Allegiant to begin flying between Anchorage and Bellingham for as low as $59 each way

Allegiant to begin flying between Anchorage and Bellingham for as low as $59 each way

From May 22 to August 13, low-cost airline Allegiant Air will operate nonstop flights between Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and Bellingham, Washington.

Angela Krenzien
This weekend's lunar eclipse is a 'super blood wolf moon'. What does that mean?

This weekend's lunar eclipse is a 'super blood wolf moon'. What does that mean?

A total lunar eclipse will happen this weekend. Special circumstances make it the 'super blood wolf moon.'

Jeremy LaGoo
Alaska Railroad freight car derails near Cantwell

Alaska Railroad freight car derails near Cantwell

Alaska Railroad crews are assessing track damage from the single-car derailment of a freight train near Cantwell, which may delay passenger service north of Anchorage.

Chris Klint
Iron Dog to start at Deshka Landing amid Big Lake ice concerns

Iron Dog to start at Deshka Landing amid Big Lake ice concerns

Iron Dog officials said they had delayed a decision on whether to move the start “as long as we could.”

Chris Klint
UAA education students stunned by accreditation issues

UAA education students stunned by accreditation issues

University of Alaska Anchorage leaders fielded tough questions from students Monday afternoon, as they informed students that programs involving initial licensure within its School of Education are no longer accredited.

Scott Gross
Scammer posing as Alaska State Trooper targets Anchorage couple

Scammer posing as Alaska State Trooper targets Anchorage couple

Investigators say a man pretending to be an Alaska State Trooper called an Anchorage couple, threatening jail time and demanding money.

Cassie Schirm
State Legislature getting underway in Juneau

State Legislature getting underway in Juneau

Lawmakers will spend the next three to four months sorting through crime bills, a $1.6 billion budget deficit and Permanent Fund dividend payouts.

Steve Quinn
Troopers ID girl killed in Fairbanks trailer fire

Troopers ID girl killed in Fairbanks trailer fire

A trailer fire early Wednesday in Fairbanks claimed the life of a young child, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Chris Klint
'It’s not OK:' DV homicides among new Anchorage DA's top priorities

'It’s not OK:' DV homicides among new Anchorage DA's top priorities

"I am tired of hearing Alaska is No. 1 in the nation in domestic violence homicide. That’s been our dishonor for years and years and years now, and it’s not OK," said John Novak.

Daniella Rivera
Palmer workshop targets spruce beetle infestation

Palmer workshop targets spruce beetle infestation

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension and the Alaska Division of Forestry will teach homeowners how to protect their trees from spruce beetles.

Heather Hintze
Fairbanks city, borough take in $1M in pot taxes for 2018

Fairbanks city, borough take in $1M in pot taxes for 2018

The city of Fairbanks and the Fairbanks North Star Borough will collect more than $1 million in taxes on marijuana for 2018.

Associated Press
Eagle rescued after becoming stranded on Sitka power pole

Eagle rescued after becoming stranded on Sitka power pole

Officials say an eagle is recovering after it became stranded on a power pole in downtown Sitka.

Associated Press
Alaska Air Group plans to add 3,000 jobs this year

Alaska Air Group plans to add 3,000 jobs this year

Alaska Air Group says it plans to add more than 3,000 jobs this year, with three-fourths of the positions opening in Washington state.

Associated Press
Dunleavy administration plans Alaska marijuana board change

Dunleavy administration plans Alaska marijuana board change

Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration plans to replace the public safety member on the board regulating Alaska's legal marijuana industry.

Associated Press
House struggles to find formal organization

House struggles to find formal organization

With lawmakers ready to gavel in Tuesday, the state House still hasn't agreed on a formal majority to lead the chamber.

Steve Quinn
The science behind 'hearing' earthquakes before feeling them

The science behind 'hearing' earthquakes before feeling them

Some of the seismic waves emitted by an earthquake, or its aftershocks, can generate audible sound waves.

