Alaskan Olympic hopefuls win U.S. Championship races on home trails

Anchorage's sibling duo of Caitlin and Scott Patterson win XC US Nationals 2018 races in front of a home crowd at Kincaid Park.

Clouds broken up by some bits of sunshine

Clouds broken up by some bits of sunshine through the week. A chance of rain for the weekend.

State fair bidding war paying dividends for local high schooler

An Eagle River-area high school student, who is blind, has cerebral palsy and suffers from intellectual disabilities, got the surprise of her life while showing a sheep at this year's edition of Alaska State Fair.

Anchorage Women support affordable housing

Female volunteers helped build a Habitat for Humanity duplex one nail at a time. It's part of the 1,000 women strong campaign.

Assignment Alaska: Artist Rockwell Kent's search for wilderness

100 years later, Channel 2 multimedia journalist Eric Sowl retraces the steps of artist Rockwell Kent on his fateful journey to Fox Island

Kikkan Randall surprised at Big 8 Invitational

Kikkan Randall was honored with a show of support at the Big 8 Invitational cross country meet this weekend.

WATCH: Bear breaks out of minivan after accidentally being locked in

This North Carolina bear was not very appreciative of a minivan owner unlocking the door after it accidentally got locked in a minivan. (NBC Video)

 

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Elizabeth Smart kidnapper Wanda Barzee released from prison

Smart, who was held captive for nine months when she was 14 by Barzee and her husband, has said she believes Barzee is a "threat" who shouldn't be freed.

Uber driver suing Bucs' QB Jameis Winston over groping incident

The female driver said Winston grabbed her crotch in the drive-thru of a Mexican restaurant in the Phoenix area in March 2016.

Sheriff's van swept away in Florence flooding, killing 2 patients

"Tonight's incident is a tragedy. Just like you, we have questions we want answered," the Horry County sheriff said.

North Korea's Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if U.S. takes steps too

"We have agreed to make the Korean Peninsula a land of peace that is free from nuclear weapons and nuclear threat."

Are Bert and Ernie gay? Legendary puppeteer Frank Oz weighs in

"I created Bert. I know what and who he is," Frank Oz wrote on Twitter in response to a user who asked why the characters couldn't be gay.