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  • Fishing Report

    Alaska Fishing Report for Aug. 27, 2015

    by Carlos Faura on Aug 27, 17:55

    Remember to check the regulations before you go fishing as they can and do change at any time.  Anchorage Ship Creek continues to be fair and slowing down, but limits are still being caught during tidal transitional times. Sections of Campbell Creek are open for silver fishing but fishing has been slow. Rain should bring […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Power outage affects thousands in downtown Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 17:49

    ANCHORAGE — Roughly 5,000 people in the Anchorage downtown area were without power Thursday afternoon, according to Municipal Power and Light officials. The outage occurred at roughly 4:40 p.m., a ML&P dispatcher confirmed. Power was lost between Eighth Avenue and Westchester Lagoon over to Gambell Street. ML&P officials say the outage was caused by a […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Police searching for West Anchorage shooting suspect

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 17:27

    The Anchorage Police Department has shut down some roads near the scene of a shooting in West Anchorage. The shooting reported at 4:41 p.m. Thursday on the 3500 block of W. 79th Avenue, according to APD spokeswoman Renee Oistad. An adult male victim was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening […]

  • Alaska

    NTSB releases preliminary report on fatal plane crash near Kasilof

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 16:40

    The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report detailing the moments before a plane crash that claimed the lives of two men. The crash occurred at roughly 8:20 p.m. on Saturday while the Cessna 180 aircraft was performing maneuvers above a beach southwest of Kasilof, according to the report. A witness living nearby […]

  • Crime

    Sentencing postponed for father involved in trooper deaths

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 15:20

    A Superior Court judge has postponed sentencing for a man involved in the shooting deaths of two Alaska State Troopers. Arvin Kangas, 59, was convicted April 23 of three counts of tampering with physical evidence and four counts of first-degree hindering prosecution. An audio recording was presented during the trial that established Kangas and his […]

  • US/World

    Judge blocks new federal rule on jurisdiction of waterways

    by Associated Press on Aug 27, 14:46

    A federal judge in North Dakota has blocked a new rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waters. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction Thursday against the Obama administration rule. The rule gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Proposed ordinance could ban smoking and vaping in Town Square Park

    by Daniella Rivera on Aug 27, 14:43

    Anchorage leaders are on a mission to take back the heart of the city’s Downtown, Town Square Park. But some who frequent the park say a proposed ordinance to ban smoking there is going a little too far. The park area connects to the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, where Lance Bush works. He […]

  • Alaska

    Judge strikes down law to limit Medicaid funds for abortions

    by Associated Press on Aug 27, 13:28

    A state court judge in Alaska has ruled that a law further defining what constitutes a medically necessary abortion for purposes of Medicaid funding is unconstitutional. Superior Court Judge John Suddock ordered that the state be blocked from implementing the law, passed last year, and a similar regulation. The lawsuit was brought by Planned Parenthood […]

  • Alaska

    Rate increases approved for individual health care market

    by Associated Press on Aug 27, 13:21

    The state Division of Insurance has approved average rate increases for next year of nearly 40 percent for the two companies providing individual health insurance plans through the federally run online marketplace. Division director Lori Wing-Heier says Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield and Moda Health cited the high cost of medical services as one of […]

  • DayBreak

    VIDEO: James Gaddis tackles “Fire Ops 101″ with Anchorage Fire Dept.

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 27, 12:55

    Firefighters in Anchorage hope some hands-on training will give city leaders a better understanding of their demanding profession. Anchorage Firefighters Local 1264 recently invited Mayor Ethan Berkowitz and other policy makers, along with journalists and community leaders, to “Fire Ops 101” at the Regional Training Center in Airport Heights. KTVA 11’s James Gaddis was invited […]

  • DayBreak

    Valley Performing Arts celebrates 40th anniversary

    by James Gaddis on Aug 27, 11:58

    Valley Performing Arts in Wasilla is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The community theater got its start inside an empty church building that was donated to the state fairgrounds in Palmer in 1976. Co-founder Carol Rice performed in VPA’s first show, “Harvey,” in 1976. “It was a big success. We had unfortunately no heat in […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    Anchorage road closures announced for President Obama’s visit to Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 10:49

    President Barack Obama is expected to arrive in Alaska sometime Monday, Aug. 31. His visit to the 49th state will include attendance at the GLACIER Conference, being held at the Dena’ina Center, as well as expected stops in Seward, Dillingham and Kotzebue. With the presidential visit comes a number of security precautions, including road closures in […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Aug. 27

    by KTVA Weather on Aug 27, 10:47

    Anchorage Cloudy during the morning hours, followed by sunshine and some clouds for the afternoon. Isolated showers possible. Highs in the lower 60s. Breezy conditions, with winds 10-25 mph with higher gusts. Kenai and Prince William Sound Sunshine and clouds with isolated showers. Highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Breezy conditions, with winds […]

  • Alaska

    DOC reports death at Fairbanks Correctional Center

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 10:15

    Officials say they are investigating an early Thursday morning death at the Fairbanks Correctional Center. Alaska State Troopers were notified at 4:13 a.m. that an inmate, 57-year-old Gilbert Joseph, was found unresponsive in his cell, according to an online dispatch. Joseph was transported to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and declared deceased despite lifesaving measures. Officials with […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage leaders bury centennial time capsule

    by Alexis Fernandez on Aug 27, 7:57

    Anchorage is celebrating its centennial birthday with the help of a time capsule. Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz hosted a ceremony at Delaney Park Strip Wednesday to make sure future generations get a glimpse of what life is like today. The Anchorage Park Foundation collected items like posters, statements and artwork from the community that celebrate achievements […]

  • Local

    Top priority: Keeping Alaska’s high school football players safe

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 27, 7:22

    Safety — it’s on everyone’s mind. In a game as rough as football the question is how to minimize those crunching collisions. Those responsible for helping keep the kids who play football safe have made another move in that direction. Just before the season began, the referees presented the coaches with an idea — retool […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    Obamalets & anticipation: Presidential preparations underway in Anchorage

    by Jacquie Slater on Aug 26, 23:35

    All over downtown Anchorage, businesses are getting ready for President Barack Obama’s visit next week. Flags are flying, streets have been swept and crews worked on the lawn outside of the Hotel Captain Cook, where the president is said to be staying once he arrives. At Snow City Cafe, chef Becky Geist has created three […]

  • Alaska

    In Alaska, Army Corps of Engineers growing

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 26, 22:54

    The U.S. Army may be downsizing, but Alaska’s branch of the Army Corps of Engineers is growing. The Corps is hiring for 20 open positions. The positions include construction and contracting work to civil engineers and accountants. Corps leaders say they’re particularly looking to hire soldiers who may be leaving the Army but want to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Cables cut, tools removed from new Anchorage bike repair station

    by Liz Raines on Aug 26, 22:03

    Less than two weeks after it was installed, sponsors of the bike fix-it station on Chester Creek Trail say the station was targeted by vandals — someone cut all the tools from the steel wires on the red post. Brian Looney of CRW Engineering, the company who sponsored the stations, says he anticipated vandalism of […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Changes made in muni marijuana rules

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 26, 21:49

    The Anchorage Municipal Code went through important changes Tuesday night. Anchorage Assembly members said yes to several ordinances that clarify what you can and can’t do with marijuana. Two of the ordinances were taken straight out of the state initiative that legalized the drug. The rules had to be written into muni law in order to […]