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Third trash-eating bear killed in Eagle River
"These situations are, unfortunately, a routine part of what we do," wrote Marsh, who noted the department was also busy Wednesday dealingwith a double mauling near the end of Hiland Road.
Stolen batteries, clothes, cosmetics: 14 arrested in Anchorage Fred Meyer shoplifting sting
Another undercover shoplifting sting at an Anchorage Fred Meyer netted 14 arrests, a seized handgun and heroin, along with stolen food, clothing and other merchandise, police said Saturday.
Death in the mighty: Matanuska Two river rescues ended tragically this week
PALMER — For the second time in a week, Mat-Su Borough Water Rescue teams were unable to save the life of someone in the Matanuska River. After a mother and child fell in late Tuesday night before drowning, a parachuter fell to his death just after 5 p.m. on Friday.
'I'll never forget him': Alaskan husky rescues injured hiker crossing frigid Eagle River along Crow Pass Trail
A 7-year-old Alaskan husky named Nanook is being credited with helping rescue a cold, injured hiker Wednesday night in the Eagle River Valley. "He's Alaska's version of Lassie," said Lt. Eric Olsen with the Alaska State Troopers. According to Olsen, a trooper helicopter was launched shortly after
Anchorage police arrest dozens in ‘Operation Midnight Sun’
Police say the operation resulted in the seizure of nearly 20 guns, a little less than a pound of drugs and five stolen vehicles. It also led to a total of about 60 felony charges or arrests for outstanding warrants, including the arrest of one man on a murder charge.
The rewards, risks and dangers of living on the edge of the wilderness
Even with the mountains visible from our front doorsteps, it's all too easy to forget we live in some of the wildest country in North America.There's plenty of insulation that helps us forget how close it is: Ubiquitous fast food. Six-lane highways. On-demand television and high-speed internet. In a
Troopers seek stolen Chevy pickup that eluded both Seward and Anchorage police
Alaska State Troopers are asking the public's help in finding a Chevrolet pickup that eluded both Seward and Anchorage police on Saturday.At 7 a.m. Saturday, police in the Southcentral Alaska community of Seward tried to stop a Chevrolet pickup that was speeding near Seward Highway and Nash Road. Th
Born without a leg, nothing slows down this Chugiak teenager
Leighanna Kolp of Chugiak spent the first three years of her life in an orphanage in Taiwan. She was born without her right leg, she has cerebral palsy and two years ago she had reconstructive hip surgery.She's 14 years old, and what she said Saturday after she nearly stole the show at the Mayor's M
A brown bear killed a hiker in Eagle River. A man searching for him was mauled.
Mike Soltis, the Eagle River hiker missing since Monday night, was killed by a bear, said MJ Thim of the Anchorage Police Department. Soltis' body was found in the same area - near where Hiland Road ends - that a brown bear attacked a member of a search party Wednesday morning. "It appears the br
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)
Anchorage police, other agencies made dozens of arrests in joint operation this week
Anchorage Police Chief Justin Doll announces the results of Operation Midnight Sun, a multi-agency crime suppression effort, on Friday at the Anchorage Police Department headquarters. The effort, which began Monday, has so far resulted in 58 felony arrests. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
58 felony charges, 19 guns and 25 stolen cars recovered in Operation Midnight Sun
Anchorage (KTUU) —This week, more than 100 local, state and federal law enforcement officers joined forces in a multi-agency effort to suppress crime in Anchorage, part of an operation aptly named for the season.
Former corrections officer sentenced in child porn case
A former Alaska corrections officer was sentenced in a child pornography case Thursday in Palmer.Stewart Blakeslee, 35, was sentenced in Palmer Superior Court Wednesday on a consolidated count of possession of child pornography.
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
Report details moments prior to fatal plane crash
WASILLA — The National Transportation Safety Board report of a midair collision between the Cessna 175 piloted by Bruce Markwood and James Poelman, flying a Cessna 207 20 miles west of Anchorage near the mouth of the Big Susitna River, revealed that Markwood saw two shadows converging seconds before
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)
Man badly hurt after being thrown from stolen SUV
A man was severely injured outside Anchorage’s Dimond Center mall on Wednesday, after police say he jumped onto a stolen vehicle – then was thrown from it as its occupants drove away.Four people, all juveniles, were ultimately taken into custody after the encounter in which Rickie Schmoe was hurt, a
Fish and Game continues search for bear suspected in hiker’s death, attack on searcher
“Anytime there’s a clear public safety threat, we neutralize the threat by killing the bear,” he said.
Palmer man arrested for DUI after Thursday morning pursuit
Joshua Sanchez, 45, was apprehended after driving over a tire deflation device near Mile 1.5 of Palmer-Fishhook Road just before 2 a.m. Thursday, according to Alaska State Troopers. Sanchez, who has two prior felony DUI convictions and a felony refusal conviction since 2005 according to a trooper di
Nelson, Moos are Alaska’s Gatorade track athletes of the year
Chugiak's Emma Nelson and Galena's Jacob Moos have been named the Alaska Gatorade track & field athlete of the year.Nelson, a 5-foot-11 senior bound for Oregon State University, won the high jump, long jump and triple jump at last month's Division I state track and field championships in Palmer.She