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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Homeless camp sets fire to Chester Creek Greenbelt Park

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 03, 21:47

    A dozen units from the Anchorage Fire Department responded to a fire in Chester Creek Greenbelt Park Friday night. According to AFD dispatchers, the blaze originated in a homeless camp near Ingra Street and E. 20th Avenue just after 9 p.m. and quickly spread to 40 trees. A hotshot crew from the Alaska Division of Forestry […]

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    Evening News Weather, July 3

    by KTVA Weather on Jul 03, 21:15

    Kenai Peninsula/Prince William Sound Mostly cloudy skies with a chance an isolated shower mainly in the mountains for the western areas while coastal locations and Prince William Sound will see scattered showers increasing through the day.   Southeast Mostly sunny skies are expected with highs in the mid 60s.   Interior/North Slope Mostly sunny and […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Forest Fair celebrates 40 years in Girdwood

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 03, 21:08

    Every Fourth of July weekend the forest in Girdwood comes to life. The Forest Fair brings in more than 200 vendors from around the state. “I think everyone generally loves coming out here and doing this. Some come from very far to do it. We came from Juneau this year,” said Shannon Morgan, owner of the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Seward Highway closed for fatal collision investigation

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 03, 20:59

    The Anchorage Police Department has confirmed at least one fatality in a collision near Mile 91 on the Seward Highway. Alaska State Troopers are investigating the collision that occurred just after 8 p.m. Friday. AST spokeswoman Beth Ipsen says a male adult motorcycle driver was killed during the collision, which is still being investigated. No […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage park strip events planned for Fourth of July

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 03, 20:30

    Organizers are promising an exciting Fourth of July Celebration on the Anchorage Park Strip this year. The day kicks off with a $5 pancake breakfast that starts at 8:30 a.m., and benefits the Anchorage Polynesian Association. The parade begins at 11:00 a.m. This year the route will skip midtown and instead wind it’s way around […]

  • Alaska

    Pot businesses continue operating despite cease and desist order

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 03, 20:13

    There’s been a lot of upset in Alaska’s new cannabis industry recently. Rule makers sent letters out to several marijuana businesses, advising them to close their doors. “We’ve spent a lot of money trying to say that we are legitimate,” Discrete Deliveries owner Rocky Burns told the newly formed Marijuana Control Board (MCB). His business is […]

  • US/World

    Washington woman who died of measles had been vaccinated

    by Associated Press on Jul 03, 16:42

    A local health official says a woman killed by measles in Washington state had been vaccinated against the disease as a child but succumbed because she had a compromised immune system. The woman’s death in the spring was the first from measles in the U.S. in 12 years. Dr. Jeanette Stehr-Green, the Clallam County health […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Small plane crashes near Wasilla golf course

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 03, 15:51

    A small aircraft crashed near a Wasilla golf course Friday, but no injuries were reported. Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Wildlife Troopers responded to the scene near the Settlers Bay Golf Course after receiving word of the crash at 1:30 p.m. Pilot Mark Binggeli, 44, told troopers his Piper Super Cub lost power during takeoff […]

  • Alaska

    Coast Guard suspends Alaska search for overboard crew member

    by Associated Press on Jul 03, 14:44

    The Coast Guard has suspended a search for a cruise ship crew member who was reported overboard off Alaska. Alaska State Troopers identified the Norwegian Sun crew member as 27-year-old Jonas Fillipe de Miranda Santiago of Brazil. No hometown was given for de Miranda Santiago, who went missing Thursday. Coast Guard Lt. Colin Boyle says […]

  • US/World

    U.S. on high alert heading into July 4 weekend

    by on Jul 03, 13:08

    As Americans celebrate the country’s 239th birthday, law enforcement officers remain on high alert following an increased threat of a terror attack. Sources tell CBS News that special Transportation Security Administration (TSA) teams are being assigned to large airline hubs and investigators are watching potential suspects. Moments after a suspected gunshot was reported at the Washington Navy Yard, hundreds […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Motorcyclist dies in early morning Anchorage crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 03, 11:28

