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  • Alaska

    Burn bans in some places lifted, allowing some campfires over the holiday weekend

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 02, 21:33

    Good news for campers heading to the Mat-Su Valley this weekend: State Parks announced today that several campfire bans in the area have been relaxed. Big Lake Recreation Area camp host Karen Green and her husband may need to order more firewood. Effective immediately campfires will be allowed at their campground, according to State Park officials who made […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening News Weather, July 2

    by KTVA Weather on Jul 02, 21:13

    Kenai Peninsula/Prince William Sound Partial clearing for the peninsula and the sound with some isolated showers possible along the mountains.   Southeast Mostly cloudy skies for the panhandle with a chance of showers from Juneau to the north.   Interior/North Slope Showers will end overnight in the interior with partial clearing friday by the afternoon. […]

  • Alaska

    31 Alaskan residents become U.S. Citizens

    by Jacquie Slater on Jul 02, 21:08

    At a naturalization ceremony held on Thursday at the Federal Courthouse in Anchorage, 31 people took the Oath of Allegiance and officially became U.S. citizens. The ceremony was presided over by Judge Gary Spraker. In all, 17 countries were represented in the ceremony, including Colombia, the Philippines, Canada, England and Ethiopia. Before becoming citizens, all […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Groups give out festive flags for 4th of July

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 02, 20:49

    Residents in the Jewell Lake area woke up Thursday morning to find their neighborhoods peppered with patriotism. “I kind of like it when people come out and thank us for putting the flags out every year,” said Gavin Henderson. He was up bright and early to help hand out American flags for the Fourth of […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    ‘Downtown Dog Ambassador’ brings a smile to visitors

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 02, 20:24

    Peter Ferrara is used to turning heads when he walks in downtown Anchorage. After all, it’s not every day you see a man walking up to a dozen dogs at once, and greeting strangers as he goes. Ferrara wears a shirt that says “Downtown Dog Ambassador.” It’s a title he got a few years back from […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Conner’s Lake loons have livestreamed birth

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 02, 17:50

    A livestreaming loon cam on an Anchorage lake is showing two proud parents — a Pacific Loon chick hatched Monday on Conner’s Lake, where the loon cam is trained, according to Jean Tam. Tam has operated the loon cam since 2003. She says this year’s birth is especially exciting since last year the same loon […]

  • National

    Championship coach Geno Morgan dies at 49 in Chicago

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 02, 17:36

    A former Alaska championship high school coach died in his sleep Wednesday night visiting family in his hometown of Chicago. The death of 49-year-old Geno Morgan was announced through the Wasatch Academy in Utah, where he has coached boys basketball since 2009 and where his wife Lisa works as the Dean of Students. According to […]

  • Fishing Report

    Alaska Fishing Report for July 2, 2015

    by Carlos Faura on Jul 02, 17:02

    Today’s Fishing Report Recipes: Lime Chili Halibut Ingredients 2 teaspoons chili powder 2 teaspoons white sugar 2 teaspoons grated lime peel 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne) 4 halibut fillets 1 inch thick  (about 1 1/4 lb) 2 teaspoons olive or canola oil Directions Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small bowl, mix chili powder, sugar, […]

  • Alaska

    DOC welcomes first drug-sniffing dog

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 02, 15:32

    The Alaska Department of Corrections has announced a new addition to their ranks who will soon be patrolling the halls of correctional facilities across the state. K-9 Marley, an 8-year-old yellow Labrador, was given to the DOC to conduct checks of vehicles, packages and areas within DOC facilities in an effort to crack down on […]

  • Crime

    Man charged with 27 counts of issuing a bad check

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 02, 14:35

    A 20-year-old man was charged with 27 counts of issuing a bad check after he allegedly wrote dozens of fraudulent checks around Fairbanks for purchases totaling over $30,000, authorities say. Tyler Rifley turned himself into the Fairbanks Police Department Wednesday night after an arrest warrant was obtained. He was remanded to the Fairbanks Correctional Center, […]

