Category Archives: AK News

Alaska News March 31, 2018

By Tegan Hanlon: 5 people charged in meth-related robbery and assault in Sitka
 
 
 
 
By Sidney Sullivan: WATCH: To curb crime, authorities add 2 police officers to the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: Online tool to help track the opioid information in Alaska
 
 
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Alaska Opioid Data Dashboard
 
 
 
 
By Alex DeMarban: Chinese entities eyeing $43 billion Alaska LNG send large delegation to study project
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: Alaska House reverses vote to pay $2,700 PFDs and proposes $1,600 instead
 
 
 
 
By Jackie Purcell: Polars bears steal a seal from hunters
 
 
 
 
By Alex DeMarban: Storage auctions are on the rise in Alaska, auctioneers say. In come the fortune hunters.
 
 
 
 

By Kari Bustamante: Inspired by Empowerment Summit, Dimond students create Women’s Club
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Side Street Espresso declares war on paper cups

 
 
 
 
By Melissa Devaughn: Iconic in Alaska, classic Xtratuf boot gets a redesign

 
 
 
 

Mic Check in the Morning: Kayona Ziegler
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Bacon and egg breakfast pizza

Alaska News March 30, 2018

By KTVA Web Staff: 1 held, 2 at large after South Anchorage stolen-vehicle wreck
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Police spotted school bus threat suspect with a loaded gun before incident, documents show
 
 
 
 
By Victoria Taylor: Three people hit by BB gun in Mountain View
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: APD and troopers are no closer to buying body cams after fatal shootings
 
 
 
 
By Beth Verge: Woman disputes APD account of fatal officer-involved shooting
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Lumber, airplane fuel – even a load of logs: Butte man arrested in string of bold thefts
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Wasilla woman and Palmer inmate charged with trying to smuggle drugs into prison
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: The silent fallout of the opioid epidemic? Meth.
 
 
 
 
By Jack Carney: AK reaction to new Veterans Affairs Secretary
 
 
 
 
By Emily Carlson: Muni vote-by-mail election lets public know whether you’ve voted
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Bagoy’s Florist delivers bouquets of tulips to rural Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Horseback ‘promposal’ takes stage at South High
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Buckaroo Club up for sale, causing issues for adjoining businesses
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Papua New Guinea company takes over large Alaska oil field
 
 
 
 
By Charles Wohlforth: Here’s an idea for bringing back some of what was once special about Anchorage

Alaska News March 29, 2018

Call 3-1-1 to reach APD Dispatch in non-emergency situations
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: ‘Truly a legend’: Champion of the first Iditarod dies at age 75
 
 
 
 
Free Public Event – Bleeding Control Basics Course – Providence Hospital, March 31st, 10 A.M. to Noon
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Troopers: Kenai Peninsula man assaulted trooper for 20 minutes before fatal shooting
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Wasilla man arrested after being found sleeping in the back of a stolen truck
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Southeast island man charged with shooting at herring boat
 
 
 
 
By Ariane Aramburo: Youth Speaker Jesse LeBeau makes a stop in the Mat-Su
 
 
 
 
By Sidney Sullivan: DATA VIZ: How much Municipality of Anchorage employees cost during FY2017
 
 
 
 
By Jack Carney: ASD considers active shooter training for bus drivers
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Local classroom dreams come true
 
 
 
 
By Liz Raines: Meet some of the women making a mark on Alaska’s history
 
 
 
 
By Reuters: Russia claims first post-Soviet military training flight across Arctic to North America
 
 
 
 
By Erica Martinson: Congress closes the door on privatizing air traffic control
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: Cobb Street Market brings small businesses together in Palmer
 
 
 
 
Explore Oceans between Alaska and Antarctica
 
 
 
 
By June Leffler KTSK Wrangell: Seattle-based medevac operator adds life-saving service for Alaskans
 
 
 
 
By Daysha Eaton KHNS Haines: Haines Raptor Center plans new aviary
 
 
 
