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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    DOT: New bike lanes on Arctic Boulevard offer safer choices to navigate Anchorage

    by Lauren Maxwell on May 05, 23:38

    In a sure sign of spring, as Anchorage road crews have begun repainting the stripes on local streets. The work includes putting in a new designated bike lane on Arctic Boulevard that runs from Fireweed Lane to 10th Avenue. Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities spokeswoman Shannon McCarthy said the lane will give bikers […]

  • Anchorage Mayoral Race

    Anchorage, your new mayor is Ethan Berkowitz

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 05, 22:03

    Anchorage has chosen its new mayor – Ethan Berkowitz. With 98.4% of precincts reporting, Berkowitz beat Demboski 59 percent to 41 percent, according to unofficial results from the muni at 10:45 p.m. In the April 7 municipal election, Berkowitz led the initial results, but he wasn’t able to secure the 45 percent of the votes […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Teachers face insecurity in wake of Anchorage School Board budget cuts

    by Shannon Ballard on May 05, 20:43

    Today, several Anchorage teachers are asking, “Will I have a job?” Bryan Bearss is a literacy coach. For the past year, he’s helped third graders at Abbott Loop Elementary get a better grip on reading and writing. But now, he’s learning that loving your job doesn’t mean that job is always going to be there. “Just the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage high school student wins new car for perfect attendance

    by Heather Hintze on May 05, 19:34

    Five Anchorage high school students were rewarded for their perfect attendance this school year with the chance to win a new car. They were drawn randomly from the 386 juniors and seniors who haven’t missed a day of school. Bartlett High School senior Piyares Thongkerd moved to Alaska from Thailand two years ago. “If I go […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Birchwood residents concerned grizzly sow becoming a problem bear

    by Bonney Bowman on May 05, 18:22

    Residents in Birchwood are concerned a grizzly sow is becoming a problem bear. The sow reportedly has three cubs, which are almost fully grown. Residents say they’ve been raiding trashcans in the area around South Birchwood Loop and Jayhawk Road. The sow has reportedly lived in the area for at least the last four years, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage noise advisory for 11-day JBER training period

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 05, 15:51

    Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson officials have announced an almost two-week long training involving small firearms, which may be heard in parts of Anchorage. The 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division will be training with firearms up to .50 caliber at JBER training ranges between May 5 and May 16, JBER officials said in an […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    AST: Emergency crews respond to overturned float plane on Jim Lake

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 05, 14:59

    Emergency crews have been dispatched to a lake near Butte after receiving reports of a plane making an emergency landing Tuesday afternoon, authorities say. Just before 2 p.m., Alaska State Troopers were notified of a float plane in distress on Jim Lake off of Maud Road Extension, according to AST spokeswoman Megan Peters. Two people […]

  • US/World

    The Latest on Texas attack: White House says IS link unclear

    by Associated Press on May 05, 14:30

      The White House says “it’s too early to say” whether U.S. officials have been able to corroborate claims that the Islamic State group is responsible for a shooting outside a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Tuesday that the IS group and others were trying to capitalize on […]

  • Alaska

    DMV: Grizzly bear license plates available Thursday

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 05, 13:54

    Revamped grizzly bear license plates will be available at all Alaska Department of Motor Vehicles offices starting Thursday, officials say. The revised take on the 1976 bicentennial standing grizzly bear plate was approved with the passage of former Rep. Peggy Wilson’s House Bill 293 in 2014. While the original designer of the bicentennial plate is unknown, […]

  • Local

    Anchorage Assembly approves final 2015 operating budget

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 05, 13:29

    The Anchorage Assembly held a special meeting Monday to determine final edits to the Anchorage operating budget for 2015. The final budget, totaled at $483.6 million, is a slight increase from last year’s budget, according to Mayor Dan Sullivan’s office. Although the budget increased 1.4 percent, taxes owed by Anchorage homeowners went down. Taxes are […]

