Alaska News September 21, 2018

By Derek Minemyer: Hundreds of well-wishers turn out as Ashley Johnson-Barr returned to Kotzebue
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: Sitka man sentenced for decades worth of child porn
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: State will ‘attempt’ to help assault victim file for restitution
 
 
 
 
By Angela Krenzien: Attempted armed robbery prompts safety tips from APD
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: By the numbers: A look at the state’s pretrial electronic monitoring
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Nike Site Summit stands to honor those who served in the Cold War
 
 
 
 
By Megan Mazurek: Hundreds of kids run in North Anchorage Jamboree
 
 
 
 
By John Thompson: Alaska company on the cutting edge of drone technology
 
 
 
 
By Beth Verge: Kodiak seeks new home for fire station currently located in tsunami zone
 
 
 
 
By Cassie Schirm: Drive-thru flu shots available in Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton, Laurel Downing Bill: Story Time w/ Aunt Phil: History in the Valley

Alaska News September 20, 2018

By Daniella Rivera: No jail time for man who pleaded guilty in choking assault
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Man sentenced to 62 years in co-worker’s death at lodge
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon, Michelle Therriault Boots: Police sent the Dimond High football case to state prosecutors. What happens next?
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: Dangerous, unsecured loads will now be illegal on Alaska roads, thanks to this Anchorage woman
 
 
 
 
By Beth Verge: As Western Alaska dominates felony level sex offense report, advocacy groups remain on standby
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: Report: Homicide rate against women and girls in Alaska three times national average
 
 
 
 
By Victoria Taylor: UAA releases new app for added safety on campus
 
 
 
 
By Peter Zampa: Sullivan takes over key military subcommittee with eye on Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Brother of Wasilla man, who stole and crashed a Seattle plane, speaks out
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: King Cove celebrates second hydro facility, lower power cost
 
 
 
 
Dr. Jacob Kelly, with the Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute shares tips for heart health during long winter months.
 
 
 
 
By Manny Creech: Sen. Murkowski makes case for nuclear reactors
 
 
 
 
By Angela Krenzien: Sunday funeral set for businessman Bob Gillam
 
 
 
 

Former Navy SEALs Shawn Ryan of Vigilance Elite and Jeff Reid (Alaskan Dog Musher) of Frozen Trident Kennel talk about 10 survival tips that you don’t know. 10 tips that don’t necessarily have a genre and we don’t hear about that often.

Alaska News September 19, 2018

By Leroy Polk: 26-year-old Fairbanks woman killed after truck rolls off road
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: 2YH: Free Prostate Cancer Screening

To make an appointment for a screening, call 907-212-4799.
Providence Cancer Center will be providing free prostate cancer screenings September 18-20th from 5-8 p.m.
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil: Police catch domestic violence suspect; search for another
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: APD: Truck hit motorcycle in wrong-way DUI crash
Court records showed Harris was arraigned Sunday and released on $1,000 cash bail, as well as a $2,500 unsecured appearance bond. He has no prior criminal convictions in Alaska.

Harris remained under supervision Wednesday by the state’s Pretrial Enforcement Division, according to a statewide inmate database.
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: Man tied to Kotzebue girl’s disappearance quiet in first court appearance
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky & Jill Burke: Packed courtroom faces man accused of lying to FBI in search for missing girl
 
 
By Kyle Hopkins: ‘She knew who he was’: Unified by loss, Kotzebue puzzles over arrest in child homicide case
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: Father of slain 10-year-old girl in Anchorage to accompany her body home to Kotzebue
 
 
 
 
BP outlines economic impact to Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Angela Krenzien: New partnership will use Zumba as child therapy tool
 
 
 
 
By Dave Goldman: Fire report details 2017 fatalities, injuries across Alaska
 
 
 
 
By CNN News: Captain Cook’s ship Endeavour may have been found
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky & Derek Minemyer: Alaskans overflow Anchorage hearing on salmon habitat ballot measure
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Feds plan funding boost to fight assaults on Native women
 
 
By Mary Hudetz: Feds plan funding boost to fight assaults on Native women
 
 
 
 
By Manny Creech: Sen. Murkowski helps to pass bill to fight Opioid Epidemic
 
 
 
 
By Ariane Aramburo: Road to sobriety after 16 years of alcohol addiction
You can hear more of Stevens’ story on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the Anchorage Community Theater at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about addiction, treatment and help, visit www.recoveralaska.org.
 
