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DOT: Whittier tunnel closed due to rockfall


Anchorage Assembly opens the floor for commentary on Berkowitz' 2017 budget


Large fire damages trailer on A Street


Putting bees to bed: Overwintering honeybee hives in Alaska


Mears Middle School students 'mix it up at lunch' in effort to end bullying




  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage Assembly opens the floor for commentary on Berkowitz’ 2017 budget

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 25, 23:06

    The Anchorage Assembly held the first public discussion on the municipality’s budget for 2017 on Tuesday night. The big question — how to fill the “$40 million hole” left by a large decrease in funding from the state, which is battling through its own budget deficit. In the mayor’s proposed budget, a number of cuts […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Large fire damages trailer on A Street

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 25, 22:34

    ANCHORAGE — A detached trailer in midtown Anchorage was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at the scene Tuesday night. The fire, which was visible for several blocks, was reported at 9:09 p.m., according to a statement from the Anchorage Fire Department. A dozen units responded to the fire on the 2600 block of A […]

  • Local

    24 years to an overnight success: Trotter claims first title

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 25, 20:54

    If winning a high school state football championship in Alaska were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. And they don’t. Jeff Trotter finally did. He’d been part of the football staff as an assistant for 18 years in the Anchorage area, but Friday night marked his first as the head coach of a program. In […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Putting bees to bed: Overwintering honeybee hives in Alaska

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 25, 20:37

    The fields at Dee Barker’s Earthworks Farm in Palmer are frozen, the last of her vegetables are covered in a few inches of fresh snow. That first sign of winter means it’s time to put her honeybees to bed. “When they go into hibernation, they go into a cluster around the queen to keep her […]

  • Arctic

    UN agency to hear from Arctic indigenous leaders

    by Lauren Frost / KNOM on Oct 25, 19:59

    A panel of representatives from Arctic indigenous communities will address the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London on Wednesday afternoon. The IMO is a United Nations specialized agency that regulates shipping worldwide. This may be the first time that Arctic indigenous leaders have appeared in front of the IMO. One of the organizers of this session is […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mears Middle School students ‘mix it up at lunch’ in effort to end bullying

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 25, 19:57

    Sometimes it’s tough to talk to people you don’t know, but if you push yourself to do it, you might be surprised. Some students at Mears Middle School learned that lesson on Tuesday when they took part in a national event called Mix it up at Lunch Day. School counselor Michelle Keller said it’s a […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Behind the Ballot: Steve Lindbeck for US House of Representatives

    by Liz Raines on Oct 25, 19:41

    Steve Lindbeck is now the 24th person to try to unseat Alaska’s longest-serving congressman, Rep. Don Young. He doesn’t have the same name recognition as past contenders, but he’s hopeful his personal outreach can make up the difference. Phone call after phone call, Lindbeck has managed to mount a competitive campaign against Young. He’s raised even […]

  • Fairbanks

    Fairbanks police chief put back on administrative leave by new mayor

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 25, 17:45

    In one of his first official acts as the new mayor of Fairbanks, Mayor Jim Matherly placed Police Chief Randall Aragon back on paid administrative leave, effective immediately. The Fairbanks Police Department issued a statement Tuesday announcing the move. Aragon was originally placed on administrative leave in September while the city investigated claims of conflict […]

  • Crime

    Man accused of murder extradited to Alaska to face trial

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 25, 17:34

    Riek Gat made his first appearance in Alaska court on Tuesday for his alleged role in an August murder. Gat was extradited from West Virginia, where he fled soon after 22-year-old Michael Mitchell’s murder. Mitchell was shot multiple times in the head and chest and left to die on Campbell Airstrip Road. He was found […]

  • Alaska News

    DOT: Whittier tunnel closed due to rockfall

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 25, 17:19

    A rockfall inside the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, which provides access to Whittier, has forced the tunnel’s closure until further notice, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said at least one large rock fell overnight and was discovered in the tunnel Tuesday morning. He said no one was […]

