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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage Assembly approves additional funding for SAP implementation

    by Steffi Lee on Jul 25, 22:25

    The SAP project for the Municipality of Anchorage will have an even higher price tag after Tuesday’s Assembly meeting. The project, when it was started, was estimated to be around $10 million and was supposed to only take a year and a half to launch. However, nearly six years later, the upgraded business software is […]

  • Sports

    New turf field to help improve Sullivan Arena’s finances

    by Dave Leval on Jul 25, 21:32

    Ice is the primary surface at Sullivan Arena. That’s about to change with the addition of turf field. It’s going in for various athletic events arena operators want to host. “It’ll be the only surface for that is actually certified for rugby, which opens a whole new door for those programs,” said John Rodda, who […]

  • Health

    Murkowski on ‘No’ vote: ‘I believe that this was in Alaska’s best interest’ 

    by Daniella Rivera on Jul 25, 18:38

    Roughly a dozen people gathered outside Senior Senator Lisa Murkowski’s Downtown Anchorage office Tuesday morning, for a makeshift watch party. With a TV sitting on a cart, they watched as the senate voted on opening the floor for debate on healthcare, waiting and hoping to hear a two letter word from Murkowski: No.  “We are […]

  • Alaska News

    Gov. Walker signs opioid bill into law

    by Liz Raines on Jul 25, 18:36

    On Tuesday, Governor Bill Walker signed a measure into law, aimed at preventing opioid abuse throughout the state. House Bill 159 includes provisions that: Limit the number of opioids a doctor can prescribe to a one-week supply Requires continuing education on addiction for prescribers Creates a voluntary database for patients to refuse opioids In front […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaskan doctor can’t seem to retire

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 25, 18:34

    Dr. Tom Nighswander doesn’t seem to understand the word “retirement,” even though he’s done it twice. First, from the U.S. Public Health Service, after serving 30 years with the Alaska Native Medical Hospital and more recently, after 20 years as a dean of the WWAMI program, helping to train Alaskan medical students to become doctors. […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska man says boat attacked by orca whale

    by Associated Press on Jul 25, 17:20

    SITKA, Alaska (AP) – An Alaska man says his boat was attacked by an orca during a fishing excursion with his 14-year-old son and two other people. Victor Littlefield of Sitka says the killer whale repeatedly rammed the boat, yanked the anchor line and slapped the bow with its tail. He said the 33-foot aluminum […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Renovations at Hostetler Park memorial almost complete

    by Makayla Clark on Jul 25, 16:59

    The main goal of the memorial at Hostetler Park is to remember victims of violence — and it is being renovated to make that even easier. The downtown park is tucked away on the curve of Third Avenue where it turns into L Street. These days, it isn’t hidden by trees, but is open and […]

  • US/World

    Outrage, investigation over video of live shark being dragged behind motorboat

    by CBS News on Jul 25, 15:45

    MIAMI — Video of a live shark being dragged behind a motorboat has prompted thousands of angry social media comments and triggered an investigation by Florida authorities, CBS Miami reports. The video appears to show the shark, tied by its tail, being dragged behind a speeding boat. The camera then turns to show three men on that […]

  • Crime

    Prosecutors: Driver’s history of seizures prompted murder charges in 2016 Petersburg van crash

    by Chris Klint on Jul 25, 15:44

    State prosecutors say the driver accused of murdering two women in a Petersburg van crash last summer had a five-year prior history of seizures and had ignored warnings from doctors not to drive. The state Office of Special Prosecutions said in a Tuesday statement that William Christopher Allen, 24, and all three passengers in the Ford […]

  • News

    APD: Motorcycle struck car in Old Seward Highway injury crash

    by Chris Klint on Jul 25, 14:53

    Anchorage police are still investigating a collision that left two people injured on the Old Seward Highway Saturday evening, when their motorcycle crashed into a convertible turning onto the highway. Police spokeswoman Renee Oistad had no update Tuesday on the conditions of Eric and Melanie Friedrich, those injured in the wreck at Old Seward and […]

