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  • Sci/Tech

    For third straight time, Earth sets hottest year record

    by KTVA / AP on Jan 18, 7:08

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Government scientists say the Earth sizzled to a third straight heat record last year. They mostly blame man-made global warming with help from a natural El Nino, which has since disappeared. Last year was also the warmest year on record for Alaska, since records were first taken in the state in 1925. […]

  • U.S. Politics

    CBS Poll: More Americans disapprove than approve Trump’s handling of transition

    by Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus, Kabir Khanna and Anthony Salvanto on Jan 18, 6:55

    It has been 10 weeks since Donald Trump was elected president, and more Americans disapprove (48 percent) than approve (37 percent) of the way he has handled his presidential transition.  They are split on his cabinet picks. Views divide heavily along party lines. Just days before his inauguration, Donald Trump’s favorable rating (32 percent) is […]

  • Energy

    Idaho company sees record silver production at Alaska mine

    by Associated Press on Jan 18, 6:35

    A metal mine in southeast Alaska has reached its highest level of silver production since an Idaho-based company took full ownership of the property in 2008. The Alaska Journal of Commerce reports that Hecla Mining Co. released its 2016 results last week for the Greens Creek mine west of Juneau. The mine produced 9.3 million […]

  • Alaska Politics

    New Alaska Legislature starts session with fresh faces, old problems

    by Liz Raines on Jan 17, 20:16

    A new Legislature met in Juneau Tuesday to start work on closing the state’s yawning fiscal gap. The first day of a legislative session in the Alaska State Capitol feels a lot like the first day of school. Some of last year’s members have graduated and moved on, while a new class of freshman lawmakers […]

  • Weather News

    KTVA Weather Lab: Ravenwood Elementary School

    by Melissa Frey on Jan 17, 19:44

    In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I visited Ravenwood Elementary School, where the third-graders are learning all about meteorology. I also answered the KTVA Weather Lab Question of the Week: What is the most snow Alaska has ever had? Next week I’ll answer a weather question from Chester Valley Elementary School. Every Tuesday, Melissa Frey will take […]

  • Weather News

    Winter enthusiasts happy to have more snow this year

    by Melissa Frey on Jan 17, 19:39

    The storm may be over, but the snow is still fresh and conditions are looking good for all types of winter enthusiasts. On Monday, 5.3 inches of snow was officially recorded at the National Weather Service office near the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. That set a new record for Jan. 16, beating out the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage Fire Department seeks new firefighters

    by Eric Ruble on Jan 17, 19:14

    The Anchorage Fire Department is hoping to hire between 18 and 25 new firefighters. The department said it wants to hire a diverse group of individuals who have a passion for helping their neighbors. “The best part about the job, I would say, would be working with a body of people who genuinely care about […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Alaskan attending Trump inauguration shares hopes for new administration

    by Eric Ruble on Jan 17, 18:43

    On Friday, President-elect Donald Trump will take on a new title as the 45th President of the United States. Julie Tisdale, the treasurer of the Alaska Republican Party, is going to be in Washington, D.C. to watch it happen. “I wanted to be a part of history,” Tisdale said. She began booking her trip the day […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Cold snap could zap your car battery

    by Shannon Ballard on Jan 17, 18:16

    There’s nothing quite like the feeling of walking out into a cold parking lot to start your car and when you turn the key—nothing. Many Alaskans could face vehicle problems during the coming cold snap. AAA reports that when temperatures near zero, your car battery loses about 60 percent of its strength. That means a strong battery becomes […]

  • Crime

    Indictment: Grunwald case suspect allegedly recorded sexual assault of a minor

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 17, 17:09

    A grand jury handed down an indictment on Jan. 12 that connects a suspect in the David Grunwald homicide case to the alleged sexual assault of a minor that was filmed in the Valley in July 2016. The jury indicted 22-year-old Jordan Santistevan on two charges for the July incident — second-degree sexual assault and second-degree sexual […]

