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  • DayBreak

    Story Time with Aunt Phil: The WWII battle on the Aleutian chain

    by Laurel Downing Bill on May 26, 12:52

    The battle for the Aleutians became – in proportion to the number of opposing troops – one of the most expensive battles in the Pacific, second only to Iwo Jima. It later was described as the most difficult and dangerous in all modern warfare. U.S. infantry made the first amphibious island landing in its history […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Termination Dust

    by Daybreak Staff on May 26, 12:15

    Dream-pop band Termination Dust will play at the Williwaw in Downtown Anchorage Friday, May 26. They will join The Modern Savage and Alex the Lion. The quartet has released one album, “Familiar Eyes,” which can be purchased on Bandcamp.com. To keep up with the band, you can visit their Facebook page. The concert starts at […]

  • Weather News

    Holiday weekend forecast brings variety of weather conditions to Southcentral Alaska

    by Rachael Penton on May 26, 12:10

    If you’re spending some time outdoors in Southcentral Alaska this weekend, be prepared for a variety of weather conditions. A showery weather pattern will keep conditions damp and cooler than normal through Memorial Day. Friday will bring areas of sunshine and mostly dry conditions to start, but scattered showers will again develop across the area during […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Daybreak Adopt-A-Pet: May 26, 2017

    by Daybreak Staff on May 26, 11:00

    From Anchorage Animal Care and Control: Brett: Brett is a handsome, energetic, playful and affectionate 9-year old boy. He’s a friendly dog who smiles at everyone he meets. Rocky: Rocky is just one of 24 cats up for adoption. All of them would just love a forever home. Caption contest winner: This week’s caption contest […]

  • Alaska News

    US Coast Guard says new ships could be stationed in Sitka

    by Associated Press on May 26, 9:13

    SITKA, Alaska (AP) – The U.S. Coast Guard has told Alaska city officials that one or two new ships could be stationed in Sitka. The Daily Sitka Sentinel reported Thursday that Lt. Cmdr. Michael Newell says the Coast Guard is still trying to figure out if it would be feasible to station additional fast response […]

  • Alaska News

    Searchers seek 2 missing after boat overturns on Yukon River

    by Associated Press on May 26, 9:07

    BEAVER, Alaska (AP) – Alaska State Troopers are searching for two hunters from the village of Beaver who disappeared after their boat overturned on the Yukon River. A third person in the boat, 45-year-old Kim Andon of Rampart, walked along the river for three days and was found Wednesday about 2 miles  (3.2 kilometers) downriver […]

  • Alaska News

    Searchers recover bodies of 2 villagers on egg-hunting trip

    by Associated Press on May 26, 9:02

    SHAKTOOLIK, Alaska (AP) – The bodies of two western Alaska villagers have been recovered from a slough near the village of Shaktoolik. Alaska State Troopers say the bodies of 68-year-old Ella Agibinik of Unalakleet and 75-year-old Dan Takak of Shaktoolik were pulled from the water. Agibinik and Takak had left to hunt for wild bird […]

  • Reality Check w/ John Tracy

    Reality Check w/ John Tracy: Will Sen. Dan Sullivan protect Alaskans’ health care?

    by John Tracy on May 26, 7:44

    The so-called American Health Care Act passed by the U.S. House last month will not be the bill that passes through the Senate. The Obamacare replacement, as written by the House, would cost Alaskans more than anyone else in the country. Thousands of Alaskans who are forced to buy coverage on the exchange market would […]

  • Alaska News

    Discharge papers issued for members of WWII Alaska militia

    by KTVA / AP on May 26, 6:21

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Army discharge papers will finally be issued for 16 members who served in a largely Native citizen militia to guard Alaska during World War II. Gov. Bill Walker will present the documents to relatives of the deceased members of the Alaska Territorial Guard Friday at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in […]

