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March Issue 4 2014

Wasilla man convicted of sexual abusing minor daughter

On March 17, a 42 year-old Wasilla man was convicted of sexually abusing one of his daughters over the course of several years. The defendant’s name is not being revealed to protect the identity of his victim daughter. The abuse began in 2008, when the victim was in third grade, and continued until 2011. At the time of the abuse, the defendant lived in Anchorage. The sexual abuse included multiple occasions of sexual penetration.

Exceptional efforts March Issue 4 2014

Exceptional efforts

Twelve local teachers were honored at the annual Excellent in Education reception at the Bear Mountain Grill on March 19. Teachers from each of Chugiak-Eagle River’s elementary, middle and high schools were awarded with a plaque bearing a large golden apple.

March Issue 4 2014

Three Bears, monofill and cell towers

The Chugiak Community Council met to a full house on March 20. The big topic on everyone’s mind was the proposed landfill. But first the two Assembly candidates introduced themselves.

March Issue 4 2014

Brave singing results in a steal

For a moment, it appeared to be over for Cierra Mickens, 23, the first Eagle River resident to ever compete on “The Voice.” It was the battle rounds on March 25 and Mickens (or “The Alaskan Powerhouse,” as she is called) had just finished singing Sara Bareille’s “Brave” with contestant Emily B. Mickens and Emily B. were on Shakira’s team.

March Issue 4 2014

APD Investigation Results in Drug Seizures and Arrests

Anchorage Police Officers in the Special Assignment Unit completed a successful drug investigation resulting in a large seizure of illegal drugs and the arrests of two involved citizens early in the morning of March 21.

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