AST: Toddler wanders off, later found unresponsive in creek

AST: Toddler wanders off, later found unresponsive in creek

A toddler reported missing tragically wandered off and has been pronounced dead, per Alaska State Troopers. A 17-moth-old had been reported missing on July 16 at around 8:09 p.m. after a family member reported she wandered off near Sullivan Avenue in Palm

Kayla Heffner
2 hikers rescued by National Guard at Penguin Peak

2 hikers rescued by National Guard at Penguin Peak

Two hikers are safe thanks to efforts by the National Guard and a first rescue for a new medevac team. This all happened on Tuesday morning when one of the hikers fell 30-feet from a ridge into a saddle unable to walk. Soon 9-1-1 emergency received a call

Kayla Heffner
Southcentral campfire bans to end this week

Southcentral campfire bans to end this week

Even though the campfire ban will no longer be in effect, officials ask that anyone using camp or cooking fires should still be vigilant about fire safety.

Kayla Heffner
ACLU sues Dunleavy, calls court veto over abortion ruling unconstitutional

ACLU sues Dunleavy, calls court veto over abortion ruling unconstitutional

The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska is calling Gov. Mike Dunleavy's veto to the court system over an abortion ruling brazen and vindictive, and ultimately hopes a judge will rule it's unconstitutional. 

Daniella Rivera
Anchorage ordinance would speed up homeless camp removal during high fire danger

Anchorage ordinance would speed up homeless camp removal during high fire danger

Sponsor Meg Zaletel said the ordinance is designed to protect homes near greenbelts as well as people who camp in areas where fire danger is high.

Lauren Maxwell
UA suffers huge credit rating hit linked to Dunleavy's vetoes

UA suffers huge credit rating hit linked to Dunleavy's vetoes

Moody's Investor Service gave the University of Alaksa a steep downgrade, meaning it will be more expensive to borrow money.

Steve Quinn
APD: Mother, toddler ID'd in Price Street apartment death investigation

APD: Mother, toddler ID'd in Price Street apartment death investigation

Anchorage police are investigating after finding two people dead inside of a Price Street apartment.

KTVA Web Staff
Judge authorizes public school funding amid lawsuit

Judge authorizes public school funding amid lawsuit

On Tuesday the Legislature sued Gov. Mike Dunleavy over funding for the upcoming school year.

Steve Quinn
Local pilot says more training needed for Boeing 737 Max jets involved in plane crashes

Local pilot says more training needed for Boeing 737 Max jets involved in plane crashes

Airlines in the U.S. have grounded hundreds of flights for the Boeing 737 Max plane.

Dave Goldman
DEC confirms recalled fish cakes distributed in Alaska

DEC confirms recalled fish cakes distributed in Alaska

The FDA says a California-based company voluntarily recalled eight types of fish cakes because of possible contamination of milk, egg and crustacean allergens.

Kayla Heffner
Legislature sues Dunleavy over education funding

Legislature sues Dunleavy over education funding

Both sides have asked the Juneau District Court to authorize funding until an outcome gets reached

Steve Quinn
'Fix it': Alaskans testify in front of lawmakers in Wasilla

'Fix it': Alaskans testify in front of lawmakers in Wasilla

Legislators hear from concerned residents in the Mat-Su regarding the PFD and House Bill 2001.

Scott Gross
Anchorage attorneys sue Dunleavy over special session venue, attempt to block vetoes

Anchorage attorneys sue Dunleavy over special session venue, attempt to block vetoes

The lawsuit claims the governor violated Alaska's Constitution when he ordered the Legislature to convene in Wasilla for the ongoing special session.

Daniella Rivera
Murkowski calls out Trump for tweets some deem racist

Murkowski calls out Trump for tweets some deem racist

Alaska's D.C. delegation has varied responses on Trump's weekend tweetstorm

Steve Quinn
UAA campus radio station looks for new funding sources

UAA campus radio station looks for new funding sources

The station says it needs to diversify its funding sources. To do that they need to make sure people can hear them.

Lauren Maxwell
Travel Tuesday: Caring for Alaska's trails

Travel Tuesday: Caring for Alaska's trails

Alaska Trails, a nonprofit, is a passion project with a mission to preserve and promote sustainable trails.

