Alaska News

A 17-year-old Anchorage girl pleaded guilty Monday to criminally negligent homicide and DUI in the death of well-known Anchorage cyclist Jeff Dusenbury last summer.

Michelle Theriault Boots
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued its first approval to an Alaska company for the commercial use of drones. Alaska Aerial Media said it hopes to use its business to teach people about drones and eventually provide services in emergencies like wildfires.Jerzy Shedlock
In a compromise with Mayor Dan Sullivan over the 2015 municipal budget, the Anchorage Assembly on Monday agreed to use $2 million in surplus money from Solid Waste Services to reduce property tax bills. Alex DeMarban
The Anchorage company with plans to build construction and demolition waste debris fills near Chugiak and Palmer suffered yet another setback last week.Zaz Hollander
Searchers from the village of Kwethluk on Sunday pulled the body of a young woman out of an open lead in the thawing ice of a branch of the Kuskokwim River, ending a long search that involved scores of volunteers.Lisa Demer
The Polar Pioneer drill ship and its accompanying tugboats do not -- for now -- belong at the port’s Terminal 5, a site currently devoted to cargo ships, Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development has ruled.Yereth Rosen
Ariel Hasse of Wasilla and Grant Ackerman of Fairbanks have been named U.S. Presidential Scholars, one of the nation's top academic awards for graduating high school seniors.Alaska Dispatch News

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued its first approval to an Alaska company for commercial use of drones. Alaska Aerial Media said it hopes to use its business to teach people about drones and eventually provide services in emergencies like wildfires.

Jerzy Shedlock
Alvin Rodriguez-Moya has been arrested and charged with first- and second-degree murder in an East Anchorage stabbing that left one dead and another critically injured Sunday morning.Jerzy Shedlock,Megan Edge
The 34-year-old woman was riding in Upper Kalskag when she lost control of her ATV, which rolled twice, Alaska State Troopers said. She died a short time later.Megan Edge