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Coast Guard: Kodiak missile test could occur as early as next week

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Search suspended for man overboard from skiff in Prince William Sound

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Alaska's acting US attorney nominated to formally fill post

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Linda McMahon visits Alaska on her 'Ignite' tour

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Felines for $15 at Anchorage Animal Care & Control

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    Coast Guard: Kodiak missile test could occur as early as next week

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 14:15

    KODIAK, Alaska (AP) – The U.S. Coast Guard says a launch from the Kodiak Island rocket launch complex in Alaska will occur as soon as next week. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports a U.S. Coast Guard notice released Wednesday states the launch is scheduled to occur at the Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska between 7 p.m. on […]

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    Search suspended for man overboard from skiff in Prince William Sound

    by Chris Klint on Jul 22, 13:21

    The U.S. Coast Guard spent much of Friday looking for a man who fell overboard from a skiff on the west side of Prince William Sound, but was unable to locate any sign of him. Coast Guard Petty Officer Jon-Paul Rios said that the man went overboard at about 2 a.m. Friday from a commercial […]

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    Alaska’s acting US attorney nominated to formally fill post

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 11:57

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A veteran federal prosecutor was nominated Friday by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. Attorney for the District of Alaska. Trump nominated Bryan Schroder for the post. Schroder has been the acting head of the Alaska district since Karen Loeffler and 45 other U.S. attorneys appointed by former President […]

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    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 […]

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    Felines for $15 at Anchorage Animal Care & Control

    by Makayla Clark on Jul 20, 18:22

    Felines for $15 starting Friday — Anchorage Animal Care & Control (AACC) is selling adult cats for $15, which includes the spay or neuter fee and things like litter, toys and food. The offer will continue until 35 cats are sold. “We want all of our animals to get into homes,” said Laura Atwood, a […]

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    Sitka brown bear shot and wounded by homeowner found, euthanized

    by Chris Klint on Jul 20, 14:02

    A brown bear shot and wounded when it chased a Sitka homeowner’s dog Tuesday was located and killed near the residence a day later, the Southeast Alaska town’s latest bear to be killed in similar incidents this summer. Alaska State Troopers said in a Thursday dispatch that the initial shooting was reported to Sitka police […]

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    Port Graham man charged with faking his disappearance at sea

    by Chris Klint on Jul 20, 12:40

    A man and his girlfriend from the Kenai Peninsula village of Port Graham are accused of falsely reporting him missing at sea last winter, launching an expensive search in what prosecutors called a bid to let him evade serving prison time from a plea deal. Ryan Riley Meganack, 34, and Ivy Rose Rodriguez, 25, were […]

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    Crab boat found in Bering Sea after sinking that left 6 missing

    by Associated Press on Jul 20, 10:19

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Federal research ships have found a crab boat that sank with six men on board in the Bering Sea. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the F/V Destination, a 98-foot crab boat that disappeared Feb. 11, was found upright in 250 feet of water off St. George Island. No bodies […]

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    Seward radio station faces potential $66K FCC fine

    by Chris Klint on Jul 19, 15:23

    The Federal Communications Commission has proposed fining a Seward radio station tens of thousands of dollars, over what station staff suggested might be a series of misunderstandings by enforcement officials. A Wednesday statement from the FCC announced the $66,000 fine against Kenai Educational Media, Inc., the licensee for KIBH-FM, claiming that it failed to comply […]

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    Woman, 19, found dead near St. Michael

    by Chris Klint on Jul 18, 17:36

    The death of a St. Michael woman last week is being examined by Alaska State Troopers, who have released few details regarding the case. The body of 19-year-old Chynelle Lockwood was found July 11 on the beach near St. Michael, according to an online dispatch posted Tuesday. Her next of kin have been notified, and […]

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    Juneau homes in danger of river erosion shrinking backyards

    by Associated Press on Jul 18, 12:56

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska residents living in a strip of homes along Juneau’s Mendenhall River have noticed their backyards are shrinking, and some want the city to fix the problem before it’s too late. The Juneau Empire reported Sunday that about 28 properties along the river are in danger of erosion, but the price […]

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    AK Airlines pilot back at work after donating kidney to co-worker

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 17, 18:56

    An Alaska Airlines pilot was back on the job, for the first time Monday, four months after donating a kidney to a fellow flight attendant. Alaska Airlines Captain Jodi Harskamp said she had no regrets about making the decision to give a kidney to her co-worker, Jenny Stansel. “We joke, I’m so stubborn that kidney […]

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    Family tired of waiting for manslaughter trial to begin

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 16, 17:18

    The family of a Wasilla teen who died trying to save his friend’s life says the wait for justice has grown too long. Austin Edenfield, 15, was killed in February of 2016 when he was struck by a truck on North Pittman Road. Austin was walking with a friend, Will Johns, when the truck swerved […]

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    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 […]

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    Alaska lawmakers vote to cut oil, gas drilling subsidies

    by Associated Press on Jul 16, 12:13

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska legislators have voted to cut oil and gas drilling subsidies from the budget. The Juneau Empire reports the compromised proposal was approved late Saturday in an 18-0 vote in the Senate and a 33-6 vote in the House. Officials say the move will save the state nearly $200 million per […]

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    Sitka brothers bake cookies to help Syrian refugee family

    by Associated Press on Jul 16, 12:06

    SITKA, Alaska (AP) – Three Sitka brothers baked cookies to help a Syrian refugee family arrive safely to Canada. The Sitka Sentinel reports Blake, Dane and Nate LaPerriere were excited to learn this week that the family made it to Canada with the help of a $20,000 fundraiser that they contributed to. The LaPerriere brothers […]

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    Brown bear fatally shot in Sitka after eating homeowner’s dog

    by Chris Klint on Jul 15, 11:49

    A brown bear was shot and killed in Sitka when it ate a homeowner’s dog Friday afternoon, a month after another bear was shot during a local attack on a dog. Alaska State Troopers were first called at about 3:30 p.m. Friday by the homeowner on Rudolph Walton Circle, according to an online trooper dispatch. […]

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    Drifting container ship taken under tow off Akutan

    by Chris Klint on Jul 15, 6:56

    A container ship that lost power near the Aleutian Islands was safely towed from the scene by tugboats early Saturday, following concerns that it might run aground near Akutan. U.S. Coast Guard Operations Specialist First Class Wesley Shipley said two tugs were able to take the Laura Maersk under tow early Saturday. The vessel was […]

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    Care continues for orphaned walrus calf in Seward

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 14, 15:50

    For Shelby Burman, snuggling a baby walrus might be the best summer job, ever. “This is the first time I’ve had the opportunity to work with these guys up close and personal– which has been really amazing, especially such a young calf. For mammal trainer goals, this is pretty high up there,” Burman said. She’s […]

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    Newly found fungus could threaten Southeast Alaska trees

    by Associated Press on Jul 14, 9:59

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A fungus that damages trees is making its way through the state of Alaska. CoastAlaska News reported Thursday the fungus, spruce bud blight, has damaged trees in Southcentral and Interior Alaska and now has been discovered for the first time in the southeast part of the state. The infection was discovered […]