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BREAKING: 'Suspicious package' prompts evacuation of Federal Building in downtown Anchorage

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) -Downtown workers were disrupted with a large law enforcement presence, and some had to leave their offices, due to reports of a suspicious package found at the Federal Building.

KTUU - 2018-11-15 09:51:00

Anchorage police identify man killed in hotel parking lot

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ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-11-14 16:51:04

Anchorage teachers, school district reach contract agreement | Newstalk 750 - 103.7 KFQD

Negotiations have taken months. After a stalemate, the two sides agreed to work with federal mediators.—Information from: KTUU-TV, http://www.ktuu.com

KFQD.COM - 2018-11-15 21:23:49

Threatening messages found in Service High School bathrooms

"This morning, graffiti was discovered in the Grant Frasier Memorial Auditorium boy's bathroom and in the Lower G boy's bathroom," SHS principal Frank Hauser wrote in an email sent to the families of students. "One message was similar to the messages discovered at Dimond High School. The other conta

KTVA - 2018-11-15 21:26:00

Anchorage man sentenced after drug-dealing sting

Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess sentenced Sergio Jauna Devoe on Wednesday. According to U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder's office, Devoe must serve 10 years in federal prison, followed by eight years of supervised release after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute control

KTVA - 2018-11-15 02:52:00

‘Defendants are slumlords.’ Tenants sue Anchorage hotel over rodents, roaches, bed bugs

Portia Belshe sits on her bed at the Mush Inn Motel on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Belshe moved into the $800 per month room in May and has had problems with bedbugs and cockroaches ever since. (Loren Holmes / ADN)

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-11-15 04:06:22

Who will pay Anchorage's multi-million dollar bill following police lawsuit? Taxpayers.

Earlier this month, former Anchorage Police Department Lt. Anthony Henrywon his wrongful termination suit against the Municipality of Anchorage, with a federal jury awarding him nearly $2.3 million — money that will eventually be doled out by taxpayers.

KTVA - 2018-11-15 03:42:00

Study finds robust polar bear population in Chukchi Sea

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A population study of polar bears in the Chukchi (chuk-CHEE) Sea between Alaska and Russia finds that the population is thriving for now despite a loss of sea ice because of climate change.Lead author Eric Regehr (rehg-EER) of the University of Washington says the study esti

WPTA21.COM - 2018-11-15 23:16:46

Judge agrees to trial date in Anchorage transgender case

In an order filed Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason said she accepted a trial date starting April 8, 2020. That date was requested by the parties.

KTVA - 2018-11-15 00:47:00

POLICE BRIEFS: Middle school student punches teacher

On Nov. 8 at around 10 a.m., police were called to Gruening Middle School after a student allegedly punched a teacher multiple times. According to APD, the student was released to a parent and charges were forwarded to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

ALASKA STAR - 2018-11-14 18:29:59

Untapped Talent: Growing business ownership in Anchorage’s low-income neighborhoods

Working in Anchorage’s low-income neighborhoods, I have seen firsthand the toll the recession has taken on neighborhood businesses and the local economy. Commercial vacancies are up, unemployment is high, and small businesses are challenged across the city.

ALASKA JOURNAL OF COMMERCE - 2018-11-14 18:52:09

Victim sues Alaska man who received no jail time in assault

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Native woman has filed a lawsuit against the man convicted of assaulting her but who walked free following sentencing.The Anchorage Daily Newsreportsthe lawsuit filed Tuesday in Anchorage Superior Court against 34-year-old Justin Schneider seeks unspecified damages

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-11-15 05:10:56

Early morning robbery of Anchorage gas station prompts police response

Police responded, and set up a perimeter around the area to apprehend the suspected robber, according to an Anchorage Police Department dispatcher. The suspect eluded capture.


Report cites weak reporting on missing, killed Native women

Numerous police departments nationwide are not adequately identifying or reporting cases of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls as concerns mount over the level of violence they often face, according to a study released by a Native American nonprofit Wednesday.The report from the Seattle

KTVA - 2018-11-14 22:26:00

Mayor proposes alcohol tax for Anchorage homelessness and substance abuse treatment services

A local alcohol tax would generate a pool of money to pay for a range of public health and safety programs, including the clearing of illegal camps, housing, a substance abuse treatment center and an expanded Anchorage Safety Patrol,according to a memo to the Anchorage Assembly.


Tenants suing owners of Mush Inn for acting like 'slumlords'

The lawsuit claims the owners of the Mush Inn, located at 333 Concrete St., "abuse and prey on the most vulnerable members of the community" and continue to rent out units, even after receiving notices from the Municipality of Anchorage of "serious habitability problems."


Early fog Wednesday in Anchorage, but the sun will not be a stranger

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) -We will be partly cloudy to partly sunny Wednesday with some patchy freezing fog before noon, with a Dense Fog Advisory until 11 a.m. this morning as we warm up to near 34 degrees for a high.

KTUU - 2018-11-14 11:23:00

Murder third leading cause of death for Native women, new report shows

All of that, plus an enormous amount of additional numbers, were released by the Seattle based Urban Indian Health Institute and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska.

KTUU - 2018-11-14 12:59:00

Man accused in Anchorage hit-and-run told police he stopped to help victim

Charging documents filed Monday against 71-year-old Ruti Malietufa described a very different scene, with emergency responders arriving to find the woman dead in the road, debris strewn around her.


Fog diverts JBER F-22s to Kenai airport

(Credit: Kenai Fire Department / Facebook)Several Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson fighter jets have been diverted to an airport in Kenai due to bad weather in Anchorage.The Kenai Fire Department posted a video to Facebook Tuesday night showing the jets landing at the Kenai Municipal Airport.User:Cit

KTVA - 2018-11-14 07:03:00