Category Archives: AK News

Alaska News May 02, 2018

By Tegan Hanlon: JBER soldier killed by gunfire in Afghanistan was near the end of his deployment
By Daniella Rivera: Reduced bail denied for accused child sex abuse suspect
By Mary Simton: Docs: Driver who dragged man ‘too drunk’ to talk to APD
By Michelle Theriault Boots: A brother’s long, lonely fight to solve the city of Kodiak’s only unsolved murder
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Attempted sexual abuse charges against trooper highlight 2014 investigation for inappropriate texts
By Liz Raines: Former prosecutor tried to warn state about Peronto
By KTUU News: Fire Lake Elementary School hit by repeat vandalism
By Associated Press: Alaska House passes school safety resolution
By Steve Meyer: An outdoors writer gets his first assignment, and it yields an unexpected tale
By Kalinda Kindle & Sidney Sullivan: New study finds more than a third of Alaska’s children live in poverty
By Heather Hintze: Solar companies capitalizes on Alaska’s midnight sun
By James Gaddis: Teacher of the Week: Annette Alward
By Kalinda Kindle: This seasons pollen count has begun
Click here to view the weekly pollen and air quality count.
By Donna Freedman: Get your garden on: First outdoor market of the year offers flower and veggie starts
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Jalapeno brownies

Alaska News May 01, 2018

By Chris Klint: Manager held up at gunpoint in Red Robin robbery

By Jay Weaver, Miami Herald: Feds won’t seek death penalty for Alaskan accused in Florida airport shooting
By Laurel Andrews: 16-year-old charged with murder in Mountain Village shooting
By Zaz Hollander, Michelle Theriault Boots, Laurel Andrews: Alaska state trooper showed up in patrol car for hotel date with girl, charges say
By Leroy Polk: 2 charged in Anchorage Wells Fargo robbery, FBI says the bank’s location makes it a target
By Daniella Rivera: Child sex abuse suspect seeks to reduce bail from $300K to $16K
By Lauren Maxwell: Neighbors vent concerns about abandoned properties
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Point Hope whaler seriously injured during spring bowhead hunt
By Associated Press: Alaska Legislature urges feds to reconsider marijuana as a controlled substance
By Richard Mauer: Legislation to modify state refuges faces growing opposition
By Alex DeMarban: Gold seekers with big plans for Nome area – including TV show – draw opposition

By Rebecca Palsha: No school starts before 8 a.m. — new start time options for Anchorage schools
The first option keeps all start and end times as they are now.

The second option would mean no schools would start before 8:00 a.m. That would mean schools would be in session from 8:00 to 2:30, 8:45 to 3:15 and 9:30 until 4:00. It’s not been decided which ages would start when.
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Nenana Ice Classic tripod tips, but doesn’t trip clock
By Associated Press: Wolf kills dog on Juneau trailhead
Congratulations Lori Brewer!
By Ted Fioraliso: Anchorage business owner wins Small Business Person of the Year Award
By Justin Mitchell, Reuters: In Interior Alaska, soldiers relish their role in U.S. missile defense
Steller Watch May 1st: ~16 Sea Lion of the Month
By Wyatt Curtiss: The aviation-grade aluminum anniversary: Alaska Airlines celebrates 10 years of Aviation Day
Captain Tom Rogers has had a remarkable career in aviation. Since starting his career in the 1970s, he’s flown more than 100 types of aircraft on four continents (including the F-15), racking up more than 21,000 hours as a pilot.
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Mexican style corn

Alaska News April 30, 2018

By Associated Press: Alaska man charged with sexual abuse of 15-year-old girl
By Victoria Taylor: Charges under consideration for Palmer shelter dog theft case
By Sean Maguire: Stolen $1,200 handgun recovered by Mountain View gun store employee
By Daniella Rivera: ‘He’s done this before’: Parent of alleged Loggins victim believes there are more
By Sidney Sullivan: DATA VIZ: Nenana Ice Classic…when to expect the ice to go out
By Devin Kelly: Audit flags questionable expenses at Anchorage School District
By Nathaniel Herz: In public, Alaska lawmakers have been making scant progress. But ‘we’re not stalled,’ says House speaker.
By Annie Zak: People spent $1.3 billion visiting Alaska’s national parks last year
By Associated Press: SeaLife Center gets daunting chance to raise baby octopuses
By Kalinda Kindle: ‘Go Baby Go’ event helps toddlers with mobile disabilities
Moms Everyday Alaska Meal under $10: Margarita chicken with tabbouleh

