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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    SWAT training planned for South Anchorage Thursday

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 06, 18:03

    The Anchorage Police Department will be conducting SWAT training in South Anchorage Thursday. The private training will take place near the intersection of  O’Malley Road and Commodore Drive between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., APD spokeswoman Jennifer Castro said in a statement. “Training may include loud noises and/or gas deployment,” Castro wrote. “However, training should not […]

  • Alaska

    New Dillingham courthouse set to open mid-June

    by Matt Martin/KDLG on May 06, 16:46

    Choggiung Limited is building the facility and then will lease it to the Department of Justice. The original completion date was May 1st but had to be pushed back more than a month because of material delays. Rick Tennyson is Land Manager at Choggiung Limited. “Now these doors are several hundred pounds each. These are sound lock […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    What’s that smoke?: Anchorage airport conducting fire training

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 06, 15:40

    Large plumes of smoke may be visible at or near the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport while airport fire and police crews conduct training. Roughly 500 gallons of fuel are being used in the training, scheduled from 2p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, according to airport fire officials. As the training is located near […]

  • Crime

    AST: North Pole man sends accidental text to trooper offering to sell drugs

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 06, 15:07

    Three North Pole men were arrested Tuesday after one of them says he accidentally texted an Alaska State Trooper while trying to sell drugs. Logan Martz, 31, sent a text message to a Fairbanks AST drug investigator offering to sell him heroin. “Martz thought he was contacting someone else,” according to an online dispatch. Troopers went […]

  • Alaska

    Greenpeace wants Shell’s lawsuit over protest dismissed

    by Associated Press on May 06, 13:52

    Attorneys for Greenpeace Inc. have again asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by Royal Dutch Shell PLC seeking expanded, court-ordered safety zones to keep protesters away from Shell’s Arctic drill fleet. In a motion filed Monday in Anchorage, Greenpeace attorneys say Shell has demonstrated no property damage or delay from protesters last month […]

  • Alaska

    Schools around Alaska received threatening calls

    by Associated Press on May 06, 13:30

    At least seven schools in Alaska have received threatening messages in the past 10 days, prompting officials to place campuses on lockdown or stay-put mode in most cases. Calls have been received since April 27 at schools in communities including Fairbanks, Juneau and Anchorage. Of schools targeted, Juneau-Douglas High School was called on two separate […]

  • DayBreak

    On the couch with vlogger Cory Williams, May 6

    by Daybreak Staff on May 06, 11:57

    Viral vlogger Corey Williams joined Daybreak Wednesday to recap his latest Alaskan Adventure. In his recent vlog he talked about how much he loved the spring scenery of Alaska. While he was basking it all in, he became worried a bear would get him. However, his fans warned him of another animal he should be […]

  • DayBreak

    Anchorage spring cleanup continues with free dump day Saturday

    by Daybreak Staff on May 06, 11:47

    Spring is here, the official time to start cleaning up the streets of Anchorage. Over the past week, people have volunteered their time to pick up trash at parks, trails, roadsides and other public areas. It’s all part of a citywide cleanup coordinated by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. Kennis Brady with the Municipality of […]

  • Crime

    Police take suspect into custody following East Anchorage shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 06, 11:13

    Anchorage police have taken a suspect into custody following a shooting in East Anchorage Wednesday morning. At about 10:17 a.m., the Anchorage Police Department was dispatched to a residence on the 6700 block of Lunar Drive to investigate reports of a shooting victim. Witnesses told police two men with a painting crew working in the […]

  • Alaska

    Caulfield named new chancellor of UAS

    by Associated Press on May 06, 10:49

    Rick Caulfield has been chosen to be the next chancellor of the University of Alaska Southeast. Caulfield currently serves as provost at the university. He will replace John Pugh, who plans to retire at the end of this month. Caulfield’s selection was announced by University of Alaska system president Pat Gamble on Wednesday and is […]

