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  • DayBreak

    Alaskans line up by the dozens for first taste of Krispy Kreme

    by Sierra Starks on Aug 30, 13:31

    Alaskans lined up by the dozens for their first taste of Krispy Kreme Tuesday. Doors opened at 5 a.m., but eager customers camped out overnight in anticipation of the “Hot Now” light to be turned on. “There were so many people here,” said Krispy Kreme Alaska franchise owner Jack Lewis of the crowd that gathered […]

  • Alaska Politics

    ‘I made a mistake’: Juneau lawmaker withdraws letters supporting convicted child abusers

    by Liz Raines on Aug 30, 12:53

    Juneau representative Cathy Munoz has withdrawn two letters she wrote in support of sentencing review for two convicted child abusers after receiving criticism from child advocacy groups, who said the move would discourage victims from coming forward. “The two letters I wrote in support of sentencing review unintentionally caused pain to victims of sexual abuse […]

  • US/World

    Obama cuts short the sentences of 111 federal inmates

    by Associated Press on Aug 30, 12:02

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has cut short the sentences of 111 federal inmates in another round of commutations for those convicted of nonviolent drug offenses. Obama has long called for phasing out strict sentences for drug offenses, arguing they lead to excessive punishment and incarceration rates unseen in other developed countries. White House […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska agency turns to crowdfunding for park project

    by Associated Press on Aug 30, 11:54

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – With Alaska’s fiscal crisis drying up funding for a number of state projects, officials hope a crowdfunding campaign will raise $50,000 toward shoring up a crumbling riverbank creeping toward century-old buildings at a state park. Alaska is among a growing list of governments and civic organizations across the country going that […]

  • US/World

    Politics, shootings undercut criminal justice overhaul

    by Associated Press on Aug 30, 10:19

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Hopes for overhauling the nation’s criminal justice system have faded in Congress this year, undercut by a rash of summer shootings involving police and the pressure of election-year politics. Republicans had joined forces with Democrats in hopes of revising the 1980s and ’90s-era federal “tough on crime” laws to reduce prison overcrowding […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    4.0-magnitude earthquake strikes east of Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 30, 4:49

    You might have felt a shake 4:27 a.m. Tuesday. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Earthquake Center reports the 4.0 quake hit 25 miles east of Anchorage, 10 miles north of Girdwood, in the Chugach Mountain Range.

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Bragaw Street crash sends multiple victims to the hospital

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 30, 0:46

    A late night crash on Bragaw Street resulted in at last six people needing transportation to local hospitals. Two vehicles collided on Bragaw Street near the Glenn Highway overpass and the crash was reported at 12:32 a.m., according to Anchorage police dispatchers. A police sergeant on scene told KTVA at least six people were transported […]

  • Crime

    3,400 and counting: Governor calls for inventory of untested rape kits in Alaska

    by Daniella Rivera on Aug 29, 23:15

    Gov. Bill Walker says the state’s number of untested rape kits is a problem, and he’s on a mission to figure out what to do about it. Last September, he asked every law enforcement agency across the state to report their inventory of untested sexual assault kits. All Alaska State Trooper posts reported their numbers […]

  • Sci/Tech

    New FAA commercial drone regulations go into effect

    by Associated Press on Aug 29, 22:06

    There will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules that opened the skies to them on Monday, according to a Federal Aviation Administration estimate. The rules governing the operation of small commercial drones were designed to protect safety without stifling innovation, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta […]

  • Alaska News

    Crystal Serenity cruises on amid environmental concerns

    by Lauren Frost / KNOM on Aug 29, 21:48

    The Crystal Serenity cruise ship is making a 32-day voyage from Anchorage to New York City. With around 1,000 passengers aboard, it is the largest vessel ever to travel the Northwest Passage. Meanwhile, the potential environmental impact of a journey of that scope has some worried. Austin Ahmasuk refers to the Crystal Serenity as “a floating city.” It […]

