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  • Only in Alaska

    The Sound of Freedom: AMGA’s Memorial Day Shootout

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 25, 19:20

    A group of Alaskans are remembering and honoring veterans by celebrating one of the freedoms they gave their lives for. The freedom to bear arms was largely exercised at the Alaska Machine Gun Association (AMGA) Memorial Day Shootout. Every year, gun enthusiasts gather in Anderson to engage their right to carry and shoot a firearm. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Memorial Day ceremony draws hundreds to downtown Anchorage

    by Lauren Maxwell on May 25, 18:17

    Several hundred people turned out for a Memorial Day service held at the Veteran’s Memorial on the Anchorage Park Strip Monday morning. Speakers included Sen. Dan Sullivan, himself a veteran, who asked service members from almost every era to stand and be recognized. Several World War Two veterans were in attendance, including 96-year-old Norman Elliot. […]

  • US/World

    Delta says 2 of its international planes were threatened

    by Associated Press on May 25, 16:42

    Delta says two of its international planes have been threatened, bringing to at least six the number of planes to receive such threats. The threats have been deemed not credible. Planes have been searched and cleared. Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines Inc. says threats were to a Paris-to-Boston flight and a London-to-Newark, New Jersey, flight. Anonymous […]

  • Alaska

    Unalakleet girl attacked by 2 dogs; dogs put down by owner

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 25, 16:29

    A 7-year-old girl was flown to an Anchorage hospital after two dogs attacked her near the beach in Unalakleet on Sunday. Alaska State Troopers were notified of the attack Sunday night. An online dispatch says the girl was petting a tied-up dog in a dog lot on the beach when that dog and a loose […]

  • Alaska

    Beer fest attendees stranded after ferry breakdown

    by Associated Press on May 25, 12:10

    Hundreds of people attending an Alaska beer festival were stranded because of a broken down ferry. The Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Taku suffered a mechanical problem Sunday during the annual Great Alaska Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival in Haines. Juneau Empire (http://ow.ly/NpmA6 ) reports that while many traveled by car from Canada, Interior […]

  • DayBreak

    Mrs. Alaska uses crown to advocate for foster children

    by Daybreak Staff on May 25, 11:38

    May is Foster Care Awareness Month, and one former foster child — who is now Mrs. Alaska — is committed to advocating for today’s foster kids. In July, Annabelle Hernandez will compete for the national title in Las Vegas. Monday, she joined Daybreak alongside her photographer Hanna Thimsen of Relic Photographic to talk about how […]

  • US/World

    Protester leaves Shell ship after hanging on since Friday

    by Associated Press on May 25, 10:34

    The woman who has been hanging off the anchor chain of an Arctic oil-drilling support ship since Friday night has ended her protest north of Seattle. The Coast Guard says student activist Chiara D’Angelo requested assistance getting down from her perch on the Arctic Challenger in the Bellingham harbor around 9:30 a.m. Monday. Petty Officer […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Lemonade Day Alaska: Getting set up for success

    by Jacquie Slater on May 25, 10:24

    Meet 12-year-old Haley, 10-year-old Melody and 4-year-old Tori Olanna. The three sisters have been participating in Lemonade Day Alaska for the past three years. “Our whole family, me and Haley and Tori wanted to do Lemonade Day,” Melody said. The girls first started their lemonade stands in Nome. Now, the family has moved to Anchorage […]

  • Alaska

    After flooding, crews begin repair work on closed Dalton Highway

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 25, 8:32

    After Gov. Bill Walker signed a second disaster declaration last week over flooding on the Dalton Highway, state transportation officials say water levels have dropped enough to allow for repair work on the still-closed road. “This is what we’ve prepared for and what we’ve been waiting for. Today we were able to give crews the directive […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, May 25

    by Brett Shepard on May 25, 8:06

    Southcentral Mostly cloudy skies with showers throughout the day. Southeast Mostly to partly cloudy skies. Interior Mostly cloudy skies with some much-needed showers at times. North Slope Mostly cloudy with showers to the west. West Mostly cloudy skies with rain to the south. Southwest Cloudy skies with wet weather at times.

