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  • 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. […]

  • Alaska

    Special Olympics ‘Flame of Hope’ comes to Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 06, 21:57

    The “Flame of Hope” for the Special Olympics World Summer Games is making its way around the country with a stop in Anchorage on Monday. State and local law enforcement kicked off the unified relay around Anchorage. Alaska’s Sen. Dan Sullivan participated in the day’s events, lighting the torch in the official handoff for the […]

  • Alaska

    Float plane flipped on Naknek Lake

    by Hannah Colton/KDLG on Jul 06, 21:02

    Three passengers and a pilot were rescued unharmed from a PA-22 float plane that flipped in Naknek Lake around 12:30 Sunday afternoon. The Piper was piloted by Mark Romo of Aleknagik. Katmai Chief Ranger Tom Betts says the plane landed on rough waters with strong winds from the east. “Generally on an east wind day […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Berkowitz writes to Secretary of the Army in effort to keep troops at JBER

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 06, 17:19

    As one of his “first official acts” as Anchorage’s new mayor, Mayor Ethan Berkowitz wrote a letter to Secretary of the Army John McHugh, emphasizing the importance of the Fourth Airborne Brigade Combat Team of the 25th Infantry Division (4-25) to the city and state’s economic and strategic futures. Anchorage’s Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), where […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Human jawbone discovered at South Anchorage park

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 06, 15:33

    The Anchorage Police Department is investigating the discovery of a human jawbone found in South Anchorage on Sunday. Around 6:45 p.m., APD was contacted by a woman who claimed to have found a human jawbone in “a wood line at a park,” along the 9400 block of Brayton Drive. According to the woman, it was […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Firefighter Combat Challenge comes to Anchorage

    by Jacquie Slater on Jul 06, 14:53

    For the second time in its 25-year history, the Firefighter Combat Challenge made its way to Alaska as part of the Fourth of July festivities in Anchorage. Challenge founder Dr. Paul Davis first brought the challenge here for the 50th anniversary of statehood. This year, he says he brought it here to celebrate the city’s […]

  • US/World

    Cosby said he got drugs to give women for sex

    by Associated Press on Jul 06, 14:11

    Bill Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with. He admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman. The Associated Press went to court to compel the release of the documents, and they were made public Monday. […]

  • US/World

    Starbucks says some drink prices to go up by 5 to 20 cents

    by Associated Press on Jul 06, 13:34

    Starbucks says it’s hiking prices again starting Tuesday, with the increases ranging from 5 to 20 cents for most affected drinks. The Seattle-based company also raised prices nationally about a year ago. A small and large brewed coffee will each go up by 10 cents in most areas of the country, Starbucks says. That would […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Operation Doghouse delivers 30 new homes over the weekend

    by Makayla Clark on Jul 06, 12:56

    On Sunday, 30 sled dogs got new houses, courtesy of the volunteer group Operation Doghouse. The Sockeye Fire swept through the Willow area in June, destroying homes in the area — including those of local mushers. Megan Ashe and a group of fellow Alaskans started Operation Doghouse, created to help the hundreds of the Willow-based dogs […]

  • Alaska

    Missing couple found dead off Denali Highway in ‘dilapidated trailer’

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 06, 12:37

    A death investigation is underway after a couple was found deceased in a trailer off the Denali Highway Sunday. Friday evening, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a man and woman missing from a campsite near Mile 79 of the Denali Highway, near the Susitna River Bridge. “Initial responding troopers found evidence suggesting an […]

  • Crime

    UPDATE: Troopers ID suspect involved in Selawik standoff

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 06, 11:42

    Update: July 7, 2015 at 10:51 AM The man involved in an armed standoff with Alaska State Troopers in the village of Selawik Monday has been identified as 39-year-old Christopher Cleveland, according to an online dispatch. The victim involved in the shooting has been identified as 23-year-old Wade Cleveland. Christopher Cleveland was taken to the […]

  • DayBreak

    Special Olympics relay unofficially kicks off world games

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 06, 11:10

    Alaskans are joining a nationwide relay for the unofficial start of the World Special Olympics happening later this month in Los Angeles. Monday afternoon, Special Olympics athletes, supporters and local law enforcement will take part in the torch run. “We’re going to light the Flame of Hope and march it down the streets of Anchorage,” […]

  • DayBreak

    Alaskan book series a treasure trove of historical goodness

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 06, 10:58

    The research of one of Alaska’s former leading historians lives on in a book series called “Aunt Phil’s Trunk.” Laurel Downing Bill wrote the collection after inheriting years of research collected by her Aunt Phyllis Downing Carlson. “My aunt, who the series is named after, wrote about Alaska for national magazines and newspapers and won […]

  • Alaska

    Missing hiker found dead off Juneau mountain trail

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 06, 10:27

    A Florida man was found dead Sunday evening after hiking on Mount Roberts in Juneau, authorities say. The body of 35-year-old Michael Patrick Blaisdell of Orlando, Florida, was found Sunday around 8 p.m. off the Mount Roberts trail system, near the base of a 50-foot drop in Bear Valley, according to an online dispatch from Alaska […]

  • Alaska

    Police in Juneau will upgrade to collapsible baton model

    by Associated Press on Jul 06, 8:23

    Police in Juneau kept their old school batons longer than many departments in the country, but they now plan to replace the straight stick model with collapsible steel batons this fall. The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/1G1ws6f) police departments across the U.S. decided to get rid of the larger club models after the 1991 beating of […]

  • Alaska

    Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly to vote on tobacco tax

    by Associated Press on Jul 06, 7:50

    The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly will yet again be voting on a tobacco tax. The Ketchikan Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1HH4Jzc) the Assembly is set to vote Monday on a $3-per-pack tax on cigarettes and a 75-percent wholesale tax on other tobacco products including e-cigarettes. At the Assembly’s last meeting in June, the tax failed to […]