Alaska News

Big, wind-whipped waves were crashing onto the beach at Barrow, forcing closure of a road, the National Weather Service reported Thursday. 

Yereth Rosen
A forecast for an unusually strong late-summer windstorm starting today has the National Weather Service issuing wind warnings for Seward, Moose Pass, Whittier, Girdwood and Valdez.Suzanna Caldwell
A man jumped out of the woods at Williwaw Way and Tanana Drive and demanded money from a woman as he brandished a firearm, troopers said. Megan Edge
Average rate increases for next year of nearly 40 percent have been approved by the Alaska Division of Insurance for the two companies providing individual plans through the federally run online marketplace. Becky Bohrer | Associated Press
A sentencing hearing will be continued next week for a man accused of evidence tampering in the deaths of two Alaska state troopers.Associated Press
Few details have been released, including whether the deceased was male or female, or how the person died.Associated Press
President Barack Obama will be in Alaska next week, including a stop in Anchorage that will cause some closures along roads and to other services.Sean Doogan

Livestock and crops were moved into the barn at the Alaska State Fair grounds in Palmer on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in preparation for the noon opening on Thursday.

Bill Roth
In a simulated search-and-rescue last month that saw federal agencies and private companies working together, a drone located a raft some 20 miles offshore in Alaska's Arctic waters, and relayed information to rescue helicopters.Asaf Shalev
Restrictions intended to secure airspace during President Barack Obama’s visit next week will require pilots of many small planes to stop at checkpoints for security clearance.Lisa Demer