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    A friend remembers Irma Williams

    by Alexis Fernandez on Dec 18, 8:28

    Earlier this week, authorities charged Irma Williams’ ex-boyfriend Michael Memeo with murder and tampering with evidence in connection with her death. For Edna Iyatunguk, memories of the 54-year-old mother are still clear. “She was awesome, she always laughing. We talked about a lot, just together, you know — friends, like sisters or something,” Iyatunguk said. […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Dec. 18

    by Brett Shepard on Dec 18, 7:52

    Skies will be mostly to partly cloudy today in Southcentral. In the Southeast rain and wind will be found over the southern half of the Panhandle with mostly to partly cloudy skies to the north. In the Interior skies will be mostly to partly sunny. On the North Slope skies will be mostly cloudy with […]

  • State

    Group to provide rural dog care in YK villages

    by Associated Press on Dec 18, 7:29

    A nonprofit veterinary group will provide free spay and neutering services for dogs in two Yukon-Kuskokwim villages this week. KYUK reports (http://is.gd/E1bPqX) the Alaska Native Rural Veterinary group will be in Tuntutuliak and Kongiganak on Wednesday and Thursday. Group leader Angie Fitch in Fairbanks says it’s too expensive for people in rural Alaska to fly […]

  • Local

    International coach sparks speedskating in Anchorage

    by KTVA Sports on Dec 18, 7:12

    John Monroe says speedskating has been lacking in Alaska, and he’s out to change that. Monroe has been all over the world competing and, more recently, coaching the sport of speedskating. He was an assistant coach with the U.S. short-track team, took over the Dutch team after the Torino Olympics and through the Vancouver games. After […]

  • Local

    Anchorage man hopes to revitalize Ahtna language with new children’s book

    by Heather Hintze on Dec 17, 21:32

    It all starts with a story. “Ndoxe Tiziyaas?” asked Grant Rebne. That’s half of the title of his new children’s book, with the other half translating to English as “Where are you going?” Rebne hopes the book will inspire people to learn and preserve his native language, Ahtna. “Our language shows our culture,” Rebne said. “It’s who […]

  • Local

    Alaska Zoo takes in orphaned bear cubs

    by Bonney Bowman on Dec 17, 21:21

    Two orphaned black bear cubs will have a second shot at life thanks to some TLC at the Alaska Zoo. One of the cubs, a 29-pound male, was found living under a porch in Eagle with an infected bite wound. The other, a 15-pound female, is from Kasilof. She was very underweight, according to zoo executives. […]

  • Local

    2 Alaskan women receive Congressional Gold Medal for WWII service

    by Lauren Maxwell on Dec 17, 19:26

    Two Alaskan women share a special honor. Jean White and Jane Soeten were recently awarded a Congressional Gold Medal in Washington, D.C. for their volunteer service in the Civil Air Patrol during World War II. White is 93 years old and has lived in Anchorage for over 50 years. Soeten, 87, moved to Wasilla two years ago. […]

  • Local

    200 baby turtles rescued at Anchorage airport

    by Shannon Ballard on Dec 17, 18:24

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seized more than 200 live, baby turtles that were being smuggled to China for the food and pet trade in September. As the turtles made their way through Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in September, officials discovered them packed inside boots, according to the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium. As […]

  • US/World

    Sony cancels Christmas release of ‘The Interview’

    by CNN / AP on Dec 17, 15:59

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says his administration is taking the cyberattack against Sony studios seriously. He says people should “go to the movies.” Sony said Wednesday it was canceling the Dec. 25 release of “The Interview” after many theaters said they would hold off on screening the film. Threats have been made against theaters […]

  • DayBreak

    On the couch with vlogger Cory Williams, Dec. 17

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 17, 15:04

    Video blogger Cory Williams, better known as DudeLikeHELLA, returned to the original frozen lake that made the “coolest sound ever” when he skipped rocks on it. This time, however, he was welcomed by the scariest sounds ever, he says. “I start walking out and then all of a sudden these crazy noises, like the Loch […]

