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Judge to hear arguments in Pebble case

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Alaska National Guard welcomes new commander

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King of Norway visits Alaska

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Troopers: Man severely injured in Mat-Su shooting

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AST: Human remains recovered believed to be missing Kotlik child

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    Judge to hear arguments in Pebble case

    by Associated Press on May 27, 10:32

    A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments in a case alleging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency worked with critics of the proposed Pebble Mine with a predetermined goal to block the project. The lawsuit was brought by the Pebble Limited Partnership, which is seeking to advance the project near the headwaters of a world-premier […]

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    Alaska National Guard welcomes new commander

    by Shannon Ballard on May 27, 10:00

    The new leader of the Alaska National Guard is starting her job with healing. Scandal rocked the Guard after a scathing report found serious problems in the ranks, including favoritism, lack of trust and allegations of sexual assault. Adjutant Gen. Laurie Hummel says her first priority is regaining that trust. Steps have to be taken […]

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    King of Norway visits Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 27, 8:50

    King Harald V of Norway kicked off his first royal visit to the state in Homer. Tuesday morning, about 100 people welcomed him to Homer near the harbor, including an elderly woman who is 102 years old. His majesty is on a tour of the Pacific Northwest, which includes stops in Washington and Alaska. Tuesday, he spent […]

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    Troopers: Man severely injured in Mat-Su shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 27, 7:56

    Authorities are investigating a Mat-Su Valley shooting that left a man with life-threatening injuries early Wednesday morning. Based on initial reports, a group of men went to the shooter’s home in the Butte “causing a disturbance,” according to an online dispatch from Alaska State Troopers. When the group would not leave, the resident of the […]

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    AST: Human remains recovered believed to be missing Kotlik child

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 26, 11:31

    Human remains found in a large, water-filled hole in the village of Kotlik Sunday are believed to be those of a 4-year-old child who went missing last year, authorities say. Last May, the Kotlik Police Department notified Alaska State Troopers in Emmonak that a 4-year-old boy in the village had not returned home after playing […]

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    Wildfire officials monitor fire burning near Eagle

    by Associated Press on May 26, 8:49

    Alaska fire officials are monitoring a wildfire that was ignited over the holiday weekend by lighting. The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center reports the Seventy Mile Fire began Sunday and by Tuesday had burned 1,250 acres, or just under two square miles, near Eagle. The coordination center says the fire is moving northwest away from Eagle […]

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    Wood bison bulls take barge to meet transplanted herd

    by Associated Press on May 26, 7:52

    Sixteen wood bison bulls are traveling by barge to join a herd established this spring near the western Interior village of Shageluk. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1LCgJiK) bulls from the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage were loaded Saturday onto a barge headed down the Tanana and Yukon rivers in the final phase of […]

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    Unalakleet girl attacked by 2 dogs; dogs put down by owner

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 25, 16:29

    A 7-year-old girl was flown to an Anchorage hospital after two dogs attacked her near the beach in Unalakleet on Sunday. Alaska State Troopers were notified of the attack Sunday night. An online dispatch says the girl was petting a tied-up dog in a dog lot on the beach when that dog and a loose […]

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    Beer fest attendees stranded after ferry breakdown

    by Associated Press on May 25, 12:10

    Hundreds of people attending an Alaska beer festival were stranded because of a broken down ferry. The Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Taku suffered a mechanical problem Sunday during the annual Great Alaska Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival in Haines. Juneau Empire (http://ow.ly/NpmA6 ) reports that while many traveled by car from Canada, Interior […]

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    After flooding, crews begin repair work on closed Dalton Highway

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 25, 8:32

    After Gov. Bill Walker signed a second disaster declaration last week over flooding on the Dalton Highway, state transportation officials say water levels have dropped enough to allow for repair work on the still-closed road. “This is what we’ve prepared for and what we’ve been waiting for. Today we were able to give crews the directive […]

