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  • Outdoors

    Return of the RV: ’5-star camping’ is on the rise

    by Liz Raines on Jun 27, 22:54

    Many out-of-staters are now picking wheels over water when it comes to making the most of an Alaskan summer. After taking a hit during the 2009 recession, the sale and rental of recreational vehicles (RV) is on the rise. According to Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), RV shipments nationwide dropped dramatically between the summers of […]

  • Local

    Chinooks’ skipper beats the odds, returns to Alaska and the baseball diamond

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 27, 22:44

    Walk around Alaska long enough and someone will tell you they’re “living the dream.” Jon Groth can relate. The Chugiak High School Chinooks head baseball coach made a triumphant return to the diamond and his team after a season long absence in 2015. It could have been longer. Groth had led the Chinooks since 2012. But in the fall of 2014 he […]

  • Only in Alaska

    ‘Parade of Bears’: Bright, colorful bears to find permanent homes in Anchorage

    by Shannon Ballard on Jun 27, 21:59

    Fifteen full-size bears arrived in Anchorage over the weekend. They’re not grizzlies or black bears—they’re made of fiberglass and are part of a public art exhibit, much like other animal statues that have been featured in major cities around the world. Local businesses paid about $1,750 to sponsor one of the bear sculptures and chose artists […]

  • Health

    Preventable deaths: What you can do if someone is overdosing on drugs

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jun 27, 21:53

    As the Anchorage Police Department tries to figure out what led up to the death of 45-year-old Darlene Kunayak, they want to encourage the public to call 911 if they see someone in a possible overdose situation. APD believes Kunayak died of a heroin overdose on May 7. Autopsy results showed no signs of foul […]

  • Military

    Top command change coming to JBER

    by Bonney Bowman on Jun 27, 21:33

    In just two weeks, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson will have a new commander. Col. Brian Bruckbauer’s two-year post is coming to an end. He called Alaska a “dream assignment” and said leaving will be bittersweet for him and his family. As the so-called “Mayor of JBER”, Bruckbauer said when he first arrived in Alaska, handling the […]

  • Energy

    BlueCrest Energy launches ‘Cosmopolitan’ project at Anchor Point

    by Rhonda McBride on Jun 27, 21:19

    Cook Inlet may be an aging oil field, but it still has some surprises. A Texas company struck oil in March near Anchor Point and hopes to tap a reservoir that could hold between 70 and 200 million barrels of oil. BlueCrest Energy may have its headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, but it’s headed by Benjamin […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Potential record-setting year for Anchorage road construction projects

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jun 27, 19:17

    The state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT) says this year could set a new record for road construction projects in Southcentral Alaska. DOT spokeswoman Shannon McCarthy said 2015 set a record, with more than $300 million spent on projects. This year, she said, spending could be even higher. McCarthy said the biggest ongoing project […]

  • News

    Pediatricians urged to screen teens for suicide risks

    by Ashley Welch / CBS News on Jun 27, 16:22

    In the wake of new information that suicide has risen to the second-leading cause of death among adolescents, a leading group of physicians is urging pediatricians to screen their patients for suicidal thoughts and risk factors. In a new report, the American Academy of Pediatricians offers guidelines to help identify at-risk teens. According to the group, some […]

  • Health

    Nature Valley products recalled due to Listeria risk from sunflower kernels

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 27, 15:55

    General Mills has recalled Nature Valley products that contain ingredients recalled by SunOpta because of a potential Listeria contamination. “This recall only affects four flavors of Nature Valley’s nearly 40 different products,” the recall clarified. “Nature Valley’s other products are not affected by this recall.” The four products, which include sunflower kernels from SunOpta, are […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Teenage boy in Wasilla dies from gunshot wound, circumstances unclear

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 27, 15:24

    Alaska State Troopers say a teenaged boy in Wasilla died after being shot, but have not been able to determine if the wound was self-inflicted. The 16-year-old boy was first reported injured at 12:10 a.m. at a Wasilla home, according to an online dispatch. AST spokeswoman Megan Peters said the circumstances surrounding the shooting were […]

