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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage in Transition: Denis LeBlanc explains plans to increase public safety

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 29, 21:36

    With the election of Anchorage’s new mayor, Ethan Berkowitz, comes a new administration. All this week during the 6 p.m. Evening News, KTVA be interviewing newly appointed department heads about their plans for the future of Anchorage. Wednesday, we were joined by Denis LeBlanc, the new fire chief for the Municipality of Anchorage. LeBlanc says […]

  • Crime

    Police plead for more info on Alano Club shooting that left Anchorage teen dead

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 29, 17:43

    One Anchorage detective says the level of teen violence in the area has reached an “outstanding” level. “I don’t recall, at a time period since I’ve been in the unit, the level of violence with juveniles being involved in our cases,” said David Cordie, who has spent seven years with the Anchorage Police Department. So far […]

  • Alaska

    4 communities receive 10,000 pounds of frozen fish

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 29, 16:34

    Four rural communities received 10,000 pounds of halibut on Wednesday, thanks to the joint effort of Kawerak, Inc., the U.S. Coast Guard and Alaska airline companies. The fish were donated by the Sea Share Group, based in Bainbridge, Wash., to assist the communities of Diomede, Savoonga, Wales and Gambell, which “were economically impacted by the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Concerns high after Anchorage sees 6th homeless death in recent weeks

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 29, 13:51

    Anchorage saw another homeless death this week in what is becoming a growing concern for many in the community. Bean’s Cafe says one of their clients died early Tuesday morning, marking the sixth homeless death in about two weeks. Around 3 a.m. Tuesday, Anchorage police and medics responded to a woman in cardiac arrest near […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Moose’s Tooth named among TripAdvisor’s top pizza places

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 29, 10:35

    ANCHORAGE – Moose’s Tooth’s popularity isn’t a secret to locals, and now the Anchorage restaurant is getting some national recognition. Moose’s Tooth ranked third in TripAdvisor’s top-10 U.S. pizza restaurants. The results were based on millions of TripAdvisor travelers’ reviews and opinions, with more weight given to reviews written in the past year, according to a […]

  • Alaska

    University of Alaska names new president

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 29, 8:05

    The University of Alaska has a new president. The UA Board of Regents appointed Dr. James Johnsen as the 14th president of the university system, according to an announcement made Tuesday. The vote was unanimous with all regents participating. Johnsen is a former UA executive and currently servers as the vice president of human resources at […]

  • Crime

    Michigan man convicted on 37 charges relating to fake charities, fraud and identity theft

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 22:45

    A Michigan man has been convicted of using fake charitable organizations in an Alaska fraud and identity theft case. On Monday, 46-year-old Alan Michael Bartlett, of Owosso, Mich., was convicted of two counts of mail fraud, 20 counts of bank fraud, five counts of wire fraud, five counts of false statements to the U.S. Postal […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage in Transition: Melinda Freemon discusses health and the homeless

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 21:36

    With the election of Anchorage’s new mayor, Ethan Berkowitz, comes a new administration. All this week during the 6 p.m. Evening News, KTVA be interviewing newly appointed department heads about their plans for the future of Anchorage. Tuesday, we were joined by Melinda Freemon,who was appointed by Berkowitz as the director of the Department of […]

  • Alaska

    State moves quickly to save Glenn Highway from flooding in Sutton

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 20:07

    The Matanuska River hasn’t just threatened homes recently, it’s been threatening the Glenn Highway too. Mile 64 is considered the most threatened, with water from the river only about 20 yards away. Fear of a washout has spurred the Alaska Department of Transportation to declare an emergency. “We don’t want to lose the road,” said […]

  • Alaska

    Magnitude-6.3 earthquake strikes near Redoubt Volcano

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 19:04

    The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a strong earthquake that struck near Redoubt Volcano. The quake struck at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday and was centered 43 miles south-southwest of the volcano at a depth of 77 miles. The USGS said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.2. It was later upgraded to 6.3. The quake, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Yaks get loose in Eagle River; Anchorage police release 911 audio

