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Former Guard commander describes working with 'the three-headed monster'


Mountain View revitalization continues with another new restaurant

Campaign 2014

Campaign 2014: Don Young


After blaze in Bethel, alcohol addiction counselors soldier on


Families in Alaska concerned over proposed Medicaid reforms




  • DayBreak

    Event offers free wedding gowns to military brides

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 30, 11:00

    Getting married? It’s no secret that wedding gowns can break the bank. But if you’re a soon-to-be military wife, it could come at no cost. Star Boushell with Anderson’s Bride and Brides Across America joined Daybreak on the couch with all the details on “Operation Wedding Gown.” Anderson’s Bride and Brides Across America are collaborating […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Oct. 30

    by Brett Shepard on Oct 30, 8:36

    More of the same in Southcentral with partly cloudy skies and cool conditions. In the Southeast rain gear will be needed with rain on and off throughout the day. In the Interior skies will be mostly cloudy with flurries possible. On the North Slope skies will be mostly cloudy with a few show showers. Out […]

  • State

    Former Guard commander describes working with ‘the three-headed monster’

    by Emily Carlson on Oct 30, 7:24

    They are the documents that led to local schools banning military recruiters from campus. Now, the four men named in those documents are suing the U.S. Army after their confidential investigations were leaked to the media. Lt. Col. Joseph Lawendowski, Sgt. Shannon Tallant, Master Sgt. John Nieves and Master Sgt. Jarrett Carson say they are […]

  • State

    After blaze in Bethel, alcohol addiction counselors soldier on

    by Kate McPherson on Oct 29, 23:10

    Reaching out for help to overcome alcohol addiction can be hard. Experts in Bethel say finding someone who can help can be even harder, especially in rural Alaska. People travel to Bethel from all over Alaska for treatment at the Phillips Ayagnirvik (or Alcoholism) Treatment Center, whose renovated building went down in flames on Monday […]

  • Health

    Families in Alaska concerned over proposed Medicaid reforms

    by Bonney Bowman on Oct 29, 21:05

    One year ago, Gov. Sean Parnell announced Alaska would not accept billions in federal dollars to expand the state’s Medicaid system. Instead, he set up a committee to reform it and make it sustainable and easy to use for providers and recipients. In a meeting with the committee today, dozens of Medicaid recipients and service […]

  • Local

    Mountain View revitalization continues with another new restaurant

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 29, 19:10

    The smell of fresh sauerkraut and schnitzel wafts in the air at West Berlin. The new restaurant, located at the corner of Mountain View Drive and North Park Street, just opened for business on Monday. Owner Bill Hoopai is no stranger to the restaurant world; he’s operated the three Hula Hands locations since 2000 but is […]

  • Local

    UAA Volleyball No. 2 in division rankings

    by KTVA Sports on Oct 29, 18:29

    After splitting its matches last week, the UAA volleyball squad entered the season’s initial Division II West rankings in second place. The Seawolves came into the week with a 17-4 overall record (11-2 GNAC). Northwest Nazarene, who, so far, beat UAA twice this season, sits at the top of the standings. Along with the Seawolves […]

  • Health

    Self-expression through art helps student veterans at UAA

    by Hope Miller on Oct 29, 18:24

    Two counselors at the University of Alaska Anchorage are using an unconventional method to help student veterans who may be having a tough time. It’s called “Operation: Self Expression” and the mission is to use art to get student veterans to open up about their emotions. “It’s theraputic, but we’re not trying to push it […]

  • Local

    AFD seeks help solving suspicious Anchorage fires

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 29, 17:23

    Investigators are seeking the public’s help solving two recent structure fires in the area of 80th Avenue and Old Seward Highway. The fires occurred within days of each other, both in unoccupied structures, according to a release from AFD. The first took place in a new building that was under contruction on the 600 block […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Campaign 2014: Don Young

