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Mark Begich prepares for transition


With days left in office, Parnell reflects on his term


The least-snowy November in Anchorage history?


Taking a bite out of crime


Police: Anchorage woman’s death ruled a homicide




  • Crime

    Police: Anchorage woman’s death ruled a homicide

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 20, 13:51

    Following an autopsy, the State Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled that a 54-year-old woman who was reported missing in September was the victim of a homicide, police say. The exact details of how Irma Williams died are being withheld, the Anchorage Police Department said in a statement Thursday. Williams was first reported missing Sept. 30 […]

  • Weather

    The least-snowy November in Anchorage history?

    by Brett Shepard on Nov 20, 12:18

    The only moisture we’ve seen lately in Anchorage is a cold November rain. Cue the Guns N’ Roses: The Numbers November is typically the second-snowiest month of the snow season for Anchorage. (The official snow season runs from July 1 to June 30 every year). The snowiest month of the season is typically December, according to […]

  • DayBreak

    Middle school students bring splash of color to People Mover buses

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 20, 11:59

    Driving around town you may have noticed some new artwork on the People Mover buses. They were created by Begich Middle School students as part of a yearly contest. Program organizer Peter Eberhardt with Eberhardt Advertising and two student artists, Sierra Fainuulelei and Nataly Maldonado from Begich Middle School, joined Daybreak on the couch to […]

  • State

    Walker names chief of staff, spokesperson

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 20, 11:32

    With less than two weeks until he is sworn into office, governor-elect Bill Walker announced his chief of staff and spokesperson Wednesday. Jim Whitaker, former mayor of the Fairbanks North Star Borough, will serve as Walker’s chief of staff, a press release says. He has also served on the Alaska Legislature. Walker also announced he […]

  • DayBreak

    Taking a bite out of crime

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 20, 10:50

    Instead of talking with Mark Mew for KTVA’s monthly Cup with the Chief segment, Daybreak got to see how some of the other officers, one four-legged one in particular, are helping to take a bite out of crime. Anchorage Police Department K-9 Officer Lonnie Brown and his dog Aerie stopped by the studios Thursday morning. […]

  • State

    Coast Guardsmen accept plea in game waste case

    by Associated Press on Nov 20, 8:48

    Two Coast Guard petty officers suspected of leaving a dead deer and ducks along a Juneau road have pleaded guilty to state hunting violations. The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/1F4CEeh) reports 26-year-old James Robert Schmidt and 27-year-old Christopher Caleb Hyde were originally charged with misdemeanor counts of failure to salvage all edible meat. Schmidt under a plea […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Nov. 20

    by Brett Shepard on Nov 20, 8:35

    Gray skies again in Southcentral Alaska with some rain over parts of the Kenai Peninsula. In the Southeast a few showers will be found over the extreme southern portions of the Panhandle with mostly to partly cloudy skies elsewhere. In the Interior skies will be partly cloudy. On the North Slope there will be snow […]

  • State

    Fairbanks teen killed in rollover crash

    by Hope Miller on Nov 20, 8:07

    A Fairbanks teen has died after she lost control of her car and crashed on a Fairbanks road Wednesday evening, Alaska State Troopers say. Rebekah Navrot, 16, was killed when her Chevrolet Cavalier went off the road and rolled near Steele Creek Road around 6:30 p.m., according to an AST dispatch. Road conditions were icy at the […]

  • State

    UAF picks firm for power plant design

    by Associated Press on Nov 20, 7:28

    An Iowa-based engineering company has been picked to help design a new $245 million coal-fired power plant at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (bit.ly/1uCFuV6) reports Stanley Consultants has been awarded a $13.6 million contract for planning the plant. The existing plant is nearing the end of its useful life after 50 […]

  • National

    Mark Begich prepares for transition

    by Rhonda McBride on Nov 20, 7:17

    From the scaffolds encrusting the Capitol dome to the politics inside, Congress is definitely going through a period of reconstruction. The Democratic majority in the Senate will soon be history, as will Mark Begich’s time in the Senate. The new Alaska senator, Dan Sullivan, will be sworn in on Tuesday, Jan. 6. He’ll be part […]

  • State

    Tongass officials say transition away from old growth logging is on track

    by Kate McPherson on Nov 20, 1:22

    Tongass National Forest officials are defending the amount of time and money being spent on transitioning the logging industry from old growth into young growth. In 2010, the U.S. Forest Service announced a transition away from old growth logging, but a report released this week by Headwaters Economics says budget and staffing allocations point to […]

  • Local

    UAA volleyball ready to make a splash at NCAA Tournament

    by KTVA Sports on Nov 19, 22:34

    The Seawolf volleyball team is ready to make a splash in the NCAA Tournament.

  • Local

    UAA women’s basketball looks to remain undefeated

    by KTVA Sports on Nov 19, 22:29

  • Local

    A Military Life: Remembering how to be a family

    by Bonney Bowman on Nov 19, 22:16

      Military families across Alaska are celebrating the safe return of their loved ones. Soldiers from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Fort Wainwright are back home after months deployed to Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Patrick Nephew, his wife, Bonnie, and son, Skyler, are a family once again. But what that means has changed in the nine months they’ve been apart. […]

  • Local

    High fire danger in Wasilla due to lack of snow

    by Shannon Ballard on Nov 19, 21:05

    Fire danger isn’t something residents are used to hearing in Alaska at this time of year. Already this week, the state’s Division of Forestry responded to two grass fires in the Mat-Su Valley. The smaller of the two escaped a burn barrel. The second was caused by what was an initial house fire off Bogard Road […]

  • State

    Platinum miners indicted for alleged violations of federal water permits

    by Ben Matheson / KYUK on Nov 19, 19:13

    XS Platinum and five of its employees and corporate officers have been indicted by a federal grand jury for alleged illegal discharges of mine waste water at the Platinum Creek mine into the Salmon River and for making false statements to authorities. First Assistant US Attorney Kevin Feldis says XS Platinum told federal regulators they […]

  • Local

    In Eagle River, no taxi service fuels residents’ desire for Uber

    by Lauren Maxwell on Nov 19, 19:11

    The Anchorage Assembly passed an ordinance Tuesday night that could pave the way for ride-sharing service Uber to operate permanently in Anchorage. It’s the suburbs, however, that say they need the taxi app most. Communities like Girdwood and Eagle River have been without a local taxi service for years. “We’ve worked since the 1990s to […]

  • State

    With days left in office, Parnell reflects on his term

    by Alexis Fernandez on Nov 19, 18:18

    Days after conceding from the gubernatorial race against Bill Walker, Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell is looking back at his term and legacy and looking ahead to future plans. At his downtown Anchorage office, in one of his last interviews as governor, Parnell said again how grateful he is to have had the opportunity to serve […]

  • Local

    Assembly overhauls Anchorage’s towing laws

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 19, 17:59

    On the agenda for the Nov. 18 Anchorage Assembly meeting was an overhaul of the municipality’s towing laws. In a unanimous vote, the Assembly approved the numerous changes to towing laws, meaning it’s still going to cost residents should their vehicles get towed — it just won’t cost as much. On Tuesday night, the Assembly […]

  • Local

    6-hour standoff in East Anchorage ends with knife-wielding suspect in custody

    by Kate McPherson, Sierra Starks on Nov 19, 16:06

    A 6-hour standoff in East Anchorage has ended with the suspect being taken into custody after he barricaded himself in his residence. “Police have taken armed suspect into custody safely,” according to a statement from the Anchorage Police Department, sent around 9:30 p.m. More than two dozen officers responded to a man in Muldoon, who […]