Holy cow: Anchorage man has no line on missing bovine

Holy cow: Anchorage man has no line on missing bovine

Normally during this time of year, Anchorage trails offer a chance to see wildlife like moose and lynx – but recently, bikers, hikers and skiers have been left udderly shocked.

Cassie Schirm
More Anchorage firms help furloughed federal workers

More Anchorage firms help furloughed federal workers

GCI and Body Renew are among businesses offering special deals to affected workers.

Dave Leval
UAA offers way forward after educators' accreditation crisis

UAA offers way forward after educators' accreditation crisis

University of Alaska Anchorage staff are hopeful the 200-plus School of Education students affected by its recent accreditation crisis will be taken care in the very near future.

Scott Gross
Alaska sees its first case of business identity theft

Alaska sees its first case of business identity theft

The state says a California man stole the identities of eight Alaskan businesses by changing data on a state website.

Lauren Maxwell
Price tag for Anchorage port project nears $2B

Price tag for Anchorage port project nears $2B

The potential cost of a major modernization project at the city's Port of Alaska has nearly doubled, rising from earlier estimates of just over $1 billion.

Joe Vigil
Body found in Shageluk house fire

Body found in Shageluk house fire

Human remains were found in a burned house in the Western Alaska community of Shageluk, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Jennifer Summers
'Have a voice:' Murkowski addresses Natives' Arctic priorities

'Have a voice:' Murkowski addresses Natives' Arctic priorities

Alaska's senior senator spoke to Alaska Native leaders in Washington D.C. at the Alaska Federation of Natives' Alaska Day event Thursday.

Jennifer Summers
Help and services for federal employees affected by partial government shutdown

Help and services for federal employees affected by partial government shutdown

As the partial government shutdown nears the month mark, several organizations are offering help to impacted federal employees.

Jennifer Summers
1 man held, 1 badly hurt after assault near ANMC

1 man held, 1 badly hurt after assault near ANMC

Anchorage police have arrested a man after a Friday morning fight in a parking garage near the Alaska Native Medical Center, which left another man involved in worsening condition.

Chris Klint
Yukon Quest 300 sled dog race shortened due to trail conditions

Yukon Quest 300 sled dog race shortened due to trail conditions

The Yukon Quest's 300 mile race has been shortened to roughly 200 miles this year due to a lack of snow.

John Thompson
Civil Air Patrol volunteers ready disaster response via radio

Civil Air Patrol volunteers ready disaster response via radio

Retired 2nd Lt. Pete Marsh says radio technology is critical in an emergency, like an earthquake, when other communications systems fail.

Heather Hintze
Appeal quake-damaged homes' tax values, city urges

Appeal quake-damaged homes' tax values, city urges

The city says Anchorage homes that suffered serious earthquake damage may need adjusted tax values.

Lauren Maxwell
Alaska Railroad track repairs continue after Cantwell derailment

Alaska Railroad track repairs continue after Cantwell derailment

Track damage from the single-car derailment this week of a freight train near Cantwell will likely delay service north of Anchorage until this weekend.

Chris Klint
Trump budgets covers 20 Alaska missile interceptors

Trump budgets covers 20 Alaska missile interceptors

President Donald Trump announced Thursday that 20 more missile interceptors will be based at Fort Greely.

Jennifer Summers
Anchorage offers furloughed feds free bus rides

Anchorage offers furloughed feds free bus rides

The Municipality of Anchorage is giving free trips on People Mover and AnchorRIDES to federal employees during the partial government shutdown.

Jennifer Summers
Hello, sunshine! Seasonal angle of the sun means brighter days ahead.

Hello, sunshine! Seasonal angle of the sun means brighter days ahead.

We've gained more than an hour of daylight since the solstice, and we are weeks away from the fastest gains of the year.

Jeremy LaGoo
4 vehicles crash at C and Fireweed

4 vehicles crash at C and Fireweed

Several vehicles collided in a busy Midtown intersection at midday Thursday, according to Anchorage police, slowing traffic but not causing any major injuries.

Chris Klint
2 techniques from a counselor to cope with earthquake stress

2 techniques from a counselor to cope with earthquake stress

Tips she says can also help deal with everyday anxiety and stress.

Joe Vigil
ASD widens program to welcome new teachers

ASD widens program to welcome new teachers

The Anchorage School District's once-widespread Teacher Induction Program is receiving $300,000 from the National Education Association.

Scott Gross
Community members debate 'Drag Storytime' at Anchorage Assembly meeting

Community members debate 'Drag Storytime' at Anchorage Assembly meeting

Public testimony at the Anchorage Assembly meeting Tuesday reignited a community discussion about a children's event at the Loussac Library.

