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.)
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.
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.
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.
Following a string of domestic violence crimes recently in the area, we checked what services are available to people who find themselves in domestic violent situations. KTNA reporter Diana Haecker has more.
Alaska Family Services Center, Palmer: 24-hour Crisis Line: 907-746-4080 or 1-866-746-4080
STAR, Standing Together Against Rape: Phone: 907-276-7279 or 800-478-8999
KTNA’s morning news, weather forecast, Denali echos and annoucements for November 22nd. Host is Trisha Costello. Headlines – Domestic violence on uprise in community; Susitna Council receives 9 projects for Revenue Sharing. 16 min.
Alaska State Troopers arrested a Talkeetna man on Tuesday for assaulting a family member. (more…)
TALKEETNA— A house fire near Caswell is under investigation as a homicide-suicide case after the state medical examiner found evidence that three of the four people found in the burned rubble may have been killed before the flames consumed the trailer building on Tuesday morning.
The Alaska Pioneer Press continues to update this story on their website.