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  • 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 […]

  • Alaska News

    Bogoslof erupts twice in two days

    by KTVA / AP on Jun 27, 17:09

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Volcano Observatory says seismic activity at an Aleutians Island volcano has diminished following two eruptions in two days. Bogoslof (BOH-gohs-lawf) Volcano about 850 miles (1,400 kilometers) southwest of Anchorage erupted at 3:17 a.m. Tuesday and sent an ash cloud to 30,000 feet (9,100 meters). The eruption lasted 14 minutes. […]

  • Health

    Alaskans rally downtown, urge lawmakers to vote ‘no’ on GOP healthcare bill

    by Steffi Lee on Jun 27, 16:55

    Senate Republican leaders announced Tuesday they would delay a vote on the health care bill until after the July 4 recess, according to CBS News. Meanwhile, Alaskans are continuing to voice their concerns. A crowd gathered in front of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AK) office in downtown Anchorage, holding signs and chanting about their opposition to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Aliy Zirkle’s retired Iditarod sled dog missing in Anchorage

    by Heather Hintze on Jun 27, 16:46

    One of Aliy Zirkle’s retired Iditarod sled dogs is on the loose in Anchorage. Barbara Swenson has been sponsoring “Scruggs” for years and adopted the dog from Zirkle over the weekend. Scruggs had only been at her home for a day before a loud lawnmower spooked him and he took off on Sunday. “Sled dogs […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Bear attack victims seek community support

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 27, 16:33

    The rash of bear attacks in Alaska this season has left a string of injured victims, devastated families and medical expenses. In response, some of the families affected have set up fundraising pages to help shoulder some of the financial burdens and set up memorials for their lost loved ones. Jack Cooper Memorial Fund Jack […]

  • Alaska News

    Brothers endeavor to name Alaska mountain ridge

    by Associated Press on Jun 27, 15:47

    MOOSE PASS, Alaska (AP) – Two mountaineering brothers who lived in Alaska briefly in the late 1960s have asked the state Historical Commission to formally name three peaks and a ridge. The Peninsula-Clarion reports that if the request is granted, the ridge in Moose Pass will be named Locomotive Ridge, with peaks named the Engine, the […]

  • News

    Mom gives birth to 14.4-pound baby

    by CBS News on Jun 27, 15:17

    Cindy Richmond and Arthur Keisler had a hunch their third child would be a bit bigger than their previous two. The couple’s first baby weighed 7.6 pounds and the second weighed 9.8 pounds. They thought their third child would maybe top 10 pounds. But they never expected the number on the scale would be record-breaking. […]

  • Health

    Medicaid a focus for Alaska health commissioner during trip

    by Associated Press on Jun 27, 15:12

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A new report commissioned by the state health department suggests Alaska could be forced to cut its Medicaid program under a health care overhaul bill passed by the U.S. House. The report, prepared by the firm Manatt Health, cites as a reason proposed changes to Medicaid funding under the bill. One-quarter […]

  • Crime

    Youth hockey association volunteer charged with $180K theft

    by Associated Press on Jun 27, 14:58

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The former treasurer for an Anchorage youth hockey association has been charged with stealing $180,000 from the group. Thirty-three-year-old Jennifer Suchan is charged with felony theft and scheming to defraud in the unauthorized spending of Mustang Hockey Association funds. The association is the nonprofit youth hockey organization for the Chugiak and […]

  • Health

    Alaska, prodded by suit, enacting new abortion regulations

    by Associated Press on Jun 27, 14:57

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The state of Alaska is enacting new regulations for abortions following a lawsuit by abortion-rights advocates. Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands sued the state, arguing that existing regulations restrict access to second-trimester abortions. The new regulations, adopted by the state medical board, take effect July 19. […]

  • Sci/Tech

    New cyberattack spreads fast across the globe

    by CBS News on Jun 27, 14:46

    PARIS — A new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard. Company and government officials reported serious intrusions at the Ukrainian power grid, banks and government offices, where one senior official posted a photo of a darkened computer screen and the words, […]

  • Health

    Senate delays vote on contentious health care bill

    by CBS News on Jun 27, 13:38

    Senate Republican leaders on Tuesday delayed a vote on health care legislation until after the July 4 recess, CBS News has confirmed. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell informed GOP senators of the delay during their weekly luncheon Tuesday, as the GOP seemingly lacks sufficient support to pass the bill in its current form. “We’re still […]

  • Outdoors

    Keeping your auto-inflating life vests operational

    by Joe Vigil on Jun 27, 11:44

    The Alaska Office of Boating Safety received calls about auto-inflating life vests after a deadly canoeing accident on Finger Lake. Authorities say the inflating life vests that two men were wearing didn’t inflate after their canoe tipped over. Police say 30-year-old Gary Curtis made it ashore alive, but 67-year-old Edgar Curtis did not. His body […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Alaska officials baffled by ‘lightning strike’ of bear attacks

    by CBS News on Jun 27, 11:12

    In the last week, four people have been attacked, including two deadly encounters on back-to-back days last weekend. There have only been six fatal bear attacks in Alaska in the last 130 years. Last week, one trail was shut down, and many hikers are steering clear just as summer tourist season arrives. A big race […]

  • Health

    National HIV Testing Day in Anchorage: Where you can get a free screening

    by Daniella Rivera on Jun 27, 10:49

    HIV testing Tuesday, June 27, as part of National HIV Testing day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 1.2 million people are living with human immunodeficiency virus, but one out of eight patients isn’t aware they have it. HIV testing is just part of the work that happens at the Alaskan AIDS Assistance […]

  • Crime

    Shots ring out in parking lot, damaging apartments, cars

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 27, 10:29

    Shots were fired in the parking lot of an apartment building overnight, leaving multiple units and vehicles damaged. Anchorage Police were called to the 7800 block of Creekside Center Drive around 4:20 Tuesday morning on reports of shots fired. Officers found multiple apartments and vehicles that had sustained bullet holes, along with shell casings and […]

  • DayBreak

    Anchorage Police accepting donations for back-to-school clothing drive

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 27, 9:43

    The nonprofit, Anchorage Cops for Community, is asking for clothing donations for its annual back-to-school clothing drive called The Clothesline Project. From now until Friday, June 30 you can drop-off new or gently used clothing for students k-12 at the Anchorage Police Department located 4501 Elmore Road. The idea is to prepare kids for the […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Immigration law experts react to SCOTUS decision on travel ban

    by Steffi Lee on Jun 26, 20:40

    The Supreme Court of the United States will hear full arguments on President Donald Trump’s travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries while letting parts of it go into effect. The decision came down Monday. It impacts foreign nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. In the 9-0 ruling, justices will not allow the ban […]