'I remember shooting him': Murder suspect testifies in own defense

'I remember shooting him': Murder suspect testifies in own defense

Wednesday, during his trial on charges including first degree murder, now 34-year-old Trayvon Morrissette took the witness stand in his own defense.  

Daniella Rivera
Meet Anchorage's new Energy Coordinator

Meet Anchorage's new Energy Coordinator

She’s three weeks on the job as Anchorage’s energy and sustainability coordinator—a first in city history.

Liz Raines
Evidence shows Almandinger deleted Snapchat, Facebook messages

Evidence shows Almandinger deleted Snapchat, Facebook messages

Investigators found a conversation between suspects Erick Almandinger and Dominic Johnson that was later deleted from Almandinger’s tablet.

Heather Hintze
1 onboard experimental plane in crash at Lake Hood Strip

1 onboard experimental plane in crash at Lake Hood Strip

No injuries have been reported after an experimental aircraft crashed near Lake Hood on Wednesday afternoon.

Liz Thomas
Adapt or die: Can evolution outrun climate change?

Adapt or die: Can evolution outrun climate change?

Across the planet, animal and plant species are on the run. A rapidly changing climate is shifting when and where plants blossom and forcing creatures big and small to migrate and learn new tactics for survival.

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$140M approved by lawmakers for Alaska's marine highway

$140M approved by lawmakers for Alaska's marine highway

Lawmakers have approved the Alaska Marine Highway System's budget request of $140 million.

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VIDEO: Epic tug-of-war between bald eagle, fox goes airborne

VIDEO: Epic tug-of-war between bald eagle, fox goes airborne

An eagle taught a young red fox a lesson in nature's food chain when a rabbit the fox held as prey was snatched away by the much larger bald eagle.

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Crews rescue abandoned seal pup with umbilical cord still attached

Crews rescue abandoned seal pup with umbilical cord still attached

An abandoned seal pup got stuck in the surf of Old Orchard Beach in Maine on Tuesday.

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Climbers survive Denali slide in ‘compelling' rescue

Climbers survive Denali slide in ‘compelling' rescue

A pair of Polish climbers is being praised for their self-reliance after a harrowing fall on Denali this week, in which one of them waited overnight for the other to reach a camp on the mountain and summon help.

Chris Klint
Kuskokwim River remains ID’d as 2016 drowning victim

Kuskokwim River remains ID’d as 2016 drowning victim

A Tuluksak man who drowned in the Kuskokwim River more than two years ago is the person whose remains were recovered earlier this month near Tuntutuliak, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Chris Klint
NFL to players: Stand for the anthem or stay off the field

NFL to players: Stand for the anthem or stay off the field

NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests.

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Toddler suffers shattered shoulder in Fairview drive-by

Toddler suffers shattered shoulder in Fairview drive-by

A 2-year-old little girl the family calls "Kapua” is stable after being wounded by a stray bullet in a drive-by shooting on Monday afternoon.

Scott Gross
Bear spray: Know how to use it

Bear spray: Know how to use it

Many people here in Alaska have bear spray, but wildlife officials say it's important to know how to use it before you go out in bear country.

Cassie Schirm
State kills Eagle River black bears that broke into cars

State kills Eagle River black bears that broke into cars

Two black bears were captured and killed in Eagle River last weekend by the state Department of Fish and Game, after reports that their behavior had escalated from eating garbage to vehicle break-ins.

Chris Klint
State decision shuts down Bethel liquor store

State decision shuts down Bethel liquor store

AC Quickstop's liquor store will not be open Wednesday morning, according to a story from KYUK Public Media.

Palmer follows Wasilla in enacting plastic bag ban

Palmer follows Wasilla in enacting plastic bag ban

Palmer’s City Council has voted to phase out the commercial distribution of disposable plastic shopping bags by next year, following a similar vote earlier this year in neighboring Wasilla.

Chris Klint
Esteban Santiago pleads guilty in deadly Florida airport shooting

Esteban Santiago pleads guilty in deadly Florida airport shooting

An Alaska man has pleaded guilty in exchange for a life prison sentence in the Florida airport shooting that killed five people and wounded six.

