Alaska News

A man who says he suffers from severe Tourette's Syndrome told an Anchorage District Court Judge on Friday that three people charged with delivering and possessing marijuana were his caretakers.

Jerzy Shedlock,Loren Holmes
One of three canni-business owners facing drug-related felonies appeared for a brief Anchorage court hearing Friday, and a man who says he has Tourette's syndrome claimed the charges have blocked access to people he described as caretakers.Jerzy Shedlock
Wreckage of a Cessna 150 that crashed shortly after takeoff Thursday afternoon from the Big Lake airport, killing 23-year-old pilot Joe Mielke, has been recovered for examination.Chris Klint
Ryan Sanders, who was sentenced to 101 years for the 2007 killings of Travis Moore and Ashlee Richards, will get a new trial after an Alaska Supreme Court ruling that evidence was improperly omitted in court.Chris Klint
Angela Rodell was named the new executive director of the Alaska Permanent Fund at a meeting of the corporation's board of trustees Friday morning.Pat Forgey
Alaska State Troopers say next of kin for 36-year-old Christopher J. Bringhurst have been notified, following the single-vehicle wreck in which he died Sunday evening.Alaska Dispatch News
A man was wounded in the arm after a dispute outside a local strip club early Friday led to gunfire between cars near West Dimond and Arctic boulevards, police say.Chris Klint
Icebergs in Prince William Sound that threaten tankers carrying oil from the trans-Alaska pipeline are likely to be smaller but more numerous over the next two decades, according to a study by a citizens oversight group.Dan Joling | Associated Press
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker sent a sharp retort Friday to House Speaker Mike Chenault in response to an opinion piece Chenault published last week that criticized Walker’s approach to a special legislative session on a natural gas pipeline.Nathaniel Herz
The Alaska Marine Highway System has cut 20 shore positions as officials deal with a scaled back state budget.Associated Press