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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Stabbing victim speaks out about terrifying attack on Anchorage trail

    by Bonney Bowman on Apr 01, 22:34

    The victim of a weekend stabbing is sounding the alarm — especially for other women — after she was attacked while walking alone on the Chester Creek Trail. Tanya Carter was walking to Providence to see a loved one on Sunday. She was almost to Goose Lake, so she started to text her son to let […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Ivory carvers mentor UAA students in traditional crafts

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 01, 22:30

    Ivory carving is an art form handed down from generation to generation. Shaktoolik native Levi Tetpon started working with walrus tusks when he was just nine years old. “My parents carved whatever they could get their hands on. Stone, bone, ivory, anything,” Tetpon said. Wednesday afternoon, he put the finishing touches on what he calls a […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Expansion project will give Anchorage drivers new east-west route

    by Lauren Maxwell on Apr 01, 22:16

    A project that will give Anchorage drivers a new way to get around town is taking shape. Construction crews have begun putting in place the huge steel girders that will support an overpass on Arctic Boulevard. The West Dowling Extension Project will connect the east side of town with the west side. Phase two, the […]

  • Alaska

    1974: ‘Explosive’ April Fool’s Day joke still remembered

    by Emily Carlson on Apr 01, 22:08

    Sitka received the prank of a lifetime 41 years ago, and the joke is already in the history books. It was the vision that sparked a near panic in Sitka on April 1, 1974: a plume of smoke rising from Mt. Edgecumbe. Could the long dormant volcano be erupting? Bickar was in his eighth grade math class […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UAA athlete aims for Paralympic podium

    by Shannon Ballard on Apr 01, 21:50

    Step by step — that’s the way we approach life’s greatest challenges. That statement is especially true for double-leg amputee Marko Cheseto. Cheseto’s speed took him from Kenya to Alaska to sprint for the University of Alaska Anchorage. It gave him a shot at a better life, but after the death of a friend he hit a low […]

  • Crime

    Off-duty Anchorage police officer injured by assailant at Rustic Goat

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 01, 21:25

    Anchorage police say an off-duty officer’s arm was broken when he tried to arrest a man who was yelling profanities at diners in a West Anchorage restaurant Wednesday night. Just after 6 p.m., a man in his late 20s reportedly entered the Rustic Goat restaurant on Turnagain Street and began verbally assaulting diners, according to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    New development in search for missing South Anchorage mother

    by Dave Leval on Apr 01, 20:43

    Jael Hamblen vanished from her South Anchorage home in October 2014, and her disappearance has left her mother with a slew of emotions. “Sad, frustrated, not really as much anger, yet, just because I don’t know what’s happening,” said Hamblen’s mother, Colleen Vague. That may be changing – Vague says Anchorage police told her they recovered […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mat-Su charter school receives USDA loan

    by Bonney Bowman on Apr 01, 20:30

    One of the charter schools in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough school district will soon have a brand new building thanks to a rural development loan. The Fronteras Spanish Immersion School has outgrown its current facility and has been working on finding a new location since 2011. The Mat-Su Borough donated 12 acres of land to build on, […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening News weather, April 1

    by KTVA Weather on Apr 01, 20:04

    Kenai Peninsula/Prince William Sound  It will be partly cloudy on Thursday for the west side with morning showers for eastern areas and Prince William Sound. It will also be a bit warmer with more sunshine in the second half of the day.   Southeast The panhandle will have another round of showers.   Interior/North Slope […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage community responds to vandalism directed at Sudanese refugees

    by Elizabeth Raines on Apr 01, 18:39

    A group of Sudanese refugees whose cars were vandalized on Sunday are receiving outpouring support from members of the Anchorage community. A GoFundMe page set up to help the men has raised more than $1,600 in two days. Catholic Social Services has also reached out to the group. The organization says it is working with […]