  • Alaska News

    Olympian Alev Kelter to speak at Alaska Women’s Summit

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 25, 15:31

    Olympian Alev Kelter is back home in Alaska. She competed in the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Brazil on the women’s rugby team. Emily Carlson sat down with her to discuss her experience in Rio de Janeiro and what’s next for the Alaska athlete. Both Carlson and Kelter will be speaking at the 2016 Alaska […]

  • Military

    National Guard seeks Alaska Natives with subsistence skills

    by Adrian Wagner/KYUK on Oct 25, 14:49

    This story originated from KYUK Public Media and was republished with permission. BETHEL — The Army National Guard has announced the start of a three-year pilot program that gives waivers to Alaska Natives who might be trying to join the Guard, but face barriers to qualification. Some of these potential recruits have the very skills the military […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Alaska governor puts pension bond plan on hold

    by KTVA / AP on Oct 25, 14:35

    Gov. Bill Walker says the state will not proceed with plans to sell bonds to help pay for Alaska’s pension obligations at this time, citing lack of support from Senate lawmakers. In a statement Tuesday, Walker said administration officials discussed the proposal with the Senate Finance Committee but did not get buy-in for the idea. […]

  • Recipe Box

    Recipe Box: Apple Doughnuts

    by Sierra Starks on Oct 25, 13:02

    The doughnut — in all its glory of icings, toppings and drizzles — is a breakfast staple. But Anchorage mom and blogger Lesleigh Frank recently took it one step further for her daughter’s third birthday. “I made pumpkin donuts and stacked them up on a big cake plate and then covered it in cream cheese frosting,” […]

  • US/World

    UN expert: Junk food is a human rights concern

    by Associated Press on Oct 25, 12:52

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) – A U.N. expert says junk food is a human rights concern. Hilal Elver said Tuesday the rise of industrial food production combined with trade liberalization has allowed large corporations to flood the global market with cheap, nutrient-poor foods that force poor people to choose between economic viability and nutrition, effectively violating […]

  • DayBreak

    Cancer Bites: Helping cancer patients get the nutrition they need

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 25, 10:58

    One of the biggest struggles for cancer patients is finding an appetite, as many patients just aren’t hungry. Starting this week, a free cooking series called Cancer Bites kicks off in an effort to help patients get the nutrition and strength they need to battle cancer. It’s being put on by Anchorage and Valley Radiation Therapy Centers. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage police respond to vehicle versus pedestrian hit-and-run

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 25, 9:13

    The Anchorage Police Department (APD) is asking for help locating the driver of a sedan involved in a midtown Anchorage hit-and-run. According to APD, the collision was reported at 8:53 a.m., at A Street and Benson Boulevard. The vehicle ran a red light and struck the pedestrian, who had the right of way, police said. […]

  • Crime

    APD: Robbers hit 2 Holiday Gas Stations

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 25, 7:50

    Two early morning robberies at Anchorage Holiday Gas Stations are under investigation. The first robbery took place a 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at a gas station on Huffman Road, according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department (APD). Police were told two armed males, wearing black clothing and masks, entered the store with guns and demanded money, […]

  • Business/Economy

    Alaska looks to boost employment with grant money

    by Associated Press on Oct 25, 6:52

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The state of Alaska has received a $1 million grant to help bolster local employment within the state’s health care and aviation industries. The Alaska Public Radio Network reports (http://bit.ly/2dR6RKw ) the U.S. Department of Labor grant will support apprenticeship programs, which the state hopes will encourage more companies to hire […]

  • Crime

    Police identify man killed in Government Hill homicide

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 25, 0:25

    Last updated at 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25 The Anchorage Police Department (APD) has released the identity of a 29-year-old man who was shot and killed in Government Hill, late-Monday night, as Ian Alex Bobich. As of Tuesday evening, police said no arrests had been made. Just before 11 p.m., Monday police dispatch received […]