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  • Only in Alaska

    First cruise ship of the season docks in Anchorage

    by Jacquie Slater on May 25, 23:35

    The first cruise ship of the 2015 season docked Monday in the Port of Anchorage. The ms Statendam is part of the Holland America Line and carries up to 1260 passengers. For this first group of “cruisers,” their journey started on May 18 in Seattle. Anchorage was their sixth stop on their 14 day cruise. “We’ve […]

  • State

    1 week until state employees receive potential layoff notices

    by Kate McPherson on May 25, 22:37

    In one week, some of Alaska’s state employees will receive notice of potential layoffs. It can be prevented, however, if Alaska lawmakers come to an agreement on the operating budget and how to fund it. “Nobody wants a government shutdown,” said Majority Leader Rep. Charisse Millett on Monday. ”We are working incredibly hard to make sure […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mat-Su Veteran’s Highway wreaths pay tribute to fallen soldier, stepson

    by Shannon Ballard on May 25, 22:32

    You can tell just by looking at Tony Shelton and his wife Angela that they love their country. On Memorial Day, they made sure to wear red, white and blue. For five years now, the couple has spent Memorial Day weekend making patriotic wreaths and hanging them along the Mat-Su Veteran’s Highway. Shelton is a U.S. Air […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage police: No injuries in vehicle fire on Glenn Highway

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 25, 21:56

    The Anchorage Police Department is investigating a vehicle fire on the Glenn Highway that briefly closed inbound lanes. The fire was reported just before 10 p.m. and fully engulfed the vehicle. Police say all the occupants of the vehicle were able to exit the vehicle without injuries. All inbound lanes were diverted through the North […]

  • Medical Breakthroughs

    The Science of Sugar: What sugar may be doing to our bodies

    by Ivanhoe Newswire on May 25, 21:34

    Americans are consuming more sugar than ever before. But what effect is this sweet trend having on our health? Laura Schmidt, a professor at University of California San Francisco, says Americans consume nearly three times more sugar than is recommended. “Currently we’re consuming about twice as much as we did say in 1970,” she said. […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening News weather, May 25

    by KTVA Weather on May 25, 20:56

    Kenai Peninsula/Prince William Sound Partly cloudy skies with isolated showers, especially in the afternoon.   Southeast Increasing clouds as the pattern begins to change.   Interior/North Slope Interior skies will be mostly cloudy with a chance of dry lightning storms for eastern areas. There is a red flag warning for the Upper Tanana Valley and […]

  • Only in Alaska

    The Sound of Freedom: AMGA’s Memorial Day Shootout

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 25, 19:20

    A group of Alaskans are remembering and honoring veterans by celebrating one of the freedoms they gave their lives for. The freedom to bear arms was largely exercised at the Alaska Machine Gun Association (AMGA) Memorial Day Shootout. Every year, gun enthusiasts gather in Anderson to engage their right to carry and shoot a firearm. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Memorial Day ceremony draws hundreds to downtown Anchorage

    by Lauren Maxwell on May 25, 18:17

    Several hundred people turned out for a Memorial Day service held at the Veteran’s Memorial on the Anchorage Park Strip Monday morning. Speakers included Sen. Dan Sullivan, himself a veteran, who asked service members from almost every era to stand and be recognized. Several World War Two veterans were in attendance, including 96-year-old Norman Elliot. […]

  • US/World

    Delta says 2 of its international planes were threatened

    by Associated Press on May 25, 16:42

    Delta says two of its international planes have been threatened, bringing to at least six the number of planes to receive such threats. The threats have been deemed not credible. Planes have been searched and cleared. Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines Inc. says threats were to a Paris-to-Boston flight and a London-to-Newark, New Jersey, flight. Anonymous […]

  • Alaska

    Unalakleet girl attacked by 2 dogs; dogs put down by owner

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 25, 16:29

    A 7-year-old girl was flown to an Anchorage hospital after two dogs attacked her near the beach in Unalakleet on Sunday. Alaska State Troopers were notified of the attack Sunday night. An online dispatch says the girl was petting a tied-up dog in a dog lot on the beach when that dog and a loose […]

