Alaska News

Two explanations of how an Anchorage lawyer spent $52 million in six months from an elderly widow’s trust are beginning to unfold in a federal fraud trial in Anchorage.

Lisa Demer
When marijuana businesses can legally open in Anchorage later this year, they'll have to be at least 500 feet from schools in most parts of the city, the Anchorage Assembly decided Tuesday night.Devin Kelly
The Kenai Fire Department marshal said frozen ground may have acted as a lid, forcing escaped natural gas to migrate through houses, where it was ignited. Alex DeMarban
Anchorage attorney Tim Cook has sued Safeway over two turkeys purchased around Thanksgiving that he says were underweight. The suit isn't about money, he said, but rather upholding consumer protection laws.Jerzy Shedlock
A Bethel man who strangled his girlfriend and stayed in his apartment with her body for five days a year ago was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for murder.Lisa Demer
A federal charging document against a Wasilla woman tied to a string of Mat-Su burglaries last year says law enforcement found around 1,600 pieces of mail in her home.Jerzy Shedlock
The Tanaina Child Development Center is moving to the Alaska Regional Hospital — almost exactly a year after the popular nonprofit was asked to leave its longtime space at the University of Alaska Anchorage.Tegan Hanlon
A man in the Southeast Alaska community of Hollis has been charged with several crimes after he stole a van at a local ferry terminal and drove it drunk into a closed gate, troopers said.Chris Klint
The Monday death of 15-year-old Austin Edenfield ​happened within about 100 yards of his family's home, his stepfather said Tuesday. Chris Klint,Zaz Hollander
Some Alaska Natives took offense to a phrase in Alaska Airlines' new marketing campaign, and it sparked a new round of discussion about whether it's time to retire the word “Eskimo.”Charles Enoch | KYUK Public Media