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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    1 dead in head-on Glenn Highway collision

    by KTVA Web Staff on May 28, 15:59

    The Anchorage Police Department’s Traffic Unit is trying to determine what caused an SUV to lose control and cause a fatal crash Saturday. About 15 minutes after midnight Saturday morning, APD says a Chevy Suburban inbound on the Glenn Highway lost control, crossed the center median and struck a Ford Focus head-on. The driver of […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Pedestrian struck, killed on Gambell

    by KTVA Web Staff on May 28, 15:54

    Anchorage Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian. Just before 3 a.m. Saturday, a late model Chevy Malibu traveling southbound on Gambell Street struck a pedestrian. Police say the pedestrian, who has not yet been identified, was in the roadway outside of a crosswalk when he was hit. The man was taken to […]

  • Crime

    Man guilty of raping woman with Down syndrome

    by KTVA Web Staff on May 26, 20:56

    Last updated at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 27 An Anchorage man has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman with Down syndrome. Thursday, an Anchorage jury found 36-year-old Michael Carl guilty of second- and third-degree sexual assault. According to the Anchorage Police Department, the assault occurred at the Penland Parkway trailer park in […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Northern Lights Blvd. to be closed this weekend

    by KTVA Web Staff on May 26, 16:59

    A section of Northern Lights Boulevard will be closed all of Memorial Day weekend as crews conduct work connected to a waterline rehabilitation project. Anchorage Water & Wastewater Utility says the project will replace aging infrastructure that is corroding and breaking under the high-traffic roadway, as well as upsizing the water main in an effort […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Don’t call 911 to report mommy moose on the Glenn

    by KTVA Web Staff on May 26, 14:53

    Anchorage Police say they’re being inundated with 911 calls reporting a moose with her newly-born calves off the Glenn Highway– and they want you to stop calling. The mommy moose and her twins are on the inbound side of Glenn Highway near the Fort Rich overpass, near where she gave birth several days ago. Wildlife […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Memorial Day weekend events in Southcentral Alaska

    by KTVA Web Staff on May 25, 20:18

    Memorial Day Weekend – May 26, 2017 – May 29, 2017 4th Avenue Theatre’s 70th Anniversary Saturday, May 27 Street Fair on 4th Avenue between F and G Streets 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Entertainers on the 4th Avenue stage Anchorage Jazz Ensemble, The Blue Notes, Reading of 4th Avenue Theatre memories 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. […]

  • Crime

    AST ID’s officers involved in deadly Fairbanks pursuit

    by KTVA Web Staff on May 25, 17:15

    A man died Thursday afternoon after leading law enforcement on a pursuit that ended in shots fired in Fairbanks. Around 3:15, Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks saw a known individual who had warrants and attempted to initiate a traffic stop on Old Richardson Highway but the suspect did not pull over, according to troopers. Fairbanks police […]

  • Crime

    APD takes bank robbery suspect into custody

    by KTVA Web Staff on May 24, 19:08

    Anchorage Police have taken their suspect in two bank robberies that occurred Wednesday and Thursday this week into custody. APD named Jennifer Trengove as a person of interest  Thursday; Friday, police said they’d taken Trengove into custody without incident. Just before 5 p.m. Wednesday, the FBI says a white female entered the Alaska USA Federal […]

  • Crime

    RAW: Dashcam shows moments before APD confronts serial killer

    by KTVA Web Staff on May 24, 17:56

    The Anchorage Police Department (APD) has released raw dash cam footage of the early morning hours of November 12, 2016, when James Dale Ritchie was killed after he opened fire on police. Last summer, a series of killings prompted APD to warn residents to avoid parks and remote places such as the trail systems at […]

