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William "Mike" Dixiano Sentenced for Killing His Wife

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by Christine Kim | August 25, 2010
Vendors are getting ready for another year at the Alaska State Fair. According to fair officials, each visitor spends an average of $50 -- a total of $13 million over a span of 12 days. While the fair prepares to make a profit, there are ways to get the most bang for your buck at the annual event. “Tundra” comic artist Chad Carpenter has had a booth at the fair for the past 18 years. “I've acquired a lot of loyal customers who want to come back and see a new book or calendar,” Carpenter said.
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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 Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | September 18, 2013
Eligible Alaskans will have an additional $900 from the 2013 Permanent Fund Dividend to work and play with starting next month, an amount the state announced Wednesday morning. Acting Revenue Commissioner Angela Rodell disclosed the quantity of this year's disbursement in an 11 a.m. event at the Atwood Building in Downtown Anchorage. Earlier this month, Channel 2's Corey Allen-Young estimated the PFD's amount at $931.51. According to Rodell, this year's oldest applicant was 108 years old, while the youngest was born at 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2012.
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By Steve Mac Donald and Channel 2 News | November 14, 2012
The murder of 15-year-old Jonathon Hartman is described as one of the worst crimes ever committed in Fairbanks -- but to this day, a debate rages over the four suspects convicted of his 1997 death and whether they actually committed the crime. Fairbanks police say a solid and fast-moving investigation led them to the suspects, with their hard work backed up by a court system that delivered four murder convictions and a lengthy round of appeals. Yet others in the Interior argue the investigation was flawed, saying police abused their power and as a result the wrong people were convicted.
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Reporter: Mallory Peebles Photographer: Catherine Steward and Ch. 2 News | August 29, 2012
Taking part in all of the funnel cake and carnival rides is going to cost you. Most people come to fair with a budget in mind but sticking to it can be quite the challenge... Scott Martin says "You don't think you're going to spend as much money n the food but it just smells do good. " Meet the Martin family. They've got 4 kids and are trying to stay under $100 today. Chanel 2 decided to tag along with them for a few hours on Tuesday to see just how far they would get on that budget.
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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 Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | April 9, 2013
April 15 is still Tax Day across the U.S., but another deadline set to fall on the same day -- Alaska's date for the removal of studded tires from motor vehicles -- is now three weeks away throughout the state. According to a Tuesday statement from Alaska State Troopers spokesperson Beth Ipsen, an emergency order from Department of Public Safety Commissioner Joe Masters has extended the deadline to May 1 for all roads in Alaska, due to recent snow and road conditions. Under state law roads north of 60 degrees latitude, as well as the Sterling Highway, always fall under the May 1 deadline.
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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.
NEWS
October 24, 2011
Monday, Oct. 24 What: Fright Nite Haunted House When: Oct. 20-31 Sun-Wed 6-9 p.m.; Thurs-Sat. 6-11 p.m.; Halloween Night 6-11 p.m. Where: Northway Mall between Planet Fitness and JoAnn Fabrics. How: You can go to any Carrs grocery store and get $1.00 off coupon 1 per visit. or to www.fivestaralaska.com for coupons .This year it's over 10,000 sq ft and 13 deathly rooms. I hope you love clowns spiders and chainsaws. It's for all ages at parents discretion.
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By KTUU News Staff and Channel 2 News | August 31, 2012
Anchorage Firefighters along with volunteers will be on the streets Friday afternoon in Anchorage and Girdwood for the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser Fill the Boot. Local organizers have taken to social media sites, such as Facebook, to share its fund-raising locations. Fundraisers say Fill the Boot will be collecting donations from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at: 1. Fireweed Lane and New Seward Hwy 2. Fireweed Lane and C Street 3. Airport Heights Drive and Glenn Hwy 4. Lake Otis Pkwy and Tudor Road 5. Spenard Road and Minnesota Drive 6. Minnesota Drive and Northern Lights Blvd 7. Boniface Pkwy and DeBarr Road 8. Dimond Blvd and Jewel Lake Road 9. O'Malley Road and Lake Otis Pkwy 10. Old Seward Hwy and Dimond Blvd 11. Business Blvd and Old Glenn Hwy 12. Eagle River Road and Eagle River Loop Road 13. 100th Ave and Victor Road 14. Jewel Lake Road and Raspberry Road 15. Alyeska Hwy and Seward Hwy 16. High Tower Road and Alyeska Hwy Despite past ethics concerns raised by Mayor Sullivan's office, the Anchorage Assembly passed an ordinance back in 2010 reaching a compromise . The fundraiser comes around Labor Day weekend and capitalizes on the annual MDA telethon made popular by Jerry Lewis.
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By Neil Torquiano and Channel 2 News | April 1, 2013
Alaska State Troopers say a veteran pilot, a Talkeetna-based trooper and a rescued snowmachiner died when an AST helicopter crashed overnight Saturday during a search-and-rescue mission near Talkeetna. In a somber Monday press conference held at AST headquarters on Tudor Road in Anchorage, Alaska Department of Public Safety Commissioner tentatively identified the dead as 55-year-old Anchorage-based pilot Mel Nading, 40-year-old trooper Tage Toll and 56-year-old Talkeetna man Carl Ober.
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By Jackie Bartz and Channel 2 News | January 7, 2011
Angela Dixiano's mother, Kathy Neal, says she mourned her daughter's death for six months. Just a couple of days ago she found out detectives were investigating her daughter's disappearance as a missing persons case. Dixiano's husband, 60-year-old William Dixiano, was arrested Thursday on charges of stealing a man's inheritance. A witness says his wife threatened to reveal the theft shortly before she went missing. Dixiano faces charges of theft, forgery and scheming to defraud.
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