puerto Rico's energy grid took such a severe blow from deadly Hurricane Maria that restoring power to everyone may take months, Gov. Ricardo Rossell told CNN on Wednesday night. The entire system is down, the governor said. No one on the island has power from utilities. Puerto Rico, which has been t

ANCHORAGE PRESS - 2017-09-21 08:24:16

Brandon Flowers 'idolises' Morrissey

The Killers' Brandon Flowers "idolises" Morrissey. The 36-year-old rocker has admitted he has previously embarrassed himself in front of the former Smiths frontman when he was working as a waiter in a Las Vegas restaurant aged 18, and the memory has haunted him ever since as he's grown up holding th

ANCHORAGE PRESS - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Zayn Malik: Honesty is key to battling anxiety

Zayn Malik says honesty has been the key to combating his anxiety. The former One Direction star has been candid about his anxiety disorder and how it has impacted his career, but Zayn believes being open about his troubles and having a settled routine have helped him to make progress. Asked how he'

ANCHORAGE PRESS - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Channing Tatum auditions dancers for Magic Mike Live

Channing Tatum is seeking dancers who "have the goods" for 'Magic Mike Live'. The Hollywood actor starred in the hit 'Magic Mike' movies in 2012 and 2015, and Channing is now looking for candidates to feature in his Las Vegas show - which is inspired by the films - at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, where

ANCHORAGE PRESS - 2017-09-21 06:00:00

Survivor of '85 Mexico earthquake reflects on latest destruction

Anchorage (KTUU) Tuesday's deadly earthquake near Mexico City hit 32 years to the day since another powerful quake left thousands dead. Anchorage resident Norma Infanzon was in Mexico City in 1985 when the ground began to shake. "It's like a deep thunder but it's like closer to you. It is scary," s

KTUU - 2017-09-21 05:42:00

Dear Naturalist: Yellow jackets invade the High Country

Why are there so many yellow jackets at this time of year? Thank you, Peter Eastern yellow jackets are social insects, much like honeybees and paper wasps. However, yellow jackets tend to nest underground in large colonies of thousands of individuals. Each colony begins in the spring by a single que

ANCHORAGE PRESS - 2017-09-21 04:00:00

Layoffs hit Alaska Dispatch News in wake of bankruptcy sale

A "significant" number of employees have been laid off at Alaska Dispatch News as part of a restructuring under the company's new owners. Every department in the company - the newsroom, advertising, circulation, production and finance - was affected. The job reductions began last week and continue

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 03:17:40