Category Archives: AK News

Alaska News September 28, 2018

By KTVA Web Staff: Palmer woman killed in single-vehicle crash
By Joe Vigil: Police: Man squeezed girlfriend’s neck until she couldn’t speak
By Chris Klint: Missing Oregon man found safe at Anchorage airport
By Rebecca Palsha: Here’s what Sen. Lisa Murkowski has said about Judge Kavanaugh and allegations of sexual assault so far
By Heather Hintze: Teacher told police he was a ‘pedophile’ after sex assault allegations
By Scott Gross: Alaska fourth-graders rank dead last nationally in reading
By Angela Krenzien: 14-year-old spearheads ‘Blessing Box’ outreach
By Associated Press: Apartment owner fined for not warning tenants of arsenic
By Richard Mauer: New law offers alternative to guardianship for seniors and those with developmental disabilities
By Derek Minemyer: A homeless family’s Alaska tale prompts donations from Eagle River

Alaska News September 27, 2018

By KTUU Staff: Iditarod Elementary teacher arrested for sexual abuse of a minor
Anyone with information on Nighswonger is asked to call WPD investigator Bennett at 907-352-5418.
By Megan Mazurek: Wasilla teacher charged with sexual abuse of a minor
A judge following the law faces public backlash “I think we are all surprised that masturbating on somebody is not a sex crime under Alaska law,” said Alaska Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth.
By Mary Simton: Anchorage man wanted on multiple outstanding warrants
By Associated Press: Former KeyBank employee who allegedly fled with $4.3M extradited to Alaska
By Heather Hintze: ‘You’re not alone’: Sharing stories of domestic violence helps community heal
By Dave Goldman: AFL to recognize hospitalized player through league award
Initially paralyzed from the neck down, he’s since had movement in his arms and shoulders. After the shooting, he was transferred to a rehabilitation center in Atlanta. Kenyada came back to Anchorage in June to sell their possessions to help pay for expenses.
By Mary Simton: Providence doctor educates Alaskans on the risks of Sepsis
By Derek Minemyer: Alaskan nurses help in North Carolina, devastated by Hurricane Florence
By Patrick Enslow: Soldiers’ inside joke ends up raising hundreds for Service Flag Football
By Associated Press: Ice Alaska sues former leaders over mismanagement claims
Beyond North Slope oil: Diversifying Alaska’s economy Alaska’s North Slope sees an uptick in investment activity, while the state says oil revenue alone won’t pay the bills.
By Victoria Taylor: Goodwill opens second retail store in Anchorage

Alaska News September 26, 2018

By Kyle Hopkins: ‘It’s in God’s hands now,’ father says as bail set at $3 million in Kotzebue child murder case
Wilson gets $3M bail in Kotzebue girl’s killing
By Mary Simton: APD: Hit-and-run suspect ran over friend’s leg
By Associated Press: Fairbanks greenlights reality TV show featuring city police
By Shannon Ballard: Globe-trotting WWII veteran visits Anchorage on ‘No Regrets Tour’
By Cassie Schirm: Assembly wants details after surplus becomes deficit
By Patrick Enslow: South High principal holds meeting with parents after head soccer coach fired
By Daniel Kirby, KTUU Staff: Anchorage Assembly suspends cultivation license of Alaska Sense LLC
By Manny Creech: Alaska lawmaker to receive National Foster Award
By John Thompson: Head of the Class: Wayne Ashworth
UAA’s new Chancellor speaks about her new role UAA Chancellor Dr. Cathy Sandeen speaks about her new role and what she hopes to accomplish during her tenure.
By Chris Mooney, The Washington Post: This hissing, bubbling Alaska lake is frightening scientists
Kate Walter Anthony, Chirs Mooney: Arctic expert discovers methane fuelled lake in Alaska ‘These lakes speed up permafrost thaw,’ says expert Katey Ms Walter Anthony. ‘It’s an acceleration’
Rasmuson Foundation: Foundation’s first senior fellow has a big job. He’s been preparing his whole life.

