Senate OKs bill relaxing fishing vessels' discharge rules

Senate OKs bill relaxing fishing vessels' discharge rules

Smaller Alaska fishing vessels will be "permanently exempt" from federal regulations on incidental discharge under a new law passed by the U.S. Senate, according to Sen. Dan Sullivan.

Manny Creech
SeaLife Center releases rehabilitated harbor seal

SeaLife Center releases rehabilitated harbor seal

An injured harbor seal found this summer and rehabilitated in Seward has been released back into the wild at a Homer beach.

Chris Klint
Alaska mom 'ecstatic' as daughter turns back from opioid brink

Alaska mom 'ecstatic' as daughter turns back from opioid brink

The head of the Alaska group REAL About Addiction shares the story of her daughter's road to recovery.

Mary Simton
Abbott Road Tesoro hit by armed robber

Abbott Road Tesoro hit by armed robber

A South Anchorage gas station suffered an armed robbery early Wednesday which drew several police units to the area.

Chris Klint
RDC opens with overview of Alaska's economic recovery

RDC opens with overview of Alaska's economic recovery

An Alaska economist is set to discuss the state’s economic trends during a major business gathering in Anchorage Wednesday morning.

Chris Klint
Democrats take led in two Fairbanks races

Democrats take led in two Fairbanks races

Democrat Scott Kawasaki has a 152-vote lead over incumbent Sen. Pete Kelly in a Senate race; meanwhile Democrat Kathryn Dodge had a slim lead over Republican Bart LeBon in a House race.

Steve Quinn
Fog diverts JBER F-22s to Kenai airport

Fog diverts JBER F-22s to Kenai airport

Fighter jets are taking over the Kenai airport due to heavy fog in Anchorage Tuesday night.

Mary Simton
Art and nature combine in Spenard

Art and nature combine in Spenard

Art and nature are coming together in Spenard. Tuesday, the Old Hermit Park got a new installation called "Woodfalls," created by Spenard-based artist Sheila Wyne.

Cassie Schirm
Police ID shooting victim in 'drug-related' Spenard homicide

Police ID shooting victim in 'drug-related' Spenard homicide

Anchorage Police say 27-year-old David Welch died Monday afternoon in a shooting near a Holiday Inn in Spenard.

Mary Simton
Young girls explore career options in engineering

Young girls explore career options in engineering

A group of young girls are learning new ways to engineer their futures.

Shannon Ballard
Anchorage woman frustrated over damaged wheelchair by airline

Anchorage woman frustrated over damaged wheelchair by airline

Christie Lent said her wheelchair was damaged three times on separate Alaska Airlines flights. She said the problem is industry-wide.

Lauren Maxwell
Power in numbers: Mayors from across the state pan out budget solutions

Power in numbers: Mayors from across the state pan out budget solutions

Mayor's from across Alaska meet in Anchorage ahead of this week's Alaska Municipal League Conference to discuss ways to generate revenue for their parts of the state

Scott Gross
Anchorage Mayor to propose alcohol tax

Anchorage Mayor to propose alcohol tax

Mayor Ethan Berkowitz plans to propose a new 5 percent retail sales tax on alcohol at the next Anchorage assembly meeting.

Shannon Ballard
Ohio family that moved to Kenai arrested in 2016 massacre

Ohio family that moved to Kenai arrested in 2016 massacre

Four family members who moved to Alaska while under the focus of a mass murder investigation in Ohio have been arrested, according to the Ohio Attorney General.

Daniella Rivera
Two years since Grunwald's murder, jury selection for 2nd suspect stretches on

Two years since Grunwald's murder, jury selection for 2nd suspect stretches on

The jury selection for suspect Dominic Johnson has moved into its third week. Opening statements could begin as soon as Monday.

Heather Hintze
Tenants suing owners of Mush Inn for acting like 'slumlords'

Tenants suing owners of Mush Inn for acting like 'slumlords'

Current and former tenants of a motel near downtown Anchorage claim they're living in uninhabitable units that the owners refuse to fix.

