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  • Alaska Politics

    Panel pitches plan to eliminate cashable oil tax credits

    by Associated Press on Apr 24, 21:51

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – An Alaska Senate committee has proposed eliminating cash credits for oil and gas companies that lawmakers have increasingly come to see as unaffordable. The proposal doesn’t delve as deeply into oil tax policy as the version that passed the House. But the Alaska Oil and Gas Association says an initial review […]

  • Crime

    Ex-‘Deadliest Catch’ star arrested on drug charges

    by Associated Press on Apr 24, 21:47

    PHOENIX (AP) – A former reality television star has been arrested in Phoenix for alleged vehicle theft and drug possession. Phoenix police say 31-year-old Jacob Harris was released on his own recognizance Monday after his initial court appearance. He faces a May 5 status conference. Harris was on Discovery channel’s “Deadliest Catch” series. According to […]

  • News

    We may be underestimating whale-boat collisions

    by Associated Press on Apr 24, 21:34

    PORTLAND, Maine — A group of marine scientists says collisions of whales and boats off of the New England coast may be more common than previously thought. The scientists focused on the humpback whale population in the southern Gulf of Maine, a body of water off of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. They found that […]

  • Crime

    Man gets 4 years in Anchorage bank robbery

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 24, 21:25

    An Anchorage man has been sentenced to serve four years behind bars following a conviction for a 2016 bank robbery. Scott Hartvig McDowell, 49, was sentenced to four years in prison and three years of supervised release in connection with the Alaska USA Federal Credit Union robbery that occurred on August 2, 2016. McDowell presented […]

  • Alaska News

    Aurora watchers spot something new in night sky

    by CBS News on Apr 24, 21:00

    Citizen scientists looking at the northern lights appear to have stumbled upon a new natural phenomenon. Members of the Facebook group Alberta Aurora Chasers posted photos of a mysterious purple streak cutting through the night’s sky. In their early posts, the group’s members referred to the streak of purple light as a “proton arc” — […]

  • News

    Juneau playground fire ‘possibly arson’

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 24, 20:52

    A fire broke out Monday evening at a popular child’s playground in Juneau. The Twin Lakes playground went up in flames in the 5 o’clock hour Monday evening, and the $250,000-worth of playground equipment is a total loss. No injuries were reported, according to Capital City Fire and Rescue. The Fire Marshal is investigating the […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaskans might need passport for flights, military base access

    by Liz Raines on Apr 24, 19:38

    If state lawmakers don’t pass new legislation soon, Alaskans may not be able to use their  State of Alaska driver’s license to fly or access military bases.  That’s because of the Real ID Act passed by Congress in 2005, designed to create minimum security standards for all state ID cards nationwide. Now, 12 years later, the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Crowd packs 4th Avenue Theater meeting

    by Lauren Maxwell on Apr 24, 17:49

    Meetings of the State’s Historic Preservation Commission don’t always draw big crowds, but on Monday morning, the room was packed. People came to testify before the Commission as to why they believed Anchorage’s 4th Avenue Theater should be designated a historic monument by the state. Judy Bittner, chair of the commission, said the hearing was […]

  • Business/Economy

    Empty office spaces reflect sagging economy, low oil prices

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 24, 17:45

    Vacant buildings and “For Lease” signs seem to be a growing part of the landscape around Anchorage. Mark Rowley, leasing manager for Pacific Tower Properties, said there are definitely more empty spaces than there was two years ago. He’s currently showing about two dozen properties, including the newly renovated building of the Legislative Information Office […]

  • Health

    Man initially denied lung transplant for pot use dies

    by CBS News on Apr 24, 17:30

    A young man from Utah who was initially denied a life-saving transplant after he tested positive for marijuana last year has died, according to his family. Riley Hancey did eventually get a lung transplant in an operation just four weeks ago at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. But that was months after the […]

