UPDATE: A night of 'insane winds,' evacuations as fire burns Chiniak homes

A fast-moving wildfire has burned a library and several homes in a small, rural Kodiak Island community.

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UPDATE: Police break down perimeter, no suspects in custody

Police have removed the perimeter originally set up on W. 79th Ave following a shooting in the area at 5 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

Musician speaks out against violence in ANC

Homicide, loss and sadness. Musician hopes to inspire peace

An Anchorage musician hopes a song he recently recorded will inspire people to stop the violence.

Sentencing continues for case related to troopers' deaths

The sentencing hearing will be continued next week for a man accused of evidence tampering in the deaths of two Alaska State Troopers.

Troopers: Armed man tried to rob woman at mailbox

A woman attempting to check her mail Wednesday night in Wasilla was surprised when an armed man “sprung from the nearby wood line” and tried to rob her, Alaska State Troopers say.

New marijuana laws ban 'open containers' for pot in cars

Anchorage has four new laws regulating marijuana in the city, including where you can keep the drug while driving, under a vote Tuesday by the city Assembly.

Driver in DUI crash says she couldn t stop because of flip-f

Teen who killed cyclist in DUI hit-and-run sentenced to 1 year, 10 days

An Anchorage 18-year-old will serve 1 year and 10 days in prison for the hit-and-run death of a bicyclist, under sentencing announced in court today.

Fairbanks man accused of embezzling from Postal Service labor group

A Fairbanks Postal Service employee has been charged with embezzling $9,541 from a labor organization representing Postal Service supervisors, court records show.

Nikiski residents consider starting police department

Fight: Man bites tip of opponent’s finger off, troopers say

Troopers arrested a 45-year-old Seward man accused of getting into fight on a sand bar Wednesday and biting the tip of his opponent’s finger off.

Hatcher Pass woman injured by rock thrown through car

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