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    ASD joins nationwide effort to improve achievement of minority boys

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jul 23, 20:15

    The Anchorage School District is joining a nationwide effort to help minority boys and young men succeed in school. It’s called My Brother’s Keeper. President Barack Obama announced the initiative earlier this year. Alaska Natives and American Indians have the highest dropout rate in the state and the nation, according to the Alaska Department of […]

  • Local

    Enstar feels the heat from customers over price hike

    by Dave Leval on Jul 23, 19:26

    Enstar is dealing with more problems than just a possible strike by its union workers. A crowd filled Wednesday’s public hearing before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska as people voiced their objections to Enstar’s nearly 49 percent increase. The utility company says it’s necessary since customers did not use enough natural gas earlier this year. The […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening news weather, July 23

    by KTVA Weather on Jul 23, 19:23

    Kenai Peninsula The Kenai will have mostly cloudy skies while rain returns for Seward and Soldotna tomorrow. Southeast There will be increasing chances of rain all over the panhandle. Interior and North Slope There will be periods of rain and fog for interior areas as a front moves into the area. The Slope will have […]

  • State

    EPA awards over $888,000 for climate research in Alaska

    by Hope Miller on Jul 23, 18:33

    How is climate change affecting Alaska? That’s a question the Environmental Protection Agency is hoping to answer. The EPA announced Wednesday that it has awarded the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) $888,282 to look into how climate change has impacted water and food security in remote Native villages. The funds will be used to […]

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    Train derails north of Skagway

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 23, 17:38

    Photo courtesy flickr user Alan Vernon A train derailed Wednesday afternoon north of Skagway, but no one was seriously injured, police say. Although no critical injuries were reported, nine people were checked out at a clinic, according to Skagway police. The White Pass and Yukon Route tourist train was put back on the tracks and […]

  • Crime

    North Pole man faces animal cruelty charges

    by Associated Press on Jul 23, 17:15

    A North Pole man faces animal cruelty charges after four severely malnourished horses were found on his property. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/KBT3pQ) charges were filed Friday against Thomas Patrick Fisher. Alaska State Troopers began investigating after four horses were reported loose July 2 and seized by authorities the next day. A veterinarian’s report […]

  • State

    Tok man dies in highway rollover

    by Hope Miller on Jul 23, 17:02

    A 55-year-old man has died following a single-vehicle rollover on the Alaska Highway Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Michael Verhoff of Tok, who had been driving a 2008 Ford F-150 truck, was reported deceased at the scene, according to Alaska State Troopers dispatch. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the truck, said […]

  • Crime

    Bethel foster parent sentenced to 66 years in prison

    by Ben Matheson / KYUK on Jul 23, 15:04

    Former Bethel foster parent Peter Tony will spend the rest of his life in prison. Tony was sentenced Tuesday to 66 years in jail with no parole for three consolidated child sex abuse counts in which he pleaded guilty. Superior Court Judge Douglas Blankenship sentenced the 70-year-old in a two-and-a-half hour hearing with a few […]

  • State

    Arguments set in challenge to gay marriage ban

    by Associated Press on Jul 23, 13:44

    Arguments are scheduled for October in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage. Five same-sex couples, four married outside of Alaska and one unmarried couple, sued to overturn the ban in May. Alaska voters approved a constitutional amendment in 1998 defining marriage as between one man and one woman. The state, […]

  • Crime

    Man accused of stealing Alaska gold nugget

    by Associated Press on Jul 23, 12:36

    A 32-year-old Northern California man is accused of stealing a $1,900 gold nugget from an Alaska mine where he was working. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/KP6ja3) reports Shaun Timothy Hull of Pollock Pines, California, is charged with felony theft after a Manley Hot Springs miner reported one of two nuggets discovered Saturday had been stolen. […]