Manny Creech
Pickup hits sled dog team in KGB Road crash

Pickup hits sled dog team in KGB Road crash

A collision Tuesday morning on Knik-Goose Bay Road sent one vehicle crashing into a sled dog team, according to first responders.

Chris Klint
Local magician to hold charity performance for school and food bank

Local magician to hold charity performance for school and food bank

With Thanksgiving and the holidays right around the corner, the food bank is in need of donations. A local magician is doing his part to bring the magic to this holiday season.

Daybreak Staff
Alaska communities consider online sales tax

Alaska communities consider online sales tax

Communities across the state may start taxing online shopping. It's a proposal up for consideration by the Alaska Municipal League at its annual conference in Anchorage this week.

Liz Raines
16 soldiers safe after 4-vehicle Parks Highway crash

16 soldiers safe after 4-vehicle Parks Highway crash

Alaska State Troopers say nobody was hurt Saturday when four vehicles, including two vans carrying more than a dozen U.S. Army soldiers, were involved in a crash on the Parks Highway near Denali State Park.

Chris Klint
Frustrations flare at Dimond High meeting on student safety

Frustrations flare at Dimond High meeting on student safety

Frustrations flared at a meeting at Dimond High School Monday night on four threats that appeared on school bathroom walls last week, leaving many parents with questions.

Cassie Schirm
Man charged in fatal hit-and-run says woman claimed to be OK

Man charged in fatal hit-and-run says woman claimed to be OK

A 71-year-old man charged in a fatal hit-and-run near the Anchorage jail over the weekend says he returned to the scene and tried to find the victim.

Mary Simton
Northern Mat-Su schools closed due to icy roads

Northern Mat-Su schools closed due to icy roads

Four schools in the northern Mat-Su Borough School District have been closed Tuesday due to icy road conditions as freezing rain hits Southcentral Alaska this week.

Chris Klint
Lacking sea ice affects temperatures in northern Alaska town

Lacking sea ice affects temperatures in northern Alaska town

Scientists say changing sea ice patterns are affecting fall temperatures in the far northern Alaska city of Utqiagvik.

Associated Press
Bosco's remembers Superhero of Marvel Comics

Bosco's remembers Superhero of Marvel Comics

An Anchorage comic book store is celebrating the legacy of Marvel Comics' "God of the Marvel Universe," Stan Lee. 

Mary Simton
Local South Koreans remain hopeful of peace between U.S. and North Korea

Local South Koreans remain hopeful of peace between U.S. and North Korea

Tensions rise as Vice-President Pence heads to Asia to discuss situation with the Communist nation.

Dave Leval
Bean's Café holds special celebration for veterans

Bean's Café holds special celebration for veterans

Veteran’s are seated at special, decorated tables and served hot meals by active-duty soldiers from JBER for both the breakfast and lunch celebrations to honor them on Veterans Day.

Scott Gross
Alaska Warriors Hockey helps disabled vets through sport

Alaska Warriors Hockey helps disabled vets through sport

Alaska Warrior Hockey provides sports and recreational therapy for our nation’s heroes.

John Thompson
November rain brings slushy fun for kids

November rain brings slushy fun for kids

There's no bad weather, just bad preparation.

Heather Hintze
No quick resolution expected in transgender shelter case

No quick resolution expected in transgender shelter case

Lawyers for a faith-based Anchorage women's shelter are not expecting a quick resolution to their lawsuit against the city over a requirement that it accept transgender women. 

Mary Simton
Military contract info session draws strong interest

Military contract info session draws strong interest

Alaska contractors are showing interest in upcoming military construction. 

Associated Press
Dimond High to host Monday meeting on shooting threats

Dimond High to host Monday meeting on shooting threats

Dimond High School parents have been invited to a meeting Monday evening regarding threats of a school shooting made in graffiti last week, as classes prepare to resume under extensive precautions Tuesday.

Chris Klint
Driver charged in deadly hit-and-run near Anchorage Jail

Driver charged in deadly hit-and-run near Anchorage Jail

A 71-year-old man has been charged in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left a woman dead near the Anchorage Jail Saturday evening.

Chris Klint
Serial rapist indicted on new charge of attempted sexual assault

Serial rapist indicted on new charge of attempted sexual assault

A man convicted of multiple rapes in the 1980s is back in jail, facing new allegations related to sexual assault.