Alaska News September 25, 2018

By Chris Klint: Pilot dies in plane crash near Rainy Pass
By Mary Simton: Kotzebue man faces murder charges in 10-year-old girl’s disappearance
By Cassie Schirm: STAR comments on controversial sexual abuse case
By Chris Klint: Claman to head Alaska Criminal Justice Commission
By Joe Vigil: Parents continue to ask for video of alleged abuse by ASD teacher
By Lauren Maxwell: Alaska Judicial Council says controversial judge’s information is public
By Scott Gross: School Board has tough time passing new school calendar
By Scott Gross: School Board member Bettye Davis resigns
By Victoria Taylor: AK Air National Guard prepares for Iraq Deployment
By Derek Minemyer: Gannett Glacier Fire Crew of Palmer returns home
By Sean Maguire: New tariffs hit some Anchorage businesses causing prices to rise
What Do I Know?: Alaskans In LA Times Stories

Alaska News September 24, 2018

By Chris Klint: Missing Fort Wainwright soldier found dead
By Chris Klint: 2 found dead in plane crash near Healy
By Scott Gross: Homer gathers for police officer’s final call
By Dave Leval: Girl hit by pole in Anchorage crash back on her feet
By Dave Leval: Anchorage rallies to stop substance abuse
By Associated Press:  
Governor Bill Walker One Alaska Update September 24, 2018

Alaska News September 23, 2018

By Mary Simton: Police name man killed in Mountain View fire
By Sean Maguire: Hundreds pack Kotzebue gymnasium to honor and remember Ashley Johnson-Barr
By Heather Hintze: Kotzebue community mourns slain 10-year-old
By Alex DeMarban, Zaz Hollander: Prosecutor says state went with best option under the law in plea deal that has outraged public
By Steve Quinn: Schneider plea draws outrage, calls to oust judge
By Shannon Ballard: Termination dust arrives in Anchorage
By Associated Press: Kodiak school district moves to close Larsen Bay School

Alaska News September 22, 2018

By Heather Hintze: Crisis canines help Kotzebue kids cope with classmate’s death
By Steve Quinn: Walker, Lindemuth seek to close sexual offense loophole
By Mary Simton: 2 men sentenced for attempted drug trafficking to Alaska
By Steve Quinn: ASD superintendent says two-week suspension was correct
By Chris Klint: Bishop ‘outraged’ over ASD teacher’s alleged abuse
By Jack Carney: ASD Superintendent talks about alleged abuse by teacher at Ptarmigan
Bishop says the school district is fully cooperating with APD and working with the family to provide additional services including counseling, and that the teacher is currently on administrative leave.

Sherwood is due in court on Monday for a pretrial hearing on a single count of child abuse.
By Sean Maguire: Alaska Air National Guard returns home after helping with Hurricane Florence devastation
By Scott Gross: Combat King’s reign essential when it comes to search and rescue missions
By Beth Bragg: Andrew Kurka’s Paralympic medals just became a lot more valuable
By Dave Goldman: Pilot program cleaning up homeless camps, helping displaced
By Dave Leval: Volunteers build new trail at Hatcher Pass
By Tracy Sinclare: Equinox isn’t really equal
By John Thompson: Gibbs set to become Merrill Field manager

Alaska News September 21, 2018

By Derek Minemyer: Hundreds of well-wishers turn out as Ashley Johnson-Barr returned to Kotzebue
By Mary Simton: Sitka man sentenced for decades worth of child porn
By Daniella Rivera: State will ‘attempt’ to help assault victim file for restitution
By Angela Krenzien: Attempted armed robbery prompts safety tips from APD
By Daniella Rivera: By the numbers: A look at the state’s pretrial electronic monitoring
By Scott Gross: Nike Site Summit stands to honor those who served in the Cold War
By Megan Mazurek: Hundreds of kids run in North Anchorage Jamboree
By John Thompson: Alaska company on the cutting edge of drone technology
By Beth Verge: Kodiak seeks new home for fire station currently located in tsunami zone
By Cassie Schirm: Drive-thru flu shots available in Anchorage
By Mary Simton, Laurel Downing Bill: Story Time w/ Aunt Phil: History in the Valley

