Murkowski addresses 2018 Arctic Circle Assembly

Murkowski addresses 2018 Arctic Circle Assembly

The world's largest annual gathering focusing on the Arctic is now underway in Iceland. Alaska's Sen. Lisa Murkowski addressed 2018 Arctic Circle Assembly.

Jeff Bridges
Westchester Lagoon footbridge is coming down

Westchester Lagoon footbridge is coming down

Visitors should be prepared to take some detours, while crews build a replacement bridge at the south end of the lagoon.

Cassie Schirm
APD names victim in Eklutna Power Plant homicide

APD names victim in Eklutna Power Plant homicide

Anchorage police are now investigating a body found at the Eklutna Power Plant as a homicide

Jeff Bridges
Glenn Highway crash leaves semi in Matanuska River

Glenn Highway crash leaves semi in Matanuska River

Mat-Su Borough rescue units are responding to a Glenn Highway crash Saturday afternoon which left at least part of a tractor-trailer in the Matanuska River near Sutton.

Chris Klint
Salcha man ejected, killed in Richardson Highway wreck

Salcha man ejected, killed in Richardson Highway wreck

A 49-year-old Salcha driver was killed when he was thrown from his vehicle in a rollover crash near the Interior community, Alaska State Troopers said.

Chris Klint
Alaska Natives react to governor’s decision to end campaign

Alaska Natives react to governor’s decision to end campaign

After Gov. Bill Walker made his announcement, there were gasps, followed by an awkward silence in the main hall of the Dena’ina Center.

Rhonda McBride
Missing seal hunter found safe near Newtok

Missing seal hunter found safe near Newtok

The U.S. Coast Guard is reporting that two overdue seal hunters from Newtok have been found in good condition.

Jeff Bridges
East bests West for another HS football crown

East bests West for another HS football crown

East beats West in Alaska's Division I high school football championship.

Dave Goldman
Soggy Seward braces for weekend storm

Soggy Seward braces for weekend storm

Seward is not out of the woods just yet. The already saturated city is expected to get hit with another storm Saturday.

Cassie Schirm
Senator Dan Sullivan talks bringing federal officials to Alaska

Senator Dan Sullivan talks bringing federal officials to Alaska

Senator Dan Sullivan talks bringing federal officials to Alaska

Jeff Bridges
Inside the Gates: Anchorage Stand Down

Inside the Gates: Anchorage Stand Down

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie attends 2018 Anchorage Stand Down and vows to improve the VA system throughout Alaska.

Scott Gross
'Don't feed the ducks' is working: Water quality at Cuddy Pond has drastically improved

'Don't feed the ducks' is working: Water quality at Cuddy Pond has drastically improved

A campaign to get people to stop feeding ducks and geese at Cuddy Park has seen remarkable success in better water quality.

Lauren Maxwell
GALLERY: Native cultures shine at 2018 AFN Convention

GALLERY: Native cultures shine at 2018 AFN Convention

Numerous groups from across the state come to Anchorage to share their culture during the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention.

KTVA Web Staff
'Substantial progress' made on ASD-educators contract, mediation to continue

'Substantial progress' made on ASD-educators contract, mediation to continue

For the first time since 2012, the Anchorage Education Association (AEA) and the Anchorage School District will use mediation to try and solve their contract situation.

Scott Gross
Seward residents keeping close eye on high water as more rain moves in

Seward residents keeping close eye on high water as more rain moves in

Fisherman Travis McRae has lived in Seward for many years, so rain is nothing new to him. With more rain coming their way, many people are keeping an eye on the ongoing flooding.

Cassie Schirm
Alaska Airlines will increase checked bag fees

Alaska Airlines will increase checked bag fees

Alaska Airlines is upping its fees for checked bags, according to its website. For tickets purchased on or after Dec. 5, 2018, the standard rates are going up.

KTVA Web Staff
Experts say there's 'no excuse' for errors made by Pretrial Enforcement while supervising violent suspects

Experts say there's 'no excuse' for errors made by Pretrial Enforcement while supervising violent suspects

KTVA continues to ask questions about the strength of the Pretrial Enforcement Division's supervision of accused criminals, because if public safety is at risk, Alaskans need to know.

