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    Engine sounds heard before Alaska plane crash

    by Associated Press on Sep 17, 11:42

    Two witnesses described hearing a high-pitched sound from the engine of a small, for-hire airplane before it crashed last year on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, killing all 10 people aboard. Another reported seeing a puff of black smoke from the air taxi’s engine area. The witness statements were included in investigative documents released by the National […]

  • DayBreak

    Anchorage Snowmobile Club gears up for winter

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 17, 11:33

    Fall has arrived and winter is not far behind. That means it’s almost time for winter sports. One of the most popular around Alaska: snowmachining. Anchorage Snowmobile Club President Les Kincaid and Vice President Gary Brown, joined Daybreak on the couch to talk about the club’s schedule for the upcoming winter season. The club has […]

  • State

    2014 PFD Announcement

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 17, 9:45

    Update: This year’s PFD amount is $1,884, Gov. Sean Parnell says. The first dividends will be paid Oct. 2 when more than 510,700 applicants will receive a direct deposit into their bank account and over 88,000 will be mailed a check. Here are some other tidbits from Parnell’s announcement: 26,850 applicants pledged 44,693 Pick.Click.Give contributions […]

  • Crime

    Teen charged with sexual abuse of 13-year-old

    by Associated Press on Sep 17, 9:17

    A grand jury has indicted a Juneau teenager suspected of having sex with a girl more than four years younger than he is. The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/1o3o0fj) reports the grand jury last week indicted 19-year-old Michael Conkle on one count of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor. Conviction for the Class B felony can carry […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Sept. 17

    by Brett Shepard on Sep 17, 8:15

    Gray skies again today in Southcentral with rain at times. In the Southeast skies will be mostly cloudy with dense fog in the morning. In the Interior skies will be mostly to partly sunny with morning fog. On the North Slope skies will be gray with some light rain showers and patchy fog. Out West […]

  • Local

    Police investigate fatal vehicle-pedestrian collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 17, 7:56

    A pedestrian trying to cross a northeast Anchorage road was killed Wednesday morning after he was struck by a car, the Anchorage Police Department says. The pedestrian was trying to cross Muldoon Road toward the nearby Fred Meyer around 7 a.m. when he was hit by a southbound Honda Accord, said APD spokeswoman Anita Shell. […]

  • State

    Studded tires now street legal for many Alaska drivers

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 17, 7:26

    With snow falling in the northern part of the state and in higher elevations, many drivers can now make the switch. You can legally put studded tires on your vehicle after Sept. 15 if you live above above 60 degrees North latitude. That’s most of the state, including Anchorage. Drivers south of the line, including […]

  • Local

    Alaska veterans voice health care concerns at town hall meeting

    by Dave Leval on Sep 16, 23:05

    David Tweden is not a fortune teller, but the veteran says he had an idea of what his future would be back in the 1960s. “I knew I’d end up in Vietnam,” Tweden said. That’s what prompted Tweden to enlist with the U.S. Marines. “It was tough,” he said. “I was in tanks.” The tanks […]

  • Local

    Students adjust to new computer-based GED test

    by Alexis Fernandez on Sep 16, 22:16

    Anissa Lopez says for the first time in a long time, she is motivated to get back on her feet, finish school and earn her GED certificate. After dropping out of high school two years ago, the 20-year-old realized it was time for a change. “It’s harder to find work, and I’m just not doing […]

  • Local

    Unmanned aircraft meeting held in Anchorage

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 16, 21:49

    Alaska is one of six states in the country that the Federal Aviation Administration has given the go-ahead to test and gather data on what are commonly called drones. Most of the research is being done around Fairbanks, but Anchorage is where the annual meeting of the Alaska Unmanned Aircraft Systems Interest Group is being […]

  • Local

    Family, friends gather to remember Eagle River murder victim

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 16, 19:39

    The family and friends of an Eagle River teen who was murdered last week gathered Tuesday for her funeral. Police say 19-year-old Linda Anne Martz Bower was allegedly killed at the hands of her boyfriend. Bower’s mother, Sherry Martz, wrote that words can’t come close to describe the loss, pain and shock of losing her daughter. Family […]

  • Local

    Alaska man loses job after speaking out about Palin fight

    by Bonney Bowman on Sep 16, 18:25

    An Alaska man has lost his job after speaking out about a fight at a party attended by family members of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Eric Thompson says within an hour of the interview airing on Friday, he’d been fired. He says he blames Sarah Palin. Thompson says he was in Anchorage at the Sept. […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening weather: Sept. 16

    by KTVA Weather on Sep 16, 17:30

    Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound Skies will be mostly cloudy with light showers at times. Southeast Clouds will be found throughout the region with showers in the afternoon for northern coastal areas. Interior Skies will be partly cloudy. On the North Slope, skies will be cloudy with patchy fog and a sprinkle or two. […]

  • State

    Charities in Alaska depend on PFD donations

    by Heather Hintze on Sep 16, 17:29

    For more than 10 years, Vickie Young has taken in dogs that have nowhere else to go. “It’s so hard to take the dogs in that are given up on for one reason or another or are abused,” said Young. “And it’s so rewarding to help them.” Young finds homes for the dogs through her […]

  • Crime

    Elderly woman severely injured in Northeast Anchorage home invasion robbery

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 16, 16:20

    Three suspects are wanted in a home invasion robbery in which the 63-year-old homeowner was severely beaten. The Anchorage Police Department responded to the robbery at about 1:30 p.m. Monday. A witness says three male adults forced their way into the elderly woman’s home, located at the 1600 block of Early View Drive. The men […]

  • Local

    National Guard rescues 3 hikers near Palmer

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 16, 15:52

    Three men were rescued Tuesday morning after becoming lost while hunting and hiking on Buffalo Mine Road near Palmer. Alaska State Troopers received a phone call just after 11 p.m. Monday that the three hikers had become lost, according to a release from the Alaska National Guard. AST said the hikers were not dressed for […]

  • State

    Soldotna man dies in 4-wheeler accident

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 16, 13:28

    A Soldotna man has died after he was pinned under a 4-wheeler near Ninilchik, authorities say. Around 9 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a deceased male pinned under a Yamaha 4-wheeler in the Caribou Hills trail system, located on the Kenai Peninsula. Troopers responded and found 63-year-old Donald Burns Jr.’s body about six […]

  • State

    Coast Guard suspends search for man near Auke Bay

    by Hope Miller on Sep 16, 12:34

    Updated Wednesday, Sept. 17 The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 52-year-old man in the area of Coghlan Island near Auke Bay. The Coast Guard, Juneau SEADOGS K-9 search and rescue team and Alaska State Troopers searched about 190 square miles for approximately 32 hours before canceling the effort to find Paul Keithahn, said Coast Guard […]

  • Crime

    California couple caught smuggling meth into Ketchikan

    by Associated Press on Sep 16, 11:47

    A California man and his fiancee have been charged with trying to smuggle methamphetamine into Alaska. The Ketchikan Daily News (http://bit.ly/1ARnUgG ) reports 52-year-old William Riggs and 55-year-old Lisa Soares were searched and taken into custody Sunday as they got off an Alaska state ferry. Both are from Winton, California. Prosecutors say they were found […]

  • National

    Senator ties NFL tax status to Redskins name

    by Associated Press on Sep 16, 10:53

    A U.S. senator says she will introduce a bill to eliminate the NFL’s tax-exempt status because the league has not taken action over the Washington Redskins name. The announcement by Democrat Maria Cantwell of Washington state was one of several initiatives presented Tuesday during a Capitol Hill news conference aimed at increasing pressure on Redskins […]