  • Local

    Anchorage hockey star turned pro comes back home to help youth

    by Jake Edmonds on May 25, 7:18

    Fresh off helping Team USA win gold in the women’s hockey championships in Sweden, Anchorage native Zoe Hickel returned home this week. It’s a normal routine for Hickel, who has been attending the University of Minnesota Duluth for the past four years and coming home during the summer to help her mother, Cristy, coach the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Memorial Day: 1,300 crosses to honor fallen heroes

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 24, 18:55

    American Legion Auxiliary members and other community members placed poppy-decked crosses on the graves of fallen veterans Sunday in downtown Anchorage. “Post 1 has been doing this for over 30 years out here, placing crosses on the graves of veterans on Memorial Day to honor the service, the fact that they gave the ultimate price,” […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Coast Guard responds to Cook Inlet fuel spill

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 24, 17:48

    The U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies are responding to a fuel spill in southeastern Cook Inlet. The report of a landing craft with a punctured tanker just south of Port Graham came in Saturday, according to a Coast Guard release. “The crew of a 116-foot landing craft, Thor’s Hammer, were transiting from Seward to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Seeking the Source: Artists map one of Anchorage’s most beloved trails

    by Sierra Starks on May 24, 14:46

    Be it human feet, moose hooves, bike tires or dog paws, Anchorage’s Chester Creek Trail has seen its fair share of visitors. The trail’s special guests this week were artists, from Alaska and the Lower 48. Adorned in bright green vests and sashes with yellow badges, the eight artists set out to map the Chester […]

  • Alaska

    Juneau theater community remembers PJ Paparelli

    by Associated Press on May 24, 14:39

    After his recent death in Scotland, the Juneau theater community remembers a prominent director as highly respected, if not always liked. The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/1PFTlHz ) that Paul Joseph “PJ” Paparelli died in a car accident Thursday. He was 40. Paparelli served as artistic director for Perseverance Theater from 2004 until 2007. The plays […]

  • Crime

    UPDATE: Body found in Bethel; Woman’s boyfriend ID’d as suspect

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 24, 14:21

    Updated Monday, May 25, 11:30 a.m. A body was found early Sunday morning in the area of the boardwalk at Pinky’s Park in Bethel. Police have identified a suspect in what is now a homicide investigation. At around 4 a.m., the Bethel Police Department responded to reports of a dead body found at Pinky’s Park. […]

  • Local

    Chugiak beats South 4-3 in extra innings to win CIC

    by KTVA Sports on May 24, 11:54

    Just one day after losing to Dimond High School in extra innings, the Chugiak Mustangs went to extra frames again Saturday night. This time they came away with the win. After taking a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first, the Mustangs gave up one run in the third and two more runs in […]

  • Crime

    UPDATE: Felon sought by APD nabbed by police dog

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 24, 10:56

      Updated Monday, May 25, 3:25 p.m. William Jarrett IV, 25, was arraigned Monday on one count of third-degree assault, third-degree weapons misconduct and second-degree theft. Original story Police have arrested the 25-year-old man who fired a handgun in front of APD officers early Sunday morning. William Jarrett IV has been a convicted felon since 2008 […]

  • Crime

    Tok man arrested after shooting into sporting goods store

    by Associated Press on May 24, 10:39

    A Tok man has been jailed after troopers say he fired a gun into a sporting goods store while his wife was locked inside. The Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1cd6DJ3 ) that Alaska State Troopers responded to calls about a disturbance at Three Bears Outpost in Tok and found a 59-year-old man leaving the area. Officials […]

  • State

    Alaska lawmakers hint budget deal is close

    by Dave Leval on May 23, 20:54

    The Alaska House reconvened in Anchorage Saturday for the third day of its second special session. It turned out to be a light lineup; the House session wrapped up after about 25 minutes. The big issue facing Alaska lawmakers is still passing a fully funded budget. They have until June 1 to reach a deal; otherwise, […]