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  • Alaska News

    U.S. Trustee files objection to proposed loan by The Binkley Company to Alaska Dispatch News

    by Steffi Lee on Aug 16, 22:44

    A proposed financing agreement to allow a potential buyer to loan money to the Alaska Dispatch News is already facing an objection by a federal official. Acting U.S. Trustee Gail Geiger with the federal bankruptcy court filed court documents on Wednesday, citing several issues with the motion to approve the $1 million loan agreement and […]

  • Weather

    Heavy rainfall causes ‘ponding’ on Anchorage streets

    by KTVA Web Staff on Aug 16, 21:50

    Many KTVA viewers have called in or emailed about significant amounts of rainfall across Anchorage Wednesday night. The National Weather Service in Anchorage has since issued a weather statement advising people of a thunderstorm that’s causing ponding on streets across Anchorage. The statement says the thunderstorm is producing heavy rainfall and small hail. Drivers are […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Neighbors deal with home called a ‘trouble spot’

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 16, 21:11

    If you want to know where crime is happening in an Anchorage neighborhood, ask the neighbors, because it could be the house next door. Anchorage resident Kaylee Ige said she knew the house next to hers on Durenda Circle, off of Lake Otis Parkway, was a problem — almost from the day she moved in. […]

  • Business/Economy

    Business owner unveils plans for unoccupied building downtown

    by Daniella Rivera on Aug 16, 20:37

    It’s a question asked near the corner of 5th Avenue and D Street daily — what’s going on in the building with cardboard in the windows, skirted by a colorfully painted fence? “Rumors are, they’re always funny — I’m out here and I hear people talk about it, they don’t know who I am,” said […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Hospital patient missing, APD asks for public’s help

    by KTVA Web Staff on Aug 16, 20:03

    Anchorage Police is asking for the public’s help in locating a patient who walked away from Providence Hospital. Police say 60-year-old Terry Tomlinson walked away from the emergency room Wednesday evening. They say he suffers from a traumatic brain injury and has impaired cognitive abilities. APD describe him as a white male, around 6 foot […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage store owners report increase in shoplifting

    by Liz Raines on Aug 16, 19:05

    Some store owners around Anchorage say they’re frustrated by an uptick in shoplifting in their businesses — and the Anchorage Police Department’s lack of response. John Staser, co-owner of Mountain View Sports says he believes it stems, in part, from Senate Bill 91 — a criminal justice reform bill passed by lawmakers last year that […]

  • Education

    Pink slip threat hangs over teachers headed back to class

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 16, 18:53

    Anchorage teachers went back to school Wednesday — the first time for many who weren’t sure they’d have jobs when the last school year ended. The threat of pink slips is still hanging over some of the teachers, even as they get ready for a new year and new students. Among those concerned for their […]

  • US/World

    Facebook bans white nationalist over hate speech

    by CBS News on Aug 16, 17:08

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Facebook (FB) has banned the Facebook and Instagram accounts of a white nationalist who attended the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in deadly violence. Facebook spokeswoman Ruchika Budhraja tells The Associated Press that the profile pages of Christopher Cantwell have been removed as well as a page connected to his podcast. […]

  • Marijuana News

    Governors of 2 pot states push back on Trump administration

    by Associated Press on Aug 16, 16:34

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Governors in at least two states that have legalized recreational marijuana are pushing back against the Trump administration and defending their efforts to regulate the industry. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week, asking the Department of Justice to maintain the Obama administration’s […]

  • Alaska News

    Loss of sea ice leads walruses to early appearance in Alaska

    by Associated Press on Aug 16, 15:51

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says Pacific walruses have begun coming ashore along Alaska’s northwest coast, and it’s likely because sea ice in the Arctic Ocean already has receded beyond the outer continental shelf. Walruses by the thousands in recent years have come ashore in early fall. The agency says […]

