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  • Crime

    UPDATE: Police identify 1 of 2 victims in Valley of the Moon Park murders

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 29, 11:46

    Last updated at 11:40 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 29.  The Anchorage Police Department has identified one of the victims as 25-year-old Bryant C. Dehusson of Anchorage. Police said they’re holding the name of the second victim until next of kin is notified. Original story  The Anchorage Police Department is investigating two homicides that were discovered early […]

  • Weather News

    It’s never been so hot, so late in Anchorage — until Sunday

    by Rachael Penton on Aug 29, 10:58

    The weather across Southcentral Alaska didn’t disappoint for the final weekend of August, with warm and sunny conditions throughout the region. Anchorage recorded a high temperature of 77 degrees on Sunday, Aug. 28 — something that’s never been done so late in the season. Previously, the latest a temperature of 77 degrees was recorded in Anchorage […]

  • University of Alaska

    No age rule change keeps UAA hockey players on the ice

    by Dave Leval on Aug 29, 10:38

    University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) hockey goalie Olivier Mantha could not wait for training camp. He took to the Wells Fargo Sports Complex ice for voluntarily workouts. “It’s really one of the best times of the year — being back, no school, so we can just practice, get better, work out,” said the junior goalie, […]

  • DayBreak

    Story Time w/ Aunt Phil: 8 decades of the Alaska State Fair

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 29, 10:33

    The Alaska State Fair is celebrating a milestone this year; 80 years of food and fun. In this installment of Story Time with Aunt Phil, Daybreak explores the reason why the fair started in the first place. The story starts in 1935 when the U.S. Government transplanted 203 families from Minnestoa, Michigan, Wisconsin and Oklahoma […]

  • Harvesting Alaska

    Harvesting Alaska: Fair competition brings out generations of bakers

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 29, 10:25

    As the deadline neared for the baked goods competition at the 80th annual Alaska State Fair, dozens of people filled Hoskins Hall, eager to drop off their entries. Among them, Teresa Taylor and her box full of goodies: several plates of cookies and a bag of peanut brittle. She and her daughter Heidi Taylor enter […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Firefighter for a day: Inside AFD’s citizen academy

    by Daniella Rivera on Aug 29, 10:16

    What does it take to be a firefighter? Saturday, a couple dozen Alaskans got to find out during the Anchorage Fire Department’s (AFD) citizen academy. AFD holds the training so people have a better understanding of what it takes to do their job. “We invite elected leaders, business leaders, members of the community that have […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Classes delayed at Abbott Loop Elementary following report of natural gas odor

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 29, 9:12

    Last updated at 9:21 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 29 The Anchorage Fire Department and ENSTAR responded to a report of a natural gas smell at Abbott Loop Elementary School Monday morning. Crews were notified of the smell at 8:40 a.m., according to AFD. First day classes were temporarily put on hold and students were kept […]

  • DayBreak

    Lost Lake Run more than just a foot race to Gov. Walker’s family

    by Sierra Starks on Aug 29, 6:00

    The finish line at Saturday’s Lost Lake Run in Seward was marked with a number of touching moments — couples crossing hand-in-hand, children holding handmade signs in support of their parents, hugs and kisses shared to celebrate the completion of the 16-mile race. Sabrina Walker was greeted by her 1-year-old son Leo, whom she calls […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Alaska Native art at the state fair tells a story of tradition

    by Eric Ruble on Aug 28, 20:01

    Past the food vendors and carnival rides, one will find something unique to this state fair: a collection of booths packed with Alaska Native art dubbed The Gathering Place. There, a dozen or so artists sell their handmade pieces. Jeremy Lieb, who is also known as Sivaluaq, designs ornamental paintings using ink and reindeer skin. […]

  • Crime

    APD: Male bicyclist sought for pepper spraying people near downtown Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 28, 19:23

    Last updated at 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28 A male on a bicycle has been riding around Anchorage pepper-spraying people, the Anchorage Police Department said Sunday. Police stated they started receiving calls just before 6 p.m. from at least four people saying they’d been pepper-sprayed by the bicyclist. The first reports came from people […]

