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  • Alaska News

    Advocacy groups concerned after lawmaker shows support for convicted child molester

    by Liz Raines on Aug 23, 20:45

    Child advocacy groups are responding to one lawmaker’s perceived support for a man convicted of sexually abusing his 11-year-old foster daughter. Juneau Rep. Cathy Muñoz has asked a Superior Court judge to reconsider sentencing in the case of Thomas Jack Jr, who Muñoz describes as a family friend. The state has requested a sentence of 49 […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Disaster mitigation begins along Matanuska River

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 23, 19:54

    Disaster mitigation work began on Tuesday for a stretch of the Matanuska River facing a severe, ongoing erosion problem. Truckloads of rock came between the rushing river’s eroding bank and the busy Old Glenn Highway. When Gov. Bill Walker issued a disaster declaration on Monday night, the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT) immediately initiated […]

  • Crime

    Charging documents reveal possible gang affiliations in recent kidnapping case

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 23, 17:29

    When the third and likely final suspect in a kidnapping and assault case was arraigned Tuesday afternoon, the charging documents against him and other suspects were unsealed and made public. Within the pages, the victim says her alleged kidnappers have gang affiliations and may be involved in recent Anchorage homicides. Serge Azede II, 24, turned […]

  • Outdoors

    Orphaned bear cub finds permanent home at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 23, 13:58

    Last updated at 2:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23 A black bear cub orphaned in Valdez has been permanently adopted by the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC), according to an email sent Tuesday by the center’s founder, Mike Miller. The cub, named Kobuk, was orphaned in June after its mother was chased off by two […]

  • Alaska News

    Troopers: Worker hurt after coworker’s shotgun discharges

    by Associated Press on Aug 23, 12:08

    Alaska State Troopers say a 43-year-old state Department of Fish and Game worker sustained minor injuries after a coworker’s shotgun unexpectedly discharged while they were out in the field. Troopers say John “Chris” Ford of Petersburg was treated and released following the Aug. 17 incident in the Stikine River drainage in southeast Alaska. Troopers say […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Crash causes major damage when truck hits multiple cars at dealership

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 23, 10:21

    The driver in an early morning crash Tuesday caused damage to more than just their own vehicle, hitting multiple cars at the Alaska Sales and Service car dealership on Fifth Avenue. The collision occurred just after 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Anchorage Police Department is investigating the crash. APD spokeswoman Anita Shell said the driver left in […]

  • Crime

    APD: All 3 men facing charges for alleged kidnapping, assault in custody

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 23, 9:30

    Last updated at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23 The last of three men on the run from police on charges of kidnapping and assault is now in police custody. Serge Azede II turned himself in late Monday night, according to a Tuesday morning release from the Anchorage Police Department (APD). Azede was originally charged with kidnapping. On […]

  • DayBreak

    QUIZ: Are you smarter than an Anchorage 5th-grader?

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 23, 9:06

    If you tune into the daytime television show “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader,” chances are you’re aware of just how much you’ve forgotten since your grammar school days. As students across Alaska head back to school, it’s time to shake the brain cells free from cobwebs and crack open the textbooks once again. KTVA […]

  • DayBreak

    Pay $1, get short stack of pancakes at IHOP to fight child hunger

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 23, 8:45

    Today, Aug. 23, IHOP restaurants are offering a sweet deal for a good cause. Customers can get a short stack of buttermilk pancakes for just $1. All of the proceeds will benefit a charity called No Kid Hungry, which aims to end child hunger in the U.S. IHOP’s goal for Tuesday’s event is to serve […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska group works to let locals test shellfish for toxins

    by Associated Press on Aug 23, 7:52

    An Alaska group is working to create an at-home tester for detective toxins in local seafood. The Kodaik Daily Mirror reports that Alaska SeaGrant officials are working on a tester for paralytic shellfish poisoning, an illness that can cause tingling in the lips, tongue, fingers and toes and eventual breathing problems. Officials say testing currently […]

