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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage police warn drivers of recent uptick in vehicle thefts

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 03, 19:09

    The Anchorage Police Department says reports of stolen vehicles have gone up almost 60 percent in July and August. APD data shows 244 vehicles were reported stolen in the Municipality of Anchorage in July and August, compared to 153 stolen vehicles reported in May and June of this year, according to police. The National Highway […]

  • Alaska

    Satellite images reveal scope of Alaska wildfire destruction

    by Eric Ruble on Sep 03, 18:56

    2015 will go down in history as one of the most destructive years for wildfires in Alaska. The state’s Division of Forestry said that more than five million acres have burned statewide since the start of the season. During his visit to Alaska, President Barack Obama said the wildfires were a result of climate change. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Uber signs agreement to stop operating, pay settlement to Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 03, 17:38

    Uber has entered a settlement and agreed to pay the State of Alaska $77,925 and cease operations in the state “unless or until they comply with the law,” officials say. The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s Workers’ Compensation Division brought the ride sharing service before the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board in October of […]

  • US/World

    Charleston church shooting suspect to face death penalty, prosecutor says

    by CBS News on Sep 03, 16:16

    The white man accused of killing nine black churchgoers during a Bible study will face the death penalty, prosecutors say. Court documents filed Thursday said prosecutors would pursue the death penalty against Dylann Roof, 21, because more than two people were killed, and that others’ lives were put at risk. During a press conference on Thursday, South […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    President Obama reflects on his visit to Alaska

    by KTVA Web Staff on Sep 03, 14:54

    In a video posted to the official White House Twitter account Thursday, President Barack Obama reflected on his three-day visit to Alaska. Standing with the Kotzebue Sound as his backdrop, the president remarked on the unique challenges residents of the Arctic face. He also talked about his trip to Dillingham, where he took part in […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Search suspended for man who went missing after Cook Inlet rescue

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 03, 9:34

    The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for missing kayaker Bruce Gronewald, who went missing after he was recently rescued from Cook Inlet when his canoe sunk. A search for the 55-year-old Wasilla man was launched after concerned family members contacted authorities Tuesday morning when he did not return from a kayak outing, according to […]

  • Alaska

    Alaska Supreme Court to hear school funding lawsuit soon

    by Associated Press on Sep 03, 8:35

    Attorneys for both the state of Alaska and the Ketchikan Gateway Borough are preparing to make their cases on education funding before the Alaska Supreme Court this month. The Ketchikan Daily news reports (http://bit.ly/1JMCji0) that oral arguments in the case are scheduled for Sept. 16 in Anchorage. A Ketchikan Superior Court judge last November invalidated […]

  • Alaska

    Vessel sinks near Sitka, leaking nearly 30 gallons of oil

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 02, 21:24

    Multiple agencies responded to a sinking vessel near Sitka Wednesday. The vessel ran aground Tuesday evening and spilled “10-30 gallons” of oil, according to U.S. Coast Guard officials. The Pacific Venture, a 58-foot seiner, rolled over around 2 a.m. on Wednesday and sank in an area approximately 25 feet deep and roughly half a mile from […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    Obama in Kotzebue: I’m here to make sure you get the support you need

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 02, 20:45

      KOTZEBUE — In front of about 1,000 people who gathered in the Kotzebue school gym, President Barack Obama repeated sentiments from Monday’s closing remarks at GLACIER: “We’ve gotta do more; we’ve gotta move faster.” When Air Force One touched down at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Ralph Wien Memorial Airport in Kotzebue, Obama became the […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    Opinion: Obama’s visit is a day Dillingham will never forget

    by Clark Fair on Sep 02, 20:35

    Back in July, a visit to Dillingham by the President of the United States of America was completely off my radar of possibilities. When a local university employee asked me whether I’d heard that the president might be coming into town, I assumed immediately that she was talking about the new university president, the recently […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    President Obama, funding comes to rural Alaska

    by Sierra Starks, Hope Miller on Sep 02, 19:30

    Updated on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 8 a.m. On the same day as his trips to Dillingham and Kotzebue, President Barack Obama announced new funding to enhance energy efficiency in rural Alaska and detailed the Denali Commission’s role in relocation efforts for communities affected by climate change. The funding comes after other White House announcements […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mat-Su ferry to become floating hospital for Philippine Red Cross