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Bike trail off the Glenn closed after moose encounters

Bike trail off the Glenn closed after moose encounters

A bike trail off the Glenn Highway where a moose attacked a cyclist on video Monday is being closed to traffic, with state officials urging people to respect the closure.

Chris Klint
Evidence depicts Grunwald murder suspects' home lives

Evidence depicts Grunwald murder suspects' home lives

As Erick Almandinger’s murder trial continues, jurors are learning more about the lifestyle and culture surrounding him and the other three suspects.

Heather Hintze
Judge evicts man, 30, from his parents' house

Judge evicts man, 30, from his parents' house

After their notes, advice and gifts of cash went unheeded, two parents turned to the law to move their adult son out of their house.

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New shopping center coming to Wasilla

New shopping center coming to Wasilla

A Wasilla High School grad who now works as a developer has his eyes on a prime piece of land in Wasilla.

Shannon Ballard
Assembly considers city purchase of former LIO

Assembly considers city purchase of former LIO

It's been vacant for nearly two years; now, a city corporation is looking into buying the state's former legislative information office in Downtown Anchorage.

Liz Raines
Popular plant sale kicks off at state prison

Popular plant sale kicks off at state prison

A popular plant sale that takes place at a prison is underway. Female inmates at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Eagle River have been raising plants and selling them for more than 30 years.

Lauren Maxwell
Russian sub test-fires 4 intercontinental missiles in salvo

Russian sub test-fires 4 intercontinental missiles in salvo

A Russian nuclear-powered submarine successfully test-fired four intercontinental ballistic missiles on Tuesday, the navy said.

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Feds charge suspect in Fairbanks police officer's murder

Feds charge suspect in Fairbanks police officer's murder

The man charged with murdering a Fairbanks police officer in 2016 now faces additional federal gun charges in connection with the case.

Chris Klint
Cars with the best and worst fuel economy

Cars with the best and worst fuel economy

To see the divide between the auto industry's big-engine past and its electric motor future, just take a look at a list of vehicles with the best and worst fuel economy in 2018.

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Bethel City Council to vote on banning hard liquor sales

Bethel City Council to vote on banning hard liquor sales

Bethel City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday night on whether to ban hard liquor sales in Bethel, according to KYUK.

KTVA Web Staff
Trump administration moves to allow hunters to lure bears with bacon, doughnuts

Trump administration moves to allow hunters to lure bears with bacon, doughnuts

The Trump administration is moving to reverse Obama-era rules barring hunters on some public lands in Alaska from baiting brown bears with bacon and doughnuts and using spotlights to shoot mother black bears and cubs hibernating in their dens.

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Vehicle recovered after toddler shot in Fairview drive-by

Vehicle recovered after toddler shot in Fairview drive-by

Anchorage Police have recovered one of two vehicles believe to be involved in a Fairview shooting Monday afternoon which left a toddler injured.

Liz Thomas
Anchorage man fatally struck by truck on Mat-Su road

Anchorage man fatally struck by truck on Mat-Su road

A Mat-Su vehicle-pedestrian collision last weekend claimed an Anchorage resident’s life, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Chris Klint
Almandinger's father testifies at murder trial

Almandinger's father testifies at murder trial

Part of Rodney Almandinger’s testimony centered around a series of 40 unanswered messages to his son Erick the night David Grunwald went missing.

Heather Hintze
Authorities respond to an active shooting in Panama City, Florida

Authorities respond to an active shooting in Panama City, Florida

Police are on the scene of an active shooting at an apartment complex in Panama City, Florida, authorities say.

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Police clear Fairview business after burglary call

Police clear Fairview business after burglary call

Anchorage police are investigating what they are calling an armed burglary at a business in Fairview Tuesday morning, after they formed a perimeter but didn't find anybody at the scene.

