During Wednesday’s Public Safety Committee meeting, Anchorage Police Department Chief Michael Kerle said he wanted to see if the Assembly had an appetite for bringing license plate readers to Anchorage.
A report published this week by the U.S. Department of Justice says police pursuits should only happen if an officer is aware a violent crime has been committed or when a person poses a threat of violence. Anchorage police say that's one guideline it already follows, along with stopping the pursuit as quickly as possible and taking into consideration the conditions, and situation.
Footage from deep in the Pacific Ocean has given the first detailed look at three World War II aircraft carriers that sank in the pivotal Battle of Midway and could help solve mysteries about the days-long barrage that marked a shift in control of the Pacific theater from Japanese to U.S. forces.
The Anchorage Fire Department, grappling with how to help those experiencing homelessness as temperatures begin to drop for the year, has begun to implement changes to its tracking system as it works to better address incidents taking place within homeless camps.
The Anchorage Health Department is looking to have a mass home shelter operational within the next two weeks. This comes as community residents express concern about large homeless camps impacting the safety in their neighborhoods.
Colorado-based nonprofit Protect The Game is teaming up with the Anchorage Sports Officials Association to offer training opportunities for active-duty military, veterans, and their family members interested in becoming certified basketball officials.
The Anchorage Assembly is examining the incident that led election observers to challenge the integrity of the April 4 municipal election using an unofficial IT policy, even after the resignation of IT director Marc Dahl.
By The Associated Press, Matthew Daly and Matthew Brown
President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday proposed up to three oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico, but none in Alaska, as it tries to navigate between energy companies seeking greater oil and gas production and environmental activists who want Biden to shut down new offshore drilling in the fight against climate change.
As Anchorage police work on an open missing persons case for 37-year-old Jessie Tessier, the woman’s family has been holding out hope that they might come across a sign of the mother of three — or that a member of the public might flag them on information leading to her whereabouts.
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough has begun work to rebuild a revetment in Talkeetna after high floodwaters washed the 44-year-old protective wall away and caused extensive erosion at the end of Main Street.
A preliminary report on the plane crash that killed Eugene “Buzzy” Peltola Jr. — the husband of Alaska Rep. Mary Peltola — earlier this month did not offer a conclusion as to why the plane went down but revealed that the craft was carrying over 500 pounds of moose meat when it crashed.
The U.S. is headed toward a government shutdown when the clock strikes 12:01 a.m. on Sunday if funding legislation isn’t passed this weekend by Congress and signed into law by the president. But elected officials here in Alaska say they already have plans in the works to minimize the impacts of a potential shutdown.
Several cannabis businesses are expected to close this year, according to the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office. Since legalization in 2016, 109 cannabis businesses — including retail stores and cultivators — have either surrendered or let their licenses expire.