  • Crime

    4 carved Tlingit shields stolen from elementary school

    by Associated Press on Aug 28, 17:58

    Juneau police are investigating a theft of four carved Tlingit shields that hung in the entryway of an elementary school. Harborview Elementary School Principal Tom McKenna told the Juneau Empire that the area was a gathering place for families and a place where students were photographed in honor of their achievements. The shields were taken […]

  • US/World

    Report: Millions raised for Pulse victims not enough to cover expenses

    by Associated Press on Aug 28, 17:24

    The OneOrlando Fund has raised $23 million and counting for Pulse nightclub shooting victims, but experts say the donations won’t be enough to completely offset medical and other expenses incurred from the mass shooting. The Orlando Sentinel reports that as generous as the donations have been to aid victims of the June shooting that left 49 dead, […]

  • US/World

    Italy grieves with emotional mass funeral for earthquake victims

    by Associated Press on Aug 28, 12:44

    Mourners in Italy prayed, hugged, wept and even applauded as coffins carrying victims of the country’s devastating earthquakepassed by at a state funeral Saturday, grieving as one nation after three desperate days of trying to save as many people as possible. In the central town of Ascoli Piceno, they gathered to bid farewell to 35 of the […]

  • Crime

    Convict missing from halfway house since Friday, police say

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 28, 12:22

    A man convicted on a drug charge has been missing from a halfway house since Friday, according to the Anchorage Police Department. Online court records show 44-year-old Arnold Romero was convicted in 2014 of manufacturing and delivering controlled substances and was serving at least part of his sentence at the Glenwood Center on D Street. […]

  • US/World

    10,000th Syrian reaches US this week in resettlement program

    by Associated Press on Aug 28, 10:31

    The U.S. ambassador to Jordan says Washington will reach its target Monday of taking in 10,000 Syrian war refugees in a yearlong resettlement program. The program emerged as an issue in the U.S. presidential campaign, with Republican nominee Donald Trump alleging in the past that displaced Syrians constitute a potential security threat. Ambassador Alice Wells […]

  • Local

    Saturday game results for week 3 of Alaska high school football

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 27, 23:03

    Wild scene at Eagle River-Wolves win their first topping Barrow 22-20. 25 yard FG by Andrew Hamilton the difference. pic.twitter.com/ORixoUm36s — KTVA 11 Sports (@KTVASports) August 28, 2016   Eagle River 22  Barrow 20 Andrew Hamilton’s 25-yard field goal with under three minutes remaining gave the Eagle High School Wolves their first win of the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Crews slow Matanuska River erosion

    by Eric Ruble on Aug 27, 22:56

    Construction crews are making progress on fighting erosion along the Matanuska River. Matanuska-Susitna Borough Emergency Services Director Bill Gamble called the situation “critical” Friday. On Saturday, however, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and its contractors were heaping massive loads of rock onto the edge of the river. They were also digging a […]

  • Aviation

    Anchorage pilot dies in Oregon air show crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 22:16

    Marcus Paine, a pilot based out of Anchorage, died in a plane crash at an airshow in Madras, Oregon on Saturday. The Airshow of the Cascades website stated Marcus Paine died during his Saturday afternoon performance. “The Paine family and the airshow community appreciate your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time,” an air show […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Bethel physician Dr. Jill Seaman on splitting her time between Alaska and South Sudan

    by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK on Aug 27, 18:26

    This story originated from KYUK Public Media and was republished with permission. A Bethel physician is getting ready to return to South Sudan and the medical organization she’s helped run there since the 1980s. Dr. Jill Seaman spends about four months a year in Bethel working at the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation. Then she travels to Old Fangak, […]

  • Alaska News

    AST: Army, wildlife troopers help rescue injured pilot following crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 17:42

    Last updated at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28 A U.S. Army helicopter and crew, along with Alaska Wildlife Troopers, helped find and rescue a Fairbanks pilot after his plane crashed Saturday. An online Alaska State Troopers dispatch stated 69-year-old William Larry was alone when his Piper Super Cub plane crashed seven miles northeast of […]