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  • Forecasts

    Weekend weather forecast

    by KTVA Weather on Aug 02, 18:42

    Anchorage Expect mostly sunny skies with a few clouds. Highs will be in the 70s again. Kenai Peninsula & Prince William Sound Expect mostly sunny skies to kick off the workweek. Coastal areas will see some breezy conditions, with winds at around 20 mph. Highs will be in the low to mid-70s. Southeast Alaska A […]

  • 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 12 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 […]

  • Local

    Yukon Quest purse announced; officials will offer at least $115,000

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 02, 11:16

    A total of 21 mushers signed up Saturday for the 2016 Yukon Quest. See the video above for more information via KTVA Sports.

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    2nd annual ‘Stop the Violence’ block party: ‘We all can play a role’

    by Eric Ruble on Aug 01, 19:02

    The group We Are Anchorage hosted a block party in the parking lot of the Northway Mall on Saturday. The event, called “Stop the Violence,” aimed to gather people from across the city to take action against the recent violent crimes involving Anchorage’s youth. “It doesn’t matter what you look like, what part of town […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Web Extra: An inside look at Alaska’s renewable island

    by Hope Miller on Aug 01, 12:23

    Planted on Pillar Mountain, Kodiak’s six wind turbines are a fixture in the community. At 80 meters tall each — a bit smaller than a football field — they perch above the town and serve as a symbol for the area’s movement toward renewable energy. In fact, Kodiak Electric Association — which serves the City of […]

  • Sports

    Palmer golfer takes bronze at Special Olympics World Games

    by Megan Mazurek on Aug 01, 12:05

    A golfer from Palmer is a bronze medal winner at the Special Olympics World Games. Garrett Stortz, 24, played in four 18-rounds of golf at Griffith Park. Stortz is a level 5 golfer and improved his personal best every day of play throughout the competition. It was something his coach, Scott Johnson, always knew was […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: Playground fire at Alpenglow Elementary considered suspicious

    by Sierra Starks on Aug 01, 11:33

    Two months after a playground fire at a South Anchorage elementary school, the Anchorage School District is reporting another playground destroyed by flames. Crews responded to the fire on the Alpenglow Elementary School grounds just after 8:30 a.m. Saturday, according to the Anchorage Fire Department dispatch. Photos released by the Anchorage School District show charring […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage in Transition: Paul Alcantar reveals new ideas for Solid Waste Services

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 31, 22:32

    With the election of Anchorage’s new mayor, Ethan Berkowitz, comes a new administration. All this week during the 6 p.m. Evening News, KTVA be interviewing newly appointed department heads about their plans for the future of Anchorage. Friday, we were joined by Paul Alcantar, the new director for Solid Waste Services. Alcantar touched on the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Berkowitz names new Anchorage Public Transit Director

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 31, 21:55

    Anchorage’s new mayor has announced another addition to his transition team. Mayor Ethan Berkowitz chose Jody Karcz as the new Public Transit Director for the Municipality of Anchorage, according to a statement from the mayor’s office. She will replace current director Tom Wilson, who retired July 14, People Mover said in a statement. The Public […]

  • Local

    East High School moves closer to playing football on campus

    by Dave Leval on Jul 31, 21:41

    Canyan Linderman loves football, especially for East High School. “It feels amazing to put on the wings,” Linderman said, who is entering his senior season at cornerback. Linderman and the Thunderbirds want to improve on last season’s dismal 1-7 record. This year’s team is excited about the upcoming season, and not just for what may […]

  • Alaska

    Army’s top enlisted soldier visits JBER, talks future with soldiers

    by Bonney Bowman on Jul 31, 19:50

    At a time of uncertainty for many of Alaska’s soldiers, one of the U.S. Army’s top leaders is in the state to address their concerns. Sgt. maj. of the Army Dan Dailey visited Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson today, where 2,600 soldiers will be cut over the next couple years. As the top enlisted soldier in the Army, […]

  • State

    Murkowski announces upcoming ‘mobile offices’ in southeast, southcentral Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 31, 18:24

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski says Alaskans will have the chance to meet with staff members from her office during the month of August in several southcentral and southeastern communities. Staff will meet with those who have “concerns about issues and policies related to the federal government” and collect casework requests for Murkowski or other federal agencies […]

  • Alaska

    Artist casts bodies in Bethel to highlight mental health

    by Daysha Eaton / KYUK Radio on Jul 31, 17:53

    This story originates from KYUK Public Media and was published with permission BETHEL — An artist is creating life-sized sculptures of Alaskans to tell the story of those who struggle with mental health. Sarah Davies travelled to one of the state’s most vulnerable regions, recently for a project called, ‘100 Stone’. She’s attempting to highlight the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: Missing Anchorage woman located

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 31, 17:02

    UPDATE: Danielle McCall has been found, Anchorage police say.  “Soldotna Police made contact with her last night,” a release from the Anchorage Police Department says. Original story The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing woman. Danielle McCall, 25, was last seen in the Muldoon Road area on Wednesday, July […]

  • Alaska

    Coast Guard honors teenage plane crash survivor

    by Associated Press on Jul 31, 15:53

    The U.S. Coast Guard has honored the teenage survivor of a plane crash near Juneau for helping other passengers and attracting the attention of rescuers. Jose Vazquez, of Puerto Rico, received a recognition letter from the head of the Coast Guard in Alaska on Thursday. Vazquez was one of four passengers on the plane bound […]