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  • DayBreak

    Story time with Aunt Phil, July 27

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 27, 17:50

    Laurel Downing Bill, author of the “Aunt Phil’s Trunk” book series, joins Daybreak every Monday to give viewers a history lesson on the Last Frontier. This week, she talked about the Klondike Gold Rush era in Nome. According to Downing Bill, it wasn’t just miners panning for gold or heading to the nearest saloon to […]

  • Local

    Anchorage youth shine on national soccer stage

    by Jake Edmonds on Jul 27, 17:05

    Soccer is growing in Alaska and local youth are growing up with it. Alexis Mckinnon, Casey Leonard, and Isabella Roberts are among five Anchorage natives that play for the “U16 AK Selects Chicas.” The team travels all over the country, playing in tournaments against the country’s best up-and-coming soccer stars. “It’s definitely fun just traveling […]

  • Alaska

    Wreckage of crashed Alaska sightseeing plane recovered

    by Associated Press on Jul 27, 15:12

    The wreckage of a sightseeing plane that crashed near Ketchikan last month, killing all nine people onboard, has been recovered. Clint Johnson, chief of the Alaska regional office of the National Transportation Safety Board, says the wreckage was removed from the steep, rugged terrain over the weekend, loaded onto a barge and transported to a […]

  • State

    New director chosen for Alaska Division of Elections

    by Associated Press on Jul 27, 14:26

    Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott has chosen a new director for Alaska’s Division of Elections. Claire Richardson, a special staff assistant to Mallott, said Mallott asked for and accepted the resignation of Gail Fenumiai on Friday. Richardson says there was nothing personal about the request; she says Mallott is thankful for the work Fenumiai has done […]

  • DayBreak

    Maternity fashion finds for Alaskan moms-to-be

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 27, 13:11

    Pregnant mothers have no reason to feel like their fashion sense is gone, says Kari Skinner, the marketing director of Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall. She says Anchorage has plenty of stylish maternity shops, such as Kohl’s, Target, Old Navy and Motherhood Maternity. On Monday, Skinner joined Daybreak with some simple ways to look and feel […]

  • Crime

    Hit-and-run driver sought after injury crash in midtown Anchorage

    by Makayla Clark on Jul 27, 12:33

    Authorities are asking the public for help in locating the driver in a hit-and-run crash that happened Friday. At about 11:45 a.m., a bicyclist fractured his leg when he was knocked off his bike on Chugach Way near Spenard Road, according to an Anchorage Police Department release. “The motorist stopped briefly, and then ran over the […]

  • Alaska

    Strong earthquake rattles Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

    by Associated Press on Jul 27, 11:48

    The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting no damage from a strong earthquake that rocked Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. The quake struck at 8:49 p.m. Sunday and was centered 45 miles southwest of the village of Nikolski at a depth of 16 miles. The USGS says the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.9. Nikolski and its […]

  • Crime

    Authorities nab 4 in early morning drug raid in Kodiak

    by Hope Miller on Jul 27, 11:27

    Authorities in Kodiak arrested four people and seized an estimated $74,000 worth of heroin and methamphetamine early Sunday after serving search warrants at three homes. The search netted roughly 120 grams of heroin and about 146 grams of meth, according to a release from the Kodiak Police Department. In Kodiak, a gram of heroin and […]

  • Fairbanks

    Fairbanks man killed in Steese Highway crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 27, 10:19

    A Fairbanks man is dead after a driver ran a red light Saturday night, authorities say. Police say 73-year-old William Ambrose, Sr. was killed after his 2008 Ford Focus was struck by a Ford F-250 Saturday night around 9:30. Ambrose was traveling westbound on Third Street to turn south on the Steese Highway when the […]