  • Alaska News

    Juneau Assembly passes LGBT non-discrimination ordinance

    by Associated Press on Aug 23, 7:16

    The Juneau Assembly has passed an ordinance that makes it illegal to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Juneau Empire reports that on Monday the assembly voted 8-1 to pass the city’s first anti-discrimination ordinance, which will protect residents from discrimination when seeking housing or employment. Federal and state law prohibit […]

  • National

    Some Olympic athletes earned gold, some were golden and some got left behind

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 22, 23:01

    The Olympics are over — let’s start at the bottom. Ryan Lochte — that was an expensive party. Today Speedo, Gentle Hair Removal, Airweave Mattress and Ralph Lauren all dropped him as a spokesman. Who could have guessed an attempted break-in to grungy bathroom at a petrol station in Rio on an early weekend morning […]

  • Alaska News

    On the Crystal Serenity, keeping alert for an icy voyage ahead

    by Lauren Frost / KNOM on Aug 22, 20:35

    Birger Vorland is the captain of the Crystal Serenity, and he doesn’t shake hands. When I met him onboard the ship on Sunday, we touched elbows. “Make sure everybody stays healthy,” said Vorland. “It’s a Crystal handshake.” I don’t blame him for taking precautions. The Crystal Serenity is carrying 980 passengers on a 32-day journey from Anchorage […]

  • Crime

    Police arrive at home during alleged burglary, arrest both suspects

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 22, 20:13

    Anchorage police responded quickly to a woman’s call for help during a home invasion, reaching her house while two suspects were allegedly still inside. The woman called 911 at 5:11 p.m., stating she was hiding upstairs in her home because she heard someone break in through her glass back door. She said “she could still […]

  • Crime

    APD: 6 vehicles, including police cars, rammed by fleeing suspect

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 22, 20:03

    A 25-year-old Anchorage man already wanted on an outstanding warrant faces additional charges after he rammed three police vehicles and three civilian vehicles while attempting to avoid arrest Monday evening. An off-duty Anchorage police officer spotted Trevon Allridge at the A Street Walmart at 5:47 p.m., according to police spokeswoman Renee Oistad. She said the […]

  • Education

    New Anchorage superintendent greets students on first day of class

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 22, 19:37

    It was the first day back at school for Anchorage students and some of them got a special greeting. Superintendent Deena Paramo made her rounds to half a dozen schools on Monday, saying hi to students and staff. “For the first two weeks of school we want to be sure that principals and teachers, kids […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Mistake at the polls could cost North Slope representative his seat

    by Liz Raines on Aug 22, 19:34

    A simple mistake in last Tuesday’s primary election may have cost Barrow’s Rep. Benjamin Nageak his seat in the Legislature. Throughout the state, voters had to choose between a Republican or Democrat ballot, but in Shungnak, voters accidentally got both. According to unofficial results, just five votes separate the two Democratic candidates — Nageak and […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Berkowitz uses state of the city address to talk about public safety, homelessness and development

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 22, 17:55

    Mayor Ethan Berkowitz used his annual state of the city address to talk about public safety, homelessness and the positive changes he says are happening under his watch. The theme of his address was, “Anchorage: A City on the Move.” While the mayor listed many accomplishments, he also talked about areas he said need attention. First […]

  • US/World

    Turkey backtracks on ISIS child wedding bomber claim

    by CBS/AP on Aug 22, 17:16

    Turkish officials are backtracking on an earlier statement that the suicide bomber who attacked a wedding ceremony was a child. The prime minister said Monday authorities are still trying to determine who carried out the attack, which killed at least 54 people, adding that authorities didn’t know if the perpetrator was a “child or a grown-up.” Speaking […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Study: Your kid’s cyberbully is more likely to be their friend

    by Robert Preidt / Healthday on Aug 22, 16:45

    Cyberbullying among teens is highly likely to involve current or former friends and dating partners, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from a 2011 survey of nearly 800 students in grades 8 through 12 at a public school in a New York City suburb. About 17 percent had been involved with cyberbullying in the previous […]