By Laura Holman: Late night officer involved shooting
By Richard Mauer: Westlake won’t be charged for sexual relationship with teen
At the time, it would have been illegal for an adult to have sex with a person under 16.
Skidmore said that even though the statute of limitations has been lifted on some sex crimes, the change can’t be applied retroactively.
By Sidney Sullivan: Anchorage man arrested for child pornography, police suspect local victims
If anyone believes they are a victim of Cogley, or has any information about this case, Thim requests that you call APD dispatch at (907) 786-8900. Or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (907) 561-7867.
By Cameron Mackintosh: Track Palin approved for electronic monitoring
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – Track Palin was approved for bail with electronic monitoring, rather than a third-party custodian, during a bail hearing in a Palmer courtroom Wednesday afternoon. His bail was not lowered, however, and he remained in custody.
By Tracy Sinclaire: Winter arrives, shortest “day” of the year, gaining daylight tomorrow
By Associated Press: Juneau police shortage “starting to get kind of scary”
The Juneau Empire reports that the Mayor’s Task Force on Public Safety met with police officials on Tuesday and learned that the department is 11 officers short of full capacity with two more set to retire in the spring.
Deputy Chief David Campbell says the shortage is “starting to get kind of scary.”
By Rebecca Palsha / KTUU: $150,000 worth of marijuana stolen from Anchorage cannabis cultivator
By Caslon Hatch: Santa visits his tiniest believers at Providence’s NICU
By Kalinda Kindle: Burglarized school gets help from community
By Associated Press: Lawsuit alleges negligence, trespassing against Kodiak Electric Association
By Kalinda Kindle: ‘It’s like the Grinch stole Christmas,’ gifts and electronics from Faith Lutheran Church were stolen
The church’s Pastor Christoper Ewings said this isn’t the first time a theft has happened.
“On four different occasions this summer we had people come into our church and steal gas from our van and from our personal vehicles,” Pastor Ewings.
Pastor Ewings said this just shows there is more work to be done.
“It gives us more motivation for us to get out there and share the good news of Jesus with our community,” Pastor Ewings said.
By Liz Raines: Westlake’s daughter seeks charges for sexual abuse of her mother
By Daniella Rivera: APD investigates Anchorage Ballet founder for accusation of sex assault
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Police seek halfway house escapee, convcited in brutal 2013 beating
By Associated Press: Alaska woman accused of driving car into boyfriend in Hawaii
By Leroy Polk and Cameron Mackintosh: Police say Track Palin attacked father Todd Palin, called officers ‘peasants’
By Leroy Polk: 3 suspects from out-of-state arrested for Anchorage fraud, APD says
By Victoria Taylor, Sean Maguire: Candlelight vigil brings awareness to violence of sex trade
Sex Trafficking in Alaska
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By Amy Armstrong Frontiersman.com: An Example of Hope Valley woman’s remarkable recovery from 1989 accident inspires book, possibly a movie
The accident occurred Thanksgiving weekend 1989 and the Wasilla High graduates Chery Manning – then Chery Schultz
Author’s Note: Manning’s book, “God Has A Reason For Everything,” is available at Fireside Books in Palmer, at Barnes and Noble in Anchorage and online at Amazon.
Photos by Alejandro Peña: 3-509 Geronimos hit JBER’s Kraft Range
By Associated Press: German museum returning objects robbed from Alaskan graves
Congratulations Jenna Ellinwood!
By Scott Gross: Goldenview art teacher receives ASD’s highest honor
Congratulations Michelle Vaaia!
By Megan Mazurek: Teacher of the Week: Michelle Vaaia
Moms Everyday Alaska: Peppermint truffle cookies
By Leroy Polk: Seward highway blocked by landslide, isolating commuters from Anchorage
By Sean Maguire & Victoria Taylor: Track Palin facing assault and burglary charges
By Leroy Polk: Man and woman shot in midtown Anchorage, no suspected shooter identified
By Victoria Taylor: Alaska SPCA opens doors to new veterinary clinic
Meadors said the clinic performs up to two dozen spays and neuters on cats, dogs and rabbits each day.
