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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.
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.
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.
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!
Dunleavy budget prompts hiring freezes and warnings of local tax boosts in Alaska cities
City officials around Alaska say deep state budget cuts and policy changes proposed this week by Gov. Mike Dunleavy will likely force local governments to raise taxes or slash services, or a combination of both.
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
Restrictions set for Kenai, Kasilof early-run king salmon
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Early-run king salmon in the Kenai River can be caught but not kept this summer. The Anchorage Daily News reports the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is anticipating low returns and on Thursday announced restrictions for both the Kenai and Kasilof (kah-SEE-lawf) rivers.
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.
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
Governor’s budget proposes closing Kenai prison and shipping inmates Outside
JUNEAU — Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s cost-cutting budget would partially close one prison and send at least 500 inmates out of state, but lawmakers say they can’t reconcile the governor’s decision with his drive to reduce crime.
Dry Friday, but snow may be on the way for the weekend in Anchorage
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Anchorage will see another sunny but cold day, with temperatures in the upper teens on Friday. We warm up to 17 degrees under sunny skies on Friday. Temps will drop down to 9 degrees for Friday night, while under mostly clear skies this evening, becoming mostly cloudy afte
Handgun found at Anchorage elementary school inside student's backpack
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A handgun was found inside the backpack of an Anchorage elementary school student, according to Anchorage police. The gun was located at Rogers Park Elementary School at around 9 a.m. on Feb. 14, according to APD.
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
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
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
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.
Flu Season Spikes in Alaska
While flu season never really ends, it is spiking in Alaska right now. The number of flu cases from January is far above average, with 1,279 confirmed cases. That's more than 15x the number of cases recorded in December. The spike is statewide, but most dramatic in the Anchorage, Matsu, and Interior
Dan Sullivan applied for AOGCC public seat before Hollis French letter was made public
Former Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan, who Governor Michael J. Dunleavy recently appointed to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, listed the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC) public seat as his top choice on his boards and commissions application. The Alaska Landmine has obtained a c
Court Strikes Down Anti-Abortion Law in Alaska
Today, the Alaska Supreme Court struck down a state law and Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) regulation that would have severely limited Medicaid coverage of abortions for low-income women. The decision in State of Alaska v. Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest held that the stat
Kodiak chiropractor withdrawn from state board after arrest
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A Kodiak chiropractor charged with three felonies has been withdrawn from consideration for a state board. Gov. Mike Dunleavy in January nominated 45-year-old Christopher Twiford for a seat on the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board.