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    EgyptAir recently got a brand-new passenger – for life. Last week, an EgyptAir flight was traveling from Cairo to London when passenger Hiyam Nasr Naji Daaban, 38, went into labor. The flight made an emergency landing in Munich, but before it landed, Daaban had already given birth to a baby girl, according to tweets from EgyptAir. The...
    PALMER, Alaska (AP) — Teachers in Alaska's second-largest school district have voted to strike if the teachers union can’t come to an agreement with the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District. The Mat-Su Education Association announced Monday that 85% of eligible members voted to strike. That doesn’t mean a strike is imminent as negotiations continue, and teachers...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The municipal government of Alaska's largest city has projected a $17 million revenue shortfall for 2020 because of the economic impact of the coronavirus. The loss represents 3% of the general government operating budget for Anchorage, The Anchorage Daily News reported on Saturday. Lost tax revenue accounts for $14.4 million of...
    An Alaska dentist who pulled out a patient's tooth while riding a hoverboard has been jailed for 12 years for reckless endangerment and a $1.9million Medicaid fraud.  Seth Lookhart joked about the hoverboard stunt in a video he sent to friends, and messages showed him bragging that nobody would ever uncover his crimes.  But he...
    An Alaska dentist who extracted a patient’s tooth while riding on a hoverboard has been sentenced to 12 years behind bars for that stunt and other wheel-y bad crimes. Seth Lookhart was sentenced Monday in Anchorage Superior Court on dozens of charges that stemmed from his scooting antics to Medicaid fraud and removing a patient’s teeth without...
    An Alaska dentist who extracted a patient’s tooth while riding on a hoverboard has been sentenced to 12 years behind bars for that stunt and other wheel-y bad crimes. Seth Lookhart was sentenced Monday in Anchorage Superior Court on dozens of charges that stemmed from his scooting antics to Medicaid fraud and removing a patient’s...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Anchorage School District has established a target date of Oct. 19 to bring some students back into school buildings temporarily closed because of the coronavirus. Anchorage School District Superintendent Deena Bishop said officials plan to make an announcement this week about when and how in-person schooling could begin, Alaska Public...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's biggest city will receive federal support to aid in the suppression of a coronavirus outbreak in its homeless population. There have been 168 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Anchorage's homeless shelters and one death as of Thursday. Roughly 100 of those cases are associated with an outbreak at the...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Byron Mallott invited a woman to a meeting at a hotel in 2018 in which Alaska's then-lieutenant governor said he was attracted to her and expressed hope she felt the same, she told the Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica of the events that led to Mallott's resignation. Jody Potts said she...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Anchorage School District's finances could be significantly impacted by decreased enrollment after many families enrolled children in home schooling programs instead of neighborhood schools. Chief Financial Officer Jim Anderson said the district's enrollment is down by thousands of students this year after officials decided to start classes online because of...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — It was a busy Taco Tuesday at Midnight Sun Brewing Co. in Anchorage, Alaska — a blessing these days at any restaurant — when a guy at a table with three buddies wanted to chat with their waitress. “I wasn’t totally paying attention, to be honest,” lead server Angelina Backus recalled. “And...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — It was a busy Taco Tuesday at Midnight Sun Brewing Co. in Anchorage, Alaska — a blessing these days at any restaurant — when a guy at a table with three buddies wanted to chat with their waitress. “I wasn’t totally paying attention, to be honest,” lead server Angelina Backus recalled. “And...
    A&E TV A family photo of serial killer Robert Hansen. Robert Hansen was a prolific serial killer, responsible for at least 17 murders in Alaska in the 1970s and 1980s. Ahead of Investigation Discovery’s special about him called The Butcher Baker: Mind of a Monster, here’s what you need to know about his...
    Anchorage Police Department/(Flickr/Jack Johnson) Serial killer Robert Hansen's mugshot (left) and the sign of the Knik River, where he dumped many of his victims )right). As a continuation of ID channel’s Serial Killer Week, tonight’s episode of Mind of a Monster will take a look at the warped mind of serial killer Robert Hansen and...
