Chris Klint, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

Chris Klint, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
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Chris Klint is a web producer and breaking news reporter at Alaska Public Media. Reach him at cklint@alaskapublic.org. Read more about Chris here.
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High-ranking Alaska Air Force officer among 2 killed in Kenai Peninsula plane crash

Air Force Col. Mark “Tyson” Sletten, 46, and civilian instructor Paul Kondrat, 41, were found dead Thursday when their plane was retrieved from Crescent Lake.
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Woman found dead in an Anchorage home after police standoff

Police say both the woman and an officer fired their guns. Her death is under investigation.
The glass door to the entrance of the PFD office. In black lettering is "PFD State of Alaska, Lobby hours Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m."

Woman with 5 kids accused of 24 fraudulent Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend filings

Prosecutors say Otaota Mokoma, 35, received more than $25,000 in fraudulent dividends from the state from 2018 through 2020.
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State sues Alaska Motor Home after customers say they were swindled and harassed

Prosecutors say the company abruptly closed Friday without providing refunds, likely affecting hundreds of customers.

2 men tried to illegally smuggle snowmachines from U.S. to Russia, feds say

Prosecutors say Sergey Nefedov and Mark Shumovich tried to evade U.S. export controls on snowmachines during Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

1 dead, 2 hurt in collision that caused hours-long Seward Highway closure

Troopers say a pickup truck crossed the center line Sunday afternoon and struck an oncoming pickup near Ingram Creek, closing the highway for six hours.

Michigan man is accused of burglarizing cars and stealing a SUV at Anchorage’s airport

Troopers say they caught the man as he sped down the Seward Highway. He also faces a DUI charge.
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Anchorage officers fatally shoot armed man during confrontation, police say

Police say the man, the third shot by officers in less than a month, pulled out a gun as officers tried to detain him Monday night.
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No accredited pilot was aboard plane in deadly Nondalton crash, NTSB says

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its preliminary report on the crash that killed pilot Dave Hedgers, 58, and Aaron Fryar, 45.

Man charged with murder in shooting outside downtown Anchorage bar

Responding officers shot and wounded the man, Kaleb Bourdukofsky, as he ran from the scene with a gun, according to the police chief.
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1 man killed in downtown Anchorage shooting, another injured by responding officers, police say 

Police say an altercation in a parking lot erupted into gunfire around 2:30 a.m.
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1 climber rescued, 1 dead after days stranded near Denali’s summit

The two climbers had waited for rescue in a snow cave after an extended summit push left they hypothermic and exhausted.
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Police say man shot pregnant woman and toddler in murder-suicide before East Anchorage house fire

Police described the deaths as a crime of domestic violence, and did not identify the victims or say how they were related.
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2 climbers stranded for days in snow cave near Denali summit

The climbers, who have awaited aid since Tuesday, signaled rescue crews from a snow cave late Wednesday that their transmitter was dying.
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Rescue teams attempting to reach 2 hypothermic climbers stranded near Denali’s summit

A helicopter crew has recently rescued three other frostbitten climbers from Denali, but weather has prevented them from getting to the two near the summit.
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Denali National Park draws dispute over alleged takedown of American flag

Sen. Dan Sullivan said that park staff caused a flag's removal from a construction vehicle. But the park called that account "false" a day later.

1 dead in Mountain View house fire

The fatal blaze happened Friday afternoon on North Price Street, firefighters said. The cause remains under investigation.
a man in a suit with black glasses on at his trial in court.

Anthony Pisano sentenced to 300 years in Spenard triple homicide

Prosecutors say Pisano's sentencing Thursday saw evidence unveiled that he tried "to take a hit out" on their star witness against him.
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Anchorage police arrest man in fatal Midtown hit-and-run collision

Police say Larry W. Anderson, Jr., 40, struck and killed a woman crossing A Street Monday night, then left the scene.
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Plane in deadly lake crash near Nondalton was making brief flight, troopers say

Troopers say Dave Hedgers, 58, and Aaron Fryar, 45, planned to fly just 30 miles from Port Alsworth to Pedro Bay. But they never arrived.