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  • Education

    Trump order seeks to limit federal role in K-12 education

    by Associated Press on Apr 26, 11:03

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that aims to reduce the federal government’s role in K-12 education. Trump is giving Education Secretary Betsy DeVos 300 days to identify where Washington has overstepped its legal authority in education issues. The secretary will then be able to modify and repeal regulations and […]

  • Crime

    APD confirms James Dale Ritchie as killer in 5 Anchorage murders

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 26, 10:38

    More than five months after the public heard James Dale Ritchie’s name, the Anchorage Police Department confirmed Wednesday that he was responsible for the murders of five people in the summer of 2016. In November, Ritchie was killed in a downtown Anchorage shootout with police, following his solo attack against APD officer Arn Salao. It was a chance […]

  • Crime

    Point Hope walrus hunters put on probation for violating Marine Mammal Protection Act

    by Davis Hovey / KNOM on Apr 26, 10:15

    Late last week, four point hope men were sentenced for the illegal taking of walruses that occurred near Cape Lisburne in 2015. According to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s office on Thursday, Adam Sage, Jacob Lane, Guy Tuzroyluk, and Michael Tuzroyluk, Jr., pled guilty to violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act in two separate […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Spacecraft flies between Saturn and rings in historic 1st

    by Associated Press on Apr 26, 7:19

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has ventured into the never-before-explored region between Saturn and its rings. But flight controllers won’t know how everything went until Thursday when they are back in touch with the craft. Cassini was out of radio contact with Earth early Wednesday as it became the first spacecraft to […]

  • Alaska News

    Southeast Alaska hatchery to reopen with new owner

    by Associated Press on Apr 26, 6:58

    PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) – A hatchery in a small southeast Alaska community that closed down under a mountain of debt in 2014 has been purchased by a nonprofit organization that plans to produce chum and Chinook salmon at the site. KFSK-FM reported he state foreclosed on the Gunnuk Creek hatchery’s $22 million debt and put […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Pope warns powerful to act humbly or risk ruin in TED talk

    by Associated Press on Apr 26, 6:49

    VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis has warned the powerful to act humbly or risk ruin, in a TED talk urging the world to show more solidarity with the poor and weak. Francis delivered a videotaped talk to a TED conference in Vancouver on “The Future You,” the first by a pope. The Vatican released […]

  • News

    Antarctica’s penguins are in trouble, new report shows

    by CBS News on Apr 25, 21:39

    In the rapidly warming Antarctic, two species of penguins are in dramatic decline. That’s the news out of a new study published by Oceanites, a nonprofit organization that closely monitors penguins and other Antarctic seabirds, in collaboration with researchers from NASA and Stony Brook University in New York. Relying on satellite photos and on-the-ground analysis […]

  • News

    ‘Fearless’ feline hangs out with rattlesnake

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 25, 21:33

    Authorities in Texas are calling this feline “fearless” after it was pictured inches away from a rattlesnake. The Laguna Vista Police Department posted an image of the pair late last week on its Facebook page alongside a warning to residents of the South Texas town about rattlesnakes following a spotting. “LV Residents, earlier today Laguna […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Survivors’ insurance bill likely to pass despite addition of municipal opt-in option

    by Eric Ruble on Apr 25, 20:01

    A bill that would provide funding for healthcare premiums for the families of state officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty is just a few steps away from becoming law. Various versions of Senate Bill 48 have been debated by lawmakers in Juneau for years. Last week, the senate unanimously passed the bill. […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Senate Leaderships defends education cut, amid threat of layoffs

    by Liz Raines on Apr 25, 19:52

    In Juneau, the Senate Majority is defending itself against accusations that its budget cuts will severely harm education in Alaska. This after the Anchorage and Mat-Su School Districts announced publicly they’re standing in solidarity against the 5 percent cut. The districts say more than $90 million in cuts to school districts and the university system […]

  • Military

    Northern Edge to go ahead, along with continued community concern

    by Bonney Bowman on Apr 25, 19:26

    The Navy got the green light for Northern Edge 17, just days before the training exercise is scheduled to start. Northern Edge is scheduled to start May 1. It involves the Navy, Army, Air Force and Marines, training in the Gulf of Alaska and areas of the Interior. The National Marine Fisheries Service issued two […]

  • Crime

    DOC officer smuggled drugs into Goose Creek

    by Lauren Maxwell on Apr 25, 18:16

    A former Department of Corrections officer was sentenced to eight months in a federal prison on Tuesday after admitting he smuggled drugs into the Goose Creek Correctional Center. Jason Spindler, 33, accepted a plea deal, agreeing to plead guilty to one count of drug conspiracy and one count of possession of a controlled substance with […]

  • Crime

    LifeMed EMT charged with distribution of child porn

    by Daniella Rivera on Apr 25, 18:07

    An Anchorage man, who works as a LifeMed EMT, is accused of distributing child pornography. According to court documents, Anchorage Police were able to download eight video files containing child pornography during an undercover online investigation in November of 2016. In a criminal complaint, APD Officer Torres writes he was able to connect the IP […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Melting snow uncovers Anchorage’s major pet waste problem

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 25, 17:37

    The signs of spring are evident at Taku Lake in Anchorage: birds chirping in the trees, a thin layer of ice melting on the lake and dog waste everywhere. “Right on the edge of the water. That’s where kids are going to be swimming,” David Jensen said. He volunteers his time picking up after other […]

  • News

    Officer in passenger-dragging incident tells his side of the story

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Apr 25, 17:18

    CHICAGO – The physician who was dragged off a United Airlines (UAL) flight in Chicago this month was verbally and physically abusive, and flailing his arms before he lost his balance and struck his mouth on an armrest, according to the aviation officer who pulled the man out of his seat. The Chicago Department of […]

  • US/World

    U.S., North Korea face off in high-stakes game of chicken

    by CBS News on Apr 25, 16:45

    BEIJING — North Korea conducted a large-scale, live-fire military drill on Tuesday morning in yet another show of force. It was part of celebrations marking the 85th anniversary of the founding of the country’s military. While the North fired weapons near the east coast of the Korean Peninsula, the U.S. and South Korea conducted drills […]

  • Health

    ‘Superbug’ fungus new menace in US hospitals

    by Associated Press on Apr 25, 15:59

    NEW YORK (AP) – A ‘superbug’ fungus is emerging as a new menace in U.S. hospitals, mostly in New York and New Jersey. First identified in Japan in 2009, the fungus has spread to more than a dozen countries around the globe. The oldest of the 66 cases reported in the United States dates back […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Officials promoting inclusivity after Trump rise face recall

    by Associated Press on Apr 25, 15:18

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Three leaders of an Alaska fishing community who sponsored a resolution to promote inclusivity are fighting efforts to recall them from office. The recall effort targeting three Homer City Council members is pegged to two resolutions, one supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota in its fight over a […]

  • Weather

    KTVA Weather Lab: Chinook Elementary School

    by Melissa Frey on Apr 25, 13:01

    In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I visited Chinook Elementary School in Anchorage, where the second and third graders in Ms. Demain’s class are getting their first introduction to the science behind the weather. I also answered the question of the week about the biggest storm ever recorded on Earth. Every Tuesday, Melissa Frey will take the KTVA Weather […]

  • Alaska News

    Bethel DMV office to close indefinitely starting May 1

    by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK on Apr 25, 12:06

    If you need a new driver’s license, get it before the end of the week. Starting May 1, the Bethel DMV Office will be closing indefinitely until a new employee is hired, according to a report by KYUK. Current DMV employee Rebecca Phillip is leaving the office at the end of the month to take […]