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  • Crime

    Anchorage store owners report increase in shoplifting

    by Liz Raines on Aug 16, 19:05

    Some store owners around Anchorage say they’re frustrated by an uptick in shoplifting in their businesses — and the Anchorage Police Department’s lack of response. John Staser, co-owner of Mountain View Sports says he believes it stems, in part, from Senate Bill 91 — a criminal justice reform bill passed by lawmakers last year that […]

  • Education

    Pink slip threat hangs over teachers headed back to class

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 16, 18:53

    Anchorage teachers went back to school Wednesday — the first time for many who weren’t sure they’d have jobs when the last school year ended. The threat of pink slips is still hanging over some of the teachers, even as they get ready for a new year and new students. Among those concerned for their […]

  • US/World

    Facebook bans white nationalist over hate speech

    by CBS News on Aug 16, 17:08

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Facebook (FB) has banned the Facebook and Instagram accounts of a white nationalist who attended the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in deadly violence. Facebook spokeswoman Ruchika Budhraja tells The Associated Press that the profile pages of Christopher Cantwell have been removed as well as a page connected to his podcast. […]

  • Marijuana News

    Governors of 2 pot states push back on Trump administration

    by Associated Press on Aug 16, 16:34

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Governors in at least two states that have legalized recreational marijuana are pushing back against the Trump administration and defending their efforts to regulate the industry. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week, asking the Department of Justice to maintain the Obama administration’s […]

  • Alaska News

    Loss of sea ice leads walruses to early appearance in Alaska

    by Associated Press on Aug 16, 15:51

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says Pacific walruses have begun coming ashore along Alaska’s northwest coast, and it’s likely because sea ice in the Arctic Ocean already has receded beyond the outer continental shelf. Walruses by the thousands in recent years have come ashore in early fall. The agency says […]

  • US/World

    NY Times’ editorial page editor: No apology for Sarah Palin

    by Associated Press on Aug 16, 15:42

    NEW YORK (AP) – The editorial page editor of The New York Times has been grilled in federal court by a lawyer for Sarah Palin, who’s suing over an editorial that linked right-wing political rhetoric to the 2011 shooting of former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords. The newspaper published the editorial in June after a gunman […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Airport post office taking over Anchorage passport applications

    by Chris Klint on Aug 16, 15:09

    If you’re applying for a U.S. passport in Anchorage you’ll soon have to head for the airport, as the U.S. Postal Service puts all of its local passport-related operations under a single roof. A dedicated passport center will open five days a week, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Monday, at the main […]

  • News

    Peter Pan Seafoods Port Moller plant devastated in overnight fire

    by Dave Bendinger / KDLG on Aug 16, 13:13

    The 100-year-old Peter Pan Seafoods processing plant in Port Moller has been devastated by a massive fire that burned through the night and into Wednesday morning. So far no one has been reported injured, but power, running water, and most phone and internet connections are down in the remote community. Chris Clemens skippers the fishing […]

  • Crime

    Penn. man fined $9K over false residency claim in Alaska bear hunts

    by KTVA Web Staff on Aug 16, 12:52

    A man from Pennsylvania will pay a steep penalty over two illegal Alaska bear kills, after Alaska Wildlife Troopers say he falsely claimed to be an Alaska resident when he applied to hunt them near the Brooks Range. Brian Schoenly, 53, was ordered to pay $9,000 in fines plus $1,900 in restitution, troopers spokeswoman Megan […]

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: Dental laboratory technician

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 16, 11:36

    A Dental Laboratory Technician is a career in the medical field which directly impacts a person’s day-to-day life and requires attention to detail. Sean Siegal, owner of Castable Ceramics, says the goal is to take prescriptions from local dental offices and fill them. This would entail creating crowns, molars, and even dentures. These ceramics are not […]

  • DayBreak

    Getting your high schooler graduating on time with GAP

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 16, 11:35

    A new school year is coming up, but the Graduation Assistance Program (GAP) is already looking to the end of the year. Sophia Metters says the goal of GAP is to get the high school students graduate on time and be ready to find employment. As part of the program, she checks on their grades, sees […]

  • Alaska News

    Driver sues ex-Alaska corrections officer over road incident

    by Associated Press on Aug 16, 11:34

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A driver is suing a former Alaska Department of Corrections officer who drew a handgun and ordered him to the ground during a confrontation along a road. Devarge Walker of Fairbanks in May was driving an all-terrain vehicle when Gregory Braeuer partially blocked a gravel road with his pickup and approached […]

  • Crime

    Fairbanks man convicted of woman’s murder in 2014 death

    by Associated Press on Aug 16, 11:32

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – A 30-year-old Fairbanks man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a woman nearly three years ago. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Zachary Whisenhunt was convicted of killing 34-year-old Janessa Kempski. She was last seen early Oct. 23, 2014, at a gas station in south Fairbanks. Her unclothed […]

  • Crime

    Muldoon Circle shooting victim dies; police ask public for information

    by KTVA Web Staff on Aug 16, 11:21

    An injury shooting in a vehicle off Muldoon Road earlier this week is now being investigated as a homicide, after Anchorage police say the victim died at a hospital. Few additional details were available about Monday’s morning’s shooting on the 1800 block of Muldoon Road, according to police spokesman MJ Thim. Officers had responded just […]

  • Crime

    Resident, suspect in Jewel Lake home invasion exchanged gunfire

    by KTVA Web Staff on Aug 16, 11:15

    Anchorage Police say one of the suspects who attempted to break-in to a Jewel Lake home Tuesday morning exchanged gunfire with the resident before being fatally shot. Officers responded to the home in the 3700 block of Core Court Tuesday around 5:20 a.m. An adult male was found lying in a driveway with a gunshot […]

  • Alaska News

    Moisture disclosures now required in firewood purchases

    by Associated Press on Aug 16, 10:41

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – Fairbanks and North Pole residents buying firewood from a commercial wood cutter should receive a notice stating the wood’s moisture content. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Cindy Heil, of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, says it is a new state regulation, beginning Wednesday, aimed at steering people away from burning […]

  • News

    US: North Korea must make first move for talks

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Aug 16, 8:33

    People in Seoul are used to living with the North Korean threat, but many are worried they could pay the price if the verbal sparring match between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un leads to war. Protestors took to the streets of Seoul on Tuesday, demanding a peaceful solution to the North Korean […]

  • Alaska News

    Murkowski responds to federal flap over state ferry

    by Associated Press on Aug 16, 8:15

    KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, responded to a recent report by the Juneau Empire that says state plans to build a new oceangoing ferry may be being put at risk by federal policies. President Donald Trump signed an executive order that included a provision requiring all steel and iron products for […]

  • DayBreak

    Greek Festival celebrates Hellenic culture in Alaska

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 16, 7:31

    The Alaska Greek Festival returns to Anchorage this weekend for the 23rd year.   The celebration highlights the people, culture, and spirit of Alaska’s Greek community. There will be activities for the whole family including dancing, an auction, and even a bounce house for the kids. The annual tradition will feature all of the incredible food that the […]

  • 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 they lost contact with the crew of a UH-60 Black Hawk […]