John Thompson
Live updates: Latest information on the Swan Lake Fire

Live updates: Latest information on the Swan Lake Fire

The Swan Lake Fire started from a lightning strike on June 5. Since then, it has grown to be the largest fire on the Kenai Peninsula this season.

KTVA Web Staff & KTVA Weather Team
Anchorage to host international police conference

Anchorage to host international police conference

The International Association of Women Police annual conference is expected to have an economic impact of more than $1.6 million. 

Liz Raines
Body of missing Kentucky fisherman found in Alaska river

Body of missing Kentucky fisherman found in Alaska river

William "Bill" Hartlage of Louisville disappeared last month while fly fishing.

Associated Press
Alaska company featured in annual "Made in America" showcase at White House

Alaska company featured in annual "Made in America" showcase at White House

President Trump looked at some items on display during the annual “Made in America Product Showcase” on Monday, including those from the Alaska Rug Company.

Dave Leval
Whittier declares state of emergency after Delong Dock fire

Whittier declares state of emergency after Delong Dock fire

Delong Dock, which was used to offload fish, caught on fire after a fishing vessel exploded. 

Shayne Nuesca
Coast Guard suspends search for person missing after explosion, fire at Whittier dock

Coast Guard suspends search for person missing after explosion, fire at Whittier dock

The search for one person missing after an explosion and fire Sunday night in Whittier has been suspended.

KTVA Web Staff
Nonprofits worry about sustainability with state budget cuts

Nonprofits worry about sustainability with state budget cuts

Nonprofits and the agencies that fund them are concerned about the impacts of Gov. Mike Dunleavy's vetoes.

Lauren Maxwell
Lawmakers consider legislation to restore funding cut by governor's vetoes

Lawmakers consider legislation to restore funding cut by governor's vetoes

The House Finance Committee is calling for a do-over with the state’s budget.

Steve Quinn, Scott Gross, Lauren Maxwell & Daniella Rivera
University of Alaska regents delay downsizing decisions

University of Alaska regents delay downsizing decisions

Regents held off on the declaration that would have allowed expedited lay-offs of tenured faculty and others.

Associated Press
Anchorage gets more rain in one weekend than it did in all of June

Anchorage gets more rain in one weekend than it did in all of June

This past weekend rain returned to Southcentral. While the storm wasn't a soaker by any means, Anchorage did receive more rain Sunday and Monday morning than the city reported during the entire month of June.

Jeremy LaGoo
Palmer off-ramp to close for earthquake repairs

Palmer off-ramp to close for earthquake repairs

The Palmer exit at the Glenn Highway and Parks Interchange, known as the “Palmer Flyover,” will shut down starting Tuesday morning.

Dave Leval
Lawmakers taking PFD show on the road in 2nd week of special session

Lawmakers taking PFD show on the road in 2nd week of special session

The House Finance Committee will hold public hearings in Anchorage, Wasilla and Fairbanks before returning to the capital later in the week.

Steve Quinn
Kodiak spaceport to host rocket launch

Kodiak spaceport to host rocket launch

The Alaska Aerospace Corp. says it is planning a rocket launch test this month at the spaceport on Kodiak Island.

Associated Press
State lifts campfire bans in some areas, most restrictions still in effect in Southcentral and Interior

State lifts campfire bans in some areas, most restrictions still in effect in Southcentral and Interior

DNR says the bans are due to extremely high fire danger across the state and limited resources to respond to new fires.

Shayne Nuesca
Alaska gets more help to deal with wildfires across the state

Alaska gets more help to deal with wildfires across the state

Most of the fire crews from the Lower 48 will spend 14 days in Alaska.

Dave Leval
34th annual Bear Paw Festival draws hundreds

34th annual Bear Paw Festival draws hundreds

The 34th annual Bear Paw Festival is underway in Eagle River. There are vendors, events and competitions through Sunday July 14.

KTVA Web Staff
Anchorage firefighters continue responding to calls about smoke

Anchorage firefighters continue responding to calls about smoke

Anchorage Fire Department Assistant Chief Alex Boyd says the department gets at least one call a day about smoke in the area around Mountain View Drive and the Glenn Highway, west of Boniface Parkway.

