Category Archives: AK News

Alaska News May 05, 2018

By KTUU: APD searching for more victims after arrest in sexual assault investigation
By Rebecca Palsha: Jury selection begins Monday in the death of David Grunwald
By Tegan Hanlon: Got bear spray? Here’s how to make sure you use it right.
By Laurel Andrews: Gov. Walker will run as independent in Alaska Democratic primary
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Where should inmates go when they leave jail? Alaska plans big changes to halfway-house system.
Carpenter’s Local 1281: Josh Catiller & Kie Curtiss
Able Body Shop: Ironn Signey
Alaska Laboror’s Local 341: Tyson Solomon
Ryan Air: Ahmao Sweeney
NECA Alaska Chapter & IBEW Local 1547: Jayden Hamilton
Visser Construction: Matthew Klotz
NC Machinery Think Big Program: Adam Pavia
Iron Workers Local 751: Noah Powell

By Heather Hintze: KCC students sign on for prestigious apprenticeships
By Zaz Hollander: Recent avalanches plus unpredictable conditions prompt warning: Stay out of the mountains for now
By KTUU News: State investigating release of 7,000 gallons of gasoline at Scammon Bay tank farm
By Derek Minemyer: May the Fourth be with you: Star Warriors build lightsabers at Mountain View Library
By Liz Thomas: Park of the Week: South Anchorage Sports Park
By Cassie Schirm: Get Out: What to know for hiking in Kincaid Park
Moms Everyday Alaska: What parents should know about bullying

Alaska News May 04, 2018

By Leroy Polk: UPDATE: Passenger arrested in armed Anchorage carjacking, driver still being questioned
By Laurel Andrews: He saw people rifling through a car and drove after them. They shot at him — and hit someone else’s car instead.
By Anchorage Daily News: Police take Anchorage homicide suspects into custody after 3-week search
By Jill Burke: Arrest made in shooting of Anchorage man in Puerto Rico
By Liz Thomas: 7 accused in violent Sitka drug trafficking conspiracy
By Derek Minemyer & Sidney Sullivan: Overwhelming number of EMS calls made by Anchorage’s homeless shelters
By Devin Kelly: The ‘No Parking’ signs on a former governor’s street? They weren’t allowed, but he still got them.
By Erica Martinson: Will a new federal sex trafficking law help Alaska’s endangered youths?
By KTUU News: Bill to fund public education early signed into law
By Rebecca Palsha: A church, six trailers and a new chance at life
Congratulations Jazzie Trotter!
By Loren Holmes: Mirror Lake 7th-grader wins Doodle 4 Google’s Alaska contest
By Victoria Taylor: Two small businesses in Anchorage celebrate big milestones
By Richard Mauer: UPDATE: Jonrowe says she won’t pursue political office
By Scott Gross: Inside the Gates: The 300 defending the 300 million
By John Tracy: Reality Check: Politics and pandering in the Legislature
By Daybreak Staff: Can’t miss events in Anchorage Cinco de Mayo weekend
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Coleslaw with green chile dressing

Alaska News May 03, 2018

By Zaz Hollander: Man dead after snowmachiners caught in avalanche near Whittier
By Daniella Rivera: Boyfriend’s charges dismissed in child’s malnutrition death
By Chris Klint: 2 held, others sought in 5-vehicle Mountain View crash
By Tegan Hanlon, Matt Tunseth: Brown bear killed in Chugiak after it attacked 22 chickens and a goat
By Anchorage Daily News: 3 rescued after boating accident in Knik River
By Associated Press: 2 injured in Parks Highway head-on crash at Willow
By Beth Verge: Following alleged armed robbery, Alaskan begins recovery in Puerto Rico
By Cassie Schirm: Colony High graduate wins Pulitzer prize for international reporting
By Associated Press: Anonymous donor gifts $110K to Fairbanks music programs
By Nathaniel Herz: This photo shows the sad end to a beloved Alaska ferry
By Nathaniel Herz: Alaska lawmakers near deal to spend Permanent Fund earnings on government
By Becky Bohrer: Hawkins says he has cancer, will stay in governor’s race
By Associated Press: Coast Guard denies giving OK to store fuel over beach
By Mary Kate Burgess: Bartlett basketball player overcomes arthritis, signs NLI for college
By Bob Hallinen: Growing season is finally here. Valley farmers are getting their crops in.
By Beth Bragg: ‘My bad’: Anchorage fight announcer’s blooper goes viral

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