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25 years after a woman was found dead in a UAF bathtub, Alaska State Troopers make an arrest

The Alaska State Troopers made an arrest Friday in the 25-year-old cold-case killing of Sophie Sergie, who was found dead in a bathtub at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1993.


Anchorage elementary student brings loaded handgun to school, police say

Anchorage Police say a student at an Anchorage elementary school brought a loaded handgun onto school property Thursday morning. The weapon was found at Rogers Park Elementary School at around 9 a.m. just about when school would be starting. Kendra Doshieris a spokeswoman for the Anchorage Police De


Police seek 2 on robbery charges after alleged theft, beating in Eagle River

Police are searching for two people accused of robbing a man Saturday in Eagle River. According to the Anchorage Police Department, a man called police to report that he was in a parked vehicle in Eagle River with Ian M. Blodgett, 27, of Eagle River and Sarah J. Norton, 27, of Anchorage, along with


The World’s Largest Chocolate Waterfall Is Here In Alaska And It’s Beyond Amazing

Everyone loves chocolate, especially in the winter. When you think of handmade, delicious chocolate, you must think Alaska Wild Berry Products! This amazing and absolutely incredible treat store in Anchorage, Alaska boasts the largest chocolate waterfall in the world!


Alaska Supreme Court rejects laws restricting Medicaid coverage for abortions

The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday upheld a decision blocking the state from implementing two laws that restrict how Medicaid can be used to pay for abortions. The court had previously held that the state can’t decline Medicaid coverage for “medically necessary" abortions if it pays for other medica


Quake-damaged middle school has faced design questions since it was built in the early 1980s

Engineers had serious questions about whether Gruening Middle School could withstand a powerful earthquake from the time the school was built, according to a collection of news stories written about the school’s troubled construction in the early 1980s.


Payless ShoeSource to close all stores, including those in Alaska, report says

ANCHORAGE (KTUU / AP) - Footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource is planning to file for bankruptcy this month, shutting down all of it's stores for good, including the multiple locations in Alaska.


ASD releases public survey for Chugiak-Eagle River options after quake damage

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The Anchorage School District is asking Eagle River and Chugiak community members and parents to complete a survey on solutions for the two area schools that won’t be able to reopen through next school year due to damage from the Nov. 30 earthquake.


New testing helps nab nurse, 44, in brutal Alaska killing from 25 years ago, authorities say

A relatively new type of genetic testing was credited Friday with helping authorities in Alaska solve a case in which a 20-year-old woman was found brutally murdered in the bathroom of a university dorm room more than 25 years ago.


Gov. Dunleavy offers Alaska National Guard for Mexican border patrols

JUNEAU — Gov. Mike Dunleavy has offered President Donald Trump the use of the Alaska National Guard for patrols along the American border with Mexico. The governor said the soldiers would “stand ready to support the national security crisis on the U.S. southern border.” The governor announced the of


Anchorage substance abuse rises after PFD payments, ISER finds

A new Anchorage study on the effects of Permanent Fund dividends includes a look at how its disbursement affects crime rates in Alaska’s largest city. The University of Alaska Anchorage’s Institute of Social and Economic Research report on the dividend’s effects was released Friday. It breaks down A


Man sentenced in Anchorage marijuana cultivator’s burglary

A burglar who cost an Anchorage marijuana cultivator hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost products and damage has been ordered to serve two years behind bars. The Alaska Department of Law announced 40-year-old Nicholas Philemonoff’s sentence Friday in the Jan. 13, 2018 break-in at Parallel 64. P


Alaska Airlines Wants to Quadruple Its Number of Black Women Pilots

African-American women make up less than one percent of the total number of commercial airline pilots. By some estimates, there are fewer than 150 Black women in the U.S. who hold airline pilot, commercial, military, or certified flight instructor licenses.


Alaska Airlines' Horizon flight makes emergency landing at SJC due to weather

A flight bound for San Francisco from Orange County made an unplanned stop in San Jose on Friday afternoon due to weather. The flight, Horizon flight 2798 — a regional affiliate of Alaska Airlines — landed at San Jose Mineta International Airport at 12:47 p.m., according to SJC spokesperson Rosemary


Anchorage DDetectives Seek Person of Interest in Steven John Homicide Investigation

APD detectives have developed a person of interest in the January homicide of Steven John and are asking the public’s assistance in locating him in order that detectives may gleen information about the crime from him.


Lady Pays a Struggling Stranger’s Phone Bill, Just Then He Receives Text for a Job Offer

A woman from Anchorage, Alaska, was heading toward a local convenience store when she ended up being a guardian angel for a down-on-his-luck man. Although this inspiring incident happened in May 2016, the power of kindness it displays still touches a deep chord in people’s hearts.


Smoked Alaska Seafoods issues recall of Smoked Silver Salmon cans

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — Wasilla-based Smoked Alaska Seafoods, Inc. has issued a recall for all 6.5 ounce jars and cans of Smoked Silver Salmon due to the possibility of a potentially life-threatening bacterial contamination.


Meghan Redmond Named Alaska’s 2019 Assistant Principal of the Year

The Alaska Association of Secondary School Principals (AASSP) is pleased to announce that Meghan Redmond has been named as Alaska’s 2019 Assistant Principal of the Year. Meghan Redmond has spent the last nine years working off the road system in rural Alaska with Southwest Region School District. Sh


Meteor caught on Anchorage doorbell camera Wednesday morning

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - An Anchorage man's doorbell camera captured what appears to be a meteor streaking across the sky Wednesday morning. Kip Minnery, who lives in Turnagain, says he wishes he could have seen the event live himself, but thought it was cool that his security camera caught it as it happe


Anchorage resident killed in early morning motorhome fire

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - One person was killed in a fire that spread early Thursday morning, consuming at least one motorhome. The fire was reported at 2610 Fairbanks Street at an RV park after 3 a.m., according to the Anchorage Fire Department Chief Jodie Hettrick.