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  • Alaska News

    Hilcorp only bidder in Cook Inlet lease sales

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jun 21, 18:37

    An oil and gas lease sale in Cook Inlet on Wednesday had just one winning bidder: Hilcorp Alaska. The sale was the last to be held under the federal government’s five-year management plan for offshore oil and gas leases that started in 2012. Dr. James, Kendall, regional director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management […]

  • Alaska News

    DMV counting down to deadlines, government shutdown

    by Bonney Bowman on Jun 21, 18:00

    If lawmakers in Juneau don’t pass a budget, the government will shut down in just nine days. The DMV is warning Alaskans to check their license and registration expiration dates before that happens. If the government shuts down, work at every DMV office and partner agency will stop, including processing licenses and registrations. To ensure […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Bear suspected in fatal Bird Ridge mauling killed

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 21, 16:35

    The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has killed the bear they suspect in the mauling death of a 16-year-old boy who had competed in a race on Bird Ridge Sunday. The bear had a recent wound to its lower jaw, which authorities believe identifies it as the bear involved, as the bear responsible for […]

  • Military

    F-16 crashes with ammunition on board while taking off

    by CBS News on Jun 21, 15:38

    An F-16 fighter jet crashed during takeoff from an airbase in Houston on Wednesday, prompting the evacuation of a one-mile area around the scene of the crash. The aircraft from the 138th Fighter Wing at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base was embarking on a training mission for NORAD when it crashed around 10:30 a.m. local […]

  • US/World

    Flint airport stabbing investigated as act of terrorism, FBI says

    by CBS News on Jun 21, 15:33

    The FBI is investigating a stabbing at the international airport in Flint, Michigan, as an act of terrorism, the FBI said. An airport police officer was stabbed in the neck in the public part of the main terminal at Bishop International Airport on Wednesday morning, CBS News has learned. The wound was superficial. Michigan State […]

  • News

    Mystery’s afoot as hotel’s famous cocktail garnish, a toe, stolen

    by CBS News on Jun 21, 15:27

    DAWSON CITY, Yukon — The owners of a Canadian hotel known for its unusual cocktail, the aptly-named Sourtoe, say the drink’s trademark garnish — a severed and dehydrated human toe — has been stolen. The drink has long drawn tourists to the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City, a tiny town along the Yukon River, about […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UAA cancels warning of subject with knife on campus

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 21, 14:48

    Wednesday afternoon, The University of Alaska Anchorage tweeted a warning to students indicating there may be a threat on campus. UAA tweeted at 2:32 that campus police were searching for a subject with a knife last seen near the area of Rasmusson Hall. UAA Alert: The area has been searched by UPD and the subject […]

  • Energy

    Alyeska Pipeline is trying to engineer their way out of low oil flow in TAPS

    by Emily Carlson on Jun 21, 9:12

    June 30 is a big anniversary for one of the most famous pipeline systems in the world. The Trans-Alaska Pipeline is 40-years-old. However, age and decreased oil flow are presenting problems that threaten to shut it down. KTVA traveled 800 miles from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez to show you how operators are trying to engineer […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD dispatch center to get new technology

    by KTVA 11 News on Jun 20, 18:46

    The last time the Anchorage Police Department’s Dispatch Center got new furniture and launched its computer systems was about two decades ago, according to Emergency Communications Center Manager Amy Foraker. Foraker says there will soon be two projects taking place: one to expand the center and one to upgrade the communications systems. “We’re going to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Bird Ridge Race organizers to discuss fatal bear mauling

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jun 20, 18:41

    Alaska’s mountain running community is still reeling from the death of a 16-year-old boy who was killed by a black bear following the Bird Ridge Race on Sunday. The death is also raising questions about the type of safety precautions that might be necessary going forward. The death is also raising questions about the type […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska Supreme Court weighs PFD lawsuit

    by Liz Raines on Jun 20, 17:48

    The future of Permanent Fund dividends is now in the hands of five judges. On Tuesday, the Alaska Supreme Court heard from both sides in a lawsuit challenging Gov. Bill Walker’s partial veto of last year’s PFD checks. The historic case will set a precedent for decisions about the dividend program moving forward. Debate in […]

  • Alaska News

    Playground burned in alleged arson will rebuild

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 20, 17:22

    Crews will be working for the next week to clean up a playground that burned to the ground in Juneau. The Twin Lakes playground caught fire in April. Two 13-year-olds were charged with arson in connection to that fire. While crews work, the public is allowed in the area but the restrooms and shelter at […]

  • Business/Economy

    Alaska’s credit ratings are on negative credit watch

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 20, 17:10

    Alaska’s credit ratings are on a negative credit watch. Tuesday, the S&P announced that since the state doesn’t have a budget for 2018 and continues to rely on savings to pay for government services, the state’s credit rating could be in danger of being lowered again. Governor Bill Walker says Tuesday’s announcement is concerning but […]

  • Military

    U.S.-led forces kill top ISIS cleric

    by CBS News on Jun 20, 16:58

    U.S.-led coalition forces killed Turki al-Bin’ali, a top cleric of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), in an airstrike last month, the coalition said Tuesday. The coalition said in a statement that the cleric and self-proclaimed “Grand Mufti” was killed in an airstrike on May 31 in Mayadeen, Syria. Al-Bin’ali played a prolific […]

  • Military

    U.S. flies supersonic bombers over Korean Peninsula

    by CBS News on Jun 20, 15:57

    SEOUL, South Korea — The United States flew two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Tuesday in a show of force against North Korea, South Korean officials said. The U.S. often sends powerful warplanes in times of heightened animosities with North Korea and flew B-1B bombers several times this year as the North conducted […]

  • Alaska News

    Corps employee dies in workplace accident in North Pole

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 20, 15:51

    A United States Army Corps of Engineers employee died Monday in a construction accident in North Pole. USACE says the accident occurred on a construction site and involved a vehicle rollover. The victim, identified as Melvin C. McLaurin, of Chicago, was pronounced deceased at the scene around 4:20 Monday afternoon. McLaurin was on temporary assignment […]

  • News

    Bear safety: What you need to know

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 20, 11:14

    After a week in which there have been numerous bear encounters– some fatal– KTVA sat down with a bear expert to learn how you can best protect yourself should you find yourself face to face with a bear. Watch the video for the story.

  • Alaska News

    Stranded 2-week-old walrus calf finds new home in Seward

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 20, 9:24

    There’s a new addition at the Alaska Sealife Center in Seward: a 2-week-old Pacific Walrus calf. It was found stranded near Nome Wednesday. The Sealife Center says the 120-pound newborn was hauled onto a gold mining barge. The barge returned to Nome, but the crew noticed the walrus was still on board the next day. The […]

  • Military

    Russian jet comes within 5 feet of U.S. spy plane

    by CBS News on Jun 20, 8:36

    An armed Russian jet came within five feet of a U.S. reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports. A U.S. official said Tuesday that the Russian aircraft came within five feet of a wing tip for a U.S. RC-135 reconnaissance plane. The Russian jet then passed under the […]

  • Energy

    TAPS faces new challenges on its 40th anniversary

    by Emily Carlson on Jun 20, 7:39

    To say that Alaska depends on oil is a gross understatement. Oil revenue makes up 90 percent of the state’s budget, which lately, has been billions short. That’s because oil production is declining rapidly. Tuesday is the 40th anniversary of the Trans-Alaska pipeline or TAPS. Eight-hundred miles of pipeline pump life into Alaska’s economy. Forty years […]