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    Juneau theater community remembers PJ Paparelli

    by Associated Press on May 24, 14:39

    After his recent death in Scotland, the Juneau theater community remembers a prominent director as highly respected, if not always liked. The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/1PFTlHz ) that Paul Joseph “PJ” Paparelli died in a car accident Thursday. He was 40. Paparelli served as artistic director for Perseverance Theater from 2004 until 2007. The plays […]

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    Alaska firefighters get extra help from Lower 48

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 23, 20:17

    Due to high fire danger around the state, extra firefighting resources from the Lower 48 are now joining the forces in Alaska. Sixteen smoke jumpers from Boise, Idaho are now going through orientation before being assigned to a suppression effort. Jet-propelled tankers — which can carry 3,000 gallons of retardant — arrived Friday to bolster […]

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    17-year-old severely injured after falling 70 feet into Port Valdez

    by Associated Press on May 23, 17:41

    Valdez police are reporting that a 17-year old girl has fallen 70 feet off a cliff into Port Valdez. Police were called to the scene just after 6:30 on Friday night. The teenager had fallen off a cliff near Dock Point Trail and suffered life threatening injuries. Police say the young woman’s friends had rescued […]

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    Hooligan fishing causes Seward Highway danger concern

    by Bonney Bowman on May 22, 20:20

    Alaskans driving the Seward Highway this holiday weekend might notice some extra safety precautions around a popular fishing spot. The hooligan fishery at 20 Mile River is growing in popularity, which means more cars and people along the side of the road. Fishermen say they’ve seen a number of close calls when people dart out into […]

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    Alaskans testify on proposed budget

    by Lauren Maxwell on May 22, 17:48

    Alaskans got a chance to sound off on the state budget Friday, and many say they hoped state legislators were listening. The House Finance Committee held a public hearing on the latest budget proposal, House Bill 2001. Restoring funding cuts to public education was one theme heard repeatedly. Majority Republicans and Minority Democrats in the House […]

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    Gov. signs second disaster declaration as flooding keeps Dalton Highway closed

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 22, 15:42

    After declaring a state disaster in April over unprecedented flooding on the Dalton Highway, Gov. Bill Walker signed a second disaster proclamation Friday in Deadhorse for the entire North Slope Borough. In a statement issued Friday by the Governor’s Office, Walker elaborates on why the second declaration is needed: “I issued my first disaster declaration […]

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    Official: Seattle Shell protests caused environmental damage

    by Associated Press on May 22, 14:09

    An official with Washington state’s Department of Natural Resources says Seattle activists protesting Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic did some environmental damage to a popular dive park. KIRO radio reports (http://is.gd/5xaVyK) people left behind material they used to anchor their protest barge while kayakers protested last weekend near the Shell oil […]

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    AST’s Click It or Ticket Campaign targets drivers violating seat belt laws

    by Jacquie Slater on May 22, 8:23

    As Memorial Day weekend approaches, Alaska State Troopers are in the middle of this year’s Click It or Ticket Campaign. Each year, for a two-week period, troopers aggressively go after drivers who are violating the seat belt laws. However, troopers say it’s more than just seat belt issues they will be looking for. The goal […]

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    Goose Creek correctional officers injured in assaults by 2 inmates

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 21, 16:25

    Two inmates have been charged with assaulting correctional officers at the Goose Creek Correctional Center, according to troopers. Alaska State Troopers were notified at 6:13 a.m. Wednesday of two separate incidents involving three correctional officers. Two of the officers sustained “some injuries from the incidents” on Wednesday, according to an online trooper dispatch. AST has […]

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    UPDATE: 338-acre Alaska Highway fire now 50 percent contained

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 21, 13:39

    Updated May 26 The 338-acre fire that started May 20 along the Alaska Highway near the Canadian border is now 50 percent contained, according to Alaska Division of Forestry officials. There was no increase in the size of the fire over the weekend. Now, as the threat diminishes, authorities are withdrawing some resources. Authorities say […]