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  • Alaska News

    Hilcorp only bidder in Cook Inlet lease sales

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jun 21, 18:37

    An oil and gas lease sale in Cook Inlet on Wednesday had just one winning bidder: Hilcorp Alaska. The sale was the last to be held under the federal government’s five-year management plan for offshore oil and gas leases that started in 2012. Dr. James, Kendall, regional director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management […]

  • Alaska News

    DMV counting down to deadlines, government shutdown

    by Bonney Bowman on Jun 21, 18:00

    If lawmakers in Juneau don’t pass a budget, the government will shut down in just nine days. The DMV is warning Alaskans to check their license and registration expiration dates before that happens. If the government shuts down, work at every DMV office and partner agency will stop, including processing licenses and registrations. To ensure […]

  • Crime

    Man accused of ‘accidentally’ shooting, paralyzing woman indicted

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 21, 17:34

    A 22-year-old Anchorage man was indicted Tuesday, accused of shooting a woman as he “danced around” his apartment during a party. Just before 2 a.m. on Friday, June 2, officers responded to a shooting call at an apartment complex on Mockingbird Drive. The victim, 20-year-old Deborah Walunga, who lives in the apartment above suspect Joseph […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Bear suspected in fatal Bird Ridge mauling killed

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 21, 16:35

    The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has killed the bear they suspect in the mauling death of a 16-year-old boy who had competed in a race on Bird Ridge Sunday. The bear had a recent wound to its lower jaw, which authorities believe identifies it as the bear involved, as the bear responsible for […]

  • Military

    F-16 crashes with ammunition on board while taking off

    by CBS News on Jun 21, 15:38

    An F-16 fighter jet crashed during takeoff from an airbase in Houston on Wednesday, prompting the evacuation of a one-mile area around the scene of the crash. The aircraft from the 138th Fighter Wing at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base was embarking on a training mission for NORAD when it crashed around 10:30 a.m. local […]

  • US/World

    Flint airport stabbing investigated as act of terrorism, FBI says

    by CBS News on Jun 21, 15:33

    The FBI is investigating a stabbing at the international airport in Flint, Michigan, as an act of terrorism, the FBI said. An airport police officer was stabbed in the neck in the public part of the main terminal at Bishop International Airport on Wednesday morning, CBS News has learned. The wound was superficial. Michigan State […]

  • News

    Mystery’s afoot as hotel’s famous cocktail garnish, a toe, stolen

    by CBS News on Jun 21, 15:27

    DAWSON CITY, Yukon — The owners of a Canadian hotel known for its unusual cocktail, the aptly-named Sourtoe, say the drink’s trademark garnish — a severed and dehydrated human toe — has been stolen. The drink has long drawn tourists to the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City, a tiny town along the Yukon River, about […]

  • Crime

    Downtown shooting prompts gas leak

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 21, 15:18

    Shots fired in a downtown Anchorage duplex penetrated a gas line in a neighboring residence. Around 12:30 Wednesday, officers responded to the 1300 block of P Street after a resident reported bullets had coming into their home through the ceiling from the apartment upstairs. Meanwhile, ENSTAR gas employees were called to the home next door […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UAA cancels warning of subject with knife on campus

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 21, 14:48

    Wednesday afternoon, The University of Alaska Anchorage tweeted a warning to students indicating there may be a threat on campus. UAA tweeted at 2:32 that campus police were searching for a subject with a knife last seen near the area of Rasmusson Hall. UAA Alert: The area has been searched by UPD and the subject […]

  • DayBreak

    Nuka Conference: Bringing Southcentral Foundation’s system of care to others

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 21, 11:14

    The Southcentral Foundation’s NUKA System of Care (Nuka) has been garnering attention from the rest of the United States. It focuses on working with the community to make them healthier and has been for more than 30 years. Casey Cooper, CEO of Cherokee Indian Hospital, says this system is the wave of the future. Cooper said […]

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: Careers in water and wastewater treatment

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 21, 11:11

    Alaskans looking for a job with transferable skills to Lower 48 can look no further than a career in water and wastewater treatment. The Alaska Job Corps offers free training that often takes around two years. According to Greg Howard, the program is self-directed, so, it might take students less than that. Typically, he added, […]

  • Sports

    Help needed to keep Bartlett High School pool afloat

    by John Thompson on Jun 21, 10:57

    Lauren Langford knows the value of the Bartlett High School Swimming Pool. “This is the only Olympic size pool in the state, and with it being the only facility of its kind, it’s really really important to make sure this pool has the best,” said Langford, who is with Central Area Swimming. She is looking for […]

  • Energy

    Alyeska Pipeline is trying to engineer their way out of low oil flow in TAPS

    by Emily Carlson on Jun 21, 9:12

    June 30 is a big anniversary for one of the most famous pipeline systems in the world. The Trans-Alaska Pipeline is 40-years-old. However, age and decreased oil flow are presenting problems that threaten to shut it down. KTVA traveled 800 miles from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez to show you how operators are trying to engineer […]

  • Crime

    Ohio AG has ‘laser focus’ on family living in Kenai

    by Daniella Rivera on Jun 21, 8:56

    It was children’s toys in the yard that prompted Brad Conklin of Kenai to stop Monday and meet his new neighbors. “I stopped in to say that we have bear around here so keep a gun handy, and they said all they have was a little shotgun,” said Conklin. A few hours later, he recognized […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD dispatch center to get new technology

    by KTVA 11 News on Jun 20, 18:46

    The last time the Anchorage Police Department’s Dispatch Center got new furniture and launched its computer systems was about two decades ago, according to Emergency Communications Center Manager Amy Foraker. Foraker says there will soon be two projects taking place: one to expand the center and one to upgrade the communications systems. “We’re going to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Bird Ridge Race organizers to discuss fatal bear mauling

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jun 20, 18:41

    Alaska’s mountain running community is still reeling from the death of a 16-year-old boy who was killed by a black bear following the Bird Ridge Race on Sunday. The death is also raising questions about the type of safety precautions that might be necessary going forward. The death is also raising questions about the type […]

  • Weather News

    Rain and cooler temps don’t stop Alaskans from enjoying Summer Solstice

    by Melissa Frey on Jun 20, 18:33

    We’ve been gaining daylight for 181 days– all building up to today, the Summer Solstice. Many Alaskans look forward to this day for months, eager to soak up the 19 hours and 21 minutes of daylight, but this year’s Solstice is more soggy than sunny. The rain didn’t stop the Willis family from heading to […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska Supreme Court weighs PFD lawsuit

    by Liz Raines on Jun 20, 17:48

    The future of Permanent Fund dividends is now in the hands of five judges. On Tuesday, the Alaska Supreme Court heard from both sides in a lawsuit challenging Gov. Bill Walker’s partial veto of last year’s PFD checks. The historic case will set a precedent for decisions about the dividend program moving forward. Debate in […]

  • Crime

    Suspect involved in contested divorce with murder victim

    by KTVA 11 News on Jun 20, 17:42

    Bruce Butler made his first appearance in court Wednesday in the double homicide case of a Wasilla couple. The bodies of Lynn Butler, 42, and Richard Casler, 61, were found in a trailer off of the Denali Highway over the Fourth of July weekend in 2015. Police say they were killed on or about July 2, […]

  • Alaska News

    Playground burned in alleged arson will rebuild

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 20, 17:22

    Crews will be working for the next week to clean up a playground that burned to the ground in Juneau. The Twin Lakes playground caught fire in April. Two 13-year-olds were charged with arson in connection to that fire. While crews work, the public is allowed in the area but the restrooms and shelter at […]