Daniella Rivera
Head of the Class: Andrew Deckert

Head of the Class: Andrew Deckert

Creekside Elementary School physical education teacher Andrew Deckert is this week's Head of the Class.

John Thompson
New options offer cheaper health care coverage for Alaskans

New options offer cheaper health care coverage for Alaskans

There's just about a month left to enroll in health care through the Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment ends on Dec. 15.

Liz Raines
Vice President Pence speaks at JBER

Vice President Pence speaks at JBER

Vice President Mike Pence made a Veterans Day stop at Anchorage’s Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, as he embarks on a diplomatic trip to Asia.

Chris Klint
Mat-Su Veterans Wall of Honor hosts first ceremony at new site

Mat-Su Veterans Wall of Honor hosts first ceremony at new site

After years of uncertainty, the Mat-Su Veterans Wall of Honor is finally in its new home in Wasilla.

Heather Hintze
Kids graduate health program with 5K run

Kids graduate health program with 5K run

After a 10-week program teaching Anchorage elementary-school students life skills and how to stay active, it's up to them whether they practice what they learn.

Dave Leval
FBI: Seattle plane thief searched online for flight videos

FBI: Seattle plane thief searched online for flight videos

Authorities say the Seattle airport ground crew worker who stole an empty commercial airplane had apparently searched online for flight instruction videos before he took off on a dizzying ride that soon crashed into a small island.

Associated Press
Dunleavy plans Noorvik swearing-in ceremony

Dunleavy plans Noorvik swearing-in ceremony

Governor-elect Mike Dunleavy will visit his wife’s hometown on the Kobuk River to be sworn in as Alaska’s next governor, he announced Saturday evening.

Chris Klint
APD finds 11-year-old missing boy downtown

APD finds 11-year-old missing boy downtown

Anchorage police have found a teenage boy with special needs last seen in the downtown area Saturday afternoon.

Chris Klint
Murkowski talks Dunleavy, midterms during Alaska visit

Murkowski talks Dunleavy, midterms during Alaska visit

Sen. Lisa Murkowski made several public appearances in Alaska discussing election results while praising the successful campaign run by Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy.

Steve Quinn
Inside the Gates: Solving problems one tool at a time

Inside the Gates: Solving problems one tool at a time

A team behind shop doors in the 176th Wing of the Alaska National Guard keeps the Air Guard running -- like a machine

Scott Gross
Disabled Anchorage veteran's plight draws plea for help

Disabled Anchorage veteran's plight draws plea for help

As an Anchorage veteran who lost his legs waits for assistance with access to his home, VA leaders in Alaska say the system is trying to help.

Cassie Schirm
Man dies after assault at 8th and Bragaw

Man dies after assault at 8th and Bragaw

Police are investigating an assault in East Anchorage overnight as a homicide after they say a man died from his injuries.

Chris Klint
Former APD officer wins over $2M in wrongful termination suit

Former APD officer wins over $2M in wrongful termination suit

A former Anchorage police lieutenant wins his lawsuit saying he was wrongfully terminated. He's now being awarded more than $2 million.

KTVA Web Staff
ASD says they might have handled Dimond situation differently

ASD says they might have handled Dimond situation differently

Many Dimond High School parents were frustrated Friday saying administrators weren't giving them information about what appeared to be a frightening situation.

Lauren Maxwell
Dunleavy looking to former Gov. Parnell for transition help

Dunleavy looking to former Gov. Parnell for transition help

Governor-elect Mike Dunleavy has begun building his team with members of former Gov. Sean Parnell's administration.

Steve Quinn
Feds file lawsuit to recover Alaska tugboat sinking costs

Feds file lawsuit to recover Alaska tugboat sinking costs

The federal government is suing a Juneau sculptor to recover more than $2.5 million spent cleaning up after a decades-old tugboat sank.

Associated Press
Unexpected APD presence at Dimond High in response to threats caused fear, confusion

Unexpected APD presence at Dimond High in response to threats caused fear, confusion

When police showed up on campus Friday morning without giving parents notice, anxiety quickly escalated.

