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  • Military

    Blue Angels scheduled to make JBER appearance following fatal crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 26, 16:48

    The Blue Angels are coming to the annual Arctic Thunder open house and airshow at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson at the end of July, nearly two months after one of their pilots was killed in a plane crash during a practice session. Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss was killed when his Blue Angels jet crashed in Smyrna, […]

  • US/World

    Pope Francis says gays deserve apology from the Church

    by CBS News on Jun 26, 13:45

    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE – Pope Francis says gays — and all the other people the church has marginalized, such as the poor and the exploited — deserve an apology. Francis was asked Sunday en route home from Armenia if he agreed with one of his top advisers, German Cardinal Karl Marx, who told a conference […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD concerned for well-being of 15-year-old missing since Friday

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

    The Anchorage Police Department says there is concern for the well-being of 15-year-old boy who disappeared on his way to a sleepover at a friend’s home Friday night. Francisco Mena was last seen leaving his home on Crescent Moon Place to spend the night with a friend around 10 p.m. Friday. Later, that friend arrived […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Motorcyclist killed in crash on Minnesota Drive

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 25, 21:09

    Last updated at 10:32 a.m. on Sunday, June 25 Anchorage police say a motorcyclist is dead after a crash on Minnesota Drive near W. 40th Avenue. Police closed all southbound lanes of Minnesota Drive at the scene of the crash, which was reported just after 8 p.m. Police have since reopened all lanes. “We received […]

  • Arctic

    U.S. Coast Guard stationed in Kotzebue for summer

    by Margaret DeMaioribus / KNOM on Jun 25, 16:46

    The U.S. Coast Guard is setting up for activities in Kotzebue this summer and summers to come. The Coast Guard signed a five-year lease with the Alaska Army National Guard facility in Kotzebue. It’s the first long-term lease for the Coast Guard above the Arctic Circle and will serve as a station for Arctic operations. U.S. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Police extend presence at Alaska PrideFest following altercation downtown

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 25, 16:40

    Alaskans have been celebrating the 2016 Alaska PrideFest in Anchorage for a week now, but the festivities were briefly interrupted Saturday by an altercation between festivalgoers and a group of protestors. The protestors, alleging to be with Westboro Baptist Church, were congregated near the intersection of Ninth Avenue and F Street with a megaphone and […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: 2 missing brothers found, returned home safe

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 25, 15:58

    Last updated at 12:04 p.m. on Sunday, June 26 Anchorage police say the Kochergin brothers, Samuel and James, have been found. “Thank you to everyone who kept an eye out,” police spokeswoman Renee Oistad said in a statement. Original story The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a pair of missing […]

  • News

    Body of 2-year-old boy found after search near Bathing Beauty Pond

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

    The search for a 2-year-old boy missing at the Bathing Beauty Pond ended when search teams found him unresponsive in the water, according to an Alaska State Trooper dispatch. Troopers say the toddler was reported missing at 1:33 p.m. Friday after he “apparently wandered down a heavily wooded path” near the pond off the Richardson […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Alaska Zoo welcomes new male wolverine

    by Heather Hintze on Jun 24, 20:20

    The Alaska Zoo, in Anchorage, welcomed a new male wolverine earlier this week. Jumbo arrived from Sweden on Wednesday. The 3-year-old male is on exhibit, but is quarantined from his partner Olga for the next few weeks. Olga came from a zoo in Russia last fall. Zookeeper Kora Isakson said the goal is to hopefully […]

  • Alaska News

    Veteran advocate takes last ride, laid to rest at Fort Richardson National Cemetery

    by Shannon Ballard on Jun 24, 20:12

    An iconic figure in Alaska’s military and motorcycle communities was remembered for his life of service. Fred “Bulldog” Becker IV dedicated much of his life to advocating for veterans on behalf of the Combat Vets Motorcycle Association and other groups. Becker passed away on June 11. He was 73 years old. Friends and family say […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Brown bear spotted near South Anchorage Neighborhood

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jun 24, 19:36

    Some people who live in a South Anchorage neighborhood are worried about a brown bear that’s been spotted near by. Deborah Baines owns The Learning Farm on Gander Drive, not far from Lake Otis and Huffman. She runs a day camp at the farm, and said on any given day, it’s filled with animals and […]

  • Alaska News

    Company applies to be Juneau’s first pot-testing laboratory

    by Associated Press on Jun 24, 18:28

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A Juneau company has applied to be the first marijuana testing business in Alaska’s capital. The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/28WfumQ) reports Southeast Alaska Laboratories LLC has applied for a city conditional use permit and a state marijuana establishment license. Glacier Analytics, another potential testing lab, plans to turn in permitting paperwork next […]

  • Alaska News

    One killed in Hoonah vehicle crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 24, 16:49

    Alaska State Troopers say they’re investigating a deadly vehicle crash in Hoonah that killed one Friday morning. The overturned vehicle was found on Long Island Road, troopers wrote in an online dispatch. Another adult involved in the incident was taken to Juneau for medical treatment, the agency said. The names of the injured and the deceased are […]

  • Alaska News

    Norway-flagged tanker runs aground on Alaska’s Nunivak Island

    by Associated Press on Jun 24, 15:38

    A nearly 600-foot chemical tanker ran aground on an Alaska island in the Bering Sea. The Coast Guard says there were no signs of pollution or injury to the 24-member crew after it hit Nunivak Island on Friday morning. The ship is carrying 14.2 million gallons of various fuel products. Coast Guard Petty Officer Kelly […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Video of teen climbing onto roof of moving car sparks police investigation

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 24, 15:31

    Last updated at 9:46 p.m. on Friday, June 24 A woman who witnessed a person climbing onto the roof of a car while the driver was swerving recklessly posted a video to social media. Now, Wasilla police have launched an investigation into the incident. Alisha Blossom captured the footage and posted it to the Alaska’s […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    After push from mayor, ACDA will reconsider weekend parking fees

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 24, 7:40

    Updated at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 24 Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz is urging the Anchorage Community Development Authority (ACDA) to rethink their decision to add weekend parking fees in downtown Anchorage. In a letter to ACDA operations committee chair Dick Stallon, Berkowitz said having hourly parking fees on Saturdays could cause “unintended, negative economic […]

  • US/World

    Stocks trampled by global uncertainty after Brexit vote

    by Kate Gibson / Money Watch on Jun 24, 7:02

    Last updated at 10:50 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 24 U.S. stocks caved as Wall Street joined global markets in a collective rush from risk assets in the wake of Britain’s vote to depart the European Union. “Europe is an important economic center. Europe matters quite a bit to the global economic picture,” Jim Russell, a […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Alaska SPCA offers free health care for pets in some Anchorage neighborhoods

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jun 23, 20:37

    ANCHORAGE –It isn’t often that you get something for free, but that’s the case with a program called Pets for Life that’s run by the Alaska SPCA. Pets for Life offers free health care for pets including spaying, neutering and vaccinations in some under served neighborhoods. If pet owners don’t have transportation to the clinic, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    DOT clears boulder from Seward Highway, updates construction project status

    by Eric Ruble on Jun 23, 20:15

    For Alaskans who regularly drive on the Seward Highway, delays can be a frustrating part of the journey. Crashes and construction are the most common reasons for traffic back-ups, but sometimes, more unusual circumstances lead to closures. On Thursday, the highway was closed while a 60-ton boulder was cleared from the side of the road. […]

  • US/World

    Despair grips ‘remain’ side as UK votes to leave

    by CBS News on Jun 23, 19:56

    LONDON (AP) – The Latest on Britain’s referendum on whether to leave the European Union (all times local): 6:30 a.m. One of the leaders of the victorious ‘leave’ campaign has reassured the European Union that Britain will continue to be a good neighbor after its unprecedented vote to leave the bloc. Labour lawmaker Gisela Stuart, […]