Tag: AK News

907 Updates May 14, 2019

By KTVA Web Staff: 4 dead, 2 missing: Search continues after midair collision near Ketchikan
One bullet each.
By Daniella Rivera: Man re-indicted in child’s 2017 malnutrition death
By Leroy Polk: VIDEO: Two dogs tussle with bear in Anchorage, caught on camera
By Derek Minemyer: ‘There’s a new sheriff in town’ – Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer on Gov. Dunleavy’s stance on crime
KTOO Public Media: Alaska lawmakers are trying to fight crime by toughening prison sentences. Not everyone agrees that will work. More ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel DMV Closed Indefinitely and more ->
Alaska Native News: Remains Found Near Chevak Believed to be Those of Woman Missing since March; Some Alaskan Workers Eligible for Unemployment Insurance Contribution Refunds and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Senators introduce ‘Creig Sharp Funeral Honors for Veterans Act’; Sexual Assault occurs early Monday in Fairbanks Police Department entryway; laska Innocence Project receives $250k federal grant to look for wrongful convictions and more ->
Marion Owen Lagniappe (LAN-yap) = A little bit extra: 8 lovely Little Planet photos of our world
Anchorage Fire Department: Child Car Seat and Booster Seat Checkups at the AFD Open House – Sunday, May 19th
By KTVA Web Staff: Anchorage woman named NHL’s Most Valuable Hockey Mom
By John Thompson: Head of the Class: Government Hill’s Liranzo offers worldly perspective

907 Updates May 13, 2019

By Derek Minemyer: On her first Mother’s Day without her son, a woman chooses to ‘Make the most of every moment that we have to live’
By Dave Leval: Auction featuring stolen bicycles raises money for Anchorage YMCA
By Associated Press: Dissent within Alaska agency over chemical classification
KTOO Public Media: Senate committee goes further than House in repealing controversial crime law and more ->
Alaska Native News: House of Representatives Passes Bill Protecting WWII Unangax Cemetery; Akiachak Man Dies while in Protective Custody in Village Jail; Troopers near Anderson Recover Stolen D3 Bulldozer after Investigation and more ->
NRA shooting Illustrated By Barbara Baird – Sunday, May 12, 2019: What Women Want in Guns & Firearm Training
Must Read Alaska Suzanne Downing: Kulis Hangar One added to National Historic Registry; Couldn’t make the Valdez air show? Watch it here; MRAK Almanac: Game of Thrones edition; ‘Shameful narrative’ about Native students disputed by think tank and more ->
2019 AFD Open House this coming Sunday, May 19th, from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M.
Only In Your State By Megan McDonald: The Best BBQ Restaurant In Alaska You Simply Can’t Stay Away From

907 Updates May 12, 2019

By Dave Leval: Police Memorial Day honors Alaska law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty
KTUU Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard District 17: WATCH: Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel northeast of St. Paul, Alaska
By Kristen Durand: Big turnout to Anchorage Market despite windy conditions

907 Updates May 11, 2019

By Leroy Polk, Rebecca Palsha & Taylar Perez: UPDATE: Juvenile arrested and charged for Mat-Su school gun violence threat early Thursday
By Leroy Polk: Wasilla woman accused person of shooting, killing her dog; police say she knew another dog was to blame
By Daniella Rivera: Inside Spring Creek Correctional Center’s H Mod, the site of the largest riot in the facility’s history
The 62 people involved have been relocated, some to other DOC facilities, and are now serving time in segregation.

Repairs are expected to cost roughly $100,000 and should be completed in 30 days.

