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  • Football Final

    Vote for Game of the Week: August 29

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 22, 17:46

    This week’s KTVA Game of the Week will be either West at Service or Wasilla at Lathrop. Please vote in our online poll (right) to select where KTVA Sports will broadcast our 5, 6, and 10 p.m. sportscasts to feature Game of the Week on Aug. 29. The West vs. Service game is a rematch […]

  • State

    Bridge closure creates parking chaos

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 22, 17:34

    On a warm, sunny day, berry pickers couldn’t ask for a better view as they haul their buckets around Archangel Valley. “My family loves blueberries and it’s a good chance to stock up for the winter and get out of town for a little bit,” said Eric Watson. It’s a Hatcher Pass hotspot, especially this […]

  • State

    Suspicious object turns out to be Star Wars toy

    by Associated Press on Aug 22, 17:05

    Call Luke Skywalker for backup. Police in Juneau took a call Tuesday to check out a suspicious device spotted on the side of a road. The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/YIVmu4 ) reports the first officer on the scene wasn’t sure what to make of the object. A dispatcher sent out a second officer with expertise in […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    AK Art: Travel enthusiast, painter shares her skills with students

    by Hope Miller on Aug 22, 16:52

    Linda Infante Lyons didn’t plan on spending time producing much art when she arrived at Denali National Park and Preserve for her 10-day stay as part of the Artist-in-Residence program. But it’s hard not to be in inspired by the vast beauty of the area, and the landscape painter found herself reaching for her oils […]

  • Local

    Pedestrian cited for jaywalking after colliding with motorcyclist

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 22, 15:30

    Updated: Friday, August 22 at 3:30 p.m. A pedestrian was injured after colliding with a motorcycle on Muldoon Road near Fred Meyer Thursday afternoon, police say. The Anchorage Police Department and medics responded to the crash, which was reported to authorities around 4 p.m., said APD spokeswoman Dani Myren. The motorcyclist, identified by police as 37-year-old Deanna […]

  • State

    Parnell appoints Franklin to head regulatory board

    by Associated Press on Aug 22, 13:57

    Gov. Sean Parnell has appointed an Anchorage municipal prosecutor to lead the agency that regulates Alaska’s liquor industry. Cynthia Franklin will succeed Shirley Cote effective Sept. 22. Cote stepped down earlier this year. Concerns have been raised about the direction of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. For years it fell under the Department of Public […]

  • Crime

    Police seek sexual assault suspect

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 22, 13:42

    The Anchorage Police Department is seeking public help locating a woman wanted on several felony warrants following an alleged sexual assault at an Anchorage motel. According to court records, 22-year-old Mariya Kalinina faces two counts of first-degree sexual assault and a single count of third-degree assault with a weapon. In a written statement distributed Friday […]

  • State

    Villager shoots muskox chasing tethered dog

    by Associated Press on Aug 22, 12:23

    Another muskox has been killed in defense of life or property, this time in the village of Wales. KNOM-radio (http://bit.ly/1tzMf8k) reports Randy Oxereok shot the bull after it chased his sister’s dog and ignored attempts to scare it off. Helena Oxereok says she was hauling water Saturday and noticed the bull behind her house. Neighbors […]

  • State

    Troopers: Kotlik girl drowns in bucket of water

    by Associated Press on Aug 22, 12:19

    Alaska State Troopers say a 1-year-old girl has drowned in a bucket of water at her family’s home in the western Alaska village of Kotlik. The girl was pronounced dead at the village clinic shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday after CPR efforts failed. Troopers say the girl fell into a half-full 5-gallon bucket of water […]

  • DayBreak

    Mic Check in the Morning: Todd Grebe and Cold Country

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 22, 11:53

    They’re bluegrass with a dash of country: Todd Grebe and Cold Country performed live on KTVA 11′s Daybreak for the Friday edition of “Mic Check in the Morning.” Grebe is originally from Anchorage. In 2010, he moved to Nashville to expand his musical career. He says it’s been great to be back in his hometown. […]

