907 Updates February 06, 2019

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By Angela Krenzien: Man charged with murder in fiery crash with taxi
“In total Mr. Ibarra’s driving history, as documented by the Alaska Public Safely Information Network, is rather abysmal and demonstrates a clear disregard for obeying any of the rules society places upon drivers,” prosecutors wrote.

Ibarra is being held at the Anchorage jail on $50,000 bail, the amount requested by the state. If he makes bail, he’ll be subject to Pretrial Enforcement Division monitoring and 24/7 house arrest.

Editor’s note: An inaccurate description of Jose Ibarra’s driving record has been corrected.
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By Chris Klint: Sex offender arrested after picking up Anchorage child
Pettingill was arraigned Thursday, court records show, with his bail initially set at a total of $4,000. A statewide inmate database showed him still in custody Tuesday at the Anchorage Correctional Complex.
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By Shannon Ballard: Palmer teen accused of killing friend has violent past
Flowers’ bail was set at $100,000 when he was previously arraigned on the manslaughter charge.

Although his defense attorney said Tuesday that the bail has been paid, he was not immediately released.

Prosecutors have requested a bail hearing, saying they are concerned, in part, with the teen’s juvenile record. In court Tuesday, they told a judge that in 2016 Flowers held a loaded gun to his mother’s head and threatened to pull the trigger.

The state wants to increase his bail and has requested at least $500,000 cash corporate and Pretrial Enforcement Division monitoring, with a search condition for firearms.
By Scott Gross: ‘A fundamental failure:’ Lawmakers grill UAA on accreditation
By Rebecca Palsha: A gelatinous colony of bacteria and yeast creates a growing business
KTOO Public Media: Credit rating agencies watch as Alaska pivots toward a new budget; Alaska Aerospace Corp. proposes launch facility on Hawaii’s Big Island and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Ravn Changes Baggage Policy To Only Allow One Free Checked Bag; The Kuskokwim Corporation CEO Retires; More Saline Water In Y-K Delta Is Bad News For Ducklings and more ->
Alaska Native News: Sealaska Honors Tlingit Elder with Matching Gift for Native Studies Scholarship at UAS; Alaska Recognizes February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month; Fairbanks Rejects BLM’s Attempts to Stifle Public Participation in Arctic Refuge Hearings; our Year Sitka Herring Violation Case Ends in Plea Deal and more ->
Fairbanks Webcenter 11: Eielson Airman found dead in North Pole; Remembrance Ceremony honors 30th anniversary of Canadian plane crash; Fairbanks man pleads guilty to murder, trying to murder an accomplice; FNA Board of Directors appoints Anna Frank as Elder Advisor and more ->
Spotlight on youth: Karson Kolberg This week’s spotlight on youth features 13-year old competitive swimmer, Karson Kolberg of Palmer.
By Daybreak Staff: Head of the Class: Lorianne Mordini
By Marion Owen Lagniappe (LAN-yap) = A little bit extra: RAW vs JPEG: Why both formats are good
By Amy Carney: At Saxan Art Activity: Lovebird Cards
By Amy Carney: Sheldon Jackson Museum: February 2019 Artifact of the Month
The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC’s) Brownfield Assessment and Cleanup (DBAC) is a service offered by DEC to assist communities conduct environmental site assessments and cleanups at eligible brownfield sites. Public, quasi-public, and non-profit entities, such as cities, boroughs, tribes, native corporations and community development organizations are eligible and encourage to apply. The applicant does not have to own the site to request an assessment, but access to the site must be assured. The applicant must own the site to request a cleanup. The applicant must have a reuse or redevelopment plan in place. Any brownfield site that is NOT a federally owned property is eligible for a DBAC. A brownfield site that is privately held may be considered if the project can be shown to offer significant public benefit.

We are less than one month from the DBAC application deadline. DBAC applications need to be submitted by 5 pm Friday March 1, 2019. More information on this service and the application can be found here: http://dec.alaska.gov/spar/csp/brownfields/assessment-cleanup.