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Senate race plagued by Sullivan residency confusion


South High School renews effort to get football stadium


35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska


At JBER, tech-savvy soldiers train with live grenades


Anchorage football player sheds pounds, gains ground on field




  • Crime

    Suspects enter pleas in Juneau park fires

    by Associated Press on Oct 01, 9:27

    A Juneau man has pleaded guilty to felony criminal mischief for 2012 fires that caused $26,000 in damage at a city park. The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/1E08U4D) reports 26-year-old Ryan Martin changed his plea Tuesday. A second man, 26-year-old Dillon West, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal mischief and was sentenced to 80 hours of community service. […]

  • DayBreak

    Alaskans aim to make strides against breast cancer with 5K

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 01, 9:11

    October is breast cancer awareness month, and hundreds of Alaskans will be making strides to raise awareness and money for the cause. It’s all part of a 5K happening this Saturday. Dr. Karen Barbosa and event specialist Meghan Mackey joined Daybreak on the couch Wednesday to talk more about the event “Making Strides Against Breast […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Oct. 1

    by Brett Shepard on Oct 01, 8:16

    Another beautiful sunny day in store for Southcentral. In the Southeast sunshine will return, but enjoy it today as rain will return Thursday. In the Interior skies will be mostly cloudy with an isolated rain or snow shower possible. On the North Slope skies will be cloudy with some rain and snow showers likely. Out […]

  • State

    Frontier to end seasonal flights to Fairbanks

    by Associated Press on Oct 01, 7:22

    The only low-cost air carrier operating between Fairbanks and the Lower 48 will eliminate the seasonal route next year. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1sN5KhO) reports Denver-based Frontier Airlines plans to eliminate its Denver-to-Fairbanks schedule. Frontier ended seasonal service last month. It flew three to four no-frills Airbus 319 flights every week from mid-May to mid-September. […]

  • National

    Remembering George Shuba

    by KTVA Sports on Oct 01, 7:09

    Former Brooklyn Dodger George “Shotgun” Shuba’s legacy will forever be intertwined with Jackie Robinson. On Monday, Shuba passed away in Ohio at 89. Dave Goldman remembers the man and an iconic moment that helped set history on its course.

  • Local

    Anchorage football player sheds pounds, gains ground on field

    by Jake Edmonds on Oct 01, 6:35

    The East High School football team is known for it’s size up front. But while some offensive linemen are trying to put on weight, one Thunderbird is shedding pounds. East High student Chidiebere Iwuoha, Jr. was born in Japan. And even as an infant, all anybody could talk about was his size. Iwuoha’s mother says he weighed about […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Senate race plagued by Sullivan residency confusion

    by Kate McPherson on Sep 30, 23:09

    Senate hopeful Dan Sullivan’s residency has once again come into question. Maryland tax officials have confirmed that Dan Sullivan and his wife claimed their Maryland home as their primary residence from 2006 until 2008, during which they received property tax benefits. The Sullivans bought the $1.3 million home in 2006 while Sullivan was working for […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Senate, gubernatorial candidates use different strategies to win election

    by Dave Leval on Sep 30, 21:30

    The U.S. Senate race is one of the biggest on Alaska’s November ballot. KTVA 11 News tried to give voters a chance to hear from the candidates. However, the debate scheduled for later this month will not take place after Republican candidate Dan Sullivan turned down KTVA’s invitation. However, this isn’t the first time Sullivan has […]

  • Local

    At JBER, tech-savvy soldiers train with live grenades

    by Bonney Bowman on Sep 30, 20:12

    Tuesday wasn’t a normal day in the office for a particular group of soldiers at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Normally, their work is done behind a desk, but today was a little more explosive for them. The 59th Signal Battalion’s afternoons don’t usually include hand grenades. “My normal Monday-to-Friday is usually dealing with customers, helping them […]

