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Parnell has closed meeting at JBER with Guard members


First Alaskans hope changes to ballot will increase Native voter turnout


Police investigate woman's death after crash in midtown Anchorage


Fraternal organization covers the doctor's bill for children in Alaska


Thanksgiving Blessing in Mountain View needs contributions now




  • State

    First Alaskans hope changes to ballot will increase Native voter turnout

    by Dave Leval on Oct 19, 19:18

    Tomorrow, the annual Elders and Youth Conference, put on by the First Alaskans Institute, kicks off. Held at the Dena’ina Convention and Civic Center in Anchorage, this year’s event will feature an extra message. “Get out that Native vote,” said Liz Medicine Crow, who leads First Alaskans Institute. Medicine Crow is also helping to attract […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening News weather, Oct. 19

    by KTVA Weather on Oct 19, 18:38

    Could tonight be the night we see our first official snowfall in Anchorage? The moisture is available, but the big question lies in whether temperatures will get cold enough. We may see some flurries flying across the Anchorage Bowl but not in the way of significant accumulation. Temperatures will bump up by Monday afternoon, allowing us […]

  • State

    Ketchikan officials to consider prayer at meetings

    by Associated Press on Oct 19, 17:54

    The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly is set to consider whether to begin its meetings with a prayer. A public hearing and vote are scheduled for Monday. The Ketchikan Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1whLulU) that there was disagreement at an earlier meeting about whether non-religious speakers would be allowed to deliver invocations and how much time would […]

  • Local

    Parnell has closed meeting at JBER with Guard members

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 19, 15:49

    Gov. Sean Parnell met with Alaska National Guard members today. Parnell, who is commander-in-chief of the Alaska National Guard, held the meeting to addressing changes that are being implemented within the Guard. This comes after the Guard’s administration has withstood harsh criticism for allegations of sexual assault, fraud and other misconduct. An investigation into the Guard resulted […]

  • State

    Restoration plan taking longer than expected

    by Associated Press on Oct 19, 14:08

    Government attorneys say a restoration plan for addressing lingering effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill is taking longer than expected to complete. The six-step plan includes testing of possible bioremediation technologies. The attorneys, in a recent court filing, said it will be necessary to apply what was learned from the testing to all known […]

  • State

    Record number registers for White Mountains ultra race

    by Associated Press on Oct 19, 12:54

    A record number of people have signed up for the White Mountains 100-mile ultra race north of Fairbanks. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/11S3k5v) 155 people signed up for 65 slots in the race, scheduled for March. A lottery determines the roster and wait list. There are three divisions: biking, running and Nordic skiing. Ninety-six […]

  • Local

    Fraternal organization covers the doctor’s bill for children in Alaska

    by Sierra Starks on Oct 19, 12:00

    Free, state-of-the-art healthcare can be hard to come by for any family. But a local fraternal organization has made it a mission that Alaskan children get the treatment they need, no matter the cost. This weekend, dozens of children were flown into Anchorage from all over the state. Some of the families came from places […]

  • Local

    Thanksgiving Blessing in Mountain View needs contributions now

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 19, 10:46

    Those who organize one of Anchorage’s biggest food drives for the holidays are gearing up to feed more needy families than ever. At the Thanksgiving Blessing project on Nov. 24, families can pick out food at six different sites to make their own meals on Thanksgiving Day. Organizers are asking for the public’s help to […]

  • State

    Drums, bagpipes for Alaska Day in Sitka

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 18, 21:09

    Alaska Day in Sitka wouldn’t be complete without a special musical treat from the Lower 48. For the ninth year, the Seattle Firefighters Pipes and Drums flew up for the festivities. Alaska Day, Oct. 18, marks the exchange between Russia and the United States for the land that would later become the 49th state. The […]

  • Local

    Police investigate woman’s death after crash in midtown Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 18, 19:11

    Police are investigating the cause of death of an adult female who was involved in a midtown car collision Friday night. The driver of a white SUV ran a stop sign and collided with a sedan taxi near the intersection of E. 40th Avenue and Denali Street just after 7:30 p.m. Friday, according to Anchorage Police Department […]