Joe Vigil
David Grunwald’s mother to chair state Parole Board

David Grunwald’s mother to chair state Parole Board

Edie Grunwald, the mother of slain 16-year-old David Grunwald, said she was named to the position by Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration Monday.

Chris Klint
Northern Lights Center's future bright despite loss of REI

Northern Lights Center's future bright despite loss of REI

Management says other businesses are interested in replacing REI, which is moving to the Midtown Mall this week.

Dave Leval
Effort to put Anchorage plastic bag ban before voters fails

Effort to put Anchorage plastic bag ban before voters fails

A petition drive to allow residents to vote on the plastic bag ban passed by the Anchorage Assembly has failed.

Lauren Maxwell
Tips you can use to not hit a moose

Tips you can use to not hit a moose

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is urging winter drivers to be moose-aware.

Jennifer Summers
Dunleavy administration denies resignation details request

Dunleavy administration denies resignation details request

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration has denied a request for information on employee resignations after Dunleavy took office.

Associated Press
Man sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempted sexual abuse of a minor

Man sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempted sexual abuse of a minor

After pleading guilty to one charge of attempted sexual abuse of a minor, Christopher Mosely, 34, was sentenced to 19 years in prison.

Angela Krenzien
The 40 Below Club: A UAF tradition of braving the cold

The 40 Below Club: A UAF tradition of braving the cold

When temperatures drop to minus 40 degrees, students at UAF take part in a time-honored tradition of braving the cold in order to join an elite club.

Jeremy LaGoo
Body found near North Pole; man may have died of exposure

Body found near North Pole; man may have died of exposure

An autopsy has been ordered for the body of a man found near North Pole.

Associated Press
Nicolas Petit wins Copper Basin 300

Nicolas Petit wins Copper Basin 300

Iditarod musher Nicolas Petit has claimed victory in the Copper Basin 300 sled dog race for a second year in a row.

Liz Raines
Alpinist Lonnie Dupre ends winter Mount Hunter climb

Alpinist Lonnie Dupre ends winter Mount Hunter climb

Climber Lonnie Dupre has ended his winter ascent of Mount Hunter, cutting his attempt short before reaching the summit.

KTVA Web Staff
AST: Homeowner holds teenage intruder at gunpoint

AST: Homeowner holds teenage intruder at gunpoint

An 18-year-old man is facing burglary, theft and assault charges after Alaska State Troopers say a homeowner held him at gunpoint for crawling through a dog door and stealing property.

Angela Krenzien
Bethel panel grants permit for first marijuana business

Bethel panel grants permit for first marijuana business

The owner of a marijuana store in Anchorage has cleared the first hurdle in his goal to open the first cannabis shop in a western Alaska city.

Associated Press
NFL fans watch game at local grill despite Sunday morning aftershock

NFL fans watch game at local grill despite Sunday morning aftershock

NFL fans headed out to the Peanut Farm Sports Bar and Grill Sunday morning to eat good food and watch playoff football. What they weren't expecting, though, was a 5.0 aftershock right before kickoff.

Dave Leval
AST: Man arrested with $50,000 worth of meth at Ketchikan International Airport

AST: Man arrested with $50,000 worth of meth at Ketchikan International Airport

A man was arrested after being found in possession of methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $50,000 at the Ketchikan International Airport.

Elizabeth Roman
Snowmachiner killed in collision with semi near Gakona identified

Snowmachiner killed in collision with semi near Gakona identified

A person riding a snowmachine died Friday afternoon after being struck by a semi truck on the Tok Cutoff in Gakona, Alaska State Troopers said.

Chris Klint
UAA senior Caroline Kurgat shines again

UAA senior Caroline Kurgat shines again

The University of Alaska Anchorage decorated runner made history in Washington state.

Dave Goldman
Sealaska Heritage Institute donates exhibit to schools

Sealaska Heritage Institute donates exhibit to schools

The Sealaska Heritage Institute is donating copies of an exhibit featuring Alaska Native place names to schools across the region.

