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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.
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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.
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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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By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | May 6, 2013
An Anchorage-based Marine Corps recruiter convicted in a court-martial Friday of sexually assaulting a friend's girlfriend on New Year's Eve 2011 may face local charges in the crime, according to the Anchorage Police Department. In a Monday statement, APD spokesperson Anita Shell says the case against 33-year-old Gunnery Sgt. Nicholas Howard, who worked at the Dimond Center mall, has been handed over to the district attorney's office. “December 31, 2011 began as a birthday celebration which included the victim and her boyfriend, Howard and his wife, and a third female,” Shell wrote.
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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
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.
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July 20, 2013
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July 14, 2010
by Megan Baldino and Channel 2 News staff Tuesday, July 13, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska – An Anchorage firefighter died late Tuesday night after an accidental shooting that occurred just after 6 p.m. Police say 26-year-old Elliott Taylor and a friend were both injured in the shooting. The men had just returned from shooting and were cleaning their weapons. The friend thought his weapon was not loaded and fired the gun, shooting himself in the hand. The bullet then hit Taylor in the lower abdomen.
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By Jason Lamb, Ashleigh Ebert and Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | November 12, 2012
We all enjoy dinner out from time to time, but just how safe are the kitchens where you eat? Each month, Anchorage's Department of Health and Human Services slaps restaurants with critical violations -- things that could lead to you getting sick. There are 22 restaurants in Anchorage with six or more critical violations. In a list of those restaurants which DHHS gave to Channel 2, three were tied for first place with nine violations each. One of them was Indian eatery Bombay Deluxe, at 555 W Northern Lights Blvd.
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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.
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by Rhonda McBride and Channel 2 News | January 4, 2011
The new year at West High School has been marred with the admissions of a choir teacher that he had sex with two students. The case draws outrage like it did 1989, when a teacher at Bartlett High School was accused of similar behavior. Christopher More has a rich voice and a gift for motivating students that made him a popular teacher at West High School -- not the kind of person you'd imagine being charged with having sex with students. The case came to light on Christmas Eve, when a West High graduate called police and told them she and More had sexual relations when she was a senior at the age of 17.      More will be charged under what has become known as the Satch Carlson law, stemming from a case with very similar circumstances, involving a popular English teacher at Barlett High 22 years ago. Anchorage police chief Mark Mew was a detective back then, and Carol Comeau was a school principal.
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By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | April 29, 2013
Alaska drivers now have two more weeks to remove their studded tires in 2013, after a Monday extension of the statewide studded-tire deadline to May 15. Department of Public Safety spokesperson Megan Peters says the extension, from Department of Public Safety Commissioner Joe Masters' office, was prompted by concerns from motorists in several communities -- including Fairbanks, where snow is in the weekend forecast. “Fairbanks is apparently having some really unusual lingering winter weather,” Peters said.
NEWS
by Michelle Theriault Boots | October 28, 2011
A recovering alcoholic and drug addict, Thaddeus Lewis has spent nearly two decades in and out of jails in Alaska. The courts have tried to supervise him in almost every way imaginable, including third party custodian - the system used in Alaska courts that puts friends and family in charge of watching defendants awaiting trial 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To him, human third party custodians are just that: human.  “If (the defendant) were going to go out and do something wrong, how hard is it to tell on that person?
NEWS
by Lori Tipton | March 17, 2010
The National Institute of Health estimates that about 70 million Americans are plagued by sleeping problems. Alaskans are at a greater risk of experiencing problems, because of the increased daylight in the summer and the lack of daylight in the winter. As we get closer to summer, the days are getting longer. The increased daylight can put a damper on getting a good night's sleep. "When we do sleep studies here at night in the summer, we still have issues with light," said Heidi Knode, the technical director at Alaska Sleep Clinic.
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