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Frustrated with investigation, mother of homicide victim pleads for witnesses to help

Alaska News

Gov. Walker announces $1,022 dividend check in online video


Anchorage chiropractor arrested for child exploitation may have additional victims, police say


Police arrest two suspects in Thursday night northeast Anchorage shooting


Week 7 of Alaska high school football




  • Alaska News

    Shaktoolik plans to ‘stay and defend’ current location

    by Lauren Frost / KNOM on Sep 24, 12:42

    This August, representatives from Shaktoolik completed a strategic management plan to protect their community from erosion and violent storms. The plan lists nine critical actions, including replacing the health clinic, reinforcing the berm, and building an evacuation center. All of these critical actions are part of the village’s larger goal of remaining at their current […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage chiropractor arrested for child exploitation may have additional victims, police say

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 24, 11:50

    An Anchorage doctor has been arrested on multiple charges related to child exploitation and distribution of child pornography, according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department. Police said it is possible he has additional victims, and some may live outside of Alaska. Online court records show police arrested 31-year-old Jesse Lee Webb on Thursday […]

  • Alaska News

    Kenai council to vote on cat leash law

    by Associated Press on Sep 24, 11:28

    Cats will need leashes just like dogs if a proposal before the Kenai council wins approval. Kenai Mayor Pat Porter and council member Tim Navarre have proposed a cat leash law after complaints from residents about roaming felines. The Peninsula Clarion reports that current city code does not include cats on its list of animals […]

  • Crime

    Frustrated with investigation, mother of homicide victim pleads for witnesses to help

    by Eric Ruble on Sep 24, 11:19

    At 18 years old, Elijah Zeller showed a lot of promise. The Alaska Military Youth Academy graduate recently completed a carpentry program at the top of his class. He was also planning to become a Marine. “I’m so proud of what he did and accomplished in his life, even at a young age,” said his […]

  • Local

    Week 7 of Alaska high school football

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 24, 2:16

    Chugiak 48 – Wasilla 12 Up 17 to 6 in the second quarter, the Mustangs (4-3) closed the half with a flourish on a pair of Derryk Snell touchdowns and a 44-yard field goal by senior placekicker Jacob Morey. Wasilla dropped to 2-5. North Pole 48 – Juneau 6 Juneau suffered its first rail belt […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Elementary school students harvest Alaska potatoes for the homeless

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 23, 19:48

    It’s potato harvesting season in Alaska and some teachers are using this time of year to plant a seed in the minds of their students. Sixth graders at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton School spent Friday digging for spuds. Big or small, each one was donated to feed the hungry and homeless at Bean’s Cafe. The students […]

  • US/World

    5 confirmed dead in mall shooting north of Seattle, suspect still at large

    by KTVA / AP on Sep 23, 19:19

    Press release: pic.twitter.com/3a0YZgRUb8 — Sgt. Mark Francis (@wspd7pio) September 24, 2016   Last updated at 12:22 p.m. AKST on Saturday, Sept. 24 BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) – Worried residents fear for their safety as authorities search for a gunman who killed five people at a mall in Washington state. Washington State Patrol district 7 public information officer Mark […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Berkowitz says state cutbacks are costing Anchorage millions

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 23, 18:30

    Anchorage mayor Ethan Berkowitz says spending cuts at the state level are getting very expensive for people within the municipality. During a meeting with assembly members on Friday he announced a $24 million budget hole that elected officials must now figure out how to fill. “The people of Anchorage are fair and they understand that […]

  • Outdoors

    Kentucky man recovering after being mauled by bear in southeast Alaska

    by Associated Press on Sep 23, 15:56

    A 57-year-old Kentucky man is recovering from injuries suffered when he was mauled by a bear on Alaska’s Admiralty Island. Alaska State Troopers say Douglas Adkins of Jenkins was injured as he hiked Thursday night with a big game hunting guide on the southeast Alaska island. Adkins and the guide at about 8:30 p.m. were […]

  • Crime

    Police arrest two suspects in Thursday night northeast Anchorage shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 23, 11:49

