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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Turkey fryer blamed for Colony Loop house fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 21, 18:13

    Slick, snowy roads made it difficult for emergency personnel to respond to a house fire Saturday. Shortly before 2 p.m., the Anchorage Fire Department issued a statement that 15 units had been dispatched to a home on the 2400 block of Colony Loop, where the fire was reported. According to firefighters at the scene, the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Heavy snowfall causes Dome roof to bow

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 21, 17:02

    Events at The Dome were canceled Saturday afternoon when heavy snowfall caused the roof to bow. “The snow load is causing some slight depression in the roof, and we’re working to remove the snow from the top of the facility,” explained Mike Martin, chairman of the facility’s board. The Dome, located at 6501 Changepoint Drive, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    PHOTOS: Women’s March on Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 21, 16:01

    While thousands of men and women attended the Women’s March on Washington, thousands more took to the streets in sister marches across Alaska. With a new president in the White House, many have wondered what new laws will be enacted and what laws would be repealed, such as the Affordable Care Act. The marches were a way […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD urges public to be aware of winter conditions following 2 possible cold exposure cases

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 21, 15:13

    Last updated at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21 The Anchorage Police Department says one person’s death Saturday may likely be the result of exposure. A second person was later found with similar symptoms, and has also died. The first victim’s death was reported Saturday morning after a male’s body was found outside near the intersection […]

  • Alaska News

    Juneau camping ban heads toward hearing, possible vote

    by Associated Press on Jan 21, 11:15

    People camping in downtown Juneau are the target of a proposal that’s up for discussion on Monday. KTOO-FM reports Assembly members may vote after Monday’s public hearing. The Juneau Police Department said the proposal allows officers to arrest campers for disorderly conduct if they refuse to move. Tickets could also be issued. Juneau Police Officer Alexander […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Taxi industry pushes effort to repeal ordinance adding new permits

    by Eric Ruble on Jan 21, 11:13

    There will soon be more taxicabs on Anchorage streets. That is, unless the taxicab industry gets its way. The president and treasurer of the Anchorage Taxicab Permit Owners Association (ATPOA) filed a petition with the municipality in the first step to get a referendum on the April ballot. The referendum would repeal a new ordinance that […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    New passing lanes, bridges part of Seward Highway improvement project

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 20, 20:35

    The Alaska Department of Transportation (DOT) is working to make major safety improvements to a busy section of the Seward Highway prone to crashes. The Milepost 75-90 Rehabilitation Project will upgrade the road from Girdwood to beyond the Portage curve toward Turnagain Pass. DOT spokesperson Shannon McCarthy said the project will cost up to $250 million. […]

  • Alaska News

    What’s at stake for Alaska if Trump repeals ACA Medicaid expansion?

    by Sierra Starks on Jan 20, 19:50

    One of President Donald Trump’s first actions in office was an executive order regarding health care reform, the first step in seeking to promptly repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The order “allows the Health and Human Services Department and other federal agencies to delay implementing any piece of the law that might impose a ‘fiscal […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Nearly 20 Alaska communities plan to hold women’s marches Saturday

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jan 20, 19:24

    Organizers of Anchorage’s version of the Women’s March on Washington say more than 1,000 people are expected to attend the event on Saturday at the Delaney Park Strip downtown. Alaska’s largest city is one of at least 18 communities around the state holding its own version of the national march, according to local organizer Celeste Godfrey. One of […]

  • Alaska News

    Audit of $90M state crime lab highlights empty promises, need for improvement

    by Daniella Rivera on Jan 20, 16:20

    Empty promises and revelations about evidence procedures — a newly released audit of the $90 million crime lab the state built in 2012 isn’t a shining report card. The 86-page audit references public testimony from Department of Public Safety management in 2010. “[At the new crime lab] there would be an immediate increase in efficiency of twenty […]

