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  • Crime

    Neighbors, close family friends react to Utah man accused of murdering wife on cruise

    by Steffi Lee on Jul 27, 22:30

    A Utah man is now facing a federal murder charge — accused of killing his wife, 39-year-old Kristy Manzanares, on a cruise ship traveling in Alaska.  Kenneth Ray Manzanares, of Santa Clara, Utah, made his initial appearance in federal court Thursday. According to a criminal complaint, on July 25, Emerald Princess Security and Medical personnel responded […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Senate GOP’s “skinny repeal” bill dies in middle-of-the-night vote

    by CBS News on Jul 27, 22:13

    Senate Republicans’ attempt to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act died early Friday morning, with three GOP senators — Sen. John McCain, Sen. Susan Collins and Sen. Lisa Murkowski — voting against the proposal. “So … this is clearly a disappointing moment,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, said right after the bill failed. […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Larry Persily on political drama in Washington DC

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 27, 22:04

    Both Senators: John McCain and Lisa Murkowski, are in the center of the political drama playing out in Washington DC, with plot lines that could be straight out of a movie. Larry Persily was the federal coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation projects and has worked for three governors and advised many state legislators, including […]

  • Sports

    Former pro golfers come to Alaska to help future players

    by Dave Leval on Jul 27, 20:15

    Katelin Richards gets a different challenge every time she steps on the golf course. “Right now, my short game, my chipping and putting has been off,” said the 15-year-old player. Richards and other junior golfers ventured onto the Anchorage Golf Course to improve their game. They also received some first rate help. Janet Anderson won […]

  • Reality Check w/ John Tracy

    Reality Check w/ John Tracy: Sen. McCain calls for bipartisanship, but is Washington listening?

    by John Tracy on Jul 27, 19:42

    There must be something about facing your own mortality, that provides a bit of clarity on the value of your life’s work.  I think that’s what we were seeing on Tuesday when Senator John McCain cast the deciding vote on advancing his party’s healthcare bill and then proceeded to take his colleagues to the woodshed […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD bike patrols covering Anchorage

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 27, 19:18

    The Anchorage Police Department is covering some new territory this summer and they’re doing it on two wheels. Officers on bikes are patrolling more areas than ever before. APD’s bike patrols are made up of teams of school resource officers. They work in the schools in the winter and hit the trails during the summer. […]

  • Crime

    Man with hatchet charged with attempted murder on officer

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 27, 18:52

    An Anchorage man was charged with attempting to kill a police officer with a hatchet. Police say on May 25, around 4:28 a.m., they responded to a report of someone breaking into cars near Morningside Loop, between Old and New Seward Highways. When police arrived, they say they tried to make contact with the suspect, 32-year-old Howard […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Two House Democrats call for investigation into calls made to Alaska’s senators

    by Bonney Bowman on Jul 27, 18:24

    Two House Democrats are calling for a formal investigation after they say the Interior Secretary threatened Alaska’s senators over healthcare. Thursday afternoon, Natural Resources Committee ranking member Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and Commerce Committee ranking member Frank Pallone (D-NJ), sent letters to the Department of the Interior Inspector General and the Government Accountability Office. They want […]

  • Alaska News

    Legislature passes capital budget, keeps PFD’s at $1,100

    by Liz Raines on Jul 27, 16:17

    On Thursday, the Alaska legislature called itself into a third special session in Juneau to take up the budget that funds construction projects statewide. The bill was a last hope for lawmakers who wanted to fully-fund Permanent Fund dividends this year. The House’s version of the measure, Senate Bill 23, included nearly $700 million to […]

  • Aviation

    Pilot dead in small plane crash near Lake Clark Pass

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 27, 15:12

    Investigators are responding to a plane crash in the vicinity of Lake Clark Pass Thursday afternoon. National Transportation Safety Board investigator Brice Banning said the NTSB was informed that a Cessna 206 was missing at about 10 a.m. Thursday. Searchers looking for the plane told investigators shortly before 2 p.m. that it was found crashed […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Dylan Lee Johnston and the Bad Habits

