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  • Local

    Plane crashes near Earthquake Park after engine failure

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 31, 19:42

    A plane made an emergency landing Sunday evening near Lake Hood Drive, touching down safely with no injuries to anyone aboard. Authorities responded to the crash and found the plane upright in the middle of thick brush and trees. Four people were on board the aircraft. One of the passengers says the engine quit shortly […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    State fair hosts duct tape competition

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 31, 19:24

    The Alaska State Fair offers fun in many flavors, including all kinds of contests and competitions. One of the wackier ones on Sunday was the Great Alaska Duct Tape Competition. Contestants of all ages had just 15 minutes to come up with an original creation from duct tape. Winner Marisa Garagues said she didn’t know what […]

  • Crime

    Man arrested for driving drunk with 7 children in car

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 31, 19:13

    Alaska State Troopers say a Wasilla man was arrested after driving while intoxicated with seven young children in his vehicle on Saturday night. Troopers responded to a report of a reckless driver near the intersection of West Point Mackenzie Road and South Lu Young Lane at 8:43 p.m., according to AST dispatch. When troopers conducted a traffic stop on the 1999 […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening News weather, Aug. 31

    by Janessa Webb on Aug 31, 18:27

    Sunday marked a second day of sunny skies across the Anchorage Bowl, but we’re starting to see a downward trend in temperatures across the state. Skies will be clear with a high of 60 degrees for the last day of the Alaska State Fair. Soak it in, because we’ll start to see a slight change […]

  • Local

    Guardsmen welcomed home after Guantanamo Bay deployment

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 31, 17:50

    About 50 Alaska Army National Guardsmen are back home just in time for the holiday. The soldiers, with the 761st Military Police Battalion, were welcomed with shouts, balloons and smiling faces on Saturday night after a nine-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Among the welcome wagon at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport was a boy holding a […]

  • State

    Moderate earthquake hits region near Fairbanks

    by Associated Press on Aug 31, 16:00

    Updated Sunday, Aug. 31 Aftershocks continue to rattle interior Alaska after a 5.1-magnitude earthquake Saturday night. The Fairbanks News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1zZjnZh) that aftershocks of 4.08 and 4.19 were felt Sunday throughout the cities of North Pole and Fairbanks. There have been no reports of damage or injuries after the shaking. The 5.1 earthquake hit at […]

  • Football Final

    Football Final on KTVA: Aug. 30, 2014

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 31, 11:06

  • State

    US trained Alaskans as secret ‘stay-behind agents’

    by Associated Press on Aug 31, 10:36

    Early in the Cold War, there were fears Russia might invade and occupy Alaska – then a U.S. territory. So Washington recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military. That’s what newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show. […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Food is a main attraction at the state fair

    by Dave Leval on Aug 30, 19:42

    It’s lunch time for Jake Songer and his family at the Alaska State Fair. The Songers have worked up quite an appetite coming from their home in the Kenai Peninsula. They have also found themselves amongst a lot of company in line at M.A.’s Gourmet Dogs. Employees at the hot dog stand show they can […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fairview violin shop gets a music mural makeover

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 30, 19:06

    Some may call it a symphony for the eyes. Petr’s Violin Shop and Guitar Center of Anchorage unveiled a new mural on Saturday. The artwork is supposed to celebrate the emotions music inspires, says the shop’s owner Petr Bucinsky. “When one person puts up a mural like this, it elevates the spirit,” he said. “And […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening News weather, Aug. 30

    by Janessa Webb on Aug 30, 18:16

    Sunny skies dominate the Southcentral today and will stick around for Labor Day weekend. Along with sunshine comes cooler temperatures with highs barely hitting 60 degrees. Locations across the North Slope have seen their first snowfall of the season with some locations getting up to 3 inches of accumulation. As we finish up the month […]

  • State

    Temporary brown bear hunting closure opposed

    by Associated Press on Aug 30, 17:18

    A proposed temporary closure of brown bear hunting inside the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is drawing opposition. Federal officials have proposed closing brown bear hunting this season to give the population a chance to recover. Citing state data, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says 168 brown bears, including 42 adult sows, have been killed […]

  • Stories

    Wettest summer on record in Fairbanks

    by Associated Press on Aug 30, 13:23

    The city of Fairbanks has smashed – or, perhaps more appropriately, soaked – its record for wettest summer. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/dYuHp6 ) a brief shower Friday pushed the summer precipitation total to 11.62 inches. That surpasses the record set in 1930. This year’s total was spurred by unprecedented rainfall in June and […]

  • Football Final

    Football Final on KTVA: Aug. 29, 2014

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 29, 23:31

  • State

    Alaskans fill firefighters’ boots for muscular dystrophy

    by Kate McPherson on Aug 29, 23:13

    The 60th annual Fill the Boot once again showed the generosity of firefighters and Alaskan donors. Street corners across Anchorage were occupied by firefighters giving their time to help raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association Friday. Last year, more that $90,000 was donated. “Looks like some good money is coming in, hopefully it’s as […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hubacek wins cabbage weigh-off

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 29, 21:43

    Alaska has a new cabbage king. Veteran grower Steve Hubacek has won the weigh-off at the Alaska State Fair with a cabbage he nicknamed Marmaduke. Hubacek’s big cabbage tipped the scales at 117.95 pounds, more than four pounds heavier than closest competitor Scott Robb. Robb’s cabbage looked larger but weighed less at 113.7 pounds. The […]

  • Local

    Not everyone hopes airport expansion takes off in Anchorage

    by Dave Leval on Aug 29, 20:25

    Steve Holley has a lot of artifacts in his office that pay homage to his Alaska Native roots, including an old rain jacket made of seal intestines. Holley wants to protect other pieces in West Anchorage, such as Point Woronzof. Crowds gather daily at the scenic spot. They ride bikes, walk or just take in the view […]

  • Local

    APU students, coach honored

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 29, 19:08

    Thursday was a huge night for the Alaska Pacific University ski program.  

  • Only in Alaska

    Students monitor sound in Denali National Park

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 29, 18:09

    Away from the Denali Park Road and the hoards of tourists you won’t hear anything but the sound of Mother Nature — and students listening to what she has to say. “We’re taking measurements on the distance between how far sound goes before it starts to dissipate,” explained Anderson School student Logan Wright. The group […]

  • Football Final

    Vote for Game of the Week: Sept. 5

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 29, 18:00

    This week’s KTVA Game of the Week will be either Eagle River at South or Dimond at Chugiak. How you can take part: Please vote in our online poll (below) to select where KTVA Sports will broadcast our 5, 6, and 10 p.m. sportscasts to feature Game of the Week on Sept. 5. The KTVA […]