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  • Health

    Alaskans stride for solutions at annual Heart and Stroke Walk

    by Eric Ruble on Sep 24, 18:48

    Considered a growing problem by health professionals, heart disease is the number one killer of Americans. Nearly 1,200 Alaskans joined the fight against it at the Anchorage Heart Walk Saturday morning. “We can think about our own families and friends that are potentially suffering from heart disease and cardiovascular disease, which is turning into an […]

  • US/World

    Charlotte police release video of Keith Lamont Scott shooting

    by CBS/AP on Sep 24, 17:27

    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department on Saturday released dashcam and bodycam video of the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, as well as photos of the gun and possible marijuana blunt found on Scott when he died. In the dashcam video, Scott can be seen exiting his vehicle before officers start firing. Officers are heard saying “drop the gun, […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Mat-Su Borough officials surprised by mountain goat in downtown Palmer

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 24, 17:14

    ANCHORAGE — Matanuska-Susitna Borough Animal Care Officer Nick Uphus arrived in downtown Palmer Friday afternoon to assist police with the unexpected. “I thought it was a loose domestic goat when I got the call. I knew Palmer Police would not put a goat in the back of the squad car,” Uphus said in a Mat-Su […]

  • Health

    ‘Tangible’ results from Water Innovations for Healthy Arctic Homes conference

    by Davis Hovey / KNOM on Sep 24, 13:29

    On Wednesday, the conference on Water Innovations for Healthy Arctic Homes, or WIHAH, wrapped up in Anchorage. The goal of the conference was to address the challenges of providing safe and affordable access to running water and sanitation. Panelists with different technical backgrounds presented earlier this week. One of the presenters, local Nome resident Megan Alvanna-Stimpfle, says this conference […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    East Anchorage home damaged in early morning fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 24, 13:04

    A family whose home was damaged during an early morning fire was displaced but did not need help from the American Red Cross, officials say. The fire was reported at 1:43 a.m. at 2436 Havenshire Place, Anchorage Fire Department dispatchers told KTVA. Fifteen units were dispatched and arrived by 1:49 a.m. The fire took nearly […]

  • Alaska News

    Sitka group wants plastic bag fee

    by Associated Press on Sep 24, 13:01

    A group is exploring a possible plastic and paper bag fee in Sitka. The Sitka Sentinel reports the first Bags for Change meeting brought in about a dozen people. Supporters say single-use grocery bags harm the environment. A fee could range from 10 to 25 cents on paper and plastic grocery store bags. The group […]

  • Alaska News

    Shaktoolik plans to ‘stay and defend’ current location

    by Lauren Frost / KNOM on Sep 24, 12:42

    This August, representatives from Shaktoolik completed a strategic management plan to protect their community from erosion and violent storms. The plan lists nine critical actions, including replacing the health clinic, reinforcing the berm, and building an evacuation center. All of these critical actions are part of the village’s larger goal of remaining at their current […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage chiropractor arrested for child exploitation may have additional victims, police say

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 24, 11:50

    An Anchorage doctor has been arrested on multiple charges related to child exploitation and distribution of child pornography, according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department. Police said it is possible he has additional victims, and some may live outside of Alaska. Online court records show police arrested 31-year-old Jesse Lee Webb on Thursday […]

  • Alaska News

    Kenai council to vote on cat leash law

    by Associated Press on Sep 24, 11:28

    Cats will need leashes just like dogs if a proposal before the Kenai council wins approval. Kenai Mayor Pat Porter and council member Tim Navarre have proposed a cat leash law after complaints from residents about roaming felines. The Peninsula Clarion reports that current city code does not include cats on its list of animals […]

  • Crime

    Frustrated with investigation, mother of homicide victim pleads for witnesses to help

    by Eric Ruble on Sep 24, 11:19

    At 18 years old, Elijah Zeller showed a lot of promise. The Alaska Military Youth Academy graduate recently completed a carpentry program at the top of his class. He was also planning to become a Marine. “I’m so proud of what he did and accomplished in his life, even at a young age,” said his […]

