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Judge gives state its marching orders on helping Native voters


Anchorage considers keeping score again on local restaurants


Tongass logging project moves forward to keep small towns alive

Arts & Entertainment

Spenard Tattoo cultivates safe space for Anchorage's diverse art scene


Brisk fall weather keeps nursery staff busy




  • Crime

    Trial set for Kenai man charged with soldier scam

    by Associated Press on Sep 23, 11:29

    A judge has set a trial date for a Kenai man who is charged with establishing a charity for overseas soldiers and keeping most of the donations for personal use. The Peninsula Clarion (http://is.gd/56Fc5M) reports Frank Roach is scheduled to begin trial Dec. 15. The trial date was set by Kenai Superior Court Judge Carl […]

  • Crime

    Mat-Su center for disabled, owner charged with Medicaid fraud

    by Hope Miller on Sep 23, 11:22

    A center for the disabled in the Mat-Su Valley that allegedly overcharged the Alaska Medicaid Program by hundreds of thousands of dollars is facing fraud charges. The Mat-Su Activity and Respite Center, LLC suspended its services in June amid an investigation by state. Monday, the Alaska Department of Law’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit announced the center […]

  • Crime

    Russian Roulette bullying blamed for shooting

    by Associated Press on Sep 23, 8:27

    A 20-year-old Fairbanks man who claimed he shot two men because they were pressuring him to play Russian Roulette will serve 13 years for felony assault. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/GzSWCH) Christian Andrew Williams entered into a plea agreement Monday in the 2012 shooting. Sentencing was scheduled for February. Williams was arrested in the […]

  • State

    Tongass logging project moves forward to keep small towns alive

    by Kate McPherson on Sep 23, 8:23

    Thousands of acres of old-growth forest will be put up for sale this week by the U.S. Forest Service — the largest logging project announced in two decades. The project area is located on Prince of Wales Island in the Tongass National Forest. Its size, 6,186 acres of old-growth forest and 46 miles of new roads, […]

  • State

    Judge gives state its marching orders on helping Native voters

    by Rhonda McBride on Sep 23, 7:22

    If Yup’ik is primarily spoken and not written, why is it necessary to have ballots written in Yup’ik? That question is no longer up for debate. A federal judge has ordered the state Division of Elections to provide Yup’ik voters with ballots written in Yup’ik, a language spoken by Alaska Natives in Southwest Alaska. Natalie […]

  • Local

    Anchorage students take field trip to Yankee Stadium

    by KTVA Sports on Sep 22, 23:53

    The students at Anchor Lutheran School are on the trip of a lifetime. The trip is about teaching history. And Monday night, they watched some too.

  • Local

    Anchorage considers keeping score again on local restaurants

    by Dave Leval on Sep 22, 23:43

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 76 million people around the country suffer from food-borne illnesses every year, accounting for more than 5,000 deaths. The Municipality of Anchorage doesn’t have those numbers localized. However, it is taking steps to try and protect its residents. And now, it wants their thoughts on […]

  • Sci/Tech

    New tablet book to teach kids about Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 22, 22:00

    A book that local teachers created for children is now available on the iPad. Called “Picturing Anchorage,” the book includes lessons about the municipality and its history. It was created by teachers in the Anchorage School District. An iBook version is now available to the public after it was added to the district’s second-grade curriculum last […]

  • Local

    Anchorage woman gives birth in jail

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 22, 21:46

    An Anchorage woman gave birth Sunday morning at the Anchorage jail. Alaska Corrections spokeswoman Sherrie Daigle says the 24-year-old has been in state custody since Sept. 16 after she was arrested for shoplifting. She says the inmate, whose name is not being released, reportedly didn’t know she was pregnant. Daigle says if Corrections had known […]

  • Local

    Brisk fall weather keeps nursery staff busy

    by Heather Hintze on Sep 22, 20:38

    The leaves are changing colors, there’s a nip in the air and the first day of fall is officially here. That means Bell’s Nursery and Gifts is a busy place. Judy Eledge unloads several large hanging baskets from the back of her truck. She’s one of hundreds of Bell’s customers who count on the nursery […]

  • US/World

    U.S. begins airstrikes against ISIS in Syria

    by CBS News on Sep 22, 18:58

    The U.S. military has begun airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, CBS News has confirmed. Pentagon Press Secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement Monday evening that a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles were engaged in the attack. “The decision to conduct theses strikes was made earlier today by the […]

  • Local

    KTVA’s official statement on Charlo Greene’s departure

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 22, 18:25

    By now many of you have seen one of our reporters use inappropriate language and quit her job during Sunday night’s newscast. We apologize. In addition, she had a personal and business stake in the issue she was reporting, but did not disclose that interest to us. This betrayed the basic bedrock of responsible journalism. […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Spenard Tattoo cultivates safe space for Anchorage’s diverse art scene

    by Sierra Starks on Sep 22, 18:24

    On a Thursday night at Spenard Tattoo, instead of closing up shop at 7 p.m., owner Kevin Harden keeps the doors open. He brings out pizza and adult beverages and uses the shop’s iMac to play some music. What appears to be the obvious makings of a party soon reveals itself as much more than […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening weather: Sept. 22

    by KTVA Weather on Sep 22, 17:30

    For the Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound, skies will be cloudy with rain at times. Into the Southeast, rain 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 cloudy with […]

  • Local

    JBER issues noise advisory for Sept. 22-26

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 22, 13:57

    If you live or work near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, you may hear some loud booms over the next few days. Soldiers from the 716th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company are training with explosive charges. They will be detonating the charges about half a mile west of Chugiak Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

  • State

    Judge rules in Alaska Native voting rights case

    by Associated Press on Sep 22, 12:27

    A federal judge has ordered the state to take additional steps to provide voting materials to Alaska Native voters with limited English. U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason ordered the state to distribute translated announcements that include information on early voting, races and initiatives on the November ballot. The state must post on its website […]

  • Local

    Anchorage students celebrate International Peace Day

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 22, 12:05

    Communities around the world took part in spreading the message of peace, including one group of students in Anchorage. Students at Anchorage Montessori School created a peace pole last year as part of a youth art project. It was on display Sunday at Town Square Park in honor of International Peace Day, which is Sept. […]

  • DayBreak

    Eagle River church organizes effort to help adoptive parents, foster families

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

    One local church is lending a hand to help people in Eagle River. Alliance Christian Fellowship Pastor Brian Cook and member Crystal Neely joined Daybreak on the couch Monday to talk about a community effort to help single parents and adoptive or foster families. Impact Eagle River is an annual community outreach event. The church […]

  • State

    Missing Juneau hunter found

    by Hope Miller on Sep 22, 10:56

    Updated 3 p.m. A 20-year-old man reported missing Sunday evening on a mountain near Juneau has been found, authorities say. Monday morning, an employee at the Last Chance Mining Museum in Juneau reported seeing “a disoriented young man in the area,” according to an Alaska State Troopers online dispatch. Kevin Michaud — who had been ptarmigan hunting on […]

  • State

    Window washer falls from UA Fairbanks building

    by Associated Press on Sep 22, 10:17

    A man washing windows on a University of Alaska Fairbanks building survived a fall. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/Z9Tye0) reports the man fell Friday afternoon from the side of the seven-story Elvey Building. The Elvey Building houses the UAF Geophysical Institute. University police and firefighters responded and say the man was conscious when they arrived. […]