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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    No injuries reported in downtown Anchorage structure fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 01, 9:48

    No injuries were reported after the Anchorage Fire Department (AFD) responded to a structure fire near 500 East 5th Avenue Wednesday morning. Crews received the call at 9:04 a.m. and were on scene by 9:07 a.m., according to AFD assistant fire chief Erich Scheunemann. The fire was deemed under control at 9:27 a.m. Scheunemann said the […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Ben Carson clears initial Senate test vote

    by Associated Press on Mar 01, 7:45

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has given its initial approval to President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson. Carson’s actual confirmation vote is likely Thursday. Carson, a celebrated African-American neurosurgeon and candidate in last year’s GOP presidential primary, cleared a preliminary Senate hurdle on a bipartisan 62-37 vote. […]

  • Iditarod

    Jeff King aims for fifth Iditarod title

    by John Thain on Mar 01, 7:22

    What’s a musher without their team? “I’ve got a team of Navy Seals,” Jeff King said of his dogs. Like any good relationship, King and his team have a relationship that works both ways.  “It’s no fun to me if I don’t like them and they don’t like me, and I don’t like them,” King explained. Training […]

  • News

    Juneau’s $170 million natural gas project on hold

    by Associated Press on Mar 01, 7:01

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Juneau’s privately owned electric utility is holding off on plans to bring natural gas to Alaska’s capital city due to lower oil prices. Alaska’s Energy Desk reported Tuesday that Alaska Electric Light & Power’s owner, Washington-state-based Avista, had expressed interest in shipping liquefied natural gas from British Columbia to Juneau as […]

  • Outdoors

    Fishery board changes management of sockeye in Kenai River

    by Associated Press on Mar 01, 6:44

    KENAI, Alaska (AP) – The Board of Fisheries has changed its target for how many late-run sockeye salmon need to make it out of the Kenai River. The Peninsula Clarion reported Monday (that the board spent its first day deliberating an Alaska Department of Fish and Game proposal seeking to a review of escapement and […]

  • Sports

    Budapest assembly passes motion to withdraw 2024 Olympic bid

    by Associated Press on Mar 01, 6:34

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) – Budapest’s assembly has approved a motion to withdraw the city’s bid for the 2024 Olympics. Wednesday’s decision leaves Los Angeles and Paris as the only remaining candidates. The International Olympic Committee will choose the host city in September. Budapest’s decision to withdraw came after a new political group appeared to have […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD seeks whereabouts of 12-year-old missing for more than 36 hours

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 28, 22:30

    Last updated at 9:52 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1 The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 12-year-old girl whose family has not seen or heard from her in more than a day. APD Sgt. Roger Nelson said Tyleesha Inkster’s family reported her missing around 6 p.m. on Tuesday, approximately […]

  • Health

    Colorectal cancer rates rising in Gen X and millennials, study finds

    by Ashley Welch / CBS News on Feb 28, 20:17

    Colorectal cancer rates have been declining overall in the United States since the mid-1980s, but certain age groups are seeing a concerning rise in cases, according to new research. The study, led by scientists from the American Cancer Society, highlights a “curious” increase colorectal cancer rates in millennials and Generation Xers, including people in their […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Alaska House considers pushing state bond burden onto local taxpayers

    by Liz Raines on Feb 28, 20:11

    A proposal out of Juneau could hit close to Alaskans’ pockets. The Alaska House Finance Committee on Tuesday approved an amendment to let the state walk-back its promise to help local communities pay for school bonds by reducing funding in the budget by $48.7 million, or 42 percent. The measure shifts the burden onto local taxpayers […]

  • Crime

    Man who attacked Iditarod mushers in 2016 race to be held in jail during Fairbanks restart

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 28, 18:14

    The man who attacked two mushers during the 2016 Iditarod sled dog race will spend this year’s race restart in jail, according to an Alaska Department of Corrections (DOC) spokesman. Arnold Demoski, 27, was charged with reckless endangerment and two counts each of third-degree assault and reckless driving after he attacked mushers Jeff King and Aliy […]