Alaska News April 29, 2018

By Annie Zak: Fairbanks man dies in Parks Highway crash amid wet, icy conditions
By Chris Klint: Legislature OKs bill on parental rights in rape cases
By Beth Verge: ‘Impersonators’ use site to push porn, pharmeceutical sales web pages
By Joe Vigil: Veterans in Alaska react to Korean peace overture
By Nathaniel Herz: Inside the Alaska broadband company whose former CEO is charged with wire fraud
By Annie Zak: ‘Between a rock and a hard place’: Volunteers clear out longtime Anchorage homeless camp
By Seth Kantner: Moments of truth: Life and change on the Kobuk River
By Annie Zak: Shop Talk: Stewart’s Photo survived the ’64 earthquake. Now, it survives smartphones.
By Ned Rozell: Why some birds smell like tangerines, and others smell like lavender
By Victoria Taylor: Bunk beds provide new sleep space at Brother Francis Shelter
By Associated Press: Rocket launch at Kodiak spaceport complex scheduled for May
By Jack Carney: Former Pro Snowboarder inspires young Alaskans at 2018 NYO games
By Rhonda McBride: Frontiers Preview: The Anchorage Pioneer School House

Alaska News April 28, 2018

By Leroy Polk: Sitka man arrested for attempted murder after violent stabbing incident
By Kyle Hopkins: Man charged in pepper spray attack attempted to recruit others to ‘storm’ Anchorage gay pride parades
By Heather Hintze: Judge allows Grunwald body photos in murder trial
By Leroy Polk: Over 500 Anchorage reisdents victimized in mail fraud crime spree
By Tegan Hanlon, Marc Lester: Mountain View Elementary School had its first talent show in years. It was adorable.
By Devin Kelly: Election cost doubles as Anchorage turns to vote by mail
By Rebecca Palsha: 300 people defending 300 million, a tour of Fort Greely’s missile defense facility
By Shannon Ballard: Tudor Elementary earns $60K for winning education contest
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Friday is final public input meeting on school start times
By Heather Hintze: 7-year-old gets Good Deed award for helping homeless
By Tracy Sinclare: Riding safely and keeping your bicycle secure
Spring cleaning your digital clutter: Tips from tech experts

Alaska News April 27, 2018

By Zaz Hollander: Anchorage man with violent history arrested in Spenard pepper-spray attack
By Laurel Andrews: Police seek more victims as man formerly of Eagle River is charged with sexually abusing minor
By Associated Press: Fairbanks teen faces charges for stealing guns, bringing them to school protest
By Steve Quinn: Jonrowe’s visit inspires lawmakers to reflect, appreciate
By Alex DeMarban: Alaska Supreme Court weighs possibility of altering Yes for Salmon initiative before vote
By Beth Bragg: Native Youth Olympics brings the pain while honoring a culture
Congratulations Brianna Bundick-Kelly!
By Samantha Davenport: This Alaskan’s re-creation of Beyoncé dance moves went viral – and got her on ‘Ellen’
By Annie Zak: Williwaw aims for a reboot by teaming up with Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
By Richard Mauer: Alaskans testify that the Senate’s latest budget bill is too cheap
By Lauren Maxwell: Sam the wayward python has a new home in the Valley
By Daybreak Staff: Go 100 miles in May for a healthy future
By John Tracy: Reality Check: Taxis versus technology

Alaska News April 26, 2018

By Laurel Andrews: Crews rescue 2 camping groups stranded by Tuesday’s storm in Alaska Range and Mat-Su
By Chris Klint: 120-mph Glenn Highway driver held after suicide threat
By Chris Klint: Stabbed ADN carrier keeps delivering papers
By Liz Thomas: Jerry Active, 7 others indicted in prison drug conspiracy
By Liz Thomas: ‘Redneck’ wanted in Wasilla road rage incident
By Nathaniel Herz: Report: Outgoing Juneau Democratic state House member faced sexual harassment complaint
By Chris Klint: Man arrested in Spenard spraying has prior history with APD
By Devin Kelly: Auctioneer sues Brother Francis Shelter, Bean’s Cafe and the city over his business losses
By Devin Kelly: Dumpster justice: The feud between 2 Anchorage men over a water heater just got weirder
By Liz Raines: State making progress on backlogged rape kits
By Beth Bragg: East High grads reunite at Boston Marathon, where one pushed the other 26.2 miles
By Zaz Hollander: Palmer OKs permit for contentious gun range — but it’s not likely to be in the old Fred Meyer
By Alex DeMarban: Severely iced-over cellular tower causing service disruptions in Western Alaska
The Commission for Human Rights defends Alaskans from discrimination
By Heather Hintze: U-Haul to move into old Fred Meyer in Palmer
Courtesy Callie Ashcraft: Outrunning an avalanche

