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VIDEO: Rutting moose duke it out in Anchorage subdivision


Anchorage police identify man killed in Fairview hit-and-run


Black bear cub stabbed to death with spear in East Anchorage


Alaskans raise $230K for American Cancer Society


Centuries-old human skull discovered in Haines, Alaska




  • US/World

    Massachusetts college cancels sale of Native objects

    by Associated Press on Oct 04, 18:31

    A Massachusetts theology college has abandoned plans to sell off art from 52 Native tribes, including Tlingit and Haida items, as the federal government investigates. KTOO-FM reports (http://bit.ly/1OfNo2B ) that the Andover Newton Theological School quietly made plans for the sale this summer, but the museum that has displayed the pieces since the 1940s alerted […]

  • DayBreak

    The kuspuk: A garment that never goes out of style in Alaska

    by Sierra Starks on Oct 04, 14:31

    As Bridget Kline gears up for this year’s Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, the steady hum of her sewing machine can be heard throughout her Eagle River home. Kline, a local kuspuk maker, calls this her busy season. The plan is for her and her sister to both make 30 kuspuks, also known as atikluks, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Alaskans raise $230K for American Cancer Society

    by Eric Ruble on Oct 04, 12:38

    The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K kicked off on Saturday morning with more than 1,500 runners and walkers. They were all gathered in the Delaney Park Strip for the same reason — to help researchers eliminate breast cancer and support those fighting the disease. This is the fifth year the American Cancer Society has […]

  • News

    Researchers out on Beaufort Sea panic after 3 curious polar bears gnaw on equipment

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 04, 11:36

    Three polar bears caused quite a stir in the Beaufort Sea, at least momentarily, as curiosity got the better of them, causing them to gnaw on research equipment. The video, posted to Fukushima Inform’s Youtube page, was taken by Kathryn Purdon, a student aboard the icebreaker CCGS Amundsen. The bears approached the ship while the equipment […]

  • Only in Alaska

    VIDEO: Rutting moose duke it out in Anchorage subdivision

    by Sierra Starks on Oct 03, 13:51

    The rut has begun. On Friday, Bill Tyra and his son, Josh, captured two moose duking it out in the Goldenview Park subdivision in South Anchorage. “My son and I had front row seats,” says Tyra, who first captured the video above from behind a vehicle then moved to a nearby ledge. The rut, the […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage police identify man killed in Fairview hit-and-run

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 03, 10:38

    Anchorage police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run incident that happened late Friday night in Fairview. At around 11:30 p.m., the Anchorage Police Department was contacted after Anchorage Safety Patrol found a male lying in the road at East 12th Avenue and Gambell Street. It was reported to police that the male “had severe injuries and […]

  • Local

    West beats Bartlett, East clinches top CIC seed

    by KTVA Sports on Oct 02, 22:42

    After a wild final two weeks of the season, the East High School T-Birds have won the Cook Inlet Conference and clinched the top CIC seed heading into the state tournament. The T-Birds needed a West win over Bartlett and a win of their own to take the regular season conference crown. They defeated Dimond […]

  • Alaska News

    Remains found in Copper River ID’d as missing man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 02, 22:03

    The body of a missing man was found by a hunter and a guide bear hunting near the Copper River. The hunting guide called Alaska State Trooper at 11:17 a.m. on Sept. 27, reporting that after his client shot a bear, the pair found a set of decomposed human remains roughly 25 miles downstream of […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska Native Heritage Center hosts circumpolar music festival

    by Rhonda McBride on Oct 02, 21:37

    Two Inuit throat singers from Ottawa stood facing each other on the stage at the Alaska Native Heritage Center on Friday afternoon, preparing for their performance Saturday as part of the 2015 Circumpolar World Music Celebration. To the uninitiated, the sounds are exotic — rhythmic breaths, grunts and moans, primitive yet sophisticated. Kathy Kettler and […]

