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Crash closes inbound traffic on Glenn Highway

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The Anchorage Police Department has reported that inbound lanes of the Glenn Highway will be closed for several hours following a fatal car crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. According to police, two persons in an orange Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck were traveling inbound on...
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Cooper Landing group takes trapping setback proposals to Board of Game

Winter trapping season is starting up again next month, and a group of Cooper Landing residents that have long wanted to make trails safer for their dogs are still working to create regulations on trapping in recreational areas. But they’re worried about their chances of passing those regulations through the Board of Game this cycle.
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Escaped Anchorage prison inmate sentenced to 50 years

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - On Oct. 4, Superior Court Judge Eric A. Aarseth sentenced 36-year-old Kevin Gerald Tuckfield to serve 50 years for escape, robbery, and attempted kidnapping. Tuckfield pled guilty to escape in the second degree prior to his June 2022 jury trial on charges of robbery in the...

Two Russian nationals arrived at St. Lawrence Island, taken to Anchorage

Two Russian men arrived by boat on St. Lawrence Island in the evening around 8 p.m. on Monday, October 3. Gambell officials informed federal and state officials and the community took care of the men overnight until the U.S. Coast Guard arrived with a C-130 the following day, taking US Customs and Border Protection officials to the island.

Alaskans helping Alaskans: National Guard returns from Western Alaska mobilizations

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The wicked winds, harsh rainfall and intense flooding of Typhoon Merbok caused houses to be ripped off their foundations in dozens of Western Alaska villages. Many streets now face erosion problems, leaving the villages that span over 1,300 miles of coastline of Alaska in need of repairs — and people to complete them.

Troopers sum up summer narcotics operation results

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - The Alaska Department of Public Safety joined by Alaska Department of Health officials and local, state, and federal law enforcement partners announced the results of a summer operation that targeted drug seizures across the state during a live press briefing in Anchorage today. Over 212 pounds...

High winds and waves return to Western Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A powerful storm will impact the Chuckchi Sea and the West Coast of Alaska by Wednesday night. Winds out of the south will blow 30-40 mph, gusting at times to 60 mph. This will stir up wave action for western and south-facing coasts. Beach erosion could occur.

15th inmate dies this year in Alaska Corrections custody

A 15th person has died in Alaska Department of Corrections custody this year. William Ben Hensley III, 34, was pronounced dead Sunday at Goose Creek Correctional Center. He had been in Corrections custody for one month. No foul play is suspected, according to the department. A cause of death was...

Best Steakhouses in Anchorage: A Deliciously Informative Guide

(Creative Commons/ehfisher) For steak lovers, there's nothing quite like sinking your teeth into a perfectly cooked cut of meat. And if you're looking for the best steakhouses in Anchorage, you're in luck. This guide will help you find the tastiest steakhouse in town, whether you're looking for a casual spot or a fine dining experience. So pull up a chair and get ready to savor some of the best steaks in the state.

Bizarre: Eagle River House District 23 race pits Assemblywoman Allard against self-described mentally ill man who lives among homeless, has long criminal record

They’re both registered Republicans, and they both are running to represent a deeply Republican area of the state, District 23 – Chugiak and Eagle River. But one of the candidates is a member of the Anchorage Assembly, a military veteran, and a first-generation American of Chilean descent. The...

More than $1M headed to Western Alaska towns for storm recovery relief

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Residents of Western Alaska communities in need of help following the devastation left behind by the massive mid-September storm will be receiving over $1 million in recovery funding. The Alaska Community Foundation announced Monday that over $500,000 will be dispersed this week to towns that need...

Coffman Engineers’ Anchorage Engineer Earns Professional License

Spencer Osgood, an engineer at the Anchorage office of Coffman Engineers, earned his Alaska Professional Engineering (PE) license in civil engineering. Osgood graduated from Colorado State University in Fort Collins with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He joined Coffman in 2016 as an intern performing cathodic protection surveys with the corrosion control department. After graduating, he transitioned to a full-time position in the civil engineering department.

Election results show education bonds success

After the 7 p.m. poll closing in Tuesday’s municipal elections, the unofficial ballot count minus absentees sees all city and borough seats filled by their uncontested candidates. Vice Mayor Sue McClure won the mayoral race with 230 votes, while nine ballots went to write-in candidates. Randy Wells was re-elected to his City Council seat with 190 votes, and at 148 votes, Kevin Finch took the council’s remaining open seat. An additional 17 write-in ballots were cast in that race. Also running uncontested, Nicola Murawski, Andy Bacon and Mark Ganser all won seats on the Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board.

The Salvation Army helps kids retain what they’ve learned over the summer

Anchorage Korean Corps Officers Captains Minhee and Richard Lee know education is important. In their last three corps appointments as Salvation Army officers, the pair has held educational summer camps for youth in Las Vegas, Phoenix and now Anchorage. Their goal? To keep kids from backsliding academically in the summer.

Logan Webster Visits Hope….Hope, Alaska, That Is!

Hempstead County native Logan Webster was recently in Hope….but it was Hope, Alaska! He had noticed the town during previous visits but took a detour in his most recent visit to see the town. The town has about 120 residents and was founded in 1896 by gold-mining pioneers.