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By Neil Torquiano and Channel 2 News | September 20, 2013
STORY UPDATED AT 9:52 p.m. at 9/20/13: A Wasilla man reported missing for nearly a week was safely found in Anchorage. According to police dispatch, officers were making contact with 48-year-old Glenn Irby around 9:30 p.m. Friday. This is a developing story. Please check KTUU.com and the Channel 2 newscasts for updates. STORY UPDATED AT 6:23 p.m. at 9/20/13: A Wasilla man has been reported missing after being last seen nearly a week ago, according to the Anchorage Police Department.
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NEWS
By Joshua Staab and Channel 2 News | September 17, 2013
Alaska State Troopers positively identified the remains of a body found on the Susitna River nearly one week ago. The remains discovered on Sept. 11 have been identified as those of missing Wasilla man, Bartlett Barnes. The highly decomposed remains of a human body were discovered by moose hunters on a fly-in hunting trip on the west bank of the Susitna River approximately a half-mile upstream of the confluence of Tyone Creek, according to trooper officials. The remains were recovered and transported back to Anchorage where they were handed off to state medical examiners.
NEWS
By Joshua Staab and Channel 2 News | September 16, 2013
As part of National Prostate Cancer Awareness month healthcare professionals throughout Alaska are offering free cancer screenings beginning Monday. The National Cancer Institute reports among American men, prostate cancer is both the second most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the country. In Anchorage, the Alaska Institue of Surgical and Medical Specialties begins its free prostate screening Monday at 4 p.m. till 7 p.m. through Friday and again on Saturday from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. Valley Urology in Wasilla and Eagle River will also host free prostate cancer screenings.
NEWS
By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | September 16, 2013
A Wasilla man was injured Sunday night in a motorcycle rollover, according to Alaska State Troopers. According to an AST dispatch Monday morning, troopers responding to reports of a motorcycle crash with serious injuries on Pittman Road at 9:45 p.m. Sunday found 48-year-old Jay Osmond at the scene. “An investigation showed that (Osmond) was traveling on Pittman Road when he failed to negotiate a curve and the vehicle went off road,” troopers wrote. “The motorcycle rolled at least one time causing injury to Osmond.” AST spokesperson Megan Peters says in an email that Osmond was riding a 1999 Yamaha motorcycle alone at the time of the crash.
NEWS
By Neil Torquiano and Channel 2 News | September 14, 2013
A Wasilla man suffered serious injuries in Trapper Creek early Friday evening, according to Alaska State Troopers. Shortly before 5:30 p.m. Friday, 28-year-old Channing Jensen was one of two passengers on a Polaris Ranger 6x6 when it crashed near Mile 16 of Petersville Road. Troopers say he suffered life threatening head injuries. According to troopers initial investigation, 46-year-old Dean Hjelytman, of Anchorage, was driving the ATV and 51-year-old Jerrell Barker, of Anchorage, was the other passenger.
SPORTS
By Kevin Wells and Channel 2 Sports | September 13, 2013
Week Five Football Scores From Around Alaska Cook Inlet Conference West def. Bartlett, 27-8 Dimond def. East, 30-6 Railbelt Conference Colony def. Lathrop, 28-23 West Valley def. Wasilla, 20-13 Northern Lights Conference Kenai def. Houston, 44-0 Greatland Conference Eielson def. Monroe, 54-40 Non-Conference Palmer def. Homer, 48-0  
NEWS
By Garrett Turner and Channel 2 News | September 12, 2013
A new Wasilla dance club for teenagers 13-18 years old is creating concern in the Valley. Don Strickland, the owner of "Club Graffiti", says he's opening up this new business because area teens need a safe environment to hang out in, but parents are upset because the location of the club is directly under the Mat-Su Resort's restaurant and bar. "As a business owner I got into this to help teens," Strickland said. "This club is just a small portion of a big picture. " The club will be open on Friday and Saturday from 8PM to 2AM. Strickland says his security team will provide all the safety needed on those nights.
NEWS
By Mallory Peebles and Channel 2 News | September 5, 2013
Alaska's most popular feline and Talkeetna's honorary mayor is on the mend after a dog mauled him Saturday. Dr. Amy Lehman at the Big Lake-Susitna Veterinary Hospital is treating Stubbs for a punctured lung, broken ribs and a fractured sternum. Lehman said he was able to get up and eat on his own Thursday. "That's a huge prognostic indicator for kitty cats that are in the hospital," Lehman said.  Before the attack, which some have called an assassination attempt, Stubbs was well-known to locals and tourists.
NEWS
By Adam Pinsker and Channel 2 News | August 28, 2013
The growing Mat-Su Valley is in need of traffic relief, but Wasilla residents are still taking a hard look at a Parks Highway project the state Department of Transportation says will alleviate concerns in the area. DOT's proposed solution involves rerouting the Parks to bypass downtown Wasilla, likely starting on the Seward Meridian-Parks Highway interchange and looping around the city. "To the south of the community, then west and that point will be completed in the next few months as we complete our analysis,” said DOT's Allen Kemplen.
SPORTS
By Kevin Wells and Channel 2 Sports | August 23, 2013
Cook Inlet Conference Chugiak def. West, 14-7 in OT Service def. East, 46-12 Railbelt Conference Palmer def. West Valley, 21-12 Non-Conference Kenai def. Wasilla, 17-14 Soldotna def. Colony, 47-24 Northern Lights Conference Houston def. Skyview, 37-0  
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