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  • Crime

    Trio indicted for drug smuggling operation between Las Vegas and Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 12:59

    Three Las Vegas men have been indicted on federal charges of trafficking cocaine between Nevada and Alaska. Bryan M. Bledsoe, 36; Dewane E. Blue, 37 and 47-year-old Daren D. Cole appeared before a grand jury Wednesday for conspiring to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, according to documents released by the Anchorage district attorney’s […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Alaska voters reject repeal of 2013 petroleum tax

    by Associated Press on Aug 27, 12:01

    Alaska voters have rejected a repeal of the state’s new petroleum tax system. A count Tuesday of 17,721 more votes widened the margin by which Alaska voters rejected the repeal. With 171,857 votes cast, “no” votes led by 8,443 votes. Alaskans on Aug. 19 voted on the ballot measure, which would have rolled back the […]

  • DayBreak

    Ask Alaska: School or State Fair

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 11:59

    Go to school or go to the state fair? With the Alaska State Fair in full swing in Palmer, Daybreak’s James Gaddis set out to ask Alaska what they thought of school starting the same week the state fair kicks off. Click the video box above to watch this week’s Ask Alaska

  • Campaign 2014

    Constitution Party will field governor candidate

    by Associated Press on Aug 27, 11:59

    The Alaska governor’s race has another candidate. The Alaska Public Radio Network reports (http://is.gd/CU0BcD) the state Division of Elections has approved Constitution Party candidate J.G. Myers’ name appearing on the ballot. The party has just over 200 members. Because it’s so small, it doesn’t qualify as a political party under state statute. Both Myers and […]

  • DayBreak

    After Ferguson, APD chief outlines difference between protests and riots

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 11:47

    The recent shooting death of an unarmed teen by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri sparked protesting, rioting and looting in the streets. The incidents led to a massive police presence to help keep the peace. Police Chief Mark Mew joined Daybreak Wednesday morning for the August edition of “Cup with the Chief” to talk […]

  • Local

    East Thunderbirds eyeing a return to flag football playoffs

    by Jake Edmonds on Aug 27, 10:39

    High school flag football is in its second week of the season and the East High School Thunderbirds are trying to make it back to the playoffs after getting knocked out in the first round by South last season. In her first year as head coach, Megan Beith is aiming to have her team in […]

  • Crime

    Store employee charged with stealing $76,000

    by Associated Press on Aug 27, 9:26

    A North Pole woman working as an assistant manager at a convenience store has been charged with embezzling more than $76,000 over 13 months. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1vRGkNs) reports a grand jury indicted 38-year-old Theresa Hollens on charges of scheming to defraud, theft and falsifying business records. She was arrested Monday and is jailed […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, August 27

    by Brett Shepard on Aug 27, 8:14

    There will be cloudy skies with rain at times throughout Southcentral. In the southeast, skies will be mostly cloudy with a few hit and miss showers. In the Interior, skies will be cloudy with rain at times. On the North Slope, skies will be mostly cloudy with patchy fog. Out west, skies will be mostly […]

  • State

    Haines men cited for brown bear killings

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 8:09

    Four brown bears were killed in two separate incidents in Haines earlier this month, according to Alaska State Troopers. In an online dispatch posted Tuesday, troopers said two Haines residents were cited for the deaths. In the first incident, which took place Aug. 9, troopers said 48-year-old Kevin Shove shot and killed a male brown […]

  • State

    Soldiers confined after loss of Army handgun

    by Associated Press on Aug 27, 7:26

    A missing handgun led to a lockdown last week for about 400 soldiers at Fort Wainwright. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/XSqMhg) reports soldiers were confined to the post for two days and a night because of the missing Army-issue 9mm Beretta pistol. A smaller group was confined for five days. Army Alaska spokesman Lt. Col. […]

  • State

    Court case weighs relationship between subsistence and spirituality

    by Rhonda McBride on Aug 27, 7:23

    The Alaska Court of Appeals in Downtown Anchorage was crowded with Alaska Native leaders Tuesday, including the president of the Alaska Federation of Natives, Julie Kitka, who said it was a shame some of the Kuskokwim River fishermen convicted of illegal fishing weren’t sitting in the benches alongside her, so the judges could see for […]

  • Local

    Rustic Goat wins fight for parking lot

    by Kate McPherson on Aug 26, 23:28

    The Anchorage Assembly unanimously approved a request from the Rustic Goat restaurant to build a 28-space parking lot in Turnagain Tuesday night. The land to be paved over is across the road from the restaurant and is used by some locals as a park – though it’s not officially designated as parkland. Other locals are […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Anchorage man almost breaks pumpkin state record

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 26, 22:09

    An Anchorage giant pumpkin grower attempted to set a new state record Tuesday. Local grower Dale Marshall brought three massive pumpkins to the Alaska State Fair. The first two weighed in at around 730 and 750 pounds, but he thought the third would top 1,300 pounds, handily beating the record of 1,286 pounds. When the massive […]

  • State

    Man accidentally shoots himself at state fair

    by Hope Miller on Aug 26, 20:48

    A man was flown to a hospital for treatment Tuesday evening after he accidentally shot himself at the Alaska State Fair, authorities said. According to Jon Owen — director of the Palmer Department of Public Safety — the man, his wife and children had left the fair and were in a parking lot near the […]

  • Local

    Minority students expected to become majority this fall

    by Alexis Fernandez on Aug 26, 20:06

    For the first time in the country’s history, minority students are expected to become the majority in public schools this fall, according to the the National Center for Education Statistics. It’s a shift not only happening in the Lower 48, but also right here in Anchorage. To get a sense of the transformation happening across U.S. […]

  • National

    Alaskans urge ban on Russian seafood

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 26, 18:57

    Alaska’s congressional delegation is urging President Obama to get tough over a Russian ban on Alaska seafood. Earlier this month, Russia banned the import of foods from the West in response to economic sanctions placed on Russia over it’s role in the Ukraine uprising. But while Russia isn’t buying, it’s still selling its own seafood in […]

  • State

    Tanana man challenges banishment

    by Dave Leval on Aug 26, 17:58

    A Tanana man believes his legal rights are being denied and is going to court to stop the process. William Walsh filed his legal challenge Thursday in federal court, claiming he is being denied entry into the village to defend himself. Tanana Tribal Council President Curtis Sommer, tribal council members and the village are listed as respondents. […]

  • Local

    Authorities respond to Penland Park trailer fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 26, 17:57

    The Anchorage Fire Department responded to a mobile home fire at 3240 Penland Parkway Tuesday evening. At around 5:30 p.m., AFD responded to a call from Merrill Field reporting smoke at the Penland Park Trailer Park. The mobile home park is located across from the Northway Mall. Within minutes, 13 units from AFD responded to the call. […]

  • Crime

    Ex-Marine pleads not guilty to killing lover

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 16:34

    A former Marine has pleaded not guilty to killing the pregnant wife of another Marine. The Desert Sun of Palm Springs (http://desert.sn/1onV9Bk ) says 24-year-old Christopher Lee entered the plea Tuesday to first-degree murder with a special allegation of lying in wait. Lee was arrested in Alaska on Aug. 17 after the body of 19-year-old […]

  • Crime

    ‘Craigslist Killers’ with Alaskan ties plead guilty to murder

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 26, 16:26

    A former Alaskan and her husband have pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the stabbing death of a man they say they lured with a Craigslist ad. Miranda and Elytte Barbour, dubbed the “Craigslist Killers,” were on trial for the November 2013 stabbing death of a 42-year-old Pennsylvania man they told authorities they baited with […]