POLICE BRIEFS - 5/8/14



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Anchorage man sentenced

Anchorage resident Kevin Wright, 25, was sentenced on May 2 to spend nine years in prison for a serious collision in Anchorage in December 2012.

According to the Deputy District Attorney’s office, Wright was driving a stolen vehicle in Anchorage on snowy, icy roads in C Street when police tried to conduct a traffic stop.

Wright, who had four passengers in the car, refused to stop and instead accelerated through an intersection, colliding with another vehicle in a “T-bone” collision.

The driver of the other vehicle was a mother of two children who suffered potentially life-threatening injuries as a result of the collision. She provided a victim impact statement at the sentencing hearing and told Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton that the collision caused her to be blind in one eye, to be deaf in one ear, to be paralyzed on side of her face plus caused traumatic brain injury.

 

Buy the Butte

Local nonprofit Great Land Trust is actively fundraising to buy the summit of the Butte and donate it to the Mat-Su Borough.

The purchase would ensure permanent public access to one of the most popular hiking destination in the Valley.

Currently, the top 40 acres are owned by the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority.

“We see this opportunity as a win-win. Revenue is generated for improving the lives and circumstances of the beneficiaries of the Mental Health Trust while the public is able to enjoy the Butte as a community asset for future generations,” Marcie Menefee, Executive Director of the Trust Land Office, said.

In order to make the purchase happen, Great Land Trust must first raise $187,500.

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