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907 Updates January 03, 2019

By Leroy Polk: BREAKING: Fire reported at Sea Galley restaurant in Anchorage
By Taylar Perez & Leroy Polk: UPDATE: Expect traffic delays after dump truck strikes Tudor overpass bridge
By Steve Quinn: Chugiak-Eagle River community icon Lee Jordan dies at 88
By Daniella Rivera: Justin Schneider responds to civil suit, denies strangling victim unconscious
By KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Calista Payout Hits New Mark; Bethel’s First Cannabis Shop Is Closer To Opening – If It Gets Its Paperwork Done; Akiak Holiday Weekend Mushers Face it All and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Murkowski aims to revive public lands bill, despite objection from lone senator; Public health data shows 13 percent rise in Alaska suicides; Gastineau Humane Society gets new name, logo for start of the new year; Kenai Assembly’s prayer list broadens after policy change and more ->
Be aware of tax changes With the new year, comes tax season, and there are a few changes to be aware of before you file.
Culture and Competition collide at Rally the Regions. Day 1 of the Rally the Regions Hardwood classic tipped off at Dimond High School.
By Liz Raines: Workforce Wednesday: 5 New Year’s resolutions for a better work life
By Dave Leval: Native teens’ names added to plaque on first Denali summit

907 Updates January 02, 2019

By Elizabeth Roman: AST: Wasilla residents assaulted after confronting NYE burglar
By Associated Press: Alaska woman sentenced to probation for Medicaid fraud
By Chris Klint: Anchorage hospitals’ first 2019 baby born to Kwethluk mom
By KTVA Web Staff: Close to 100 aftershocks registered in Alaska at start of new year
By Lauren Maxwell: Kaladi Brothers donate New Year’s Day proceeds to Covenant House
By Heather Hintze: Independent bookstore thrives in Wasilla
By Dave Leval: Neighbors replace carport after New Year’s Eve collapse

907 Updates January 01, 2019

By Leroy Polk: First shooting of 2019 in Anchorage at LED Lounge, just hours after midnight
By Derek Minemyer: Torchlight Parade draws thousands to Alyeska on New Year’s Eve
By Daniella Rivera: 14 notable Alaska crime stories of 2018
By Associated Press: Alaska mine requests state to ban hunting near operation
KTOO Public Media: Juneau’s biggest stories of 2018 Come 2019, single-use plastic bags are history in Unalaska and more ->
By Chris Klint: Computer glitch prevents early Permanent Fund dividend applications
By Heather Hintze: Houston merges middle, high schools over winter break

907 Updates December 31, 2018

By Elizabeth Roman: Kodiak homeowner injured after masked suspects enter home
By Sean Maguire: Black bear filmed awake and active in Eagle River
By Associated Press: Alaska residents battle Mendenhall River erosion on their own
By Sean Maguire: Arctic Valley’s new contract with Alaska State Parks open for public comment
A public comment period on the new contract was set to finish Dec. 28. Due to the holidays and the earthquake on Nov. 30, Alaska State Parks decided to extend the comment period to Feb. 15.
By Beth Verge: A box of Alaska Native artifacts goes from unknown to on its way home
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Looking Back On Climate Change, Alcohol, Crime, And #MeToo Mary Peltola On The Importance Of A Positive Focus Toward The Future and more->
By Shawn Wilson: Alaskan company uses drones to survey earthquake damage

907 Updates December 30, 2018

By KTUU Digital Staff: SWAT teams brought in following Anchorage stabbing incident
By KTVA Web Staff: SUV burst into flames following head-on Vine Road crash
Troopers wrote that both the truck and the SUV were totaled in the crash.

The driver of the truck was cited for failing to yield before making a left-hand turn.
The President speaks to a Coast Guardsman in Juneau on Christmas President Trump spoke to Lt. Matthew Spado, a Juneau-based Coast Guardsman, on Christmas Day by video conference about a new icebreaker bought for the Coast Guard and the recent earthquake in Alaska.
Alyeska ready to ring in the new year with new ownership, familiar management
KTOO Public Media: Haines students learn how to survive in the great outdoors–in winter, Gov. shutdown won’t affect federal fishery openings and more ->
By Dave Goldman: Army and Air Force begin holiday flag football tradition
By Marion Owen: How does snow help and harm plants?

