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Hubacek wins cabbage weigh-off

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Students monitor sound in Denali National Park


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  • State

    Moderate earthquake hits region near Fairbanks

    by Associated Press on Aug 30, 19:50

    The Alaska Earthquake Center says a magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit 43 miles northwest of Fairbanks on Saturday night. The center says no reports of damage have been received about the earthquake, which was felt in Fairbanks. It adds that the earthquake hit at 7:06 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time and had a depth of 10 miles. […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Food is a main attraction at the state fair

    by Dave Leval on Aug 30, 19:42

    It’s lunch time for Jake Songer and his family at the Alaska State Fair. The Songers have worked up quite an appetite coming from their home in the Kenai Peninsula. They have also found themselves amongst a lot of company in line at M.A.’s Gourmet Dogs. Employees at the hot dog stand show they can […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fairview violin shop gets a music mural makeover

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 30, 19:06

    Some may call it a symphony for the eyes. Petr’s Violin Shop and Guitar Center of Anchorage unveiled a new mural on Saturday. The artwork is supposed to celebrate the emotions music inspires, says the shop’s owner Petr Bucinsky. “When one person puts up a mural like this, it elevates the spirit,” he said. “And […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening News weather, Aug. 30

    by Janessa Webb on Aug 30, 18:16

    Sunny skies dominate the Southcentral today and will stick around for Labor Day weekend. Along with sunshine comes cooler temperatures with highs barely hitting 60 degrees. Locations across the North Slope have seen their first snowfall of the season with some locations getting up to 3 inches of accumulation. As we finish up the month […]

  • State

    Temporary brown bear hunting closure opposed

    by Associated Press on Aug 30, 17:18

    A proposed temporary closure of brown bear hunting inside the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is drawing opposition. Federal officials have proposed closing brown bear hunting this season to give the population a chance to recover. Citing state data, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says 168 brown bears, including 42 adult sows, have been killed […]

  • Stories

    Wettest summer on record in Fairbanks

    by Associated Press on Aug 30, 13:23

    The city of Fairbanks has smashed – or, perhaps more appropriately, soaked – its record for wettest summer. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/dYuHp6 ) a brief shower Friday pushed the summer precipitation total to 11.62 inches. That surpasses the record set in 1930. This year’s total was spurred by unprecedented rainfall in June and […]

  • Football Final

    Football Final on KTVA: Aug. 29, 2014

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 29, 23:31

  • State

    Alaskans fill firefighters’ boots for muscular dystrophy

    by Kate McPherson on Aug 29, 23:13

    The 60th annual Fill the Boot once again showed the generosity of firefighters and Alaskan donors. Street corners across Anchorage were occupied by firefighters giving their time to help raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association Friday. Last year, more that $90,000 was donated. “Looks like some good money is coming in, hopefully it’s as […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hubacek wins cabbage weigh-off

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 29, 21:43

    Alaska has a new cabbage king. Veteran grower Steve Hubacek has won the weigh-off at the Alaska State Fair with a cabbage he nicknamed Marmaduke. Hubacek’s big cabbage tipped the scales at 117.95 pounds, more than four pounds heavier than closest competitor Scott Robb. Robb’s cabbage looked larger but weighed less at 113.7 pounds. The […]

  • Local

    Not everyone hopes airport expansion takes off in Anchorage

    by Dave Leval on Aug 29, 20:25

    Steve Holley has a lot of artifacts in his office that pay homage to his Alaska Native roots, including an old rain jacket made of seal intestines. Holley wants to protect other pieces in West Anchorage, such as Point Woronzof. Crowds gather daily at the scenic spot. They ride bikes, walk or just take in the view […]

  • Local

    APU students, coach honored

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 29, 19:08

    Thursday was a huge night for the Alaska Pacific University ski program.  

  • Only in Alaska

    Students monitor sound in Denali National Park

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 29, 18:09

    Away from the Denali Park Road and the hoards of tourists you won’t hear anything but the sound of Mother Nature — and students listening to what she has to say. “We’re taking measurements on the distance between how far sound goes before it starts to dissipate,” explained Anderson School student Logan Wright. The group […]

  • Football Final

    Vote for Game of the Week: Sept. 5

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 29, 18:00

    This week’s KTVA Game of the Week will be either Eagle River at South or Dimond at Chugiak. How you can take part: Please vote in our online poll (below) to select where KTVA Sports will broadcast our 5, 6, and 10 p.m. sportscasts to feature Game of the Week on Sept. 5. The KTVA […]

  • State

    Shell submits proposal for 2015 Arctic exploration

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 29, 17:51

    Shell Alaska is considering heading back to the Arctic to explore for oil. The company submitted a plan Thursday with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for the 2015 drilling season. Shell hasn’t been working in the Arctic since 2012, when the company ran into serious problems while searching for oil. The new plan is just […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage man arrested for sexual abuse of a minor

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 29, 16:27

    A months-long investigation has led to the arrest of a 40-year-old Anchorage man accused of sexually abusing a young girl. Matthew Stefanich was arrested Friday after investigators received reports earlier this year that he had taken “inappropriate pictures” of a girl in 2010 when he was living near Fairbanks, according to Alaska State Troopers dispatch. […]

  • State

    Court agrees to review Tongass Roadless Rule case

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 29, 15:42

    A decision allowing new road construction and logging in the nation’s largest national forest will be reviewed. Friday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced it will review a case that challenges Tongass National Forests’ exemption from the Roadless Rule, adopted in 2001 to protect millions of acres of national forests and grasslands from […]

  • Football Final

    High School Football Scores: Week 3

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 29, 14:43

    Saturday, Aug. 30 Bartlett 31 Chugiak 20 Colony 48 Juneau-Douglas 0 Nikiski 40 Monroe Catholic 0 Eielson 77 Voznesenka 0 Ketchikan 61 Seward 30 Soldotna 62 Thunder Mountain 0 Homer 30 Barrow 12 Kenai 56 Kodiak 8   Friday, Aug. 29 West 23 Service 20 Dimond 29 West Valley 7 Lathrop 56 Wasilla 42 Stephenville (TX) 43 South […]

  • DayBreak

    Miss Alaska, Miss Alaska’s Outstanding Teen talk competition, youth empowerment

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 29, 14:35

    Back in June, a new Miss Alaska was crowned. And in less than two weeks, Malie Delgado of Anchorage will take the national stage in the 2015 Miss America Competition in Atlantic City. Daybreak caught up with Delgado, along with Miss Alaska’s Outstanding Teen Alyssa Hampton on Friday. Delgado and Hampton recently went down to the […]

  • State

    Elite Army Rangers train in Alaska

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 29, 11:25

    The skills of U.S. Army Rangers are legendary, but they don’t reach that level of ability without serious training. Now that the wars in the Middle East are winding down, the Rangers are focusing on practicing specific skill sets. That’s how a group of 80 Rangers from Ft. Benning, Georgia, found themselves hanging from Alaska […]

  • State

    Stranded harbor seal pup released in Juneau

    by Associated Press on Aug 29, 10:51

    A harbor seal found stranded in May in Juneau has been returned to the wild after putting on some weight in the last three months. The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/1u5DEuy) reports the seal was released Wednesday from Auke Recreation Area. The male pup was just days old when it was found in May in Auke Bay. […]