Mary Simton
Bison from Alaska going to Russia for permafrost research

Bison from Alaska going to Russia for permafrost research

A dozen bison from a ranch near Delta Junction are being sent to Russia in an attempt to recreate an ice age ecosystem in eastern Siberia.

Mary Simton
Women cite 'grass ceiling' in male-dominated weed industry

Women cite 'grass ceiling' in male-dominated weed industry

Women have made inroads in the male-dominated cannabis business. But they still face a so-called grass ceiling as the industry grows and becomes more mainstream.

Associated Press
Cloudy, mild weather to stick around

Cloudy, mild weather to stick around

The cloudy and mild weather we've had for the last few weeks will be sticking around for the foreseeable future.

Carlos Faura
Moose charges cyclist outside JBER on FB live stream

Moose charges cyclist outside JBER on FB live stream

A momma moose caused some trouble on a trail next to the Glenn Highway Monday afternoon.

Liz Thomas
At UAA, only 1 in 10 Alaska Natives graduate

At UAA, only 1 in 10 Alaska Natives graduate

Fewer students in Anchorage graduated from college this spring. It's part of a downward trend nationwide, but graduation rates are even lower among Alaska Natives.

Liz Raines
Where Americans are moving for jobs

Where Americans are moving for jobs

As the job market heats up, many Americans are looking to move up -- and maybe move out.

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US files plea deal in deadly Florida airport shooting

US files plea deal in deadly Florida airport shooting

Federal prosecutors have filed court documents in which an Alaska man agrees to plead guilty to a Florida airport shooting rampage that killed five people and wounded six last year.

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South Anchorage crash kills man; car rolled, ejected driver

South Anchorage crash kills man; car rolled, ejected driver

A 26-year-old Anchorage driver died in a crash on the city's south side.

Associated Press
5 charged in shots-fired standoff in Russian Jack

5 charged in shots-fired standoff in Russian Jack

Extended standoff Saturday ends in five arrests.

Chris Klint
6 without home in Chugiak house fire

6 without home in Chugiak house fire

Six people are without a home in Chugiak when it went up in flames Sunday night, officials say. 

Mary Simton
Denali Highway reopens for the season

Denali Highway reopens for the season

Denali Highway opens for the season.

Mary Simton
Juneau to consider 2 options for waste management services

Juneau to consider 2 options for waste management services

Waste management services in Juneau could soon be in one convenient location.

Associated Press
Wildlife officials investigate bear death near Kenai River

Wildlife officials investigate bear death near Kenai River

Federal wildlife officials are investigating the apparent poaching of a black bear along a popular road near the Kenai River.

Associated Press
Anchorage has climate change roadmap for action

Anchorage has climate change roadmap for action

As the state grapples with a plan to mitigate climate change, Alaska's largest city already has a roadmap for action.

Liz Raines
Moose kill by bears close Potter Creek Trail

Moose kill by bears close Potter Creek Trail

Mikki Easley and friends decided to spend part of their day at Potter Creek Trail -- until a change of plans.

Dave Leval
Governor, House leave tax talk to another legislature

Governor, House leave tax talk to another legislature

Both House leadership and the governor are leaving talk of an income tax up to another legislature.

Liz Raines
Fairbanks lumber prices hit all-time high

Fairbanks lumber prices hit all-time high

Lumber prices in Fairbanks have hit an all-time high. 

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New Starbucks policy: No purchase needed to sit in cafes

New Starbucks policy: No purchase needed to sit in cafes

Starbucks is announcing a new policy that allows anyone to sit in its cafes or use its restrooms, even if they don't buy anything.

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Park of the Week #3: David Green

Park of the Week #3: David Green

Located in Midtown on Tudor between Lake Otis Parkway and Old Seward, David Green Park is great for any parent on the way to and from an appointment in the U-Med District, or any parent itching for a new and interesting park to try out with their kiddos.

Emily Carlson
Climate commission aims to reduce Alaska emissions

Climate commission aims to reduce Alaska emissions

A group Gov. Bill Walker appointed to address climate change has made some bold recommendations for the state.

