A missing person case for Anchorage police turned into a death investigation on Thursday. A graduate of Nome-Beltz Junior/Senior High School, Martina Painter, 25, was found dead Thursday afternoon. She was the only person in a blue four-door Dodge Dart located in a parking lot near University Lake Park in Anchorage.
Five new cases of HIV in one Bristol Bay area village have been reported to health officials. The small outbreak, or cluster, began with one individual who tested positive in February 2016. Two more were reported in October and November, and two additional people tested positive as officials began investigating.