Anchorage

One person has been found dead after an Eagle River house went up in flames Friday night.Alaska Dispatch News
A proposal from the landlords of the Legislature’s Anchorage office building says a purchase by the state could save millions of dollars, but a separate analysis by lawmakers’ nonpartisan support agency calls that “misleading."Nathaniel Herz
A bit of Friday evening snow and rain in Anchorage and the Matanuska Valley could create hazardous conditions for commuters, the National Weather Service said.Megan Edge
Anchorage Police Chief Chris Tolley said Friday his department is now willing to hire law enforcement officers currently certified by the Alaska Police Standards Council. Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska Attorney General Craig Richards said Friday that the state was launching a new push to prosecute former Veco chief Bill Allen for sex crimes. But a hurdle remains in the form of the U.S. Department of Justice, which would have to sign off for Richards’ office to prosecute Allen under an updated 1910 federal sex trafficking law called the Mann Act.

Nathaniel Herz
Christopher Olson, 31, of Anchorage, has been charged with 27 felonies related to child sex abuse as well as possession, distribution and production of child pornography, prosecutors say.Jerzy Shedlock
One person died early Friday in a fiery rollover crash at Dimond Boulevard and C Street. A witness who saw the vehicle speed past his home said the crash was unsurvivable.Jerzy Shedlock
A lawsuit against the Municipality of Anchorage, its police department and three officers has moved forward as a federal judge issued a lengthy order last week ruling that certain facts surround the fatal shooting of Shane Tasi required a jury trial.Jerzy Shedlock

A lawsuit by the Republican-led Alaska Legislature to halt Gov. Bill Walker’s Medicaid expansion inched forward Thursday morning, Feb. 4, 2016, as both sides made their cases in Superior Court, with the judge telling them not to expect a decision until the end of March.

 

Laurel Andrews
Joel Gould, 21, was pulled over and arrested for vehicle theft Tuesday morning -- just before the online police scanner he was listening to announced officers' plans to pull over and arrest him.Chris Klint