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  • Local

    Enstar files for rate reduction, annual adjustments

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 20, 22:30

    Enstar Natural Gas Co. says it wants its customers to have smaller bills for the next three months. The utility company filed for a 6.9 percent rate reduction for the fourth quarter. If approved by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, most customers will see about $9 in savings, said Enstar business development director John Sims. […]

  • Local

    Begich Middle School welcomes students on first day of school

    by Alexis Fernandez on Aug 20, 20:21

    It may be hard to believe, but it’s that time of the year again — back to school. Thousands of students across Anchorage woke up bright and early to start their first day of school. The day was full of excitement and plenty of smiles for more than 1,000 students at Begich Middle School. “All […]

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    Evening News weather, August 20

    by Carlos Faura on Aug 20, 20:07

    Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound Mid-week we’ll get partly cloudy skies with temperatures slightly warmer. Southeast Dry and warmer tomorrow. Interior/North Slope Some showers tomorrow for north, south, and eastern areas of the Interior. Slope conditions will be cloudy with fog. Mat-Su and Basin Clouds and sun … Talkeetna in the low-70s. West Mostly […]

  • Crime

    More arrests expected in home invasion cases

    by Dave Leval on Aug 20, 19:43

    Hrishikesh Joshi has lived in his Tulin Park Loop home for the past two years. After news that police charged five people in the Anchorage home invasion robberies, Joshi says he feels safer now. Joshi, however, has not always felt that way. Months ago, several men robbed a woman and her son at gunpoint while […]

  • Campaign 2014

    It’s go time for November ballot measure campaigns

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 20, 19:31

    The polls have closed but results from the primary election are still coming in from across the state. “It’s definitely not a record,” said Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai. “There still will be potential of several thousands of ballots to be counted over the next 10 days.” Voter turnout for Alaska’s primary election was […]

  • Campaign 2014

    No victory speech from Dan Sullivan

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 20, 18:30

    In the U.S. Senate Republican primary, former Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan got the most votes Tuesday night, meaning he will square off against Sen. Mark Begich in November. Sullivan led the polls from the beginning and kept that lead, garnering about 40 percent of the vote before the night was through. More […]

  • State

    Richard Dauenhauer, linguist and historian, dies at 72

    by Sierra Starks on Aug 20, 17:53

    Richard Dauenhauer, a linguist and historian honored for his work in preserving Alaska Native languages – Tlingit in particular – died Tuesday morning in Juneau. He was 72. The University of Alaska Southeast, where Dauenhauer was a former professor of Alaska Native languages and culture, has confirmed his death. “The University of Alaska Southeast mourns […]

  • Local

    Law enforcement recruiting military members

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 20, 17:19

    As the military continues to downsize, more soldiers and airmen at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson are transitioning to civilian life. Now, the Alaska State Troopers are hoping to swell their ranks with people who used to serve in active-duty ranks. The troopers say they’re looking to hire people ready to act and military veterans definitely fit […]

  • State

    Man suffered life-threatening injuries in highway head-on collision

    by Hope Miller on Aug 20, 16:40

    A man remains hospitalized following a Monday afternoon Parks Highway head-on collision that left him with critical injuries, Alaska State Troopers say. Glenn Williams, 66, of Kentucky was heading southbound near Cantwell in a pickup with a camper when he noticed 26-year-old Joshua Huerta of California passing another vehicle and driving northbound in Williams’ lane, troopers […]

  • Crime

    Delta Junction cemetery vandalism destroys gazebo, headstone memorials

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 20, 14:42

    UPDATE (3:26 p.m.): A city administrator for Delta Junction says volunteers and city staff have replaced the damaged sections of the fence. Members of the community have offered to rebuild the gazebo next week. Alaska State Troopers are looking for the driver of a maroon Ford that smashed its way through a Delta Junction cemetery Sunday, […]