“We’ll rebuild,” said DOC Commissioner Nancy Dahlstrom. “We’ll be up and going. Those folks will be back here. As in life choice and consequences, they’re going to then be dealing with the choices that they made.”
KTOO Public Media: Bob Penney spent more than $300,000 to get Gov. Dunleavy elected. Then his grandson got an $8,000-a-month no-bid contract; Aboard the Tazlina, the first Alaska-built Marine Highway ferry; Permanent fund dividend amount to be a focus in session’s closing days and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel Lions Club Partners Up To Hand Out ‘Comfort Cases’; Emmonak Man Charged With Murder; Early Spring: Ducks, Eggs, And Greens; Religious Gathering Raises Disease Concern and more ->
Alaska Native News: Breath of Clams Leads to Big Picture and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Public Defenders get award for 50 years of service; Man receives misdemeanor for public indecency; defecating in Fairbanks Walmart; Two charged in Tok armed robbery; The Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor Center was evacuated due to threats and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Carroll inducted into hall of fame and more ->
By KTVA Web Staff: Murkowski co-sponsors bill to clarify prescription drug price increases
By Ellie Baty: ‘A good intention often ends in tragedy’ – Leave baby animals be
By Kristen Durand: $3.9 million in improvements coming to Anchorage parks

907 Updates May 10, 2019

On October 1, 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed a bill into law which designates May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day. In 1994 President Bill Clinton amended that bill to include the directive that flags be flown at half-staff. In 1982 an annual Memorial Service gathering in Washington DC’s Senate Park began and later became known as Police Week.

Those who serve in law enforcement today do so for two reasons: to protect and serve the citizens of this great country, and to keep a promise to those who did so before them that they will continue to hold the blue line. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall located in our country’s capitol features the names of more than 20,000 of our blue brothers and sisters who have been killed in the line of duty. There are Alaskans on that wall. There are APD names on that wall.

This Friday, May 10th, we will hold our local Police Memorial Day Ceremony at the State Crime Lab at 4805 Doctor Martin Luther King Drive. The service begins at 3PM and we would be honored if you would join us.

We are blessed to serve in a community that has steadfastly supported us. For that, we thank you.
By Chris Klint: ‘We won’t stand for this’: Spenard stores rally after weekend thefts
KTOO Public Media: Sitka family encounters aggressive bear while hiking; Gardentalk – Last call for spring garden vegetable planting; How a small, Arctic village found itself in the middle of Alaska’s new oil boom; Alaska seeks to boost gun background check system reporting; Juneau theft victim finds his stolen boat half a mile up his own street and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel City Council Postpones Budget Meeting For Third Straight Time; Best In The West Contest Winners Awarded $33,500; Project Homeless Connect Attendees Say Event Is A Success and more ->
Alaska Native News: Alaska Legislature Forms Working Group to Recommend Improvements to VPSO Program; Legislation Strengthening Alaska Sex Crime Laws Clears Final Legislative Hurdle; Kodiak Man Arrested on Drug Warrants after Locking Himself in Center Avenue Restroom and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: A New App that could save lives is now available in Fairbanks; Fairbanks residents gathered to commemorate 74th anniversary of Victory Day; Construction season underway in Fairbanks next week and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Snowmachine races promote health, wellness in Selawik; Who Done It and more ->
By Scott Gross: Inside the Gates: Keeping Hangar 21 prepped to paint planes
By Dave Goldman: Crews close to fixing sewer pipe at drained Campbell Lake
By Jill Burke: LIST: Anchorage residents, authorities report multiple scams targeting them
Only In Your State by Courtney: 10 Strange Food Combinations Only People In Alaska Will Love
Julia O’Malley How Alaska eats: Mother’s Day is u-prawn us
A Taste of Alaska: Keto Margarita

907 Updates May 09, 2019

By Leroy Polk & Taylar Perez: Mat-Su schools threatened with gun violence early Thursday, officials investigating
By Chris Klint: 62-inmate Spring Creek prison riot causes $100K in damage
By Heather Hintze: Murder suspect has history of violent crimes, court records show
KTOO Public Media: Why is the US so far behind in the Arctic? Clues emerge at congressional hearing; Alaska House passes sweeping crime bill; Women in Alaska’s fishing industry hope to curb sexual harassment and more ->
KYUK KYUK logo Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Alcohol And Cabs Don’t Mix; Bethel Police Investigate River Death and more ->
Alaska Native News: A Powdery Idea to Reduce Sea-Ice Loss; House of Representatives Votes to Repeal and Replace Senate Bill 91 and more->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: MILITARY REPORT: Soldiers to be honored at Military Appreciation Banquet; Sullivan, Durbin introduce due process protection act; Communication is key; a look into speech therapy; THE DAILY DISPATCH 5-8-19 and more ->
The Homer Tribune: Local artists to open studios to visitors during pottery tour; Shorebird Festival underway in Homer and more ->
Alaska Journal of Commerce: Movers and Shakers for May 12
By Kristen Durand: State seeks feedback on how to guide Career and Technical Education policy
By Scott Gross: Bowman Elementary wins free coffee for above-and-beyond staff
By Liz Raines: Workforce Wednesday: Alaska celebrates nurses week
By Eric Sowl: Growing a blue ribbon cabbage
By Jeremy LaGoo: Allergy season: How weather impacts your symptoms
By Rebecca Palsha: Paving the Paradise Inn to put up a parking lot in Spenard

