Morocco arrests Belgian man linked to Paris attackers

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan police have arrested a Belgian man of Moroccan descent, saying he is linked to the Islamic State group and had… Continue reading

US releases first account of sailors’ detention

WASHINGTON — In its first official account of Iran’s seizure and subsequent release of 10 U.S. sailors in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. military said… Continue reading

Abduction of Americans in Iraq raises fears about security

BAGHDAD — The abduction of three Americans from a Baghdad apartment over the weekend is the latest in a series of brazen high-profile kidnappings undermining… Continue reading

Around Town for Jan. 19

Introduction to Microsoft Excel, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Learn to use Excel to organize and calculate data in the workplace. Free.… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Tuesday, Jan. 19, 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

Troopers arrest suspect in shooting at Palmer home

ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers say an 18-year-old man is facing an attempted murder charge after shooting another man in the head at a Palmer… Continue reading

Oklahoma back on top of AP poll for first time in 26 years

Oklahoma is No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 for the first time since the final two weeks of the 1989-90 season. The Sooners… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2016
  • By JIM O'CONNELL

Match-fixing allegations overshadow opening day

MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic recalled his own brush with match-fixing, as the start of the year’s first Grand Slam tournament was overshadowed by corruption… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2016
  • By JOHN PYE

Eagles hire Pederson as new coach

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Eagles are sort of going back to their glory days.Doug Pederson, who helped groom Donovan McNabb for the starting quarterback job… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2016
  • By ROB MAADDI

Survey: Lawmakers predict what session will bring

Everyone wants to know what the second session of the 29th Alaska Legislature will bring, but no one knows the answer. Well, no one outside… Continue reading

Juneau observes MLK holiday

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a state and federal holiday.While government offices are closed and there will be no mail delivery, the Black… Continue reading

Convicted Tenakee murderer wins an appeal

A man convicted in 2005 of raping and murdering a woman in Tenakee has won an appeal for post-conviction relief, the Alaska Court of Appeals… Continue reading

Artist Marianne Manning, right, works with seventh-graders Amanda Lamburt, center, Amy Budke and eighth-grader Claire Schumacker, left, on a three by eight-foot glass mosaic based on a painting by Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School on Wednesday. Manning is spending two weeks working with the middle school students on producing two glass mosaic panels as part of the Artist in the Schools Program.

Photos: Glass mosaic

Artist Marianne Manning, right, works with seventh-graders Amanda Lamburt, center, Amy Budke and eighth-grader Claire Schumacker, left, on a three by eight-foot glass mosaic based… Continue reading

Artist Marianne Manning, right, works with seventh-graders Amanda Lamburt, center, Amy Budke and eighth-grader Claire Schumacker, left, on a three by eight-foot glass mosaic based on a painting by Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School on Wednesday. Manning is spending two weeks working with the middle school students on producing two glass mosaic panels as part of the Artist in the Schools Program.
In this Jan. 6 photo, Lathrop High School Principal Bob Meade poses for photos at the school in Fairbanks. Meade has been teaching in Alaska for 20 years.

Fairbanks principal reflects on 20 years teaching in Alaska

FAIRBANKS — In 2014, Robert Meade moved from the North Slope to Fairbanks to take over as principal at Lathrop High School.To the students at… Continue reading

In this Jan. 6 photo, Lathrop High School Principal Bob Meade poses for photos at the school in Fairbanks. Meade has been teaching in Alaska for 20 years.
This Jan. 6 photo shows the Ketchikan High School auto shop, which has sat empty since mid-December when the school closed for the Christmas season. After shop teacher Jeff Shelton's death in a vehicle collision during the break, the school is now moving students back into the shop. They were being taught by substitute teacher Theresa Wong in the Kayhi library.

Auto shop set to reopen after death

KETCHIKAN — Students are just now returning to Ketchikan High School’s auto shop after the death of Kayhi shop teacher Jeff Shelton.Shelton was killed in… Continue reading

This Jan. 6 photo shows the Ketchikan High School auto shop, which has sat empty since mid-December when the school closed for the Christmas season. After shop teacher Jeff Shelton's death in a vehicle collision during the break, the school is now moving students back into the shop. They were being taught by substitute teacher Theresa Wong in the Kayhi library.

Colorado wildfire team heads to Alaska

DURANGO, Colo. — A team of wildland firefighters is headed from the Durango area to the rugged terrain of Alaska this year because of their… Continue reading

Anchorage public school student earns perfect SAT score

ANCHORAGE — An Anchorage public school student with a perfect SAT score is looking toward colleges where he can explore his interests in science, technology,… Continue reading

Around Town for Jan. 18

Introduction to Microsoft Excel, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Learn to use Excel to organize and calculate data in the workplace. Free.… Continue reading

Zinc mine sues municipality over new severance tax

ANCHORAGE — The company that manages one of the world’s largest zinc mines is suing an Alaska municipality over a new tax.Teck Alaska Inc. says… Continue reading

Rio de Janeiro Olympics facing deep cuts unseen in decades

RIO DE JANEIRO — Cuts, cuts and more cuts.That’s the situation facing international sports federations, with just over six months to go before the Olympics… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2016
  • By STEPHEN WADE