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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Glenn Highway traffic being diverted after light pole topples onto lanes

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 03, 19:03

    Outbound traffic on the Glenn Highway is being diverted after a vehicle struck a pole, knocking it over onto the highway, according to the Anchorage Police Department. Police were notified of the collision at 5:35 p.m. The pole fell across all three outbound lanes, but police say no one was injured. All outbound traffic has […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage police respond to drive-by shooting on Northern Lights Blvd.

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 03, 17:53

    Anchorage police say an airsoft gun appears to be the weapon used in a drive-by shooting that occurred Monday afternoon near the intersection of Northern Light Boulevard and Lake Otis Parkway. “Multiple projectiles went through the victim’s rear windshield,” police said in a statement. No one was hurt during the incident, according to Anchorage police […]

  • Alaska

    Quarles named Alaska production manager for ExxonMobil

    by Associated Press on Aug 03, 16:28

    ExxonMobil Production Co. has a new manager for the company’s business interests in Alaska. Cory Quarles replaces Karen Hagedorn as Alaska production manager. According to a release, Quarles joined ExxonMobil in 1998 and last year was appointed global facilities engineering manager of ExxonMobil Production Co. ExxonMobil is one of the major players on Alaska’s North […]

  • Money

    Bristol Bay Native Corporation announces fuel businesses purchase

    by Associated Press on Aug 03, 16:09

    Officials with Bristol Bay Native Corp. are announcing the purchase of two fuel businesses in Dillingham. Officials say the acquisitions of Bristol Express Fuels Inc. and Bristol Commercial Properties LLC were completed Friday. According to the Native corporation, Bristol Alliance Fuels will operate a nearly 3 million-gallon tank farm, a Bristol Express retail gas station […]

  • Fairbanks

    Authorities in Fairbanks search for man who jumped into Chena River

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 03, 14:15

    Fairbanks authorities are searching for a 30-year-old man who went missing after jumping into the Chena River Sunday evening. Sunday around 8:20 p.m., Tyler Cover of Fairbanks and another male jumped into the river from the foot bridge by Golden Heart Park, said Fairbanks spokesperson Amber Courtney in a release. Cover reportedly tried to swim […]

  • DayBreak

    Story time with Aunt Phil, Aug. 3

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 03, 14:00

      From gold nuggets to tops and accessories, an acclaimed fashion specialty chain has its roots in the Alaskan gold rush. Laurel Downing Bill, author of the “Aunt Phil’s Trunk” book series, joined Daybreak Monday with a history lesson on the popular retailer, Nordstrom. “You might not know that Nordstroms can trace its roots back […]

  • Alaska

    For now, Alaska exempt from climate change regulations from Obama, EPA

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 03, 13:39

    For now, Alaska is exempt from a major climate change plan — set to move America toward a more clean energy economy. Monday, President Barack Obama released the final version of the “Clean Power Plan,” – which requires states to aid in cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent by the year 2030. The plan sets the first-ever […]

  • Weather News

    The fireweed forecast

    by Rachael Penton on Aug 03, 12:02

    If you’ve spent even a little time in Alaska during the summer then you’ve probably noticed it … everywhere! We’re talking about fireweed, and it’s almost bloomed to the top. “When fireweed goes to cotton, summer is soon forgotten.” Winter is on its way out whether you believe that old saying or not, and this year […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    World’s best woodcarvers compete in Alaska Cup

    by Eric Ruble on Aug 03, 10:46

    Woodcarving is an art form a little bit louder than most. Armed with chainsaws and blowtorches, artists at the Alaska Cup Carving Competition worked their way through massive chunks of spruce to form their masterpieces. The four-day event, now in its second year, was hosted by the Turnagain Gallery near Bird Creek on the Seward […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Aug. 3

    by KTVA Weather on Aug 03, 9:06

    Anchorage Mostly sunny with highs in the low to mid 70s. Light winds. Kenai and Prince William Sound Mostly sunny with highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Southeast Mostly cloudy with rain showers. Highs in the 60s and 70s. Interior Mostly sunny with highs in the 70s. North Slope Cloudy with rain showers […]

