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  • Local

    Thanksgiving Blessing expects to feed 11,000 in Anchorage area

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 23, 18:03

    This Thanksgiving will be a reason to celebrate for many local families, thanks to the Food Bank of Alaska and neighborhood volunteers. This year’s Thanksgiving Blessing project — one of the area’s biggest food drives for the holidays – is expected to feed more than 11,000 families around Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley. Tons of donations […]

  • Local

    Anchorage Fire Department holds deep-fried turkey safety demo

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 23, 13:30

    Thanksgiving is around the corner. For many residents, deep-fried turkey is on the planned menu. Anchorage Fire Department battalion chief Mark Hall says deep fryer fires are responsible for about $15 million in damage to homes. Hall and other firefighters from the department held a demonstration Saturday of what could happen if deep frying a […]

  • Crime

    Downtown street party, multiple shootings overnight keep Anchorage police busy

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 23, 12:00

    The video above may contain inappropriate content. Anchorage police responded to multiple incidents early Sunday morning, including an unruly street party and two isolated shootings. Downtown street party The first occurred at around 2:30 a.m., according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department. Police responded to a call that shots had been fired in the […]

  • Local

    Government Hill gives back, continues holiday tradition for one resident

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 22, 17:02

    Putting up Christmas lights and decorations is a holiday tradition for Government Hill resident Jeff Fowler. “It started when we lived on the south end of town,” said Fowler. “One at a time, started buying them and when we moved here, new and more stuff just started showing up.“ Over the years, the grand display […]

  • State

    Obama highlights Sitka School District’s efforts in technology

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 22, 13:00

    This week, the Sitka School District got a shout-out from President Barack Obama. Superintendent of Sitka Schools Mary Wegner was in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, joining more than 100 superintendents from across the country gathered together at the White House for the ConnectED to the Future conference. The day-long event recognized some of the nation’s […]

  • State

    Alaska Gov.-elect Walker names full transition team

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 22, 11:47

    Gov.-elect Bill Walker has taken his first big step towards taking over the helm of outgoing Gov. Sean Parnell. Walker kicked off his transition conference Friday night at the Alaska Airlines Center. There, about 300 people showed up to hear the incoming administration’s overview of Alaska’s current financial situation. Walker was blunt in his address, saying […]

  • State

    5,000 toys to be delivered to tots around Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 22, 11:06

    Alaska Airlines and the U.S. Marines are getting into the holiday spirit and children around Alaska are reaping the benefits. Friday, Marines delivered nearly 5,000 toys to the airline’s cargo hanger to be shipped out to children across the state. As part of their annual Toys for Tots program, all of the gifts were donated […]

  • Local

    Port of Anchorage modernization plan moves forward

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 21, 18:34

    Mayor Dan Sullivan and Anchorage Port Modernization Project engineers unveiled the project’s chosen design concept during a presentation to local lawmakers Friday at City Hall. Concept D involves cutting back and stabilizing the Port of Anchorage’s North Extension, filling shoreline to create additional acreage and rebuilding Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, according to documents distributed […]

  • State

    Troopers: Remains identified as missing Ketchikan man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 21, 12:18

    Human remains found in a Ketchikan area home have been identified as the 49-year-old homeowner who went missing earlier this month, authorities say. Alaska State Troopers were notified this week that the remains had been identified as Ralph Smith, said AST spokeswoman Megan Peters. On Nov. 12, troopers responded to a house fire and shooting […]

  • DayBreak

    Anchorage photographer features senior dogs in new book

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 21, 11:22

    It all began three years ago when a local photographer adopted a senior dog at the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center. Her paperwork said she had been dropped off, in part, because she was getting old. Today Grizzabella is one of the 70 senior dogs highlighted in a new portrait book “When Age Has […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Jared Woods

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 21, 9:16

    His time in the jazz band and choir at East High School inspired him to write music. Now he performs his own extensive list of original tunes throughout Alaska. Anchorage singer and songwriter Jared Woods brought his rock/acoustic/americana sound to Daybreak for Mic Check in the Morning Friday. You can watch Woods perform Saturday, Nov. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • DayBreak

    Begich: ‘We ran a heck of a campaign’

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 19, 12:00

    U.S. Sen. Mark Begich made his first local television appearance since the election on KTVA 11 Daybreak Tuesday. He joined Daybreak via satellite from Washington, D.C., to talk about conceding the race and how he plans to finish out the year. Monday, Democrat Begich congratulated Dan Sullivan after conceding defeat to his Republican challenger. “It […]

  • DayBreak

    Preparations underway for Great Alaska Shootout

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 19, 11:26

    This year you might notice the Great Alaska Shootout looks a little different. The longest-running regular season college hoops tournament in the nation tips off next week with a new venue and a big-time sponsor. Paul Landes, senior vice president of consumer services for GCI, joined Daybreak on the couch to talk about it. The […]

  • DayBreak

    On the couch with vlogger Cory Williams, Nov. 19

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 19, 11:21

    Back in 1997 Stubbs the cat was elected mayor of Talkeetna, following a historic write-in campaign. Vlogger Cory Williams, also known as DudeLikeHELLA, stopped by Daybreak with his latest video called, “Alaska Town Has CAT MAYOR” and talked about his search for Stubbs. “I kind of understand what this is all about, I mean, it’s […]

  • State

    Troopers: 2 injured in accidental steam bath explosion

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 19, 10:40

    Two people suffered major burns after fuel oil was mistaken for water, causing a steam bath to burn to the ground near the small Kodiak Island community of Chiniak, according to Alaska State Troopers. Douglas Stewart, 60, of Chiniak had invited Jonathan Botz and Annie Deshasier over for a steam in his banya Monday evening, […]