Troopers release names of 2 killed on Seward Highway

ANCHORAGE — Two people killed last week in a Seward Highway crash north of Girdwood were residents of Kasilof.Alaska State Troopers say 36-year-old Jackson Moore… Continue reading

Two Rivers man dies in weekend four-wheeler rollover

ANCHORAGE — A Two Rivers man died in a weekend crash of an all-terrain vehicle.Alaska State Troopers say 55-year-old Daniel Begis died early Saturday morning.Troopers… Continue reading

Ice goes out on Tanana River ending Nenana Ice Classic

ANCHORAGE — The ice has gone out on the Tanana River, marking an end to the Nenana Ice Classic.The guessing game ended Saturday at 3:39… Continue reading

Obama boosts Islamic State fight, asks Europe to do same

HANNOVER, Germany — Evoking history and appealing for solidarity, President Barack Obama on Monday cast his decision to send 250 more troops to Syria as… Continue reading

2 men including USAID employee killed in Bangladesh

NEW DELHI (AP) — Unidentified assailants fatally stabbed two men in Bangladesh’s capital Monday night, including a gay rights activist who also worked for the… Continue reading

Whale Pass looks to be Alaska’s newest city

KETCHIKAN — Residents of the community of Whale Pass on northern Prince of Wales Island are hoping to become Alaska’s newest city.The Ketchikan Daily News… Continue reading

Man who threatened clinic turns himself in for mental health evaluation

Juneau police have located the man who threatened to harm people at a Juneau behavioral health unit Thursday afternoon. He was left in the care… Continue reading

A 28-foot boat is shown sinking at Don D. Statter Harbor in Auke Bay on Monday afternoon.

Boat sinks in Auke Bay

A 30-foot Bayliner boat was found sunk in Auke Harbor early Monday morning.The boat is owned by Juneau resident Rob Whitten, said City and Borough… Continue reading

A 28-foot boat is shown sinking at Don D. Statter Harbor in Auke Bay on Monday afternoon.

House panel advances bill affecting employee increases

JUNEAU — A divided state House committee has advanced legislation that would tie state employee merit increases to increases in oil prices.The rewrite of the… Continue reading

Officials expect more king salmon in 2016

BETHEL — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is predicting a higher king salmon run this year than in previous years that will meet… Continue reading

Consumer confidence falls as Alaska struggles

ANCHORAGE — Consumer confidence has fallen to a five-year low as Alaksa continues to struggle with a weak oil sector, budget cuts and a contentious… Continue reading

Juneau Empire Alaska Press Club Awards for 2016

Empire earns 25 Alaska Press Club awards

The Juneau Empire received 25 awards from the Alaska Press Club during an awards ceremony in Anchorage on Saturday.The Empire competed in the large newspaper… Continue reading

Juneau Empire Alaska Press Club Awards for 2016

Body of missing hiker found on Deer Mountain

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Rescue crews have found the body of a missing Ketchikan man who disappeared during a hike on Deer Mountain in southeast… Continue reading

Around Town

Introduction to Using Computers, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.Write About It: Writing Skills to Build Confidence, 9:15-10:45 a.m., The… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Assault• At 12:06 a.m. Sunday, Natasha Roberts, 24, was arrested for assault after punching and injuring a man in the 9100 block of Glacier Highway.… Continue reading

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, poses for a photo with a supporter who asked him to her school's prom during a campaign stop at Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor in Columbus, Ind., Monday, April 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

At crossroads, Cruz, Kasich defend anti-Trump pact

BORDEN, Ind. — Declaring the Republican presidential contest at “a fork in the road,” Ted Cruz and John Kasich defended their extraordinary new alliance on… Continue reading

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, poses for a photo with a supporter who asked him to her school's prom during a campaign stop at Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor in Columbus, Ind., Monday, April 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2014, file photo, demonstrators block Public Square in Cleveland, during a protest over the police shooting of Tamir Rice. The city of Cleveland has reached a settlement Monday, April 25, 2016, in a lawsuit over the death of Rice, a black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Cleveland settles lawsuit over Rice shooting

CLEVELAND — The city on Monday reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy shot… Continue reading

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2014, file photo, demonstrators block Public Square in Cleveland, during a protest over the police shooting of Tamir Rice. The city of Cleveland has reached a settlement Monday, April 25, 2016, in a lawsuit over the death of Rice, a black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

USA Today owner Gannett bids for LA Times publisher

NEW YORK — Newspaper publisher Gannett wants to buy Tribune Publishing for more than $388 million, in a deal that would give the owner of… Continue reading

Pentagon, Congress at odds over military bases

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon thinks it has a winning argument for why Congress should allow a new round of military base closings. The case goes… Continue reading

‘Individual A’ sues Hastert for money over unpaid hush money

CHICAGO (AP) — A man who alleges he was sexually abused by former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert decades ago and was later promised $3.5… Continue reading