Daniella Rivera
Walker suspends campaign for re-election

Walker suspends campaign for re-election

Gov. Bill Walker has dropped out of the race for governor and has called off his campaign for re-election.

Steve Quinn
Alaska troopers lose K-9 after sudden illness

Alaska troopers lose K-9 after sudden illness

The Alaska State Troopers are mourning the sudden loss of K-9 Blazer.

Dave Goldman
Feds: 2020 US Census will begin in Toksook Bay

Feds: 2020 US Census will begin in Toksook Bay

The U.S. Census will begin its 2020 population count in Toksook Bay, the federal agency announced Friday at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention.

Steve Quinn
AFN resolutions reference Schneider crime against Native woman

AFN resolutions reference Schneider crime against Native woman

Two of the resolutions delegates from the Alaska Federation of Natives will vote on Saturday reference sexual assault in relation to the Justin Schneider case that made national headlines. Last month Schneider pleaded guilty to strangling a Native woman a

Heather Hintze
Animal Control cat rescue caught on camera

Animal Control cat rescue caught on camera

Two Animal Control Officers used a combination of high- and low-tech solutions to rescue a cat trapped in a 12-foot deep hole. 

Angela Krenzien
Watch live coverage of the 52nd AFN Convention

Watch live coverage of the 52nd AFN Convention

The 52nd Alaska Federation of Natives Convention kicks off Thursday at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage.
GCI Channel 907 will broadcast live throughout the event.

KTVA Web Staff
Biologists ask for help spotting Alaska bats

Biologists ask for help spotting Alaska bats

White nose syndrome in bats is spreading across Canada and parts of the U.S., with cases already reported in Washington state. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is asking for help protecting them against a deadly disease.

Liz Raines
Alaska journalist discusses speeches from AFN day 1

Alaska journalist discusses speeches from AFN day 1

The first day of the 2018 Alaska Federation of Natives convention brought speeches from both Governor Bill Walker and Alaska's new Lieutenant Governor, Valerie Davidson. It was Davidson's first speech since taking the office. Walker spoke about the recent

Jeff Bridges
Canadian throat singers captivate AFN crowd

Canadian throat singers captivate AFN crowd

“I just want to give people goose bumps,” Charlotte Qamaniq said.

Heather Hintze
Head of the Class: Agripina Pascual

Head of the Class: Agripina Pascual

Mears Middle School algebra teach Agripina Pascual is KTVA's Head of the Class.

John Thompson
Governor speaks about lieutenant governor controversy at AFN

Governor speaks about lieutenant governor controversy at AFN

Both Gov. Bill Walker and new Lt. Gov. Valerie Davidson talked about Mallott at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention on Thursday but didn't talk about the specifics of the incident.

Joe Vigil
Alaska Day commemorates historic land purchase

Alaska Day commemorates historic land purchase

Alaska Day is a state holiday commemorating the transfer of the territory of Alaska from Czarist Russia to the United States on Oct. 18, 1867.

KTVA Web Staff
Seward flood conditions are better, but more rain is on the way

Seward flood conditions are better, but more rain is on the way

Flooding continued in Seward for the third day in a row with little to no relief in sight.

Cassie Schirm
ShakeOut: Alaskans prepare for quake they hope doesn't come

ShakeOut: Alaskans prepare for quake they hope doesn't come

Annual event saw many do a run through for earthquake preparedness.

Dave Goldman
Republican party wanted Walker as candidate, he says

Republican party wanted Walker as candidate, he says

During a gubernatorial debate Thursday, Gov. Bill Walker claimed the Alaska Republican Party contacted his organization asking him to run as a Republican.

Megan Mazurek
Who will AFN endorse? Maybe no one.

Who will AFN endorse? Maybe no one.

One of the big questions surrounding the AFN convention is which candidate, if any, will the massive political organization support in the race for governor.

Liz Raines
Victim ID'd in C Street fatal vehicle-pedestrian crash

Victim ID'd in C Street fatal vehicle-pedestrian crash

A fatal vehicle-pedestrian collision on C Street left it closed for hours Tuesday evening, according to Anchorage police.

