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  • Alaska

    Vessel sinks near Sitka, leaking nearly 30 gallons of oil

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 02, 21:24

    Multiple agencies responded to a sinking vessel near Sitka Wednesday. The vessel ran aground Tuesday evening and spilled “10-30 gallons” of oil, according to U.S. Coast Guard officials. The Pacific Venture, a 58-foot seiner, rolled over around 2 a.m. on Wednesday and sank in an area approximately 25 feet deep and roughly half a mile from […]

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    Obama in Kotzebue: I’m here to make sure you get the support you need

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 02, 20:45

      KOTZEBUE — In front of about 1,000 people who gathered in the Kotzebue school gym, President Barack Obama repeated sentiments from Monday’s closing remarks at GLACIER: “We’ve gotta do more; we’ve gotta move faster.” When Air Force One touched down at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Ralph Wien Memorial Airport in Kotzebue, Obama became the […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    State fair brings Alaskan acts back home

    by Eric Ruble on Sep 02, 20:42

    If fried food, lumberjack shows and giant cabbages won’t satiate your appetite at the Alaska State Fair, the music will. With more than a dozen performances each day, there is something for everyone. “I’m a musician myself, so music is very important in my life,” said Ursula Gould, who has been coming to the fair […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    Opinion: Obama’s visit is a day Dillingham will never forget

    by Clark Fair on Sep 02, 20:35

    Back in July, a visit to Dillingham by the President of the United States of America was completely off my radar of possibilities. When a local university employee asked me whether I’d heard that the president might be coming into town, I assumed immediately that she was talking about the new university president, the recently […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    President Obama, funding comes to rural Alaska

    by Sierra Starks, Hope Miller on Sep 02, 19:30

    On the same day as his trips to Dillingham and Kotzebue, President Barack Obama announced new funding to enhance energy efficiency in rural Alaska and detailed the Denali Commission’s role in relocation efforts for communities affected by climate change. The funding comes after other White House announcements and Monday’s GLACIER Conference in Anchorage, attended by Obama, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mat-Su ferry to become floating hospital for Philippine Red Cross

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 02, 19:26

    The Matanuska-Susitna Borough’s failed ferry project may soon be over. After years of dead end offers, the borough has finally found a buyer for the M/V Susitna. If all goes as planned, it will leave Alaska in spring of 2016 with the Philippine Red Cross. The ferry will be used to deliver food and supplies to islands […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Assembly committee debates how pot shops should fit into Anchorage land

    by Liz Raines on Sep 02, 17:11

    The municipality’s Community and Economic Development Committee, known as Title 21, explored regulations on marijuana land use on Tuesday afternoon. The meeting was centered around a draft order, created by Erika McConnell of the Anchorage Planning Division. The document focused on nine main questions: 1. Should there be commercial grows in residential neighborhoods? 2. Should […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    FOUND: Missing 12-year-old located

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 02, 16:47

    Update on Sept. 2, 6:58 p.m. The Anchorage Police Department says 12-year-old Jacob Noden has been located. Original Story The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 12-year-old. Jacob Noden was last seen Tuesday evening in the Lancelot Circle area near Wonder Park Elementary School, police said in a […]

  • US/World

    70 years ago: Japan surrendered, bringing an end to WWII

    by CBS News on Sep 02, 16:29

    It has been seven decades since the first atomic bomb was dropped on Japan by the United States killing tens of thousands of people and prompting the end of WWII. And it is exactly 70 years ago Wednesday, on Sept. 2, 1945, that 11 men representing Japan arrived aboard the battleship Missouri to surrender their country. American […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Trooper vehicle stolen with suspect in backseat, dumped in Big Lake

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 02, 16:17

    An Alaska State Trooper vehicle was stolen while a suspect sat in the backseat, troopers confirmed. The vehicle was stolen around 2:45 p.m., according to AST spokeswoman Megan Peters. “We had a suspect detained in the back and another suspect was able to enter the vehicle and drive away,” Peters said. The vehicle was located […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    Kotzebue mayor on POTUS visit: ‘I was so excited that my appendix burst’

