Kasigluk students compete in national STEM contest

BETHEL — A group of Alaska students is working to create affordable winter survival packs for their rural community as part of a national contest… Continue reading

Anchorage mayor’s office makes deal with city employee union

ANCHORAGE — Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s administration has negotiated its first deal on a new contract with the city’s largest employees union.The Anchorage Municipal Employees… Continue reading

Around town for Thursday, Dec. 24

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.Open lab computer training, 9 a.m.-11 a.m, The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way.Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas… Continue reading

Second suspect charged in Anchorage double fatal shooting

ANCHORAGE — A second suspect has been arrested in the shooting deaths of two men Monday in west Anchorage.Police say 26-year-old Linda Chattel was arrested… Continue reading

Donna Pierce watches her dog, Zoey, as she retrieves a stick in the high tide at Sandy Beach Wednesday.

Sun and snow

Whether it’s snowfall or sunshine on this year’s Christmas list, Juneauites should find something to smile about when they look outside Friday.There aren’t expected to… Continue reading

Donna Pierce watches her dog, Zoey, as she retrieves a stick in the high tide at Sandy Beach Wednesday.
A thermometer reads minus-nine Celsius in Santa Claus Village, around 8 kms, 5 miles north of Rovaniemi in Finland on Tuesday Dec. 15, 2015. Most kids learn that Santa Claus comes from the North Pole, but children in Scandinavia are taught he lives a bit further south. Where exactly is a matter of much debate, with businesses in Finland, Sweden and Norway competing to cash in on the cache that comes with claiming Santa's hometown.(AP Photo/James Brooks)

Nordic countries in annual contest to claim the real Santa

HELSINKI — Most kids learn that Santa Claus comes from the North Pole, but children in Scandinavia are taught he lives a bit further south.… Continue reading

A thermometer reads minus-nine Celsius in Santa Claus Village, around 8 kms, 5 miles north of Rovaniemi in Finland on Tuesday Dec. 15, 2015. Most kids learn that Santa Claus comes from the North Pole, but children in Scandinavia are taught he lives a bit further south. Where exactly is a matter of much debate, with businesses in Finland, Sweden and Norway competing to cash in on the cache that comes with claiming Santa's hometown.(AP Photo/James Brooks)

Pot panel OKs buffer zone motion

SITKA — Sitka’s Marijuana Advisory Committee has approved a proposed resolution supporting a smaller buffer zone between marijuana businesses and schools than required under state… Continue reading

The Fairbanks Four - Marvin Roberts, left to right, Kevin Pease, Eugene Vent, and George Frese - hold up four fingers, symbolizing the Fairbanks Four, in the David Salmon Tribal Hall after they were freed on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 in Fairbanks, Alaska. A Superior Court Judge approved a settlement that threw out the indictments and murder convictions of the Fairbanks Four  in the 1997 death of teenager John Hartman.  (Erin Corneliussen/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner via AP)

Mayor calls for independent probe in case

ANCHORAGE — The mayor of Fairbanks said Wednesday he is seeking an independent investigation of how police handled the Fairbanks Four case in which a… Continue reading

The Fairbanks Four - Marvin Roberts, left to right, Kevin Pease, Eugene Vent, and George Frese - hold up four fingers, symbolizing the Fairbanks Four, in the David Salmon Tribal Hall after they were freed on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 in Fairbanks, Alaska. A Superior Court Judge approved a settlement that threw out the indictments and murder convictions of the Fairbanks Four  in the 1997 death of teenager John Hartman.  (Erin Corneliussen/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner via AP)

Grand jury indicts man in death at Anchorage jail

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage grand jury has indicted a man suspected of killing a fellow prisoner at the Anchorage Correctional Center.Alaska State Troopers… Continue reading

Photo: Wintery park

Ravens fly from the trees at Marine Park on Wednesday.… Continue reading

Airlines prep for holiday crush: More flights, bigger planes

DALLAS — Airlines are shifting the timing of thousands of flights, even adding dozens of redeyes, as they try to avoid delays while hauling millions… Continue reading

Girl calls 911 after touching Elf on the Shelf

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. — A New Jersey girl called 911 after she touched her Elf on the Shelf.Police say 7-year-old Isabelle LaPeruta of Old Bridge… Continue reading

Arrests made as protest blocks Minn. airport

MINNEAPOLIS — Protesters blocked access to a terminal and caused significant holiday traffic delays around Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Wednesday after staging a Black… Continue reading

2 Palestinian attackers killed, 2 Israelis die in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two Palestinian assailants were shot and killed on Wednesday after stabbing Jewish pedestrians outside Jerusalem’s Old City, Israeli police said, the latest… Continue reading

Wave of attacks kills at least 15 civilians across Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — A wave of attacks across Iraq killed at least 15 civilians on Wednesday as government forces pressed on with their offensive to… Continue reading

Chipotle tweaks cooking after E. coli outbreak

NEW YORK — After an E. coli outbreak that sickened more than 50 people, Chipotle is tweaking its cooking methods.Onions will be dipped in boiling… Continue reading

Lakeisha Nicole Holloway enters district court with one of her public defenders, Scott Coffee, for her arraignment Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, in Las Vegas. Holloway, who crashed her car into pedestrians on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday, Dec. 20, has been charged with murder, child abuse and hit-and-run. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)

Suspect in Vegas crash distraught, attorney says

LAS VEGAS — A woman accused of intentionally plowing a car carrying her child through crowds of pedestrians on a Las Vegas Strip sidewalk is… Continue reading

Lakeisha Nicole Holloway enters district court with one of her public defenders, Scott Coffee, for her arraignment Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, in Las Vegas. Holloway, who crashed her car into pedestrians on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday, Dec. 20, has been charged with murder, child abuse and hit-and-run. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)

Grand jury indicts truck driver in Tracy Morgan crash

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A New Jersey grand jury on Wednesday indicted the truck driver who crashed into a limo van carrying Tracy Morgan, killing… Continue reading

U.S. service members pay their respects during a memorial ceremony for six Airmen killed in a suicide attack, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015. The deadliest attack in Afghanistan since 2013 killed six U.S. troops on Monday, including a family man from Long Island, New York; a South Texan; a New York City police detective; a Georgia high school and college athlete; an expectant father from Philadelphia; and a major from suburban Minneapolis with ties to the military's LGBT community. They were killed when their patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle near Bagram Air Base, the Defense Department said. (Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys/U.S. Air Force via AP)

Afghan troops rushed to area under attack

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan military has rushed reinforcements to a southern district threatened for days with takeover by the Taliban, the country’s defense minister… Continue reading

U.S. service members pay their respects during a memorial ceremony for six Airmen killed in a suicide attack, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015. The deadliest attack in Afghanistan since 2013 killed six U.S. troops on Monday, including a family man from Long Island, New York; a South Texan; a New York City police detective; a Georgia high school and college athlete; an expectant father from Philadelphia; and a major from suburban Minneapolis with ties to the military's LGBT community. They were killed when their patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle near Bagram Air Base, the Defense Department said. (Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys/U.S. Air Force via AP)

NBA stars support campaign to end gun violence in new spot

NEW YORK — Stephen Curry heard about a shooting involving a 3-year-old girl over the summer.“My daughter Riley is that age,” he said.That begins a… Continue reading

  • Dec 24, 2015
  • By BRIAN MAHONEY