Alaska News Nightly: May 1, 2013

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Keyes Investigation Highlights Lack Of National Missing Persons Database

The serial killer who committed suicide in an Anchorage jail late last year confessed to murdering at least eleven people across the country.

Group Seeks Funding For Mat Su Borough Sexual Assault Response Team

Matanuska Susitna Borough residents turned out at last (Tuesday) night’s  Borough Assembly special meeting  to speak up about what they want included in this year’s budget.

Kenai Man Describes Bear Attack

A weekend encounter with a brown bear on the Kasilof River left a Kenai man with just minor scrapes and bruises and his family unharmed.

Subsistence Fishermen On Kuskokwim Should Get More Kings This Summer

Last year, an unprecedented 12-day King salmon fishing closure on the Kuskokwim River devastated the subsistence harvest of the fish.

Boy Accidentally Shoots Sister In Mountain Village

A five-year-old girl was fatally shot yesterday in Mountain Village after her older brother was handling a .22 caliber rifle.

Fish Processor Ships Live Crab Out Of Dutch Harbor

It pays not to kill crab. Or at least that’s what Unalaska’s smallest fish processor is banking on for a new business venture.

Haines Breaks Ground On Veterans Home

Veteran’s services and especially long-term veteran’s housing options are scare in rural Alaska. But a private venture fueled by state funding is taking inspiration from two local veterans to make local veteran’s housing a reality for the Southeast communities of Haines and Klukwan.