Chris Klint
Walker touches on historical, current suffering in Native communities

Walker touches on historical, current suffering in Native communities

In what may be his final Alaska Federation of Natives Convention speech, Gov. Bill Walker closed out his 30-minute-plus delivery with an apology to Alaska Native people. “As the 11th governor of the State of Alaska, I apologize to you, Alaska’

Steve Quinn
New Lt. Gov. Davidson makes first speech, says she stands ready to serve

New Lt. Gov. Davidson makes first speech, says she stands ready to serve

With few days to prepare, Alaska’s new Lt. Gov. Valerie Davidson made her first address, approaching the microphone with confidence.

KTVA Web Staff
Nelson Island Dancers begin 2018 AFN Convention with singing, dancing

Nelson Island Dancers begin 2018 AFN Convention with singing, dancing

The Nelson Island Dancers from Toksook Bay took the stage to kick off the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention at the Dena’ina Thursday morning.

Heather Hintze
Reel spooky: Map reveals Alaska's favorite kid-friendly Halloween film

Reel spooky: Map reveals Alaska's favorite kid-friendly Halloween film

Many people have favorite Halloween-themed movies and Alaskans are no exception. undefined undefined undefined However, not all films for the holiday are appropriate for children.

KTVA Web Staff
Father, son wounded in East Anchorage shooting

Father, son wounded in East Anchorage shooting

Two people were wounded Tuesday night, Anchorage police said, when a suspect opened fire on a vehicle they were sitting in.

Chris Klint
'An interesting question:' Alaska journalist on Mallott resignation

'An interesting question:' Alaska journalist on Mallott resignation

As the state takes stock after Byron Mallott’s resignation as lieutenant governor, a longtime Alaska journalist and political observer says it has helped create a nationwide opening for Native women.

Chris Klint
3 Alaska schools earn federal performance honor

3 Alaska schools earn federal performance honor

Homer Middle School, Pioneer Peak Elementary School and Steller Secondary School are this year's National Blue Ribbon Schools in Alaska.

Scott Gross
Young Alaskans reflect on lessons from Elders & Youth

Young Alaskans reflect on lessons from Elders & Youth

“What I learned the most is I'm not alone in wanting to keep my culture alive," said Brianna Frisby from Juneau.

Heather Hintze
Former McLaughlin Youth Center head faces child-porn charges

Former McLaughlin Youth Center head faces child-porn charges

A former superintendent of Anchorage’s state detention facility for juvenile offenders has been charged with federal child-pornography offenses.

Chris Klint
Begich: Mallott replacement was ‘appropriate course of action’

Begich: Mallott replacement was ‘appropriate course of action’

Gov. Bill Walker’s Democratic challenger in next month’s general election has backed his hard line on former lieutenant governor Byron Mallott’s abrupt resignation Tuesday.

Chris Klint
Beier gets decades for trying to kill friends

Beier gets decades for trying to kill friends

A man convicted of attempting to murder his male and female friends after he believed they were sleeping together has been sentenced to nearly a century in prison.

Chris Klint
Special meeting planned to talk about Seward flooding

Special meeting planned to talk about Seward flooding

Seward's city manager has called a special meeting on Friday to propose an extended state of emergency due to weather and road conditions.

Manny Creech
Woman dead after fall into Ketchikan waters

Woman dead after fall into Ketchikan waters

A Ketchikan woman is dead Wednesday after she reportedly slipped and fell into Southeast Alaska waters near her home.

Manny Creech
$3M donation will fund child abuse treatment center

$3M donation will fund child abuse treatment center

Alaska CARES, the state’s largest children’s advocacy center, is getting a $3 million donation from the Southcentral Foundation for operations and to build a new treatment facility, according to a news release Wednesday.

KTVA Web Staff
Anchorage breast cancer survivor shares spiritual experience

Anchorage breast cancer survivor shares spiritual experience

Denise Brown was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 47. She had no family history of the disease, was at no apparent increased risk for cancer, in fact, her doctors weren't even recommending she get mammograms yet.

Liz Raines
Seward flooding prompts emergency declaration, school closures

Seward flooding prompts emergency declaration, school closures

Seward's city manager issued an emergency declaration Tuesday, due to heavy rains that have left high water throughout town.