Associated Press
Kodiak officials say some city tsunami sirens not working

Kodiak officials say some city tsunami sirens not working

Kodiak officials say nearly half of the city's aging tsunami warning sirens are not working.

Associated Press
Anchorage firefighters remind public to check CO detectors

Anchorage firefighters remind public to check CO detectors

Anchorage firefighters are reminding you to make sure your carbon monoxide detectors are working properly.

Dave Leval
UAA School of Education initial licensure programs no longer accredited

UAA School of Education initial licensure programs no longer accredited

Programs for initial licensure at UAA’s School of Education have not achieved accreditation.

Elizabeth Roman
Sarah Thomas will make history as first woman to officiate NFL playoff game

Sarah Thomas will make history as first woman to officiate NFL playoff game

On Sunday, she'll become the first woman to officiate an NFL playoff game when the New England Patriots face off against the Los Angeles Chargers.

CBS News
Blood Bank of Alaska opens permanent facility in Juneau

Blood Bank of Alaska opens permanent facility in Juneau

The Blood Bank of Alaska has opened a permanent center in Juneau.

Associated Press
Fairbanks still gets cold, but not for as long or often

Fairbanks still gets cold, but not for as long or often

A weather expert says cold snaps in Alaska's second-largest city are not as frequent or as long in as they were in the past.

Associated Press
Soldotna considers cellphone use ban in school zones

Soldotna considers cellphone use ban in school zones

The city council in Soldotna is considering a ban on using cellphones and other hand-held devices while driving in school zones.

Associated Press
5.0 quake gives Southcentral Sunday shake

5.0 quake gives Southcentral Sunday shake

The U.S. Geological Survey listed a 5.0 preliminary magnitude for the 7:45 a.m. quake,.

Chris Klint
Drug overdose deaths skyrocket among middle-aged women

Drug overdose deaths skyrocket among middle-aged women

A new report from the CDC reveals that drug overdose deaths among women ages 30 to 64 have skyrocketed in recent years.

CBS News
Appeals court upholds sentence for man who vandalized Kodiak church in 2015

Appeals court upholds sentence for man who vandalized Kodiak church in 2015

A court affirmed the decision made in the conviction of Arkimedes Garcia, who caused more than $109,000 in damage to a Russian Orthodox church.

KTVA Web Staff
Alaska Supreme Court orders mandatory retirement for judge

Alaska Supreme Court orders mandatory retirement for judge

Justices on Friday backed the recommendation of the Alaska Judicial Conduct Commission regarding Judge Angela Greene of Utqiagvik.

Associated Press
Houston teachers take on 'new normal' in portable classrooms

Houston teachers take on 'new normal' in portable classrooms

"We're still the Houston family, which was really important to all of us," said sixth grade teacher Amanda Williams.

Heather Hintze
Alaska nonprofits hope larger PFDs mean larger donations

Alaska nonprofits hope larger PFDs mean larger donations

With Gov. Mike Dunleavy's promise to repay three years of reduced Permanent Fund dividends, nonprofit groups are expecting this year to be big on PFD-based donations.

Cassie Schirm
Neighbors hope for calm after Chugiak property's cleanup

Neighbors hope for calm after Chugiak property's cleanup

Squatters, theft and drugs at the Rambler Road property had caused complaints to the muni for several years.

Dave Leval
Air traffic controllers sue Trump over unpaid work

Air traffic controllers sue Trump over unpaid work

The union that represents air traffic controllers nationwide is suing President Trump, saying forcing employees to work without pay during the partial government shutdown violates the Constitution.

Joe Vigil
Judge hears motions in Anchorage shelter's transgender case

Judge hears motions in Anchorage shelter's transgender case

A federal judge heard from both sides in a case involving an Anchorage women's shelter that wants to ban transgender women.

Lauren Maxwell
State House control could decide SB 91's fate

State House control could decide SB 91's fate

With the start of the state Legislature's next session just days away, lawmakers focused on addressing crime legislation are anxiously waiting to learn who will take control of the House.

