DOC: Halfway houses see decline in walkaways in July

Webster Leavitt became the 102nd inmate to walk away from a halfway house this year according to the Anchorage Police Department. After kicking the window out of his room at Cordova center and began running from the facility. Alaska Department of Corrections reported 145 walkaways in 2015, 150 in 2014, and 174 in 2013. While 2016 APD numbers show walkaway numbers from June, compared to July, was cut nearly in half.


The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Department of Emergency Services is telling residents between Maude Road Extension/Mile 15 and MP 13 of the Old Glenn Highway that portions of the bank are showing signs of breeching.


A single vehicle crash at Dowling and New Seward backed up traffic on the highway Sunday evening.



A search and rescue effort for a missing hiker is underway in the Teklanika area of Denali National Park.


Eroding island forces Shishmaref residents to choose: Stay or relocate?


Firefighters making progress, McHugh Fire containment at 30 percent


Songs of comfort at the end of life


Salmonella cases spark investigations in Bethel


Clouds and showers for much of the week


Learn & Grow launches in Alaska, gauges childcare and learning quality


Hemp and Cannabis Fair attracts new marijuana businesses


Containment of McHugh Fire estimated at 14 percent


Watch: The last carousel craftsmen


After driving for days with husband's dead body, Ketchikan woman not accused of breaking any laws


Alaska Supreme Court strikes down abortion notification law


Showers return to Southcentral on Sunday


The Fishing Report: Sockeye with Emily


Fire growth slows as rain pours in South Anchorage


High speed internet cable construction project sets sail into Arctic


Former attorney general re-joins governor's administration in $275/hour contract


Warm temperatures linger into fall


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