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What should the school board cut? Anchorage public asked to weigh in


South High School renews effort to get football stadium


Anchorage police investigate shooting near Taco Bell

Travel Tuesday

Travel Tuesday: PFD deals and polar bears


35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska




  • Campaign 2014

    Senate, gubernatorial candidates use different strategies to win election

    by Dave Leval on Sep 30, 21:30

    The U.S. Senate race is one of the biggest on Alaska’s November ballot. KTVA 11 News tried to give voters a chance to hear from the candidates. However, the debate scheduled for later this month will not take place after Republican candidate Dan Sullivan turned down KTVA’s invitation. However, this isn’t the first time Sullivan has […]

  • Local

    At JBER, tech-savvy soldiers train with live grenades

    by Bonney Bowman on Sep 30, 20:12

    Tuesday wasn’t a normal day in the office for a particular group of soldiers at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Normally, their work is done behind a desk, but today was a little more explosive for them. The 59th Signal Battalion’s afternoons don’t usually include hand grenades. “My normal Monday-to-Friday is usually dealing with customers, helping them […]

  • Local

    South High School renews effort to get football stadium

    by Alexis Fernandez on Sep 30, 18:01

    Tensions are flaring in South Anchorage as a high school tries again to get a football stadium. While student-athletes at South High School are focused on their game on the field, another battle is brewing off the field. For years, South High School has tried to get a stadium. In 2012, Legislature approved a $2.1 […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening weather: Sept. 30

    by KTVA Weather on Sep 30, 17:30

    For the Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound, skies will be mostly sunny. Into the Southeast, the whole Panhandle will have mostly sunny skies by afternoon. In the Interior, skies will be mostly cloudy with some isolated snow and rain. On the North Slope, skies will be cloudy with up to an inch of snow […]

  • State

    35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska

    by Associated Press on Sep 30, 16:55

    Pacific walrus looking for places to rest in the absence of sea ice are coming to shore in record numbers on Alaska’s northwest coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirms an estimated 35,000 walrus were photographed Saturday near Point Lay. That’s about 700 miles northwest of Anchorage. The enormous gathering was spotted during NOAA’s […]

  • Local

    Used charcoal cause of condo fire, AFD says

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 30, 14:42

    An investigation revealed that a bag of used charcoal is what started a fire last week at an East Anchorage condo, the Anchorage Fire Department says. The charcoal, stored on a second-floor deck at a home on the 6700 block of Lunar Drive, sparked a blaze that caused extensive damage to the unit owned by […]

  • Health

    Ebola confirmed in Texas patient; First case diagnosed in U.S.

    by CBS News on Sep 30, 14:36

    Last Updated Sep 30, 2014 7:20 PM EDT The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the first case of Ebola virus diagnosed in the United States. The patient, still not identified, had recently flown here from Liberia to visit family, officials said. He was admitted on Monday to an isolation unit at Texas Health […]

  • Local

    FBI director visits Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 30, 13:39

    FBI Director James Comey was in Anchorage Monday to meet with local staff and other law-enforcement agencies. Comey, who has held his position for about a year, told reporters that the Internet is the focus of much of the FBI’s work. The threat of home-grown violence is one of the FBI’s major concerns — specifically […]

  • State

    Federal agency expresses concern with dam studies

    by Associated Press on Sep 30, 12:29

    A federal fisheries agency has raised concerns about the accuracy of some studies being conducted for a massive proposed dam in south-central Alaska. In a letter to the project manager for the Susitna-Watana dam, the regional administrator of the National Marine Fisheries Service, James Balsiger, said new study requests can’t be developed given the current […]

  • DayBreak

    Seafood cook off features Alaska seafood, produce

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 30, 11:10

    Four chefs, three mystery ingredients and one hour. It’s all part of the Great Alaska Seafood Cook Off. The chefs are required to create a dish highlighting Alaska seafood and Alaska-grown produce. And this year, they won’t know what they’re cooking with until 15 minutes before they begin. Tyson Fick with the Alaska Seafood Marketing […]

  • US/World

    Congress grills Secret Service over security failures

    by Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News on Sep 30, 10:37

    Last Updated Sep 30, 2014 2:34 PM EDT Secret Service Director Julia Pierson said Tuesday that she takes “full responsibility” for several high-profile security failures at the White House in testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. “It is clear that our security plan was not executed properly. I take full responsibility; what […]

  • State

    Parnell’s office denies National Guard records

    by Associated Press on Sep 30, 10:23

    Gov. Sean Parnell’s office has denied a media request to obtain records showing how the office handled complaints of sexual abuse in the Alaska National Guard. The Alaska Public Radio Network (http://is.gd/Bx9yYB) reports it took 86 working days to deny its request for the records. Under Alaska regulations, government entities have 10 working days to […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: PFD deals and polar bears

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 30, 9:17

    As the leaves continue to fall and the nights get colder, many Alaskans are thinking about their next winter vacation. Daybreak’s travel guru Scott McMurren says there’s no greater time to book a trip than now. This Travel Tuesday he shares all the PFD deals and the details on his recent trip to Kaktovik: As […]

  • Local

    Police, medics respond to rollover crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 30, 8:57

    Last Updated: Sept. 30 – 12:15 p.m. Police and medics responded to a two-vehicle rollover crash with injuries in South Anchorage Tuesday morning. Shortly before 8 a.m., a 2007 white Jeep Wrangler pulled out onto Huffman Road from Pintail Street and collided with a white 2005 Volvo SUV, according to Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Sept. 30

    by Brett Shepard on Sep 30, 8:16

    Nothing but sunshine in Southcentral today. It will be windy through for parts of the Prince William Sound and eastern Kenai Peninsula. Into the Southeast it will be mostly cloudy with showers at times. In the Interior skies will be mostly cloudy with scattered rain and snow showers. On the North Slope it will be […]

  • State

    State may require more math for diplomas

    by Associated Press on Sep 30, 7:42

    The state Board of Education is considering a new requirement for high school graduation that’s already in place in most school districts. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1tdPDnQ) reports a proposed regulation would require students to complete three credits of math. The requirement now is two credits out of the 21 needed to graduate. Half a […]

  • Local

    What should the school board cut? Anchorage public asked to weigh in

    by Kate McPherson on Sep 30, 7:25

    The Anchorage School District is facing a budget shortfall of $22.5 million next year, and the school board is asking the pubic to weigh in on where cuts should and shouldn’t be made. On Monday night, parents and teachers attended one of three public listening sessions with the Anchorage School Board and ASD staff at […]

  • State

    Murkowski talks energy, Senate race at Anchorage presser

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 29, 23:28

    At a press conference Monday, Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski didn’t hesitate to offer her firm support behind Dan Sullivan in this year’s Senate race against Democrat Mark Begich, who is seeking re-election. “I think I made very clear in the ad that I did cut for Dan Sullivan that he is the partner that I would like […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage police investigate shooting near Taco Bell

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 29, 22:13

    Last updated Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 12:45 p.m. A Monday night shooting has left a man in critical condition, police say. The gunfire broke out just before 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of East Fourth Avenue and Reeve Boulevard, according to Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Castro. Police received a call from a citizen in […]

  • Local

    ATM fees reach record levels

    by Dave Leval on Sep 29, 21:21

    Lending institutions are cashing in on bankers’ need for cash. Cash-only is still a preferred payment method for some businesses. Oftentimes, the nearest ATM is not from the user’s bank, which sparks a debate of whether to pay the ATM fee or wander around until an in-network ATM is found. It usually doesn’t cost a […]