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 29, 17:01

      This week, KTVA is running a series of interviews with the main candidates for office. Today, the focus is on U.S. Rep. Don Young. This interview was conducted just hours before the congressman went to Wasilla High School, where he was criticized for making inappropriate remarks about suicide. KTVA’s Rhonda McBride asks Young about his […]

  • Local

    State cuts ribbon on new Geologic Materials Center in Anchorage

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 29, 16:26

    It’s been years in the making, but Alaska will soon have a new place to store its rocks — and not just any rocks. The state’s new Geologic Materials Center will house cuttings and core samples from nearly every oil and gas or mining project in the state. The facility will be open to both […]

  • Local

    Water main break causes flooding in midtown Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 29, 15:38

    Residents are returning to their homes in midtown Anchorage this afternoon to find that they are without water. At around 12:45 p.m., police and fire crews responded to a water main break that caused flooding in the University Area. East 42nd Avenue between Folker Street and Wright Street was blocked off after the water main […]

  • State

    4 Alaska National Guard members sue over leaked records

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 29, 15:24

    Several Alaska National Guard members have filed a suit against the U.S. Army, arguing that investigative reports and other records that named them were improperly leaked to media outlets and state officials. The plaintiffs — Shannon Tallant, John Nieves, Jarrett Carson and Joseph Lawendowski — were part of the Guard’s recruiting team and have been […]

  • Crime

    Warrant issued for attempted murder suspect

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 29, 14:25

    Authorities are searching for a Fairbanks man indicted on an attempted murder count. A warrant was issued for 39-year-old Richard W. Lane after he forced himself into a home north of Fairbanks the night of Aug. 24 and assaulted a woman by strangling her four times, according to Alaska State Troopers. The woman escaped the […]

  • Local

    Woman killed in 3-vehicle crash in Eagle River identified

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 29, 13:02

    Last updated, Thursday, Oct. 30 One woman has died following a three-vehicle accident in Eagle River Wednesday afternoon, authorities say. The woman killed has been identified as 64-year-old Alane Louise Allen of Eagle River, police said in a statement Thursday morning. The crash, reported around 12:30 p.m., occurred near the intersection of Eagle River Road and […]

  • Local

    Mayor Sullivan vetoes ‘moose fence’ ordinance

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 29, 11:14

    Mayor Dan Sullivan has vetoed an ordinance recently passed by the Anchorage Assembly that would bar new, metal palisade fences in Anchorage to try to prevent moose from being impaled on the spikes. In a veto statement, Sullivan said although the ordinance was “well-intenioned, the cost\benefit analysis does not warrant this level of government intrusion.” […]

  • DayBreak

    On the couch with vlogger Cory Williams, Oct. 29

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 29, 9:01

    Video blogger Cory Williams joined KTVA 11′s Daybreak on the couch Wednesday to talk about his trip to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and a big decision he had to make. On a serious note, some people may think Williams is here in Alaska to score his own reality show. He’s even been approached to […]

  • Health

    Air quality advisory issued for Palmer

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 29, 8:56

    The Matanuska-Susitna Borough issued an air quality advisory for Palmer and nearby areas Wednesday at 8 a.m. The advisory is in effect until the wind dies down, the borough said in a press release. “Due to increasing winds and dry conditions the air quality in Palmer and surrounding areas may become unhealthy to hazardous,” the […]

  • Crime

    Scammer solicits cash for $350,000 ‘prize’

    by Associated Press on Oct 29, 7:48

    A Fairbanks woman narrowly avoided falling victim to a scam artist who told her she had won the Publisher’s Clearing House sweepstakes. Barbara Reed says she regularly enters, so at first believed a caller Monday who said she had won $350,000 and a red Mercedes. She tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1tioyTb) the man even […]

  • State

    Blaze in Bethel leaves many unanswered questions

    by Kate McPherson on Oct 29, 0:42

    Two state fire marshals are in Bethel to determine how a 16,000-square-foot building caught fire. The structure, a new alcohol treatment facility, was still under construction when fire ripped through it on Monday night, razing it to the foundation and pilings. “The entire place was just a huge fire,” said Bethel resident Kevin Carter. “One […]