  • Crime

    Halfway house walkaways decrease significantly but remain a problem

    by Daniella Rivera on May 25, 21:56

    Before Howard Watson, 32, got into a confrontation with Anchorage police that sent him to the hospital with critical injuries Thursday, he was was already a wanted man. In a Nixle alert sent out Monday, the Anchorage Police Department said he left the Glenwood Center halfway house with permission to go to work. He showed […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Memorial Day weekend events in Southcentral Alaska

    by KTVA Web Staff on May 25, 20:18

    Memorial Day Weekend – May 26, 2017 – May 29, 2017 4th Avenue Theatre’s 70th Anniversary Saturday, May 27 Street Fair on 4th Avenue between F and G Streets 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Entertainers on the 4th Avenue stage Anchorage Jazz Ensemble, The Blue Notes, Reading of 4th Avenue Theatre memories 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. […]

  • Alaska News

    Mothers of four young men killed by gun violence make plea in viral video

    by Shannon Ballard on May 25, 19:50

    The faces of four Alaska mothers are spreading rapidly across social media. The women all have different stories to share, but they’ve come together because of what they have in common: each has recently lost a son to gun violence. Aleaka Tate says a video posted to her Facebook page was created to encourage a […]

  • Business/Economy

    RVs a growing business for Alaska, big bucks for Anchorage

    by Dave Leval on May 25, 19:37

    The Norbert family of Eagle River will get out of town for the Memorial Day, and for the first time, they will do so in style. “We have always wanted to rent an RV, and my son’s birthday is this weekend, so, we were excited to go out and explore Alaska,” said Lisa Norbert. The […]

  • Aviation

    Delta offers seasonal flights to Capitol city; Juneauites hope to keep competition

    by Liz Raines on May 25, 19:29

    It’s been one week since Delta Airlines started offering daily flights between Juneau and Seattle, breaking the Alaska Airlines monopoly, at least for the summer. Over the years, the capital city’s small population and harsh weather conditions have made it hard for companies to compete in Juneau’s skies. For year-round service between big cities and […]

  • Crime

    Shots fired, suspect dead in Fairbanks pursuit

    by KTVA Web Staff on May 25, 17:15

    A man died Thursday afternoon after leading law enforcement on a pursuit that ended in shots fired in Fairbanks. Around 3:15 p.m., Alaska State Troopers (AST) in Fairbanks saw a known individual who has warrants and attempted to initiate a traffic stop on Old Richardson Highway but the suspect did not pull over, according to troopers. […]

  • News

    Oregon, California governors seek salmon disaster aid

    by Associated Press on May 25, 15:37

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and California Gov. Jerry Brown are seeking a federal disaster declaration to help salmon fishermen enduring a second bad year in a row. A record-low number of fall-run Chinook salmon returning to the Klamath River has led to fisheries restrictions, including the cancellation of the season along […]

  • Alaska News

    NTSB investigating helicopter accident on Herbert Glacier

    by Associated Press on May 25, 15:32

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a helicopter crash on a southeast Alaska glacier that resulted in minor injuries. Clint Johnson, NTSB’s regional aviation chief in Anchorage, says investigators are working with Coastal Helicopters to determine what happened. Coastal Helicopters, which offers a Juneau Icefield excursion, has said its helicopter […]

  • US/World

    Britain resumes sharing bombing intel with US

    by Associated Press on May 25, 15:15

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) – The Latest on the investigation into the Manchester concert bombing (all times local): 10:55 p.m. British police say they have resumed sharing intelligence about the Manchester bombing with U.S. counterparts. Britain had halted the exchange of information after details of the Manchester investigation – including forensic crime-scene photos – appeared in […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Eric Hutchinson

    by Daybreak Staff on May 25, 13:39

    Singer/songwriter Eric Hutchinson will play in Anchorage Saturday, June 3 at the Williwaw in Downtown Anchorage. It’s part of his “Uncharted Territory Tour,” his quest to play in all 50 states. Hutchinson’s first album “Sounds Like This” was released in 2007 according to his website. Since then he’s released three more, and performed with OneRepublic […]

  • DayBreak

    ‘Friends of the 4th Avenue Theatre’ celebrate landmark’s 70th anniversary

    by Daybreak Staff on May 25, 13:12

    Anchorage’s 4th Avenue Theatre opened to the public 70 years ago. Cap Lathrop was the man who envisioned the grand theatre, which was completed in 1947. To mark the occasion, Friends of the 4th Avenue Theatre will be hosting three days of events. One of those events will be a visit from Lathrop, as performed by Ron […]