The organization is largely funded through donations and sales from the Alaska SPCA thrift shop.
By Kalinda Kindle: Who’s picking up the tab? City to consider proposed alcohol tax
Opponents say the tax could hurt consumers. Peanut Farm’s general manager, Travis Block said responsible drinkers are the ones that would be picking up the tab.
“Five percent is just craziness and they think our business should just absorb a five percent extra tax.” Block said.
Block said, the consumer would most likely end up paying a little more and he said that’s not fair to those who drink responsibly.
By Daniella Rivera:Downtown restaurant owner: Vandals ‘were just being mean’
Anderson says it will cost $1,400 to replace the windows. She now worries whoever damaged the store this time, might come back again.
Moms Everyday Alaska: Red velvet crinkle cookies
By Cameron Mackintosh: 1,268 wreaths laid at Fort Richardson National Cemetery
By Sean Maguire: Walker endorses big changes for the Permanent Fund
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – Gov. Walker is endorsing big changes to the Permanent Fund that include drawing on earnings to pay for state services, a first in the fund’s 41-year history. The plan would also see an estimated Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) of $1,216 per person for 2018.
By Victoria Taylor: Troopers: Repeat DUI offender found next to a car in a ditch
According to the AST daily dispatch log, 28-year-old Michael Lanz was apparently driving under the influence of alcohol. Troopers said Lanz had his license revoked for a previous Felony DUI conviction, “Lanz had 3 prior convictions for DUI in the preceding 7 years,” Troopers wrote.
AST also charged Lanz with felony refusal to submit to a chemical test. He was taken to the Mat-Su Pre-Trial Facility and held in lieu of a $5,000 bail.
By Chris Klint: 5 murder suspects appear linked to Anchorage man’s death
By Chris Klint: Convicted rapist held at Goose Creek dies at hospital
“Boyd has been in DOC custody since 2011,” Edge wrote. “He was serving time for third-degree weapons misconduct, three counts of first-degree sexual assault, two counts of third-degree assault and kidnapping.”
By KTVA Staff: Suspect crashes stolen SUV in Fairview
By Liz Raines: ‘Women have had enough:’ Westlake accuser calls out Alaska Dems
“I think for way too long, way too many people and especially those in power have made far too many excuses for why it’s not a good time to be outing predators,” Garrett said. “’It’s not a good time to address sexual violence,’ or you know, they’ll make excuses saying this person or that person has done a lot of good in other areas and we can’t afford to lose them – ‘You know, we need their votes for this or that’ – and I think women have had enough.”
Westlake’s daughter from the underage relationship, Joslynn Little, said Saturday that she appreciated seeing party officials being called to account for their role in his rise to power.
By Victoria Taylor / Cameron Mackintosh: Annual Polar Plunge raises around $300K for Special Olympics Alaska
By Associated Press: Sitka seafood company bolstering marketing in Midwest
The company has a 10,000-square-foot (929-square meter) processing plant in Sitka, and two “Good-Fish Hubs” in the Midwest.
Mink says the new facility will house Sitka Salmon Shares’ distribution, packaging, marketing and retail functions.
Alaska lawmaker resigns as investigation reveals he fathered child with teen girl
Alaska lawmaker resigns as investigation reveals he fathered child with teen girl
Facing accusations of sexual harassment, Rep. Dean Westlake, D-Kiana, announced today that he plans to resign from office. The announcement comes as Channel 2 prepared a report on a child Westlake fathered with a teenage girl in 1988 when Westlake was 28. The girl was 16 when she gave birth to the daughter, who was established as Westlake’s child in a 1990 paternity claim filed by the state division of child support enforcement. SHOW MORE
By Sean Maguire: Female assault victim dies at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
The victim, identified as 29-year-old Holly Morgan Rae Charlie of Fairbanks, died a short while later. Fairbanks Police Department detectives detained a person of interest around 10:00 a.m. FPD says “further investigation is ongoing at this time.”
