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    East High girls cruise to 5-3 win over Chugiak; boys tie 1-1

    by KTVA Sports on May 03, 1:35

    The East Anchorage High School girls soccer team let loose against the Chugiak Mustangs Saturday morning, scoring three goals in the first half and going on to win, 5-3. The boys team could not produce as much offense, tying Chugiak, 1-1. Mickey Victor and Olivia Grant each scored two goals for the T-Birds in the […]

  • Crime

    Kodiak man sentenced after guilty plea in sexual assault case

    by Associated Press on May 02, 18:58

    A judge is sending a man he calls “one of the most dangerous people to come to Kodiak” to prison for attempted assault and coercion. The Kodiak Daily Mirror (http://bit.ly/1I6eZ3r) reports Judge Steve Cole sentenced Robert Zoellner Jr. to 15 years behind bars as part of a plea deal. Six of the years will be […]

  • Crime

    AST: Man arrested after allegedly punching girlfriend’s sister in face

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 02, 17:45

    Troopers arrested a man Sunday on assault and disorderly conduct charges after he allegedly punched his girlfriend’s sister in the face. On April 12, a Kobuk woman reported that “she’d been punched in the face by her sister’s boyfriend,” according to an online Alaska State Troopers dispatch. The woman sustained “serious injuries,” troopers say, adding […]

  • Alaska

    Lt. Gov. Mallott to discuss trans-boundary issues during British Columbia visit

    by Associated Press on May 02, 15:55

    Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott plans to meet with Canadian officials, tribal leaders and Canadian mining interests during a trip focused on trans-boundary resource issues. Mallott’s visit to British Columbia is scheduled to begin Monday. He said in a release that he looks forward to the trip and seeing the Canadian side of the trans-boundary issues. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Plans advancing to demolish 3 Anchorage properties acquired for Knik project

    by Associated Press on May 02, 13:18

    The state transportation department plans to move ahead with demolishing three Anchorage properties acquired as part of the idled Knik Arm bridge project. The department, in a release, said the contract to remove the Sourdough Lodge and two adjacent houses was made last September. It says the contract complies with an administrative order last December […]

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  • Local

    Alaska wrestling championships become family affair for dad and daughters

    by Jake Edmonds on May 01, 22:50

    Todd Cook of Homer is a wrestling coach for the Popeye wrestling team. He and the group joined more than 1,000 wrestlers Thursday for the beginning of the Alaska USA Wrestling Championships at the Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla. But Cook is not just a coach. Once a wrestler in high school, he is now […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Anchorage community band says farewell to retiring director with special concert

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 01, 22:48

    A longtime music conductor is giving a grand finale performance: Neal Haglund is retiring from the Anchorage Community Concert Band after more than two decades. “We are a community band. If you’re a bandsman, if you’re a musician, just being able to play you’ll find that just the energy you get from people that are […]

  • Alaska

    Group continues effort to get setnet ban on 2016 ballot

    by Associated Press on May 01, 22:00

    A proposed voter initiative to ban setnets in urban parts of Alaska is making its way toward the ballot, while a lawsuit over its legality continues. Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance President Joe Connors says his organization has been collecting signatures to ask voters on the August 2016 ballot whether to ban commercial setnets in nonsubsistence […]

  • Alaska

    Two Fort Wainwright soldiers earn Best Warrior Competition titles

    by Shannon Kemp on May 01, 21:07

    A pair of soldiers representing units from Fort Wainwright at the U.S. Army’s 2015 Best Warrior Competition brought home the U.S. Army Alaska (USARAK) Soldier and NCO of the Year awards. Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson hosted the competition April 28 through May 1. Over the course of the four days, participants of the competition underwent a […]