Melissa Frey
'Tell someone:' Victim in Mat-Su teacher abuse case speaks

'Tell someone:' Victim in Mat-Su teacher abuse case speaks

A former student of a Wasilla teacher accused of sexually abusing students is urging other people to come forward if they’ve been hurt.

Heather Hintze
Alaska teens' music video melds Tlingit and hip-hop

Alaska teens' music video melds Tlingit and hip-hop

"I smoke a fat pound of salmon," Juneau teen Arias Holye raps in the music video Ixsixán, Ax Kwáan.

Heather Hintze
Alaska veterans leave for Honor Flight to Washington DC

Alaska veterans leave for Honor Flight to Washington DC

A group of more than 20 veterans will tour war memorials in Washington D.C. as part of the Last Frontier Honor Flight.

Joe Vigil
Food Bank of Alaska gets 120,000-pound donation

Food Bank of Alaska gets 120,000-pound donation

The shelves at the Food Bank of Alaska are 120,000 pounds heavier after a donation from ConocoPhillips’ employees. 

KTVA Web Staff
Permanent Fund plans drive gubernatorial debate

Permanent Fund plans drive gubernatorial debate

Mark Begich, Billy Toien and Gov. Bill Walker took on the Permanent Fund's role in addressing Alaska's fiscal crisis during a Monday night debate.

Cassie Schirm
Work takes off to renovate Kenai Airport terminal

Work takes off to renovate Kenai Airport terminal

The decades-old Kenai Airport terminal will soon have a new look, thanks to millions of dollars in federal funds.

Dave Leval
Elders & Youth helps keep Native languages alive

Elders & Youth helps keep Native languages alive

The issue of reviving Alaska Native languages took center stage Monday at the Elders & Youth Conference in Anchorage.

Heather Hintze
APD: Anonymous tip leads to arrest of domestic violence suspect

APD: Anonymous tip leads to arrest of domestic violence suspect

Tip leads to domestic violence suspect, while officers search for another suspect.

Joe Vigil
2nd Regal Air pilot turned back from fatal flight's route, NTSB says

2nd Regal Air pilot turned back from fatal flight's route, NTSB says

The crash which claimed 67-year-old Carl Oberg’s life, just after 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 24, was the subject of a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board released over the weekend.

Chris Klint
New champions cap difficult Alaska Football League season

New champions cap difficult Alaska Football League season

The AFL's off-season saw shootings that left one player dead in Anchorage and another paralyzed in Puerto Rico.

Dave Leval
$32K of illegal alcohol seized in Togiak

$32K of illegal alcohol seized in Togiak

A Togiak tribal police officer and the Togiak Tribal Court got a tip that alcohol was being brought to the village by air cargo and seized several containers of whiskey, some disguised in apple juice containers.

KTVA Web Staff
NTSB: Helicopter was in ‘free fall’ before fatal Southeast crash

NTSB: Helicopter was in ‘free fall’ before fatal Southeast crash

The pilot in a Southeast Alaska helicopter crash which left himself and one of his two sons missing, with another man subsequently found dead, had cut the helicopter’s power shortly before the crash according to federal investigators.

Chris Klint
October surprise? Alaska policy wonks weigh in on last-minute campaign attacks

October surprise? Alaska policy wonks weigh in on last-minute campaign attacks

Two longtime Alaska political operatives both warn voters to expect an October surprise in the 2018 governor’s race.

Rhonda McBride
Taxi driver killed in fiery early-morning crash

Taxi driver killed in fiery early-morning crash

A two-vehicle collision on the Old Seward Highway early Sunday morning left one person dead and two others hurt, according to Anchorage police.

Chris Klint
Police ID victim in Saturday hit-and-run

Police ID victim in Saturday hit-and-run

A driver accused of fatally striking his roommate with an SUV during a Saturday hit-and-run collision allegedly told police that the victim slipped.

Chris Klint
4.5 quake rattles Southcentral Alaska

4.5 quake rattles Southcentral Alaska

An earthquake briefly shook Southcentral Alaska and was felt in Anchorage Sunday evening.

Chris Klint
Mountain View residents call for end to gun violence

Mountain View residents call for end to gun violence

The Anchorage neighborhood has seen four people shot to death this year.