907 Updates December 29, 2018

By Chris Klint: Kwethluk man gets 21 years for assault in which he bit off brother’s finger
By Leroy Polk: Alaska man arrested for attempted murder tied to road rage, shooting incident
By Hank Davis: Alaska’s Medical Price Transparency Law to be Delayed
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: LKSD In 2018: Spelling Bees, Robots, Sports, Yup’ik Media, And A Walk-Out
KTOO Public Media: State gasline corporation to miss key deadline with Chinese partners; Government shutdown, if it continues, could cost Alaska’s lucrative Bering Sea fisheries; Price tag for Anchorage earthquake: $76 million. So far. More ->
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Ringing in the New Year with a bang, or a band
By Heather Hintze: Volunteers monitor Big Lake ice thickness as safety measure

907 Updates December 28, 2018

By Leroy Polk: Alaska home destroyed in gas explosion, sending roof flying 200 yards across the road
No one was home when the primary house exploded, but multiple other people said their homes were damaged in the blast. No one has reported any injuries.
By Heather Hintze: Jury finds Dominic Johnson guilty of murdering David Grunwald
KTOO Public Media: Anchorage earthquake put new mapping tool to the test DC police: Bus driver took call before striking Skagway mayor and her mother Haines Chamber of Commerce urges the borough to contract a lobbyist and more ->
By Daniella Rivera: 2 of 4 suspects charged in marijuana grow burglary
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: BPD Hunts For More Info On Missing Man Last Seen In Bethel In October and more ->
By Associated Press: Catching razor clams banned on east side of Cook Inlet
By Jennifer Summers: Bernie’s Pharmacy funds scholarship for UAA students
By Shawn Wilson: Teen artist painting the saints among us
Chugiak Problem Property Demolition

907 Updates December 27, 2018

By Chris Klint: 4.9 earthquake jolts southcentral Alaska
By Associated Press: Alaska business owner searches after police leave, finds suspect
By Chris Klint: Jesuit list includes 33 priests accused of Alaska sexual abuse
Here are the 33 priests with Alaska service named by Jesuits West, along with when they stand accused of sexually abusing minors and where they served at those times. Links to some individual priests’ detailed records from are included.
By Derek Minemyer: Why Alaska Senators Murkowski and Sullivan vote “no” on criminal justice overhaul bill
KTOO Public Media: Alaska Made: A new rule makes this easy-to-build gadget a required kit for the tackle box, Alaska Made: This Sitka inventor wants to ease the sore backs of baggage handlers everywhere, Hecla Greens Creek wants to close mine to hunters and more->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: ONC’s Peter Evon Talks About Goals For New Year, Sen. Lyman Hoffman Looks Ahead and more ->
Alaska Highway News: Environmental and economic development choices split Canada’s First Nations, Dan Davies: Caribou recovery plans must be made transparent and more ->
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman: Houston Middle School set to launch new Youth 360 Pilot Program in February 2019, Butte resident’s bike stolen during earthquake and Community rallies to help him get a new one, Annual Christmas bird count released and more ->
By Heather Hintze: Sonic Drive-In coming to Wasilla in 2019
By Scott Gross: Inside the Gates: Miniguns give Pave Hawks major punch

907 Updates December 26, 2018

By KTVA Web Staff: Troopers: Man killed in Christmas Eve disturbance
By Elizabeth Roman: AST: Intoxicated driver crashes, BAC over 3 times legal limit
Author: Shady Grove Oliver, The Arctic Sounder Woman with Northwest Arctic roots breaks silence on sexual abuse in memoir
By Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media: Anchorage biz supplies military women with practical fashion
By Liz Raines: Workforce Wednesday: New program aims to increase safety in health care
By Scott Gross: Inside the Gates: Honoring the oath to serve
By Heather Hintze: Skeetawk gets funding for first ski lift
Loan forgiveness?
The Associated Press: The University of Alaska addresses public school teacher turnover
By Ariane Aramburo Spotlight on Youth: Budding Buddies at Grace Christian School

907 Updates December 25, 2018

By Steve Quinn: Delta diverts Seattle-bound flight to Aleutian Islands
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Another Lawsuit Filed In The Calista Board Battle, Newtok Is On The Move, Caribou On The Roof Christmas Night? And more ->
KTOO Publlic Media: Haines birders take part in 119-year-old Christmas bird count, New Alaska wildlife managers could revive old fights over federal protections, bear- and wolf-killing and more ->
By KTVA Web Staff: #7nightsoflights Night 7: The reason for the season in Huffman
Rasmuson Foundation: Snowy nights bring magic to botanical garden