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    Doctor accused of Medicaid fraud loses more than half of his patients

    by Kate McPherson on Aug 01, 23:08

    The attorney representing an Anchorage doctor at the center of a million dollar Medicaid fraud case says state prosecutors are going after the wrong man. Ron Offret says a former employee of Dr. Shubhranjan Ghosh did all of the fraudulent billing to Medicaid. “Doctor Ghosh did not know that these were being submitted and that […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hundreds turn out for Clare to Clare Fashion Show

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 01, 22:42

    It was a night of fashion, food and wine for a good cause. Hundreds of people dressed to impress Friday evening to raise money for Clare House in Anchorage, which provides 24-hour emergency shelter and other services for women and children. All eyes were on runway at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center as local […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening News weather, August 1

    by KTVA Weather on Aug 01, 21:08

    Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound Partly cloudy and mild and dry. An afternoon and evening shower for the mountains. Southeast Another sunny day.  Interior/North Slope Rain for interior locations, heavy at times. The Slope will have lighter showers, mostly in the morning hours. Dense fog will also be forming for both areas. Mat-Su and […]

  • Local

    Police-seized guns and jewelry up for auction

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 01, 19:44

    Ron Alleva has run Grubstake Auction Company for more than 30 years, but this is his first time selling off items for the municipality. “This selection here is quite the arsenal,” he laughed. Some of the things up for bid: more than 80 guns seized by the Anchorage Police Department. “Guns are always a draw, […]

  • Local

    Assembly may take action on AO-37

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 01, 19:14

    If the Anchorage Assembly doesn’t pass an amended version of AO-37 at its next meeting, the future of the controversial labor law will be decided by the people. The Assembly has been working to avoid the referendum on AO-37. The bill limits unions’ negotiating rights, including making a strike illegal. Assembly member Dick Traini proposed repealing […]

  • Local

    AHFC opens voucher waiting list

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 01, 18:31

    Anchorage’s lack of affordable housing is a well-known problem, but it’s particularly tough on low-income earners. Rental assistance has been scarce in recent years. But now, for the first time in a long time, there may be some assistance for people who qualify. The Alaska Housing Finance Corporation is opening up its waiting list for […]

  • National

    House OKs bill to address border crisis

    by Erica Werner/AP on Aug 01, 18:28

    House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home without hearings, winning over conservatives with a companion bill that could lead to deporting more than half a million immigrants whom the Obama administration granted temporary work permits. President Barack Obama condemned the Republican action […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    New Palmer exhibit sparks ‘selfie’ conversation

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 01, 18:14

    There’s an art to capturing the perfect selfie, but is the selfie itself art? With that question in mind, the Palmer Museum put out a call to action: take a selfie, send it in and be a part of the conversation. “We got this really interesting combination of the Facebook moment snapshots versus the ‘I’m […]

  • Crime

    Fairbanks man indicted for shooting his wife

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 01, 18:08

    A 39-year-old Fairbanks man has been indicted on murder charges after police say he shot and killed his wife earlier this year. Early in the morning of March 20, the Fairbanks Police Department was called to a Pedro Street residence following reports that shots had been fired. When police arrived, they found 35-year-old Crystal S. […]

  • Crime

    North Slope police seize over $23,000 worth of marijuana, $5,600 of alcohol

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 01, 17:44

    North Slope Borough authorities recently seized two packages with more than 150 grams of marijuana. The first, containing roughly 156 grams of pot, was being shipped to Nuiqsut on Monday when North Slope Borough Police intervened. The package’s estimated street value is roughly $10,400. The second, with an intended recipient in Barrow, was also removed […]

  • Crime

    Hearing slated for Tanana men threatened with banishment

    by Dave Leval on Aug 01, 16:56

    A hearing will take place Monday that could shed more light on whether two men are banished from a community at the heart of Interior Alaska. The hearing is in connection with this year’s deadly shootings of two Alaska State Troopers in Tanana. The effort to remove Arvin Kangas is on hold while he remains […]

  • Crime

    Tlingit raven silkscreen plaque lifted from Juneau

    by Associated Press on Aug 01, 15:35

    A piece of Alaska Native art on loan to the Juneau International Airport has been stolen. The Juneau Empire reports (http://is.gd/PUtcdH) the silkscreen painting of a bald eagle, representative of the Tlingit Eagle Clan, on a yellow cedar plaque was stolen last week. It had been on display on a wall in the first-floor waiting […]

  • Crime

    Police seek man with multiple felony warrants, violent tendencies

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 01, 14:16

    The Anchorage Police Department is asking for public help locating a man with multiple felony warrants. Warren Calhoun, 44, currently faces counts of assault, vehicle theft and driving with a suspended license, according to APD. Police said he may frequent Mizelle Park, near the corner of Mountain View Drive and N. Lane Street. Calhoun has […]

  • State

    GOP group unlikely to get involved in AK primary

    by Associated Press on Aug 01, 13:44

    A spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee says that group isn’t likely to pick sides in the GOP Alaska U.S. Senate primary. Brad Dayspring said the group tends to get involved if it sees Democratic groups or campaigns “trying to mess with the results” of Republican primaries. He said that doesn’t seem to be […]

  • State

    Palin urges repeal of oil tax structure

    by Associated Press on Aug 01, 13:23

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says keeping the current oil tax structure in place would be a “devastating step backwards” in further developing the state. Palin made the remarks in a nearly 18-minute video posted online, just over two weeks before voters will decide whether to repeal the system. Palin said she will vote to […]

  • Local

    Motorcyclist injured in South Anchorage collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 01, 13:20

    A motorcyclist received a non-life-threatening leg injury following a collision with a car on Dowling Road Friday afternoon. According to a spokeswoman for the Anchorage Police Department, the call came in around 12:15 p.m. and the eastbound lanes of the road were closed near the Seward Highway while authorities cleared the crash scene. No information […]

  • State

    Authorities investigating whale, ferry collision

    by Associated Press on Aug 01, 12:49

    A team of scientists is investigating the death of a humpback whale that was struck by the state ferry Kennicott near Kodiak. KMXT reports (http://bit.ly/1m5M1Bj) law enforcement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is investigating whether the ferry strike killed the animal. Kate Wynne, a marine mammal specialist for the University of Alaska Sea […]

  • DayBreak

    Juneau businessman wins entrepreneurship competition with sweet pitch

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 01, 12:22

    When five Alaska entrepreneurs pitched their ideas to a panel of judges in a Shark Tank-like competition Thursday, the sweetest pitch came out on top. Marc Wheeler, owner of Coppa: Artisinal Ice Cream and Sherbet, won this year’s Pitch-on-a-Train — a contest organized by the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation. Part of Alaska Entrepreneurship Week, contestants […]

  • Local

    Human remains found believed to be missing man

    by Associated Press on Aug 01, 11:18

    Alaska State Troopers say human remains found in western Alaska are believed to be those of a missing 21-year-old Brevig Mission man. Troopers say there are no obvious signs of foul play involving the body believed to be that of Clarence Olanna, who was last seen by his family July 15. Volunteer searchers found the […]

  • Crime

    Police: Man in custody following Mountain View assault, standoff

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 01, 8:18

    A standoff ended with an arrest after a man barricaded himself in his East Anchorage home Friday morning. At about 6:30 a.m., police responded to an assault call at a six-plex on the 3100 block of Peterkin Avenue, the Anchorage Police Department said in a statement. The victim said that her boyfriend, 30-year-old Kris Albert Wasuli, […]