  • Money

    Volkswagon reaches $14.7B emissions settlement

    by Associated Press on Jun 27, 15:03

    A person briefed on the matter says Volkswagen would repair or buy back polluting vehicles and pay each owner as much $10,000 under a $14.7 billion legal settlement stemming from its emissions-cheating scandal. The person said Monday that the deal sets aside $10 billion to repair or buy back roughly 475,000 polluting Volkswagen vehicles with […]

  • Alaska News

    Humpback whale documented for more than 40 years found dead in Southeast Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 27, 15:02

    A humpback whale nicknamed “Festus” by researchers was found dead in Glacier Bay National Park near Point Carolus Sunday. Festus’ life had been recorded by researchers since he was first spotted in 1972, making him the longest-sighted humpback whale in Southeast Alaska, according to park officials. The operator of the M/V Yakobi spotted Festus and […]

  • Money

    US stocks, British pound fall further

    by Associated Press on Jun 27, 14:25

    Stocks are closing broadly lower in the U.S. as investors continue to grapple with the fallout of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. The British pound fell further on Monday as traders expected the British economy to suffer because of the “leave” vote. Also Monday Standard & Poor’s stripped the country of its top-shelf […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD: Number of seat belt violations on the rise

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 27, 14:15

    During a two-week span earlier this year, the Anchorage Police Department issued more than 2,400 seat belt citations. According to a release from APD, the citations were part of the national Click It or Ticket campaign, which took place May 23 through June 4. Officers worked in groups at eight locations throughout the municipality, police said. Some […]

  • DayBreak

    Story Time w/ Aunt Phil: Joe Spenard’s Lake Hood legacy

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 27, 13:59

    The story of the Lake Hood Seaplane Base begins with a man named Joe Spenard. “Feisty little Joe Spenard came into the area in 1915, he had been in Valdez where he had a transfer business,” said the author of Aunt Phil’s Trunk, Laurel Downing Bill. “And he started chopping down trees in the area we […]

  • US/World

    Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion law

    by Rebecca Shabad / CBS News on Jun 27, 12:17

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a Texas law that would have imposed tough standards on abortion clinics is unconstitutional and would have resulted in an undue burden on women seeking access to abortion. The high court ruled 5-3 in the case, which overturns the decision by the Fifth Circuit that previously upheld the Texas law. The […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Police: Body found in South Anchorage may have been moved following overdose

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 27, 10:58

    Though Anchorage police don’t know all the details, they believe a homeless woman who was found dead in the woods in May died of an overdose. They also believe her body may have been dumped there. Early last month, the body of 45-year-old Darlene Kunayak was discovered by someone passing by near Goldenview Drive and Bulgaria […]

  • Alaska News

    Police release name of Florida man killed in Hoonah crash

    by Associated Press on Jun 27, 8:57

    Alaska State Troopers have released the name of a Florida man killed last week in a traffic crash on a southeast Alaska island. Troopers say 23-year-old Jeffery Turner of Tampa Bay died in the crash in Hoonah. A Juneau man, 24-year-old Dylan Wiard, was injured in the crash. Hoonah police just before 5:30 a.m. Friday […]

  • Local

    Soldotna’s Gibbs grateful for another chance despite injury

    by Jake Edmonds on Jun 27, 7:52

    The recruiting process can pose a double-standard for some high school athletes. Colleges that offer scholarships receive verbal commitments from players before signing day and athletes are expected to honor that promise. But former Soldotna running back Drew Gibbs learned the hard way that some schools don’t always keep their word. On Aug. 14, 2015 […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Hundreds of dogs compete in annual Alaska Kennel Club dog show

    by Daniella Rivera on Jun 27, 7:30

    If you’re a dog owner, your dog is probably the best dog, to you. But this weekend, hundreds of dogs in all different shapes and sizes got to compete to earn the title, as the Alaska Kennel Club’s hosted their annual June dog show at Service High School. “We have these living pieces of art […]