907 Updates January 24, 2019

By Derek Minemyer: Alaska State Wildlife Troopers help community move forward after the death of a young boy
By Kristen Durand, Daniel Kirby, Leroy Polk: UPDATE: Police arrest man who allegedly opened fire on Anchorage officers
By Leroy Polk: Anchorage guitar teacher arrested for sex abuse of a minor, more victims possible, police say
“If you believe you were victimized by Strunk, or have any information pertaining to this case, please contact Anchorage Police Detective Kleinsmith at 907-786-8579 or Wasilla Police Investigator Bennett at 907-352-5412,” APD wrote.
By Chris Klint: Trooper serving in Guard charged with illegal computer use
“Hunting” privileges should be revoked permanently.
ByLeroy Polk: Alaska hunter and son sentenced for killing bear, ‘shrieking’ newborn cubs on camera
In a release issued by the Department of Law, Andrew Renner was sentenced to five months in jail with two months suspended, pay a fine of $20,000 with $11,000 suspended, forfeit his 22’ Sea Sport ocean boat and trailer, 2012 GMC Sierra pickup truck, two rifles, two handguns, two iPhones, and two sets of backcountry skis which were used in the offenses. His hunting license was revoked for 10 years.

Owen Renner was sentenced to suspended jail time, community works service and required to take a hunters safety course. His hunting license was suspended for two years.

Both defendants were ordered to pay $1,800 restitution, the amount set by statute for killing black bears.
“Hunting” privileges should be revoked permanently. Wish they could have seized the lodge.
By Jennifer Summers: Lodge workers sentenced for baiting sheep in illegal Alaska hunts
During the investigation, officials found that the lodge operated several bait sites using the artificial sweetener xylitol to poison wolves and bears. The owner of the lodge, Urban Rahoi, surrendered his State of Alaska guide/outfitter license.

Richardson’s and Harris’ sentences include three months in a halfway house and another three months of home confinement. Lackner’s sentence includes six months of home confinement. All three were ordered to pay restitution and perform community service as well as sponsor a public service announcement about following hunting laws.

All three men will also be on probation for five years, during which they will not be allowed to hunt.
Alaska Native News: Alaska Air Guardsmen Rescue Pilot at Chickaloon Flats and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Shutdown puts strain on some Alaska Native tribes and tribal organizations; The state’s new budget director is a well-known fiscal hawk; Dunleavy rolls out package in first step of ‘war on criminals’ and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: David Fitka Takes Home $4,272 For K300 Red Lantern Finish and more->
BBy Bryan Dunagan: 2019 Knik 100, 200 sled dog races cancelled due to trail conditions