Anchorage

The owners of the 4th Avenue Theatre want to incorporate parts of the defunct movie house in a downtown Anchorage complex that includes a 28-story tower combining housing and a hotel.Mike Dunham
The furloughs for 167 employees in leadership positions throughout the university system are a response to the state budget crisis, said university President Pat Gamble.Jeannette Lee Falsey
After a neighborhood cleanup in Government Hill, the black bears have left, at least for now, a spokesman for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said. Megan Edge
Anchorage residents could face fines under an order from the Anchorage Fire Department banning open outdoor fires until weather conditions improve.Megan Edge
A jury reached guilty verdicts on all 12 counts against Jerry Active, a Togiak man charged with a grisly murder and sexual assault of an Anchorage family in 2013.Suzanna Caldwell
Jon Nauman, owner of Chugiak's Horse Drawn Carriage Company and a familiar face in downtown Anchorage, was seriously injured in a training accident earlier this month.Suzanna Caldwell
The Anchorage Police Department is looking for a man they said burglarized a Downtown Anchorage home earlier this week. Megan Edge
20-year-old Dustin Arthur Badillo allegedly sexually assaulted a woman at gunpoint and kidnapped her and her two children from their West Anchorage driveway on Wednesday.Tegan Hanlon
Anchorage police boosted enforcement over the "420" weekend, netting 12 additional arrests for driving under the influence -- though only one for marijuana.Suzanna Caldwell
The parties in the double-murder case against Jerry Active presented their closing arguments Thursday in Anchorage Superior Court. Now, Active's fate is in the hands of the jury.Jerzy Shedlock