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Former Guard commander describes working with 'the three-headed monster'

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Mountain View revitalization continues with another new restaurant

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After blaze in Bethel, alcohol addiction counselors soldier on

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Families in Alaska concerned over proposed Medicaid reforms

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  • Weather

    Evening News weather, Oct. 30

    by KTVA Weather on Oct 30, 20:06

    Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound: It will be turning mostly cloudy along the coast with a chance of snow and rain by afternoon. Western Kenai will have mostly dry conditions tomorrow. Southeast: There will be rain showers for the panhandle. Interior/Slope: The Interior will have mostly cloudy skies with a flurry or two. Heavy snow […]

  • Local

    Keeping kids safe on Halloween

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 30, 19:20

    The key to Halloween safety starts with the costume, and Dooley’s Tuxedos and Costumes in Anchorage has dozens of options for little ones. Many manufacturers have avoided adding masks and instead found a unique way to create characters. “We have a lot of ones that come with the hoods,” explained owner Starla Heim. “They don’t want […]

  • US/World

    ConocoPhillips unveils shrinking capital budget plans

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 30, 18:10

    While oil giant ConocoPhillips announced a reduced capital budget during a Thursday earnings call, a spokeswoman for the company said there are no plans to decrease spending in Alaska. “Capital reductions reflect the tapering off of major project spending as well as reductions in some of our less mature unconventional areas,” said Amy Burnett, a […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Campaign 2014: Forrest Dunbar

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 30, 16:14

    This week, KTVA is running a series of interviews with the main candidates for office. Today, the focus is on Forrest Dunbar. He grew up in rural Alaska, became a wildland firefighter and a fisherman, joined the Peace Corps and wound up with degrees from Harvard and Yale. Quite the resume for a 30-year-old guy, […]

  • State

    Survey ranks Alaska low in energy efficiency

    by Associated Press on Oct 30, 14:32

    A new survey on how states are improving energy efficiency programs ranks Alaska near the bottom. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has been tracking energy inefficiencies for eight years. It issues an annual survey on whether states are making progress. This year’s survey ranked Alaska 47th in the nation. Much of Alaska’s low […]

  • State

    State launches notification program to locate missing at-risk adults

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 30, 13:03

    A new tool is available in Alaska to help locate missing vulnerable adults. The Silver Alert plan, a partnership between law enforcement, government and media, is designed to notify the public when a vulnerable adult goes missing and could be in serious danger, according to the Alaska Department of Public Safety. For an alert to […]

  • State

    Elderly man severely injured in Homer fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 30, 12:11

    An 88-year-old Homer man suffered serious injuries after a fire consumed his home Wednesday morning. Around 9:15 a.m., Alaska State Troopers, Kachemak Emergency Services, Anchor Point Fire and Homer Fire responded to the fire on Diamond Ridge, according to an online dispatch from AST. An investigation found that the man tried to start a fire […]

  • US/World

    Plane crashes at Kansas airport, killing at least 4

    by CBS/AP on Oct 30, 11:35

    Last Updated Oct 30, 2014 4:15 PM EDT WICHITA, Kan. – A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building while trying to return to a Kansas airport Thursday, killing at least four people, injuring at least five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black smoke that […]

  • DayBreak

    Event offers free wedding gowns to military brides

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 30, 11:00

    Getting married? It’s no secret that wedding gowns can break the bank. But if you’re a soon-to-be military wife, it could come at no cost. Star Boushell with Anderson’s Bride and Brides Across America joined Daybreak on the couch with all the details on “Operation Wedding Gown.” Anderson’s Bride and Brides Across America are collaborating […]

  • State

    Former Guard commander describes working with ‘the three-headed monster’

    by Emily Carlson on Oct 30, 7:24

    They are the documents that led to local schools banning military recruiters from campus. Now, the four men named in those documents are suing the U.S. Army after their confidential investigations were leaked to the media. Lt. Col. Joseph Lawendowski, Sgt. Shannon Tallant, Master Sgt. John Nieves and Master Sgt. Jarrett Carson say they are […]

