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  • Alaska

    Governor issues state disaster declaration for Sitka landslides

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 28, 17:46

    Alaskans suffered the aftermath of several landslides in the Sitka area on Aug. 18, but a state disaster declaration from Gov. Bill Walker’s office on Thursday may help restoration within the community. The landslides claimed the lives of three Sitka men and caused significant damage to buildings, roads and other structures in the area. The […]

  • Crime

    Teen arrested for allegedly firing multiple shots in South Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 28, 17:01

    An Anchorage teen was arrested early Friday morning after he allegedly fired multiple rounds in South Anchorage. The Anchorage Police Department dispatched officers to the area of Driftwood Street and E. 71st Avenue after receiving multiples reports of “anywhere between 12 and 30 shots” being fired, according to an APD statement. Responding officers also heard […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Firefighters battle blaze on Parks Highway

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 28, 15:42

    The Parks Highway is partially closed while firefighters battle a fire at a business near Mile 51, Alaska State Troopers report. The fire was called in at Motor Rage Auto Sales just after 3 p.m., according to Mat-Su Borough Fire Deputy Director Ken Barkley. He says the main building was engulfed in flames and several […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Bicyclist injured in Seward Highway collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 28, 14:52

    A bicyclist was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a truck on the Seward Highway Friday afternoon. At 12:47 p.m., the Anchorage Police Department was called to the scene of the collision near the intersection of the Seward Highway and Benson Boulevard, police said in a statement. An adult male […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    Kotzebue prepares for President Obama’s visit

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 28, 13:12

    The president will visit the Arctic during his stop in Alaska next week. The White House says President Obama will be in Kotzebue to see how the people are affected by climate change. KTVA’s Emily Carlson shows us how the village is dealing with warmer winters and erosion.

  • Alaska

    Wildfire burns properties, forces evacuation for Kodiak Island’s Chiniak community

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 28, 6:50

    Updated Friday, Aug. 28 at 6:32 p.m. An Alaska Division of Forestry crew of 15 personnel has arrived in Chiniak to assist firefighting efforts in the area, according to the Kodiak Police Department. The crew will establish their headquarters and staging area at the Chiniak School, which officials confirmed has not been damaged by the […]

  • Crime

    2 arrested for attempted murder during drug deal

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 22:11

    Two men have been arrested for allegedly shooting a man during a drug deal on Monday. Police were call to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital shortly before midnight on Monday after a man walked into the emergency room and was admitted for treatment of multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and head, according to a statement from […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Power outage affects thousands in downtown Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 17:49

    ANCHORAGE — Roughly 5,000 people in the Anchorage downtown area were without power Thursday afternoon, according to Municipal Power and Light officials. The outage occurred at roughly 4:40 p.m., a ML&P dispatcher confirmed. Power was lost between Eighth Avenue and Westchester Lagoon over to Gambell Street. ML&P officials say the outage was caused by a […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: Police ‘quash’ warrant for man named as shooting suspect

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 17:27

    Update on Friday, Aug. 28 at 4:36 p.m. The Anchorage Police Department has “quashed” a warrant issued for the arrest of 18-year-old Dawayne Wilson, who was named as the suspect in a shooting Thursday. In a statement, police announced they are no longer looking for Wilson in relation to the crime. APD spokeswoman Renee Oistad […]

  • Alaska

    NTSB releases preliminary report on fatal plane crash near Kasilof

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 16:40

    The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report detailing the moments before a plane crash that claimed the lives of two men. The crash occurred at roughly 8:20 p.m. on Saturday while the Cessna 180 aircraft was performing maneuvers above a beach southwest of Kasilof, according to the report. A witness living nearby […]

  • Crime

    Sentencing postponed for father involved in trooper deaths

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 15:20

    A Superior Court judge has postponed sentencing for a man involved in the shooting deaths of two Alaska State Troopers. Arvin Kangas, 59, was convicted April 23 of three counts of tampering with physical evidence and four counts of first-degree hindering prosecution. An audio recording was presented during the trial that established Kangas and his […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    Anchorage road closures announced for President Obama’s visit to Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 10:49

    President Barack Obama is expected to arrive in Alaska sometime Monday, Aug. 31. His visit to the 49th state will include attendance at the GLACIER Conference, being held at the Dena’ina Center, as well as expected stops in Seward, Dillingham and Kotzebue. With the presidential visit comes a number of security precautions, including road closures in […]

  • Alaska

    DOC reports death at Fairbanks Correctional Center

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 10:15

    Officials say they are investigating an early Thursday morning death at the Fairbanks Correctional Center. Alaska State Troopers were notified at 4:13 a.m. that an inmate, 57-year-old Gilbert Joseph, was found unresponsive in his cell, according to an online dispatch. Joseph was transported to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and declared deceased despite lifesaving measures. Officials with […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: Man and dog die after Muldoon trailer fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 26, 0:17

    Update on Wednesday afternoon: A man has died after a trailer fire in Muldoon Tuesday night. Brian Balega, AFD investigator, said the State Medical Examiner’s Office still needs to determine the cause of death but that the man died “as a result of the fire.” Authorities are not yet releasing the man’s identity. AFD did […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Hey Anchorage, this TARDIS could be yours

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 25, 22:54

    Calling all Doctor Who fans — there’s a TARDIS up for grabs. The Anchorage Public Library posted a photo to its Facebook page Tuesday, notifying Alaskans they could be the owner of a “slightly used” TARDIS. For those who aren’t Doctor-Who fans, the library explains, “a TARDIS is that big blue police box thingy that’s […]

  • Crime

    Man charged with murder in Ketchikan stabbing

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 25, 16:27

    Police have arrested a man in connection with a deadly stabbing which took place in Ketchikan earlier this month. On Aug. 10, the Ketchikan Police Department responded to a report of a man with a stab wound in the chest. They found Wayne Nathan on the front porch of a Park Avenue home, and he […]

  • Alaska

    UPDATE: Search crews recover body of last man missing in Sitka landslide

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 25, 14:15

    Originally posted Aug. 18 Update on Tuesday, Aug. 25th, at 5:30 p.m. Search crews recovered the remains of William Stortz — the third and final missing person in the Kramer Avenue landslide. His body was recovered Tuesday afternoon from the south side of the slide site. “William was hardworking, intelligent, and a very kind man. […]

  • Alaska

    UPDATE: Missing boaters found in Southwest Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 25, 11:05

    Update on Tuesday afternoon  Searchers located Green and Sharp around noon Tuesday. They are in good health, an AST dispatch says. Original story ANCHORAGE – A search is underway for two overdue boaters in Southwest Alaska, authorities say. Monday around 12:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers in Bethel received a report of two overdue boaters, according […]

  • Crime

    2 men charged in connection with fatal East Anchorage shooting; more suspects sought

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 25, 8:36

    A 38-year-old man has been charged in connection with the shooting death of 19-year-old Byzantium Hill at an East Anchorage home Sunday. In updated information released Tuesday afternoon, police say another male has also been charged in connection with the incident. Anchorage police arrested and charged Christopher Jon Winters with first-degree murder, according to a statement […]

  • Alaska

    Man dies after jumping off bridge in Sitka

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 24, 14:39

    A Washington state man was discovered dead in Sitka Saturday after he failed to swim to shore after jumping off a bridge, authorities say. At about 9 a.m., Alaska State Troopers learned the Sitka Fire Department and the U.S. Coast Guard were searching for a man who had jumped off the John O’Connell Bridge around 11 […]