  • Alaska News

    Kindness well-wishers encourage Alaska lawmakers on 1st day

    by Associated Press on Jan 17, 16:38

    A small group of well-wishers gathered in front of the state Capitol during the noon hour to encourage Alaska lawmakers on the first day of the new legislative session. The event was part of the Juneau Police Department’s campaign to promote kindness throughout the community in 2017. Dee Ojard is part of the steering committee […]

  • Crime

    Eagle River post office reopens following vandalism

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 17, 15:39

    Last updated at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan 18 The Eagle River post office is back open after being closed to customers Tuesday, a U.S. Postal Service employee confirmed Wednesday.   Original Story: The U.S. Postal Service building in Eagle River was closed to the public Tuesday after employees discovered strewn mail products and blood […]

  • US/World

    Obama cuts short Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence

    by Associated Press on Jan 17, 14:41

    President Barack Obama is commuting the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who leaked classified documents. The White House says Manning is one of 209 inmates whose sentences Obama is shortening. Manning is more than six years into a 35-year sentence for leaking classified government and military documents to the anti-secrecy […]

  • Alaska Aces

    Alaska Aces recharging their batteries, gearing up for second half

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 17, 14:39

    The Alaska Aces are at the all-star break, but it doesn’t mean they’re taking one. This time last year they’d have taken a win, any win, any way they could get it. But a year later has provided great change for the better. At the season midpoint, the Aces find themselves with seven more victories than […]

  • Crime

    APD: Suspect who allegedly stole car with toddler inside may be armed

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 17, 12:57

    Last updated at 3:57 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan.17 The Anchorage Police Department has identified the man who allegedly stole a vehicle with a toddler inside earlier this month as 37-year-old Bruce Allen King. Police are now asking for the public’s help in locating him. King allegedly stole a running car from McCarrey Road on Jan. 1 while a […]

  • Crime

    APD: Son charged with killing his mom’s boyfriend at Anchorage motel

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 17, 12:11

    Anchorage police have arrested and charged a 23-year-old man with killing his mother’s boyfriend following an incident at an Anchorage motel Sunday. A woman called police shortly after 6 a.m. Monday to report that her boyfriend would not wake up, according to a Tuesday release from the Anchorage Police Department (APD). A short time later, […]

  • Recipe Box

    Recipe Box: Beet hummus

    by Sierra Starks on Jan 17, 11:26

    Over the years, hummus has become a mainstay on American appetizer menus. As the Mediterranean spread’s trend factor has increased, so have its variety of flavors, from roasted red pepper to sun-dried tomato and basil. In this week’s Recipe Box, we’re taking it one step further, and we’re breaking out the beets. Amanda Cash, Anchorage […]

  • Aviation

    2 survive plane crash between villages in Southwest Alaska

    by KTVA / AP on Jan 17, 7:57

    Last updated at 1:39 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17 Two people in a small airplane survived a crash between southwest Alaska villages. Alaska State Troopers say a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter spotted the downed aircraft early Monday night. Investigators say the airplane left Dillingham on a flight to Port Heiden but landed in Pilot Point […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage drivers weigh in on proposed red light camera ballot initiative

    by Daniella Rivera on Jan 17, 7:46

    What can be done about red light runners in Anchorage? Vice Chairman of the Anchorage Assembly Dick Traini says it’s a question he frequently hears from constituents. That’s why he and Anchorage Assembly Chair Elvi Gray-Jackson have submitted an ordinance that would let voters decide whether to allow the municipality to use cameras to ticket […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Interior secretary nominee Zinke commits to reviewing Obama’s decisions on Alaska lands, waters

    by KTVA / AP on Jan 17, 6:54

    Click to watch live stream of the nomination hearing. Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke says he would never sell, give away or transfer public lands, an important stance in the West where access to hunting and fishing is considered sacrosanct. But Zinke’s commitment to public lands has come into question recently and was a point of […]