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  • Crime

    Brother of murder suspect accused of cleaning up West Anchorage crime scene

    by Daniella Rivera on Jun 30, 21:57

    Three family members are facing charges in a string of crimes that include torturing and killing a woman, then trying to cover up the tracks. Thursday, 28-year-old Connor Stefano appeared in court for his arraignment on charges of tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution. His defense attorney Wallace Tetlow told the judge Stefano contacted him the […]

  • Alaska News

    Dead humpback whale washes ashore near Hope

    by Melissa Frey on Jun 30, 21:45

    A dead humpback whale was found along the shore of Turnagain Arm near Hope Tuesday night. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Association (NOAA) was notified. There was immediately no word on when or how the whale died, but researchers from the Alaska Sea Life Center and NOAA were able to extract numerous samples which are on […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Budget veto could stunt Alaska tourism growth

    by Liz Raines on Jun 30, 21:04

    Alaska saw a record breaking number of tourists last summer — 1.7 million visitors statewide, according to a report prepared for the Division of Economic Development. But a dramatic drop in the state’s Tourism Marketing Program could turn the trend. On Wednesday, Gov. Bill Walker announced a $3 million veto to the already scaled-back program, which went […]

  • Crime

    Mother of Point Woronzof murder victim calls on public for answers in daughter’s death

    by Eric Ruble on Jun 30, 20:21

    The last five months have been painful for Rose Mullenax. She is the mother of Selena Mullenax, who was killed alongside 20-year-old Foreignne “Onie” Aubert-Morisette in January at Point Woronzof. No arrests have been made in the case and now, the 19-year-old’s mother has become frustrated with police. “All I know is that they’re working on […]

  • News

    Southcentral Alaska Fourth of July festivities

    by Makayla Clark on Jun 30, 20:03

    ANCHORAGE Fireworks When: July 4, after the Alaska Baseball League doubleheader Location: Mulcahy Stadium Alaska Baseball League doubleheader When: July 4, 7 and 9 p.m. Location: Mulcahy Stadium Two games between the Anchorage Glacier Pilots and the Anchorage Bucs There will be fireworks after the second game July 4 Anchorage events at the Delaney Park Strip 8 a.m. — […]

  • Lifestyle

    Peony passion: Alaska expected to ship out a record number of luxury flowers

    by Shannon Ballard on Jun 30, 19:34

    Whether they’re miles apart or side-by-side, sisters Rachel Christy and Becca Bryan are connected by peonies. Bryan lives in Texas, but for the past five summers she’s come to Alaska to help Christy harvest Alaska Blooms Peony Farm in Wasilla. “My favorite thing to do is, when we first arrive for our summer, Rachel and […]

  • Fishing Report

    Alaska Fishing Report for June 30, 2016

    by Carlos Faura on Jun 30, 19:23

    Anchorage King fishing is fair on Ship Creek. Lake fishing is ok, the mornings and evenings are best times to go. Bird Creek is closed until July 13. Seward Halibut fishing is good and they’re getting a lot of big fish. Rockfishing is really good. There are not a lot of silvers yet. King salmon […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD to patrol part of the Seward Highway for the holiday weekend

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jun 30, 19:09

    Alaska State Troopers are getting some extra help patrolling the Seward Highway over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. A federal grant will pay for two to four Anchorage police officers to patrol the section of highway that runs between Potter Marsh and Girdwood. Anchorage Police Department chief Chris Tolley said the goal is to […]

  • US/World

    UN body creates post on sexual orientation, gender identity

    by Associated Press on Jun 30, 16:42

    GENEVA (AP) – The U.N.’s top human rights body has decided to appoint an expert to monitor violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In a narrow 23-18 vote with six abstentions, the Human Rights Council called for the creation of a three-year position for an independent expert to look into wrongdoing […]

  • Reality Check w/ John Tracy

    Reality Check w/ John Tracy: Can the US learn from Brexit?