Cassie Schirm
Special Olympics' Camp Shriver is a catalyst for inclusion

Special Olympics' Camp Shriver is a catalyst for inclusion

The 13th annual Special Olympics Alaska Camp Shriver unifies athletes and encourages leadership, teamwork, and friendships, through the power of sport.

John Thompson
From meals to work opportunities, Operation: Reborn! offers more than free haircuts

From meals to work opportunities, Operation: Reborn! offers more than free haircuts

Hair Science continues community outreach with Operation: Reborn!, helping those less fortunate get a hand up with a free haircut, meal, and opportunity for work.

John Thompson
'It brings hope': Rural communities eager to use new funding

'It brings hope': Rural communities eager to use new funding

Alaska's rural communities eager to use funding awarded by Attorney General William Barr to help improve law enforcement and safety

Scott Gross
Special session's first week closes with no solutions

Special session's first week closes with no solutions

Lawmakers head into second week looking for ways to replace funding Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed on June 28.

Steve Quinn & Heather Hintze
Alaska wildfires: Firefighters and community appreciation

Alaska wildfires: Firefighters and community appreciation

Alaska is getting lots of help when it comes to fighting wildfires across the state.

Lauren Maxwell & Dave Leval
Inside the Gates: Guardians of the Last Frontier select new command chief

Inside the Gates: Guardians of the Last Frontier select new command chief

Alaska Air National Guard's 168th Wing names new Command Chief. Chief Master Sgt. Teresa Renson will take over later this summer

Scott Gross
Man sleeping in tent after destructive Clam Gulch house fire in May

Man sleeping in tent after destructive Clam Gulch house fire in May

Richard Barrickman said he's trying to keep his chin up as he now calls a tent his home after a fire destroyed his Clam Gulch home in May.

Joe Vigil
Man sentenced to 10 years for 2016 assault, strangulation

Man sentenced to 10 years for 2016 assault, strangulation

Evidence at trial showed the man dragged a woman into a wooded area and strangled her.

Elizabeth Roman
Alaska Legislature ends efforts to overturn budget vetoes

Alaska Legislature ends efforts to overturn budget vetoes

Faint hopes of overturning Alaska budget cuts ended Friday when the state Senate and House adjourned until Wednesday.

Associated Press
Man arrested with 166 grams of methamphetamine, police say

Man arrested with 166 grams of methamphetamine, police say

An Anchorage man is facing federal drug charges for having 166 grams of methamphetamine with the intention of distributing it.

Kayla Heffner
One week in: Special session budget override attempts, protests and counterprotests

One week in: Special session budget override attempts, protests and counterprotests

Wrapping up their first week, lawmakers are no closer to agreeing on a Permanent Fund dividend size or how to reconcile broad funding differences.

Steve Quinn, Heather Hintze & Scott Gross
'This is assault': Alaska Native activist says Wasilla mayor targeted, grabbed her

'This is assault': Alaska Native activist says Wasilla mayor targeted, grabbed her

As Haliehana Stepetin was making her way to sit down where lawmakers were sitting, she said Wasilla Mayor Bert Cottle forcefully grabbed her arm and then her wrist.

Kayla Heffner
Brother Francis Shelter loses daytime services amid worries about cutbacks at night

Brother Francis Shelter loses daytime services amid worries about cutbacks at night

Catholic Social Services Director Lisa Aquino said if state budget cuts stand the Brother Francis Shelter will lose more than half of its beds.

Lauren Maxwell
How some Alaska residents help the Sinaloa Cartel smuggle drugs north

How some Alaska residents help the Sinaloa Cartel smuggle drugs north

A Mexican cartel is sending drugs across the southern border and flying them to Alaska, and they're doing it with the help of Alaskans.

Daniella Rivera
Wasilla man arrested for sexually abusing teenager for the past 3 years

Wasilla man arrested for sexually abusing teenager for the past 3 years

The victim told troopers that the abuse began when she was 14.

Elizabeth Roman
Record-breaking heat leading to thermal stress in Alaska salmon

Record-breaking heat leading to thermal stress in Alaska salmon

Salmon are migrating into unknown territory, as record-breaking heat hits Alaska.

