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  • US/World

    Alaska Air National Guard assists in rescue of 2 Saudi pilots from Gulf of Aden

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 28, 18:20

    Airmen from the Alaska Air National Guard, currently deployed to Djibouti, Africa, assisted in the rescue of two Saudi pilots from the Gulf of Aden on Friday. The pilots were rescued off the coast of Yemen after they ejected from their F-15 aircraft, according to various news outlets. Approximately 120 Alaska Air National guardsmen from the […]

  • Crime

    Man injured in leg in West Anchorage shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 28, 14:15

    Police say a man was struck in the leg by gunfire in a shooting in West Anchorage Saturday afternoon. At around 1 p.m., witnesses say there was a disturbance between two groups of people in a parking lot near the 1300 block of West Northern Lights Boulevard, according to a release from the Anchorage Police […]

  • News

    House passes bill designating day to honor Alaska elders

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 27, 20:41

    The Alaska House of Representatives has passed a bill designating the winter solstice as a day of honor for elders all across the state. Representatives across the board voted to pass House Bill 142 Friday, with only three excluded votes. The bill’s aim is to “honor the positive effect of Alaska elders on the generations […]

  • Fairbanks

    Senator Sullivan opens new office in Fairbanks

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 27, 15:29

    Sen. Dan Sullivan announced the opening of a new office in Fairbanks Friday to act as a hub for Interior constituents to voice their concerns or comments. Leslie Hajdukovich was named as Sullivan’s Special Assistant for the Interior, and will be leading the new office. “I am excited to announce Leslie as the newest addition […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage police take mini horses into custody

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 27, 14:44

    Anchorage police officers wrangled two miniature horses Friday morning after they escaped their home. Around 5:40 a.m., police dispatch received a call that two ponies were grazing in a median near Northern Lights Boulevard and Boniface Parkway, said Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Castro. Within a minute of the first report, someone else called in […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Man charged in connection with fatal midtown hit-and-run; police ID pedestrian

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 27, 11:28

    Anchorage police have identified the pedestrian in Friday’s fatal hit-and-run midtown collision as 23-year-old Desiree Lamont. The man police suspect hit Lamont has been charged in connection with the incident. Just after 10:30 a.m., a green Ford Explorer reportedly struck a female pedestrian and left the scene, near A Street and East Northern Lights Boulevard, […]

  • Crime

    Nome drug busts lead to three felony arrests

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 26, 19:48

    Three Nome residents were arrested after multiple Alaska law enforcement agencies executed search warrants for two drug busts in Nome, according to an Alaska State Trooper online dispatch. Nome Western Alcohol and Narcotics Team (WAANT), Anchorage WAANT, Kotzebue WAANT, the Drug Enforcement Agency, AST and the Nome Police K-9 unit worked together to complete two […]

  • Alaska

    Medical Examiner confirms some human remains as missing Kenai family

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 26, 14:00

    The State Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Thursday that the adult human remains found in Kenai last week are those of Rebecca Adams and Brandon Jividen — part of the family that went missing in May 2014. The remains of the children “are presumed to be” Jaracca Hundley and Michelle Hundley, pending confirmation by DNA, according […]

  • Iditarod

    Iditarod musher’s dog missing after running away from handler

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 26, 12:07

    Iditarod 43 rookie musher Laura Allaway is reaching out to the public for help to find her sled dog that went missing after running away from an Anchorage handler. Allaway made the decision to drop the 3-year-old Alaskan Husky named Sarabi at the Nulato checkpoint because the dog was developing a sore shoulder. She hauled […]

  • Local

    Anchorage Mayor’s race: What’s in an endorsement?

