Police: Official killed in police shooting pointed shotgun

ANCHORAGE— North Slope Borough police say the officer involved in a fire official’s fatal shooting in Barrow acted after the man pointed a shotgun at… Continue reading

Sitka settles with man hit by stun gun in jail

SITKA — The city of Sitka has agreed to pay $350,000 to resolve a complaint threatening a lawsuit over the 2014 arrest of a man… Continue reading

US rig count drops 30 this week to 541; Texas down 14

HOUSTON — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 30… Continue reading

Troopers arrest man suspected in violent home eviction

ANCHORAGE — A Houston, Alaska, man has been arrested for taking part in a home eviction that Alaska State Troopers say turned violent.Troopers took a… Continue reading

AK LNG talks ‘unlikely’ to meet deadlines

ANCHORAGE — A lack of progress in negotiations between the state’s producer partners on major Alaska LNG Project agreements is likely to throw the project… Continue reading

The Chugach Mountains and the buildings of downtown Anchorage are reflected in the still waters of Cook Inlet on Friday.

Photo: Snow up above, but none down below

The Chugach Mountains and the buildings of downtown Anchorage are reflected in the still waters of Cook Inlet on Friday.… Continue reading

The Chugach Mountains and the buildings of downtown Anchorage are reflected in the still waters of Cook Inlet on Friday.

Sitka to act on recommendations in landslide study

SITKA — Sitka officials say they plan to make land development improvements following the release of a study on the August 2015 landslides.The geotechnical and… Continue reading

NOAA finds algal toxins in marine mammals

Algae toxins are creeping north, scientists say, and marine mammals could potentially pay the price. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a study Feb.… Continue reading

Carpeneti: Keep politics out of the courtroom

A little more than a year ago, Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks and chair of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced a Senate Joint Resolution that “is… Continue reading

Kevin Scott Nauska, 19, appears in Juneau Superior Court in December for his arraignment on a single charge of manslaughter in connection to the stabbing death of Jordon J. Sharclane, 37. A Juneau grand jury chose not to indict him on more serious murder charges.

Bail reduced for defendant in manslaughter case

Despite a mother’s plea that more violence could await her family if the man accused of killing her son was not kept behind bars, a… Continue reading

Kevin Scott Nauska, 19, appears in Juneau Superior Court in December for his arraignment on a single charge of manslaughter in connection to the stabbing death of Jordon J. Sharclane, 37. A Juneau grand jury chose not to indict him on more serious murder charges.

Pot’s big day approaches, but consumption questions remain

With less than two weeks to go before the first entrepreneurs can apply for an Alaska marijuana license, the Alaska Marijuana Control Board on Thursday… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed… Continue reading

Laraine Derr, left, is presented with the American Association of Retired Persons' Andrus Community Service Award by First Lady Donna Walker during a luncheon at TK Maguire's on Wednesday. The award is the AARP's most prestigious state volunteer award for community service.

Photo: AARP award

Loraine Derr, left, is presented with the American Association of Retired Persons’ Andrus Community Service Award by First Lady Donna Walker during a luncheon at… Continue reading

Laraine Derr, left, is presented with the American Association of Retired Persons' Andrus Community Service Award by First Lady Donna Walker during a luncheon at TK Maguire's on Wednesday. The award is the AARP's most prestigious state volunteer award for community service.

Egan Drive access limited as signal pole replaced

Traffic control revisions will limit access to Egan Drive for motorist traveling from Riverside Drive today.Starting at 8 a.m., a road crew will cover the… Continue reading

Inmate suffers life-threatening injuries at Kenai prison

ANCHORAGE — An inmate at a prison in Kenai was transported to Anchorage after suffering life-threatening injuries in an assault.Alaska State Troopers in Soldotna just… Continue reading

Around Town

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

U.S.S. Juneau’s silver service to be unveiled Sunday at reception

The U.S.S. Juneau (CL-52)’s silver service will be unveiled this Valentine’s Day, the 74th anniversary of its christening of the Juneau which tragically sank during… Continue reading

Clinton says Sanders making promises that ‘cannot be kept’

MILWAUKEE — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tangled over the price tag and practicality of his plans for expanded government programs in Thursday night’s Democratic… Continue reading

Fargo police say officer shot during standoff won’t survive

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota police officer was near death Thursday after being hit by a gunshot while responding to a domestic disturbance,… Continue reading

CDC ships Zika test for pregnant women; Puerto Rico at risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is shipping Zika virus tests for pregnant women to health departments around the country, but warning there could be temporary… Continue reading