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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    ‘Positive and happy’: Friend describes woman found dead in her vehicle

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 15, 16:28

    Two communities are mourning the loss of a young woman from Nome, who, after being reported missing, was found dead in an Anchorage parking lot. Martina Painter, 25, was found inside her car Thursday afternoon near University Lake, according to police. Police said a family member reported her missing in Anchorage Wednesday night when she didn’t […]

  • Aviation

    Delta flight makes unexpected landing in Cold Bay, FAA points to engine trouble

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 15, 14:01

    Last updated at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15 ANCHORAGE — A Delta Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Cold Bay Saturday morning after experiencing what an aviation official described as engine trouble. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer confirmed the flight’s detour, but couldn’t elaborate further about what was wrong with the plane. […]

  • Crime

    Guests at Dimond Center Hotel details late-night shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 15, 12:11

    Last updated at 11:40 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15 ANCHORAGE — Multiple shots were fired outside the Dimond Center Hotel Saturday night, striking the north side of the building and breaking at least one window. Anchorage police issued a dispatch about the shooting at 11:25 p.m., saying they had responded to the scene of the […]

  • Health

    With fresh snowfall, Anchorage fire officials warn of health risks for shoveling snow

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 14, 15:52

    The Anchorage Fire Department issued a warning Saturday about potential health hazards facing those thinking about shoveling their walkways and driveways after a few inches of fresh snow fell overnight. Citing research from Ohio’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital in a Nixle alert Saturday, AFD officials wrote that between 1990 and 2006, around 11,500 injuries and medical emergencies […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Chugach Electric Association says power is restored to Campbell Lake area customers

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

    Last updated at 12:55 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14 Chugach Electric Company issued a statement on social media saying that power should be back on for its customers in the Campbell Lake area, where more than 750 were without power briefly. “Snow and wind can be a challenge with powerlines,” the company wrote on Twitter. […]

  • Crime

    Driver in fatal hit-and-run turns himself in to police

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 14, 10:58

    Last updated at 10:55 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14 The Anchorage Police Department is investigating a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian on Elmore Road Saturday morning. Police said in a Nixle issued at 10:37 p.m. that they received a 911 call reporting the collision around 5:30 a.m. When they arrived at the scene on Elmore […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage police investigate death near University Lake Park

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 13, 12:33

    Last updated at 4:23 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15 The Anchorage Police Department is actively investigating the death of a 25-year-old woman reported missing earlier this week, according to the Anchorage Police Department. Police were notified that Martina Painter was missing at 11:17 p.m. Wednesday. The following day, at 3 p.m., investigators discovered Painter’s car in […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Prominent Anchorage businessman, Dale Tran, dies unexpectedly

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 12, 21:33

    The chief financial officer of Kaladi Brothers Coffee, Dale Tran, died unexpectedly Wednesday night, Kaladi Brothers confirmed Thursday. Kaladi Brothers Coffee president and co-owner Tim Gravel said Tran “inspired people to be better.” Gravel called Tran the “best dad” and said seeing him with his kids was amazing. According to Gravel, Tran began working for the […]

  • Crime

    Troopers locate rural man who escaped custody, threatened village police

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 12, 17:33

    A 19-year-old man initially in custody for misdemeanor domestic violence charges, and who threatened law enforcement officials in the southwest village of New Stuyahok, escaped custody for “multiple hours” Wednesday, according to Alaska State Troopers (AST). In an online dispatch, the agency wrote that Alaska State Troopers were notified that Devin Andrew escaped from a […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Volcanic eruptions are changing the face of an Alaska island

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 12, 9:40

    Scientists are getting a unique look at how eruptions are changing the layout of Bogoslof Island and its volcano. Over the last month, the volcano has erupted more than a dozen times, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO). AVO geologist Chris Waythomas pointed out how the landscape has changed in a pair of photos […]

  • Alaska News

    Man found dead following fire at Ketchikan high-rise

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 11, 16:48

    A man was found dead in a Ketchikan apartment building following a fire Tuesday evening, but officials are uncertain whether the fire is to blame for this death. In a statement Wednesday, Ketchikan Fire Chief Abner Hoage said the department responded to an automatic fire alarm in the Tongass Towers at 11:19 p.m. On the […]

  • Crime

    APD searches for man wanted on Alaska, Tennessee warrants

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 10, 17:57

    The Anchorage Police Department says it is actively looking for 26-year-old Jessie Surgers III, who is wanted on a felony fugitive from justice warrant. In a Nixle alert, APD spokeswoman Renee Oistad said Surgers was classified as a violent offender in Tennessee, where another warrant has been issued for his arrest. She did not have […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaskans gather at vigils to remember those lost to addiction

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 10, 16:47

    With candles held high, dozens in Wasilla gathered to remember loved ones lost in heroin-related deaths. Among the list of names John Green read aloud was his daughter’s, Kellsie Green. She died from complications while detoxing from heroin in the Anchorage Correctional Complex. The vigil marked the one-year anniversary of her death.  “The answers that […]

  • Alaska News

    Update: Missing boy found hiding in bedroom of his home

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 10, 15:02

    Last updated at 3:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10 A 3-year-old boy reported missing from his home Tuesday afternoon has been located and is safe. Officers searched the are near the boy’s home on E. 20th Ave for about an hour after he was first reported missing at around 2 p.m. He was hiding in […]

  • Health

    Tests reveal no detectable amounts of Fukushima radiation in Alaska waters

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 09, 20:41

    Five years after Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, tests of Alaska seafood continue to show no detectable amounts of radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced Monday. The plant was swamped during a tsunami immediately after Japan’s 9.1-magnitude earthquake in 2011. Some of the plant’s reactors went into meltdown and […]

  • Crime

    Teen suspect in Grunwald case now facing separate child porn charges

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 09, 15:16

    Last updated at 6:08 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10 A teen charged in connection to the murder of Palmer teen David Grunwald was arraigned in superior court on Tuesday for child pornography charges in an unrelated case, according to court documents. According to the indictment, 18-year-old Devin Peterson was charged with six counts of being in possession […]

  • Crime

    Juneau officer cleared in December shooting of unarmed suspect

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 08, 17:58

    A Juneau police officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing in a shooting that injured a Juneau man in December. The assistant attorney general investigating the shooting said the officer reasonably believed he was acting in self-defense. The shooting occurred around 4:20 a.m. on Dec. 3, when Sgt. Chris Gifford and officer Darin Schultz attempted to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Troopers: Driver, passenger killed in 3-vehicle collision in Wasilla

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 08, 16:17

    Alaska State Troopers have identified two people killed in a Wasilla collision Friday. Troopers responded to the crash at the intersection of Knik Goose Bay Road and Compass Drive just before 3 p.m., trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters wrote in an online dispatch. One vehicle had crashed into the back of a Saturn SL sedan that was […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Early morning trailer fire under investigation

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 08, 12:48

    The Anchorage Fire Department is investigating an early morning fire at a home in Mayflower Circle Park on Boniface Parkway. The fire was reported at 3:09 a.m. and more than a dozen units responded. The fire was under control at 3:34 a.m., according to fire officials at the scene. AFD spokeswoman Jodie Hettrick confirmed no […]

  • Crime

    Timeline: Florida airport shooting suspect’s interactions with Anchorage police

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 07, 14:11

    Last updated at 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8 ANCHORAGE — The FBI and Anchorage Police Department revealed new details in the case against Esteban Santiago Ruiz, who is accused of shooting and killing five people and wounding others at a Fort Lauderdale, Florida airport on Friday. Santiago was known to both agencies prior to […]