YOU ARE HERE: KTUU HomeCollections

Featured Articles from


Four Men Charged in Two-Day Sexual Assault of Homeless Teen

From APD

Jackie Purcell

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.
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.
By Dan Fiorucci and Channel 2 News | September 22, 2012
The Air Force believes that it's solved the years-long mystery of why F-22 pilots have suffered potentially dangerous, hypoxia-like symptoms aboard the world's most advanced jet fighter. And the answer is so insanely simple, some Congressmen don't believe it. It's primarily clothing! According to Congressional Testimony by NASA and Air Force experts earlier this month, the problem lies with an inflatable combat vest that was worn -- in combination with rubberized cold-weather survival gear needed for ejection by pilots over cold water.
By Maria Downey and Channel 2 News | April 29, 2011
The deadline to get studded tires off your vehicles is Sunday, May 1. State Troopers say drivers caught with studded tires on between May 1 and September 15 face a $50 citation. That fine could be even higher in other parts of the state. The Department of Public Safety gave drivers an extension from the usual date of April 15 because of snowy weather forecasts.
By Samantha Angaiak and Channel 2 News | May 3, 2013
"We get a lot of people from the lower 48 and they actually think they're going fishing, but they're not," Melody Dosier, an Employment/Seafood Specialist at the midtown Job Center in Anchorage. Job experts say May could be the perfect time for those looking for seasonal jobs to apply. The latest national jobless numbers, released Friday, show a national rate dropping slightly from 7.6 percent to 7.5 percent. Alaska's unemployment numbers are typically released every third week of the month, but the most recent numbers shows the state's jobless rate at 6.6 percent in March.
By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | June 20, 2012
Alaska State Troopers identified the two troopers and Kotzebue police officer Wednesday involved in a Sunday exchange of gunfire with a man who committed suicide during a subsequent standoff. A Wednesday AST dispatch says troopers Gordon Young and Christopher Bitz of the Kotzebue post, along with Kotzebue police Sgt. Norman Hughes, were approaching a pickup truck that had struck a guardrail on Ted Stevens Way near the Kotzebue airport shortly after 9:15 a.m. The driver, 50-year-old Arvid Nelson Jr., had reportedly brandished a handgun at a motorist who had driven by Nelson's vehicle.
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.
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.
By Chris Klint and Mike Ross and Channel 2 News | August 6, 2012
State prosecutors announced Monday that they will not seek a second murder indictment against Mechele Linehan, the woman whose 2007 conviction for the 1996 murder of Kent Leppink was subsequently overturned. Both Linehan and John Carlin III were convicted of first-degree murder in Leppink's death after prosecutors said Linehan, a former stripper, convinced Carlin to kill Leppink. The Alaska Court of Appeals overturned Linehan's conviction in 2010, noting that the state's case against her was circumstantial and that three pieces of evidence, including a letter written by Leppink implicating Linehan were he to die suspiciously, were improperly admitted at trial.
By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | May 24, 2013
Channel 2 announced the launch Friday of Airwave, a new application for mobile devices allowing people to watch any newscast or special report from Channel 2 News in real time or within seven days of its airing. Brad Hillwig, Channel 2's marketing director, says Airwave is available free of charge from the iTunes App Store for devices like the iPad and iPhone, as well as from the Google Play store for devices running the Android operating system. “Airwave is available as a free download on Apple iOS and Android smart phones and tablets,” Hillwig wrote in a Friday statement on the app's release.
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.
February 8, 2012
Alaska has the highest rate of suicide per capita in the country. The rate of suicide in the United States was 12.0 suicides per 100,000 people in 2009 (the most recent year available from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control). In 2010, Alaska's rate was 22.6 suicides per 100,000 people. Alaska had 1,389 suicides between 2001 and 2010 - an average of 139 deaths by suicide per year. At least one suicide occurred in 176 Alaskan communities between 2000 and 2009.
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.
Advertisement Articles