Dimond High to meet with parents in light of last week's threats

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – Last week, Dimond High faculty, students, and parents, were thrown into disarray after repeated threats were made against the lives of Dimond’s students. This week, the school’s administrators are getting ahead of the issue. “This meeting is an effort to ease concerns regarding the return of school on Tuesday,” wrote Dimond …

'I'm shooting up the school, I'm not joking,' and other threats found at

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – A major Anchorage high school was set on their toes Friday morning, after a weeks-long series of threats were uncovered within school bathrooms. Now, law enforcement is getting involved. “Scrolled on a bathroom towel dispenser at Dimond High School were the words, ‘I’m shooting up the school, I’m not joking. I …

UPDATE: APD SWAT diverted from South Anchorage standoff to Muldoon area standoff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — Anchorage Police have evacuated a South Anchorage apartment building as officers attempt to arrest a man with an outstanding warrant who has refused to come out and has made suicidal threats and threats of suicide by cop. APD SWAT was diverted from that scene to respond to an incident on …

DEVELOPING: Rescue of pilot downed in Susitna River underway

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — Update: 7:51 p.m.:The pilot of a downed aircraft has been rescued and is in critical condition according to David Bedard, a public affairs specialist with JBER’s 176th Wing. The crash of the Piper PA-12 was first reported to Mat-Su Emergency Services by another pilot according to Bedard. Pararescuemen with …

WATCH LIVE: US charges Chinese companies in trade secrets theft

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has charged companies in China and Taiwan and three individuals with stealing trade secrets from a U.S. semi-conductor company. Jeff Sessions – U.S. Attorney General, Photo Date: 10/27/17 / Photo: FBI / (MGN) Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other officials were announcing the case …

Tips and tricks for Halloween safety as All Hallow's Eve is nigh

Anchorage (KTUU) — New research finds that children are more likely to be fatally struck by a vehicle on Halloween than on any other night of the year, according to a report by the University of British Columbia. Before trick-or-treaters go door-to-door in search of those sweet treats, ghoulish revelers should know a few …

UPDATE: One fatality in Glenn Highway crash; traffic being diverted to South

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — Update: 5:32 p.m.Traffic is being directed to the South Birchwood off ramps due to a fatal crash. (Courtesy Joanne Parkin) APD says a preliminary investigation found that two vehicles collided with each other and both ended up in the median. Both drivers exited their cars and …

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott resigns due to 'inappropriate comments'

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – The Lieutenant Governor of Alaska, Byron Mallott, resigned Tuesday due to what is being referred to as “inappropriate comments.” Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott (KTUU) According to a press release issued by Governor Bill Walker, Mallot’s resignation is effective immediately, with Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson being sworn in to …

AST: Woman found dead inside Ninilchik RV alongside highly intoxicated man

NINILCHIK (KTUU) – Alaska State Troopers say a woman was found dead inside an RV in Ninilchik alongside a “highly intoxicated” man. Troopers say that the intoxicated man was taken to a local hospital for treatment but they do not say whether any charges have been filed. AST reports that concerned family members …