Alaska News

On Wednesday, the lead investigator in the shooting that claimed the life of Anchorage teenager Alex Thanapong Yu asked for the public's help in providing any information that may move the case forward.

Laurel Andrews
AEDC President and CEO Bill Popp says some businesses will be tightening their belts in the next few years, but no significant economic downturn is in sight for Alaska's largest city. Jeannette Lee Falsey
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided Wednesday to keep roads out of roadless areas of Tongass National Forest, over the objections of the state and timber industry. Pat Forgey
Dr. Shubhranjan Ghosh, an Anchorage physician originally charged with more than $1 million in Medicaid fraud, received a 3 1/2-year prison sentence Wednesday.Jerzy Shedlock
The earthquake felt across Southcentral Alaska and into the Interior was unlike any to hit Cook Inlet in decades, the Alaska Earthquake Center said Wednesday. Laurel Andrews
Suspects stole guns and a truck, which was later found on fire, from a Houston home, troopers said. Megan Edge
A woman who went into cardiac arrest on a downtown street and died Tuesday had been picked up by the Anchorage Safety Patrol the day before. Megan Edge
Under terms of a plea deal, 50-year-old Morris Bernard Lopez -- who authorities said fired his rifle several times from the deck of the fishing vessel Sandra Marie -- will spend 10 days in jail, forfeit the rifle and serve two years probation during which he cannot drink alcohol.Dave Bendinger | KDLG News
Looking further into the future, Shell is betting on offshore oil fields in Alaska, which chief executive Ben van Beurden described as having the potential to produce more energy than the biggest projects in the Gulf of Mexico.Danica Kirka | Associated Press
The voluntary guidelines issued Wednesday aim to protect harbor seals resting on floating ice in Alaska's much-visited glacial fjords.Yereth Rosen