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  • Crime

    Police seek man with multiple felony warrants

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 01, 14:16

    The Anchorage Police Department is asking for public help locating a man with multiple felony warrants. Warren Calhoun, 44, currently faces counts of assault, vehicle theft and driving with a suspended license, according to APD. Police said he may frequent Mizelle Park, near the corner of Mountain View Drive and N. Lane Street. Calhoun is […]

  • State

    GOP group unlikely to get involved in AK primary

    by Associated Press on Aug 01, 13:44

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Campaign says that group isn’t likely to pick sides in the GOP Alaska U.S. Senate primary. Brad Dayspring said the group tends to get involved if it sees Democratic groups or campaigns “trying to mess with the results” of Republican primaries. He said that […]

  • State

    Palin urges repeal of oil tax structure

    by Associated Press on Aug 01, 13:23

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says keeping the current oil tax structure in place would be a “devastating step backwards” in further developing the state. Palin made the remarks in a nearly 18-minute video posted online, just over two weeks before voters will decide whether to repeal the system. Palin said she will vote to […]

  • Local

    Motorcyclist injured in South Anchorage collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 01, 13:20

    A motorcyclist received a non-life-threatening leg injury following a collision with a car on Dowling Road Friday afternoon. According to a spokeswoman for the Anchorage Police Department, the call came in around 12:15 p.m. and the eastbound lanes of the road were closed near the Seward Highway while authorities cleared the crash scene. No information […]

  • State

    Authorities investigating whale, ferry collision

    by Associated Press on Aug 01, 12:49

    A team of scientists is investigating the death of a humpback whale that was struck by the state ferry Kennicott near Kodiak. KMXT reports (http://bit.ly/1m5M1Bj) law enforcement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is investigating whether the ferry strike killed the animal. Kate Wynne, a marine mammal specialist for the University of Alaska Sea […]

  • DayBreak

    Juneau businessman wins entrepreneurship competition with sweet pitch

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 01, 12:22

    When five Alaska entrepreneurs pitched their ideas to a panel of judges in a Shark Tank-like competition Thursday, the sweetest pitch came out on top. Marc Wheeler, owner of Coppa: Artisinal Ice Cream and Sherbet, won this year’s Pitch-on-a-Train — a contest organized by the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation. Part of Alaska Entrepreneurship Week, contestants […]

  • Local

    Human remains found believed to be missing man

    by Associated Press on Aug 01, 11:18

    Alaska State Troopers say human remains found in western Alaska are believed to be those of a missing 21-year-old Brevig Mission man. Troopers say there are no obvious signs of foul play involving the body believed to be that of Clarence Olanna, who was last seen by his family July 15. Volunteer searchers found the […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, August 1

    by Brett Shepard on Aug 01, 8:48

    We will see partly to mostly cloudy skies throughout Southcentral Alaska Friday. In the southeast, skies will be mostly to partly sunny. In the Interior, rain will move through the region. On the North Slope, skies will be cloudy with occasional showers. Out west, skies will be cloudy with rain south of the Kuskokwim Valley […]

  • Local

    Police, negotiators involved in Mountain View standoff with distraught man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 01, 8:18

    The Anchorage Police Department responded to a man threatening to harm himself with a knife in an East Anchorage home Friday morning. In a brief written statement, APD said the man is barricaded inside a home on the 3100 block of Peterkin Ave. by himself. The distraught man poses no immediate threat to others, police […]

  • Money

    Low-wage workers could be hit hardest by national sales tax

    by Kate McPherson on Aug 01, 7:09

    Paying more for what we consume is a tough sell, but 75 House Republicans and nine Republican senators are backing a bill that would implement a national sales tax. If signed into law, the Fair Tax Act 2013 sets the sales tax rate at 23 percent in 2015 and repeals the income and employment tax. It […]

  • Crime

    Two injured in gas station robbery

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 31, 22:18

    Two people were injured in a South Anchorage gas station robbery Thursday evening, authorities said. Shortly after 8 p.m., Anchorage police were called to a robbery outside the Holiday gas station on Jewel Lake Road. When they arrived, they found two people had been struck by a baton-style instrument, said Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Dani […]

  • Lifestyle

    Selfie craze makes it to the kitchen table as personalized toast

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 31, 21:42

    You may have heard of Jesus toast, but what about selfie slices of bread? CBS affiliate WCAX in Vermont tells us about a unique invention that merges toast with selfies.

  • Get Out

    July 31 fishing report

    by Tony Weaver on Jul 31, 20:53

    Anchorage Lakes OK for rainbow and char. Ship Creek great for silvers. Pink and chum salmon are in. Streams and creeks are good. Mat-Su Rivers clearing up after recent rain. Chums, pinks and silvers in all streams. Lakes are OK. Homer Lots of action for silvers and kings. Halibut very good. Large rockfish. Lingcod sporadic. […]

  • State

    State gun bill raises questions about legislators’ priorities

    by Bonney Bowman on Jul 31, 20:29

    It’s bill-signing season for Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell. But as the legislation becomes law, it’s raising questions about how the lawmakers spend their time. Earlier this week, Parnell signed a bill designating an official state bolt-action rifle. The law itself isn’t what’s raising ire. It’s that lawmakers took the time to debate and vote on […]

  • Local

    210 days later, charges still pending in bicyclist death case

    by Charlo Greene on Jul 31, 19:51

    More than 200 days ago, Eldridge Griffith was hit by a car and killed while riding his bike across a street. Eight months later, his case is still being actively investigated, as are the deaths of two more bicyclists hit and killed this year, police say. Griffith was killed on Jan. 2, Ashley Xiong was killed […]

  • Crime

    Taxi driver ‘Quacker Jack’ injured in hit-and-run

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 31, 18:45

    Troopers have labeled a car crash in Seward involving a well-known taxi driver as a hit-and-run. Jack Walganski, also known as “Quacker Jack,” was driving the duck-adorned cab when it was hit by a dark green Mazda Miata just after midnight on Sunday, July 27. The Mazda ran a stop sign near Salmon Creek Road, […]

  • Local

    Bear-viewing boardwalk offers unique view

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 31, 18:34

    There are plenty of Alaskans who have never seen a bear up close. The same can be said for many of our visitors as well. Turns out, you don’t have to drive far from Anchorage to have that experience. The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage recently completed a bear-viewing boardwalk. The structure was finished […]

  • Local

    New deal between Shell, Alaska Natives to promote offshore drilling and jobs

    by Dave Leval on Jul 31, 18:10

    The Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, Shell Oil and six North Slope village corporations are entering uncharted waters. They finalized a deal Thursday, July 31, at the Hotel Captain Cook, which could mean more money for them. The agreement creates the Arctic Inupiat Offshore (AIO), a company with the option of buying a share of Shell’s offshore […]

  • Crime

    Former owner of Valley Dairy faces up to 30 years for fraud

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 31, 18:07

    An Anchorage jury convicted Wasilla resident Karen Olson of taking steps to cover up fraud committed by the former president of Valley Dairy, Inc. Olson, 68, faces up to 30 years in prison and a possible fine of up to $1 million. The charges against the former CEO included one count of false statements to […]

  • Local

    Enstar, union reach tentative agreement

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 31, 16:59

    Enstar Natural Gas Co. and the United Association Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 367 have reached a tentative agreement to avoid a strike, the groups announced Thursday afternoon. The agreement is a complete contract for Enstar employees. “We are pleased to have reached a mutually acceptable agreement for our employees,” said Colleen Starring, president of  Enstar, […]