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A 44-year-old Anchorage man faces multiple charges after allegedly stealing a motorcycle and then shooting a gun to scare off a pursuer. Jonathan Ortiz Escalante has been charged with vehicle theft, second-degree weapons misconduct, criminal mischief and assault.
The trial of a former Glennallen dentist accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a female colleague too drunk to consent began Wednesday with opening arguments that laid out two scenarios of the night in question. In one, prosecutors said Kevin Brent Shedlock, now 44, took sexual advantage of a woman he worked with when she was "vulnerable, vomiting and unable to stop him" after hours of drinking wine and tequila while staying at an Anchorage hotel for a 2013 work conference.
Yes, for those of you who were out hunting and missed it, the 49th state's favorite, half-term, ex-governor and her clan are home for a spell and back at it again. This time it's a made-for-the-internet brawl in Oceanview, an upper middle-class Anchorage neighborhood.
A 21-year-old woman was killed in an ATV crash Sunday in Saint Marys, according to Alaska State Troopers. Troopers said Pulcheria Yupanik was the only person on the ATV when it crashed on Airport Road, less than a mile from the turnoff to Pitkas Point, a tiny community in Western Alaska where Yukpanik was from.
The Anchorage Port project is taking a new direction toward modernization and rehabilitation instead of expansion. Underneath the wharf at the Port of Anchorage stand 1,400 hollow steel posts.
The U.S. Senate this week blocked a constitutional amendment aimed at reversing Citizens United. That's the Supreme Court decision allowing corporations, unions and associations to spend unlimited amounts on elections as long as these so-called "outside groups" don't coordinate with campaigns.
The Peterson Group's new house construction at 8967 Dry Creek Loop features Alaska made products used in the building and is staged with art work from the Alaska State Council on the Arts and blue hollomon gallery. The home near Sand lake and W Dimond Blvd. was photographed on Friday, September 12, 2014.
Bryan Box, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan, is now a biological sciences major at UAA. The population of student veterans at UAA and UAF has prompted the universities to bring on additional staff.
Plans to install sleeping pods at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport have been grounded, by of all things, Internal Revenue Service codes. The pods, which were planned for the airport's C concourse , would have contained two to three bunks each for weary and laid-over travelers to get some cheap rest before boarding their next flight.
A giant hotspot in the North Pacific Ocean may help explain why a massive ocean sunfish was spotted in Prince William Sound this month and a skipjack tuna was caught in a gillnet weeks earlier near the mouth of Copper River, scientists say. Both species are unusual visitors to Alaska.
A self-described free-market think tank that publishes the earnings of thousands of public employees in Alaska is not so open when it comes to disclosing its financial supporters -- including the conservative Outside group that has funneled large grants its way. One of the values of the Alaska Policy Forum is not disclosing donors, but the source of its limited money is less important than the group's focus on transparency in government, fiscal accountability and school reform, said David Boyle, executive director.
With the deadly ambush on a state police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, law enforcement in eastern Pennsylvania went on high alert and officers from throughout the region, including New York and New Jersey,... A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed a colleague outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time. Police say six people were injured, one critically, in a shooting outside a bar in Alaska, and the suspects remain at large.
In this photograph taken Sept. 14, 2014, an investigator works outside the Kodiak Bar and Grill in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, where police said six people were injured in an early morning shooting.
Police are looking for two men they say wounded six people, one critically, in an early morning shooting Sunday outside a downtown bar, Anchorage police said. Officers were called to the Kodiak Bar and Grill, 225 E. Fifth Avenue, at 4:25 a.m. for a reported shooting, the police department said in a news release.
The Alaska Air National Guard rescued three people from the remote site of a plane crash north of Mount Susitna late Saturday. No injuries were reported.
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Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 01:55 am
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