Alaska News

An uncontrolled wildfire in the tiny village of Chiniak on Kodiak Island, Alaska, destroyed several structures, forced evacuations and closed roads in less than 12 hours overnight, authorities said early Friday.

A 17-year-old boy turned himself in to Anchorage police Wednesday for a non-fatal shooting in the neighborhood of Spenard on Saturday. Police say the shooting was an accident.Jerzy Shedlock

An uncontrolled wildfire in the tiny village of Chiniak on Kodiak Island, Alaska destroyed several structures, forced evacuations and closed roads in less than 12 hours overnight, authorities said early Friday.

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Anchorage police say 18-year-old Dawayne Wilson shot the victim after being confronted about a stolen four-wheeler that Wilson was driving on Thursday evening. Wilson is still at large. Laurel Andrews
Sitka Mayor Mim McConnell said the thousand foot-landslide down Harbor Mountain that claimed three lives may have also done serious damage to Sitka's hopes for more housing.Pat Forgey
Clifford Penn Jr., a former Armed Services YMCA employee in Anchorage, has been charged with stealing more than $100,000 from the recreation center's ATMs.Jerzy Shedlock
Loretta Marie McGee, 37, is accused of wrongfully obtaining a credit card tied to the Muldoon Elementary PTA and using it for unauthorized purchases.Jerzy Shedlock
Chugach Electric Association reported that power has returned for about 2,000 customers in the Sand Lake neighborhood of Anchorage Thursday night after a tree fell into a power line. That's also what caused an earlier outage downtown.Tegan Hanlon
Kapowsin Meats is recalling more than 520,000 pounds of pork shipped to Washington, Oregon and Alaska after food inspectors found that it may be contaminated with salmonella.
The White House on Friday confirmed new details about President Obama's travels in Alaska, including a glacier hike and plans to talk with a variety of Alaskans about climate change and economic issues.  Erica Martinson