  • Alaska

    Governor signs two marijuana-related bills into law

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 06, 9:31

    Gov. Bill Walker signed two marijuana-related bills into law this week — one creating a Marijuana Control Board and another extending the life of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. House Bills 123 and 116 were signed into law Monday, according to a release from the governor’s office. HB 123 created the Marijuana Control Board, which […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, May 6

    by Brett Shepard on May 06, 8:01

    Southcentral Mostly sunny skies in the Mat-Su Valley with clouds and some showers over the Kenai Peninsula. Southeast Mostly to partly cloudy skies. Interior A beautiful day with mostly sunny skies. North Slope Mostly cloudy skies with flurries and patchy fog. Western Alaska Rain for the Bristol Bay region with dry conditions elsewhere. Southwest Alaska […]

  • Alaska

    Floatplane capsizes in Ketchikan; all evacuated safely

    by Associated Press on May 06, 7:48

    A commercial floatplane with a pilot and four passengers capsized in Ketchikan but all escaped without harm. The Ketchikan Daily News (http://bit.ly/1bwtMG4) reports the Alaska Seaplane Tours floatplane was returning from a tour late Monday morning and struck something as it landed in Tongass Narrows. The Coast Guard says one float was punctured and it […]

  • Alaska

    After being relocated, Government Hill bears appear in Hope

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 06, 7:26

    UPDATE: Hope residents react to Government Hill bears’ arrival Residents in Hope have seen the bears in their town. They say they’re used to bears in town but five at once is more than normal. Teachers at the Hope School talked to students about being bear aware. While playing outside, they kept the kids away […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Updated: Child dies in South Anchorage fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 06, 5:19

    Last updated on Wednesday, May 6 at 4:17 p.m. A child was found dead after a fire ripped through a duplex in South Anchorage Wednesday morning, authorities say. Just after 2:30 a.m., the Anchorage Fire Department was called to a duplex fire at the 1000 block of Fred Circle. When crews arrived, they could see […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    DOT: New bike lanes on Arctic Boulevard offer safer choices to navigate Anchorage

    by Lauren Maxwell on May 05, 23:38

    In a sure sign of spring, Anchorage road crews have begun repainting the stripes on local streets. The work includes putting in a new designated bike lane on Arctic Boulevard that runs from Fireweed Lane to 10th Avenue. Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities spokeswoman Shannon McCarthy said the lane will give bikers more […]

  • Anchorage Mayoral Race

    Anchorage, your new mayor is Ethan Berkowitz

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 05, 22:03

    Anchorage has chosen its new mayor – Ethan Berkowitz. With 98.4% of precincts reporting, Berkowitz beat Demboski 59 percent to 41 percent, according to unofficial results from the muni at 10:45 p.m. In the April 7 municipal election, Berkowitz led the initial results, but he wasn’t able to secure the 45 percent of the votes […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Teachers face insecurity in wake of Anchorage School Board budget cuts

    by Shannon Ballard on May 05, 20:43

    Today, several Anchorage teachers are asking, “Will I have a job?” Bryan Bearss is a literacy coach. For the past year, he’s helped third graders at Abbott Loop Elementary get a better grip on reading and writing. But now, he’s learning that loving your job doesn’t mean that job is always going to be there. “Just the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage high school student wins new car for perfect attendance

    by Heather Hintze on May 05, 19:34

    Five Anchorage high school students were rewarded for their perfect attendance this school year with the chance to win a new car. They were drawn randomly from the 386 juniors and seniors who haven’t missed a day of school. Bartlett High School senior Piyares Thongkerd moved to Alaska from Thailand two years ago. “If I go […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Birchwood residents concerned grizzly sow becoming a problem bear

    by Bonney Bowman on May 05, 18:22

    Residents in Birchwood are concerned a grizzly sow is becoming a problem bear. The sow reportedly has three cubs, which are almost fully grown. Residents say they’ve been raiding trashcans in the area around South Birchwood Loop and Jayhawk Road. The sow has reportedly lived in the area for at least the last four years, […]