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  • Alaska

    Forrest Dunbar off to Juneau, will join effort to improve Alaska National Guard

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 02, 22:50

    Alaskans may remember Forrest Dunbar from his catchy campaign slogan, “Run, Forrest, Run.” The former Democratic candidate for Congress now has a new job. He will join the team of leaders selected to create change in the Alaska National Guard. Dunbar posted on his Facebook page that in the wake of a sexual assault scandal within […]

  • Alaska

    Federal agency seeks comment on offshore Arctic drilling risks, rewards

    by Shannon Ballard on Mar 02, 22:28

    The federal government said no to energy development on millions of acres in Alaska. But the fate of the outer continental shelf – the submerged lands lying seaward of state waters — has been, for the most part, unexplored for oil. Consumer Energy Alliance Alaska is one of several energy advocate groups that wants to change […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    This week at the Anchorage School Board, March 2

    by Alexis Fernandez on Mar 02, 21:31

    At the March 2 Anchorage School Board meeting, the Anchorage School District updated the board on Visit Our Schools month, which was held in February. Nearly 2,200 families visited 33 schools across the district. That number is up from 1,607 visitors in 2014, when the event was first held. The event featured weekly tours for parents throughout […]

  • Alaska

    2 men rescued after snowmachine collision near Noorvik

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 02, 19:16

    A multi-agency search-and-rescue effort helped authorities locate two men separated after their snowmachine was disabled Sunday in a collision in rural Alaska. Alaska State Troopers were contacted by the Northwest Arctic Borough Search and Rescue Coordinator a little after 10 a.m. and alerted to a collision along the Noorvik-Selawik winter trail. A search effort was […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Fairview community group protests Spirits of Alaska’s liquor license renewal

    by Bonney Bowman on Mar 02, 16:29

    Residents say Fairview is a neighborhood with somewhat of a bad reputation, but they also think closing a liquor store in the area will go a long way to fixing that. Spirits of Alaska’s liquor license is up for renewal, and members of the community group “Concern-4-Fairview” are protesting against the store staying in business. […]

  • US/World

    Groups to sue Port of Seattle over Shell drilling fleet

    by Associated Press on Mar 02, 13:40

    A coalition of environmental groups says it’s planning to sue to stop Royal Dutch Shell PLC from use Seattle’s waterfront as a homeport for its Arctic oil drilling fleet. The Port of Seattle earlier this month signed a two-year lease for 50 acres across from downtown Seattle to Foss Maritime, whose client is Shell. The […]

  • Alaska

    Contractor to continue cleanup of federal legacy wells

    by Associated Press on Mar 02, 12:24

    A contractor will begin work this month remediating six “legacy” wells drilled by the federal government decades ago in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. The Bureau of Land Management and the Army Corps of Engineers are overseeing remediation work. The Corps awarded a $10 million contract to Marsh Creek, LLC to plug Umiat Wells 1, 3 […]

  • Alaska

    Search for missing Platinum man reveals no clues

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 02, 11:14

    A cooperative effort between Alaska State Troopers and search and rescue teams to locate a missing Platinum man has revealed no clues to his whereabouts. Henry Williams, 74, left Goodnews Bay on a four-wheeler around 4 p.m. Friday and was reported missing by a Village Public Safety Officer after failing to arrive in Platinum nearly […]

  • Alaska

    Officials respond to North Slope production line leak

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 02, 11:08

    Updated Monday, March 2 at 1:15 p.m. Responders recovered thousands of gallons of crude oil, water and other fluids after a production line ruptured at a Hilcorp site on the North Slope over the weekend. The leak from a 10-inch flow line at Milne Point — about 25 miles northwest of Deadhorse — was spotted […]

  • Alaska

    Troopers: Italian vacationer crushed to death by glacier ice

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 02, 7:46

    A 28-year-old Italian man visiting Alaska was killed Sunday after being crushed by a large piece of glacier ice, authorities say. Alexander Hellweger was one of eight people visiting the state from Belgium and Italy, according to an online dispatch from Alaska State Troopers. Girdwood-based Chugach Power Guides took seven of the vacationers to the […]

