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  • Crime

    Prowlers and thieves anger Airport Heights residents

    by Kate McPherson on Aug 29, 0:05

    An Airport Heights resident, who wants to remain anonymous, says she would move from the neighborhood if she had the choice. “My heart started racing, I was in shock,” she said, after reviewing her surveillance video on Aug. 2 to find a man shining a flashlight into her car and trying to open the door. It […]

  • State

    Alaska mayors take stand against marijuana measure

    by Emily Carlson on Aug 28, 22:36

    Another Alaskan group is voicing their opinion on Ballot Measure 2. Nearly 100 mayors from across the state have a strong message: they do not want marijuana in their communities. The Alaska Conference of Mayors passed a resolution against Ballot Measure 2 and donated $5,000 to the “Big Marijuana. Big Mistake. Vote No on 2” […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lumberjacks chop the competition at Alaska State Fair

    by Dave Leval on Aug 28, 21:58

    Bob Berg heads up 60 feet to the top of a pole, and then back down it, all in 15 seconds. Welcome to speed pole climbing. Meanwhile, Sam Fenton shows himself to be a cut above the rest as he chops his way through a log. “Nothing is than chopping wood in my mind,” said […]

  • Get Out

    August 28 fishing report

    by Carlos Faura on Aug 28, 20:06

    ANCHORAGE Lakes are fishing fair. Silver fishing in streams is decent. Trout fishing in streams is good. Make sure to check regulations for closures Ship Creek silvers are winding down. MAT-SU Streams are getting better for rainbow trout. Silver fishing is still decent. KENAI PENINSULA Kenai River silver fishing is good. Russian River trout are […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening News weather, August 28

    by KTVA Weather on Aug 28, 19:52

  • Local

    Aces fan loses house to fire

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 28, 19:39

    Hockey fans across the state are reaching out to help a fellow fan. They’re raising funds for a father and son who survived a devastating house fire in Eagle River this month. Bob and Bobby Hill are both huge fans of the Alaska Aces, but Bobby, in particular, has made a name for himself. Fans […]

  • Local

    Enstar employee strike ends, union says fight continues

    by Charlo Greene on Aug 28, 18:52

    After 17 days on strike, more than 100 Enstar Natural Gas Co. employees returned to work Thursday. During the past two weeks, Enstar employees took to the streets, picketing for their cause. Everything was back to business as usual Thursday, without a single picketer in front of company headquarters. United Association Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Out of the classroom and into the wilderness

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 28, 18:39

    The trail around Horseshoe Lake in Denali National Park and Preserve is filled with the sounds of hammering and sawing. For Denali Borough students it’s not a bad way to spend a day at school. About 60 students from Anderson, Healy and Cantwell are in the park for a weeklong intensive training course. “They’re pretty […]

  • Crime

    Troopers call for help locating detention center escapee

    by Hope Miller on Aug 28, 16:53

    Alaska State Troopers are calling on the public for help tracking down a 24-year-old man who escaped a halfway house near Ester Thursday morning. Vincent Blue-Matheny ran from the Northstar Center lobby around 10:30 a.m. while paperwork for his transfer from Fairbanks Correctional Center was being processed, said AST spokeswoman Beth Ipsen in a statement. […]

  • State

    Parnell vetoes court record confidentiality bill

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 28, 16:17

    Gov. Sean Parnell has vetoed a bill that would have restricted access to criminal court records. Senate Bill 108 would have sealed criminal records if prosecutors dropped charges or if the defendant was acquitted. In the decision, announced in a Thursday statement, Parnell said the legislation ”unnecessarily restricted access to criminal court records, which would have […]

  • Only in Alaska

    First Japan Airlines flight kicks off aurora season

    by Associated Press on Aug 28, 13:58

    The first aurora borealis seekers from Japan have arrived in Alaska’s interior to launch the unofficial beginning of the northern lights viewing season. The first Japan Airlines flight of the season landed in Fairbanks Wednesday with 174 passengers. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/0k8g9n) reports the flight from Narita Airport near Tokyo is the first of […]

  • State

    Shell files revised Arctic offshore drilling plan

    by Associated Press on Aug 28, 13:51

    Shell is preserving its options to drill for oil in Arctic waters next year by filing a revised exploration plan with federal officials. A subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell PLC filed the revised plan Thursday with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in Anchorage. Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith says in an email that the […]

  • News

    New freshman dorm opens for UA Southeast students

    by Associated Press on Aug 28, 12:26

    Freshmen at the University of Alaska southeast have a new dormitory to call home. The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/1sJU3Uc) reports the facility with 110 beds is opening for the fall semester. So far 95 students have signed up to live in the dorm. The building designed by MRV Architects has suites with two sets of two […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Alaska Libertarian candidate withdraws from race

    by Associated Press on Aug 28, 12:23

    The Alaska Libertarian Party nominee in the U.S. Senate race has informally dropped from the running, but party officials say they’ve been unable to reach him about sending a signed withdrawal letter to the state elections division. The party has until Tuesday to swap out candidates for the November election, but can’t do so unless […]

  • Crime

    Toddler, woman injured in Mountain Village hit-and-run

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 28, 10:42

    A toddler and a 32-year-old woman from Mountain Village were medevaced to Bethel with non-life-threatening injuries after being struck by an ATV Wednesday afternoon, Alaska State Troopers said. The collision followed an argument between Jeanette Myre and 22-year-old Georgianne Hanson, according to an online AST dispatch posted Thursday morning. Troopers said Hanson, also of Mountain […]

  • DayBreak

    Piglets race for the prize at the Alaska State Fair

    by James Gaddis on Aug 28, 9:02

    The Daybreak crew spent a day at the Alaska State Fair this week and our first stop was the Kenai Peninsula Pig Races. Megan and I scouted the competitors and made a small bet: The loser has to get the winner coffee for an entire week. The KTVA 11 News Corral is where pigs become […]

  • State

    7 students disciplined for Juneau hazing

    by Associated Press on Aug 28, 8:26

    Seven high school seniors in Juneau will be disciplined for hazing incoming freshman last May. Superintendent Mark Miller at a press conference Wednesday announced results of a school district investigation. The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/YYsw8Z) reports the upperclassmen used a paddle to beat six freshmen. Miller says the school district will not release names of the […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    State fair ‘rat race’ brings big fun in small packages

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 28, 7:26

    This isn’t your average game of roulette at the Alaska State Fair. The Palmer Elks Lodge rat race is actually older than the state itself. It involves placing one of the tiny rodents in the middle of a spinning wheel, and placing bets on which colored compartment it will run into. The payoff for each […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Senate candidates debate health care and national debt

    by Kate McPherson on Aug 28, 6:47

    The first debate between U.S. Senate candidates Dan Sullivan and Sen. Mark Begich drew an equal number of supporters for both men, if you compared the level of applause. It was hosted by United for Liberty and held Wednesday night at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The crowd got particularly excited […]

  • Local

    Alaska skier gives back

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 27, 23:42

    Alaska Pacific University skiers are some of the finest in the world, routinely filling out the U.S. Olympic team roster. Tuesday, APU athletes took a trip, and for one member — Service High School alum Tyler Kornfield — the journey held a special connection.