Daniella Rivera
Memo: Disorganization jeopardizes state House staff positions

Memo: Disorganization jeopardizes state House staff positions

According to a Legislative Affairs Agency memo, unless the House establishes a formal organization by Tuesday morning, "session staff will not be authorized."

Steve Quinn
Federal ANMC staffers' pay covered during government shutdown

Federal ANMC staffers' pay covered during government shutdown

One of the operators of the Alaska Native Medical Center will pay federal employees who work at the Anchorage hospital during the partial federal government shutdown.

Chris Klint
Westchester Bridge open for winter trail use

Westchester Bridge open for winter trail use

The South Westchester Lagoon Bridge is open for winter trail use, after crews worked to upgrade it.

Angela Krenzien
Wasilla woman dead in apparent CO poisoning

Wasilla woman dead in apparent CO poisoning

A trooper dispatch said 44-year-old Michelle Ahern was reported dead just before 1:30 p.m. Saturday at her Sage Road home.

Chris Klint
Metlakatla teen convicted of possessing child porn

Metlakatla teen convicted of possessing child porn

A Ketchikan jury convicted Metlakatla resident Walter Forsberg on 10 counts of possessing child pornography, troopers said.

Bryan Dunagan
Thousands of Alaskans apply for earthquake assistance

Thousands of Alaskans apply for earthquake assistance

More than 8,700 Alaskans have applied for earthquake assistance funds from the state. The deadline to do so is coming up on Jan. 29.

Lauren Maxwell
Tsimshian carver Boxley guides students through art, history

Tsimshian carver Boxley guides students through art, history

The Alaska Native Heritage Center invited Tsimshian master carver David A. Boxley to Anchorage, where he taught 10 students the fine points of carving ceremonial potlatch bowls and spoons.

Steve Quinn
Alaska senator wants to roll back 2013 oil tax credit

Alaska senator wants to roll back 2013 oil tax credit

Sen. Bill Wielechowski says ending the credit, which began in 2013, would save Alaskans $1.2 billion this year.

Dave Goldman
Anchorage air traffic controller gets $2 paycheck

Anchorage air traffic controller gets $2 paycheck

Federal air traffic controllers and other "essential" federal employees across Alaska are working for free during the partial government shutdown.

Joe Vigil
Heavy snow blankets Southeast Alaska

Heavy snow blankets Southeast Alaska

More than a foot of snow has fallen across parts of Southeastern Alaska since Wednesday.

Jeremy LaGoo
APD names drivers killed in head-on Tudor Road crash

APD names drivers killed in head-on Tudor Road crash

A two-vehicle head-on collision near East Tudor and Baxter roads left both occupants dead late Wednesday, Anchorage police said.

Chris Klint
Wasilla man gets 50 years for attempt to make child porn

Wasilla man gets 50 years for attempt to make child porn

Justin Raymond Nekeferoff, 32, received 50 years in federal prison for attempted production of child pornography and attempted enticement of a minor.

Jennifer Summers
Anchorage homeless get help as cold snap overflows shelters

Anchorage homeless get help as cold snap overflows shelters

Anchorage leaders hope to help the homeless during the cold winter months, as they hope to end homelessness under a new local plan.

Cassie Schirm
Alaska's population declines for second year in a row

Alaska's population declines for second year in a row

Alaska's population has declined for a second year in a row, according to a report released Thursday by the Alaska Department of Labor.

Liz Raines
Wasilla vigil remembers people lost to addiction

Wasilla vigil remembers people lost to addiction

"She was a person. She had a good heart. She loved and was loved," Darlene Fox said about her daughter Whitney, who died from addiction on Saturday.

Heather Hintze
Kenai man convicted of threat to 'carve the flesh' from judge's kids

Kenai man convicted of threat to 'carve the flesh' from judge's kids

It took a federal jury three hours of deliberation to convict Steven Bachmeier of graphically threatening to kill a female judge's family.

