907 Updates September 13, 2017

By Steffi Lee: Police Chief addresses latest crime at Assembly meeting
By Chris Klint: 3 dead, suspect held in Spenard shooting

By KTVA Web Staff: Man steals SUV at gunpoint, rammed by cop car

By Daniella Rivera: Court records detail grievances between Butte fire victims and landlord
By Travis Khachatoorian: Alaska teams up with local marijuana shops in new cannabis warning campaign
According to the AHSO TV ad, “Since 2008, one-third of Alaska’s driving deaths have been attributed to drugs, and drug-related DUIs are on the rise.” With a burning joint underneath the words, the commercial implies marijuana use is behind an increase in drug-related DUI’s from 170 DUIs in 2015 to 183 DUIs in 2016.

The commercial does not cite where those statistics originate. When the AHSO was questioned about the statistics last Wednesday, office manager Tammy Kramer deferred the answer to the marketing agency behind the commercial, Walsh Sheppard.

After multiple calls, an official with Walsh Sheppard did not follow through with providing information about where the statistics come from as of Tuesday evening.
Not to negate the death of her husband but the pilot f’d up. The pilot probably doesn’t have any money. Put the blame on those with money, even though it is not their fault.
By Kyle Hopkins: Widow claims aircraft upgrades played a role in husband’s death
The plane was carrying too much weight and stalled, investigators concluded. “When asked how he calculated the weight and balance for the accident airplane before departure, the pilot said he ‘guesstimated’ it.”
By Samantha Angaiak: 2YH: Prostate Cancer
Providence Cancer Center is currently offering free PSA screenings from September 12- 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

To schedule a screening, call 907-212-4799.
By Heather Hintze: Pet photographer raises $8,500 for hurricane relief
Jensen said the money would be split between organizations like the SPCA—Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals—and Best Friends Animal Society, which will help animals impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.
By Blake Essig: New affordable housing development opens in Spenard
By Mike Ross: Bear enters Seward hotel & restaurant