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  • Forecasts

    Evening News Weather, May 29

    by KTVA Weather on May 29, 20:05

    Kenai Peninsula/Prince William Sound Sunny and warmer. Near-record temperatures for some south central locations.   Southeast Decreasing clouds with patch fog in the morning as the ridge of high pressure continues to bring quiet and stable weather.   Interior/North Slope Mostly sunny with patchy morning fog except for northern areas like Fort Yukon where there […]

  • Alaska

    From rescued to rescuer: Alaska search and rescue volunteers give back

    by Elizabeth Raines on May 29, 20:05

    Brian Aho knows a thing or two about hiking and climbing. He’s been doing it since he was a kid, when he used to take trips with his dad and younger brother in the back country. “We would sit down and pull out the maps, get a pencil out, and we’d go through the whole […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Lifeguards ask parents’ help to keep watch over their children in Alaska’s waters

    by Shannon Ballard on May 29, 19:23

    On days as nice as Friday, Anchorage resident Maggie Eisert says taking her kids to Jewel Lake is the routine. “We have to take advantage of the nice, warm — well, what we would consider hot — weather,” Eisert said. Jewel Lake is one of only two manned beaches in Anchorage. Lifeguard Morgan Brown says the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage police investigate body found in water near Kincaid Park

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 29, 18:46

    The Anchorage Police Department says a body has been found on the mudflats near the Jodhpur Motocross Track in Kincaid Park. The body was discovered shortly after 6 p.m. Friday by someone walking near the water’s edge, according to a statement from APD spokeswoman Renee Oistad. “Anchorage Police are currently involved in a body recovery on […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD: Motorcyclist’s death likely due to distracted driving

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 29, 17:57

    The Anchorage Police Department says a motorcyclist was killed in a single vehicle crash that was caused by a brief moment of distraction. APD responded to the scene of the crash near the intersection of Breezewood Drive and Klamath Drive at 2:41 p.m., involving an adult male. Witnesses told police a shopping bag slid off […]

  • Alaska

    Bethel police locate man in video, say he’s material witness

    by Daysha Eaton / KYUK Radio on May 29, 17:26

    This story originates from KYUK Public Media and was published with permission. BETHEL – The Bethel Police Department has issued a statement saying they’ve located the person of interest in the video they released yesterday. The video was taken in the AC Quick Stop store apartments and was related to the homicide of Eunice Whitman. Whitman was […]

  • Alaska

    Alaska DOT to receive $2M in emergency relief funds for Dalton Highway repairs

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 29, 16:41

    The U.S. Secretary of Transportation announced Friday the availability of $2 million in emergency relief funds to help the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities repair the Dalton Highway after flooding damaged the road. Overflow from the Sagavanirktok (Sag) River began affecting the highway in March, forcing several closures along the route north. Gov. […]

  • US/World

    Obama signs trafficking bill that held up Lynch confirmation

    by Associated Press on May 29, 16:34

    President Barack Obama has signed human trafficking legislation that provoked weeks of partisan dissent in the Senate and held up Loretta Lynch’s confirmation for attorney general. The legislation expands law enforcement tools to target sex traffickers, creates a new fund to help victims, and defines child pornography production as a form of trafficking. The House […]

  • Fairbanks

    Dormant Healy coal plant comes back to life

    by Associated Press on May 29, 16:23

    A long-dormant coal fire plant in Healy came back to life Thursday. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the Healy Clean Coal Project was started for the first time since 1999. The 50-megawatt plant has been undergoing renovations for the last 18 months since Golden Valley Electric Association purchased the plant. It was built in the […]

  • Alaska

    Administration institutes hiring freeze amid budget dispute

    by Associated Press on May 29, 12:39

    Gov. Bill Walker’s administration instituted a hiring freeze across most departments Friday, while lawmakers met behind closed doors in Anchorage in hopes of brokering an end to a long-running budget impasse. The freeze, instituted pending a budget deal, took effect days before notices could be sent to state employees warning of possible layoffs if a […]

