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Hope Miller

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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Assembly members discuss millions of dollars worth of bond proposals

    by Hope Miller on Jan 23, 14:53

    Anchorage Assembly members gathered for a work session Friday to get specifics on bonds voters could see in the April election. The biggest item up for debate, up to about $17 million, would fund road and storm drainage improvements. In all, the proposals discussed Friday comprise up to $33.7 million and would go toward things […]

  • Crime

    One injured in Northeast Anchorage shooting

    by Hope Miller on Jan 22, 9:27

    A man was injured in an early morning home invasion shooting in Northeast Anchorage, police say. Around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, police were called to the 200 block of Zappa Place near Muldoon Road after three men wearing ski masks reportedly broke into a home and tried to rob one of the people inside. A 26-year-old […]

  • Crime

    Nunaka Valley Park shooting suspect charged with attempted murder

    by Hope Miller on Jan 22, 8:12

    Police have charged a man with attempted murder for allegedly shooting a man in the face at Nunaka Valley Park earlier this month. Puipuia Lipoi Alaelua, 31, of Anchorage was also charged with three counts of assault and weapons misconduct. He was arrested last week for an outstanding felony federal warrant for probation violations, according […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD: Female passenger dies after driver rams into tree

    by Hope Miller on Jan 21, 10:50

    An early morning crash is under investigation after a 30-year-old passenger was found dead and the driver fled the scene, police say. At about 2:22 a.m. Wednesday, a citizen notified the Anchorage Police Department that a silver Oldsmobile Bravada had struck a tree in the Riviera Terrace Trailer Court, located near the intersection of 34th Avenue and […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Family escapes fire in 2-story commercial building in Wasilla

    by Hope Miller on Jan 20, 8:20

    A family was able to escape a large fire in a two-story commercial building in downtown Wasilla Tuesday morning, authorities say. Crews from around the Mat-Su Borough responded to the fire on Wasilla-Fishhook Road near Nelson Avenue shortly before 5 a.m. The building contains Crescent Electric Supply Company, another shop and a nonprofit. There is also […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: Friends remember APU student who died while climbing Mount Yukla

    by Hope Miller on Jan 19, 8:00

    Last Updated Tuesday, Jan. 20 A celebration-of-life service is being planned at Alaska Pacific University after one of the school’s students died in a fall Sunday while climbing Mount Yukla in the Chugach Mountains. Dasan Marshall of Portland, Oregon, was reportedly climbing with a friend when he fell roughly 1,000 feet from Mount Yukla, located about […]

  • Alaska

    Missing Kwethluk man found dead

    by Hope Miller on Jan 16, 10:09

    A 67-year-old Kwethluk man who went missing earlier this month has been found dead, Alaska State Troopers say. Andrew Andrew was reported missing Jan. 9. Ground searchers discovered his body Thursday near the Kwethluk Airport, according to an AST dispatch posted Friday morning. No foul play is suspected. He was known to travel the area […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Commission report outlines ‘unfair’ property tax exemptions

    by Hope Miller on Jan 14, 16:56

    After months of number crunching and compiling data, a report was presented at City Hall Wednesday afternoon that recommends the Municipality of Anchorage revise what it considers unfair property tax exemptions in the wake of falling oil prices and the state’s uncertain financial future. The review, compiled by the Anchorage Budget Advisory Commission, could impact […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage man sentenced for drug trafficking, causing woman’s death

    by Hope Miller on Jan 12, 13:30

    A 51-year-old Anchorage man was sentenced to more than 21 years in federal prison Monday for his part in a drug trafficking conspiracy that resulted in a 33-year-old woman’s death. Dwight Williams had already pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute “significant quantities” of heroin and methamphetamine, according to a statement from the […]

  • Alaska

    Authorities search for missing Kwethluk man

    by Hope Miller on Jan 12, 9:31

    The search continues for a 67-year-old Kwethluk man last seen Friday, Alaska State Troopers say. Andrew Andrew was last seen wearing a red-and-black down jacket and gray pants, walking on the main road in front of the Kwethluk sports store at about 1:30 a.m. Friday. A relative reported him missing, said AST spokesperson Megan Peters. […]

