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  • Military

    5 Army helicopter crew missing off Hawaii

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Aug 16, 6:59

    HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard and Army are searching for five missing service members off the coast of Hawaii after losing communication with a Black Hawk helicopter, the Coast Guard said Wednesday. Personnel at Wheeler Army Airfield near Honolulu told the Coast Guard that it lost contact with the crew of a UH-60 Black Hawk […]

  • News

    Teen arrested after Holocaust memorial in Boston vandalized

    by CBS News on Aug 16, 0:10

    BOSTON — For the second time this summer, the Holocaust memorial in Boston has been vandalized. Boston Police say a 17-year-old boy from Malden allegedly threw a rock at the memorial around 6:30 p.m. Monday and smashed a glass panel. “I saw this guy running around the corner dressed in all black,” one witness told […]

  • Sports

    The latest measure of safety arrives at high school fields

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 15, 22:05

    It’s common in many workplaces. Now, high schools field are equipped too — with a defibrillator. It’s not a pleasant topic, but should a player or coach suffer cardiac arrest, a measure is in place which could help save a life. “We wanted coaches to have a higher level of training, in recognizing this is […]

  • US/World

    What is the “alt-left” President Trump was talking about?

    by CBS News on Aug 15, 19:45

    President Trump on Tuesday said “there is another side” to the violence in Charlottesville, specifically calling out the “alt-left.” “What about the alt-left that came charging at, what you say, the alt-right?” Mr. Trump asked. “Do they have any semblence of guilt? What about the fact they charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    SWAT concludes serving warrants in east Anchorage neighborhood

    by KTVA Web Staff on Aug 15, 19:25

    A SWAT team finished serving warrants in an east Anchorage neighborhood Tuesday evening, but detectives were still searching through the night. Police sent out a Nixle alert asking people to stay inside their homes in the area of Northern Lights Boulevard and Cimarron Circle as SWAT issued warrants. Parts of Cimarron Circle was being blocked […]

  • Alaska News

    Feds partner with local groups to stop human trafficking

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 15, 18:16

    Human trafficking is sometimes called a crime that hides in plain sight. Officials say it’s a problem in Alaska, but how much of a problem is difficult to say. “Human trafficking can be very difficult to recognize. It is a very complex and often misunderstood issue,” said Melinda Freeman, director of the Anchorage Department of […]

  • News

    Airborne great white shark caught on video stealing fisherman’s catch

    by CBS News on Aug 15, 17:32

    ORLEANS, Mass. — A fisherman off the coast of Orleans tried to reel in a catch only to have it snapped off the line by a great white shark that jumped high out of the water. It happened in a split second, but the stunning moment was captured on video, reports CBS Boston. “Six o’clock, […]

  • Outdoors

    Pickers head for the hills as Southcentral blueberry season begins

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 15, 17:30

      As the fireweed climbs to the top of the stalk, it signals the end of summer and more importantly, the beginning of blueberry season. Arctic Valley is Anchorage’s not-so-secret hot spot since the ski area is just a short drive from town. “We got up here and everyone was berry picking,” said Amy Weaver. […]

  • Alaska News

    Sullivan Arena management laid off for ‘economic reasons’

    by KTVA Web Staff on Aug 15, 16:46

    SMG, an entertainment and convention venue management service, says a handful of people have been laid off after the Sullivan Arena lost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Steve Tadlock, regional vice president of SMG, says seven people in total have been let go — five, a few weeks ago, and two more, Joe Wooden, the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    AFD responds to east Anchorage house fire

    by KTVA Web Staff on Aug 15, 16:45

    Emergency crews responded to a house fire in east Anchorage Tuesday afternoon. The Anchorage Fire Department was called out to a structure fire at a duplex located on the 2600 block of Aspen Heights Loop. Upon their arrival, fire and smoke was visible from the second story of one of the units. It took fire […]