By Samantha Angaiak: Governor Walker releases budget proposal for fiscal year 2019
By Beth Verge: Alaskan leaders respond to budget proposal with mixed reactions
By Chris Klint: 1 hurt after mobile drill hits Palmer gas line, burns
By Rhonda McBride: Kodiak Harbor Lights Festival brightens the holidays
By Jack Carney: Bus riders can now use mobile app to pay their way around town
The Muni’s public transportation department says it provides an average 11,000 rides per day around the city.
By Daybreak Staff: Mic Check in the Morning: UAA’s Opera Ensemble
By Peter Dunlap-Shohl: The Parkinson’s Forecast for Anchorage and Environs
The Parkinson’s Forecast for Anchorage and Environs
Heads up fellow PwPD. We will beat back the darkness Saturday, Dec 16 by potlucking like we don’t care that it’s too dim to tell what exactly is on our plates. Not that we can taste anything, anyway, given that our sense of smell is shot. We’ll eat, watch the lights come on across the Anchorage bowl in the early winter gloaming, and all sing “Jingle Bells” if I have anything to say about it. I’ll bring something main-dishy, scads of festive plastic utensils, and charming holiday-themed paper plates and cups (although the theme of the holiday may be Halloween, I’m not exactly sure what I have on hand.) You bring whatever you think goes well with light and heat deprivation. You could consider bringing something known to be particularly good for People Packing Parkinson’s, blueberries, vegetables rich in color, leafy greens and, God bless ’em, tasty wild-caught Alaska salmon!
Those in need of more distraction from the bleak mid-winter (and that would be all of us) should consider going to voice pathologist Anne Ver Hoef’s gathering for those who wish to practice speaking to strengthen their voices. If you didn’t get the memo, here is the gist:
The second meeting of our PD Conversation Group is planned for Monday, December 18th at 3:30 at Regional Hospital , Conference room 1.
By Leroy Polk: Alaska man arrested for attempted murder after trying to run over, shoot victim
By Leroy Polk: Anchorage man convicted in murder of ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend
For his crimes, Rodriguez faces life in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for April of 2018.
By Leroy Polk: Soldier at Ft. Wainwright convicted of child pornography charges
Basey was found guilty on both charges, each carrying a range of sentencing from five to 20 years behind bars, in addition to fines of $250,000.
Basey’s sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 23, 2018 in Fairbanks.
By Chris Klint: Woman dead, man charged in Wasilla wreck
By Daniella Rivera: Anchorage man sentenced in 2015 rape on UAA Campus
When given his chance to speak, Gutierrez said, “I want to participate in the program to learn more and rehabilitate myself and be a good father to my daughter and a better part of society when I do get out, and that I won’t be in here forever.”
His daughter is 3-years-old.
Judge Saxby sentenced Gutierrez to serve 10 years, with two suspended, amounting to eight years of time incarcerated. He will get credit for time he’s served since his 2015 arrest.
Gutierrez will also have to register on the sex offender list.
By Samantha Angaiak: Day care center for seniors living with Alzheimer’s or Dementia to close
By Beth Verge: Alaska spearheads investigation into ‘one of the most powerful cyberattacks in history’
KrebsOnSecurity: Mirai IoT Botnet Co-Authors Plead Guilty
Mirai IoT Botnet Co-Authors Plead Guilty
Krebs on Security
At the end of September 2016, just days after the attack on this site, the authors of Mirai — who collectively used the nickname “Anna Senpai” … is slated to hold a media conference at 2 p.m. today with officials from Alaska (where these cases originate) to “discuss significant cybercrime cases.” Update: …
By Nikki Carvajal & Sidney Sullivan: MAP: See where legal marijuana is sold around Alaska
By Daybreak Staff: Workforce Wednesday: Culinary Arts