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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.
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.
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 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 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 Neil Torquiano and Channel 2 News | June 22, 2013
An Anchorage School District employee, accused of being a fugitive from justice in connection with two counts of sex abuse in Wyoming, made his first court appearance Friday afternoon at the Anchorage Jail Court. The court arraigned Samuel Douglas Brost, 25, after receiving a complaint based on a warrant in Wyo. According to WY court documents filed in early June, Brost was charged with two counts of sexually abusing a minor in the second degree. Brost allegedly committed two separate incidents in Wyoming, once in 2009 and once in 2007, with children under the age of 13. He quit his WY job in 2010 and moved to Alaska with his mom, according to court papers.
Michelle Theriault Boots | September 9, 2011
If you didn't know her well, Rachael Tapey says, you'd probably never realize she has Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. The 21-year-old sits in an East Anchorage sandwich shop with her mother.  Dressed in a stylish striped sweater and jeans, she thumbs a metallic green cell phone. She loves Celine Dion and “hardcore screamer music” alike, macaroni-and-cheese out of the box and scary movies. Polite, self-aware and soft-spoken, Rachael Tapey is like any young woman poking her toe into the waters of adulthood with a cool part-time job and a few classes at an online university.
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.
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.
January 26, 2012
Agnes, Archie Snowmobile Polaris Pro R Switchback 600cc Age: 36 Hometown: Tanana, Alaska Racer Status: Rookie Years Raced: Rookie   Biography Archie is Arnold Marks Jr's older brother. A lifelong Alaskan, he has lived in Tanana for 18 years. Archie is a driller with Doyon Drilling. Archie enjoys boat racing on the Yukon River, with a 2nd in the Yukon 800 in 2003. Boating on the Yukon and Tanana Rivers, spending time with his wife Courtney, and long trips on the rivers cruzin' on the snowmobiles makes life worthwhile.
By Dan Fiorucci | August 31, 2012
10 days from now, on September 10th, the State Senate will hold a field hearing in Fairbanks to try to get at the bottom of a nagging question:     Why are gas prices in Alaska so high?     This evening (Friday) the website "GasBuddy.Com" showed that Alaska was 41st in the nation in gas prices. In other words, 40 states had gasoline cheaper than ours!     While the average price of a gallon here is $3.93, in Colorado -- the cheapest gasoline-state in the nation -- it was $3.52 -- nearly 40 cents lower.
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