Aaron Morrison
Alaska’s first private pediatric oncology practice opens in Anchorage

Alaska’s first private pediatric oncology practice opens in Anchorage

Doctors say minimizing travel and keeping normalcy make fighting the disease easier.

Dave Goldman
New Anchorage ordinance aimed at keeping people from burning insulated wires

New Anchorage ordinance aimed at keeping people from burning insulated wires

Anchorage Assembly member Chris Constant has introduced an ordinance that prohibits scrap metal dealers from buying or receiving metallic wire that has been intentionally burned in order to remove the insulation.

Kayla Heffner
19-year-old arrested for robbery, 1 robber still wanted

19-year-old arrested for robbery, 1 robber still wanted

A 19-year-old is in custody after the Anchorage Police Department says he and another person robbed two people at knifepoint on Tuesday evening. Police are still looking for the second robber.

Kayla Heffner
Anchorage's first solar project will help fuel the Egan Center

Anchorage's first solar project will help fuel the Egan Center

The investment is expected to be paid-off in seven and a half years. After that, the energy is essentially free.

Lauren Maxwell
Lacking numbers, legislative veto override fails

Lacking numbers, legislative veto override fails

Lawmakers needed 45 votes to override Gov. Mike Dunleavy's vetoes. Only 38 legislators appeared.

Steve Quinn
Dunleavy budget vetoes, legislative turmoil hitting Alaska's education system hard

Dunleavy budget vetoes, legislative turmoil hitting Alaska's education system hard

Even scholarship programs that seemed safe from the governor's cuts have been swept away amid disorder in the 2019 Legislature.

Kayla Heffner, Scott Gross & Cassie Schirm
Anchorage mother sentenced for sexual abuse of young children

Anchorage mother sentenced for sexual abuse of young children

The judge described photos from one of the cases as "horrifying."

Elizabeth Roman
Assembly members to propose ordinances related to wildfires in Anchorage

Assembly members to propose ordinances related to wildfires in Anchorage

One proposed ordinance would keep people out of green spaces that are high fire danger areas within the municipality. 

Daniella Rivera
Alaska seniors struggle to stay cool in hot weather

Alaska seniors struggle to stay cool in hot weather

Mary Reeve and her husband James have struggled to stay cool through the heat wave.

Joe Vigil
Investigators believe MLK Fire was caused by human activity

Investigators believe MLK Fire was caused by human activity

The MLK Fire is considered officially contained, but fire officials say work in the area has not stopped.

Lauren Maxwell
Workforce Wednesday: Alaska to Alberta railway could create thousands of jobs

Workforce Wednesday: Alaska to Alberta railway could create thousands of jobs

A railway project to connect Alaska with Canada — and potentially — the lower 48 could pave the way for thousands of new jobs. 

Liz Raines
Red flag warnings issued across Alaska for high fire danger

Red flag warnings issued across Alaska for high fire danger

A shift in the weather pattern will bring increased fire danger to many parts of Alaska.

Jeremy LaGoo
Protesters take over Wasilla special session

Protesters take over Wasilla special session

More than a dozen people sat in legislators' seats, chanting "Forty-five to override."

Heather Hintze
How Alaskans say they'd bridge the budget gap

How Alaskans say they'd bridge the budget gap

A rally at the Alaska Airlines Center on Tuesday drew hundreds of Alaskans who voiced their opinions against Gov. Mike Dunleavy's $444 million in budget vetoes. So we asked — How would you bridge the budget gap?

Cassie Schirm
Unyielding: Alaskans and lawmakers on both sides unmoved over vetoes, special session

Unyielding: Alaskans and lawmakers on both sides unmoved over vetoes, special session

Gov. Mike Dunleavy's budget vetoes have triggered impassioned responses across the state with Alaskans on both sides of the conversation.

Liz Raines, Scott Gross, Heather Hintze & Steve Quinn
Woman arrested after shoplifting and attempting to pepper spray security, APD says

Woman arrested after shoplifting and attempting to pepper spray security, APD says

According to police, security saw the woman shoplift several items. When they tried to confront her, she tried to pepper spray them.

