By Laurel Andrews: Teen tells Fairbanks police he stabbed girl to ‘come back to reality’ during drug trip
Heard is being charged with attempted murder in the first degree. Since he is more than 16 years old and charged with one of the most serious felonies in Alaska law, he is automatically being charged as an adult, according to the Fairbanks District Attorney’s office.
By Leroy Polk and Cameron Mackintosh: ‘Bullets flying everywhere’ – witness describes East Anchorage shooting
By KTVA Web Staff: Suspect in drug ring denied visit to dying father
by Liz Thomas: Suspect used Zelda sword in stabbing near UAA: docs
By Daniella Rivera: Judge rules on bail conditions for triple homicide suspect
The judge in a Spenard triple murder case from last year has issued a written ruling on the suspect’s release on bail.
Anthony Pisano, 43, faces first-degree murder charges in the Sept. 12 deaths of 31-year-old Bullion Brothers owner Steven Cook, 48-year-old Kenneth Hartman and 31-year-old Daniel McCreadie. Pisano, formerly an Anchorage-stationed Army soldier, is accused of fatally shooting the three men on at Cook’s business then driving away. After Pisano called APD officers at their off-duty phone numbers, he was taken into custody near the Dimond Boulevard overpass at Minnesota Drive.
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By Kate Troll: The Woman’s March is evolving into a political force
By Victoria Petersen: Back to the roots: A short history of Mountain View
By Staff Writer: Alaska nordic skiers convey house medals from Masters World Cup
Three Alaska women, including two sisters from Fairbanks and an Anchorage woman whose brother is headed to the Winter Olympics, teamed up to win their relay race at the recent World Cup Masters cross-country ski championships in Minneapolis.
Davya Flaharty, Gina Chythlook and Tamra Kornfield skied to the gold medal in the women‘s 30-34 age group along with Kathleen Dewael of Minnesota. Flaharty and Chythlook are sisters (their maiden name is Baker), and Kornfield is the sister of Olympic-bound skier Tyler Kornfield.
All three women collected multiple medals at the week-long race series at Theodore Wirth Park.
So did 87-year-old Reno Deprey, Alaska‘s oldest competitor. Deprey won the 10-kilometer classic and 15K classic in the men‘s 85-89 age group.
By Devin Kelly: Internet access. Maybe a cafe. And books, of course. A downtown Anchorage library is moving closer to reality.
The Goetz trust became available about two years ago. Now it’s grown to $7.8 million, dedicated explicitly to a library in the main downtown grid. The Anchorage Library Foundation, the nonprofit that raises money for the library, also has close to $2 million for the project.
Presented by BP: Outside the classroom, school staff and volunteers motivate Alaska students
Knowing that he can motivate students to succeed is its own motivation for Mr. Ed. On the rare day when he’s feeling down or discouraged, he said he simply has to look at the bulletin board in his office, which is hung thick with notes from current and former Ocean View students.
“It’s like your confirmation that day: This is what you’re supposed to be doing in life,” he said. “Last week this parent told me, ‘My kid still talks about you. He’s in the Air Force now.'”
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