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  • Crime

    Lawyer: AG is harassing Wagner family in Rhoden case

    by Associated Press on Jun 28, 12:36

    WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) – An attorney for a family that is now the focus of the investigation into the slayings of eight members of a different family in Ohio says his clients are being harassed by the attorney general’s office despite their cooperation. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports attorney John Clark says the Wagner family provided […]

  • Sports

    Mat-Su Miners go to bat for Mat-Su Food Bank

    by Dave Leval on Jun 28, 12:26

    Eddie Ezell has seen better days at the Mat-Su Food Bank in Wasilla. “As you can see on our shelves, we’re a little thin. We still have food for people, it’s not like we have to close our doors,” said Ezell. “We do have canned vegetables we purchased with the money people donated,” Ezell said. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage Assembly approves pot, prostitution, parking ordinances

    by Daniella Rivera on Jun 28, 12:14

    A group of investors looking to open a marijuana business Downtown was hoping to get a special land use permit approved by the Anchorage Assembly Tuesday night, while another group showed up to ask Assembly members to press pause on issuing municipal permits for pot shop owners looking to move in Downtown. Earlier this month, […]

  • Crime

    Shots fired outside another apartment building

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 28, 11:35

    Police, for the second day in a row, are investigating shots fired outside of an apartment building that left units and vehicles damaged. Just before 3 a.m. Wednesday, Anchorage Police were called to the 100 block of Grand Larry Street after residents reported hearing gunshots. When officers arrived, they found bullet holes in buildings and […]

  • DayBreak

    Challenging conceptions of Alaska

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 28, 11:30

    One man is challenging the Lower 48’s preconceived notions of Alaska. Nationally-known journalist and critically-acclaimed author Bob Reiss joined Daybreak to give a preview of a talk he will have at the Anchorage Museum Wednesday night. Reiss has written “numerous articles and also a book that came out about five years ago, which had Shell […]

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: Careers as a crane operator

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 28, 11:28

    Cranes are used all across the construction industry, according to David Myers with STG Incorporated, who joined Daybreak on the couch Wednesday morning. “Crane operating, you need to be patient, methodical, predictable, great leadership skills,” Myers said. “They’re responsible for the safety of that crane and those around them. They need to be able to […]

  • Weather News

    Valley farmers adapting to cooler temperatures

    by Melissa Frey on Jun 28, 11:25

    Last year at this point in the season, Palmer already had 21 days in the 70s, this year there have only been five. Farmers in the valley are noticing the cooler temperatures but have learned in Alaska, you have to be ready for anything. That’s the case for Mark Rempel, who has been farming in […]

  • Crime

    Man robs Juneau Petco at gunpoint

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 27, 18:05

    Tuesday afternoon, Juneau Police say a man robbed a Petco at gunpoint. Officers were called to the store around 3:30 Tuesday and began an investigation and search for the suspect. The suspect, who police say should be considered armed and dangerous, is still on the lam. He’s described as a white male between 25- and […]

  • Alaska News

    ‘If you’re ever going to take bear safety seriously, do it this year’

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jun 27, 17:57

    Fish and Game biologist Dave Battle says the agency is getting more reports of bear activity in the Anchorage Bowl than usual, and they are warning people to take precautions. “We hope people always take bear safety seriously,” said Battle. “But, if you were ever going to take bear safety seriously, do it this year.” […]

  • Lifestyle

    5-year-old girl’s dying wish to ‘marry’ her best friend comes true

    by CBS News on Jun 27, 17:13

    With a sparkly crown, pink tulle skirt and rhinestone-lined silk top, 5-year-old Eileidh Paterson felt like a princess as she walked down the aisle to meet her future “husband.” It was a fairy tale the terminally ill girl dreamed up with her mom after she was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma — a cancer that […]

