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Suicidal Woman Taken into Custody on Title 47 Hold after Allegedly Setting Fire to Home in Palmer

Alaska State Troopers report that they have taken a suicidal female, whose name they did not reveal, into custody after a structure fire in Palmer on Monday morning.

ALASKA-NATIVE-NEWS.COM - 2018-11-13 00:00:00

Two years since Grunwald's murder, jury selection for 2nd suspect stretches on

David's parents, Edie and Ben Grunwald, have been at every day of the selection process, taking notes on each potential juror.

KTVA - 2018-11-14 02:05:00

Father of murdered Palmer teen files civil suit against criminal defendants

The suit names Bradley Renfro and Austin Barrett, both facing murder trials next year, as well as Devin Peterson, already convicted of evidence tampering and serving a 6-year prison sentence.


Caught on Video: Dad makes icy trip to bring play kitchen to daughter

Anchorage (KTUU) —One Alaska dad showed his dedication to his daughter's happiness in less-than-ideal conditions recently. Kyle Leary of Palmer walked out to his truck Sunday to unload a miniature kitchen set for his daughter -- a task that most days of the year would be fairly routine. His -- adven

KTUU - 2018-11-13 20:09:00

Tuesday morning accident involves two vehicles, dog team

“Where the sun is hitting the road, the roads are fairly dry, but it was a shaded area. They were icy. That’s the worst type of driving conditions,” Barkley said.

FRONTIERSMAN - 2018-11-14 07:36:00

The ‘gravy lady’ needs a hand: Donation drive underway for Thankgiving meals in Southcentral Alaska

Along with donations of food, Bean's Cafe in Anchorage relies on help from about 100 volunteers every Thanksgiving, including Judy "the gravy lady," who's been a longtime holiday helper, said executive director Lisa Sauder.

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-11-12 17:21:44

Local officials, designers look at the future of the Veterans Wall of Honor

WASILLA — Crowds assembled at the new Veterans Wall of Honor in Wasilla were happy to hear about the future of the project, which will feature a pavilion. Those who attended braved the harsh early-winter weather in Wasilla of freezing rain and gusting winds. Two tarps were set up and tied down to st

FRONTIERSMAN - 2018-11-14 05:30:00

Knights, Warriors win on final day of Palmer hockey tourney

The Knights scored three unanswered goals during the win over the Mariners, and finished 3-0 in the tourney. Colony, one of three undefeated squads in the eight-team tournament, placed third in the tournament standings. Colony, Dimond and West all finished 3-0, and each squad allowed only four total


A big thank you from Big Cabbage Radio

Big Cabbage Radio celebrated with our annual Shred the Cabbage Fundraiser on Saturday November 10 at Klondike Mike’s. Weasel Gras Cajun Band from Anchorage kept us dancing and tapping our toes. A great time was had by all and we raised needed funds to keep the station strong and thriving.A special t

FRONTIERSMAN - 2018-11-14 09:25:00

Northern Mat-Su schools closed due to icy roads

Willow, Talkeetna and Trapper Creek elementary schools, as well as Su Valley Junior/Senior High School, were closed for the day according tothe district's website.

KTVA - 2018-11-13 14:50:00

In the Valley, a farm-to-trail link increases recreational opportunities

Framed by leggy cottonwoods and spruce trees, the fields of the Matanuska Experiment Farm and Extension Center are quiet now, in stark contrast to the summer's rush to mow grass hay and nurture plants that might benefit students of Alaska's agricultural products.

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-11-13 01:23:22

Man charged in fatal hit-and-run says victim claimed to be OK

"He said he saw a woman there and that she told him she was alright," charging documents read. "He double checked with her, and after she again said that she was fine, he drove to Brown Jug where his wife works."

KTVA - 2018-11-13 00:32:00

Man shot in Spenard hotel parking lot, police say attack appears drug related

The victim was taken to a local hospital with what appeared to be life-threatening injuries, police said. "The incident appears to be isolated and there is no threat to the public," the department wrote in astatement posted online.

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-11-13 02:38:13

Too warm for winter snow!

ANCHORAGE, AK.The chances of rain and snow in Anchorage to Palmer and Wasilla remains high through the overnight hours. Even with the mixed showers expected to pass by before the morning drive, it will have left enough of a coating to create slippery driving conditions. Take it slow and easy on road

KTUU - 2018-11-12 19:15:00

16 soldiers safe after 4-vehicle Parks Highway crash

Alaska State Troopers say nobody was hurt Saturday when four vehicles, including two vans carrying more than a dozen U.S. Army soldiers, were involved in a crash on the Parks Highway near Denali State Park.

KTVA - 2018-11-12 16:43:00

Anchorage police arrest suspect in fatal hit-and-run crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 71-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal hit-and-run of a woman pedestrian in east Anchorage.Anchorage police say Ruti Malietufa (ROO-tee mal-ee-eh-TOO-fah) was held Sunday on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident with failure to render aid, a felony.He remai

CCENTERDISPATCH.COM - 2018-11-12 17:08:37

Mat-Su Veterans Wall of Honor hosts first ceremony at new site

“Even though it’s cold out and miserable, all of our vets are right here,” said Hazel Schwulst.


Veterans Day celebrated at new Veterans Wall of Honor

WASILLA — On the centennial of the end of World War I, nearly 100 people braved the freezing rain, howling winds and freezing temperatures to honor our veterans Sunday morning at the new home of the Veterans Wall of Honor in Wasilla.


Dunleavy to be sworn in as governor in Northwest Alaska village of Noorvik

The village, on the Kobuk River and with a population of around 700, is home to Dunleavy's wife, Rose, and extended family. The swearing-in, on Dec. 3, will be followed by an inauguration ceremony in Wasilla on Dec. 4, Dunleavy's transition organization said in a statement.


Discussion of the community of Palmer

Once in a while, social media offers up some very thoughtful material, sourced from authentic folks, without any real agenda. That is the case with a very lengthy posting this week on Facebook’s Palmer Alaska Buzz. Here is a condensation of a conversation regarding Palmer, Alaska.