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  • Alaska News

    State threatens oil producer with unprecedented demand

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 01, 19:36

    There is even more tension in the fight to build a natural gas pipeline across Alaska. On Thursday, the state sent a letter to BP and threatened to let the oil producer’s operating plan expire in late-fall if it doesn’t explain how they plan to market their natural gas. In the letter from the Alaska […]

  • Crime

    Police seek help, offer reward to locate person of interest in Merrill Field vandalism case

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 01, 9:01

    Police are looking for anyone with information about who may have caused $200,000 damage to airplanes at Merrill Field in early June. According to a release on Friday, the Anchorage Police Department says security camera footage shows a person who was there early that morning. Around 9 a.m. on June 2, APD was notified that more […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Early morning crash slows inbound traffic on Glenn Highway

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 01, 7:13

    Commuters should expect delays coming into Anchorage on the Glenn Highway on Friday morning, according to the Anchorage Police Department. APD tweeted just after 6:30 a.m. Friday that officers were responding to a crash on the inbound lanes of the Glenn Highway between the Birchwood exits. The department stated that the collision was blocking one […]

  • Alaska News

    UPDATE: Search continues Friday for missing Nome man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 30, 12:07

    Updated at 11:50 a.m. on Friday, Searchers found no trace of Joseph Balderas Thursday as efforts continued, according to an updated release from Alaska State Troopers. “A National Park Service super cub searched from the air in the morning and a Civil Air Patrol GA8 from Fairbanks searched in the afternoon into the evening,” wrote […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    AWWU announces intersection closure for water main repairs

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 29, 18:45

    The intersection of Tudor Road and Old Seward Highway will be closed from Friday night until early Wednesday morning, the Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility (AWWU) announced. The closure will begin at 8 p.m. Friday to allow AWWU personnel to make repairs to a water main that was damaged in May. Alaska Road Boring Company was […]

  • Crime

    Charging documents show woman found in car was tortured, shot before being killed

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 29, 17:17

    A late night DUI crash turned into a homicide investigation after police found a dead woman in the back of a vehicle Monday night. Charging documents against the driver, 34-year-old Benjamin Wilkins, revealed the woman had been severely injured and killed prior to the crash. Wilkins was detained on suspicion of intoxication after failing field sobriety […]

  • Crime

    3 teens arrested in kidnapping, robbery case

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 29, 13:50

    Updated at 7:41 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29 Alaska State Troopers and the Anchorage Police Department have filed charges against a group of teenagers after an alleged kidnapping, robbery and assault early Wednesday morning. Around 4 a.m., the three teens – 19-year-old Damien Peterson, 18-year-old Austin Barrett and 17-year-old Devin Peterson, all of Wasilla — allegedly assaulted […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Summer school students get their diplomas in special graduation ceremony

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 28, 22:52

    Eighteen Anchorage students received their high school diplomas Tuesday at a ceremony at East High School. The group of teens from eight local high schools was part of the summer school program, which allowed them to complete their graduation requirements. One of the graduates, Bartlett High School’s Isaiah Alston, said it was a relief to […]

  • Alaska News

    M/V Susitna ready for sale to the Philippine Red Cross

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 28, 21:23

    The Matanuska-Susitna Borough got good news Tuesday about its ferry, which never transported any passengers and is in the process of being sold. Crews in Seattle have been working to repair the M/V Susitna‘s four water damaged engines. On June 23, the boat passed sea trials with representatives from the Philippine Red Cross and Mat-Su […]

  • Crime

    Driver charged with murder, kidnapping following Monday night crash in East Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 28, 17:00

    Last updated at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28 The Anchorage Police Department says a driver involved in a collision late Monday night is facing charges of murder, kidnapping and sexual assault, among others. At 11:40 p.m., police responded to the scene of a crash on the 2800 block of Debarr Road. A Subaru, driven […]

  • Alaska News

    Governor appoints Jahna Lindemuth as Alaska attorney general

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 28, 16:30

    Gov. Bill Walker named Jahna Lindemuth as Alaska’s next attorney general Tuesday. She will take over for Craig Richards, who resigned June 23. “I am pleased to welcome Jahna Lindemuth as a member of my cabinet and the new leader of the Alaska Department of Law,” Walker said in a statement. “Jahna was one of […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska to receive $2.5 million from emissions-cheating settlement against Volkswagen

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 28, 15:30

    More than 1,200 Volkswagen and Audi vehicles with emission test-cheating technology have been sold in the state of Alaska, prompting the state’s Department of Law to join more than 30 other states in a settlement against the company. The settlement requires Volkswagen to pay more than $570 million to the participating states for the marketing and […]

  • Health

    Nature Valley products recalled due to Listeria risk from sunflower kernels

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 27, 15:55

    General Mills has recalled Nature Valley products that contain ingredients recalled by SunOpta because of a potential Listeria contamination. “This recall only affects four flavors of Nature Valley’s nearly 40 different products,” the recall clarified. “Nature Valley’s other products are not affected by this recall.” The four products, which include sunflower kernels from SunOpta, are […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Teenage boy in Wasilla dies from gunshot wound, circumstances unclear

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 27, 15:24

    Alaska State Troopers say a teenaged boy in Wasilla died after being shot, but have not been able to determine if the wound was self-inflicted. The 16-year-old boy was first reported injured at 12:10 a.m. at a Wasilla home, according to an online dispatch. AST spokeswoman Megan Peters said the circumstances surrounding the shooting were […]

  • Alaska News

    Humpback whale documented for more than 40 years found dead in Southeast Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 27, 15:02

    A humpback whale nicknamed “Festus” by researchers was found dead in Glacier Bay National Park near Point Carolus Sunday. Festus’ life had been recorded by researchers since he was first spotted in 1972, making him the longest-sighted humpback whale in Southeast Alaska, according to park officials. The operator of the M/V Yakobi spotted Festus and […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD: Number of seat belt violations on the rise

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 27, 14:15

    During a two-week span earlier this year, the Anchorage Police Department issued more than 2,400 seat belt citations. According to a release from APD, the citations were part of the national Click It or Ticket campaign, which took place May 23 through June 4. Officers worked in groups at eight locations throughout the municipality, police said. Some […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Police: Body found in South Anchorage may have been moved following overdose

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 27, 10:58

    Though Anchorage police don’t know all the details, they believe a homeless woman who was found dead in the woods in May died of an overdose. They also believe her body may have been dumped there. Early last month, the body of 45-year-old Darlene Kunayak was discovered by someone passing by near Goldenview Drive and Bulgaria […]

  • Military

    Blue Angels scheduled to make JBER appearance following fatal crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 26, 16:48

    The Blue Angels are coming to the annual Arctic Thunder open house and airshow at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson at the end of July, nearly two months after one of their pilots was killed in a plane crash during a practice session. Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss was killed when his Blue Angels jet crashed in Smyrna, […]

  • Crime

    Police: Man shot, hospitalized, no suspect in custody

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 26, 15:42

    Last updated at 8:26 a.m. on Monday, June 27 A man was taken to an Anchorage hospital after a shooting at Arctic/Benson Park Sunday afternoon, police said. In an email to KTVA, police spokeswoman Renee Oistad said the shooting was reported at 2:27 p.m. When police arrived at the park, located at 750 W. 31st […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: 15-year-old missing since Friday found safe

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 26, 11:11

    Updated at 11:10 a.m. on Monday, June 27 Francisco Mena has been located and is safe, according to a release Monday from the Anchorage Police Department. Original story The Anchorage Police Department says there is concern for the well-being of 15-year-old boy who disappeared on his way to a sleepover at a friend’s home Friday […]