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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Matanuska River continues to overtake homes

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 28, 10:12

    When Aaron Provo bought this property 20 years ago, he had no idea it was in the middle of a flood plane. “My view has increased dramatically, but that isn’t really what I wanted,” Provo said. Provo’s nine acres near the Glenn Highway is now just two. Each year the mighty Matanuska River swallows up […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: Missing Palmer teen found safe

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 9:06

    Update: Anchorage police say 17-year-old Casanova Calderon has been found safe. Original story Anchorage police are asking for help locating a missing 17-year-old last seen in the Tikahtnu Commons area Monday night. Casanova Calderon is a Palmer resident and was in Anchorage with family, according to a statement from Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Castro. He […]

  • Alaska

    Troopers: Woman dies after shooting herself outside Seward prison

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 8:15

    Update: Tuesday, July 28 at 8:30 a.m. The woman — identified as 31-year-old Amanda Bee of North Pole — died at Providence Seward Medical and Care Center Monday evening. Her next-of-kin was aware of her death, troopers say. The State Medical Examiner’s Office was notified and requested an autopsy, troopers said Tuesday. Original story A woman […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Apartment owner says plugged storm drain makes city responsible for damages

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 27, 21:42

    The owner of an Anchorage apartment building that was flooded by torrential rains says she thinks the city should pay for the damages. Beverly Newby says the city failed to maintain a storm drain that could have helped divert the water that rushed down Cordova Street Saturday night and damaged each of the bottom units […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: Missing adults, child located

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 27, 21:08

    Update: Tuesday, July 28 Law enforcement located the trio. Police say they are safe. Original story The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating two adults and a child who are overdue from a fishing trip. Jesse Urias, 35; Sabra Stiner, 31; and Shaniah Adams, 7, left Anchorage on Saturday in a […]

  • Alaska

    Kodiak science students win world competition for earthquake research

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 27, 20:44

    A team of science students from Kodiak can now call themselves world champions. Levi Purdy, John Dunlop, Kyle Ruotsalainen and Anna McDonald represented Kodiak High School at the NASA World Wind Europa Challenge in Italy. “What high school kids get to say in their free time they’re having conference calls with NASA?” McDonald asked rhetorically. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    JBER commander speaks out about Army cuts

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 27, 20:35

    On Monday, the commander of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson spoke out for the first time about the coming cuts and what they could mean for the base. Col. Brian Bruckbauer says he is meeting weekly with U.S. Army officials to get a better idea of what their mission will look like in Alaska after the downsizing. […]

  • Alaska

    Wreckage of crashed Alaska sightseeing plane recovered

    by Associated Press on Jul 27, 15:12

    The wreckage of a sightseeing plane that crashed near Ketchikan last month, killing all nine people onboard, has been recovered. Clint Johnson, chief of the Alaska regional office of the National Transportation Safety Board, says the wreckage was removed from the steep, rugged terrain over the weekend, loaded onto a barge and transported to a […]

  • Alaska

    Strong earthquake rattles Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

    by Associated Press on Jul 27, 11:48

    The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting no damage from a strong earthquake that rocked Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. The quake struck at 8:49 p.m. Sunday and was centered 45 miles southwest of the village of Nikolski at a depth of 16 miles. The USGS says the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.9. Nikolski and its […]

  • Fairbanks

    Fairbanks man killed in Steese Highway crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 27, 10:19

    A Fairbanks man is dead after a driver ran a red light Saturday night, authorities say. Police say 73-year-old William Ambrose, Sr. was killed after his 2008 Ford Focus was struck by a Ford F-250 Saturday night around 9:30. Ambrose was traveling westbound on Third Street to turn south on the Steese Highway when the […]

  • Alaska

    Troopers: Chevak man admits to murder of Roxanne Smart

    by Daysha Eaton / KYUK Radio on Jul 27, 9:05

    This story originates from KYUK Public Media and was published with permission UPDATE – 7/26 11:15 a.m.: Alaska State Troopers say a Chevak man has admitted to killing Roxanne Smart last summer. The announcement was made Saturday through an online dispatch that they had arrested 20-year-old Samuel Atchak, of Chevak. Megan Peters, a spokesperson for […]

  • Alaska

    UAS names director of Ketchikan campus as interim provost

    by Associated Press on Jul 27, 7:41

    The University of Alaska Southeast has announced Priscilla Schulte as this school year’s interim provost, while the search for a permanent provost is expected to begin in August. The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/1IpsZV1) that Schulte, who is director of the university’s Ketchikan campus, is expected to serve as interim provost until the beginning of summer […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    25 years of ADA, Part 1: Living in Anchorage with a disability

    by Sierra Starks on Jul 26, 23:39

    In many cases, the Americans with Disabilities Act affects every resident around the nation — from public restrooms to parking lots, walkways to seating arrangements. Twenty-five years ago, ADA was signed into law. For those who experience a disability firsthand, July 26, 1990 has meant an enforcement of civil rights that they can’t imagine living […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Service dogs in Alaska help heal invisible wounds

    by Liz Raines on Jul 26, 23:29

    For April Gettys, years of domestic violence gave way to the beginning of a new battle — post traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD. “Every time somebody would knock on the door, or my kids would come in, I didn’t know if it was my ex-husband trying to kill me again,” says Gettys. She […]

  • News

    Alaska welcomes Japanese exchange students

    by Liz Raines on Jul 26, 18:36

    Dozens of Alaskan families are giving the gift of international friendship. On Sunday, more than 20 Japanese exchange students met their host families in Anchorage for the first time. Some of them will be staying with residents in the muni, while others are headed for Fairbanks or the Kenai Peninsula. In return, seven Alaskan students […]

  • US/World

    Family, supporters cheer on Juneau swimmer CJ Umbs at World Games

    by Megan Mazurek on Jul 25, 23:33

    Four Alaskan athletes are representing Team USA at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. Before the opening ceremonies Saturday evening, CJ Umbs, a swimmer from Juneau, entered into the competition in a preliminary round for the 100 meter backstroke. “He’s having a lot of fun,” said Michelle Umbs, CJ’s mom. CJ’s family and […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Saturday night flooding closes intersections, overflows into Anchorage apartment complex

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 25, 23:19

      Anchorage police closed two intersections Saturday evening due to flooding from heavy rain — International Airport Road at Old Seward Highway and 36th Avenue at A Street. Street maintenance crews were on-scene responding to the flooding well into the late hours of the night. “Over the last couple of hours police have received multiple […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Alaskans help Nepal earthquake victims from village of Langtang

    by Eric Ruble on Jul 25, 18:43

    It’s been three months since the Himalayan region was devastated by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake. In Nepal, some of the most catastrophic damage occurred in the village of Langtang, which was almost entirely destroyed. The surviving residents were forced to relocate to Kathmandu, where they have since been living. In Anchorage, an effort is underway to […]

  • US/World

    Damaged Shell icebreaker, the Fennica, arrives in Oregon for repairs

    by Associated Press on Jul 25, 18:04

    Authorities say the Fennica, a vessel that could be used by Royal Dutch Shell PLC in its Arctic offshore drilling project, has arrived in Oregon for repairs. Portland Police officials say the 380-foot icebreaker arrived at a Swan Island dry dock about 3 a.m. Saturday. The icebreaker is a key part of Shell’s exploration and […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    2 motorcyclists killed in crash on Glenn Highway

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 25, 17:12

      Two motorcyclists were killed after they collided with a vehicle at Mile 37.5 of the Glenn Highway Friday night. Just before 11 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a crash on the highway, according to an online dispatch. The victims, identified as Adam Johnson and David Hecker, were among a group of motorcyclists “driving northbound on […]