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  • Weather

    KTVA Weather Lab: Chinook Elementary School

    by Melissa Frey on Apr 25, 13:01

    In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I visited Chinook Elementary School in Anchorage, where the second and third graders in Ms. Demain’s class are getting their first introduction to the science behind the weather. I also answered the question of the week about the biggest storm ever recorded on Earth. Every Tuesday, Melissa Frey will take the KTVA Weather […]

  • Alaska News

    Bethel DMV office to close indefinitely starting May 1

    by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK on Apr 25, 12:06

    If you need a new driver’s license, get it before the end of the week. Starting May 1, the Bethel DMV Office will be closing indefinitely until a new employee is hired, according to a report by KYUK. Current DMV employee Rebecca Phillip is leaving the office at the end of the month to take […]

  • DayBreak

    Something for everyone in Anchorage Concert Association’s upcoming season

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 25, 12:00

    From “Roger & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” to “One Man Star Wars,” the Anchorage Concert Association’s 2017 to 2018 season has a little bit of everything. Kicking off the season is Grammy Award-winning artist Melissa Etheridge in September. Later that month is “Straight No Chaser,” an a capella group. In October, there’s “Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox,” […]

  • DayBreak

    Ride hard and breathe easy in this year’s Clean Air Challenge

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 25, 11:53

    Ride hard, and breathe easy in this year’s Clean Air Challenge fundraiser. It’s a bike ride happening in Talkeetna, Alaska on Saturday, May 6. One of the volunteers and participants, Julie Hasquet said she’s riding for her mother and daughters. Hasquet’s mother had lung cancer and passed away in 2001. She says her daughters have […]

  • Aviation

    Pilot, company culture blamed for 2015 fatal Alaska crash

    by Associated Press on Apr 25, 11:43

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The Latest on a National Transportation Safety Board determination about the causes of a fatal 2015 sightseeing flight in Alaska (all times local): 1:20 p.m. A company that bought the assets of an Alaska flying service after a fatal 2015 crash says it’s following a rigorous safety protocol. Taquan (TAH-kwan) Air […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD asks for public’s help finding missing man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 25, 11:31

    Have you seen 27-year-old Seth Q. Harrison? The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating him. The agency said there are concerns for his well-being. According to a release from APD, Harrison was last seen at his home in the Lake Otis Parkway and Dowling Road area at 8 p.m. Monday. Police […]

  • Education

    Alaska educators form ‘unprecedented’ united front against Senate cuts to education

    by Daniella Rivera on Apr 25, 9:25

    Forming what they call an “unprecedented united front,” public school officials from across the state — including Anchorage and Mat-Su Borough school districts — held a joint press conference Monday evening with a message for lawmakers. “We are here collectively to say we can and we must do better when it comes to funding public […]

  • Weather News

    Soggy Seattle lives up to name, breaks another rain record

    by Associated Press on Apr 25, 8:46

    SEATTLE (AP) – Soggy Seattle has broken another rainfall record. The National Weather Service says the city measured 44.67 inches (114 centimeters) of rain between October and so far in April. That makes it the wettest such period since records began in 1895. Meteorologist Mike McFarland in the service’s Seattle office says it’s the second […]

  • Alaska News

    Kokhanok man dies in three-wheeler crash on Iliamna Lake

    by Associated Press on Apr 25, 7:52

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A 53-year-old Kokhanok died after his all-terrain vehicle crashed on Iliamna Lake. Alaska State Troopers say Gregory Wassillie died. Troopers on Sunday morning took a call from a local flight service that a man was spotted lying on the lake ice. Two Alaska Wildlife Troopers from King Salmon flew to the […]

  • Education

    UAA to start surgical tech program to meet industry need

    by Associated Press on Apr 25, 7:17

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The University of Alaska Anchorage is preparing to launch a surgical technology program that will train students for positions in the state’s health care industry that have been difficult to fill. The Alaska Public Radio Network reports (http://bit.ly/2phn6qj) graduates of the program will earn an associate’s degree in surgical technology to […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Congress works to avoid government shutdown this week

    by CBS News on Apr 25, 7:04

    Congress has four days left to hatch an agreement on federal funding or the government will shut down on Saturday, although for now, one major issue has been put aside. Until Monday, the biggest sticking point had been funding for the border wall, but the White House is conceding on that demand, deferring that fight […]

  • Fairbanks

    Panel recommends smoke control measures for Alaska borough

    by Associated Press on Apr 25, 6:55

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – Commissioners are asking the Fairbanks North Star Borough to take several steps to address heavily polluted air in the borough, including banning old wood stoves and putting restrictions on wood sales. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/2ph2EFY) the new smoke pollution control measures are directed at the Borough Assembly and the […]

  • 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” — […]

  • Crime

    2 young teens charged for Juneau playground fire

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 24, 20:52

    Last updated at 7:10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 25 Two 13-year-old boys were taken into custody and charged with second-degree arson, as well as criminal mischief, in connection to the blaze, the Juneau Police Department said. After they were interviewed, police said they were taken to the Johnson Youth Center. Original story A fire broke […]

  • 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 […]