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  • Crime

    Police urge extra vigilance in isolated areas at night amid wave of homicides

    by Daniella Rivera on Aug 30, 23:20

    In an unusual alert to the public Tuesday, the Anchorage Police Department warned people to be careful while out late at night and early in the morning, noting five recent violent deaths happened during those times. Anchorage has seen 25 homicides so far this year — not including two officer-involved shootings — the same number […]

  • Crime

    Grieving family wants stolen ashes returned, ‘no questions asked’

    by Eric Ruble on Aug 30, 21:57

    Connie Jacobs-Mehner lost her mother, Aurora “Rory” Landers, in June. It was a harrowing time for her family, who had just lost their stepfather, Tom Landers, in April. “Our parents were soul mates,” said Jacobs-Mehner, one of their daughters who now lives in Arizona. She said the month after her mother passed, the family’s grieving […]

  • Crime

    Victim’s attorney: ASD hid video showing second victim of sexual abuse by teacher’s aide

    by Liz Raines on Aug 30, 21:29

    The parents of a special needs child are suing the Anchorage School District (ASD) after they say a teacher’s aide sexually abused their son in 2014, and it took the district more than a month to investigate. Julianti Clarke, 62, was charged with harassment in May 2015 after video surveillance at Begich Middle School showed […]

  • Crime

    Homicide victim’s father: Brie De Husson will be ‘immensely missed’

    by Eric Ruble on Aug 30, 21:03

    While mystery surrounds what led to two people being killed in Valley of the Moon Park early Sunday, a clearer picture is emerging of one of the victims. Bryant De Husson, who was known by friends as Brie, was described as a fierce advocate for human rights. De Husson did not identify solely with either […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Municipality to make big parking changes along Delaney Park Strip

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 30, 19:05

    The Municipality of Anchorage is creating its first “bicycle boulevard” on a stretch of 10th Avenue along the Delaney Park Strip. Bicycle boulevards are streets with low motorized traffic volumes and speeds, designed to make bicycle travel a priority, according to the municipality’s non-motorized transportation coordinator Lori Schanche. “Tenth Avenue will be the street that […]

  • Harvesting Alaska

    Harvesting Alaska: So you want to be a judge of food entries at the fair?

    by Jessica Stugelmayer on Aug 30, 16:56

    High up on a plain white wall, the skinny hand of a clock ticked away the seconds, counting down the moments competitors had left to enter their creations. When the time came, the door was shut to the dark and stormy night outside and a small group of 12 judges were assigned to stations around […]

  • Fairbanks

    UPDATE: Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Fairbanks identified

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 30, 16:55

    Last updated at 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30 A man is dead following a police officer-involved shooting in Fairbanks Tuesday afternoon. In a statement, Fairbanks police spokeswoman Yumi McCulloch said police received a call at 1:40 p.m. stating an armed man had entered a room at the Alaska Motel, located on South Cushman Street. […]

  • Health

    How did Listeria get into recalled veggies?

    by Rachel Rettner / Livescience.com on Aug 30, 16:50

    About 30,000 cases of precut vegetables are being recalled in many Southeastern states because they could be contaminated with Listeria. But how, exactly, do these bacteria get into veggies? This week, the food manufacturer Country Fresh announced a recall of several of its vegetable products — including precut onions, mushrooms and peppers — after one of […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off sets a new state record

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 30, 15:54

    An  Anchorage man has taken top prize for his record-setting pumpkin at the State Fair in Palmer. Dale Marshall’s pumpkin tipped the scales at 1,469 pounds, beating the old state record by more than 180 pounds. Marshall said he’s been pursuing the record for the last five years and had a good feeling about today’s winning […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska Native elder and leader dies at age 77

    by Associated Press on Aug 30, 15:19

    ANCHORAGE — John Schaeffer Jr., an Inupiat Eskimo elder and tribal leader in northwest Alaska, has died. He was 77. Schaeffer was the first president and CEO of the NANA Regional Corp. NANA Chief Operating Officer Lori Henry says Schaeffer died Aug. 25 in Kotzebue, his hometown. He will be buried in Kotzebue on Wednesday […]

