Alaska News June 17, 2018

By Chris Klint: Taser, K-9 help end Eagle River standoff
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Man arrested after using pliers to smash the windshield of a tour bus on the Parks Highway, troopers say
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: An unlikely friendship brought the daughter of a slain Dillingham police officer to Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: ‘Don’t try to run:’ Carpentry class nails truck thieves in video
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Anchorage middle schools may get resource officers
 
 
 
 
By Anchorage Daily News: Katmai National Park drama: Bear vs. Eagles
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Black bear cub mortally injured by illegal wolf trap
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: 150 years ago on St. Paul Island, Knock Down and Skin ‘Em became Alaska’s first baseball team
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: First place in Ship Creek king salmon derby goes to angler with a nearly 29-pounder, the smallest winning fish in the contest’s history
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Alaska Native Heritage Center hosts model fish camp
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: Garden looks to grow food security and business opportunities for refugees
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: Summer program explores history of neighborhood parks
 
 
 
 
By Dave Leval: Sullivan Arena shifts to seeking smaller events

Alaska News June 16, 2018

By Anchorage Daily News: Woman killed by pickup truck in hit-and-run, police say
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk & Mike Ross: UPDATE: Suspect named in Spenard homicide
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Carpentry students cut short attempt to take truck
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil: Police: Man wanted for throwing rocks at ex-girlfriend
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Anchorage School Board wants more police in schools
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Alaska marijuana board fines cannabis competition for illegal sales
 
 
 
 
By Victoria Taylor: Radon warning: Homeowner urges others to test for gas
 
 
 
 
Airstrip, not in the lake
By Chris Klint: Plane flips in Big Lake landing
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Movi bacteria move into Alaska moose, caribou
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: Mat-Su expanding services for opioid and heroin addicts
 
 
 
 
By Mary Kate Burgess: Delta-Junction’s Hailey Williams posts PR in 100m dash at nationals
 
 
 
 
Meet Rasmuson Foundation’s new program officer Todd Shenk
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Family of pilot James Poelman share their father’s story
 
 
 
 

By Daybreak Staff: Mic Check in the Morning: Sankofa Dance Theater Alaska

Alaska News June 15, 2018

By Alex DeMarban: Shooting in Spenard Road parking lot leaves one person dead
 
 
 
 
By Daniel Kirby: UPDATE: Suspect in Fairview baseball bat attack found by police
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Walker signs crime bills into law
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Naked man on Mat-Su mudflats again arrested in standoff
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Alaska pilot killed in midair crash remembered as respected flight instructor
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: A year after fatal bear attack, family will return to Bird Ridge for ‘Jack’s Run’
 
 
 
 
By Loren Holmes: Anchorage’s newest park has its grand opening Saturday
 
 
 
 
By Richard Mauer and Leroy Polk: Large crowd shows up at debate of statewide Democratic primary candidates
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: REI to be new Mall at Sears tenant, docs show
 
 
 
 
By Elwood Brehmer, Alaska Journal of Commerce: Startup aims to revolutionize the air cargo industry, starting with Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Study reveals shift in diet of Cook Inlet’s endangered belugas
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: 12 Anchorage-area hikes you can do in about 5 hours or less
 
 
 
 
By Shawn Wilson: JBER and Japanese paratroopers participate in Arctic Aurora training
 
 
 
 
Soldotna moose rescue, courtesy Val Ischi

 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Beefy lettuce cups

Alaska News June 14, 2018

By Tegan Hanlon: Police locate family of 3-year-old found walking alone in Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Driver badly hurt in collision with truck stopped at Seward Highway construction zone
 
 
 
 
By KTUU Staff: UPDATE: Pilot of downed plane identified
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: ‘I’m starting to lose this airplane’: One pilot lands safely, another dies after collision
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: ‘Get an abortion:’ Man kicked pregnant woman in stomach, APD says
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Roped together for nearly 2 weeks, mom and teenage son summit Denali
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Cycling’s race of truth states the obvious: Sheryl Loan, 59, is amazing
 
 
 
 
By Daysha Eaton, APRN Contributor: NOAA law enforcement researches sexual harassment, assault among fisheries observers
 
 
 
 
APRN: Retired Ketchikan teacher, pastor charged with sexual abuse of a minor
 
 
 
 
DoD News, Defense Media Activity: DoD Recognizes Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinators
Air Force: Capt. Lauren McGuire, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany;

— Army: Sgt. 1st Class Kacey Kitner, Fort Sill, Oklahoma;

— Coast Guard: Eric Barreras, Coast Guard Base Alameda, California;

— Navy: Hilda Ruby Godley, Joint Base Charleston – Naval Weapon Station, South Carolina;

— Marine Corps: Christina Chavez, Marine Corps Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia; and

— National Guard Bureau: Nicholas Gonzalez, Joint Forces Headquarters, Alaska National Guard, Anchorage, Alaska.
 