  • Local

    South High School renews effort to get football stadium

    by Alexis Fernandez on Sep 30, 18:01

    Tensions are flaring in South Anchorage as a high school tries again to get a football stadium. While student-athletes at South High School are focused on their game on the field, another battle is brewing off the field. For years, South High School has tried to get a stadium. In 2012, Legislature approved a $2.1 […]

  • State

    35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska

    by Associated Press on Sep 30, 16:55

    Pacific walrus looking for places to rest in the absence of sea ice are coming to shore in record numbers on Alaska’s northwest coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirms an estimated 35,000 walrus were photographed Saturday near Point Lay. That’s about 700 miles northwest of Anchorage. The enormous gathering was spotted during NOAA’s […]

  • Local

    Used charcoal cause of condo fire, AFD says

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 30, 14:42

    An investigation revealed that a bag of used charcoal is what started a fire last week at an East Anchorage condo, the Anchorage Fire Department says. The charcoal, stored on a second-floor deck at a home on the 6700 block of Lunar Drive, sparked a blaze that caused extensive damage to the unit owned by […]

  • Health

    Ebola confirmed in Texas patient; First case diagnosed in U.S.

    by CBS News on Sep 30, 14:36

    Last Updated Sep 30, 2014 7:20 PM EDT The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the first case of Ebola virus diagnosed in the United States. The patient, still not identified, had recently flown here from Liberia to visit family, officials said. He was admitted on Monday to an isolation unit at Texas Health […]

  • Local

    FBI director visits Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 30, 13:39

    FBI Director James Comey was in Anchorage Monday to meet with local staff and other law-enforcement agencies. Comey, who has held his position for about a year, told reporters that the Internet is the focus of much of the FBI’s work. The threat of home-grown violence is one of the FBI’s major concerns — specifically […]

  • State

    Federal agency expresses concern with dam studies

    by Associated Press on Sep 30, 12:29

    A federal fisheries agency has raised concerns about the accuracy of some studies being conducted for a massive proposed dam in south-central Alaska. In a letter to the project manager for the Susitna-Watana dam, the regional administrator of the National Marine Fisheries Service, James Balsiger, said new study requests can’t be developed given the current […]

  • DayBreak

    Seafood cook off features Alaska seafood, produce

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 30, 11:10

    Four chefs, three mystery ingredients and one hour. It’s all part of the Great Alaska Seafood Cook Off. The chefs are required to create a dish highlighting Alaska seafood and Alaska-grown produce. And this year, they won’t know what they’re cooking with until 15 minutes before they begin. Tyson Fick with the Alaska Seafood Marketing […]

  • US/World

    Congress grills Secret Service over security failures

    by Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News on Sep 30, 10:37

    Last Updated Sep 30, 2014 2:34 PM EDT Secret Service Director Julia Pierson said Tuesday that she takes “full responsibility” for several high-profile security failures at the White House in testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. “It is clear that our security plan was not executed properly. I take full responsibility; what […]

  • State

    Parnell’s office denies National Guard records

    by Associated Press on Sep 30, 10:23

    Gov. Sean Parnell’s office has denied a media request to obtain records showing how the office handled complaints of sexual abuse in the Alaska National Guard. The Alaska Public Radio Network (http://is.gd/Bx9yYB) reports it took 86 working days to deny its request for the records. Under Alaska regulations, government entities have 10 working days to […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: PFD deals and polar bears

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 30, 9:17

    As the leaves continue to fall and the nights get colder, many Alaskans are thinking about their next winter vacation. Daybreak’s travel guru Scott McMurren says there’s no greater time to book a trip than now. This Travel Tuesday he shares all the PFD deals and the details on his recent trip to Kaktovik: As […]

  • Local

    Police, medics respond to rollover crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 30, 8:57

    Last Updated: Sept. 30 – 12:15 p.m. Police and medics responded to a two-vehicle rollover crash with injuries in South Anchorage Tuesday morning. Shortly before 8 a.m., a 2007 white Jeep Wrangler pulled out onto Huffman Road from Pintail Street and collided with a white 2005 Volvo SUV, according to Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer […]