907 Updates August 23, 2018

By Kortnie Horazdovsky: SWAT called to Midtown home for suicidal man with warrants
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk & Associated Press: UPDATE: Pizza robbery, shooting suspect arrested, police say
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Alaska investigates cause of oil found at old spill site
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Suspect sought after break-in at Russian Jack greenhouse
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Teen indicted for ‘accidental’ shooting of his girlfriend
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: 1 of 3 sought after Wasilla stabbing in custody
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Therriault Boots: School district suspends Dimond High football for a week amid hazing investigation
Channel 2 asked her again Wednesday, what is the terminology around this investigation?

“Frankly, the first time ‘hazing’ was used was by your TV station in asking me a question, and I responded that ‘of course we take hazing seriously, and any misconduct.’” Bishop went on to classify the incident as serious misconduct, instead of hazing.

A mother of one of the alleged victims confirms her son spoke to STAR, Standing Together Against Rape. STAR Executive Director Keeley Olson says at the very least, the allegations constitute hazing.

“Hazing does include all levels of torture and abuse and humiliation, and it sounds like that is exactly what happened in this case,” Olson said.
 
 

Hazing (US English), initiation ceremonies[1] (British English), bastardisation (Australian English), ragging (South Asia), or deposition, refers to the practice of rituals, challenges, and other activities involving harassment, abuse or humiliation used as a way of initiating a person into a group including a new fraternity, sorority, team, or club.[2]

Hazing is seen in many different types of social groups, including gangs, sports teams, schools, military units, and fraternities and sororities. The initiation rites can range from relatively benign pranks, to protracted patterns of behavior that rise to the level of abuse or criminal misconduct.[2] Hazing is often prohibited by law or prohibited by institutions such as colleges and universities because it may include either physical or psychological abuse. It may also include nudity or sexual assault.

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By Jack Carney, Derek Minemyer: Hazing or Sexual Assault: Parents, PTA, STAR sound off on Dimond High Football allegations
 
 
By Chris Klint: Parents: No seniors involved in Dimond football sex abuse allegations
 
 

 
 
By Daniella Rivera: ‘He needs help’: Stabbing victim hopes assailant will receive treatment
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: Deadliest year on KGB Road in a decade
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: World’s biggest shipping firm to test Arctic crossing
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: Trustee in PenAir bankruptcy case seeks sale of company’s assets
PenAir’s creditors with the 20 largest unsecured claims are owed more than $9 million, according to a court document from August last year, when the company filed for bankruptcy protection.

“In candor, the creditors know they’re not going to get anything out of this,” said McHale.

The bid procedures still need approval. Markham said he plans to file an amended motion that will be heard in court Aug. 29 and he anticipates the judge will grant the motion then.
 
 
 
 
By Shawn Wilson: Valley Wall of Honor moves to new Wasilla site
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Spenard community celebrates return of neon palm tree, still has work to do
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Fred Meyer shoppers, say goodbye to plastic bags, as Kroger latest to plan transition
 
 
 
 
By NBC News, KTUU Staff: VIDEO: Whale gets personal with whale watchers in Southeast Alaska
 
 
 
 
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