Upon calling 911, the motorcycle's owner and his friends spotted Jonathan Ortiz Escalante, 44, exiting a residence and leaving on the Honda. The group followed the alleged thief, according to the charges, and confronted him in East Anchorage. Jerzy Shedlock
The trial of a former Glennallen dentist accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a female colleague too drunk to consent began Wednesday with opening arguments that laid out two scenarios of the night in question. Michelle Theriault Boots
Troopers said Pulcheria Yupanik was the only person on the ATV when it crashed on Airport Road, less than a mile from the turnoff to Pitkas Point, a tiny community in Western Alaska where Yukpanik was from.Tegan Hanlon
A Katmai sow grizzly bear adopted a yearling after the yearling's mother abandoned it in a tree by Brooks Falls. Now the sow, the sow's cub and the yearling are fishing together and expected to hibernate this winter as a family.Megan Edge
Oil giant BP will cut close to one-fifth of its Alaska workforce of employees and direct contractors as a result of the sale of a chunk of its Alaska assets to Hilcorp, the company announced Monday.Alex DeMarban
President Barack Obama, facing criticism that the U.S. and other countries have been slow to respond to the deadly Ebola outbreak, plans to send additional medical aid to West Africa, according to a White House official.
A study of tainted drinking water in areas where natural gas is produced from shale shows that the contamination is most likely due to leaky wells rather than the process of hydraulic fracturing used to release the gas from the rock.