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Items in the Police Briefs are taken from the Anchorage Police Department’s online crime mapping system. Details about individual events are provided by the department’s public information office. Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

An Eagle River woman was arrested for operating under the influence and child neglect after she allegedly sped away from police with two children in the back seat at around 2 p.m. on May 27.

Average doesn’t cut it at the Alaska state high school track and field meet, where each year the state’s most gifted young athletes run, jump and throw against each other and sometimes history to see who can be the best of the best.

Some people would give anything to be average.

Standout kid

UPDATE (4 p.m. June 8): The 18-year-old woman who police believe supplied the gun was arrested on June 8 and charged with murder Her name is Denali Brehmer.

Editor’s note: This story contains graphic accounts of violence that may be disturbing to some readers.

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A 16-year-old Anchorage boy was arrested and charged with murder Tuesday for allegedly killing a woman near the Thunderbird Falls Trail on Sunday.

UPDATE (10 a.m. June 5): According to the Anchorage Police Department, the dog that was attacked died in the incident. The owner of the pit bull called the Star to say the other dog ran onto her property unleashed, at which her dog broke free from the hold she had on the leash and attacked the smaller dog. APD said neither owner was cited.

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The owner of a pit bull shot the animal last week after it attacked another dog in Chugiak. The pit bull was later euthanized.

The fighting Fish have returned.

The Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks will play their 2019 Alaska Baseball League home opener Thursday, June 6 against the Anchorage Glacier Pilots at 7 p.m. at Lee Jordan Field in Chugiak.

The team will honor Jordan during a special ceremony at the game. The longtime area resident — who was a huge supporter of local baseball and instrumental in bringing the team to town — died last year at the age of 88.

Even though one of my favorite flowers, Pelargonium, is a zone 9-10, does not mean I am not going to grow them. Since we are a zone 2, 3 or 4 (depending on your location and elevation in the Eagle River-Chugiak area), you can grow them in pots or transplant them in the garden and dig them up and bring them in the garage over the winter until next season. A friend of mine, Verna Pratt, got me started on these beauties with a single cutting encouraging me that it would grow.

The 2019 Eagle River Triathlon will bring hundreds of athletes to Chugiak Sunday for the 21st running of the event.

The triathlon will feature individual, team and kids’ competitions. The “sprint” triathlon includes a 500-yard swim, a 12.4-mile bike ride and a 3.1-mile run. The swimming portion of the event will be held in the Chugiak High pool, with the bike ride taking place on South Birchwood Loop/Terrace Lane and the out-and-back 5-kilometer run utilizing the bike trail alongside the Glenn Highway.

Municipal officials are hoping to receive federal assistance repairing Eagle River’s Town Square Park.

“We discovered after the earthquake we’ve got some uneven conditions there, so what we’re trying to do is we’re working with FEMA to see if we can get that area repaired,” said Eagle River/Chugiak Parks and Recreation director John Rodda.

The park’s small skating rink and pavilion area have been closed to the public due to the uneven nature of the brick pavers that cover the ground. Rodda said the area is now a liability for the department.

Items in the Police Briefs are taken from the Anchorage Police Department’s online crime mapping system. Details about individual events are provided by the department’s public information office. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Anchorage police arrested a 30-year-old man May 20 after he allegedly threw change at the cashier and tried to help himself to cigarettes behind the counter.

Angie Fraize is in the spotlight after a U.S. Senator sang her praises in a glowing speech earlier this month.

“The Senate floor, how cool is that?” said the Anchorage Police Department officer from Eagle River.

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