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Senate race plagued by Sullivan residency confusion


South High School renews effort to get football stadium


35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska


At JBER, tech-savvy soldiers train with live grenades


Anchorage football player sheds pounds, gains ground on field




  • Iditarod

    Iditarod renews TV deal with Sportsman

    by Associated Press on Oct 01, 16:06

    Organizers of Alaska’s famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have renewed a deal with the Sportsman Channel. The agreement announced Wednesday continues a national television presence for the nearly 1,000-mile trek across sometimes unforgiving terrain. The network maintains its status as the official network of the race from Anchorage to the old gold rush town […]

  • Local

    Texas woman buys Nuremberg stenographer’s mementos

    by Associated Press on Oct 01, 14:25

    A Dallas woman has paid $9,000 for documents from the Nuremberg trials that were found in an old trunk in Alaska that belonged to a postwar stenographer. Fran Berg was the highest bidder for the items in an auction of World War II memorabilia Saturday by Anchorage-based Alaska Auction Co. The collection, which includes carbon […]

  • Local

    Say Redskins, pay the price?

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 01, 14:11

    It used to be that washing someone’s mouth out with soap was enough to curb bad language. Now cash may be the answer. Until now, it was considered only politically incorrect to some to say “Redskins.” According to Reuters, the Federal Communications Commission may start hitting broadcasters in the wallet with fines for saying the […]

  • State

    Alaska refuge proposes killing invasive caribou

    by Associated Press on Oct 01, 12:52

    Federal wildlife officials are considering deadly measures to keep an Alaska big game animal introduced more than 50 years ago to a remote island in the Aleutians from expanding its range. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing that caribou swimming from Adak Island to Kagalaska Island be killed to prevent a new herd […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cirque du Soleil is coming to Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 01, 11:42

    The acrobats of Cirque du Soleil are coming to Anchorage this winter for seven performances. Alaskans will have a chance to see “Dralion” Jan. 14-18 at the Sullivan Arena. Inspired by Eastern philosophy, the show features a mix of Chinese acrobatics arts and the performing company’s “multidisciplinary approach,” a press release says. The show’s name […]

  • US/World

    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson steps down

    by Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News on Oct 01, 11:40

    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson offered her resignation Wednesday after several security breaches affecting the White House and President Obama became public, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Wednesday. “Today Julia Pierson, the Director of the United States Secret Service, offered her resignation, and I accepted it. I salute her 30 years of […]

  • Health

    U.S. kids exposed to Ebola case being monitored

    by CBS/AP on Oct 01, 10:47

    A handful of school-aged children who had contact with the first man diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. are being monitored. Health officials learned Wednesday that five children have been identified as having contact with the man and are being monitored at home. The man has been in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas since […]

  • DayBreak

    HooDoo Choo Choo coming to Fairbanks

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 01, 10:37

    All aboard the Great Alaska Beer Train! The Alaska Railroad and local breweries are teaming up to bring Alaskans a night of fun and entertainment. Kevin Burton, head brewer at Glacier Brewhouse, stopped by the KTVA 11 Daybreak Studios Wednesday to talk about the Great Alaska Beer Train and the debut of the HooDoo Choo […]

  • Crime

    Suspects enter pleas in Juneau park fires

    by Associated Press on Oct 01, 9:27

    A Juneau man has pleaded guilty to felony criminal mischief for 2012 fires that caused $26,000 in damage at a city park. The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/1E08U4D) reports 26-year-old Ryan Martin changed his plea Tuesday. A second man, 26-year-old Dillon West, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal mischief and was sentenced to 80 hours of community service. […]