  • US/World

    How many Americans have joined ISIS?

    by CBS News on Aug 22, 11:36

    The U.S. government has positively identified a relatively small number of Americans – fewer than 12 – who have joined ISIS, but precise numbers are unavailable and intelligence assessments, while educated, are still estimates due to limited U.S. intelligence in Syria, CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reports. There is also a group of Americans who have […]

  • Crime

    Former store owner pleads guilty to food stamp fraud

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 22, 10:24

    An Anchorage store owner pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud and one count of criminal forfeiture in U.S. District Court Thursday. In a written statement, the district attorney’s office said 44-year-old Ayub Yusef Eprahin reached a plea agreement with prosecutors and faces a maximum two years in jail and $250,000 fine. According to […]

  • State

    Union member rally for higher minimum wage

    by Associated Press on Aug 22, 9:19

    Two days after the Alaska primary, advocates for a higher minimum wage rallied Thursday in Fairbanks to support Ballot Measure 3 in the November general election. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1p1KpIU) reports union members and politicians who want their support were in the crowd at Myrtle Thomas Park. AFL-CIO national President Richard Trumka told participants […]

  • DayBreak

    Meet Layla and Panther, this week’s Daybreak Adopt-A-Pet

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 22, 9:19

    Meet Layla and Panther, 2-year-old best friends that have lived together their entire lives. Layla is a brown female tabby cat. Panther is a gray and white neutered male. Layla has a gentle and very loving temperament. She is initially shy, but enjoys all petting and attention. Panther has an affectionate and sweet temperament. He’s […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, August 22

    by Brett Shepard on Aug 22, 7:46

    Skies will become partly cloudy by this afternoon in Southcentral. Into the southeast, skies will be mostly to partly cloudy. In the Interior, skies will be mostly sunny. On the North Slope, skies will be mostly cloudy with patchy fog. Out west, skies will be mostly to partly cloudy. Into the southwest, skies will be […]

  • State

    Alaska fire officials urge hunting fire safety

    by Associated Press on Aug 22, 6:48

    Alaska fire managers are urging hunters to use caution with campfires and other possible triggers of wildfires, such as motorized equipment. The message comes after firefighters responded Wednesday to a small blaze northeast of Palmer. Officials say firefighters were working to extinguish the fire on Thursday, but they add it did not pose a threat. […]

  • Local

    Anchorage Youth Court celebrates 25 years of service

    by Kate McPherson on Aug 21, 23:20

    The Anchorage Youth Court is celebrating 25 years in operation this week. The goal is to keep young, first-time offenders out of the criminal justice system by allowing them to be judged and sentenced by their peers. “There’s definitely pressure I think because we know it’s a real defendant, this is something real that happened,” […]

  • State

    Alaska State Fair begins

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 21, 21:07

    Opening day is here and nothing says state fair like deep-fried food, carnival rides and vendors. Whether you like livestock, concerts, or food on a stick, the 2014 Alaska State Fair has something for you. Thousands lined up before the gates even opened Thursday to be among the first to check out the rides, exhibits, […]

  • Get Out

    August 21 Fishing Report

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 21, 19:56

    ANCHORAGE Lakes are good. Streams are fair for silvers and trout, but make sure to check regulations. Ship Creek clean-up and BBQ Sunday at 10 a.m. MAT-SU Streams are OK for rainbow trout. Silver fishing is past it’s prime but still decent. Silver fishing on the Yentna River and Fish Creek is still good. KENAI […]

  • Local

    Some Anchorage schools offer free meals to all students

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 21, 19:44

    Hunger is a big problem in Anchorage and it often shows up in the form of hungry students at school. That’s why the district is taking the unusual approach of offering free meals to all students at 30 different schools. The free meals are paid for by a federal grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. […]