    by John Tracy on Jun 30, 15:32

    Voters in Britain are now reacting to their decision to divorce the European Union much like one does the morning after a bender. Similar to a hangover, they’re now coming to grips with the aftermath of a decision that felt good at the time, but resulted in a massive global headache. Unfortunately, the financial impact […]

  • DayBreak

    Founding member of War talks 4th of July performances in Seward

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 30, 15:10

    A familiar sound is coming to Alaska this July 4 weekend. The band War will be in Seward Friday, July 1 through Sunday, July 3 performing popular hits like “Why Can’t We be Friends” and “Cisco Kid,” plus songs from their current album “Evolutionary.” Thursday, founding member Lonnie Jordan joined Daybreak. He said this weekend’s […]

  • US/World

    Judge orders new trial for Adnan Syed in ‘Serial’ case

    by CBS News on Jun 30, 14:57

      BALTIMORE --The conviction of a Maryland man in the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend has been vacated, and he has been granted a new trial, a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge ruled Thursday. Adnan Syed, who is at the center of the popular “Serial” podcast, has long maintained his innocence in the case. Prosecutors say Adnan […]

  • Weather News

    Garden Report: Meet the man behind Anchorage’s curated exotic plant collection

    by Rachael Penton on Jun 30, 13:42

    Doug Tryck has a passion for collecting exotic plants. It’s a hobby he started when he was only seven years old, after collecting his first specimen: a white iris at what was at the time called Chester Creek Estuary. He says gardening runs in the family. His great grandmother and grandfather were both gardeners, and […]

  • Alaska News

    Driver killed, passenger injured in Ketchikan vehicle crash

    by Associated Press on Jun 30, 12:55

    A Ketchikan woman died Wednesday night in a one-car crash on the south Tongass Highway. Alaska State Troopers say 43-year-old Verna Edenshaw was behind the wheel of a vehicle that rolled at Mile 5. Troopers took a call on the crash at 10:40 p.m. Five others were in the vehicle. Troopers say 26-year-old Melissa Williams […]

  • Weather News

    This snow season will go down as one of the least snowiest on record

    by Rachael Penton on Jun 30, 12:37

    The end of June not only brings the long, midsummer days to Alaska, it also marks the official end of the snow season. The snow season runs from July 1 to June 30 each year. When the 2015-2016 snow season ends Thursday at 11:59 p.m., it will go down in the record books as the […]

  • DayBreak

    ‘Constellations: One relationship, Infinite possibilities’ opens at Out North

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 30, 12:27

    One relationship. Infinite possibilities. A new play opening at Out North Theatre in Anchorage explores love and the quantum multiverse theory. “Constellations” is a play about two scientists and their relationship as it unfolds throughout their life. The love story unfolds in multiple ways, giving the audience several scenarios of how love can work and how […]

  • Alaska News

    Friends, family raise over $22,000 to continue search for missing Nome man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 30, 12:07

    The search continues for a Nome man first reported missing on June 27 after he failed to show up for work. Now, friends and family are coming together in an effort to raise money to ensure the search for Joseph Balderas continues. As of 11 a.m. Thursday morning, over $22,000 had been raised on the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Government Hill welcomes shutdown of the Knik Arm Crossing

    by Heather Hintze on Jun 30, 11:13

    Gov. Bill Walker’s announcement Wednesday that he was shutting down the Knik Arm Crossing was welcome news for Stephanie Kelser. “It could have easily been one of the biggest boondoggles in the state in terms of the amount of money lost and the continuing amount of money year after year,” she said, referring to the […]

  • Military

    Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

    by CNN / AP on Jun 30, 10:38

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will let transgender individuals serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the change Thursday. Carter says it’s the right thing to do. He says only a person’s qualifications should matter, and that there should […]

  • Alaska News

    Ketchikan dock repairs complete after cruise ship crash

    by Associated Press on Jun 30, 8:12

    Repairs to a Ketchikan dock that was damaged in early June by a cruise ship have been completed ahead of schedule. The Ketchikan Daily News reports that Anchorage-based Turnagain Marine Construction was awarded the $928,000 contract for repairs at Berth 3, which was left unusable after the June 3 accident. Work was completed Tuesday and […]