Alaska News Nightly: October 3, 2012

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Group Files Petition To Prohibit Wolf Trapping, Hunting Along Denali Park’s Eastern Border

Emily Schwing, KUAC – Fairbanks

A group of wildlife conservation organizations filed a petition for reconsideration Wednesday with the Alaska Board of Game that requests the adoption of an emergency regulation to prohibit trapping and hunting of wolves along the eastern border of Denali National Park and Preserve.

Alaskans Vote In Local Elections Across State

Matt Miller, KTOO – Juneau, Ariel Van Cleave, KSTK – Wrangell, Ed Ronco, KCAW – Sitka & Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage

Alaskans decided on mayors, assembly members and school board candidates in local elections across the state yesterday.

State Receives LNG Pipeline Proposal

Peter Granitz, APRN – Washington DC

The state of Alaska will announce soon that it has received a proposal for a would-be liquid natural gas pipeline from the North Slope. It’s likely to offer more details, but it will be far from definitive.

Police ID Woman Found In Church Parking Lot

The Associated Press

Anchorage police have released the identity of the woman whose body was found in a church parking lot.

Police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker says in a release that the homicide victim was Marya Abramcyzyk. The 44-year-old woman was from Anchorage.

Her body was found Tuesday morning in the parking lot of the Anchorage Unitarian Universalist Fellowship church on Turnagain Avenue in West Anchorage.

Police are calling her death a homicide, but haven’t released details of how she died.

Bethel Police Shoot, Kill Man

Angela Denning-Barnes, KYUK – Bethel

A Bethel man died Tuesday night after police officers shot him. The Bethel Police Department has not released the name of the person, saying they still need to confirm his identity and contact his next of kin.

Talkeetna Cleaning Up Flood Damage

Lorien Nettleton, KTNA – Talkeetna

The clean-up process in Talkeetna where September’s heavy rain flood waters threatened 100 or so homes is a slow process. For the people who have seen the worst damage, the recovery process is even slower.

Court Rules In Favor Of Washington Company For Brooks Range Gold Claims

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Washington based company in a long running legal dispute over Brooks Range area gold mining claims.

Bethel Road Reopening Delayed At Least One Year

Angela Denning-Barnes, KYUK – Bethel

It’s been four years since the road that created a loop around Bethel has been closed. It has forced traffic to maneuver through town via a horse shoe shaped road system. The town’s 6,000 residents will have to wait at least another year before it can re-open.

Anchorage Opera Putting On ‘Mrs. President’ Show

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage

Alaska audiences don’t usually get to see the world premiere of a major art performance. But this weekend that will change, when the Anchorage Opera stages “Mrs. President.” The opera tells the remarkable-but true- story of Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for President of the United States in 1872.

Mrs. President will be performed at the Discovery Theater Friday Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7 at 4 p.m.