Alaska News

Fort Wainwright man Christopher Ryan De La Merced Jr., 20, faces “multiple counts of assault and weapons misconduct” in a drive-by attack on a home in Fairbanks late Tuesday.

Chris Klint
A Newtok man was charged with first-degree domestic-violence assault after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a stabbing in the Western Alaska village Tuesday.Alaska Dispatch News
An electrical fire at a hotel on the Parks Highway west of Wasilla early Wednesday had emergency responders warning drivers of slow traffic in the area.Chris Klint
The Alaska Marine Highway System is proposing tying up ferries and slashing service next summer, in anticipation of further big cuts in next year's state budget.Pat Forgey
In an advisory vote Tuesday, Bethel voters supported allowing alcohol sales for the first time in four decades -- and in two binding votes, backed big increases in the city sales tax if alcohol or marijuana are ever legally sold there.Lisa Demer
Starting next year, Alaskans can become pharmacists without having to leave the state thanks to a new partnership between the University of Alaska Anchorage and Idaho State University.Tegan Hanlon
Palmer residents apparently voted to ban commercial marijuana operations, according to early municipal election results, despite residents having voted in favor of legalizing pot when the issue came to a statewide vote last fall.Zaz Hollander
A long-contentious plan to link Elmore Road and Bragaw Street in Anchorage was approved by the city's Planning and Zoning Commission late Monday night, with a few stipulations attached. Devin Kelly
In all three cases, the victims knew their abusers, APD says. All the suspects were in custody as of Tuesday evening, but APD believes they may have abused other children.Megan Edge
The Anchorage Assembly gave the Berkowitz administration the green light Tuesday to submit "one or more bids" for some or all of ConocoPhillips' interests in the Cook Inlet region. Devin Kelly