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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Concerns high after Anchorage sees 6th homeless death in recent weeks

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 29, 13:51

    Anchorage saw another homeless death this week in what is becoming a growing concern for many in the community. Bean’s Cafe says one of their clients died early Tuesday morning, marking the sixth homeless death in about two weeks. Around 3 a.m. Tuesday, Anchorage police and medics responded to a woman in cardiac arrest near […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage physician sentenced to 3.5 years for Medicaid fraud

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 29, 13:04

    An Anchorage physician accused of Medicaid fraud was sentenced in Superior Court Wednesday. Dr. Shubhranjan Ghosh was sentenced to a total of seven years, with three and a half of those years suspended. He was also sentenced to 10 years probation. Ghosh, of Ghosh Psychiatric Services, specialized in treating children and adolescents with autism and mental health […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Moose’s Tooth named among TripAdvisor’s top pizza places

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 29, 10:35

    ANCHORAGE – Moose’s Tooth’s popularity isn’t a secret to locals, and now the Anchorage restaurant is getting some national recognition. Moose’s Tooth ranked third in TripAdvisor’s top-10 U.S. pizza restaurants. The results were based on millions of TripAdvisor travelers’ reviews and opinions, with more weight given to reviews written in the past year, according to a […]

  • US/World

    Activists rappel off Oregon bridge to stop Shell icebreaker

    by Associated Press on Jul 29, 10:09

    More than a dozen activists rappelled off the St. Johns Bridge in an effort to stop a Shell Oil Arctic icebreaker from leaving Portland. Greenpeace USA executive director Annie Leonard says the protesters dangling off the bridge early Wednesday have enough water and food to last for days. The Royal Dutch Shell PLC icebreaker Fennica […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, July 29

    by KTVA Weather on Jul 29, 9:13

    Anchorage Mostly cloudy with some sunbreaks and scattered showers. Highs in the upper 60s. Winds S 5-10 in the metro, SE 15-25 along Turnagain Arm. Kenai and Prince William Sound Mostly cloudy with some sunbreaks and scattered rain showers. Highs mostly in the 60s. Southeast Alaska Cloudy with rain showers. Highs mostly in the 50s. […]

  • Crime

    Wrangell doctor found guilty in child pornography case

    by Associated Press on Jul 29, 8:12

    A former Wrangell doctor has been found guilty of distributing and receiving child pornography. KTOO-FM reports (http://bit.ly/1glnEnj) that after an hour and a half of deliberations a U.S. District Court jury found Greg Salard guilty on the two charges Tuesday. A third, lesser charge for possession was set aside since it was dependent on a […]

  • Alaska

    University of Alaska names new president

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 29, 8:05

    The University of Alaska has a new president. The UA Board of Regents appointed Dr. James Johnsen as the 14th president of the university system, according to an announcement made Tuesday. The vote was unanimous with all regents participating. Johnsen is a former UA executive and currently servers as the vice president of human resources at […]

  • US/World

    Cathay Pacific departs Aleutians after emergency landing

    by Associated Press on Jul 29, 7:29

    Updated 12:45 p.m. ANCHORAGE - A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777 bound from Hong Kong to Los Angeles has departed from a U.S. air base in the Aleutian Islands, hours after the plane made an emergency landing because of smoke. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says Flight 884 landed early Wednesday morning at Eareckson Air Station […]

  • Crime

    Michigan man convicted on 37 charges relating to fake charities, fraud and identity theft

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 22:45

    A Michigan man has been convicted of using fake charitable organizations in an Alaska fraud and identity theft case. On Monday, 46-year-old Alan Michael Bartlett, of Owosso, Mich., was convicted of two counts of mail fraud, 20 counts of bank fraud, five counts of wire fraud, five counts of false statements to the U.S. Postal […]