 
 
 
By Manny Creech: Alaska receives conservation grant to support state parks
For more information, please visit www.nps.gov/lwcf
 
 
 
 
Providence earns ‘gold standard’ for nursing excellence
 
 
 
 
By Beth Verge: Seen a Back to the Future DeLorean cruising the streets? You didn’t imagine it

Alaska News September 18, 2018

By Chris Klint, Heather Hintze, Daniella Rivera and Gina Romero: Feds: Kotzebue girl’s death ‘appears to be a homicide’
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Charges detail how cellphone led investigators to Kotzebue girl’s body
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Feds: Suspect had missing girl’s cell phone, lied about knowing her
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Man who robbed Anchorage credit union arrested after being recognized, charges say
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Mustang Hockey Association embezzler gets 14 months
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Authorities search for rogue rodent on rat-free Bering Sea island
 
 
By Associated Press: Authorities search for rogue rodent on rat-free Alaska island
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: ASD vote on changing school start times fast approaching
 
 
 
 
By Liz Raines: Hispanohablantes celebrate Welcoming Week in Anchorage
 
 
 
 
State fair bidding war paying dividends for local high schooler An Eagle River-area high school student, who is blind, has cerebral palsy and suffers from intellectual disabilities, got the surprise of her life while showing a sheep at this year’s edition of Alaska State Fair.

Alaska News September 17, 2018

By Chris Klint: Woman dead, man missing after boat sinks near Bethel
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Second suspect in murder of Anchorage teen arrested in Israel
 
 
By Chris Klint: Suspect in Anchorage teen’s murder arrested in Israel
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: “From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you”: Family of Ashley Johnson-Barr expresses gratitude for community support
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Hundreds of pounds of donated food and supplies flown to Kotzebue
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Therriault Boots: Caregivers did mock ‘surgeries’ and hit kids at Anchorage child care center, investigation finds

For now, the detailed investigation reports into serious complaints must be requested from the state’s child care licensing authority. The state is working to put those reports online, but the project won’t be completed for a few months, Lynch said.

Parents can also request a plain-language summary of the problems found at previous inspections from Anchorage child care licensing authorities.

Yi said she was shocked by the findings.

Despite video monitoring in the classrooms, the on-site manager “had no idea what was going on” and had not witnessed any of the abuse, Yi said.
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Alaska Guard helicopters head east for Florence relief
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Trouble in bank-owned buildings a persistent and sometimes expensive problem for the city
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Sen. Dan Sullivan became a Marine colonel, promoted from lieutenant colonel over the weekend. He’s not made any official announcement, but the ceremony took place in beautiful downtown Spenard
 
 
 
 
Anchorage Women support affordable housing Female volunteers helped build a Habitat for Humanity duplex one nail at a time. It’s part of the 1,000 women strong campaign.
 
 
 
 
Kenai conservation group expanding agricultural equipment rental program
 
 
 
 
Office of Governor Bill Walker One Alaska Update September 17, 2018

Alaska News September 16, 2018

By Alex DeMarban: Investigation helped lead authorities to body of Kotzebue girl
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Van fatally strikes man in DeBarr Road traffic
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Feds: Repeat Anchorage robber left his license number
 
 
 
 
By KTVA Web Staff: ¡Hola Anchorage! Visiting bookstore offers glimpse of Mexico
 
 
 
 
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman: Trial for man accused of sexual abuse of multiple minors pushed to 2019, Bushes Bunches: Grow with the flow, Weaving through thousands of hearts across the world, starting right here in the Mat-Su and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Julia O’Malley: How Alaska eats: You probably need these wild-game meatballs and these tahini-chocolate chip cookies too. Here’s hoping your procrastabaking doesn’t get too out of hand.
 
 
 
 
Only In Your State: Alaska
 
 
By Carey Seward: You’ll Be Happy To Hear That Alaska’s Fall Foliage Is Expected To Be Bright And Bold This Year
 
 
 
 
By Carey Seward: 9 Short And Sweet Fall Hikes In Alaska With A Spectacular End View
 
 
 
 
By Carey Seward: Nest At This Overlook Cabin For Amazing Cliffside Views In Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Carey Seward: Sleep In This Train Car In Alaska For A Magical Adventure
 
 
 
 
By Carey Seward: Take A Drive On This Scenic Highway In Alaska For A Journey You’ll Never Forget
 
 
 
 
By Carey Seward: The Whole Family Will Love A Trip To This Bigfoot-Themed Restaurant In Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Casea Peterson: Most People Don’t Know These 10 Super Tiny Towns In Alaska Exist
 
 
 
 
By Natalie Clunan: This Alaskan Crab Boat Tour Adventure Is Like None Other In The World

Alaska News September 15, 2018

If you are in crisis, please call the Alaska’s statewide suicide prevention and crisis support hotline.
877-266-4357. The hotline is available every day, 24/7.

By Shannon Ballard: Homer woman adds voice to conversation during Suicide Prevention Week
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews, Alex DeMarban: Man arrested after body of missing Kotzebue girl is found
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: Villages and cities across Alaska pay tribute to missing 10 year-old girl from Kotzebue
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Man charged with murder in Palmer woman’s shooting
 
 
 
 
By Megan Mazurek: Vehicle collision causes critical injuries
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Passenger plane crashes in swamp, survivors huddle on overturned plane for rescue
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: 19-year-old sneaks into Anchorage tunnel and sets up apartment, with a table and a cat
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: API chief, two other Health officials resign
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: API CEO, others resign following release of negative report
 
 
 
 
By Steve Quinn: Insurance covers ASD’s $12,000 consultant crisis fee
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil: State employee criticized over Facebook post
The Department of Law says it and other departments were discussing possible social media guidelines before the latest post.

