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Alaskan Fort Is Last Defense Against Possible North Korea Nuke

Alaskan Fort Is Last Defense Against Possible North Korea NukeRalph Scott/MDA Public Affairs(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) -- In the remote Alaskan wilderness, some 3,800 miles from Pyongyang, North Korea, the United States' last line of defense against a nuclear warhead from North Korea or Iran stands ready to attack.Fort ...

Alaska Serial Killer Committed Suicide with Hidden Razor and Bedding

Alaska Serial Killer Committed Suicide with Hidden Razor and BeddingKevin Horan/Ston(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) -- Serial killer Israel Keyes committed suicide in his Alaska jail cell by embedding a disposable razor blade into a pencil and slitting his wrist and using bedding material to strangle himself, the FBI said Wednesda...

Alaska Barista Murder Suspect Traveled to Kill Because He ‘Liked to Do It’

Alaska Barista Murder Suspect Traveled to Kill Because He ‘Liked to Do It’Kevin Horan/Stone(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) -- A man charged in the death of a teenage barista in Alaska told police that he traveled the country with the sole purpose to kill strangers because he "liked to do it," prosecutors said Monday.Vermont and federal ...

Did a Serial Killer Commit Suicide in Alaska Jail?

Did a Serial Killer Commit Suicide in Alaska Jail?iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) -- A murder suspect who apparently committed suicide in an Anchorage, Alaska, jail on Sunday is suspected of being a serial killer, according to the FBI.Authorities said that Israel Keyes, 34, died of an appare...

Man Missing in Alaska Wilderness Since September

Man Missing in Alaska Wilderness Since SeptemberSiri Stafford/Thinkstock(THREE RIVERS, Wis.) -- Alaska state troopers are currently searching for a 31-year-old man who set out alone on the last leg of a three-month trip into the Alaska wilderness and has not been heard from in almost two months.When...

Grizzly Bear Mauls San Diego Man to Death in Alaska’s Denali National Park

Grizzly Bear Mauls San Diego Man to Death in Alaska’s Denali National ParkiStockphoto/Thinkstock(DENALI, Alaska) -- A San Diego man was mauled to death by a grizzly bear in Alaska's Denali National Park after he stopped to take pictures of the animal, officials said. Richard White, 49, had been backpacking alone for three ni...

Internet Votes to Send Rapper Pitbull to Alaska Walmart

Internet Votes to Send Rapper Pitbull to Alaska WalmartStephen Lovekin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- It's official. Miami Rapper Pitbull will be visiting the Walmart in Kodiak, Alaska, by the end of the month.The rapper was part of a promotion with the retail giant in which he would visit the Walmart with the ...

Alaska Aquarium Cares for Rescued Baby Beluga Whale

Alaska Aquarium Cares for Rescued Baby Beluga WhaleFile photo. Hemera/Thinkstock(SEWARD, Alaska) -- The first rescued baby beluga whale in U.S. history is being cared for in an Alaska aquarium.The whale, believed to have been separated from its mother in a storm, was found near South Naknek in Alaska&...

Internet Could ‘Exile’ Rapper Pitbull to Remote Alaskan Walmart

Internet Could ‘Exile’ Rapper Pitbull to Remote Alaskan WalmartStephen Lovekin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Miami rapper Pitbull is associated with all things caliente, but an online campaign could soon have him chilling on Kodiak, an Alaskan island.The chart-topping rapper, who performs in English and Spanish, will ...

Debris Found on Alaskan Glacier from 1952 Plane Crash?

Debris Found on Alaskan Glacier from 1952 Plane Crash?File photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) -- Military officials think debris they found on an Alaskan glacier is actually the remains of a military plane that went down 60 years ago, killing all 52 people onboard. It will take at least six...

Taco Bell Hoax Upsets Small Alaska Town

Taco Bell Hoax Upsets Small Alaska TownJoe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The residents of a small town in Alaska were disappointed to learn Thursday that advertisements for a new Taco Bell were a hoax.Yellow flyers had been posted on bulletin boards around Bethel, Alaska, population 6,00...

Alaskan Hiker Mauled by Brown Bear

Alaskan Hiker Mauled by Brown BearRoberta Olenick/All Canada Photos/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- An Alaska man was mauled by a brown bear early Sunday morning while hiking on the Bird Creek Trail south of Anchorage.Ben Radakovich, 30, was three miles from the trail on Eagle River when he ...

Alaska Man to Live Incommunicado on Island for a Year

Alaska Man to Live Incommunicado on Island for a YearCourtesy Charles Baird(NEW YORK) -- In three weeks, 40-year-old Alaska oil company employee Charles Baird leaves his home in Anchorage to spend a year on remote Latouche Island in southern Alaska, a dream he’s been eager to pursue for the past 17...

Air Force Base Quietly Pauses F-22 Fighter Ops After More Air Problems

Air Force Base Quietly Pauses F-22 Fighter Ops After More Air ProblemsU.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Kasey Close(JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska) -- American pilots at an Alaskan military base have reported a sudden spike of incidents in which they experienced an apparent lack of oxygen while flying the nation's mo...

Missing Alaska Teen Filed Protective Order Against Stranger, Dad Says

Missing Alaska Teen Filed Protective Order Against Stranger, Dad SaysiStockphoto/Thinkstock(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) -- The tearful father of missing Alaska teenager Samantha Koenig, who was abducted by an armed man, said that she filed a protective order against a man in November but was too scared to follow it through."She ...

Police Search for Kidnapped Alaska Teen

Police Search for Kidnapped Alaska TeenComstock/Thinkstock(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) -- A $12,000 reward has been offered for information on the whereabouts of a teenage girl who police say was kidnapped toward the end of her shift at a coffee stand in Anchorage, Alaska.Samantha Koenig, 18, was la...

Alaska Cops Arresting Drunks in Bars

Alaska Cops Arresting Drunks in BarsPhotodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) -- Cops in Alaska have started enforcing a statute that makes it illegal to be drunk in a bar, and have been sending plainclothes officers into bars to identify and arrest suspects."It's fairly log...

Two Alaskan Cities Struggle with Ice and Snow

Two Alaskan Cities Struggle with Ice and SnowComstock/Thinkstock(ANCHORAGE, Ala.) -- While the weather has been pretty mild in the lower 48 states, it's been brutal in parts of Alaska. One city is iced in, while another is snowed in.The city of Nome on the western Alaska coastline is running out ...

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