Alaska News September 20, 2018

By Daniella Rivera: No jail time for man who pleaded guilty in choking assault
By Associated Press: Man sentenced to 62 years in co-worker’s death at lodge
By Tegan Hanlon, Michelle Therriault Boots: Police sent the Dimond High football case to state prosecutors. What happens next?
By Derek Minemyer: Dangerous, unsecured loads will now be illegal on Alaska roads, thanks to this Anchorage woman
By Beth Verge: As Western Alaska dominates felony level sex offense report, advocacy groups remain on standby
By Rebecca Palsha: Report: Homicide rate against women and girls in Alaska three times national average
By Victoria Taylor: UAA releases new app for added safety on campus
By Peter Zampa: Sullivan takes over key military subcommittee with eye on Alaska
By Leroy Polk: Brother of Wasilla man, who stole and crashed a Seattle plane, speaks out
By Associated Press: King Cove celebrates second hydro facility, lower power cost
Dr. Jacob Kelly, with the Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute shares tips for heart health during long winter months.
By Manny Creech: Sen. Murkowski makes case for nuclear reactors
By Angela Krenzien: Sunday funeral set for businessman Bob Gillam

Former Navy SEALs Shawn Ryan of Vigilance Elite and Jeff Reid (Alaskan Dog Musher) of Frozen Trident Kennel talk about 10 survival tips that you don’t know. 10 tips that don’t necessarily have a genre and we don’t hear about that often.

Alaska News September 19, 2018

By Leroy Polk: 26-year-old Fairbanks woman killed after truck rolls off road
By Kalinda Kindle: 2YH: Free Prostate Cancer Screening

To make an appointment for a screening, call 907-212-4799.
Providence Cancer Center will be providing free prostate cancer screenings September 18-20th from 5-8 p.m.
By Joe Vigil: Police catch domestic violence suspect; search for another
By Chris Klint: APD: Truck hit motorcycle in wrong-way DUI crash
Court records showed Harris was arraigned Sunday and released on $1,000 cash bail, as well as a $2,500 unsecured appearance bond. He has no prior criminal convictions in Alaska.

Harris remained under supervision Wednesday by the state’s Pretrial Enforcement Division, according to a statewide inmate database.
By Mary Simton: Man tied to Kotzebue girl’s disappearance quiet in first court appearance
By Kortnie Horazdovsky & Jill Burke: Packed courtroom faces man accused of lying to FBI in search for missing girl
By Kyle Hopkins: ‘She knew who he was’: Unified by loss, Kotzebue puzzles over arrest in child homicide case
By Rebecca Palsha: Father of slain 10-year-old girl in Anchorage to accompany her body home to Kotzebue
BP outlines economic impact to Alaska
By Angela Krenzien: New partnership will use Zumba as child therapy tool
By Dave Goldman: Fire report details 2017 fatalities, injuries across Alaska
By CNN News: Captain Cook’s ship Endeavour may have been found
By Kortnie Horazdovsky & Derek Minemyer: Alaskans overflow Anchorage hearing on salmon habitat ballot measure
By Associated Press: Feds plan funding boost to fight assaults on Native women
By Mary Hudetz: Feds plan funding boost to fight assaults on Native women
By Manny Creech: Sen. Murkowski helps to pass bill to fight Opioid Epidemic
By Ariane Aramburo: Road to sobriety after 16 years of alcohol addiction
You can hear more of Stevens’ story on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the Anchorage Community Theater at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about addiction, treatment and help, visit
By Manny Creech: Alaska receives conservation grant to support state parks
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Providence earns ‘gold standard’ for nursing excellence
By Beth Verge: Seen a Back to the Future DeLorean cruising the streets? You didn’t imagine it