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 17:26

    Anchorage police received a call Tuesday morning alerting them to a group of animals that were reportedly blocking a roadway in Eagle River. Listen: 911 call placed Tuesday morning   A concerned citizen called 911 at 6:20 a.m. and said a group of five “long-haired, long-horned cows” were blocking the roadway near mile 8 of […]

  • Local

    Anchorage in Transition: Chris Schutte talks community and economic development

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 17:09

    With the election of Anchorage’s new mayor, Ethan Berkowitz, comes a new administration. All this week during the 6 p.m. Evening News, KTVA be interviewing newly appointed department heads about their plans for the future of Anchorage. Monday, we were joined by Chris Schutte, the new director of Community and Economic Development for the Municipality […]

  • US/World

    Kroger recalls four seasonings following Salmonella contamination

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 15:39

    The Kroger Company issued a recall on Saturday for four spices following the discovery of a possible salmonella contamination. All four spices — Kroger brand Ground Cinnamon, Coarse Ground Black Pepper, Bac’n Buds and Garlic — are reportedly manufactured in the same facility using the same equipment, according to a statement from the U.S. Food and […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage residents accused of starting Sockeye Fire enter not guilty pleas

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

    The two Anchorage residents accused of sparking the 7,220-acre Sockeye Fire that destroyed dozens of homes have both entered a not guilty plea. Greg Imig, 59, and Amy Dewitt, 42, waived their arraignment in Palmer court Tuesday morning and instead both entered a plea of not guilty through their attorneys. The fire, which started north […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: Missing Palmer teen found safe

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 9:06

    Update: Anchorage police say 17-year-old Casanova Calderon has been found safe. Original story Anchorage police are asking for help locating a missing 17-year-old last seen in the Tikahtnu Commons area Monday night. Casanova Calderon is a Palmer resident and was in Anchorage with family, according to a statement from Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Castro. He […]

  • Alaska

    Troopers: Woman dies after shooting herself outside Seward prison

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 8:15

    Update: Tuesday, July 28 at 8:30 a.m. The woman — identified as 31-year-old Amanda Bee of North Pole — died at Providence Seward Medical and Care Center Monday evening. Her next-of-kin was aware of her death, troopers say. The State Medical Examiner’s Office was notified and requested an autopsy, troopers said Tuesday. Original story A woman […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: Missing adults, child located

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 27, 21:08

    Update: Tuesday, July 28 Law enforcement located the trio. Police say they are safe. Original story The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating two adults and a child who are overdue from a fishing trip. Jesse Urias, 35; Sabra Stiner, 31; and Shaniah Adams, 7, left Anchorage on Saturday in a […]

  • Fairbanks

    Fairbanks man killed in Steese Highway crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 27, 10:19

    A Fairbanks man is dead after a driver ran a red light Saturday night, authorities say. Police say 73-year-old William Ambrose, Sr. was killed after his 2008 Ford Focus was struck by a Ford F-250 Saturday night around 9:30. Ambrose was traveling westbound on Third Street to turn south on the Steese Highway when the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Saturday night flooding closes intersections, overflows into Anchorage apartment complex

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 25, 23:19

      Anchorage police closed two intersections Saturday evening due to flooding from heavy rain — International Airport Road at Old Seward Highway and 36th Avenue at A Street. Street maintenance crews were on-scene responding to the flooding well into the late hours of the night. “Over the last couple of hours police have received multiple […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    2 motorcyclists killed in crash on Glenn Highway

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 25, 17:12

      Two motorcyclists were killed after they collided with a vehicle at Mile 37.5 of the Glenn Highway Friday night. Just before 11 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a crash on the highway, according to an online dispatch. The victims, identified as Adam Johnson and David Hecker, were among a group of motorcyclists “driving northbound on […]