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A stretch of Providence Drive through the University of Alaska Anchorage will be closed for two weeks starting this weekend as crews erect a pedestrian bridge linking two campus buildings.Devin Kelly
Michael Memeo, 46, made an initial court appearance Wednesday at the Nesbett Courthouse on charges of murder and tampering with evidence in the death of Irma Williams in September. A Superior Court judge entered not guilty pleas for all of the charges on Memeo’s behalf.Jerzy Shedlock
An investigating village public safety officer followed footprints in the snow to the home of two suspects in a burglary and vandalism at the Togiak medical clinic -- vandalism that knocked out the building's communication and electrical systems.Dave Bendinger | KDLG News
The question of which nation should supply the steel for a $10 million Alaska ferry dock planned in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, has escalated into a dispute between U.S. and Canadian trade protection policies.Pat Forgey
Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from its screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the "The Interview."Jake Coyle
The office was created in a 2004 law aimed at helping advance an Alaska gas pipeline project that would serve North American markets. That project, however, was scrapped amid changes in the market.Becky Bohrer | Associated Press
Police have identified a woman who died Saturday after being found unconscious in a tent at a burgeoning encampment on sidewalks near Third Avenue and Karluk Street as 46-year-old Dorothy Marie Noel, also known as Dorothy Kinzy.Michelle Theriault Boots
U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials made an unusual discovery hidden away inside luggage bound for China as it passed through Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport -- more than 200 live baby turtles.Sean Doogan
A crash in northwest Montana, near Flathead Lake killed 33-year-old Brett Thoft of Wasilla, and injured the passenger, local authorities said. Zaz Hollander
The United States and Cuba have agreed to establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in decades, American officials said Wednesday.Julie Pace and Matthew Lee