KTVA Web Staff
Invasive species cost millions to eradicate from Alaska waters

Invasive species cost millions to eradicate from Alaska waters

Invasive species in Alaska waters carry a hefty price tag — both in cash and precious fish.

Liz Raines
Mediation vs. arbitration: The process behind ASD contract negotiations

Mediation vs. arbitration: The process behind ASD contract negotiations

Teacher contract talks head to a third round of mediation with arbitration looming. What exactly is arbitration and why do it if it is non-binding?

Scott Gross
Vacant lot in East Anchorage may get a makeover

Vacant lot in East Anchorage may get a makeover

The Muni held an open house Thursday night sharing different ideas for the 15 acres of land where the Native Hospital once lived.

Cassie Schirm
Child psychologist sentenced; says 'curiosity' led him to download child porn

Child psychologist sentenced; says 'curiosity' led him to download child porn

An Anchorage child psychologist will spend the next four years behind bars after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. 

Mary Simton
Sears plans Fairbanks closure, leaving 1 retail store in Alaska

Sears plans Fairbanks closure, leaving 1 retail store in Alaska

Fairbanks' Sears store will be closing by the end of February 2019.

Jeff Bridges
APD calling 'suspicious' Black Angus Inn death a homicide

APD calling 'suspicious' Black Angus Inn death a homicide

Anchorage police say they're investigating a "suspicious death" at the Black Angus Inn on Gambell Street as a homicide.

Angela Krenzien
White Mountain man missing after falling through ice on ATV

White Mountain man missing after falling through ice on ATV

Searchers are looking for a missing White Mountain man after he reportedly fell through the ice while four-wheeling over the weekend.

Mary Simton
Big Lake Elementary treats veterans to breakfast and a show

Big Lake Elementary treats veterans to breakfast and a show

It's part of a now annual event for the honored guests.

Dave Goldman
Lawyer: Trump exceeded power by reversing Obama drilling ban

Lawyer: Trump exceeded power by reversing Obama drilling ban

A lawyer says President Donald Trump exceeded his power when he signed an executive order reversing a ban on offshore drilling in vast parts of the Arctic Ocean and dozens of underwater canyons in the Atlantic Ocean. 

Associated Press
Rally in Anchorage to protect investigation into election interference by Russia

Rally in Anchorage to protect investigation into election interference by Russia

The forced resignation of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions spurs protests around the nation, including in Alaska.

Jeff Bridges
Dunleavy taps Babcock, Huber Sr. as first cabinet appointments

Dunleavy taps Babcock, Huber Sr. as first cabinet appointments

In his first public address since becoming the governor-elect, Mike Dunleavy addressed the Alaska Miners Association, re-stating his promise to focus on resource development.

Steve Quinn
Port Graham man fakes death, runs up $384K rescue tab with Coast Guard

Port Graham man fakes death, runs up $384K rescue tab with Coast Guard

U.S. Attorneys say Ryan Riley Meganack pleaded guilty to false distress and felon in possession of a firearm.

Mary Simton
Alaska vet gets 'new' wheels

Alaska vet gets 'new' wheels

Progressive Insurance is honoring a disabled Alaska veteran with a refurbished car.

Angela Krenzien
21-year-old sentenced in armed pizza delivery robberies

21-year-old sentenced in armed pizza delivery robberies

Steven Michael Lee McComas, 21, was sentenced Wednesday in Anchorage to six and a half years in prison for multiple pizza delivery robberies.

Jeff Bridges
APD says thieves are stealing license plates

APD says thieves are stealing license plates

Anchorage police say thieves steal license plates so they can put them on stolen cars

Lauren Maxwell
Heroic husky made honorary search & rescue dog

Heroic husky made honorary search & rescue dog

Nanook made national headlines after he helped rescue a deaf hiker this summer. He was made an honorary member of the Solstice Search Dogs team today.

Heather Hintze
Urban farm sprouting at old Native Hospital site

Urban farm sprouting at old Native Hospital site

The plot of land where the old Alaska Native Medical Center used to be near Ship Creek is getting a makeover. The 10-acre tract of land at Third Avenue and Ingra Street has been vacant since the hospital came down in 1992.