  • State

    After blaze in Bethel, alcohol addiction counselors soldier on

    by Kate McPherson on Oct 29, 23:10

    Reaching out for help to overcome alcohol addiction can be hard. Experts in Bethel say finding someone who can help can be even harder, especially in rural Alaska. People travel to Bethel from all over Alaska for treatment at the Phillips Ayagnirvik (or Alcoholism) Treatment Center, whose renovated building went down in flames on Monday […]

  • Health

    Families in Alaska concerned over proposed Medicaid reforms

    by Bonney Bowman on Oct 29, 21:05

    One year ago, Gov. Sean Parnell announced Alaska would not accept billions in federal dollars to expand the state’s Medicaid system. Instead, he set up a committee to reform it and make it sustainable and easy to use for providers and recipients. In a meeting with the committee today, dozens of Medicaid recipients and service […]

  • Local

    Mountain View revitalization continues with another new restaurant

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 29, 19:10

    The smell of fresh sauerkraut and schnitzel wafts in the air at West Berlin. The new restaurant, located at the corner of Mountain View Drive and North Park Street, just opened for business on Monday. Owner Bill Hoopai is no stranger to the restaurant world; he’s operated the three Hula Hands locations since 2000 but is […]

  • Local

    UAA Volleyball No. 2 in division rankings

    by KTVA Sports on Oct 29, 18:29

    After splitting its matches last week, the UAA volleyball squad entered the season’s initial Division II West rankings in second place. The Seawolves came into the week with a 17-4 overall record (11-2 GNAC). Northwest Nazarene, who, so far, beat UAA twice this season, sits at the top of the standings. Along with the Seawolves […]

  • Health

    Self-expression through art helps student veterans at UAA

    by Hope Miller on Oct 29, 18:24

    Two counselors at the University of Alaska Anchorage are using an unconventional method to help student veterans who may be having a tough time. It’s called “Operation: Self Expression” and the mission is to use art to get student veterans to open up about their emotions. “It’s theraputic, but we’re not trying to push it […]

  • Local

    AFD seeks help solving suspicious Anchorage fires

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 29, 17:23

    Investigators are seeking the public’s help solving two recent structure fires in the area of 80th Avenue and Old Seward Highway. The fires occurred within days of each other, both in unoccupied structures, according to a release from AFD. The first took place in a new building that was under contruction on the 600 block […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Campaign 2014: Don Young

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 29, 17:01

      This week, KTVA is running a series of interviews with the main candidates for office. Today, the focus is on U.S. Rep. Don Young. This interview was conducted just hours before the congressman went to Wasilla High School, where he was criticized for making inappropriate remarks about suicide. KTVA’s Rhonda McBride asks Young about his […]

  • Local

    State cuts ribbon on new Geologic Materials Center in Anchorage

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 29, 16:26

    It’s been years in the making, but Alaska will soon have a new place to store its rocks — and not just any rocks. The state’s new Geologic Materials Center will house cuttings and core samples from nearly every oil and gas or mining project in the state. The facility will be open to both […]

  • Local

    Water main break causes flooding in midtown Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 29, 15:38

    Story updated Thursday, Oct. 30 Residents returned to their homes in midtown Anchorage Wednesday afternoon to find that they were without water. At around 12:45 p.m., police and fire crews responded to a water main break that caused flooding in the university area. East 42nd Avenue between Folker Street and Wright Street was blocked off […]

  • State

    4 Alaska National Guard members sue over leaked records

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 29, 15:24

    Several Alaska National Guard members have filed a suit against the U.S. Army, arguing that investigative reports and other records that named them were improperly leaked to media outlets and state officials. The plaintiffs — Shannon Tallant, John Nieves, Jarrett Carson and Joseph Lawendowski — were part of the Guard’s recruiting team and have been […]