Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage
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Alaska State Troopers will be increasing work to reduce property crimes in the Matanuska Valley soon. Trooper Captain Hans Brinke, says the new Crime Suppression Unit will the area from Palmer to Valdez. The new unit starts on January 1, and will include one sergeant and three troopers.
The state Department of Transportation is considering a highway project that would route the Parks Highway around Wasilla, instead of through it. The small Matanuska – Susitna Borough community has long been at the center of Parks Highway congestion, since vehicles have to pass through traffic signals at local intersections while traveling through the city.
An Alaska prison inmate is in an Anchorage hospital tonight, according to Alaska State Troopers following an assault by a fellow inmate. The alleged assault happened on Friday evening. A corrections officer at Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward called it in.
Molly, bath salts, ecstasy. The names all mean the designer drug, methylone, and Thursday, methylone dealer Robin Gattis, son of state legislator Lynne Gattis, was handed down a sixteen year sentence in federal court in Anchorage in what is apparently the first case in the country involving a death from the drug.
Molly, bath salts – the names refer to the designer drug, methylone. Thursday, methylone dealer Robin Gattis was handed down a 16 year sentence in federal court in Anchorage in what is apparently the first case in the country involving a death from the drug.
In less than three weeks, the Winter Solstice will mark a gradual lengthening in the daylight hours in Alaska. And, with more light, come thoughts of next spring’s garden. Anchorage Daily News gardening columnist Jeff Lowenfels is the author of two books on the soil and food web: Teeming With Microbes and Teeming With Nutrients. Lowenfels says even though it’s frigid outside, it’s a good time to be thinking about gardening.
A consultant says that the Bragaw Street extension into Anchorage’s UMed district could cost more than originally planned.
State lawmakers and the Alaska Independent Power Producers Association plan to host a “Competitive Energy Roundtable” in Anchorage next week. Senator Lesil McGuire will be hosting the discussion on Nov. 12.
Conoco Phillips has released its third quarter Alaska earnings. According to a release Thursday, the oil company earned adjusted earnings of $494 million in the third quarter of 2013.
The Federal Communications Commission has approved GCI’s purchase of Anchorage television station KTVA.
Back in the 1950s, Alaska’s bid for statehood was spurred in part by a fight over fish traps. The behemoth contraptions were placed at the mouths of salmon streams from Ketchikan to Dillingham, resulting in waste of the resource while drastically diminishing the salmon runs.
Shishmaref’s alcohol ban stands. Voters on Tuesday defeated a move to end the community’s three decade alcohol ban.
Earlier this week, a state Superior Court judge ruled that the state was in error when it failed to process the Chuitna Citizens Coalition application for water rights to a tributary of the Chuitna River.
Federal employees have been given the go-ahead to get back to work today. President Obama signed bipartisan legislation Thursday morning that funds the U.S. government through Jan. 15 and raised the nations debt ceiling, allowing the government to borrow money through Feb. 7.
GCI’s carriage agreement with KTUU expired Tuesday, but GCI announced Wednesday that the two parties have come to an interim arrangement to keep KTUU carriage in nine rural communities until Nov. 8.
Anchorage police have located the mother of a newborn baby that was found dead in a park Tuesday. The police are not releasing any more details on the woman.