 
 
 
ECHO By Contributors: By the Numbers: Addressing Veteran Suicide
 
 
 
 
ECHO Contributors: Thank You for Your Service: The Effort Behind the Words
 
 
 
 
By Paula Dobbyn: Study: Alaska fishermen suffer high rate of health problems
 
 
 
 
Legislative News Juneau: C-SPAN roadshow will visit Juneau next week
 
 
 
 
By Marc Lester: Spreading their wings: Bird TLC is finally getting a home of its own
 
 
 
 
By Shawn Wilson: Can you guess what the L Street flower bed design is this summer?
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Alaska seal, sea otter pups rescued after being found alone and stranded
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: Citing black market competitive advantages, legal marijuana industry pushes for tax reform
 
 
 
 
By Liz Raines: City special election scheduled for August 7
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: Wolverine vs. wolf video gives narrative to battle
 
 
 
 
By Carey Seward: The One Beach In Alaska That You Absolutely Must Visit At Low Tide
 
 
 
 
ECHO Eagle River Nature Center: Little Explorers – June 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am – August 31, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Whitney Kent: DIY grass heads
 
 
 
 
By Tracy Sinclare: The best way to get rid of dandelions

Alaska News June 13, 2018

By Leroy Polk: Biker killed on Sterling Highway after losing control, sliding off the road
 
 
 
 
By Marc Lester: Yawning and wandering: Black bear family spotted in Northeast Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: On a sunny afternoon, a cinnamon-colored black bear sprinted through downtown Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Anchorage Assembly OKs deal to purchase former LIO building
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Troopers helicopter crew rescues teens from sandbar as area rivers rise
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Alaska emergency officials blame third-party vendor for errant tsunami alert
 
 
 
 
By Don thompson: Thefts rise after California reduces criminal penalties
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Anchorage considers increasing marijuana sales tax as consumers clamor for cannabis
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Homer gay pride recognition leads to canceled city meeting
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: Hillside residents oppose city rezoning proposal
 
 
 
 
Application information
By Liz Raines: First campaign launched for vacant assembly seat
 
 
 
 
By Steve Quinn: Celebrating cultural reclamation through dance, song and art
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: Canary Islands man runs 180 miles in Alaska to raise awareness for Leukemia
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: Despite rising river levels, Sutton couple refuses to abandon home: “We built this house to die here. It is probably what we will do.”
 
 
 
 
By Mike Ross: RoadTrippin on the Petersville Road
 
 
 
 
By Tracy Sinclare: Dandelion hunting in Alaska; the secret, useful nature of an unruly weed
 
 
 
 
By Emily Gilbert: All-female crew prepares for Race to Alaska to challenge themselves and encourage more women to pursue sailing

The Alaska Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC): 7 arrested in Operation Broken Heart; 39 investigations launched June 12, 2018

The Alaska Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force participated in the Department of Justice’s Operation Broken Heart. A federal program that operated from March through May of this year and focused on technology-facilitated crimes against children.

The mission of the operation was two-fold:

Investigations
Community Outreach

The 39 investigations launched during this operation included possession, manufacturing and distribution of child pornography, online enticement of children for sexual purposes, child sex trafficking and child sex tourism. Seven suspects were arrested and more are expected as the investigations continue. The 20 community outreach events included the Inaugural Alaska ICAC First Responder Course in Sitka, Alaska. A five-day course focused on identifying investigative leads in cyber tips, locating suspects and conducting searches for digital evidence.

The suspects have been identified as:

Jeremy Strunk (39-years-old). He faces multiple charges including Sex Abuse Minor 1. APD Case: 18-17528
Michael Clark, Jr. (28-years-old). He faces a charge of Possession of Child Pornography. Alaska State Troopers Case: AK17075059
Vance Peronto (57-years-old). He faces multiple charges including Sex Abuse Minor 2. Alaska State Troopers Case: AK18027772
Cory Lockhart (28-years-old). He faces multiple charges including Possession of Child Pornography. Juneau Police Department Case: 180227-011
Byran Oftedahl (35-years-old). He faces multiple charges including Possession of Child Pornography. Ketchikan Police Department Case: 18-464
Dale Willis (43-years-old). He faces multiple charges including Possession of Child Pornography. Ketchikan Police Department 17-4225
Brandon Cockburn (39-years-old). He faces multiple charges including Distribution of Child Pornography. APD Case: 17-8688

The Alaska ICAC Task Force is led by the Anchorage Police Department’s Cyber Crimes Unit. It’s a multi-agency task force consisting of 30 federal, state and local partners.

For more information about Operation Broken Heart, click this link:
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/more-2300-suspected-online-child-sex-offenders-arrested-during-operation-broken-heart

Address/Location
Anchorage Police Department
4501 Elmore Road
Anchorage, AK 99507

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-786-8900

Alaska News June 12, 2018

Fresh snow on the mountains!

