The quake came several days after another earthquake rattled the Anchorage area.
Eastman, a Republican from Wasilla, is on course for reelection but is facing a lawsuit that challenges his eligibility to serve as a state legislator because of his membership in the Oath Keepers.
The 51-year-old man’s death was “anticipated,” according to the Alaska Department of Corrections. More people have died in custody so far this year than in any year this decade.
The 46-year-old pilot and Army veteran was the only person in the plane when it went down in the river, Alaska State Troopers said.
A second aircraft in the area witnessed the plane hit a cable and crash into the river, Alaska State Troopers said.
David Wayne Anderson, 49, held the girl at gunpoint and sexually assaulted her, then left her for dead in the woods, according to court documents filed with attempted murder charges.
After-school activities were also canceled as the National Weather Service warned of an additional 6 to 9 inches of snow on the Anchorage Hillside and in Eagle River and an additional 3 to 5 inches across the Bowl.
Anchorage could get up to 4 inches of snow from a storm expected to arrive first on the Kenai Peninsula, though the forecast remains uncertain.
Durham School Services, which provides busing for the school district, said Matini Siataga has been fired.
Michael James Kilgo struck his wife on the head with a wood-splitting maul and tried to burn her body to hide it from authorities, prosecutors said during his trial.
The board approved a temporary ban in September despite concerns that the new policy risked “outing” students and could be illegal.
The effort comes after the borough school board voted last month to ban transgender students from using bathrooms that match their gender identity.
Freezing temperatures overnight left parts of the Glenn Highway and some streets covered in black ice, contributing to collisions and slides into ditches.
Voters in the small Mat-Su city along the Parks Highway west of Wasilla elected two new council members and reelected a third last week.
Rain will transition to snow in the Anchorage Bowl and on the Hillside by Monday evening, the weather service said.
The 57-year-old was alone in a pickup when he failed to navigate a curve on North Jonesville Mine Road, Alaska State Troopers say.
The earthquake occurred just after 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, with an epicenter about 50 miles north of Talkeetna, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center.
The decision was spurred by claims of election fraud that officials say are false. It won’t apply to state or federal elections in the Valley.
Rescuers were able to extricate the boy via boat and helicopter by Saturday evening, according to the director of Mat-Su Borough Emergency Services.
The fire was believed to have been started by a propane space heater inside the RV, Alaska State Troopers said.
Jyzyk Sharpe agreed to serve 10 years in prison in a case stalled by polygraph appeals and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Cessna 180A flown by Janell Rude was fully submerged in Whiskey Lake when first responders arrived on Sunday afternoon, Alaska State Troopers said.
Detractors have questioned its impact on students who have trouble sitting still, the added burden it might place on teachers, and whether it’s a bridge to prayer in classrooms.