Over 60 communities in Alaska are taking part in the Governor’s Choose Respect campaign. An Upper Susitna Support group has been planning an event for months and has scheduled their walk for respect on Saturday, rather than next Thursday, the day the Governor’s march is held in Anchorage. (for the stories mentioned, go to our archives for more information)[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/20110322ChooseRespect1.mp3|titles=20110322ChooseRespect]
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…)
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…)
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.)[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/AmNews-20110119.mp3|titles=KTNA morning news for Wednesday, January 19, 2011]
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…)
KTNA’s local morning news, announcements, weather and Denali Echoes, for Friday, January 14, 2011. Local news headlines: Controversial DOT project gets attention from legislators; AKRR holds open house; Talkeetna Bachelor Society announce recipients for funds. (16 min.)[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/AMNews-20110114.mp3|titles=KTNA morning news cast Friday January 14, 2011]
In KTNA’s continued series on domestic violence, we look at the mind of the abuser. What are the red flags that signal an abusive relationship? What promotes the cycle of abuse? Clinical social worker Lisa Hay runs a program that works with domestic violence perpetrators in Fairbanks and shares her insights.[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/20101208-dvabuser.mp3|titles=DV: The mind of the abuser]
The 30th Annual Bachelor Auction almost didn’t happen. But a flurry of activity of volunteers made it happen. The event brought at least 2 firsts – the sale of a state trooper and the highest bid in the 30 year history. Proceeds go to Women and Children in Crisis and domestic violence causes as well as a few other local charities.[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/20101206BachelorBid.mp3|titles=20101206BachelorBid]
In July, Governor Sean Parnell hired a specialist to deal with the rampant domestic violence and sexual abuse occurrences in Alaska. Katie Tepas is the person and she says that nothing less than a change in society is needed to end domestic violence. KTNA continues coverage of domestic violence issues with an overview of what Tepas’ office tries to accomplish.[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/20101129-dvTepas.mp3|titles=State Domestic Violence coordinator]