Alaska News April 25, 2018

By Liz Thomas: 3 charged in mail theft, bank fraud scheme
By Laurel Andrews: Spenard armed robbery suspect in custody; Anchorage police seek 3 others
By Jackie Purcell & Leroy Polk: UPDATE: Hundreds still without power Wednesday following massive windstorm
By Anchorage Daily News: Photos: Gusty winds damage structures and topple trees across Anchorage
By Laurel Andrews, Michelle Theriault Boots, Zaz Hollander: Windstorm slams Southcentral Alaska with gusts over 80 mph
By Tegan Hanlon: Yukon Quest bans 2-time champ from 2019 race after examination of dead dog
By Annie Zak: Anchorage police release photos of man suspected in pepper spray attack
By Associated Press: Arc of Anchorage to pay $2.3 million over alleged false Medicaid claims
By Erica Martinson: Young aims to protect Native crafters from federal restrictions
By Lauren Maxwell: Seward woman fights to save Jesse Lee home but says time is running out
By Associated Press: Anchorage Representative likely violated ethics rules for street fair fundraising
By Daybreak Staff: The North by North Festival returns to Anchorage
The North by North Festival takes place Thursday, April 26 through April 29 at the Anchorage Museum. For more information and to register, click here.
By Daybreak Staff: 49th annual Walk and Roll for Hope
By Zaz Hollander: Human waste is making a Denali glacier toxic. The park service is demanding change from climbers.
By Nancy Thornton Acantha reporter: Outdoor writers in Choteau this week
By Associated Press: Church of Scientology hosts awards ceremony in Ketchikan
By Steve Edwards: Fresh Alaska vegetables are weeks away, but local eggs and seafood can tide you over
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Southern style succotash

Alaska News April 24, 2018

By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Teen charged with accidentally shooting girlfriend in shoulder

By Sean Maguire: Stolen truck recovered the same day its owner is shot at

By Zaz Hollander: Wasilla suspect throws puppy in failed attempt to escape arrest, troopers say
By KTUU News: Two arrested after stolen vehicle stalls in road
By Scott Gross: Anchorage stolen-vehicle sleuths face greater dangers
By Daniella Rivera: Feds prosecuting cases that fall into pretrial loophole
By Devin Kelly: Don’t dump your trash on this Anchorage man’s property. He’ll find you.
By Lauren Maxwell: Clitheroe Center to move after 40 years
By Liz Raines: STAR encourages Alaskans to wear jeans on Wednesday
By Tracy Sinclare: Cook Inlet belugas make their annual appearance
By Steve Quinn: Walker’s oil tax credit bond plan gets industry backing
By Kalinda Kindle: Road construction projects begin moving ahead
State of Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities 2018 Projects
By Nathaniel Herz: Alaska Legislature roundup: Lawmakers inch toward Permanent Fund deal as fights brew over Native languages, expense checks
By Richard Mauer: It’s Day 98 — do you know where your lawmaker is?
By Matt Tunseth, Alaska Star: After just a year, Salvation Army will leave Eagle River once again
By Jack Carney: Downtown parking garage nearing end of lifespan, but what’s next?
By Cleve R. Wootson Jr., The Washington Post: NASA baffled by mysterious ice circles in the Arctic
By Associated Press: Muck-filled car pulled from Chena River at notorious ice crossing
By Megan Mazurek: Teacher of the Week: Rees Miller
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Pasta with spinach pesto
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be this coming Saturday, April 28th. The event starts at 10:00 A.M. and ends at 2:00 P.M. Locations in the Municipality of Anchorage and the central Mat-Su Valley include the following:

Municipality of Anchorage
Providence Medical Center – 3300 Providence Drive, Entrance #4
ANTHC Healthy Communities Building – 3900 Ambassador Drive
Fred Meyer (Muldoon) – 7701 DeBarr Road
Fred Meyer (Abbott) – 2300 Abbott Road
Fred Meyer (Eagle River) – 13401 Old Glenn Highway

Central Mat-Su Valley
Fred Meyer (Wasilla) – 1501 East Parks Highway
Fred Meyer Pharmacy (Palmer) – 535 West Evergreen Ave.

In Alaska, last October’s event had 3,735 pounds of prescription medications disposed of at 18 sites across the state. A total of 912,305 pounds (456 tons) of prescription medications was disposed of across the U.S.

For further information on this event, prescription medication disposal information and to check if more locations are added, visit the DEA Office of Diversion Control’s website at:

Alaska News April 23, 2018

One Alaska Update: Keeping up with Gov. Bill Walker 4/23/2018
By Liz Thomas: Girl shot in upper body in Sand Lake
By Victoria Taylor: Safe taken in burglary at Birchwood Saloon
By Becky Bohrer: Trial set to begin for ex-Arizona lawmaker in Alaska killing
By Devin Kelly: Museum and pot shop proposed for old Crush Wine Bistro building in downtown Anchorage
By Tegan Hanlon: The latest language immersion program for Anchorage students: Yup’ik
Thank you Cait Rodriguez and ultra-endurance racer Lael Wilcox
By John Thompson: Girls enjoy social, physical benefits with GRIT
The program that makes this possible is called “GRIT”, an acronym for “Girls Riding Into Tomorrow,” and is the brainchild of Cait Rodriguez and ultra-endurance racer Lael Wilcox. Wilcox grew up in Anchorage and is now looking to give back to her community while inspiring the next generation of athletes in her sport.
By Scott Gross: Stylists volunteer to give students the luxury gift of haircuts
By Tegan Hanlon: Becca’s Closet in Anchorage gives free prom dresses to those who need them
By Charles Wohlforth: Here’s why a working family in Anchorage needs food aid to get by
By Victoria Taylor: Challah bread bake brings community together
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Easy weeknight seafood paella