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Citizen DUI task force helps police make dozens of arrests

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ANSEP helps Native youth get hands-on experiences


Glenn Highway expanding to three lanes near Eagle River

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AK Art: New Arc of Anchorage studio aims to spark community involvement


Mat-Su considering permanent car registration for older vehicles




  • Local

    Arctic edge: Conquering mountains

    by Bonney Bowman on Jul 29, 22:31

    Soldiers come to Alaska from all over the country and once they get here, they have to learn how to survive in our often harsh and unforgiving climate. That’s where the Northern Warfare Training Center in Black Rapids comes in. The motto at the Army training center is “battling cold and conquering mountains.” But to […]

  • State

    Cutting through confusion surrounding ballot measure to legalize marijuana

    by Charlo Greene on Jul 29, 21:21

    Potential revenue More than $250 million in just one year with $20.4 million of that money in tax revenue, courtesy of cannabis. That is how much money the Alaska Cannabis Institute expects the marijuana industry to bring Alaska during the first year of recreational sales. The opposition, however, predicts only $5 million in tax revenues. […]

  • Local

    Food Bank running low on food

    by Dave Leval on Jul 29, 20:34

    Pastor Stacy Stone is used to preaching the gospel at New Hope on the Last Frontier Church. She continues delivering a different kind of message lately. “Our produce stand and vegetable stand is not always full,” Stone said. “Fresh stuff is harder to get, a lot of stuff they choose from is already rotten.” Hundreds […]

  • Local

    Mat-Su considering permanent car registration for older vehicles

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 29, 20:09

    Folks in the Mat-Su Valley are thinking about giving their borough a new title — old car capital of Alaska. There are nearly 84,000 cars in the Valley built before 2006, according to DMV records. Mat-Su resident Curt Christiansen owns three of them and says his 14-year-old mini van does the job. “Gets me to work […]

  • Crime

    Feds sue former Alaska man over liens

    by Associated Press on Jul 29, 19:52

    The U.S. attorney’s office in Alaska has filed a civil lawsuit against a Danese, West Virginia, man who has filed liens seeking $950 million from federal employees. Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan Wilson is seeking an injunction to stop Trapper Killsmany from filing the liens against Social Security Administration employees. Killsmany seeks another $350 million in […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening news weather, July 29

    by KTVA Weather on Jul 29, 19:39

    Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound There will be plenty of sun and maybe an afternoon and evening shower for the mountains. Mat-Su and Basin There will be patchy fog in the morning and mostly cloudy skies with afternoon and evening showers in the mountains. Southeast Showers are on tap with decreasing chances late afternoon. […]

  • Only in Alaska

    ANSEP helps Native youth get hands-on experiences

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 29, 19:22

    It’s not your typical summer job: Trekking into the woods looking for bears. For 18-year-old Randall Friendly it’s the internship of a lifetime. He’s working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at its Brown Bear Research Camp at Karluk Lake on Kodiak Island. “No bears, just some sockeye swimming up the creek,” said Friendly […]

  • Local

    Glenn Highway expanding to three lanes near Eagle River

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jul 29, 17:24

    A major artery connecting Anchorage to the Mat-Su Valley is about to get wider. For Eagle River resident Carolyn Ellis, the commute into Anchorage is part of everyday life. But that doesn’t mean it’s enjoyable. “It’s just such a pain because it gets so jammed up all the time,” Ellis said. It’s especially an issue […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    AK Art: New Arc of Anchorage studio aims to spark community involvement

    by Hope Miller on Jul 29, 16:41

    Art in all forms is encouraged at the Arc of Anchorage’s new downtown studio and gallery. For 38-year-old Monica McLeod, it’s painting and origami. Thursday afternoon, she sat at a table in the studio and gingerly folded a patterned piece of paper until a crane emerged. Christopher Vance, 43, says he enjoys drawing when he’s […]

  • Local

    Driver killed in Seward Highway collision was intoxicated, police say

    by Hope Miller on Jul 29, 16:30

    A 29-year-old Whittier woman had twice the legal limit of alcohol in her blood when she was killed in a March Seward Highway vehicle collision, the Anchorage Police Department announced Tuesday. Salafai Carol Iosefa, a volunteer firefighter with the Whittier Fire Department, was traveling southbound in the northbound lane in her Honda Civic near Potter […]