  • Alaska News

    DOT: Trucks on now-closed Dalton Highway struck by avalanche

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 28, 18:03

    The Dalton Highway was closed Monday due to “extreme” avalanche conditions between mile 241 and mile 247, near Atigun Pass, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT). The closure was announced on the DOT’s Facebook page Tuesday, posted with a video of a group of trucks that were slammed by an avalanche. […]

  • Money

    Credit card scam targets elderly Alaskans

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 28, 17:29

    Older Alaskans have been the target in a recent scam aimed at stealing credit card information, according to officials. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Serving the Northwest and the Alaska Office of Elder Fraud issued a warning about the scam, saying “it appears this scam is directly targeting the elderly.” Based on recent reports to the agencies, the scammers have called consumers and […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Homer rejects inclusivity measure

    by KTVA / AP on Feb 28, 17:14

    A resolution aimed at promoting inclusivity in a small Alaska fishing community has been rejected after it proved too divisive. The Homer City Council voted 5-1 Monday to reject the measure, which was aimed at affirming Homer’s commitment to inclusion amid concerns about the treatment of immigrants, religious groups, the LGBTQ community and others. Council member […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Fat Tuesday king cakes keep Anchorage bakery busy

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 28, 16:04

    King cakes are considered a Mardi Gras must-have at House of Bread in Anchorage. It’s one of the few bakeries in town where Alaskans can find the Fat Tuesday treat. “The purple represents justice, the green sprinkles represent faith and our gold represents power and that is very traditional for Mardi Gras,” manager Carson Baldiviez said, […]

  • Weather News

    KTVA Weather Lab: Ursa Minor Elementary School

    by Melissa Frey on Feb 28, 15:44

    In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I visited Ursa Minor Elementary School, which is located on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Third-graders in Mrs. Cross and Mrs. Condry’s classes are learning why our weather here in Alaska is not as warm as other places they’ve been. While I was there, they asked me the Weather Lab Question of […]

  • Recipe Box

    Recipe Box: Fennel meatballs with red sauce

    by Sierra Starks on Feb 28, 14:59

    Meatballs are usually the complementary part of the dish, their indispensable qualities made famous by the children’s song “On Top of Spaghetti.” But we’re making meatballs the main course in this week’s Recipe Box! Dave Thorne, aka Delicious Dave, shares his recipe for fennel meatballs with homemade red sauce. “Every week, my kid wants meatballs,” he said. “They love it, so […]

  • Iditarod

    Deep snow along much of the 2017 Iditarod trail

    by Melissa Frey on Feb 28, 14:49

    Many of the checkpoints along the 968-mile Iditarod trail, between Fairbanks and Nome, have plenty of snow and ice, as would be expected this time of year. The last time the Iditarod started in Fairbanks, the snow depth was just over one foot. This year, we’re seeing almost three times that much. As of Tuesday, Fairbanks […]

  • Crime

    APD: Woman wounded in East Anchorage shooting, 2 males flee

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 28, 14:46

    The Anchorage Police Department is investigating a shooting that wounded a woman Tuesday afternoon. In a statement, APD spokeswoman Renee Oistad said someone called police to report a shooting at a Melody Place home just after 12:30 p.m. A few minutes later, someone else called from the home and reported that someone had been shot, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Alaska underwater gas leak continues, 2nd group to sue

    by Associated Press on Feb 28, 14:38

    A leak in an underwater pipeline continues to spew natural gas into Alaska’s Cook Inlet and a second environmental group has given required 60-day notice that it will sue the pipeline’s owner. The gas was first spotted Feb. 7 bubbling from an 8-inch pipeline owned by Hilcorp Alaska, LLC. The company’s consultants say tiny amounts […]

  • U.S. Politics

    President Trump grades his first month in office

    by Emily Schultheis / CBS News on Feb 28, 10:58

    As President Donald Trump prepares to deliver an address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night on his goals for the year, the new president thinks he’s done pretty well so far. In an interview with Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” Tuesday morning, Mr. Trump said he would give himself an “A plus” for effort, an […]