Alaska News June 20, 2018

By Anchorage Daily News: Eagle River man who likely went for a hike is missing off Hiland Road, friends and police say
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Woman, child killed after falling into Matanuska River Tuesday night
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Wrangell car crash kills mother, daughter; 2 girls injured
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: Citizen’s arrest of alleged Concord Lane car thief caught on camera
 
 
 
 
By Richard Mauer, Daniel Kirby: Reports of shots fired draw heavy police presence to Penland Park
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: U.S. attorney seeks death penalty against Palmer man charged in double homicide
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Track Palin pleads guilty to reduced charge, enters Anchorage court program for veterans
 
 
 
 
By Dan Joling: BLM offers reward for stolen 100-lb mammoth tusk
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: Rocket launches and alleged government waste: The hidden story behind the Glenn Highway bridge wreck
 
 
 
 
Bean’s Cafe want restraining order against business owner
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Alaska Native artifacts to be distributed to local groups
 
 
 
 
By Makayla Clark: New artwork unveiled as part of the 1% For Art program
 
 
 
 
By Loren Holmes: Officials are racing an Alaska glacier that threatens to swallow what’s left of a 1952 plane crash that killed dozens
 
 
 
 
By Matt Tunseth Alaska Star: All king salmon fishing on the Kenai River closed starting Wednesday
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Mitch Seavey’s dog kennel goes tetherless, socializing dogs in large pens
 
 
 
 
By Cameron Mackintosh, Eric Sowl: RoadTrippin’ Alaska: The long haul to Prudhoe Bay
 
 
 
 
By Shannon Ballard: Man road trips to Alaska on mission to break 2 world records
 
 
 
 
By Christine Cunningham: How the Cow Face Pose can make you a better duck hunter
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Grilled kabobs with smoked sausage and veggies

Alaska News June 19, 2018

By Laurel Andrews: Police: One man dead, another injured in shooting
 
 
 
 
By Matt Tunseth Alaska Star: Biologists say trash bears in Eagle River will be killed — but people are the problem
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Man indicted for Mat-Su boat collision that killed Anchorage woman
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: APD on Citizen’s arrest: When should you step in?
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: Murkowski and Sullivan call for halt to separation of parents and children at U.S. border
 
 
 
 
By Jack Carney: $100 million project at Ted Stevens will boost Anchorage economy and pump up the volume of air traffic noise
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Alaska fights runway vandalism with awareness campaign
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: China is the biggest market for Alaska seafood exports. The tariff war is raising concerns.
 
 
 
 
By Megan Mazurek: Meet Miss Alaska 2018, Courtney Schuman
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Middle Eastern-inspired bean salad

Alaska News June 18, 2018

By Sean Maguire: Wasilla man runs into burning home to try and save a stranger’s dogs
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: REDDI caller detains suspected drunk driver
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Alaska’s secretive parole board has almost unlimited power to release prisoners before their sentences are up. It has never been busier.
 
 
 
 
By Dave Leval: Peninsula Oilers pitcher turns blind eye to disability
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Alaskan fishery could be voted nation’s top mom-approved fishing spot
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: Bear appears at Bird Ridge Race, a year after fatal mauling
 
 
 
 
By Matt Tunseth Alaska Star: Norris, Yeaton fastest racers up Bird Ridge
 
 
 
 
By Elwood Brehmer, Alaska Journal of Commerce: Interior Alaska gold mine gets new life, $100M expansion
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Hey, Alaskans, the circus is in town
 
 
 
 
One Alaska Update June 18, 2018: Public Safety Action Plan, Qagruq: Celebrating whale in Point Hope, Touring Red Dog and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: Harvesting Alaska: Spruce tip foraging
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Downing Bill: Weddings of the gold rush era
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska KTUU: Loving parent-child relationships boost brain development

Alaska News June 17, 2018

By Chris Klint: Taser, K-9 help end Eagle River standoff
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Man arrested after using pliers to smash the windshield of a tour bus on the Parks Highway, troopers say
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: An unlikely friendship brought the daughter of a slain Dillingham police officer to Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: ‘Don’t try to run:’ Carpentry class nails truck thieves in video
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Anchorage middle schools may get resource officers
 
 
 
 
By Anchorage Daily News: Katmai National Park drama: Bear vs. Eagles
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Black bear cub mortally injured by illegal wolf trap
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: 150 years ago on St. Paul Island, Knock Down and Skin ‘Em became Alaska’s first baseball team
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: First place in Ship Creek king salmon derby goes to angler with a nearly 29-pounder, the smallest winning fish in the contest’s history
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Alaska Native Heritage Center hosts model fish camp
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: Garden looks to grow food security and business opportunities for refugees
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: Summer program explores history of neighborhood parks
 
 
 
 
By Dave Leval: Sullivan Arena shifts to seeking smaller events

Alaska News June 16, 2018

By Anchorage Daily News: Woman killed by pickup truck in hit-and-run, police say
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk & Mike Ross: UPDATE: Suspect named in Spenard homicide
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Carpentry students cut short attempt to take truck
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil: Police: Man wanted for throwing rocks at ex-girlfriend
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Anchorage School Board wants more police in schools
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Alaska marijuana board fines cannabis competition for illegal sales
 