  • Alaska

    Firefighters step up for 11-year-old Anchor Point amputee

    by Shannon Ballard on Mar 02, 7:20

    In the cold, rainy and unpredictable weather of the Kenai Peninsula, residents say they’re quick to learn quite a bit about dedication and dependability. The same can be said of the volunteer firefighters from Homer, Ninilchik and Anchor Point. They say they are unpaid, short on resources and work with crews as small as the towns […]

  • Fairbanks

    Blind dog rescued after being lost for 2 weeks in the cold

    by Associated Press on Mar 01, 12:03

    A blind dog who wandered away from her Ester home during a cold snap has been reunited with her owner. The 11-year-old Labrador retriever named Madera ventured away from home on Feb. 6, when the temperature dipped below 40 degrees. Her owner Ed Davis says he didn’t expect to find her alive. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Marijuana hearing draws dozens to Anchorage Assembly chambers

    by Dave Leval on Mar 01, 11:45

    Anchorage resident Christopher Sutliff says he voted for the recreational use of marijuana. He now helps to come up with the regulations governing it. “The best way to reduce the black market and to make sure we have reasonable access is by keeping everything above board, and making it doable,” said Sutliff. That’s the message […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Officer struck by car while responding to shoplifting incident at South Anchorage Fred Meyer

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 28, 23:25

    An Anchorage police officer suffered a broken leg when he was struck by a car Saturday night as he attempted to stop a pair of shoplifting suspects from getting away. Just after 8:30 p.m., the Anchorage Police Department was called to the Dimond Boulevard Fred Meyer store in response to a shoplifting incident. Loss Prevention […]

  • Alaska

    Flights canceled in Nome, Bethel due to ash from Russian volcano eruption

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 28, 17:48

    The Alaska Volcano Observatory says there have been flight cancellations in Nome and Bethel, due to affected air travel after a volcanic eruption in Russia. Russia’s Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team notified the Alaska Observatory of the eruption just after 4 p.m. Friday afternoon. KVERT has issued an orange aviation color code after the Shiveluch Volcano […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    AST: Man wanted after eluding troopers on Seward Highway, fleeing on foot

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 28, 13:28

    A Wanted Bulletin has been issued by Alaska State Troopers after an eluding incident on the Seward Highway. Troopers are also advising Seward Highway drivers not to pick up hitchhikers after a male driver failed to yield for a traffic stop and then fled on foot. Initially, the driver — identified as 32-year-old Andre Morris […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mayor Sullivan: More funds needed to push SAP project forward

    by Lauren Maxwell on Feb 28, 11:31

    Anchorage’s troubled computer software system, known as SAP, needs more cash to get it going. Mayor Dan Sullivan’s administration asked the Anchorage Assembly Friday to spend $8.3 million to hire consultants who can help to push the project forward. Sullivan said the money will pay for contracts that would run through Sept. 30 and carry over […]

  • News

    Pedestrian running across Muldoon Road struck by SUV

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 28, 0:16

    A pedestrian running across Muldoon Road late Friday night was struck by an oncoming vehicle, police say. Just after 11 p.m., six units from the Anchorage Police Department responded to the scene of a collision involving a Toyota SUV and a male pedestrian near Duben Avenue. The driver remained on scene and was cooperating with […]

  • Alaska

    2014 Alaska drug report shows increases in heroin and meth use

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 27, 22:42

    A report highlighting cases related to substance abuse in Alaska in 2014 was released by the Department of Public Safety Friday. The Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit’s 2014 annual drug report covered arrests and seizures of items ranging from alcohol and prescription medication to heroin and meth labs. Over $28 million worth of drugs — in street […]

  • Alaska

    CANstruction raises hunger awareness

    by Bonney Bowman on Feb 27, 21:04

    Making art and raising awareness about hunger, all with cans of food — the 2015 CANstruction food drive kicked off Friday at University Mall. Teams have 12 hours to build large sculptures, using only canned food. This year’s theme is “Under the Sea.” Organizers say it’s a great way to bring the issue of hunger in […]