  • Crime

    APD investigating Fairview stabbing

    by KTVA Web Staff on May 24, 16:49

    The Anchorage Police Department (APD) is investigating a stabbing that happened near 15th Avenue and Karluk Street just after 1 p.m. Wednesday. The man, who has not yet been identified, claimed he was stabbed by someone he knows. “[A man] was injured around his neck area. We are not exactly certain what had happened,” Anchorage Police Lt. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Man brings homemade bomb to Anchorage police headquarters for disposal

    by KTVA Web Staff on May 23, 16:28

    A man brought a homemade bomb to Anchorage Police Department (APD) headquarters just before 2 p.m. Tuesday in an effort to properly dispose of it, according to APD spokesperson Renee Oistad. A road leading into the complex was closed while the bomb squad used a robot to dispose of the explosive in APD’s parking lot just off Tudor Road. The scene was cleared […]

  • Crime

    APD investigating Government Hill shooting

    by KTVA Web Staff on May 22, 21:30

    Last updated at 1:01 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23 In an updated released, issued Tuesday afternoon, the Anchorage Police Department said the shooting is not believed to have been random. Police said it was a “targeted drug-related event.” “A search was conducted for two black male suspects but they were not located,” police said. “This […]

  • Alaska News

    Search underway for 2 overdue boaters

    by KTVA Web Staff on May 22, 17:13

    Late Monday morning, a search began for two overdue boaters in Togiak. The Togiak Village Public Safety Officer contacted Alaska State Police around 11:15 Monday morning to report two overdue boaters. Troopers say Simeon Wassillie and Stephanie Poulsen, both 25, left the village on Saturday in an 18-foot, blue, open hull, 35hp boat and were […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Update: Runaway teen located, according to Anchorage police

    by KTVA Web Staff on May 22, 16:58

    Celonia Rainey has been located and is safe, according to a Wednesday update from the Anchorage Police Department. Original Story: Police are asking for your help in locating a missing teen they say ran away from home. Celonia Rainey, 15, was last seen in the 5200 block of Chena Avenue in east Anchorage Sunday afternoon […]

  • Health

    State health board supports findings on adverse health effects to LGBTQ Alaskans

    by KTVA Web Staff on May 21, 15:23

    When they met this week in Bethel, the state behavioral health boards took a look at the Alaska Mental Health Board (AMHB) and Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (ABADA) report about the adverse effects of discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Alaskans. The boards decided to endorse the report’s findings that […]

  • Alaska Politics

    WATCH: Sullivan faces tough town hall crowd

    by KTVA Web Staff on May 21, 11:45

    Alaska’s junior senator faced down a crowd of hundreds of occasionally hostile Alaskans Saturday afternoon. Dan Sullivan hosted the town hall at Bartlett High School. People were asked to write down their names then chosen at random to ask questions. In keeping with town hall tradition around the nation, audience members held red and green […]

  • News

    Inmate dies in custody at Goose Creek

    by KTVA Web Staff on May 21, 10:14

    The Department of Corrections is investigating after an inmate at Goose Creek Correctional Center died while in custody. Saturday morning around 10, a 60-year-old inmate notified corrections officers and medical staff he was having trouble breathing. Although life-saving measures were taken, the inmate was pronounced dead by emergency first responders more than an hour later. […]

  • Crime

    Baker gets 45 years in Eagle River shootings

    by KTVA Web Staff on May 12, 17:12

    Thursday, 35-year-old James Baker was sentenced to 45 years in prison for the murder of June McCarr and the shootings of two others in March 2015. Baker, of Anchorage, entered a guilty plea back in August as part of an agreement with the State. The plea deal allowed Superior Court Judge Michael Corey to sentence […]

  • Health

    Mumps case confirmed in Anchorage

    by KTVA Web Staff on May 11, 14:46

    An adult in Anchorage has laboratory-confirmed mumps, according to the Department of Health and Social Services. Authorities say the patient had not recently traveled but had played host to a relative from abroad that may have been the source of the infection. The patient reportedly had received one mumps vaccination in the past. DHSS is encouraging […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Tlingit Haida Central Council call for Eastman’s censure

    by KTVA Web Staff on May 09, 18:16

    A Tlingit and Haida group joined other Alaska lawmakers in the call to censure Wasilla Rep. David Eastman for comments about abortion. In a statement Tuesday, the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska’s Executive Council made the call to action. “Facts matter. As a lawmaker and a public servant, it is […]