🌱 Suspect In Custody After Midtown Shooting + Big C Relays Return

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First, today’s weather:

Mostly sunny and chilly. High: 41 Low: 28.

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Here are the top 3 stories today in Anchorage:

  1. This past Saturday morning, a shooting took place in Midtown near Business Park Boulevard. According to police, they arrived on the scene after responding to reports of an adult male with gunshot wounds. Upon their arrival, the man was found dead. Since then, 21-year-old Brent Avery Smith has been arrested as a suspect in the incident. (Alaska’s News Source)
  2. After a long two-year break, the Big C Relays have finally returned to Anchorage. Last Friday marked its big return as Alaska’s top track and field athletes all gathered at the Dome. According to the article, Dimond won the Swedish Relay. For full details about the relays, please check out the article. (Anchorage Daily News)
  3. A special needs student from the nearby town of Wasilla was pepper-sprayed by an Alaskan State Trooper last week. The 11-year-old boy was reportedly having an outburst and threatening to kill the troopers with a pen. According to a special education advocate, “Incidents like this point to the need for better training in de-escalation tactics, especially when a young person involved has autism.” (Anchorage Daily News)

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Today in Anchorage:

  • STD Awareness Week With The Anchorage Health Department at Z.J. Loussac Library (11:00 AM)

From my notebook:

  • The Alaskan Animal Rescue Friends are looking for a foster home for Kilo! Kilo is a very happy boy who would love to team up with an active person for all his adventures. If you are interested, please reach out. (Facebook)
  • The Anchorage Museum would like to invite you to venture to the far north with them to explore the Arctic. Learn all about how ice affects the northern environment. (Instagram)
  • The Anchorage Community Theatre is having the final show of its 68th season this week. Make sure to grab tickets for “The Claw” as soon as possible! (Instagram)

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