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    Evening News Weather, July 28

    by KTVA Weather on Jul 28, 20:45

    Kenai Peninsula/Prince William Sound Patchy fog will develop overnight and it will drop down to the low to mid 50s and under mostly cloudy skies will warm to the mid 60s with light wind.   Southeast Cloudy skies that will bring rain showers for the whole panhandle.   Interior/North Slope The interior will have mostly […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital opens in Anchorage

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jul 28, 20:40

    Active duty military service members and veterans in Alaska have a new hospital to turn to for help. On Tuesday, Universal Health Services — the second largest U.S. hospital chain — cut the ribbon to its new Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital at 1650 Bragaw Street in Anchorage. The 36-bed hospital will primarily focus on mental health services like […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    25 years of ADA, Part 2: Alaskans weigh in on how far we’ve come

    by Sierra Starks on Jul 28, 20:16

    Part 2 of KTVA’s ADA series is a look at how far our state has come in 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act — and a look at what lies ahead as Alaskans head into the next 25 years. A major milestone in civil rights At an event the muni hosted Monday to […]

  • Alaska

    State moves quickly to save Glenn Highway from flooding in Sutton

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 28, 20:07

    The Matanuska River hasn’t just threatened homes recently, it’s been threatening the Glenn Highway too. Mile 64 is considered the most threatened, with water from the river only about 20 yards away. Fear of a washout has spurred the Alaska Department of Transportation to declare an emergency. The declaration frees up funding to hire a […]

  • Alaska

    Preliminary 6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes near Redoubt Volcano

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 19:04

    The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a strong earthquake that struck near Redoubt Volcano. The quake struck at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday and was centered 43 miles south-southwest of the volcano at a depth of 77 miles. The USGS says the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.2. The quake, which occurred 145 miles southwest of […]

  • Medical Breakthroughs

    Telemental health at your fingertips

    by Ivanhoe Newswire on Jul 28, 18:06

    It’s likely that all of us, sometime in our lives will either know someone coping with a mental illness or we’ll experience it ourselves. But 60 percent of adults and 50 percent of youth ages 8 to 15 who have a mental illness got no help last year. What can we do to get help […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Yaks get loose in Eagle River; Anchorage police release 911 audio

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 17:26

    Anchorage police received a call Tuesday morning alerting them to a group of animals that were reportedly blocking a roadway in Eagle River. Listen: 911 call placed Tuesday morning   A concerned citizen called 911 at 6:20 a.m. and said a group of five “long-haired, long-horned cows” were blocking the roadway near mile 8 of […]

  • Local

    Anchorage in Transition: Chris Schutte talks community and economic development

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 17:09

    With the election of Anchorage’s new mayor, Ethan Berkowitz, comes a new administration. All this week during the 6 p.m. Evening News, KTVA be interviewing newly appointed department heads about their plans for the future of Anchorage. Monday, we were joined by Chris Schutte, the new director of Community and Economic Development for the Municipality […]

  • US/World

    Barge carrying Japan marine debris from Alaska could reach Seattle by Aug 5

    by Associated Press on Jul 28, 16:55

    A barge carrying marine debris collected on Alaska shores could arrive in Seattle for sorting and recycling as early as Aug. 5. That’s according to state Department of Environmental Conservation spokeswoman Candice Bressler. Debris that’s not recycled will be taken by train to an Oregon disposal site. Bressler says crews Tuesday were expected to finish […]

  • US/World

    Kroger recalls four seasonings following Salmonella contamination

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 15:39

    The Kroger Company issued a recall on Saturday for four spices following the discovery of a possible salmonella contamination. All four spices — Kroger brand Ground Cinnamon, Coarse Ground Black Pepper, Bac’n Buds and Garlic — are reportedly manufactured in the same facility using the same equipment, according to a statement from the U.S. Food and […]

  • DayBreak

    Sun safety tips to enjoy summer in Alaska

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 28, 12:35

    Whether you’re traveling somewhere tropical or just enjoying the long sunny days here in Alaska, there are precautions to protect your skin against sun damage that can lead to burns — or even cancer. Tuesday, Andrea Nutty of the Alaska Nurses Association joined Daybreak with some safety tips for the sun. There are a few […]

  • DayBreak

    Travel Tuesday: Testing reveals best pet carriers

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 28, 12:02

    Families road trip with their pets all the time. However, some pet carriers may not be as safe as you think. The non-profit Center for Pet Safety teamed up with Subaru of America to test out popular crates and carries in a promising, yet shocking crash test. Crash test dummies were stuffed animal dogs built to […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage residents accused of starting Sockeye Fire enter not guilty pleas

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 11:11

    The two Anchorage residents accused of sparking the 7,220-acre Sockeye Fire that destroyed dozens of homes have both entered a not guilty plea. Greg Imig, 59, and Amy Dewitt, 42, waived their arraignment in Palmer court Tuesday morning and instead both entered a plea of not guilty through their attorneys. The fire, which started north […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Matanuska River continues to overtake homes

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 28, 10:12

    When Aaron Provo bought this property 20 years ago, he had no idea it was in the middle of a flood plane. “My view has increased dramatically, but that isn’t really what I wanted,” Provo said. Provo’s nine acres near the Glenn Highway is now just two. Each year the mighty Matanuska River swallows up […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: Missing Palmer teen found safe

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 9:06

    Update: Anchorage police say 17-year-old Casanova Calderon has been found safe. Original story Anchorage police are asking for help locating a missing 17-year-old last seen in the Tikahtnu Commons area Monday night. Casanova Calderon is a Palmer resident and was in Anchorage with family, according to a statement from Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Castro. He […]

  • Alaska

    Troopers: Woman dies after shooting herself outside Seward prison

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 8:15

    Update: Tuesday, July 28 at 8:30 a.m. The woman — identified as 31-year-old Amanda Bee of North Pole — died at Providence Seward Medical and Care Center Monday evening. Her next-of-kin was aware of her death, troopers say. The State Medical Examiner’s Office was notified and requested an autopsy, troopers said Tuesday. Original story A woman […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Scientist: Whale deaths off Alaska island remains mystery

    by Associated Press on Jul 28, 7:14

    A scientist says researchers may never solve the recent deaths of 18 endangered whales whose carcasses were found floating near Alaska’s Kodiak Island. Kate Wynne, a marine mammal specialist for the University of Alaska Sea Grant Program, says samples taken from one of the 10 fin whales were at least a week old, which could […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Apartment owner says plugged storm drain makes city responsible for damages

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 27, 21:42

    The owner of an Anchorage apartment building that was flooded by torrential rains says she thinks the city should pay for the damages. Beverly Newby says the city failed to maintain a storm drain that could have helped divert the water that rushed down Cordova Street Saturday night and damaged each of the bottom units […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: Missing adults, child located

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 27, 21:08

    Update: Tuesday, July 28 Law enforcement located the trio. Police say they are safe. Original story The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating two adults and a child who are overdue from a fishing trip. Jesse Urias, 35; Sabra Stiner, 31; and Shaniah Adams, 7, left Anchorage on Saturday in a […]

  • Alaska

    Kodiak science students win world competition for earthquake research

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 27, 20:44

    A team of science students from Kodiak can now call themselves world champions. Levi Purdy, John Dunlop, Kyle Ruotsalainen and Anna McDonald represented Kodiak High School at the NASA World Wind Europa Challenge in Italy. “What high school kids get to say in their free time they’re having conference calls with NASA?” McDonald asked rhetorically. […]