    EXCLUSIVE: Frank Rothschild can still vividly remember the first time he laid eyes on “the Butcher Baker.”The case of Robert Hansen, an Alaskan baker and avid hunter who murdered at least 17 women during the ‘70s and ‘80s, is the subject of a new documentary on Investigation Discovery (ID) titled “The Butcher Baker: The Mind...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Ida Rose Jacomet, 37, was last seen Oct. 2, 1975, at the Circle M Bar on an old highway near Fairbanks, Alaska. The only clue left behind was that her purse was found in the parking lot. If she is alive today, she would be 82. Valerie Sifsof disappeared from a...
    Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson stepped down after records revealed he sent over 500 "uncomfortable" texts to a state government staffer. The governor's office originally said that Clarkson had been on paid leave since August but that he would return to work in September. News surfaced Tuesday that his absence will be permanent. ...
    By MARK THIESSEN, Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson has resigned, shortly after details of text messages he exchanged with a woman were revealed Tuesday. Clarkson submitted his resignation letter to Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy, the governor's office said. “Kevin Clarkson has admitted to conduct in the workplace that did...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage high school student has been arrested on accusations he threatened students and staff with a gun during multiple online classes, officials said. The Dimond High School student attended several online learning sessions and disrupted them, police said. He made threatening gestures with a gun and used profane language before...
    By BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's Republican Senate president lost her primary and other Republican lawmakers, some leaders in the bipartisan House majority, trailed in races too close to call with absentee ballots yet to be counted from Tuesday's election. Some political observers see the early results in Republican primaries as...
    A winning fish is a winning fish, even if it isn’t the largest. An Alaskan fishing competition has just awarded its top prize to the smallest fish ever in its 65-year history. But while the fish may not be as big as previous winners, the angler who caught it still took home the prize money. FLORIDA FISHERMAN...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The food service provider for the Anchorage and Fairbanks airports will lay off more than 140 employees because of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the organization said in a letter to Alaska officials. The layoffs will comprise of 123 workers from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and 19 at...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Some churches in Alaska's largest city have recently defied the emergency order limiting the size of gatherings in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The Anchorage health order prohibits indoor gatherings of more than 15 people in public, including religious services, Alaska Public Media reported Thursday. Anchorage Baptist...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Anchorage Economic Development Corp. has predicted the city is likely to lose more than 11,000 jobs this year, largely because of the financial impact of the coronavirus. Corporation CEO Bill Popp said the losses would take the city back to employment levels last seen before 2000, The Alaska Journal of...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Municipality of Anchorage has reached a settlement with the owners of a restaurant that remained open for dine-in service in defiance of an emergency coronavirus order. Kriner’s Diner agreed Tuesday to abide by a temporary injunction issued by Superior Court Judge Eric Aarseth last week and to obey the city's...
    This baby apparently really loves airplanes. A woman gave birth to a baby boy while flying over Alaska at 35 weeks pregnant when the newborn arrived in the high skies. An Alaskan woman named her son Sky after he was born on an airplane. (iStock) Chrystal Hicks lives in Glenallen, a small town located about...
    Prevo is likely to continue Falwell's anti-LGBTQ agenda at the private university, which has an undergraduate enrollment of more than 45,000 students. Until last year the senior pastor at Anchorage Baptist Temple in Alaska, he has fought against LGBTQ rights for more than 40 years. Fighting against LGBTQ equality in Alaska Prevo began fighting against...