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 27, 14:59

    Dylan Lee Johnston and the Bad Habits will play July 27, for the Super Saturated Sugar Strings album release party. Dylan Lee Johnston will be joined by Megan Palmer, as well. The album releasing is called “All Their Many Miles.” Super Saturated Sugar Strings Album Release Party 49th State Brewing Company 717 W. 3rd Ave […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD: Received the help needed to identify woman

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 27, 14:50

    Thanks to the public’s help, Anchorage Police have received the help needed to identify a woman they were trying to reunite with her family. Police say on Thursday afternoon, just after 1:30, they responded to the 2600 block of East Northern Lights Boulevard where a woman was reported to be wandering traffic. They say officers were able to […]

  • Crime

    Fairbanks officers cleared by prosecutors in fatal May shooting of man who rammed blockade

    by Chris Klint on Jul 27, 14:49

    Four Fairbanks police officers, including the department’s chief, have been cleared of wrongdoing by state prosecutors in a May shooting that killed a 23-year-old suspect who fired a gun from a vehicle before crashing into a blockade on the Mitchell Expressway. Chief Eric Jewkes, Sgt. Ron Dupee and Officers Dennis Benn and Tyler Larimer were […]

  • Alaska News

    Sea sponge found in Alaska may treat cancer

    by Melissa Frey on Jul 27, 13:47

    Scientists have discovered a new sea sponge in the Gulf of Alaska that may help treat pancreatic and ovarian cancers. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries biologist Bob Stone found the sponge in 2005 while looking at marine habitats near Sitka. Stone noticed right away the green sponge was something special. He picked it from the bottom of […]

  • Crime

    Sleeping woman wounded by bullet fired from Mountain View apartment above hers

    by Chris Klint on Jul 27, 12:53

    Anchorage police said a woman was shot and wounded early Thursday through the ceiling of her Mountain View apartment, the month after another woman was wounded by a bullet that passed through the floor of her Midtown apartment from the room below. No arrests had been made Thursday morning in the most recent case, police […]

  • Alaska News

    Richardson Highway wreck kills North Pole man

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 27, 12:07

    A North Pole man died near the Interior Alaska town early Thursday in a single-vehicle crash on the Richardson Highway, Alaska State Troopers said. Word of the wreck that killed 31-year-old Patrick Smith, at Mile 342 of the highway, first reached troopers at about 3:30 a.m. according to an online dispatch. “It was reported that […]

  • News

    Same-sex bathroom initiative to go before Anchorage voters

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 27, 10:30

    An initiative that would amend Anchorage’s equal rights ordinance, limiting access to municipal buildings’ bathrooms and locker rooms based on biological sex over gender identity, will appear on ballots in the city’s spring elections. The Protect Our Privacy Initiative, filed by the Alaska Family Action Council, was certified Thursday to appear on the April 3 […]

  • News

    Partial solar eclipse visible across Alaska

    by Melissa Frey on Jul 27, 10:07

    Astronomers worldwide are gearing up for what’s being called the “Great American Eclipse.” A solar eclipse will be visible from all of North America on Aug. 21, a rare opportunity. “One thing especially about this eclipse is no matter where you are in the United States, whichever state you’re at you’ll be able to see […]

  • News

    As North Korea missile threat looms, Hawaii bunker may play key role

    by CBS News on Jul 27, 8:13

    People in Hawaii are keeping a close eye on North Korea Thursday morning. The Pentagon reportedly detected signs that the country could launch another missile test. North Korea’s last intercontinental ballistic missile test caused global alarm and experts say Alaska and Hawaii could be in range. Hawaii is the first state to announce a public […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska Airlines reduces flights between Bethel and Anchorage

    by Associated Press on Jul 27, 7:46

    BETHEL, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Airlines will be eliminating early morning flights between Bethel and Anchorage from its Tuesday and Wednesday schedules. KYUK-AM reported Tuesday that the change will take effect a few weeks before Thanksgiving and will reduce the total number of flights on those days from three to two. The company will still […]