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The deal is off: Berkowitz says muni won't trade park land to airport

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Anchorage police warn drivers of recent uptick in vehicle thefts

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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Body of missing Wasilla kayaker discovered floating in Cook Inlet

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 04, 14:31

    The remains of a kayaker reported missing Tuesday were discovered floating in Cook Inlet south of Tyonek Friday morning, officials say. The kayaker, 55-year-old Bruce Gronewald of Wasilla, was last seen around 9 p.m. Monday evening as he set out onto the water in a yellow kayak, according to U.S. Coast Guard spokesperson Shawn Eggert. Gronewald […]

  • Alaska

    Fair traffic hampered by fuel tank fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 04, 13:14

    Updated on Friday, Sept. 4 at 2:05 p.m. PALMER – The northbound Palmer off-ramp was closed at the Glenn-Parks Highway interchange after a fuel tank hauled by a semi tractor caught on fire Friday afternoon, officials say. The road will be closed for an estimated four hours, said Alaska State Troopers spokesperson Beth Ipsen around 1:45 […]

  • Alaska

    Judge: Injunction against water rule limited to 13 states

    by Associated Press on Sep 04, 12:44

    A federal judge in North Dakota says his injunction blocking a new Obama administration rule aimed at regulating some small waterways applies only in the 13 states that sued to block the rule. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson issued his ruling Friday. It was meant to clarify his temporary injunction last week that was requested […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Wasteland Hop

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 04, 10:57

    Their funk-filled beats mixed with soulful vocals shatter the divide between rap and poetry. Wasteland Hop is a group formed in Fort Collins, Colorado. They are kicking off their five-month tour across the world starting here in Alaska. “This is our eighth tour of Alaska and the first part of the five-month tour that takes […]

  • Alaska

    Human remains discovered after Togiak house fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 04, 10:28

    Human remains were found in a bedroom after a house fire in Togiak, authorities say. Around 6:40 a.m. Thursday, a Togiak Village Police Officer notified Alaska State Troopers in Iliamna of a house fire, according to an online dispatch from AST. The VPO said the fire did not spread to a neighboring home and that […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Sept. 4

    by Rachael Penton on Sep 04, 10:02

    Anchorage Cloudy with rain during the morning and scattered showers for the afternoon. Highs in the mid to upper 50s. Kenai and Prince William Sound Cloudy with rain in the morning and scattered showers for the afternoon. Highs in the 50s. *A flood advisory is in effect through 1:45 p.m. for low-lying areas around Kenai […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

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

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 04, 8:38

    From the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center:  This boy can’t resist climbing on to your shoulders because he is determined to be loved — and he is 16 pounds of pure love. Sunkist is exuberantly outgoing and loves to hold a conversation (he can hold a meow like an opera singer holds a note). […]

  • Alaska

    Invasive plant spreads to Interior Alaska beyond Fairbanks

    by Associated Press on Sep 04, 7:27

    An invasive plant species previously thought to only have invaded Interior waterways around Fairbanks has been spotted north of Nenana. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1LP5Ifq) that federal agencies have confirmed that elodea has been found in Totchaket Slough, a small side stream of the Tanana River about 12 miles from Nenana. Elodea is a […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    The deal is off: Berkowitz says muni won’t trade park land to airport

    by Daniella Rivera on Sep 03, 23:07

    A controversial land swap between the Municipality of Anchorage and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is off, according to Mayor Ethan Berkowitz. The deal would have turned some of Point Woronzof Park and part of the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail into a runway. Many people in Anchorage who enjoy the park and trail and have been […]

  • US/World

    French investigators: Wing part is from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

    by CBS News on Sep 03, 22:35

    French investigators have formally identified a washed-up piece of airplane debris found in July on a remote island in the Indian Ocean as part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 that disappeared more than a year ago with 239 people aboard. Investigators have been examining the wing part, called a flaperon, since it was […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Swift swine race at the Alaska State Fair

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 03, 21:15

    Which little piggy will win the big pig races the Alaska State Fair? Three times a day, six piglets get geared up and ready to run. They have some creative names, like Ham Solo and Lord Voldepork, but what you might not realize is these piggies sprint at about 17 miles per hour. They are American […]

  • Fishing Report

    Alaska Fishing Report for Sept. 3, 2015

    by Carlos Faura on Sep 03, 21:09

    Anchorage Lakes are getting better with the cooling water. Campbell Creek is OK for silvers and trout. Some silvers in Ship Creek below the dam.   Mat-Su Valley streams are getting better for trout. Lakes are cooling — that is good for fishing. Salmon runs are quickly winding down in the streams and rivers.   […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Nordstrom Rack opens in Anchorage

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 03, 20:59

    It was an event some shoppers said they’d waited years for as the new Nordstrom Rack opened its doors in Anchorage Thursday morning.  More than 500 shoppers lined up in the rain hours before the store even opened at the Mall at Sears. By late afternoon more than 1,300 people had come through the doors. “One […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage police warn drivers of recent uptick in vehicle thefts

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 03, 19:09

    The Anchorage Police Department says reports of stolen vehicles have gone up almost 60 percent in July and August. APD data shows 244 vehicles were reported stolen in the Municipality of Anchorage in July and August, compared to 153 stolen vehicles reported in May and June of this year, according to police. The National Highway […]

  • Alaska

    Satellite images reveal scope of Alaska wildfire destruction

    by Eric Ruble on Sep 03, 18:56

    2015 will go down in history as one of the most destructive years for wildfires in Alaska. The state’s Division of Forestry said that more than five million acres have burned statewide since the start of the season. During his visit to Alaska, President Barack Obama said the wildfires were a result of climate change. […]

  • Crime

    Arvin Kangas sentenced to 8 years in slain troopers case

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 03, 18:41

    A 59-year-old man convicted of moving the bodies of Alaska State Troopers Gabe Rich and Sgt. Scott Johnson after they were allegedly shot by his son has been sentenced. On Thursday, Fairbanks Superior Court Judge Paul Lyle sentenced Arvin Kangas to 10 years in prison with two suspended for three counts of tampering with physical […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Uber signs agreement to stop operating, pay settlement to Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 03, 17:38

    Uber has entered a settlement and agreed to pay the State of Alaska $77,925 and cease operations in the state “unless or until they comply with the law,” officials say. The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s Workers’ Compensation Division brought the ride sharing service before the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board in October of […]

  • US/World

    Charleston church shooting suspect to face death penalty, prosecutor says

    by CBS News on Sep 03, 16:16

    The white man accused of killing nine black churchgoers during a Bible study will face the death penalty, prosecutors say. Court documents filed Thursday said prosecutors would pursue the death penalty against Dylann Roof, 21, because more than two people were killed, and that others’ lives were put at risk. During a press conference on Thursday, South […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    President Obama reflects on his visit to Alaska

    by KTVA Web Staff on Sep 03, 14:54

    In a video posted to the official White House Twitter account Thursday, President Barack Obama reflected on his three-day visit to Alaska. Standing with the Kotzebue Sound as his backdrop, the president remarked on the unique challenges residents of the Arctic face. He also talked about his trip to Dillingham, where he took part in […]

  • Crime

    Juneau police ask for public’s help finding masked thief

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 03, 14:07

    Juneau police are asking for the public’s help in finding a masked thief who recently broke into a downtown liquor store and made off with $3,600 in cigarettes. Officers responded to an alarm at Thibodeau’s Home Liquor in Juneau around 1:16 a.m. on Aug. 31. After watching surveillance video, according to a release from the […]