  • Crime

    Grand jury indicts 2 in lodge assault case

    by Associated Press on Jul 23, 12:34

    A grand jury has returned indictments against two workers at a remote Alaska lodge after they allegedly threatened two guests with firearms. The Juneau Empire reports (http://is.gd/OBpSOU) the jury handed down assault and weapons misconduct charges Friday against 26-year-old Michael G. York of Denver and Devon G. Fernandez of Yakutat. The two Icy Bay Lodge […]

  • Local

    Sarah Palin cited for speeding in Alaska hometown

    by Associated Press on Jul 23, 12:31

    Sarah Palin is facing a $154 ticket for speeding in her hometown of Wasilla. The former Alaska governor was pulled over July 16 and cited for driving between 10 and 19 mph over the speed limit. The penalty includes a $144 fine and $10 police training surcharge. An attorney for Palin said he didn’t know […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage man charged in connection with fatal drunk driving crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 23, 12:25

    A 30-year-old man faces multiple felony charges in connection with a February crash that killed a teenage driver, the Anchorage Police Department announced Wednesday. Robert Lee Green III was arrested Tuesday on two counts of furnishing alcohol to people under the age of 21, according to APD. The charges stem from a February 20 rollover […]

  • DayBreak

    At Hallo Bay, bears share home with resident guides

    by Megan Mazurek on Jul 23, 11:52

    Your first encounter at Hallo Bay Bear Camp most likely won’t be with the brown bears, but with the camp’s resident bear whisperer and camp manager, Brad Garasky. He’s one of the main naturalist guides at camp giving daily tours as well as managing the communication hub for guides, pilots and mariners traveling in the […]

  • Local

    For Chinooks, 7 is a lucky number

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 23, 9:35

    Score seven runs in any inning and you should be ok. Chugiak was. The Chinooks  (12-23) put seven on the board in the third inning at Loretta French Field Tuesday night en route to a 10-3 win over the Anchorage Bucs. Seven different Chinooks knocked in runs as William Arendt and Steven Karkenny each drove in […]

  • Local

    Fairview receives boost from Anchorage Assembly

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 23, 8:58

    Some may consider it a blighted neighborhood, but there’s reason to believe things could improve in Fairview. The Anchorage Asembly approved a plan Tuesday night to create tax abatement incentives in the North Anchorage neighborhood. The ordinance creates a 10-year, partial tax exemption covering increased property value created by major remodeling or new construction projects on […]

  • Local

    Ship Creek development moves forward

    by Kate McPherson on Jul 22, 23:13

    Ship Creek is a step closer to being developed after the Anchorage Assembly unanimously approved the framework plan Tuesday night. The approval makes way for more detailed studies and plans to be completed in preparation of Phase 1. The initial development will focus on connecting the Ship Creek area to downtown by joining the Costal […]

  • State

    Season of hope on the Yukon: Two countries, one river

    by Rhonda McBride on Jul 22, 22:35

    The mighty king salmon may be the icon of the Yukon River, but the fish is fighting for its future. Last summer, the salmon returned in record-low numbers. It also marked the second year in a row that Alaska failed to meet its treaty obligation to Canada. This season, fishery managers are cautiously optimistic that […]

  • Local

    Anchorage police locate missing man with special needs

    by Hope Miller on Jul 22, 21:57

    Update: Police were able to locate Immingan late Tuesday evening.  “He was found safe, but disoriented,” on a park bench near 33rd Avenue and C Street, police said in a statement. The Anchorage Police Department is looking for a 58-year-old special-needs adult who went missing Tuesday evening. Carter Immingan was last seen around 6:30 p.m. on […]

  • Local

    Effort takes off to improve security at Merrill Field

    by Dave Leval on Jul 22, 21:47

    It’s relatively easy to get out to Merrill Field and get an up-close look at all the airplanes there. It may not be that way much longer. The Anchorage Assembly approved a request Tuesday night to apply for a nearly $2.4 million federal grant and a $78,125 state grant. The combined nearly $2.5 million would be […]