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  • Crime

    Former HS coach accused of indecent exposure

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 28, 17:09

    A former assistant coach at Palmer High School is facing charges of indecent exposure. Shane Southwick resigned his position as assistant basketball coach at the end of the season, according to a spokesperson for the Mat-Su School District. School officials also said the incident he’s accused of happened after he resigned and did not involve any district […]

  • Crime

    APD investigating fatal downtown stabbing

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 28, 17:01

    Anchorage Police are investigating a homicide downtown. Around 4:15, officers were called to the scene of a stabbing at 4th and Karluk. APD confirms the victim in the stabbing succumbed to their injuries. The victim has not been identified. Police are searching for the suspect. While the search is underway, APD is asking motorists to […]

  • US/World

    Video of Florida cop’s encounter with man over jaywalking goes viral

    by CBS News on Jun 28, 16:45

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Moments after being stopped by Jacksonville Sheriff’s Deputy Jack Bolen for allegedly jaywalking, 21-year-old Devonte Shipman started to record the incident. The interaction happened a week ago, and Shipman believes it was about more than a jaywalking citation. I was just stopped for being black and walking, that’s how I feel,” Shipman […]

  • Health

    New mom’s health scare shines light on blood clot condition

    by CBS News on Jun 28, 16:31

    One new mom wants to warn others about the risk of blood clots after a health scare landed her in the hospital this past weekend. Kate Bilo, a meteorologist with CBS3 in Philadelphia, shared a post on Facebook this week letting friends and viewers know that doctors had found numerous life-threatening blood clots in her […]

  • News

    Pregnant mom says she fatally shot boyfriend in YouTube stunt gone wrong

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Jun 28, 16:23

    HALSTAD, Minn. — A Minnesota woman charged in the fatal shooting of her boyfriend told authorities it was a video stunt gone wrong. Monalisa Perez, of Halstad, was charged Wednesday with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Pedro Ruiz III. The family told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune the couple has a young child and that Perez […]

  • Weather News

    ‘Big Bang Theory’ star’s home burns down in California wildfire

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Jun 28, 16:20

    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — The home of “Big Bang Theory” star Johnny Galecki has been destroyed in a wildfire in California. Nicole Perna, a spokeswoman for the 42-year-old actor, says his home on a ranch in the San Luis Obispo area was destroyed by the wildfire on the state’s central coast. “My heart goes […]

  • US/World

    DHS announces new enhanced security measures for commercial flights into U.S.

    by CBS News on Jun 28, 16:17

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it is implementing new enhanced security measures for all commercial flights coming into the United States, according to a senior DHS official. DHS Secretary John Kelly made the formal announcement at an event Wednesday afternoon. “It is time we raise the global baseline of global aviation security. We […]

  • Health

    Air pollution levels considered safe can still shorten lifespans, study shows

    by CBS News on Jun 28, 16:15

    ATLANTA — A study released Wednesday shows that levels of air pollution considered safe can still shorten lifespans. The study also found that the air in Atlanta is among the worst in the country. Even on days when he can play outside, 4-year-old Reco Lovett is never far from his inhaler. At age 2, he […]

  • Energy

    Gov. Walker participates in White House energy meeting

    by Associated Press on Jun 28, 15:31

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Gov. Bill Walker participated Wednesday in a White House meeting on energy issues. His office says that Walker was one of four governors invited to discuss energy opportunities in their respective states. U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt joined Walker and the governors of Iowa, […]

  • Crime

    Competency hearing continued for 91-year-old charged with murder

    by Bonney Bowman on Jun 28, 14:58

    A judge continued a competency hearing for 91-year-old Duane Marvin, the Anchorage man accused of killing his wife. The state received a report about Marvin’s competency Tuesday and asked the judge to continue the hearing for 30 days so prosecutors can take time to talk to experts and understand what’s in the report. Marvin faces […]

  • 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 […]