 
Easter Bunny Hours
 
 
 
 
By PRNewswire: Author Kathy Haen’s New Book, “Wow, Cool! Evan”, is a Grandmother’s Ode to Her Beloved, Youngest Grandson
 
 
 
 
Edible Alaska March 2018

Alaska News March 28, 2018

By KTVA Web Staff: Young man fights for life after vehicle struck moose
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Second cab driver robbed, beaten after lockout hoax, police say
 
 
 
 
By Angela Krenzien: Man on pre-trial release charged in string of new felonies
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Man survives getting hit in the head by an airplane on Arctic sea ice
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: Almandinger’s statements admissible in Grunwald murder trial
 
 
 
 
By Alex DeMarban: McKinley Mortgage officials to pay $3 million in fines after ‘bilking’ retail investors
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: Alaska Senate committee rejects extra cash for troopers sought by Gov. Walker
 
 
 
 
By KTUU Staff: Despite crime rate increase, Palmer City Council considers wider service area
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: Anchorage population shrank last year, but housing market remains stable
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: The Buckaroo Club, a Spenard bar scene mainstay, is up for sale
 
 
 
 
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By Associated Press: Museum works with tribe to burry Altuiiq ancestors’ remains
 
 
 
 
By Shawn Wilson, Photojournalist: Commemorating Seward’s Day
 
 
 
 
By Daybreak Staff: 2018 Alaska Young Professionals Summit
 
 
 
 
Workforce Wednesday: The Alaska National Guard
 
 
 
 
By Beth Verge: Despite decline in reported cases, mom, daughter question school district’s efforts to curb bullying

Alaska News March 27, 2018

By Jill Burke for craigmedred.news: Old wounds
 
 
 
 
By Mike Ross: 3-year old dies from gunshot wound
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Juneau firefighters, police to train for active shooters
 
 
 
 
By Maria Downey: Family of 1985 triple murder victims protest potential parole
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: Alaska House votes to more than double PFDs, splintering majority and threatening budget progress
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Black bears are waking up in Anchorage. Here’s how to get your yard and home ready.
 
 
 
 
By Marc Lester: Amputees try athletic prostheses at Anchorage clinic
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle & Mike Ross: ASD teachers have pay docked for Glenn Hwy traffic mess
 
 
 
 
Honoring Hal the eagle
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Spiced maple carrots

Alaska News March 26, 2018

By Sean Maguire: APD: Woman dead after crashing off an overpass onto the New Seward Hwy
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Man charged with sex abuse of children, dog
 
 
 
 
By KTVA Web Staff: Stabbing suspect killed in officer-involved shooting identified 
 
 
 
By KTVA Web Staff: Coast Guard searching for man overboard near Sand Point
 
 
 
 
A Note From Gov. Walker March 26, 2018: Public Safety Action Plan, and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Native salad at Bethel festival tests positive for botulism
 
 
 
 
By KTVA Web Staff: Glenn Highway reopens following semi collision
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Department says Taku River salmon numbers are overestimated
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: Oil companies in Alaska say they’re owed $800 million. Lawmakers have been slow to advance the governor’s plan to pay them.
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Alaska heads toward showdown over residents’ oil checks
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: From inside the ‘wedding cake church’ in Midtown Anchorage, the faithful finally see progress
 
 
 
 
Avalanche rescue dog training Avalanche rescue dog training
 
 
 
 
By Megan Mazurek: Teacher of the Week: Chad Lusk

Alaska News March 25, 2018

By KTVA Web Staff: Video shows aftermath of fatal officer-involved shooting

APD Chief Justin Doll is releasing new information on the officer-involved shooting
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Addicts stole 36 guns in a single Anchorage break-in. One was used in a murder. Where are the rest?
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: APD: Off-duty officer arrests suspect with Taser probes still hanging from body
 
 
 
 
By Victoria Taylor: Troopers arrest teen charged with assaulting ex-girlfriend at school
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Mat-Su troopers face staffing crisis amid calls for help
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: AWG closing ceremony a swap meet for athletes
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: Shop Talk: Floral studio owner on how staying small helped business flourish
 
