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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 www.recoveralaska.org.
 
 
 
 
By Manny Creech: Alaska receives conservation grant to support state parks
For more information, please visit www.nps.gov/lwcf
 
 
 
 
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