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Canoe capsize leaves Wasilla teen dead

A young Wasilla man was found dead early Friday after a canoe capsized on Finger Lake, Alaska State Troopers said.Bryce Adams, 19, was found on the Palmer-area lake just after 6:15 a.m. after about four hours of searching, troopers said in an online dispatch. Word of the capsize initially reached tr

KTVA - 2018-05-25 13:02:00

Officer’s off-duty observation leads to assault arrest

On May 14 at around 5 p.m., an off-duty police officer reportedly saw a driver and passenger in a moving vehicle engaged in a fight. Police said the officer contacted police dispatch, who sent another officer to the scene. The second officer said a female passenger had fresh injuries to her face, an

ALASKA STAR - 2018-05-26 19:03:03

Arrested on gun charge last week, an Eagle River man allegedly crashed a stolen truck Saturday morning

The vehicle’s owner, Jean Orengade-Gaffory, sustained minor injuries and was released from the emergency room Saturday morning, according to his uncle, Anchorage attorney Patrick Bergt. Orengade-Gaffory posted a photo to Facebook on Saturday showing skid marks and a stand of broken trees at the inte

ALASKA STAR - 2018-05-27 01:54:11

Accused of attempted sex abuse of teen, former Alaska state trooper now faces child pornography charges

Vance Peronto, who worked as an Alaska state trooper for 16 years, was arraigned on April 30 at the Anchorage jail. (Marc Lester / ADN)

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-05-25 21:36:35

Suspect accused of stealing pickup and striking victim with his own truck in Eagle River

A 20-year-old Eagle River man arrested one week ago for being a felon in possession of a handgun allegedly stole a pickup and struck the vehicle's owner Saturday morning in Eagle River.Brock Werder was arraigned in Anchorage on Saturday on charges of vehicle theft and violating conditions of release

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-05-27 01:53:49

Stolen antifreeze, alcohol and fake fingernails: Fred Meyer shoplifting sting nabs 25 suspects

Some shoplifters stole alcohol or food. One man took fake fingernails. And one woman didn't steal anything, but police recognized that she was wanted on arrest warrants.Twenty-five people were arrested Thursday at the city's Midtown Fred Meyer on Northern Lights Boulevard as part of a "Retail Detail

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-05-25 23:56:34

Big Lake jet-ski crash leaves 1 man injured

A collision Saturday afternoon on Big Lake involving two jet-skis seriously injured one of the two riders involved, according to Mat-Su Borough medics.Ken Barkley, deputy chief of the borough’s emergency services, said crews responded at about 4:15 p.m. to the recreation area on the lake’s northern

KTVA - 2018-05-26 23:34:00

Wasilla teenager dies when canoe capsizes in Palmer lake

PALMER, Alaska (AP) — A Wasilla teenager died after his canoe flipped in a lake outside Palmer.Alaska State Troopers say the body of 19-year-old Bryce Adams was recovered shortly before 6:30 a.m. Friday.Troopers just before 2 a.m. took a call that a man was screaming for help on an island in Finger

LAREDO MORNING TIMES - 2018-05-25 20:44:23

Charges say Anchorage US Army officer lied about thefts to collect insurance money

A U.S. Army officer based in Anchorage faces federal charges alleging he made false insurance claims for more than four years, using the money to pay down personal debts and expenses like credit cards, multiple vehicles and mortgage loans.Christopher James DeMure, 40, was charged with one count each


Palmer follows Wasilla in enacting plastic bag ban

Palmer’s City Council has voted to phase out the commercial distribution of disposable plastic shopping bags by next year, following a similar vote earlier this year in neighboring Wasilla.According to City Clerk Norma Alley,the ordinancewas adopted without amendments by council members at a meeting


New shopping center coming to Wasilla

“I would say we are looking at probably two to three restaurants and a mix of small-box and junior-box retail. So, probably about 150,000-square feet of retail and restaurant space, a 25,000-square foot athletic club, and then about 40,000-square feet of professional office,” Johnson said.


Those who know something about Monday’s shootout that left a toddler wounded must come forward, Anchorage police plead

Those who know something about Monday's shootout in Fairview thatleft a 2-year-old girl woundedmust come forward, Anchorage police pleaded Wednesday. They can do so anonymously, police said.


Violence at Anchorage DMV when man demanded ID after closing time

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) -A disgruntled man turned violent at the Anchorage DMV building after arriving once the business had closed, and demanded his identification card anyway through the locked door.When employees would not let him inside, he smashed his way through a lobby window. Much of the event was


Mariners sweep past Colony, Wasilla

Ravin, who finished the regular season with a team-best .436 batting average, ripped a run-scoring hit in the bottom of the third of their showdown with Wasilla and powered the Mariners to a thrilling 1-0 victory in a key Southcentral Conference matchup. The win gave Homer a two-game sweep of Colony


13-foot sinkhole closes Benson in Spenard

Watch out, drivers! There's a sinkhole in Spenard that's prompted lane closures through Friday morning's commute.A sinkhole opened up Thursday evening on Benson between Lois and Minnesota in Anchorage's Spenard neighborhood.


Girl dies of injuries suffered when stray bullet enters home

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Pedestrian struck, killed by pickup on rural Wasilla road

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Police investigating armed burglary in Fairview

At 8:15 a.m., police released a statement saying the burglary happened at Quality Rides, an auto shop located at 550 East 13th Avenue.


Video Of A Huge Moose Terrorizing Bicyclists Is Going Viral

Imagine, you’re out for a nice morning bike ride when a behemoth of a moose comes charging at you from out of nowhere. How would you react?


2-year-old girl in stable condition after stray bullet hits her during Fairview shootout

Destinee Kangas was inside her Fairview apartment with her four children late Monday afternoon when she heard the pop-pop-pop-pop-pop-pop.It's not that uncommon to hear gunshots, she said, even six of them in a row."There is a lot of violence in this part of the area," she said Tuesday, standing out