Anchorage police have investigated 34 killings in the city so far this year, including a fatal shooting near downtown on Sunday that led to a standoff and, ultimately, the suspect’s arrest on murder charges.
The shooting would have matched last year’s homicide tally, which was the most ever in the city.
But Alaska State Troopers now say a man found dead earlier this month in the Jim Creek area east of Palmer is the victim of a homicide that also occurred in Anchorage.
That brings the total number of homicides in Anchorage to 35, with nearly three weeks remaining in 2017.
- As the Alaska Legislature continues to grapple with the state's budget, Juneau is dealing with the direct and indirect impacts of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes.
- The announcement comes despite concerns expressed by the accreditation commission's president, who has warned that cuts to the University of Alaska's budget could jeopardize accreditation in the future.
- The Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association’s president says the changes should have been handled through the normal process for changing rules.
- Officials say some area pilots aren't abiding by the temporary flight restriction over the fire, and that could have major consequences.