VIDEO: Men rescue porcupine from Kenai River with dip net

Two men rescued a porcupine from a mid-river rock on the Kenai River, and it was all caught on video. The wife of one of the men narrated the rescue from the shoreline.

Crime by the numbers: Report details rising crime

The total crime rate in Alaska increased by 25 percent over the last five years according to Department of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan.

WATCH: State unveils 2017 Crime Report (Part 1)

Watch the first part of the press conference in which the State Departments of Public Safety and Law present the 2017 crime report for Alaska.

WATCH: State unveils 2017 Crime Report (Part 2)

Watch the second part of the state's press conference on the 2017 Crime Report.

How easy it is to take off in an airplane?

Is it possible for someone to learn how to fly an aircraft without ever actually stepping foot inside one? Ralph Gibbs, a flight instructor and director of UAAs aviation technology division, says absolutely.

Black bear opens car door to get at snack

A black bear near Juneau has some human-like skill

Disorder in the court: Emotions flare at murder arraignment

Several outbursts disrupted the arraignment of Harry Steward Jr. on charges of murder in the shooting death of his brother.


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At least 76 overdoses reported in New Haven in just 24 hours

Officials suspect they might have taken K2 that was laced with an opiate or fentanyl, but they are waiting on test results.

Husband arrested for murder of Colorado woman and their two kids

Chris Watts, 33, faces three counts of murder and three counts of obstructing justice for allegedly tampering with physical evidence.

Police use Taser on 87-year-old woman using knife to cut dandelions

"If three police officers couldn't handle an 87-year-old woman, you might want to reconsider hanging up your badge," said the woman's great-nephew.

Swimmer attacked by shark on Cape Cod

"We're hoping for the best," the police chief said of the 61-year-old man's wounds.

American teen leaves Manchester United over visa issues

Midfielder Will Vint,16, will reportedly have trials with Atlanta United, Sporting Kansas City and Philadelphia Union.