Tag: AK News

907 Updates December 01, 2018

Earthquake Update: New public safety information; Please review
Yesterday was a challenging and emotional day for so many of us. Watching the community come together in response to this emergency event was truly remarkable, and we’re grateful for your continued cooperation during this stressful time. Your safety is our number #1 priority. We’re here for you if you need us. If you have any questions, please call 211.
 
 
 
 
By KTVA Web Staff: Gov. Walker addresses the damage from Friday’s quake
 
 
 
 
By Peter Zampa: Alaska delegation prepares for earthquake recovery process with federal agencies
 
 
 
 
By KTVA Web Staff: LIST: Closures, cancellations, power outages follow major Anchorage quake
 
 
 
 
By Cassie Schirm: Bean’s Cafe gives reflective gear to the homeless to keep them safe
 
 
 
 
By Kari Bustamante: USPS Letters from Santa deadline nearing
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: ‘Santa Claus’ grounded because of earthquake, Poor king run forecast on Taku, Stikine rivers and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media: Margaret “Tootsie” Guinn On 40 Years As An Election Worker and more ->
 
 
 
 
By John Thompson: AYEA celebrates 20 years of environmental action

907 Updates November 29, 2018

By Leoy Polk: Alaska man arrested for assault with his car and a sledge hammer
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Woman’s beating at Northway Mall caught on camera
 
 
 
 
By Bryan Dunagan: APD: Drunk driver with infant arrested after multiple REDDI calls
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Woman sentenced for gun charge after fleeing Northway Mall shooting back to California
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: ‘I was taken to the hospital in a towel and with fractured heels’ — 49 sexual assault survivors share their stories
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Animal control to euthanize homeless woman’s pet following dog bite
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: Former RAVN supervisor pleads guilty to $200k in mail theft
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Inside the Gates: Behind the scenes with Search and Rescue
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Credit union to work with Alaska marijuana business in pilot program
 
 
 
 
Rasmuson Foundation: ‘Bright light in the middle of dark winter’ Anchorage International Film Festival opens Friday
 
 
 
 
By Marion Owen: 21 essential tips for taking stellar holiday photos

907 Updates November 28, 2018

By Scott Gross: 2 men rescued from Montague Island after plane crash
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Eagle River neighborhood honors local firefighter at holiday light show
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Report: Sex offense ‘loophole’ exposed by Schneider case exists nationwide
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: ASD approves a $55 million bond for capital and safety improvements
 
 
 
 
By Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media: Final Walker budget includes $1,800 PFDs and funds to investigate murders of Alaska Native women
 
 
 
 
By Emily Hofstaedter, KNOM – Nome: For Nome cemetery, radar survey offers new insights — and prompts new questions
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Western Alaska’s Representation In The Alaska House Rests On A Single Race, Tiffany Zulkosky Talks Priorities For Upcoming Legislation Session, Gov. Walker Appoints New Judge To Bethel Superior Court and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Ariane Aramburo – 2YH: No Shave November APD style
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Alaska SeaLife Center lets new otters do the talking in donation, support request

907 Updates November 27, 2018

By Leroy Polk, Daniel Kirby: UPDATE: Body found in the ditch of a Wasilla-area road identified
 
 
 
 
By Jill Burke: Trial begins for second teen accused in 2016 death of David Grunwald
 
 
By Heather Hintze: Trial begins for second Grunwald murder suspect
David’s mother, Edie Grunwald, is expected to be the first witness called to testify on Tuesday.
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Palin at a hospital for veterans as his pretrial conference is delayed
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Probation officer accused of sexual relationship with offender
“Even if the relationship is consensual, the person cannot give consent because of that relationship,” explained PCU investigator Glen Klinkhart. “And that’s important because it’s power and control and it’s a sense where you’ve got somebody who has a lot more power and control over you and a person may not feel like they can say no, so this is why the law is the way it is.”
 
 
 
 
By Cassie Schirm: STAR increases services for survivors
The new support groups can be done in person and online.

In-person groups will be held Tuesdays from 6–7:30 p.m. in the downstairs conference room at 1057 West Fireweed Ln.

Online support groups start this week on Thursdays at 3 p.m.

Similar to Coffee with a Cop, STAR is also starting drop in coffee chats for anyone to attend.
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Justices weigh free speech case involving ‘Arctic Man’ event
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil: Gov. Walker hands off balanced budget to Dunleavy administration
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Dunleavy names commissioners of Administration, Environmental Conservation, Health, and Budget Director
 
 
 
 
By KTUU Digital Staff: Amy Demboski will leave Anchorage Assembly to serve as Gov.-Elect Dunleavy’s deputy chief of staff
 
 
 
 
By John Thompson: Head of the Class: Jasmine Lewis
 
 
 
 
Author Mark Curran’s New Book “The E.S.L. Mainstream Linking Curriculum Guide (Grades 1-8)” is a Teacher’s Companion

907 Updates November 26, 2018

By Chris Klint: Charges: Fairview fight with homeless man led to shooting
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: APD: Suspect in court for shooting a man trying to break up a fight in Fairview
 
 
 
 
By Beth Verge: AST names officer involved in fatal shooting of machete-wielding Palmer man
 
 
By Chris Klint: Trooper named in Palmer man’s Thanksgiving death
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: New phone scam falsely seeks funds for AFD
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: Petition to repeal plastic bag ban circulating around Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Couple proposes naming lake for dog that died in landslide
 
