Alaska News

Military Man Charged in Fiery Anchorage Crash that Killed 2

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A member of the military charged with manslaughter in a fiery crash in Alaska that killed two people told authorities he was so drunk, he didn’t remember driving, according to charging documents. Matthew Davis, 23, also …

Haines Continues Long Recovery from Late 2020 Landslides

HAINES, Alaska (AP) — More than a year and half after the Haines landslides, organizations, both local and out-of-state, are still helping to repair damage from the dozens of landslides that occurred around the borough. That recovery work has evolved …

Alaska Experiencing Wildfires it’s Never Seen Before

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska is burning this year in ways rarely or ever seen, from the largest wildfire in a typically mainly fireproof southwest region to a pair of blazes that ripped through forests and produced smoke that blew …

One Home Destroyed, 155 People Told to Evacuate Alaska Fire

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — One home has been destroyed by a wildfire burning in Alaska’s interior, while a majority of people under evacuation orders are sheltering in place, an official said Friday. The Clear fire is burning near the community …

Large Tundra Wildfire in Southwest Alaska Threatens Villages

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The largest documented wildfire burning through tundra in southwest Alaska was within miles of two Alaska Native villages, prompting officials Friday to urge residents to prepare for possible evacuation. This came a day after dozens of …

Alaska River Flooding from Snowmelt Sweeps Away One Home

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — One home was swept away by a raging river, with several other homes and cabins lining the Copper River in eastern Alaska also in danger of being lost because of the eroding riverbank, officials said Wednesday. …

Swarm of Earthquakes, Some Strong, Hits Off Alaska Islands

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) _ A swarm of earthquakes was recorded Tuesday off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, including the largest with a magnitude of 6.8 followed by aftershocks. There were few reports of the underwater quakes in the North Pacific being felt …

Series of Errors Led to Fatal 2019 Airplane Crash in Alaska

The airliner headed from Anchorage to a small Alaska island didn’t stand a chance. A maintenance error had severely impaired the PenAir plane’s brakes, the pilot wasn’t qualified to land at the airport, the plane model shouldn’t have been allowed …

Alaska Quake Produces Prolonged Shaking, Small Tsunami

PERRYVILLE, Alaska (AP) — A powerful earthquake which struck just off Alaska’s southern coast caused prolonged shaking and prompted tsunami warnings that sent people scrambling for shelters. Residents reported only minor damage, but officials said that could change after sunrise …

Alaska Court System Briefly Forced Offline Amid Cyber Threat

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Court System has temporarily disconnected most of its operations from the internet after a cybersecurity threat on Saturday, including its website and removing the ability to look up court records. The threat blocked electronic …