Alaska News

Nicholas Begich III, the son of Nick Begich Jr. and the nephew of former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, is running against incumbent Amy Demboski for an Assembly seat in Chugiak-Eagle River.  He is a registered Republican.

Devin Kelly
A candle left burning on a table Friday morning in an Anchorage apartment led to flames and smoke damage to the building.Tegan Hanlon
Petersburg schools and a hospital were in lockdown mode Friday afternoon as police continued to search for the escaped prisoner in the Southeast Alaska town.Suzanna Caldwell
Prosecutors filed charges accusing the brothers, Jarron and Jafari Lewis-Daniel, of robbing an Axiom armored truck while it was parked in front of the Wells Fargo DeBarr Road branch on Dec. 23.Jerzy Shedlock
A 41-year-old Anchorage man was convicted Wednesday in his second trial for raping a woman at a motel in 2012.Alaska Dispatch News
Clark Dixon, former host of the Sportsman Channel show “Syndicate Hunting,” was sentenced Thursday in Anchorage federal court to 16 months in prison for years of illegal hunting in Noatak National Preserve.Jerzy Shedlock
A 16-year-old was stabbed in the head after two men with guns and knives tried to evict the teenager’s family from a Willow home, according to troopers.Alaska Dispatch News
Senate Majority Leader John Coghill introduced a bill Friday that would require doctors to determine whether a fetus could survive outside the womb before performing an abortion.Rashah McChesney

Iditarod Chief Executive Stan Hooley talks about the ceremonial start of the 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race as well as the restart on Friday.





Tegan Hanlon
Alicia Keys' song "No One" got a perfectly appropriate Alaska dance interpretation this week.Laurel Andrews