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  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hip hop artist aims to use event to shift public opinion

    by Charlo Greene on Aug 21, 17:41

    Muldoon Manny is a man on a mission. As one of Alaska’s premier hip hop artists, Manny believes he has a responsibility to pave the way for other Alaskans navigating through the local music scene, which Manny says has its own unique challenges. “We don’t have these big record labels here or anything like that,” […]

  • Local

    Pedestrian injured after colliding with motorcyclist

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 21, 17:08

    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 extent of the pedestrian’s injuries is unknown at this time, she said. […]

  • Local

    Bicyclist hospitalized after being struck by SUV

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 21, 15:40

    A bicyclist was hospitalized with critical injuries after being struck by a dark blue SUV in midtown Thursday afternoon. Police were notified of the collision, which happened near the intersection of Benson Boulevard and A Street, around 1:46 p.m., said Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Castro. Two lanes of Benson Boulevard were shut down while […]

  • Local

    Punctured bear spray container clears Anchorage thrift store

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 21, 13:32

    Two people were hospitalized Thursday afternoon after a forklift punctured a can of bear spray at an East Anchorage Value Village, according to the Anchorage Fire Department The incident happened around noon, when forklift operator Michael Myers said he was working at the back of the store at the intersection of E. Northern Lights Boulevard […]

  • Crime

    Robert Hansen dies in Anchorage hospital

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 21, 12:20

    VIDEO: Rhonda McBride speaks with Sylvia Butcher, a friend of Robert Hansen’s wife.  Serial killer Robert Hansen has died at the age of 75. He had been in declining health for the past year and was pronounced dead around 1:30 a.m. after being taken to Alaska Regional Hospital, according to Sherrie Daigle, spokesperson for the […]

  • Crime

    Lee changes mind, will return to California to stand trial for murder

    by Dave Leval on Aug 21, 11:32

    Christopher Lee, 24, will soon be on his way back to California. Lee waived extradition Thursday morning in an Anchorage courtroom, two days after challenging his return to California, where he’s accused of the murder of his alleged mistress, 19-year-old Erin Corwin. San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies said they found her body last weekend in a […]

  • Crime

    Big game guide sentenced for hunting, guiding violations

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

    The owner of a Copper Center lodge and Anchorage gun shop faces thousands of dollars in fines and 80 hours of community work service after pleading guilty to four misdemeanor hunting and guiding violations. Alaska State Troopers said Jim West, 60, was sentenced Wednesday in Glennallen. West originally faced 17 violations in connection to big […]

  • Crime

    Ex-UAA worker charged with sending email threats

    by Associated Press on Aug 21, 8:06

    A 36-year-old man fired five years ago from the University of Alaska Anchorage has been charged with sending threatening communications to UA Fairbanks employees. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/VIbdXx) reports Edward DuBois is charged with one count of transmitting threatening communications, a federal felony. DuBois worked as a student services technician in the Registrar’s Office […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Campaigning set to increase ahead of November election

    by Kate McPherson on Aug 20, 23:10

    Republican power brokers across the country are still celebrating after Tuesday night’s primary election secured their favorite candidate to run against Sen. Mark Begich in November. Dan Sullivan won his race against Tea Party-backed Joe Miller and current Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell. Despite the negative jabs between the Republican Senate candidates, political commentator and University […]

  • Local

    Enstar files for rate reduction, annual adjustments

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 20, 22:30

    Enstar Natural Gas Co. says it wants its customers to have smaller bills following a recent more than 40 percent rate hike. The utility company filed for a 6.9 percent rate reduction for the fourth quarter. If approved by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, most customers will see about $9 in savings, said Enstar business […]

  • Local

    Begich Middle School welcomes students on first day of school

    by Alexis Fernandez on Aug 20, 20:21

    It may be hard to believe, but it’s that time of the year again — back to school. Thousands of students across Anchorage woke up bright and early to start their first day of school. The day was full of excitement and plenty of smiles for more than 1,000 students at Begich Middle School. “All […]