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Vehicle strikes fuel pump at local gas station

PALMER — Fast-acting bystanders helped prevent a potential catastrophe after a vehicle struck a fuel pump at the Fred Meyer gas station in Palmer Tuesday afternoon.Just before 4 p.m., Frederick Anderson, 70, of Palmer, was traveling southbound on the Glenn Highway in a gold Chevrolet Equinox, accord

FRONTIERSMAN - 2018-09-19 05:34:00

Man tied to Kotzebue girl's disappearance quiet in first court appearance

The manaccused of lying to federal agentssurrounding the disappearance and death of a 10-year-old Kotzebue girl appeared in federal court on Tuesday.Law enforcement agents, some of whom helped with the search and investigation into Ashley Johnson-Barr's disappearance, filled the courtroom awaiting 4

KTVA - 2018-09-19 02:01:00

Multiple injuries after vehicle crashes into Valley-area Fred Meyer gas station

PALMER, Alaska (KTUU) —A crash at a local gas station in the Valley injured multiple people on Tuesday according to Palmer police.Chief of Police Lance Ketterling said preliminary reports showed a vehicle ran through a fence and into a gas pump at Fred Meyer in Palmer. Other vehicles were involved i

KTUU - 2018-09-18 17:40:00

Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near Alaska

A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported Gulf of Alaska (0 miles) on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/08/18 / 2018-08-21 03:47:24 / August 21, 2018 @ 3:47 am. Exact location of earthquake, -149.8024° West, 56.0757° North, depth 11.4 km. The 2.9-magnitude earthquak

EARTHQUAKENEWSTODAY.COM - 2018-09-19 00:00:00

Father of slain 10-year-old girl in Anchorage to accompany her body home to Kotzebue

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) -Scotty Barr is in Anchorage this week picking up the body of his 10-year-old daughter Ashley Johnson-Barr, who was found dead in Kotzebue last week after an extensive search.Barr says he's tired -- emotionally and physically exhausted. Barr says he expects to take Ashley's body hom

KTUU - 2018-09-18 13:01:00

Alaska Natives Press Lisa Murkowski To Reject Brett Kavanaugh

“The questions and colloquies that came out of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate Judiciary hearings last week have necessitated us taking a position,” the group said ina recent statement. “AFN joins our colleagues and friends across Indian country in strongly opposing Judge Kavanaugh for the Supreme Co

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2018-09-18 21:53:00

East climbs to No. 1 in Alaska Top 5 - High School Football America

East’s 33-15 victory over defending Division I champ Bartlett gives us a new No. 1 in the High School Football America Alaska Top 5. Bartlett drops to No. 2, followed by Soldotna at No. 3, Colony at No. 4 and Palmer breaking into the rankings at No. 5 after knocking-off former No. 5 West Valley.


Donations pour in for Kotzebue family

In a Facebook post, Lukin had put people in charge of collecting flowers, putting together pictures for a slideshow, writing and printing Ashley’s obituary and digger her burial plot.

KTVA - 2018-09-18 02:23:00

Alaska man tied to girl's death makes first court appearance

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man linked to the disappearance and death of a 10-year-old girl made his first appearance in federal court Tuesday.Peter Wilson, 41, of Kotzebue is charged with making false statements as authorities tried to find Ashley Johnson-Barr.A grand jury also could return

AP - 2018-09-19 01:14:17

Palmer woman dead after 'accident' involving gun and alcohol

PALMER — A Palmer woman is dead and a Palmer man is in custody after an alleged, “accident,” that involved a gun and alcohol.

FRONTIERSMAN - 2018-09-18 05:14:00

Suspect in Anchorage teen’s murder arrested in Israel

A man at large inthe Anchorage murder of an East High School studenthas been arrested in Israel, more than a year after the crime.The Jerusalem Postreported that Haitim Taha, 21, was taken into custody Sunday by Israeli police. Taha had originally entered the country on July 8, 2017 using a U.S. pas

KTVA - 2018-09-17 16:16:00

Charges: Man killed Palmer roommate during drunken gunplay

The man whokilled his roommate in Palmer early Saturdaytold police he had been drinking and hadn’t checked the chamber of the handgun he fired at her, according to charging documents in the case.Brian Takeo Burton, 22, was arrested on second-degree murder charges in the death of Crissilin C.O. Cruz.

KTVA - 2018-09-17 21:35:00

Alaska health officials now recommend much higher Vitamin D supplements - Arctic Today

The decline of traditional Alaska Native diets, which often included salmon, seal or whale, has contributed to a rise in Vitamin D deficiency. (Dan Young / National Park Service)

ARCTICTODAY.COM - 2018-09-18 15:41:57

Man charged in connection with Alaska girl's death

An Alaska man found with the cellphone of a missing 10-year-old girl was charged Monday in connection with her death after GPS coordinates of where the phone had traveled led authorities to the girl's body. Peter Wilson, 41, of Kotzebue, Alaska, was formally charged Monday with making false statemen

TOPIX - 2018-09-18 06:43:18

This Man's Giant Pumpkin Set A New Record At The Alaska State Fair

‘Tis the season for pumpkin everything. Pumpkin patches,pumpkin carving,pumpkin spicelattes — and naturally, pumpkin growing. To that end, Dale Marshall of Anchorage, Alaska has been hard at work raising healthy pumpkins this year, and it looks like it’s paid off.

SIMPLEMOST.COM - 2018-09-17 18:11:50

City investigation finds two caregivers hit, performed mock “surgeries” to punish kids at Anchorage childcare center

Two caregivers at one of the Anchorage's biggest childcare centers hit preschool-aged children and performed mock "surgeries" as a form of punishment, a recent investigation by citychild care licensing authoritiesfound.The owner of Crystal Child Development Center said she fired the two employees at


Six Best Cruise Ports in Alaska, and What to Do When You Get There

This is a destination that speaks to visitors through its history, wild natural beauty, fresh seafood and the native culture of the Tlingit and Haida people. Most major cruise lines sail voyages on a regular circuit in Southeastern Alaska, and you can expect to find a good range of thrilling experie

CRUISE-ADDICTS.COM - 2018-09-17 15:33:10

State Fair bidding war paying off for special needs high schooler

PALMER, Alaska (KTUU) -While the Alaska State Fair has wrapped for this year, the event is well-known for putting smiles on the faces of people of all ages.One high schooler, though, got the surprise of her life over the final weekend of the 2018 fair."She doesn't recognize any limits," said Melinda

KTUU - 2018-09-17 17:00:00

Man arrested after missing 10-year-old girl found dead in Alaska

A 10-year-old girl has been found dead Friday, authorities said, more than a week after she was reported missing in a remote Inupiat Eskimo town on Alaska’s northwestern coast.


Man charged with murder in Palmer woman’s shooting

A Palmer man faces murder charges in what was initially reported as the accidental shooting of a woman living with him early Saturday.According to Palmer police, officers responded to the shooting which claimed 23-year-old Crissilin C.O. Cruz’s life, on the 800 block of West Fern Avenue, just before