Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage

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Crews are beginning work to quell the rapid advance of the Matanuska River in the community of Butte. Listen now

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough and Governor Bill Walker issued a disaster declaration Monday due to erosion and threat of flooding in the Butte area along the Matanuska River. Listen now

Each of the three main University of Alaska campuses are accredited separately. A study released this week asks would it be more cost effective to bring all the campuses together under one accreditation. The answer: probably not. Listen now

Two teenagers were killed over the weekend in separate shooting incidents in Anchorage. Listen now

A man is dead in an apparent homicide early Friday morning on Anchorage's east side.
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Alaska State Troopers responded Saturday to a report of a body floating in the Tongass Narrows near Ketchikan.
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A flood advisory is in effect for the Chena River at the Moose Creek Dam through Monday afternoon.

Heavy rain over the weekend helped firefighters gain a stronger foothold on the McHugh Fire, south of Anchorage.
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Scott Patterson and Christy Marvin defended their titles over the weekend in the 32nd annual Crow Pass Crossing.

The flood advisory along the Kuskokwim River near Nikolai has been extended through early Thursday afternoon.

Anchorage Police have ID'd a suspect in custody in relation to homicide Monday in South Anchorage.

A flood advisory is in effect along the Kuskokwim River near Nikolai through early Wednesday afternoon.

One person is in custody following a fatal shooting Monday in South Anchorage.

An Anchorage woman is dead after an ATV collision in Big Lake. Alaska State Troopers responded to the crash at 5:45 p.m. Sunday.

A flood watch is in effect for parts of Interior Alaska. According to the National Weather Service, heavy rains over the past few days have caused water levels to rise around the Denali National Park, Healy, Carlo Creek and Kantishna.

Racers will begin their climb Monday morning up Seward's Mount Marathon, but both the men's and women's races will be without the 2015 champions.

Among Governor Bill Walker's vetoes announced earlier this week is the re-appropriation of nearly $19 million meant for the controversial Northern Access Project in Anchorage's U-Med District. But, that doesn't mean the money can be used for other projects.

A fast-moving storm is set to hit a wide swath of Southcentral Alaska starting Thursday evening. It's expected to start in the Copper River Basin and spread through the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, Anchorage and the northern Kenai Peninsula. Download Audio

A lack of winter snow, early season ignitions, and a hot weather forecast had Alaskans bracing for another busy fire season. But, so far, it's lagging behind preseason predictions.

Alaska State Troopers have released the identities of two people found dead near Wasilla, are are investigating their deaths as a double homicide.