Category Archives: AK News

Alaska News May 26, 2018

By Laurel Andrews: Accused of attempted sex abuse of teen, former Alaska state trooper now faces child pornography charges
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: Murder suspect looks down as autopsy pictures of David Grunwald shown to jury
 
 
 
 
By Victoria Taylor: Counselors train for cold water survival ahead of launching rural summer camps
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: McCarthy’s only ambulance was vandalized. So a Wisconsin tourist bought the town a new one.
 
 
 
 
Saturday Marke: May 26, 2018 9 am-2 pm Subway/ Cellular One Sports Center (corner of Old Seward and O’Malley)
 
 
 
 
By Shady Grove Olive : Research highlights Northwest Alaska’s suicide prevention work
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Anchorage man charged in pepper spray attack now facing perjury charges
 
 
 
 
By Rachel D’oro: Update: Track Palin seeks to bar media in assault proceedings
 
 
 
 
By Becky Bohrer: Alaska police chief named to Marijuana Control Board: War on weed a ‘waste of time’
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Alaska is on the brink of a hemp-growing industry. But first, the state gets to pick the players.
 
 
 
 
By Anchorage Daily News: Marvin, Arneson capture victories at Kal’s Knoya Ridge Run
 
 
 
 
Longtime Dimond High School history teacher Greg Brown gets a fond farewell from students he taught over the course of 25 years.
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Inside the Gates: Bring Austin home
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Midtown Fred Meyer hosts APD’s largest-yet ‘retail blitz’
 
 
 
 
By Steve Haycox: Alaska is still an economic colony. The Legislature’s action on Permanent Fund earnings proves it.

Alaska News May 25, 2018

By Leroy Polk: Teen killed in canoe accident on Wasilla lake, troopers say
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Attempted abduction in Kodiak park leads to search for suspect
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: The details in the Grunwald killing fell into place one early December day in 2016
 
 
 
 
By Bill Roth: Anchorage firefighter Ben Schultz welcomed home nearly a year after fall
 
 
 
 
By Alex DeMarban: Robber who wrote name on hold-up note is caught counting money outside Anchorage bank, FBI says
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: Funny River fire anniversary reminds us to be fire safe on Memorial Day Weekend
 
 
 
 
By Jack Carney: Two trees illegally chainsawed down on property of ‘Historic Landmark’
 
 
 
 
By LeroyPolk: Violence at Anchorage DMV when man demanded ID after closing time
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Charges say Anchorage US Army officer lied about thefts to collect $400K in insurance money
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Emergency beacon on plane in fatal crash near Whittier had wrong registration
 
 
 
 
By Erica Martinson: What the new VA health care bill means for Alaska’s veterans
 
 
 
 
By Daniel Kirby: Large sink hole closes left lanes of Benson Blvd. at Minnesota
 
 
 
 
By John Tracy: Reality Check: When journalists become part of the story
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Just because school’s out doesn’t mean local kids will go hungry
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: This year’s allergy season not as bad as previous year
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Dr. Phyllis Brooks: How stress affects your body

Alaska News May 24, 2018

By Tegan Hanlon: Police plead for info about the shootout that left an Anchorage toddler wounded
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil and Emily Carlson: Father speaks out after toddler struck in drive-by shooting
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: ‘I remember shooting him’: Murder suspect testifies in own defense
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: 2 black bears killed in Eagle River after breaking into cars
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Bear kills 2 unleashed dogs in Juneau
 
 
 
 
By Kyle Hopkins: Body found along Kuskokwim River identified as man who fell through ice 2 years ago
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: ‘That was the last time’: David Grunwald’s final moments play out in social media messages
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky, Cameron Mackintosh: Small plane crashes near Lake Hood
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Falling ice on Mount Hunter, a 1,000-foot tumble on Denali: Rangers rescue injured climbers
 
 
 
 

By Associated Press: Alaska teen fined $3,000 for intentionally running down deer
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: 6-year-old on a bike hit by drunk driver on a 4-wheeler, troopers say
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil: Fish and Game weighs in on moose’s cyclist charge
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: Kenai inmate, 57, dies in DOC custody
 
 
 