  • Alaska

    Anchorage officially breaks low-snow record

    by Associated Press on Jul 02, 13:30

    A lack of snow over the winter has earned a new record for Alaska’s largest city. The National Weather Service says Anchorage received 25.1 inches of snow over the winter, compared with the normal 74.5 inches. It’s official! #Anchorage officially sets lowest seasonal snowfall record with 25.1″ for 2014-2015. #akwx pic.twitter.com/bjZCj4tmN3 — NWS Anchorage (@NWSAnchorage) […]

  • Alaska

    Western Alaska census area gets a new name

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 02, 13:08

    An Alaska census area once named after a Confederate cavalry leader has a new name. The area, which stretches along the coast of the Bering Sea and includes 19 communities, is now called the Kusilvak Census Area, according to an announcement by Gov. Bill Walker Thursday. The area was previously known as the Wade Hampton […]

  • Alaska

    Lawsuit challenging same-sex marriage dropped in Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 02, 12:23

    Alaska has officially dropped an appeal of a court case that struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals accepted the notice to dismiss the appeal Wednesday, court records indicate. Back in October, U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess ruled Alaska’s ban on same-sex unions was unconstitutional. The state […]

  • Alaska

    Riverbank shooting nets attempted murder charge for Crooked Creek man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 02, 12:19

    A Crooked Creek man faces a plethora of charges, including first-degree attempted murder, after allegedly opening fire on a group of children and adults on the bank of the Kuskokwim River Wednesday afternoon. According to Alaska State Troopers, 30-year-old Moses John admitted to trying to kill one of the adults; a person he tried to […]

  • Alaska

    In Alaska, Alzheimer’s resources remain limited

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 02, 11:43

    It’s irreversible and progressive and so far, there’s still no cure. Alzheimer’s Disease affects approximately 5 million people nationwide, according to the National Institute on Aging. “There are promising signals on the horizon, but there is no cure at present,” said Pam Kelley of Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska. Kelley offered several tips that may help […]

  • Alaska

    Alaska’s Bristol Bay sockeye fishery off to slow start

    by Dave Bendinger / KDLG on Jul 02, 11:20

    Alaska’s largest sockeye fishery is predicted to have a near record return this summer, but so far the reds have only trickled into Bristol Bay’s rivers. Through Tuesday, 3.4 million sockeye have been harvested, and the total run including escapement is 5.3 million fish. Given that Fish and Game’s preseason estimates suggested 54 million sockeye would […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Despite burn ban, fire department OKs holiday weekend grilling

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 02, 11:13

    While a burn ban remains in effect throughout the Municipality of Anchorage Thursday, don’t put your Fourth of July grilling plans on hold just yet. Fully enclosed electric, charcoal and propane barbecues are still allowed, according to the Anchorage Fire Department. Fish smokers are permissible, too. Not allowed: All open fires, portable fireplaces and fireworks. […]

  • Alaska

    State will discontinue filling grayling in Alaska lakes

    by Associated Press on Jul 02, 11:11

    Funding cuts have forced Alaska hatcheries to stop raising Arctic grayling. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1f5wiWH) the manager of Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery in Fairbanks, Gary George, says the state chose to cut grayling because the small, native fish are disproportionately expensive to raise. The canceled grayling program makes up 11 percent of […]

  • Web Exclusives

    Bald eagle, crow make for once-in-a-liftime photo op

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 02, 10:40

    Alaskans are no strangers to bald eagle sightings: The Last Frontier is home to around 30,000 of the birds, according to the Department of Fish and Game. But how many people have seen something like this?     California-based photographer Phoo Chan captured this photo of a crow catching a ride on the back of an […]

  • US/World

    States, BP reach $18.7B settlement over oil spill

    by CBS/AP on Jul 02, 10:29

    Last Updated Jul 2, 2015 10:55 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS - Officials in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas announced an $18.7 billion settlement with BP on Thursday that resolves years of litigation over the deadly 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The April 20, 2010, rig blast killed 11 workers and sent millions of barrels […]