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By Kortnie Horazdovsky and Matthew Simon and Channel 2 News | December 29, 2011
A 14-year-old girl injected with a strong form of heroin by a 26-year-old man has died, Anchorage Police said Thursday. The girl, who was identified as Jena Dolstad, had been in critical condition since state prosecutors alleged Sean Warner injected her with a dose of "China White" heroin at his Turnagain home last week. Warner was charged Sunday with misconduct involving a controlled substance, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and evidence tampering. According to state prosecutors, Warner and his 21 and 22-year-old friends, who are now cooperating as witnesses, picked up Dolstad on Thursday night, Dec. 22. Anchorage Police said, according to the witnesses, Dolstad had agreed to try heroin but was afraid to inject herself, so Warner attempted several times to inject her. The next morning around 9:30 a.m. Friday, the witnesses found Dolstad face down in her own vomit.
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By Jessica Ridgway and Channel 2 News | June 14, 2013
The fair has come to Anchorage and it opens today. The Summer City Fair will be held at Cuddy Family Midtown Park behind the Loussac Library, it begins Friday, June 14, at noon and runs until June 30. Live entertainment, family-fun activities, carnival rides, games, and food can be found at this three-week long fair. Tuesdays are “Buddy Days” at the fair this year. Purchase ride tickets “and your buddy rides free!” Buddy day discounts are only offered from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. each Tuesday of the fair.
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By Chris Klint and Adam Pinsker and Channel 2 News | December 4, 2012
Editor's note: This story contains graphic details of a sexual assault and murder; reader discretion is advised. Federal authorities released a series of grim details Tuesday on the kidnapping and killing of Samantha Koenig, the latest revelations in a flood of information released following Israel Keyes' apparent suicide Sunday in his Anchorage Jail cell. FBI Special Agent Jolene Godden and Anchorage Police Department Ofc. Jeff Bell tell Channel 2 Tuesday night that Keyes is believed to have committed a ninth murder in addition to the eight he already mentioned to authorities -- those of Koenig, Bill and Lorraine Currier of Essex, Vt., four victims in Washington state and one on the East Coast.
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By Tim Akimoff | May 24, 2011
So you want to walk on a glacier. The first order of business is to find a glacier to walk on. Turns out that a suitable speciman exists just a little more than a two-hour drive from Anchorage. The Matanuska Glacier is a 27-mile long, 4-mile wide river of ice that wends its way down out of the Chugach Mountains. And it happens to be one of the most car-accessible glaciers in the United States. Getting There - Take the Glenn Highway north of Anchorage. Your first choice is taking the Old Glen Highway at about milepost 29. The old road runs up along the Knik River and across to Palmer.
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By Austin Baird and Channel 2 News | July 12, 2013
Editor's note: This story contains a graphic description of the crime. An Anchorage woman's family has received a measure of justice in her cold-case killing Friday, as a man who admitted to playing a part in her stabbing death 13 years ago was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Derrick Torian apologized to the family of his victim, 28-year-old Genevieve Tetpon, but when addressing the court he focused on how the sentence will affect him personally than on how his actions forever affected many lives.
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By Michelle Theriault Boots and KTUU.com | April 1, 2011
In Anchorage, April brings familiar Alaskan rites of spring: birds chirping, snow melting and the return of hot dog vendors to downtown. For a slice of temporary real estate in the city's commercial core, would-be vendors go through the city's bidding process, vying for one of eight spots designated by the municipality. This year's top bid: $21,050, for the right to operate a hot dog stand at the corner of E street and 4th Avenue. It's worth it, says Eugenia Buitrago, the owner of Tia's Gourmet Sausages and the winning bidder.
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by Michelle Theriault Boots | October 26, 2011
It happens every day of the week in courtrooms all over Alaska. Today, in Judge Michael Spaan's Anchorage courtroom, the applicant is a woman with curly black hair, a mother.  The judge is hearing bail applications and arraignments. She's ushered from the spectator benches to a podium, where she swears to tell the truth.  She looks at her son, accused of assault and weapons charges in a robbery-gone-wrong. He wears an yellow jumpsuit, handcuffed to another detainee in the jury box. She is his ticket to bail, which would mean getting out of jail until his trial.
