Alaska Volcano Observatory repairs seismic monitors

ANCHORAGE — Alaska Volcano Observatory scientists have repaired several seismic monitoring stations at active volcanoes throughout southwest Alaska.A lack of funding and delayed maintenance caused… Continue reading

Obama’s Anchorage visits cost city $500K , most in police OT

ANCHORAGE — Anchorage paid nearly $530,000 in overtime, traffic management and public works associated with President Obama’s visit.Officials released the figure Thursday at the request… Continue reading

Judge: Hiker liable for springing traps, but trapper did not prove damages

A Juneau hiker was not justified in setting off two fur-bearing traps after she rescued an ensnared bald eagle, but she won’t owe the trapper… Continue reading

Kye Stensrud, left, a sixth-grader in the  Raven Correspondence School program, watches fish technician Kyler Baines squeeze the milt from a male coho salmon into buckets containing eggs removed from females at the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on Thursday. The students visit is part of the hatchery's Fall Salmon Education Program for students preschool through middle school.

Photo: Salmon education

Kye Stensrud, left, a sixth-grader in the  Raven Correspondence School program, watches fish technician Kyler Baines squeeze the milt from a male coho salmon into… Continue reading

Kye Stensrud, left, a sixth-grader in the  Raven Correspondence School program, watches fish technician Kyler Baines squeeze the milt from a male coho salmon into buckets containing eggs removed from females at the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on Thursday. The students visit is part of the hatchery's Fall Salmon Education Program for students preschool through middle school.

Alaska man faces animal cruelty charges for beating dog

ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers have arrested a man they say beat his dog with metal pipe and a two-by-four, injuring it so severely that… Continue reading

NOAA: Thanks to El Nino, the US looks pretty wet this winter

WASHINGTON — El Nino this winter will leave a big wet but not necessarily snowy footprint on much of the United States, including parched California,… Continue reading

Juneau District Court Judge Thomas Nave speaks to John Forrest after closing statements in Forrest's lawsuit against Kathleen Turley for springing his traps on the Davies Creek trail in December. Judge Nave is to issue a judgment by noon on Friday.

Judge to decide trapping lawsuit

A Juneau hiker accused of deliberately setting off a trapper’s snares will hear her judgment in court today.Kathleen Turley was so upset after finding a… Continue reading

Juneau District Court Judge Thomas Nave speaks to John Forrest after closing statements in Forrest's lawsuit against Kathleen Turley for springing his traps on the Davies Creek trail in December. Judge Nave is to issue a judgment by noon on Friday.
About 4 oz. of dried marijuana stored in a large glass container.

In testimony, Alaskans plead for legal cannabis clubs

Dozens of Alaskans took to their phones Thursday for one of the last chances to weigh in on the state’s proposed commercial marijuana regulations.Thursday was… Continue reading

About 4 oz. of dried marijuana stored in a large glass container.

Doctor delivers baby on flight

LOS ANGELES — It was a honeymoon that Dr. Angelica Zen likely won’t ever forget, and not just because of the romantic Bali vacation.On her… Continue reading

Around town for Friday, Oct. 16

GED orientation class, 9 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. GED orientation is designed to improve the success rate of those taking the tests.… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

Conditions violation• At 12:15 a.m. Thursday, 42-year-old Ivan Sabon was cited and released for violating conditions of release in the 100 block of Franklin Street.… Continue reading

Gov’t: No benefit hike for Social Security next year

WASHINGTON — Older Americans got a double dose of bad news Thursday: There will be no cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits next year, and… Continue reading

Survey: Big growth in Medicaid enrollees in expansion states

ATLANTA — States that opted to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act saw enrollment increase on average by 18 percent during the first full… Continue reading

FILE - In this June 9, 2015 file photo, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert leaves the federal courthouse in Chicago. A deadline for Hastert's legal team to file pretrial paperwork passed with nothing new filed, suggesting the former House speaker could be close to a plea deal that would avert a trial and help keep details of the hush-money case secret, legal experts said Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee, File)

Former House speaker Hastert to plead guilty

CHICAGO — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert intends to plead guilty in a hush-money case linked to allegations of sexual misconduct, a defense attorney said… Continue reading

FILE - In this June 9, 2015 file photo, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert leaves the federal courthouse in Chicago. A deadline for Hastert's legal team to file pretrial paperwork passed with nothing new filed, suggesting the former House speaker could be close to a plea deal that would avert a trial and help keep details of the hush-money case secret, legal experts said Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee, File)

Cable news pundit charged with fraud; ties to CIA disputed

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Maryland man who offered national-security commentary on Fox News has been charged with fraud for falsely claiming… Continue reading

Trump, Carson threaten boycott of debate

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson are threatening to boycott the next GOP debate over its proposed format, underscoring a rare… Continue reading

Gowdy defends Benghazi panel after latest GOP criticism

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House committee investigating the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, forcefully defended the panel’s work Thursday, a day after another Republican… Continue reading

Scottish prosecutors: 2 Libyans are Lockerbie bomb suspects

LONDON (AP) — A quarter-century after one of the worst terror attacks in British history, prosecutors say they have identified two new Libyan suspects in… Continue reading

Obama extends US military mission in Afghanistan into ’17

WASHINGTON — When President Barack Obama leaves office in 15 months, he’ll hand his successor military conflicts in the two countries where he promised to… Continue reading

A Palestinian protester throws back a tear gas canister that was fired by Israeli troops during clashes near Ramallah, West Bank, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. In the current wave of violence, eight Israelis have been killed in stabbing and shooting attacks, as of Thursday. Thirty-one Palestinians have been killed, including 14 identified by Israel as attackers, and the others in clashes between stone-throwers and Israeli troops. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Israelis, Palestinians in a panic amid violence

JERUSALEM — A wave of stabbing attacks has spread fear in Jerusalem and much of Israel, shattering the brittle sense of security Israelis had managed… Continue reading

A Palestinian protester throws back a tear gas canister that was fired by Israeli troops during clashes near Ramallah, West Bank, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. In the current wave of violence, eight Israelis have been killed in stabbing and shooting attacks, as of Thursday. Thirty-one Palestinians have been killed, including 14 identified by Israel as attackers, and the others in clashes between stone-throwers and Israeli troops. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)