Crime analysts report the number of confirmed shootings more than doubled compared to last year, with much of the violence attributed to the illegal drug trade at a press conference held by the department.
More than 1,000 Anchorage residents experience homelessness every year. Though Anchorage has dozens of agencies to help people, reaching them all is difficult. In comes Project Homeless Connect.
Successful applicant will fill Colver’s seat until October, 2015
The draw-down is part of a national reduction in the size of the armed forces, eliminating 120,000 positions from active duty. A maximum of 11,100 troops could be removed from Alaska.
The incident comes within a day of police taking a 14-year-old into custody in connection with the shooting death at a Midtown parking-lot.
Early Tuesday morning Anchorage police responded to a fatal shooting at an apartment complex at East 41st Court. Two people were shot, a man and a woman. The man was dead on the scene. No arrests yet.
Anchorage sixth graders are not moving schools. The Anchorage School Board voted on Monday to keep the school structure the same.
Suspect in custody has been referred to the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Republican Senator Lesil McGuire of Anchorage has introduced the first large-scale bill regulating marijuana like alcohol in Alaska. The measure includes fine points that lawmakers, police, and the public need to adapt November’s Ballot Measure 2 into a legal framework.
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough passed a resolution this week establishing a Borough Marijuana Advisory Committee.
A contentious shooting range issue dominated Tuesday night’s Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly meeting, and the debate over the range’s location affects a Valley youth program.
Alaska has a tightening community made up of people living alternative lifestyles that range from discomfort with mainstream society to unconventional sex practices. But they have struggled to find spaces in which to gather. Now, after a lengthy tenant dispute and thousands of dollars worth of property damage, the Alaska Center for Alternative Lifestyles is ready to open it’s doors.
Four cases ended Friday with convictions for three men, part of the state’s efforts to go after more offenders for a wider range of abuses.
Colder overnight temperatures lead owners to idle vehicles for longer, raising the risk of theft.
A massive building fire in Wasilla is under control