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Assembly approves new burglar alarm policy


Climbathon raises $50k for cancer awareness


BP Alaska to lay off hundreds following Hilcorp sale




  • State

    Bethel church destroyed by fire

    by Associated Press on Sep 16, 7:38

    Authorities are investigating an early morning fire that destroyed a church in Bethel. KYUK (http://is.gd/WVfL2k) says no injuries were reported in the fire that broke out Monday. Acting Fire Chief Bill Howell says the blaze involved at least 50 percent of the Pentecostal Holiness Church when firefighters arrived in response to a call shortly after […]

  • Campaign 2014

    More Alaskan voters identify as independents

    by Sierra Starks on Sep 16, 7:29

    A growing number of Alaskans identify as politically independent, according to a recent Gallup poll. Almost 60 percent of those surveyed consider themselves independents, up 12 percent from 47 in 2013. Alaska has traditionally been among the states with the highest percentages of residents who identify as independents, Gallup says. The current Alaskan independent percentage […]

  • Crime

    Former Alaskans indicted for PFD fraud

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 15, 22:08

    Two former Anchorage residents have been indicted for receiving Permanent Fund Dividends when they were allegedly living out of state. On Sept. 3, a grand jury indicted Nichelle Smith on 18 counts of first-degree unsworn falsification, 21 counts of second-degree theft and one count of scheme to defraud. The jury also indicted Olivia Duron-Smith on […]

  • News

    Schools in Anchorage tackle youth bullying with children’s books

    by Alexis Fernandez on Sep 15, 20:50

    It’s not always easy fitting in at school, especially as a sixth grader. Eleven-year-old Asya Gipson knows the feeling. “Sometimes certain groups always hang out and stuff like that, and ignore other people,” said Asya. But she says she makes the most of it. “I try my best to interact with everybody,” Asya said. “But sometimes […]

  • Local

    Anchorage schools prep for future earthquakes

    by Bonney Bowman on Sep 15, 18:08

    School started last month for Anchorage students, which means many of them are still experiencing their share of firsts. For the students at Government Hill Elementary, today was the first earthquake drill of the new school year. An earthquake in 1964 split the original elementary school in two when the shaking ground gave way. Teachers and […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Sullivan says he backs state minimum wage measure

    by Associated Press on Sep 15, 17:47

    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan says he doesn’t support raising the federal minimum wage but supports a state initiative to raise Alaska’s minimum wage. Sullivan, in a statement, said he believes Alaskans know best when it comes to strengthening the state’s economy and supporting its workers and businesses. Sullivan said he also backs efforts […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening weather: Sept. 15

    by KTVA Weather on Sep 15, 17:30

    Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound Skies will be mostly cloudy with light showers at times. Southeast Showers will be found throughout the region. Interior Skies will be partly cloudy. On the North Slope, skies will be mostly cloudy with patchy fog. Mat-Su Valley Skies will be mostly cloudy with showers at times. West Showers […]

  • State

    BP Alaska to lay off hundreds following Hilcorp sale

    by Dave Leval, Sierra Starks on Sep 15, 15:46

    BP Alaska announced Monday that it’s planning to lay off 275 of its employees and contractors early next year. The layoff plan stems from the company’s reduced operational footprint, says BP Alaska spokeswoman Dawn Patience. “BP’s Alaska business will be smaller due to the previously announced sale of interest to Hilcorp in four North Slope […]

  • US/World

    At least 19 deaths linked to faulty GM cars

    by Aimee Picchi/CBS News on Sep 15, 14:45

    The number of people killed by faulty General Motors cars now stands at 19, significantly higher than the 13 deaths previously disclosed by the automaker. Nineteen death claims have been found eligible for the GM compensation fund that’s administered by attorney and compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg. That figure appears likely to rise, with fund deputy administrator Camille […]

