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    Schedule of fall initiative hearings set

    by Associated Press on Aug 23, 10:03

    The schedule of state-run public hearings on this fall’s ballot measures has been released. Hearings on ballot measure two, which would legalize recreational use of marijuana by those 21 and older, begin Sept. 9 in Nome. Hearings are set to run through Sept. 30, with hearings to be held in Barrow, Juneau, Ketchikan, Anchorage, Wasilla, […]

  • State

    City of Bethel hires Anchorage law firm

    by Daysha Eaton / KYUK Radio on Aug 23, 9:45

    The city of Bethel has hired an Anchorage law firm to represent them in recent cases involving the Bethel Police Department. Interim City Manager, Greg Moyer, confirms that the city has hired the law firm of Ingaldson, Maassen & Fitzgerald to represent the city in cases involving allegations of police brutality and an officer-involved shooting. […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Pink Martini band member Rieth found dead

    by Associated Press on Aug 23, 9:35

    Police say the longtime percussionist for Portland, Oregon, band Pink Martini has been found dead. A police spokesman said Friday that the Oregon State medical examiner’s office has determined that 43-year-old Derek Rieth died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The death has been ruled a suicide. Officers found Rieth’s body Wednesday night […]

  • Football Final

    Football Final on KTVA: Aug. 22, 2014

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 22, 23:12

    An upset in Anchorage tonight — defending state champions, West Anchorage lose to Dimond, 26-13. August 22, 2014 Scores Dimond 26, West 13 Colony 42, West Valley 20 Wasilla 35, Juneau-Douglas 22 Soldotna 33, Palmer 0 Nikiski 16, Houston 6 (played August 20, 2014) North Pole 45, Ketchikan 26

  • Local

    Assembly meets for Port of Anchorage lawsuit update

    by Dave Leval on Aug 22, 21:35

    Anchorage has spent $312 million to expand its port. That’s still not enough. Earlier this year, the municipality hired firm CH2M Hill to to re-do the project that had not been done properly the first time. They have a $30 million budget. The municipality is seeking a refund from not only the builders but the federal […]

  • Crime

    Assault charges dropped against security officer

    by Kate McPherson, Hope Miller on Aug 22, 19:30

    The Anchorage District Attorney’s Office has dismissed charges against a 56-year-old hospital security guard accused of assaulting a teenage girl. In mid-July, John Giacalone was arrested for first- and second-degree sexual assault after he was accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl at Alaska Regional Hospital, where he worked as a part-time, as-needed security officer. […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Need a ride to the fair?

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 22, 18:57

    Riding the train is a travel option you might not have thought of, and it’s just one of many that will get you to the Alaska State Fair this year. It takes a little longer to chug from Anchorage to Palmer, but riding the rails has its advantages. “We thought it would be fun for […]

  • Crime

    Woman charged in 4-year-old’s bike death pleads not guilty

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 22, 18:32

    An Anchorage woman who police said was talking on her cellphone when she hit and killed a little girl on her bike pleaded not guilty Friday. Her Yang Thao, 47, was surrounded by family in the Anchorage courtroom as a Hmong interpreter read the charges against her. Police say Thao was behind the wheel May […]

  • Local

    Alaska National Guardsmen compete in Best Warrior contest

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 22, 18:12

    Soldiers with the Alaska National Guard went head to head to find out who was the best warrior. The competition tests the soldiers in 14 tasks — some physical, some mental. Friday, the soldiers demonstrated their shooting skills using grenade launchers and anti-tank weapons. There are nine competitors in two divisions: junior enlisted and non-commissioned […]

  • Football Final

    Vote for Game of the Week: August 29

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 22, 17:46

    This week’s KTVA Game of the Week will be either West at Service or West Valley at Dimond. Please vote in our online poll (right) to select where KTVA Sports will broadcast our 5, 6, and 10 p.m. sportscasts to feature Game of the Week on Aug. 29. The West vs. Service game is a […]

