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    El Niño forecast cools off

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 02, 18:01

    It’s a phenomenon that takes place thousands of miles away but has the potential to bring more snow to Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska. El Niño is the warming of equatorial water off South America that directly impacts the jet stream and Alaska’s weather. Earlier this year, scientists predicted El Niño to bring record-breaking warm weather […]

  • Local

    State finds cyclist at fault in fatal January collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 02, 17:13

    The State of Alaska will not file charges against a driver for his role in a fatal midtown collision earlier this year. This decision follows what Steve Dunn, traffic fatality investigator for the Anchorage Police Department, calls a “lengthy investigation.” After talking to witnesses, reconstructing the collision scene and completing toxicology and medical reports, the APD […]

  • Crime

    Wanted sexual assault suspect found

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 02, 15:42

    Updated Sept. 2, 2014: An Anchorage Crime Stoppers tip has led to the arrest of 22-year-old Mariya Kalinina. The tip led police to her location. Kalinina tried to flee from authorities but was immediately apprehended, according to the Anchorage Police Department. Kalinina is wanted on sexual assault charges stemming from her involvement in an Aug. […]

  • Local

    Former UAA athletic director dies

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 02, 15:40

    Dr. Steve Cobb, former athletic director for the University of Alaska Anchorage, passed away yesterday in Pensacola, Florida. He was 55 years old. The Alabama native served 13 seasons as the UAA athletic director before being fired from his post in May of 2013 by UAA Chancellor Tom Case, who at the time said Cobb was receiving […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    AK Art: Sterling artist carves her niche in community

    by Hope Miller on Sep 02, 14:55

    It all started with a bet. In 2012, Twyla Showalter struck a deal with the man who is now her husband and agreed to sell her eggshell carvings at a Kenai Central High School holiday bazaar. If it went horribly, he would stop bugging her about turning her art into a business. If it went […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Fish to be Libertarian US Senate candidate

    by Associated Press on Sep 02, 14:38

    Alaska Libertarians have a new U.S. Senate candidate. The Division of Elections director says Mark Fish will be the Alaska Libertarian party candidate after Thom Walker withdrew. Tuesday was the deadline for political parties to swap-out candidates. Fish received the party’s endorsement ahead of last month’s primary, but Walker, an unknown recently registered as a […]

  • Local

    2 injured in midtown collision that causes power outage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 02, 13:04

    Two people were injured after an SUV hit a transformer box in midtown Tuesday afternoon, causing a power outage. The transformer box was damaged, resulting in a power outage in the area of 36th Avenue and A Street, said Ronnie Dent with Municipal Light and Power. Up to 500 customers could be affected as power […]

  • State

    Nome looks to spike church sales tax exemptions

    by Associated Press on Sep 02, 12:36

    The Nome City Council is taking a hard look at taking away sales tax exemptions for churches and other nonprofit organizations to collect more revenue. KNOM reports (http://is.gd/qzRjRK) the council last week considered charging sales tax for items that are now exempt, like banking, used car sales over $1,500 or medical services. But some member […]

  • Stories

    Flood warning issued for upper Chena River

    by Associated Press on Sep 02, 10:49

    Authorities have issued a flood warning for the upper Chena River after more than 2 inches of rain have fallen since Monday afternoon. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/DZt1Du) flooding is expected at the Granite Tors campground and Stiles Creek shooting range in the Chena River State Recreation Area east of Fairbanks. The newspaper reports […]

  • DayBreak

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

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 02, 10:38

    Meet Frenchy — an adult, male rabbit. This big, handsome fellow is very friendly, soft and good-natured. He’s curious and attentive and will come right up to you for petting and attention, and enjoys sitting on your lap. He has very soft fur and is a real people lover. Rabbits, in general, are very intelligent […]

  • US/World

    Video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by ISIS

    by CBS/AP on Sep 02, 10:10

    Last Updated Sep 2, 2014 2:43 PM EDT BEIRUT – An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria(ISIS), just days after Sotloff’s mother had pleaded for his release. The extremist group called it retribution for continued U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. Sotloff, 31, […]

  • State

    Archaeologists find remains of ancient village

    by Associated Press on Sep 02, 9:29

    Archaeologists say they’ve found artifacts in western Alaska that provide a look into ancient Yup’ik culture that has never been seen. The artifacts were reported uncovered by archaeologists and students from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. KYUK reports (http://bit.ly/1qlP25Z ) the artifacts include household items, jewelry and weapons. The dig includes the remains of […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Summer’s last stand

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 02, 8:53

    It’s summer’s last stand. The days are getting shorter and that window to get out and explore without numerous clothing layers is slowly closing. As Daybreak’s travel guru Scott McMurren would say: “Don’t dawdle and let the opportunities pass you by.” McMurren stopped by the studio to share a few of his favorite in-state trips. Alaska […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Sept. 2

    by KTVA Weather on Sep 02, 8:26

  • State

    Fairbanks talk show host Dukes to move south

    by Associated Press on Sep 02, 8:06

    A Fairbanks radio talk show host who took his politics to the borough assembly is moving south, but not out of the state. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1A1LsPv) reports Michael Dukes, host of The Michael Dukes Show, is leaving Fairbanks for KBYR-radio in Anchorage. The station broadcasts to Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna area. Dukes hosted […]

  • Health

    Anchorage moms promote healthy living to their kids

    by Sierra Starks, Hope Miller on Sep 02, 7:33

    It’s not your typical workout session. On a Wednesday morning in mid-August, a group of Anchorage mothers meet at Chester Creek Park with their little ones in tow. The moms stretch, sing and jog around the park while they push their children in strollers or let the kids out for a supervised romp through the […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Senate campaigns retract political ads

    by Kate McPherson on Sep 02, 6:59

    Two political ads — one from Sen. Mark Begich, the other from Senate candidate Dan Sullivan, are being pulled from the air. Begich endorsed an ad, which began airing across the state on Friday, claiming Sullivan signed off on a reduced sentence for a man who is now charged with murder and sexual assault. Sullivan […]

  • Local

    Parks Highway collision victims identified

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 02, 6:47

    Alaska State Troopers have identified the victims killed in a Monday evening Parks Highway head-on collision. Dontaveon Green, 33, and 23-year-old Patricia Williams, both of Fairbanks, were killed in the collision near Mile 152 shortly before 6 p.m., according to Alaska State Troopers dispatch. An investigation revealed a 2003 Lincoln Navigator, driven by Wilton Florencio Villa of […]

  • Football Final

    With 3 weeks in the books, Bartlett now king of the hill

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 01, 23:10

    This week’s Top 5 poll of large and medium/small schools is out. There’s a change at the top of the large schools, while the medium/small school list sees some movement below the top spot.

  • Local

    Found innocent, defendants still battle stigma of their arrests

    by Dave Leval on Sep 01, 22:14

    James Mooney says he considers most of the last five years of his life a nightmare. The Anchorage Police Department arrested Mooney for the 2009 sexual assault of his then-fiancée. The 40-year-old man from South Anchorage says he did nothing wrong. Jurors acquitted Mooney of all the charges in June 2012, three years after his arrest. “You […]