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    Crash kills 3 family members of Pope Francis

    by Dave Leval on Aug 19, 20:29

    Pope Francis is used to dealing with heartache. But it’s a different matter when it hits close to home. Today, the pope is dealing with the death of three members of his family. A road accident in Argentina Tuesday morning killed the pope’s two great-nephews as well as their mother, the wife of the pope’s […]

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    Evening News weather, August 19

    by Carlos Faura on Aug 19, 20:02

    Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound Will have partly cloudy skies with an isolated shower or thunderstorm along the mountains. Southeast Slowly decreasing clouds up north for mostly cloudy skies. Down south there will be lots of sunshine. Interior/North Slope Interior areas will have showers and a thunderstorm or two as a weak disturbance passes […]

  • Local

    Catholic priest performs blessing of the planes

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 19, 20:00

    Some Anchorage pilots may feel safer in the skies now that a Catholic priest has blessed their planes. Rev. Leo Walsh of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church performed a blessing ceremony Tuesday evening at Lake Hood Seaplane Base. The Catholic priest sprinkled holy water and prayed over about a dozen planes while their owners looked on. […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Campaign 2014: Primary Election Coverage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 19, 19:00

      Election results will be updated regularly throughout the evening. Check back often. U.S. Senator – (R) Mead Treadwell Joe Miller Dan Sullivan John M. Jaramillo Ballot Measure 1 (SB 21 Repeal) YES NO Senate District F - (R): Rep. Bill Stolze Delena Johnson, current Palmer mayor House District 1.  Fairbanks, Downtown – (R): Gregory Don […]

  • Local

    Chalked sidewalks welcome back students

    by Dave Leval on Aug 19, 18:56

    Various handwritten messages can be found in front of Wendler Middle School. They are not graffiti, but words of encouragement for incoming students. Volunteers wrote them as part of United Way of Anchorage’s annual Chalk the Walks event, which is designed to do more than help welcome back students. “Our goal this year is to really […]

  • News

    ASD teachers on the front lines in the battle against child sexual abuse

    by Alexis Fernandez on Aug 19, 18:47

    Child sexual abuse is a devastating problem across the country. And as the Anchorage School Department gears up for a new school year, that problem in Alaska is being addressed as well. In 2013, the Alaska Office of Children’s Services received 2,296 allegations of sex abuse with 1,817 victims. ASD is trying to cut down […]

  • US/World

    Rick Perry turns himself in for mug shot

    by Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News on Aug 19, 18:29

    Last Updated Aug 19, 2014 7:50 PM EDT Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, turned himself in Tuesday afternoon to be booked and have his mug shot taken at the Travis County Justice Center. The governor was indicted last Friday on two felony counts of abuse of power, which he called “baseless political charges.” “I’m here today because I […]

  • Crime

    Police report reveals ex-Marine inquired about body disposal

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 19, 18:09

    The former Marine charged with murdering his alleged lover, 19-year-old Erin Corwin, appeared in Anchorage court Tuesday afternoon for his arraignment. Christopher Lee is charged by the state as a fugitive from justice from the state of California. The 24-year-old was taken into custody Sunday night near the Jewel Lake home where he’d been staying […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Election workers help make your vote count

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 19, 18:04

    In the chaos of Election Day, hundreds of workers strive to make it easy to get out and cast your ballot. Cindy Medbery is passionate, to say the least, about her right to vote. That is why she spends every Election Day helping others practice theirs. “Your vote could be the deciding factor,” Medbery said. […]

  • Crime

    5 suspects charged in string of home invasion robberies

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 19, 17:34

    Five suspects have been indicted by a grand jury in connection with the multiple home invasions in Anchorage earlier this year. In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, the Anchorage Police Department confirmed that all suspects have been charged with at least one count of first-degree robbery. All suspects have been arrested and taken to the […]

  • US/World

    ISIS claims to have beheaded U.S. journalist James Foley

    by CBS News on Aug 19, 16:45

    Last Updated Aug 19, 2014 7:45 PM EDT The Islamic extremist group that has overrun parts of Syria and Iraq released a video that apparently shows the beheading of American journalist James Foley. The militant group also threatened to kill another U.S. journalist if the U.S. does not halt its airstrikes in Iraq. The Islamic State […]

  • State

    Parks Highway collisions cause traffic delays

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 19, 14:04

    Update: Troopers say the head-on collision at Mile 225 involved a car and a truck pulling a camper. An unidentified piece of equipment came off the camper and went through the windshield of the car, seriously injuring the driver, said Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters. People sustained minor and serious injuries in two separate Parks […]

  • Campaign 2014

    US Senate race draws focus in Alaska primary

    by Associated Press on Aug 19, 13:52

    Alaska’s primary election is today as three Republicans wage a contentious campaign to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall. The race is important to Republicans nationally since Begich, a first-term incumbent Democrat, is seen as vulnerable and the GOP needs a net gain of six seats to take control of the Senate. […]

  • DayBreak

    Mat-Su schools welcome returning students, new facilities

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 19, 11:39

    While students in Anchorage are getting ready to head back to the classroom Wednesday, students in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough have been back to school for nearly a week now. The Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District is responsible for nearly 18,000 students living everywhere from Big Lake to Sutton; an area larger than the entire state of […]

  • Crime

    Teen charged with Clearwater Lodge arson

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 19, 11:04

    A 16-year-old Delta Junction boy faces multiple charges of arson and theft in connection with a Sunday house fire and the fire that destroyed the Clearwater Lodge in May, Alaska State Troopers said. According to AST dispatch, the teenager was arrested following an investigation into a house fire on Clearwater Extension. Troopers first responded to […]

  • DayBreak

    Travel Tuesday: Up in the air

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 19, 10:04

    Travel Tuesday is taking flight this week, and Daybreak travel guru Scott McMurren shared some of his favorite “up in the air” tours for a new perspective on where to go on your next staycation. First, there’s the K2 Aviation Tour. You can fly up from Talkeetna, deep into Denali National Park and land on […]

  • State

    Public comment period opens for Denali bridges

    by Associated Press on Aug 19, 7:04

    National Park Service officials say the agency is considering whether to replace two pedestrian bridges at Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve. The agency is taking public comments through Sept. 17 for an environmental assessment for the possible project, which would take place next summer at Hotel Creek. Officials say the Healy Overlook and Taiga […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Quick guide to primary election legislative races

    by Rhonda McBride on Aug 18, 22:21

    Senate races overview: 13 seats up for election Three incumbents are uncontested: Sen. Berta Gardner, D-Midtown, Dist. I Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, Dist. S Sen. Donny Olson, D-Golovin, Dist T. (Northwest Arctic and North Slope) Only one seat in which there’s a contest in the GOP primary, Senate Dist. F Senate Dist. F spans Chugiak to […]

  • Local

    Rate hikes expected for MEA customers

    by Kate McPherson, Hope Miller on Aug 18, 21:08

    Matanuska Electric Association customers can expect to see rate hikes over the next year and a half, the cooperative says. Based on current projections, a 15-20 percent overall increase in retail rates is forecast for the next 18 months. MEA is shifting from purchasing power from Chugach Electric Association to producing power at the Eklutna […]

  • Crime

    Video shows moments leading up to Bethel officer-involved shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 18, 21:03

    (Editor’s note: Some people may find this video disturbing).  Cell phone video shows what led to an officer-involved shooting in Bethel Friday morning. Police officers were called to an “ongoing disturbance” at a home, according to Alaska State Troopers. Once there, police were confronted with a 31-year-old bat-wielding man, who radio station KYUK has identified […]