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    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 Avenue 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 […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening news weather, July 31

    by KTVA Weather on Jul 31, 19:34

    Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound It will be partly cloudy, mild and dry. There will be an afternoon and evening shower for the mountains. Southeast There will be sunshine galore as high pressure dominates the area. Interior and North Slope A front will move in bringing scattered showers to the area. The slope will […]

  • 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, […]

  • State

    ConocoPhillips Alaska reports $627M 2Q earnings

    by Associated Press on Jul 31, 16:07

    ConocoPhillips Alaska, one of the North Slope’s major players, reported adjusted second-quarter earnings of $627 million. That compares to adjusted earnings of $585 million during the second quarter of 2013, a figure that does not include a one-time, $97 million settlement. The company reported earnings of $598 million for the first quarter of 2014. In […]

  • US/World

    Israel, Hamas agree to 72-hour cease-fire, U.S. says

    by CBS/AP on Jul 31, 15:54

    Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire beginning Friday, during which time there will be negotiations on a more durable truce in the 24-day-old Gaza war, the United States and United Nations announced Thursday. “This is not a time for congratulations or joy or anything except a serious determination – a focus […]

  • Crime

    Police, K-9 apprehend teenage vandals

    by Hope Miller on Jul 31, 15:30

    A police officer and his K-9 partner helped prevent five teens from burglarizing an Anchorage smoke shop early Thursday morning, authorities said. While patrolling Tudor Road near Eau Claire Place around 1 a.m., Anchorage Police Department Officer Darrell Evans noticed people running across the street and heard an alarm coming from the Tudor Smoke Shop, […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    AK Art: For the Bakers, art is a family affair

    by Hope Miller on Jul 31, 12:21

    Some couples are so close that they can finish each other’s sentences. Jeramie and Jess Baker, also known as Baker and Smudge, have a bond that goes beyond words — they make art together. The Bartlett High School sweethearts met in art class and immediately hit it off. They moved to Seattle for art school […]

  • Local

    VA asks veterans to chat on Twitter

    by Sierra Starks on Jul 31, 12:06

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new initiative on social media aiming to answer veterans’ questions in real time. The VA has taken to Twitter, asking veterans to tweet inquiries regarding benefits or any related military service subjects using the hashtag #VetQ. The Twitter chat started July 30 and has gained some ground […]

  • Crime

    Man stabbed following downtown fight

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 31, 11:47

    A 21-year-old man was stabbed following a fight near 3rd Avenue and Karluk Street early Thursday morning, according to the Anchorage Police Department. In a written release, APD said officers were called to the area near Bean’s Cafe, Brother Francis Shelter and the Anchorage Jail around 12:20 a.m. following a disturbance involving several people. Witnesses […]

  • Local

    ASAA welcomes new Hall of Fame members

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 31, 7:48

    The Alaska School Activities Association has added 11 new members to its Hall of Fame. Three athletes, five coaches, an official and two administrators will be inducted in a ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 3 at the Millennium Alaskan Hotel in Anchorage. ATHLETES On the basketball court, Whitney Leman Schollenberg of Ninilchik led her team to […]