Shayne Nuesca
Wildfires and air quality: What this smoke means for your health

Wildfires and air quality: What this smoke means for your health

As smoke from wildfires across the state fill the air, there are things you can do to avoid making the effects any worse.

Jeremy LaGoo
Homeowner credits firefighters for saving his home from the Montana Creek Fire

Homeowner credits firefighters for saving his home from the Montana Creek Fire

Firefighters working on containing the Montana Creek Fire are battling more than just flames.

Cassie Schirm
Malaspina Fire now just 85 acres after firefighters make 'excellent' progress

Malaspina Fire now just 85 acres after firefighters make 'excellent' progress

The Upper Susitna Senior Center is being prepared by Red Cross and the community emergency response team for a possible evacuation of the Sunshine area.

Elizabeth Roman
Travel Tuesday: Beat the heat with fun adventures

Travel Tuesday: Beat the heat with fun adventures

Visit Anchorage stopped by Daybreak to discuss "cool" travel itineraries to beat this summer heat!

John Thompson
ISER predicts another Alaska recession if governor's vetoes advance

ISER predicts another Alaska recession if governor's vetoes advance

UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research predicts Alaska could go into recession if Governor's vetoes stand.

Joe Vigil
Portugal. The Man speaks out on budget vetoes: 'We stand for the youth and the elders'

Portugal. The Man speaks out on budget vetoes: 'We stand for the youth and the elders'

Alaska-grown, Grammy award-winning Portugal. The Man is in Anchorage Tuesday to weigh in on Gov. Dunleavy's budget vetoes.

Liz Raines
Homer teen dies in head-on crash on Sterling Highway

Homer teen dies in head-on crash on Sterling Highway

An 18-year-old Homer man died when his small car crashed head-on into a pickup.

Associated Press
Divided: 2 special sessions and the protests that followed

Divided: 2 special sessions and the protests that followed

37 lawmakers rejected Dunleavy's call for a Wasilla special session and begin proceedings in Juneau; 21 showed up to work in the Valley.

Steve Quinn & Scott Gross
Former lawmaker to file suit over Legislature's decision to meet in Juneau

Former lawmaker to file suit over Legislature's decision to meet in Juneau

Former North Pole representative Al Vezey says he's asking courts to force legislators to follow the law. 

Liz Raines
One-third of Legislature prepared to meet in Wasilla for special session

One-third of Legislature prepared to meet in Wasilla for special session

It's day one of a second special session, this one on the Permanent Fund dividend, but lawmakers are still at odds with the governor and each other on where to meet.

Liz Raines
Woman arrested for threatening local Chevron employees with gun

Woman arrested for threatening local Chevron employees with gun

Police say the woman was observed with drug paraphernalia inside the Chevron's bathroom and asked to leave by an employee.

Elizabeth Roman
Supporters rally to help the homeless in light of budget cuts

Supporters rally to help the homeless in light of budget cuts

Governor Dunleavy cut $7.2 million approved by the Legislature for homeless services.

Dave Leval
Lawmakers to appear in Juneau and Wasilla for 2nd special session

Lawmakers to appear in Juneau and Wasilla for 2nd special session

Once lawmakers sort out their venue differences and address prospective veto overrides, there is still the original reason for the session: the Permanent Fund dividend.

Steve Quinn
Judge orders psychiatric evaluation for man accused of stabbing elderly woman

Judge orders psychiatric evaluation for man accused of stabbing elderly woman

The man accused of stabbing an elderly woman multiple times said "the government made him do it."

Shayne Nuesca
Health, safety concerns from Swan Lake Fire closes parts of Chugach National Forest

Health, safety concerns from Swan Lake Fire closes parts of Chugach National Forest

The Forest Service says fire danger remains high and the closures were ordered because of concern for public health and safety. 

Shayne Nuesca
People take the plunge at H2oasis to beat the heat

People take the plunge at H2oasis to beat the heat

H2oasis sees increase in business as record heat continues in Anchorage.

Dave Leval
Special guest: Portugal. The Man to attend rally against governor's budget vetoes

Special guest: Portugal. The Man to attend rally against governor's budget vetoes

Alaska-grown, Grammy-winning band Portugal. The Man is returning to Alaska to attend a rally that urges lawmakers to override Gov. Dunleavy’s $444 million in state budget vetoes.

