Alaska News February 11, 2018

Christoper Espiritu-Simpson and juvenile male arrested in homicide and shots fired investigation
The adult male suspect has been identified as Christopher Espiritu-Simpson (19-years-old). He faces charges including Murder 2 and multiple counts of Misconduct Involving a Weapon. Charges are pending against the juvenile male.

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By Sean Maguire: Wasilla 17-year-old charged as an adult for sexually abusing 11-year-old girl
The 17-year-old is from Wasilla and is being remanded to Mat-Su Pre Trial Facility for five counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree and one count of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree. He is being held in lieu of a $50,000 cash only bail with a court ordered third party custodian.
These Anchorage drivers are part of an unhappy, but growing club
After a record year for car thefts in 2017, the rate of stolen vehicles reported across the city has remained high into the new year. And some drivers say that even when they get their car back, they don’t always keep it for long. (NOTE: Dawn Dupps is a car theft victim, not a police officer.)
By Annie Zak: How one cargo ship delay sends ripples through Alaska’s food supply chain
ByHeather Hintze: Winter Trails Day celebrates greater Mat-Su parks access
By Charles Wohlforth: They’re making a ‘Flying Boxcar’ into a mobile coffee shop. Because it is too cool not to.
By Devin Kelly: 5 Southcentral Alaska road projects that could change the way we get around
Moms Everyday Alaska: Parents’ cell phone use impacts kids’ learning
by Lisa Demer: Life in Bethel: Richness and despair, sometimes all in a single day