  • Crime

    Togiak man arrested for assault, threatening to shoot VPO

    by Hope Miller on Jan 12, 8:31

    A 19-year-old Togiak man was taken into custody after he reportedly assaulted two men and threatened to shoot a village police officer, Alaska State Troopers say. On Sunday, the VPO responded to an assault report in Togiak, a southwest community of about 870. When the officer arrived on scene, she discovered Anthony Forbes had assaulted […]

  • Alaska

    Koyuk elder dies in house fire

    by Hope Miller on Dec 29, 12:48

    An elder died and her son suffered serious burns in a house fire in Koyuk Sunday afternoon. Ethel Adams, 82, perished in the fire sparked by a kerosene heater, according to Village Police Officer Joshua Dewey. Ethel was his great aunt. The portable heater caught on fire inside the house and Ethel’s son, 42-year-old Dale […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Code for Anchorage merges community and technology

    by Hope Miller on Dec 18, 12:28

    On a slushy December night in Anchorage, a group of tech-oriented types gathered at The Boardroom downtown, a meeting spot for independent professionals and small companies. Seated around a conference table, they munched on pizza and sipped from cans of beer as one by one, they rattled off a few facts about themselves and touched on […]

  • Alaska

    Native corporation will pay $2.5 million fine to settle fraud case

    by Hope Miller on Dec 16, 11:58

    Subsidiaries of Eyak Alaska Native Village Corp. will pay the federal government $2.5 million and give up rights to additional payments to resolve allegations that they submitted false claims to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the Anchorage-based Native corporation had agreed to settle the fraud case. From […]

  • Crime

    Power theft investigation leads to Wasilla pot bust

    by Hope Miller on Dec 12, 11:59

    Alaska State Troopers discovered more than 200 pot plants growing in a Wasilla home after a man was suspected of stealing power from Matanuska Electric Association, charges say. Kevin Mielke, 37, was in the midst of cooking crack cocaine when authorities arrived at the Yadon Drive home Thursday afternoon, according to a sworn affidavit signed […]

  • Crime

    Charging docs reveal jealousy as possible motive in fatal shooting of Barrow attorney

    by Hope Miller on Dec 10, 11:37

    Last Updated Dec. 21, 6 p.m. The Alaska Attorney General’s office has set up a fund for the daughters of assistant district attorney Brian Sullivan, who was shot and killed in Barrow on Dec. 8. His family has asked that, instead of gifts or flowers, the public donate to the memorial fund or to organizations […]

  • Alaska

    Troopers: Driver dies in 2-vehicle collision near Fairbanks

    by Hope Miller on Dec 08, 10:48

    A motorist reportedly driving 80 mph was killed in a two-vehicle collision near Fairbanks late Sunday evening, Alaska State Troopers say. Medics declared 52-year-old David Haase of North Pole dead at the scene, according to an online dispatch posted Monday morning. He was not wearing a seatbelt. Around 11 p.m., troopers in Fairbanks received a […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Decades in the making, scientists confirm identity of prehistoric reptile

    by Hope Miller on Nov 25, 15:57

    The first of its kind discovered in Alaska, researchers have finally identified a fossil of a reptile discovered 64 years ago on the North Slope that lived when dinosaurs roamed the earth. A 12-foot partial skeleton of an ichthyosaur — a prehistoric marine reptile that resembles modern dolphins and whales — was found in 1950 by geologists […]

  • Alaska

    Fairbanks teen killed in rollover crash

    by Hope Miller on Nov 20, 8:07

    A Fairbanks teen has died after she lost control of her car and crashed on a Fairbanks road Wednesday evening, Alaska State Troopers say. Rebekah Navrot, 16, was killed when her Chevrolet Cavalier went off the road and rolled near Steele Creek Road around 6:30 p.m., according to an AST dispatch. Road conditions were icy at the […]

  • Crime

    Captain charged with DUI after landing craft grounds near Kodiak

    by Hope Miller on Nov 18, 12:18

    The skipper of a 152-foot landing craft has been charged with driving under the influence after he allegedly grounded the vessel while “highly intoxicated,” police say. Sunday evening, the Kodiak Police Department received a call from a crewmember of the Polar Bear who said that Capt. Edward Dyer, 50, was intoxicated when he grounded the […]