907 Updates April 27, 2019

Charges for leaving the keys in the car?
By Hank Davis: Man steals car in Mountain View, later rams and kills woman at Brother Francis Shelter
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – Authorities say a black Pontiac was reported as stolen to Anchorage Police Department at 11:50 a.m. on Friday, April 26- after the car was left unoccupied, with the keys inside, in front of Cash America Pawn in Mountain View.
By Daniel Kirby: Man charged for ramming APD cars skirted reduced felony sentences for months before latest arrest
Despite Robards’ criminal history, prosecutors say his Pretrial Enforcement Division or PED score, used to determine bail amounts based on risk of re-offending or of not returning for court dates, “does not accurately reflect his danger to the community or his flight risk.”

The state requested increased bail of $5,000 cash appearance and $5,000 cash performance consecutively for each of his two new felony cases.

Prosecutors also recommended GPS monitoring and 24/7 house arrest as conditions of his bail.
By Grant Robinson: NYO team sportsmanship award carries legacy of Gloria Walker
The award is named after the late Gloria Walker, a native athlete, coach and counsel who coordinated the NYO games for years and worked at Clark Junior High School. Walker died in 2000, but her legacy continues in more ways the just the award bearing her name.
By Dave Goldman: Alaska Native veterans see rights, respect given decades after service in Vietnam War
Sullivan says veterans were treated poorly upon their return home and Alaska Native veterans experienced ever worse.

“It’s an injustice were glad we’re able to fix,” said Sullivan.

Spouses or children of veterans who have since passed away are eligible to apply for the allotment owed to their family members.
KTOO Public Media: Someone took a sack of crap through Juneau airport security; Emergency response workshop details communication shortfalls in rural Alaska and more ->
Alaska Native News: House Proposal Would Prevent Legislature from Overspending Permanent Fund; Birds Large and Small Sniff Their Way Through Life and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Healy man charged in sex abuse of a minor case; Anchorage man sentenced to federal prison for distribution of child pornography; Troopers identify mail thief with help of Neighborhood Watch member; Vaping crackdown: Senator Murkowski continues push to ban flavored e-cigs and more ->
The Homer Tribune: Homer teens win technology award for aspirations in computing and more->
The Arctic Sounder: North Slope whalers celebrate start of the spring season; NANA board member arrested for assaulting VPSO and more ->
By Taylar Perez: How a 5-year-old with Leukemia took on new heights with the help of Make-A-Wish
By Associated Press: The organizers of the Nenana Ice Classic have announced the jackpot for the 2019 contest.
By Dave Leval: Run for Women earns place in the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame
By Kristen Durand: Growth of Alaska’s senior population outpacing available living options
By Dave Goldman: Welcome home! 262 naturalized as new US citizens in Friday ceremony