  • State

    Sitka celebrates Alaska Day

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 18, 18:31

    Alaska Day, Oct. 18, marks the day the United States officially purchased the land of the Last Frontier. The transfer from Russia happened in Sitka in 1867. For 65 years, the town has been celebrating with weeklong festivities. On Saturday, most of the town lined Lincoln Street for the annual parade. “The band performances are great […]

  • Local

    Anchorage police locate missing 6-year-old boy

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 18, 17:09

    Updated: Gage Macgregor has been found safe. Original story The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating 6-year-old Gage Macgregor. Gage was last seen Saturday afternoon in the Abbott Loop area of Anchorage. According to APD, Gage was last seen leaving his residence on foot, near E. 84th Avenue and Elmore Road, just […]

  • State

    In Fairbanks, proposal would run recycling program as non-profit

    by Associated Press on Oct 18, 13:58

    The Fairbanks-North Star Borough is looking 300 miles south in the hopes of finding a better solution to trash and recycling. The Matanuska-Susitna Borough runs a recycling program as a non-profit, with eight employees and 400 volunteers. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1rksuPd) an ordinance going before the assembly for a vote next week would […]

  • State

    KTVA wins 10 Goldie Awards

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 18, 12:49

    KTVA 11 News took home 10 Goldie Awards, including Best Television Newscast, Friday night at the annual awards gala put on by the Alaska Broadcasters Association. Held at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel, the 2014 Goldie Awards brought recognition to Alaska broadcasters for outstanding presentations in the industry. KTVA won 10 awards total, nine of which […]

  • State

    Same-sex couples gear up for weddings after Supreme Court denies state’s request

    by Kate McPherson on Oct 18, 11:20

    It’s been a roller coaster ride of emotions for some same-sex couples in Alaska. Same-sex marriages will resume Monday in the state after the U.S. Supreme Court denied the State of Alaska’s request for a stay on Alaska’s new marriage laws. “It’s been hard, it’s been hard,” said Courtney Lamb. “It’s better now.” Gov. Sean […]

  • Weather

    Multiple earthquakes hit Kenai Peninsula

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 17, 22:13

    Two earthquakes occurred back-to-back on the Kenai Peninsula Friday night, according to the Alaska Earthquake Information Center. A 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck at 9:32 p.m. about 40 miles northeast of Homer, Alaska. Just four minutes later, a 3.6-magnitude quake occurred at 9:36 p.m. approximately 80 miles southwest of Anchorage. Those two quakes were followed by a […]

  • Local

    Battalion transfer at JBER brings new capabilities

    by Bonney Bowman on Oct 17, 20:29

    Soldiers at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson said goodbye to one battalion and welcomed another. Today, the 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion’s inactivation was followed by the activation of the 6th Brigade Engineer Battalion. The switch is part of the U.S. Army’s restructuring plan. The battalion will now be able to better support the infantry by bringing more […]

  • Local

    Police seek answers in missing Anchorage woman’s death

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 17, 19:42

    Police are looking for information from the public as they investigate the death of an Anchorage woman whose body was discovered near a Mountain View park. They want to speak with anyone who had contact with Mountain View resident Irma Williams within the last month. The 54-year-old mother was reported missing by her family on […]

  • Local

    Anchorage Assembly tackles Uber issues

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 17, 17:31

    The Anchorage Assembly has formed a subcommittee to dig into the legal issues surrounding Uber; the ride-sharing company currently blocked from charging customers for business within the municipality. Subcommittee members held a work session on the subject Friday afternoon. They heard from a municipal attorney, Uber’s Alaska manager and a lawyer representing Anchorage taxi companies. […]

  • Crime

    Man charged with making airport threat

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 17, 15:43

    A 52-year-old Alaskan faces a felony charge of second-degree terroristic threatening after allegedly telling police that the next plane to take off from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport would explode. Joe E. Cunningham placed the call to the Anchorage Police Department around 9 p.m. Oct. 11, according to charging documents filed in Anchorage District Court. […]