 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: It’s June, but one Alaska community just got half a foot of snow
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Two dead in plane crash near Sitka
 
 
 
 
By CBS News: The warning signs of suicide – and how to get help
 
 
 
 
By Liz Thomas: Spenard ‘vehicle prowler’ nabbed by APD
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Police: Anchorage woman arrested after stolen mail found in stolen car
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: ‘They didn’t even stop’: Man describes Mat-Su boating collision that killed his wife
One of the six people with Martz on his boat told troopers “they were all drinking, partying and having a good time,” the document states. They came around a corner, saw Horazdovsky’s boat, and the tube went right under their boat as they turned one way and he turned the other.
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Supreme Court declines Alaska militia leader’s appeal
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: Moose Mamas founder faces charges for bear shooting death
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Judge in Palin case allows media into courtroom without cameras
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Report: Why AK marijuana testing facilities have a hard time measuring potency
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Anchorage wants to declare ‘cleanup zones’ for homeless camps
 
 
 
 
ICYMI: Sen. Sullivan on Singapore Summit, missile defense
 
 
 
 
By Rhonda McBride: Naknek governor’s debate tests rural knowledge
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: Frank Murkowski seriously considered running for Alaska governor again
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Officials back proposal to name peaks after historic Seward mountaineers
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: Looking for an Alaska grown menu? There’s an app for that
 
 
 
 
By Lauen Maxwell: Salvation Army stores temporarily suspend donations
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Downing Bill: Story Time with Aunt Phil: The Alaska flag
 
 
 
 
By David Holthouse, curator of Public Engagement: Brave Souls, Broken Axles and Welcoming Roadhouses Marked the Early Days of the Alaska Highway
 
 
 
 
Rasmuson Foundation: 10 questions for Dennis McMillian

Alaska News June 11, 2018

By Michelle Theriault Boots: Driver survives ‘crazy’ wreck at Alaska racetrack
 
 
 
 

By Mary Simton: Troopers investigate sudden death aboard Alaska Railroad train
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Suspected repeat car thieves arrested on new charges
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: Operation Reborn connects homeless Alaskans to job opportunities
Michael Grimm, winner of America’s Got Talent 2010, is performing at Anchorage Town Square on Friday, June 22nd to raise awareness for Operation Reborn.
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: ‘There’s no such thing as Transgenders’: Man disrupts pride event
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Scientists to resume testing for fecal bacteria off Kenai
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Mush with P.R.I.D.E. now mandatory for Iditarod mushers
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Voracious spruce bark beetles are back in force in Southcentral Alaska
 
 
 
 
Office of Governor Bill Walker: One Alaska Update June 11, 2018
 
 
 
 
By Janice Tower: Pedaling to Girdwood on the Bird to Gird Trail
 
 
 
 
By Ileneinakayak – 7-Day Glacier Island-Columbia Bay-Valdez Itinerary Map of Itinerary Jack, Sarah, Miki, and I proudly sporting our Anadyr Adventures hats! The ..
 
 
 
 
Moms Every Day Family Features: Salami-babs

Alaska News June 10, 2018

By Tegan Hanlon: Anchorage man charged with manslaughter in fatal Mat-Su boating collision
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Rosie Brennan and Anna Dalton dueled for the Run for Women victory and took down the course record along the way
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Black bear injures hunter near bait station off Parks Highway
 
 
 
 
By Charles Wohlforth: From wilderness to an urban ER, a doctor’s journey through Alaska’s best and worst
 
 
 
 
By Ned Rozell: What it’s like to run circles for 24 hours around the land of no night
 
 
 
 
Iditarod musher’s camp offers vets camaraderie
 
 
 
 
Volunteers work to spruce up Chester Creek Trail
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska: How to check yourself for skin cancer

Alaska News June 09, 2018

By James Brooks: Advocate, historian and longtime Juneauite Marie Darlin dies at age 93
 
 
 
 
By Kyle Hopkins: From criminal to cop, and back again, in Alaska’s most vulnerable villages
 
 
 
 
By Kyle Hopkins: A broken system of oversight for Alaska’s village police officers
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Alaska man takes plea deal for murdering his girlfriend last year
 
 
 
 
By Rachel D’Oro / The Associated Press: U.S. won’t prosecute Alaskans for gray whale kill
Gray whales are off limits to Alaska hunters, including Alaska Natives.
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Chance encounter keeps Kids Kitchen dishing out hot meals
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: UAA researchers pioneer new techniques to treat cancer
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: New app for navigating Mat-Su trails
 
 
 
 
By Anchorage Daily News: Colorado hunting guide accused of wasting meat fined $35,000
 
 
 
 
By Erica Martinson: Meet Don Young’s conservative primary challenger
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: The Iditarod just made some big changes to the rules. Among them: A musher may be out of the race if a dog dies.
 
 
 
 
By Frank Chythlook & John Sallee: As Heard on Morning Line: the Alaska Women Veterans Listening Session
Todays guests on Morning Line featured Katie St. John, the Director of Programs and Grants at the Alaska Community Foundation and Vanessa Meade, a Clinical Asistant Professor at the University of Alaska, Anchorage School of Social Work. They spoke with Morning Line host Frank Chythlook about the Alaska Women Veterans Listening Session.

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