907 Updates April 30, 2019

By Laura Holman & Hank Davis: UPDATE: First person to respond to Napakiak jail fire describes what happened
Two jail guards were transported out of Napakiak for treatment. One guard did not need further treatment, Troopers wrote. The other guard received significant injuries while attempting to free the prisoners. He was medevaced to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

According to hospital spokesperson Susan Gregg at Harborview, that guard is in serious condition in the ICU.
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Ex-KeyBank employee gets 10 years for $4.3M Anchorage heist
 
 
 
 
Security?
By Lauren Maxwell: Copper thefts test the mettle of Anchorage businesses
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil: Veterans thank founders of Last Frontier Honor Flight
 
 
 
 
By Cassie Schirm: Rescuers freed a humpback whale stranded in Turnagain Arm. Then it got stuck again.
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: Alaska couple plans ‘dome’ lodging near Talkeetna riverfront
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Keeping the Tlingit language alive with youth; Marijuana could leave black mark on immigration cases and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Suurvik Cinema At Kipusvik Likely To Close Due To Ayaprun Immersion School Delays; Fire Chief Bill Howell Serving As Bethel’s Acting City Manager; Search Resumes For Missing Kasigluk Man and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Car Thief Damages Several Patrol Cars Attempting to Escape being Blocked in and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: A legacy founded in butterflies; Alaska’s attorney general recovering from heart attack; FPD warns of circulating email scam and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Lauren French: Alaska fishermen are becoming more specialized
 
 
 
 
By Beth Verge: For Floyd Hall, a plea deal seemed like the best option – until it didn’t
“I agreed to the wording that I would not chase stolen vehicles,” Hall said. “I don’t chase them. We follow. And then they threw in the term that I wouldn’t have ‘direct or indirect contact’ with the vehicle thieves.”

“You know, they’re dropping charges on criminals left and right. I see what they’re saying, but we’ve helped recover so many stolen vehicles,” Hall said of prosecutors. “Make a plea deal. Do what’s right. That’s it.”
 
 
 
 
By KTUU: 2YH: Testicular cancer survivor shares his story Duane Johnson was diagnosed with testicular cancer and hopes sharing his story will keep the conversation going with other men.
 
 
 
 
By AJ Lucero: Dozens of snakes, spiders, and lizards being rescued throughout Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald: Alaska Is Home To A Bottomless Lake And You’ll Want To See It For Yourself
 
 
 
 
By KTVA Web Staff: Former municipal official takes over Anchorage Downtown Partnership
 
 
 
 
By Rhonda McBride: Frontiers 172: Children of the Midnight Sun and Beyond
 
 
 
 
By KTVA: Head of the Class: Hilmes starts students on the right path
 
 
 
 
By Shawn Wilson: ASD program teaches young adults important life skills