Alaska News

Two people died in house fires in communities in Southcentral and Southwest Alaska on Thursday, and authorities warned Alaskans to check home heating devices as cooler weather arrives.

Megan Edge
An Anchorage man is facing multiple charges, including kidnapping, after he threatened a woman at gunpoint when she tried to leave their campsite in Sutton, troopers said.Megan Edge
The man and woman accused of stealing an Alaska State Troopers SUV in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough this week were arrested in Wasilla on Thursday, the agency said.Megan Edge
One of the behind-the-scenes community leaders who helped set up events for President Barack Obama in Dillingham ended up -- to his own surprise -- riding with the president in an armored Chevy Suburban flown in for the visit to this fishing town.Lisa Demer
Four Southeast Alaska sport fishing guides have all pleaded guilty to a variety of fishing violations from 2013, wrapping up an Alaska Wildlife Troopers investigation that spanned more than two years. Tegan Hanlon
A Superior Court judge sentenced Arvin Kangas of Tanana to eight years in jail Thursday for tampering with evidence after two Alaska State Troopers were shot to death last year, allegedly by his son.Tegan Hanlon
The Coast Guard will present worst-case scenarios for drilling and shipping in the Arctic to the Emergency Prevention Preparedness and Response working group of the Arctic Council later this month.Kamala Kelkar
Ride-sharing service Uber has agreed to pay $77,925 to settle claims that it did not pay for workers' compensation insurance for its drivers when the company was briefly operating in Anchorage.Sean Doogan
The ships did not violate international law, which allows countries to transit other nations' seas under what is called "innocent passage," an official said. Missy Ryan | The Washington Post
A Juneau woman who freed a trapped eagle and was cited for springing other traps is heading back to court. The trapper is suing her for damages. Lisa Phu | KTOO News