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  • U.S. Politics

    Immigration law experts react to SCOTUS decision on travel ban

    by Steffi Lee on Jun 26, 20:40

    The Supreme Court of the United States will hear full arguments on President Donald Trump’s travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries while letting parts of it go into effect. The decision came down Monday. It impacts foreign nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. In the 9-0 ruling, justices will not allow the ban […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Impasse on oil tax bill stalls special session

    by Liz Raines on Jun 26, 20:33

    Lawmakers are still in special session, but only a handful are in Juneau. The capitol building will likely stay empty for the rest of the week, perhaps longer. That’s because Gov. Bill Walker has only put one item on the agenda– and it isn’t the one either side wanted. Lawmakers were expecting to take up […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Klatt Road roundabout design concerns some drivers

    by Heather Hintze on Jun 26, 17:54

    Drivers in South Anchorage are learning to navigate a new roundabout. Alaska Department of Transportation crews spent more than one month constructing a new traffic circle at the intersection of West Klatt Road and Johns Road. Some people took to social media to voice their complaints about the roundabout’s design, saying the concrete barriers in […]

  • Alaska News

    State gets approval for survey work for Cold Bay roadway

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jun 26, 17:49

    Governor Walker announced Monday the state has received permission to begin survey work that could lead to a road between King Cove and Cold Bay. Walker said he got a personal phone call Monday morning from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke letting him know the state could begin survey work to seek a route with the […]

  • Marijuana News

    2 Marines badly burned in ground flash fire on U.S. base

    by CBS News on Jun 26, 15:13

    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. — A ground flash fire on Marine Corps Air Station Miramar injured two Marines performing aircraft maintenance on an F/A-18 Sunday night, base officials say. The region has been experiencing extremely high temperatures, notes CBS San Diego affiliate KFMB-TV. “Both Marines are currently being treated for severe burns at […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Duck pond at Cuddy Park is much cleaner

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jun 26, 13:50

    A “Don’t Feed the Birds” campaign seems to be making a difference when it comes to the duck pond at Cuddy Park. Thom Eley with the Anchorage Waterways Council said levels of fecal coliform, the bacteria that comes from bird feces, is normally sky-high this time of year, but two recent tests show the levels […]

  • Crime

    Man wanted for failing to appear on assault charge

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 26, 13:47

    A 19-year-old man is wanted by Anchorage Police for failing to appear in court. Dominik Lacell Spivey has an outstanding warrant for failure to appear related to an assault charge from last March. Spivey is described as 5-foot-10, weighing 170 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. If you have information on his whereabouts, you’re asked […]

  • News

    Humpback whale breaches super-close to boat off NJ coast

    by CBS News on Jun 26, 13:22

    A New Jersey man videotaped a humpback whale surging out of the water right alongside his small fishing boat last week, and the footage has gone viral. The whale showed up in the waters just a mile or so off the northern coast of New Jersey. Paul Ziolkowski, of Union Beach, caught the moment on […]

  • DayBreak

    Story Time w/ Aunt Phil: Military officially moves to Anchorage

    by Laurel Downing Bill on Jun 26, 13:13

    On June 27, 1940, Fort Richardson and Elmendorf Field were activated near Anchorage. Before the military began building the original Fort Richardson, which later became Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage was a typical small town. In 1938, the city’s 4,000 residents had no paved roads, no street or traffic lights, and the police chief clocked […]

  • Alaska News

    ‘Stripper boat’ back in business near Homer Spit

    by Heather Hintze on Jun 26, 12:47

    The Wild Alaskan, Kodiak’s infamous “stripper boat,” is back in business, this time in Homer. Owner Darren Byler says re-opening the vessel is a political statement. He’s calling the boat’s summer tour a “First Amendment Freedom of Assembly” recreational event. “The reason I’m back is I’m the kind of guy who don’t like to get […]

