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Southbound Glenn Highway shut down at South Eagle River by 18-wheeler that hit overpass

The southbound Glenn Highway is closed at the South Eagle River exit by an 18-wheeler that hit the overpass, Anchorage police say. All southbound lanes are closed by the accident at that location, police said in an alert Wednesday afternoon. Drivers heading south on the Glenn to Anchorage should e

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 21:36:38

POLICE BEAT: Family fights and weekend DUIs

Officers responded to a residence on Ridd Circle on March 14 around 2:45 p.m. in regards to a physical altercation between mother and son. 29-year-old Joseph M. Kronbach of Eagle River was arrested and charged with Assault and Criminal Mischief. The arrest was as a result of Kronbach throwing his mo

ALASKA STAR - 2018-03-21 19:48:00

What do children look for in a Wasilla Alaska home?

We love it when the children are involved in the home buying process. They can truly give a different perspective on each home. Here are a few of our favorites: Picking out a room (they typically choose the owners suite or the biggest room much to the dismay of any siblings present). We have been wi

ACTIVERAIN - 2018-03-22 00:08:00

Glenn Highway southbound lanes closed indefinitely

WASILLA - Valley residents making their daily trip into Anchorage Thursday morning may need to factor more time into their commute. The southbound lanes of the Glenn Highway will be closed indefinitely, according to a broadcast alert issued by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facil

FRONTIERSMAN - 2018-03-22 06:56:00

Wasilla Fred Meyer store evacuated for fire investigation

WASILLA, Alaska (KTUU) - Multiple fire departments are responding to a possible electrical fire in the men's restroom at the Fred Meyer store in Wasilla. According to Ken Barkley, Fire Deputy Director for the Mat-Su Borough, the store had to be evacuated as light smoke filled the building. Barkley


Stolen Chugiak ballots draw attention to frequent mail thefts

The theft of around 50 Anchorage municipal election ballots from Chugiak mailboxes in a theft spree last week has triggered an ongoing investigation by federal postal inspectors and Anchorage police. After months of reports about Amazon packages, passports and birthday cash swiped from Chugiak mailb

ALASKA STAR - 2018-03-21 19:48:02

LNG on hold for another 15 months

The U.S. Federal Energy and Regulatory Commission has told Alaska's state gas corporation, Alaska Gasline Development Corp., it will have to wait another 15 months for an Environmental Impact Statement and federal approval for the $43 billion Alaska LNG Project. In a letter, FERC also told AGDC it s


Wasilla man arrested for impersonating AST twice in same day

WASILLA, Alaska (KTUU) - Alaska State Troopers say a Wasilla man has been arrested for multiple crimes, including impersonating an officer twice in the same day. According to Troopers, 47-year-old Ronald Edward Bean was taken into custody Friday following a stream of crimes beginning with an allege


Mayoral candidate speak at Chugiak Community Council

The Chugiak Community Council hosted a forum of Anchorage mayoral candidates on March 15. The candidates included Rebecca Logan, Tim Huitt, Paul Kendall, Matthew Mendonsa and Dustin Darden. Current Mayor Ethan Berkowitz cited previous commitments for not attending. The candidates answered questions

ALASKA STAR - 2018-03-21 19:48:49

How Girdwood twins built a life around skiing and beer

If the ideal life requires skiing and beer - and many would say that it obviously does - then Brett and Rory Marenco are heroes of that quest. The brothers honed their skills as brewers and backcountry powder hounds for years while saving money working during the off-season. Last year, they invest


APD arrests man after Turnagain break-in at ex's home

An early-morning home invasion Friday in the Turnagain area ended with a man's arrest, after police said he threatened his ex-girlfriend and entered her residence. Dateen Arkell, 34, is charged with burglary, fourth-degree assault and unlawful conduct, police said in a statement following the 5:30 a


False claim of ransomed man leads to Wasilla wreck, arrests

A dramatic Wasilla traffic stop and arrest caught on video Wednesday was the result of an inaccurate report that "a person was being held against their will at gunpoint in the Wasilla area," according to local police. According to the Wasilla Police Department's Facebook page, officers received the


Vehicle crash in Wasilla a result of unfounded kidnapping, ransom claim

WASILLA, Alaska (KTUU) - A strange case in Wasilla ended in an arrest, but not for the charges that police initially imagined, as it was initially called in as a kidnapping at gunpoint. An intersection in Wasilla was shut down on Wednesday for a false kidnapping claim. KTUU viewer photo. According


New forecast of Alaska oil revenue takes chunk out of state's deficit

A new forecast of state revenue says higher oil prices will help slice a big chunk from Alaska's budget gap, though it didn't seem to change lawmakers' disagreement about how to fix the deficit. The new forecast, released Friday by Gov. Bill Walker's administration, says the state will bring in $2


Two chased by Wasilla PD crash at Parks and Main

WASILLA - Two men were chased by the Wasilla Police Department and arrested Wednesday evening after they crashed in the middle of the Parks Highway and Main Street intersection in Wasilla. Videos were captured and posted to Facebook showing two men getting out of a stolen Dodge Avenger, surrounded b


Cordova Chronicles: Entrainment could prove to be hazardous

One of the news reports that came from the recently completed Olympics centered on the use of music to pump up athletes, especially snowboarders and freestyle skiers, prior to and during their events. In many cases, wires protruding from the tops of their jackets connected to ear buds under their he


Cordova receives first Tanner crab delivery in 30 years

Deckhands Robert Bernard and Danny Delozier moved energetically around the F/V Ace as it docked at Trident Seafoods. Delozier stood on top of 15 or so crab pots, holding on to a rope while waiting for the first bucket to drop on March 13 to fill with Tanner crabs, the first such delivery in Cordova


What started as a reported kidnapping in Wasilla turned into a very public crash

A case that started as a report of a man kidnapped and held for ransom quickly turned into a brief chase and crash at Wasilla's main intersection, Wasilla police say. The initial report came Wednesday from a woman who said a man was being held at gunpoint in exchange for drugs or money, according


POLICE BEAT: Man uses head to try to escape assault charge

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. Officers responded to a residence on Bear View P