  • Alaska

    Troopers: Chevak man admits to murder of Roxanne Smart

    by Daysha Eaton / KYUK Radio on Jul 27, 9:05

    This story originates from KYUK Public Media and was published with permission UPDATE – 7/26 11:15 a.m.: Alaska State Troopers say a Chevak man has admitted to killing Roxanne Smart last summer. The announcement was made Saturday through an online dispatch that they had arrested 20-year-old Samuel Atchak, of Chevak. Megan Peters, a spokesperson for […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, July 27

    by KTVA Weather on Jul 27, 8:11

    Anchorage Mostly cloudy with isolated to scattered showers, especially over mountain areas. Highs in the mid 60s. Kenai and Prince William Sound Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers. Highs in the 50s and 60s. Southeast Alaska Cloudy with rain, heavy at times. Highs in the 50s. Interior/North Slope Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers for […]

  • Local

    Juneau swimmer awarded bronze medal at Special Olympics World Games

    by Megan Mazurek on Jul 27, 8:03

    A swimmer from Juneau is awarded his first medal of the Special Olympics World Games. CJ Umbs finished his 100 backstroke final in 2 minutes and 40 seconds. It’s the first medal won by the four Alaskan athletes competing in the games over the next week in Los Angeles. “We’re proud of him, he did […]

  • Alaska

    UAS names director of Ketchikan campus as interim provost

    by Associated Press on Jul 27, 7:41

    The University of Alaska Southeast has announced Priscilla Schulte as this school year’s interim provost, while the search for a permanent provost is expected to begin in August. The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/1IpsZV1) that Schulte, who is director of the university’s Ketchikan campus, is expected to serve as interim provost until the beginning of summer […]

  • Local

    ‘Quick’ swim by Alaskan athlete solidifies position in finals of World Games

    by Megan Mazurek on Jul 27, 7:24

    Christine Quick solidified herself in the finals for the 100-meter freestyle swim at the Special Olympic World Games, finishing in 1 minute, 48 seconds — a solid time for the finals. “Christine did really well; she has been working hard,” said Barbara Haven, Team USA coach. “Her time today was faster than her entry time, […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Kodiak Island couple weaves old fishing line into art

    by Hope Miller on Jul 27, 6:47

    When Anita and Robert Shane quit smoking, they needed something to do with their hands. The pair lives at the decommissioned Port Bailey cannery on Kodiak Island, which saw 100-plus workers a year during its heyday in the 20th century. The cannery was also the source of their stress and what led them to smoking. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    25 years of ADA, Part 1: Living in Anchorage with a disability

    by Sierra Starks on Jul 26, 23:39

    In many cases, the Americans with Disabilities Act affects every resident around the nation — from public restrooms to parking lots, walkways to seating arrangements. Twenty-five years ago, ADA was signed into law. For those who experience a disability firsthand, July 26, 1990 has meant an enforcement of civil rights that they can’t imagine living […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Service dogs in Alaska help heal invisible wounds

    by Liz Raines on Jul 26, 23:29

    For April Gettys, years of domestic violence gave way to the beginning of a new battle — post traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD. “Every time somebody would knock on the door, or my kids would come in, I didn’t know if it was my ex-husband trying to kill me again,” says Gettys. She […]

  • News

    Alaska welcomes Japanese exchange students

    by Liz Raines on Jul 26, 18:36

    Dozens of Alaskan families are giving the gift of international friendship. On Sunday, more than 20 Japanese exchange students met their host families in Anchorage for the first time. Some of them will be staying with residents in the muni, while others are headed for Fairbanks or the Kenai Peninsula. In return, seven Alaskan students […]

  • US/World

    Family, supporters cheer on Juneau swimmer CJ Umbs at World Games

    by Megan Mazurek on Jul 25, 23:33

    Four Alaskan athletes are representing Team USA at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. Before the opening ceremonies Saturday evening, CJ Umbs, a swimmer from Juneau, entered into the competition in a preliminary round for the 100 meter backstroke. “He’s having a lot of fun,” said Michelle Umbs, CJ’s mom. CJ’s family and […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Saturday night flooding closes intersections, overflows into Anchorage apartment complex

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 25, 23:19

      Anchorage police closed two intersections Saturday evening due to flooding from heavy rain — International Airport Road at Old Seward Highway and 36th Avenue at A Street. Street maintenance crews were on-scene responding to the flooding well into the late hours of the night. “Over the last couple of hours police have received multiple […]