  • DayBreak

    Travel Tuesday: The Kratt brothers in Alaska

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 25, 14:44

    If you’ve got kids, you likely know the Kratt brothers — hosts of Zoboomafoo and the Wild Kratts on PBS. The creative adventuring duo is in Alaska this week, to bring a taste of Alaska, in real time. Hosts Chris and Martin Kratt and the PBS crew have cameras and correspondents spread out across the state to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD: Suicidal suspect in custody after gunfire inside a South Anchorage home

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 25, 14:27

    Anchorage Police say the suicidal man who was inside a South Anchorage home has been taken into custody without incident. Part of Dimond Boulevard in was shut down Tuesday afternoon east of Jewel Lake Road, after police said a suicidal man inside a nearby home had fired a gun. Police were asking people to avoid […]

  • Alaska News

    Captain rescued from capsize near Kodiak jumps back in to save a crewman

    by Chris Klint on Jul 25, 13:14

    A capsized fishing vessel’s captain jumped back into frigid waters north of Kodiak after being rescued to save one of his crewmen, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The dramatic rescue, caught on camera by a rescue helicopter, took place Monday afternoon in Kupreanof Strait according to a statement from Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer […]

  • Alaska News

    Senate opens debate on health care reform, despite ‘no’ vote from Murkowski

    by CBS News on Jul 25, 10:54

    Alaska’s senior U.S. senator, Lisa Murkowski, voted against opening Senate debate on health care reform in a highly anticipated decision Tuesday — but the final decision was ultimately made by Vice President Mike Pence. CBS News reported that Murkowski, along with Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) opposed opening debate on the American Health Care Act on […]

  • Alaska News

    King crab fishery to open for 5 days in Juneau area

    by Associated Press on Jul 25, 10:36

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – It has been six years since it was legal to catch and haul home a pot full of red or blue king crab out of Juneau area waters. KTOO Public Media reports the Department of Fish and Game said Friday in a release the summer personal use red and blue king […]

  • News

    Immigrant trapped in stifling San Antonio trailer says they shared one breathing hole

    by CBS News on Jul 25, 9:09

    We’re hearing the first accounts from survivors of human smuggling tragedy in San Antonio Texas. They describe their journey from Mexico to the back of a sweltering tractor trailer. When Adan Lara Vega and six people climbed into the back of that trailer in Laredo, Texas, he says it was pitch black and already full. An hour […]

  • Alaska News

    Kodiak mayor not pleased with plans for city’s DA position

    by Associated Press on Jul 25, 6:58

    KODIAK, Alaska (AP) – An Alaska city’s district attorney’s office is down its lead position, and officials say a replacement will not be hired. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reported Monday the Director of the Alaska Department of Law’s Criminal Division, John Skidmore, says instead of hiring another district attorney to replace former Kodiak District Attorney […]

  • News

    Reports: Trump discussing firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions

    by CBS/AP on Jul 25, 6:38

    WASHINGTON — President Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions as he continues to rage against Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from all matters related to the Russia investigation, according to reports. The president’s anger again bubbled into public view Monday as he referred to Sessions in a tweet as “beleaguered.” Privately, […]

  • Sports

    Community mourns the loss of Bartlett sophomore

    by John Thompson on Jul 24, 22:59

    Tragedy struck the Hmong and Bartlett High School community last week, as 16-year-old Mlooglug Chervang succumbed to injuries related to a swimming accident.   The sophomore at Bartlett was a member of the football team and very involved in his school’s performing arts programs.   “He kinda represented what we want kids to be like […]

  • US/World

    Last baby orca born in captivity at SeaWorld park dies, company says

    by CBS News on Jul 24, 22:36

    ORLANDO, Fla. — The last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld’s former orca-breeding program died Monday at the company’s San Antonio park, SeaWorld said. Veterinarians were treating 3-month-old Kyara for an infection last weekend, but her health continued to decline, the Orlando-based company said in a news release. “Kyara had a tremendous impact on the entire zoological team, […]