Dave Leval
Anchorage woman found dead in Ninilchik RV

Anchorage woman found dead in Ninilchik RV

Alaska State Troopers are investigating the death of a woman discovered Saturday inside an RV with a severely intoxicated man.

Chris Klint
Elders & Youth Conference set to begin Sunday in Anchorage

Elders & Youth Conference set to begin Sunday in Anchorage

An annual leadership event preceding the Alaska Federation of Natives convention is scheduled to begin Sunday, featuring a range of Alaska Native speakers.

Chris Klint
Unlicensed Kenai River fishing guide behind bars, loses boat

Unlicensed Kenai River fishing guide behind bars, loses boat

A man who guided Kenai River fishing trips without being properly licensed to do so will pay tens of thousands of dollars and lose the boat he used to carry clients, prosecutors said Friday.

Chris Klint
NTSB: Weather likely led to long-lost plane’s Southeast crash

NTSB: Weather likely led to long-lost plane’s Southeast crash

Investigators say a state official killed a decade ago along with one of his sons in a Southeast Alaska plane crash, missing until the wreck was found last year, likely flew into a mountainside in poor weather.

Chris Klint
How far should free speech go at UA campuses?

How far should free speech go at UA campuses?

Free speech is protected at public universities. Even speech that some would call hate speech.

Lauren Maxwell
Taking Alaskans' pulse in the governor’s race

Taking Alaskans' pulse in the governor’s race

With the general election about a month out, KTVA's Rhonda McBride talks to Alaskans about the state's three main gubernatorial candidates.

Rhonda McBride
Alaska distilleries can now mix things up and serve cocktails

Alaska distilleries can now mix things up and serve cocktails

Alaska’s distilleries can now serve cocktails in their tasting rooms.

Cassie Schirm
Task force brainstorms to solve complex Cook Inlet salmon fisheries problems

Task force brainstorms to solve complex Cook Inlet salmon fisheries problems

A task force created by Governor Bill Walker meets for the very first time to discuss how to save one of Alaska's most vital and controversial resources, salmon fisheries in the Cook Inlet.

Scott Gross
AK DOC awarded $1M in grant to fight recidivism

AK DOC awarded $1M in grant to fight recidivism

Alaska's prisons will be getting federal help in fighting recidivism. The state Department of Corrections is getting $1 million over two years thanks to a U.S. Department of Justice Grant.

Jeff Bridges
Halfway house walkaway with catch & release history re-arrested

Halfway house walkaway with catch & release history re-arrested

A man Anchorage Police say walked away from a halfway house this week is back in custody, after gathering a few more criminal charges Friday. 

Daniella Rivera
Charges: Felon shot man in the back

Charges: Felon shot man in the back

Dexter Bernard Topps, the suspect in a Wednesday Fairview neighborhood shooting, appeared in court Thursday after Anchorage Police say he shot another man in the back. 

Daniella Rivera
Anchorage police investigating 'suspicious' death

Anchorage police investigating 'suspicious' death

Police in Anchorage are looking into the Tuesday morning death of a man, which the department says had "suspicious circumstances."

KTVA Web Staff
National Mental Illness Awareness week

National Mental Illness Awareness week

The national alliance on mental health says the goal is to get people talking, end the stigma, and encourage people who need help to speak up.

Cassie Schirm
Prices going up thanks to tariffs on Chinese goods

Prices going up thanks to tariffs on Chinese goods

Retailers say they have no choice but to raise prices as a result of President Trumps tariffs on Chinese goods.

Lauren Maxwell
Inside the Gates: Guardsmen fabricate parts from scratch for any situation

Inside the Gates: Guardsmen fabricate parts from scratch for any situation

Alaska Air Guardsmen use cutting edge technology to fabricate parts for aircraft that are not made anymore or just take too long to order

Scott Gross
APD plans Birchwood firearm training late into night

APD plans Birchwood firearm training late into night

There will be gunfire heard overnight due to APD training. It'll be held at their Birchwood tactical training facility.

Jeff Bridges
APD: Students' help leads to suspect in East High threat

APD: Students' help leads to suspect in East High threat

Anchorage police are thanking East High School students for helping them arrest a teenager accused of making threats of a school shooting by reporting the threat immediately. 

