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  • State

    Parnell shows support for road to King Cove

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 20, 13:56

    Gov. Sean Parnell has a message for the U.S. Secretary of the Interior: Alaskans won’t give up. Parnell traveled to King Cove Friday to sign a legislative resolution asking Sally Jewell to repeal her decision regarding the Izembek land exchange. Many residents and their children turned out to see the governor sign the resolution at the King Cove School. […]

  • Football Final

    Football Final on KTVA: Sept. 19

    by KTVA Sports on Sep 20, 13:36

  • Campaign 2014

    Anchorage man to spend big bucks on local elections

    by Dave Leval on Sep 20, 13:30

    House Majority Leader Lance Pruitt is back on the campaign trail. On a Friday in September, less than two months before the general election, rain doesn’t stop Pruitt from making his rounds as he goes door to door in an East Anchorage neighborhood. Pruitt says campaigning gives him a chance to reconnect with voters. “I love […]

  • Crime

    Driver apprehended in fatal hit-and-run crash near Merrill Field

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 20, 11:19

    A man is in custody after a fatal hit-and-run collision early Saturday morning. According to the Anchorage Police Department, 54-year-old Guy Merculief man was struck and killed shortly after 2 a.m. in the area of 1500 E. Fifth Ave. APD responded to the vehicle-pedestrian collision and learned that Merculief had been walking across Fifth Avenue […]

  • Local

    Alaska PARK(ing) Day takes back the pavement

    by Rhonda McBride on Sep 19, 21:17

    Alaska PARK(ing) Day is an answer to that old Joni Mitchell folk song about paving paradise and putting up a parking lot. For one day, 12 Anchorage parking spaces were transformed into temporary green spaces. At city hall, festive white tents went up in the middle of the parking lot with benches and potted plants […]

  • National

    Roger Goodell breaks silence on domestic abuse: “I will get it right”

    by CBS/AP on Sep 19, 21:06

    Last Updated Sep 19, 2014 5:01 PM EDT NEW YORK – Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the NFL has dropped the ball on the issue of domestic violence, apologized for mishandling the Ray Rice case and pledged Friday that “now, I will get it right.” “Unfortunately, over the past several weeks, we have seen all too much […]

  • State

    New law banning synthetic drugs goes into effect in Alaska

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 19, 20:38

    The effects of synthetic drugs have proven so dangerous that lawmakers decided a statewide ban was needed. This week, Alaska’s new spice law took effect. It authorizes law enforcement to fine anyone who sells or possesses illicit synthetic drugs. The new state law was modeled after ordinances Anchorage and Wasilla passed earlier this year. The idea […]

  • Money

    Palmer farm growing a new generation of farmers

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 19, 19:47

    At Spring Creek Farm in Palmer they’re growing more than just beautiful vegetables. The farm – owned by Alaska Pacific University – is trying to grow a new generation of farmers. Getting more people interested in understanding how to grow their own food is particularly important for Alaskans, according to Farm Educator Joshua Faller. “I […]

  • Football Final

    Vote for Game of the Week: Sept. 26

    by KTVA Sports on Sep 19, 19:05

    This week’s KTVA Game of the Week will be either Palmer at Colony OR North Pole at Wasilla. How you can take part: Please vote in our online poll (below) to select where KTVA Sports will broadcast our 5, 6, and 10 p.m. sportscasts to feature Game of the Week on September 19. The KTVA Sports crew will […]

  • State

    Russian military aircraft intercepted near Alaska coast

    by Associated Press on Sep 19, 16:53

    Authorities say two F-22 fighter jets intercepted six Russian military airplanes that neared the western coast of Alaska. Lt. Col. Michael Jazdyk, a spokesman for the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, says the jets intercepted the planes about 55 nautical miles from the Alaskan coast at about 7 p.m. Pacific time Wednesday. The Russian […]

  • State

    Governor names general to lead Alaska Guard response team

    by Hope Miller on Sep 19, 15:50

    Gov. Sean Parnell announced Friday that Brig. General Jon K. Mott will lead a special team tasked with restoring confidence in the Alaska National Guard’s leadership. Mott serves as an assistant adjunct general for the Connecticut National Guard and was recommended by the National Guard Bureau to head the Alaska team, according to a statement […]

  • Health

    States with the highest and lowest rates of gun deaths

    by Mary Elizabeth Dallas / Healthday on Sep 19, 15:41

    Hawaii has the lowest rate of gun deaths in the United States, while the District of Columbia has the highest, according to new research. Over the past decade, deaths from gun-related violence — including murders, suicides and unintentional shootings — varied widely across the United States, the study revealed. Hawaii’s rate was roughly three per […]

  • Crime

    ‘Craigslist killers’ sentenced to life in prison

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 19, 15:05

    A woman from Alaska has been sentenced to life in prison after she and her husband say they lured a stranger to his death through a Craigslist ad in Pennsylvania. Miranda Barbour and her husband Elytte Barbour pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last month. They were sentenced Thursday, according to The Daily Item. The newlyweds […]

  • DayBreak

    Meet Charlie, this week’s Daybreak Adopt-A-Pet

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 19, 12:47

    Meet Charlie — a 6-year-old, neutered male Rottweiler mix who is looking for a forever home. This big, handsome fellow is calm, mellow, easy-going and very friendly. He likes leisurely walks and just sitting at your side for some quality buddy time. Charlie is well-socialized and has lived with young children. You can adopt Charlie from […]

  • DayBreak

    Photographers discuss latest work on Love is Love project

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 19, 12:42

    Two photographers are hoping their pictures can open hearts and minds. The Love is Love project began with a professional work headshot of a woman who had been previously turned down by another photographer to have her picture taken with her partner. After that, the rest, as they say, is history. Photographers Mitch Kitter and […]

  • Football Final

    Keeping it real … low

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 19, 12:22

    Colony travels to Wasilla as these two rivals headline our high school football coverage in week six. The host team is in search of its fourth win. And there’s no mistaking how they plan to get it. For game highlights, be sure to tune in for Football Final on Friday during KTVA’s Nightcast.

  • DayBreak

    Mic Check in the Morning: Portugal. The Man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 19, 11:49

    They started from humble beginnings in Wasilla. Now they’re playing sold-out shows and music festivals. This band embodies all dimensions of the do-it-yourself rock range. Portugal. The Man performed live Friday for Daybreak’s Mic Check in the Morning. The group will perform Saturday, Sept. 20 as part of the Hard Rock Cafe’s grand opening for Anchorage locals.

  • State

    Feds to visit UAA in October

    by Dave Leval on Sep 19, 11:42

    Maggie Lokken and Vanessa Berther get in some late studying at the University of Alaska Anchorage Student Union. That includes biology. The courses put students under a lot of pressure, but it’s not the only subject on their minds. “I guess I worry I can’t protect myself if I were to be attacked,” said Lokken, who is […]

  • Local

    Aces continue season preparation

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 19, 10:49

    The Alaska Aces have announced the signings of a pair of free agent forwards, Shane Heffernan and Justin Breton. Heffernan, 26, is well-traveled having spent time in Belarus, Norway and Sweden. Breton is 25 and played for Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

  • Crime

    Juneau police investigate Costco burglary

    by Associated Press on Sep 19, 9:28

    Juneau police are investigating a burglary in which they say more than $40,000 in jewelry was taken from Costco. Police say they received a report around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday that the store’s burglar alarm had been triggered. Responding officers spoke with someone who reported seeing a shorter white man, with brown hair and possibly a […]