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KTNA On Air Studio, Jan 2013

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Winter Black-capped Chickadee

winter chickadee

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Fish Lake morning

Fish Lake morning

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Clark trial date extended

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The start date for the trial of Samuel E Clark of Talkeetna has been  delayed until June.  Clark is accused of killing Dirk Fast, also of Talkeetna, on October 30 of last year.  He is still incarcerated at Mat Su Pre trial and is being held on half a million dollars bail with a third party custodian requirement.

The trial is now scheduled for June 13th in Palmer Superior Court.  The judge assigned to the case is Eric Smith.

Nelson trial delayed until June

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

According to Palmer court records, the pre-trial hearing and the trial of Jeremy Nelson of Trapper Creek has been reset for early June. (more…)

Yukon case could set precedent for future federal cases

Monday, April 11, 2011

A trial in federal court in Fairbanks last week concerning an arrest in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve a may set a precedent for other national park and preserve cases in Alaska.

71 year old Jim Wilde, his wife and a friend, were power-boating up the Yukon River from Circle last September on a moose hunting trip.  They were approached by National Park Service rangers in another boat.  The rangers said they wanted to conduct a routine boat safety check. (more…)

Troopers end standoff near Caswell Lakes quietly

Friday, March 25, 2011

An all night stand-off near milepost 87 of the Parks Highway ended this morning with Troopers taking 52 year old Debbie Cardwell, of Caswell, into custody. (more…)

Clark trial delayed

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The trial of Sam Clark of Talkeetna has been delayed again and is currently scheduled for April 18th.

He is accused of killing Talkeetna resident Dirk Fast on October 29th last year in an incident near downtown Talkeetna.  Clark is still incarcerated at the Mat-su PreTrial facility.  He is being held on $500,000 bail with a third party custodian requirement.

Indiana man arrested in Talkeetna to be extradited

Friday, March 18, 2011

Alaska State Troopers and the Fugitive Task Force apprehended two people staying in a cabin off the Talkeetna River on Thursday.

Troopers say they had been investigating the location of Nathan Dalton, 35, from Indiana and Katherine Cook, 25 also of Indiana, for several months after receiving information that Dalton had a warrant from Indiana for murder and failure to appear in court.(*** this is incorrect – the warrant was for probation violation – read further for the correction) (more…)

Myers pleads guilty

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Last week, Tim Myers,45, of Talkeetna appeared in Palmer court to plead guilty to misdemeanor charges.

On October 31 of last year, Myers was arrested by Alaska State Troopers after a 911 call was received.  He was accused of verbally and physically assaulting his girlfriend at the time as well as damaging property. (more…)

Morning news cast – Friday, Feb. 18, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

KTNA’s news, weather, announcements and Denali Echoes, hosted by Trisha Costello. Local news headlines: Deadline for public comments on JPARC, (Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex), extended; Rescued dogs sent to correctional work farm to be trained by inmates; Trial for Tim Myers postponed again; KTNA reporter says good bye to station and town.

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Rescued dogs are forfeited, now belong to Mat-Su Borough

Friday, February 18, 2011

The more than 150 malnourished dogs that were confiscated in early January from Montana Creek dog breeder Frank Rich are on their way to regain health and weight. (more…)