Alaska News

The furloughs for 167 employees in leadership positions throughout the university system are a response to the state budget crisis, said university President Pat Gamble.Jeannette Lee Falsey
After a neighborhood cleanup in Government Hill, the black bears have left, at least for now, a spokesman for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said. Megan Edge
Anchorage residents could face fines under an order from the Anchorage Fire Department banning open outdoor fires until weather conditions improve.Megan Edge
At least two officer vehicles were damaged during Friday morning's motorhome chase, Alaska State Troopers spokesperson Megan Peters said. Laurel Andrews
A jury reached guilty verdicts on all 12 counts against Jerry Active, a Togiak man charged with a grisly murder and sexual assault of an Anchorage family in 2013.Suzanna Caldwell
Jon Nauman, owner of Chugiak's Horse Drawn Carriage Company and a familiar face in downtown Anchorage, was seriously injured in a training accident earlier this month.Suzanna Caldwell
The Anchorage Police Department is looking for a man they said burglarized a Downtown Anchorage home earlier this week. Megan Edge
If you guessed the tripod on the Tanana River would stop the clock at 2:25 p.m. AST on April 24, you'll get the $330,330 jackpot -- or at least part of it.Dermot Cole
The Nenana Ice Classic was still underway early Friday morning, with the tripod stuck in an ice jam after it tipped Thursday, competition officials said in an automated message updated Friday morning.Alaska Dispatch News
The National Marine Fisheries Service Thursday announced the launch in Alaska of a voluntary program called Whale SENSE, intended to help mitigate boats' impacts on whales. Tour and charter fishing operations in the region have agreed to participate. Associated Press