  • Local

    Anchorage police seek help finding 13-year-old runaway

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 17, 15:03

    Anchorage police are seeking the public’s help finding a 13-year-old runaway. Kayleas Gray was last seen at her Chugach Way residence Tuesday night. She was reported missing Wednesday morning around 8 a.m., according to a statement from the Anchorage Police Department. Neither friends nor family have seen or heard from Kayleas since, police say. Kayleas is […]

  • State

    Pipeline coordinator’s office to close

    by Associated Press on Dec 17, 14:49

    The office of the federal coordinator for Alaska gas pipeline projects is shutting down. Federal coordinator Larry Persily says the office was not funded in the budget passed by Congress last week. The office was created in a 2004 law aimed at helping advance an Alaska gas pipeline project that would serve North American markets. […]

  • Local

    Calendar of Heroes: Anchorage firefighters strip down for a good cause

    by Heather Hintze on Dec 17, 14:49

    Anchorage firefighters are stripping down for a good cause. The 2015 Calendar of Heroes features 12 of Anchorage’s finest dressed only in their turnout gear. In one day, the calendar has made about $10,000 in sales, says Julie Rychetnik. The money raised was originally supposed to be split between two charities — the Alaska Fallen Firefighter Memorial and […]

  • State

    Togiak health clinic remains closed following recent burglary

    by Dave Bendinger / KDLG on Dec 17, 13:44

    The Togiak Health Clinic was vandalized during an apparent burglary late Monday night or early Tuesday morning, and two young men have been identified as the suspects. The only health facility for the village of 900 residents remains closed Wednesday on account of the damages to electrical and communication systems. Brett K. Pauk, 18, was […]

  • DayBreak

    Mark Begich says providing veterans care is senatorial legacy

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 17, 13:22

    As his current run in the U.S. Senate comes to a close, Sen. Mark Begich says he’s proud of his record in the past six years, helping veterans in particular. “We did something that everyone told me we couldn’t do,” Begich said. “That is, if you are a veteran living in the smallest or largest […]

  • US/World

    Wasilla pilot killed in Montana plane crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 17, 13:01

    A 33-year-old Wasilla man was killed in a small plane crash in northwest Montana, authorities say. Brett Thoft, the pilot of the Piper aircraft, was pronounced dead at the scene, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said in a release. His passenger, Lake County resident Tim Schauss, was flown to a hospital where he was listed in critical […]

  • Local

    Police identify homeless woman found unconscious in tent near Bean’s Cafe

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 17, 12:15

    Last Updated Dec 17, 2014 12:15 PM Anchorage Police have identified the homeless woman who was found unconscious inside a tent near Bean’s Cafe Saturday as 46-year-old Dorothy Marie Noel. An initial investigation revealed no signs of ‘foul play’ in Noel’s death, according to a statement released Wednesday by APD spokeswoman Jennifer Castro. Next of kin […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Top theater chains cancel ‘The Interview’ showings

    by CNN / AP on Dec 17, 11:49

      NEW YORK  - The top theater chains in North America have dropped “The Interview” after hackers threatened terrorist attacks at theaters showing the comedy, effectively squashing the Christmas Day release of the film. Regal Cinemas, AMC and Cinemark have each pulled the movie. In a statement, Regal said it was delaying any showings of “The […]

  • Local

    Former Dimond football player gets scholarship two years after he graduated

    by KTVA Sports on Dec 17, 11:41

    Armani Tufaga thrilled fans when he took the field for the Dimond High School football team. He wanted to continue playing after he graduated, but not one college offered a scholarship — until now. Tufaga has accepted an offer to play at tiny Lindenwood University-Belleville in southern Illinois. “They were kind of the only school that […]

  • DayBreak

    Made in AK: New book highlights the unpredictable life of a commercial fisherman

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 17, 10:45

    A well-known fisherman and author is out with a new book that gives readers an inside look at life at sea. Dave Atcheson spoke with KTVA’s Daybreak Wednesday about “Dead Reckoning: Navigating a Life on the Last Frontier, Courting Tragedy on Its High Seas.” The 199-page book offers a hair-raising account of Atcheson’s time on […]