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  • US/World

    Politics, shootings undercut criminal justice overhaul

    by Associated Press on Aug 30, 10:19

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Hopes for overhauling the nation’s criminal justice system have faded in Congress this year, undercut by a rash of summer shootings involving police and the pressure of election-year politics. Republicans had joined forces with Democrats in hopes of revising the 1980s and ’90s-era federal “tough on crime” laws to reduce prison overcrowding […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    4.0-magnitude earthquake strikes east of Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 30, 4:49

    You might have felt a shake 4:27 a.m. Tuesday. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Earthquake Center reports the 4.0 quake hit 25 miles east of Anchorage, 10 miles north of Girdwood, in the Chugach Mountain Range.

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Bragaw Street crash sends multiple victims to the hospital

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 30, 0:46

    A late night crash on Bragaw Street resulted in at last six people needing transportation to local hospitals. Two vehicles collided on Bragaw Street near the Glenn Highway overpass and the crash was reported at 12:32 a.m., according to Anchorage police dispatchers. A police sergeant on scene told KTVA at least six people were transported […]

  • Alaska News

    Crystal Serenity cruises on amid environmental concerns

    by Lauren Frost / KNOM on Aug 29, 21:48

    The Crystal Serenity cruise ship is making a 32-day voyage from Anchorage to New York City. With around 1,000 passengers aboard, it is the largest vessel ever to travel the Northwest Passage. Meanwhile, the potential environmental impact of a journey of that scope has some worried. Austin Ahmasuk refers to the Crystal Serenity as “a floating city.” It […]

  • Alaska News

    Newlywed couple seeks help in search for missing wedding day photos

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 29, 18:51

    A newly married couple says they are heartbroken after losing hundreds of once-in-a-lifetime photos of their wedding day. Shanda Ring and Greg Zhuk tied the knot at the Alyeska Resort over the weekend. Afterwards they went up to Matanuska Glacier to take pictures and accidentally left their Nikon D3200 camera on a log behind the information stand. “This […]

  • Education

    Bartlett High celebrates math culture with perfect scores

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 29, 18:38

    You could call it a school where math is cool. The school in question is Bartlett High School, where principal Sean Prince said they have turned some math scores around. Prince said four years ago, the school had a reputation for having poor student math scores, and it was obvious change was needed. They decided […]

  • Alaska News

    Key witness in Reid case raises concern about ‘bad apple’ defense

    by Adrian Wagner/KYUK on Aug 29, 17:13

    This story originated from KYUK Public Media and was republished with permission. BETHEL — State prosecutors last week used the term “bad apple” to describe former Bethel Police Officer Andrew Reid, who pled guilty to assault and misconduct charges in the beating of an Alaska Native man.  A key witness in the case doesn’t think that’s the […]

  • Aviation

    Alaska Airlines: Unruly passenger forces jet to divert

    by Associated Press on Aug 29, 14:47

    Alaska Airlines says an airliner bound for Seattle had to divert to Minneapolis after an unruly passenger tried to open a rear door in flight. The Star Tribune reports the Boeing 737-900ER had left New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday morning when the pilot made an emergency landing at Minneapolis-Paul International Airport […]

  • Alaska News

    Troopers: Missing hiker found by helicopter

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 29, 13:13

    Anatoliy Balko has been found, Alaska State Troopers say. Search teams in the air spotted a makeshift flag around 6:30 p.m., troopers said in an update online dispatch. After refueling, a trooper helicopter headed for the area where the flag was seen and found Balko. The helicopter team flew Balko to the Chena Hot Springs […]

  • Alaska News

    Young updating filings to reflect farm stake, lease income

    by Associated Press on Aug 29, 12:34

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Don Young said the Alaska Republican is updating his financial disclosures to show ownership in a family farm dating to the 1990s and income from oil and gas leases. Spokesman Matt Shuckerow says the failure to include the farm prior to his 2015 report was an […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Firefighter for a day: Inside AFD’s citizen academy

    by Daniella Rivera on Aug 29, 10:16

    What does it take to be a firefighter? Saturday, a couple dozen Alaskans got to find out during the Anchorage Fire Department’s (AFD) citizen academy. AFD holds the training so people have a better understanding of what it takes to do their job. “We invite elected leaders, business leaders, members of the community that have […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Classes delayed at Abbott Loop Elementary following report of natural gas odor

