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Lawsuit filed in opposition of Walker-Mallott ticket


Anchorage to wrap up road projects soon




  • Sci/Tech

    iOS 8: Should you update now or wait?

    by CBS/AP on Sep 18, 9:00

    Apple’s iOS 8 software update for iPhones and iPads is worth getting – but not necessarily right away. Those with an older device, such as an iPhone 4s or an iPad 2, might want to wait to see whether others have difficulties using iOS 8 with slower processors. Some of the new features won’t be available on those three-year-old devices anyway. […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Sept. 18

    by Brett Shepard on Sep 18, 8:00

    Gray skies with rain throughout much of Southcentral Alaska today. In the Southeast rain and wind will return to the region today. In the Interior the weather will be pretty nice with partly cloudy skies. On the North Slopes skies will be mostly cloudy with a few showers possible. Out West clouds and showers will […]

  • State

    Body of missing kayaker recovered east of Cordova

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 18, 7:20

    Search crews have recovered the body of a 32-year-old Minnesota man east of Cordova. On Tuesday, the U.S. Coast Guard notified troopers they were searching for a man overboard, identified as Scott Bell, near Controller Bay. They requested additional air help, according to an online dispatch from Alaska State Troopers. Bell was last seen late Monday, […]

  • State

    1 injured in Valdez fishing boat explosion

    by Associated Press on Sep 17, 23:21

    A Coast Guard spokesman says a 30-foot commercial fishing boat exploded and burned Wednesday evening in the small boat harbor in Valdez, Alaska. The lone person on board was able to walk off and was taken to a hospital. Lt. Ben Bauman says Valdez firefighters and police responded, as did Coast Guard personnel. They found […]

  • State

    Lawsuit filed in opposition of Walker-Mallott ticket

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 17, 22:15

    An Anchorage man has filed a suit against Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and the director of the Alaska Division of Elections after Treadwell approved the Bill Walker and Byron Mallott unity ticket earlier this month. The lawsuit alleges that an emergency order issued by Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell on Sept. 2 was done so illegally. […]

  • Local

    Uber car service gears up to hit the streets of Anchorage

    by Charlo Greene on Sep 17, 22:12

    Just days before the nation’s largest ride sharing service hits the streets of Anchorage, competing taxi companies are trying to figure out a way to keep up. Uber bridges the gap between transportation and technology with a smartphone app that will call the driver or taxi to the user’s location. According to the company website, […]

  • News

    39 individuals in Alaska become US citizens

    by Alexis Fernandez on Sep 17, 20:47

    Thirty-nine individuals became United States citizens Wednesday at a naturalization ceremony at East Anchorage High School. Arely Wright was one of those celebrating her citizenship, a journey that has taken her nearly 20 years. “Just a long process,” said Wright. “It was kind of scary, the interview, you need to study and learn.” According to […]

  • Local

    Japanese exchange students visit Palmer

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 17, 19:29

    Standing out in high school simply comes easier for some students. Today, 16-year-old Shion Kamada is getting a lot of attention. He’s one of seven exchange students visiting Palmer from Saroma, a town in Japan. This is his first trip to the U.S. “Everything is bigger than in Japan,” said Shion. “The buildings, animals, everything.” The sister […]

  • Local

    Alaska Airlines pilot dies in accidental shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 17, 18:18

    A 59-year-old man from Eagle River died in an accidental shooting Monday afternoon, authorities say. Monday around noon, Alaska State Troopers received a report that Stephen H. Hager died after he was accidentally shot near Bulchitna Lake, south of Skwentna, according to a dispatch posted online. Troopers took a float plane to the incident location, […]

  • Local

    Anchorage to wrap up road projects soon

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 17, 18:10

    The Alaska Department of Transportation has good news for many local drivers. A lot of the road construction projects in Anchorage should be wrapping up soon, says the department’s spokeswoman Shannon McCarthy. State-funded projects include about $68,000,000 worth of road construction in Anchorage. McCarthy says most should be finished for the season by the end of September. She says […]

