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By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | April 25, 2012
The body of a Tanana snowmachiner missing since late Monday evening was found Wednesday afternoon, according to Alaska State Troopers. George Roberts, 40, was found dead in an open lead of the Tanana River shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday, after his snowmachine was found in the vicinity at about 12:30 p.m. and searchers concentrated their efforts on the area. Tanana village public safety officer Sgt. Mark Haglin was told at about 9 a.m. Tuesday that Roberts had gotten separated from a group of snowmachiners on the Tanana River.
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By Channel 2 News staff | December 30, 2010
Two people are being indicted in connection with the jailhouse death of John Carlin. The state released the grand jury indictment Thursday afternoon charging William Wassille with second degree murder and Tyler Heavyrunner with criminally negligent homicide. Wassille and Heavyrunner are also being charged with burglary and tampering with evidence. Carlin was accused along with Mechele Linehan of the 1996 murder of Kent Leppink. They were both sentenced to 99 years, but Linehan was released on appeal.
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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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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 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 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 Ashton Goodell and Channel 2 News | December 1, 2011
After a whole lot of slipping and sliding, Channel 2's Ashton Goodell says these are the five most popular sledding hills in Anchorage:   1.      OCEANVIEW PARK: Reef Pl. & Oceanview Dr. 2.      KINCAID PARK: West end of Raspberry Rd. (north side of Outdoor Center) 3.      SERVICE HIGH SCHOOL: Abbot Rd. before Birch Road. (east side of the school) 4.      RUSSIAN JACK PARK: Lidia Selkregg Ln. & Debarr Rd. (next to chalet) 5.      ARCTIC VALLEY: Arctic Valley Rd. (turn at the pull off about 2/3 up the mountain.
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by Rhonda McBride | September 1, 2010
With help from the First Alaskans Institute, two Anchorage radio personalities say they're working hard to heal a rift that began with a mock commercial they say was meant to be funny. Some have called it a journey aimed at healing racism in Anchorage, and on Wednesday KWHL broadcasters Bob Lester and Mark Colavecchio sat down in a traditional Native talking circle to say they've come a long way -- and learned the lesson that humor doesn't have to hurt. Lester and Colavecchio walk an on-air tightrope, where their brand of irreverent humor sometimes teeters on the edge of bad taste.
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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 Rebecca Palsha and Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | December 13, 2012
An Army specialist arrested early Thursday morning for allegedly killing his wife threatened to shoot state social workers who took his daughter into custody due to a report of child abuse, according to charging documents. David Lopez, 24, has been charged with first-degree and second-degree murder, second-degree terroristic threatening and resisting arrest in the death of Sara Lopez. U.S. Army Alaska spokesperson Lt. Col. Bill Coppernoll says Lopez is from Rochester, N.Y. He has been assigned to the Anchorage-based 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne)
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By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | June 19, 2013
Alaska State Troopers say a Sutton man died and a woman from Indian was critically Tuesday night, after their motorcycle struck a moose on the Glenn Highway. According to a Wednesday AST dispatch, suspected driver Ryan E. Beachy, 29, died at the scene of the crash -- Mile 92.5 of the Glenn -- while passenger Tracy L. Bushnell, 25, is in stable but critical condition at an Anchorage hospital. Palmer and Alaska Bureau of Highway Patrol troopers, along with a LifeMed air ambulance and Sutton firefighters and medics, responded to the crash site at about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday.
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by Ted Land | November 21, 2009
President Barack Obama's visit to Alaska last week got us to thinking about previous presidential visits. There have been several over the years, most of them stopovers to refuel on the way to Asia. In tonight's Assignment Alaska, reporter Ted Land and photographer Kyle Stalder take a look back. There are certain tapes at Channel 2 we rarely use anymore, and we're lucky to find a machine that will play them. But with just the right touch -- you're there. President Ronald Reagan visited Alaska in November 1983, and reflected on what it was like to set foot in the Last Frontier for the first time.
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