  • News

    Witness describes tense incident involving flight attendant, woman with stroller

    by CBS News on Apr 24, 15:57

    A witness says she saw what led up to tense moments that were captured on video Friday aboard an American Airlines flight. Passengers say an American Airlines flight attendant hit a mother of twins with a stroller during boarding of the aircraft, which was preparing to leave for Dallas from San Francisco. Passenger Olivia Morgan […]

  • Alaska News

    Salvage operations planned for tug that sank near Sitka

    by Associated Press on Apr 24, 15:39

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Divers are expected Tuesday to begin salvage of an 81-foot tug that sank last week near Sitka. The Powhatan, owned by Samson Tug and Barge, sank Wednesday night while docked at Staffigavan Bay about 7 miles (11 kilometers) north of Sitka. The tug after it sank shifted downslope 1,083 feet (330 […]

  • US/World

    Doctors to keep George HW Bush in hospital a few more days

    by Associated Press on Apr 24, 15:37

    HOUSTON (AP) – A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says the nation’s 41st president will remain in a Houston hospital for a few more days of observation while he recovers from a mild case of pneumonia. Family spokesman Jim McGrath said Monday that the medical team at Houston Methodist Hospital hopes to discharge […]

  • DayBreak

    From coding to aerodynamics: UAA hosts summer engineering youth academies

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 24, 15:35

    UAA has summer engineering academies for kids to learn about science, technology, engineering and math during their summer break. The program’s director, Dr. Scott Hamel, says engineers do more than build bridges and make roads; they solve problems. In the various academies, kids are given one problem each week, then they get creative and learn how […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Erin Moran’s likely cause of death revealed

    by Associated Press on Apr 24, 15:14

    CORYDON, Ind. (AP) – Authorities say former “Happy Days” star Erin Moran likely died from cancer at her southern Indiana home. A statement released Monday by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department says an autopsy revealed the 56-year-old actress had stage-four cancer but doesn’t specify what type. The department says Moran died Saturday in the rural […]

  • US/World

    USS Carl Vinson nears N. Korea as US expects ‘firepower display’

    by CBS News on Apr 24, 15:11

    The Vinson battle group is nearing the Korean Peninsula, CBS News National Security Correspondent David Martin reports. It is south of the Tohara Strait, which is between Okinawa and the Japanese main islands in the Philippine Sea. Two Japanese destroyers have joined the Vinson, and when it gets closer to the Korean peninsula, it will […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage Police Chief Chris Tolley to retire in June

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 24, 14:04

    After less than two years on the job, Anchorage Police Chief Chris Tolley is retiring. The announcement was made Monday afternoon during a press conference at Anchorage Police Department (APD) headquarters. Tolley was sworn in as chief in October 2015, replacing Mark Mew, a 30-year veteran of APD who spent over five years as chief of police. […]

  • Teacher of the Week

    Teacher of the Week: Asdid Derouen

    by Megan Mazurek on Apr 24, 13:41

    From a very young age, Asdid Derouen knew her heart belonged with kids. “I love what I do,” Derouen said. “This is what I was meant to do.” Derouen is a life-long learner and has taught kids from preschool up to 4th grade. She currently teaches 2nd grade at Swanson Elementary School in Palmer; a place that […]

  • Fisheries

    Seafood processor, EPA settle on Alaska clean air violations

    by Associated Press on Apr 24, 13:02

    A Seattle-based seafood processor that operates in Alaska would pay a $1.3 million civil penalty under a proposed settlement of clean air violations. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Westward Seafoods also would be required to spend $1.1 million on air pollution reduction projects and $800,000 on emissions monitoring at Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Westward Seafoods […]

  • DayBreak

    How plastic impacts Alaska’s seabirds, how to reduce your use

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 24, 12:38

    A recent study of Alaska’s seabirds found they are ingesting plastic that has found its way out to the oceans. Specifically, they are eating what is known as “microplastic.” Veronica Padula, a graduate student of the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, in collaboration with the University of Alaska Anchorage, says […]