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 02, 15:14

    On a boat not feeling well, at first Kotzebue Mayor Maija Lukin thought she might have had the flu. It had been going around. Within a few hours, however, Lukin realized it was more serious. The timing couldn’t have been worse. She was flown to Anchorage for medical treatment Friday, just days before President Barack […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    President Obama shares his visit to Alaska on Instagram

    by KTVA Web Staff on Sep 02, 14:38

    President Barack Obama’s three-day visit to Alaska began with a pointed speech on climate change at the GLACIER conference Monday. Then, to the surprise of diners, the POTUS grabbed breakfast to-go at a well-known Anchorage cafe before flying on Marine One to Exit Glacier and viewing Alaska’s Resurrection Bay from a tour boat. The president has been sharing […]

  • DayBreak

    On the couch with vlogger Cory Williams, Sept. 2

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 02, 12:15

    Viral vlogger Cory Williams joined Daybreak Wednesday with his latest Alaskan adventure. The latest vlog in his LiveLikeHELLA series showed Williams and his family aboard the Alaska Railroad on a day trip to Denali. He also witnessed his first full double rainbow. “I love the Alaska Railroad,” Williams said. “I love taking the trips through […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    Chinese warships in Bering Sea as Obama visits Alaska

    by Associated Press on Sep 02, 11:49

    A U.S. official says five Chinese warships have moved into the Bering Sea near Alaska after participating in a naval exercise with Russia. President Barack Obama is in northern Alaska near the Arctic Circle to discuss climate change. But officials say the U.S. military has been aware of ships and has been tracking their movements […]

  • DayBreak

    Exploring flu shot fallacies with Dr. Bruce Kiessling

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 02, 10:28

    Flu season is right around the corner, but it’s not too early to prevent getting it. Dr. Bruce Kiessling joined Daybreak Wednesday to discuss the medical misconceptions of the flu shot. The earlier you get immunized the better, he says. “Takes you two weeks after you get an immunization for your immunity to be boosted […]

  • Crime

    3rd suspect charged in connection with deadly Lane Street shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 02, 8:14

    A third man has been charged in connection with an early morning East Anchorage shooting that left one dead, police say. Nathaniel Terrell, 35, has been charged with second-degree murder and first-degree burglary in connection with the Aug. 23 shooting of 19-year-old Byzantium Hill at a home on Lane Street, according to a statement from Anchorage […]

  • Local

    Despite injury, Soldotna RB still contributing

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 02, 7:46

    One star is still shining. It would have been easy for Soldotna High School senior running back Drew Gibbs to have packed it in. Instead, he continues to shine with his Stars’ teammates. In the season opener, the highly recruited Gibbs tore the ACL in his left knee. Season over. Or was it? Gibbs is now serving […]

  • Alaska

    North America’s tallest peak shorter in new measurement

    by Associated Press on Sep 02, 7:15

    North America’s tallest mountain just got a shorter name. Now it has a shorter elevation. Denali, the Alaska mountain formerly known as Mount McKinley, now measures 20,310 at its highest point in a new official elevation the U.S. Geological Survey announced Wednesday. That’s 10 feet less than the old measurement of 20,320 feet. The change […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    Kotzebue to Obama: Paglagiptigin (We welcome you)

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 23:58

    When President Barack Obama touches down in Kotzebue late Wednesday afternoon, he’ll be greeted by more than 2,000 American flags — placed around town in preparation for his arrival. Later in the day, the president is scheduled to speak at the school in Kotzebue. Afterward, he will get a tour of the Kotzebue Shore Avenue […]

  • State

    Medicaid expansion program begins accepting applications

    by Jacquie Slater on Sep 01, 23:39

    It’s a day that’s been months in the making: On Tuesday, Gov. Bill Walker’s Medicaid expansion program began accepting applications. With the official rollout, more than 20,000 Alaskans who previously did not qualify for Medicaid coverage became eligible. Officials say the expanded Medicaid program will cater to mostly single adults, ages 19 to 64, who […]