Alaska News September 07, 2018

By Devin Kelly: Anchorage’s Town Square Park to host free outdoor screening of ‘The Lion King’
By Daniella Rivera: Hit-and-run suspect pleads guilty in child porn case

Thursday, as part of a plea agreement he struck with the Office of Special Prosecutions, Cockburn pleaded guilty to a single charge of possessing child pornography.

The plea deal involves a involves a sentence of eight years with four suspended, leaving four years of active time to serve, and three years of supervised probation. He will also be required to register as a sex offender for 15 years.
By Zaz Hollander: Sentencing not likely until next year for first teen convicted in Valley murder
By Leroy Polk: Juneau man stole a hatchet from Sportsman’s Warehouse, allegedly swung it at employees trying to stop him
By Scott Gross: Police, school officials ask parents to watch out for ‘Keyboard Courage’
“There is a syndrome that we call ‘keyboard courage,'” Whitt said. “It’s where individuals sit behind a keyboard and believe they have a protection of anonymity. Everything has a path and we can usually find where it came from. If you wouldn’t say it in person you probably shouldn’t say it on the internet. If it’s also not a picture your parents or grandparents would put on the refrigerator you shouldn’t post it online.”

If your child is on an app like Instagram or Snapchat, make sure you are added as a friend or follower,” Whitt said. “If you’re not, get rid of the device. Also, if you don’t know your child’s password or passcode, get rid of the device. If the child won’t share the password or passcode, get rid of the device. As long as you’re the parent and they live under your roof, you have to understand you are in control. Having a device and access to social media isn’t a right, it’s a privilege.”

By Heather Hintze: New year, new school for Chugiak’s school resource officer
By Derek Minemyer: Victim of burglary says SB91 is the problem; Anchorage District Attorney says it’s more complicated
By Angela Krenzien: No shortcut to sobriety, says Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer
By Associated Press: Kenai Peninsula Borough opposes city’s annexation plans
By Alex DeMarban: State reroutes Dalton Highway to protect motorists from migrating ‘blob’
By Leroy Polk: WATCH LIVE: Ballot Measure 1 hearings kick off in Juneau
By Victoria Taylor: Barge delivers historic fuel shipment to Alaska’s North Slope
By The Associated Press: Iditarod gains new sponsor after others leave
By Annie Zak: Open & Shut: A new Goodwill and kombucha taproom are on the way
By Devin Kelly: Moose’s Tooth owners plan ‘food hall’ in former La Mex building in Spenard
By Julia O’Malley: How Alaska Eats: Freeze late summer-green super pesto, make a proper Alaska berry pudding (and other food news)
By Loren Holmes: South Anchorage apple orchard opens to the public one day a year
By Megan Mazurek: Mic Check in the Morning: Harry Moore
By Josh Niva: Alaska-raised DJ Astronomar returns with wunderkind Wax Motif