  • Alaska

    Beer fest attendees stranded after ferry breakdown

    by Associated Press on May 25, 12:10

    Hundreds of people attending an Alaska beer festival were stranded because of a broken down ferry. The Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Taku suffered a mechanical problem Sunday during the annual Great Alaska Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival in Haines. Juneau Empire (http://ow.ly/NpmA6 ) reports that while many traveled by car from Canada, Interior […]

  • DayBreak

    Mrs. Alaska uses crown to advocate for foster children

    by Daybreak Staff on May 25, 11:38

    May is Foster Care Awareness Month, and one former foster child — who is now Mrs. Alaska — is committed to advocating for today’s foster kids. In July, Annabelle Hernandez will compete for the national title in Las Vegas. Monday, she joined Daybreak alongside her photographer Hanna Thimsen of Relic Photographic to talk about how […]

  • US/World

    Protester leaves Shell ship after hanging on since Friday

    by Associated Press on May 25, 10:34

    The woman who has been hanging off the anchor chain of an Arctic oil-drilling support ship since Friday night has ended her protest north of Seattle. The Coast Guard says student activist Chiara D’Angelo requested assistance getting down from her perch on the Arctic Challenger in the Bellingham harbor around 9:30 a.m. Monday. Petty Officer […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Lemonade Day Alaska: Getting set up for success

    by Jacquie Slater on May 25, 10:24

    Meet 12-year-old Haley, 10-year-old Melody and 4-year-old Tori Olanna. The three sisters have been participating in Lemonade Day Alaska for the past three years. “Our whole family, me and Haley and Tori wanted to do Lemonade Day,” Melody said. The girls first started their lemonade stands in Nome. Now, the family has moved to Anchorage […]

  • Alaska

    After flooding, crews begin repair work on closed Dalton Highway

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 25, 8:32

    After Gov. Bill Walker signed a second disaster declaration last week over flooding on the Dalton Highway, state transportation officials say water levels have dropped enough to allow for repair work on the still-closed road. “This is what we’ve prepared for and what we’ve been waiting for. Today we were able to give crews the directive […]

  • Local

    Anchorage hockey star turned pro comes back home to help youth

    by Jake Edmonds on May 25, 7:18

    Fresh off helping Team USA win gold in the women’s hockey championships in Sweden, Anchorage native Zoe Hickel returned home this week. It’s a normal routine for Hickel, who has been attending the University of Minnesota Duluth for the past four years and coming home during the summer to help her mother, Cristy, coach the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Memorial Day: 1,300 crosses to honor fallen heroes

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 24, 18:55

    American Legion Auxiliary members and other community members placed poppy-decked crosses on the graves of fallen veterans Sunday in downtown Anchorage. “Post 1 has been doing this for over 30 years out here, placing crosses on the graves of veterans on Memorial Day to honor the service, the fact that they gave the ultimate price,” […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Coast Guard responds to Cook Inlet fuel spill

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 24, 17:48

    The U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies are responding to a fuel spill in southeastern Cook Inlet. The report of a landing craft with a punctured tanker just south of Port Graham came in Saturday, according to a Coast Guard release. “The crew of a 116-foot landing craft, Thor’s Hammer, were transiting from Seward to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Seeking the Source: Artists map one of Anchorage’s most beloved trails

    by Sierra Starks on May 24, 14:46

    Be it human feet, moose hooves, bike tires or dog paws, Anchorage’s Chester Creek Trail has seen its fair share of visitors. The trail’s special guests this week were artists, from Alaska and the Lower 48. Adorned in bright green vests and sashes with yellow badges, the eight artists set out to map the Chester […]

  • Alaska

    Juneau theater community remembers PJ Paparelli

    by Associated Press on May 24, 14:39

    After his recent death in Scotland, the Juneau theater community remembers a prominent director as highly respected, if not always liked. The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/1PFTlHz ) that Paul Joseph “PJ” Paparelli died in a car accident Thursday. He was 40. Paparelli served as artistic director for Perseverance Theater from 2004 until 2007. The plays […]