Alaska News

Two Anchorage men were critically injured when a small plane flying over the Iron Dog snowmachine race crashed near Rainy Pass Lodge on Alaska's Iditarod Trail.Colleen Mondor
Atz Lee Kilcher, his wife, Cristina Jane Kilcher, and Wilma TV Inc. were each charged with one count of unlawful methods of taking or attempting to take big game by helicopter, according to charges filed July 13.Tegan Hanlon
Anchorage police have identified the man killed Monday in an East Anchorage shooting as 19-year-old Preston Junior Clark Perdomo of Anchorage.Tegan Hanlon
Delta, American and United airlines have announced they will ban shipments of some hunting trophies in the wake of a popular lion's death in Zimbabwe, leading some to wonder how it might affect Alaska.Suzanna Caldwell
A 20-year-old woman was flown to an Anchorage hospital Tuesday with bites and scratches to her head, back and arm after she was mauled by a brown bear near Skilak Lake, according to the captain of Central Emergency Services.Tegan Hanlon
Clearing the Seward Highway of debris from a deadly collision Friday took nearly 10 hours in part because special equipment, including a forklift and a heavy commercial tow truck, had to be brought to the scene, Alaska State Troopers said in an online dispatch Tuesday. Michelle Theriault Boots
One of the largest toxic algae blooms recorded off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago.Phuong Le

A sightseeing tour boat captain recently caught a pod of orcas toying with a Steller sea lion as a precursor to a meal in waters outside of Juneau.

Alaska Dispatch News
The two special sessions held as Alaska lawmakers struggled to agree on a state budget cost more than $886,000. The figure doesn't include the cost of extending the regular session by eight days.Becky Bohrer | Associated Press
Alaska State Troopers say searchers have found the body of a 48-year-old Shageluk man who went missing after he jumped out of a boat.Associated Press
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