Driver dies in rollover crash near Eagle RiverTuesday, March 11, 2014 7:30am
- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Anchorage police say a driver died in a rollover crash on a rural road southeast of Eagle River. The Anchorage Daily News reports the vehicle crashed occurred on Eagle River Road about a mile from the Eagle River Nature Center, which is at the end of the road. Police reached the crash site just after 7 a.m. Tuesday. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was in the vehicle. Police spokeswoman Anita Shell says police are notifying next of kin.
National Archives to close Alaska officeTuesday, March 11, 2014 7:15am
- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Employees of the Alaska office of the National Archives and Records Administration have been told their facility will be shut down and moved to Seattle. The Anchorage Daily News reports the facility in Anchorage will close this year as part of cost-cutting that will save the federal government $1 million annually. Consolidation also is planned for facilities in Philadelphia and Fort Worth, Texas. The president of the Alaska Historical Society says closure of the facility on Third Avenue would be devastating. Katie Ringsmuth says she used the archives recently for a map project to commemorate Anchorage's centennial. She says it will take an army of digitizers to process the 12,000 cubic feet of Alaska historical records.
Anchorage police look for shooting suspectTuesday, March 11, 2014 7:00am
- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Anchorage police are looking for a man suspected in a shooting near downtown that left two people dead and one person severely injured. The victims - two men and one woman - were shot about 6 p.m. Monday in a tent in a wooded area beyond a parking lot east of Karluk Street and Fifth Avenue. The area has been described as a homeless camp. One of the men died at the scene and the woman died after being transported to a local hospital. Police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro says the critically injured man is being treated at a hospital. She says police have spoken with him. The suspect is described as a man wearing a black jacket with red stripes on the back. Castro says police are following leads received.