907 Updates May 08, 2019

By Elizabeth Roman: APD investigating Midtown fatal hit-and-run
By Associated Press: Coast Guard rescue five commercial fishermen from a life raft in southeast Alaska
By Laura Holman: Juneau Airport issues warning for ‘wiley’ coyotes on popular hiking trail
You can contact Juneau Airport Wildlife Services at 957-2543 or the Airfield Maintenance office at 789-4001.
By Cassie Schirm: Anchorage Assembly passes amended trapping ordinance
“I would not advise sending the ordinance as written, just from my experience with the Board of Game, it definitely is a sleeves rolled up, kind of show us the data, examine all sides, into the weeds kind of process,” said Sarah Taylor. “And it truly values stakeholder engagement. I think if anyone is concerned about the ordinance being submitted to that level of review, I’d say that’s reason enough to reject it and get to work.”

Some of them disagreed with the 50-yard rule, saying they will lose a lot of land on which to trap.

Trapper Tom Lessard said it’s not about the distance. He’s upset about the process and thinks things can be done better — in collaboration with the Board of Game and trapping groups.

For Keri Gardner, who spoke in support of the ordinance, she’s worried about the safety of her search dogs while on rescue missions in the Municipality of Anchorage.

“At least two members of Alaska Search and Rescue Dogs have had dogs caught in traps or snares,” said Gardner. “I have also had a dog caught in a trap and being a woman with relatively weak hands, I am unable to open a trap by myself.”
KTOO Public Media: Pompeo to Arctic Council: Easy days are over; Conservation groups sue over Prince of Wales Island project and more ->
By KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Funeral Services To Be Held For Two Napakiak Residents Who Died In Jail Fire; Bethel Freestyle Wrestling Club Racks Up Awards At State Wrestling Tournament and more ->
Alaska Native News: Governor Dunleavy Proclaims May as Aviation Appreciation Month; Anchorage Man Indicted in 2018 Death of Six-Year-Old Boy; Big Lake Man Indicted on Murder/Kidnapping Charges in Death of Dolly Hampton and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks Memorial Hospital organizes campaign as part of Stroke Awareness Month; NPHS music program receives $5,500 award and more ->
Interesting comments.
By Suzanne Downing: Should public broadcasting be spared?
New scholarships for ROTC students Jada Glaves says she is excited to jump into an opportunity offered by the Alaska Army National Guard.
By Joe Vigil: Rare duck seen for first time on mainland Alaska, ADF&G says
By Shannon Ballard: Anchorage Assembly to hear new rules for cannabis cafes
By Derek Minemyer: Anchorage Assembly handles a bit of everything at Tuesday’s regular meeting

907 Updates May 07, 2019

By Jennifer Summers: Police identify man found dead in East Anchorage
By Megan Mazurek: Ex-ASD human resources chief charged with harassment

One bullet.

By John Dougherty: North Pole man sentenced to 90 years in prison for death of 4 year old son
Alaska Native News: Point Mackenzie Escapee Captured after Three Weeks on the Run; National Arson Awareness Week 2019 and more ->
By Daniella Rivera: DOC instructed probation, parole officers to ignore new crimes
By Derek Minemyer: Assaults and drugs are ongoing issues at Anchorage bus stops, the city wants to put a stop to it
KTOO Public Media: Court system inches forward with years-long upgrade to digital filing system; Donlin Gold looks to schools, workforce development for future employees and more->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11 Press Release: Legislature approves renewal of Alaska Vaccine Assessment Program
By John Dougherty: Fairbanks welcome a WW2 hero home
Rasmuson Foundation: Meet Foundation’s new program officers: a social worker, a lawyer and an artist
Cinithia Ritchie: My book finally found a publisher (!!)
By John Thompson: Head of the Class: Valley Pathways’ Amber Hays makes kids feel at home
By Jillian Angeline: Anchorage printing business team honored in D.C.
By Tracy Sinclare: New monitoring allows for recording of smaller earthquakes in northern Alaska

