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  • Crime

    APD investigating Fairview stabbing

    by KTVA Web Staff on May 24, 16:49

    The Anchorage Police Department (APD) is investigating a stabbing that happened near 15th Avenue and Karluk Street just after 1 p.m. Wednesday. The man, who has not yet been identified, claimed he was stabbed by someone he knows. “[A man] was injured around his neck area. We are not exactly certain what had happened,” Anchorage Police Lt. […]

  • Alaska News

    No specific Alaska law restricts child access to guns

    by Becky Bohrer / AP on May 24, 15:51

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – An analysis by The Associated Press and the USA TODAY Network shows that five children under the age of 12 died in Alaska between 2014 and 2016 after accidentally shooting themselves or being shot by another child. One of those cases, in which a 3-year-old boy in Anchorage died, resulted in […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska city residents worry about herring population decline

    by Associated Press on May 24, 15:40

    KENAI, Alaska (AP) – The value of commercial landings in Alaska was unchanged from 2014 to 2015, according to a federal report, but some popular fisheries such as herring were down. The Peninsula Clarion says the report released this month by the National Marine Fisheries Service shows the value of all commercially fished species in the […]

  • News

    Alleged slap of reporter sent to prosecutors for review

    by Associated Press on May 24, 13:02

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Juneau police investigating a reporter’s allegation that he was slapped by a state senator have sent the case to the state Office of Special Prosecutions for further review. Lt. David Campbell said police investigated the incident at the state Capitol as harassment. While police have not identified anyone involved in the […]

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: Keeping employees fit for work

    by Daybreak Staff on May 24, 11:07

    Sometimes landing the job is just the start of the process. Employees often need need to prove they are fit to work before starting the job. That’s where Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services comes in. Mark Hylen, Beacon’s vice president, says the company provides medical safety and training services for employers and employees. He […]

  • Money

    Graco recalls car seats; webbing may not hold child in crash

    by Associated Press on May 24, 7:11

    DETROIT (AP) – Graco Children’s Products is recalling more than 25,000 car seats because the harness webbing can break in a crash and may not keep children restrained. The recall affects certain My Ride 65 convertible seats made on July 22, 2014 with a code of 2014/06 on a tag that’s on the webbing. Documents […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska justices rule victim can sue state’s foster care

    by Associated Press on May 24, 6:52

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Supreme Court has decided a woman who had been sexually abused by her foster brother in 2012 will be able to sue the state Office of Children’s Services. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the supreme court published its opinion on the matter Friday. The woman had been turned away by […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska aquiver: State hosts plate tectonics research effort

    by Associated Press on May 24, 6:47

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The federal agency that supports basic science research is taking a close look at what’s under the ground in Alaska. Technicians this summer will complete the installation of 260 seismometers in Alaska as part of the National Science Foundation’s EarthScope project. EarthScope aims to advance the field of plate tectonics with […]

  • Iditarod

    Iditarod loses big sponsorship from Wells Fargo, blames PETA

    by Dave Goldman on May 24, 0:21

    Wells Fargo, the banking and financial services company which has been a key sponsor of the Iditarod for nearly three decades, has pulled its financial support of the Last Great Race on Earth. “Wells Fargo regularly reviews where we allocate our marketing resources to build and enhance relationships with customers and the broader community. As part of […]

  • Crime

    Mother of Anchorage teen killed in 2016 pleads for longer sentence

    by Dave Leval on May 23, 23:50

    Xeryus Tate may be gone, but his mother made his presence felt during Tuesday’s sentencing of the 17-year-old’s killer. Aleaka Tate brought her son’s ashes into the courtroom as she addressed now 18-year-old Deandrew Walker-Webster II at the Nesbitt Courthouse. Tate made it clear she is not happy with the one to three years in […]

  • Alaska News

    State economist says Trump’s proposed budget could be bad for Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 23, 21:10

    President Donald Trump rolled out his $4.1 trillion budget today. It aims to balance the nation’s budget in the next 10 years with big spending cuts. State economist Neil Freid says some of those cuts could drastically change Alaska’s economy. Alaska is one of the top three states that receives the most federal funding per […]

  • Alaska News

    Price per pound: What goes into the cost of salmon?

    by Bonney Bowman on May 23, 19:44

    Pound for pound it’s more valuable than Alaska’s oil. But what does it take to get Copper River king salmon from the water to your table? It turns out, quite a lot, and every step of it contributes to the cost. Anchorage’s 10th and M Seafoods stocked the first fresh salmon of the year Thursday […]

  • Marijuana News

    Legal weed: Alaska’s newest tourist attraction

    by Shannon Ballard on May 23, 19:19

    Alaska’s newest tourist attraction is a sight many visitors don’t see back home. We’re talking about legal marijuana. There has never been a tourism season in Alaska quite like this one. This is the first summer that pot shops are up and running around the state. The summer tourist season is bringing a boom in business […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Special session isn’t over, but lawmakers are headed home

    by Liz Raines on May 23, 19:01

    A special session is underway in Juneau, but most lawmakers weren’t actually in the Capitol building Tuesday. Moving boxes lined the halls, as building maintenance staff worked to get supplies shipped out. That’s because many legislators and their staff are already back in their home districts this week. They’re waiting to have their computers and […]

  • Alaska News

    Human remains found in Juneau’s Gastineau Channel

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 23, 18:06

    Human remains were discovered in the Gastineau Channel near Sandy Beach early Monday evening, according to a release from Juneau Police Department (JPD). The Alaska Department of Fish and Game was dredging debris from the channel and found a human leg and boot shortly before 5 p.m. The remains have been taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Police ID sword-wielding barricaded subject

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 23, 17:48

    Police negotiated with and eventually arrested a man they say suffers from mental illness who barricaded himself inside a downtown Anchorage office building Tuesday evening. Witnesses told the Anchorage Police Department that the unknown man walked into the building, located at 813 W. Third Avenue, with a sword at around 3 p.m. Tuesday. They also told […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Man brings homemade bomb to Anchorage police headquarters for disposal

    by KTVA Web Staff on May 23, 16:28

    A man brought a homemade bomb to Anchorage Police Department (APD) headquarters just before 2 p.m. Tuesday in an effort to properly dispose of it, according to APD spokesperson Renee Oistad. A road leading into the complex was closed while the bomb squad used a robot to dispose of the explosive in APD’s parking lot just off Tudor Road. The scene was cleared […]

  • U.S. Politics

    House OKs revamp of VA appeals in bid to cut claims backlog

    by Associated Press on May 23, 13:22

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The House has approved legislation to cut the time it takes for the Department of Veterans Affairs to handle appeals from veterans unhappy with their disability payouts. It’s an effort to reduce a claims backlog without adding billions in government costs. Currently, veterans could wait five years or more to resolve appeals. […]

  • Alaska News

    Appeals panel sides with agency on Alaska timber project

    by Associated Press on May 23, 13:18

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A divided federal appeals court panel has ruled that the U.S. Forest Service “chose jobs over wolves” in approving a logging project in southeast Alaska but was within its authority to do so. The decision is in response to lawsuits by conservation groups that challenged the Big Thorne project on Prince […]

  • Sci/Tech

    This social media site ranked worst for mental health

    by CBS News on May 23, 12:25

    Instagram is the most detrimental social media platform to young people’s mental health, according to new research out of the U.K. Researchers from the Royal Society for Public Health in conjunction with the Young Health Movement published the report entitled #StatusOfMind, which looks at the positive and negative effects of social media on young people’s health […]