  • Alaska News

    Abandoned Alaska black bear cubs find new home

    by Associated Press on Aug 15, 16:08

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Two black bear cubs abandoned by their mothers in Alaska are making their debut at the San Francisco Zoo. KNTV reports Tuesday the still nameless cubs were found emaciated and wandering alone in Alaska hundreds of miles apart about three months ago. Officials say the cubs were nursed back to health […]

  • Iditarod

    Mushing icon Joee Redington Jr., dies at 74

    by KTVA Web Staff on Aug 15, 15:28

    The Redingtons are the first family of mushing — of course, Joe Redington Sr. began it all when the Iditarod started, back in the early ’70s. The Iditarod Trail Committee had some sad news to report on its Facebook page Tuesday saying Joee Redington Jr. had died. According to the post, Joee Redington Jr. died […]

  • US/World

    Pentagon cites artillery ‘mishap’ in 2 US deaths in Iraq

    by Associated Press on Aug 15, 14:50

    WASHINGTON (AP) – A Pentagon spokesman says the two U.S. soldiers killed Sunday in Iraq were casualties of a U.S. artillery “mishap.” The soldiers have been identified as 22-year-old Sgt. Allen L. Stigler Jr. of Arlington, Texas, and 30-year-old Sgt. Roshain E. Brooks of Brooklyn, New York. Both were cannon crewmembers assigned to 2nd Battalion, […]

  • Crime

    Man critically injured in Anchorage assault; investigators seek help

    by KTVA Web Staff on Aug 15, 14:15

    A weekend assault which left a man gravely wounded has prompted Anchorage police to ask for the public’s aid as they investigate the case. Word from a local hospital that the victim, 24-year-old Abshir Mohamed, had been dropped off with critical injuries reached police at about 5:45 p.m. Sunday, according to a Tuesday statement. “Officers […]

  • DayBreak

    Travel Tuesday: Southcentral culture in Chugach Living

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 15, 14:08

    Chugach Living is a newly launched quarterly publication that highlights Southcentral dining, culture and hitting the outdoors. The owner and publisher, John Ragozzino, says when he moved to Alaska in 2013, he looked for a lifestyle and living magazine. When he couldn’t find one, he thought he should remedy that. The magazine, which launched in […]

  • News

    Red Cross believes at least 600 missing in deadly Sierra Leone mudslides

    by Associated Press on Aug 15, 12:09

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone’s capital was certain to rise Tuesday as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an untold number of people buried in their homes. The Red Cross estimated that 600 people were still missing. Authorities have said more than 300 people were killed […]

  • US/World

    Obama’s Charlottesville message one of the most liked tweets in history

    by CBS News on Aug 15, 11:17

    President Obama’s tweet quoting former South African President Nelson Mandela following the violent clashes and domestic terror attack after white supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, has made Twitter history with over 2.4 million likes and counting, making it one of the most-liked tweets since the social media site launched, according to USA Today. The tweet, […]

  • Crime

    Tiger Woods had 5 drugs in system during DUI arrest: toxicology

    by CBS News on Aug 15, 11:11

    PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — A new toxicology report shows golf great Tiger Woods had five different drugs in his system when he was found asleep at the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz along a Florida roadway over Memorial Day weekend, reports CBS affiliate WPEC. The report released this week by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s […]

  • US/World

    Activists using social media trying to shame white supremacists

    by CBS News on Aug 15, 10:58

    A Twitter page is becoming a new battleground after Saturday’s violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The five-year-old page is dedicated to calling out racism. Now, it’s shifting its focus to exposing white supremacists who gathered over the weekend to protest the city’s effort to remove a Robert E. Lee statue. Many of those protesters were […]

  • Alaska News

    Stevens’ lieutenant governor run prompts committee changes

    by Associated Press on Aug 15, 10:50

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A Kodiak state senator’s decision to run for lieutenant governor has prompted changes in legislative committee assignments. Sen. Bert Stedman of Sitka is replacing Sen. Gary Stevens of Kodiak as chairman of the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee. Sen. Cathy Giessel of Anchorage is replacing Stevens on the Legislative Council. The […]