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    Found innocent, defendants still battle stigma of their arrests

    by Dave Leval on Sep 01, 22:14

    James Mooney says he considers most of the last five years of his life a nightmare. The Anchorage Police Department arrested Mooney for the 2009 sexual assault of his then-fiancée. The 40-year-old man from South Anchorage says he did nothing wrong. Jurors acquitted Mooney of all the charges in June 2012, three years after his arrest. “You […]

  • Local

    Motorcycle accident blocks traffic on DeBarr Road

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 21:05

    Authorities responded to a vehicle accident involving a motorcycle at the intersection of Boniface Parkway and DeBarr Road Monday night. The accident occurred at around 8:30 p.m. and blocked most of eastbound traffic on Debarr Road as police worked to clear the scene. Medics responded to the accident as well. But the Anchorage Police Department […]

  • Local

    Bike renter calls working on Labor Day a labor of love

    by Bonney Bowman on Sep 01, 20:30

    Labor Day is a holiday to spend time with family and relax a little. Some don’t get Labor Day off. Most don’t mind pulling a shift on the first Monday in September, but one man is actually celebrating the holiday by working. Antonio Pablo Portillo spends his days at the corner of Fifth Avenue and […]

  • Local

    2 dead, 1 injured in Parks Highway collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 18:47

    Alaska State Troopers are investigating a head-on collision on Parks Highway. AST is reporting that the crash occurred Monday evening at Mile 152 of the highway. Troopers say the collision resulted in two fatalities and one serious injury. Troopers with the Alaska Bureau of Highway Patrol are responding to investigate the cause and circumstances surrounding the […]

  • News

    72 years old and sleeping outside tonight

    by John Thain on Sep 01, 18:12

    Tonight while most of us are enjoying the warmth of our homes and the love of family, a 72-year-old woman is sleeping outside on the grass somewhere in Anchorage. She sleeps in the cold by choice, she says, not wanting to be a burden to her daughter. Hundreds of cars passed by this woman as […]

  • US/World

    Marine helicopter goes down in Gulf of Aden; 25 rescued

    by CBS/AP on Sep 01, 16:09

    A Marine helicopter carrying 25 U.S. service members crashed in the Gulf of Aden Monday, but all aboard were rescued, according to the Navy. Seventeen Marines and eight sailors were aboard the CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter when it crashed as it attempted to land on the USS Mesa Verde. All were aboard the ship following […]

  • Local

    Fishing line trash a danger to birds

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 01, 7:00

    Anchorage lakes and streams seem to have an abundance of fish this year. Fisherman are reporting more salmon returning to places like Campbell Creek than they’ve seen in years. All those fish are attracting more fishermen to local banks, but it’s also causing some problems. A lot more trash is being left behind on the ground. […]

  • Local

    Plane crashes near Earthquake Park after engine failure

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 31, 19:42

    A plane made an emergency landing Sunday evening near Lake Hood Drive, touching down safely with no injuries to anyone aboard. Authorities responded to the crash and found the plane upright in the middle of thick brush and trees. Four people were on board the aircraft. One of the passengers says the engine quit shortly […]

  • Local

    Guardsmen welcomed home after Guantanamo Bay deployment

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 31, 17:50

    About 50 Alaska Army National Guardsmen are back home just in time for the holiday. The soldiers, with the 761st Military Police Battalion, were welcomed with shouts, balloons and smiling faces on Saturday night after a nine-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Among the welcome wagon at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport was a boy holding a […]

  • State

    Moderate earthquake hits region near Fairbanks

    by Associated Press on Aug 31, 16:00

    Updated Sunday, Aug. 31 Aftershocks continue to rattle interior Alaska after a 5.1-magnitude earthquake Saturday night. The Fairbanks News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1zZjnZh) that aftershocks of 4.08 and 4.19 were felt Sunday throughout the cities of North Pole and Fairbanks. There have been no reports of damage or injuries after the shaking. The 5.1 earthquake hit at […]

  • State

    US trained Alaskans as secret ‘stay-behind agents’

    by Associated Press on Aug 31, 10:36

    Early in the Cold War, there were fears Russia might invade and occupy Alaska – then a U.S. territory. So Washington recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military. That’s what newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show. […]

  • State

    Temporary brown bear hunting closure opposed

    by Associated Press on Aug 30, 17:18

    A proposed temporary closure of brown bear hunting inside the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is drawing opposition. Federal officials have proposed closing brown bear hunting this season to give the population a chance to recover. Citing state data, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says 168 brown bears, including 42 adult sows, have been killed […]

  • State

    Alaskans fill firefighters’ boots for muscular dystrophy

    by Kate McPherson on Aug 29, 23:13

    The 60th annual Fill the Boot once again showed the generosity of firefighters and Alaskan donors. Street corners across Anchorage were occupied by firefighters giving their time to help raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association Friday. Last year, more that $90,000 was donated. “Looks like some good money is coming in, hopefully it’s as […]

  • Local

    Not everyone hopes airport expansion takes off in Anchorage

    by Dave Leval on Aug 29, 20:25

    Steve Holley has a lot of artifacts in his office that pay homage to his Alaska Native roots, including an old rain jacket made of seal intestines. Holley wants to protect other pieces in West Anchorage, such as Point Woronzof. Crowds gather daily at the scenic spot. They ride bikes, walk or just take in the view […]

  • State

    Shell submits proposal for 2015 Arctic exploration

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 29, 17:51

    Shell Alaska is considering heading back to the Arctic to explore for oil. The company submitted a plan Thursday with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for the 2015 drilling season. Shell hasn’t been working in the Arctic since 2012, when the company ran into serious problems while searching for oil. The new plan is just […]

  • State

    Court agrees to review Tongass Roadless Rule case

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 29, 15:42

    A decision allowing new road construction and logging in the nation’s largest national forest will be reviewed. Friday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced it will review a case that challenges Tongass National Forests’ exemption from the Roadless Rule, adopted in 2001 to protect millions of acres of national forests and grasslands from […]

  • State

    Elite Army Rangers train in Alaska

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 29, 11:25

    The skills of U.S. Army Rangers are legendary, but they don’t reach that level of ability without serious training. Now that the wars in the Middle East are winding down, the Rangers are focusing on practicing specific skill sets. That’s how a group of 80 Rangers from Ft. Benning, Georgia, found themselves hanging from Alaska […]

  • State

    Stranded harbor seal pup released in Juneau

    by Associated Press on Aug 29, 10:51

    A harbor seal found stranded in May in Juneau has been returned to the wild after putting on some weight in the last three months. The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/1u5DEuy) reports the seal was released Wednesday from Auke Recreation Area. The male pup was just days old when it was found in May in Auke Bay. […]

  • State

    Man dies following fall into Little Susitna River

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 29, 8:41

    A 74-year-old Anchorage man died early Friday morning after being swept away by the Little Susitna River, Alaska State Troopers said. In an online dispatch, troopers said Yong Soo Kim had gotten lost in the Hatcher Pass Management area with a friend Thursday. When the two attempted to cross the river, AST said Kim fell […]

  • State

    Alaska mayors take stand against marijuana measure

    by Emily Carlson on Aug 28, 22:36

    Another Alaskan group is voicing their opinion on Ballot Measure 2. Mayors from across the state have a strong message: they do not want marijuana in their communities. The Alaska Conference of Mayors passed a resolution against Ballot Measure 2 and donated $5,000 to the “Big Marijuana. Big Mistake. Vote No on 2” campaign. The […]