Angela Krenzien
Alaska Legal Services says cuts will force them to turn away victims of domestic violence

Alaska Legal Services says cuts will force them to turn away victims of domestic violence

Alaska Legal Services says they are already turning away half the people who seek their help, and the cuts will only make that worse.

Lauren Maxwell
Heat wave pushes peony season two weeks early

Heat wave pushes peony season two weeks early

The massive heat wave is having a huge impact on Alaska's peonies.

Heather Hintze
Lawmakers face deadlines, constituent pressure in 2nd special session

Lawmakers face deadlines, constituent pressure in 2nd special session

The Legislature has until July 12 to over ride some or all of Gov. Mike Dunleavy's $444 million budget vetoes.

Steve Quinn
Wildfire season: What you need to know to stay safe

Wildfire season: What you need to know to stay safe

The Alaska Division of Forestry encourages everyone who lives in wildfire country to know the steps to keep their family and property safe.

Cassie Schirm
Swimmer's itch reported at Jewel and Goose lakes

Swimmer's itch reported at Jewel and Goose lakes

Symptoms usually disappear within a week, but swimmer's itch can be a nuisance for Anchorage swimmers.

Elizabeth Roman
Man arrested after stabbing elderly woman multiple times

Man arrested after stabbing elderly woman multiple times

Police say Rigoberto Walker is a repeat violent offender, with multiple prior assault charges.

Elizabeth Roman
Man arrested after starting new East Anchorage wildfire

Man arrested after starting new East Anchorage wildfire

With the burn ban still in effect, outdoor fires are prohibited with the municipality.

Kayla Heffner
Bans, cancellations and where to see fireworks in Alaska this Independence Day

Bans, cancellations and where to see fireworks in Alaska this Independence Day

Here is a list of show cancellations and where you can still see fireworks for the Fourth of July.

Kayla Heffner
Firefighters keep MLK Jr. Fire from spreading

Firefighters keep MLK Jr. Fire from spreading

Firefighters keep east Anchorage fire from spreading.

Joe Vigil
DNR restricts burning in Chugach State Park

DNR restricts burning in Chugach State Park

State park managers have issued an order limiting fires in Chugach State Park to charcoal grills, cooking stoves and gas grills, a news release from the Department of Natural Resources stated Wednesday.

Angela Krenzien
Troopers, Coast Guard enforce boating safety on Big Lake

Troopers, Coast Guard enforce boating safety on Big Lake

Alaska State Troopers are checking for proper safety gear and trying to keep people from boating under the influence.

Heather Hintze
Alaskans rally to support homeless services

Alaskans rally to support homeless services

Officials across Anchorage say these cuts will have a detrimental effect on the community and Alaskans’ way of life.

Cassie Schirm
Mount Marathon junior race canceled due to air quality

Mount Marathon junior race canceled due to air quality

The air quality reading needed to be at level 101, but Thursday morning it was at 171.

Dave Goldman
50 years: How Fred Moore achieved a lifetime of fitness on Mount Marathon

50 years: How Fred Moore achieved a lifetime of fitness on Mount Marathon

Fred Moore has been running on Mount Marathon since 1970.

John Thain
Summer camp evacuates kids during Anchorage wildfire, adapts to 2019 fire season

Summer camp evacuates kids during Anchorage wildfire, adapts to 2019 fire season

Leaders of an Alaska summer camp say this year's wildfires have forced them to change plans more than once this season.

Kayla Heffner
Crews focused on fighting partially contained Anchorage fire, officials say

Crews focused on fighting partially contained Anchorage fire, officials say

The fire is at 25.25 acres and crews are holding a perimeter at 30% containment.

Elizabeth Roman
Charging docs: School playground shooting stemmed from fight over girl

Charging docs: School playground shooting stemmed from fight over girl

The man accused of shooting a teenager fired during a brawl that began with two younger teens arguing over a girl.

Lauren Maxwell
Dead man found floating in Juneau pond, police say

Dead man found floating in Juneau pond, police say

Juneau police say the body of a man was found floating in a pond near the 9000 block of Atlin Drive.

Kayla Heffner

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