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  • Obama in Alaska

    Kotzebue welcomes President Obama with uniquely Alaskan greeting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 04, 23:00

    KTVA 11′s Emily Carlson spent some time with villagers in Kotzebue during their preparations for President Barack Obama’s visit. A group of students at the Nikaitchuat Ilisagviat Inupiat immersion school performed a special dance for the president and others at his speech on Wednesday.

  • State

    Governor, lawmakers discuss special session for October

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 04, 21:42

    The governor may be calling another special session — this time to discuss plans for a natural gas pipeline. Sen. Gary Stevens says Gov. Bill Walker has considered calling the session in late October. A spokesperson for the governor says he spoke with lawmakers and multiple start dates were discussed, but a date and location […]

  • Alaska

    Bristol Bay community uses river currents to generate power

    by Rhonda McBride on Sep 04, 21:32

    It was a big week for Igiugig. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave a shout out to the Bristol Bay community for its innovative renewable energy project, dubbed the “RivGen” power system. Igiugig, in partnership with the Ocean Renewable Power Company, has been testing a system which uses currents from the fast-moving Kvichak River […]

  • Alaska

    Kenai River running fast and high after dam break

    by Jacquie Slater on Sep 04, 21:14

    Officials with the Kenai Wildlife Refuge Center are warning boaters and fishermen to use extreme caution if on or in the Kenai River this Labor Day weekend. On Saturday, an ice dam from Snow Glacier Dammed Lake broke off, causing the water to rush into the river. By Thursday night, the river had crested at […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening News Weather, Sept. 4

    by KTVA Weather on Sep 04, 20:45

    Kenai Peninsula/Prince William Sound Expect mostly cloudy skies for Saturday in the Kenai and Prince William Sound with highs in the upper 50s to around 60 degrees. Southeast Rain chances will be likely in the panhandle…some of which could be a bit on the heavier side. Look for highs to be in the mid 50s. […]

  • Alaska

    When disaster strikes: Preparing for emergencies as a pet owner

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 04, 19:12

    Fires, floods and landslides have affected Alaskans throughout the state in recent months, and the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center is urging pet owners to consider emergency evacuation plans that include their animal friends. “If you choose to not take your pets with you, you don’t know when you’ll make it back home. It […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    High tides erode banks of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 04, 18:42

    High tides are causing big problems on the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. High waters have eroded two sections of the bank between Linary Park and the Fish Creek bridge. In some areas the crumbling ground is just feet from the paved trail. In other sections, water has washed out trees by the roots and left […]

  • Health

    Mexican cucumbers recalled after multi-state Salmonella outbreak

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 04, 16:13

    Some cucumbers packed in Mexico have been recalled after multiple states reported cases of Salmonella linked to the consumption of the vegetable. Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce of San Diego, Calif., issued the recall of garden cucumbers under the label of ”Limited Edition” brand pole cucumbers on Friday, according to a statement from the Alaska Department […]

  • Alaska

    Troopers: One dead in Kenny Lake fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 04, 15:36

    Human remains were found in a home that burned in Kenny Lake Thursday, officials say. Around 3:30 p.m Thursday, Alaska State Troopers and the State Fire Marshal’s Office responded to a Kenny Lake home after a fire was reported, according to an online dispatch. An investigation found the home was occupied at the time of […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Body of missing Wasilla kayaker discovered floating in Cook Inlet

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 04, 14:31

    The remains of a kayaker reported missing Tuesday were discovered floating in Cook Inlet south of Tyonek Friday morning, officials say. The kayaker, 55-year-old Bruce Gronewald of Wasilla, was last seen around 9 p.m. Monday evening as he set out onto the water in a yellow kayak, according to U.S. Coast Guard spokesperson Shawn Eggert. Gronewald […]

  • Alaska

    Fair traffic hampered by fuel tank fire, no injuries reported

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 04, 13:14

    Updated on Friday, Sept. 4 at 10:20 p.m. PALMER – The northbound Palmer off-ramp was closed at the Glenn-Parks Highway interchange for several hours after a fuel tank hauled by a semi tractor caught on fire Friday afternoon, officials say. Central Mat-Su Fire Chief James Steele said cleanup could take “several hours,” potentially causing delays during […]

  • Alaska

    Judge: Injunction against water rule limited to 13 states

    by Associated Press on Sep 04, 12:44

    A federal judge in North Dakota says his injunction blocking a new Obama administration rule aimed at regulating some small waterways applies only in the 13 states that sued to block the rule. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson issued his ruling Friday. It was meant to clarify his temporary injunction last week that was requested […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Wasteland Hop

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 04, 10:57

    Their funk-filled beats mixed with soulful vocals shatter the divide between rap and poetry. Wasteland Hop is a group formed in Fort Collins, Colorado. They are kicking off their five-month tour across the world starting here in Alaska. “This is our eighth tour of Alaska and the first part of the five-month tour that takes […]

  • Alaska

    Human remains discovered after Togiak house fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 04, 10:28

    Human remains were found in a bedroom after a house fire in Togiak, authorities say. Around 6:40 a.m. Thursday, a Togiak Village Police Officer notified Alaska State Troopers in Iliamna of a house fire, according to an online dispatch from AST. The VPO said the fire did not spread to a neighboring home and that […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Meet Sunkist, this week’s Daybreak Adopt-A-Pet

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 04, 8:38

    From the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center:  This boy can’t resist climbing on to your shoulders because he is determined to be loved — and he is 16 pounds of pure love. Sunkist is exuberantly outgoing and loves to hold a conversation (he can hold a meow like an opera singer holds a note). […]

  • Alaska

    Invasive plant spreads to Interior Alaska beyond Fairbanks

    by Associated Press on Sep 04, 7:27

    An invasive plant species previously thought to only have invaded Interior waterways around Fairbanks has been spotted north of Nenana. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1LP5Ifq) that federal agencies have confirmed that elodea has been found in Totchaket Slough, a small side stream of the Tanana River about 12 miles from Nenana. Elodea is a […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    The deal is off: Berkowitz says muni won’t trade park land to airport

    by Daniella Rivera on Sep 03, 23:07

    A controversial land swap between the Municipality of Anchorage and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is off, according to Mayor Ethan Berkowitz. The deal would have turned some of Point Woronzof Park and part of the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail into a runway. Many people in Anchorage who enjoy the park and trail and have been […]

  • US/World

    French investigators: Wing part is from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

    by CBS News on Sep 03, 22:35

    French investigators have formally identified a washed-up piece of airplane debris found in July on a remote island in the Indian Ocean as part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 that disappeared more than a year ago with 239 people aboard. Investigators have been examining the wing part, called a flaperon, since it was […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Swift swine race at the Alaska State Fair

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 03, 21:15

    Which little piggy will win the big pig races the Alaska State Fair? Three times a day, six piglets get geared up and ready to run. They have some creative names, like Ham Solo and Lord Voldepork, but what you might not realize is these piggies sprint at about 17 miles per hour. They are American […]

  • Fishing Report

    Alaska Fishing Report for Sept. 3, 2015

    by Carlos Faura on Sep 03, 21:09

    Anchorage Lakes are getting better with the cooling water. Campbell Creek is OK for silvers and trout. Some silvers in Ship Creek below the dam.   Mat-Su Valley streams are getting better for trout. Lakes are cooling — that is good for fishing. Salmon runs are quickly winding down in the streams and rivers.   […]