907 Updates July 31, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Alaska doctor to plead guilty to health care fraud in $200K drug conspiracy; Witnesses in 2016 murder cases either can’t or don’t want to remember the crimes; Alaska man’s prison sentence for murder reduced to 24 years; Saving on school supplies: Where and how to find the best deals; Travel Tuesday: Dinosaur dig uncovers clues about warmer Alaska climate; Workforce Wednesday: Football officials needed for upcoming season and more ->

KTUU: 3 kayakers found dead in water of Valdez Glacier; Bristol Bay officer discharges service weapon in Naknek, no injuries; Anchorage Assembly gives green light to Petroleum Cement Terminal upgrade; Alaska airports to get another piece of the pie from an FAA Airport Improvement Program; Alaska’s top-selling girl scout takes on massive military care package project; Feeding the hungry one row at a time and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Amid UA budget woes, some students are noticing increased military recruitment and more->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel Homeless Community Surveyed and more ->
Alaska Native News: State Security Office Warns of Fraudulent Text Messages Targeting AMHS Passengers; DPS Notified that $6M Grant Application Approved by DOJ; Fall Public Safety Training Academy Commences With 39 New Recruits and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: North Pole man gets five years for sexually abusing a minor; Former Fairbanks football player not guilty of sexual assault; guilty of harassment; UAF to end MAC bus transit partnership due to budget concerns and more->

By Frederica Kolwey, WhatcomTalk: All-Women Team, Sponsored by First Federal, Makes Waves—and History—in Sailing Community
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Sometimes the stars align in our favor. Bad Guy smashed a $16.99 bottle of wine inside a local store. Loss Prevention told the cops the store would not press charges if Bad Guy would simply reimburse them for the booze. Bad Guy declined. Here’s what Bad Guy could have avoided had he simply pulled the cash from his pocket and gone about his day:

Not only did Bad Guy not pay for his destruction of property event, but he started yelling at the police and refused to identify himself. Not polite. While Bad Guy was being placed into the back seat of a patrol car he started to physically resist. Also not polite. Now that Bad Guy has gotten himself arrested, he is subject to a pat search. Guess what we found…

Bad Guy had three forged checks in his pocket, one of which he had unsuccessfully attempted to cash. Most of the time when people attempt to cash forged checks, they aim for a couple hundred bucks. Do you know what amounts were on the checks in Bad Guy’s pocket? $52,000, $18,000, and $3,500. That’s a whole lot of felony charges right there.

Hey – go big or go home.

Use your inside voice, play well with others, and remember we’re all in this together.