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907 Updates August 09, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: California scientist dies on research dive in Alaska; Low-cost airline to offer nonstop service between Anchorage and Germany; First community harvest brings nearly 100 families to Matanuska farm; Free Narcan kits available at Providence hospital, no questions asked and more ->
KTUU: UPDATE: Person in custody after threatening self harm near Seward Highway and Tudor; Homer man enters plea deal over ‘dark web’ gun deal; A man from Shishmaref finds a message in a bottle from 50 years ago; Denali Borough declares disaster after flood damage; Back To School: What a difference four years makes and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Gardentalk – How to eat your flowerbed and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: ‘Holistic Approach’ Takes Hold At Latest Y-K Delta Economic Development Work Session anmd more ->
Alaska Native News: Hiker Dies in Penny Royal Glacier Fall in Hatcher Pass; More than 100 Years of Arctic Sea Ice Volume Reconstructed with Help from Historic Ships’ Logbooks; Why I Took These Shots; UAS Researchers Investigating Harmful Algal Blooms in Southeast Alaska and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Kaltag man pleads not guilty to breaking into woman’s home and raping her; Alaska Division of Forestry warns hunters to be careful with fire; Tanana Valley State Fair celebrates Fairbanks community art and more ->
The Homer Tribune: Melding art, culture and natural history and more ->
Only In Your State Alaska: This Little Bakery In The Alaska Bush Is A Hidden Treasure; Why Everyone Should Explore These Ice Caves In Alaska At Least Once; The Remnants Of This Abandoned Fortress In Alaska Are Hauntingly Beautiful and more ->

907 Updates August 08, 2019

Alaska Native News: Chris Birch, Senator, Engineer & Grandfather, Passes Away at 68; “1488” Associate Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping in Michael Staton’s Murder Case; 210th Rescue Squadron receives first Operational Loss Replacement Pave Hawk and more ->
KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Mom says car seat saved her 6 year old in rollover, spreads safety message to others; Nearly 20% of Alaska mothers don’t vaccinate their 3-year-olds due to vaccine hesitancy; AK Lady Barber opens shop in Palmer; Program offers home buyers money for down payment they don’t have to pay back; Houseless Records tour promotes music while destigmatizing homeless musicians and more ->
KTUU: Two drivers are facing charges following a deadly crash back in May 2019; Schilmiller pleads not guilty to child pornography charges in Anchorage; Labrador helps troopers defuse situation; Bear Valley bears and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Why Has It Been So Wet? We’ve Been Swimming In An Atmospheric River; Students In Mertarvik Will Go To School In Evacuation Center and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Environmental groups file new lawsuit to block new Izembek land swap deal; International Joint Commission launches ‘fact-finding mission’ into British Columbia transboundary mining; Alaska credit union to end marijuana business pilot program and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Man driving under the influence hits lawn mower; Responders recover remains of 4 killed in Alaska plane crash; Troopers seeking help locating vehicle involved with hit and run; Vegetable safety at the Farmers Market; Military Report: Fairbanks proclaimed ‘Purple Heart City’ and more ->
The Homer Tribune: Annual group photo calls for salmon advocacy and more ->

907 Updates August 07, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Darin Schilmiller, alleged mastermind behind Cynthia Hoffman murder, extradited to Alaska;Man finds loaded AR-15 rifle along Anchorage bike path; Sen. Sullivan urges Alaska attorneys to combat domestic violence with pro bono work; Sales tax proposal brings opponents to Mat-Su Borough Assembly meeting; It’s official: Wasilla Sonic opens Aug. 20 and more ->
KTUU: Man who drove as a Seward school bus driver is facing 19 counts of child pornography; Six Native Americans from Alaska included in 2019 Native American 40 under 40 award recipients; Citizen scientists sought for Alaska whale monitoring effort; Spotlight on youth: Future engineers put their robotics skills to the test; Children, adults with disabilities reach new horizons in EATA hippotherapy and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Honored nationally, a Juneau scientist helps Alaska fisheries managers see the bigger picture; Gardentalk – Juice, jams, jellies and pie. Oh, my! More ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Newtok Partners With Military To Escape Coastal Erosion; Storms Flood Kotlik, But Other Communities See Little Damage; Bethel Water Testing Shows Lead And Copper Levels Exceeding Federal Standards and more ->
Alaska Native News: Test of National Public Warning System on Aug 7th and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: UPDATE: Bail set at 500k for Downs in murder trial; Education Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board meets to address West Valley incident; Coast Guard urges use of emergency position indicating radio beacons; Alaska residents have a chance to stake parcels of State Land and more ->
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: MRAK Almanac: Fairbanks to become Purple Heart City and more ->

By the National Congress of American Indians: Protect Alaska Native Women
By Jane Wells, Make It: Top US airlines want to hire women pilots. So where are the applicants?

Anchorage Police Department

If you think the only true genie was from Aladdin, you are mistaken. We also have wish-granting abilities.

