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  • Alaska News

    Walker makes pitch for opening ANWR to Obama administration

    by Associated Press on Oct 08, 16:56

    Gov. Bill Walker has lobbied members of President Barack Obama’s administration on opening up parts of an Alaska refuge to oil drilling. Walker met with reporters Thursday after returning from Washington, D.C. Walker told Interior Secretary Sally Jewell his hopes of filling the trans-Alaska pipeline with oil drilled from a small section of the Arctic […]

  • Alaska News

    Cuts are not on hold, says Army, but are under review

    by Bonney Bowman on Oct 08, 16:21

    Force reduction cuts at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson are not on hold, says Lt. Col. Joe Buccino, a public affairs officer with the U.S. Army. Reports have been circulating the cuts of 2,700 soldiers from JBER’s 4/25 Airborne Brigade Combat Team have been put on hold, but Buccino says that’s not the case. ‘The planned force […]

  • US/World

    Delta flight turns back after striking bird

    by Associated Press on Oct 08, 15:57

    Officials with the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport say a Delta Air Lines flight headed from Seattle to Hong Kong has turned back and landed safely after striking a bird. KIRO-TV reports that an alert was issued for flight 281 at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. It was over the Olympic mountains when it turned around and landed […]

  • Alaska News

    Unusually high number of sea otter deaths reported in Kachemak Bay

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 08, 15:56

    An unusually high number of dead and dying sea otters have been found in the Kachemak Bay area near Homer this year. Staff from the Alaska SeaLife Center and experts from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are working to figure out what’s killing off the otters at such a rapid rate. “More recently, animals […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Big Lake pilot killed in plane crash near Houston High School

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 08, 14:52

    The sole occupant of a small, single-engine aircraft was killed after their plane crashed near Houston High School, according to officials. Alaska State Troopers say family and friends at the scene identified the pilot as 23-year-old Joseph “Joe” Mielke, of Big Lake. Mielke was taking off from a nearby aircraft frame shop when the crash […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: Enstar, fire crews respond to gas leak near Potter Marsh

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 08, 14:13

    Last Updated: Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 at 4:42 p.m. Fire crews have left the scene and motorists are no longer being turned away. Officials on scene said ENSTAR was doing work on a valve on their line and it resulted in the inadvertent escape of gas. Original Story: Anchorage police and fire crews are on scene […]

  • US/World

    US airman who helped thwart French train attack is stabbed

    by CNN / AP on Oct 08, 8:18

      SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, hailed as a hero for helping to tackle a gunman on a French train in August, was stabbed and seriously wounded outside a bar early Thursday in what police said was an alcohol-related fight that had nothing to do with terrorism. Stone, 23, was stabbed […]

  • Alaska News

    Bethel residents support liquor store, advisory vote finds

    by Associated Press on Oct 08, 6:29

    Unofficial election results from a non-binding advisory vote in Bethel show that most residents would support a liquor store in the city. Early results from Tuesday’s municipal election show that about 56 percent of voters support a liquor license application for a liquor store. This spring, the Bethel Native Corporation applied for a package liquor […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Cuddy Park ducks cause big problems, hunt for solutions begins

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 07, 21:58

    For years, Cherie Northon with the Anchorage Waterways Council has been asking people not to feed the ducks at Cuddy Park in midtown Anchorage. Constant feeding, she said, is keeping too many of them around. But Northon said the message is more important now than ever since some of the highest levels of fecal coliform […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Walking with wolves: Alaska Zoo to host Wolf Day

