A man charged last year with raping two women is now accused of assaulting eight others, prosecutors announced Thursday.
Police didn't know exactly how many packages were taken, but the truck was said to be full, with dozens of packages inside.
A gun used to shoot a police officer Saturday morning was the same weapon used in at least five homicides in the city so far this year, including two double homicides, Anchorage police said.
A body discovered late last month near South Anchorage railroad tracks has been identified as that of a 73-year-old man, police said Wednesday. The Anchorage Police Department said the body of David Petina was found by two 14-year-old boys just after 9 p.m. Oct. 19 near the intersection of Huffman Road and the Old Seward Highway. The … Continue reading Body found near South Anchorage railroad tracks identified
Much of Anchorage awoke Monday to find a sheen of ice on local roads, slowing the morning commute for many drivers in what’s become a common sight in Southcentral Alaska in recent years. The Anchorage Police Department announced shortly after 9 a.m. that lanes on both the inbound and outbound Glenn Highway between the North and South Birchwood exits … Continue reading Anchorage wakes up to icy roads Monday, and more may be on the way
A Fairbanks police officer responding to a call early Sunday was shot and seriously injured by a suspect who then stole the officer’s patrol car before abandoning it a few blocks away, according to the Fairbanks Police Department. The suspect was still at large as of Sunday night. According to a statement from FPD, Sgt. … Continue reading Fairbanks police officer seriously injured in shooting; suspect at large
The office of Alaska Gov. Bill Walker will formally unveil the amount of this year’s reduced Permanent Fund dividend in an online announcement Friday, a spokesperson for the governor said. The announcement will appear on the governor’s website Friday morning, said Katie Marquette, the spokesperson. Walker attended a press event announcing last year’s dividend of $2,072, but with … Continue reading On Friday, Alaskans will find out this year’s PFD amount — and what it could have been
Anchorage police said a suspect was at large Tuesday following an early-morning stabbing at a downtown homeless shelter that left one man injured. Police received a report of the stabbing at Brother Francis Shelter, located along Third Avenue not far from downtown Anchorage, around 3 a.m. Tuesday. In a statement, police said the victim told them … Continue reading Suspect sought in stabbing at Anchorage homeless shelter
An Anchorage man pleaded guilty Monday in Superior Court to a March 2015 shooting on a secluded road high above Eagle River that left a woman dead and two men injured. Prosecutors said James Andrew Baker, 34, pleaded guilty to one count each of first-degree murder and attempted murder in connection with the shooting, which killed … Continue reading Anchorage man pleads guilty in 2015 Eagle River shooting that killed 1, injured 2
It’s happening. Krispy Kreme is coming to Anchorage. The franchise famous for its glazed doughnuts announced its first-ever Alaska store will have a grand opening event Aug. 30 in Muldoon. And the company is offering extra incentives to arrive well before that day’s planned 5 a.m. opening. After rumors swirled for years that Krispy Kreme would be coming to Alaska’s largest city, … Continue reading Here’s when Alaska’s first-ever Krispy Kreme will open
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Russia was barred from taking part in next month’s RioParalympics on Sunday, with organizers blasting a “medals over morals mentality” as they announced the blanket ban over state-backed doping that Olympics bosses avoided. International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Philip Craven said Russia’s Paralympians were part of a broken system overseen … Continue reading Russia banned from Paralympics over state-backed doping
A widespread power outage hit Southcentral Alaska Sunday evening, affecting customers from West Anchorage to the Hillside and Eagle River. Tens of thousands of customers were without power as Anchorage residents took to social media to report outages, in what Anchorage police referred to in a statement as a “massive power outage” affecting several parts of … Continue reading Widespread outage leaves thousands of Alaskans without power Sunday
Been stung by a wasp, bee or hornet during this warmer-than-usual Alaska summer? You’re hardly alone. Pest management companies have been slammed with calls, wasp- and hornet-kill-sprays are flying off the shelves at local stores, and some medical providers are reporting an uptick in allergic reactions. Southcentral is seeing a high level of human interaction … Continue reading Whether mowing lawns or chasing Pokemon, Alaskans beware: Wasps and bees are bad this summer
The Anchorage man fatally shot by officers Tuesday evening outside a Home Depot store after an alleged robbery placed a 911 call expressing suicidal thoughts and threatening police officers just days before his death, police said. Benjamin Zeckovic, 23, took hatchets and axes from the store near Northway Mall just before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and assaulted a loss-prevention employee. When police … Continue reading Charges: Man fatally shot by police threatened officers in 911 call days before his death
Anchorage police say a woman was stabbed Sunday after she refused to give her bag to a man who approached her on a bike path that parallels the busy Glenn Highway. According to a release from Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Renee Oistad, the incident was reported to police around 3:15 p.m. The woman said she had been walking … Continue reading Woman stabbed on Glenn Highway bike path