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For many families the quake isn’t over, with dozens of Alaskans displaced by unsafe homes
Albert Schoonbeek and Candice Roberson slept on a mattress in their living room for the first few nights after the Nov. 30 earthquake rocked Southcentral Alaska. The bedroom was unsafe, they worried. The 7.0 quake caused the floor of their garage, which was on the same side of the house as the bedro
Today’s magnitude 4.2 aftershock was the biggest in days
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.2 rattled Anchorage and Mat-Su at 5:04 p.m. Sunday, the biggest aftershock to hit the area in about a week. The Alaska Earthquake Center said the quake was centered 19 miles northwest of Anchorage, in the Big Lake area.
Forecasters say Southcentral Alaska snowstorm will last through early Monday
Southcentral Alaska from the Kenai Peninsula to the Susitna Valley can expect snowfall continuing Sunday night through Monday morning, the National Weather Service said. In Anchorage, light snow falling in late afternoon was expected to intensify through the evening, peaking between midnight and 3 a
APD: 'Please slow down,' multiple Glenn Highway accidents
Officials with the Anchorage Police Department are asking drivers to "please slow down" after being called to multiple accidents on the Glenn Highway Sunday. The first traffic alert came in just before 1:00 p.m. -- a vehicle rollover in the outbound lane of the highway, north of Turpin, had caused a
Were you in an area that shook the hardest? Researchers map shaking felt across Anchorage in big quake
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Data gathered in the aftermath of last month's earthquake is helping to minimize structural damage in future events, according to a geotechnical engineer. That engineer is John Thornley, who wears many hats, including serving as geotechnical engineer for Golder Associates and chai
Jumpers brave the cold to raise funds for Special Olympics Alaska
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The 10th Annual Special Olympics Alaska Polar Plunge drew thousands to Goose Lake in Anchorage Saturday as jumpers hopped into icy waters in the name of supporting SOA.
Anchorage: 5 Latest Homes To Hit The Market
ANCHORAGE, AK — On the hunt for a new house nearby, but getting tired of browsing through the same old real-estate listings again and again? You've come to the right place! To keep you in the game, we've got an up-to-date batch of new listings nearby.
Anchorage man indicted on child porn charges
A 32-year-old Anchorage man has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. A release from U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder office on Friday stated that a federal grand jury indicted Michael John Collier with one count each of of distribution of child pornography and possession o
POLICE BRIEFS: Cops called over road rage claim
Items in the Police Briefs are taken from the Anchorage Police Department’s online crime mapping system. Details about individual events are provided by the department’s public information office. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
Alaska man charged with ISIS-related threats at Lafayette College, school president says
An Alaska man is behind a series of tweets in May claiming a Lafayette College student had converted to Islam, joined ISIS and threatened an attack on the campus, according to an email distributed Saturday by the college president.
In the earthquake aftermath, where are the silver linings — and what are the warnings?
Two weeks after a magnitude 7 earthquake shook Southcentral, we’re beginning to get a picture of the damage, the costs of recovery and the places that suffered most. As homeowners and organizations alike take stock of their situations, almost universally, the response is gratitude.
There’s lots of fun to be had north of Anchorage in winter
There’s nothing like a fresh coat of snow to shine new light on the fun adventures around Alaska. The big earthquake put a damper on railroad traffic for a couple of days. But the trains are running again. The Aurora Winter Train goes north from Anchorage to Fairbanks each Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Duri
This Northern Lights Train In Alaska Is An Adventure That You Don’t Want To Miss
Alaska is home to some pretty stellar landscapes; this is not news to us. One of the best things about living here is getting to indulge in sights that the rest of the country, or even the world, don’t get to witness very often. For instance, seeing the northern lights may be a bucket list item for
Anchorage woman gets heartwarming surprise
With temperatures below freezing this December, Anchorage resident Irene Sechler has no heat in her home except for her oven and a small space heater in the corner of her living room.
Dunleavy weighs fate of $43 billion gas line plan
It’s the $43 billion question for Gov. Mike Dunleavy: What to do with the Alaska LNG megaproject?. For now, the new governor wants to learn more about it before setting a course.
APD doesn't release mugshots to the public. Here's why they say they can't.
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - As we delve into our series "Know Your Rights," we are also examining a practice in local law enforcement that differs from what other Lower 48 police departments practice, and is commonly seen on social and traditional media across the country, and why that has to do with Alaska'
4th Avenue Theatre owners say demo permit is for interior maintenance work
A demolition permit has been issued to the owners of the 4th Avenue Theater, according to the Municipality of Anchorage. The work description reads, "Complete demo down to foundation walls."
Open & Shut: A bar renaming and downtown doughnuts, plus Denny’s in Midtown Anchorage closes
This is an installment of an occasional series in the Anchorage Daily News taking a quick look at the comings and goings of businesses in Southcentral Alaska. If you know of a business opening or closing in the area, send a note to reporter Annie Zak at email@example.com, with “Open & Shut” in the subjec
More snow tonight, a mild weekend ahead
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Anchorage will see snow through about midnight Friday night with two to four inches expected to come down. The Mat-Su Valleys will also see about two to four inches with the snow ending before 1 a.m. Saturday.
KTVA temporarily relocating after earthquake damage; Friday evening broadcasts canceled
Operations at Anchorage-based television station KTVA are relocating because of damage at the station’s building at 1001 Northway Drive from the Nov. 30 earthquake, according to a news director.