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 02, 19:26

    The Matanuska-Susitna Borough’s failed ferry project may soon be over. After years of dead end offers, the borough has finally found a buyer for the M/V Susitna. If all goes as planned, it will leave Alaska in spring of 2016 with the Philippine Red Cross. The ferry will be used to deliver food and supplies to islands […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Assembly committee debates how pot shops should fit into Anchorage land

    by Liz Raines on Sep 02, 17:11

    The municipality’s Community and Economic Development Committee, known as Title 21, explored regulations on marijuana land use on Wednesday afternoon. The meeting was centered around a draft order, created by Erika McConnell of the Anchorage Planning Division. The document focused on nine main questions: 1. Should there be commercial grows in residential neighborhoods? 2. Should […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    FOUND: Missing 12-year-old located

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 02, 16:47

    Update on Sept. 2, 6:58 p.m. The Anchorage Police Department says 12-year-old Jacob Noden has been located. Original Story The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 12-year-old. Jacob Noden was last seen Tuesday evening in the Lancelot Circle area near Wonder Park Elementary School, police said in a […]

  • US/World

    70 years ago: Japan surrendered, bringing an end to WWII

    by CBS News on Sep 02, 16:29

    It has been seven decades since the first atomic bomb was dropped on Japan by the United States killing tens of thousands of people and prompting the end of WWII. And it is exactly 70 years ago Wednesday, on Sept. 2, 1945, that 11 men representing Japan arrived aboard the battleship Missouri to surrender their country. American […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: Authorities searching for Big Lake couple accused of stealing trooper vehicle

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 02, 16:17

    An Alaska State Trooper vehicle was stolen while a suspect sat in the backseat, troopers confirmed Wednesday. Big Lake resident Joshua Watford, 38, was arrested by troopers at around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on an outstanding warrant after he was seen at a local pawn shop. According to a release from troopers, he was “cuffed and secured” […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    Kotzebue mayor on POTUS visit: ‘I was so excited that my appendix burst’

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 02, 15:14

    On a boat not feeling well, at first Kotzebue Mayor Maija Lukin thought she might have had the flu. It had been going around. Within a few hours, however, Lukin realized it was more serious. The timing couldn’t have been worse. She was flown to Anchorage for medical treatment Friday, just days before President Barack […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    President Obama shares his visit to Alaska on Instagram

    by KTVA Web Staff on Sep 02, 14:38

    President Barack Obama’s three-day visit to Alaska began with a pointed speech on climate change at the GLACIER conference Monday. Then, to the surprise of diners, the POTUS grabbed breakfast to-go at a well-known Anchorage cafe before flying on Marine One to Exit Glacier and viewing Alaska’s Resurrection Bay from a tour boat. The president has been sharing […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    Chinese warships in Bering Sea as Obama visits Alaska

    by Associated Press on Sep 02, 11:49

    A U.S. official says five Chinese warships have moved into the Bering Sea near Alaska after participating in a naval exercise with Russia. President Barack Obama is in northern Alaska near the Arctic Circle to discuss climate change. But officials say the U.S. military has been aware of ships and has been tracking their movements […]

  • Alaska

    North America’s tallest peak shorter in new measurement

    by Associated Press on Sep 02, 7:15

    North America’s tallest mountain just got a shorter name. Now it has a shorter elevation. Denali, the Alaska mountain formerly known as Mount McKinley, now measures 20,310 at its highest point in a new official elevation the U.S. Geological Survey announced Wednesday. That’s 10 feet less than the old measurement of 20,320 feet. The change […]