907 Updates February 19, 2018

By Victoria Taylor: Man wanted in connection to Anchorage homicide, robberies appears in court
By Kalinda Kindle: ‘I was afraid for my life,’ Barista recounts being robbed at gun point
Staff said the crime was all caught on camera from the coffee stand’s security footage. Swierk explains the video shows two suspects walking up towards the window. The owner of Bikini Babes says employees are free to arm themselves with firearms but it’s not a requirement.
By Daniella Rivera: Anchorage businesses report armed robberies Saturday
By Victoira Taylor: Police: burglary leads to $4,500 worth of damage to middle school
By Sean Maguire: District Attorney: pretrial assessment tool ‘not without its hiccups’
Allen however signals other growing pains with the PED including letting people charged with violent crimes back on the street. “We have had some recent incidents where folks have been arrested for very violent acts and over our objection have been released with little or no bond.”

The Anchorage DA points to the case of Evgueni Antisiferov who was charged with shooting a person who had stolen his marijuana. The charging documents describe that Antisiferov is alleged to have shot a person as they sat in the passenger seat of a car. Allen said the pretrial assessment tool was used in relation to that case and Antisiferov was released on an unsecured bond. “He didn’t put down any money, he signed something and promised to come back.”

Furthermore, the Anchorage DA describes that the Antisiferov case occurred Dec. 24, 2017 and Allen said it’s the state’s position that it is inappropriate under Alaska statute to use the new system for 2017 cases.
By Bill Roth: Iron Dog racers hit the trail during Big Lake start
By Kyle Clayton, Chilkat Valley News: Rare, ‘weird-looking’ 70-pound frozen fish washes ashore in Haines
By Beth Bragg: Olympic notebook: Soldotna grad makes golden moment possible; Patterson, Hanneman ski the relay
By AnnieZak: ‘Financial strain’ of Williwaw a factor in bankruptcy case involving company that owns Anchorage bars
James Mason:
“”Creditors do this for all sorts of reasons,” he said.” They do it because they want to get paid.

By Sean Maguire: UAA robotics competition inspires love of science among kids
By Sean Maguire: Security camera footage captures graphic Midtown moose attack
By Daniella Rivera: ‘Rogue Movers’: Following a Wasilla family’s shipment
(Rick) Childers’ tips for vetting a moving company can be seen in an interview here.