  • DayBreak

    Alaskans aim to make strides against breast cancer with 5K

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 01, 9:11

    October is breast cancer awareness month, and hundreds of Alaskans will be making strides to raise awareness and money for the cause. It’s all part of a 5K happening this Saturday. Dr. Karen Barbosa and event specialist Meghan Mackey joined Daybreak on the couch Wednesday to talk more about the event “Making Strides Against Breast […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Oct. 1

    by Brett Shepard on Oct 01, 8:16

    Another beautiful sunny day in store for Southcentral. In the Southeast sunshine will return, but enjoy it today as rain will return Thursday. In the Interior skies will be mostly cloudy with an isolated rain or snow shower possible. On the North Slope skies will be cloudy with some rain and snow showers likely. Out […]

  • State

    Frontier to end seasonal flights to Fairbanks

    by Associated Press on Oct 01, 7:22

    The only low-cost air carrier operating between Fairbanks and the Lower 48 will eliminate the seasonal route next year. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1sN5KhO) reports Denver-based Frontier Airlines plans to eliminate its Denver-to-Fairbanks schedule. Frontier ended seasonal service last month. It flew three to four no-frills Airbus 319 flights every week from mid-May to mid-September. […]

  • National

    Remembering George Shuba

    by KTVA Sports on Oct 01, 7:09

    Former Brooklyn Dodger George “Shotgun” Shuba’s legacy will forever be intertwined with Jackie Robinson. On Monday, Shuba passed away in Ohio at 89. Dave Goldman remembers the man and an iconic moment that helped set history on its course.

  • Local

    Anchorage football player sheds pounds, gains ground on field

    by Jake Edmonds on Oct 01, 6:35

    The East High School football team is known for its size up front. But while some offensive linemen are trying to put on weight, one Thunderbird is shedding pounds. East High student Chidiebere Iwuoha, Jr. was born in Japan. And even as an infant, all anybody could talk about was his size. Iwuoha’s mother says he weighed about […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Senate race plagued by Sullivan residency confusion

    by Kate McPherson on Sep 30, 23:09

    Senate hopeful Dan Sullivan’s residency has once again come into question. Maryland tax officials have confirmed that Dan Sullivan and his wife claimed their Maryland home as their primary residence from 2006 until 2008, during which they received property tax benefits. The Sullivans bought the $1.3 million home in 2006 while Sullivan was working for […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Senate, gubernatorial candidates use different strategies to win election

    by Dave Leval on Sep 30, 21:30

    The U.S. Senate race is one of the biggest on Alaska’s November ballot. KTVA 11 News tried to give voters a chance to hear from the candidates. However, the debate scheduled for later this month will not take place after Republican candidate Dan Sullivan turned down KTVA’s invitation. However, this isn’t the first time Sullivan has […]

  • Local

    At JBER, tech-savvy soldiers train with live grenades

    by Bonney Bowman on Sep 30, 20:12

    Tuesday wasn’t a normal day in the office for a particular group of soldiers at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Normally, their work is done behind a desk, but today was a little more explosive for them. The 59th Signal Battalion’s afternoons don’t usually include hand grenades. “My normal Monday-to-Friday is usually dealing with customers, helping them […]

  • Local

    South High School renews effort to get football stadium

    by Alexis Fernandez on Sep 30, 18:01

    Tensions are flaring in South Anchorage as a high school tries again to get a football stadium. While student-athletes at South High School are focused on their game on the field, another battle is brewing off the field. For years, South High School has tried to get a stadium. In 2012, Legislature approved a $2.1 […]

  • State

    35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska

    by Associated Press on Sep 30, 16:55

    Pacific walrus looking for places to rest in the absence of sea ice are coming to shore in record numbers on Alaska’s northwest coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirms an estimated 35,000 walrus were photographed Saturday near Point Lay. That’s about 700 miles northwest of Anchorage. The enormous gathering was spotted during NOAA’s […]

  • Local

    Used charcoal cause of condo fire, AFD says

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 30, 14:42

    An investigation revealed that a bag of used charcoal is what started a fire last week at an East Anchorage condo, the Anchorage Fire Department says. The charcoal, stored on a second-floor deck at a home on the 6700 block of Lunar Drive, sparked a blaze that caused extensive damage to the unit owned by […]