Jun 25, 2015

Wildfires blister Alaska with increased frequency, intensity

Alaska residents endure the nation’s harshest winters for the reward of beautiful summer days with sunshine that lingers until midnight. But increasingly, large wildfires have marred the pristine outdoors, filling the skies with black smoke and forcing people who live near forests to flee ...

Mar 3, 2015

Italian tourist killed by chunk of falling glacier

A 28-year-old Italian tourist was killed in Alaska when he was crushed by a chunk of ice that broke from a glacier. Alaska State Troopers said Alexander Hellweger, of Sand in Taufers in northern Italy, died on Sunday at Lake George Glacier, north of ...

Nov 13, 2014

Republican claims victory in U.S. Senate race in Alaska

Republican Dan Sullivan claimed victory on Wednesday in a tight race for the U.S. Senate in Alaska, a week after elections gave Republicans control of the Senate and strengthened their grip on the House of Representatives. Sullivan, a 49-year-old former state attorney general and ...

Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen dies at 75

Aug 22, 2014

Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen dies at 75

Convicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who abducted women and hunted them down in the Alaska wilderness in the 1970s, died Thursday. He was 75. Hansen died at Alaska Regional Hospital after being in declining health for the past year, Alaska Department of Corrections ...