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  • News

    TSA finds lobster weighing 20 pounds in checked bag

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 26, 12:40

    BOSTON — Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents have found a number of strange things in luggage over the years, but their latest unusual discovery is unique to New England. CBS Boston reports that a lobster was detected in a JetBlue passenger’s checked bag at Logan International Airport on Sunday morning. On Monday, a spokesman shared […]

  • Business/Economy

    Mixed reactions to Uber, Lyft coming to Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 15, 18:55

    Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft will now be able to operate in Alaska now that Governor Bill Walker signed that legislation into law. It sets up rules for background checks and insurance policies for drivers. Municipalities can also ban these services if a majority of its voters approve of that move. Anchorage residents who […]

  • Crime

    APD: Shooting suspect arrested at Anchorage airport

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 30, 11:58

    Anchorage police have arrested a man they say is responsible for shooting another man in the Mountain View neighborhood Monday afternoon. Luis Alberto Aponte-Sosa, 33, was taken into custody by Airport Police at around 6 p.m. Monday at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Anchorage police spokesperson Renee Oistad wrote in a Tuesday release. According to police, […]

  • Alaska News

    Alcohol suspected in serious Seward Highway crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 28, 16:06

    The Seward Highway was completely closed in both directions for about five hours overnight following a crash at mile 76 near Portage Glacier Road. The crash occurred sometime just before 11 p.m. and the road finally reopened to traffic around 4 a.m. Anchorage Police say a northbound BMW crossed over into the oncoming traffic late […]

  • Alaska News

    Remains of Arkansas soldier killed in Colony Glacier plane crash returned home

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 27, 18:52

    An Arkansas National Guardsman who was killed in plane crash in Alaska 65 years ago has finally made it home. Staff Sgt. Robert Dale Van Fossen was laid to rest Saturday in Little Rock. Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson ordered flags lowered to half mast in Van Fossen’s honor. His remains were found among the wreckage of […]

  • Alaska News

    NTSB investigating fatal crashes near Fairbanks, Haines

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 27, 14:46

    Last updated at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 27 Two people are confirmed dead and one is in critical condition following a fatal plane crash near the small Southeast Alaska community of Haines. Alaska State Troopers (AST) confirmed 29-year-old David Kunat of Juneau and 29-year-old Stanley Su Quoc Nguyen of Garden Grove, California were killed in the […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Interior secretary Zinke to visit Alaska this weekend

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 26, 14:16

    Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke will make his first trip to Alaska this weekend since being confirmed to the position. The announcement was made Friday in a joint press release from the Alaska Congressional Delegation. Zinke will travel to the 49th state alongside U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and other unnamed senators on Saturday. His visit, which is part […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD officer shoots man armed with hatchet

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 25, 7:10

    Anchorage Police officers were involved in a shooting early Thursday morning while pursuing a suspect through a South Anchorage neighborhood. Numerous Anchorage Police Department (APD) officers, along with a K-9 unit, were called to the area of 1200 China Berry Circle around 4:30 a.m. to investigate a report of a prowler, Acting Deputy Chief Ken McCoy said […]

  • Alaska News

    State economist says Trump’s proposed budget could be bad for Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 23, 21:10

    President Donald Trump rolled out his $4.1 trillion budget today. It aims to balance the nation’s budget in the next 10 years with big spending cuts. State economist Neil Freid says some of those cuts could drastically change Alaska’s economy. Alaska is one of the top three states that receives the most federal funding per […]

  • Alaska News

    Human remains found in Juneau’s Gastineau Channel

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 23, 18:06

    Human remains were discovered in the Gastineau Channel near Sandy Beach early Monday evening, according to a release from Juneau Police Department (JPD). The Alaska Department of Fish and Game was dredging debris from the channel and found a human leg and boot shortly before 5 p.m. The remains have been taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Police ID sword-wielding barricaded subject

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 23, 17:48

    Police negotiated with and eventually arrested a man they say suffers from mental illness who barricaded himself inside a downtown Anchorage office building Tuesday evening. Witnesses told the Anchorage Police Department that the unknown man walked into the building, located at 813 W. Third Avenue, with a sword at around 3 p.m. Tuesday. They also told […]

  • News

    ‘Barefoot Mile’ brings focus to human trafficking

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 21, 12:27

    Roughly 21 million people around the world are victims. Now, human and sex trafficking is considered the fastest growing type of crime in Alaska. Saturday, people in Anchorage took to the streets in an effort to help eliminate the problem. Gwen Hufford and Katleen Tatti took a stroll around downtown Anchorage Saturday—just not the way […]

  • Alaska News

    Graduating from class of 4, Alaska teen shines

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 20, 18:34

    Mekoryuk student Jayne Hanna got a big surprise at her high school graduation last week: two state scholarships totaling $14,000. KYUK caught up with the young scholar just before Hanna headed out with her family for their first summer fishing trip. In a class of four, Jayne Hanna truly got the surprise of her life […]

  • Alaska News

    Bristol Bay fleet chilled more salmon in 2016 than ever before: study

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 20, 17:10

    The Bristol Bay salmon drift fleet sold more chilled salmon to processors last year than ever before. Bristol Bay is the world’s largest salmon fishery, and is making efforts to sell a larger portion of its catch as fillets, rather than canned. Filling those fresh and frozen orders requires chilling at the point of harvest, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage police looking for missing teen

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 19, 12:13

    Have you seen 14-year-old Katelynn Shelhamer? The Anchorage Police Department said she hasn’t been seen since 10 a.m. Thursday. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to call APD at 907-786-8900. She is described as five feet and four inches tall, 110 pounds, with brown hair, with pink highlights. She was last seen wearing a […]

  • Crime

    Prosecutor: Anchorage man likely killed girlfriend during his own suicide attempt

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 19, 10:28

    Last updated at 8:45 p.m. on Friday, May 19 The Anchorage Police Department has arrested  a man accused of killing his girlfriend at the couple’s Lake Otis Road apartment last month. According to APD, on April 19 Victor Sibson, 21, shot and killed 22-year-old Brittanymae Haag. “At approximately 2:22 a.m. on April 19, 2017, the Anchorage […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage police investigate assault near Fairview

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 18, 21:22

    Anchorage police are actively investigating an assault around 700 E. 11th Avenue, between Fairview and Downtown. In an alert sent out shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday, police said one person had been taken to a nearby hospital with “potentially life-threatening injuries.” A domestic situation between two male family members reportedly escalated into a fight involving multiple weapons, […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Gov. Walker calls Alaska Legislature into special session

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 17, 21:54

    Alaska lawmakers are headed for a special session after adjourning Wednesday night without coming up with a long-term fiscal plan or passing an operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Gov. Bill Walker signed the proclamation minutes after the Legislature adjourned, calling them back into special session Thursday morning at 11 a.m. They now have up to thirty days […]

  • Alaska News

    Update: Missing Fairbanks father, 2 sons located alive

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 17, 13:31

    Alaska State Trooper have located a Fairbanks father and his two young sons, who went missing on Monday, according to an updated release. The three were found alive by rescue personnel upstream from the Nordale boat launch in Fairbanks. “All three were transported to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital to be checked out and treated for what are […]

  • Crime

    Police: Man wanted for Mountain View shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 17, 11:58

    The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating 23-year-old Myles Boomer Gilmer for a shooting that injured another man. APD said at 8:19 p.m. Tuesday, police dispatch received several calls that a man was bleeding and yelling for help. When officers arrived at the 3800 block of Peterkin Avenue, they found a man […]