APR scores show money remains big factor

INDIANAPOLIS — The wealthiest schools in college sports are still cashing in with high academic performance.Poorer schools, meanwhile, continue to pay a stiff price for… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2016
  • By MICHAEL MAROT
FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2016, file photo, North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz throws a pass during the Senior Bowl NCAA college football game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, in Mobile, Ala. The Philadelphia Eagles acquired the No. 2 overall pick in next week's draft from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for five picks on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The trade allows Philadelphia to select one of the top quarterback prospects, Carson Wentz of North Dakota State or Jared Goff of California at No. 2. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Eagles acquire No. 2 overall draft pick from Browns

PHILADELPHIA — Desperate for a franchise quarterback, the Philadelphia Eagles can get their man. Soon.The Cleveland Browns will wait for their guy.The Eagles acquired the… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2016
  • By ROB MAADDI
FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2016, file photo, North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz throws a pass during the Senior Bowl NCAA college football game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, in Mobile, Ala. The Philadelphia Eagles acquired the No. 2 overall pick in next week's draft from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for five picks on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The trade allows Philadelphia to select one of the top quarterback prospects, Carson Wentz of North Dakota State or Jared Goff of California at No. 2. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2015, file photo, Alabama running back Derrick Henry (2) runs for a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Auburn in Auburn, Ala. Henry figures to be either a late first-round or a second-round pick in next week's NFL draft. He'd be the fifth running back from Alabama picked in the first two rounds since 2011.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Derrick Henry hoping to follow recent Alabama backs in draft

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Derrick Henry is set to become the latest Alabama running back to parlay collegiate success into a sizable NFL paycheck.The Heisman Trophy… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2016
  • By JOHN ZENOR
FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2015, file photo, Alabama running back Derrick Henry (2) runs for a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Auburn in Auburn, Ala. Henry figures to be either a late first-round or a second-round pick in next week's NFL draft. He'd be the fifth running back from Alabama picked in the first two rounds since 2011.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

AP Source: Timberwolves close to deal with Tom Thibodeau

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves were close to a deal with former Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau to be the team’s new coach and president… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2016

Professor mauled by bear sends message from hospital

The University of Alaska Southeast assistant professor who was mauled by a bear Monday may be getting out of the hospital within two weeks.As of… Continue reading

Task force plans to fight opioid abuse

State agencies have announced their intention to form a group to draft a plan to fight an epidemic of heroin abuse and prescription drug addiction… Continue reading

Feds charge Juneau man in child porn case

A federal grand jury indicted a Juneau man Tuesday on a single count of receiving child pornography, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Alaska… Continue reading

Murkowski’s big energy bill passes Senate

The U.S. Senate has approved a sweeping energy reform bill that was the biggest effort of Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, in the current Congress. The… Continue reading

Thomas McRae, his 8-year-old daughter Aidan and his service dog Vera enter their new "smart home" in Maple Hill, North Carolina. Second-grade students at Jacksonville Montessori School, where Aidan goes to school, sing during the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation dedication ceremony on April 7.

Wounded warrior discovers new kind of independence

After living in hospitals and other people’s homes for four years, Thomas McRae said the feeling of sleeping in your own bed in your own… Continue reading

Thomas McRae, his 8-year-old daughter Aidan and his service dog Vera enter their new "smart home" in Maple Hill, North Carolina. Second-grade students at Jacksonville Montessori School, where Aidan goes to school, sing during the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation dedication ceremony on April 7.

Students feared bear that attacked teacher had returned

JUNEAU — University officials decided to evacuate students off a mountain after a brown bear attacked their teacher and they feared the animal had returned.Students… Continue reading

Four dead in fiery airplane crash

ANCHORAGE — The bodies of four people killed when a small airplane crashed Wednesday and burst into flames have been recovered from a heavily wooded… Continue reading

Reckless driver evades police, drives through ballpark

A reckless driver evaded police Tuesday morning during a traffic violation stop near Savikko Park that included a spin through the ballpark.Juneau Police Department spokeswoman… Continue reading

City manager, volunteers ‘locked up’ for fundraiser

Business owners and community leaders in Juneau are being “locked up” on April 21 at The Hangar on the Wharf while they raise money for… Continue reading

Professor’s condition improves after bear attack

JUNEAU — The condition of a university educator who was mauled by a bear while teaching a mountaineering course to students in Southeast Alaska was… Continue reading

Trump, Clinton triumph on home turf in New York primaries

NEW YORK — Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept to victory with ease in Tuesday’s New York primary, with Trump bouncing back from a… Continue reading

Rep. Sam Kito, D-Juneau, left, speaks during a press conference held by minority caucas leaders at the Capitol on Tuesday. Attending are House Minority Leader Rep. Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, second from left, Senate Minority Leader Sen. Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, and Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, right.

Meyer: Permanent fund bill could be difficult

JUNEAU — Senate President Kevin Meyer said Tuesday that he doesn’t think there’s broad support in his chamber for a restructuring of Alaska Permanent Fund… Continue reading

Rep. Sam Kito, D-Juneau, left, speaks during a press conference held by minority caucas leaders at the Capitol on Tuesday. Attending are House Minority Leader Rep. Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, second from left, Senate Minority Leader Sen. Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, and Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, right.

Jewell: Oregon takeover among several threats to West

WASHINGTON — An armed takeover of an Oregon national wildlife refuge is part of a disturbing “extreme movement” to seize public lands and reject the… Continue reading

Sierra’s eastern front long overdue for large earthquake

RENO, Nev. — Scientists say the Sierra’s eastern front is long overdue for a large earthquake along the California-Nevada line, where a magnitude-7 event expected… Continue reading

Wainwright crew harvests 41-foot bowhead whale in subsistence hunt

ANCHORAGE — Subsistence hunters in Alaska’s North Slope Borough have harvested a 41-foot bowhead whale, marking the fourth animal that has been captured during the… Continue reading

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