 
 
 
Office of Governor Bill Walker One Alaska Update November 26, 2018
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska November 26, 2018

907 Updates November 25, 2018

By Chris Klint: Man accused of shooting hunting partner near Kwethluk
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: 1 held, 2 hurt in Fairview shooting
 
 
 
 
By KTOO FM: Monument recognizing Native burial site placed at school
 
 
 
 
By Dave Leval: Downtown deals mark Small Business Saturday
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: NASA weighs in on petroleum development in Arctic Ocean
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Early redesign ideas for Seward Highway in Midtown Anchorage: A sunken freeway with overpasses
 
 
 
 
By Beth Verge: Grand opening of new Bird TLC facility attracts crowd

907 Updates November 24, 2018

By Daniella Rivera: Suspects plead not guilty to murder of APD informant
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: 1 hurt in East Anchorage shooting; suspect sought
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: ‘In my childhood the monsters were very real’ — Lt. Gov. Valerie Davidson talks about childhood trauma
 
 
 
 
By Angela Krenzien: How to protect your holiday packages from theft this season
 
 
 
 
By Steve Quinn: Appeals Court: Playground fire restitution needs further review
The fire occurred on July 26, 2014, when the then 15-year-old R.C. and a friend started a fire at Willow Crest playground. R.C., however, returned to the school and set a second fire. Both later confessed to third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminally negligent burning.

The courts adjudicated them as minors. Damage for the first fire reached slightly more than $108,000; the second fire caused nearly $51,000 damage.

The Department of Law had no comment on the decision.
 
 
 
 
By John Thompson: Pro skateboarder from Anchorage continues to inspire and motivate
He believes deep connection is the cure for troubled teens, but it’s easier said than done. He wants them to know that there are people that care and people that understand the issues they are going through.

Pollard was in Anchorage for Thanksgiving, but says he will be back in Alaska in February to speak with area schools and hopefully return to rural Alaska.

He said also has a project working with the actors in Marvel’s “Avengers” movie series that will come to fruition sometime next year.
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: The legend behind the star on the side of the mountain
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil: Local groups to honor fallen veterans with wreaths at Fort Richardson National Cemetery
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Whale freed from tangled line in Southeast over Thanksgiving week
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: After ballot audit, Fairbanks House race still tied; recount scheduled for next Friday
 
 
 
 
By Angela Gonzalez Athabascan Woman: Indigenous People to Follow
 
 
 
 
In conversation with Ben Schultz Ben Schultz talks with Beth Verge about his continued recovery and next steps in his goal to serve the Anchorage community.
 
 
 
 
By Victoria Taylor: Wasilla couple imagines Santa outpost to create real production in Palmer
 
 
 
 
13 years to pay off Christmas credit card debt Financial planner and consumer credit counselor Jan Jones speaks with Maria Downey about the perpetuation of debt incurred from Christmas related debt.
 
 
 
 

907 Updates November 23, 2018

By Leroy Polk: Alaska home invasion ends in gunfire on Thanksgiving Day
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: Man killed in Palmer after downtown standoff
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: Juneau man wanted in drug-related shooting
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: Observant citizen helps police nab attempted car thieves
 
 
 
 
By Dave Leval: Kriner’s Diner serves up more than food on Thanksgiving
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: Frontline Mission clients give back as volunteers
 
 
 
 
By Melinda Bolton: Alaska Bites: Thanksgiving on the table of an Unangax woman
 
 
 
 
By Julia O’Malley: How Alaska eats: Hi, how you feeling? Do you need a digestive tonic and a turkey soup recipe?
 
 
 
 
By Kari Bustamante: New distillery opens in Anchorage

907 Updates November 22, 2018

By Daniel Kirby: Hydaburg man arrested for burglary after leaving shoes, shirt and ATM card at scene
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Suspects plead guilty in 2017 murder of Anchorage teen
 
 
 
 
By Cassie Schirm: Zoo Lights honors late gardener, Michael Greco
The illuminated Zoo Lights displays are open from 5-8 p.m., From this Friday through March.

Tickets for Zoo Lights cost $6 per person if you’re a member, $8 if you’re not and kids 2 and under get in free.
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Driver ID’d in fiery Minnesota Drive wreck
 
 
 
 
“Targeting” is this the best choice of wording?
By Associated Press: Alaska seeks more residential recovery homes across state
The state Department of Health and Social Services is asking for bids, targeting Anchorage, the Fairbanks North Star Borough, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Kenai Peninsula Borough, and the southeast and southwest regions.
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Fairbanks House race tied 2 weeks after Election Day
 
 
 
 
KYUK By Christine Trudeau: A Year On, BSAR Remembers The Life Of William “Gubby” Samuelson

907 Updates November 21, 2018

By Chris Klint: ‘Handwritten threat’ found at Hanshew Middle School
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Spenard murder suspect received highest risk score before latest release on bail
 
 
 
 
By Elizabeth Roman: Infant death determined homicide as a result of ‘trauma’
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: Fairview business pulls up stakes because of crime near Black Angus Inn
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Ketchikan pauses contracting process for fiber project
 
 
 
 
By Liz Raines: Anchorage budget banks on Dunleavy PFD promise
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: 5.7 quake sends jolt through Southcentral Alaska
 
 
 
 
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: BCSF Sets Up New Fund To Honor Mary Ciuniq Pete