 
By Liz Raines: Meet Anchorage’s new Energy Coordinator
 
 
 
 
By Daybreak Staff: Workforce Wednesday: Carlile Transportation
 
 
 
 
Kris Hinrichsen named BP’s Teacher of the Year

Alaska News May 23, 2018

By Leroy Polk: Man accused of murdering Fairbanks Police officer gets new charges
 
 
 
 
By Jack Carney: Muni Agency looks to buy foreclosed former Downtown LIO building
 
 
 
 
By Kim Daehnke: The Depths of Downtown: Business owners and the homeless locked in no-win situation
 
 
 
 
By Jill Burke: Homeless or Homesteading: Can Anchorage solve its illegal camping problem in city parks?
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: The AC Quickstop in Bethel is no longer allowed to sell alcohol
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Palmer latest on list of Alaska cities banning plastic bag use
 
 
 
 
By Shannon Ballard: New shopping center coming to Wasilla
 
 
 
 
By Patrick Enslow: Alaska 8-year-old with viral hockey videos faces off on Steve Harvey Show
 
 
 
 
By Steve Edwards: Want to grow something beautiful in your garden this year? Farmers markets are flush with plant starts
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: Road Trippin’: Postcard from Metlakatla and the story of a dying language
 
 
 
 
By Christine Cunningham: Memorial Day in Alaska: When the most peaceful spot for a campfire is your backyard
 
 
 
 
By John Schandelmeier: The difference between killing for fun and killing for food is not a fine line. It’s a chasm.
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Quick to catch, quick to cook: Meet Alaska’s humble hooligan
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Tex-Mex layered bean salad

Alaska News May 22,2018

By Liz Thomas: Report: Toddler shot in Fairview drive-by
 
 
 
 
By Matt Tunseth Alaska Star: Driver’s decision to take scenic route helped save Chugiak family from fire
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: 26-year-old man killed after he lost control of his car on the Seward Highway, Anchorage police say
 
 
 
 
By Cameron Mackintosh: Media barred from covering Track Palin hearing
 
 
 
 
By Liz Thomas: Moose charges cyclist outside JBER on FB live stream
 
 
 
 
By Liz Raines: At UAA, only 1 in 10 Alaska Natives graduate
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Anchorage parents are split over possible changes to school start times, survey shows
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: The speed limit is 65, but the average speed on the Glenn is 75, according to APD
 
 
 
 
By Becky Bohrer: Women cite ‘grass ceiling’ in male-dominated weed industry
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Anchorage fire chief Denis LeBlanc retires; city deciding replacement
 
 
 
 
By Marc Lester: As prisoners imagine life on the outside, can technology help them stay out?
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Bison from Alaska going to Russia for permafrost research
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Orange galette with beet gorgonzola salad

Alaska News May 21, 2018

By Leroy Polk: Wildlife officials investigate ‘poaching’ of black bear in Kenai
 
 
 
 
By Cameron Mackintosh: Vandals hit McDonald Center for third time in recent weeks
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: A city crackdown on Anchorage’s abandoned buildings flares up in Airport Heights
 
 
 
 
By Liz Raines: Governor, House leave tax talk to another legislature
 
 
 
 
By Jack Carney: Alaskan recognized by NPR for ‘Tiny Desk Contest’ submission
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: A moose family, a black bear and hundreds of female triathletes. Just another Sunday in Anchorage.
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: Denali Highway reopens for the season
 
 
 
 
By Daybreak Staff: Teacher of the Week: Jake Doth
 
 
 
 
By Charles Wohlforth: This Alaskan climbed to the top of Denali at age 78. He has some life lessons for all of us.
 
