Alaska News

The Anchorage Police Department asked the public for help Monday to find a man, woman and child who had not returned from a two-day fishing trip over the weekend.

Tegan Hanlon
A Superior Court judge erred in a child sex abuse case when he failed to follow court rules regarding admitting hearsay evidence, actions that have resulted in the Alaska Court of Appeals reversing a 99-year conviction, according to an appeals opinion.Jerzy Shedlock
A piece of language inserted into this year's 68-page operating budget would seek to limit travel for medical care funded by Medicaid, but health officials say it's similar to what they're already doing.Pat Forgey
Swollen by glacial melt, the Matanuska River continues to gobble up riverbank and threatened three homes as it approached the Glenn Highway Monday.Zaz Hollander
JBER Instillation Commander Col. Brian Bruckbauer is meeting weekly to see how the proposed troop draw down will impact the base, with changes immediately planned. Suzanna Caldwell
Four people were arrested in Kodiak early Sunday morning after home raids in which drugs with an estimated street value of $74,000 were seized, police said.Jerzy Shedlock
A dark SUV collided with a bicyclist Friday morning as the driver turned onto Spenard Road from Chugach Way, fracturing the cyclist’s leg, police said. Megan Edge
A fire Sunday evening at the old senior center building in Bethel is being investigated as a suspected arson, police said.Lisa Demer
Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott abruptly removed Alaska’s longtime elections chief from office on Friday, saying through an aide that he appreciated her work but also wanted a change in the department, which has been embroiled in a lawsuit over Native voting.Lisa Demer

The river, swollen with glacial melt since last weekend and carving sandy banks like butter, is threatening seven properties as the river has devoured 50 to 60 feet of bank in the past week.

Shelby Lum