Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

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

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.
Photo: National Park Service

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.

Southeast captain admits to dumping 8 tons of waste overboard

According to the plea agreement filed in federal court Monday, Brannon Finney admits to violating the federal Clean Water Act. Finney, 32, has signed the plea agreement, which goes before a judge next month at her sentencing hearing.

Southcentral residents still have until April 30 to file taxes, due to earthquake

Thousands of Alaskans affected by the earthquake that struck Southcentral Alaska Nov. 30 are eligible for an automatic extension for filing their tax returns.

End of the tusk: 2 plead guilty to stealing, cutting priceless paleontological resource for profit

In Anchorage, the case of a 10,000-year-old stolen mammoth tusk is approaching its conclusion. But the tusk itself will not be coming home to the Campbell Creek Science Center.

Hatcher Pass heli-skiing proposal under review

Three Willow-based entrepreneurs want to operate a commercial snowcat-and-helicopter skiing operation in Hatcher Pass. They're applying for a permit from the state, which is up for public comment.

Alleged Alaska prison gang member arrested in Georgia

The last of six Alaska men indicted together in late March on federal murder and kidnapping charges - and allegedly connected to a white supremacist prison gang - has been arrested in Georgia.

2019 Iditapod epilogue

The 2019 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is over, and we left off in our last episode with a lot of loose ends. So here's to tying up loose ends, maybe a minor correction and hoisting the Red Lantern and other awards we failed to mention earlier! Also: We play "Can't Let It Go," because, frankly, we can't get over -- or done with -- the Iditapod. See you next year!

Feds charge white supremacist gang members in Alaska

Recruiting for the gang occurred in and outside of prison, and when incarcerated members were released they were required to remain loyal to the gang, according to federal officials.

Iditapod: A new trio of elite women mushers

It happened, because Paige Drobny made it happen: The top 10 of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race includes three women for the first time ever. Fans of Drobny, Aliy Zirkle and Jessie Royer are ecstatic, as are some Bethel residents who were cheering on 2019 Iditarod champion Pete Kaiser. We hear from them in this episode, plus a lightning round of questions and... a couple special guests!