Liz Raines
Former Alaskan mourns daughter killed in Texas mass shooting

Former Alaskan mourns daughter killed in Texas mass shooting

Rhonda Hart's 14-year-old daughter was one of 10 people killed in Friday's attack at Santa Fe High School.

Dave Leval
Walker, Alaska organizations head to China on trade mission

Walker, Alaska organizations head to China on trade mission

Gov. Bill Walker and businesses from around Alaska are headed to China as part of a week-long trade show called Opportunity Alaska.

Liz Raines
Washington cougar attack leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

Washington cougar attack leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

NORTH BEND, Wash. -- Authorities say one person was killed and another injured in a cougar attack in North Bend, Washington, CBS affiliate KIRO-TVreports. The two victims were mountain biking in the area when the incident took place around 11:20 a.m. Satu

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Pedestrian badly hurt in 2-vehicle Midtown crash

Pedestrian badly hurt in 2-vehicle Midtown crash

A two-vehicle collision at a busy Midtown intersection Saturday afternoon severely injured a pedestrian and closed the intersection for hours, police said.

Chris Klint
Troopers: Mountain Village VPO tampered with murder evidence

Troopers: Mountain Village VPO tampered with murder evidence

A law enforcement official in the community of Mountain Village is charged with felony counts of evidence tampering, after what Alaska State Troopers have described as an “execution style” murder during a teen’s burglary gone bad.

Chris Klint
Anchorage teachers debate being armed in class

Anchorage teachers debate being armed in class

With another school shooting comes a lot more discussion about how to keep students safe. A suspect, a student, is accused of shooting and killing nine students and one substitute teacher at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas south of Houston on Friday. Pre

Joe Vigil
Inside the Gates: The Battle of Attu, 75 years later

Inside the Gates: The Battle of Attu, 75 years later

"I wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep. That's what this has done to me." U.S. Army Soldier recounts his time on the Alaskan Island Attu during World War II's "Battle of Attu."

Scott Gross
Wasilla man indicted on fraudulent furniture charges

Wasilla man indicted on fraudulent furniture charges

An Alaska grand jury has indicted a 32-year-old Wasilla man suspected of fraudulently selling furniture.

Associated Press
Get Out and go hike Potter Creek Trail

Get Out and go hike Potter Creek Trail

Potter Creek Trail is a good trail for beginners or families if you're looking for a good short hike this weekend.

Cassie Schirm
Greenhouse still in business after 55 years

Greenhouse still in business after 55 years

Sutton's Brown Thumb Greenhouse on Tudor Road has been up for sale for three years without any luck.
The sisters who own it want customers to know they are open for business this season.

Lauren Maxwell
Preparing for the royal wedding from 4,465 miles away

Preparing for the royal wedding from 4,465 miles away

Most of us probably weren't invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's glamorous royal wedding in London, but that hasn't stopped at least one woman in Anchorage from celebrating.

Shannon Ballard
Bikers trek through the rain for Hike to Work Day

Bikers trek through the rain for Hike to Work Day

Hundreds of bikers made it through the rain Friday morning for the annual Bike to Work Day.

Cassie Schirm
Cops: Man punched pregnant woman and her service dog on flight

Cops: Man punched pregnant woman and her service dog on flight

A passenger who thought a service dog was taking up too much space on his flight punched the animal and its deaf, pregnant owner, Orlando police tell CBS affiliate WKMG.

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Federal funds flow to Alaska for fight against illegal drugs

Federal funds flow to Alaska for fight against illegal drugs

Alaska stands to gain a seven-figure shot in the arm of federal funds to help fight drug crimes, state and federal officials announced Friday.

Lauren Maxwell
Japanese families request remains from Battle of Attu

Japanese families request remains from Battle of Attu

The grandson of a Japanese colonel lost in the Battle of Attu called for the remains of Japanese soldiers who died there to be returned to their homeland.

KTVA Staff
10 killed in shooting at Texas high school

10 killed in shooting at Texas high school

Multiple people have died as a result of a shooting Friday morning at a high school in the southeastern Texas city of Santa Fe, two law enforcement sources told CNN.

