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    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

    Dimond Boulevard closed near Jewel Lake after gunfire inside suidical man’s home

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 25, 14:27

    Part of Dimond Boulevard in South Anchorage has been 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 the closed section of Dimond between Arlene and Blackberry streets, spokeswoman Renee Oistad said in a statement. […]

  • 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, […]

  • Health

    The pressure is on Alaska’s senators ahead of Tuesday’s healthcare vote

    by Steffi Lee on Jul 24, 22:25

    Alaskans are continuing to pressure their senators to stand against overhauling the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and they also want them to vote “no” on Tuesday’s procedural vote to open debate on a healthcare reform bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing for a motion to proceed and Senate Republicans are trying to get […]

  • Alaska News

    How the SAP project went from $10 Million to $81.5 Million in 6 years

    by Daniella Rivera on Jul 24, 19:02

    It’s been called an expensive, monster of a project and it’s about to eat up another $5.8 million. That’s the amount Anchorage Assembly members will be asked to approve Tuesday night, to wrap up the controversial SAP software project that’s years overdue, and millions of taxpayer dollars over budget. When former Mayor Dan Sullivan proposed the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Sales tax could double for some Mat-Su communities

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 24, 18:45

    No one likes to pay taxes, but people who live in the Mat-Su may find themselves paying a lot more if propositions for new sales taxes go through. The cities of Palmer, Houston and Wasilla already have city sales taxes but residents might also decide to pay a new tax proposed by the Mat-Su Borough. […]

  • DayBreak

    Story Time with Aunt Phil: Alaska crude oil’s explosive discovery

    by Laurel Downing Bill on Jul 24, 18:04

    Richfield Oil Corporation found crude on the Kenai Peninsula this week in July 1957. That discovery helped Alaska on its way to statehood two years later, as Congress believed that Alaska would now be able to fund its own government. But that wasn’t the first time Alaskans had found oil. Alaska Natives used the black […]

  • Alaska News

    Attorney General’s Office: Door-to-door paving scam warning

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 24, 17:40

    The Attorney General’s Office is warning Alaskans of a misleading sales scam that could come knocking at your door. According to a release from the Attorney General’s Office, there are individuals, or companies going door-to-door, offering misleading paving services that violate the Door-To-Door Sales provision and the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act. Officials say these scammers […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mural at Alaska Pacific University almost finished

    by Makayla Clark on Jul 24, 17:20

    A mural in Alaska Pacific University’s Atwood Center was in its last stages Monday afternoon. Artist Andrew Morrison started the project Wednesday. Since Friday, he’s been painting six to seven hours a day. The mural is a representation of the tribal people that live in Alaska. It consists of images of Native Americans throughout the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD finds missing adult with medical issues

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 24, 16:08

    Anchorage Police say they have found the missing 41-year-old adult male with medical issues. According to a Nixle alert, Randall Wayne Anderson was been missing for approximately ten days. Police say there is a concern for his well-being because he has the mentality of a 12-year-old and has medical issues that require medication. The Nixle alert was sent […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD: Runaway girls found

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 24, 15:24

      APD is no longer searching for the two girls who went missing Sunday night. Anchorage Police sent out a Nixle Monday afternoon asking for the public’s help in locating two girls who haven’t been seen or heard from since they left their home sometime after 10 p.m. Sunday. According to a Nixle alert, 16-year-old […]

  • US/World

    How 2 bodies in Swiss glacier stayed mummified for 75 years

    by CBS News on Jul 24, 14:58

    Last week, during a routine inspection tour, a ski-lift technician for the Swiss adventure resort Glacier 3000 found what he thought was a collection of black rocks near the Tsanfleuron glacier in the western Bernese Alps, reported The New York Times. Upon close inspection, though, he discovered that the rocks were, in fact, mummified bodies. DNA […]