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By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | July 24, 2013
Alaska State Troopers have named the four people on board a flightseeing plane that crashed on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska and injured them all, two of them seriously. "The pilot was identified as Charlie Kenlin, 65, of Florida," troopers wrote in an update on the crash Wednesday evening. "The passengers were Martin Lakey, 37, Michael D. Lakey, 65 and Rich Webster, 65, all of Washington. " The U.S. Coast Guard told AST at about noon Wednesday that an emergency locator transmitter from a de Havilland Beaver -- flown by Ketchikan-based tour operator Promech Air -- had been activated near Thorne Bay, troopers wrote in a Wednesday dispatch.
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By Garret Wong and Channel 2 Financial Correspondent | May 3, 2011
As we approach the summer construction season, many homeowners are planning for  home improvements. But some renovations get a better return for the dollars you spend. Thanks to Sarah Haltness, a real estate specialist at Dynamic Realty, for her assistance with this list. Home improvement value recovery is really dependent upon the neighborhood standards. If your home is generally “dated,” or behind the general neighborhood standard, you’ll likely get more for your dollars spent.
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Michelle Theriault Boots | May 13, 2011
In the last 10 years, Alaska’s Hispanic population has jumped by 51.8 percent, making it the fastest growing minority group in the state. Daniel Esparza, who grew up in Zacatecas, Mexico is in a good position to consider the long view: He’s a Mexican-American who has lived in Alaska for 37 years. To him, it’s obvious what’s drawing people to the Northernmost U.S. state: “It’s adventure and opportunity,” he said. The highlights of the Census data released this week included: -Alaska's Hispanic population was 25,852 in the 2000 Census to 39,249 in the 2010 Census - The number of people who identified themselves as being of Mexican descent jumped from roughly 13,300 to 21,600 - People who identify themselves as Mexican make up 55 percent of Alaska’s whole Hispanic population, followed by  Puerto Rican and Cuban -While Hispanics now make up 5.5 percent of Alaska’s population in 2010, that’s still much less than the 16.3 percent they make up of the entire U.S. population.
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By Corey Allen-Young and Channel 2 News | August 14, 2013
Excitement is in the air as the possibility of new restaurants coming to Anchorage piques locals' interest -- but while rumors swirl, which businesses are actually breaking ground? Anchorage Economic Development Corp. President Bill Popp says the Tikahtnu Commons shopping area in East Anchorage will soon be home to the national chain Texas Roadhouse, a new eatery owners he hopes residents will enjoy. "They are taking advantage of the fact that Alaskans love to eat and we love good food," Popp said.
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By Steve Mac Donald and Channel 2 News | November 14, 2012
Fairbanks police felt their case against the suspects in the 1997 death of 15-year-old Jonathon Hartman, known as the Fairbanks Four, was solid. They had confessions from two of the young men and an eyewitness -- but that didn't ease the rising tension in Fairbanks as trial dates neared.       On Oct. 21, 1997, nine days after Hartman's death, Kevin Pease, Marvin Roberts, Eugene Vent and George Frese were led into a Fairbanks courtroom. They were arraigned on charges including murder, but the four suspects pleaded not guilty to all the allegations.
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By Mallory Peebles and Channel 2 News | February 7, 2013
Not every arson fire can be solved. It's a harsh reality fire departments face every day. Anchorage fire investigators say arson crimes have increased nearly threefold since 2006. They say a number of cases have gone cold. Every fire department fears losing one of their own while battling a fierce blaze, but when a comrade is lost battling the work of an arsonist it's even more painful. AFD still hopes the public may help in solving one such case. Within the past 30 years the Muldoon building where it happened has changed from a grocery store to a furniture store.
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