We got a call regarding a naked man walking down a major roadway in this fine city. We responded and, sure enough, Mr. Birthday Suit was proudly strutting his stuff like there was no tomorrow. As soon as Mr. Birthday Suit saw the officer, he immediately turned around and put his hands behind his back. After the shiny bracelets were placed on his wrists, the officer asked Mr. Birthday Suit about his lack of clothing. Do you know what the answer was? Mr. Birthday Suit stated he wanted to go to jail and he had previously been informed by law enforcement that he would indeed go to jail if he walked around naked.

It gets better.

During the bail hearing the magistrate asked Mr. Birthday Suit if he wanted to go to jail. “Yes I do. For a very long time.” The magistrate granted his wish – no bail. In this case setting no bail was the same as setting bail since Mr. Birthday Suit wouldn’t have paid the bail even if he had the choice. But no bail makes the story more fun. And it qualifies the magistrate as having wish-granting genie powers, too.

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

907 Updates August 06, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Troopers: 2 men drown in Kasilof River, neither wearing a life jacket; Witnesses describe officer-involved shooting at Dave Rose Park and more ->

KTUU: One person hurt in shooting near Big Timber Motel, APD says; ‘We’re going to miss him’ — Girdwood community in mourning after fatal plane crash; Sonar shows corrosion at Port of Alaska with new clarity; School District: coach may have told players ill-fated pool event was mandatory and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Stranded Alaska ferry visitors keep busy by painting fence; Mule deer, white-tailed deer expand range into Alaska; Questions remain as Amazon charges online sales tax in Nome and more ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: DOJ Awards $5M to Alaska Native Tribes For Law Enforcement and more ->
Alaska Native News: Air Station Kodiak Conducts Long-Range Medevac of Two Elderly People, St. Paul Island; Coast Guard Boat Crew, Ketchikan EMS Medevac Injured Fisherman in Revillagigedo Channel; HSS Co-Chairs Raise Concerns about Potential Privatization of Alaska Psychiatric Institute and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Flooding on Dalton Highway, more rain expected; Weekend closure at Denali National Park due to mudslides; Murkowski talks Alaskan current events while visiting Fairbanks; A year after Denali flightseeing crash kills five, pain still present, but plane ‘nowhere to be seen; Center for Medicaid and Medicaid withdraw complaint against Alaska Psychiatric Institute and more ->
36th Annual National Night Out; Mountain View August 6th, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

From National Night Out (NNO):
Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. the community of Mountain View will be hosting National Night Out for the 18th year at the Mountain View Community Center Boys & Girls Club. There will be a free community barbecue, various booths with information regarding safety as well as crime and drug prevention, free carnival games, pony rides and entertainment from community members. Local community leaders will be present to talk with community members.

National Night Out was introduced in 1984 as an effort to heighten awareness and strengthen participation in local anti-crime efforts. The first year the event took place, 400 communities in 23 states participated in National Night Out with 2.5 million Americans taking part. In 2015, citizens, law enforcement agencies, community groups, businesses, youth organizations and local, state and federal officials from 16,540 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide joined forces for this event. Nationally, 38.1 million people participated last year.

National Night Out (NNO) is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer, better place to live. NNO aims to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. Neighborhoods across the nation host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other various community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel and exhibits.

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Hunting Seasons Open; hunters urged to study regulations before entering field.
Wildlife Troopers urge hunters to study regulations before entering the field

August 6, 2019 (ANCHORAGE) – Excitement is building for Alaska hunters as seasons open this month in many regions for deer, caribou, Dall sheep, moose, mountain goat and other big game species. The Alaska Wildlife Troopers will be present in full force statewide making sure everybody plays by the rules.

“Hunting is a longstanding Alaska tradition,” said Gov. Mike Dunleavy. “As we enter this harvest season, I hope hunters will take a moment to appreciate the critical role our state hunting regulations play in conserving our wildlife resources.”

Serving as the state’s primary law enforcement agency overseeing hunting and fishing regulations, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers will be busy in August and September.

“We’ll be checking in with hunters and keeping an eye out for violations of all types,” said Wildlife Troopers Colonel Doug Massie. “One thing I can’t emphasize enough: Before heading into the field, make sure you’re intimately familiar with the hunting regulations that apply to the areas and game species you plan to hunt.”


907 Updates August 05, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Update: Suspect arrested for Tudor and Elmore Road assault and more ->
KTUU: Alaska State Troopers confirm a plane crash near Alyeska with no survivors; USGS says a 4.1 earthquake hit near Big Lake; WATCH: Coast Guard aircrew rescues 72-year-old hiker near Skagway; Back To School Week: a sit down with ASD Superintendent Dr. Bishop; Data conference brings thousands to Anchorage and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Juneau police officer shoots suspect in domestic assault and more ->
Anchorage Police Department
We’ve been moving into our new digs Downtown – we’re almost ready for you!

Since the beginning of the year we’ve been turning 716 W 4th Avenue into our new home. Within the next few weeks we’ll be ready to welcome you to our new Police Headquarters. The former location on Elmore will be closed to the public and we will be serving you solely out of our Downtown building.

In the coming days we’ll announce our grand opening date – we’re excited!!

