Alaska News

Department of Public Safety Commissioner Chuck Kopp says he will release his personnel file from the Kenai Police Department.Megan Holland
Riley McVitty, 23, died today from injuries suffered in a Monday-night collision near Bird Creek that killed another man.
An accelerant-detecting dog has located chemicals near the Peter's Sushi Spot fire's point of origin, leading investigators to send samples to a lab to determine whether arson could be a factor.James Halpin
Former Gov. Wally Hickel, 88, will stay overnight at Providence hospital for observation after being admitted early this morning for chest pain.
WASHINGTON -- Ideas to lower the nation's high energy prices faced a whirlwind of hearings, press conferences, speeches and votes on energy in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Erika Bolstad
Craig Medred
The Glenn Highway reopened this afternoon after a gravel spill blocked three lanes for roughly two hours. Kyle Hopkins
The new state Department of Public Safety Commissioner Chuck Kopp on Tuesday denied a history of sexual harassment while he was police chief in Kenai.Megan Holland
Construction of a catamaran-style ferry to transport passengers from Anchorage to Port MacKenzie is expected to be complete in fall 2009, but the Matanuska-Susitna Borough is still waiting for Anchorage to agree on a landing spot on its side of the inlet.Rindi White
Matanuska Electric Association says regional electric plans won't affect its pursuit of a natural gas plant to serve Eagle River and Mat-Su customers.