  • US/World

    GoFundMe account for Oregon campus shooting hero halfway to $1 million

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 02, 21:27

    A GoFundMe account set up for a survivor of the Umpqua Community College shooting on Thursday surpassed half a million dollars within 14 hours. Chris Mintz, a 30-year-old U.S. Army veteran, reportedly ran toward the UCC gunman, Chris Mercer, during the attack in an attempt to stop him, CBS News reported. Mintz was shot seven […]

  • Local

    Eagle River cross country girls on the rise heading into state championships

    by Jake Edmonds on Oct 02, 21:21

    It took Eagle River cross country six seasons to represent the school at the Alaska high school state championships. From the time the school opened in 2005 to 2010, neither the boys or girls teams qualified, but with the 2015 season wrapped up, the girls team is headed to state for the fifth straight year. […]

  • Alaska News

    AKLNG project still a decade away, but community already feels impacts

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 02, 20:50

    The Alaska Liquefied Natural Gasline project (AKLNG) wants to put in a liquefaction plant in an industrial park on the edge of Nikiski. It will be the terminal for the planned 800-mile gas pipeline set to start transporting gas in 2025. The project has bought out more than 600 acres in Nikiski for the plant. […]

  • Alaska News

    PFD applicants still waiting for eligibility determination

    by Shannon Ballard on Oct 02, 20:12

    “Show me the Money.” That’s what many Alaskans are saying after they didn’t receive a permanent fund dividend. PFD officials are asking people to be patient while they sort everything out. About 670,000 people applied for a PFD this year and the state is still working to determine who is eligible. Many people who thought they […]

  • US/World

    Governor orders Alaska flags lowered in honor of Oregon shooting victims

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 02, 18:03

    In honor of the victims of Thursday’s shooting on an Oregon campus, Gov. Bill Walker ordered Alaska state flags lowered to half-mast. “Yesterday’s shootings in Roseburg broke the hearts of Alaska,” Walker said in a statement. “This senseless act of violence robbed families, friends, and colleagues of their loved ones. Donna and I want to […]

  • Alaska News

    4 finalists named for CEO of Alaska Permanent Fund Corp

    by Associated Press on Oct 02, 17:32

    Four finalists have been named for the job of CEO of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. The corporation’s board plans to interview the candidates Wednesday. A decision could be made as early as that day. The finalists are Angela Rodell; Brian Rogers; Alexander Slivka and Glenn Cipriano. Rodell is a former state Revenue commissioner. Rogers […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Centuries-old human skull discovered in Haines, Alaska

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 02, 16:29

    Staff from the American Bald Eagle Foundation in Haines unearthed a human skull fragment on Monday while digging through a pile of fill dirt at a construction site. Raptor Curator, Chloe Goodson was one of three employees sifting through the dirt at the site of the center’s two new aviaries when the discovery was made.   At […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska officials eye eroding village as relocation model

    by Associated Press on Oct 02, 16:18

    One of Alaska’s most eroded villages is being eyed as a possible national model for relocating whole communities whose futures are threatened by natural disasters escalated by climate change. The state is hoping to kick-start a mass exodus from Newtok through a national competition for states and local governments vying for a slice of $1 […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska road used to haul oil supplies clogged with snow

    by Associated Press on Oct 02, 14:51

    Road crews are clearing snow drifts Friday from a section of the only road available for hauling supplies to Alaska’s North Slope oil fields. State Department of Transportation spokeswoman Meadow Bailey says the stretch of road between mileposts 290 and 298 is intermittently impassible as a storm continues to dump more snow. She says North […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mayor introduces 2016 budget proposal for Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 02, 14:43

    Mayor Ethan Berkowitz published his proposal for the 2016 budget on Friday afternoon. Facing an $11 million shortfall, the proposed $481.5 million budget is about $2 million smaller than last year’s. The lack of revenue was largely caused by the termination of a $7.1 million dividend from Municipal Light & Power and $4 million from […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Black bear cub stabbed to death with spear in East Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 02, 13:28

    A man camping in the woods behind the Centennial Park baseball fields killed a black bear cub with a spear Friday morning, officials say. Two bears had been seen in the neighborhood prior to the reported killing, according to Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Castro. APD initially responded to the area of 8000 Boundary Avenue after […]