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  • US/World

    Charlotte police release video of Keith Lamont Scott shooting

    by CBS/AP on Sep 24, 17:27

    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department on Saturday released dashcam and bodycam video of the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, as well as photos of the gun and possible marijuana blunt found on Scott when he died. In the dashcam video, Scott can be seen exiting his vehicle before officers start firing. Officers are heard saying “drop the gun, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    East Anchorage home damaged in early morning fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 24, 13:04

    A family whose home was damaged during an early morning fire was displaced but did not need help from the American Red Cross, officials say. The fire was reported at 1:43 a.m. at 2436 Havenshire Place, Anchorage Fire Department dispatchers told KTVA. Fifteen units were dispatched and arrived by 1:49 a.m. The fire took nearly […]

  • Alaska News

    Sitka group wants plastic bag fee

    by Associated Press on Sep 24, 13:01

    A group is exploring a possible plastic and paper bag fee in Sitka. The Sitka Sentinel reports the first Bags for Change meeting brought in about a dozen people. Supporters say single-use grocery bags harm the environment. A fee could range from 10 to 25 cents on paper and plastic grocery store bags. The group […]

  • Alaska News

    Shaktoolik plans to ‘stay and defend’ current location

    by Lauren Frost / KNOM on Sep 24, 12:42

    This August, representatives from Shaktoolik completed a strategic management plan to protect their community from erosion and violent storms. The plan lists nine critical actions, including replacing the health clinic, reinforcing the berm, and building an evacuation center. All of these critical actions are part of the village’s larger goal of remaining at their current […]

  • Alaska News

    Kenai council to vote on cat leash law

    by Associated Press on Sep 24, 11:28

    Cats will need leashes just like dogs if a proposal before the Kenai council wins approval. Kenai Mayor Pat Porter and council member Tim Navarre have proposed a cat leash law after complaints from residents about roaming felines. The Peninsula Clarion reports that current city code does not include cats on its list of animals […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Elementary school students harvest Alaska potatoes for the homeless

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 23, 19:48

    It’s potato harvesting season in Alaska and some teachers are using this time of year to plant a seed in the minds of their students. Sixth graders at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton School spent Friday digging for spuds. Big or small, each one was donated to feed the hungry and homeless at Bean’s Cafe. The students […]

  • US/World

    5 confirmed dead in mall shooting north of Seattle, suspect still at large

    by KTVA / AP on Sep 23, 19:19

    Press release: pic.twitter.com/3a0YZgRUb8 — Sgt. Mark Francis (@wspd7pio) September 24, 2016   Last updated at 12:22 p.m. AKST on Saturday, Sept. 24 BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) – Worried residents fear for their safety as authorities search for a gunman who killed five people at a mall in Washington state. Washington State Patrol district 7 public information officer Mark […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Berkowitz says state cutbacks are costing Anchorage millions

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 23, 18:30

    Anchorage mayor Ethan Berkowitz says spending cuts at the state level are getting very expensive for people within the municipality. During a meeting with assembly members on Friday he announced a $24 million budget hole that elected officials must now figure out how to fill. “The people of Anchorage are fair and they understand that […]

  • Alaska News

    New dental health facility opening in Dillingham

    by Associated Press on Sep 23, 11:11

    A new dental health facility is set to be unveiled Friday in Dillingham. Representatives say the Bristol Bay Area Health Corp. is set to hold a public celebration of the opening of its facility Friday afternoon in the town of nearly 2,400. The clinic is the newest building on the grounds of the Kanakanak Hospital. […]

  • Alaska News

    Gov. Walker announces $1,022 dividend check in online video

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 23, 8:21

    Gov. Bill Walker has announced the amount of the 2016 Alaska Permanent Fund dividend checks in a video posted online. This year’s check — $1,022. 2016 PFD Check Amount Announcement from Alaska Governor Bill Walker on Vimeo. The video, recorded at Valley Pathways High School in Palmer, shows the governor joined by Palmer eighth-grader Shania […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Transit, trails and rails: 64 projects underway in Mat-Su

