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  • Crime

    Anchorage police: 1 confirmed dead in Russian Jack shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 29, 1:02

    One person has been confirmed dead after an early Thursday night shooting in the Russian Jack neighborhood, police say. The Anchorage Police Department responded to the report of a shooting near the intersection of Bragaw Street and San Jeronimo Court at around 12:30 a.m. This is the fourth fatal shooting of 2015. This is a […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    JBER: active-shooter drill will cause gate closures, loud noises

    by Shannon Kemp on Jan 28, 23:09

    An active-shooter drill will be held at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson starting Thursday, base officials say. Starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday, the drill will test the ability of base personnel to respond to a situation similar to those faced by the victims of the Ft. Hood shooting near Killeen, Texas on Nov. 5, 2009, during […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Event for Anchorage’s homeless connects hundreds to resources

    by Shannon Ballard on Jan 28, 22:32

    A major humanitarian event called Project Homeless Connect worked to help nearly 800 people take steps towards permanent housing in Anchorage today. James Guisgetti was one of those people. He says he has been in and out of homes for 10 years. “I lost my job and therefore I couldn’t pay my rent,” said Guisgetti. “I […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Lack of funds hinder intersection improvements in South Anchorage

    by Dave Leval on Jan 28, 22:11

    Alaska’s budget issues continue to throw up more roadblocks for construction projects around town, according to the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. The DOT wants to improve nine intersections around South Anchorage, including the one at Rabbit Creek Road and Golden View Drive. The department says the intersection has more crashes than most, and it’s been […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Bean’s Cafe soup road show back in Anchorage

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 28, 19:00

    There’s a soup showdown in town, a bean brawl to see which of Bean’s Café’s four flavors is a favorite for 2015. “Some people really get into it,” said marketing outreach coordinator Laura Nelson. “This is our second year doing this, and people really enjoy trying them. They like to talk to their friends about […]

  • Alaska

    Walmart stocks shelves with Alaskan seafood

    by Bonney Bowman on Jan 28, 18:51

    A retail giant is now offering a wider selection of Alaskan seafood products. Walmart originally planned to stop selling Alaskan salmon, because the industry decided to stop paying for an outside group to certify the fish as sustainable. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and former Sen. Mark Begich both lobbied the chain to reconsider, since sustainable harvest […]

  • Alaska

    Alaska lawmakers wait for marijuana bill rewrite that ‘reflects the will of the voters’

    by Sierra Starks on Jan 28, 18:03

    Alaska lawmakers have tabled a bill on how to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, saying they’re waiting for a bill rewrite that more accurately reflects what Alaskans asked for when they voted in November. After voters approved the ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in Alaska, the goal is now to pass a bill by Feb. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD seeking whereabouts of missing 14-year-old

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 28, 15:16

    The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 14-year-old girl who is considered a runaway. Police say Janessa Rodrigo-Legarda was last seen leaving school at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 15. She is described as 4’5″ tall, weighing roughly 110 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black North Face fleece jacket, black […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Authorities investigate Anchorage inmate death

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 28, 15:10

    A 33-year-old inmate’s death is under investigation after he became combative with corrections officers and was restrained, authorities say. Anchorage police brought Larry Kobuk of Anchorage to the Anchorage Correctional Complex Tuesday around 10:45 p.m. During prisoner intake he was “noncompliant” with corrections officers’ verbal commands, according to an online dispatch from Alaska State Troopers. […]

  • Health

    Health officials: Pertussis vaccinations could mean lessened severity if not prevention

    by Shannon Kemp on Jan 28, 14:12

    In light of a pertussis outbreak in recent months, state epidemiologists are encouraging Alaskans to get vaccinated to not only prevent contraction of a disease, but also potentially lessen the severity of it if infected. Epidemiologists with the State of Alaska Health and Social Services reported an outbreak of pertussis — commonly known as whooping […]

  • Alaska

    State to appeal court decision in school funding case

    by Associated Press on Jan 28, 13:44

    The state plans to appeal a court ruling that invalidated a requirement that local school districts help pay for education. The Department of Law, in a release, also said the state will request a stay of the ruling. It says that would ensure municipalities continue contributing until the case is decided by the Alaska Supreme […]

  • US/World

    California officials call e-cigarettes a health threat

    by CBS News on Jan 28, 13:32

    As the popularity of e-cigarettes soars, both federal and state health officials continue to question their safety. In California on Wednesday, state health officials declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in pushing back against the fast-growing device. The […]

  • Health

    Second test for suspected Alaska measles case comes back negative

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 28, 11:55

    Health officials confirmed Wednesday that a suspected measles case in Alaska was a false alarm. Earlier this month, an Anchorage infant tested positive for the virus. Her parents say they hadn’t been to Disneyland — where the outbreak is believed to have originated — but they had recently returned from a family trip to San Diego. […]

  • DayBreak

    On the couch with vlogger Cory Williams, Jan. 28

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 28, 11:30

    The long-abandoned Buckner Building in Whittier was the scene of vlogger Cory Williams’ latest Alaskan adventure. His drone, better known as the HELLA-COPTER, recorded some stunning aerial views of “the city under one roof.” Wednesday morning, Williams shared that video with James and Megan on Daybreak. “That place is probably the creepiest place I have […]

  • Fairbanks

    North Pole man hospitalized with life-threatening gunshot wound

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 28, 11:01

    A North Pole man was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Tuesday night for a life-threatening gunshot wound, troopers say. At 11:12 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received word of a potential gunshot victim at a Horseshoe Way home in North Pole. According to the 911 call, a gunshot and screaming were heard. First responders found Dallas […]

  • Alaska

    Delta adds seasonal, year-round Alaska routes

    by Associated Press on Jan 28, 10:47

    Delta Air Lines will extend year-round service from both Juneau and Fairbanks to Seattle. KTOO reports (http://is.gd/kavsQk) Delta will also add summer flights from Seattle to Ketchikan and Sitka, and those routes will be evaluated at the end of the summer. The new Juneau-to-Seattle service will start in May, and comes after airline officials say […]

  • Local

    GoPro introduced in professional hockey

    by Jake Edmonds on Jan 28, 10:43

    GoPro, the fastest-growing camera brand in America, and the NHL have teamed up to provide TV viewers a unique experience. The partnership will allow the NHL to mount GoPro cameras on the helmets of players and officials, according to a statement made on Friday. Nowadays, everyone can channel his or her inner Steven Spielberg with […]

  • Alaska

    Feds reject petition for Aleutians marine sanctuary

    by Associated Press on Jan 28, 8:25

    The federal government has rejected a petition to create a new marine sanctuary in the Aleutian Islands. In a letter dated Friday, the director of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Director wrote that the petition did not receive support from “a breadth of community interests.” The Aleutians East Borough and other local groups opposed […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Jan. 28

    by Brett Shepard on Jan 28, 8:17

    Mostly to partly cloudy skies today in Southcentral with temperatures beginning to warm up slightly. In the Southeast it will be a wet day with rain for most of the region. In the Interior it will be bitterly cold again with patchy ice fog in places. On the North Slope skies will be mostly to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Families displaced after car fire spreads to building

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 28, 7:51

    Multiple families were displaced after a car fire spread to a nearby building in Mountain View Tuesday night. The fire broke out around 9 p.m. at 319 Bunn Street. It started in a carport and was spreading to a fiveplex when crews arrived, according to the Anchorage Fire Department. “There were several explosions from the […]