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  • Mt. Marathon Race

    Photo Gallery: 2015 Mount Marathon Race

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 03, 11:07

    The 100th running of Alaska’s Mount Marathon race takes place on Saturday, July 4, 2015. KTVA Channel 11 will have special coverage of the men’s race, beginning at 2:30 p.m. You can watch the race LIVE on TV or online at ktva.com/stream. Use this link to submit race day photos to be added to our […]

  • Money

    Ford recalls 433K cars because of software problem

    by Associated Press on Jul 03, 7:38

    Ford is recalling 433,000 vehicles, including 2015 Focus, C-MAX and Escape models, because of a software problem that could keep their engines running after drivers try to shut them down. Ford Motor Co. says there is a flaw in the body control module software in the vehicles. As a result of the problem, the engine […]

  • Web Exclusives

    Bald eagle, crow make for once-in-a-liftime photo op

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 02, 10:40

    Alaskans are no strangers to bald eagle sightings: The Last Frontier is home to around 30,000 of the birds, according to the Department of Fish and Game. But how many people have seen something like this?     California-based photographer Phoo Chan captured this photo of a crow catching a ride on the back of an […]

  • Lifestyle

    Pregnancy post: Bristol Palin announces another baby on the way

    by Sierra Starks on Jun 25, 15:21

    Updated June 29, 2:30 p.m. One month after Bristol Palin opened up about the “wedding that didn’t happen,” the former bride-to-be has announced that she’s now a mom-to-be, with her second child. It was news the 24-year-old wanted to wait to share, she said on her blog. “I’m announcing this news a lot sooner than […]

  • Health

    Deadly trend among backseat passengers

    by CBS News on Jun 24, 12:42

    New concerns over backseat auto safety surfaced in May, when Nobel Prize winner John Nash and his wife died in a taxi crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. They were both riding in the back and neither wore a seat belt. Experts are calling examples like that a deadly and mind-boggling mistake, reports CBS News […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fox News, Sarah Palin part ways again

    by Associated Press on Jun 24, 8:23

    Fox News Channel and Sarah Palin are cutting ties again. The network said Wednesday that it was not renewing Palin’s contract as a contributor. The professional divorce, first reported in Politico, was described as amicable. The 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate had joined Fox to great fanfare in 2010 and left three years later after […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Big solar storm smacks Earth, may allow more to see auroras

    by Associated Press on Jun 22, 17:20

    A severe solar storm slammed Earth on Monday afternoon, increasing the chances of fluctuations in the power grid and GPS. It also pushes shimmering polar auroras to places where more people can possibly see them. Federal forecasters said the Northern Lights may be able to be seen Tuesday night as far south as Iowa or […]

  • Web Exclusives

    Web Exclusive: Interview with next Municipal Manager, Mike Abbott

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 12, 17:06

    KTVA 11′s James Gaddis sat down with Mike Abbott to discuss his upcoming role as the Anchorage municipal manager. Abbott was recently announced as Mayor-elect Ethan Berkowitz’s choice for the position, along with several others to serve the new mayor in various roles. Abbott has already served as municipal manager and deputy municipal manager between […]

  • Money

    Federal regulators go after crowdfunding scammers

    by Associated Press on Jun 11, 9:10

    Federal regulators are going after people who raise money online through crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and GoFundMe but don’t follow through on their promises. In its first case involving crowdfunding, the Federal Trade Commission announced Thursday that it has settled charges against a man who raised $122,000 through Kickstarter to produce a board game that […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Prolific British actor Christopher Lee dies at age 93

    by Associated Press on Jun 11, 7:37

    Christopher Lee, the prolific, aristocratic British actor who brought dramatic gravitas to the low-budget thrills of Hammer Studios’ horror films, has died at age 93. An official for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London confirmed a death certificate was issued for Lee on June 8. She spoke on condition of anonymity in […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Walgreens, insurers push expansion of virtual doctor visits

    by Associated Press on Jun 10, 7:39

    Walgreens expects to reach about half the country by the end of the year with a new service that lets people see doctors for minor ailments without leaving home, through smartphone, tablet or computer. The nation’s largest drugstore chain is expanding a smartphone application it started testing last December to tablets and personal computers and […]

