Hunter falls to death on Pioneer PeakTuesday, October 6, 2015 5:30am
- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Authorities say a Wasilla man has died after falling down the mountainside at Pioneer Peak. Alaska State Troopers say 49-year-old Roy Roth had been hunting sheep near Goat Creek when he fell Sunday night. A hunter who was with Roth hiked down and found the man dead. Troopers were joined by the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group in their efforts to recover Roth's body from what they said was difficult terrain Monday afternoon.
'Fairbanks Four' wants convictions overturnedTuesday, October 6, 2015 5:15am
- FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Four men who claim they were wrongly convicted of killing a Fairbanks teenager in 1997 are seeking post-conviction relief. The so-called 'Fairbanks Four' were sentenced in the death 18 years ago of John Hartman. Three of those convicted are still serving time while one is on parole. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports they are seeking post-conviction relief in a civil proceeding in Fairbanks Superior Court. The trial started Monday, and could last a month. Their attorneys are relying on the testimony of another man, a California inmate who claims he witnessed other men kill Hartman that night in Fairbanks. The state claims it will prove the original jury verdicts that sent them to jail were valid, and plan to introduce new evidence that backs up the convictions.
Moderate earthquake felt in Alaska communityMonday, October 5, 2015 8:30am
- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Seismologists say a moderate earthquake was strongly felt in a community in Alaska's Aleutian Islands. The Alaska Earthquake Center says the 5.7 magnitude quake occurred at 9:35 a.m. Monday. The quake was centered 111 miles west of Adak, where it was felt. There are no immediate reports of damage.