    A motorcyclist has died after he rear-ended a Subaru Outback, was thrown from his bike and hit by another motorcycle early Friday morning, Anchorage police say. According to a statement from the Anchorage Police Department, a 2010 Subaru Outback was stopped at a red light in the far-right southbound lane of Minnesota Drive near Tudor […]

  • Mt. Marathon Race

    Photo Gallery: 2015 Mount Marathon Race

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 03, 11:07

    The 100th running of Alaska’s Mount Marathon race takes place on Saturday, July 4, 2015. KTVA Channel 11 will have special coverage of the men’s race, beginning at 2:30 p.m. You can watch the race LIVE on TV or online at ktva.com/stream. Use this link to submit race day photos to be added to our […]

  • Alaska

    Kodiak underwear thief gets 90 days in jail

    by Associated Press on Jul 03, 10:24

    The man who broke into homes and stole women’s underwear will undergo a mental health evaluation. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports (http://bit.ly/1RWdbKu) 19-year-old Ryan Cornelio was sentenced Wednesday to 90 days in jail and ordered to receive a sexuality-focused mental health evaluation. He pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted burglary in March. Cornelio had […]

  • Mt. Marathon Race

    Watch LIVE: 2015 Mt. Marathon Race

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 03, 9:49

      2015 Mount Marathon Race Day Schedule Junior Race – 9:30 a.m. (Boys and Girls) Women’s Race – 11:15 a.m. (Bibs 1-199)  – 11:20 a.m. for second wave (Bibs 400 and up) Men’s Race – 3:00 p.m.  (Bibs 1-199) – 3:05 p.m. for second wave (Bibs 400 and up)   Extensive LIVE video coverage on KTVA Channel […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Freestyle Friday: Julian Crenshaw

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 03, 8:59

    Inspired by Michael Jackson, an Anchorage dancer took the KTVA stage for a “Freestyle Friday” edition of Daybreak’s Mic Check in the Morning. Julian Crenshaw, 22, was born and raised in Georgia. After numerous stops all over the country, he now resides in Anchorage, where you can often find him performing downtown. Crenshaw also teaches […]

  • Alaska

    Marijuana board holds first meeting, wants laws changed

    by Associated Press on Jul 03, 8:42

    Alaska’s newly appointed Marijuana Control Board has proposed four changes to state marijuana laws. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1JHMSWn) the board held its first meeting Thursday in Fairbanks. They signed off on statutory changes it wants the Alaska Legislature to change in last year’s ballot measure that legalized commercial marijuana. The four issues include […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Meet Rhett and Scarlet, Daybreak’s Adopt-A-Pets

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 03, 8:20

    From the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center: Rhett and Scarlet are a happy pair of ferrets that enjoy each other’s company – playing and romping with each other when not curled up together sleeping. They are both friendly with people and will come right up to you for attention. Cute and lively companions, they can be […]

  • DayBreak

    Alaska’s 1st H&M store to add 60 jobs, promote garment recycling

    by Sierra Starks on Jul 03, 7:53

    The massive Save-the-Date sign is hard to miss for those driving down the Old Seward Highway in South Anchorage. H&M’s first Alaska location opens its doors on July 16 at the Dimond Center. Located in the southeast tower of the mall, this location joins more than 3,600 worldwide. Posters of well-dressed models and “Straight from […]

  • Mt. Marathon Race

    KTVA’s Emily Carlson trains for her first Mount Marathon

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 03, 7:44

    Every year on the Fourth of July, hundreds of racers put their bodies through the grueling test of endurance that is Mount Marathon. Emily Carlson is racing for the first time this year and shows us what it takes to compete in this truly Alaskan race.  

  • Money

    Ford recalls 433K cars because of software problem

    by Associated Press on Jul 03, 7:38

    Ford is recalling 433,000 vehicles, including 2015 Focus, C-MAX and Escape models, because of a software problem that could keep their engines running after drivers try to shut them down. Ford Motor Co. says there is a flaw in the body control module software in the vehicles. As a result of the problem, the engine […]