Tag: AK News

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.

907 Updates July 30, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Governor responds to concerns from Alaskans on both sides of budget debate; Housing assistance lottery closes Wednesday night: Teachers go online for help to fund school projects; Fairbanks goes dark for first time in more than 2 months and more ->

KTUU: ‘I can’t wait to get the word out’ – Store owner on new security system in Anchorage; Final update for the Swan Lake Fire put out by the Alaska Department of Forestry; 2YH: Mother cautions of invasive tongue tie procedure and more ->
KTOO Public Media: As ferry strike continues, communities must find alternatives; Legislature passes capital budget funding, $1,600 PFD, veto reversals and more->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Calista Board Elects Officers For 2019-2020; Wildfire Near Donlin Gold Mine Site Grows and more ->
Alaska Native News: Coast Guard Cutter Healy gets Underway for Months-Long Arctic Patrol; Murkowski Commends Successful Arrow-3 Missile Test Launch and more ->
Fairbnaks News Webcenter 11: Murder suspect assaults officer at Fairbanks Correctional Center; ASAA recommends West Valley football players practice with other programs; New report shows aviation significantly impacts Alaskan economy; Construction Report: DOT working to improve safety along Richardson Highway and more->
By Brendan Jones, Saveur: In Search of Alaska’s Deadliest Catch: The Sea Cucumber As a cuke deckhand, your job first and foremost consists of making sure your diver survives.
Alaskan History Magazine’s Free Weekly Newsletter: Deering Roadhouse; Hudson Stuck The Ascent of Denali; The Alpine Historical Park and more ->

907 Updates July 29, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Commercial fishing returning to Whittier after Delong Dock fire; Downtown Anchorage exhibit displays rare Pearl Harbor artifacts and more ->
KTUU: Anchorage family highlights obstacles associated with kidney disease in Alaska; Fairbanks Police K9 officer to receive bullet and stab protective vest; Juneau Police Officer arrested and charged with DUI; Business owner is making her peanut brittle accessible for seniors and more ->
Alaska Native News: Body of Alakanuk Teen recovered from Slough; Two Ketchikan Teens Arrested after Warrant Service; Diet of Traditional Native Foods Revealed in Hair Samples and more ->

Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Israel, U.S. complete rocket launch in Kodiak; Untold stories of vandalism at Camp Berkowitz; Shame poles get partisan with Tlingit carvers and more ->

907 Updates July 28, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Anchorage raises minimum age for tobacco, nicotine purchases; Bethel implements stricter alcohol laws; Habitat for Humanity ReStore opens at new location in Spenard and more ->
KTUU: Local race club wants to stop vandalism at Kincaid Race Track; Beer and Bacon come together for a good cause; Learning to can your catch at a UAF Cooperative Extension class and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Six servicemen honored on North Pole Memorial Wall; Three West Valley students injured during Swimming incident – All West Valley football preseason activities suspended indefinitely and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Anaktuvuk Pass man sets world record at WEIO and more ->

907 Updates July 27, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Got a parking ticket? Pay it with school supplies; Dip netters flock to Fish Creek for opening day and more ->
KTUU: Alaska plan to partner with Chinese on gas line scrapped; Fairbanks youth shelter looks for options after budget veto; WATCH: Musk ox headbutting outside of Nome and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Alakanuk Man Missing and more ->
KTOO Public Media: State warns striking ferry workers of loss of health coverage and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Former Alaska official to prepare state for oil-tax debate; Mysterious salmon deaths along the Yukon River; State of Alaska files motion to dismiss ACLU lawsuit and more ->
Craig Medred: Into death
By Lori Townsend, Alaska Public Media: Rural public health

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907 Updates July 26, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: APD investigating deadly vehicle-pedestrian collision; Anchorage police actively looking for robbery suspect; JBER’S 3rd Wing turns 100; Biologists remove thousands of goldfish from Cuddy Pond and more ->

KTUU: Fire sparks at College Gate Elementary, Employees preparing to clean up; Pedestrian killed by vehicle on 3rd Ave; Record number of smokejumpers operating in Alaska; Good eats, a Beer and Bacon Festival preview; Legion state tournament begins Friday and more ->
KTOO Public Media: From gondolas to ropes courses, Eaglecrest eyes expanding summer attractions; Gardentalk – Nip that flower after pollination and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Donlin Gold Suspends Operations As Smith Creek Fire Grows; On Yukon, Late Salmon Run Means Month-And-A-Half Fishery Reduced To Less Than Two Weeks; Scientists Need Help Studying Dead Salmon In Yukon Area and more ->

