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Suicide awareness discussion follows cluster of suicides in Hooper Bay


APD: Parent with gun apprehended outside West High


City considers new housing options for homeless


EY2015: 'Not in our Smokehouse' theme hits home for youth keynote speaker


Tolley sworn in as new Anchorage police chief




  • Alaska News

    Shell drill vessels leave Arctic after oil exploration ends

    by Associated Press on Oct 13, 10:25

    Vessels used by Royal Dutch Shell PLC to drill for oil off Alaska have safely departed Arctic waters. Shell announced Sept. 28 it would cease further exploration in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas after spending upward of $7 billion on Arctic offshore exploration. The company cited disappointing results from an exploratory well drilled in the […]

  • Alaska News

    Oregon company sells southeast Alaska commuter operations

    by Associated Press on Oct 13, 9:16

    An Oregon-based commuter airline has sold its Alaska operations to a Gustavus company. The Juneau Empire reports (http://is.gd/zd7Jbe) that the sale of Wings of Alaska to Fjord Flying Services by SeaPort Airlines of Portland takes effect Saturday. SeaPort president Robert McKinney says in a statement that air service to rural Alaska communities has many unique […]

  • Fairbanks

    $20M asphalt plant under construction in North Pole

    by Associated Press on Oct 13, 8:49

    A new $20 million asphalt plant will be built in North Pole. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/AvLUeb) Petro Star Inc. announced the plant at its North Pole Refinery. The plant will be built this winter, and asphalt production is expected to begin in the spring. Among the customers for the asphalt will be the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD: Parent with gun apprehended outside West High

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 13, 8:32

    Updated on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 10:10 a.m. ANCHORAGE – An armed parent was apprehended outside West High School Tuesday morning with no injuries reported, authorities say. Shortly before 8 a.m., a man and woman entered the high school. The man then demanded to see his children — students at the school, said Anchorage Police […]

  • Alaska News

    Fish & Game reminds drivers to slow down for moose

    by Bonney Bowman on Oct 13, 7:55

    After two people died in crashes with moose this weekend, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is asking drivers to slow down. One crash happened early Saturday on De Armoun Road. The other was early Sunday on Minnesota Drive. Both drivers and the moose involved died. Fish and Game says they see an uptick in crashes this […]

  • Local

    Home, not-so-sweet home

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 12, 23:53

    When is home game not a home game? When it’s West at East and West is at home. Got it? It began a couple of weeks ago when the East High School football team clinched the Cook Inlet Conference regular season title. That affords them home team status throughout the playoffs, even when a game is played on a neutral […]

  • Alaska News

    Suicide awareness discussion follows cluster of suicides in Hooper Bay

    by Daniella Rivera on Oct 12, 23:10

    It’s not an easy thing to talk about, but prevention advocates say if Alaskans don’t discuss suicide, the already high rate will continue to climb. Alaska has the second highest suicide rate per capita in the nation. Recently, there were four in Hooper Bay in just 16 days. And the problem isn’t just in rural […]

  • US/World

    Fire official: 2 firefighters killed, 2 hurt in Kansas City

    by Associated Press on Oct 12, 20:55

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City Fire Department official says two firefighters were killed and two were injured when a burning building collapsed. Fire Department Battalion Chief James Garrett tells the Kansas City Star crews were dispatched to a building on the northeast side of town around 7:30 p.m. Monday. He says firefighters found the […]

  • Alaska News

    New robot camera can ‘see’ under water

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 12, 20:00

    Alaska State Troopers are excited about a new tool that can help them with rescue and recovery underwater. Troopers and Village Public Safety Officers are training with a submersible robotic camera that uses sonar to find objects or bodies underwater. Troopers said it would come in handy in places where divers aren’t available to search […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    City considers new housing options for homeless

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 12, 19:37

    Anchorage is hosting the annual conference of the Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness this week. Mayor Ethan Berkowitz spoke Monday morning, telling the crowd that ending homelessness in Anchorage is a top priority for his administration. Nancy Burke, Anchorage’s Homelessness Coordinator, said the city favors a “housing first” model, which she said could take […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    EY2015: ‘Not in our Smokehouse’ theme hits home for youth keynote speaker

