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  • State

    State may require more math for diplomas

    by Associated Press on Sep 30, 7:42

    The state Board of Education is considering a new requirement for high school graduation that’s already in place in most school districts. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1tdPDnQ) reports a proposed regulation would require students to complete three credits of math. The requirement now is two credits out of the 21 needed to graduate. Half a […]

  • Local

    What should the school board cut? Anchorage public asked to weigh in

    by Kate McPherson on Sep 30, 7:25

    The Anchorage School District is facing a budget shortfall of $22.5 million next year, and the school board is asking the pubic to weigh in on where cuts should and shouldn’t be made. On Monday night, parents and teachers attended one of three public listening sessions with the Anchorage School Board and ASD staff at […]

  • State

    Murkowski talks energy, Senate race at Anchorage presser

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 29, 23:28

    At a press conference Monday, Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski didn’t hesitate to offer her firm support behind Dan Sullivan in this year’s Senate race against Democrat Mark Begich, who is seeking re-election. “I think I made very clear in the ad that I did cut for Dan Sullivan that he is the partner that I would like […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage police investigate downtown shooting near Taco Bell

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 29, 22:13

    A Monday night shooting has left a man in critical condition, police say. The gunfire broke out just before 9:30 p.m., according to a dispatch released by the Anchorage Police Department. The shooting took place behind the Fifth Avenue Taco Bell. APD and medics responded to the scene and found a male victim suffering from […]

  • Local

    ATM fees reach record levels

    by Dave Leval on Sep 29, 21:21

    Lending institutions are cashing in on bankers’ need for cash. Cash-only is still a preferred payment method for some businesses. Oftentimes, the nearest ATM is not from the user’s bank, which sparks a debate of whether to pay the ATM fee or wander around until an in-network ATM is found. It usually doesn’t cost a […]

  • Local

    APD spends millions on new patrol cars

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 29, 18:53

    Dozens of Anchorage Police Department officers are sporting new rides now that the city has invested nearly $3 million in replacing APD’s patrol vehicles. The new vehicles are Ford Interceptors, sedans and SUVs that are built specifically for law enforcement and cost about $41,000 each by the time they are fully customized. The new cruisers […]

  • Local

    Alaskans celebrate National Coffee Day

    by Bonney Bowman on Sep 29, 18:32

    A cup of joe in the morning is a go-to for many people in Anchorage. Today is National Coffee Day. Every year, people around the world drink 400 billion cups of coffee. And in an area that boasts an abundance of coffee shops, stands and shacks, Anchorage is no different. As the owner of the Thanks […]

  • Local

    Students in Anchorage learn tools of the foresting trade

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 29, 17:41

    King Career Center (KCC) students are learning firsthand about firewise treatments at Rabbit Creek Park. The project, coordinated by Anchorage Fire Department forester John See, focuses on techniques to make way for a less hazardous stand of spruce and birch trees adjacent to nearby homes. This will hopefully eliminate the risk of a wildfire threatening the […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening weather: Sept. 29

    by KTVA Weather on Sep 29, 17:30

    For the Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound, skies will be mostly sunny. Into the Southeast, rain showers will be found throughout the region. In the Interior, skies will be partly cloudy. On the North Slope, skies will be mostly cloudy with patchy fog. In the Mat-Su Valley, skies will be mostly sunny with winds […]

  • Local

    Police request help finding missing teen

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 29, 16:45

    The Anchorage Police Department is asking for public help in finding a missing juvenile last seen Friday night in Northeast Anchorage. APD says 14-year-old Jaylen Simpson was seen leaving the Grass Creek Village Apartments near Muldoon Road on foot around 11:30 p.m. Friday. He is known to frequent the Muldoon Boys and Girls Club as well as […]

  • State

    Nome Man Injured After Crane Crushes Truck Cab

    by Matthew F. Smith / KNOM on Sep 29, 16:16

    A nome man was seriously injured Sunday in what police are calling an “industrial accident” when the neck of a crane fell on to the cab of a truck he was driving at a local gravel pit. Nome Police Chief John Papasodora said emergency responders got the call for an “accident involving injuries with a crane” […]

  • Crime

    Palmer man pleads guilty to child sex abuse

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 29, 15:31

    A Palmer man is facing 80-plus years in jail after he pleaded guilty to multiple counts of child sexual abuse, Alaska State Troopers say. On Friday, Robert Cunningham, 47, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor and one count of possessing child pornography, according to a Monday online dispatch from […]

  • State

    More than 9 inches of rain floods Ketchikan lakes

    by Associated Press on Sep 29, 15:00

    More than 9 inches of rain fell this weekend in Ketchikan, and a landslide temporarily disrupted the flow of the city’s water supply. The Ketchikan Daily News reports (http://is.gd/w1G84C) the city received more than 5.7 inches of rain on Saturday, followed by nearly 3.7 inches on Sunday. The heavy rains sent mud and debris into […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Plaintiff won’t challenge Walker-Mallott lawsuit ruling

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 29, 14:36

    The plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging the Walker-Mallott unity ticket says he won’t appeal a judge’s ruling that an emergency order permitting the merged campaigns can stand. Steve Strait, District 21 chairman for the Alaska Republican Party, filed the lawsuit against Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai, saying that an emergency order […]

  • Crime

    Woman arrested trying to smuggle heroin, meth to Kodiak

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 29, 12:30

    A 42-year-old woman was arrested after a body scan at a hospital revealed she was trying to smuggle heroin and methamphetamine in her body to Kodiak, authorities say. As part of a long-term investigation, officers with the Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team detained Tamra M. Jones Saturday at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport […]

  • Crime

    Police call for help finding Spenard stabbing suspect

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 29, 11:35

    Authorities are asking the public for help in finding a man charged with stabbing another man Saturday evening in Spenard. The Anchorage Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for 51-year-old Monte Ferguson Sr. on a second-degree assault charge. He has not been taken into custody as of late Monday morning. Just after 11 p.m. […]

  • State

    Judge stops logging projects, pending review

    by Associated Press on Sep 29, 11:24

    Four southeast Alaska logging projects are on hold after a judge found the U.S. Forest Service didn’t fully comply with a prior court order. Conservationists who sued to stop the Scott Peak, Overlook, Traitors Creek and Soda Nick projects raised concerns with the model for determining sufficiency of deer habitat. An appeals court in 2011 […]

  • DayBreak

    UAA professor discusses climate change in Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 29, 10:57

    Is Alaska the best place to escape future climate change? Last week, Alaska made national news with one of the most e-mailed stories on the New York Times’ website. The author suggested Anchorage as place of respite from climate change. The article was based on new climate models that depict a much warmer planet in […]

  • DayBreak

    Begich talks Syria, marijuana legalization, attack ads

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 29, 10:46

    You might have seen him in a few radio or TV commercials — U.S. Sen. Mark Begich is running for re-election. In an interview on KTVA 11′s Daybreak, Begich first talked about President Barack Obama’s approach in Syria with terrorist groups. “I have opposed the idea of arming the rebels in Syria,” Begich said. “We […]

  • State

    Efforts underway to clean up coal industry in Seward

    by Dave Leval on Sep 29, 9:18

    Across Alaska, coal helps generate power and helps drive the economies for many cities. But there are concerns about the industry’s future. “In Seward specifically, that’s an economic driver,” said U.S. Sen. Mark Begich of the industry, adding that he wants to keep it rolling. Coal from the Usibelli Mine is stored at the Port of Seward. There’s […]