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Eagle River man arrested after stabbing self in the chest

According to police, Carl A. Akina, 46, stabbed himself in the chest and told his girlfriend he was going to cut his own throat and stab himself in the head. Officers said the woman told them she was fearful and didn’t know if Akina would hurt her as well.

ALASKA STAR - 2018-10-16 18:56:23

Bull moose are in rut across Southcentral Alaska. We witnessed a brutal fight in the middle of the city.

I don't remember if we heard it or saw it first, but the sound was pure agony, a tortured bellowing in a patch of woods in East Anchorage.

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-10-16 20:13:54

Girdwood Forest Fair refuses to settle lawsuit with man escorted for religious activity

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) -Whether or not to settle in the Grisham v Municipality of Anchorage lawsuit was one of the topics of discussion at the Girdwood Board of Supervisors regular meeting on Monday.The Girdwood Forest Fair says it wants to stay neutral during its festivities, by keeping divisive topics l

KTUU - 2018-10-16 06:30:00

Fighting for their lives, children battling cancer find a community in their corner

A few months ago, Kiyah started to feel a bit weak during martial arts class. The brown belt in both karate and aikido wasn’t able to jump as high and her stamina was lagging. Her mom, Wendy, said her daughter’s reaction was to work even harder.

ALASKA STAR - 2018-10-17 23:53:23

The celebrated leaping trout of Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska - Outdoornews

I’ve had bass grab my bobber and try to steal it. I’ve had pike grab walleyes I had on the stringer dangling from my canoe. Once I even had a huge sturgeon snap the hook from the line at boat side, but then swim into the net that had been set into the water to scoop it up. Talk about luck on that on

OUTDOORNEWS.COM - 2018-10-17 14:06:48

Report: Alaska violent crime rates significantly higher than national average

The presentation analyzed Alaska's violent crime rates between 2007 and 2017, showing the rates of murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault to be significantly higher in Alaska than the national average by 2017.

KTVA - 2018-10-17 04:57:00

Police arrest 2 hit-and-run drivers in separate incidents

At around 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 2, police received a report of a hit-and-run at the South Birchwood exit on the outbound Glenn Highway. According to police, the caller told police dispatchers they were following a black 2015 Volkswagen sedan that struck their 2007 GMC pickup and drove away. Police said


Parks board hopes to move forward with Peters Creek dog park by spring

The park is one of two possible dog parksunder consideration by the board.In contrast to a proposed park on Fire House Lane, the Peters Creek sitehas received little or no public opposition.Its primary impediment has been cost, which was estimated at about a half-million dollars by R&M Consultants.


Lions to host spaghetti feed Oct. 17

The Eagle River Lions Club will host its 3rd Annual Community Bazaar and Spaghetti Dinner Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lions Clubhouse (18344 Eagle River Road). Cost is $8 per plate and includes spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, drinks and dessert. There will also be craft items for sale


Indian Child Welfare Act Comes Under Fire

For the first time, a federal judge has struck down the 1978 Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) as unconstitutional – a decision of great consequence to Alaska. U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor, presiding over his courtroom representing the Northern District of Texas Fort Worth Division, issued a 47-p


I’m a former prosecutor. I still have questions about that controversial no-jail deal.

Schneider tackled a 25-year-old woman, tried to strangle her, said he was going to kill her. She lost consciousness believing that. When she came to, he'd ejaculated on her face and hair. He said he wasn't going to kill her, he had needed her to think that to sexually gratify himself. Then he drove


Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Anchorage in Alaska

A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66.1 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: at00pgmk40, ak20282901. Unique identifier: ak20282901.


Teams can’t ignore Colony and Eielson

As we blitzed through the end of the regular season and dove into the playoffs, much of the chatter surrounding Alaska prep football included a handful of teams. There were the usual suspects and a few a new ones. But there are two programs that deserve to be a bigger part of the conversation.Colony


Home field advantage reigns supreme in flag football playoffs

Anchorage, AlaskaThe Cook Inlet Conference flag football playoffs kicked off Tuesday, and all four home teams went home victorious.ScoresEagle River- 0 Dimond - 44Service – 0 East – 8Bartlett – 0 South- 33Chugiak – 7 West – 28Semifinals ScheduleEast vs. Dimond - 5:30 PM Dimond High School (10/11)Wes


Rockets acquire veteran D - WHL

Photo: Randy Feere / Medicine Hat TigersThe Kelowna Rockets have added a veteran defenceman.The Rockets Wednesday acquired 20-year-old Dalton Gally from the Medicine Hat Tigers in exchange for a 10th round pick in the 2020 WHL bantam draft.A native of Eagle River, AK, Gally, a left-shot defenceman,


Proposed Alaska rules tighten water-contamination cleanup

The regulations up for comment add three additional chemicals to the list of substances that require cleanup when concentrations in groundwater reach a concentration of 70 parts per trillion, which represents about 31/2 drops of liquid in an Olympic-sized swimming pool. The three new chemicals are p


The Midterms: Alaska and West Virginia

The big interest here is the gubernatorial race and the future of Alaska’s GOP representation in the Senate. The current Governor is Bill Walker, an independent. In 2014, the incumbent Republican Governor, Steve Parnell, ran for reelection. He was opposed by Byron Mallot on the Democratic side as


Farming works in Alaska, just not the way the government planned it

Saskia Esslinger realized she had miscalculated when spring came and she still had 25 pounds of kale preserved from the previous fall. It turned out living for a year only on Alaska food was much easier than she had expected."We worked ourselves up into a frenzy in harvest season, trying to put so m


Alaska Natives to Congress: Expand Violence Against Women Act

On his Facebook page, a father grieves the loss of his 10-year-old daughter, whom he had affectionately nicknamed “Dimples.” Her body was found last month in the remote tundra outside of Kotzebue, a northwest Alaska town that has been home to the Inupiat people for centuries. A 41-year-old man from


Oil tops $80, boosting industry jobs – and hopes for the broader Alaska economy

Oil prices have hit four-year highs, lifting activity at some Alaska companies linked to the petroleum industry and boosting hopes for a broader economic turnaround, though economists say job losses statewide could continue for months.Outfitter chain Big Ray's says it's selling more insulated clothi