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  • Campaign 2014

    Political scientist breaks down U.S. Senate debate

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 22:58

    Forrest Nabors, political scientist and University of Alaska Anchorage assistant professor, gives his take on how Sen. Mark Begich and Dan Sullivan performed in their first debate Wednesday evening in Anchorage.

  • Local

    ASD students start kindergarten and first grade

    by Alexis Fernandez on Aug 27, 20:55

    It was an exciting morning at the Bush family household in Mountain View. Six-year-old Carson woke up hours before school started. He, along with hundreds of students across Anchorage, were starting their first day of kindergarten and first grade. “The only reason I got this backpack is because I like Ninja Turtles,” said Carson while showing […]

  • Local

    Rocket launches to continue despite explosion

    by Dave Leval on Aug 27, 20:43

    Craig Campbell remains positive despite a setback. “It’s a pretty good letdown when it doesn’t work as advertised,” said the president of Alaska Aerospace. The state-run company operates the Kodiak Launch Complex on the island, which is where a military rocket exploded early Monday morning, seconds after it blasted off on its mission. Alaska Aerospace has […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening News weather, Aug. 27

    by Carlos Faura on Aug 27, 20:14

    Kenai Peninsula/Prince William Sound Scattered showers with the breeze dying down. Better chance of showers along PWS. Southeast Showers working down from the north and patchy morning fog. Interior/North Slope Cloudy skies with some sun at times. Best chance for showers or t-storms is in the northeast. Slope areas will see scattered snow and rain […]

  • Local

    Neighbors want street improvements promised 30 years ago

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 27, 19:49

    People who live in an Anchorage neighborhood are asking the state Legislature to fund street repairs they say were promised 30 years ago. The street is Sylvan Drive, a residential road off the Old Seward Highway just south of Dowling Road. Cindi Squire lives in the neighborhood and is leading the fight to have the […]

  • State

    Death investigation underway in Chevak

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 18:16

    Authorities are investigating how a woman died after her body was found near a clinic in Chevak Wednesday. Alaska State Troopers received a report around 11 a.m. from a village public safety officer that a deceased woman was near the Chevak Clinic, according to an online dispatch. The VPSO secured the scene whiled Bethel-based troopers […]

  • Local

    Enstar strikers will return to work

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 17:06

    After more than two weeks, Enstar Natural Gas Co. employees voted to end their strike and will return to work Thursday. Dozens of employees, who are part of the United Association Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 367, voted to end their protest without getting a new contract, said Chuck Dunnagan, the union’s attorney. Wednesday morning, […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Sullivan says he will run clean campaign for Senate seat

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 16:38

    Republican candidate Dan Sullivan says he will run a clean campaign in his bid for Alaska’s U.S. Senate seat in the November general election. KTVA 11 News sat down with Sullivan for the first time since he won the Republican primary on Aug. 19. The former DNR Commissioner says he has met with both Joe […]

  • Local

    National Guard rescues 2 men near Coal Creek

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 15:16

    Officials with the Alaska Air National Guard say two men were rescued after their plane crashed Tuesday night near Coal Creek. No one was injured when the plane crashed about 55 miles west of Anchorage, according to a release from the National Guard. The two men used a satellite phone to contact a family member, […]

  • Crime

    Troopers search for escapee in Fairbanks

    by Associated Press on Aug 27, 13:22

    Alaska State Troopers are warning people in the Fairbanks area about a potentially dangerous escapee. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/EmmkED) 27-year-old Adam Richard Bloom escaped from a van as he was being transferred from one facility to another Thursday. Troopers say he fled the van when it was stopped to let another passenger out […]

  • Crime

    Trio indicted for drug smuggling operation between Las Vegas and Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 12:59

    Three Las Vegas men have been indicted on federal charges of trafficking cocaine between Nevada and Alaska. Bryan M. Bledsoe, 36; Dewane E. Blue, 37 and 47-year-old Daren D. Cole appeared before a grand jury Wednesday for conspiring to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, according to documents released by the Anchorage district attorney’s […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Alaska voters reject repeal of 2013 petroleum tax

    by Associated Press on Aug 27, 12:01

    Alaska voters have rejected a repeal of the state’s new petroleum tax system. A count Tuesday of 17,721 more votes widened the margin by which Alaska voters rejected the repeal. With 171,857 votes cast, “no” votes led by 8,443 votes. Alaskans on Aug. 19 voted on the ballot measure, which would have rolled back the […]

  • DayBreak

    Ask Alaska: School or State Fair

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 11:59

    Go to school or go to the state fair? With the Alaska State Fair in full swing in Palmer, Daybreak’s James Gaddis set out to ask Alaska what they thought of school starting the same week the state fair kicks off. Click the video box above to watch this week’s Ask Alaska

  • Campaign 2014

    Constitution Party will field governor candidate

    by Associated Press on Aug 27, 11:59

    The Alaska governor’s race has another candidate. The Alaska Public Radio Network reports (http://is.gd/CU0BcD) the state Division of Elections has approved Constitution Party candidate J.G. Myers’ name appearing on the ballot. The party has just over 200 members. Because it’s so small, it doesn’t qualify as a political party under state statute. Both Myers and […]

  • DayBreak

    After Ferguson, APD chief outlines difference between protests and riots

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 11:47

    The recent shooting death of an unarmed teen by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri sparked protesting, rioting and looting in the streets. The incidents led to a massive police presence to help keep the peace. Police Chief Mark Mew joined Daybreak Wednesday morning for the August edition of “Cup with the Chief” to talk […]

  • Local

    East Thunderbirds eyeing a return to flag football playoffs

    by Jake Edmonds on Aug 27, 10:39

    High school flag football is in its second week of the season and the East High School Thunderbirds are trying to make it back to the playoffs after getting knocked out in the first round by South last season. In her first year as head coach, Megan Beith is aiming to have her team in […]

  • Crime

    Store employee charged with stealing $76,000

    by Associated Press on Aug 27, 9:26

    A North Pole woman working as an assistant manager at a convenience store has been charged with embezzling more than $76,000 over 13 months. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1vRGkNs) reports a grand jury indicted 38-year-old Theresa Hollens on charges of scheming to defraud, theft and falsifying business records. She was arrested Monday and is jailed […]

  • State

    Haines men cited for brown bear killings

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 8:09

    Four brown bears were killed in two separate incidents in Haines earlier this month, according to Alaska State Troopers. In an online dispatch posted Tuesday, troopers said two Haines residents were cited for the deaths. In the first incident, which took place Aug. 9, troopers said 48-year-old Kevin Shove shot and killed a male brown […]

  • State

    Soldiers confined after loss of Army handgun

    by Associated Press on Aug 27, 7:26

    A missing handgun led to a lockdown last week for about 400 soldiers at Fort Wainwright. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/XSqMhg) reports soldiers were confined to the post for two days and a night because of the missing Army-issue 9mm Beretta pistol. A smaller group was confined for five days. Army Alaska spokesman Lt. Col. […]

  • State

    Court case weighs relationship between subsistence and spirituality

    by Rhonda McBride on Aug 27, 7:23

    The Alaska Court of Appeals in Downtown Anchorage was crowded with Alaska Native leaders Tuesday, including the president of the Alaska Federation of Natives, Julie Kitka, who said it was a shame some of the Kuskokwim River fishermen convicted of illegal fishing weren’t sitting in the benches alongside her, so the judges could see for […]