News of the North from Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
North Star Borough residents face new heating pollution controls
Fairbanks, Alaska (AP) - Residents of an Alaska borough who burn wood, coal and oil for heat are facing new air pollution control measures.
Alcoholic beverage license bill passes Alaska House
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - During the second half of the final regular legislative day in the House, the body passed Senate Bill 16, which relates to alcoholic beverage licenses and permits, as well as the bond requirement for certain alcoholic beverage license holders.
Accused killer appears in court
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Fenton Jacobs, 39, pled not guilty to first-degree murder, two counts of murder in the second degree, harassment and resisting arrest.
Big items left as lawmakers face adjournment deadline
Juneau, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska Legislature faces a Wednesday deadline to complete its work on state spending plans and a crime package. It also must decide how to handle the dividend paid to residents from the state's oil-wealth fund.
Trail Mix receives donation from Mendenhall Subaru
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - A check for $8,500 was presented by Mendenhall Auto Center President Steve Allwine to Trail Mix Executive Director Erik Boraas.
Man sought in homicide
Fairbanks, Alaska (KINY) - A 69-year-old Fairbanks woman was found deceased in her home.
Jail deaths highlight ongoing rural Alaska safety issues
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The deaths of three people in two weeks at western Alaska jails underscore a perennial problem that rural officials have attempted to address: a lack of public safety personnel and facilities in villages.
The Latest: Officials ID dead in Alaska floatplanes crash
Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) - Officials have identified the six people who died in a midair collision of two sightseeing planes in Alaska on Monday near the cruise ship port community of Ketchikan.
Legislature votes to permanently establish November as Alaska Native Heritage Month
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - House Bill 126 honors Alaska Native cultures, languages, and traditions.
Two schools will have new principals in 2019-2020
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Board of Education honored several employees who retire this year and made some administrative appointments at their regular monthly meeting tonight.
Remains of final two Ketchikan crash fatalities recovered
Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) - Search and rescue teams in Ketchikan on Tuesday recovered the remains of the final two passengers missing since yesterday’s fatal dual floatplane crash.
Mostly Cloudy and 62 F at Juneau, Juneau International Airport, AK
Winds are West at 9.2 MPH (8 KT). The pressure is 1006.2 mb and the humidity is 56%. The wind chill is 61. Last Updated on May 20 2019, 11:53 am AKDT.