As the Mat-Su animal control shelter in Palmer is still nursing more than 150 malnourished huskies back to health, the dog’s breeder is out of jail and awaiting trial set for March 10. (more…)
KTNA’s news, weather, announcements and Denali Echoes, with Diana Haecker. Local news headlines: Troopers investigate death of six-year old Willow girl; Talkeetna resident sentenced to four years for DV crime; Friends of Talkeetna Library receive mini-grant. (16 min.)
The Alaska Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of a six-year old child after emergency services were called out on Friday to a home off Willow-Fishhook Road. Troopers say that they received a report of a child not breathing on Friday at 8:21 a.m. Troopers say that the child, Leaa Petros, was pronounced dead on scene. (more…)
Last Friday, 25-year old Talkeetna resident Orrin Pinard was sentenced to four years in prison after having pleaded guilty to charges of assault and cruelty to animals. (more…)
RESCUED— A newborn pup rests at the Mat-Su Animal shelter after having been rescued along with 156 other dogs of all ages from dog breeder Frank Rich. Photo courtesy of Carol Vardeman/ Mat-Su Borough
TALKEETNA— The Mat-Su Borough animal shelter is bursting at its seams as animal control officials removed 157 malnourished dogs on Tuesday night from a dog breeder in the Montana Creek area and placed them in their care.
The trial of Mary Joe Burgener was postponed indefinitely this morning (tues) when she has agreed to a change of plea presented to her earlier.
According to the agreement with the court, she will serve 2 years with a one year suspension. She then serves two years of probation and will undergo treatment.
Richard Burgener says he is satisfied with the agreement. Mary Joe Burgener was charged with custodial interference in the first degree. She remains at Hiland Correctional Facility.
KTNAs morning news, weather forecast, Denali echos, announcements for January 11th. Host is Will Peterson. Headlines – Borough animal care deals with 130 dead or emaciated dogs on a property near Talkeetna; Troopers look for help on moose shooting incident; Mat Su CVB holds mayor forum; Burgener trial begins today. 16 min.
The trial of Mary Joe Burgener, formerly of Talkeetna, is set to begin tomorrow morning in Palmer Court.
Burgener is accused of taking her child out of state and not notifying the father, as well as unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. (more…)
The Alaska Wildlife Troopers from the Talkeetna Post are asking for the public’s help to identify suspects in the shooting of 2 moose with a bow and arrow in the Shirley Lake and Michigan street area in Willow. The incidents occurred late in 2010 and Troopers are asking the public for assistance. (more…)