Angela Krenzien
Party heads analyze red wave in Alaska elections

Party heads analyze red wave in Alaska elections

A red wave swept Alaska on Tuesday — according to unofficial results, it appears not only is the state's next governor, a Republican, but leadership in the state House and Senate will be too.

Liz Raines
World class: Alaska FootGolfer named to the US National Team

World class: Alaska FootGolfer named to the US National Team

Colony High soccer coach Jeremy Johnson was selected to the US National FootGolf team and is heading to the World Cup in Morocco.

John Thompson
Mediators stave off arbitration in Anchorage teacher contracts talks

Mediators stave off arbitration in Anchorage teacher contracts talks

Just when it looked like contract talks between ASD and AEA were heading to arbitration, mediators stepped in.

Scott Gross
Emotional public testimony for proposed 2019 budget

Emotional public testimony for proposed 2019 budget

It was an emotional night at the Anchorage Assembly as the second public hearing was held Wednesday night for the proposed 2019 operating budget.

Cassie Schirm
In unprecedented move, voters ousted Judge Corey. What happens now?

In unprecedented move, voters ousted Judge Corey. What happens now?

Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Corey has become the first person dismissed from the bench by Alaska voters despite a recommendation from the Alaska Judicial Council that he be retained.

Daniella Rivera
Alaska Permanent Fund sees slight return for first quarter

Alaska Permanent Fund sees slight return for first quarter

Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. officials say the returns for the first quarter of the 2019 fiscal year were less than desirable, ending the period with a balance of more than $63.9 billion. 

Associated Press
Former NYC mayor donates $1M to Anchorage art project

Former NYC mayor donates $1M to Anchorage art project

Anchorage was selected as a winner of the 2018 Public Art Challenge. The goal is to create art work that gets people thinking about solutions to climate change.

Heather Hintze
Alaska's 2018 election turnout won't set record

Alaska's 2018 election turnout won't set record

in 2018, voter turnout was the third lowest in the last four races where Alaskans elected a governor

Lauren Maxwell
School Board president: 'I wouldn't want to be a teacher'

School Board president: 'I wouldn't want to be a teacher'

"Teachers, they have a tough job. There's no doubt about it. I'll tell you right now, I wouldn't want to be a teacher." ASD School board president talks about current teacher contracts and the need to increase reading scores.

Scott Gross
New Anchorage hangar big enough for 2 Boeing 737s

New Anchorage hangar big enough for 2 Boeing 737s

The $50 million state-of-the-art hangar, which opened Tuesday, replaces one built in 1954.

Dave Leval
2 tons of Alaska drugs to be incinerated in Washington

2 tons of Alaska drugs to be incinerated in Washington

The Alaska Air National Guard partnered with the DEA to transport two tons of prescription drugs collected in Alaska for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day to Washington.

Angela Krenzien
House Republicans tap Talerico as next Speaker

House Republicans tap Talerico as next Speaker

Republicans announced a slim majority to take over when lawmakers return to Juneau in January, but some Democrats say the move is premature.

Steve Quinn
Man guilty of Anchorage marijuana burglary, vehicle theft

Man guilty of Anchorage marijuana burglary, vehicle theft

Nicholas Philemonoff was found guilty of an Oct. 11, 2017 truck theft and a Jan. 13 marijuana burglary, after two local juries handed down their verdicts last month.

Chris Klint
APD: Alaska Zoo gardener's death investigated as homicide

APD: Alaska Zoo gardener's death investigated as homicide

Anchorage police have named the man found dead near the Alaska Zoo earlier this week, saying his death is now being investigated as a homicide.

Chris Klint
‘Give me all the $:’ Man convicted in Midtown robbery

‘Give me all the $:’ Man convicted in Midtown robbery

The man arrested minutes after a September credit-union robbery in Midtown Anchorage has been convicted of the crime in federal court.

Chris Klint
Workforce Wednesday: House Build in Southeast Alaska

Workforce Wednesday: House Build in Southeast Alaska

The House Build program in Southeast Alaska provides educational opportunity for students, while producing affordable housing for the city of Juneau.

