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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Public invited to speak at People Mover meetings

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 04, 21:53

    Anchorage municipal transit officials plan to overhaul the People Mover bus system. A series of meetings were held in November to allow the public to voice their thoughts on the proposed changes, and anyone who wasn’t able to to attend will be able to do so at additional meetings scheduled throughout December. The proposals include cutting […]

  • US/World

    Coast Guard to begin hearings on Alaska Juris sinking

    by Associated Press on Dec 04, 19:08

    The U.S. Coast Guard is holding a series of hearings in Seattle to determine what caused the flooding that sank a fishing vessel off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands last year. The Seattle Times reports the 230-foot Alaska Juris sank in July 2015 after a problem in the engine room led to flooding on board. All 46 […]

  • Lifestyle

    After heartbreaking loss, family restaurant carries on co-founder’s legacy

    by Eric Ruble on Dec 04, 18:40

    One would be hard pressed to find an Anchorage restaurant smaller than Falafel King. Avi Avraham and his wife, Simha Avraham Lalki, founded the cozy spot on Gambell Street in early 2007. The Israeli immigrants opened the restaurant with the help of their four children, two of whom live in Anchorage. “Everyone just loves it. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    One month after running away, Anchorage family continues search for missing teen

    by Eric Ruble on Dec 04, 18:00

    Mary Rotzler’s family is desperate for answers more than one month after the 14-year-old went missing. The East High School freshman ran away from home on Nov. 1. Her mom, Brenda Parduhn, said she last saw her daughter near Bragaw Street and Richmond Avenue in Mountain View. “I think she’s here in Anchorage and somebody’s […]

  • US/World

    Fidel Castro’s ashes interred in private ceremony, ending nine days of mourning

    by Associated Press on Dec 04, 17:43

    Fidel Castro’s ashes were interred in a private ceremony Sunday morning, ending nine days of mourning for the man who ruled Cuba for nearly half a century. The military caravan bearing his remains in a flag-draped cedar coffin left the Plaza of the Revolution in the eastern city of Santiago at 6:39 a.m., returning empty […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Operation Santa Claus brings Christmas cheer to Akiachak

    by Heather Hintze on Dec 04, 17:29

    Santa Claus just couldn’t wait until Christmas Eve to deliver presents to the village of Akiachak. On Saturday, he gave his reindeer the day off and enlisted the help of the Alaska National Guard’s C-130 to get him to the small Kuskokwim community at sun up. It’s all part of the Operation Santa Claus program […]

  • Local

    Memorial run honors Alaskan killed in 2014 avalanche

    by John Thompson on Dec 04, 16:54

    The Erik Peterson Memorial 5K Run took place Sunday, honoring a beloved member of the Alaska community who tragically passed away in an avalanche two years ago. Peterson was a West Anchorage High School football coach and Dimond High School track and field and cross-country coach. An avid outdoorsman, Peterson was in the backcountry of […]

  • US/World

    Army Corps of Engineers denies easement for Dakota Access Pipeline

    by KTVA / AP on Dec 04, 14:56

    Last updated at 3:33 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it won’t grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota. Corps spokeswoman Moria Kelley said in a news release Sunday that the administration will not allow the four-state, $3.8 billion pipeline to be built […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA volleyball team advances to Elite 8

    by John Thompson on Dec 04, 11:54

    For the first time in program history, the University of Alaska Anchorage volleyball team has been crowned NCAA Division II West Region Champions. The Seawolves defeated GNAC foe Western Washington University in four sets  — 19-25, 27-25, 25-21 and 25-23 — in front of a record crowd of 2,710 people at the Alaska Airlines Center, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Missing: Police seek whereabouts of ‘vulnerable’ Anchorage woman

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 04, 11:05

    The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a woman police described as a vulnerable adult. Mary Mortenson, 27, was last seen Saturday evening as she left a home on the 2300 block of East 52nd Avenue, police explained. “Mary has some mental health conditions and there is concern for her […]

  • Crime

    Vigil held in Palmer to remember David Grunwald

    by Eric Ruble on Dec 04, 10:40

    Soon after Alaska State Troopers announced they had likely found the remains of David Grunwald near Knik River Road, a vigil to remember the Palmer teen was organized on Facebook. Saturday evening, nearly 200 people gathered at the Palmer Train Depot to share stories of Grunwald. Many of them were his classmates from Mat-Su Career […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Film festival kicks off with premier of last movie shot under tax incentive program

    by Bonney Bowman on Dec 03, 17:39

    The Anchorage International Film Festival kicked off Friday night, with the premier of a movie shot right here in our home state. “Sugar Mountain” was the last film made under the tax incentive program, which the state ended due to budget issues. “Sugar Mountain” was shot in Seward, and featured the town and its people. […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Green Party drops bid for statewide Pennsylvania recount

    by Associated Press on Dec 03, 17:29

    The Green Party is dropping its court case seeking a statewide recount of Pennsylvania’s Nov. 8 presidential election. It had wanted to explore whether voting machines and systems had been hacked and the election result manipulated. The decision came Saturday, two days before a court hearing in the case. Lawyers for the Green Party-backed voters […]

  • US/World

    Scholar says China concerned about Trump policy following Taiwan call

    by Associated Press on Dec 03, 17:28

    China’s foreign minister says he hopes Beijing’s relations with the U.S. won’t be “interfered with or damaged” after President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades-long diplomatic tradition and spoke directly with Taiwan’s leader. Hong Kong’s Phoenix TV reports that Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday the call between Taiwan’s president and Trump was “just a […]

  • US/World

    Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

    by Associated Press on Dec 03, 17:22

    A former prisoner of war accused of endangering his U.S. comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan is asking President Barack Obama to pardon him before leaving office. White House and Justice Department officials say U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl submitted the clemency request. If granted, it would allow Bergdahl to avert a court-martial […]

  • US/World

    Oakland warehouse fire death toll rises to 33

    by KTVA / AP on Dec 03, 15:41

    Last updated at 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Officials in Oakland say the 33 people confirmed dead in a fire at a warehouse range in age from teenagers to 30-plus years old. Alameda County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Kelly says authorities have identified some 17 year olds among the victims. He says […]

  • Alaska News

    Bethel fire investigation reveals 2 bodies, police say

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 03, 14:42

    Last updated at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 Two Bethel residents were found dead inside their home after a fire early Saturday morning. Bethel police and fire personnel responded to the fire in the area of Trailer Court just after 1 a.m. and quickly extinguished it, according to a statement from Bethel Police Department […]

  • Weather News

    Sitka airport closed after storm forced rocks, debris onto runway

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 03, 14:13

    The Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport was closed for several hours Friday when a storm forced rocks and other debris onto the runway. High winds and heavy seas were blamed for the debris, which stretched across the runway for much of the day, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. “The airport is […]

  • Only in Alaska

    A night at the Bethel Winter House

    by Adrian Wagner/KYUK on Dec 03, 13:47

    Bethel’s homeless shelter, Bethel Winter House, opened earlier this week, providing relief from the cold to Bethel’s many in need. A story published by KYUK Public Media showed what it was like for guests on Wednesday night. Around dinnertime, Major Lonnie Upshaw checked a large convection oven. “I’m serving lasagna, and chicken alfredo pasta with rolls tonight,” Upshaw said. […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska Marine Highway System prepares to sell ferry Taku

    by Associated Press on Dec 03, 13:23

    The Alaska Marine Highway System is working to get rid of the state ferry Taku. The Ketchikan Daily News reports that Alaska Department of Transportation spokesman Jeremy Woodrow says the state has not yet decided how it will dispose of the ferry, but it has received permission from the Federal Highway Administration to sell the […]