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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By Corey Allen-Young and Channel 2 News | July 29, 2013
Outsiders have called it one of Alaska's strangest towns. Whittier is surrounded by beautiful mountains and water and is not easy to get to, but residents are proud to call this small town home. Its population inflates to as large as 1,500 in the summer and deflates to less than 200 the rest of the year. Only about 75 miles away from Anchorage, the only access to the town and its gorgeous backdrop is through the Anton Anderson Tunnel that goes right though the Maynard Mountains.
NEWS
by Channel 2 News Staff | December 10, 2010
The Alaska Judicial Council says Judge Patricia A. Collins is planning to retire. Collins was the judge assigned to the Rachelle Waterman murder trial four years ago. Collins dismissed the indictment against Waterman and threw out the 17-year-old's videotaped confession that she conspired to kill her mother. The judicial council says they are now receiving applications for a judgeship on the Juneau Superior Court in anticipation of her upcoming departure. They say anyone interested may obtain the form from the Alaska Judicial Council offices or on the council's website.
FEATURES
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.
NEWS
July 20, 2013
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NEWS
By Ashton Goodell and Channel 2 News | February 17, 2011
A jury convicted Rachelle Waterman of criminally negligent homicide Thursday afternoon, after a week of deliberations. Waterman was 16 years old when she was arrested in 2004 for colluding with two men to kill her mother, Lauri Waterman. She was found not guilty of Murder 1, Felony murder, kidnapping, burglary and attempted murder. Jason Arrant and Brian Radel, both 24 at the time of the murder, pleaded guilty to killing Lauri Waterman. The pair wanted to make the murder look like a drunk-driving crash, but the plan went wrong from the start.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By Blake Essig and Channel 2 News | March 2, 2013
Honoring those who served our country remains a top priority for Representative Dan Saddler, R of Eagle River, which is why last session he sponsored House Bill 180, a bill that went into effect Mar. 1, putting a veteran designation on drivers license. "Veterans are some of the proudest and most humble people,” said Saddler.  “They don't wear it on their sleeves, but they're very proud in their heart and to give them a physical manifestation of their veteran status, they can keep with them and show to other people when appropriate is very beneficial.
NEWS
March 5, 2010
by Channel 2 News staff Friday, March 5, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Anchorage police issued a statement early Friday morning saying they were unable to locate any physical evidence supporting 27-year-old Jesse Kern's account of what happened Thursday afternoon. Police responded to a hospital emergency room Thursday afternoon to find Kern being treated for a gunshot wound. Kern told police he had been walking on a bike trail on the south side of Northern Lights Boulevard near East High School when he encountered a group of what he described as six Asian males.
BUSINESS
by Todd Walker and Channel 2 News | March 15, 2011
Friday’s diversion of three flights headed for Japan to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport was an unexpected bump in international passenger traffic through what used to be a hub for jet-setters.   In the 1980s, Anchorage was a high-traffic stop for worldwide travel. Today, while Anchorage is still a major player in the cargo world, the passengers have gone away.   Another airline, China Airlines, bids Anchorage farewell next month. Twenty years ago the North Terminal was known as the “International Terminal,” and for good reason -- it was constantly busy as jetliners stopped in Anchorage to refuel because of closed Soviet airspace.
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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