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Death of woman found near library ‘doesn’t appear to be suspicious,’ Anchorage police say

The death of a woman whose body was found Friday next to the Loussac Library in Midtown Anchorage “doesn’t appear to be suspicious at this time,” according to police. Anchorage police received a report of a body found next to the library, at 3600 Denali St., around 4:30 p.m. Friday, according to an


EAGLEXIT: Chugiak-Eagle River residents renew separation push

Former Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan used to refer to Chugiak-Eagle River as “the breakaway republic,” and for decades residents of the northern reaches of the municipality have seen their dreams of independence remain unfulfilled.


An Anchorage man jumped out of a taxi on his way home from a psychiatric hospitalization. He was never seen alive again.

One frigid November afternoon in 2017, Grant Orand left an Anchorage psychiatric emergency department in a taxi. For a month, the 53-year-old former UPS worker had been cycling through hospitals, gripped by psychosis. A day earlier, he’d been admitted to the Providence Alaska Medical Center psychiat


Former Alaska bank employee to be sentenced for theft of $4.3 million

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A former Alaska bank employee who stole $4.3 million in cash and fled to Mexico is set to be sentenced this month. 33-year-old Gerardo Valenzuela pleaded guilty to theft of bank funds after he was extradited to the U.S.


Former South High baseball player killed in suspected DUI traffic collision

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) — A 19-year-old college student from Girdwood was killed when a 16-year-old suspected of driving under the influence struck and killed him on a Los Angeles street corner Thursday night.


Another unoccupied Anchorage business building destroyed by fire

An unoccupied building in Midtown Anchorage was destroyed Friday in an early morning fire, marking at least the third time an unoccupied commercial building has burned this year.


Early morning fire reported in Anchorage; roads shut down to aid AFD

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Just before 5 a.m. Friday, a fire was reported by law enforcement in Anchorage, stating that several roads had been shut down to provide fire fighters better access to the area.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Girl arrested after threat at Chugiak middle school

A student at Mirror Lake Middle School in Chugiak was arrested Thursday in connection with a threat discovered there, Anchorage police said. Word of “a written threat on one of the girls’ bathroom walls” was relayed to an APD school resource officer just before 11:45 a.m. Thursday by staff at the sc


Anchorage police lieutenant picked for Fairbanks chief job

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A lieutenant with the Anchorage Police Department has been picked to be police chief in Fairbanks. Fairbank Mayor Jim Matherly recommended Lt. Nancy Reeder for the job.


Maine Governor Signs Warrant for Steven Downs’ Extradition to Alaska

The man accused of murdering Sophie Sergie over two decades ago, is set to be extradited to Alaska. Maine governor Janet Mills has signed a warrant, allowing the extradition of Steven Downs. Defense attorneys say Downs will likely challenge the governor's warrant in an effort to have more time to ge


More snow predicted for Easter than Anchorage saw on Christmas Day last year

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Roads are in bad shape after overnight snow that continues into Friday morning and afternoon, and it's not over yet. Anchorage will be cloudy after some early snowfall with a high of 40 degrees Friday.


Mic Check in the Morning: KillBill Sax

Jazz fans, rejoice! An Evening of Contemporary Jazz is coming to the Atwood Concert Hall at the Performing Arts Center in Anchorage this week. Californian hip-hop violinist Josh Vietti will take the stage and U.K. jazz fusion guitarist Peter White is the headliner, but a familiar Alaskan will be ope


American Ninja Warriors talk friendship and representing rural Alaska

The television show “American Ninja Warrior” enters its 11th season next month, and again will feature the Eskimo Ninja, Nick Hanson from Unalakleet. Hanson visited Bethel last week to hang out with his buddy, fellow show competitor Nate DeHaan. These two make up two-thirds of all the American Ninja


Charges: Brother Francis security contractor fractured man’s skull

Two men have been charged with assaulting and severely wounding a man near Anchorage’s Brother Francis Shelter for the homeless last weekend, including a suspect who had been working at the shelter as a contract security guard.


Snow should taper off in Anchorage by early afternoon after several inches fell overnight

Anchorage residents woke up Friday morning to a sight most haven’t seen in weeks — a full blanket of snow on the ground. The overnight snowfall dumped between 2 to 3 inches on the Anchorage Bowl, and more on the Hillside. The National Weather Service cautions that the new snow could make for slipper


UPDATE: Firefighters on scene of abandoned house fire

Anchorage firefighters are responding to a fire at an abandoned house behind a strip mall in Midtown. The house was boarded up and there was no indication people were inside, firefighter Nick Constantino says.


Wasilla’s warrior: WHS grad set to battle in pro wrestling event Saturday in Anchorage

WASILLA — Deonn Richardson, a 2011 graduate of Wasilla High School, is back and town. But it’s not your typical homecoming. And those who remember him as No. 44 for the Wasilla Warriors football may not recognize them.


Bus found in Texas turns out to be part of Chugiak lore

There’s a broken-down bus in Texas, and it’s got some stories to tell. In 1971 it rambled from New Hampshire to Alaska, holding itself — and a family — together like a rag used for a makeshift oil cap. It’s the kind of vehicle that makes people fantasize about song-filled family road trips and magic


Brooks Range closing in on Mustang startup

Alaska is on the cusp of gaining a new, albeit quite small, North Slope oil field. Brooks Range Petroleum CEO Bart Armfield said first oil from his company’s Mustang project should be flowing sometime in the next 90 days.