Jennifer Summers
ACLU suit: Dunleavy illegally fired 3 state employees

ACLU suit: Dunleavy illegally fired 3 state employees

Three former state employees have sued Gov. Mike Dunleavy, alleging they were illegally fired in a wave of resignation requests shortly after he took office.

Steve Quinn
New DOC commissioner halts free day pass, amnesty box programs

New DOC commissioner halts free day pass, amnesty box programs

One program suspended by Nancy Dahlstrom allowed citizens to check offenders out of correctional facilities for up to 12 hours at a time, with no required notification to victims, law enforcement, or the public.

Daniella Rivera
Kaladi unveils total from New Year's Day donations

Kaladi unveils total from New Year's Day donations

Kaladi Brothers Coffee raised over $48,000 Jan. 1 for Covenant House Alaska, a shelter for homeless teens.

Jennifer Summers
4.7 quake shakes Southcentral Alaska

4.7 quake shakes Southcentral Alaska

The 4.7 temblor struck at 5:33 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey, about 1.4 miles east-southeast of Big Lake and 20.3 miles north of Anchorage.

Chris Klint
Inside the Gates: 'Rescue Triad' crews solve all Alaska throws at them

Inside the Gates: 'Rescue Triad' crews solve all Alaska throws at them

"We need to get to the site before Alaska does:" Three Alaska Air National Guard search-and-rescue units prepare for a race against the elements to save lives.

Scott Gross
Winter Denali summiter Dupre again puts Hunter in his sights

Winter Denali summiter Dupre again puts Hunter in his sights

Lonnie Dupre, the first person to solo-climb Denali in January, sets high goals; his latest is nearby Mount Hunter.

John Thain
Anchorage couple indicted in 2018 attacks on taxi drivers

Anchorage couple indicted in 2018 attacks on taxi drivers

Hector Rivera and Shirley Borrero-Qinones are accused of attacking a series of cab drivers in the spring of 2018.

John Thompson
GCI recovering from morning wireless data outage

GCI recovering from morning wireless data outage

Telecommunications provider GCI says some Alaskans may see residual effects from a wireless data outage reported early Thursday morning.

KTVA Web Staff
Federal shutdown forces climber to abandon solo Denali attempt

Federal shutdown forces climber to abandon solo Denali attempt

"It was like, 'Hey Jost, we are facing a shutdown,,'" said German climber Jost Kobusch, whose dream of a Denali ascent was derailed by National Park Service closures.

John Thain
Wasilla addiction program relies on peer support

Wasilla addiction program relies on peer support

Each of the workers at True North Recovery Inc. has had their own struggles with addiction. They used their experiences to help others trying to get clean.

Heather Hintze
Alaska pre-K funding bill again put in play

Alaska pre-K funding bill again put in play

Senate Minority Leader Tom Begich will again try to establish a statewide pre-kindergarten program.

Steve Quinn
Workforce Wednesday: Alaska recession ending, economist says

Workforce Wednesday: Alaska recession ending, economist says

Alaska's recession may be nearing its end — at least, that's what state economists are saying.

Liz Raines
APD arrests man in domestic-violence attacks on woman

APD arrests man in domestic-violence attacks on woman

Sir Toliver, 31, was taken into custody by APD Wednesday afternoon.

Joe Vigil
Repaying PFDs would cost state $4.3B, ISER finds

Repaying PFDs would cost state $4.3B, ISER finds

Fulfilling Gov. Mike Dunleavy's campaign promise of repaying previous years' Alaska Permanent Fund dividends would cost the state billions, according to a University of Alaska Anchorage economist.

Joe Vigil
Alaska marks Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Alaska marks Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Alaska's law enforcement officers received a round of congratulations Wednesday from the state’s new governor.

KTVA Web Staff
Man faces deadline to put plastic bag ban before voters

Man faces deadline to put plastic bag ban before voters

An Anchorage man is gathering signatures to get the plastic bag ban on the April ballot for a vote.

Lauren Maxwell
Chugach Electric restores power in West Anchorage outages

Chugach Electric restores power in West Anchorage outages

Chugach Electric crews repaired two West Anchorage power outages Wednesday night.