  • National

    Another NFL player arrested for domestic violence incident

    by CBS News on Sep 17, 17:43

    Last Updated Sep 17, 2014 9:29 PM EDT PHOENIX — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on charges of aggravated assault, criminal damage and preventing someone from calling 911, Phoenix police said. The allegations stem from two separate alleged incidents at his southeast Phoenix home in late July, Phoenix police Sgt. Trent […]

  • US/World

    Once extinct run of salmon now on its own

    by Christopher Dunagan / The Kitsap Sun on Sep 17, 12:39

    Since 2004, biologists and volunteers have been working to restore an extinct population of summer chum salmon on the Tahuya River, which drains into southern Hood Canal southwest of Belfair. Now it’s time to find out whether Hood Canal summer chum can survive on their own in the Tahuya, said Clayton David, salmon and steelhead […]

  • DayBreak

    Men’s facial hair trends for fall

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 17, 12:03

    Beards, mustaches and goatees. Mutton chops and even that 5 o’clock shadow. As summer turns into fall, many men might be looking for a change. A simple way to switch things up is to experiment with facial hair. Alaskan men may sport the beard or stache all year, but facial hair has become a popular […]

  • State

    Engine sounds heard before Alaska plane crash

    by Associated Press on Sep 17, 11:42

    Two witnesses described hearing a high-pitched sound from the engine of a small, for-hire airplane before it crashed last year on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, killing all 10 people aboard. Another reported seeing a puff of black smoke from the air taxi’s engine area. The witness statements were included in investigative documents released by the National […]

  • DayBreak

    Anchorage Snowmobile Club gears up for winter

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 17, 11:33

    Fall has arrived and winter is not far behind. That means it’s almost time for winter sports. One of the most popular around Alaska: snowmachining. Anchorage Snowmobile Club President Les Kincaid and Vice President Gary Brown, joined Daybreak on the couch to talk about the club’s schedule for the upcoming winter season. The club has […]

  • State

    2014 PFD Announcement

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 17, 9:45

    Update: This year’s PFD amount is $1,884, Gov. Sean Parnell says. The first dividends will be paid Oct. 2 when more than 510,700 applicants will receive a direct deposit into their bank account and over 88,000 will be mailed a check. Here are some other tidbits from Parnell’s announcement: 26,850 applicants pledged 44,693 Pick.Click.Give. contributions […]

  • Crime

    Teen charged with sexual abuse of 13-year-old

    by Associated Press on Sep 17, 9:17

    A grand jury has indicted a Juneau teenager suspected of having sex with a girl more than four years younger than he is. The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/1o3o0fj) reports the grand jury last week indicted 19-year-old Michael Conkle on one count of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor. Conviction for the Class B felony can carry […]

  • Local

    Police investigate fatal vehicle-pedestrian collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 17, 7:56

    A pedestrian trying to cross a northeast Anchorage road was killed Wednesday morning after he was struck by a car, the Anchorage Police Department says. The pedestrian was trying to cross Muldoon Road toward the nearby Fred Meyer around 7 a.m. when he was hit by a southbound Honda Accord, said APD spokeswoman Anita Shell. […]

  • State

    Studded tires now street legal for many Alaska drivers

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 17, 7:26

    With snow falling in the northern part of the state and in higher elevations, many drivers can now make the switch. You can legally put studded tires on your vehicle after Sept. 15 if you live above above 60 degrees North latitude. That’s most of the state, including Anchorage. Drivers south of the line, including […]

  • Local

    Alaska veterans voice health care concerns at town hall meeting

    by Dave Leval on Sep 16, 23:05

    David Tweden is not a fortune teller, but the veteran says he had an idea of what his future would be back in the 1960s. “I knew I’d end up in Vietnam,” Tweden said. That’s what prompted Tweden to enlist with the U.S. Marines. “It was tough,” he said. “I was in tanks.” The tanks […]