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  • Only in Alaska

    A look back at the history of Mount Marathon

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 29, 23:18

    As she prepares to take on one of Alaska’s most popular foot races, KTVA 11′s Emily Carlson takes a look at the colorful history of the Fourth of July Mount Marathon race in Seward. This year is the 100th anniversary of the running of Mount Marathon. The main event features a grueling 3,022-foot race to the […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage man sentenced in case of teen heroin overdose

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 29, 22:27

    A man who admitted to injecting heroin into a 14-year-old who later died has been sentenced on a single charge related to her death. Sean Michael Warner, 29, was sentenced to 18 years in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Sharon L. Gleason for the charge of distributing heroin. Warner pleaded guilty to the charge on […]

  • Alaska

    Alaska joins lawsuit challenging federal authority on state water

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 29, 13:26

    Alaska is one of a dozen states challenging a new rule that gives federal authorities more control over some state waters. A lawsuit was filed Monday in North Dakota. The new rule — adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers — seeks to define which waters the Clean Water […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage mayor-elect celebrates diversity

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 29, 10:52

    Ethan Berkowitz will be sworn in as Anchorage mayor Wednesday, but he’s already busy putting a stamp on his new administration. More than 500 people gathered at the Northway Mall Sunday to celebrate the city’s diversity. Along with food and entertainment, there were booths representing more than 20 ethnic groups in Anchorage – a reminder […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Pedestrian hospitalized after Glenn Highway vehicle collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 29, 8:45

    Updated 10:40 a.m. ANCHORAGE – A 54-year-old pedestrian was hospitalized with head injuries after colliding with a vehicle on the Glenn Highway near the Muldoon overpass Sunday evening. Shortly before 8 p.m., the Anchorage Police Department responded to the collision just west of the Muldoon overpass. A preliminary investigation indicated the pedestrian — identified as […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage police: Shooter turns gun on self after Midtown Motel altercation

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 28, 12:26

    An armed man is dead after police say he shot at a motel clerk and then turned the gun on himself. Early Sunday morning , the front desk clerk at Midtown Motel and one of the motel’s tenants got into a verbal argument, according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department. Police, who responded […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    No injuries after plane skids off runway at Merrill Field

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 27, 16:47

    No injuries have been reported after a small plane crashed at Merrill Field, police say. A small commercial plane from Lake and Pen Air was coming in for a landing at the airport on Saturday afternoon when it hit the runway and bounced, according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department. “The pilot attempted to […]

  • Alaska

    Victims of plane crash near Ketchikan tentatively ID’d

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 27, 11:30

    Originally posted Thursday, June 25 Update: Saturday, June 27 at 5 p.m. Alaska State Troopers have tentatively identified the victims of Thursday’s plane crash near Ella Lake, 25 miles northeast of Ketchikan, according to an online dispatch. Based on records provided by Holland America, Promech Air and identifications provided to law enforcement, the victims are […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Berkowitz announces more Anchorage Municipal staff changes

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 26, 23:37

    Mayor-elect Ethan Berkowitz has announced new staff to serve the Municipality of Anchorage starting July 1. Karen Turner Williams was hired to take over as the director for Employee Relations Department, which handles employment law compliance and union agreements. She recently held the position of Senior Human Resources Strategic Partner with Providence Health & Services Alaska, […]

  • Fairbanks

    3 injured in early morning shooting at Fairbanks bar

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 26, 15:53

    Three people were injured in an early morning shooting at a Fairbanks club on Friday. Three shots were fired inside Club Manchu on Jesse Street around 1:30 a.m. Witnesses told police that a man “entered the bar and pulled a gun out of his waistband” and pointed it at another man, who produced his own […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Alaska troopers seek information on Big Lake homicide

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 25, 17:04

    Update: Friday, June 26 Alaska State Troopers are asking for the public’s help in piecing together the last hours of a Palmer man who was found dead in his car in Big Lake Tuesday evening. Troopers are hoping someone may have information on 23-year-old Christopher Seaman’s activities or who he was with between Monday afternoon […]

  • Alaska

    Alaska’s leaders give mixed reactions on Supreme Court health care decision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 25, 12:18

    Thousands of Alaskans can keep federal subsidies to help cover health insurance costs after a 6-3 U.S. Supreme Court decision Thursday. In the ruling, which rejected a previous lawsuit, the court ruled the subsidies are legal in states like Alaska, which did not establish state-based health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage burger restaurant damaged in fire, labeled ‘accident’

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 25, 7:34

    Updated 6:21 p.m. ANCHORAGE – A fire broke out at a midtown area burger shop early Thursday morning, causing major damage. Around 4:30 a.m., the Anchorage Fire Department responded to Burger Town, located at a strip mall on Fireweed Lane, after reports of the restaurant engulfed in flames. Burger Town sustained significant damage, while Han’s […]

  • Crime

    1 of 3 suspects in January homicide pleads guilty to manslaughter

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 24, 23:51

    One of  three men charged in a January homicide in the DeBarr Road Costco parking lot changed his plea Wednesday. Nathaniel Kile, 18, was originally charged with second-degree murder and first-degree robbery in the Jan. 29 shooting death of 20-year-old Jeanpal Borge, but pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter. Police say Borge was shot […]

  • Alaska

    For Alaskans, data shows some child care costs rising to nearly $11K

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 24, 19:59

    Child care costs in Alaska are on the rise, according to new data from Child Care Aware of America. The data shows the status factors of child care in the state — including availability and cost. In 2012, the annual cost for an infant in a child care center was $9,336 ($8,376 for home child care). […]

  • Alaska

    5.8-magnitude earthquake near Willow felt in Anchorage, Fairbanks

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 24, 14:53

    A 5.8-magnitude earthquake was registered about 60 miles west of Willow on Wednesday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake, which happened at 2:32 p.m., was felt in Anchorage and even in Fairbanks. On social media, users said the quake was also felt in Nenana, Soldotna and on the Homer Spit.     The U.S. […]

  • Alaska

    AST: Body found believed to be missing Nevada man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 24, 13:09

    Authorities retrieved a body from a lake near Seward Tuesday that is believed to be that of a Nevada man whose canoe was found floating upside down in the water back in April. In a final update, Alaska State Troopers say the body has been tentatively identified as 33-year-old Matthew Asturi. Around noon Tuesday, AST was […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    JBER families will see drop in pay for adjusted cost of living

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 23, 22:37

    Hundreds of military families will soon see a cut in their paycheck, some as much as nearly $200 a month. Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson officials say it’s because of a simple coding error — that living allowances for Anchorage-based employees, or COLAs, were miscalculated. Anchorage military members received a higher amount normally authorized for Kodiak, where prices for […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage man dies on Flattop despite lifesaving efforts

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 23, 21:49

    An Anchorage man hiking with his wife on Flattop Tuesday evening has died despite lifesaving efforts by other hikers and medical personnel. Gregory Grebe, 64, was halfway to the top of the Glen Alps Flattop Trail when he collapsed, according to Alaska State Trooper Tim Lewis. A 911 call was placed at 5:10 p.m. and […]

  • Crime

    LGBT pride flag vandalized in downtown Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 23, 15:55

    Drew Phoenix says he received a disturbing call this morning from one of Identity, Inc.’s volunteers. “He had ridden his bike past here at 5 a.m. and saw that our flag had been burned,” said Phoenix, executive director of Identity, Inc. “And there were remains, the charred remains were on the sidewalk.” This isn’t the first […]