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Police seek help locating Anchorage woman missing for 2 weeks

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In Kodiak, Begich and Sullivan go head-to-head over Alaska's fisheries


Alaska's rock collection on the move


Alaska health officials prepared to respond to Ebola threat


35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska




  • State

    Alaska health officials prepared to respond to Ebola threat

    by Alexis Fernandez on Oct 01, 23:01

    The threat of Ebola in the United States has officials with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services gearing up should a case appear in the state. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first case of the Ebola virus Tuesday. But Dr. Michael Cooper with the state’s Division of Public Health says the risk […]

  • Campaign 2014

    In Kodiak, Begich and Sullivan go head-to-head over Alaska’s fisheries

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 01, 22:51

    Overall, Sen. Mark Begich drew more applause over the course of the fisheries debate in Kodiak on Wednesday night, compared to his Republican challenger Dan Sullivan. Sullivan, who initially planned not to attend the debate, wasn’t let off the hook easily. During a round in which a panel of reporters selected a specific candidate to […]

  • Local

    Biometric testing helps troops with strength and speed

    by Bonney Bowman on Oct 01, 21:53

    Physical fitness is a requirement for military members, but sometimes training can lead to sidelining injuries. Testing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is helping soldiers and airmen stay healthy while reaching new fitness goals. Experienced runner Maj. Brian Mayer is participating in biometric testing. It starts with an intense run while wearing a mask measuring his breathing and […]

  • Local

    Police seek help locating Anchorage woman missing for 2 weeks

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 01, 21:41

    The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating 54-year-old Irma Williams. Williams was last seen Sept. 15. According to her family members, she has never gone missing before and they are concerned for her wellbeing. Williams is a Mountain View resident, described as 5’6″ tall, approximately 150 pounds, with long brown hair and brown […]

  • State

    Sterling man arrested after kidnapping, sexual assault incident

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 01, 20:57

    A Sterling man is in custody after Alaska State Troopers say he forced a minor into the woods and sexually assaulted him Tuesday evening. According to AST dispatch, just before 6:30 p.m., troopers were notified of a sexual assault that happened near the Sterling Highway. Soldotna troopers and the Alaska Bureau of Investigation responded to […]

  • Local

    Alaska’s rock collection on the move

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 01, 18:25

    One of Alaska’s most important rock collections will soon be on the move. The state plans to move tons of rocks from a facility in Eagle River to a new home in East Anchorage. But these aren’t just any rocks. The Alaska Geologic Materials Center (GMC), currently located on Fish Hatchery Road in Eagle River, houses core […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening weather: Oct. 1

    by KTVA Weather on Oct 01, 17:30

    For the Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound, skies will be mostly sunny. Into the Southeast, the whole Panhandle will have scattered showers falling down 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 light snow falling intermittently and […]

  • Local

    In Anchorage, August employment sees near-record numbers

    by Sierra Starks on Oct 01, 16:34

    Anchorage’s unemployment rate showed slight improvement in August, according to the latest report released by the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation Wednesday. At 5.3 percent, the municipality’s unemployment rate went up slightly from July’s revised rate of 5.1 percent. Anchorage remains below the national and statewide unemployment rate, both at 6.3 percent. The rate is also 0.1 percent higher the 2013 […]

  • Iditarod

    Iditarod renews TV deal with Sportsman

    by Associated Press on Oct 01, 16:06

    Organizers of Alaska’s famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have renewed a deal with the Sportsman Channel. The agreement announced Wednesday continues a national television presence for the nearly 1,000-mile trek across sometimes unforgiving terrain. The network maintains its status as the official network of the race from Anchorage to the old gold rush town […]

  • Local

    Texas woman buys Nuremberg stenographer’s mementos

    by Associated Press on Oct 01, 14:25

    A Dallas woman has paid $9,000 for documents from the Nuremberg trials that were found in an old trunk in Alaska that belonged to a postwar stenographer. Fran Berg was the highest bidder for the items in an auction of World War II memorabilia Saturday by Anchorage-based Alaska Auction Co. The collection, which includes carbon […]

  • Local

    Say Redskins, pay the price?