  • Alaska News

    Bogoslof erupts twice in two days

    by KTVA / AP on Jun 27, 17:09

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Volcano Observatory says seismic activity at an Aleutians Island volcano has diminished following two eruptions in two days. Bogoslof (BOH-gohs-lawf) Volcano about 850 miles (1,400 kilometers) southwest of Anchorage erupted at 3:17 a.m. Tuesday and sent an ash cloud to 30,000 feet (9,100 meters). The eruption lasted 14 minutes. […]

  • Health

    Alaskans rally downtown, urge lawmakers to vote ‘no’ on GOP healthcare bill

    by Steffi Lee on Jun 27, 16:55

    Senate Republican leaders announced Tuesday they would delay a vote on the health care bill until after the July 4 recess, according to CBS News. Meanwhile, Alaskans are continuing to voice their concerns. A crowd gathered in front of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AK) office in downtown Anchorage, holding signs and chanting about their opposition to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Aliy Zirkle’s retired Iditarod sled dog missing in Anchorage

    by Heather Hintze on Jun 27, 16:46

    One of Aliy Zirkle’s retired Iditarod sled dogs is on the loose in Anchorage. Barbara Swenson has been sponsoring “Scruggs” for years and adopted the dog from Zirkle over the weekend. Scruggs had only been at her home for a day before a loud lawnmower spooked him and he took off on Sunday. “Sled dogs […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Bear attack victims seek community support

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 27, 16:33

    The rash of bear attacks in Alaska this season has left a string of injured victims, devastated families and medical expenses. In response, some of the families affected have set up fundraising pages to help shoulder some of the financial burdens and set up memorials for their lost loved ones. Jack Cooper Memorial Fund Jack […]

  • Alaska News

    Brothers endeavor to name Alaska mountain ridge

    by Associated Press on Jun 27, 15:47

    MOOSE PASS, Alaska (AP) – Two mountaineering brothers who lived in Alaska briefly in the late 1960s have asked the state Historical Commission to formally name three peaks and a ridge. The Peninsula-Clarion reports that if the request is granted, the ridge in Moose Pass will be named Locomotive Ridge, with peaks named the Engine, the […]

  • News

    Mom gives birth to 14.4-pound baby

    by CBS News on Jun 27, 15:17

    Cindy Richmond and Arthur Keisler had a hunch their third child would be a bit bigger than their previous two. The couple’s first baby weighed 7.6 pounds and the second weighed 9.8 pounds. They thought their third child would maybe top 10 pounds. But they never expected the number on the scale would be record-breaking. […]

  • Health

    Medicaid a focus for Alaska health commissioner during trip

    by Associated Press on Jun 27, 15:12

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A new report commissioned by the state health department suggests Alaska could be forced to cut its Medicaid program under a health care overhaul bill passed by the U.S. House. The report, prepared by the firm Manatt Health, cites as a reason proposed changes to Medicaid funding under the bill. One-quarter […]

  • Crime

    Youth hockey association volunteer charged with $180K theft

    by Associated Press on Jun 27, 14:58

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The former treasurer for an Anchorage youth hockey association has been charged with stealing $180,000 from the group. Thirty-three-year-old Jennifer Suchan is charged with felony theft and scheming to defraud in the unauthorized spending of Mustang Hockey Association funds. The association is the nonprofit youth hockey organization for the Chugiak and […]

  • Health

    Alaska, prodded by suit, enacting new abortion regulations

    by Associated Press on Jun 27, 14:57

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The state of Alaska is enacting new regulations for abortions following a lawsuit by abortion-rights advocates. Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands sued the state, arguing that existing regulations restrict access to second-trimester abortions. The new regulations, adopted by the state medical board, take effect July 19. […]

  • Sci/Tech

    New cyberattack spreads fast across the globe

    by CBS News on Jun 27, 14:46

    PARIS — A new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard. Company and government officials reported serious intrusions at the Ukrainian power grid, banks and government offices, where one senior official posted a photo of a darkened computer screen and the words, […]