907 Updates May 06, 2019

By Tracy Sinclare: SB 91…is it working? Or does it need to be repealed?
KTOO Public Media: Search dogs harness their super-powered noses and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: 191 And Growing
Alaska Native News: Trooper Seek Fairbanks Man after “Open Line” 911 Call; Overdue Emmonak Hunters Located Safe and more ->
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: NO-ROLLBACK OF SB 91; So you want to live off the grid. How about Mount Rich? More ->
By Derek Minemyer: Here’s why Merrill Field users could see their first fee increase since 2012
By Tracy Sinclare: Aftershocks likely for another two years
By Jeremy LaGoo: Fire season: The dangers of spring wildfires
To help you understand how to avoid starting a wildfire, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources put together a page to help understand guidelines for each type of fire.
By Kristen Durand: Wasilla High School band could win $100,000 for new equipment
Vote for Wasilla High School on the Manilow Music Project contest website. Voting closes on May 17, 2019.

907 Updates May 05, 2019

Family, friends and teammates remember Sladen Mohl Mohl was recently killed in an accident involving a suspected drunk driver in California, where he played baseball at El Camino College.
One bullet.
By Shayne Nuesca: Sitka jury finds man guilty of murdering girlfriend
Macasaet will be sentenced on September 9 and faces between 20 to 99 years in prison, and a $500,000 fine.
By Steve Quinn: Portraits preserve memories of missing, murdered indigenous women
By Derek Minemyer: ‘The Hmong’s story in Anchorage is part of the whole city’s story’
Hmong-Americans honored in Anchorage A Hmong-American husband and wife recall their traumatic experiences during the Vietnam War.
By Dave Leval: Dunleavy pitches his budget plan to Anchorage seniors
Museum visitors experience Arctic in new exhibit The Arctic Portals exhibit helps Anchorage Museum visitors experience the sensations of the North.
KTOO Public Media: Emmonak votes to keep alcohol and remain ‘damp’; Navy plans to be more active in the Arctic; Dunleavy administration dismisses Alaska ferries chief and more ->
By Heather Hintze: Valley Pathways leadership class helps community, peers with service projects
May 15, 2019 -> Coffee with a Cop
Stop by the Kaladi Brothers Cafe on on Tudor Rd. on Wednesday 5/15 to join your Anchorage Police officers for some free coffee, treats, and conversation. Hope to see you there!

We are happy to welcome the Deaf Community to another Coffee with a Cop event and invite others to join! Interpreters will be provided.

Athletes from Special Olympics Alaska will also be joining us to talk about the upcoming Law Enforcement Torch Run on May 18th!

Event runs from 10:30am to 12:00pm. This free community event occurs at a different location every month courtesy of Anchorage Cops for Community (AC4C), the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA), and our community partners.
Located in: Chugach Square
Address: 6901 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99504
Phone: (907) 644-7444

2019 Alaska Law Enforcement Torch Run and Pledge Drive
The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics is the largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle, raising $50 million for Special Olympics Programs around the world in 2018. More than 85,000 law enforcement officers carried the Flame of Hope across 35 nations, raising awareness and funds for Special Olympics. Special Olympics Alaska is an accredited program of Special Olympics Inc., a global non-profit organization that provides sports training and competition to people with intellectual disabilities.

On May 18 more than 1000 participants, including hundred’s of Alaska Law Enforcement personnel, will run simultaneously 5k in 16 Alaskan Communities. The purpose of the event is for Alaska Law Enforcement to raise both awareness and funds for our Special Olympics Alaska athletes. It is expected to be the largest simultaneous multi-community running event held in Alaska this year.

Click here for start locations in your community!