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 01, 14:11

    It used to be that washing someone’s mouth out with soap was enough to curb bad language. Now cash may be the answer. Until now, it was considered only politically incorrect to some to say “Redskins.” According to Reuters, the Federal Communications Commission may start hitting broadcasters in the wallet with fines for saying the […]

  • State

    Alaska refuge proposes killing invasive caribou

    by Associated Press on Oct 01, 12:52

    Federal wildlife officials are considering deadly measures to keep an Alaska big game animal introduced more than 50 years ago to a remote island in the Aleutians from expanding its range. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing that caribou swimming from Adak Island to Kagalaska Island be killed to prevent a new herd […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cirque du Soleil is coming to Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 01, 11:42

    The acrobats of Cirque du Soleil are coming to Anchorage this winter for seven performances. Alaskans will have a chance to see “Dralion” Jan. 14-18 at the Sullivan Arena. Inspired by Eastern philosophy, the show features a mix of Chinese acrobatics arts and the performing company’s “multidisciplinary approach,” a press release says. The show’s name […]

  • US/World

    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson steps down

    by Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News on Oct 01, 11:40

    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson offered her resignation Wednesday after several security breaches affecting the White House and President Obama became public, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Wednesday. “Today Julia Pierson, the Director of the United States Secret Service, offered her resignation, and I accepted it. I salute her 30 years of […]

  • Health

    U.S. kids exposed to Ebola case being monitored

    by CBS/AP on Oct 01, 10:47

    A handful of school-aged children who had contact with the first man diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. are being monitored. Health officials learned Wednesday that five children have been identified as having contact with the man and are being monitored at home. The man has been in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas since […]

  • DayBreak

    HooDoo Choo Choo coming to Fairbanks

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 01, 10:37

    All aboard the Great Alaska Beer Train! The Alaska Railroad and local breweries are teaming up to bring Alaskans a night of fun and entertainment. Kevin Burton, head brewer at Glacier Brewhouse, stopped by the KTVA 11 Daybreak Studios Wednesday to talk about the Great Alaska Beer Train and the debut of the HooDoo Choo […]

  • Crime

    Suspects enter pleas in Juneau park fires

    by Associated Press on Oct 01, 9:27

    A Juneau man has pleaded guilty to felony criminal mischief for 2012 fires that caused $26,000 in damage at a city park. The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/1E08U4D) reports 26-year-old Ryan Martin changed his plea Tuesday. A second man, 26-year-old Dillon West, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal mischief and was sentenced to 80 hours of community service. […]

  • DayBreak

    Alaskans aim to make strides against breast cancer with 5K

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 01, 9:11

    October is breast cancer awareness month, and hundreds of Alaskans will be making strides to raise awareness and money for the cause. It’s all part of a 5K happening this Saturday. Dr. Karen Barbosa and event specialist Meghan Mackey joined Daybreak on the couch Wednesday to talk more about the event “Making Strides Against Breast […]

  • State

    Frontier to end seasonal flights to Fairbanks

    by Associated Press on Oct 01, 7:22

    The only low-cost air carrier operating between Fairbanks and the Lower 48 will eliminate the seasonal route next year. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1sN5KhO) reports Denver-based Frontier Airlines plans to eliminate its Denver-to-Fairbanks schedule. Frontier ended seasonal service last month. It flew three to four no-frills Airbus 319 flights every week from mid-May to mid-September. […]

  • National

    Remembering George Shuba

    by KTVA Sports on Oct 01, 7:09

    Former Brooklyn Dodger George “Shotgun” Shuba’s legacy will forever be intertwined with Jackie Robinson. On Monday, Shuba passed away in Ohio at 89. Dave Goldman remembers the man and an iconic moment that helped set history on its course.