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  • Local

    Mount Marathon: Charming third time?

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 30, 23:45

    For Eric Strabel, three would be company. The Anchorage native is in search of a third consecutive Mount Marathon title and fourth overall this weekend in Seward.  He feels positioned to do it. And the personal drive still burns. “It’s the challenge of it. I don’t think anyone is truly prepared for it,” Strabel said. “So everyone comes […]

  • State

    Walker signs budget, vetoes $200M in oil tax credits

    by Kate McPherson on Jun 30, 23:24

    Gov. Bill Walker vetoed $200 million in tax credits from the 2016 operating budget. The credits are owed to oil and gas companies that work in Alaska and are designed to encourage production. “The governor was right to do what he did,’” said Anchorage Democrat Rep. Les Gara. “We had to cut the budget and […]

  • US/World

    U.S., Cuba to announce embassy openings Wednesday

    by CBS News on Jun 30, 22:05

    President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to open embassies in Havana and Washington, a senior administration official said. The announcement marks a major step in ending hostilities between the longtime foes. “We will formally announce tomorrow that the United States and Cuba have reached an agreement to re-establish formal diplomatic […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mat-Su borough slashes M/V Susitna price tag

    by Shannon Ballard on Jun 30, 21:49

    The M/V Susitna has been on the market for years with no buyer, so Mat-Su borough officials are trying a new strategy. They hope knocking a couple million dollars off the price tag will be the answer. Borough manager John Moosey says the Borough is doing whatever it can to sell the M/V Susitna, which they […]

  • Alaska

    First federal reentry program underway in Alaska

    by Jacquie Slater on Jun 30, 21:41

    It’s not often you see a federal prosecutor standing alongside a federal public defender, working towards a common goal. But last week, Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Bradley and federal public defender Rich Curtner stood inside a courtroom together as part of the team that makes up the Alaska Hope Court. The Hope Court is a […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Valley company offers free towing for Sockeye Fire victims

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jun 30, 21:39

    A towing company in the Mat-Su Valley is helping Willow residents affected by the Sockeye Fire start the long road to recovery by offering their services for free. Metal in Motion Towing is offering to pick up metal that is leftover from the fire. “If they lost anything in the fire that’s metal of any […]

  • Crime

    Defense for Fairbanks man charged in wife’s death seeks to get indictment thrown out

    by Sierra Starks on Jun 30, 17:41

    A Fairbanks man, indicted on murder charges in his wife’s death in 2014, appeared in court again Monday. At the hearing, the defense attorney for 40-year-old John McDonald, asked the court to throw out the indictment. McDonald was charged in the death of Crystal S. McDonald, his wife, after police say he shot and killed her […]

  • Alaska

    Investigator: Removal of Alaska plane wreckage weeks away

    by Associated Press on Jun 30, 17:39

    It could be weeks before the wreckage of a sightseeing plane that crashed in steep, rugged terrain in southeast Alaska, killing nine people, is recovered. National Transportation Safety Board investigator Clint Johnson said authorities were waiting for a helicopter capable of lifting the parts to become available. He said that process could take three weeks. […]

  • Alaska

    ABC Board to decide fate of BNC liquor license

    by Ben Matheson / KYUK on Jun 30, 17:36

    This story originates from KYUK Public Media and was published with permission BETHEL — The State of Alaska’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board on Wednesday will decide on the fate of Bethel Spirits’ liquor store license application. The Bethel City Council protested the application earlier this year, but the Bethel Native Corporation is still pushing hard to have […]

  • Alaska

    Shell gets new authorization in Arctic drilling pursuit

    by Hope Miller on Jun 30, 15:39

    Shell has secured another federal authorization for drilling off Alaska’s coast. However, wildlife protections apparently prevent the oil company from simultaneously using two rigs in the Chukchi Sea this summer as planned. The decision means Shell may have to revise its plans in using two drilling rigs — the Polar Pioneer and the Noble Discoverer — […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage man arrested in connection with prostitution ring

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 30, 12:29

    Authorities have nabbed an Anchorage man in connection with a years-long prostitution ring after he fled Alaska to Nevada. Mark Daniel Alexander, 31, faces extradition to Alaska on charges of sex-trafficking and fourth-degree controlled substance misconduct — all felonies, according to an online dispatch from Alaska State Troopers and court records. Investigators with AST’s Special […]

  • Crime

    2 men charged after 8 pounds of meth found in Fairbanks safe

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 30, 11:59

    Two men have been charged in connection with drugs found in a gold refining company’s Fairbanks office earlier this month. Robert Curry, the sole employee and key and alarm code holder of Oxford Assaying and Refining in Fairbanks, was recently fired for suspected embezzling from the company, according to a sworn affidavit from a drug enforcement officer. […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, June 30

    by KTVA Weather on Jun 30, 9:27

    Anchorage Temperatures today will be in the 60s with a mix of sun and clouds. Spotty showers are possible as well. Kenai Peninsula & Prince William Sound Chances of rain will persist throughout the eastern portion of the Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound. Otherwise, expect partly to mostly cloudy skies. Highs will be in […]

  • US/World

    Obama to expand overtime pay for millions of workers

    by CBS/AP on Jun 30, 8:42

    President Obama, in an opinion piece appearing in the Huffington Post, announced that the White House is raising the threshold income level at which workers are exempt from overtime pay of time-and-a-half wages. The level is currently $23,360, according to the op-ed. Salaried workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week would become eligible for overtime pay under […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Department underscores hazard elimination after Anchorage construction death

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 30, 7:56

    A stark reminder of the dangers associated with construction — that’s what state officials are saying of a worksite death earlier this month. Samuel Morgan, who was working for Hartman Construction, was killed June 16 near 91st Avenue and King Street in South Anchorage after a trench caved in on him, according to the Anchorage Police […]

  • US/World

    Second Shell Oil drilling rig on its way to Alaska

    by Associated Press on Jun 30, 7:08

    Royal Dutch Shell’s second Arctic drilling ship, the Noble Discoverer, is on the move from Washington state to Alaska as it prepares to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean. KIRO-TV reports (http://is.gd/G0PLSO) the 572-foot drill ship was escorted from the harbor in Everett by two tug boats and two Coast Guard vessels. The U.S. […]

  • Mt. Marathon Race

    A look back at the history of Mount Marathon

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 29, 23:18

    As she prepares to take on one of Alaska’s most popular foot races, KTVA 11′s Emily Carlson takes a look at the colorful history of the Fourth of July Mount Marathon race in Seward. This year is the 100th anniversary of the running of Mount Marathon. The main event features a grueling 3,022-foot race to the […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage man sentenced in case of teen heroin overdose

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 29, 22:27

    A man who admitted to injecting heroin into a 14-year-old who later died has been sentenced on a single charge related to her death. Sean Michael Warner, 29, was sentenced to 18 years in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Sharon L. Gleason for the charge of distributing heroin. Warner pleaded guilty to the charge on […]

  • Medical Breakthroughs

    New treatment for breast cancer

    by Ivanhoe Newswire on Jun 29, 20:10

    A breast cancer diagnosis is scary enough by itself, and for many patients, making endless trips back to the hospital for radiation therapy adds to the misery. But a new radiation treatment offers convenience and peace of mind to a lot of women. In her twenties, Beverly Treat was a dancer and physically fit. A […]

  • Local

    Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan reflects on his legacy

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jun 29, 20:08

    A cleaner, safer and stronger city — that’s the legacy Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan says he hopes to leave behind as he prepares to hand over the keys to the next mayor this week. Sullivan updated the public on the state of the city at the Make it Monday forum. He told the crowd he’s most […]