Alaska News

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.Alaska Dispatch News
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
An intensive inpatient treatment program for veterans and active duty military in need of mental health care that opened a few months ago in Anchorage was dedicated Tuesday to the late Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL who inspired the movie "American Sniper."Tegan Hanlon
With hidden camera videos of Planned Parenthood officials casually discussing donations of fetal tissue embroiling the organization, a rally in Anchorage Tuesday turned the focus to Alaska.Michelle Theriault Boots
The initial investigation of the incident that put a gash in the Finnish icebreaker hired by Shell suggests -- but does not conclude -- that a previously uncharted Unalaska Bay shoal was to blame.Yereth Rosen
A federal agency says cruise ships, day boats and charter vessels should stay 500 yards from harbor seals to minimize disturbance.Dan Joling | Associated Press