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    Rustic Goat wins fight for parking lot

    by Kate McPherson on Aug 26, 23:28

    The Anchorage Assembly unanimously approved a request from the Rustic Goat restaurant to build a 28-space parking lot in Turnagain Tuesday night. The land to be paved over is across the road from the restaurant and is used by some locals as a park – though it’s not officially designated as parkland. Other locals are […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Anchorage man almost breaks pumpkin state record

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 26, 22:09

    An Anchorage giant pumpkin grower attempted to set a new state record Tuesday. Local grower Dale Marshall brought three massive pumpkins to the Alaska State Fair. The first two weighed in at around 730 and 750 pounds, but he thought the third would top 1,300 pounds, handily beating the record of 1,286 pounds. When the massive […]

  • Local

    Man accidentally shoots himself at state fair

    by Hope Miller on Aug 26, 20:48

    A man was flown to a hospital for treatment Tuesday evening after he accidentally shot himself at the Alaska State Fair, authorities said. According to Jon Owen — director of the Palmer Department of Public Safety — the man, his wife and children had left their fair and were in a parking lot near the […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening News weather, August 26

    by Carlos Faura on Aug 26, 20:16

    Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound Mostly cloudy skies, showers and cooler temperatures. Southeast Showers will be scattered for the panhandle. Interior/North Slope Interior areas will have scattered showers while the Slope will have increasing clouds and fog. There could be some showers out west in the afternoon. Mat-Su and Basin Clouds and rain … […]

  • Local

    Minority students expected to become majority this fall

    by Alexis Fernandez on Aug 26, 20:06

    For the first time in the country’s history, minority students are expected to become the majority in public schools this fall, according to the the National Center for Education Statistics. It’s a shift not only happening in the Lower 48, but also right here in Anchorage. To get a sense of the transformation happening across U.S. […]

  • National

    Alaskans urge ban on Russian seafood

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 26, 18:57

    Alaska’s congressional delegation is urging President Obama to get tough over a Russian ban on Alaska seafood. Earlier this month, Russia banned the import of foods from the West in response to economic sanctions placed on Russia over it’s role in the Ukraine uprising. But while Russia isn’t buying, it’s still selling its own seafood in […]

  • State

    Tanana man challenges banishment

    by Dave Leval on Aug 26, 17:58

    A Tanana man believes his legal rights are being denied and is going to court to stop the process. William Walsh filed his legal challenge Thursday in federal court, claiming he is being denied entry into the village to defend himself. Tanana Tribal Council President Curtis Sommer, tribal council members and the village are listed as respondents. […]

  • Local

    Authorities respond to Penland Park trailer fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 26, 17:57

    The Anchorage Fire Department responded to a mobile home fire at 3240 Penland Parkway Tuesday evening. At around 5:30 p.m., AFD responded to a call from Merrill Field reporting smoke at the Penland Park Trailer Park. The mobile home park is located across from the Northway Mall. Within minutes, 13 units from AFD responded to the call. […]

  • Crime

    Ex-Marine pleads not guilty to killing lover

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 16:34

    A former Marine has pleaded not guilty to killing the pregnant wife of another Marine. The Desert Sun of Palm Springs (http://desert.sn/1onV9Bk ) says 24-year-old Christopher Lee entered the plea Tuesday to first-degree murder with a special allegation of lying in wait. Lee was arrested in Alaska on Aug. 17 after the body of 19-year-old […]

  • Crime

    ‘Craigslist Killers’ with Alaskan ties plead guilty to murder

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 26, 16:26

    A former Alaskan and her husband have pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the stabbing death of a man they say they lured with a Craigslist ad. Miranda and Elytte Barbour, dubbed the “Craigslist Killers,” were on trial for the November 2013 stabbing death of a 42-year-old Pennsylvania man they told authorities they baited with […]

  • Money

    In Anchorage, July employment numbers lowest in years

    by Sierra Starks on Aug 26, 15:33

    Anchorage’s unemployment rate has fallen to 5.1 percent, according to the latest report released by the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation Tuesday. With unemployment down half a percent from June’s revised rate, Anchorage remains well below the national rate of 6.5 percent and the statewide rate of 6.1 percent. “Anchorage unemployment last month was at the lowest […]

  • Local

    Seawolf Alumni exhibition Friday at Alaska Airlines Center

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 26, 15:13

    From the University of Alaska Anchorage: The Anchorage community and UAA Volleyball fans have a chance to check out the brand-new Alaska Airlines Center and get a sneak preview of their team on Friday, Aug. 29, when the Seawolves host a 7 p.m. exhibition match against the Seawolf Alumni squad. Picked to finish second in […]

  • Local

    JBER holds change of command ceremony

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 26, 14:50

    Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s active 3rd Wing as a new commander at its helm. Col. Chuck Corcoran took over leadership of the wing in a change of command ceremony Monday, replacing Col. David Nahom. Corcoran is a familiar face at JBER — he’s been stationed at the base twice previously. Monday, Corcoran said Nahom launched the […]

  • State

    Driver crashes impounded van through gate

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 13:55

    A van towed to a fenced yard in south Fairbanks didn’t stay impounded long Sunday morning. Alaska State Troopers are looking for a van that crashed through the gate of Badger Towing about 18 minutes after it was parked. KTVF-television (http://bit.ly/1sxmpB0 ) reports University of Alaska Fairbanks police ordered the van impounded Sunday morning and […]

  • State

    Juneau police investigate shooting of dog

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 10:51

    Juneau police and animal control authorities are investigating the shooting of a dog in a North Douglas neighborhood. The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/1lu1a58) reports animal control authorities early Friday night took a call that several dogs were running loose and acting aggressively in the neighborhood north of the Juneau-Douglas Bridge. Police received at least one call […]

  • DayBreak

    Anchorage bed bug seminar offers solutions to pest epidemic

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 26, 10:46

    Are bed bugs biting Alaska? A free seminar Tuesday afternoon in Anchorage aims to answer all your questions about those minuscule pests. Jeff White, an entomologist and BedBug Central’s director of innovation and Ken Perry, owner of Pied Piper’s Pest Control joined Daybreak Tuesday to tell us all about the bug. There are many misconceptions […]

  • DayBreak

    Travel Tuesday: Fall fares

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 26, 10:10

    The leaves are starting to turn yellow and the weather is a bit crisper when you leave the house in the morning, which means the fall season is right around the corner. That’s good news for travelers because according to Daybreak’s travel guru, Scott McMurren, September is savings season. 1. Anchorage – Seattle, $203 – […]

  • Politics

    Begich responds to pay equality criticism

    by Kate McPherson on Aug 26, 6:58

    Creating conditions in the workplace that make it easier for women to fight for equal pay continues to be a political divider. Republicans are trying to use the equal pay issue against Sen. Mark Begich, who’s running for re-election in November. Republican heavyweight Karl Rove is behind a group that put out the latest ad attacking […]

  • Campaign 2014

    2014 Alaska primary: By the numbers

    by Rhonda McBride on Aug 25, 22:38

    Alaska’s August primary election may be over, but political analysts are still dissecting the results – including Matt Larkin of Dittman Research. Members of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce were all ears during Monday’s luncheon presentation when Larkin gave a behind-the-scenes look at the Republican U.S. Senate primary and Ballot Measure 1. Larkin credited Dan […]

  • State

    Alaskan women lacking in equal pay

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 25, 21:30

    Tuesday is Women’s Equality Day, a day that originally celebrated giving women the right to vote. But today the issues that divide men and women are mostly economic. Surveys show the pay gap between men and women has barely budged in the last two decades and Alaska’s gap is one of the widest. According to […]