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 12, 18:59

    Hundreds of Alaska Natives from around the state are gathered in Anchorage for the 2015 Elders and Youth Conference. This year’s theme is “Not in Our Smokehouse,” a call to action to shed negativity and focus on a brighter future for Alaska’s youth. Youth keynote speaker, 18-year-old Lacayah Engebretson, reminisced about growing up in fish […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Tolley sworn in as new Anchorage police chief

    by Shannon Ballard on Oct 12, 18:40

    The Anchorage Police Department is officially under new leadership. On Monday, Christopher Tolley stepped into Mark Mew’s shoes as chief of police. A short and simple change of chiefs ceremony was held outside the police station. Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz spoke first, saying, “We have great achievements behind us, and greater ahead of us.” He recognized […]

  • Alaska News

    State: About 285 same-sex couples wed in Alaska in past year

    by Associated Press on Oct 12, 15:40

    The state health department says nearly 285 same-sex couples have married in Alaska in the year since a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage as unconstitutional. Monday marks the one-year anniversary of the decision striking down a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. Except for a brief period last October, couples have […]

  • Alaska News

    New Kuparuk drill site produces first oil; ‘shot in the arm’ for trans-Alaska pipeline

    by Sierra Starks on Oct 12, 13:30

    ConocoPhillips Alaska has announced what it’s calling significant news in relation to the trans-Alaska pipeline. One of its Kuparuk drill sites, 2S, began producing oil “under budget and ahead of schedule,” according to a release from the company. “First oil from a new project is really critical and important to the economic health of the […]

  • Crime

    Man arrested for Bethel stabbing

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 12, 12:04

    A 22-year-old man was arrested after allegedly stabbing another man in Bethel over the weekend, police say. Resty Balantac Jr. is accused of stabbing a 23-year-old Bethel man early Saturday, according to a statement from the Bethel Police Department. The male victim was taken to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation and later flown to Anchorage. He […]

  • Teacher of the Week

    Teacher of the Week: Erin Munro

    by Megan Mazurek on Oct 12, 11:50

    She’s an English teacher whose actions speak louder than words. “I do really hope they know someone appreciated seeing them every day,” said Erin Munro, who teaches at East Anchorage High School. Olivia Webster, a student at East, says Munro always has a smile on her face. “If you’re having a bad day, she never […]

  • Alaska News

    State of Alaska, Anchorage officially recognize Indigenous Peoples Day

    by Hope Miller on Oct 12, 11:40

    As the U.S. observes Columbus Day today, Alaska joins a growing effort to declare the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. The State of Alaska and the Municipality of Anchorage both issued proclamations rebranding the holiday. Mayor Ethan Berkowitz made the announcement Monday morning at day one of the Elders and Youth Conference […]

  • DayBreak

    Story time with Aunt Phil, Oct. 12

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 12, 9:08

    On this day 85 years ago, a deadly plane crash took the life of an Alaskan pioneer. Ralph Wien and two Catholic priests were killed in that crash at Kotzebue in 1930. Author of the “Aunt Phil’s Trunk” series, Laurel Downing Bill, explains how Wien was instrumental in the creation of a former longtime commercial […]

  • US/World

    Alaska Airlines flight diverted to Buffalo for smoke smell

    by Associated Press on Oct 12, 8:33

    A Seattle-bound flight from New Jersey has made an emergency landing in Buffalo after smoke was detected in the galley. Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority spokesman Doug Hartmayer says Alaska Airlines Flight 17 was diverted to Buffalo Niagara International Airport at about 8 a.m. Monday. Alaska Airlines spokeswoman Halley Knigge says a credit card reader started […]

  • Alaska News

    Angoon home collapses after strong wind, heavy rain

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 12, 7:48

    One person was injured in Angoon after a home collapsed from high winds and heavy rain. Alaska State Troopers say a house on Beaver Trail Street that was built on stilts above the beach collapsed Friday night. The house then fell onto the beach. A large boulder, however, stopped the home from falling into the ocean, […]