Alaska News

A 40-year-old Soldotna woman who attempted to run her vehicle head-on into another vehicle and then began an hours-long standoff with law enforcement is facing multiple charges, troopers said.

Megan Edge
This fall’s Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Anchorage will feature a famed Southeast artist and her artist grandson as the keynote speakers, AFN announced this week.Lisa Demer
A federal judge on Thursday ordered Greenpeace USA to pay $2,500 for every hour that protesters dangling from a bridge in Portland, Oregon, continue to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving for oil drilling in the Arctic. Steven DuBois and Dan Joling | Associated Press
The lead investigator in the Alano Club shooting that killed Anchorage teenager Alex Thanapong Yu asked for the public's help in providing information that may move the case forward.Laurel Andrews
AEDC President and CEO Bill Popp says some businesses will be tightening their belts in the next few years, but no significant economic downturn is in sight for Alaska's largest city. Jeannette Lee Falsey
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.Jerzy Shedlock

Joshua Almeda, 24, showed no emotion in an Anchorage courtroom Thursday as he admitted killing his girlfriend Breanna Moore last year. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, a charge that carries up to 99 years in prison.

Jerzy Shedlock,Loren Holmes
Nearly 5 million acres of Alaska forest has been consumed in wildfires this summer. A map created by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute researchers tracks the roughly 250 active wildfires in the state, giving Alaskans an up-to-date look at the size, status and location of each fire. Alaska Dispatch News
Joshua Almeda, 24, showed little emotion in an Anchorage courtroom Thursday as he admitted killing his girlfriend Breanna Moore last year. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, a charge that carries up to 99 years in prison.Jerzy Shedlock