Daybreak Staff
AFD extinguishes East Anchorage residential fire

AFD extinguishes East Anchorage residential fire

Firefighters have safely extinguished a fire Wednesday at a two-story residential building in East Anchorage.

Chris Klint
2 sentenced for illegal Steller sea lion kills

2 sentenced for illegal Steller sea lion kills

Two Alaska men have been sentenced in federal court for harassing and killing Steller sea lions with two shotguns, as well as obstructing the investigation that followed, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney for Alaska Bryan Schroder.

Angela Krenzien
Young crushes Galvin in hard-fought House race

Young crushes Galvin in hard-fought House race

After nearly half a century in the U.S. House, Alaska's lone representative is set to remain in Washington D.C.

Chris Klint
Police ID man found in crawl space after standoff at Muldoon home

Police ID man found in crawl space after standoff at Muldoon home

Police have identified the man they found in a Muldoon home's crawl space after a nearly 12-hour-long standoff involving someone who was reportedly “armed with a sword and a firearm” Monday night.

Chris Klint
Alaska's marijuana industry continues to grow

Alaska's marijuana industry continues to grow

Latest tax figures from the Alaska Department of Revenue show the state's marijuana industry is continuing to grow. 

Associated Press
ELECTION RESULTS: Republicans set to control executive, legislative branches

ELECTION RESULTS: Republicans set to control executive, legislative branches

Republican Mike Dunleavy leads a Republican surge that will reign in the capital city when lawmakers return to Juneau in January.

Steve Quinn
Incumbents Grenn, Seaton trailing in House seats key to GOP takeover

Incumbents Grenn, Seaton trailing in House seats key to GOP takeover

With incumbents Grenn and Seaton losing, Republicans appear ready to reclaim House majority.

Joe Vigil
Preliminary numbers suggest voters will oust Judge Corey following no-jail plea deal

Preliminary numbers suggest voters will oust Judge Corey following no-jail plea deal

In September, Judge Corey found himself embroiled in a national controversy that would threaten his future on the bench, after approving the no-jail plea deal in Justin Schneider’s case.

Daniella Rivera
Parents, teachers fight to keep Mt. Spurr's doors open

Parents, teachers fight to keep Mt. Spurr's doors open

The Anchorage School Board wants to consolidate schools throughout the district. The first one the district is looking at is Mt. Spurr Elementary on JBER.

Scott Gross
East Anchorage man says someone voted in his name

East Anchorage man says someone voted in his name

"They went to look for my name and it was already highlighted and signed for, as if I had already been there to vote," said voter Kenneth Smith.

Lauren Maxwell
Proposed Anchorage airport warehouse could help cargo operations

Proposed Anchorage airport warehouse could help cargo operations

Anchorage's airport may offer cargo operators a new building to help house cargo being transferred at one of the nation's top cargo hubs.

Dave Leval
Runner completes journey from Alaska to Florida

Runner completes journey from Alaska to Florida

It took Pete Kostelnick 97 days - and seven pairs of shoes - to run from Anchor Point, Alaska to Key West, Florida.

Heather Hintze
Briny business: Seaweed production grows in Alaska

Briny business: Seaweed production grows in Alaska

Worldwide, the seaweed industry brings in $12 billion. Production is minuscule in the U.S. but Alaskan farmers hope to change that.

Heather Hintze
'Where are the animals?' Sights and sounds from Election Day in Anchorage

'Where are the animals?' Sights and sounds from Election Day in Anchorage

Following days, weeks and months of partisan rhetoric, a seemingly non-stop onslaught of campaign advertising and some of the highest early voting numbers the state has ever seen — Election Day is finally here. 

Jason Sear
Alaska voters make final House, governor picks

Alaska voters make final House, governor picks

Kris Abel of Anchorage cast his vote Tuesday in Alaska's U.S. House race with a big goal on his mind: flipping the House to favor Democrats. 

Associated Press
APD: Man steals Jeep, burglarizes Hillside home

APD: Man steals Jeep, burglarizes Hillside home

A 31-year-old man is in custody facing several charges after police say he stole a vehicle and later burglarized a Hillside home.

Angela Krenzien

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