Alaska News

Ethics complaints against Gov. Sarah Palin and top members of her administration have cost the state personnel board nearly $300,000 over the past year, almost two-thirds of which appear to be from the Troopergate investigation of the governor.Sean Cockerham | Tribune Media Services
Anchorage Ted Stevens International Airport officials are on the lookout for an Australian miniature shepherd that somehow slipped out of its cage while airline employees were handling it Monday afternoon.James Halpin
A bicyclist killed Tuesday evening was not wearing a helmet and witnesses provided conflicting reports about whether he was talking on a cell phone when he and a vehicle collided, said Anchorage police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker.
A man accused of abducting a woman he knew and taking her to the Hillside where he raped her on Tuesday afternoon turned himself in Wednesday and was arrested on charges of sexual assault and kidnapping, according to police.
Democratic state Sen. Hollis French filed an intent to run for governor Wednesday. But French said it's just a technicality and doesn't mean he will run for sure next year.
Officials have suspended the search for a man whose partially submerged canoe was discovered near Snow Passage earlier this week, Alaska State Troopers said Wednesday.
A man who stabbed his drinking buddy in the stomach last August after accusing her of shortchanging him at the liquor store has been convicted of first-degree assault, according to the Anchorage district attorney.
Facing hundreds of people in a packed Discovery Theater and sharing the stage with four decades of predecessors, Dan Sullivan took the oath of office at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and became Anchorage's seventh elected mayor since the municipal government was formed in 1975.Don Hunter
A training flight went wrong at Merrill Field on Wednesday afternoon when a mechanical error forced the pilot and student to make an emergency landing, skidding onto the grass next to an airstrip with a legion of emergency personnel on hand, prepared for the worst-case scenario.Megan Holland