  • Local

    Week 7 of Alaska high school football

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 24, 2:16

    Chugiak 48 – Wasilla 12 Up 17 to 6 in the second quarter, the Mustangs (4-3) closed the half with a flourish on a pair of Derryk Snell touchdowns and a 44-yard field goal by senior placekicker Jacob Morey. Wasilla dropped to 2-5. North Pole 48 – Juneau 6 Juneau suffered its first rail belt […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Elementary school students harvest Alaska potatoes for the homeless

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 23, 19:48

    It’s potato harvesting season in Alaska and some teachers are using this time of year to plant a seed in the minds of their students. Sixth graders at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton School spent Friday digging for spuds. Big or small, each one was donated to feed the hungry and homeless at Bean’s Cafe. The students […]

  • US/World

    5 confirmed dead in mall shooting north of Seattle, suspect still at large

    by KTVA / AP on Sep 23, 19:19

    Press release: pic.twitter.com/3a0YZgRUb8 — Sgt. Mark Francis (@wspd7pio) September 24, 2016   Last updated at 12:22 p.m. AKST on Saturday, Sept. 24 BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) – Worried residents fear for their safety as authorities search for a gunman who killed five people at a mall in Washington state. Washington State Patrol district 7 public information officer Mark […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Berkowitz says state cutbacks are costing Anchorage millions

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 23, 18:30

    Anchorage mayor Ethan Berkowitz says spending cuts at the state level are getting very expensive for people within the municipality. During a meeting with assembly members on Friday he announced a $24 million budget hole that elected officials must now figure out how to fill. “The people of Anchorage are fair and they understand that […]

  • Outdoors

    Kentucky man recovering after being mauled by bear in southeast Alaska

    by Associated Press on Sep 23, 15:56

    A 57-year-old Kentucky man is recovering from injuries suffered when he was mauled by a bear on Alaska’s Admiralty Island. Alaska State Troopers say Douglas Adkins of Jenkins was injured as he hiked Thursday night with a big game hunting guide on the southeast Alaska island. Adkins and the guide at about 8:30 p.m. were […]

  • Crime

    Police arrest two suspects in Thursday night northeast Anchorage shooting, victim not expected to live

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 23, 11:49

    Last updated at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with a shooting at a northeast Anchorage home Thursday evening which left a 40-year-old woman in critical condition, according to Anchorage police. Charging documents against those men say surveillance footage from the home shows three other suspects who […]

  • Alaska News

    New dental health facility opening in Dillingham

    by Associated Press on Sep 23, 11:11

    A new dental health facility is set to be unveiled Friday in Dillingham. Representatives say the Bristol Bay Area Health Corp. is set to hold a public celebration of the opening of its facility Friday afternoon in the town of nearly 2,400. The clinic is the newest building on the grounds of the Kanakanak Hospital. […]

  • Health

    How divorce affects kids depends on their age, personality

    by Mary Brophy Marcus / CBS News on Sep 23, 9:36

    In the wake of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s divorce announcement this week, many may be wondering how their six children will weather the split. Divorce experts say children’s responses and needs after a marriage ends vary depending on their age and personality. But how parents continue to communicate with each other is the pivotal factor in a […]

  • Alaska News

    Gov. Walker announces $1,022 dividend check in online video

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 23, 8:21

    Gov. Bill Walker has announced the amount of the 2016 Alaska Permanent Fund dividend checks in a video posted online. This year’s check — $1,022. 2016 PFD Check Amount Announcement from Alaska Governor Bill Walker on Vimeo. The video, recorded at Valley Pathways High School in Palmer, shows the governor joined by Palmer eighth-grader Shania […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Transit, trails and rails: 64 projects underway in Mat-Su

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 23, 6:00

    At the 9th annual Mat-Su Transportation Fair, Palmer resident Kate Graber was full of questions. “Total curiosity because I heard they were doing improvements on the Glenn Highway going through Palmer and I wanted to see what it would consist of,” Graber said. The event was held to provide answers and bring folks up to […]