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 23, 6:00

    At the 9th annual Mat-Su Transportation Fair, Palmer resident Kate Graber was full of questions. “Total curiosity because I heard they were doing improvements on the Glenn Highway going through Palmer and I wanted to see what it would consist of,” Graber said. The event was held to provide answers and bring folks up to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Hillside standoff ends after 42 hours; 69-year-old suspect confirmed dead

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 23, 3:00

    Last updated at 3:45 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23 The 42-hour-long Hillside standoff, in which two officers were injured and multiple rounds of gunfire exchanged, has ended. Police found Robert Musser, 69, deceased in his home early Friday morning, according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department. “An investigation and autopsy will determine the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Renewed interest in Anchorage Trail Watch program following recent homicides

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 22, 21:56

    An uptick in crime may be encouraging more people to get involved with the Anchorage Trail Watch program. More than 50 people turned out for a training and informational meeting at the chalet in Russian Jack Park on Thursday afternoon. Anchorage’s Department of Parks and Recreation runs the program, which encourages people to get out […]

  • Education

    Lower Kuskokwim School District gets language proficiency grant

    by Charles Enoch / KYUK on Sep 22, 17:05

    This story originated from KYUK Public Media and was republished with permission. BETHEL — The Lower Kuskokwim School Districtreceived a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to enhance language proficiency for Alaska Native students in both English and Yup’ik. The United States Department of Education recently awarded over $15 million in grants to 10 school districts […]

  • Alaska News

    Troopers get new sonar device to locate drowning victims

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 22, 16:56

    When it comes to drowning deaths, Alaska has 10 times the national average, according to the State Office of Boating Safety. But despite the high numbers, the bodies of most victims are never recovered. Alaska State Troopers are hopeful a new tool will change that. On Thursday, troopers and search and rescue volunteers were training […]

  • Military

    Military: Pot confabs off-limits to Alaska-based soldiers

    by Associated Press on Sep 22, 16:51

    Marijuana may be legal in Alaska, but pot fairs are still off-limits to about 11,000 members of the Army stationed here. Officials with U.S. Army Alaska say in a release Thursday that Alaska-based soldiers are forbidden from attending any marijuana, cannabis or hemp fairs, festivals, conventions or similar events. The letter from Maj. Gen. Bryan […]

  • US/World

    Wells Fargo CEO resigns position on Fed advisory body

    by Marcy Gordon / AP Business Writer on Sep 22, 14:50

    Wells Fargo’s embattled CEO is resigning his position on the Federal Reserve’s advisory council amid a scandal over millions of accounts allegedly opened by the bank without customers’ permission. The San Francisco Fed said Thursday that John Stumpf is giving up his position as representative from the central bank’s San Francisco region on the advisory […]

  • US/World

    Yahoo says hackers stole info in 500 million user accounts

    by Associated Press on Sep 22, 13:47

    Yahoo says the personal information in 500 million accounts was stolen in a massive security breakdown. The breach disclosed Thursday, the latest setback for the beleaguered internet company, dates back to late 2014. The stolen data includes users’ names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords and security questions for verifying an accountholder’s […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Tudor Road reopened following water main break

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 22, 11:53

    Updated at 3:37 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22 A section of Tudor Road that was closed early Thursday afternoon has been reopened after a utility company determined that the weight of traffic will not cause additional damage to a broken water line. Tudor Road from Brayton Drive to MacInnes Street was closed for just over […]

  • Alaska News

    Power restored to nearly all Alaskans after outages Wednesday

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 22, 10:09

    Widespread outages throughout the state were for the most part resolved Thursday morning. Chugach Electric Association announced Thursday that all storm damage had been repaired and that all their customers were back on line. Happy to report no outages this morning. All storm damage fixed. Thank you to customers and crews for patience and great […]