  • Health

    More parents believe vaccines are unnecessary

    by Dennis Thompson / Healthday on Aug 29, 21:31

    Pediatricians are encountering more parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated, mainly because they don’t see the point of vaccines, a U.S. survey found. In the survey, conducted in 2013, about 87 percent of pediatricians said they had encountered vaccine refusals, an increase from the 75 percent who reported refusals during the last survey from […]

  • Alaska Politics

    State lawmakers call primary election illegal

    by Liz Raines on Aug 29, 21:22

    The Division of Elections is working to certify results from the Aug. 16 primary despite what lawmakers say are illegal mistakes made on election night. One of the most notable mix-ups happened at the polls in the northern village of Shungnak, part of House District 40, where unofficial results show Rep. Benjamin Nageak, of Barrow, […]

  • Crime

    ‘Disconcerting and sad’: Neighborhood reacts to double homicide

    by Eric Ruble on Aug 29, 20:30

    Last updated on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 10:41 a.m. The second victim in the double homicide, last weekend, has been identified by the Anchorage Police Department as 34-year-old Kevin Turner. Original story Early Monday morning, the playground at Valley of the Moon Park was filled with families. Nearby, bicyclists rode down the trail. But Yuki […]

  • Crime

    Former JBER soldier pleads guilty to multiple Anchorage sexual assaults

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 29, 19:42

    A former Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson soldier accused of attacking multiple women and sexually assaulting some of them in 2013 pleaded guilty Monday to charges related to the crimes. Two sexual assault victims reported the attacks to police in mid-July 2013. The victims described the suspect very similarly, an affidavit from Anchorage police officer John Vandervalk […]

  • Health

    Many with depression have something else in common

    by Mary Brophy Marcus / CBS News on Aug 29, 19:35

    U.S. health officials recommended earlier this year that everyone over 18 should be routinely screened for depression, but spotting signs of the problem is just the first step. What happens next? Too often, those who have depression aren’t actually getting the treatment they need, a new study suggests. Researchers from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, in New York, wanted to find out if people […]

  • Alaska News

    Newlywed couple seeks help in search for missing wedding day photos

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 29, 18:51

    A newly married couple says they are heartbroken after losing hundreds of once-in-a-lifetime photos of their wedding day. Shanda Ring and Greg Zhuk tied the knot at the Alyeska Resort over the weekend. Afterwards they went up to Matanuska Glacier to take pictures and accidentally left their Nikon D3200 camera on a log behind the information stand. “This […]

  • Education

    Bartlett High celebrates math culture with perfect scores

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 29, 18:38

    You could call it a school where math is cool. The school in question is Bartlett High School, where principal Sean Prince said they have turned some math scores around. Prince said four years ago, the school had a reputation for having poor student math scores, and it was obvious change was needed. They decided […]

  • Outdoors

    Head gardener brightens Alaska State Fair with flowers

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 29, 18:30

    For more than three decades, Becky Myrvold has been brightening up the Alaska State Fair grounds with flowers. As head gardener, her growing season begins in January, starting 50,000 plants from seed. “My job is year round and as soon as the fair gets done, I’ll start planning for next year,” Myrvold said. Her flowers […]

  • Alaska News

    Key witness in Reid case raises concern about ‘bad apple’ defense

    by Adrian Wagner/KYUK on Aug 29, 17:13

    This story originated from KYUK Public Media and was republished with permission. BETHEL — State prosecutors last week used the term “bad apple” to describe former Bethel Police Officer Andrew Reid, who pled guilty to assault and misconduct charges in the beating of an Alaska Native man.  A key witness in the case doesn’t think that’s the […]

  • Lifestyle

    The new economic face of marriage

    by CBS News on Aug 29, 16:46

    The opening line of the Sinatra song “Love and Marriage” might need to be updated to include to, “Love, a college degree, and marriage go together like a horse and carriage.” During the past 25 years, marriage rates have been climbing for women with college and graduate degrees, while women who lack an education beyond […]