Problems with Durham School Services range from poor communications and “substandard” bus equipment to inadequate ice scrapers, according to Teamsters Local 959.
Chief Terry Stonecipher served in the Southeast Alaska community since 2005. Foul play is not suspected in his death early Monday, Alaska State Troopers say.
Prosecutors accuse Chief Jeffrey Walls of putting a man in a chokehold while off-duty at a restaurant in town, a claim Walls’ attorney denies.
Wind knocked out power to thousands in Southcentral Alaska, and poor weather led to flight cancellations in Anchorage and Seattle along with hazardous driving conditions in Mat-Su.
Pilots who took certain “check rides” from Talkeetna’s Don Lee will need to get re-certified — generally within 15 days of getting a Federal Aviation Administration notice.
As the city continues to dig out from the latest storm, forecasters say this should be the last major snowfall for a while as cold, clear weather is expected to settle over Southcentral Alaska.
Plow crews on Wednesday raced to make at least one pass through neighborhoods ahead of another major storm after back-to-back systems dumped at least 3 feet of snow.
More snow — or a mix of snow and rain — is in the forecast this week.
The National Transportation Safety Board says the absence of cable markings is part of its investigation into the November crash that killed 46-year-old Palmer resident Joshua Seagrave.
Most recently, five cruise passengers and the pilot died in August 2021 when a Southeast Aviation de Havilland DHC-2 crashed returning to Ketchikan from Misty Fjords National Monument.
State wildlife officials don’t plan to halt predator control in light of the findings by retired scientists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Killed in the crash was Bryan Schwartz, owner of Bethel-based Nunak Air Taxi, a charter service that operated as Friendship Air.
Numerous investigators in what looked like hazmat suits could be seen collecting evidence in the area of 13th Avenue and Karluk Street on Monday afternoon.
Federal prosecutors claim Tina Yi didn’t report more than $3.2 million to the Internal Revenue Service. Her attorney says Yi “is confident that the evidence will corroborate her innocence.”
The board approved a temporary ban in September despite concerns that the new policy risked “outing” students and could be illegal.