  • Crime

    Guilty plea to embezzling union funds in Juneau

    by Associated Press on Aug 20, 13:45

    The financial secretary of the carpenters union in Juneau pleaded guilty to embezzling $40,000. Jonathan Henry Smith admitted to the felony during a hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Juneau. The 42-year-old will be sentenced Dec. 1 and faces up to five years in prison. The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/Yzz7qa ) a plea deal […]

  • DayBreak

    Political scientist weighs in on Republican primary results

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 20, 11:32

    Dr. Forrest Nabors, a political science professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage, joined KTVA’s Daybreak Wednesday morning to provide some insight into the primary election results so far. When Nabors was asked if he was surprised by Wednesday morning’s Republican U.S. Senate primary results, his response went straight to the point “Not really,” he […]

  • Local

    Seawolves make the grades

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 20, 10:18

    Most gymnasts would cringe at a score of 4.0. For three University of Alaska Seawolves, it’s perfection. Sophomores Marie –Sophie Boggasch and Simone Penker, along with redshirt freshman Julia York, all posted a GPA of 4.0. With six other UAA members at 3.5 or higher, the team ranked 25th nationally with a cumulative score of 3.4187. The GPAs are […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Campaign 2014: Primary election results

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 20, 8:55

    2014 PRIMARY ELECTION Election Summary Report August 19, 2014 Unofficial Results 08/20/14 02:12:22   Registered Voters 494900 – Cards Cast 156000 31.52% Num. Report Precinct 441 – Num. Reporting 435 98.64%   US SENATOR (ADL) ADL Total Number of Precincts 441 Precincts Reporting 435 98.6% Times Counted 58806/494900 11.9% Total Votes 57029 Begich, Mark DEM […]

  • State

    Troopers investigate Dillingham drowning

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 20, 8:44

    A 55-year-old man is dead following an explosion on a boat near Dillingham Tuesday morning, Alaska State Troopers said. In a Wednesday morning dispatch, AST said troopers in Dillingham were notified of a possible drowning near Ralph Slough just after 11:30 a.m. An initial investigation revealed the man, who has not yet been publicly identified, […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Primary elections oust two incumbent lawmakers

    by Rhonda McBride on Aug 20, 8:07

    Primary elections in Alaska are often sleepy affairs, but the stakes were high in several races this year. One of the big election night upsets was in House District 9, which stretches from Delta Junction to the Matanuska-Susitna Borough to Valdez. In the Republican primary, incumbent Rep. Eric Feige of Chickaloon found himself in third […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Ballot Measure 1 appears defeated

    by Rhonda McBride on Aug 20, 7:18

    Ballot Measure 1 was an election night roller coaster. First, the “yes” vote was up; then down. And then it was up again. Finally, the “no” vote gained momentum and remained on track for victory Wednesday morning. The effort to repeal Senate Bill 21, the oil and gas tax policy passed by the Legislature last […]

  • State

    Coast Guard opening seasonal base in Barrow

    by Associated Press on Aug 20, 6:34

    The Coast Guard says it’s opening its seasonal forward operating location Thursday in Barrow. Two Jayhawk helicopter crews from Air Station Kodiak have been deployed with communication and ground support teams. The Coast Guard says the Barrow base will improve response times for search and rescue operations in the Arctic Ocean. (Copyright 2014 The Associated […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Sullivan wins GOP Senate primary

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 20, 1:02

    Dan Sullivan, former Alaska attorney general and natural resources commissioner, has unofficially won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. Joe Miller trailed close behind in the early stages of the vote count. It wasn’t until past midnight when more than 80 percent of the vote was counted that Sullivan pulled away from Miller with 40.16 […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Anchorage mayor wins GOP lieutenant governor nomination

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 20, 0:33

    Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan easily secured the Republican nomination for Alaska lieutenant governor Tuesday night. Shortly after midnight, Sullivan had more than 70 percent of the votes with 328 of 441 precincts reporting. Sullivan was up against Kelly Wolf, who ran as a Republican candidate for District 29 of the Alaska House of Representatives in 2012. Current […]