    Last updated at 4:50 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23 Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with a shooting at a northeast Anchorage home Thursday evening which left a 40-year-old woman in critical condition, according to Anchorage police. In a release from the Anchorage Police Department, dispatch was contacted just before 11:00 p.m. Thursday […]

  • Alaska News

    New dental health facility opening in Dillingham

    by Associated Press on Sep 23, 11:11

    A new dental health facility is set to be unveiled Friday in Dillingham. Representatives say the Bristol Bay Area Health Corp. is set to hold a public celebration of the opening of its facility Friday afternoon in the town of nearly 2,400. The clinic is the newest building on the grounds of the Kanakanak Hospital. […]

  • Health

    How divorce affects kids depends on their age, personality

    by Mary Brophy Marcus / CBS News on Sep 23, 9:36

    In the wake of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s divorce announcement this week, many may be wondering how their six children will weather the split. Divorce experts say children’s responses and needs after a marriage ends vary depending on their age and personality. But how parents continue to communicate with each other is the pivotal factor in a […]

  • Alaska News

    Gov. Walker announces $1,022 dividend check in online video

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 23, 8:21

    Gov. Bill Walker has announced the amount of the 2016 Alaska Permanent Fund dividend checks in a video posted online. This year’s check — $1,022. 2016 PFD Check Amount Announcement from Alaska Governor Bill Walker on Vimeo. The video, recorded at Valley Pathways High School in Palmer, shows the governor joined by Palmer eighth-grader Shania […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Transit, trails and rails: 64 projects underway in Mat-Su

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 23, 6:00

    At the 9th annual Mat-Su Transportation Fair, Palmer resident Kate Graber was full of questions. “Total curiosity because I heard they were doing improvements on the Glenn Highway going through Palmer and I wanted to see what it would consist of,” Graber said. The event was held to provide answers and bring folks up to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Hillside standoff ends after 42 hours; 69-year-old suspect confirmed dead

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 23, 3:00

    Last updated at 3:45 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23 The 42-hour-long Hillside standoff, in which two officers were injured and multiple rounds of gunfire exchanged, has ended. Police found Robert Musser, 69, deceased in his home early Friday morning, according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department. “An investigation and autopsy will determine the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Renewed interest in Anchorage Trail Watch program following recent homicides

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 22, 21:56

    An uptick in crime may be encouraging more people to get involved with the Anchorage Trail Watch program. More than 50 people turned out for a training and informational meeting at the chalet in Russian Jack Park on Thursday afternoon. Anchorage’s Department of Parks and Recreation runs the program, which encourages people to get out […]

  • Education

    Lower Kuskokwim School District gets language proficiency grant

    by Charles Enoch / KYUK on Sep 22, 17:05

    This story originated from KYUK Public Media and was republished with permission. BETHEL — The Lower Kuskokwim School Districtreceived a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to enhance language proficiency for Alaska Native students in both English and Yup’ik. The United States Department of Education recently awarded over $15 million in grants to 10 school districts […]

  • Alaska News

    Troopers get new sonar device to locate drowning victims

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 22, 16:56

    When it comes to drowning deaths, Alaska has 10 times the national average, according to the State Office of Boating Safety. But despite the high numbers, the bodies of most victims are never recovered. Alaska State Troopers are hopeful a new tool will change that. On Thursday, troopers and search and rescue volunteers were training […]

  • Military

    Military: Pot confabs off-limits to Alaska-based soldiers

    by Associated Press on Sep 22, 16:51

    Marijuana may be legal in Alaska, but pot fairs are still off-limits to about 11,000 members of the Army stationed here. Officials with U.S. Army Alaska say in a release Thursday that Alaska-based soldiers are forbidden from attending any marijuana, cannabis or hemp fairs, festivals, conventions or similar events. The letter from Maj. Gen. Bryan […]

  • Health

    Drug-resistant gonorrhea a growing threat in the U.S.

    by Dennis Thompson / Healthday on Sep 22, 15:36

    Gonorrhea appears to be developing resistance to the two antibiotics that constitute the last available treatment option for the sexually transmitted bacteria, U.S. health officials announced Wednesday. Gonorrhea samples taken last spring from seven patients in Honolulu showed resistance to azithromycin at dramatically higher levels than typically seen in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control […]