  • Alaska

    Here’s how to watch Alaska graduation ceremonies live online

    by KTVA Web Staff on May 01, 19:58

    We’ve listed Alaska schools and universities providing online live streams of their commencement ceremonies. The links below will take you to the streaming page for each school. The 2015 UAA commencement ceremony and all high school graduation ceremonies will also be broadcast live on GCI Channel 1. Are we missing your school? Let us know: […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    23rd Sapper Company stands down after final deployment

    by Bonney Bowman on May 01, 19:50

    Two units at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson deactivated Friday in the latest round of U.S. Army downsizing. The 23rd Sapper Airborne Engineer Company activated at JBER in 2008 as part of Operation: Enduring Freedom. They cleared bombs from more than 5,000 miles of road, allowing other soldiers to safely leave the war zone. Friday was their […]

  • Anchorage Mayoral Race

    WATCH: Final debate between Amy Demboski, Ethan Berkowitz

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 01, 17:53

    Anchorage Mayoral Debate Sunday, May 3 at 5:00 PM on KTVA 11   KTVA 11 News will host the final debate between Ethan Berkowitz and Amy Demboski prior to the May 5 runoff election. The debate will be moderated by KTVA’s Joe Vigil and Emily Carlson. Viewers may pose questions before and during the debate using one of the following […]

  • Crime

    Man accused of beating toddler changes plea to guilty

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 01, 16:10

    A 21-year-old man accused of brutally beating a 2-year-old boy and two women changed his plea to guilty Friday, according to the Anchorage District Attorney’s office. Alexie Kapotek originally faced six charges: three counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault and a single count of fourth-degree assault. As part of a plea deal, Kapotek […]

  • Alaska

    Nome School Board passes $14.3 million budget for 2016

    by Jenn Ruckel / KNOM on May 01, 16:00

    The Nome Board of Education has passed a $14.3 million budget for 2016, which will require the district to take over $303,000 out of fund balance next year. With state education funding still indefinite, Superintendent Shawn Arnold explained at a special meeting this week what the current situation is in Juneau. “As of today, we’re looking […]

  • Crime

    Kodiak man surrenders to authorities after barricading himself in home

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 01, 14:19

    A 32-year-old Kodiak man was arrested after he barricaded himself in his apartment and tried to bribe an Alaska State Trooper to let him go by offering the officer $100, authorities say. Billy Yovino, Jr., 32, was arrested for bribery, seven counts of reckless endangerment and two counts of fourth-degree weapons misconduct, according to an […]

  • Alaska

    Steve Watkins: ‘I can’t begin to tell you how incredibly grateful & thankful I am to be alive’

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 01, 13:07

    Army veteran and 2015 Iditarod rookie Steve Watkins is counting his blessings after surviving the devastating earthquake in Nepal that has left as many as 6,000 people dead. He said he was unharmed after the magnitude-7.8 quake, the epicenter of which was 130 miles from Mount Everest. Watkins was trying to climb to the summit […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Zombie Unicorn

    by Daybreak Staff on May 01, 12:29

    Halloween came early for Daybreak Friday morning. Zombie Unicorn, the winner of round two of Hard Rock Rising, visited the set for a Mic Check in the Morning. Frontman Adam Hulin and dancer Morgan Freeman took the Daybreak stage, giving viewers the sense the musician was reviving a corpse from the dead by strumming the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage woman honored at therapeutic court commencement

    by Hope Miller on May 01, 11:19

    More than three years ago, Catherine Adcock was living in her car, had lost her job and was strung out on opiates and alcohol. And to make matters worse, she had racked up 47 drug-related charges and was facing 5 years on each charge. A lot has changed since then. Thursday, people in a packed […]

  • Alaska

    Feds still trying to plan fate of Alaska island feral cattle

    by Associated Press on May 01, 10:51

    Federal wildlife managers are still trying to determine the fate of feral cattle that have long gone without caretakers on an uninhabited Alaska island. An aerial survey last fall counted 2,024 cattle on Chirikof Island – nearly triple an earlier estimate of 800. The animals are descendants of cattle first brought there in the late […]