Alaska Native News: Alaska Army National Guard Supports Fire Suppression Mission and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks man sentenced to 24 years for multiple crimes; Alaska wildfires burn more than 3,400 square miles; New executive director discusses upcoming Tanana State Fair innovations and more->
By KTVZ.COM news sources: Study: Alaskan glacier melting faster than predicted OSU, UO scientists involved in observations

Rasmuson Foundation: Foundation creates budget information center

907 Updates July 25, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: JBER soldier gets hero’s walk before organ donation; Kenai double-murder suspect allegedly killed mother and daughter over drug debt; Experts say planning ahead is essential to keep those with Alzheimer’s or dementia safe;
KTUU: Starting next month, you’ll have to be over 21 to buy tobacco products; Spotlight on youth: 9-year old Henry Vukovich, the Alaska Zoo’s youngest intern; Boxing Academy; Moldy floors. Stinky water. What’s a renter to do? More ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Akiachak Man Missing; DOJ Webinar For Federal Funds To Be Held At Yuut Elitnaurviat and more ->
Alaska Native News: National Guard Rescue Team Evacuates 26 people from Rainy Pass Lodge; Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Suspected on the Alaska Peninsula; Ferry Workers Take Strike Action after Governor’s Negotiators Frail to Act; State Warns Inlandboatman’s Union its decision to Strike is Illegal, Unprotected and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Youth from Alaska share cultural experiences to visitors and Fairbanks residents; Aging eyes and expectations and more ->
The Homer Tribune: Newman, Cook shine at national championships and more ->

907 Updates July 24, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Missing man found: The search for Herb Spencer; JBER hiring for over 300 civilian jobs; Travel Tuesday: Book a cabin or visit a state park virtually on new website; WATCH: Moose rings doorbell while snacking on flowers, triplets play in homeowner’s yard and more ->
KTUU: Kenai Police make an arrest in a double homicide case; MatSu tracks Talkeetna erosion as Big Su swallows town’s edge; Another fight in Juneau — but this one isn’t political; Protecting several Native Alaskan Allotments threatened by wildfires; “We are prepared to do what’s necessary to take care of ourselves”–Mayor Berkowitz responds to homeless services cuts; Sights & sounds from WEIO 2019; Buckner Building’s Future and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Petersburg police to end round-the-clock coverage; Juneau Assembly approves local on-site marijuana consumption; Alaska DEC approves waste management permit for Palmer Project; Feds withdraw appeal of Izembek Refuge road decision; It’s back: US Interior Dept. signs new land swap deal for King Cove road and more ->
&nbsKYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: After Back To Back Recoveries, Bethel Search And Rescue Holds Strong; Alaska Wildfires Burn Almost 2M Acres So Far and more ->
Alaska Native News: AST Locates Elderly Wasilla Man Deceased in the Treeline behind his Home; Two Die in Serious Nome Rollover Crash and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Human remains, plane wreckage found outside Rainy Pass; Ocean swells may have affected fatal Alaska floatplane crash; Health Report: Fairbanks coalition sponsors borough-wide life jacket stands for kids and more ->
Alaska Highway News: B.C. murder suspects may have torched, ditched vehicle in northern Manitoba; Old Fort St. John fire hall rezoned, sold; Texas 4000 cyclists tally miles, memories in ride for cancer and more ->

By Dick Mandsager, Rasmuson Foundation Senior fellow: Homelessness Leadership Council Urges Legislature to Restore Funding for Programs and Services

907 Updates July 23, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Elevated opioid risks found at Native American hospitals; Mat-Su troopers tackle increasing theft calls and more ->
KTUU: APD still looking for man who went missing Thursday from U-Med; Company to develop metal deposit site in Northwest Alaska; Donlin Gold personnel relocated due to fire; Tips to do your part on beaches with elevated bacteria and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Special needs advocate visits Juneau to reach goal of singing national anthem in every state and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Inaugural Mary Pete and John Active Scholarships Given Out; Emmonak Man Sentenced To 17 Years For Strangling His Girlfriend; Any Mesh Gillnet Can Now Be Used On Kuskokwim Mainstem and more ->
Alaska Native News: Fireworks Suspension Update; Alaska Guard Engineers Return from Middle East Deployment and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks man arrested for sexual abuse of a minor; Ketchikan man sentenced in logging-camp shooting death; North Pole man sets car on fire with lighter; ‘Strengthening the System’ comprehensive mental health plan for Alaska finalized; Smoke to return to Fairbanks this week and more ->