Today's News

Fish and Game spokeswoman Cathie Harms says bear sightings in the Fairbanks area are much less common than they are in Anchorage or Juneau.Associated Press
With their doubleheader sweep of Fairbanks on Monday, the Anchorage Bucs have won four straight baseball games and increased their lead in the Alaska Baseball League's American League to 4.5 games.Alaska Dispatch News
A two-vehicle collision at the intersection of the Glenn and Parks highways left one man with serious injuries and the Glenn Highway closed for 30 minutes, troopers said. One lane has been reopened.Megan Edge
Five yaks found wandering along Eagle River Road were recovered by their owners without incident Tuesday morning, according to Anchorage police.Suzanna Caldwell
This weekend, wolf attacks were responsible for the deaths of a number of sheep and lambs in northern Sweden, in Sågmyra and Insjön, and on Monday, the County Administrative Board will be reviewing an application that came in to carry out a protective hunt.Radio Sweden
A reader who's a contract flight attendant for a charter airline reports that since her best friend divorced the airline's chief pilot, he's had it out for her. What can she do to counter his bullying behavior? Lynne Curry
LETTERS: Readers sound off in brief about the news at home and abroad.Alaska Dispatch News
Alaska State Troopers say a 31-year-old woman had a gun outside of the Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward Monday and "stated she would kill herself if the convicted killers were not released."Tegan Hanlon
Anchorage police on Monday asked the public for help finding a man, woman and child who had not returned from a two-day fishing trip. But police said early Tuesday morning that they had been located and were safe.Tegan Hanlon

Technically, Kenny Herriot won The Alaska Challenge handcycle race when he finished Monday’s final, taxing stage, an 18.8-mile, rain-soaked, mist-shrouded climb from Palmer to Independence Mine in Hatcher Pass.

By the Scot’s reckoning, though, the springboard to victory was loaded in the weeks and months prior to the week-long, eight-stage grind of the Challenge.

READ MORE: For Alaska Challenge champ Herriot, preparation proved perfect

Shelby Lum
A Superior Court judge erred in a child sex abuse case when he failed to follow court rules regarding admitting hearsay evidence, actions that have resulted in the Alaska Court of Appeals reversing a 99-year conviction, according to an appeals opinion.Jerzy Shedlock
A piece of language inserted into this year's 68-page operating budget would seek to limit travel for medical care funded by Medicaid, but health officials say it's similar to what they're already doing.Pat Forgey
Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott abruptly removed Alaska’s longtime elections chief from office on Friday, saying through an aide that he appreciated her work but also wanted a change in the department.Lisa Demer
With the federal highway trust fund running on empty this week, the sensible thing for Congress would be to raise the gasoline tax to provide money to fix our crumbling roads and bridges.Dermot Cole

The river, swollen with glacial melt since last weekend and carving sandy banks like butter, is threatening seven properties as the river has devoured 50 to 60 feet of bank in the past week.

Shelby Lum
Better Alaska mapping, more understanding of mineral resources, more study of the effects of thawing permafrost and more help to Arctic communities coping with crumbling coastlines and vulnerable infrastructure are among the tasks that the U.S. Geological Survey plans in its newly released five-year Arctic strategy.Alaska Dispatch News
Swollen by glacial melt, the Matanuska River continues to gobble up riverbank and threatened three homes as it approached the Glenn Highway Monday.Zaz Hollander
Technology costs, low city employee morale and a recommendation for a civil rights law to add protections for the gay, lesbian and transgender community were among items in a report from the new mayor's transition team.Devin Kelly
The 53-year-old Scot won seven of eight stages, including Monday's finale up Hatcher Pass, and tied for first in the other stage of the handcycle race.Doyle Woody
The wreckage of a sightseeing plane that crashed near Ketchikan last month, killing all nine people onboard, has been recovered.Associated Press