  • State

    Authorities investigate fatal Old Richardson Highway collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 29, 15:43

    One man was killed and another sustained serious injuries following a head-on collision near North Pole on the Old Richardson Highway Tuesday morning, authorities said. Around 7:15 a.m., Alaska State Troopers were contacted about a two-vehicle crash between a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban and a 2008 Ford F350 on the highway near Sky Ranch Road at […]

  • US/World

    Obama expands sanctions on Russia, this time with European support

    by Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News on Jul 29, 14:44

    President Obama announced Tuesday that the U.S. is once again moving to impose fresh sanctions on Russia as a consequence for its continued support of separatists in eastern Ukraine. The new sanctions, which target the defense, energy and financial sectors of the Russian economy, will have an “even bigger bite” than those imposed in the […]

  • Local

    New refuge manager begins job in Bethel

    by Associated Press on Jul 29, 14:01

    The massive Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge has a new manager from Louisiana to oversee nearly 20 million acres of wetlands, river and tundra habitat in Alaska. Neil Lalonde had not been to Alaska until he stepped off a ferry earlier this summer. KYUK (http://is.gd/pWhVwr) says Lalonde has been on his new job for just […]

  • DayBreak

    Travel Tuesday: Low fares for frequent flyers

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 29, 13:43

    When it comes to airfare, travel guru Scott McMurren says there’s one guaranteed way to save. “The frequent-flyer game is a big deal, especially as we roll into the last half of the year,” McMurren said. From bonus miles to annual fees, he has a few tips for navigating the world of frequent-flyer programs. Consider […]

  • Local

    Man rescued from Chena River in Fairbanks

    by Associated Press on Jul 29, 13:01

    A man had to be rescued after being swept down the Chena River in strong currents. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/ZMHAGc) the unidentified man jumped into the river just before 9 p.m. Monday. Witnesses said he couldn’t swim back to shore because of the strong current. City and university fire departments responded, and found […]

  • Local

    Wasilla’s baseball season ends with rule violation

    by KTVA Sports on Jul 29, 12:42

    Wasilla’s summer baseball season ended with a win. Usually that’s good sign. Not Monday. Despite a 2-1 victory over Juneau in an elimination round of the Alaska Legion Baseball tournament, Wasilla will head home. On Sunday it was discovered an ineligible player was on the roster: Monday’s game was null and void. The player in […]

  • Local

    Food Bank seeks donations after spike in users

    by Associated Press on Jul 29, 9:27

    The Food Bank of Alaska is asking for donations after seeing a spike in users. The bank purchased nearly 40,000 pound of bulk food, but needs more. The bank provides food to more than 100 partners that serve people in Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and 200 partners across the state. Last year, agencies served […]

  • Local

    Children adrift in boat in Alaska rescued

    by Associated Press on Jul 29, 8:03

    Three children have been rescued after going adrift in their family’s small boat in a southeast Alaska harbor. The Coast Guard says the boys were wearing life jackets and stayed calm after going adrift in the skiff Monday in Saxman Harbor near Ketchikan. Water conditions were calm. Ketchikan police notified the Coast Guard that the […]

  • State

    State continues crackdown on Medicaid fraud

    by Kate McPherson on Jul 28, 23:22

    Medicaid fraud costs the state of Alaska $45 million a year, and that’s just a conservative estimate according to Andrew Peterson, assistant attorney general and director of Alaska’s Medicaid Control Fraud Unit. The FBI says up to 10 percent of claims made to Medicaid are fraudulent. Peterson is currently prosecuting the case of Anchorage physician […]

  • Crime

    Citizen DUI task force helps police make dozens of arrests

    by Joe Vigil on Jul 28, 21:34

    The more you drink and drive, the more likely it is that you’re going to run into the citizen DUI task force on Anchorage streets. The problem for drunk drivers is they will never see volunteers coming because they use their own cars to help police track down offenders. Task force members call 911 if […]