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 07, 21:42

    The Alaska Zoo is giving visitors a chance to see grey wolves a little closer this weekend by hosting ”wolf day” on Saturday. The zoo has five resident wolves. Staff often take them out for enrichment walks behind their enclosure to give the animals a chance to get used to different sights and smells. Visitors will get […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Building with Krispy Kreme breaks ground in East Anchorage

    by Eric Ruble on Oct 07, 20:01

    Alaskans are one step closer to getting served hot Krispy Kreme donuts. Ground was officially broken Wednesday afternoon for the building that will house the chain donut shop. Other tenants include a BurgerFi restaurant and Body Renew fitness center. It’s all part of the Creekside development. “What was once a trailer park has now turned […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage shelter expands housing limit for homeless women

    by Alexis Fernandez on Oct 07, 19:32

    With the weather getting colder, many people in the homeless community are heading to shelters. But for some homeless women, it’s not that easy finding a safe place to sleep for more than 30 days. The Anchorage Gospel Rescue Mission is hoping to fill that void. For the past five months, the mission has been […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Rabbit Creek Elementary evacuated due to gas line break

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 07, 14:09

    Updated: Wed., Oct. 7 at 5:25 p.m. ANCHORAGE — Anchorage’s Rabbit Creek Elementary was evacuated Wednesday afternoon just before 2 p.m. as a result of damage to a natural gas line. The damage done to the line was the result of a third-party crew working nearby, according to Lindsay Hobson with ENSTAR. “I heard a […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mat-Su’s Silver Fox Inn sustains major damage in morning fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 07, 11:16

    A fire broke out Wednesday morning at the Silver Fox Inn, near Wasilla, causing significant damage. Emergency crews responded to the report of a fire at the hotel, bar and grill at about 7 a.m., after a renter in an apartment next door spotted the fire on the way to work. No one was inside the […]

  • Alaska News

    Budget cuts force 4 Alaska ferries out of service

    by Associated Press on Oct 07, 10:52

    State transportation officials plan to take four of Alaska’s 11 ferries out of service next summer because of budget cuts. The Juneau Empire reports the marine highway system unveiled its summer 2016 draft schedule on Tuesday. The state will idle the Taku, Fairweather and Chenega next summer, and the ferry Malaspina will only operate during […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska DNR designates ‘protection of fish, wildlife habitat’ within Chuitna River watershed

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 07, 9:42

    The state Division of Mining, Land & Water has issued a decision on the Chuitna Citizens Coalition Inc.’s applications – granting the coalition instream flow reservations for Middle Creek/Stream 2003, a tributary of the Chuitna River. “These applications were requested to protect flows for the purpose of protection of fish and wildlife habitat, migration, and propagation,” […]

  • Alaska News

    Municipality of Anchorage looking to buy more assets in Cook Inlet

    by Alexis Fernandez on Oct 06, 20:04

    The Municipality of Anchorage is looking to buy more assets in Cook Inlet. On Tuesday, the Anchorage Assembly passed a resolution allowing the Berkowitz Administration to move forward with a bid to purchase assets in Cook Inlet. ConocoPhillips is offering to sell its one-third interest in the Beluga River Unit, its 100 percent interest in the […]

  • Alaska News

    Juneau family speaks out after losing two sons to heroin

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 06, 19:20

    Shelly Eidsness buried her youngest son, Brock, just three weeks ago — after he died from a heroin overdose in Juneau. “What goes through my mind is, it’s not real,” Eidsness said through her tears. “I want him back. I want my boy.” It’s the second time her family has been impacted by the dangerous drug. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    City considers portable restrooms for downtown

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 06, 18:51

    It’s a delicate issue that’s becoming a big problem. A lack of restrooms in downtown Anchorage means some homeless people are going outdoors. Many business owners say they’re tired of cleaning it up. Nina Bonito put a sign on her Kobuk Coffee Company door. It read, “the restrooms are for customers only”. She also built […]

  • Fairbanks

    UPDATE: Driver killed in Fairbanks-area crash ID’d

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 06, 17:51

    Updated on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 2:50 p.m. The man killed in a single-vehicle rollover Sunday has been identified, Alaska State Troopers report. The driver was identified as 36-year-old Christopher Bringhurst, of Fairbanks, according to an online dispatch. Bringhurst’s next of kin has been notified. Original story Alaska State Troopers are trying to identify a […]