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  • Local

    AHFC opens voucher waiting list

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 01, 18:31

    Anchorage’s lack of affordable housing is a well-known problem, but it’s particularly tough on low-income earners. Rental assistance has been scarce in recent years. But now, for the first time in a long time, there may be some assistance for people who qualify. The Alaska Housing Finance Corporation is opening up its waiting list for […]

  • National

    House OKs bill to address border crisis

    by Erica Werner/AP on Aug 01, 18:28

    House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home without hearings, winning over conservatives with a companion bill that could lead to deporting more than half a million immigrants whom the Obama administration granted temporary work permits. President Barack Obama condemned the Republican action […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    New Palmer exhibit sparks ‘selfie’ conversation

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 01, 18:14

    There’s an art to capturing the perfect selfie, but is the selfie itself art? With that question in mind, the Palmer Museum put out a call to action: take a selfie, send it in and be a part of the conversation. “We got this really interesting combination of the Facebook moment snapshots versus the ‘I’m […]

  • Crime

    Fairbanks man indicted for shooting his wife

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 01, 18:08

    A 39-year-old Fairbanks man has been indicted on murder charges after police say he shot and killed his wife earlier this year. Early in the morning of March 20, the Fairbanks Police Department was called to a Pedro Street residence following reports that shots had been fired. When police arrived, they found 35-year-old Crystal S. […]

  • Crime

    North Slope police seize over $23,000 worth of marijuana, $5,600 of alcohol

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 01, 17:44

    North Slope Borough authorities recently seized two packages with more than 150 grams of marijuana. The first, containing roughly 156 grams of pot, was being shipped to Nuiqsut on Monday when North Slope Borough Police intervened. The package’s estimated street value is roughly $10,400. The second, with an intended recipient in Barrow, was also removed […]

  • Crime

    Hearing slated for Tanana men threatened with banishment

    by Dave Leval on Aug 01, 16:56

    A hearing will take place Monday that could shed more light on whether two men are banished from a community at the heart of Interior Alaska. The hearing is in connection with this year’s deadly shootings of two Alaska State Troopers in Tanana. The effort to remove Arvin Kangas is on hold while he remains […]

  • Crime

    Tlingit raven silkscreen plaque lifted from Juneau

    by Associated Press on Aug 01, 15:35

    A piece of Alaska Native art on loan to the Juneau International Airport has been stolen. The Juneau Empire reports (http://is.gd/PUtcdH) the silkscreen painting of a bald eagle, representative of the Tlingit Eagle Clan, on a yellow cedar plaque was stolen last week. It had been on display on a wall in the first-floor waiting […]

  • Crime

    Police seek man with multiple felony warrants, violent tendencies

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 01, 14:16

    The Anchorage Police Department is asking for public help locating a man with multiple felony warrants. Warren Calhoun, 44, currently faces counts of assault, vehicle theft and driving with a suspended license, according to APD. Police said he may frequent Mizelle Park, near the corner of Mountain View Drive and N. Lane Street. Calhoun has […]

  • State

    GOP group unlikely to get involved in AK primary

    by Associated Press on Aug 01, 13:44

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Campaign says that group isn’t likely to pick sides in the GOP Alaska U.S. Senate primary. Brad Dayspring said the group tends to get involved if it sees Democratic groups or campaigns “trying to mess with the results” of Republican primaries. He said that […]

  • State

    Palin urges repeal of oil tax structure

    by Associated Press on Aug 01, 13:23

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says keeping the current oil tax structure in place would be a “devastating step backwards” in further developing the state. Palin made the remarks in a nearly 18-minute video posted online, just over two weeks before voters will decide whether to repeal the system. Palin said she will vote to […]

  • Local

    Motorcyclist injured in South Anchorage collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 01, 13:20

    A motorcyclist received a non-life-threatening leg injury following a collision with a car on Dowling Road Friday afternoon. According to a spokeswoman for the Anchorage Police Department, the call came in around 12:15 p.m. and the eastbound lanes of the road were closed near the Seward Highway while authorities cleared the crash scene. No information […]

  • State

    Authorities investigating whale, ferry collision

    by Associated Press on Aug 01, 12:49

    A team of scientists is investigating the death of a humpback whale that was struck by the state ferry Kennicott near Kodiak. KMXT reports (http://bit.ly/1m5M1Bj) law enforcement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is investigating whether the ferry strike killed the animal. Kate Wynne, a marine mammal specialist for the University of Alaska Sea […]

  • DayBreak

    Juneau businessman wins entrepreneurship competition with sweet pitch

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 01, 12:22

    When five Alaska entrepreneurs pitched their ideas to a panel of judges in a Shark Tank-like competition Thursday, the sweetest pitch came out on top. Marc Wheeler, owner of Coppa: Artisinal Ice Cream and Sherbet, won this year’s Pitch-on-a-Train — a contest organized by the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation. Part of Alaska Entrepreneurship Week, contestants […]

  • Local

    Human remains found believed to be missing man

    by Associated Press on Aug 01, 11:18

    Alaska State Troopers say human remains found in western Alaska are believed to be those of a missing 21-year-old Brevig Mission man. Troopers say there are no obvious signs of foul play involving the body believed to be that of Clarence Olanna, who was last seen by his family July 15. Volunteer searchers found the […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, August 1

    by Brett Shepard on Aug 01, 8:48

    We will see partly to mostly cloudy skies throughout Southcentral Alaska Friday. In the southeast, skies will be mostly to partly sunny. In the Interior, rain will move through the region. On the North Slope, skies will be cloudy with occasional showers. Out west, skies will be cloudy with rain south of the Kuskokwim Valley […]

  • Crime

    Police: Man in custody following Mountain View assault, standoff

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 01, 8:18

    A standoff ended with an arrest after a man barricaded himself in his East Anchorage home Friday morning. At about 6:30 a.m., police responded to an assault call at a six-plex on the 3100 block of Peterkin Avenue, the Anchorage Police Department said in a statement. The victim said that her boyfriend, 30-year-old Kris Albert Wasuli, […]

  • Money

    Low-wage workers could be hit hardest by national sales tax

    by Kate McPherson on Aug 01, 7:09

    Paying more for what we consume is a tough sell, but 75 House Republicans and nine Republican senators are backing a bill that would implement a national sales tax. If signed into law, the Fair Tax Act 2013 sets the sales tax rate at 23 percent in 2015 and repeals the income and employment tax. It […]

  • Crime

    Two injured in gas station robbery

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 31, 22:18

    Two people were injured in a South Anchorage gas station robbery Thursday evening, authorities said. Shortly after 8 p.m., Anchorage police were called to a robbery outside the Holiday gas station on Jewel Lake Road. When they arrived, they found two people had been struck by a baton-style instrument, said Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Dani […]

  • Lifestyle

    Selfie craze makes it to the kitchen table as personalized toast

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 31, 21:42

    You may have heard of Jesus toast, but what about selfie slices of bread? CBS affiliate WCAX in Vermont tells us about a unique invention that merges toast with selfies.

  • Get Out

    July 31 fishing report

    by Tony Weaver on Jul 31, 20:53

    Anchorage Lakes OK for rainbow and char. Ship Creek great for silvers. Pink and chum salmon are in. Streams and creeks are good. Mat-Su Rivers clearing up after recent rain. Chums, pinks and silvers in all streams. Lakes are OK. Homer Lots of action for silvers and kings. Halibut very good. Large rockfish. Lingcod sporadic. […]