  • National

    Alaska athlete takes on 18-hole course at Special Olympics World Games

    by Megan Mazurek on Jul 28, 21:43

    A Palmer golfer played his personal best in a round of golf Tuesday at the Special Olympics World Games. Garrett Stortz, 24, played 8 over par on the Harding Course at Griffith Park. After the first two [holes] I started hitting it and settling down,” Stortz said. “I was making some puts and hitting the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage in Transition: Melinda Freemon discusses health and the homeless

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 21:36

    With the election of Anchorage’s new mayor, Ethan Berkowitz, comes a new administration. All this week during the 6 p.m. Evening News, KTVA be interviewing newly appointed department heads about their plans for the future of Anchorage. Tuesday, we were joined by Melinda Freemon,who was appointed by Berkowitz as the director of the Department of […]

  • Alaska

    Kodiak museum commemorates island’s WWII history

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 28, 20:54

    It’s just an old ammunition bunker on the outside, but inside the Kodiak Military History Museum on Fort Abercrombie comes to life with the sound of old telegraph machines and ticker tape. Black and white photographs freckle the walls in between displays of artillery and uniforms. “Remember I told you about my old jacket? Want […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital opens in Anchorage

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jul 28, 20:40

    Active duty military service members and veterans in Alaska have a new hospital to turn to for help. On Tuesday, Universal Health Services — the second largest U.S. hospital chain — cut the ribbon to its new Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital at 1650 Bragaw Street in Anchorage. The 36-bed hospital will primarily focus on mental health services like […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    25 years of ADA, Part 2: Alaskans weigh in on how far we’ve come

    by Sierra Starks on Jul 28, 20:16

    Part 2 of KTVA’s ADA series is a look at how far our state has come in 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act — and a look at what lies ahead as Alaskans head into the next 25 years. A major milestone in civil rights At an event the muni hosted Monday to […]

  • Alaska

    State moves quickly to save Glenn Highway from flooding in Sutton

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 20:07

    The Matanuska River hasn’t just threatened homes recently, it’s been threatening the Glenn Highway too. Mile 64 is considered the most threatened, with water from the river only about 20 yards away. Fear of a washout has spurred the Alaska Department of Transportation to declare an emergency. “We don’t want to lose the road,” said […]

  • Alaska

    Magnitude-6.3 earthquake strikes near Redoubt Volcano

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 19:04

    The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a strong earthquake that struck near Redoubt Volcano. The quake struck at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday and was centered 43 miles south-southwest of the volcano at a depth of 77 miles. The USGS said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.2. It was later upgraded to 6.3. The quake, […]

  • Medical Breakthroughs

    Telemental health at your fingertips

    by Ivanhoe Newswire on Jul 28, 18:06

    It’s likely that all of us, sometime in our lives will either know someone coping with a mental illness or we’ll experience it ourselves. But 60 percent of adults and 50 percent of youth ages 8 to 15 who have a mental illness got no help last year. What can we do to get help […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Yaks get loose in Eagle River; Anchorage police release 911 audio

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 17:26

    Anchorage police received a call Tuesday morning alerting them to a group of animals that were reportedly blocking a roadway in Eagle River. Listen: 911 call placed Tuesday morning   A concerned citizen called 911 at 6:20 a.m. and said a group of five “long-haired, long-horned cows” were blocking the roadway near mile 8 of […]

  • Local

    Anchorage in Transition: Chris Schutte talks community and economic development

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 17:09

    With the election of Anchorage’s new mayor, Ethan Berkowitz, comes a new administration. All this week during the 6 p.m. Evening News, KTVA be interviewing newly appointed department heads about their plans for the future of Anchorage. Monday, we were joined by Chris Schutte, the new director of Community and Economic Development for the Municipality […]

  • US/World

    Barge carrying Japan marine debris from Alaska could reach Seattle by Aug 5

    by Associated Press on Jul 28, 16:55

    A barge carrying marine debris collected on Alaska shores could arrive in Seattle for sorting and recycling as early as Aug. 5. That’s according to state Department of Environmental Conservation spokeswoman Candice Bressler. Debris that’s not recycled will be taken by train to an Oregon disposal site. Bressler says crews Tuesday were expected to finish […]