Angela Krenzien
Anchorage police name suspect in Fairview injury shooting

Anchorage police name suspect in Fairview injury shooting

Anchorage police have held one person in an injury shooting which closed part of Ingra Street Wednesday afternoon.

Chris Klint
Young women with breast cancer form Anchorage support group

Young women with breast cancer form Anchorage support group

Carey Carpenter was 34 years-old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She recalls being the youngest person in the room during chemotherapy treatments.

Lauren Maxwell
F-22 makes emergency landing at JBER

F-22 makes emergency landing at JBER

An F-22 Raptor fighter jet safely made an emergency landing at Anchorage’s Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Wednesday afternoon.

Chris Klint
New ASD elementary curriculum draws backlash

New ASD elementary curriculum draws backlash

The Anchorage School District this year is rolling out its second installation of new curriculum for elementary school students -- but not without concerns.

Scott Gross
ACLU wins Kenai Peninsula Borough invocations lawsuit

ACLU wins Kenai Peninsula Borough invocations lawsuit

After a challenge spanning two years, a Superior Court judge has ruled that the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly's invocation policy is unconstitutional.

Cassie Schirm
Astronaut, cosmonaut safe after emergency Soyuz landing

Astronaut, cosmonaut safe after emergency Soyuz landing

A NASA astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut are in good condition, after their Soyuz spacecraft made an emergency landing in Kazahkstan due to a failed launch.

CBS News
Storm brings record-setting heat, high winds, and heavy rain to Southcentral

Storm brings record-setting heat, high winds, and heavy rain to Southcentral

Before the rain moved in and winds picked up Wednesday, it was warm in Anchorage! Heavy rain and pockets of hail hit the bowl just before the evening commute. This storm also packed a punch when it comes to wind.

Melissa Frey
Anchor Point man charged in wanton waste of 3 moose

Anchor Point man charged in wanton waste of 3 moose

Alaska State Troopers say two hunters, one of them a child, illegally killed three moose in the Anchor Point area this season.

Chris Klint
Alaska Red Cross volunteers to remain in North Carolina for Hurricane Michael

Alaska Red Cross volunteers to remain in North Carolina for Hurricane Michael

The second major hurricane is making landfall in southeastern United States, and the American Red Cross is preparing to help tens of thousands in the path of it.

Manny Creech
Premera awards $450K grant for rural services

Premera awards $450K grant for rural services

Behavioral health services in some areas of rural Alaska are getting a financial boost, thanks to a six figure grant from Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska. Premera announced it's granting $450,000 to the Rural Aaska Community Action Program, Inc.

Liz Raines
Fairbanks police release video of Native man's shooting

Fairbanks police release video of Native man's shooting

Audio and video recordings released by Alaska State Troopers and Fairbanks police show officers repeatedly warning an Alaska Native man to put down a gun before he was fatally shot.

Associated Press
Woman’s Government Hill death under investigation

Woman’s Government Hill death under investigation

Anchorage police say a woman was found dead Wednesday morning in a Government Hill residence, in a case currently being investigated by homicide detectives.

Chris Klint
United Airlines to offer seasonal direct flight from Fairbanks to Denver

United Airlines to offer seasonal direct flight from Fairbanks to Denver

United Airlines is offering a nonstop service between Fairbanks to Denver beginning summer 2019.

Manny Creech
Dunleavy holds cash lead over Walker, Begich

Dunleavy holds cash lead over Walker, Begich

As election day nears, a financial snapshot of Alaska's three main gubernatorial campaigns is beginning to emerge.

Steve Quinn
Berkowitz introduces 2019 operating budget

Berkowitz introduces 2019 operating budget

The Anchorage mayor's proposal is more than $6 million higher than the 2018 budget, but it could also increase public safety while saving property owners money.

Cassie Schirm
Katmai crowns chunky champion of Fat Bear Week

Katmai crowns chunky champion of Fat Bear Week

The fourth annual Fat Bear Week wrapped up with Fat Bear Tuesday and the crowning of 409 Beadnose as the biggest bruin on the Brooks River.

Angela Krenzien

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