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    Head-on collision backs up Seward Highway traffic

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 27, 20:31

    Traffic on the Seward Highway was backed up Sunday evening following a two-vehicle collision with no reported injuries, authorities said. Around 4 p.m., two vehicles collided head-on near mile 106, according to Alaska State Troopers. An investigation found that 48-year-old John Schuelke of Anchorage was driving a 2013 Ford pickup north when he crossed the centerline […]

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    First Take weather, July 27

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    Subsistence Alaska village fights mining road

    by Associated Press on Jul 27, 16:21

    After another year of abysmal king salmon runs, with rain-swollen rivers making it near-impossible to catch chum or silvers and with decades of declining moose and caribou populations, the residents of Allakaket are bristling at the prospect of a 200-mile industrial road running through their hunting and fishing grounds. The Fairbanks News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1rsm6HE) the […]

  • Local

    Arctic Thunder 2014 photo gallery

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 27, 12:48

    Hundreds of people turned out Saturday for the Arctic Thunder Air Show at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Demonstrations by F-22 fighter pilots and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds were some of the highlights of the action-packed event. Have photos you want to submit? Email us at web@ktva.com.

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    Gordon claims record 5th Brickyard win

    by Associated Press on Jul 27, 12:31

    With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago. Gordon nailed the final restart of the race to pass Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne with 17 laps remaining in Sunday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was no given because restarts have been Gordon’s […]

  • US/World

    Two Americans now reportedly infected with deadly Ebola virus in West Africa

    by CBS/AP on Jul 27, 11:49

    Two U.S. citizens are now reported to be infected with the deadly and incurable Ebola virus in West Africa. The first American reported to have contracted the disease is an American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia, who tested positive for the deadly virus, North Carolina-based Samaritan’s Purse issued said in a news release on Saturday. […]

  • State

    Yukon River king salmon returns see improvement

    by Associated Press on Jul 27, 10:52

    Alaska fisheries managers say it appears they have achieved their goal of getting a sufficient number of Yukon River king salmon to their Canadian spawning grounds. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1rTzzJB ) that the number of king salmon counted as of this week by a sonar located near the village of Eagle near the […]

  • National

    Nibali wins Tour de France

    by Associated Press on Jul 27, 10:34

    Vincenzo Nibali, a 29-year-old Sicilian who calls himself “a flag-bearer of anti-doping,” won the Tour de France on Sunday, the first Italian to do so in 16 years. Nibali won four stages – a feat not equaled by a Tour winner since Lance Armstrong won five a decade ago. The Italian wore the yellow jersey […]

  • National

    Edwards leaving Roush at end of 2014 season

    by Associated Press on Jul 27, 7:13

    Roush-Fenway Racing says Carl Edwards is leaving the organization at the end of the season. The announcement Sunday was not unexpected. There has been talk for months that Edwards would be moving to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015 to drive a new fourth car for the Toyota team. Roush officials did not comment on Edwards’ […]

  • Local

    Building to raise UAA gymnasts to new heights

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 26, 23:17

    University of Alaska Anchorage student body, meet the gymnastics team. Gymnasts, the UAA student body. The Alaska Airlines Center’s gymnastics venue can’t negotiate a balance beam, but it may boost the program in ways even the athletic department didn’t expect. “It’s a dedicated facility, it’s right on the main floor, all the students are going […]

  • Local

    USAF Thunderbird comes home to Anchorage

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 26, 22:56

    Nearly a quarter million people are expected to pass through Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson for the Arctic Thunder air show this weekend. It’s a chance see close up what planes can do. “We always attend the air show, but this one is a little more special because he is here,” said Anchorage resident Eb Pope. Pope […]

  • Local

    Fairview celebrates community spirit

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 26, 18:23

    North Anchorage residents gathered to celebrate their neighborhood Saturday at the Fairview Block Party. Community leaders said they’ve been working hard to rebrand the area — one of Anchorage’s great historic neighborhoods. There’s affordable housing and easy access to public transportation, but local leaders said Fairview’s residents are what make the neighborhood a truly great […]

  • Local

    Kenai hospitals in spat over patient agreements

    by Associated Press on Jul 26, 17:32

    The Surgery Center of Kenai recently opened its doors to patients, but not everyone can be treated at the new hospital. The Peninsula Clarion reports that (http://bit.ly/1l3Hm2F ) that because Central Peninsula Hospital won’t enter a transfer agreement with the center, it cannot perform procedures on Medicare and Medicaid patients. Outpatient surgery center vice president […]

  • Local

    Police locate missing woman, child

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 26, 10:45

    The Anchorage Police Department is asking for public help finding a missing grandmother and child last seen Saturday morning in Midtown. In a written statement, APD said 46-year-old Rhonda Johnson is considered a vulnerable adult and was last seen with her 4-year-old granddaughter, Aliyah Kovach, around 7:15 a.m. at their home near the 1600 block […]

  • State

    Judge says bearded seals not threatened

    by Kate McPherson on Jul 25, 22:55

    A judge has ordered the U.S. population of bearded seal be delisted as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. In late 2012, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) listed the bearded seal, found predominantly in Arctic waters, as threatened due to the probable decrease in sea ice later this century and the […]

  • State

    Season of hope on the Yukon: A hand up

    by Rhonda McBride on Jul 25, 21:30

    Community Development Quota groups are one of the legacies of the late Sen. Ted Stevens, set up to help coastal communities in Western Alaska develop an economy by giving them shares in the Bering Sea fisheries. They’ve become increasingly important as economic engines in rural Alaska. The Yukon Delta Fisheries Development Association is the CDQ […]

  • Local

    Veterans give lunches to homeless

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 25, 21:21

    Homeless veterans in Anchorage may be a little more comfortable Friday after getting some help from those who were once in their shoes. KMH veterans is a local nonprofit that believes no one who has served our country should ever go without a meal, yet too many do. The group has a simple goal: Provide […]

  • Local

    The voice of the air show

    by Bonney Bowman on Jul 25, 20:09

    There’s a saying in the air show industry: A good narrator can make a bad air show, better. But a bad narrator can ruin what would otherwise be a great show. Thankfully, the narrator for Arctic Thunder 2014 is one of the best. Twenty-seven years ago, Larry Strain found his calling. He was helping behind […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Quilters feature Anchorage’s history in fabric

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 25, 19:29

    For Katy Neher, there’s just something about looking at black and white pictures. “The Kimball building,” said Katy Neher. “Every time I see it — I live downtown now — and when I go by it’s neat to see something that’s been in the same spot my whole life.” Anchorage’s 100-year history is strewn out […]

  • State

    Supreme Court decision favors same-sex couples

    by Charlo Greene on Jul 25, 18:45

    A landmark decision was handed down Friday by the Alaska Supreme Court in favor of same-sex couples. The victory, however, is a bittersweet one, waged by one woman, Deborah Harris, fighting in the memory of her murdered life partner, according to her attorney Eric Croft. “Today, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled in favor of Debbie Harris […]