Alaska News

Anchorage police say they are trying to recover human remains Friday evening on the beach near Kincaid Park's motocross area.

Tegan Hanlon
A motorcyclist died Friday afternoon in Spenard after a shopping bag slid off the handle of his motorcycle and he veered off the road and crashed into a tree, according to the Anchorage Police Department. Tegan Hanlon
The Anchorage Assembly voted this week to reinstate fines for open burning at the height of fire season after the penalties for such offenses were removed last June during a code rewrite.Tegan Hanlon
Southcentral Alaskans can expect clear, warm weather Saturday and Sunday, with high temperatures in the 70s and even low 80s.Suzanna Caldwell
Five villages will get help from the federal government for projects that range from optimizing existing wind turbines to crafting an entirely new energy plan.Erica Martinson
Alaska State Troopers say a man critically injured in an early-morning shooting Wednesday in Butte remained hospitalized Friday.Zaz Hollander
With the state budget in limbo and layoff notices just days away, officials at various agencies foresee cuts in services ranging from repairing potholes to issuing birth and death certificates.Jeannette Lee Falsey
Instead of making a change, the board voted to establish a subcommittee to work with Fish and Game to “discuss and evaluate a variety of issues and options to address Dall sheep concerns." Populations of the popular game animals have declined in recent years. Zaz Hollander
The timing of potential layoffs couldn’t be worse for Alaska’s salmon managers, who by then will be nearing the peak of a season that could set records in Bristol Bay, Southeast and elsewhere. Laine Welch
The Federal Highway Administration will make $2 million in emergency funds available as the flood-battered Dalton Highway's unprecedented closure continues. Alex DeMarban