  • Local

    Dominant pitching lifts Juneau over Service in regional qualifier

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 03, 8:39

    Nathan Klein struck out 16 batters, going all nine innings as Juneau topped Service 5-1 in the Northwest Class A Regional Tournament qualifier. After Chugiak clinched the Northwest Regional playoffs in Cheyenne, Wyoming, by beating Kenai in the Alaska Legion championships, the Twins were the first team chosen to represent Alaska in the lower-tiered “Class […]

  • Local

    Ostrander, Thomet to represent Alaska in mountain running world championships

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 03, 8:26

    Kenai’s Allie Ostrander and Kodiak’s Levi Thomet were selected for the US Junior Mountain Running team Sunday morning. The two will join five other US athletes competing in the 31st World Mountain Running Championships. Ostrander won the Nike Cross national championship in 2014. She’s also an experienced mountain runner, having won multiple times in the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Hitchhiking the world: A French woman’s journey to Alaska

    by Liz Raines on Aug 03, 8:10

    Nearly three years ago Florence Renault was a photojournalist at France 3, one of the biggest TV names in Europe. She had steady work and made good money as a freelancer. She was living her dream — until she says she outgrew it. At 27, she downsized her camera and life to travel the world […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Early morning fire rips through East Anchorage trailer

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 03, 7:15

    A fire ripped through a trailer in East Anchorage early Monday morning, but no one was inside the home at the time. Neighbors reported the fire at a trailer on Honeysuckle Avenue off Newell Street, said Anchorage Fire Department Capt. Jared Stiglich. Flames could be seen in the mobile home’s windows when fire crews arrived. […]

  • National

    Alaskan athletes bringing home 9 medals from Special Olympics World Games

    by Megan Mazurek on Aug 02, 18:27

    Alaska’s four Special Olympics World Games athletes are bringing home nine medals, collectively. Christine Quick earned the last of the nine in Saturday’s 4 x 50 relay. She and her team finished in first place. The World Games’ closing ceremonies will be held Sunday. The past week has been a time of reflection for the […]

  • Alaska

    Wildfire smoke forces Wasilla pilot to make emergency landing on Dalton Highway

    by Makayla Clark on Aug 02, 18:02

    Troopers say no one was injured Friday after a pilot landed on the Dalton Highway near Mile 90. Jeremy D. Rogers, 28, was flying a 1958 Cessna 180 from Nenana to Coldfoot when smoke from a wildfire prompted him to make an emergency landing on the highway. Rogers, from Wasilla, had four passengers aboard the plane, according to an […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Family displaced after East Anchorage trailer fire

    by Makayla Clark on Aug 02, 18:00

    No injuries have been reported after a trailer caught fire near Hoyt Street and Seventh Avenue in the Russian Jack neighborhood of Anchorage. The Anchorage Fire Department received a report of the fire just after midnight. The blaze was extinguished within 20 minutes. Ten of the 11 family members were in the residence when the […]

  • Alaska

    Kodiak community digs deeper into Alutiiq history

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 02, 13:33

    With the summer sun beating down on them, students and volunteers rolled up their sleeves to begin uncovering pieces of Alutiiq history. For almost 20 years, the Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak has hosted a community archaeological dig at sites around the island. For the third year, the team is excavating the Kashaveroff site near Womens […]

  • Local

    Chugiak avenges loss, beats Kenai in title game

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 02, 12:23

    It took a loss to Kenai in the first game of a double-elimination title series to spark the Chugiak Mustangs to a 6-0 win over the Twins in the Alaska Legion state tournament. Kenai, who lost in the first round to South on July 28, won four elimination games in a row to rise out […]

  • Local

    Heads Up: Alaska coaches get certified in concussion safety program

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 02, 11:46

    Keegan Baker loves to play tackle football. “You get to tackle people,” said Keegan, who plays tight end for the Chugiak Mustangs U-10 team that took part in the annual Football Jamboree, hosted by Alaska Boys and Girls Clubs. Keegan has played tackle football for the last two years, and injuries are the farthest thing from […]