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  • Local

    Police seek missing Anchorage man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 30, 22:19

    Police are asking for help finding a 56-year-old Anchorage man. Michael Cantrell last talked to his family July 16 when he told them he had found a new home in Fairview, said Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Dani Myren in a statement. He did not, however, say where in the neighborhood the new residence was located. […]

  • State

    This year’s PFD checks could double the 2013 amount

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 30, 18:27

    Your 2014 Permanent Fund Dividend check might be significantly larger than last year’s. Every year, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (AFPC) sends a check to the Alaska Department of Revenue, who then uses that check to fund the checks that are distributed to qualifying Alaskans who remembered to apply, said AFPC Director Mike Burns. The AFPC’s […]

  • State

    Official state bolt-action rifle bill signed into law

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 30, 16:37

    Alaska has become the fifth state to name an official firearm. A bolt-action rifle was added to the list of designated symbols, alongside the ptarmigan and forget-me-not. Gov. Sean Parnell signed Senate Bill 175 into law this week, giving distinction to the pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 in a range of calibers. The bill was sponsored […]

  • Crime

    California man sentenced to 16 years for drug distribution in Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 30, 16:01

    A 35-year-old man from Stockton, California was sentenced to 16 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute heroine and methamphetamine. Ernie Benny Juarez admitted to flying to Anchorage from California in October of last year with the intent of selling drugs. Co-conspirators mailed Juarez and his associates a package containing approximately 385 grams of […]

  • Local

    Crews make progress on Shaktoolik berm

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 30, 13:26

    A berm intended to stave off winter storms and coastal erosion is taking shape in the Western Alaska community of Shaktoolik. The project, funded with more than $600,000 from the Norton Sound Economic Development Corp., follows a blueprint from Alaska’s Department of Transportation. Shaktoolik resident Gloria Andrew said crews are working in shifts from 8 […]

  • State

    Authorities investigate fatal Old Richardson Highway collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 29, 15:43

    One man was killed and another sustained serious injuries following a head-on collision near North Pole on the Old Richardson Highway Tuesday morning, authorities said. Around 7:15 a.m., Alaska State Troopers were contacted about a two-vehicle crash between a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban and a 2008 Ford F350 on the highway near Sky Ranch Road at […]

  • DayBreak

    Travel Tuesday: Low fares for frequent flyers

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 29, 13:43

    When it comes to airfare, travel guru Scott McMurren says there’s one guaranteed way to save. “The frequent-flyer game is a big deal, especially as we roll into the last half of the year,” McMurren said. From bonus miles to annual fees, he has a few tips for navigating the world of frequent-flyer programs. Consider […]

  • Crime

    Wasilla man indicted for growing pot

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 20:03

    A grand jury has indicted a Wasilla man for growing 50 pot plants in his home. Todd M. Bergeron, 50, was arrested earlier this month when Alaska State Troopers and investigators served a search warrant on his home, according to AST dispatch. Authorities found he had a 50-plant commercial marijuana grow and that he tried […]

  • State

    SeaLife Center welcomes new Steller sea lion pup

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 16:01

    The Alaska SeaLife Center has announced a new addition to their family. Steller sea lion mom, Eden, gave birth to a nearly 38-pound male pup July 20, the center said in a statement. The pup is successfully nursing and doing well, but won’t be available for public viewing for a few months. Eden, 14, and […]

  • DayBreak

    Alaska filmmakers leverage crowdfunding to bring documentary to life

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 15:03

    It took more than $150,000 — and the support of more than 1,000 donors — to make Hybrid Color Films’ Winter Project a reality. The documentary film tells the story of snowmachining in Alaska’s backcountry, and was financed through a successful crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter.com. Travis Smith, the film’s producer, and creative director Kyle Aramburo […]

  • Local

    Head-on collision backs up Seward Highway traffic

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 27, 20:31

    Traffic on the Seward Highway was backed up Sunday evening following a two-vehicle collision with no reported injuries, authorities said. Around 4 p.m., two vehicles collided head-on near mile 106, according to Alaska State Troopers. An investigation found that 48-year-old John Schuelke of Anchorage was driving a 2013 Ford pickup north when he crossed the centerline […]

  • Local

    Arctic Thunder 2014 photo gallery

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 27, 12:48

    Hundreds of people turned out Saturday for the Arctic Thunder Air Show at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Demonstrations by F-22 fighter pilots and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds were some of the highlights of the action-packed event. Have photos you want to submit? Email us at web@ktva.com.

  • Local

    Fairview celebrates community spirit

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 26, 18:23

    North Anchorage residents gathered to celebrate their neighborhood Saturday at the Fairview Block Party. Community leaders said they’ve been working hard to rebrand the area — one of Anchorage’s great historic neighborhoods. There’s affordable housing and easy access to public transportation, but local leaders said Fairview’s residents are what make the neighborhood a truly great […]

  • Local

    Police locate missing woman, child

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 26, 10:45

    The Anchorage Police Department is asking for public help finding a missing grandmother and child last seen Saturday morning in Midtown. In a written statement, APD said 46-year-old Rhonda Johnson is considered a vulnerable adult and was last seen with her 4-year-old granddaughter, Aliyah Kovach, around 7:15 a.m. at their home near the 1600 block […]

  • Local

    Coastal Trail closures slated for next week

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 25, 17:25

    A section of the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail will be closed eight hours a day for repairs next week. From Tuesday to Friday, the trail will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility facility on Hutson Drive and continue south to the Sisson Bridge — mile 6.6, […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage psychiatrist indicted for Medicaid fraud

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 25, 15:16

    A federal grand jury has indicted an Anchorage doctor on 18 felony counts of Medicaid billing fraud. Dr. Shubhranjan Ghosh, 39, of Anchorage is also charged with committing a scheme to defraud Medicaid, tampering with evidence in an investigation and 15 counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance. Ghosh is the founder of Ghosh Psychiatric […]

  • DayBreak

    Meet Molly, this week’s Daybreak Adopt-A-Pet

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 25, 14:21

    Meet Molly, an adult, female Rottweiler mix. Very gentle, easygoing and mellow, Molly is attentive, eager to please and easy to walk and handle. She enjoys being with people, is a good fetch player, will sit nicely for treats and take them gently. She has some guarding around rawhide toys. Molly will make a pleasant […]

  • DayBreak

    Mic Check in the Morning: Small Kine

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 25, 14:12

    The U.S. Air Force Band, Small Kine, is in town for the Arctic Thunder air show. The band members are set to perform Friday from 5-8 p.m. in Town Square Park, Saturday from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, July 27 in Talkeetna from 5-7 p.m. and July 29 at the Loussac Library from […]

  • Local

    Glenn Highway rollover prompts Muldoon ramp closure

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 25, 13:32

    Anchorage police and medics responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash on a Glenn Highway exit near Muldoon Road early Friday afternoon. Dani Myren, a spokeswoman for the Anchorage Police Department, said the call came in just before 1 p.m., when an SUV flipped into a wooded area on the southbound side of the highway at […]

  • Crime

    Troopers: $158,000 worth of marijuana seized

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 24, 21:38

    Authorities seized thousands of dollars worth of marijuana plants in an Anchorage home earlier this month. On July 10, investigators executed a search warrant as part of an ongoing investigation and discovered 79 live plants, processed pot and more than $5,000 cash in a home off of West 71st Court, according to Alaska State Troopers. […]