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  • Local

    For Chinooks, 7 is a lucky number

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 23, 9:35

    Score seven runs in any inning and you should be ok. Chugiak was. The Chinooks  (12-23) put seven on the board in the third inning at Loretta French Field Tuesday night en route to a 10-3 win over the Anchorage Bucs. Seven different Chinooks knocked in runs as William Arendt and Steven Karkenny each drove in […]

  • Local

    Fairview receives boost from Anchorage Assembly

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 23, 8:58

    Some may consider it a blighted neighborhood, but there’s reason to believe things could improve in Fairview. The Anchorage Asembly approved a plan Tuesday night to create tax abatement incentives in the North Anchorage neighborhood. The ordinance creates a 10-year, partial tax exemption covering increased property value created by major remodeling or new construction projects on […]

  • Local

    Ship Creek development moves forward

    by Kate McPherson on Jul 22, 23:13

    Ship Creek is a step closer to being developed after the Anchorage Assembly unanimously approved the framework plan Tuesday night. The approval makes way for more detailed studies and plans to be completed in preparation of Phase 1. The initial development will focus on connecting the Ship Creek area to downtown by joining the Costal […]

  • State

    Season of hope on the Yukon: Two countries, one river

    by Rhonda McBride on Jul 22, 22:35

    The mighty king salmon may be the icon of the Yukon River, but the fish is fighting for its future. Last summer, the salmon returned in record-low numbers. It also marked the second year in a row that Alaska failed to meet its treaty obligation to Canada. This season, fishery managers are cautiously optimistic that […]

  • Local

    Anchorage police locate missing man with special needs

    by Hope Miller on Jul 22, 21:57

    Update: Police were able to locate Immingan late Tuesday evening.  “He was found safe, but disoriented,” on a park bench near 33rd Avenue and C Street, police said in a statement. The Anchorage Police Department is looking for a 58-year-old special-needs adult who went missing Tuesday evening. Carter Immingan was last seen around 6:30 p.m. on […]

  • Local

    Effort takes off to improve security at Merrill Field

    by Dave Leval on Jul 22, 21:47

    It’s relatively easy to get out to Merrill Field and get an up-close look at all the airplanes there. It may not be that way much longer. The Anchorage Assembly approved a request Tuesday night to apply for a nearly $2.4 million federal grant and a $78,125 state grant. The combined nearly $2.5 million would be […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Red fox swipes, mangles GoPro

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 22, 20:46

    A red fox seriously injured a GoPro and it was all caught on camera. Last week, a curious fox took the small camera, then ran off with it for several minutes. University of Alaska Anchorage professor Travis Rector and his friend captured the footage during a trip to Round Island in northern Bristol Bay. The two […]

  • Crime

    Jury convicts Anchorage man on meth charges

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 20:31

    A 55-year-old Anchorage man has been convicted on charges he possessed and trafficked methamphetamine sent to him through the U.S. mail from Anaheim, California. The U.S. attorney’s office says in a release that a federal jury found David Alan Gonzales guilty on Monday in U.S. District Court in Anchorage. Sentencing was set for Oct. 9. […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening news weather, July 22

    by KTVA Weather on Jul 22, 19:29

    Kenai Peninsula The Kenai will have partly to mostly cloudy skies, while rain returns for Seward and the eastern peninsula tomorrow. Southeast Showers will be moving into the northern part of the panhandle as a ridge slides east. Wind will also increase around Skagway to Juneau. Interior/North Slope Cloudy skies and scattered showers for most […]

  • US/World

    What U.S. intelligence knows about Flight 17 shoot-down

    by David Martin / CBS News on Jul 22, 18:44

    We are no closer to finding out who fired the sophisticated missile that blasted Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 out of the sky as the Boeing 777 cruised 6 miles above the war in eastern Ukraine. Russia supports the Ukrainian rebels. U.S. intelligence said Tuesday it’s most likely that those rebels fired a Russian-supplied missile at what […]

  • State

    Record rain opens up more sinkholes on UAF campus

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jul 22, 18:10

    Record rainfall over the summer is creating unstable ground at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Over the past few weeks, grounds crews at UAF have been busy filling up sinkholes spotted across campus. Crews say they’ve seen at least six this summer, including one that almost swallowed an industrial lawnmower last week. They’re currently working […]

  • Crime

    Wasilla man arrested on murder, arson charges

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 22, 17:49

    A 19-year-old man has been arrested on murder and arson charges after he allegedly set fire to his bedroom and stabbed two people, killing his foster mother. Kenneth Adams faces charges of second-degree murder, first-degree attempted murder and first-degree arson. In a sworn affidavit, Alaska State Trooper Andrew Adams said 66-year-old Wasilla resident Mollie Ragonesi […]

  • Local

    JBER named one of the best bases in U.S.

    by Hope Miller on Jul 22, 17:30

    Anchorage has quite a bit to offer, which is why Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson was named one of the best bases in the U.S. JBER was ranked the fourth best U.S. Air Force base in the nation by the Air Force Times. A study looked at a variety of factors, including quality of schools, the local economy, […]

  • Local

    Cemetery pushes for interactive, digital memorials

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 22, 16:59

    The Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery may soon turn headstones and name plaques into interactive memorials. While a name and life span etched in stone can only tell you so much about a person, a little square called a QR code can tell you so much more. With a barcode-scanning app, one needs only to hold […]

  • State

    Alaska sets record for number of visitors

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 15:49

    Alaska has set a record for the number of tourists visiting the nation’s northernmost state. The State Division of Economic Development in a release says Alaska had 1.96 million visitors between May 1, 2013, and April 30, 2014. That beats the previous mark by 5,000 visitors set during the 2007-2008 year. There were 1.8 million […]

  • State

    Pebble wants notice of future EPA action

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 15:37

    The group behind the proposed Pebble Mine wants notification of any further action by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that would affect the project. The request is part of a lawsuit by the Pebble Limited Partnership and Alaska Peninsula Corp. The lawsuit alleges EPA exceeded its authority by invoking a process through which it could […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 15:04

    A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed – by beetles. Councilman Tom LaBonge says the pine grew to more than 12 feet tall before succumbing to a bark beetle infestation. The tree was removed last month. LaBonge says it will be replanted in the fall. After Harrison’s […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Alaska’s top 10

    by Scott McMurren on Jul 22, 13:35

    Who doesn’t love a good list — especially when it involves low costs on airfare to popular destinations countrywide? From Boston to San Diego, here are this week’s top 10 Daybreak deals. Anchorage – Boston, $386 roundtrip beginning Sept. 23 on United Anchorage – San Diego, $382 roundtrip beginning Aug. 13 on Delta Anchorage – […]

  • Local

    Goldpanners shut out Bucs in doubleheader

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 22, 13:17

    The Alaska Goldpanners struck it rich Monday at Mulcahy Stadium. Well, maybe not rich, but they did pull out a pair of one-run victories over the Anchorage Bucs, 2-1 and 3-2. Game 1 featured only five hits, but it was a pair of fielding mistakes that cost the Bucs the win. Ryan Clark led off […]

  • Politics

    Parnell leads gubernatorial rivals in cash on hand

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 12:52

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott brought in nearly $300,000 during the latest fundraising period, more than Republican Gov. Sean Parnell. But Parnell had $450,000 available as of Friday. Mallott had about $66,000, plus $10,000 in debts. Bill Walker, who is running as an independent, brought in nearly $260,000, $170,000 of which he personally contributed. He […]