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Passenger jet crashes near Havana with at least 110 aboard

Passenger jet crashes near Havana with at least 110 aboard

A Cuban-operated airliner with at least 110 people on board crashed into a yucca field just after takeoff from Havana's international airport on Friday.

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BP, ConocoPhillips discuss oil asset swap

BP, ConocoPhillips discuss oil asset swap

Bloomberg reports asset oil swap discussion between BP and ConocoPhillips.

Joe Vigil
SeaLife Center celebrates 20 years in face of a new danger

SeaLife Center celebrates 20 years in face of a new danger

When it opened 20 years ago, the wounds from a recent disaster were still fresh. It was a few years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and it was obvious that wildlife wasn’t bouncing back. Two decades later, there’s a new disaster on the horizon.

Emily Carlson
Reality Check: It’s possible! Lawmakers finish under deadline

Reality Check: It’s possible! Lawmakers finish under deadline

In this week’s Reality Check, John Tracy looks at the reasons lawmakers finished their work on time and managed to avoid highly partisan battles.

John Tracy
Japanese documentary on the Battle of Attu premieres at UAA

Japanese documentary on the Battle of Attu premieres at UAA

The auditorium at UAA was packed Thursday afternoon for the premiere of a Japanese World War II documentary, which looks at two key battles fought in the Aleutians at Kiska and Attu.

KTVA Staff
Man wants homeless camp clean-up put on fast track

Man wants homeless camp clean-up put on fast track

Russ Webb has been monitoring homeless camps along Chester Creek and says some of them appear to be practically permanent. He wants someone to take them down.

Lauren Maxwell
DOC taking steps after mumps 'outbreak'

DOC taking steps after mumps 'outbreak'

Since the beginning of the year, the Alaska Department of Corrections reports that 12 inmates have contracted Mumps. 

Liz Thomas
Warmer this weekend, but clouds stick around

Warmer this weekend, but clouds stick around

The weather pattern is changing a little. The chance of showers is still with us Thursday night, and there will still be a lot of clouds, but it's going to get warmer by a few degrees.

Carlos Faura
NASA reveals major changes in worldwide water availability

NASA reveals major changes in worldwide water availability

Earth has experienced significant shifts in freshwater distribution across the globe thanks to climate change, water management and natural cycles, among other factors, according to a NASA study.

CBS News
Alaska Airlines offers waiver for flights to Hawaii

Alaska Airlines offers waiver for flights to Hawaii

Hawaii's volcanic activity may cause flights to be canceled or delayed, which is why Alaska Airlines is offering a waiver to affected ticketholders.

Liz Thomas
Charges: Army veteran shot 2 in downtown encounter

Charges: Army veteran shot 2 in downtown encounter

Police say an Army veteran, accused of shooting and wounding two people in Anchorage Wednesday, claimed that he opened fire when one of them approached him with a hammer in an ongoing dispute.

Chris Klint
Royal rules: The dress, the bouquet and the royal wedding traditions

Royal rules: The dress, the bouquet and the royal wedding traditions

When Meghan Markle walks down the aisle of St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday, her dress will no doubt be beautiful -- but it will also undoubtedly be in adherence to a number of long-held traditions most people don't even know exist.

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Alaska Airlines sees first-ever black female flight crew

Alaska Airlines sees first-ever black female flight crew

Alaska Airlines marked a milestone on Mother’s Day, as one of its West Coast flights became the first to be flown by two black women.

Chris Klint
Wear your life jacket to work day is this week

Wear your life jacket to work day is this week

Friday morning thousands of people here in Alaska and across the U.S will be wearing life jackets to work to promote boat safety. 

Cassie Schirm
James, Emma Alaska's most popular baby names for 2017

James, Emma Alaska's most popular baby names for 2017

More James and Emmas were born in Alaska during 2017, according to the Social Security Administration.

