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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Cold weather keeps plumbing, heating experts busy with repairs

    by Heather Hintze on Dec 07, 21:03

    As temperatures drop during the winter, Circle Plumbing and Heating said its number of heat-related problems goes up. Installation manager Mark Wondzell said the company gets 30 to 40 calls a day ranging from failing zone valves to broken boiler pumps. He advises people to call a professional as soon as they notice something is […]

  • Alaska News

    Hundreds of dead puffins found on St. Paul Island may be linked to warmer ocean temps

    by Lauren Maxwell on Dec 07, 20:51

    Scientists with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service say warming ocean temperatures could be contributing to a new round of seabird deaths. Seabird biologist Kathy Kuletz says nearly 300 tufted puffins have washed up on the shores of St. Paul Island in Alaska’s Pribilof Islands since early October. It’s a significant number of deaths, according […]

  • Aviation

    Plane with 4 on board goes missing en route to Anchorage; search underway

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 07, 18:43

    Last Updated at 9:50 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 7 A search effort is underway for a plane carrying four people that left Port Alsworth Wednesday morning bound for Anchorage, according to Clint Johnson, spokesperson with the National Transportation Safety Board. The plane left Port Alsworth around 10:30 a.m. and never arrived at it’s destination of […]

  • Marijuana News

    Weed is legal in Alaska, but when will it go on sale in Anchorage?

    by Shannon Ballard on Dec 07, 17:27

    From Southeast to Fairbanks, marijuana shops have started opening their doors across the state. But Alaska’s biggest city is trudging behind, leaving many to ask: When will Anchorage’s pot shops finally open? The municipality has a list of about 100 or so proposed marijuana businesses, according to Erika McConnell, marijuana coordinator with the Municipality of Anchorage. So far […]

  • Aviation

    Former state representative Mike Kelly killed in plane crash near Fairbanks

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 07, 16:28

    Last Updated at 8:45 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 2 One person is confirmed dead following a plane crash near Fairbanks, according to a spokesperson with the National Transportation Safety Board. The Fairbanks Daily Newsminer reports the pilot is former Republican Rep. Mike Kelly, brother of current Fairbanks lawmaker Pete Kelly. Kelly’s wife, Cherie Kelly, told the Newsminer the plane he […]

  • Alaska News

    Troopers involved in shooting near Nikiski while attempting to arrest wanted felon

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 07, 16:03

    Last updated at 9:14 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 7 An Alaska State Trooper was involved in a shooting Wednesday afternoon near Nikiski, spokesperson Megan Peters confirmed in an email. Troopers were tipped off around 11:45 a.m. Wednesday that a person wanted on a felony warrant was at a home in Nikiski, according to an online […]

  • Military

    Expedition eyes sunken mini sub on Pearl Harbor anniversary

    by Dan Joling / AP on Dec 07, 15:13

    Federal archaeologists and scientists used a remotely operated vehicle Wednesday to document the condition of a mini submarine used in the attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago. A Navy destroyer, the Ward, sunk the sub in the first shots fired in World War II by U.S. forces that resulted in casualties, and the first […]

  • Alaska News

    Responders search for 2 missing crew members off Aleutians

    by Associated Press on Dec 07, 13:39

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Responders are searching for two missing crewmembers after three others were rescued from a sinking fishing vessel off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. The Coast Guard says three crew members of the 117-foot vessel Exito were rescued Tuesday night by a good Samaritan crew from another vessel. Petty Officer Meredith Manning says the […]

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: Careers in mining

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 07, 13:29

    One of the consistently highest paying careers in Alaska is the mining industry. Currently, there are six active mines producing gold, silver, zinc, lead and coal. According to the Alaska Department of Labor, an average salary is in the six figure range. Meg Day, a resource manager for Donlin Gold, said there’s currently 8,700 direct […]

  • DayBreak

    Competitive caroling with The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 07, 11:34

    Get fully immersed in the Christmas spirit this weekend with The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition. The event pits all the teams who register against each other, at the same time in Town Square Park. “It’s going to be a cacophony of Christmas carols,” said Malie Delgado, an event organizer and co-host of KGOT’s ‘The […]

