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  • State

    Alaska lawmakers approve new marijuana control board

    by Associated Press on Apr 19, 14:46

    Alaska lawmakers have approved creation of a marijuana board to write regulations for the new industry. The state Senate on Saturday voted in favor of the bill proposed by Gov. Bill Walker to create a new marijuana control board, and the House on Sunday agreed with the version of the bill passed in the Senate. […]

  • State

    Medicaid expansion and reform likely taken up in special session

    by Rhonda McBride on Apr 19, 14:05

    It’s Day 90 of the legislative session, with work on capital and operating budgets still underway. House and Senate Majority leaders say there isn’t time to give the governor’s bill on Medicaid expansion and reform its due. On Saturday, Gov. Bill Walker said he was preparing for a special session and would soon be talking […]

  • Crime

    2 arrested in connection with at least 6 Mat-Su residential burglaries/thefts

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 19, 13:04

    Troopers have arrested two people who they say are responsible for at least six residential burglaries/thefts in the Mat-Su Valley area. In March, the Alaska State Troopers’ Criminal Suppression Unit executed a search warrant at a residence and a storage unit in Wasilla. During the investigation, several hundred stolen items were recovered, according to an online AST […]

  • Local

    NYO Games end with high school record

    by KTVA Sports on Apr 19, 11:35

    SigFurd Dock from the Lower Kuskokwim School District recorded a high school record of 188 feet in the Seal Hop event Saturday night as the Native Youth Olympic Games came to a close. It was the only record set all weekend, following a 2014 year that saw two world (Autumn Ridley – Alaskan High Kick, Steven […]

  • Crime

    Suspected Juneau bank robber nabbed as he tried to leave city

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 19, 11:11

    The man suspected of robbing a bank in Juneau was arrested as he tried to fly out of the city, police say. On Friday at about 11:15 a.m., the Juneau Police Department received reports from the Northrim Bank, located in the 8700 block of Glacier Highway, that a robbery had just taken place. Investigation revealed […]

  • Crime

    2 charged in Mountain View Smoke King robbery

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 19, 10:54

    Two suspects have been arrested and charged in the robbery of the Smoke King shop, located in Mountain View. An armed robbery was reported to the Anchorage Police Department just after 7 p.m. Saturday. The caller said that “a male armed with a gun demanded money from an employee at the Smoke King and then […]

  • Crime

    Suspected DUI crash in East Anchorage leaves motorcyclist in critical condition

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 19, 10:36

    A motorcyclist is in the hospital in critical condition after he was struck by a driver who police believe was impaired. Just after 8:30 p.m. Saturday, the Anchorage Police Department responded to the collision, near the intersection of Debarr Road and Edward Street. Preliminary investigation revealed that a motorcyclist, who APD is identifying as a […]

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    Double shooting in Talkeetna leaves 1 dead, 1 in critical condition

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 18, 13:30

    One man is dead and another is in critical condition after a double shooting in the Montana Creek area of Talkeetna. At about 1 a.m. Saturday, the Palmer Police Department received a 911 call notifying them that a person had been killed, according to a Alaska State Troopers dispatch. “The 911 call came from a […]

  • State

    Day 89: Latest from the Alaska Legislature

    by Associated Press on Apr 18, 12:59

      10:08 p.m. A meeting of House and Senate negotiators was canceled late Saturday, without major issues, like education funding, being resolved. The Legislature’s rules call for a conference report on the budget to sit at least 24 hours after being delivered to the chief clerk of the House or Senate secretary, though it may […]

  • State

    AKLeg Day 88: Race to the finish of session begins with drama, uncertainty

    by Rhonda McBride on Apr 18, 12:21

    Friday, the 88th day of the 90-day legislative session, was full of the drama that characterizes the end-of-session chaos. The day started out with the governor calling off a joint session of the House and Senate he had ordered, to get lawmakers to vote on his cabinet and board appointments. The governor demanded the session […]

  • Crime

    Man shot outside his Fairview home after going to investigate noise

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 18, 10:27

    Anchorage police say a man was shot outside of his home in Fairview after he heard a noise and went to investigate. Just after 7:30 a.m. Saturday, the Anchorage Police Department received a call reporting that a man had been shot outside of a residence on the 1000 block of E. 13th Avenue. When police […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Gov. Walker steps in to save Govt. Hill bears; Fish & Game will relocate them

    by Shannon Ballard on Apr 18, 0:03

    Updated Saturday, 2:50 p.m. Gov. Bill Walker has stepped in to save the black bear family roaming Government Hill, recommending that the bears be pardoned from being euthanized. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says the mother and four cubs have a history in Government Hill dating back to last summer when the department […]

  • Local

    NYO Games run smoothly thanks to numerous workers and volunteers

    by Jake Edmonds on Apr 17, 23:39

    Day two of the 2015 Native Youth Olympic Games was a success after four more events. Athletes competed in the Eskimo stick pull, the toe kick, the one-hand reach and the two-foot high kick. For volunteers who work behind the scenes, Friday was the busiest day, with Thursday and Saturday hosting just three events each. […]

  • Alaska

    Hansen victim one step closer to being identified

    by Shannon Kemp on Apr 17, 22:53

    The DNA of an unidentified victim of deceased serial killer Robert Hansen is now available for comparison with potential family members. Hansen led authorities to the body of a young woman at Horseshoe Lake in Palmer on April 25, 1984. Known as Jane Doe #3, or “Horseshoe Harriet,” she was buried at Anchorage Memorial Cemetery until […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Spenard Farmer’s Market set to reopen May 16

    by Dave Leval on Apr 17, 22:22

    The Spenard Farmer’s Market will open for business in May in the Chilkoot Charlie’s parking lot, in the same spot where it started five years ago. The new board of directors made the announcement Friday. The previous board canceled the event in February after members said they got burned out from it. Dozens of volunteers […]

  • Alaska

    Alaska March unemployment rate stands at 6.5 percent

    by Associated Press on Apr 17, 20:54

    Alaska labor officials say the state’s unemployment rate in March was 6.5 percent, a slight increase over February’s rate of 6.3 percent. The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development says the latest seasonally adjusted rate compares with the national rate of 5.5 percent. Last year, Alaska’s seasonably adjusted rate for March was 6.9 percent. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Historic Motherlode Lodge left to burn in Hatcher Pass, considered suspicious

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 17, 20:31

    The Motherlode lodge in Hatcher Pass was left to burn after catching fire Friday evening. Firefighters were on scene at the fire, but were only there to direct traffic away for public safety. Norm McDonald with the Alaska Division of Forestry says the building was outside any fire service area. McDonald said “it’s lucky” there […]

  • Alaska

    Legislature unanimously passes bill granting volunteer firefighters liability protections

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 17, 18:25

    Both the Senate and House have unanimously passed a bill protecting volunteer and university firefighters from civil liability. Employees of municipal fire departments are already protected under state law, but Sen. John Coghill says Senate Bill 43 could help others. “Liability protections should not be exclusive to employees of fire departments operated by municipalities and […]

  • US/World

    20 years later, wounds remain from Oklahoma City bombing

    by CBS News on Apr 17, 18:20

    Timothy McVeigh was executed for bombing the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City 20 years ago this weekend. 168 people, including 19 children, were killed. It was the deadliest act of homegrown terror in U.S. history. Nearly 700 were hurt. Some suffered the kinds of wounds that never heal. The scenes from April […]