  • State

    Bridge closure creates parking chaos

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 22, 17:34

    On a warm, sunny day, berry pickers couldn’t ask for a better view as they haul their buckets around Archangel Valley. “My family loves blueberries and it’s a good chance to stock up for the winter and get out of town for a little bit,” said Eric Watson. It’s a Hatcher Pass hotspot, especially this […]

  • State

    Suspicious object turns out to be Star Wars toy

    by Associated Press on Aug 22, 17:05

    Call Luke Skywalker for backup. Police in Juneau took a call Tuesday to check out a suspicious device spotted on the side of a road. The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/YIVmu4 ) reports the first officer on the scene wasn’t sure what to make of the object. A dispatcher sent out a second officer with expertise in […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    AK Art: Travel enthusiast, painter shares her skills with students

    by Hope Miller on Aug 22, 16:52

    Linda Infante Lyons didn’t plan on spending time producing much art when she arrived at Denali National Park and Preserve for her 10-day stay as part of the Artist-in-Residence program. But it’s hard not to be in inspired by the vast beauty of the area, and the landscape painter found herself reaching for her oils […]

  • Local

    Bicyclist hospitalized after being struck by SUV

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 22, 15:40

    A bicyclist was hospitalized with critical injuries after being struck by a dark blue SUV in midtown Anchorage Thursday afternoon. Police were notified of the collision, which happened near the intersection of Benson Boulevard and A Street, around 1:46 p.m., said Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Castro. Two lanes of Benson Boulevard were shut down […]

  • Local

    Pedestrian cited for jaywalking after colliding with motorcyclist

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 22, 15:30

    Updated: Friday, August 22 at 3:30 p.m. A pedestrian was injured after colliding with a motorcycle on Muldoon Road near Fred Meyer Thursday afternoon, police say. The Anchorage Police Department and medics responded to the crash, which was reported to authorities around 4 p.m., said APD spokeswoman Dani Myren. The motorcyclist, identified by police as 37-year-old Deanna […]

  • State

    Parnell appoints Franklin to head regulatory board

    by Associated Press on Aug 22, 13:57

    Gov. Sean Parnell has appointed an Anchorage municipal prosecutor to lead the agency that regulates Alaska’s liquor industry. Cynthia Franklin will succeed Shirley Cote effective Sept. 22. Cote stepped down earlier this year. Concerns have been raised about the direction of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. For years it fell under the Department of Public […]

  • Crime

    Police seek sexual assault suspect

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 22, 13:42

    The Anchorage Police Department is seeking public help locating a woman wanted on several felony warrants following an alleged sexual assault at an Anchorage motel. According to court records, 22-year-old Mariya Kalinina faces two counts of first-degree sexual assault and a single count of third-degree assault with a weapon. In a written statement distributed Friday […]

  • State

    Villager shoots muskox chasing tethered dog

    by Associated Press on Aug 22, 12:23

    Another muskox has been killed in defense of life or property, this time in the village of Wales. KNOM-radio (http://bit.ly/1tzMf8k) reports Randy Oxereok shot the bull after it chased his sister’s dog and ignored attempts to scare it off. Helena Oxereok says she was hauling water Saturday and noticed the bull behind her house. Neighbors […]

  • State

    Troopers: Kotlik girl drowns in bucket of water

    by Associated Press on Aug 22, 12:19

    Alaska State Troopers say a 1-year-old girl has drowned in a bucket of water at her family’s home in the western Alaska village of Kotlik. The girl was pronounced dead at the village clinic shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday after CPR efforts failed. Troopers say the girl fell into a half-full 5-gallon bucket of water […]

  • DayBreak

    Mic Check in the Morning: Todd Grebe and Cold Country

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 22, 11:53

    They’re bluegrass with a dash of country: Todd Grebe and Cold Country performed live on KTVA 11′s Daybreak for the Friday edition of “Mic Check in the Morning.” Grebe is originally from Anchorage. In 2010, he moved to Nashville to expand his musical career. He says it’s been great to be back in his hometown. […]