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  • Crime

    1 in jail after APD responds to reported robbery

    by Steffi Lee on Jul 27, 0:31

    Anchorage Police was called to a robbery in the area of 16th Avenue south of Beaver Place Wednesday evening. The reported suspect car, which was a silver Subaru, was seen driving away from the scene by the officers who responded to the incident. Officers were able to block the car, which Sgt. Victor Dragano said was […]

  • Business/Economy

    How Alaska’s recession is impacting skilled trades like carpentry

    by Steffi Lee on Jul 26, 22:13

    Alaskans are facing a recession and it’s projected job losses in Anchorage will continue through 2018. The latest numbers from the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation show 3,000 jobs were lost in 2016, with many of them in the construction industry. At the Southern Alaska Carpenters Training Center, director of training Frank Mucci says people working […]

  • US/World

    New York to study use of device known as “textalyzer” to bust drivers

    by CBS News on Jul 26, 20:04

    ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the “textalyzer” that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash was texting while driving. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that he would direct the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee to examine the technology, as […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    AEDC projects another year of recession based on uncertainty from Juneau 

    by Daniella Rivera on Jul 26, 19:56

    “Anchorage, right now, oddly enough, is an island of stability in a sea of chaos and tumult,” said Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz Wednesday. The mayor is one of several speakers at the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation’s three-year outlook luncheon taking an optimistic approach to the current recession. AEDC reports Anchorage saw a total of 3,000 […]

  • Sports

    Golden Bears use football to help cope with death of teammate

    by Dave Leval on Jul 26, 19:18

    It’s back to work for the Bartlett High School Golden Bears, as they take the field for the start of fall football practice. This practice, though, is anything but normal — one player is missing. “It’s pretty sad honestly, I usually see him at practice,” said Running Back Tsuginori Fudge, as he recalled his friend […]

  • Outdoors

    Fish Creek opens to dipnets

    by Bonney Bowman on Jul 26, 19:07

    If you’re in Anchorage or the Valley and want to go dipnetting a little closer to home, you’re in luck: Fish Creek opened Wednesday. It’s the first time since 2015 salmon numbers have been high enough for the fishery to open. Fish Creek only opens by emergency order once Fish and Game projects a certain […]

  • Military

    Local Vet disagrees with President’s tweets banning transgender soldiers in military

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 26, 18:57

    President Trump’s recent tweets proclaiming a change in policy for transgender troops is a disappointment for one Anchorage veteran. On Wednesday, the President tweeted the government, “will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. The reason? The tremendous medical costs and disruption that the transgender in the […]

  • Alaska News

    Sen. Hughes announces she has breast cancer on Facebook

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 26, 17:31

    A Palmer lawmaker took to social media Wednesday to share some personal news. Senator Shelley Hughes made the announcement that she has breast cancer via Facebook. Despite her diagnosis, she says she is feeling great and very hopeful. “I’m going to beat it,” Hughes said in a Facebook post. “Just like I beat a zipline ride hanging upside-down.” […]

  • Crime

    Group pleads guilty to Anchorage ATM thefts

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 26, 17:03

    The four people responsible for ATM thefts at several local banks pleads guilty in court on Tuesday. According to a news release from the Department of Justice, 26-year-old Adrian Cheyne Turnbow, 28-year-old Cristi Cozzetti, 28-year-old Jerd Thacker and 29-year-old Jordan Cook all plead guilty to possession of stolen bank property. According to charging documents filed in federal court, […]

  • Military

    Trump says transgender soldiers cost too much — is that true?

    by CBS News on Jul 26, 13:56

    In laying out his reasons for moving on Wednesday to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, President Donald Trump cited the “tremendous medical costs” associated with the policy. His claim raises several immediate questions, such as exactly how much the Department of Defense spends on providing health care for transgender service members, as well […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska residents angered by chip seal on Mitkof Island roads

    by Associated Press on Jul 26, 13:44

    PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) – Alaska residents driving on Mitkof Island are concerned that the chip seal the state is using to fix the island’s roads is doing more harm than good. KFSK-FM reported Tuesday that residents have experienced cracked windshields and chipped paint since the seal was laid down. Alaska Department of Transportation spokeswoman Aurah […]