 
 
 
By Suzanne Fonova: Alaska Grown now fourth most liked agricultural program on Facebook

Alaska News March 24, 2018

By Anchorage Daily News: Man stabbed in back trying to break up after-hours fight in South Anchorage parking lot, police say
 
 
 
 
By Beth Verge: Driver cited; Monday reopening of Glenn Hwy planned
 
 
 
 
Man feeds moose in Muldoon, courtesy Birdie Collins
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: Alaskan sets personal record in AWG knuckle hop
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Split court sides with Alaska rafting company in man’s death
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky & Richard Mauer: Alaska senate passes spending cap after democrats walk out in protest
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: From closing schools to finding more support to teachers, learn about the 9 school board candidates
 
 
 
 
By Wesley Early: 49 Voices: Vanessa Duhrsen of Anchorage
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska: 5 simple steps to creating gift baskets that rock

Alaska News March 23, 2018

By Emily Carlson: Mom-to-be goes into labor in Glenn gridlock
 
 
 
 

By Leroy Polk: Alaska man arrested for attempted murder following crowbar attack
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Drug deal turns bad, ends in Anchorage shooting, police say
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Trial for defendants in David Grunwald case likely to start next year
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: New detour opens for Glenn Highway commuters after a day of frustration
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: #Bridgepocalypse Now: The Day the Glenn Stood Still
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Post office near downtown Anchorage cuts back hours after finding people spent the night in the lobby
 
 
 
 
By Kyle Hopkins: ACLU sues Palmer police, calling arrest of immigrant ‘false imprisonment’
 
 
 
 
By John Tracy: Reality Check: LeDoux, Part Deux
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: Alaska Aerospace schedules first commercial rocket launch

 
 
 
 
By Yoshina Okamato: Momentum marks 10th anniversary with show celebrating childhood imagination

 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Groups forming to back candidates, causes
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Shady Business?
 
 
 
 
Anchorage Festival of Music: Eight Songs for a Mad King
 
 
 
 
Daybreak Staff: Adopt A Pet
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Alice Choi, Hip Foodie Mom: Sheet Pan Chicken
 
 
 
 
By Maya Wilson, Alaska From Scratch: Lemon meringue pie is an old-fashioned but dreamy confection worth making

Alaska News March 22, 2018

By Tim Rockey: Hatcher Pass Road now open
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander, Bob Hallinen, Laurel Andrews: Traffic backs up for miles at Glenn Highway detour after truck damages overpass
 
 
 
 
By KTVA Web Staff: Big Lake shooting leads to attempted-murder charge
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: 2 injured in East Anchorage fire
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Family worries about convicted killer getting out on parole
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Muni, state prosecutors offer ‘solution’ to take on domestic violence
 
 
 
 
By Steve Quinn: Sen. Costello: Survey results show growing concern over crime
Costello also has a bill to overturn SB 91. It’s a crime bill she co-sponsored but has come under heavy public and legislative scrutiny for perceived loopholes since it passed two years ago.
 
 
 
 
By Steve Quinn: Military leaders wow lawmakers with technology
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Police: Here’s what counterfeit bills circulating in Anchorage look like
 
 
 
 
By Liz Thomas: Nearly 500K smoke detectors recalled
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: Dene hand games a battle of wits at AWG
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: Alaska Mother of the Year: Anna Joy Luckett
 
 
 
 
By Joe Schierhorn: GUEST COMMENTARY: Dodd-Frank reforms show Washington can work
 
 
 
 
By Tom Begich: GUEST COMMENTARY: Medicaid not about saving money; it’s about serving people
 
 
 
 
By Marc Luiken: GUEST COMMENTARY: Time is right for infrastructure investments
 
 
 
 
By Judy Christie: Authors in April welcomes writer Amor Towles to Shreveport
 
 
 
 
By Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Fiesta citrus salmon