    A PHOTO of the top of an Alaskan mountain has gone viral on social media. The picture, said to be taken by a drone, depicts an overview of "The Sleeping Lady" mountain and its rocks that are perfectly aligned in the shape of a sleeping woman. 6The Sleeping Lady in Anchorage, AlaskaCredit: Facebook Is the...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Municipality of Anchorage has requested a contempt of court hearing after a restaurant defied a judge’s ruling to halt indoor dining service in compliance with a city order meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The motion filed Saturday requests contempt sanctions against Kriner’s Diner and its owners, The...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An attorney has said the city of Anchorage will take legal action against a local business for violating an order prohibiting indoor dining at restaurants and breweries during the coronavirus pandemic. Anchorage attorney Kate Vogel said Wednesday that the city will seek an injunction in state court ordering Kriner's Diner to...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Airlines said 331 employees among the company’s workforce in Anchorage may lose their jobs on Oct. 1. The company said the Anchorage layoffs are part of company-wide job cuts because of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, Alaska Public Media reported Tuesday. Alaska Airlines said 4,200 workers may be...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Airlines said 331 employees among the company's workforce in Anchorage may lose their jobs on Oct. 1. The company said the Anchorage layoffs are part of company-wide job cuts because of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, Alaska Public Media reported Tuesday. Alaska Airlines said 4,200 workers may be...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska health officials reported that there were 159 new COVID-19 cases in the state Sunday, including 111 within the Municipality of Anchorage. The new cases included 145 Alaska residents and 14 non-residents, The Anchorage Daily News reported. Data from the state Department of Health and Social Services showed there was one...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska telecommunications company has completed a deal to sell its Anchorage TV station to a Georgia company that already owns an Anchorage channel and will now control the state’s two leading broadcast news stations. The Anchorage Daily News reported Saturday that GCI Inc. and Atlanta-based Gray Television Inc. announced the...
    Earthquake : (.) – A 7.0 magnitude earthquake occurred outside Anchorage, Alaska, at approximately 8:30 am local time. There is currently no tsunami hazard, and no destructive tsunami has been reported. Alaska residents can experience aftershocks for years, a seismologist told .. There are up to 10,000 people without power, according to Municipal...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A new emergency order in Anchorage will stop indoor service at restaurants and breweries, restrict gathering sizes and require people to work from home if possible to limit the spread of COVID-19. Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced Friday that the order would go into effect Monday and will last until Aug....
    TWO planes collided midair on Friday killing seven people including an Alaska lawmaker. The crash occurred near an airport in Soldotna, leaving no survivors Alaska State Troopers said in a statement. Gary Knopp, an Alaskan State Rep. piloted one of the planes. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating. Most...
    Facebook Alaska Representative Gary Knopp died in a plane crash on July 31, 2020. Alaska Representative Gary Knopp died on a plane crash near his hometown of Soldotna on July 31, 2020, as reported by the Anchorage Daily News. Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy confirmed Knopp was one of the pilots involved in the...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Wildfire smoke from Siberia has moved into Southcentral Alaska and left a haze lingering over the region that the National Weather Service said could remain for weeks. The agency said smoke from the fires began spreading over Alaska in early July, The Anchorage Daily News reported Wednesday. Until the fires in...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage police officer shot and wounded a man who had been firing a semi-automatic rifle at homes in an Eagle River neighborhood Thursday morning, Police Chief Justin Doll said. Doll said at a news conference that when police officers arrived, the man was firing his weapon. Officers believed they were...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Several Alaska Republican lawmakers have campaigned against fellow GOP state Rep. David Eastman, who they blame for the failure of Republicans to take control of the state's House of Representatives in 2018. Members of the House Republican minority campaigned over the weekend in Eastman’s Wasilla district for his GOP primary opponent,...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska health officials have said the state experienced a record number of newly confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday, with 231. It is the first day the state has experienced more than 200 new confirmed cases in a day. The state Department of Health and Social Services said 186 of the new...
    By BRIAN P. D. HANNON, Associated Press As many in the Lower 48 call for statues of Confederate leaders to be removed amid a national reckoning on race, some Alaska residents are conducting a similar movement demanding statues tied to colonization be eliminated or relocated. A statue of Russian colonialist Alexander Baranov will be taken...
    As many in the Lower 48 call for statues of Confederate leaders to be removed amid a national reckoning on race, some Alaska residents are conducting a similar movement demanding statues tied to colonization be eliminated or relocated. A statue of Russian colonialist Alexander Baranov will be taken out of public view in one city...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Schools in Anchorage will not open for in-person classes in the fall, but will instead begin with online-only learning five days a week as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increases. Anchorage School District Superintendent Deena Bishop announced Friday that increasing cases in the city have propelled the district into a...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A seafood processing plant in Anchorage has found 56 employees tested positive for COVID-19, marking the latest outbreak in the industry, health officials said. The Anchorage Health Department announced Friday that testing was conducted between July 17 and July 22, and more workers could test positive as 30 test results are...