  • News

    Southcentral Alaska weekend events

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 26, 13:09

    West End Block Party When: July 27, 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Snow City Cafe Price: Free admission Family-friendly Free parking at the Hotel Captain Cook garage Alaska Vintage Snowmobile Show When: July 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry, Wasilla 3800 West Museum Drive Funny River 5K […]

  • News

    Murkowski, other GOP Senate defections sink Obamacare partial repeal

    by CBS News on Jul 26, 12:54

    A proposal that would partially repeal Obamacare fell short of the 51 votes needed to pass it Wednesday afternoon, dealing yet another blow to the GOP effort to roll back the 2010 health care law. The Senate rejected the plan in a 45-55 vote. All Democrats voted against it, along with seven Republicans. They are: Sen. […]

  • Alaska News

    Trump calls out Murkowski over health care vote

    by CNN on Jul 26, 12:04

    (CNN) President Donald Trump criticized Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Twitter Wednesday after she voted against GOP-led efforts to dismantle Obamacare, making her the latest Republican to be publicly rebuked by Trump on the issue. “Senator @lisamurkowski of the Great State of Alaska really let the Republicans, and our country, down yesterday. Too bad,” he tweeted. Senator […]

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: Police and fire at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 26, 11:45

    Careers in Airport Police and Fire at Ted Stevens International Airport include rigorous training, multiple career paths and great pay. Not only that, but there are several requirements that need to be met for consideration. Among some of those are having a relatively clean driving record, passing a drug screening, psychological evaluation and more. Applicants […]

  • Alaska News

    Man’s best friend: training the next generation of service dogs

    by Bonney Bowman on Jul 26, 11:05

    Life-saving service dogs are learning their skills right here in Alaska, like Thorr, the mobility service dog who went to get help when his owner, Eric Skousen, suffered a massive seizure. Now Thorr’s trainer is working with the next generation. Yellow Labrador puppy Lakota is just 14 weeks old. He’s still all bounce, floppy ears […]

  • News

    Coast Guard lacks funds to chase drugs, maintain fleet, commandant says

    by CBS News on Jul 26, 9:25

    CHESAPEAKE BAY, Md. —  Congress got an SOS Tuesday from Adm. Paul Zukunft, the commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. He said the Coast Guard is busier than ever chasing drug runners, but that it can’t do the job without more money. CBS News was aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf in 2015 after it seized tons […]

  • Alaska News

    University of Alaska Fairbanks cutting economics degree

    by Associated Press on Jul 26, 9:03

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – The University of Alaska Fairbanks is discontinuing its economics degree program. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Tuesday the Board of Regents made the decision to cut the program during its most recent meeting. Two faculty members recently received their layoff notices, giving them one year left to teach. The University of […]

  • Alaska News

    Woman killed aboard cruise ship off Southeast Alaska

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 26, 7:56

    FBI agents responded from the bureau’s Anchorage office to investigate the suspicious death of a 39-year-old woman from Utah who was aboard a cruise ship off Southeast Alaska. Anchorage FBI spokeswoman Staci Feger-Pellessier said the death, aboard the Emerald Princess near Juneau, was reported to the FBI Wednesday morning. “It was in water outside of […]

  • Crime

    2 men charged, 1 sought in separate Anchorage rapes

    by Chris Klint on Jul 26, 7:32

    Two men have recently been charged in separate Anchorage rape cases, according to the Anchorage Police Department, one of whom remains at large. In the earlier of the two cases, court records show 40-year-old Lucky Tapu Sio Jr. sought on a no-bail warrant for two counts of first-degree assault. Police began to look into Sio […]