  • Crime

    APD: South Anchorage burglary suspect in custody

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 07, 10:40

    One man is in custody for attempting to break into a home in the Ocean View area, according to the Anchorage Police Department. Shortly before 10:30 a.m. APD issued an alert about a large police presence in the south Anchorage neighborhood, as a response to the attempted burglary. According to Noel Senoran, with Anchorage police, a […]

  • Alaska News

    Sitka hydroelectric plant down for repairs; city on diesel

    by Associated Press on Dec 07, 7:19

    SITKA, Alaska (AP) – The city of Sitka has been using diesel generators to fulfill resident’s increasing power demands as a hydroelectric plant remains shut down for repairs. The Sitka Sentinel reports that electric utility director Bryan Bertacchi says it costs around $4,000 a day to run the diesel machines during morning and evening peak […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage straggles behind as other cities open pot shops

    by Associated Press on Dec 07, 7:09

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Marijuana shops have started to open up for business in Fairbanks, Juneau and Valdez, but Anchorage is still weeks away from having its first open pot retailer. Alaska Public Radio Network reports Enlighten Alaska co-owner Jane Stinson says the business in Anchorage’s Spenard neighborhood has experienced some setbacks. She says thieves stole […]

  • Health

    Getting help with insurance: Some Alaskans can save money on health care, expert says

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 06, 21:14

    Right now, about 16,000 Alaskans who buy health insurance through healthcare.gov get tax credits to help pay for coverage. One expert says more than 30,000 others could also get help if they knew to ask. For those in need of health insurance starting on Jan. 1, the enrollment deadline is Dec. 15. Cherise Fowler, the outreach and […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD’s Project Angel Tree returns to bring presents to Anchorage children in need

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 06, 20:49

    After a successful first year, the Anchorage Police Department has brought back its Project Angel Tree. Through the project, Anchorage residents can provide presents for local children in need. The Anchorage School District provided the names and wishlists of more than 40 children. As the tags started to quickly disappear, police said they would request […]

  • Alaska News

    Walker: Holiday open house a long-standing Alaska tradition

    by Becky Bohrer / AP on Dec 06, 20:23

    Gov. Bill Walker says the holiday open house at the governor’s mansion in Juneau is a long-standing, special tradition that he feels is appropriate to continue as Alaska grapples with a multibillion-dollar budget deficit. Since 1913, the governor’s office says, the public has been welcomed into the house during every holiday season but two, during […]

  • Weather News

    KTVA Weather Lab: Airport Heights Elementary School

    by Melissa Frey on Dec 06, 20:19

    In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I visited Airport Heights Elementary School, where the third-graders in Mrs. Charlie’s class are learning all about different types of clouds.   I also answered the KTVA Weather Lab Question of the Week: How do clouds change color? Next Tuesday, the KTVA Weather Lab heads to Denali Montessori School! Every […]

  • Money

    Small business owners feeling the recession pinch

    by Bonney Bowman on Dec 06, 20:12

    If you’re budgeting less for Christmas presents this holiday season, you’re not alone. Local retailers say they’re feeling the effects of the recession. That’s no surprise to economic experts, like Bill Popp, who is president of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation. He said consumers aren’t just worried about the drop in oil prices, but also […]

  • Crime

    Gang activity to blame? Experts weigh in on Grunwald murder.

    by Shannon Ballard on Dec 06, 20:01

    Alaska State Troopers confirm Tuesday afternoon that the body discovered last Friday was in fact 16-year-old David Grunwald and the manner of death was homicide. Many questions remain as the investigation continues, including whether Grunwald’s death was gang related. Troopers believe several teens and an adult may have been involved the crime, though so far only 16-year-old […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    ‘We live in fear’: Former House candidate expresses concern over post made by Demboski

    by Lauren Maxwell on Dec 06, 19:40

    An Anchorage Assembly member is caught up in a war of words that has one man saying he fears for his family’s safety. The subject matter is radical Islam, the Assembly member is Amy Demboski and the man who’s worried is Gregory Jones, a former Democratic House candidate in the Valley who is also a […]