Superior Court Judge Jack Smith handed down a 40-year sentence Friday against Terence Gray, 33, for the 2010 killing of Edwing Matos in the Dimond Center after a dispute over allegedly stolen belongings including a video game console.
Despite dropping prices for oil and lower tax revenues for Alaska, a new report forecasts only a slight drop in construction spending in the state this year, mostly as a result of federal and state projects already in the works.
The International Pacific Halibut Commission voted Friday for a total catch in Alaska of 21.215 million pounds, up from 19.705 million pounds in 2014. That's the first time in a decade the commission has increased the catch.
For four consecutive days this week, Anchorage residents woke up to news of local shootings resulting in deaths or injury. Shootings throughout the month have put the city on edge, and police say they’re using every resource available to solve the crimes.Crime & JusticeJerzy Shedlock
OPINION: Greenland's dreams of big money from oil have, so far, been dashed by economic realities, but there is potential for growth in sales of another precious liquid -- water -- as long as sources remain pure and unpolluted.Mia Bennett
Fairbanks-born cellist Dane Johansen, who performs with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra this weekend, spent last summer walking across Spain and performing Bach suites in ancient churches while a film crew followed him to create a documentary.Mike Dunham
The Alaska Arctic Policy Commission is expected to submit its final report to the Legislature on Friday. Companion bills introduced in both houses identify four areas of focus: economic and resource development, infrastructure, health communities and a state-based agenda for science and research.Associated Press
Western governments have made a wrong turn in energy policy by supporting the large-scale conversion of plants into fuel and should reconsider that strategy, according to a new report from a prominent environmental think tank.
Altogether, the 1946 tsunami killed 159 people in Hawaii, drowned a swimmer in Santa Cruz, banged up fishing boats in Chile and wrecked a hut on Antarctica. The curve of the Aleutians protected much of Alaska, but the five at Scotch Cap had no chance.Ned Rozell