  • DayBreak

    Alaskans line up by the dozens for first taste of Krispy Kreme

    by Sierra Starks on Aug 30, 13:31

    Alaskans lined up by the dozens for their first taste of Krispy Kreme Tuesday. Doors opened at 5 a.m., but eager customers camped out overnight in anticipation of the “Hot Now” light to be turned on. “There were so many people here,” said Krispy Kreme Alaska franchise owner Jack Lewis of the crowd that gathered […]

  • Alaska Politics

    ‘I made a mistake’: Juneau lawmaker withdraws letters supporting convicted child abusers

    by Liz Raines on Aug 30, 12:53

    Juneau Rep. Cathy Munoz has withdrawn two letters she wrote in support of sentencing review for two convicted child abusers after receiving criticism from child advocacy groups, who said the move would discourage victims from coming forward. “The two letters I wrote in support of sentencing review unintentionally caused pain to victims of sexual abuse […]

  • US/World

    Obama cuts short the sentences of 111 federal inmates

    by Associated Press on Aug 30, 12:02

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has cut short the sentences of 111 federal inmates in another round of commutations for those convicted of nonviolent drug offenses. Obama has long called for phasing out strict sentences for drug offenses, arguing they lead to excessive punishment and incarceration rates unseen in other developed countries. White House […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska agency turns to crowdfunding for park project

    by Associated Press on Aug 30, 11:54

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – With Alaska’s fiscal crisis drying up funding for a number of state projects, officials hope a crowdfunding campaign will raise $50,000 toward shoring up a crumbling riverbank creeping toward century-old buildings at a state park. Alaska is among a growing list of governments and civic organizations across the country going that […]

  • US/World

    Politics, shootings undercut criminal justice overhaul

    by Associated Press on Aug 30, 10:19

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Hopes for overhauling the nation’s criminal justice system have faded in Congress this year, undercut by a rash of summer shootings involving police and the pressure of election-year politics. Republicans had joined forces with Democrats in hopes of revising the 1980s and ’90s-era federal “tough on crime” laws to reduce prison overcrowding […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    4.0-magnitude earthquake strikes east of Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 30, 4:49

    You might have felt a shake 4:27 a.m. Tuesday. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Earthquake Center reports the 4.0 quake hit 25 miles east of Anchorage, 10 miles north of Girdwood, in the Chugach Mountain Range.

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Bragaw Street crash sends multiple victims to the hospital

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 30, 0:46

    A late night crash on Bragaw Street resulted in at last six people needing transportation to local hospitals. Two vehicles collided on Bragaw Street near the Glenn Highway overpass and the crash was reported at 12:32 a.m., according to Anchorage police dispatchers. A police sergeant on scene told KTVA at least six people were transported […]

  • Crime

    3,400 and counting: Governor calls for inventory of untested rape kits in Alaska

    by Daniella Rivera on Aug 29, 23:15

    Gov. Bill Walker says the state’s number of untested rape kits is a problem, and he’s on a mission to figure out what to do about it. Last September, he asked every law enforcement agency across the state to report their inventory of untested sexual assault kits. All Alaska State Trooper posts reported their numbers […]

  • Sci/Tech

    New FAA commercial drone regulations go into effect

    by Associated Press on Aug 29, 22:06

    There will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules that opened the skies to them on Monday, according to a Federal Aviation Administration estimate. The rules governing the operation of small commercial drones were designed to protect safety without stifling innovation, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta […]

  • Alaska News

    Crystal Serenity cruises on amid environmental concerns

    by Lauren Frost / KNOM on Aug 29, 21:48

    The Crystal Serenity cruise ship is making a 32-day voyage from Anchorage to New York City. With around 1,000 passengers aboard, it is the largest vessel ever to travel the Northwest Passage. Meanwhile, the potential environmental impact of a journey of that scope has some worried. Austin Ahmasuk refers to the Crystal Serenity as “a floating city.” It […]