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Law enforcement unveils Operation Midnight Sun

APD Chief Justin Doll unveils Operation Midnight Sun, a sweep of violent criminals in Anchorage, on Friday, June 22, 2018. (Credit: John Thain/KTVA)

KTVA - 2018-06-22 19:24:00

From bad to worse: State announces more king salmon fishing shutdowns for Susitna Valley

State fish manager Sam Ivey, left, talks with 3 Rivers Fly & Tackle owner Mike Hudson at the Wasilla shop Thursday. Ivey is going fishing for pike amid new chinook salmon closures. (Zaz Hollander / ADN)

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-06-21 22:08:31

Sport fishing guides forced to roll with new king restrictions on Kenai River

Ben Collier grew up in Seward and has been fishing commercially and working as a sport guide for almost 40 years. With the latest restrictions on king salmon sportfishing on the Kenai River, Collier says he's been doing some "damage control" with some of his clients who booked tours with him in Febr

KTVA - 2018-06-22 03:39:00

AGDC selects shortest, least expensive Spur Highway option

Around 2015 the gasline project began considering 26 possible reroutes for the Spur Highway, whose existing path between roughly mile 19.5 and mile 21 passes through the approximately 900-acre footprint of the planned LNG plant, meant to liquify and export gas sent in an 800-mile pipeline from the N

KENAI PENINSULA CLARION - 2018-06-22 06:24:40

FBI seeks public’s help finding defense attorney accused of smuggling drugs into Anchorage jail

Additional charges were filed Thursday against defense attorney Kit Lee Karjala, 55, and her client, 34-year-old Brandon Miller, also known as "Mellow."In the original indictment last year, each faced only two charges related to the alleged drug conspiracy. Now, Karjala and Miller each face 15 and 1

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-06-22 02:30:42

Search for bear in mauling after hiker's death continues

Anchorage police and state officials discuss the Wednesday, June 20, 2018 search off Eagle River's Hiland Road for a brown bear that mauled a searcher for hiker Michael Soltis, who was found dead. (Credit: File/KTVA)

KTVA - 2018-06-21 18:52:00

Anchorage neurologist charged with possessing and distributing child pornography

An Anchorage neurologist faces child pornography charges, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.Russell Cherry, 51, was indicted in Anchorage on Wednesday on one count of distributing and one count of possessing child pornography. His first court hearing was Wednesday in Anchorage, the U.S. Attorney's

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-06-21 01:11:45

Missing Alaska Hiker Killed By Bear Which Also Attacked Search Crew Member

A hiker who went missing from the area of Hiland Road in Anchorage, Alaska, on Monday, was found dead in the forest in an apparent bear attack Wednesday.


'Aggressive' bear likely killed Alaskan hiker and mauled search party member, police say

The same brown bear may have killed a hiker outside Anchorage, Alaska and later mauled another person who was looking for the missing man, police said Wednesday. The body of hiker Michael Soltis was discovered Wednesday after a member of a search party suffered a leg injury when a brown bear attacke

USA TODAY - 2018-06-21 03:16:02

Short pursuit ends in vehicle theft arrest

Anchorage police say they've arrested a man who reportedly stole a vehicle from an east Anchorage home Wednesday night.William E. Rash, 36, was arrested on charges of vehicle theft in the first-degree and theft in the second-degree following a reported vehicle theft on the 1500-block of Norene Stree

KTVA - 2018-06-21 22:59:00

Here's what's happening in Anchorage for summer solstice

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KTVA - 2018-06-21 19:45:00

Anchorage police release name of victim in fatal hit-and-run | Newstalk 750 - 103.7 KFQD

The truck has four doors, full-length silver running boards, dark fender flares and a long bed.


Search continues for blue pickup in hit-and-run that killed 23-year-old woman

A 23-year-old Anchorage woman has been identified as the victim of a hit-and-run in Midtown Anchorage early Saturday, but investigators continue to search for the pickup truck and driver involved in the collision.Cassandra M. Tinker, 23, was killed at 34th Avenue and C Street, Anchorage police said


All king salmon fishing on the Kenai River closed starting Wednesday

The decision was made due to an extremely poor return of early run kings to the popular sportfishing river, which as of June 17 had just 2,182 of the prized fish swimming past the department's sonar counter near river mile 14. The optimal escapement goal for the early run of Kenai kings is 3,900 to


AP News - The Latest: Bear suspected in missing Alaska hiker's death

Anchorage police say the male victim had serious injuries to the leg in the Wednesday incident near Eagle River, an Anchorage suburb. The victim, whose identity was not released, was hospitalized. The brown bear was not immediately found.


Woman, child die after falling into Matanuska River

They were joined by the Palmer police and fire departments, LifeMed, Matanuska-Susitna Borough emergency medical responders, the Butte Fire Department, the Palmer Dive Team and volunteer search and rescue personnel.


Over pleas of victim’s family, man accused of fatal Mat-Su boat collision gets lower bail

One of the women on the tube, Alice Rademacher, remains critically injured and in a coma, relatives say. The other suffered a broken collarbone.

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-06-20 22:45:55

Anchorage police release name of victim in fatal hit-and-run

The truck has four doors, full-length silver running boards, dark fender flares and a long bed.


Kenai River closed for kings, anglers look to other species, rivers

As of Wednesday, the Kenai River downstream of Skilak Lake is completely closed to king salmon angling until June 30. After July 1, it is scheduled to open to fishing downstream of a marker that is about 300 yards downstream of Slikok Creek, subject to change by emergency order. That cuts off the fi


Bear suspected in missing Alaska hiker's death

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP)Alaska authorities say a missing man has been found dead near the site where a member of his search party was mauled by a brown bear near a suburb of Alaska's largest city.They believe the missing man, Michael Soltis, was killed by the same bear.Anchorage police say Soltis' bod