 
 
 
By Victoria Taylor: Radon warning: Homeowner urges others to test for gas
 
 
 
 
Airstrip, not in the lake
By Chris Klint: Plane flips in Big Lake landing
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Movi bacteria move into Alaska moose, caribou
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: Mat-Su expanding services for opioid and heroin addicts
 
 
 
 
By Mary Kate Burgess: Delta-Junction’s Hailey Williams posts PR in 100m dash at nationals
 
 
 
 
Meet Rasmuson Foundation’s new program officer Todd Shenk
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Family of pilot James Poelman share their father’s story
 
 
 
 

By Daybreak Staff: Mic Check in the Morning: Sankofa Dance Theater Alaska

Alaska News June 15, 2018

By Alex DeMarban: Shooting in Spenard Road parking lot leaves one person dead
 
 
 
 
By Daniel Kirby: UPDATE: Suspect in Fairview baseball bat attack found by police
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Walker signs crime bills into law
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Naked man on Mat-Su mudflats again arrested in standoff
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Alaska pilot killed in midair crash remembered as respected flight instructor
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: A year after fatal bear attack, family will return to Bird Ridge for ‘Jack’s Run’
 
 
 
 
By Loren Holmes: Anchorage’s newest park has its grand opening Saturday
 
 
 
 
By Richard Mauer and Leroy Polk: Large crowd shows up at debate of statewide Democratic primary candidates
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: REI to be new Mall at Sears tenant, docs show
 
 
 
 
By Elwood Brehmer, Alaska Journal of Commerce: Startup aims to revolutionize the air cargo industry, starting with Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Study reveals shift in diet of Cook Inlet’s endangered belugas
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: 12 Anchorage-area hikes you can do in about 5 hours or less
 
 
 
 
By Shawn Wilson: JBER and Japanese paratroopers participate in Arctic Aurora training
 
 
 
 
Soldotna moose rescue, courtesy Val Ischi

 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Beefy lettuce cups

Alaska News June 14, 2018

By Tegan Hanlon: Police locate family of 3-year-old found walking alone in Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Driver badly hurt in collision with truck stopped at Seward Highway construction zone
 
 
 
 
By KTUU Staff: UPDATE: Pilot of downed plane identified
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: ‘I’m starting to lose this airplane’: One pilot lands safely, another dies after collision
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: ‘Get an abortion:’ Man kicked pregnant woman in stomach, APD says
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Roped together for nearly 2 weeks, mom and teenage son summit Denali
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Cycling’s race of truth states the obvious: Sheryl Loan, 59, is amazing
 
 
 
 
By Daysha Eaton, APRN Contributor: NOAA law enforcement researches sexual harassment, assault among fisheries observers
 
 
 
 
APRN: Retired Ketchikan teacher, pastor charged with sexual abuse of a minor
 
 
 
 
DoD News, Defense Media Activity: DoD Recognizes Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinators
Air Force: Capt. Lauren McGuire, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany;

— Army: Sgt. 1st Class Kacey Kitner, Fort Sill, Oklahoma;

— Coast Guard: Eric Barreras, Coast Guard Base Alameda, California;

— Navy: Hilda Ruby Godley, Joint Base Charleston – Naval Weapon Station, South Carolina;

— Marine Corps: Christina Chavez, Marine Corps Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia; and

— National Guard Bureau: Nicholas Gonzalez, Joint Forces Headquarters, Alaska National Guard, Anchorage, Alaska.
 
 
 
 
ECHO By Contributors: By the Numbers: Addressing Veteran Suicide
 
 
 
 
ECHO Contributors: Thank You for Your Service: The Effort Behind the Words
 
 
 
 
By Paula Dobbyn: Study: Alaska fishermen suffer high rate of health problems
 
 
 
 
Legislative News Juneau: C-SPAN roadshow will visit Juneau next week
 
 
 
 
By Marc Lester: Spreading their wings: Bird TLC is finally getting a home of its own
 
 
 
 
By Shawn Wilson: Can you guess what the L Street flower bed design is this summer?
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Alaska seal, sea otter pups rescued after being found alone and stranded
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: Citing black market competitive advantages, legal marijuana industry pushes for tax reform
 
 
 
 
By Liz Raines: City special election scheduled for August 7
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: Wolverine vs. wolf video gives narrative to battle
 
 
 
 
By Carey Seward: The One Beach In Alaska That You Absolutely Must Visit At Low Tide
 
 
 
 
ECHO Eagle River Nature Center: Little Explorers – June 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am – August 31, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Whitney Kent: DIY grass heads
 
 
 
 
By Tracy Sinclare: The best way to get rid of dandelions

Alaska News June 13, 2018

By Leroy Polk: Biker killed on Sterling Highway after losing control, sliding off the road
 
 
 
 
By Marc Lester: Yawning and wandering: Black bear family spotted in Northeast Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: On a sunny afternoon, a cinnamon-colored black bear sprinted through downtown Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Anchorage Assembly OKs deal to purchase former LIO building
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Troopers helicopter crew rescues teens from sandbar as area rivers rise
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Alaska emergency officials blame third-party vendor for errant tsunami alert
 