  • Lifestyle

    Longest-serving US House Republican marries on 82nd birthday

    by Associated Press on Jun 09, 11:19

    The longest-serving Republican in the U.S. House has remarried, tying the knot on his 82nd birthday. Rep. Don Young’s office says the Alaska Republican married 76-year-old Anne Garland Walton during a private ceremony Tuesday in the chapel of the U.S. Capitol. The House chaplain officiated. Both Young and Walton are widowed; Young’s wife, Lu, died […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Scientists grow new limb in a lab

    by CBS News on Jun 05, 17:57

    A rat in Boston received what scientists are calling the first lab-engineered replacement limb. The “bio-artificial” rat forelimb is the result of a research experiment published online in the journal Biomaterials. Starting with the framework of a donor limb, scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital then brought to life using the recipient’s own cells. The newly regenerated […]

  • Money

    Mazda adds 540,000 vehicles to Takata air bag recall

    by Associated Press on Jun 05, 7:08

    Mazda is recalling nearly 540,000 cars and pickup trucks in the U.S. and Canada to fix air bags that potentially can explode with too much force. The automaker says in documents posted by safety regulators that it’s recalling nearly 503,000 cars to fix driver’s air bags and another 35,000 small pickup trucks to fix passenger […]

  • Sci/Tech

    US officials: Massive breach of federal personnel data

    by Associated Press on Jun 04, 14:20

    The Associated Press has learned that the Obama administration is scrambling to assess the impact of a massive data breach involving the agency that handles security clearances and employee records. A congressional aide familiar with the situation, who declined to be named because he was not authorized to discuss it, says the Office of Personnel […]

  • Health

    Premera, Moda seek insurance rate hike

    by Associated Press on Jun 02, 16:26

    A health insurer is asking state regulators for a second large rate increase for its Affordable Care Act plans. Alaska Public Radio Network reports Premera Alaska is seeking a 39 percent hike for 2016 from regulators. Last year’s increase was 37 percent. Premera has about 8,000 members of its heath care act plans in Alaska. […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Anchorage’s Music for Little Ones: Kid-friendly tunes at the park

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 02, 14:45

    Outdoor music and summer — the two go hand-in-hand, but the events aren’t always kid-friendly. Now, there’s a place parents can take their little ones to enjoy some tunes. Music for Little Ones is held every Monday from noon to 1 p.m. at Peratrovich Park, located at the corner of Fourth Avenue and E Street.  

  • Sci/Tech

    Study finds frog decline could be related to water warming, copper pollution

    by Sierra Starks on May 31, 11:55

    New evidence supports theories that water pollution from road runoff may increase mortality and abnormalities in frogs. Scientists at Alaska Pacific University, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the University of California, Davis, found that wood frog tadpoles were attacked by dragonfly larvae sooner and more often in warmer water with increased copper pollution — […]

  • Only in Alaska

    First cruise ship of the season docks in Anchorage

    by Jacquie Slater on May 25, 23:35

    The first cruise ship of the 2015 season docked Monday in the Port of Anchorage. The ms Statendam is part of the Holland America Line and carries up to 1,260 passengers. For this first group of “cruisers,” their journey started on May 18 in Seattle. Anchorage was their sixth stop on their 14-day cruise. “We’ve been […]

  • Only in Alaska

    The Sound of Freedom: AMGA’s Memorial Day Shootout

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 25, 19:20

    A group of Alaskans are remembering and honoring veterans by celebrating one of the freedoms they gave their lives for. The freedom to bear arms was largely exercised at the Alaska Machine Gun Association (AMGA) Memorial Day Shootout. Every year, gun enthusiasts gather in Anderson to engage their right to carry and shoot a firearm. […]