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  • 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 […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening News weather, August 21

    by Carlos Faura on Aug 21, 19:49

    Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound It will start out foggy and turn partly cloudy in the afternoon with temperatures slightly cooler. Southeast Increasing clouds with morning fog for northern areas of the Panhandle. Interior/North Slope Interior areas will have partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies. Up on the Slope, showers will move in from […]

  • 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 […]

  • Crime

    More arrests expected in home invasion cases

    by Dave Leval on Aug 20, 19:43

    Hrishikesh Joshi has lived in his Tulin Park Loop home for the past two years. After news that police charged five people in the Anchorage home invasion robberies, Joshi says he feels safer now. Joshi, however, has not always felt that way. Months ago, several men robbed a woman and her son at gunpoint while […]

  • Campaign 2014

    It’s go time for November ballot measure campaigns

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 20, 19:31

    The polls have closed but results from the primary election are still coming in from across the state. “It’s definitely not a record,” said Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai. “There still will be potential of several thousands of ballots to be counted over the next 10 days.” Voter turnout for Alaska’s primary election was […]

  • Campaign 2014

    No victory speech from Dan Sullivan

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 20, 18:30

    In the U.S. Senate Republican primary, former Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan got the most votes Tuesday night, meaning he will square off against Sen. Mark Begich in November. Sullivan led the polls from the beginning and kept that lead, garnering about 40 percent of the vote before the night was through. More […]

  • State

    Richard Dauenhauer, linguist and historian, dies at 72

    by Sierra Starks on Aug 20, 17:53

    Richard Dauenhauer, a linguist and historian honored for his work in preserving Alaska Native languages – Tlingit in particular – died Tuesday morning in Juneau. He was 72. The University of Alaska Southeast, where Dauenhauer was a former professor of Alaska Native languages and culture, has confirmed his death. “The University of Alaska Southeast mourns […]

  • Local

    Law enforcement recruiting military members

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 20, 17:19

    As the military continues to downsize, more soldiers and airmen at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson are transitioning to civilian life. Now, the Alaska State Troopers are hoping to swell their ranks with people who used to serve in active-duty ranks. The troopers say they’re looking to hire people ready to act and military veterans definitely fit […]