  • Alaska

    In Alaska, inmate health care costs continue to climb

    by Hope Miller on May 29, 12:04

    Alaska’s inmate population has grown and aged in recent years, a period that has also seen a sharp spike in inmate health care costs for the state.  In fiscal year 2002, the state spent $17.6 million on inmate health care, which includes behavioral and physical health care expenditures. By fiscal year 2014, that number had […]

  • Alaska

    Pebble permits flout constitutional requirements, court rules

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 29, 11:34

    Land use permits allowing extensive mineral exploration at the site of the proposed Pebble Mine were issued without proper public notice, according to the Alaska Supreme Court. The Friday court decision is the latest development in an ongoing suit against the Alaska Department of Natural Resources and the Pebble Limited Partnership. Nunamta Aulukestai — a coalition […]

  • Local

    Yukon Quest board announces best finances in 6 years

    by Associated Press on May 29, 10:41

    Yukon Quest leaders announced a $38,000 surplus, the largest surplus the organization has seen in 6 years. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1PRXCYx) that leaders of the 1,000-mile Fairbanks-to-Whitehorse sled dog race announced the budget at their annual meeting Thursday. Board President Bill McDonald says he expects prize money for the race to stay the […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Tai Trujillo

    by Daybreak Staff on May 29, 10:02

    When it comes to her music, Tai Trujillo is an artist with three goals: Make you laugh, make you think and make you feel like you’re not alone. A local singer songwriter whose influences include Stevie Wonder, Fiona Apple and Florence and the Machine, Trujillo performed live on Friday’s Daybreak for a Mic Check in […]

  • National

    White House vow to veto fishing law changes sparks fight

    by Associated Press on May 29, 9:16

    A White House pledge to veto proposed changes to federal fishing laws is dividing fishermen over whether the rule changes should be saved or scrapped. Congressman Don Young, an Alaska Republican, wants to change the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide fishery managers with more flexibility in rebuilding fish stocks. The White House […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Meet Ahma, this week’s Daybreak Adopt-A-Pet

    by Daybreak Staff on May 29, 8:16

    Ahma came to the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center as a stray and brought her four kittens along. This sweet family went into foster care until the kittens were weaned. Two of the four kittens have found homes already and the other two will be available soon. But AACCC staff don’t want this mom […]

  • Alaska

    UPDATE: Some Alaska residents flee strong quake over tsunami fears

    by Associated Press on May 29, 7:23

    Updated 11:15 a.m. ANCHORAGE - A powerful earthquake sent some coastal Alaska residents running for higher ground in fear they would be swamped by a tsunami. The magnitude-6.7 quake struck at 11 p.m. Thursday and was centered in the ocean about 35 miles beneath the seabed and some 400 miles southwest of Anchorage. It hit a […]

  • Local

    East High alum donates big bucks for scoreboard

    by Dave Leval on May 28, 23:51

    Donnell Page will enter his senior year in the fall at East High School, but one thing he has never done is play a football game on campus. “I’d sure like to play here. It’d be more motivational, bigger incentive to win,” said the Thunderbirds offensive and defensive lineman. Page may get his wish as […]

  • Alaska

    Mission: Memorial Day team forced to leave Denali before summitting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 28, 23:36

    A team of military veterans aiming for Denali’s peak in a tribute to fallen service members was forced to turn back Thursday. Mission: Memorial Day expedition leader Josh Jespersen said in a Facebook video that conditions took a turn for the worst on Thursday, with white-out conditions and the potential for an avalanche. Jespersen said the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage Assembly discusses marijuana local options with ABC Board

    by Shannon Ballard on May 28, 23:19

    As Alaska gets closer to passing its first draft of marijuana regulations, the Anchorage Assembly is asking, “What can the city control?” Local leaders, rule makers, and entrepreneurs got together Thursday to lay it all out. The state’s proposed marijuana regulations will come out in three sets. Recently, the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board released the […]