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  • Football Final

    With 3 weeks in the books, Bartlett now king of the hill

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 01, 23:10

    This week’s Top 5 poll of large and medium/small schools is out. There’s a change at the top of the large schools, while the medium/small school list sees some movement below the top spot.

  • News

    Found innocent, defendants still battle stigma of their arrests

    by Dave Leval on Sep 01, 22:14

    James Mooney says he considers most of the last five years of his life a nightmare. The Anchorage Police Department arrested Mooney for the 2009 sexual assault of his then-fiancée. The 40-year-old man from South Anchorage says he did nothing wrong. Jurors acquitted Mooney of all the charges in June 2012, three years after his arrest. “You […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Walker, Mallott to join forces for general election

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 21:15

    Gov. Sean Parnell’s two challengers have confirmed they are combining their campaigns for the November election. Over the past three days, Democrat candidate Byron Mallott and independent Bill Walker have been discussing if a joint, unaffiliated ticket is “feasible and agreeable,” according to a statement from Walker’s campaign. Walker confirmed Monday evening that he’s running […]

  • Local

    Motorcycle accident blocks traffic on DeBarr Road

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 21:05

    Authorities responded to a vehicle accident involving a motorcycle at the intersection of Boniface Parkway and DeBarr Road Monday night. The accident occurred at around 8:30 p.m. and blocked most of eastbound traffic on Debarr Road as police worked to clear the scene. Medics responded to the accident as well. But the Anchorage Police Department […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening News weather, Sept. 1

    by Carlos Faura on Sep 01, 20:43

    Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound Partly cloudy skies will, at times, turn mostly cloudy. It should be dry until Wednesday. Southeast Mostly cloudy with fog and some rain up north. Interior/North Slope A front is moving through the area, bringing heavy rain at times to Interior areas. The Slope will have a mix of rain […]

  • Local

    Bike renter calls working on Labor Day a labor of love

    by Bonney Bowman on Sep 01, 20:30

    Labor Day is a holiday to spend time with family and relax a little. Some don’t get Labor Day off. Most don’t mind pulling a shift on the first Monday in September, but one man is actually celebrating the holiday by working. Antonio Pablo Portillo spends his days at the corner of Fifth Avenue and […]

  • Local

    2 dead, 1 injured in Parks Highway collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 18:47

    Alaska State Troopers are investigating a head-on collision on Parks Highway. AST is reporting that the crash occurred Monday evening at Mile 152 of the highway. Troopers say the collision resulted in two fatalities and one serious injury. Troopers with the Alaska Bureau of Highway Patrol are responding to investigate the cause and circumstances surrounding the […]

  • News

    72 years old and sleeping outside tonight

    by John Thain on Sep 01, 18:12

    Tonight while most of us are enjoying the warmth of our homes and the love of family, a 72-year-old woman is sleeping outside on the grass somewhere in Anchorage. She sleeps in the cold by choice, she says, not wanting to be a burden to her daughter. Hundreds of cars passed by this woman as […]

  • US/World

    Marine helicopter goes down in Gulf of Aden; 25 rescued

    by CBS/AP on Sep 01, 16:09

    A Marine helicopter carrying 25 U.S. service members crashed in the Gulf of Aden Monday, but all aboard were rescued, according to the Navy. Seventeen Marines and eight sailors were aboard the CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter when it crashed as it attempted to land on the USS Mesa Verde. All were aboard the ship following […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    FBI ‘addressing’ leak of celebrities’ nude photos

    by CBS News on Sep 01, 15:04

    The FBI said it was looking into the matter of nude photos of Hollywood celebrities being leaked online by hackers. In a statement, the agency said it was “aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter.” A publicist for Jennifer Lawrence […]

  • Only in Alaska

    ‘It’s like prehistoric lawn darts’

    by Heather Hintze on Sep 01, 14:20

    It’s a sport that bridges the present and the past — Denali Borough high school students learned firsthand how hard it was to hunt with a tool called an atlatl. “The technology is pretty simple,” explained Phoebe Gilbert, Denali National Park and Preserve archaeologist. “Have you guys ever seen those Chuckits where you throw a tennis […]

  • DayBreak

    Knights bring the Middle Ages to the state fair

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 10:28

    At the state fairgrounds in Palmer, the Knights of Valour are entertaining audiences with real live competition. “I want to bring the real thing to the people and the real thing, of course, is the true essence of the warfare of the age with knight on horseback charging at another knight on horseback with a […]

  • Health

    Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

    by Associated Press on Sep 01, 10:05

    Safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths as states liberalize their marijuana laws. Researchers who have studied the issue are divided. Marijuana can slow decision-making, decrease peripheral vision and impede multitasking – all those are important driving skills. But unlike with alcohol, stoned drivers […]

  • DayBreak

    Alaska VegFest promotes healthy eating

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 8:43

    In an effort to combat health issues like obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer, many people are switching to plant-based diets. Delisa Renideo with the Alaska Vegan Society joined Daybreak Monday to talk about what it means to be vegan and the Alaska VegFest 2014, an event that aims to help Alaskans live longer, healthier […]

  • State

    Fairbanks spent $7k defending mayor’s $37.50 fine

    by Associated Press on Sep 01, 7:53

    The city of Fairbanks has so far spent about $7,000 appealing a $37.50 elections fine leveled on the mayor. The Alaska Public Offices Commission ordered City Mayor John Eberhart to pay the $37.50 fine in May after concluding he broke a state election law in the October 2013 election by sending an email on his […]

  • Local

    Fishing line trash a danger to birds

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 01, 7:00

    Anchorage lakes and streams seem to have an abundance of fish this year. Fisherman are reporting more salmon returning to places like Campbell Creek than they’ve seen in years. All those fish are attracting more fishermen to local banks, but it’s also causing some problems. A lot more trash is being left behind on the ground. […]

  • Local

    Plane crashes near Earthquake Park after engine failure

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 31, 19:42

    A plane made an emergency landing Sunday evening near Lake Hood Drive, touching down safely with no injuries to anyone aboard. Authorities responded to the crash and found the plane upright in the middle of thick brush and trees. Four people were on board the aircraft. One of the passengers says the engine quit shortly […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    State fair hosts duct tape competition

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 31, 19:24

    The Alaska State Fair offers fun in many flavors, including all kinds of contests and competitions. One of the wackier ones on Sunday was the Great Alaska Duct Tape Competition. Contestants of all ages had just 15 minutes to come up with an original creation from duct tape. Winner Marisa Garagues said she didn’t know what […]

  • Crime

    Man arrested for driving drunk with 7 children in car

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 31, 19:13

    Alaska State Troopers say a Wasilla man was arrested after driving while intoxicated with seven young children in his vehicle on Saturday night. Troopers responded to a report of a reckless driver near the intersection of West Point Mackenzie Road and South Lu Young Lane at 8:43 p.m., according to AST dispatch. When troopers conducted a traffic stop on the 1999 […]

  • Local

    Guardsmen welcomed home after Guantanamo Bay deployment

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 31, 17:50

    About 50 Alaska Army National Guardsmen are back home just in time for the holiday. The soldiers, with the 761st Military Police Battalion, were welcomed with shouts, balloons and smiling faces on Saturday night after a nine-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Among the welcome wagon at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport was a boy holding a […]