By Laura Holman: Kennyhill Drive SWAT standoff leaves one man dead
By Beth Verge: Palmer man admits to stealing gas from Butte Airstrip airplanes
Scott’s truck was impounded and he was remanded into Mat Su Pre-trial on $10,000 bail for Criminal Mischief in the 2nd Degree and five counts of Attempted Criminal Mischief in the 2nd Degree.
By Scott Gross: What dispatchers want you to know when calling for help
When 911 is dialed in the Anchorage area, the call is answered at the Anchorage Police Department. When a call comes in, it is determined by the police department whether it is a police call for help or medical. If the call is medical or fire in nature with no police needed assistance, the call is immediately sent to secondary dispatch centers.
“We try not to waste any time getting units going,” lead dispatcher at Fire Station 12, Stephanie Wolf said. “When we get a phone call, the way it rings lets us know if it’s a 911 call. It will also say something specific in the corner of our computer screen.”
By Associated Press: High winds damage coastal villages on Kuskokwim Bay
By Beth Verge: Salvation Army Brass Band wraps up season as part of century-long tradition
By 719woman.com: Meal under $10: Oven baked spicy chicken tacos
By Mike Ross: Father Moore passes away
His sister, Linda Moore, in a written statement said “Grateful for his life, there will be a wake Thursday December 28, at 6:00 PM at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 2901 Huffman Rd, Anchorage. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30AM Friday December 29 at the Co-Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 3900 Wisconsin Street, also in Anchorage.”
By Victoria Taylor: First responders partner with children for holiday shopping spree
By KTVA Web Staff: Kodiak embraces Maddy Sickafoose, young cancer survivor, her family
The program also features an interview with two Alaska Airlines employees — Jodi Harskamp, a pilot who donated a kidney to Jenny Stansel, a flight attendant. For Stansel, the gift of a kidney immediately turned her health around. Before the transplant, Stansel was on dialysis and steadily declining.
This episode of Frontiers, The Alaska Spirit of Giving, will air on two separate Sundays – Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve – Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 at 4:30 and 10:30 p.m. Frontiers will also run in place of KTVA’s 5:00 p.m. news on Christmas Day.
By Jacob Mann Frontiersman.com: Santa flies in from chopper to chopper
The 2017 Miss Harley, Quin Burton, lives in Anchorage but she came to the Santa Fly in to spread some holiday cheer. Somewhat similar to other “Miss” titles, Miss Harley attends various events and functions throughout the year with the mission to empower women and promote women riders. As a rider, she loves the wind in her face, the freedom, and the sense of comradery- a sentiment shared with countless others at the event, including Santa.
“You get to have an alter ego: PTA Mom by day and Biker Chick by night,” Burton said.
By Lauren Maxwell: Mumps cases over 100 and growing
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: More public lands opening to snowmachines
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