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  • Only in Alaska

    Students monitor sound in Denali National Park

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 29, 18:09

    Away from the Denali Park Road and the hoards of tourists you won’t hear anything but the sound of Mother Nature — and students listening to what she has to say. “We’re taking measurements on the distance between how far sound goes before it starts to dissipate,” explained Anderson School student Logan Wright. The group […]

  • Football Final

    Vote for Game of the Week: Sept. 5

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 29, 18:00

    This week’s KTVA Game of the Week will be either Eagle River at South or Dimond at Chugiak. How you can take part: Please vote in our online poll (below) to select where KTVA Sports will broadcast our 5, 6, and 10 p.m. sportscasts to feature Game of the Week on Sept. 5. The KTVA […]

  • State

    Shell submits proposal for 2015 Arctic exploration

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 29, 17:51

    Shell Alaska is considering heading back to the Arctic to explore for oil. The company submitted a plan Thursday with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for the 2015 drilling season. Shell hasn’t been working in the Arctic since 2012, when the company ran into serious problems while searching for oil. The new plan is just […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage man arrested for sexual abuse of a minor

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 29, 16:27

    A months-long investigation has led to the arrest of a 40-year-old Anchorage man accused of sexually abusing a young girl. Matthew Stefanich was arrested Friday after investigators received reports earlier this year that he had taken “inappropriate pictures” of a girl in 2010 when he was living near Fairbanks, according to Alaska State Troopers dispatch. […]

  • State

    Court agrees to review Tongass Roadless Rule case

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 29, 15:42

    A decision allowing new road construction and logging in the nation’s largest national forest will be reviewed. Friday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced it will review a case that challenges Tongass National Forests’ exemption from the Roadless Rule, adopted in 2001 to protect millions of acres of national forests and grasslands from […]

  • Football Final

    High School Football Scores: Week 3

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 29, 14:43

    Friday, Aug. 29 West vs Service – 7 p.m. West Valley vs Dimond – 7 p.m. Lathrop vs Wasilla – 7 p.m. South vs Stephenville (TX) – 4:30 p.m. Valdez vs Houston   Thursday, Aug. 28 East 63 Eagle River 0 Palmer 54 North Pole 49

  • DayBreak

    Miss Alaska, Miss Alaska’s Outstanding Teen talk competition, youth empowerment

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 29, 14:35

    Back in June, a new Miss Alaska was crowned. And in less than two weeks, Malie Delgado of Anchorage will take the national stage in the 2015 Miss America Competition in Atlantic City. Daybreak caught up with Delgado, along with Miss Alaska’s Outstanding Teen Alyssa Hampton on Friday. Delgado and Hampton recently went down to the […]

  • State

    Elite Army Rangers train in Alaska

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 29, 11:25

    The skills of U.S. Army Rangers are legendary, but they don’t reach that level of ability without serious training. Now that the wars in the Middle East are winding down, the Rangers are focusing on practicing specific skill sets. That’s how a group of 80 Rangers from Ft. Benning, Georgia, found themselves hanging from Alaska […]

  • State

    Stranded harbor seal pup released in Juneau

    by Associated Press on Aug 29, 10:51

    A harbor seal found stranded in May in Juneau has been returned to the wild after putting on some weight in the last three months. The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/1u5DEuy) reports the seal was released Wednesday from Auke Recreation Area. The male pup was just days old when it was found in May in Auke Bay. […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Gubernatorial candidates talk fish at debate

    by Associated Press on Aug 29, 9:34

    The three major Alaska gubernatorial candidates focused on fish at a debate in Kodiak. KMXT (http://is.gd/wv5efP) reports that Republican incumbent Sean Parnell, Democrat Byron Mallott and independent candidate Bill Walker fielded dozens of questions Thursday night at Kodiak’s Gerald C. Wilson auditorium. The event focused solely on topics related to the seafood industry. Questions to […]

  • Crime

    Man with weapon robs Juneau coffee stand, barista

    by Associated Press on Aug 29, 9:31

    A man armed with a shank or sharp tool robbed a Juneau coffee stand early Wednesday night, threatening a 20-year-old barista working by herself. Sarah Solberg tells the Juneau Empire she didn’t at first realize the Heritage Coffee stand in Lemon Creek was being robbed. She says warehouse workers sometimes come in the stand’s back […]

  • Local

    East, Palmer pick up victories on the field

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 29, 9:29

    In high school football this week, the East T-birds picked up their first victory of the season over Eagle River while the Palmer Moose won out over North Pole in a showdown that featured more than 100 points. Watch the video above for highlights from each game.      

  • State

    Man dies following fall into Little Susitna River

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 29, 8:41

    A 74-year-old Anchorage man died early Friday morning after being swept away by the Little Susitna River, Alaska State Troopers said. In an online dispatch, troopers said Yong Soo Kim had gotten lost in the Hatcher Pass Management area with a friend Thursday. When the two attempted to cross the river, AST said Kim fell […]

  • 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 […]