After being stranded in the Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve, the passengers aboard the "Akademik Shokalskiy" were airlifted from the Russian ship on Thursday afternoon by a Chinese helicopter based aboard the Chinese icebreaker, "Xue Long."
Long-time Chair of the Sealaska board, Albert Kookesh, announced via the Sealaska website online, on December 31st, that he will be stepping down from the chairman's position after 14 years.
Two Dominican Republican brothers residing in Anchorage were sentenced in Anchorage U.S. District Court for their part in a large Drug Trafficking and Tax Fraud Conspiracy it was announced by U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler on Monday.
A second blast tore through a trolley bus in Volgograd on Monday, coming only hours before a similar blast on Sunday, Monday's blast prompted Russia's president, Vladimir Putin to step the country's anti-terrorism security units throughout the country.
An Anchor Point man is in custody on Arson and Weapons charges after troopers and the Anchor Point Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Chakok Avenue in Anchor Point on Thursday.
Just minutes after midnight on Christmas morning, Matcom Dispatch received a call from 60-year-old Willow resident Dona Carnahan, she was hysterical on the phone, and reporting that someone had taken a female from the residence.
Alaska State Troopers in Aniak were contacted early morning on Christmas Day and the caller reported a fatal snow machine accident in Russian Mission.
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, announced on Monday, that after a four-year analysis of the land swap, that would have allowed the community of King Cove to connect with Cold Bay and its airport facilities there, was declined.
Friday mid-morning, the Kodiak Police Department notified the Alaska State Troopers of a possible shooting that had occurred the previous night in Kodiak.