Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
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Casey Grove is host of Alaska News Nightly and a general assignment reporter at Alaska Public Media. cgrove [at] alaskapublic (dot) org | 907.550.8446 | About Casey

Victim testifies she was ‘livid’ Anchorage dentist pulled her tooth while on hoverboard

State prosecutors say Seth Lookhart, 34, unnecessarily sedated patients so he could bill Medicaid for more money. They say Lookhart's billings amounted to nearly a third of all Medicaid billing for dental sedation in Alaska in 2016.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019

A Southeast Alaska teen becomes the state's first case of vaping-related illness. Plus: A new documentary tells the story of legendary Huslia sprint musher George Attla. And the Anchorage School District leads the way on Social-Emotional Learning.

Inside Anchorage’s big 2018 earthquake, a ‘Snickers bar’ of shifting layers

"Intra-slab" earthquakes, like the magnitude 7.1 quake that struck Anchorage in 2018, tend to leave fewer clues at the surface and therefore researchers have to use unique methods for figuring out how often they occur and how big they can be.

Rescuers recover bodies of 3 killed in medevac plane crash near Cooper Landing

Two of the victims were Medevac Alaska employees Robert Cartner and Maddox Burts, according to a social media post from the air ambulance service.

In second bid to unseat Alaska’s Young, challenger Galvin cites his ‘big money’ interests

Congressional hopeful Alyse Galvin donned her trademark yellow blazer and gathered together sign-waving supporters Thursday in Anchorage for the first press conference of her new campaign. She announced a plan that, as Galvin puts it, aims to "get big money out of politics."

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019

Members of Alaska's congressional delegation say following the impeachment inquiry of President Trump has not been a huge part of their work lately. Plus: A curious spike in stolen vehicles in Bethel, where, when the river isn't frozen, there are no roads out of town.

LISTEN: Toxic algae emerges as possible suspect in some Alaska animal die-offs

A possible emerging, contributing factor to animal die-offs on Alaska's coasts that researchers are looking at is toxic algae, blooming farther north.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Nov. 18, 2019

A Republican who owns his own hunting and fishing guiding business has been appointed to the Alaska Legislature. Plus: As a wolverine makes headlines for venturing into Anchorage, we head to the zoo to learn more about the animals.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Nov. 15, 2019

The family of a Homer woman who disappeared a month ago continues to search. Also: With SEA-TAC getting closer to capacity limits, a look at planning the next big Pacific Northwest airport.

Ask a Climatologist: Where’s winter?

With little snowfall, temperatures above normal and little to no sea ice formed on Alaska's northern coasts, University of Alaska Fairbanks climatologist Brian Brettschneider says we might as well put the word "winter" in quotes this year.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019

A judge in Anchorage has set arguments for January in a case challenging the state's rejection of an effort to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy. Plus: A new government report is flagging more problems with the new generation of fighter jets scheduled to come to Alaska in the next few years.

Alaska governor’s recall effort on hold as judge sides with state on timeline

Superior Court proceedings over the state’s denial of an application to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy will follow a timeline proposed by state attorneys and not the recall’s supporters, who had proposed an expedited schedule.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019

At a U.S. House hearing today, people for and against the Roadless Rule in the Tongass National Forest said removing the restrictions won't make much difference for the logging industry. Plus: Unalaska’s regular flights are set to resume tomorrow, nearly a month after Ravn Air Group shut down service in the wake of a fatal plane crash.
Juneau Police closed Kennedy Street between 5th and 4th Streets as they investigated the death of Juneau Mayor Greg Fisk on the evening of Monday November 30th. (Photo by: Mikko Wilson / KTOO)

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019

New data from the FBI show that reports of crime nationally are generally on the decline, but by most measures Alaska is bucking that trend. Plus: A popular new podcast called "Midnight Son" tells the story of a well known Alaska Native actor whose career was cut short when he was convicted of attempted murder.

LISTEN: Best-selling audiobook ‘Midnight Son’ blends Alaska true crime, lore

A new podcast called “Midnight Son" tells the story of Teddy Kyle Smith, a well-known Alaska Native actor convicted of attempted murder.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Nov. 11, 2019

Efforts to ease conflicts over Southeast Alaska's growing sea otter population are underway. Plus: Alaskans celebrate Veterans day around the state.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Nov. 8, 2019

An ad campaign targets Senator Murkowski to persuade her to vote no on one of President Trump's judicial nominees. Also: Fort Wainwright works to address the high number of soldier suicides.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019

Fishermen are expressing alarm that the Coast Guard hasn't been able to restore a VHF signal across much of coastal Alaska. Plus: As part of a new federal rule, Fort Wainwright officials are evicting the union that represents federal employees from the on-base office it's held since the 1970s.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019

The legal peculiarities of Alaska law on recall elections, as the effort to unseat the governor lands in court. Also: Fairbanks militia leader Schaeffer Cox has been re-sentenced after a successful appeal.

Alaska militia leader Schaeffer Cox’s murder conspiracy sentence cut by 10 years

A judge has reduced Fairbanks militia leader Schaeffer Cox’s sentence after part of his conviction in a murder conspiracy was thrown out on appeal.