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  • Local

    UAA: No stipend for hockey players

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 07, 22:52

    To pay or not to pay? In the Western Collegiate Hockey Association the answer is clear: pay. While the debate rages on for schools in the Power Five conferences such as the Big Ten, the University of Alaska Anchorage’s conference, the WCHA has decided to go ahead and provide “a cost of attendance” to its players and “the redefinition of full grant-in-aid […]

  • Alaska

    Alaska issues first birth certificates to same-sex parents

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 07, 22:29

    Like most people who haven’t lived in Alaska long, Amanda and Pam Bowers learned quickly to get outdoors. On Tuesday they went for a walk around Kincaid Park. Amanda carried their 8-week-old daughter Ellie Lou Bowers strapped to her chest. “She was born in Alaska so we have to get her out there to see […]

  • Alaska

    Alaska Railroad urges public to stay off tracks

    by Jacquie Slater on Jul 07, 21:55

    On average, a train hits a person or car every three hours in the United States. Last year, 267 people were killed in railway accidents, railroad officials say. Alaska hasn’t seen a fatality on the tracks since 2009, but officials say this year they’ve seen several near misses and fear the safety streak may be coming […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening News Weather, July 7

    by KTVA Weather on Jul 07, 21:42

    Kenai Peninsula/Prince William Sound Partly cloudy along the coast with more clouds in the interior areas with a chance of a shower or two.   Southeast Mostly cloudy skies and some rain for coastal areas.   Interior/North Slope Dense smoke in the northwest interior with mostly cloudy skies and a chance of showers and isolated […]

  • Medical Breakthroughs

    ‘Smart’ Insulin

    by Ivanhoe Newswire on Jul 07, 21:21

    Imagine how tough it is for new parents to find out their baby has diabetes and then have to learn as they go how to regulate blood sugar and dose insulin. A mistake could bring coma or death. But now, a researcher in Utah’s “smart” insulin could someday eliminate guesswork and more. Seven-year-old Foster Dunstan […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Berkowitz names Halcro as ACDA director

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 07, 21:19

    Mayor Ethan Berkowitz named Andrew Halcro as the director of Anchorage Community Development Authority (ACDA) on Tuesday, the most recent appointment for the new mayor of Anchorage. Berkowitz says the ACDA is part of his plan to develop downtown and other parts of the city. The ACDA is responsible for developing Anchorage’s communities — like […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Construction to improve safety begins on Seward Highway

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jul 07, 20:58

    It’s been called one of the most dangerous maintained roads in Alaska. Since the late 1970s, nearly 100 people have lost their lives on the Seward Highway between Anchorage and Girdwood, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. The DOT reports on average there are three deadly crashes every year on the highway. […]

  • Alaska

    Team coordinates Alaska fire-fighting efforts from behind the scenes

    by Bonney Bowman on Jul 07, 19:19

    There are around 3,000 people in Alaska from out of state for wildfire-related work. Every day, some leave and some arrive. And every day, it’s up to the team at the Anchorage Mobilization Center to coordinate those comings and goings. The team gives rides to and from the airport, organizes meals and lodging at a […]

  • US/World

    FBI seeking victims in child pornography, ‘sextortion’ case

    by Shannon Kemp on Jul 07, 18:40

    ANCHORAGE — Investigators with the Federal Bureau of Investigations are hoping to identify more than 200 young girls who were victimized by a man convicted of “sextortion.” In total, 350 girls between the ages of 13 and 18 fell victim to the “sophisticated” tactics used by Lucas Michael Chansler. The Florida man is accused of […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Report finds serious fault with VA health care in Alaska

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 07, 18:29

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski says a new report is confirming her worst suspicions about the quality of veteran’s health care in Alaska. The review of the Mat-Su VA clinic in Wasilla was conducted by the U.S. Inspector General’s Office at Murkowski’s request. Murkowski says she asked for the review after years of hearing from vets about problems […]

  • Web Exclusives

    WATCH: Fishermen capture rare glimpse of whales feeding near Seward

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 07, 16:19

    A weekend fishing trip turned into quite a tale to tell the grandkids. Sunday, Brad Rich says he and fellow fisherman Tony Flanders were headed out to their favorite fishing spot on Day Harbor near Ressurection Bay, when they noticed some whales off in the distance. Moments later, the humpback whales appeared to dance just feet […]

  • US/World

    Subway’s Jared Fogle suspected in child pornography case

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Jul 07, 14:34

    A law enforcement source has confirmed to CBS News that Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle is a suspect in a federal child pornography investigation. FBI agents and Indiana State Police were at Fogle’s house in Zionsville, Ind., and have removed electronics from the property. Fogle’s attorney, Ron Elberger released a statement to CBS News on […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    High workload, staffing issues had impact at Wasilla VA clinic

    by Associated Press on Jul 07, 13:16

    An inspector general’s review found that high workloads and inadequate staffing had a negative impact on access to care at the Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in Wasilla. It found that eight of 40 patients assigned to the clinic who died between July 2013 and July 2014 received poor access to care. The review, requested […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Renting an RV for summer family fun

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 07, 13:09

    If you plan to take a road trip with the kids this summer, Daybreak family fun expert Erin Kirkland of AKontheGo.com says you may want to consider trading in the car and hotel rooms for a rental RV. “What people need to remember, if they rent an RV they’re bundling in meals, they’re bundling in lodging and bundling […]

  • Alaska

    Today is 57th anniversary of Alaska Statehood Act signing

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 07, 12:35

      Fifty-seven years ago today, Alaska took a major step to becoming the 49th state in the Union. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Alaska Statehood Act on July 7, 1958. The act allowed Alaska to become the 49th state on Jan. 3, 1959. Above is a video from the Alaska Film Archives at the University […]

  • Alaska

    UPDATE: Chopper sent to search for Ketchikan plane crash reported poor visibility

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 07, 12:01

    Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board have released a preliminary report regarding the June 25 crash near Ketchikan that killed all nine people on board. Released Tuesday, the preliminary report draws no conclusions about the cause of the fatal crash — but indicates that weather may have played a factor. After the deHavilland DHC-3 – a sightseeing […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, July 7

    by KTVA Weather on Jul 07, 10:00

    Kenai and Prince William Sound Cloudy skies with scattered rain and breezy conditions. Highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Southeast Alaska Cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and breezy conditions. Highs in the 60s and 70s. Interior/North Slope Mostly sunny for the north slope with highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Motorcyclist dies following crash inside Portage Highway tunnel

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 07, 9:19

    A motorcyclist is dead following a crash Monday evening inside the small tunnel at mile 5.5 of the Portage Highway, according to Alaska State Troopers. Troopers were notified of the crash involving a “lone motorcycle rider” at 5:11 p.m. Monday evening near the Begich-Boggs visitor center, according to AST spokesperson Beth Ipsen. Investigators determined that the […]

  • US/World

    Partial ice cave collapse in Washington turns deadly

    by CBS/AP on Jul 07, 7:14

    A partial ice cave collapse in northwest Washington state killed one person and injured four others Monday evening, a Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman said. Shari Ireton said late Monday night that the person who was killed remained buried under the debris at the popular Big Four Ice Caves east of Granite Falls. All victims were […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Chester Creek Greenbelt fire came close to Anchorage homes

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 06, 23:06

    Some people who live in the Rogers Park neighborhood may not know how lucky they are. Authorities say a fire started by homeless campers on Friday near Chester Creek Greenbelt Park could have easily spread to homes. Joanne Jenson, who lives in the area, was visiting Valdez when she heard her neighborhood was being evacuated. […]