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 29, 9:12

    Last updated at 9:21 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 29 The Anchorage Fire Department and ENSTAR responded to a report of a natural gas smell at Abbott Loop Elementary School Monday morning. Crews were notified of the smell at 8:40 a.m., according to AFD. First day classes were temporarily put on hold and students were kept […]

  • US/World

    Report: Millions raised for Pulse victims not enough to cover expenses

    by Associated Press on Aug 28, 17:24

    The OneOrlando Fund has raised $23 million and counting for Pulse nightclub shooting victims, but experts say the donations won’t be enough to completely offset medical and other expenses incurred from the mass shooting. The Orlando Sentinel reports that as generous as the donations have been to aid victims of the June shooting that left 49 dead, […]

  • US/World

    Italy grieves with emotional mass funeral for earthquake victims

    by Associated Press on Aug 28, 12:44

    Mourners in Italy prayed, hugged, wept and even applauded as coffins carrying victims of the country’s devastating earthquakepassed by at a state funeral Saturday, grieving as one nation after three desperate days of trying to save as many people as possible. In the central town of Ascoli Piceno, they gathered to bid farewell to 35 of the […]

  • US/World

    10,000th Syrian reaches US this week in resettlement program

    by Associated Press on Aug 28, 10:31

    The U.S. ambassador to Jordan says Washington will reach its target Monday of taking in 10,000 Syrian war refugees in a yearlong resettlement program. The program emerged as an issue in the U.S. presidential campaign, with Republican nominee Donald Trump alleging in the past that displaced Syrians constitute a potential security threat. Ambassador Alice Wells […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Crews slow Matanuska River erosion

    by Eric Ruble on Aug 27, 22:56

    Construction crews are making progress on fighting erosion along the Matanuska River. Matanuska-Susitna Borough Emergency Services Director Bill Gamble called the situation “critical” Friday. On Saturday, however, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and its contractors were heaping massive loads of rock onto the edge of the river. They were also digging a […]

  • Aviation

    Anchorage pilot dies in Oregon air show crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 22:16

    Marcus Paine, a pilot based out of Anchorage, died in a plane crash at an airshow in Madras, Oregon on Saturday. The Airshow of the Cascades website stated Marcus Paine died during his Saturday afternoon performance. “The Paine family and the airshow community appreciate your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time,” an air show […]

  • Alaska News

    AST: Army, wildlife troopers help rescue injured pilot following crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 17:42

    Last updated at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28 A U.S. Army helicopter and crew, along with Alaska Wildlife Troopers, helped find and rescue a Fairbanks pilot after his plane crashed Saturday. An online Alaska State Troopers dispatch stated 69-year-old William Larry was alone when his Piper Super Cub plane crashed seven miles northeast of […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    AFD: At least one unit in Reka Drive building damaged by fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 15:39

    At least one home on Reka Drive was damaged by fire Saturday. The Anchorage Fire Department responded and was able to put the fire out. Multiple people called to report the fire at 2:03 p.m., according to a fire dispatcher. She said 14 AFD units were sent to the fire, which caused visible damage to […]

  • US/World

    Boston police officers cover vet bill for dog who ‘took a bullet’ for his owner

    by Jennifer Earl / CBS News on Aug 27, 13:29

    An innocent young woman and a family dog were struck with bullets after an argument erupted in gunfire in a Boston neighborhood early Thursday. According to CBS Boston, police are still searching for suspects in the shooting of 18-year-old Dashaye Mizhari, who is now in the intensive care unit. The teenager was reportedly shot three times as she ran for cover. But officers believe there could have […]