  • Alaska News

    Aleutians volcano sends up ash cloud Friday; aircraft warned

    by Associated Press on Jan 20, 16:10

    An Alaska volcano that has been erupting periodically since mid-December has sent up another ash cloud. The Alaska Volcano Observatory says Bogoslof Volcano in the Aleutian lslands erupted at 1:17 p.m. Friday. Pilots report an ash cloud reached 36,000 feet. Ash clouds higher than 20,000 feet are a threat to intercontinental jet aircraft because ash […]

  • US/World

    Hawaii mother’s airplane child assault conviction overturned

    by Associated Press on Jan 20, 15:48

    A federal judge is overturning the conviction of a Hawaii mother found guilty of assaulting her 15-month-old daughter on a flight from Alaska. U.S. District Court Judge Leslie Kobayashi’s ruling Friday orders a new trial for Samantha Watanabe. A jury convicted her of assault in 2015. Prosecutors said she cursed at her daughter, smacked her […]

  • Alaska News

    17-year-old boy killed when ATV flips on Iliamna Lake

    by Associated Press on Jan 20, 15:11

    A 17-year-old boy riding double on an all-terrain vehicle died in a crash on Iliamna Lake 12 miles north of the village of Kokhanok. The boy’s name has not been released. Alaska State Troopers say the teen and another juvenile Thursday night were traveling at about 40 mph and didn’t see a snowbank on the […]

  • Alaska News

    Strip club owner says he was unfairly targeted

    by Rachel D'Oro / AP on Jan 20, 13:10

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The Latest on sentencing of strip club owner in waste dumping case (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A sentencing hearing has been canceled for the second day in a row in the case of an Alaska man who was convicted of illegally dumping human waste into a harbor while operating a […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Trailer destroyed in Friday morning fire, 3 people displaced

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 20, 12:33

    The Anchorage Fire Department said there were no injuries as a result of a fire that decimated a trailer in Midtown Friday morning. A text message alert sent at 8:43 a.m. Friday stated AFD was responding to the blaze at 3007 Arctic Boulevard, advising people to be aware of first responders in the area. AFD Capt. […]

  • Alaska News

    Feds declare salmon disaster for Gulf of Alaska fisheries

    by Associated Press on Jan 20, 8:13

    The federal government has issued a disaster declaration for Alaska’s pink salmon fishery and several other salmon and crab fisheries along the West Coast. The Alaska Journal of Commerce reported Wednesday that Gov. Bill Walker requested the declaration after last year’s pink salmon harvests in Kodiak, Prince William Sound, Chignik and lower Cook Inlet came […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Crashes involving school busses on the rise in Anchorage

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jan 19, 20:22

    The Anchorage School District is reporting an unusually high number of crashes involving school buses over the past few weeks. Chuck Moore, head of pupil transportation for ASD, said there have been eight crashes since mid December. In every case it was a driver that hit a school bus, almost all with students on board. No […]

  • Marijuana News

    Where’s the weed? Anchorage pot shops cope with cannabis shortage

    by Shannon Ballard on Jan 19, 19:30

    If you’re hoping to pick up some legal marijuana in Anchorage, you may be out of luck. Currently, there are three stores open locally. Budtenders at Alaska Fireweed say they still have some flower on their shelves, but Dankorage and Artic Herbery say they’re sold out. It didn’t take long for Anchorage’s first pot shop to […]

  • Energy

    Alaska gasline corporation opens office in Japan

    by Liz Raines on Jan 19, 16:28

    The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) is opening an office in Tokyo, according to a Jan. 12 notice from the agency and Gov. Bill Walker. The notice specifies Masatoshi Nick Shiratori as director of the office. Aside from the notice, the decision has not been publicly announced. Grace Jang, a spokesperson for Walker, called use […]

  • Fairbanks

    EPA proposes OK of Fairbanks air plan, but more steps needed

    by Associated Press on Jan 19, 14:04

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to accept a state of Alaska plan for cleaning up the air in Fairbanks. EPA region 10 air office director Tim Hamlin says the agency is recommending approval of the plan even as it works to reclassify pollution violations in Fairbanks as serious rather than moderate. Reclassification would […]