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  • Local

    Alaska National Guard rescues Kobuk River rafter

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 7:27

    The Alaska Air National Guard has rescued a hiker who had been rafting down the Kobuk River when his raft overturned in the Gates of the Arctic National Park. Capt. John Romspert with the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center says the man contacted the National Park Service with a personal locator beacon able to transmit text […]

  • State

    Natural gas pipeline project takes a big step

    by Dave Leval on Jul 21, 22:27

    The Kenai Peninsula already houses a natural gas storage facility and it may soon hold something a lot larger. “That $3-4 billion a year this project creates for the state is only created through the fact that it’s a big project that exports gas,” said Steve Butt of the Alaska LNG project. ExxonMobil is one […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    ‘Hip to be Square’ week features kid-friendly fun

    by Joe Vigil on Jul 21, 21:14

    If your kids say, “there’s nothing for us to do this summer,” you can answer by telling them about the big event this week in Town Square Park in Anchorage. Starting Monday and running through Saturday, kids of all ages can participate in face painting, four square, zumba and yoga. They can also listen to […]

  • Local

    Paratroopers jump into training mode

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 21, 19:58

    More than 400 paratroopers filled the skies over Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Monday. It was part of a joint training event with members of the U.S Air Force from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii. Two C-17s were sent up to Alaska to train with the 4-25 airborne combat […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening news weather, July 21

    by KTVA Weather on Jul 21, 19:34

    Kenai Peninsula The Kenai will have partly to mostly cloudy skies for Tuesday with temperatures in the mid to upper 60s. The Mat-Su and Basin It will be partly sunny from Talkeetna to Willow. There will be clouds and sun for Palmer and Wasilla. Southeast It will be mostly sunny for the north with cloudy […]

  • National

    NFL’s top-selling jersey belongs to Manziel

    by Associated Press on Jul 21, 19:32

    Johnny Manziel is No. 2 on Cleveland’s depth chart but No. 1 as the NFL’s top-selling jersey. The league said Monday the rookie quarterback’s No. 2 jersey outsold all others from April 1 to July 17 on NFLShop.com. Manziel is followed on the list by three quarterbacks: Seattle’s Russell Wilson, San Francisco’s Colin Kapernick and […]

  • Local

    Municipality of Anchorage prepares for deficit in 2015

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jul 21, 19:29

    After a $13 million surplus this year, the Municipality of Anchorage is preparing for a multimillion deficit next year. Right now, it’s too early in the budgeting process to pinpoint how departments could be impacted. But Anchorage Assembly Member and Chair of the Budget/Finance Committee Elvi Gray-Jackson is preparing for possible cuts. Meanwhile, the municipality is […]

  • National

    Mariners push Iwakuma, Hernandez back a day

    by Associated Press on Jul 21, 19:02

    The Seattle Mariners are giving starters Hisashi Iwakuma and Felix Hernandez an extra day of rest and will start Erasmo Ramirez on Tuesday against the New York Mets. Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon said Monday that he will give the main arms in his pitching staff extra rest when he can. Hernandez has pitched 12 straight […]

  • Crime

    Troopers: Wasilla man arrested on murder, arson charges

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 21, 18:49

    A 19-year-old man has been arrested on murder and arson charges after he allegedly set fire to his bedroom and stabbed two people. Kenneth Adams was arrested for second-degree murder, first-degree attempted murder and first-degree arson after Alaska State Troopers received a report early Monday morning that two people had been stabbed at a home on […]

  • Local

    Anchorage native signs with New England Patriots

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 21, 18:15

    Anchorage native Eathyn Manumaleuna is headed for what he hopes will be a Boston Tea Party. In the roller coaster ride that is the National Football League for so many fringe hopefuls, the undrafted free agent defensive lineman has inked a contract with the New England Patriots. This is his second contract on the “up” […]

