Alaska News

Anchorage police say at least one person died in a fiery crash in Eagle River on Wednesday evening.

Tegan Hanlon
The Alaska Veterans Affairs Healthcare System has shut down operating rooms in Anchorage amid ventilation concerns and a fix to the problem is likely months away.Tegan Hanlon
The murder trial against 28-year-old Korakanh Phornsavanh, who stands accused of shooting another man to death in October 2012 in front of the now-shuttered Platinum Jaxx nightclub, started Wednesday in Anchorage.Jerzy Shedlock

A man state prosecutors say shot and killed 27-year-old Said Beshirov outside a now-defunct Anchorage nightclub in 2012 appeared in Anchorage Superior Court on Wednesday, more than two years after the murder.

Jerzy Shedlock
The woman, whom DOC officials have not named, died on Saturday. She was the second inmate at the Anchorage jail to die in a three-day span. DOC officials didn't confirm her death until four days later. Michelle Theriault Boots
When newborn animals are declared abandoned by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, they sometimes end up at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage. Then, says caretaker Sarah Howard, "we become mom." Michelle Theriault Boots
A ConocoPhillips project expected to produce oil late this year cleared a legal challenge after the U.S. District Court in Alaska approved a key permit. Alex DeMarban
A 25-year-old Anchorage man was booked at the Anchorage jail early Wednesday after fleeing the scene of a collision that left his pregnant wife hospitalized as well as two children riding in the other vehicle, police said.Megan Edge
King Harald V of Norway concluded his state visit to Washington and Alaska on Wednesday in Anchorage by stressing his message of concern over warming in the Arctic. Mike Dunham

Musicians, from left, Suzanne Little, teacher Patty Hamre, Miles Allen, BP Teacher of the Year Mary Schallert and Great Alaska Schools supporters gathered in an "emergency protest" near the Legislative Information Office in downtown Anchorage on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, demanding that the Legislature "stop fiddling around with the PFD and fund public education in Alaska." 

Bill Roth