Anchorage Police Department
4501 Elmore Road
Anchorage, AK 99507

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-786-8900
Josh Verhagen, Nenana’s Mayor: Eddie The Ermine
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Watch drone footage of 500,000-acre wildfire near Fort Yukon; Former AK Sen. Mike Gravel ends bid for presidency and more ->
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: This Bargain Hunters Road Trip Will Take You To The Best Thrift Stores In Alaska

907 Updates August 04, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: JBER Air Force units to suspend operations for 1 day to address suicide rates and more ->
KTUU: Anchorage Police investigating suspicious death in wooded area near Tudor Road and Piper Street; Bill would expand health care options for Native veterans and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Borough, Fairbanks Offroad Lions, sign lease for new off road vehicle park; School safety bill advocates for prevention of future tragedies and more ->
The Homer Tribune: Jack W. Lawson and more ->

The Arctic Sounder: Community honored for work on Midnight Sun Color Run; Coast Guard to bring back tribal liaison job and more ->

907 Updates August 03, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Municipality can’t make Club SinRock close at 2 a.m., Supreme Court says; Inside the Gates: Protecting Alaska’s air space; Mat-Su Central sees increase in families looking for home-schooled, personalized learning; University student says relationship with UAA is like having a ‘crackhead boyfriend’; English learners express themselves through Summer Muse program and more ->
KTUU: APD officer under investigation for sexual abuse of a minor; Dunleavy has skin cancer removed from forehead; Anchorage Assembly to vote on ordinance for 24-hour abatements; Remembering civic heroes in Fairview; Alaska TEARS foundation opens new Center for Child Loss and more->
KTOO Public Media: State raises concerns about Red Dog Mine spill cleanups; Southeast’s top weather forecaster will continue looking to the sky after retirement; Ketchikan LGBTQ group looks back on 5 years of support and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Public Testimony On Alaska Native Languages To Be Held In August; Bethel Traffic Delays Expected Along Ridgecrest Drive As Road Construction Continues and more ->
Alaska Native News: Vehicle in the Ditch Nets Troopers Two DUIs; Congressman Young Applauds DoJ Public Safety Funding for Rural Alaska; AMHS Working to Resume Ferry Service; Service Schedule Announced and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Gardening Report: Succession Planting; AF led team conducts first unmanned aircraft beyond line of sight flight in the country and more ->

The Homer Tribune: New York anglers land largest kings of season; Summer fun still in full swing at First Friday; Quilts of Valor available for local veterans and more ->
By KNOM Radio, The Nome Static, August 2019: For the Next Generation and more ->
Nome 4th-grader Paige Peterson with chaperone Barb Amarok in KNOM’s Studio A. The two were there to participate in a popular new show on the airwaves: the “KNOM Kids Show.” Learn more in the August newsletter!

907 Updates August 02, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Alaska man gets maximum sentence after national database links him to 5 Anchorage shootings; July ends as warmest on record for Alaska; Maud extension, shooting range reopen after 3 month closure; New Anchorage housing project wins $15K grant and more ->

KTUU: Shark Week Alaska: Deep-dwelling skates discovered in Alaska; Changes to Anchorage School Board meetings; After busy fire season, Red Cross needs volunteers and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Stranded by Alaska’s ferry strike, a Juneau pretzel baker is turning a profit in Haines and more ->

Alaska Native News: State Announces Ferry Cancellations; Blue Starr Oyster Co. Debuts New Oyster Nursery System and more->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Firefighters use GPS guided parachutes to land cargo in smoky conditions; Fishing Report and more->
Alaska News from APRN: Point Lay sees earliest walrus haul out ever; Chignik Bay ‘hanging by a thread’ in second year of scant fishing and more ->
Craig Medred: Endless battle

Barbara Brown, Our Third Thirds: Invasion of “the Other”

907 Updates August 01, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: NTSB: Pilot, passengers, witness give different accounts of deadly Tutka Bay crash; Alaska group honored for safety efforts by polar bear conservation group; APD foot patrol making a difference in downtown Anchorage; 5 events to help families in need get students ready for school; Produce stand funds college for Willow twins; Tips for job hunting in Alaska and more ->
KTUU: Health care group completing merger with Alaska hospital; At the car wash, 60 years of soap and suds in Alaska; Love fireweed? This video is for you and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Potential coffee shop robbery turns into car chase after barista fires warning shot; Nome-area ranch works to get youth into reindeer herding; Confused about Alaska’s budget? You’re not alone. Here’s 10 things to know. More ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Two Road Projects In Store For Bethel; Topics On Talk Of Alaska: Public Heath Nurse Shortage In Bethel, Dunleavy Vetoes and more ->
Alaska Native News: Extreme Melting where Glacier meets Ocean; Governor Dunleavy Announces Senior Staff Change and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Coach says ‘no’ to lifeguard as students start to drown in football training incident; Fairbanks Police dog acquires bullet and stab proof safety vest; Military Report: Clear Air Force Station protects country by watching the skies and more ->

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
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: MRAK Almanac: Meet an astronaut in Homer; Gold Rush Days in Valdez and more ->

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.