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Lawmakers hope to strengthen sentences for sex crimes in Alaska

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Lawmakers in Juneau, eager to get ahead of growing anger by Alaskans about sex crimes not being punished harshly enough, have filed several bills that deal with sex crimes.


Ex-postmaster charged with trafficking marijuana through Alaska post office he ran

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The former postmaster of the Kotzebue post office was charged with trafficking marijuana through the mail using the office he ran to facilitate shipments for over three years.


Alaska volunteer fire departments suffering staff shortages

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Volunteer fire departments are asking for help to replenish declining participation in communities across Alaska. Fire chiefs from Girdwood Fire and Rescue and Seward Volunteer Fire Department said low volunteer turnout is a statewide epidemic.


Woman who fought for civil rights for the indigenous people across the state of Alaska was celebrated last night

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Inside the gymnasium of the Barnette Magnet Elementary School, community members gathered to celebrate the life and legacy of a well-known civil rights leader for Alaska natives, Elizabeth Peratrovich.


State funding for public broadcasting in Alaska would go away under Dunleavy plan

JUNEAU — Gov. Mike Dunleavy has proposed permanently eliminating state support for public broadcasting in Alaska, including the program that broadcasts legislative hearings to Alaskans for free.


After playing for charity, an Alaska teen guitarist will get to play at world music festival

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A young Alaska guitar player used his musical talents to help raise money for others in need. 15-year-old guitarist Owen Parduhn played at a benefit for a home owner who's house was red tagged after the November 30th earthquake.


Iron Dog leaders reach Kaltag south checkpoint

FAIRBANKS — Mike Morgan and Chris Olds maintained their lead Thursday but Casey Moylan and Bryan Leslie are not far behind the defending champions of the Iron Dog snowmachine race.


Man found dead in Anchorage house fire, police say its 'suspicious'

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Early Thursday morning, a man was found dead inside a burning Anchorage home. Police say that the death is suspicious. Both Anchorage Police and Fire departments responded to the home, located on the 1800 block of Twining Drive around 4:30 a.m.


Alaska Military Youth Academy to graduate 156 cadets

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – The Alaska Military Youth Academy will celebrate the 51st class of students and more than 25 years of service to the State of Alaska as Class 2019-1 graduates 156 cadets from its ChalleNGe program on Friday, February 22nd.


Anonymous tip leads to arrest of 2 wanted in Eagle River robbery

A tip from the public resulted in the Thursday morning arrest of two people wanted in a Feb. 9 robbery in Eagle River. According to APD spokesperson Renee Oistad, Eagle River’s Ian Blodgett, 27, and Anchorage’s Sarah Norton, 27, were arrested at around 9:30 a.m. Thursday on the 500 block of East 4th


Short-term plans finalized for Eagle River schools damaged in earthquake

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - After several weeks of discussion with the community, the Anchorage School District has released plans for earthquake damaged schools in Eagle River. Dozens of concerned community members met in the the Chugiak High School gym Thursday night, to hear the district's finalized plans


Alaska kids exercise at the same time with others across the country

An nationwide initiative got kids in Alaska and across the country up and and moving at the same time this week. For 30 minutes Thursday, hundreds of students took part in PLAAY Day; a half-hour of organized activity. PLAAY stands for Positive Leadership for Active Alaska Youth.


Detectives Seek Person of Interest in February 4th East 12th Avenue Homicide

Anchorage police have identified and are seeking a person of interest in the shooting homicide of 30-year-old Salisa Loucks, who was found shot to death in a vehicle on East 12th Avenue on February 4th.


For Ben Schultz, a new lease on life and second chance with AFD

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Walk into the Anchorage Fire Department Headquarters building in downtown Anchorage, and everything seems pretty normal: A warm, welcoming downstairs lobby, outfitted with AFD gear perched on glass shelves; a simple staircase leading to administrative offices and cubicles upstairs


Temperatures stay below average but the sun shines in full force on Friday

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Into the mid 20's with lots of sunshine on Friday in Anchorage. We warm up to 25 degrees under sunny skies with some early fog on Friday. Then down to 9 degrees tonight while under eventual mostly cloudy skies, with patchy fog after Midnight reducing visibility to below 1/4 of a m


Rondy pins live years after their debut at antique shops, in collections

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - When you think of Fur Rondy, often times it's the outdoor fun, but there's also a deep history of tradition behind it, chronicled in the famous Rondy pins.


Food pantry and home of longtime Anchorage community activist Mother Lawrence faces closure

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — Financial ruin. Utility shut-offs. Aging and illness. Threatened eviction. Despite all of these, in a cold, dark home adorned with church pews and boxes of donated food, the sons of Alice "Mother" Lawrence are still handing out fresh fruit and other food to anyone who stop


‘We’re asking for adequate funding’: Anchorage School Board passes proposed 2019-20 budget that includes more state money

Anchorage School Board members are advocating for increased education funding after they approved a proposed budget for the 2019-20 school year on Tuesday that includes more state money than the district got this year, and that doesn’t take into account the significant cuts proposed by the governor.


Alaska man arrested in case of a stolen gold nugget, chopped up for resale

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - One man is in police custody, and another man is still being sought as a suspect involving a case of a stolen gold nugget. The theft took place on Feb. 15, when an unidentified man allegedly stole a large gold nugget from a display case at Wells Fargo Corporate Headquarters in Anc


Murkowski, Sullivan worried Alaska could lose military funding to border wall

FAIRBANKS _ Alaska’s two Republican senators said they are concerned at the possibility of Alaska military funding being redirected toward President Donald Trump’s border wall effort.