 
 
 
By Don thompson: Thefts rise after California reduces criminal penalties
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Anchorage considers increasing marijuana sales tax as consumers clamor for cannabis
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Homer gay pride recognition leads to canceled city meeting
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: Hillside residents oppose city rezoning proposal
 
 
 
 
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By Liz Raines: First campaign launched for vacant assembly seat
 
 
 
 
By Steve Quinn: Celebrating cultural reclamation through dance, song and art
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: Canary Islands man runs 180 miles in Alaska to raise awareness for Leukemia
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: Despite rising river levels, Sutton couple refuses to abandon home: “We built this house to die here. It is probably what we will do.”
 
 
 
 
By Mike Ross: RoadTrippin on the Petersville Road
 
 
 
 
By Tracy Sinclare: Dandelion hunting in Alaska; the secret, useful nature of an unruly weed
 
 
 
 
By Emily Gilbert: All-female crew prepares for Race to Alaska to challenge themselves and encourage more women to pursue sailing

The Alaska Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC): 7 arrested in Operation Broken Heart; 39 investigations launched June 12, 2018

The Alaska Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force participated in the Department of Justice’s Operation Broken Heart. A federal program that operated from March through May of this year and focused on technology-facilitated crimes against children.

The mission of the operation was two-fold:

Investigations
Community Outreach

The 39 investigations launched during this operation included possession, manufacturing and distribution of child pornography, online enticement of children for sexual purposes, child sex trafficking and child sex tourism. Seven suspects were arrested and more are expected as the investigations continue. The 20 community outreach events included the Inaugural Alaska ICAC First Responder Course in Sitka, Alaska. A five-day course focused on identifying investigative leads in cyber tips, locating suspects and conducting searches for digital evidence.

The suspects have been identified as:

Jeremy Strunk (39-years-old). He faces multiple charges including Sex Abuse Minor 1. APD Case: 18-17528
Michael Clark, Jr. (28-years-old). He faces a charge of Possession of Child Pornography. Alaska State Troopers Case: AK17075059
Vance Peronto (57-years-old). He faces multiple charges including Sex Abuse Minor 2. Alaska State Troopers Case: AK18027772
Cory Lockhart (28-years-old). He faces multiple charges including Possession of Child Pornography. Juneau Police Department Case: 180227-011
Byran Oftedahl (35-years-old). He faces multiple charges including Possession of Child Pornography. Ketchikan Police Department Case: 18-464
Dale Willis (43-years-old). He faces multiple charges including Possession of Child Pornography. Ketchikan Police Department 17-4225
Brandon Cockburn (39-years-old). He faces multiple charges including Distribution of Child Pornography. APD Case: 17-8688

The Alaska ICAC Task Force is led by the Anchorage Police Department’s Cyber Crimes Unit. It’s a multi-agency task force consisting of 30 federal, state and local partners.

For more information about Operation Broken Heart, click this link:
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/more-2300-suspected-online-child-sex-offenders-arrested-during-operation-broken-heart

Address/Location
Anchorage Police Department
4501 Elmore Road
Anchorage, AK 99507

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-786-8900

Alaska News June 12, 2018

Fresh snow on the mountains!

 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: It’s June, but one Alaska community just got half a foot of snow
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Two dead in plane crash near Sitka
 
 
 
 
By CBS News: The warning signs of suicide – and how to get help
 
 
 
 
By Liz Thomas: Spenard ‘vehicle prowler’ nabbed by APD
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Police: Anchorage woman arrested after stolen mail found in stolen car
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: ‘They didn’t even stop’: Man describes Mat-Su boating collision that killed his wife
One of the six people with Martz on his boat told troopers “they were all drinking, partying and having a good time,” the document states. They came around a corner, saw Horazdovsky’s boat, and the tube went right under their boat as they turned one way and he turned the other.
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Supreme Court declines Alaska militia leader’s appeal
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: Moose Mamas founder faces charges for bear shooting death
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Judge in Palin case allows media into courtroom without cameras
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Report: Why AK marijuana testing facilities have a hard time measuring potency
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Anchorage wants to declare ‘cleanup zones’ for homeless camps
 
 
 
 
ICYMI: Sen. Sullivan on Singapore Summit, missile defense
 
 
 
 
By Rhonda McBride: Naknek governor’s debate tests rural knowledge
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: Frank Murkowski seriously considered running for Alaska governor again
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Officials back proposal to name peaks after historic Seward mountaineers
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: Looking for an Alaska grown menu? There’s an app for that
 
 
 
 
By Lauen Maxwell: Salvation Army stores temporarily suspend donations
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Downing Bill: Story Time with Aunt Phil: The Alaska flag
 
 
 
 
By David Holthouse, curator of Public Engagement: Brave Souls, Broken Axles and Welcoming Roadhouses Marked the Early Days of the Alaska Highway
 
 
 
 
Rasmuson Foundation: 10 questions for Dennis McMillian

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