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  • Crime

    Elim man accused of propositioning local girl, 14, for sex online

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 22, 9:52

    Alaska State Troopers say an Elim man is behind bars, after he allegedly propositioned a local girl online in the Northwest Alaska village for “sexual favors.” Herbert Barr Sr., 50, was charged with online enticement of a minor and distribution of child pornography, according to an online dispatch, after Nome troopers were told Monday that […]

  • Crime

    Man gets 25-year sentence in 2014 Anchorage sexual assault

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 21, 12:08

    An Anchorage man was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison with five years suspended, for a violent sexual assault against a woman more than two years ago. Superior Court Judge Kevin Saxby handed down 31-year-old Asad Nur’s sentence on Thursday, according to a statement from Anchorage District Attorney Clint Campion’s office. An Anchorage jury […]

  • News

    This weekend in Southcentral Alaska

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 21, 10:45

    Cardboard City When: 5 p.m. July 21 to 8 a.m. July 22 Location: Alaska State Fairgrounds, green entrance Price: $50 per person Spend the night in a cardboard box and raise money to end homelessness Mat-Su Fiber Festival When: July 22 and 23 Location: Alaska State Fairgrounds All-ages Dog Jog When: July 22, 9 a.m. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    1 dead in Glenn Highway wreck near Sutton

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 21, 6:24

    A driver was killed Thursday night during a single-vehicle crash on the Glenn Highway near Sutton, which remains under investigation by Alaska State Troopers. A brief online dispatch about the crash at Mile 68 of the Glenn, released early Friday, said troopers responded to the scene at about 10:15 p.m. Thursday. “Investigation revealed the vehicle […]

  • Alaska News

    Linda McMahon visits Alaska on her ‘Ignite’ tour

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 20, 22:29

    When you think of Alaska you may think oil — not so, says one of President Donald Trump’s cabinet members, who’s in Alaska touring small businesses. Linda McMahon is the head of the U.S. small business administration. Thursday, she visited 49th State Brewing Company in Anchorage. It’s part of her “Ignite” tour, visiting all 68 offices […]

  • Crime

    Armed robbery at the Flight Deck Bar

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 20, 19:30

    Anchorage Police responded to an early morning armed robbery at an Anchorage bar, after a man ordered everyone to the ground and fired a shot. APD said it happened at the Flight Deck Bar on International Airport Road around 1 o’clock Thursday morning. The gunman then went behind the bar, stole several bottles of alcohol […]

  • Health

    STDs on the rise in Alaska

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 19, 20:46

    New numbers from the state show sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in Alaska. Alaska already has some of the highest rates in the country. Chlamydia rose half a percent from 2015 to 2016, with about 5,700 new cases reported. Of those cases, 79 percent are from people under the age of 29. Chlamydia […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Joe Balash appointed to Interior post by Trump administration

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 19, 18:50

    President Trump has nominated a key Alaskan to serve as assistant secretary of the Interior for land and minerals management. On Wednesday the Trump administration named Joe Balash, chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), to the assistant-secretary position. State Sen. Pete Kelly (R-Fairbanks) praised the administration, saying they couldn’t have picked a […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    300 pounds of illegal fish waste temporarily closes Bird Ridge Trailhead

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 19, 17:27

    A popular Anchorage area trailhead is closed after someone dumped hundreds of pounds of illegal and smelly waste. Chugach State Park took to Facebook Tuesday to alert the public of its temporary closure because of 300 pounds of fish waste being dumped in the area of the Bird Ridge Trailhead. No other information was given, […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Lawmaker David Wilson withdraws from lieutenant governor’s race

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 19, 16:06

    The state senator who made headlines for allegedly slapping a reporter in the face during this year’s legislative session filed, then withdrew plans to run for lieutenant governor next election. Sen. David Wilson (R-Wasilla) had signed a letter of intent to run in the 2018 state primary election, according to Wednesday data from the Alaska […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    West Anchorage roadway closed due to ‘situation’ now open

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 19, 14:46

    International Airport Road is back open after Anchorage Police responded to what they called a “developing situation.” A Nixle alert was sent out at 2:37 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities did not elaborate on the situation but did say that International Airport Road was closed between Electron Drive and Eielson Street for about an hour and 20 […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Oprah and Gayle King set sail to Alaska for O-inspired journey

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 17, 17:12

    One of America’s favorite talk show hosts has made it to Alaska and by the looks of it, it could very well make the list of her favorite things. CBS This Morning’s Gayle King took to Instagram Monday to say Oprah is here! SHE is HEEEERE ! @oprah arrives to begin her #OMAGonHAL ALASKA adventure […]

  • Weather News

    Tsunami advisory canceled for parts of the Aleutians

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 17, 16:45

    The 7.8 earthquake that triggered a tsunami advisory Monday has been canceled. The earthquake in the Bering Sea initially prompted an advisory for parts of the Pacific including Shemya, Adak and St. Paul. Earthquake upgraded to 7.8. Tsunami Advisory in effect for Shemya, Adak & St. Paul. These areas should move to higher ground. https://t.co/W3Y6s3m2S6 […]

  • Alaska Politics

    LIVE: Gov. Walker discusses special session

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 17, 13:52

    Governor Bill Walker will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. Monday to discuss the second special session of the 30th Alaska Legislature.

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Hiker dies of heart attack on Flat Top

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 17, 12:25

    A tourist died Sunday afternoon after suffering a heart attack while hiking Flat Top Mountain. Alaska State Troopers received the report just after 4 p.m. Sunday and Anchorage Fire, Life-Med and a State Park Ranger responded to the trail head. Troopers say 70-year-old David Irwin, of Georgia, had a heart attack and died. Irwin’s body […]

  • Crime

    Man threatened multiple people with gun near Carrs, APD says

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 16, 17:42

    Anchorage Police responded to a disturbance involving a male with a gun at the Carrs Safeway store on Gambell Sunday afternoon. APD says an adult male reported 56-year-old Thomas Booker had threatened him with a gun and followed him into the grocery store at 14th Avenue and Gambell Street. Responding officers heard a shot fired in […]

  • Alaska News

    Fairbanks driver jumps out of moving car during traffic stop

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 16, 13:38

    A Fairbanks man attempts getting out of a traffic stop by jumping out of his moving vehicle early Sunday morning. Alaska State Troopers say at 2:09 a.m. they tried to stop 43-year-old Clayton Nelson of Fairbanks after he ran through a red light traveling down University Avenue. He failed to stop, turned into the Chena […]

  • Crime

    Eagle River man dead in Levelock stabbing

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 16, 0:30

    A two-person altercation in the Western Alaska village of Levelock left an Eagle River man dead Friday evening, in what was reported to Alaska State Troopers as a stabbing. An online dispatch posted Saturday night said troopers investigating the death of 37-year-old Ellis Lee Kaloke arrived in Levelock, roughly 40 miles north of Naknek, at […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Pilot dead in small plane crash near Yentna River

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 15, 18:35

    A plane crashed near Yentna River after the pilot got done shuttling people to a remote cabin north of Anchorage According to Clint Johnson, the National Transportation Safety Board’s Alaska chief, sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. the pilot was ferrying people in his Aeronca Sedan plane, to his remote cabin, north of Anchorage. […]

  • News

    The pipe dream lives on at Prudhoe Bay

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 15, 18:19

    The Trans-Alaska Pipeline turned 40 years old last month. It turned a giant oil reservoir at Prudhoe Bay into cash for both the oil industry and a state hungry for money to pay its bills. This week, Frontiers takes a look at what this anniversary means to those who played a role in bringing the […]