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  • Obama in Alaska

    Ohio Gov. Kasich opposes changing name of Mount McKinley

    by Associated Press on Aug 31, 13:31

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich disagrees with President Barack Obama’s decision to rename Mount McKinley as Denali, the name used by native Alaskans. Alaska’s governor and congressional delegation have praised the long-sought change, which was announced Sunday. But stripping the mountain of its name honoring former President William McKinley, a son of Ohio, drew criticism from […]

  • DayBreak

    A behind-the-scenes look at growing giant pumpkins

    by Rachael Penton on Aug 31, 12:32

    The Alaska State Fair is home to good food, fun rides and of course, an assortment of giant vegetables. Every year local farmers haul in their loads and have them weighed in hopes of winning a prize, or maybe even breaking a record. The farmers spend months working in their gardens to get these veggies […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    PHOTOS: GLACIER Conference in Anchorage, Alaska

    by KTVA Web Staff on Aug 31, 11:38

    The Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER) kicked off in Anchorage Monday morning at the Dena’ina Center. The conference brings together policymakers, scientists and stakeholders from around Alaska to address how climate change affects the Arctic and the world. Click here to follow updates from the conference. 

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Canoeist, dogs rescued from Cook Inlet

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 31, 11:04

    A boater and his two dogs were plucked from Cook Inlet Monday morning after his canoe sunk, authorities say. Around 8:45 a.m. Monday, the male called Anchorage Fire Department dispatch saying he needed immediate aid because his canoe was sinking near where Peters Creek connects to Cook Inlet. He told authorities he had a life […]

  • Alaska

    Southeast pink salmon harvest fails to meet predictions

    by Associated Press on Aug 31, 10:18

    Officials have reduced the estimate for Southeast Alaska’s pink salmon harvest by almost 30 million fish as the summer fishery wraps up its season. The Ketchikan Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1X4jRLO) that Monday’s purse seine opening will likely be the last of the summer. Alaska Department of Fish and Game Ketchikan area management biologist Scott Walker […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Aug. 31

    by Rachael Penton on Aug 31, 8:56

    Anchorage Partly cloudy by the afternoon, with high temperatures in the upper 50s. Breezy NW winds 10-25 mph, gusting to 35 mph. Kenai and Prince William Sound Partly cloudy by the afternoon, with highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Expect windy conditions, with gusts of up to 45-55 mph in Seward, Whittier and […]

  • Alaska

    Good Samaritans rescue hypothermic kayakers from Portage Lake

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 31, 8:24

    Two Anchorage men are recovering from hypothermia after being rescued by a group of good Samaritans. Alaska State Troopers say the men were on Portage Lake when their kayaks overturned Sunday. Stephanie Hawkins, 25, of Anchorage told troopers that she and two others pulled the two men — who were drifting, motionless in the lake […]

  • Local

    South dominates, Valdez impresses at Chugiak High School Invitational

    by Jake Edmonds on Aug 31, 7:29

    It’s early, but the South Anchorage volleyball team — the defending state champs — are back to their championship-winning ways after beating West Valley in the finals of the Chugiak High School Invitational over the weekend. The Wolverines lost just one set during pool play to West on Friday, but went on to win their next […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    GLACIER Conference in Anchorage: All eyes on Alaska & the Arctic

    by Sierra Starks on Aug 31, 7:29

    6:30 a.m. The Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER) begins in Anchorage today. The conference brings the eyes of the world to Alaska and draws attention to the international and domestic priorities in the Arctic, as it relates to climate change impacts and concerns. Road closures are in effect […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    Alaskans ‘Rising Together,’ rolling out red carpet for President Obama

    by Sierra Starks on Aug 31, 6:27

    Before the 2008 presidential election, Rev. Dr. William Greene says he was asked a mouthful of a question: What would he do if Barack Obama was voted into office? “I told them, ‘Dance in the street,’” the 81-year-old laughed. “Because I thought it would be amazing and outstanding to have an African-American president for the […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hosts VIP event at Anchorage Museum

    by Daniella Rivera on Aug 31, 0:58

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Alaska Sunday afternoon to host a VIP event at the Anchorage Museum. The event was to kick off the GLACIER Conference and welcome dignitaries from across the globe who have traveled to Alaska, many for the first time. It was a moment for Alaska to make a […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: Horseshoe Lake Fire reaches 25 acres

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 30, 15:51

    Crews worked Sunday to contain a fire, located off Millers Reach Road north of Big Lake. Early Sunday afternoon, authorities were alerted to the fire. Named the Horshoe Lake Fire, it has reached about 25 acres, as of 8 p.m. Sunday. Both helicopters and ground crews are assisting in the containment efforts, according to Norm […]

  • Crime

    Man stabbed in face after altercation in downtown Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 30, 15:05

    Police say a young adult male suffered a severe stab wound to his face early Sunday morning after an altercation in downtown Anchorage. Around 2:40 a.m. the Anchorage Police Department received a report of a possible stabbing near Seventh Avenue and D Street. It was reported to police that a group of males got into a […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    President Obama to announce renaming of Mount McKinley to Denali

    by Sierra Starks on Aug 30, 13:01

    During his trip to Alaska, President Barack Obama will announce that the federal government has officially restored the name of Denali to the mountain previously known as Mount McKinley. “Today, finalizing a process initiated by the State of Alaska in 1975, President Obama is announcing that the Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell used her […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    1st weekend of Alaska State Fair kicks off with parade

    by Eric Ruble on Aug 30, 11:52

    The first weekend of the Alaska State Fair kicked off with a parade in downtown Palmer. Forty-five different floats traveled down South Alaska Street, each stopping for 30 seconds at the grandstand to be judged by a panel. Groups from around Southcentral Alaska created their own unique floats that were dispersed between tractors and dozens […]

  • Crime

    Man charged in East Anchorage double homicide

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 30, 10:37

    Anchorage police have arrested and charged a man in a double homicide that occurred in January. Michael Dorell Kelvin Reynold, 22, was taken into custody on Saturday in connection with the shooting deaths of 27-year-old Christian Haynes and 23-year-old Krystal Hawk, according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department. Haynes and Hawk, a couple, were […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    Dillingham plans to voice erosion concerns during President Obama’s visit

    by Emily Carlson on Aug 29, 18:50

    When Dillingham residents are asked what their land means to them, the answer is simple — it’s home. Many fear that, due to erosion, they will not only lose their land but also the culture that’s been built upon those shores.

  • Obama in Alaska

    Gov. Walker to fly with President Obama to Alaska

    by Associated Press on Aug 29, 13:15

    Gov. Bill Walker will fly to Alaska with President Barack Obama on Monday. Walker’s office announced in a release Saturday that Walker will accompany the president aboard Air Force One from Washington, D.C. The president will address a State Department global warming conference Monday afternoon in Anchorage. He also has visits planned in Seward, Dillingham […]

  • Crime

    UPDATE: Suspect sought in connection with 1 of the overnight shootings in Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 29, 8:03

    Anchorage police say two men were injured in shootings that happened in the overnight hours between Friday and Saturday. APD is now seeking a suspect, Michael Sharp, in connection with one of those shootings. On Friday, officers went to two homes in response to a verbal altercation between three people, a 23-year-old woman, her 23-year […]

  • Local

    Friday’s high school football recap

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 28, 22:57

    The weekend is off to a rousing start. The top-ranked team in the state, West survived a late charge by #2 Dimond, winning on the road at Alumni Field 18-13. The Eagles took an 18-0 lead into the half as Julo Tagalu scored twice and PJ Seui added a touchdown run. At Palmer, the Moose got their first win of the […]