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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: 2 in hospital after planes collide mid-air in the Valley

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 31, 15:36

    Troopers are responding to a plane crash in the Mat-Su Valley that occurred Saturday afternoon. Just after 1 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report that two aircrafts collided mid-air in the Valley, said AST spokeswoman Megan Peters. Authorities responded to two separate wreckage sites, in the area of Knik-Goose Bay Road and Vine Road. Both planes were […]

  • Alaska

    Less than 50 days ’til Alaska sees 1st day of spring

    by Janessa Webb on Jan 31, 14:19

    While the Midwest and portions of the East coast have been shoveling their way out of a snowstorm, it’s well below average in the snowfall department across the 49th state. A large dome of high pressure took over the state Sunday afternoon, causing temperatures across the southern Seward Peninsula and North Slope to hit 30 […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    McDonald’s around Anchorage to let customers ‘pay with lovin’

    by Sierra Starks on Jan 31, 13:57

      Imagine this. A customer walks into his local McDonald’s restaurant to order from the breakfast menu. “Two hash browns and a small coffee,” he tells the cashier, Matt. Instead of giving the customer his total to pay, the cashier says, “You know what? For your payment today, do you have your cell phone with […]

  • Alaska

    UPDATE: Begich will not run for Anchorage mayor, will head company instead

    by Sierra Starks on Jan 31, 13:04

    Former Sen. Mark Begich’s next move is no longer a secret — he will not be running for the Mayor of Anchorage in this year’s election. The former senator has announced that he is instead creating his own company, Northern Compass Group. Begich says the company will focus on developing businesses and working on public […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Former NFL player helps teens become successful, avoid trouble with the law

    by Dave Leval on Jan 30, 22:50

    Former defensive end Mao Tosi has tackled many people during his playing days in college and in the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals. Being home in Anchorage, however, may provide his biggest obstacle. Ten years ago, Tosi created AK Pride, a program in which he teams mentors with kids in a variety of programs ranging […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Alaska Regional Hospital announces plans for Mountain View clinic

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 30, 21:48

    The Anchorage Community Land Trust and Alaska Regional Hospital have signed an agreement to open a community health clinic in Mountain View to better serve residents in the area. The clinic would provide primary care services for residents in the Mountain View community, many of whom may not be getting the level of healthcare they […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mayoral candidates address recent Anchorage violence

    by Kate McPherson on Jan 30, 20:34

    With the recent surge in violent crimes in Anchorage, some of the candidates in the upcoming mayoral race are speaking out against the actions of perpetrators and looking for ways to protect other residents. Candidate Andrew Halcro says the recent shootings in Anchorage need to be addressed with dedicated gang and drug task forces. “When […]

  • Alaska

    Last man on the moon lands in Anchorage

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jan 30, 17:40

    The last man to walk on the moon visited Anchorage on Friday, and spoke with students enrolled in the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut Capt. Eugene Cernan, 80, was the invited speaker to help celebrate the ANSEP’s 20th anniversary. He told […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD releases traffic fatality stats for 2014

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 30, 17:06

    Anchorage saw an uptick in traffic fatalities last year compared to 2009-2013, according to data released by the Anchorage Police Department Friday. Twenty-three people died in traffic collisions in 2014, which includes all collision types involving vehicles, pedestrians, or bicyclists. Of those, alcohol or drugs were a factor in 15 of the cases. The department […]

  • Alaska

    Woman dies in early morning shooting in Bethel

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 30, 14:52

    Bethel police arrested a 34-year-old Bethel man in connection with the early morning shooting death of a woman Friday. At 4:56 a.m., the Bethel Police Department responded to a report of a victim suffering from a gunshot wound in a home on the 4000 block of A.J. Way. A witness at the scene, 23-year-old Jaclyn […]

  • Alaska

    Walker announces adjutant general of Alaska National Guard

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 30, 12:49

    Gov. Bill Walker announced his choices for adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard and deputy commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs at a Friday press conference. Retired U.S. Army Col. Laurie Hummel was named the adjutant general, and will also serve as the commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Retired […]

  • Alaska

    Alaska sea otter pup moving into Seattle Aquarium

    by Associated Press on Jan 30, 11:18

    The Seattle Aquarium is welcoming a six-month-old sea otter from Alaska. Mishka is scheduled to arrive Saturday from the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. She was rehabilitated after being caught last July in a fishing net and now weighs 26 pounds. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Mishka likely wouldn’t survive if released back […]

  • Alaska

    Pot legalization puts Alaska drug-sniffing dogs out of work

    by Associated Press on Jan 30, 10:43

    The legalization of marijuana in Alaska is putting some police dogs out of work. The Juneau Empire reports (http://is.gd/p2PBhQ) that 10 drug-sniffing dogs used by the Alaska State Troopers will be taken out of service when recreational use of marijuana becomes legal Feb. 24. The 10 Belgian malinois, Dutch shepherds, German shepherds, Czech shepherds and […]

  • Alaska

    Search suspended for woman missing along Kuskokwim River

    by Associated Press on Jan 30, 8:52

    The search has been suspended for the third person missing since December when a snowstorm hit the Kwethluk area. KYUK reports (http://is.gd/I3I4CV) the all-volunteer search for 27-year-old Sally Stone was suspended because of cold weather, equipment in need of repair and low morale. Stone and two others from Aniak were traveling on a snowmobile Dec. […]

  • Alaska

    Acting adjutant general: Reforms in progress but more are needed

    by Rhonda McBride on Jan 30, 8:27

    Gov. Bill Walker is expected to appoint a new commissioner to head the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Friday. The commissioner also serves as adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard. Acting Adjutant Brig. Gen. Mike Bridges addressed the House State Affairs committee Thursday, bringing lawmakers up to date on reforms to address the […]

  • Alaska

    AIDEA’s letter of intent for $52.5M purchase of Pentex raises concerns

    by Shannon Kemp on Jan 30, 7:26

    The governor’s plan to bring energy relief to the Interior is raising some concerns. This week, the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) in conjunction with Gov. Bill Walker announced they signed a non-binding letter of intent to purchase Pentex Alaska Natural Gas Company, LLC and its assets. Included in the purchase are Fairbanks Natural Gas and the […]

  • Alaska

    New PSA message: Alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix

    by Rhonda McBride on Jan 30, 0:23

    Most people know that alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix. But what about women who drink and don’t know they’re pregnant? Experts say the early days of conception are when the embryo is the most vulnerable to birth defects caused by alcohol, especially if the woman is binge drinking. The Alaska Mental Health Trust debuted a […]

  • News

    Anchorage waterline break causes adult school closure

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 29, 21:54

    A waterline at the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority building on Community Park Loop near Bragaw Street ruptured just after 6 p.m. Thursday, and as of 9:44 p.m. has still not been fixed. A representative with Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility said a repair crew was called to the location at 6:15 p.m., but that situation has […]

  • Alaska

    SeaLife Center adapts new trainings for blind baby seal

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 29, 20:57

    It was a snowy day in Seward where Halley Werner and her staff at the Alaska SeaLife Center worked with four of the resident harbor seals. “Spin,” she commanded. “Good girl, Addie.” After years of training, the seals are old pros, finding targets and barking on command. Werner has had to completely change her training […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Streets to sheltered: Homeless family wins apartment raffle

    by Bonney Bowman on Jan 29, 19:13

    An Anchorage couple once considered homeless has been moved into a new home after winning a local nonprofit group’s raffle. Wednesday, Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. hosted Project: Homeless Connect, which gave the couple the break they were waiting for. Rose Hubbard and her husband were one of four families randomly selected in a raffle for empty […]