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  • Crime

    Police ask for help locating woman wanted on felony warrant

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 01, 12:10

    Anchorage police are asking the public for help locating a woman wanted on a felony warrant who is also a person of interest in recent theft cases. Chelsea Weeks, 25, has an arrest warrant for violating probation after she was convicted of fraudulent use of an access device, meaning she likely stole someone’s credit card, […]

  • State

    Proposal would reject pay increases for public employees

    by Associated Press on Apr 01, 12:06

    The Senate Finance Committee has included in its version of the state budget language rejecting monetary terms included in contracts for more than a dozen units for the upcoming fiscal year. The committee also adopted language removing salary increases for employees not covered by unions. Committee co-chair Pete Kelly said that action would require separate […]

  • Alaska

    Officer’s widow seeks judgment from Hoonah for poor training

    by Associated Press on Apr 01, 11:05

    A jury will decide a wrongful death lawsuit in the case of a Hoonah police officer gunned down in 2010. The Juneau Empire reports (http://is.gd/TTNtem) the widow of Officer Matthew Tokuoka is seeking damages from the city of Hoonah, claiming officers were inadequately trained to deal with citizens who are mentally ill. Hoonah resident John […]

  • Anchorage Centennial

    Aaron Leggett talks about his role in Anchorage centennial documentary

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 01, 10:45

    Hundreds of years ago, before anyone dreamed of a railroad or city, the Dena’ina subsisted off this land. A history touched on by Alaska Native Aaron Leggett, who joined Daybreak Wednesday to talk about his ancestors and his role in the documentary, “Anchorage Is…” “So, my people, the Dena’ina, are the indigenous inhabitants of Southcentral […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Scientists say polar bears won’t thrive on land food

    by Associated Press on Apr 01, 10:22

    A paper published Wednesday says polar bears forced onto land because of melting ice are unlikely to find enough food to replace their diet of seals. U.S. Geological Survey research biologist Karyn Rode says only small numbers of polar bears are using food found on land and may burn more calories foraging than they take […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD: Driver strikes 4 parked cars, building after losing control of vehicle

    by Hope Miller on Apr 01, 10:11

    A driver struck four parked vehicles and caused “extensive damage” to a building in Eagle River Tuesday night after losing control of his vehicle, police say, but no one was harmed. Around 8:45 p.m., Anchorage Police Department dispatch received a call that a Chevrolet Suburban, which was towing three all-terrain vehicles on a trailer, had […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, April 1

    by Brett Shepard on Apr 01, 9:05

    Southcentral More of the same. Mostly cloudy again with some rain showers over the Prince William Sound and eastern Kenai Peninsula. Southeast Cloudy skies with rain at times. Interior Mostly to partly cloudy skies and mild. North Slope Mostly cloudy with some snow to the west. Western Alaska Mostly cloudy with some showers over the […]

  • Crime

    Guilty plea for meth, mail fraud ringleader

    by Kate McPherson on Apr 01, 8:44

    The leader of a mail theft ring pleaded guilty to multiple counts of fraud, identity theft and drug dealing just days before his trial was set to begin. “We were looking at one point at 50 to 60 witnesses,” said Erin Bennett, a special assistant U.S. attorney who was preparing for Jonathon Escalante’s case. Bennett […]

  • Alaska

    Native corporation plans to open old Bethel grocery store

    by Associated Press on Apr 01, 8:21

    The village Native corporation for Hooper Bay has announced plans to open a store in Bethel in the old location of the former Swanson’s store. Bethel radio station KYUK (http://is.gd/RpFISf) reports the Sea Lion Corp. plans to open the store near the riverfront around April 15. Plans call for subsidiary, UCI, to operate the store. […]

  • Alaska

    In Sitka, VPSOs undergo firearm training ahead of Friday’s graduation

    by Emily Carlson on Apr 01, 7:59

    Starting next week, a few Village Public Safety Officers will have an added weapon at their disposal: firearms. Lawmakers passed the controversial bill allowing VPSOs the ability to bear arms last year, and on Friday, the first group graduates from training. At first, many of the regional corporations that employ them were skeptical and some […]