Mary Simton
Troopers ID pilot in fatal crash near Whittier

Troopers ID pilot in fatal crash near Whittier

The pilot who died in a plane crash near Whittier Saturday has been identified, authorities say. 

Chris Klint
US says number of overfished fish stocks at all-time low

US says number of overfished fish stocks at all-time low

The U.S. government says the number of American fish stocks that can be described as "overfished" has hit an all-time low.

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JBER holds security exercise ahead of Arctic Thunder

JBER holds security exercise ahead of Arctic Thunder

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is hosting an exercise Thursday morning in preparation for a major air show this summer, asking people to avoid a small area of the base for much of the day. A post on JBER’s Facebook page described the incident as a

Chris Klint
Naked man surrenders after running onto Mat-Su mudflats

Naked man surrenders after running onto Mat-Su mudflats

A wanted man who ran nude Wednesday afternoon onto mudflats off Knik-Goose Bay Road, prompting a Mat-Su Borough response for a possible water rescue, has surrendered himself to Alaska State Troopers.

Chris Klint
Two injured in Downtown shooting; suspect in custody

Two injured in Downtown shooting; suspect in custody

Anchorage Police say they have a suspect in custody following a shooting that left two people injured Downtown Wednesday night. 

Liz Thomas
Alaska dive fishermen plead for relief from sea otters

Alaska dive fishermen plead for relief from sea otters

Sea otters have come back from the brink of extinction along Alaska's Panhandle, but fishermen who dive for crab and other shellfish are seeking relief from their voracious appetites.

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Three Alaska women team up to create all new type of shoe

Three Alaska women team up to create all new type of shoe

These days we need shoes to protect our feet from cold, injury, disease and simply pounding the pavement. But, finding a pair that fits just right has been a total nightmare for one Anchorage woman.

Shannon Ballard
Alaska marijuana business license applications piling up

Alaska marijuana business license applications piling up

The number of applications for marijuana business licenses is outgrowing the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office's approval system.

Associated Press
How newly passed HB312 affects bail decisions

How newly passed HB312 affects bail decisions

According to its Department of Law, Alaska is the only state to adopt a pretrial mandatory release mechanism in statute, but the new and controversial concept could soon become a thing of the past. 

Daniella Rivera
Gara bill leads to foster care caseload change

Gara bill leads to foster care caseload change

Alaska’s foster care system is getting a reprieve, thanks to a bill to relieve pressure on caseworkers.

Steve Quinn
Anchorage condo project a first in Alaska

Anchorage condo project a first in Alaska

Dozens of new townhomes are going into Downtown Anchorage. It's part of a project that's being praised by both the mayor and the governor.

Liz Raines
Evidence from trailer plays key role in murder trial

Evidence from trailer plays key role in murder trial

Investigators say Erick Almandinger and three other suspects pistol-whipped David Grunwald in Almandinger’s trailer before murdering the teen in the woods in 2016.

Heather Hintze
Injured AFD firefighter Ben Schultz returning to Anchorage

Injured AFD firefighter Ben Schultz returning to Anchorage

Anchorage firefighter Ben Schultz, who was gravely injured during a training accident last year, is coming home.

Joe Vigil
Troopers: Californian claimed to be Alaskan in bear, moose kills

Troopers: Californian claimed to be Alaskan in bear, moose kills

A 28-year-old man from California stands accused of various wildlife offenses, after Alaska State Troopers say he falsely reported his residency during the past two years in three animal kills.

Chris Klint
Alaska Railroad reopens section flooded by Susitna River

Alaska Railroad reopens section flooded by Susitna River

Alaska Railroad tracks north of Talkeetna, which had been closed Saturday by flooding from ice jams on the Susitna River, have reopened after extensive work over the past several days.

Chris Klint
Murkowski bucks GOP as Senate votes to reinstate net neutrality

Murkowski bucks GOP as Senate votes to reinstate net neutrality

The Senate voted Wednesday to pass Democratic legislation to repeal the FCC's dismantling of net neutrality regulations and reinstate net neutrality, 52 yeas to 47 nays.

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