  • News

    TSA finds lobster weighing 20 pounds in checked bag

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 26, 12:40

    BOSTON — Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents have found a number of strange things in luggage over the years, but their latest unusual discovery is unique to New England. CBS Boston reports that a lobster was detected in a JetBlue passenger’s checked bag at Logan International Airport on Sunday morning. On Monday, a spokesman shared […]

  • Crime

    Suspect wanted for robbing pizza delivery driver

    by KTVA 11 News on Jun 26, 12:08

    Anchorage Police are searching for a man they say robbed a pizza delivery driver at gunpoint on Sunday. The victim reported he’d been robbed in the 4400 block of San Ernesto Avenue, across from Williwaw Elementary School, just before 5 p.m. Sunday. The victim said the two people who placed the order met him outside […]

  • US/World

    Girl falls from Six Flags ride

    by CBS News on Jun 26, 11:57

    NEW YORK — Matthew Howard Sr. was just leaving a New York amusement park Saturday evening with his family when he heard someone screaming for help. He looked up to see a young girl dangling about 25 feet off the ground from a slow-moving gondola ride as the sun was setting. Her little brother sat […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska’s orcas battle fishermen for their catch

    by CBS News on Jun 26, 11:35

    Killer whales have turned the tables on fishermen working in the dangerous waters of the Bering Sea off Alaska. Now the orcas are preying on the fishermen, sometimes stalking them for days at a time before stealing the catch off their lines, a problem that has worsened in recent years. According to marine ecologist Robert […]

  • US/World

    Supreme Court to hear appeal in same-sex wedding cake case

    by CBS News on Jun 26, 10:33

    The Supreme Court is taking on a new clash between gay rights and religion in a case about a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in Colorado. The justices said Monday they will consider whether a baker who objects to same-sex marriage on religious grounds can refuse to make a wedding cake for a gay […]

  • US/World

    Supreme Court decides to hear Trump travel ban arguments

    by CBS News on Jun 26, 7:28

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has decided to hear arguments on President Trump’s travel ban affecting six countries, mostly Muslim, that are deemed by the federal government to present a higher risk of terrorism to the U.S. The case will be argued in October. The high court also lifted most of the injunction blocking President […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Alaskans avoiding Bird Ridge trail following fatal black bear mauling

    by Daniella Rivera on Jun 26, 7:13

    On a sunny Sunday in Anchorage, there’s not much that’ll keep residents off the trails– but longtime Alaskans Mike Squiers and Randy Bridwell found the trail on Bird Ridge to be mostly empty. “There was nobody on the trail. Normally there might be 30 to 40 to 50 people on the trail right now, or […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    AFD conducts water rescue training on Cook Inlet

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 25, 14:37

    The Anchorage Fire Department is warning people not to try and walk from the Anchorage shore across to Fire Island. Authorities say that too often, attempts turn deadly. Anchorage Fireman and their partners from Ted Stevens practiced water rescues Saturday afternoon. They were working with jet skis and a boat. AFD says in the summer, […]

  • Alaska News

    Columbus Day to be known as Indigenous Peoples day in Alaska

    by Liz Raines on Jun 25, 14:27

    From now on, Columbus Day in Alaska will be known as Indigenous Peoples day. Gov. Bill Walker signed House Bill 78 into law Saturday, in Utquiagvik, the town formerly known as Barrow. The signing took place at Nalukataq, the Inupiaq whaling festival. The setting was particularly symbolic for many there, where the American, Alaska and Inupiat […]

  • Sports

    Anchorage’s Swayman, Evingson selected in NHL Draft

    by Dave Leval on Jun 25, 14:20

    Jeremy Swayman’s dad grew up a New York Rangers’ fan. Looks like he will have to root for another “Original Six” team. The Boston Bruins selected Jeremy in the fourth round of Saturday’s NHL Draft. The 18-year-old Anchorage native spent the last two seasons as a goalie with the Sioux Falls Stampede in the United […]