  • Alaska

    Layoffs confirmed: ConocoPhillips reduces workforce in Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 01, 6:59

    Some Alaskans are losing their jobs because of lower oil prices. Natalie Lowman, a spokesperson for ConocoPhillips, says its 1,300-employee workforce in Alaska was recently reduced by 2 percent. She did not say specifically where in Alaska jobs would be cut. Lowman says job cuts could continue if the market remains weak and that it’s […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Alaskan authors made priority at proposed Spenard bookstore

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 31, 21:55

    Growing up in a family of writers, Vered Mares had a love of books long before she entered the publishing world. In New Mexico, she would take trips with her dad to the Living Batch Bookstore in Albuquerque and learn about her stepmother’s writing process. “It was impossible to not be completely submerged, surrounded and […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Palmer monofill appeal denied

    by Shannon Ballard on Mar 31, 21:32

    An Anchorage company had hopes of building a new landfill in Palmer, but it turns out, the third try is not always the charm. After denying the Anchorage company twice, the Mat-Su Borough denied Central Monofill Services (CMS) again at an appeal hearing on Tuesday. Whether the landfill happened or not had a lot of […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    In Anchorage, hundreds pack PFD office ahead of deadline to file apps

    by Dave Leval on Mar 31, 19:41

    Lines like the one that could be seen outside the Permanent Fund Dividend office in Anchorage Tuesday resembled that of people waiting for tickets to a big concert. Eligible residents stood in line to to apply for their annual PFD checks. “I didn’t want to come, but got to,” said resident Kenneth Welch. “Mom’s got to […]

  • State

    Community speaks out about proposed public broadcasting cuts in Alaska

    by Lauren Maxwell on Mar 31, 19:33

    A proposal to eliminate state funding for Alaska’s public broadcasting system got some reaction Tuesday from people testifying in a statewide public hearing. Emily Cross is a board member for public radio station KNBA. Cross told members of the Senate Finance committee that she understood the state was in a difficult budget position but that cutting […]

  • Alaska

    JBER lieutenant becomes Alaska’s 1st nationally ranked female boxer

    by Sierra Starks on Mar 31, 18:44

    Alaska is a state that breeds winter athletes – world-famous mushers, Olympic snowboarders and all different types of skaters and skiers. But the 49th state is not a prime place for those who want to make money fastening on a pair of gloves and throwing blows in a boxing ring. Especially if you’re a lady, like […]

  • Fairbanks

    Birth of first reindeer calf sets record, marks spring in Alaska

    by Associated Press on Mar 31, 18:21

    A sure sign of spring in Alaska is the birth of the first reindeer calf at a university farm in Fairbanks. Sunday’s birth was good news for folks in Interior Alaska, marking the earliest calf ever born at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Reindeer Research Program. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/qR3eYY ) the birth […]

  • Crime

    North Pole man arrested after troopers say he shot, killed his ex-girlfriend

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 31, 17:39

    A North Pole man has been charged with murder after troopers say he shot and killed his ex-girlfriend, then covered her body with a tarp. Monday, at about 7:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks received a call that a woman was found dead in a driveway off of Larissa Drive in North Pole. A man, […]

  • Alaska

    Shell one step closer to Arctic drilling in Chukchi

    by Hope Miller on Mar 31, 14:35

    After halting its drilling program in Alaska in 2013, Royal Dutch Shell is closer to being able to resume operations in the Arctic after federal officials affirmed a corrected analysis for a years-old lease in the Chukchi Sea. A statement issued by the U.S. Department of the Interior Tuesday stated: “After thorough environmental analysis and […]

  • State

    Senate passes bill limiting AGDC role in alternate gas plan

    by Associated Press on Mar 31, 14:26

    The Alaska Senate has approved legislation to temporarily restrict participation by a state-sponsored corporation in an alternate gas pipeline project proposed by Gov. Bill Walker. The decision follows a failed attempt by legislative leaders and Walker to broker an agreement. The vote was 13-7. Notice of reconsideration was served, meaning the bill could be voted […]