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 25, 22:17

    In the Anchorage mayoral race, four frontrunners have emerged from the crowd of 11: Ethan Berkowitz, Dan Coffey, Amy Demboski and Andrew Halcro. Municipality rules say the candidates in the April 7 election must get at least 45 percent of the vote to win. If not, the top two earners will face each other in […]

  • Local

    Meet the Anchorage School Board candidates: Starr Marsett, Seat G

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 25, 20:39

    Starr Marsett is running for Seat G on the Anchorage School Board. Marsett has lived in Alaska for more than 30 years and, currently, one of her children attends East High School. Her interest in the board began when she started substitute teaching at her grandson’s school and others around the district. “I saw that our teachers and our […]

  • Local

    Meet the Anchorage School Board candidates: Elisa Snelling, Seat G

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 25, 20:39

    Elisa Snelling is running for Seat G on the Anchorage School Board. Born and raised in Anchorage, Snelling says she’s “a product of the Anchorage School District.” “I have watched the school district from my time there to my children’s time now,” said Snelling, adding that she’s seen  changes in not only the district but […]

  • Alaska

    Nevada man found dead at Southeast Alaska logging site

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 25, 16:56

    A Nevada man was found dead at a logging site in Southeast Alaska Tuesday, according to an Alaska State Trooper dispatch online. At 4:54 p.m., troopers were notified that the body of 55-year-old David Fussell was found at a logging site on Zarembo Island, west of Wrangell. AST spokeswoman Beth Ipsen stated that while the exact cause […]

  • Alaska

    Man and dog die in Port Lions residential fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 25, 16:02

    Human remains were found in a home in Port Lions on Monday, according to an online Alaska State Trooper dispatch. The remains were found after a large residential fire “heavily damaged” the Main Street home, despite efforts from the Port Lions Village Public Safety Officer and volunteer firefighters, troopers wrote. AST was notified around 12:15 […]

  • Crime

    17-year-old who involved friend in Walgreens drug deal charged with manslaughter

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 25, 15:50

    A 17-year-old who involved a friend in a drug deal in January has been charged with manslaughter — after that friend was shot and killed, charging documents say. Just after 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 25, Anchorage police received reports of a shooting at the Walgreens, located at the intersection of Lake Otis Parkway and Tudor Road. The […]

  • Alaska

    Point Hope withdraws legal challenge to Chukchi Sea lease

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 25, 12:50

    The Native Village of Point Hope — the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit that successfully challenged environmental work ahead of a 2008 federal petroleum lease sale in the Chukchi Sea — says it has withdrawn its legal action. A vote to dismiss litigation regarding Lease Sale 193 was unanimous from Point Hope tribal council members […]

  • Alaska

    Compartment holding 4,000 gallons of fuel punctured in Dalton Highway crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 25, 12:10

    A tractor-trailer hauling fuel from Fairbanks to Deadhorse crashed along the Dalton Highway Tuesday morning, puncturing a compartment containing 4,000 gallons of fuel. The crash happened at roughly 7:30 a.m. three miles north of the Yukon River crossing on the Dalton Highway, according to a situation report from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. While […]

  • Local

    Anchorage Assembly approves school district budget

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 25, 9:11

    After lengthy testimony and discussion, the Anchorage Assembly passed a 2015-2016 school district budget of more than $784 million Tuesday night. The vote was not unanimous, with Assembly members Jennifer Johnston, Amy Demboski and Bill Evans voting against the budget. Johnston said she is worried Anchorage School District officials are overestimating the amount of money […]

  • Alaska

    Alaska’s special advisor for crime policy and prevention aims to reduce violence against women

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 24, 23:13

    Gov. Bill Walker recently appointed a special advisor to help reduce violence crime in the state. Amanda Price is the new special advisor for crime policy and prevention. Price will act as an intermediary between state agencies and nonprofits to ensure everyone is working together efficiently. In this role, she says she wants to tackle Alaska’s […]

  • Local

    Meet the Anchorage School Board candidates: David Nees, Seat F

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 24, 15:35

    David Nees is running for Seat F on the Anchorage School Board. Nees, a math teacher for the Anchorage School District for 28 years, says he wants to take a closer look at the district’s budget if he’s elected to the board. “I’d like to see the Anchorage School District fund the classroom first, then look […]