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  • Alaska

    Panel upholds dismissal of Pebble case as premature

    by Associated Press on May 28, 9:59

    An appeals court panel has upheld a decision that dismissed as premature a lawsuit brought against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by the group behind the proposed Pebble Mine. The lawsuit was brought over a process that EPA initiated last year that could result in development of the massive gold and copper prospect being restricted […]

  • Alaska

    3 escape serious injury after plane crash near Port Alsworth

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 28, 9:28

    Three people emerged mostly unscathed from a plane crash near Port Alsworth Tuesday night, authorities say. Just before 8 p.m. Tuesday, Alaska State Troopers in Iliamna received a report that someone activated a personal locater beacon about 20 miles northwest of Port Alsworth, according to an online dispatch from AST. While flying over the area, […]

  • State

    Education group to lawmakers: Stop fiddling around

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 28, 8:29

    As state lawmakers meet inside the downtown Anchorage Legislative Information Office in special session, the street corner outside has been taken over by protestors, mainly church groups calling on the Legislature to pass a bill expanding Medicaid. But on Wednesday, Great Alaska Schools drew a crowd of about 60 demonstrators who sang and waved signs […]

  • Local

    Mount Marathon preps underway

    by Dave Goldman on May 28, 8:05

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Mount Marathon. As the 88th running of the famed Alaskan event draws near, a city awaits. And prepares. “Everything is going along accordingly. The whole community is super committed to it,” said Kari McKahan, the events coordinator for Seward and the race. The 3,022-foot climb will go off […]

  • US/World

    Theater shooting prosecutors build case that Holmes was sane

    by Associated Press on May 28, 0:02

      Prosecutors are methodically building a case that James Holmes knew right from wrong when he planned and carried out the deadly Colorado theater shootings. After a month of testimony from victims and investigators, prosecutors this week shifted to Holmes’ mental state. They hope to convince jurors he should be convicted and executed, not sent […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Muldoon interchange moves closer to getting new look, ease traffic congestion

    by Dave Leval on May 27, 22:52

    Work is expected to begin on the $55-million Muldoon Road Interchange in spring of 2016, relieving increasing traffic in the area and providing walkways for pedestrians and bicyclists. “We’ve been working on the project for roughly the last two years,” said Steven Noble, vice president of DOWL, which designed the new interchange. The proposed design […]

  • US/World

    EPA rules to protect drinking water, regulate small streams

    by Associated Press on May 27, 22:36

    The Obama administration is moving to protect the nation’s drinking water with rules that clarify which smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands are protected from pollution under the Clean Water Act. Two Supreme Court rulings had left the reach of the law uncertain. The rules issued Wednesday by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army […]

  • US/World

    King of Norway says farewell to Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 27, 22:10

    The king of Norway wrapped up his tour of the state in Anchorage on Wednesday. King Harald V had a packed day that included several stops across town where he gave speeches, including one at the Dena’ina Center where several Alaskan leaders in the Arctic policy field gave presentations. The king gave a brief speech about […]

  • State

    Alaska’s lawmakers debate budget ‘compromise’

    by Kate McPherson on May 27, 21:53

    A new budget bill will be debated in the House Thursday morning in Anchorage. Republican leaders have offered a “compromise” budget — CS House Bill 2001 — that adds $16.5 million back into education funding to increase the Base Student Allocation (BSA) to a level required by state statue. House Minority Democrats aren’t satisfied; none […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Police investigate fatal vehicle collision on Old Glenn

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 27, 20:54

    A collision involving two vehicles in Eagle River has left one male dead and sent two other people to the hospital. Police and firefighters responded to the collision near the intersection of the Old Glenn Highway and Monastery Drive just after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Witnesses told police that one of the vehicles was traveling northbound […]

  • Crime

    Murder trial underway in case of 2012 shooting outside Anchorage nightclub

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 27, 19:20

    The jury has been seated and opening statements have been heard in the trial of the October 2012 shooting death of 27-year-old Said Beshirov. Korakanh Phornsovanh is the man accused of gunning down Beshirov outside of the now-closed Platinum Jaxx nightclub. On Wednesday, jurors watched cell phone video that was shot by a witness the night of the […]

  • US/World

    Pentagon says it mistakenly shipped live anthrax to numerous labs and to US base in Korea

    by Associated Press on May 27, 17:41

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it’s investigating what the Pentagon calls an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories. Those labs had expected to receive dead spores. The CDC says, right now, it does not suspect there’s a risk to the general public. However, a U.S. official says […]

  • Sports

    Bartlett headed to state soccer tournament for the first time

    by Dave Leval on May 27, 15:50

    The Bartlett High School Golden Bears have unfinished business to take care of. The boys’ soccer team is headed to the state tournament for the first time. “I can’t even describe it in words, because it feels so good,” said midfielder Lorenzo Froeale. Some members of the Golden Bears admitted that thoughts of the tournament […]

  • Alaska

    Gov. Walker tours Shell drill rig in Seattle

    by Associated Press on May 27, 15:28

    Alaska Gov. Bill Walker toured a massive oil drill rig parked on Seattle’s waterfront Wednesday before meeting with Gov. Jay Inslee to tell him that Washington’s position on future Arctic drilling will hurt his state’s economy. Walker says he was impressed by crew members and the safety features aboard the 400-foot-long Polar Pioneer, which Royal […]

  • Sports

    Asphalt track coming to Alaska Raceway Park

    by Dave Leval on May 27, 13:51

    Alaska Raceway Park will soon give drivers a chance to go in circles. Construction continues on a new one-third mile asphalt track. It will be the only one of its kind in Alaska since the old Northstar Speedway in Wasilla closed in 2012. “We need an asphalt venue here in the state,” said the track’s […]

  • DayBreak

    Russell Davis of ‘Bar Rescue’ tests the waters in Anchorage

    by Daybreak Staff on May 27, 12:48

    He’s a professional mixologist and bartender who has mixed his way to the top. Russell Davis can be seen on Spike TV’s show “Bar Rescue” helping people create cocktails worth drinking. Wednesday, Davis joined Daybreak to talk about what brings him to the 49th state. “So I’m actually here with my team, Unlimited Liabilities,” Davis […]

  • Local

    East High School moves closer to hosting football on campus

    by Dave Leval on May 27, 10:52

    East High School has played its football games at Anchorage Football Stadium, but that could change. The Thunderbirds are a step closer to playing on campus, possibly this fall. Earlier this spring, boosters sought to raise $143,000 for a new scoreboard. Ads would be sold on it that would raise money for the school. The scoreboard […]

  • Alaska

    Judge to hear arguments in Pebble case

    by Associated Press on May 27, 10:32

    A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday in a case alleging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency worked with critics of the proposed Pebble Mine with a predetermined goal to block the project. The lawsuit was brought by the Pebble Limited Partnership, which is seeking to advance the project near the headwaters of a […]

  • Alaska

    Alaska National Guard welcomes new commander

    by Shannon Ballard on May 27, 10:00

    The new leader of the Alaska National Guard is starting her job with healing. Scandal rocked the Guard after a scathing report found serious problems in the ranks, including favoritism, lack of trust and allegations of sexual assault. Adjutant Gen. Laurie Hummel says her first priority is regaining that trust. Steps have to be taken […]

  • Alaska

    King of Norway visits Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 27, 8:50

    King Harald V of Norway kicked off his first royal visit to the state in Homer. Tuesday morning, about 100 people welcomed him to Homer near the harbor, including an elderly woman who is 102 years old. His majesty is on a tour of the Pacific Northwest, which includes stops in Washington and Alaska. Tuesday, he spent […]