Chris Klint
ASD may alter parent-teacher conferences after quake

ASD may alter parent-teacher conferences after quake

The Anchorage School District may use means other than conferences to consult with parents on their children's performance, as educators make a bid to end the school year on time May 22.

Daniella Rivera
Food stamp funding extended amid shutdown, but only through February

Food stamp funding extended amid shutdown, but only through February

The funding provided for SNAP and other programs through February is only a temporary fix.

CBS News
3-vehicle crash slows Glenn northbound at Knik River Bridge

3-vehicle crash slows Glenn northbound at Knik River Bridge

Mat-Su emergency responders say a three-vehicle pile-up with injuries Wednesday afternoon is blocking northbound Glenn Highway traffic near the Knik River Bridge.

Chris Klint
REI store making Anchorage move next week

REI store making Anchorage move next week

Outfitting store REI will be making its move from Spenard to Midtown next week, after months of construction renovating a former Carrs Safeway grocery store.

Chris Klint
Troopers: 'Dangerous' man arrested after assault, kidnapping

Troopers: 'Dangerous' man arrested after assault, kidnapping

Alaska State Troopers have arrested a Fairbanks man they say assaulted a man and kidnapped a woman at gunpoint in North Pole.

Elizabeth Roman
Online PFD filing now glitch-free, director says

Online PFD filing now glitch-free, director says

State officials said Wednesday that there was no malicious intent or “hack” in the issue, which affected fewer than 100 people.

Chris Klint
Murkowski: Stop holding federal workers hostage

Murkowski: Stop holding federal workers hostage

Sen. Lisa Murkowski says the debate over a border wall isn't a good reason to continue the government shutdown.

Angela Krenzien
Dunleavy doubles down on campaign promises

Dunleavy doubles down on campaign promises

Gov. Mike Dunleavy reiterated priorities for the upcoming legislative session: a balanced budget; fully funded PFD and sweeping changes to crime laws.

Steve Quinn
APD investigating Arctic Boulevard shooting

APD investigating Arctic Boulevard shooting

The Anchorage Police Department is investigating an early morning Wednesday shooting that left one man in the hospital.

Elizabeth Roman
4.7 earthquake registered near Kasilof not an aftershock

4.7 earthquake registered near Kasilof not an aftershock

It occurred outside of the aftershock zone of the Nov. 30 earthquake. 

Jeremy LaGoo
Army Corps' Pebble review continues amid federal shutdown

Army Corps' Pebble review continues amid federal shutdown

The latest federal review of the proposed Pebble Mine is still making headway despite the ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government, with its first results anticipated late next month.

Chris Klint
Alaskans giving back to groups that gave during quake

Alaskans giving back to groups that gave during quake

Alaskans are giving back to local groups that gave to others during the earthquake.

Cassie Schirm
Winter Adventure Book challenges people to explore Mat-Su

Winter Adventure Book challenges people to explore Mat-Su

"In the winter people lost momentum and were dealing with depression," said Kate Arnold, explaining why she's encouraging people to enjoy Alaska's darker months.

Heather Hintze
Chimney checks recommended after Southcentral quake

Chimney checks recommended after Southcentral quake

Quake damage that may have occurred inside your chimney is difficult to spot; if you have concerns, get an inspection.

Lauren Maxwell
Trump warns of 'crisis of the heart' in immigration address

Trump warns of 'crisis of the heart' in immigration address

President Donald Trump made a televised appeal to Americans on Tuesday for his long-promised border wall.

CNN News
What happens to ASD students who threaten school safety?

What happens to ASD students who threaten school safety?

The Anchorage School District offers a unique set of programs for any student suspended or expelled.

Scott Gross
Pre-filed bill proposes deadline to test Alaska rape kits

Pre-filed bill proposes deadline to test Alaska rape kits

Rep. Geran Tarr says the state's thousands of untested rape kits are "not acceptable when Alaska leads the nation in the rate of rapes and sexual assaults."

Daniella Rivera

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