  • US/World

    NY Times’ editorial page editor: No apology for Sarah Palin

    by Associated Press on Aug 16, 15:42

    NEW YORK (AP) – The editorial page editor of The New York Times has been grilled in federal court by a lawyer for Sarah Palin, who’s suing over an editorial that linked right-wing political rhetoric to the 2011 shooting of former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords. The newspaper published the editorial in June after a gunman […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Airport post office taking over Anchorage passport applications

    by Chris Klint on Aug 16, 15:09

    If you’re applying for a U.S. passport in Anchorage you’ll soon have to head for the airport, as the U.S. Postal Service puts all of its local passport-related operations under a single roof. A dedicated passport center will open five days a week, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Monday, at the main […]

  • News

    Peter Pan Seafoods Port Moller plant devastated in overnight fire

    by Dave Bendinger / KDLG on Aug 16, 13:13

    The 100-year-old Peter Pan Seafoods processing plant in Port Moller has been devastated by a massive fire that burned through the night and into Wednesday morning. So far no one has been reported injured, but power, running water, and most phone and internet connections are down in the remote community. Chris Clemens skippers the fishing […]

  • Crime

    Penn. man fined $9K over false residency claim in Alaska bear hunts

    by KTVA Web Staff on Aug 16, 12:52

    A man from Pennsylvania will pay a steep penalty over two illegal Alaska bear kills, after Alaska Wildlife Troopers say he falsely claimed to be an Alaska resident when he applied to hunt them near the Brooks Range. Brian Schoenly, 53, was ordered to pay $9,000 in fines plus $1,900 in restitution, troopers spokeswoman Megan […]

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: Dental laboratory technician

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 16, 11:36

    A Dental Laboratory Technician is a career in the medical field which directly impacts a person’s day-to-day life and requires attention to detail. Sean Siegal, owner of Castable Ceramics, says the goal is to take prescriptions from local dental offices and fill them. This would entail creating crowns, molars, and even dentures. These ceramics are not […]

  • DayBreak

    Getting your high schooler graduating on time with GAP

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 16, 11:35

    A new school year is coming up, but the Graduation Assistance Program (GAP) is already looking to the end of the year. Sophia Metters says the goal of GAP is to get the high school students graduate on time and be ready to find employment. As part of the program, she checks on their grades, sees […]

  • Alaska News

    Driver sues ex-Alaska corrections officer over road incident

    by Associated Press on Aug 16, 11:34

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A driver is suing a former Alaska Department of Corrections officer who drew a handgun and ordered him to the ground during a confrontation along a road. Devarge Walker of Fairbanks in May was driving an all-terrain vehicle when Gregory Braeuer partially blocked a gravel road with his pickup and approached […]

  • Crime

    Fairbanks man convicted of woman’s murder in 2014 death

    by Associated Press on Aug 16, 11:32

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – A 30-year-old Fairbanks man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a woman nearly three years ago. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Zachary Whisenhunt was convicted of killing 34-year-old Janessa Kempski. She was last seen early Oct. 23, 2014, at a gas station in south Fairbanks. Her unclothed […]

  • Crime

    Muldoon Circle shooting victim dies; police ask public for information

    by KTVA Web Staff on Aug 16, 11:21

    An injury shooting in a vehicle off Muldoon Road earlier this week is now being investigated as a homicide, after Anchorage police say the victim died at a hospital. Few additional details were available about Monday’s morning’s shooting on the 1800 block of Muldoon Road, according to police spokesman MJ Thim. Officers had responded just […]

  • Crime

    Resident, suspect in Jewel Lake home invasion exchanged gunfire

    by KTVA Web Staff on Aug 16, 11:15

    Anchorage Police say one of the suspects who attempted to break-in to a Jewel Lake home Tuesday morning exchanged gunfire with the resident before being fatally shot. Officers responded to the home in the 3700 block of Core Court Tuesday around 5:20 a.m. An adult male was found lying in a driveway with a gunshot […]