Alaska News

Police arrested a 33-year-old Palmer man Friday afternoon after responding to a fire at his home, which allegedly contained a meth lab.

Tegan Hanlon
While the declaration ensures some government costs will be reimbursed, it may do little for property owners who suffered similar losses in last week's landslides.Pat Forgey
The municipalities argued it was worth about $14 billion, while the oil companies said it was worth about $1 billion. This decision means the state and municipalities will get more in property taxes.Alex DeMarban
A fire at Motor Rage Auto Sales in Meadow Lakes, near Wasilla, brought out a massive response by emergency responders Friday afternoon, said emergency officials on the scene. No injuries were reported.Zaz Hollander,Laurel Andrews
The bicyclist was more than 60 feet from the nearest crosswalk and did not have a green light, police said. He is in surgery with serious injuries. Devin Kelly

An uncontrolled wildfire in the tiny village of Chiniak on Kodiak Island, Alaska, destroyed several structures, forced evacuations and closed roads in less than 12 hours overnight, authorities said early Friday.

A 17-year-old boy turned himself in to Anchorage police Wednesday for a non-fatal shooting in Spenard on Saturday. Police say the shooting was an accident.Jerzy Shedlock

An uncontrolled wildfire in the tiny village of Chiniak on Kodiak Island, Alaska destroyed several structures, forced evacuations and closed roads in less than 12 hours overnight, authorities said early Friday.

Alaska Dispatch News
Gov. Bill Walker will fly to Washington, D.C., Sunday so that he can fly back to Anchorage on Air Force One with President Barack Obama for the president's visit to Alaska, according to Walker’s office.Alex DeMarban,Erica Martinson
President Obama is expected to announce during his visit to the state next week a project led by the Denali Commission to assess whether 31 rural Alaska communities affected climate change should be relocated or protected in their current location, a federal official speaking at a U.S. Arctic Research Commission in Nome said this week.Emily Russell | KNOM