Alaska News

A private boat heard a radio mayday call reporting that five people were in the water in the Valdez Narrows Friday evening. 

Devin Kelly
One man was found in a parking lot near Third Avenue and C Street with multiple gunshot wounds.Devin Kelly
Since the mid-20th century, Alaska and the Arctic have been warming about twice as fast as the global rate. Over the past five decades, average Alaska temperatures have increased by 3.4 degrees Fahrenheit, with the increases most pronounced in winter -- a change noticed by Native elders decades ago.  Yereth Rosen
A federal judge considering a court challenge by Pebble mine developers has granted Pebble’s request to force testimony by a former government scientist now believed to be living in Australia.Lisa Demer
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
President Barack Obama added to Alaska’s time in the national spotlight Saturday, focusing his weekly national address on his upcoming trip to the state.  Erica Martinson
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