Police say 1 killed, 5 injured in shooting at ZombiCon

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A shooting at the annual ZombiCon gathering in Florida has left one person dead and five more injured, causing a chaotic… Continue reading

Voters’ apathy influences Egypt’s legislative election

CAIRO — A mix of voters’ apathy and frustration characterized elections held Sunday for Egypt’s first legislature in more than three years, a chamber widely… Continue reading

A Palestinian man stands on his balcony Sunday as he looks at concrete barrier between the Arab neighborhood of Jabal Mukaber and the Jewish area of Armon Hanatziv in east Jerusalem. I

Arab areas of Jerusalem blocked off

JERUSALEM — Palestinians in Jerusalem, more than a third of the city’s population, have awoken to a new reality: Israeli troops are encircling Arab neighborhoods,… Continue reading

A Palestinian man stands on his balcony Sunday as he looks at concrete barrier between the Arab neighborhood of Jabal Mukaber and the Jewish area of Armon Hanatziv in east Jerusalem. I

Around town for Sunday, Oct. 18

Knights of Columbus Bishop Kenny Council brunch, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Paul’s Catholic Church. $10 for a family and $4 for an individual.Open trap shooting, 10… Continue reading

Gov., 2011 Iditarod champ push ‘wellness initiative’

ANCHORAGE — Gov. Bill Walker and 2011 Iditarod champion John Baker on Friday announced the creation of an initiative that calls on Alaskans from across… Continue reading

Suicide mars AFN conference

ANCHORAGE — Organizers of the Alaska Federation of Natives conference announced there was a death at the Saturday afternoon closing ceremony.Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Renee… Continue reading

Warming Arctic could uncover Native artifacts

ANCHORAGE — A researcher at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is attempting to predict where higher Arctic temperatures will melt snow to uncover ancient Alaska… Continue reading

Fairbanks 4 defendant proclaims innocence

ANCHORAGE — Marvin Roberts, one of the four Alaska Native men convicted in the 1997 murder of a Fairbanks teenager, proclaimed his innocence Saturday in… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015

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

Agitated airman leads to base hospital lockdown

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON — One person is in custody after an agitated airman with a loaded 9 mm pistol in his waistband prompted the lockdown… Continue reading

McGuire faces complaint over disclosure report

JUNEAU — The Alaska Public Offices Commission has filed a complaint against state Sen. Lesil McGuire, saying the Anchorage Republican had failed to meet disclosure… Continue reading

Sitka awaits visit from Russian performers

SITKA — A troupe of Russian performers who were set to visit Sitka for the upcoming Alaska Day weekend is unlikely to make it in… Continue reading

Murkowski brings in $920K in latest fundraising period

JUNEAU — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski brought in about $920,000 toward her re-election bid during the latest fundraising period.The Republican ended the quarter, Sept. 30,… Continue reading

U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska,, left, listens as Alaska Gov. Bill Walker speaks to reporters at the Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. The men spoke after Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said her agency was canceling future lease sales and will not extend current drilling leases in Arctic waters off Alaska's northern coast. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Federal regulators pull back Arctic offshore lease sales

ANCHORAGE — Three weeks after Royal Dutch Shell announced it was walking away from exploratory drilling in U.S. Arctic waters, the Obama administration has taken… Continue reading

U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska,, left, listens as Alaska Gov. Bill Walker speaks to reporters at the Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. The men spoke after Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said her agency was canceling future lease sales and will not extend current drilling leases in Arctic waters off Alaska's northern coast. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

‘He was like a ghost’: Sister of late heroin user speaks out

Sitting at her kitchen table one recent morning, Fathom Whiteley wrapped her hands around a cup of coffee, stared into it and cried.She was overcome… Continue reading

Kathleen Turley, second from right, waits with supporters for the Juneau District Court to open for a lawsuit against her by trapper John Forrest for interfering with his traps on the Davies Creek Trail in December.

Judge: Trap-springer liable, but won’t pay

A Juneau hiker was not justified when she set off two fur-bearing traps after she rescued an ensnared bald eagle, but she won’t owe the… Continue reading

Kathleen Turley, second from right, waits with supporters for the Juneau District Court to open for a lawsuit against her by trapper John Forrest for interfering with his traps on the Davies Creek Trail in December.
City employees, employees of North Pacific Erectors and their familes take a walk onto the new sea walk starting in front of Taku Smokeries after a ribbon cutting by the city assembly in April 2011.

Seawalk, whale statue bid busts

The city will cancel the bids for the construction of the Downtown Seawalk leading to a bronze whale statue after they came in millions higher… Continue reading

City employees, employees of North Pacific Erectors and their familes take a walk onto the new sea walk starting in front of Taku Smokeries after a ribbon cutting by the city assembly in April 2011.

Senior al-Qaida commander killed in an airstrike in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — An airstrike has killed a top al-Qaida commander and two other fighters in Syria, activists said Saturday, but it was not immediately… Continue reading

German mayoral candidate wounded in knife attack

BERLIN (AP) — A leading candidate to be mayor of Cologne was stabbed and seriously wounded Saturday by a man who claimed anti-foreigner motives, an… Continue reading

Israel: 4 Palestinian attackers shot dead in latest violence

JERUSALEM — Palestinian assailants carried out five stabbing attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Saturday, authorities said, as a month-long outburst of violence… Continue reading