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

New trooper boss talks priorities on first day

The Alaska State Troopers have a new boss: Longtime trooper Hans Brinke is now Col. Brinke, the head of an organization he joined 26 years ago as a recruit. Listen now

Mayor’s veto cuts Mat-Su education budget

A bit of last-minute school funding did not survive the veto pen of Matanuska-Susitna Borough Mayor Vern Halter. Listen now

Anchorage sees 14 homicide victims so far this year, faster rate than during record year

Fourteen people have been the victims of homicide in Alaska's most-populous city so far in 2017. Listen now

Sockeye fire verdict: Not guilty

The trial of Greg Imig and Amy Dewitt, accused of the 2015 Willow area wildfire known as the Sockeye fire came to a dramatic conclusion today. The married couple were found not guilty on all counts. Listen now

Lawyer arrested, charged with smuggling drugs to jailed client

An Anchorage attorney and her client are charged with smuggling drugs into jail. Listen now

Verdict looms in Sockeye Fire trial

A half-dozen jurors are set to decide whether an Anchorage couple started a costly Willow wildfire in 2015, known as the Sockeye Fire. Listen now

Snakewatch ends peacefully: 100-pound python, Sam, back at home in Meadow Lakes

A 17-foot albino Burmese python is back at home in Meadow Lakes after going missing for two weeks. The snake, named Sam, escaped while his owner was doing some spring cleaning. Listen now

Murkowski: Senate had duty to approve spending bill, avoid government shutdown

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski on Thursday touted the Senate's passing of a spending bill, avoiding a possible government shutdown. Listen now

Mat-Su ‘snake watch’ enters Day 2 with no sign of 100-pound python

Animal control officers in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough have entered Day two of "snake watch," as the borough described an ongoing situation with an enormous pet python still at large in the Meadow Lakes area as of Wednesday. Listen now

Northern Edge military exercise takes to Alaska’s sea, air and land

The massive training exercise called Northern Edge is back in Alaska. Listen now

17-foot python loose in Meadow Lakes, Mat-Su animal control warns

Mat-Su animal control said a 100-pound python is on the loose in Meadow Lakes. Listen now

Anchorage firefighter’s discrimination lawsuit set for trial

An Anchorage firefighter is suing over what he said is a pattern of racial and age discrimination at the Anchorage Fire Department. Listen now

Native Youth Olympics kicks off for 47th year

The 47th Native Youth Olympic Games got underway in Anchorage on Thursday. Listen now

Mat-Su Borough budget shrinking as population grows

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough’s budget proposal is out and it’s smaller than last year. Listen now

Training ramps up with wildfire season

It's wildfire season in Southcentral Alaska and firefighters are gearing up.

Trial opens for couple accused of starting ’15 Willow wildfire

Did an Anchorage couple start the 2015 wildfire that devastated a big swath of Willow? That’s the question for a Palmer jury, which heard opening statements Thursday as the trial over what became known as the Sockeye Fire began. Listen now

Murkowski meets with students, seniors but no town hall

Alaska’s senior U.S. senator spent Wednesday in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough but has no events open to the public scheduled during the Senate's recess.
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Unnecessary sedation at center of dentist’s fraud charges

An Anchorage dentist and his office manager are facing charges of fraud over unnecessarily sedating patients and then charging Medicaid. Listen now
Alaska State Troopers. Photo: Monica Gokey/ Alaska Public Media file photo.

Troopers: Peaceful end to Seward Highway shots fired incident

A man who fired shots near Girdwood and apparently fled the area prompted Alaska State Troopers to close the Seward Highway from Girdwood to south of Portage on Monday morning. Listen now

Anchorage air traffic controller wins award for Bering Sea save

An air traffic controller in Anchorage has been honored for helping a pilot land his disabled jet on a remote Bering Sea island. Listen now