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    Anchorage massage parlor busted for prostitution

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 18, 22:38

    The Anchorage Police Department says there’s a growing problem in Anchorage – spas and massage parlors that are really just a front for prostitution. Thursday, APD raided Rainbow Spa in Anchorage and arrested one woman for prostitution. Police say there were a number of girls not only living in the store, but also offering clients […]

  • Crime

    Wasilla crash kills driver of stolen vehicle

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 18, 17:42

    The driver of a stolen vehicle died in a crash Thursday afternoon after attempting to run from Alaska State Troopers, according to a statement released by AST. The vehicle, which was previously reported stolen, was spotted at a Wasilla construction site at around 2:40 p.m., the statement went on to say. Minutes after the stolen […]

  • Crime

    Police officer involved in fatal Wasilla shooting identified

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 18, 15:00

    Updated: Thursday, Sept. 18 The Wasilla Police Department has identified the officer involved in Monday’s shooting as 28-year-old Andrew Kappler, a two-year veteran of the force. Kepler fired a single shot at Michel Bonty after he “made a threatening move” in the direction of another person inside the house, according to a statement from WPD. […]

  • State

    Funny River Five makes public debut at Minnesota Zoo

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 18, 14:36

    Video courtesy the Minnesota Zoo Five wolf pups orphaned in this summer’s Funny River Fire made their public debut at their permanent home at the Minnesota Zoo Thursday morning. The Funny River Five was rescued by fire crews after the blaze scorched more than 200,000 acres on the Kenai Peninsula in May. The Alaska Zoo […]

  • Local

    Police identify pedestrian killed in Muldoon collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 18, 13:30

    Story originally published Sept. 17 and updated Sept. 18. Police have identified the pedestrian killed in a Wednesday morning collision in northeast Anchorage. Craig McCarty, 43, was trying to cross Muldoon Road toward the nearby Fred Meyer around 7 a.m. when he was hit by a southbound Honda Accord, said APD spokeswoman Anita Shell. McCarty was not […]

  • DayBreak

    Cup with the Chief: PFD crime prevention tips

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 18, 10:46

    Some of us may have heard the saying, “more money, more problems,” which is certainly on the minds of officers at the Anchorage Police Department after the governor announced this year’s PFD amount Wednesday. For September’s monthly segment of “Cup with the Chief,” APD Chief Mark Mew joined Daybreak on the couch to share some PFD […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Alaska ranks high for number of Star Wars, Star Trek fans

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 18, 10:20

    Alaska has more Star Wars and Star Trek fans than any other state in the nation, Movoto blog says. The Last Frontier is home to the most Star Wars fans and came in second for the highest number of Trekkies, the California-based real estate brokerage site says in an article published Sept. 11. Movoto reached […]

  • State

    Body of missing kayaker recovered east of Cordova

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 18, 7:20

    Search crews have recovered the body of a 32-year-old Minnesota man east of Cordova. On Tuesday, the U.S. Coast Guard notified troopers they were searching for a man overboard, identified as Scott Bell, near Controller Bay. They requested additional air help, according to an online dispatch from Alaska State Troopers. Bell was last seen late Monday, […]

  • State

    Lawsuit filed in opposition of Walker-Mallott ticket

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 17, 22:15

    An Anchorage man has filed a suit against Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and the director of the Alaska Division of Elections after Treadwell approved the Bill Walker and Byron Mallott unity ticket earlier this month. The lawsuit alleges that an emergency order issued by Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell on Sept. 2 was done so illegally. […]

  • Local

    Alaska Airlines pilot dies in accidental shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 17, 18:18

    A 59-year-old man from Eagle River died in an accidental shooting Monday afternoon, authorities say. Monday around noon, Alaska State Troopers received a report that Stephen H. Hager died after he was accidentally shot near Bulchitna Lake, south of Skwentna, according to a dispatch posted online. Troopers took a float plane to the incident location, […]

  • DayBreak

    Men’s facial hair trends for fall

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 17, 12:03

    Beards, mustaches and goatees. Mutton chops and even that 5 o’clock shadow. As summer turns into fall, many men might be looking for a change. A simple way to switch things up is to experiment with facial hair. Alaskan men may sport the beard or stache all year, but facial hair has become a popular […]

  • DayBreak

    Anchorage Snowmobile Club gears up for winter

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 17, 11:33

    Fall has arrived and winter is not far behind. That means it’s almost time for winter sports. One of the most popular around Alaska: snowmachining. Anchorage Snowmobile Club President Les Kincaid and Vice President Gary Brown, joined Daybreak on the couch to talk about the club’s schedule for the upcoming winter season. The club has […]

  • State

    2014 PFD Announcement

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 17, 9:45

    Update: This year’s PFD amount is $1,884, Gov. Sean Parnell says. The first dividends will be paid Oct. 2 when more than 510,700 applicants will receive a direct deposit into their bank account and over 88,000 will be mailed a check. Here are some other tidbits from Parnell’s announcement: 26,850 applicants pledged 44,693 Pick.Click.Give. contributions […]

  • State

    Studded tires now street legal for many Alaska drivers

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 17, 7:26

    With snow falling in the northern part of the state and in higher elevations, many drivers can now make the switch. You can legally put studded tires on your vehicle after Sept. 15 if you live above above 60 degrees North latitude. That’s most of the state, including Anchorage. Drivers south of the line, including […]

  • Crime

    Elderly woman severely injured in Northeast Anchorage home invasion robbery

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 16, 16:20

    Three suspects are wanted in a home invasion robbery in which the 63-year-old homeowner was severely beaten. The Anchorage Police Department responded to the robbery at about 1:30 p.m. Monday. A witness says three male adults forced their way into the elderly woman’s home, located at the 1600 block of Early View Drive. The men […]

  • Local

    National Guard rescues 3 hikers near Palmer

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 16, 15:52

    Three men were rescued Tuesday morning after becoming lost while hunting and hiking on Buffalo Mine Road near Palmer. Alaska State Troopers received a phone call just after 11 p.m. Monday that the three hikers had become lost, according to a release from the Alaska National Guard. AST said the hikers were not dressed for […]

  • State

    Soldotna man dies in 4-wheeler accident

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 16, 13:28

    A Soldotna man has died after he was pinned under a 4-wheeler near Ninilchik, authorities say. Around 9 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a deceased male pinned under a Yamaha 4-wheeler in the Caribou Hills trail system, located on the Kenai Peninsula. Troopers responded and found 63-year-old Donald Burns Jr.’s body about six […]

  • DayBreak

    Mic Check in the Morning: Mariachi Agave Azul

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 16, 10:30

    Mariachi Agave Azul began with a group of friends three years ago trying to get in touch with their Mexican heritage. Since then they’ve grown and are the only active mariachi band in Anchorage. They’ve been featured in an online article on Atlantic magazine’s website. The group has also played for comedian George Lopez. In […]

  • DayBreak

    Anchorage ‘friend-raiser’ aims to help hungry kids

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

    September is Hunger Action Month and it’s outlined with events and fundraisers to help friends and neighbors who may be going hungry. According to the Food Bank of Alaska, as many as one in seven Alaskans are either chronically hungry or struggle with food. Lisa Sauder, executive director of Bean’s Café, joined Daybreak Monday to […]

  • State

    Woman dies in Western Alaska ATV crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 15, 10:52

    A 21-year-old woman has died following a Sunday ATV crash in Western Alaska, authorities say. Sunday at 1:20 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash on St. Mary’s Airport Road, southeast of the Pitkas Point turn-off, according to an online dispatch posted Monday. Pulcheria Yupanik of Pitkas Point — who was the only […]