An ex-Marine from Alaska accused of killing a California woman and dumping her body in a remote desert mine shaft made an initial court appearance at the Anchorage Correctional Complex courtroom Tuesday.Jerzy Shedlock
When the owners of the Clearwater Lodge in Delta Junction heard that a 16-year-old had been arrested Monday in connection with the May fire that burned their lodge to the ground, they were not surprised, they said. Alcohol had been stolen from the lodge before it burned. Megan Edge
Five Anchorage men were charged in connection with four robberies this spring, according to indictments filed Aug. 12. One of the men was also arrested in a brawl last week in South Anchorage, which sent two teens to the hospital. Megan Edge
Authorities updated the number of people hurt in Monday's crash involving a tour bus and a semi on the Parks Highway to roughly 10 Princess guests plus both drivers. The semi driver and a Princess guest required medevac flights to the hospital. Zaz Hollander
Moods went up and down among supporters and critics alike Tuesday night as results began to roll in and showed a razor-thin margin in the vote on Ballot Measure 1, the oil-tax referendum that sought to repeal the tax structure known as SB 21.Richard Mauer
Two-term Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-North Pole, is holding a lead over first-term Rep. Doug Isaacson, also of North Pole, for the House District 3 seat both were redistricted into. In House District 9, stretching from the Richardson Highway all the way to Valdez, incumbent Rep. Eric Feige, facing two tough challengers, was placing third late in the evening.Pat Forgey
The Islamic State posted a video on Tuesday that it said showed the beheading of James Foley, an American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria nearly two years ago, according to a transcript released by the SITE Intelligence Group.
Hundreds of Asian factories were attacked in May after popular anger erupted over Chinese oil exploration in disputed waters. Vietnam depends on foreign investment to generate growth and has promised to avoid a repeat.