  • News

    Eagle River man arrested after driving under the influence, threatening trooper

    by Hope Miller on Jul 21, 17:52

    An Eagle River man is facing charges after he appeared to hail an Alaska State trooper for help, fled in a truck while intoxicated and later threatened to shoot the trooper when the officer caught up with the man, authorities say. Talkeetna-based trooper Michael Shelley was driving south on the Parks Highway near mile 87 […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fairbanks native gets Emmy nod for work on ‘Breaking Bad’

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 21, 16:14

    A Fairbanks native has received national recognition for her role in a popular drama series. Kiira Arai Sniegowski is one of three people nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series for her work on “Breaking Bad.” The drug-fueled drama set in Albuquerque, New Mexico, wrapped up last year after five […]

  • News

    East Anchorage gas leak prompts evacuation

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 21, 15:52

    A gas leak in East Anchorage prompted a short evacuation Monday afternoon. A lawnmower hit and broke a gas line that was sticking out of the ground. The leak forced residents of 4430 Reka Drive to evacuate, according to the Anchorage Fire Department. AFD briefly evacuated residents and Enstar responded to patch the leak. No injuries […]

  • Local

    Funeral held for woman who gave birth in coma

    by Associated Press on Jul 21, 13:33

    A funeral has been held in Bethel for a local woman who gave birth while in a coma after spending most of her pregnancy as clinically brain-dead. KYUK (http://is.gd/wtzCYk ) says the family of 29-year-old Jessie Ayagalria also is holding an ongoing fundraiser to care for baby Faith. The funeral was held Saturday. The baby […]

  • Eskimo-Indian Olympics

    Knuckle hop pushes competitors through the pain

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 21, 12:08

    It was the final and possibly most painful challenge of the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics: the knuckle hop. The crowd cheered wildly as athletes dropped to the floor on just their knuckles and toes. The competitors hopped forward, emulating the way hunters used to get out on the ice to sneak up on seals. Nick Hansen, of […]

  • Crime

    Police: More than 30 rounds fired in Midtown drive-by

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 21, 11:46

    No injuries were reported following a drive-by shooting near Arctic Boulevard and 47th Avenue early Sunday morning, according to the Anchorage Police Department. In a written statement released Monday morning, APD said the shooting took place around 3 a.m., when a bus operated by Anchorage Limo and Sedan was fired on by multiple people and […]

  • DayBreak

    Daybreak’s ‘Bears Week’ kicks off with a close encounter

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 21, 11:13

    James Gaddis and Megan Mazurek of KTVA’s Daybreak recently took a trip to Hallo Bay Bear Camp in Katmai National Park & Preserve to watch brown bears in their natural habitat. All this week they will share their experiences and explain how Hallo Bay keeps the habitat, bears and people safe. On the second day […]

  • Local

    Moose Nugget Regatta results

    by KTVA Sports on Jul 21, 8:53

    2014 Moose Nugget Regatta at Wasilla Lake These results are from the overall weekend competition and Sunday’s events.   Key to event names x indicates a sculling boat (no coxswain) + indicates “with coxswain” - indicates without coxswain (2- is called a pair) Key to boat names team name in initials followed by names of […]

  • Local

    Sunday trailer fire displaces 4 people

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 21, 8:25

    Four cats, a dog and four people were displaced following a Sunday night fire at a Midtown trailer park. Anchorage Fire Department dispatchers received the call just before midnight, and said responding crews discovered the fire burning underneath a trailer at Manoog’s Isle Mobile Home Park. The fire was declared under control in about 25 […]

  • Local

    Crews unsuccessful in search for missing Brevig Mission man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 21, 8:13

    Nearly a week after Clarence Ray Olanna disappeared from Brevig Mission, searchers have yet to locate the missing 21-year-old. Alaska State Troopers said Olanna’s family last saw him around 1 a.m. July 15, and the Brevig Mission VPSO notified troopers of his disappearance by around 7:30 p.m. The next day, according to trooper dispatch, clothes […]