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Anchorage man charged in connection with fatal drunk driving crash


Enstar feels the heat from customers over price hike




  • Local

    Wildlife officials: Man injured in surprise bear attack

    by Hope Miller on Jul 24, 17:04

    A man was hospitalized with puncture wounds on his arms and hands following a surprise attack from a brown bear Thursday afternoon in a remote area of Eagle River. The attack happened around 1 p.m. in Chugach State Park at the south fork of Eagle River, and the man ultimately killed the bear by shooting […]

  • State

    Alaska train to resume service after cars derail

    by Associated Press on Jul 24, 16:28

    Photo courtesy flickr user Alan Vernon A tourist railway in Alaska is set to resume operations after a derailment injured 23 people. White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad Chairman John Finlayson said the company plans to resume service Friday. Two vintage locomotives and four passenger cars derailed Wednesday on the railroad’s most popular route to White […]

  • State

    New rules for headlights in place for Southeast

    by Associated Press on Jul 24, 16:00

    Drivers on sections of highway in southeast Alaska will be required to use their headlights, even during the day. State transportation department spokesman Jeremy Woodrow says it’s a safety measure the department has already instituted further north and is now introducing in Southeast. KRBD reports (http://bit.ly/UrcHFh ) the new rule will apply to sections of […]

  • Crime

    Man, dog ejected in Parks Highway DUI crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 24, 15:26

    A 38-year-old Juneau woman faces numerous criminal charges following a Parks Highway crash Wednesday afternoon. Alaska State Troopers initially responded to a Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately call around 4:50 p.m., according to trooper dispatch. While troopers were en route, AST said the red Jeep Cherokee in question — driven by Trisha A. Corser — […]

  • Local

    Arctic Thunder preview photo gallery

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 24, 15:03

    Arctic Thunder is this Saturday and Sunday at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.  

  • Local

    UAA to host 2015 MPSF gymnastic championships

    by KTVA Sports on Jul 24, 14:56

    The University of Alaska Anchorage gymnastics team will host six meets at its brand-new home in the Alaska Airlines Center in 2015, including the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships in March, head coach Paul Stoklos announced Thursday. The Seawolves begin with their annual Green & Gold instrasquad meet Dec. 13, while the regular season gets under way Jan. […]

  • DayBreak

    World-class naturalist pursues passion for bears at Hallo Bay

    by James Gaddis on Jul 24, 13:54

    It’s not just the bears that are impressive at Hallo Bay Bear Camp in Katmai National Park. Lead guide Simyra Taback is considered one of the best naturalist guides on the planet, according to a popular travel magazine. In 2012, Taback won the Silver Wanderlust World Guide Award in London. She finished in second place […]

  • Local

    Growing influx of musk oxen prompts Alaska hunt

    by Associated Press on Jul 24, 13:30

    A growing influx of musk oxen in the western Alaska town of Nome has prompted wildlife officials to open a subsistence hunt early for the large shaggy animals. Officials, however, say only five animals can be killed beginning Aug. 1 because the population in the entire region is shrinking significantly yearly, and the stock must […]

  • Stories

    Snow forecast for northern Alaska

    by Associated Press on Jul 24, 12:39

    It may still officially be summer, but there’s snow in the forecast for northern Alaska. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/5onTK2) the National Weather Service says several inches of snow could fall on the southeastern Brooks Range Thursday night and Friday. Snow is predicted above the 2,000 foot elevation and west of the Dalton Highway […]

  • Local

    Fairbanks pollution initiative to appear on ballot

    by Associated Press on Jul 24, 10:06

    Enough signatures have been gathered for a ballot initiative seeking to renew a law preventing the Fairbanks North Star Borough from regulating home heating devices. The “Home Heating Protection Initiative” will appear on the October municipal ballot. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/eFamsl) says it’s the third in a series of initiatives that have barred the […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, July 24

    by Brett Shepard on Jul 24, 8:42

    There will be mostly cloudy skies today in Southcentral with rain moving into the region tonight. The rain should end early Friday with sunshine returning for the weekend. Southeast Alaska, skies will be gray with showers at times. In the Interior, skies will be mostly cloudy with showers at times. On the North Slope skies […]

  • Local

    Glacier Pilots limp to the finish line

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 24, 8:14

    The Glacier Pilots’ final home game was both memorable and forgettable: Memorable for the Goldpanners, forgettable for the hosts. The Goldpanners scored nine runs on only 9 base hits, cruising to a 9-1 win at Mulcahy Stadium Wednesday. Long Beach State sophomore Eric Hutting hit two home runs — his second and third of the season […]

  • State

    Season of hope on the Yukon: New frontiers for fishing

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 24, 6:21

    When it comes to fishing, necessity has been the mother of invention on the Yukon River. After harsh restrictions were imposed to protect the endangered run of king salmon,  Kwik’pak, the fish processing plant in Emmonak, began exploring new types of gear. Traditionally, gillnets have been used. But fishery managers would not allow the nets […]

  • State

    Season of hope on the Yukon: Saving salmon, saving jobs

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 24, 6:00

    Although Alaskans typically use dipnets for their personal use — to put up salmon for the winter — the Yukon River may be the first place in the state where they’ve been used in a commercial fishery. Kwik’pak, the fish processing plant in Emmonak, pushed for the dipnets for two reasons: to help protect king […]

  • Local

    World War II aircraft ready for Arctic Thunder

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 23, 23:33

    Alaska’s largest event in terms of attendance is only days away. Arctic Thunder 2014 is expected to draw 250,000 people over the weekend. “It’s just [an] outstanding presentation of acrobatics, engineering and flight and the spirit of the military,” said David Peters with the Alaska Air Show Association. Some of the World War II planes […]

  • State

    Setnet ban: Judge lets ballot initiative process move forward

    by Rhonda McBride on Jul 23, 23:18

    It looks like the Cook Inlet fish wars will soon ramp up to a new level. Voters may have a chance to decide whether to ban setnets in urban areas. The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance (AFCA), which represents sport fishermen, has scored a major court victory. Alaska Superior Court Judge Catherine Easter ruled favorably on […]

  • State

    Murkowski criticizes Sally Jewell in letter about King Cove

    by Emily Carlson on Jul 23, 23:07

    Seven months after U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell rejected what residents call a life-saving road for King Cove, one of Alaska’s senators continues to fight. Sen. Lisa Murkowski sent a letter to Jewell, criticizing her for what Murkowski says is Jewell’s ongoing failure to protect the safety of the people of King Cove. The […]

  • State

    Budding industry deals with growing pains

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 23, 21:26

    When you work in a peony paradise choosing a favorite can be hard. “Isn’t this one beautiful?” Sue Kent gestured to Kansas, a magnificent magenta bloom as she showed off her colorful farm. “They’re gorgeous, they’re big,” she said about the Red Charms. “It’s a sea of red!” She and her husband Clay Sullivan are […]

  • Local

    ASD joins nationwide effort to improve achievement of minority boys

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jul 23, 20:15

    The Anchorage School District is joining a nationwide effort to help minority boys and young men succeed in school. It’s called My Brother’s Keeper. President Barack Obama announced the initiative earlier this year. Alaska Natives and American Indians have the highest dropout rate in the state and the nation, according to the Alaska Department of […]

  • Local

    Enstar feels the heat from customers over price hike

    by Dave Leval on Jul 23, 19:26

    Enstar is dealing with more problems than just a possible strike by its union workers. A crowd filled Wednesday’s public hearing before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska as people voiced their objections to Enstar’s nearly 49 percent increase. The utility company says it’s necessary since customers did not use enough natural gas earlier this year. The […]