  • Alaska

    Alaskans pick, click, give a record $3.3M to nonprofits around the state

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 01, 17:52

    More than 33,000 Alaskans have shared their Permanent Fund Dividends this year with nonprofits around the state. The pledges total a record $3.3 million, according to a release from Pick.Click.Give. “I think we exceeded our expectation this year, everybody is thrilled,” said Kathy Day, Pick.Click.Give’s interim program manager, adding that the goal was to make it […]

  • US/World

    Archaeologists fighting to save what ISIS destroys

    by CBS News on Apr 01, 17:39

      GAZIANTEP, Turkey – Among the tragedies of the conflict between the two branches of Islam is the destruction of irreplaceable art in Syria, a nation that was once one of the world’s great museums of antiquity. A seventh-century mosque is blasted by a shell. The ancient city of Apamea, dating back some 2,300 years, is […]

  • Fairbanks

    Section of Dalton Highway closed due to Sag River overflow

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 01, 14:50

    Crews along a 15-mile stretch of the Dalton Highway have been working to clear overflow from the Sag River, which is reportedly up to three feet deep in some locations. On their website Wednesday, the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced the closure of the Dalton Highway between Mile 393 and Deadhorse while crews […]

  • Alaska

    AST: Body found believed to be missing Platinum man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 01, 13:35

    A body found this week in Southwest Alaska is believed to be that of a 74-year-old Platinum man who went missing in late-February, authorities say. Monday afternoon, Alaska State Troopers in Bethel were notified that a four-wheeler matching the description of the ATV Henry Williams was riding was spotted near Platinum, according to an online […]

  • Crime

    Police ask for help locating woman wanted on felony warrant

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 01, 12:10

    Anchorage police are asking the public for help locating a woman wanted on a felony warrant who is also a person of interest in recent theft cases. Chelsea Weeks, 25, has an arrest warrant for violating probation after she was convicted of fraudulent use of an access device, meaning she likely stole someone’s credit card, […]

  • State

    Proposal would reject pay increases for public employees

    by Associated Press on Apr 01, 12:06

    The Senate Finance Committee has included in its version of the state budget language rejecting monetary terms included in contracts for more than a dozen units for the upcoming fiscal year. The committee also adopted language removing salary increases for employees not covered by unions. Committee co-chair Pete Kelly said that action would require separate […]

  • Alaska

    Officer’s widow seeks judgment from Hoonah for poor training

    by Associated Press on Apr 01, 11:05

    A jury will decide a wrongful death lawsuit in the case of a Hoonah police officer gunned down in 2010. The Juneau Empire reports (http://is.gd/TTNtem) the widow of Officer Matthew Tokuoka is seeking damages from the city of Hoonah, claiming officers were inadequately trained to deal with citizens who are mentally ill. Hoonah resident John […]

  • Anchorage Centennial

    Aaron Leggett talks about his role in Anchorage centennial documentary

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 01, 10:45

    Hundreds of years ago, before anyone dreamed of a railroad or city, the Dena’ina subsisted off this land. A history touched on by Alaska Native Aaron Leggett, who joined Daybreak Wednesday to talk about his ancestors and his role in the documentary, “Anchorage Is…” “So, my people, the Dena’ina, are the indigenous inhabitants of Southcentral […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Scientists say polar bears won’t thrive on land food

    by Associated Press on Apr 01, 10:22

    A paper published Wednesday says polar bears forced onto land because of melting ice are unlikely to find enough food to replace their diet of seals. U.S. Geological Survey research biologist Karyn Rode says only small numbers of polar bears are using food found on land and may burn more calories foraging than they take […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD: Driver strikes 4 parked cars, building after losing control of vehicle

    by Hope Miller on Apr 01, 10:11

    A driver struck four parked vehicles and caused “extensive damage” to a building in Eagle River Tuesday night after losing control of his vehicle, police say, but no one was harmed. Around 8:45 p.m., Anchorage Police Department dispatch received a call that a Chevrolet Suburban, which was towing three all-terrain vehicles on a trailer, had […]