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

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019

Questions about the governor's relationship with the Alaska Federation of Natives. Also: A proposal to fully exempt Tongass National Forest from the Roadless Rule draws criticism.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Oct. 14, 2019

Rumors of a school shooting prompt tough conversations in Bethel. Also: Getting to a new shelter in Juneau might get harder for those trying to come in out of the cold. And a polar bear at the Alaska Zoo passes away at 19.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Oct. 11, 2019

An Anchorage police officer is charged with assault after an encounter caught on video. Also: A pet dog is recovering after it was attacked by river otters. And how an insect outbreak is affecting trees, and people, in Southeast Alaska.

LISTEN: Who will answer Mat-Su police calls? A task force has a few ideas

A rise in crime and cuts to Alaska State Troopers have pushed the Matanuska-Susitna Borough to consider new ways to provide more law enforcement in the borough.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019

President Trump shares the mic with a Fairbanks pipe maker complaining of over-regulation. Also: The Matanuska-Susitna Borough looks at options for providing police service to residents.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019

Anchorage police say evidence against a man jailed in a murder includes photos and videos of the killing. Also: The state Supreme Court hears arguments in a lawsuit by Alaskan youth suing the state.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019

A national Republican group is targeting Sen. Murkowski with ads aimed at getting her to take a stronger stand on President Trump and Ukraine. Also: Black cod are booming in the Bering Sea and now a new fight is brewing over how the fish are being caught.

Wells convicted, again, of Kodiak Coast Guard double murder

James Michael Wells, 68, was accused of fatally shooting his fellow civilian antenna rigger, Richard Belisle, 51, and their supervisor, Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins, 41

Guilty: Third conspirator convicted in Grunwald murder

A jury has found a third man guilty in the 2016 murder of Palmer teenager David Grunwald today in Fairbanks, where the high-profile case had been moved to avoid a prejudiced jury.

Second trial over Kodiak Coast Guard double murder goes to jury

A jury is again deliberating the fate of a man charged in the 2012 murders of two coworkers at a Coast Guard communications station in Kodiak.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Oct. 7, 2019

The federal government expands Hilcorp's seismic permit to allow air gun blasts at night in Cook Inlet. Also: E-bikes are now allowed in Denali National Park.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Oct. 4, 2019

With help from his dad, a Haines man is recovering after a bear attacked him. Also: How Alaska's public broadcasters are faring after the governor zeroed out state funding.

Alaskan ‘Warrior’s Creed’ chronicles violence, rescues and how tattoos grounded him

Eagle River resident Roger Sparks served more than 25 years in the military as a Reconnaissance Marine and an Air Force pararescue jumper. Sparks is also a tattoo artist, among other things — and now he's written a memoir, too.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019

About 1,600 BP employees confront an uncertain future. Also: Soldiers from Alaska remain hospitalized after a training accident in Mississippi.

LISTEN: Does Alaska’s PFD contribute to lower income inequality? It’s complicated

The gap between how much money wealthy Americans have, compared to everyone else, is greater than it's been in a half-century. But Alaska is one of a handful of states where that gap is not such a chasm.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019

With help from an Anchorage conservative group, the city of Fairbanks' mayor appears headed for reelection. Also: A fight out in the Aleutian islands, over a lot of cod worth a lot of money.

LISTEN: Alaska PFD dollars lead to less childhood obesity

Alaskans wait in line to file their Permanent Fund dividend applications in downtown Anchorage in March 2016. (Photo: Rachel Waldholz, APRN) The Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend decreases the...

Child therapist, state nurse arrested for child porn; ex-juvenile detention boss guilty on similar charges

On Friday, 52-year-old Michael J. Cassista was indicted on 10 counts of possession of child pornography. In a separate case, 53-year-old Shannon Robert Bell was indicted on charges he possessed and distributed child pornography.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019

The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation gets into in-state investment. Also: The commission that accredits the University of Alaska voices concerns over restructuring.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Sept. 30, 2019

A faith-based women's shelter declares victory in its legal battle with the city of Anchorage. And Alaska Airlines is no longer the country's least-polluting domestic air carrier.