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Wasilla restaurant gives free cookies, coffee to furloughed feds

A Wasilla restaurant is offering furloughed federal workers a free treat during the partial federal government shutdown. The owners of Bistro Red Beet announced on Facebook on Tuesday they will give out free cookies and coffee or tea to employees going without a paycheck.


2 Your Health: A new fitness craze is taking Alaska by storm

WASILLA (KTUU) On a cold Wednesday morning in Wasilla, a group of ladies are heating things up at Kangoo Club Alaska. The funky fitness craze is taking studios by storm and it's made its way to Alaska. Kangoo jumps combines cardio and strength training using low impact boots. They're designed to abs


NLC Rankings: Wasilla logs air miles

The Wasilla boys’ basketball team should adopt the moniker Road Warriors. Through the first month of the prep season, Wasilla has traveled to Ketchikan, Kodiak and Tennessee.


Sharon Jackson attempts to outflank stalled Alaska Legislature, takes oath of office in courthouse

JUNEAU — With the Alaska House of Representatives leaderless and deadlocked through a second day, state Rep.-designee Sharon Jackson abandoned legislative procedure Wednesday and took her oath of office from a clerk in the basement of Juneau’s Dimond Courthouse.


Anchorage police respond to Northrim Bank robbery

A report of a robbery at a Spenard bank Tuesday evening drew a heavy APD presence to the area Tuesday evening. FBI spokeswoman Staci Feger-Pellessier said Anchorage police had responded to the Northrim Bank, at Northern Lights Boulevard and Spenard Road, shortly before 5:30 p.m.


Sharon Jackson sworn in — across the street

(2-minute read) REBUKED BY HOUSE DEMOCRATS, SHE TAKES OATH OF OFFICE ANYWAY. Reps. Josh Revak of Anchorage and David Eastman of Wasilla took things into their own hands today, and, with the authority of Alaska State Statute, swore in Rep. Sharon Jackson as the representative for House District 13.


Wasilla pays for tax study

WASILLA — The Wasilla City Council voted to pay $10,000 to the Alaska Municipal League to fund a study on municipalities ability to collect a sales tax from online retailers following the Supreme Court’s decision on Wayfair v. South Dakota.


Alaska man kills mother, continues living in house with her body, police say

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTUU) - A Fairbanks man has been arrested for, and area police say he confessed to, strangling his mother and then continuing to live in the house with her discolored, decaying body.


A cow escaped the rodeo and disappeared into an Anchorage park. For six months, no one has been able to catch her.

It was Father’s Day weekend last year when Betsy disappeared. Amid the bustle of Anchorage’s annual rodeo, the 3-year-old cow slipped out of her pen. Soon enough, she was headed for Far North Bicentennial Park, a 4,000-acre expanse of rugged forest at the outskirts of the city.


Wasilla woman killed by carbon monoxide poisoning, troopers say

WASILLA, Alaska (KTUU) - A Wasilla woman was declared dead last week, and authorities say the apparent cause is carbon monoxide poisoning in her home. Michelle Ahern, 44 of Wasilla, "appears to have succumbed to Carbon Monoxide poisoning," troopers wrote in an online report.


Edie Grunwald appointed chair of state parole board

WASILLA — Edie Grunwald has been appointed as chair for the state’s parole board. She said that she was pleasant surprised and is excited for her five-year term. “I’ve already been scouring the statues and the codes,” Grunwald said Tuesday.


The Clearest Waters In Alaska Are Almost Too Beautiful To Be Real

Alaska is well known for its stunning scenery. Our geography tends to lend itself to some amazing sights. One frequently overlooked beauty? The Katchemak Bay waters outside of Halibut Cove! The waters are spectacular, and definitely worth a second look!


WATCH: Wasilla family gets "ding dong ditched" by moose

WASILLA, Ak Before the aftershock Sunday morning, a Wasilla family woke up to a larger, more hairy and hooved surprise. A moose made it's way onto their front porch and rang the doorbell!


Anchorage jury finds man guilty of sexual abuse of a minor

An Anchorage jury found a 51-year-old man guilty of sexually abusing a 4-year-old in the early 2000s on Tuesday. Robert Gallamore was tried before Superior Court Judge Michael Spaan. After deliberation, the jury found him guilty of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor.


APD: SWAT searches for gunman near downtown Anchorage

Authorities warned of a large police presence on Gambell Street near 11th Avenue early Wednesday as a SWAT unit searched for a gunman. Officers responding around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday to a report of shots fired in the area talked to witnesses and then saw the suspect on foot.


'It was caving in’: Broken waterline triggers rare mudslide below Muldoon condos

A water-line break caused an unusual landslide beneath an Anchorage condominium complex on Monday. A Muldoon hillside suddenly gave way Monday morning as the 2-inch line spewed a slope-weakening deluge. The 30-foot-wide slide damaged a storage business and temporarily displaced residents of the Vict


Once in a blue moon we have a Super Wolf Blood moon

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) — It’s a rarity — a total lunar eclipse that coincides with the moon being at its closest point to Earth. On Jan. 20, 2019 North and South America will be able to see the Super Wolf Blood moon.


Man fires gun as he's approached by Anchorage police

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police say a man fired a gun as he was pursued by officers. The man could not be found after an extensive late-night search. Anchorage television station KTVA reports police on Tuesday night received a report of shots fired in the 1100 block of Gambell Street.


Several Alaska marijuana cultivators close shop according to tax data

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) — Newly released marijuana tax data shows marijuana excise tax payments were lower in November than previous months, and several cultivators have closed shop.


The Next Lunar Eclipse Will Be Visible From Alaska And You Won’t Want To Miss Out

It’s begun! The countdown to Alaska’s Super Wolf Blood Moon, a total lunar eclipse, is ticking – and Alaska will be ready and waiting. This particular eclipse is very rare, as it includes quite an array of different celestial phenomena. Here’s what you need to know about this awesome event: