Alaska State Troopers have tentatively identified the victim of a fiery plane crash near Houston High School Thursday afternoon.
Chris Klint,Zaz Hollander
Parts of Southeast Alaska can expect winds in excess of 60 mph, as well as 2 to 4 inches of rain, as former hurricane Oho deteriorates into a “non-tropical cyclone” headed north into the Gulf of Alaska.
Chris Klint
A natural gas leak near Potter Valley Road’s intersection with the Seward Highway briefly brought traffic on the highway to a standstill Thursday afternoon, but the road reopened without incident.
Alaska Dispatch News
A Southwest Alaska mine operator from Canada was convicted of two misdemeanor violations of the federal Clean Water Act on Wednesday in Anchorage. The jury was deadlocked on three felony counts on pollution in the Salmon River.
Jerzy Shedlock
Annual crime data released last week by the FBI shows a 20 percent increase in murders over 2013, but it doesn't necessarily indicate a trend, one expert said.Crime & JusticeJerzy Shedlock
West High student Anna Lange is one of five student poets selected from a nationwide pool of 20,000 applicants to be honored at the White House.ArtsMike Dunham
So far, the remains of 19 of the 52 airmen onboard the C-124 Globemaster II cargo plane that crashed in the Chugach Mountains have been identified.MilitarySean Doogan
Alaska Rep. Don Young barreled through a live CNN interview and straight into Twitter fame Thursday following the House meeting where Rep. Kevin McCarthy announced that he’s out of the running for Speaker of the House.Alaska NewsErica Martinson

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