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  • University of Alaska

    UAA volleyball team advances to Elite 8

    by John Thompson on Dec 04, 11:54

    For the first time in program history, the University of Alaska Anchorage volleyball team has been crowned NCAA Division II West Region Champions. The Seawolves defeated GNAC foe Western Washington University in four sets  — 19-25, 27-25, 25-21 and 25-23 — in front of a record crowd of 2,710 people at the Alaska Airlines Center, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Missing: Police seek whereabouts of ‘vulnerable’ Anchorage woman

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 04, 11:05

    ANCHORAGE — The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a woman police described as a vulnerable adult. Mary Mortenson, 27, was last seen Saturday evening as she left a home on the 2300 block of East 52nd Avenue, police explained. “Mary has some mental health conditions and there is concern […]

  • Crime

    Vigil held in Palmer to remember David Grunwald

    by Eric Ruble on Dec 04, 10:40

    Soon after Alaska State Troopers announced they had likely found the remains of David Grunwald near Knik River Road, a vigil to remember the Palmer teen was organized on Facebook. Saturday evening, nearly 200 people gathered at the Palmer Train Depot to share stories of Grunwald. Many of them were his classmates from Mat-Su Career […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Film festival kicks off with premier of last movie shot under tax incentive program

    by Bonney Bowman on Dec 03, 17:39

    The Anchorage International Film Festival kicked off Friday night, with the premier of a movie shot right here in our home state. “Sugar Mountain” was the last film made under the tax incentive program, which the state ended due to budget issues. “Sugar Mountain” was shot in Seward, and featured the town and its people. […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Green Party drops bid for statewide Pennsylvania recount

    by Associated Press on Dec 03, 17:29

    The Green Party is dropping its court case seeking a statewide recount of Pennsylvania’s Nov. 8 presidential election. It had wanted to explore whether voting machines and systems had been hacked and the election result manipulated. The decision came Saturday, two days before a court hearing in the case. Lawyers for the Green Party-backed voters […]

  • US/World

    Scholar says China concerned about Trump policy following Taiwan call

    by Associated Press on Dec 03, 17:28

    China’s foreign minister says he hopes Beijing’s relations with the U.S. won’t be “interfered with or damaged” after President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades-long diplomatic tradition and spoke directly with Taiwan’s leader. Hong Kong’s Phoenix TV reports that Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday the call between Taiwan’s president and Trump was “just a […]

  • US/World

    Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

    by Associated Press on Dec 03, 17:22

    A former prisoner of war accused of endangering his U.S. comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan is asking President Barack Obama to pardon him before leaving office. White House and Justice Department officials say U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl submitted the clemency request. If granted, it would allow Bergdahl to avert a court-martial […]

  • US/World

    Oakland warehouse fire death toll rises to 30

    by KTVA / AP on Dec 03, 15:41

    Last updated at 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Officials in Oakland, California, say the death toll has risen to 24 from a fire that ripped through a converted warehouse. The death toll rose Sunday from 9 to 30. Alameda County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Kelly announced the new figure mid-Sunday. He says officials anticipate […]

  • Alaska News

    Bethel fire investigation reveals 2 bodies, police say

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 03, 14:42

    Last updated at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 Two Bethel residents were found dead inside their home after a fire early Saturday morning. Bethel police and fire personnel responded to the fire in the area of Trailer Court just after 1 a.m. and quickly extinguished it, according to a statement from Bethel Police Department […]

  • Weather News

    Sitka airport closed after storm forced rocks, debris onto runway

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 03, 14:13

    The Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport was closed for several hours Friday when a storm forced rocks and other debris onto the runway. High winds and heavy seas were blamed for the debris, which stretched across the runway for much of the day, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. “The airport is […]

  • Only in Alaska

    A night at the Bethel Winter House

    by Adrian Wagner/KYUK on Dec 03, 13:47

    Bethel’s homeless shelter, Bethel Winter House, opened earlier this week, providing relief from the cold to Bethel’s many in need. A story published by KYUK Public Media showed what it was like for guests on Wednesday night. Around dinnertime, Major Lonnie Upshaw checked a large convection oven. “I’m serving lasagna, and chicken alfredo pasta with rolls tonight,” Upshaw said. […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska Marine Highway System prepares to sell ferry Taku

    by Associated Press on Dec 03, 13:23

    The Alaska Marine Highway System is working to get rid of the state ferry Taku. The Ketchikan Daily News reports that Alaska Department of Transportation spokesman Jeremy Woodrow says the state has not yet decided how it will dispose of the ferry, but it has received permission from the Federal Highway Administration to sell the […]

  • Alaska News

    Community of Stebbins experiencing ‘water crisis’

    by Davis Hovey / KNOM on Dec 03, 13:21

    The community of Stebbins has been experiencing an ongoing “water crisis” for the better part of this week. City administrator Nora Tom says the water pipes are breaking, the trucks hauling water are in need of repairs and the community is waiting on the needed parts. One concerned citizen says people in Stebbins can’t take […]

  • Crime

    ‘This isn’t the end’: Investigator calls for continued public help after missing teen’s remains likely found

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 03, 11:55

    Last updated at 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 Alaska State Troopers say it is likely the remains of missing 16-year-old David Grunwald have been found. Additionally, at least one teenager now faces charges of kidnapping and murder in connection to the case. Human remains were found in the Knik River Road area near Palmer around […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Electrical fire displaces 3 from Debarr Road home

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 03, 11:20

    A fire displaced three people in East Anchorage early Saturday morning, according to the Anchorage Fire Department. At least a dozen units responded to the fire at the Glacier Terrace Trailer Park, located near 4110 Debarr Road, just after 3 a.m., according to assistant fire Chief Erich Scheunemann. The fire was under control within half […]

  • Crime

    UPDATE: Stabbing victim went to Brother Francis Shelter after attack near 5th and Gamble

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 03, 11:14

    Last updated at 2:46 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 The Anchorage Police Department says new information shows a stabbing that was believed to have occurred at the Brother Francis Shelter early Saturday morning may have actually taken place in the area of Fifth Avenue and Gamble Street. The stabbing was reported just before 1 a.m., […]

  • Fairbanks

    Silver Alert: Troopers seek whereabouts of 89-year-old Fairbanks man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 03, 10:45

    Last updated at 1:38 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 An 89-year-old man’s disappearance has prompted a Silver Alert from the Alaska Department of Safety. R “Andy” O’Grady was last seen near the area of Phillips Field Road and Peger Road in Fairbanks, according to the alert, which was issued around 2 a.m. on Saturday. In […]

  • Alaska News

    New details in Juneau officer-involved shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 03, 10:11

    Last updated at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 The Juneau Police Department has provided new details into the shooting involving two of its officers and a local man. The man was transported to Seattle for treatment after one of the officers shot him, according to police. Juneau police issued a statement about the incident […]

  • Sports

    Make the Alaska Aces part of your team

    by Dave Leval on Dec 02, 21:01

    Here’s your chance to make Stephen Perfetto part of your team. The Alaska Aces center is one of three from the team on the ballot for the annual Meigray- ECHL Fantasy Team. Left-wingers Garet Hunt and Tim Wallace are also on the ballot. You can only vote once during the period that ends Monday, Dec. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Bean’s Cafe opens overnight shelter, operated by its own staff

    by Eric Ruble on Dec 02, 20:52

    About 50 people were expected to spend Friday night inside Bean’s Cafe. Executive director Lisa Sauder said the decision was made less than one week ago, after the municipality asked for help in accommodating people who were turned away from places like Brother Francis Shelter due to high demand. “The need is great. The temperatures […]