  • State

    Authorities investigating tree fires in Juneau

    by Associated Press on Sep 15, 13:59

    Authorities are seeking the public’s help as they investigate suspicious tree fires in Juneau. The U.S. Forest Service has responded to at least five such incidents this summer, the most recent coming this past week. The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/1uOQLjX ) authorities believe someone is burning trees by setting their leaking sap on fire. The […]

  • Health

    Climbathon raises $50k for cancer awareness

    by Emily Carlson on Sep 15, 13:13

    Saturday’s Let Every Woman Know Climbathon raised more than $50,000 for cancer awareness. The goal of the event was to shed light specifically on gynecologic cancer, a disease doctors say too many women don’t know enough about. “G” and the Extra-Toughs Toward the back of the pack of elite mountain climbers, Gwendolyn Carlson — known as “G” […]

  • DayBreak

    Anchorage ‘friend-raiser’ aims to help hungry kids

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 15, 12:15

    September is Hunger Action Month and it’s outlined with events and fundraisers to help friends and neighbors who may be going hungry. According to the Food Bank of Alaska, as many as one in seven Alaskans are either chronically hungry or struggle with food. Lisa Sauder, executive director of Bean’s Café, joined Daybreak Monday to […]

  • Crime

    Man killed in Wasilla officer-involved shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 15, 11:48

    An investigation is underway after a man was killed in a Wasilla officer-involved shooting early Monday morning. Shortly after midnight, the Wasilla Police Department responded to a “domestic dispute” at 1201 Jack Nicklaus Dr. When officers arrived, they were confronted by an armed suspect, later identified as 23-year-old Michael Bonty, according to a statement from […]

  • Crime

    2 arrested for DUI, child endangerment

    by Hope Miller on Sep 15, 11:27

    Two people were arrested for driving under the influence while they had children with them, Alaska State Troopers say. In the first incident, reported Saturday evening, troopers were patrolling the Richardson Highway near Mile 271 when they noticed a gray Jeep Grand Cherokee going 95 mph in a 65 mph zone, according to an online […]

  • State

    Woman dies in Western Alaska ATV crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 15, 10:52

    A 21-year-old woman has died following a Sunday ATV crash in Western Alaska, authorities say. Sunday at 1:20 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash on St. Mary’s Airport Road, southeast of the Pitkas Point turn-off, according to an online dispatch posted Monday. Pulcheria Yupanik of Pitkas Point — who was the only […]

  • National

    Slideshow: Seattle Sounders vs. Real Salt Lake

    by KTVA Sports on Sep 15, 10:04

    Seattle Sounders defeated Real Salt Lake 3-2 in overtime.

  • National

    Adrian Peterson reinstated by Vikings

    by CBS/AP on Sep 15, 9:32

    The Minnesota Vikings reinstated star running back Adrian Peterson on Monday, three days after benching him because he was facing a child-abuse charge in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son. Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf said the decision to bring back Peterson for practices and Sunday’s game at New Orleans was […]

  • Stories

    Fairbanks, Delta see record-high temperatures

    by Associated Press on Sep 15, 8:41

    Fairbanks has been known to have snow by September but that’s not the case this year. Temperatures on Saturday and Sunday broke or tied record highs. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1oPOfpR) reports the thermometer hit 76 degrees just before 4 p.m. Sunday. That beat the old record for the day of 73, set in 1938. […]

  • National

    Slideshow: Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics, Sept. 14

    by KTVA Sports on Sep 15, 7:58

    Despite matching the Oakland Athletics in hits, the Seattle Mariners fell 4-0 Sunday at Safeco Field in Seattle. They now trail Kansas City by a game and a half for the wildcard spot.

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Sept. 15

    by Brett Shepard on Sep 15, 7:50

    Cloudy skies today in Southcentral with light rain at times. Into the Southeast, dense fog will be found over southern portions of the Panhandle with showers to the north. In the Interior, skies will be mostly to partly cloudy with highs of 65 to 70. On the North Slope, skies will be mostly cloudy with […]