 
 
 
One Alaska Update Keeping up-to-date with Gov. Bill Walker.
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Chipotle chicken and bean quinoa salad cups

Alaska News May 20, 2018

By Annie Zak: Suspects connected to carjacking investigation in custody after SWAT team response in East Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Alex DeMarban: Propane tanks are a favorite target for thieves camping in city woods. This former Anchorage judge is fed up.
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Lung disease leaves this 70-year-old breathless, but it won’t keep her out of the Gold Nugget Triathlon
 
 
 
 
By Ned Rozell: How a Fairbanks scientist made a new map of Denali using his own DIY system
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Fairbanks officials seek housing commitment from Air Force
 
 
 
 
Angela Gonzalez Athabascan Woman Blog: Smell of Smoked Moose Hide
 
 

Alaska News May 19, 2018

By Cameron Mackintosh: Facebook messages between suspect, father highlight Day 4 of murder trial
 
 
 
 
By Daniel Kirby: Mountain Village VPO charged with evidence tampering in homicide case
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Unsealed interviews detail two lives of Alaska serial killer Israel Keyes
 
 
 
 
By Jill Burke: Suspected stolen vehicles found in Turnagain lot
 
 
 
 
By Beth Verge: Hundreds of 4-25 brigade soldiers return to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
 
 
 
 
By Melinda Bolton: Boats and ships near Prince William Sound, the Coast Guard can’t hear you
 
 
 
 
By Erica Martinson: Rep. Young nabs Alaska exemption from Forest Service rule in House farm bill
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: First king caught in Ship Creek as commercial fishermen cash in
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: College-bound students graduate Alaska Middle College School
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil: Anchorage teachers debate being armed in class
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Greenhouse still in business after 55 years
 
 
 
 
By Emily Carlson: Park of the Week #3: David Green
 
 
 
 
By Daybreak Staff: Mic Check in the Morning: Johnathan Stone

Alaska News May 18, 2018

By Kortnie Horazdovsky: WATCH: Gov. Walker addresses public safety plan, drug help from feds
 
 
 
 

By Leroy Polk: Alaska Army veteran shot 2 people using military training, charges say
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Girl testifies that teens accused of killing David Grunwald hid in her shed — and partied
 
 
 
 
By Jack Carney: Witness testimony offers new details in 2016 Lore Road homicide
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Anchorage bikes to work; the annual tradition of cycling and snack stops
 
 
 
 
By KTVA Staff: Japanese families request remains from Battle of Attu
 
 
 
 
By KTVA Staff: Japanese documentary on the Battle of Attu premieres at UAA
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Watch a historic announcement on the first Alaska Airlines flight piloted by 2 African-American women
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Gold Nugget Triathlon is a go, but with a new finish line
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Alaska performances of homegrown musical ‘Snow Child’ are canceled
 
 
 
 
Nugen’s Ranch founders legacy of helping addicts
Leonard Nugen started Nugen’s Ranch in the early 80’s, A place where people can fight their addictions through farm work.
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Corrections Department detects mumps cases at Bethel jail
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Man wants homeless camp clean-up put on fast track
 
 
 
 
By Emily Carlson: SeaLife Center celebrates 20 years in face of a new danger
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Watching for polar bears and fixing windows: Alaska brings neighborhood watch to villages
 
 
 
 
By Daybreak Staff: Reading Rendezvous gets kids excited about reading
 
 
 
 
By Yoshina Okamoto: A new music festival is coming to the fairgrounds in Palmer
 
 
 
 
By Yoshina Okamoto: Celebrate the season: Here’s your 2018 Alaska summer festival guide

Alaska News May 17, 2018

By Anchorage Daily News: APD: 2 wounded in downtown shooting, suspect charged
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky, Mike Ross, Leroy Polk: UPDATE: Naked Wasilla man surrenders following mud flat chase
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Trailer involved in Grunwald beating takes center stage at murder trial
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Pilot identified in fatal plane crash near Whittier
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil: Injured AFD firefighter Ben Schultz returning to Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: How newly passed HB312 affects bail decisions
 
 
 
 
By Richard Mauer: Ten percent of the Alaska’s lawmakers say they are quitting or retiring
 
 
 
 
By Steve Quinn: Gara bill leads to foster care caseload change
 
 
 
 
By Erica Martinson: Murkowski cites rural needs in joining Senate Democrats on net neutrality vote
 
 
 
 
By Alex DeMarban: Alaska judge: Fred Meyer used ‘deceptive’ means to overcharge car-battery buyers
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: Before and after: How retail marijuana has changed storefronts across Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Liz Raines: Anchorage condo project a first in Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: A state champion gamer? Over 2 dozen Alaska high schools will offer esports next fall
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: JBER holds security exercise ahead of Arctic Thunder