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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD seeking whereabouts of missing 14-year-old

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 28, 15:16

    The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 14-year-old girl who is considered a runaway. Police say Janessa Rodrigo-Legarda was last seen leaving school at 12:30 p.m. January 15. She is described as an Asian female, weighing roughly 110 pounds at 4 feet 5 inches tall. She was last seen wearing […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Authorities investigate Anchorage inmate death

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 28, 15:10

    A 33-year-old inmate’s death is under investigation after he became combative with corrections officers and was restrained, authorities say. Police brought Larry Kobuk of Anchorage to the Anchorage Correctional Complex Tuesday around 10:45 p.m. During prisoner intake he was “noncompliant” with corrections officers’ verbal commands, according to an online dispatch from Alaska State Troopers. He […]

  • Health

    Health officials: Pertussis vaccinations could mean lessened severity if not prevention

    by Shannon Kemp on Jan 28, 14:12

    In light of a pertussis outbreak in recent months, state epidemiologists are encouraging Alaskans to get vaccinated to not only prevent contraction of a disease, but also potentially lessen the severity of it if infected. Epidemiologists with the State of Alaska Health and Social Services reported an outbreak of pertussis — commonly known as whooping […]

  • Alaska

    State to appeal court decision in school funding case

    by Associated Press on Jan 28, 13:44

    The state plans to appeal a court ruling that invalidated a requirement that local school districts help pay for education. The Department of Law, in a release, also said the state will request a stay of the ruling. It says that would ensure municipalities continue contributing until the case is decided by the Alaska Supreme […]

  • US/World

    California officials call e-cigarettes a health threat

    by CBS News on Jan 28, 13:32

    As the popularity of e-cigarettes soars, both federal and state health officials continue to question their safety. In California on Wednesday, state health officials declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in pushing back against the fast-growing device. The […]

  • Health

    Suspected Alaska measles case comes back negative

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 28, 11:55

    Health officials confirmed Wednesday that a suspected measles case in Alaska was a false alarm. Earlier this month, an Anchorage infant tested positive for the virus. Her parents say they hadn’t been to Disneyland — where the outbreak is believed to have originated — but they had recently returned from a family trip to San Diego. […]

  • DayBreak

    On the couch with vlogger Cory Williams, Jan. 28

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 28, 11:30

    The long-abandoned Buckner Building in Whittier was the scene of vlogger Cory Williams’ latest Alaskan adventure. His drone, better known as the HELLA-COPTER, recorded some stunning aerial views of “the city under one roof.” Wednesday morning, Williams shared that video with James and Megan on Daybreak. “That place is probably the creepiest place I have […]

  • Fairbanks

    North Pole man hospitalized with life-threatening gunshot wound

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 28, 11:01

    A North Pole man was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Tuesday night for a life-threatening gunshot wound, troopers say. At 11:12 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received word of a potential gunshot victim at a Horseshoe Way home in North Pole. According to the 911 call, a gunshot and screaming were heard. First responders found Dallas […]

  • Alaska

    Delta adds seasonal, year-round Alaska routes

    by Associated Press on Jan 28, 10:47

    Delta Air Lines will extend year-round service from both Juneau and Fairbanks to Seattle. KTOO reports (http://is.gd/kavsQk) Delta will also add summer flights from Seattle to Ketchikan and Sitka, and those routes will be evaluated at the end of the summer. The new Juneau-to-Seattle service will start in May, and comes after airline officials say […]

  • Local

    GoPro introduced in professional hockey

    by Jake Edmonds on Jan 28, 10:43

    GoPro, the fastest-growing camera brand in America, and the NHL have teamed up to provide TV viewers a unique experience. The partnership will allow the NHL to mount GoPro cameras on the helmets of players and officials, according to a statement made on Friday. Nowadays, everyone can channel his or her inner Steven Spielberg with […]

  • Alaska

    Feds reject petition for Aleutians marine sanctuary

    by Associated Press on Jan 28, 8:25

    The federal government has rejected a petition to create a new marine sanctuary in the Aleutian Islands. In a letter dated Friday, the director of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Director wrote that the petition did not receive support from “a breadth of community interests.” The Aleutians East Borough and other local groups opposed […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Jan. 28

    by Brett Shepard on Jan 28, 8:17

    Mostly to partly cloudy skies today in Southcentral with temperatures beginning to warm up slightly. In the Southeast it will be a wet day with rain for most of the region. In the Interior it will be bitterly cold again with patchy ice fog in places. On the North Slope skies will be mostly to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Families displaced after car fire spreads to building

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 28, 7:51

    Multiple families were displaced after a car fire spread to a nearby building in Mountain View Tuesday night. The fire broke out around 9 p.m. at 319 Bunn Street. It started in a carport and was spreading to a fiveplex when crews arrived, according to the Anchorage Fire Department. “There were several explosions from the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    No pot in public: Anchorage Assembly creates new code for enforcement

    by Kate McPherson on Jan 28, 1:47

    The Anchorage Assembly passed an ordinance Tuesday night banning marijuana consumption in public places and instating a $100 fine for lawbreakers. The ballot initiative passed by voters in the November election made it illegal to consume pot in a public place, but there was nothing in the Anchorage city code for police officers to follow. […]

  • State

    Governor, Legislature present united front against Obama on Arctic drilling

    by Rhonda McBride on Jan 28, 0:05

    Lawmakers said President Barack Obama’s offshore drilling news was like putting salt on an open wound. Over the weekend, the president announced he was taking steps to limit drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. On Tuesday, he said he would restrict offshore development in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas. Although it doesn’t affect any […]

  • Alaska

    Community to fight against Army cuts in Alaska

    by Bonney Bowman on Jan 27, 22:30

    The U.S. Army needs to reduce its number of active duty members from 570,000 to 450,000. That means 120,000 soldiers would be out of a job, and some of them could be from Alaska. More than 5,000 soldiers with the 4/25 Airborne Brigade Combat Team out of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and about 5,800 soldiers with the 1/25 […]

  • Crime

    Former APD detective talks crime trends in Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 27, 21:55

    After two fatal shootings in less than 48 hours — less than a full month into the new year — crime trends in Anchorage have come into the conversation. Former APD detective Glenn Klinkhart sat down with KTVA 11 News to discuss if Anchorage has indeed seen an increase in violence.

  • Health

    New treatments available in Alaska for Hepatitis C

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jan 27, 20:55

    Hepatitis C is a disease that health officials say kills more Alaskans than HIV and AIDS, but according to state health officials, most of the people who have the virus don’t know it. State Hepatitis prevention coordinator Ginger Provo says more than 16,000 Alaskans have been infected with the Hepatitis C virus since the state […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage police: missing 14-year-old girl found safe

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 27, 18:56

    Last Updated Tuesday, 9:15 p.m. Anchorage police have located the 14-year-old girl and say she is safe. Original story Anchorage police are asking for the public’s help locating a missing 14-year-old girl who they say is vulnerable. Tika Simone Hawkins was last seen Tuesday morning when family dropped her off at Central Middle School. She […]

  • Alaska

    Juneau committee approves waste management option in lieu of shipping waste

    by Shannon Kemp on Jan 27, 18:33

    The city of Juneau has had a waste management issue for more than four years now. The city’s sewage sludge incinerator — used to burn solidified waste — broke down in 2010. The Assembly Committee of the Whole has approved at least one option to deal with the problem. Currently, Juneau’s water waste is solidified into […]