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I’m an Anchorage federal employee. This shutdown is a disaster for Alaskans like me.

Remember that movie “The Perfect Storm”? All these huge forces — weather fronts, a hurricane, gigantic waves — come together at the same time to threaten one little fishing boat. No matter what the captain does, eventually it capsizes and goes under.


Abandoned cars litter Anchorage streets. Authorities want to change the law and tow more of them.

Anchorage officials want to step up efforts to clear streets of what police say are hundreds of junk or abandoned vehicles blocking snowplows, draining police resources and irritating neighbors.


PFD recipients and economists analyze Gov. Dunleavy's payback proposal

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Some Anchorage residents expressed mixed emotions over the Governor's first step towards fulfilling his campaign promise of restoring a full Permanent Fund Dividend.


Women's Shelter In Alaska Is Suing To Turn Away Homeless Trans Women In Freezing Weather

Virulently anti-LGBTQ legal group, Alliance Defending Freedom, is representing a ‘Christian’ women’s shelter that is suing to deny transgender women shelter from the freezing winter cold.


‘Vagrants’ were inside shuttered Sea Galley restaurant before fire, official says

Investigators searching through the remains of the burned-out Sea Galley restaurant have determined the building was broken into shortly before it burned down on Jan. 3. “We have found evidence that there was a break-in before the fire, and we have found evidence that vagrants were inside the buildi


Anchorage offers free bus rides for federal workers

Anchorage’s People Mover system is offering free bus rides for federal government workers during the ongoing government shutdown. Officials announced the offer Thursday, the 27th day of the federal government’s partial shutdown. About 800,000 federal workers across the country missed a paycheck last


4 vehicles crash at C and Fireweed

Several vehicles collided in a busy Midtown intersection at midday Thursday, according to Anchorage police, slowing traffic but not causing any major injuries. APD spokeswoman Renee Oistad said the four-vehicle wreck, at C Street and Fireweed Lane, was reported at about 11:45 a.m.


Will the partial government shutdown affect your tax returns?

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - As the partial government shutdown enters its 27th day, many people are wondering if it might affect their tax returns. The IRS says no. Despite the shutdown, the IRS confirmed it will start processing tax returns beginning January 28, and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled


Pressing Events for the weekend of Jan. 17

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Anchorage jury finds man guilty of sexual abuse of a minor

An Anchorage jury found a 51-year-old man guilty of sexually abusing a 4-year-old in the early 2000s on Tuesday. Robert Gallamore was tried before Superior Court Judge Michael Spaan. After deliberation, the jury found him guilty of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor.


Suspect who allegedly shot at officers was previously arrested as a fugitive from Texas

Anchorage police are searching for a man considered armed and dangerous, and it's not the first time he's been a fugitive from justice. Patrick Tillmon Jr., 27, is accused of firing shots in Fairview Tuesday evening, then shooting at officers when they arrived to investigate. The threat to officer s


Walmart shoplifting investigation results in warrant, heroin charges

Items in the Police Briefs are taken from the Anchorage Police Department’s online crime mapping system. Details about individual events are provided by the department’s public information office. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.


Why Alaska has more at stake in the government shutdown than any other state

Alaska is in the fourth year of a statewide recession. It has the nation’s highest unemployment rate and, since 2015, the fastest rate of job losses. And its weak economy is particularly vulnerable to a prolonged government shutdown - the federal impasse has sidelined more federal workers per capita


Filing for office in regular municipal election begins Friday

Candidates can file to run in the April 2 municipal election starting at 8 a.m. Friday, according to local officials. Municipal Clerk Barbara Jones' office said in a statement that candidate filing forms are available on the municipality's website as well as at Jones' office at City Hall, 632 West S


'I'm tired of gong to funerals' -- Anchorage District Attorney teaches others how to spot strangulation

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - This week a group of law enforcement, victim advocates as well as prosecutors are getting training on how to spot strangulation. The new Anchorage District Attorney, John Novak, says that men who choke or strangle their partners are eight times more likely to kill them later on.


Woodwarth Circle Victim Identifies Suspect in “Show Up” for Vehicle Tampering

Anchorage police went to a Woodwarth Circle address earlier this week after being alerted that a homeowner there caught a suspect inside of his red Toyota pickup that night. The victim also told officers that he had followed that man as he fled the scene to the Hillcrest area before losing sight of


Man fires gun as he's approached by Anchorage police

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police say a man fired a gun as he was pursued by officers. The man could not be found after an extensive late-night search. Anchorage television station KTVA reports police on Tuesday night received a report of shots fired in the 1100 block of Gambell Street.


APD: SWAT searches for gunman near downtown Anchorage

Authorities warned of a large police presence on Gambell Street near 11th Avenue early Wednesday as a SWAT unit searched for a gunman. Officers responding around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday to a report of shots fired in the area talked to witnesses and then saw the suspect on foot.


Scammer posing as Alaska State Trooper targets Anchorage couple

Investigators say a man pretending to be an Alaska State Trooper called an Anchorage couple, threatening jail time and demanding money. Saturday evening David McFadden and Susan Luce came home to a voicemail from someone claiming to be a lieutenant with the Alaska State Troopers Office asking for Su


Felon Gathers Multiple Charges Following Anchorage DUI Stop

An early morning observation by APD’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Unit at 3:22 am on Saturday resulted in multiple charges against the 62-year-old driver, it was reported on Nixle.