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  • Alaska News

    Kodiak mayor not pleased with plans for city’s DA position

    by Associated Press on Jul 25, 6:58

    KODIAK, Alaska (AP) – An Alaska city’s district attorney’s office is down its lead position, and officials say a replacement will not be hired. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reported Monday the Director of the Alaska Department of Law’s Criminal Division, John Skidmore, says instead of hiring another district attorney to replace former Kodiak District Attorney […]

  • News

    Reports: Trump discussing firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions

    by CBS/AP on Jul 25, 6:38

    WASHINGTON — President Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions as he continues to rage against Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from all matters related to the Russia investigation, according to reports. The president’s anger again bubbled into public view Monday as he referred to Sessions in a tweet as “beleaguered.” Privately, […]

  • Sports

    Community mourns the loss of Bartlett sophomore

    by John Thompson on Jul 24, 22:59

    Tragedy struck the Hmong and Bartlett High School community last week, as 16-year-old Mlooglug Chervang succumbed to injuries related to a swimming accident.   The sophomore at Bartlett was a member of the football team and very involved in his school’s performing arts programs.   “He kinda represented what we want kids to be like […]

  • US/World

    Last baby orca born in captivity at SeaWorld park dies, company says

    by CBS News on Jul 24, 22:36

    ORLANDO, Fla. — The last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld’s former orca-breeding program died Monday at the company’s San Antonio park, SeaWorld said. Veterinarians were treating 3-month-old Kyara for an infection last weekend, but her health continued to decline, the Orlando-based company said in a news release. “Kyara had a tremendous impact on the entire zoological team, […]

  • Health

    The pressure is on Alaska’s senators ahead of Tuesday’s healthcare vote

    by Steffi Lee on Jul 24, 22:25

    Alaskans are continuing to pressure their senators to stand against overhauling the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and they also want them to vote “no” on Tuesday’s procedural vote to open debate on a healthcare reform bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing for a motion to proceed and Senate Republicans are trying to get […]

  • Alaska News

    How the SAP project went from $10 Million to $81.5 Million in 6 years

    by Daniella Rivera on Jul 24, 19:02

    It’s been called an expensive, monster of a project and it’s about to eat up another $5.8 million. That’s the amount Anchorage Assembly members will be asked to approve Tuesday night, to wrap up the controversial SAP software project that’s years overdue, and millions of taxpayer dollars over budget. When former Mayor Dan Sullivan proposed the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Sales tax could double for some Mat-Su communities

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 24, 18:45

    No one likes to pay taxes, but people who live in the Mat-Su may find themselves paying a lot more if propositions for new sales taxes go through. The cities of Palmer, Houston and Wasilla already have city sales taxes but residents might also decide to pay a new tax proposed by the Mat-Su Borough. […]

  • DayBreak

    Story Time with Aunt Phil: Alaska crude oil’s explosive discovery

    by Laurel Downing Bill on Jul 24, 18:04

    Richfield Oil Corporation found crude on the Kenai Peninsula this week in July 1957. That discovery helped Alaska on its way to statehood two years later, as Congress believed that Alaska would now be able to fund its own government. But that wasn’t the first time Alaskans had found oil. Alaska Natives used the black […]

  • Alaska News

    Attorney General’s Office: Door-to-door paving scam warning

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 24, 17:40

    The Attorney General’s Office is warning Alaskans of a misleading sales scam that could come knocking at your door. According to a release from the Attorney General’s Office, there are individuals, or companies going door-to-door, offering misleading paving services that violate the Door-To-Door Sales provision and the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act. Officials say these scammers […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mural at Alaska Pacific University almost finished

    by Makayla Clark on Jul 24, 17:20

    A mural in Alaska Pacific University’s Atwood Center was in its last stages Monday afternoon. Artist Andrew Morrison started the project Wednesday. Since Friday, he’s been painting six to seven hours a day. The mural is a representation of the tribal people that live in Alaska. It consists of images of Native Americans throughout the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD finds missing adult with medical issues

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 24, 16:08

    Anchorage Police say they have found the missing 41-year-old adult male with medical issues. According to a Nixle alert, Randall Wayne Anderson was been missing for approximately ten days. Police say there is a concern for his well-being because he has the mentality of a 12-year-old and has medical issues that require medication. The Nixle alert was sent […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD: Runaway girls found

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 24, 15:24

      APD is no longer searching for the two girls who went missing Sunday night. Anchorage Police sent out a Nixle Monday afternoon asking for the public’s help in locating two girls who haven’t been seen or heard from since they left their home sometime after 10 p.m. Sunday. According to a Nixle alert, 16-year-old […]

  • US/World

    How 2 bodies in Swiss glacier stayed mummified for 75 years

    by CBS News on Jul 24, 14:58

    Last week, during a routine inspection tour, a ski-lift technician for the Swiss adventure resort Glacier 3000 found what he thought was a collection of black rocks near the Tsanfleuron glacier in the western Bernese Alps, reported The New York Times. Upon close inspection, though, he discovered that the rocks were, in fact, mummified bodies. DNA […]

  • Health

    Major twist in legal battle over Charlie Gard, critically ill U.K. baby

    by CBS News on Jul 24, 10:46

    LONDON — The parents of Charlie Gard, whose battle to get their critically ill baby experimental treatment stirred international sympathy and controversy, dropped their legal effort Monday, saying tearfully that it was time to let their son die. At an emotional court hearing, a lawyer for the baby’s parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, said […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Trump son-in-law speaks after meeting investigators

    by CBS News on Jul 24, 10:34

    WASHINGTON — Senior White House adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, standing before cameras at the White House called his service there the “honor and privilege of a lifetime” and said he comes to work every day with “enthusiasm” for what can be. He reiterated part of a statement released earlier Monday, telling reporters that […]

  • News

    Alaska Native poet Joan Naviyuk Kane to visit Santa Fe

    by Associated Press on Jul 24, 9:54

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Alaska Native poet Joan Naviyuk (nah-VEE’-YUK’) Kane is coming to Santa Fe to give a public reading. Kane is scheduled to read from her work on Tuesday at the Institute of American Indian Arts as part of the school’s “Summer Readers Gathering.” The Inupiaq poet will be joined by poet […]

  • Crime

    Troopers: Man points gun at girlfriend after denied proposal

    by Associated Press on Jul 24, 9:47

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – Alaska State Troopers say a man who is accused of pointing a loaded gun at his girlfriend last week after she rejected his marriage proposal has been charged with felony assault. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that the man’s girlfriend of three years told troopers he became enraged when she turned […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska family files suit for wrongful death of man in jail

    by Associated Press on Jul 24, 9:39

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The family of an Alaska man who died while in custody at a jail in Juneau has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the state and staff responsible for his care. KTOO-FM reports the family’s suit claims 49-year-old Joseph Murphy was intoxicated in August 2015 and sought treatment for depression and […]

  • Alaska News

    Kenai man dies while swimming at lake near Kasilof

    by Associated Press on Jul 24, 9:13

    KASILOF, Alaska (AP) – A 24-year-old Kenai man drowned while swimming in a lake near Kasilof. Alaska State Troopers say the Central Emergency Services dive team recovered the body of Nickolas Thornton. Thornton was swimming Sunday near his paddleboat. Troopers say he removed his life jacket and continued swimming around the boat in the middle […]

  • Sports

    After years of making calls, Anchorage umpire receives his own

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 24, 8:31

    Keep this in mind the next time you feel the need to get on an umpire’s case: Mike Mack is a good guy. And now, the Anchorage man behind the mask is being rewarded for his demeanor, dedication and skill to call and keep a Little League game under control. He’s been selected to umpire in […]