“…have been reviewing the possibility of adopting a policy or training procedure to help workers understand how negative behavior on social media could impact their job duties, without infringing on their First Amendment right to freedom of speech,” said Department of Law Assistant Attorney General Cori Mills.

Mills also said, right now, there is no statewide policy or guidance document in place. Mills would not comment if the department would have a discussion with Garner or punish him.
 
 
 
 
By Richard Mauer: New budget report predicts state savings accounts will be empty by 2021
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Alaskan artist turns her talents to fish

Alaska News September 14, 2018

By Associated Press: Juneau bike theft leads to robbery, felony assault arrest
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: No plan to scale down search as efforts move toward investigation
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: 2 arrested after 1 strikes officer, house in stolen vehicle
 
 
 
 
By KTVA: Triple murder suspect’s bail reduced by $550K
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: At a cost of $12,000 a month, a PR firm is providing crisis communication work for ASD in wake of the Dimond High investigation
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: Anchorage Youth Court recruiting middle, high schoolers
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Last year’s Anchorage-area beluga whale count inspired a small army of citizen scientists. You can join them Saturday.
 
 
 
 
By Alex DeMarban: ‘We got it wrong’: Government apologizes to Alaska Natives for banning migratory bird harvests
 
 
 
 
By Jeff Bridges: Congress funding bill to help Alaska’s military, energy needs
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil: Port of Alaska hit with $500,000 steel tariffs
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: NTSB: Talkeetna pilot was on her first night of training when plane crashed
 
 
 
 
By Jill Burke: Women’s shelter challenges Anchorage’s non-discrimination law
 
 
 
 
By Angela Krenzien: State seeks feedback on emergency alert system
The test is scheduled for Thursday, September 20 at 10:18 a.m. and will last for about one minute. Most cell phones will get a text that says:

“THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”

Operations Chief for DHS&EM, Bryan Fisher, says communication in Alaska is different than in the Lower 48 so he’s grateful for Alaskans’ feedback.

“Every time these systems are tested in Alaska we find ways to make improvements,” Fisher wrote.

After the test is finished, the state wants you to take the survey here.

You can participate even if your cell phone didn’t receive the test message.
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Denali Strabel flashes her uphill skills at Skyrunning World Championships
 
 
 
 
Rasmuson Foundation: The art of house posts in Southeast Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Dave Goldman: Alaska history comes full circle for a family from California

Alaska News September 13, 2018

By Mary Simton: APD: Holiday Gas Station manager choked over Pop Tart
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky & Sean Maguire: Search for Kotzebue girl shifts to law enforcement investigation
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Search for girl expanded to include shoreline of Kotzebue Sound
 
 
 
 
By Alex DeMarban: Bob Gillam, wealth fund founder, Pebble critic and one of Alaska’s richest people, dead at 72
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Police investigation into sexual assault allegations involving Dimond High students sent to state prosecutors
 
 
By KTUU Staff: Dimond High football investigation turned over to Office of Special Prosecutions
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Fire strikes Wasilla family twice in same location
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Report: Alaska’s state-run psychiatric hospital is unsafe for employees
 
 
 
 
By Matt Tunseth: Anchorage police open new shooting range honoring officer killed in plane crash

Alaska News September 12, 2018


No injuries!

By Chris Klint: Butte’s iconic ‘Tower House’ burns in massive fire
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Family say Kotzebue girl’s disappearance less clear as search priorities shift
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: Missing girl’s family thankful for community’s support
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: APD arrests suspect in Mountain View murder investigation
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Immigrant ‘unlawfully’ detained by Palmer police gets apology and $50,000 in settlement
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint, Scott Gross: Alaska sending help ahead of Hurricane Florence
 
 
 
 
AFD honors 9/11 responders one step at a time
 
 
 
 
By Richard Mauer: At public safety forum, defenders of Senate Bill 91 speak out
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: ASD holds open house sessions on school start times
 
 
 
 
By Cassie Schirm: How to capture the northern lights this week
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: It’s old, corroded and needs upgrades. But who should pay to fix the Port of Alaska?
 
 
 
 
By Lainie Welch: Putting kelp into Alaska beer and fish into baby food
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: Special Assembly meeting scheduled for final Cannabaska ruling
The assembly stated tonight it will hold a special meeting this Friday, September 14, to determine its final ruling.
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: 50 years later, Tuesday night is still the time to run in Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By John Schandelmeier: Hunting season means lots of traffic on trails. It may be time to revisit ATV regulations.
 
 
 
 
Experts and authors in Alaskan Native history; fishing and cooking; and ecosystems round out Cunard’s Insights Program when Queen Elizabeth sails …
 
 
 
 
Bon Voyage Laura The Morning Edition says goodbye to it’s lead producer, Laura Holman.
 
 
 
 
High School Tennis player in pursuit of perfection South Highs Christine Hemry has never lost a high school tennis match, and Channel 2s Patrick Enslow caught up with the prep standout to find out how she does it.

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