KTVA Web Staff
Go figure: Alaska nonprofit marks 9-digit donations goal

Go figure: Alaska nonprofit marks 9-digit donations goal

The Alaska Community Foundation is marking the largest-ever fundraising campaign in the state.

Dave Goldman
House Republicans disavow attempt to swear in GOP member

House Republicans disavow attempt to swear in GOP member

House Republicans are disavowing an attempt by some of their members to swear in a new legislator.

Associated Press
Suspect who allegedly shot at officers was previously arrested as a fugitive from Texas

Suspect who allegedly shot at officers was previously arrested as a fugitive from Texas

Patrick Tillmon Jr. comes to Alaska by way of Texas, where he has a history of engaging in violence toward people in uniform.

Daniella Rivera
Anchorage woman benefits from experimental treatment for multiple sclerosis

Anchorage woman benefits from experimental treatment for multiple sclerosis

An Anchorage woman who underwent a stem cell transplant to treat her multiple sclerosis said her symptoms have practically disappeared.

Lauren Maxwell
No bodies found after Sea Galley fire

No bodies found after Sea Galley fire

Anchorage firefighters say "it appears that vagrants were inside the building" before the Jan. 3 blaze that destroyed it.

Chris Klint
Filing for office in regular municipal election begins Friday

Filing for office in regular municipal election begins Friday

Filing for office in the April 2, 2019 regular municipal election begins at 8 a.m. Friday.

Elizabeth Roman
Mat-Su Borough emergency services director resigns

Mat-Su Borough emergency services director resigns

In his resignation letter, Otto feather cited "unchecked sabotage" by borough employees and assembly members.

Heather Hintze
FBI releases photos of Northrim Bank robber

FBI releases photos of Northrim Bank robber

Anchorage police responded to the Northrim Bank, at Northern Lights Boulevard and Spenard Road, shortly before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Chris Klint
Workforce Wednesday: Statewide grant helps Alaskans with disabilities become their own boss

Workforce Wednesday: Statewide grant helps Alaskans with disabilities become their own boss

Have ever thought about owning your own business? For people with disabilities, a statewide grant through the Alaska Mental Health Trust could help make that possible. 

Liz Raines
SWAT team seeking suspect in Fairview shots fired call

SWAT team seeking suspect in Fairview shots fired call

Members of APD's SWAT team are searching part of the Fairview area for a suspect who fired a gun when he saw officers Tuesday evening.

Chris Klint
DoorDash offers on-demand food delivery in Anchorage

DoorDash offers on-demand food delivery in Anchorage

Starting Wednesday, Anchorage will have more options when it comes to food delivery.

Elizabeth Roman
Proposal could scrap junk cars' strain on APD resources

Proposal could scrap junk cars' strain on APD resources

A measure allowing municipal code enforcement officers to respond to junked and abandoned vehicles has support from Mayor Ethan Berkowitz's office as well as APD.

Daniella Rivera
State to certify UAA graduates amid education accreditation problems

State to certify UAA graduates amid education accreditation problems

The State of Alaska has pledged to temporarily continue certifying University of Alaska Anchorage education students graduating from programs facing a loss of accreditation this month.

Chris Klint
MyHouse expands services for at-risk youth to Willow

MyHouse expands services for at-risk youth to Willow

MyHouse will bring its mobile service unit to Willow beginning in February, bringing youth in need "clothing, food packs, everything they need basically but a place to stay."

Heather Hintze
Collision snarls Lake Otis traffic near Tudor Road

Collision snarls Lake Otis traffic near Tudor Road

A two-vehicle crash Tuesday evening on Lake Otis Parkway caused no injuries, Anchorage police said, but was backing up traffic south of Tudor Road.

Chris Klint
Port of Alaska upgrade begins with funds pending

Port of Alaska upgrade begins with funds pending

Phase one of Anchorage's port modernization project has started, according to its executives.

Joe Vigil
Wasilla restaurant gives free cookies, coffee to furloughed feds

Wasilla restaurant gives free cookies, coffee to furloughed feds

"We just felt really bad about what's going on," said Sally Koppenberg, owner of Bistro Red Beet in Wasilla.

Heather Hintze
Travel Tuesday: Alaska Airlines' constituent fares to Juneau

Travel Tuesday: Alaska Airlines' constituent fares to Juneau

Alaska Airlines offers a special constituent fare to Juneau during the legislative session.

Daybreak Staff
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
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
'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
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
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
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
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
Chugiak High student arrested following threat investigation

Chugiak High student arrested following threat investigation

A Chugiak High School student has been arrested following threatening posts on Snapchat.

KTVA Web Staff
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

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