  • Anchorage Mayoral Race

    KTVA has your Anchorage Election Day coverage

    by KTVA Web Staff on May 05, 12:43

    2015 Runoff Election Unofficial Results 05/05/15 22:06:53 Registered Voters 206993 – Cards Cast 60269 29.12% Num. Report Precinct 124 – Num. Reporting 119 95.97% MAYOR of ANCHORAGE Total Number of Precincts 124 Precincts Reporting 119 96.0% Times Counted 60269/206993 29.1% Total Votes 60247 DEMBOSKI, Amy 24555 40.76% BERKOWITZ, Ethan 35692 59.24% *Data from www.results.muni.org   […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Family fun for Mother’s Day and beyond

    by Daybreak Staff on May 05, 11:08

    The weather has been nothing short of spectacular the last few days. With Mother’s Day this weekend, it’s the perfect time to do some outdoor activities with the family. The holiday weekend is typically a time when a lot of Alaskan attractions kick off for the summer. Family fun expert Erin Kirkland joined Daybreak Tuesday morning […]

  • DayBreak

    Ask Alaska: Britain’s Princess Charlotte

    by James Gaddis on May 05, 10:18

    Britain’s royal family chose Charlotte as the name of the daughter born over the weekend to Prince William and his wife, Kate. The announcement made headlines in the United States, although not everyone was interested in the royal news from across the pond. What do Alaskans think of the name? KTVA 11’s James Gaddis set […]

  • Medical Breakthroughs

    Kids & sushi: Healthy eating

    by Ivanhoe Newswire on May 05, 10:01

    There are almost 4,000 sushi restaurants in the U.S., and the Japanese dish continues to gain popularity, even with kids. If your child is one who does like sushi, it’s important to be safe. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends that children under 5 don’t consume raw fish or shellfish, and Susan Mitchell, PhD, […]

  • Fairbanks

    Troopers investigate shooting death of Fox man

    by Associated Press on May 05, 8:15

    Alaska State Troopers are investigating the shooting death of an outdoorsman and past character on National Geographic’s reality show “Ultimate Survival Alaska. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports officers responded to 69-year-old Jimmy Gojdics’ residence in Fox Sunday to find the victim with gunshot wounds. He was transported to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, May 5

    by Brett Shepard on May 05, 7:58

    Southcentral Mostly cloudy skies throughout the region. Southeast A beautiful spring day with sunny skies and highs near 60. Interior Mostly cloudy skies with some scattered showers possible. North Slope Mostly cloudy skies with some snow flurries and patchy fog. Western Alaska Sunshine to the north with showers in the Bristol Bay region. Southwest Alaska […]

  • Anchorage Mayoral Race

    Poll numbers show Berkowitz with slight lead in runoff race

    by Emily Carlson on May 05, 7:26

    New poll numbers show Ethan Berkowitz with a lead heading into Election Day. Marc Hellenthal, an Anchorage Republican pollster, used money from former mayoral candidate Dan Coffey to conduct two polls. One after the mudslinging from both candidates’ supporters started, then, one after. The numbers from April 20-23 show Democrat Ethan Berkowitz with a commanding […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage School Board approves teacher and staff cuts

    by Shannon Ballard on May 04, 22:59

    Ten teachers will be saved from pink slips as the Anchorage School Board was forced to make some tough decisions Monday evening. Lawmakers in Juneau are far from finalizing the state budget, but the Anchorage School District hit its deadline. The board unanimously voted yes to budget reductions that will cost jobs. Members were able to […]

  • Anchorage Mayoral Race

    Anchorage mayoral candidates hit the pavement for final runoff election push

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 04, 22:03

    During the last day of campaigning, both Ethan Berkowitz and Amy Demboski tried to keep their messages on point — and away from negative allegations. “There’s no question within the media and talk radio they’ve tried to steer it towards other issues, I’ve really tried to stick to the issues and talk about fiscal responsibility,” […]

  • Alaska

    River Watch Team monitors flood risk on the Yukon

    by Heather Hintze on May 04, 21:13

    It’s all anyone in Eagle can talk about: When will the ice break up? “It’s going to take a while before three miles downriver in front of town,” explained longtime Eagle resident John Borg. “It’ll be a while before we have ice moving down there.” The black, rotting ice had been sitting stagnant upriver for […]