Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

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Casey Grove is a general assignment reporter at Alaska Public Media covering the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, among other things.. cgrove [at] alaskapublic (dot) org | 907.550.8446 | About Casey

Pogo Mine settles in sex discrimination lawsuit

A former underground miner at Pogo Mine in Interior Alaska has won a settlement in a lawsuit against Pogo's owners after the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission found she was discriminated against because she is a woman.

Prosecutors: Indiana man offered millions for Anchorage teen’s murder

An Indiana man is now charged with murder in the death of Anchorage resident Cynthia Hoffman in early June. Prosecutors say he allegedly tricked a group of teenagers into murdering Hoffman by...

Mat-Su Borough to leave Alaska Municipal League

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough is planning to leave the Alaska Municipal League at the end of June. That's after Assembly members voted to zero-out funding for membership in the organization earlier this month.

Swan Lake Fire growth prompts switch from monitoring to firefighting

A wildfire near Sterling on the Kenai Peninsula grew to about 8,400 acres as of Friday, according to the Division of Forestry.

Corrections commissioner cancels prison’s Father’s Day event

Alaska's Corrections commissioner has canceled an upcoming Father's Day event at Goose Creek Correctional Center near Wasilla a couple days before it was set to take place, due to concerns about contraband and safety, the department says.
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Federal child pornography charges against Indiana man related to shooting of Anchorage teenager

Police say an Indiana man arrested on federal child pornography charges is connected to the shooting death of an Anchorage teenager earlier this month.

Four more charged in Anchorage teen’s murder

Anchorage police have now charged a total of five young people in the shooting death of 19-year-old Cynthia Hoffman.

‘Sketches of Schizophrenia’ captures Anchorage family’s struggle

Author Marin Sardy grew up in Anchorage, fishing, hiking and camping with her family -- all experiences Sardy remembers fondly. But she also saw her brother, who suffered from schizophrenia, go from a hearty, adventurous Alaska man, to living homeless in Anchorage.

ADN report: 1 in 3 Alaska villages lacks law enforcement

The Daily News on Sunday launched a project in partnership with ProPublica - the independent journalism nonprofit funding some of the work - called "Lawless," which they describe as the most comprehensive look ever at law enforcement in rural Alaska.
Spring Creek Correctional Center. (Department of Corrections photo)

Spring Creek continues clean-up, investigation of May 7 riot

Staff and inmates at Spring Creek Correctional Center - Alaska's maximum security prison, in Seward - continued to clean up this week after a riot there May 7th.

Anchorage musician Quinn Christopherson wins NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert contest

An Anchorage singer-songwriter is the winner of NPR's Tiny Desk Concert contest. Quinn Christopherson beat out 6,000 entries from around the world with a song called "Erase Me", recorded in front of the huge, famous Sydney Laurence painting at the Anchorage Museum.
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Rangers rescue Denali climber hurt in snowboarding fall

The National Park Service rescued a climber Sunday on Denali who had been injured in a fall days earlier while snowboarding down the mountain, the tallest in North America.

Annual volunteer effort to clean up Anchorage waterways commences

Anchorage's citywide creek cleanup started Thursday as volunteers began picking up what - each year - amounts to hundreds of pounds of often muddy and wet trash from waterways.

Search renewed for Iliamna Lake’s ‘monster’ with DNA testing and underwater video

If there really is a lake monster in Alaska's largest lake, a group of researchers using cutting edge technology this summer might have the best chance yet of finding it.

Anchorage utility racing to fix sewer line unmoored by quake

An Anchorage sewer line broke loose from the bottom of a city lake after the Magnitude 7.1 earthquake last year, and reinstalling it has not been easy.

Four months into 2019, Anchorage on pace to break homicide record

Through the first four months of 2019, Anchorage is now on pace to surpass the 35 homicides that occurred in 2017, the most ever in Alaska's largest city during a calendar year. That broke a record -- by one death -- set the year before.

In death, beached Turnagain humpback offers clues, research samples and food

A humpback whale that beached in Turnagain Arm south of Anchorage near Girdwood has died. Biologists say it is an uncommon location for a humpback and they are now studying its death.

City appeals $2M verdict for fired Anchorage police lieutenant

Former Anchorage Police Lt. Anthony Henry won the award after filing an employment lawsuit alleging he was treated unfairly and forced out of the police department.

Anchorage bust nets heroin, fentanyl totaling 10-plus pounds

Investigators say they seized more than 8 and a half pounds of heroin and more than 2 and a half pounds of fentanyl pills in the recent arrest of an Anchorage man on federal drug charges.

After 7 years jailed in Mexico, Anchorage bank vault manager admits he stole $4M cash

Federal prosecutors say a former Anchorage bank vault manager who walked away from work one day in 2011 with more than $4 million -- then took the cash to Mexico, where he has been jailed ever since -- is now set to be sentenced for the crime back in Alaska.