907 Updates February 22, 2018

By Leroy Polk: Man found guilty of hijacking truck from Costco parking lot, crashing it into a tree
By Laurel Andrews: Anchorage man charged with manslaughter, marijuana-related DUI for August crash
After the crash, Turkette stayed on the scene and provided blood samples, Oistad said Wednesday. Charges were filed against Turkette on Tuesday, online records show. He was arrested on Wednesday.
By Liz Thomas: Craigslist ad leads to online predator’s capture
A Wasilla man was sentenced to 10 years in prison with five years suspended after being convicted of a single count of online enticement of a minor.

Dennis Armstrong, 38, was also ordered to serve five years of supervised felony probation, as well as register as a sex offender for 15 years.
By Daniella Rivera: APD notes repeat offenders as car thefts rise
By Nathaniel Herz: Can long-acting contraceptives fix some of Alaska’s most vexing social problems? A state lawmaker wants to find out.

Kelly, who’s up for re-election this year, is a small-government social conservative who in the past has resisted the idea of expanding access to birth control.

But he’s also long recognized the scope and cost of Alaska’s problems with alcohol abuse, particularly among pregnant women. He described his legislation, Senate Bill 198, as a narrow effort focused on an “extreme population” that can’t control drug or alcohol addiction.

“It’s not just handing it out,” Kelly said in an interview. “If it was broad-based I wouldn’t support it. This is targeted, trying to fix a very specific thing.”

He added: “This can act as part of a treatment program. It can actually prevent fetal alcohol syndrome babies. And it will provide you some data, as well.”
By Laurel Andrews: Alaska updates vaccine guidelines as mumps outbreak swells with over 200 cases
Congratulations Tiffany Zulkosky!
By Steve Quinn: Walker selects former Bethel mayor for Fansler seat

Gov. Bill Walker on Thursday has appointed former Bethel Mayor Tiffany Zulkosky to replace House Rep. Zach Fansler, who stepped down earlier this month amid allegations of sexual assault.
By Richard Mauer & Leroy Polk: UPDATE: Senate republicans confirm Shower for District E
By Liz Raines: Berkowitz defends ML&P bid process
4th Annual Last Frontier Pond Hockey Classic set for March 9-11