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Walker announces adjutant general of Alaska National Guard

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Streets to sheltered: Homeless family wins apartment raffle

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SeaLife Center adapts new trainings for blind baby seal

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  • Alaska

    Walker announces adjutant general of Alaska National Guard

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 30, 12:49

    Gov. Bill Walker announced his choices for adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard and deputy commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs at a Friday press conference. Retired U.S. Army Col. Laurie Hummel was named the adjutant general, and will also serve as the commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Retired […]

  • State

    Sen. Click Bishop channels Dr. Seuss in federal overreach speech

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 30, 12:12

    Protests against the Obama administration’s recent efforts to curb oil and gas development in the Arctic have triggered all kinds of protests against the president. The battle cry has been in the name of fighting federal overreach. Some lawmakers are calling for acts of civil disobedience, possibly defying the federal government and building a road […]

  • Alaska

    Alaska sea otter pup moving into Seattle Aquarium

    by Associated Press on Jan 30, 11:18

    The Seattle Aquarium is welcoming a six-month-old sea otter from Alaska. Mishka is scheduled to arrive Saturday from the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. She was rehabilitated after being caught last July in a fishing net and now weighs 26 pounds. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Mishka likely wouldn’t survive if released back […]

  • DayBreak

    New Anchorage Museum exhibit explores ‘performed places’

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 30, 11:10

    A new exhibit at the Anchorage Museum explores the idea of “performed places” by combining videography and dance at locations around the world. “It Could Go Either Way” is a video installation that features the collaborative work of New York artists Mariam Ghani and Erin Ellen Kelly. The two women, who worked together for eight […]

  • Alaska

    Pot legalization puts Alaska drug-sniffing dogs out of work

    by Associated Press on Jan 30, 10:43

    The legalization of marijuana in Alaska is putting some police dogs out of work. The Juneau Empire reports (http://is.gd/p2PBhQ) that 10 drug-sniffing dogs used by the Alaska State Troopers will be taken out of service when recreational use of marijuana becomes legal Feb. 24. The 10 Belgian malinois, Dutch shepherds, German shepherds, Czech shepherds and […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Meet Butterscotch, this week’s Daybreak Adopt-A-Pet

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 30, 10:30

    Meet Butterscotch, a 1-year-old rabbit who is about as friendly as a puppy. Butterscotch is active, curious and affectionate. He enjoys playing with his toys, rearranging the hay in his kennel and being held in your lap. Butterscotch will be an entertaining companion for his family. He can be adopted at the Anchorage Animal Care […]

  • Alaska

    Search suspended for woman missing along Kuskokwim River

    by Associated Press on Jan 30, 8:52

    The search has been suspended for the third person missing since December when a snowstorm hit the Kwethluk area. KYUK reports (http://is.gd/I3I4CV) the all-volunteer search for 27-year-old Sally Stone was suspended because of cold weather, equipment in need of repair and low morale. Stone and two others from Aniak were traveling on a snowmobile Dec. […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Jan. 30

    by Brett Shepard on Jan 30, 8:43

    Clearing skies today in Southcentral and the sunshine will stick around for the weekend. In the Southeast skies will also begin to clear with some patchy dense fog in the morning. In the Interior it will be another very cold day. On the North Slope it will be windy with some snow. Out West it […]

  • Alaska

    Acting adjutant general: Reforms in progress but more are needed

    by Rhonda McBride on Jan 30, 8:27

    Gov. Bill Walker is expected to appoint a new commissioner to head the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Friday. The commissioner also serves as adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard. Acting Adjutant Brig. Gen. Mike Bridges addressed the House State Affairs committee Thursday, bringing lawmakers up to date on reforms to address the […]

  • Crime

    Authorities arrest ‘dangerous’ fugitive at home in Tok

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 30, 8:06

    A 38-year-old fugitive who Alaska State Troopers consider “very dangerous” was arrested in Tok Friday after he ran away from his court-appointed third-party custodian in Fairbanks last week. Warrants were issued for Michael Bracht Jan. 22 after he fled a Fairbanks home on Geist Road in violation of his condition of release. The Dot Lake […]

  • Alaska

    AIDEA’s letter of intent for $52.5M purchase of Pentex raises concerns

    by Shannon Kemp on Jan 30, 7:26

    The governor’s plan to bring energy relief to the Interior is raising some concerns. This week, the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) in conjunction with Gov. Bill Walker announced they signed a non-binding letter of intent to purchase Pentex Alaska Natural Gas Company, LLC and its assets. Included in the purchase are Fairbanks Natural Gas and the […]

  • Alaska

    New PSA message: Alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix

    by Rhonda McBride on Jan 30, 0:23

    Most people know that alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix. But what about women who drink and don’t know they’re pregnant? Experts say the early days of conception are when the embryo is the most vulnerable to birth defects caused by alcohol, especially if the woman is binge drinking. The Alaska Mental Health Trust debuted a […]

  • News

    Anchorage waterline break causes adult school closure

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 29, 21:54

    A waterline at the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority building on Community Park Loop near Bragaw Street ruptured just after 6 p.m. Thursday, and as of 9:44 p.m. has still not been fixed. A representative with Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility said a repair crew was called to the location at 6:15 p.m., but that situation has […]

  • Alaska

    SeaLife Center adapts new trainings for blind baby seal

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 29, 20:57

    It was a snowy day in Seward where Halley Werner and her staff at the Alaska SeaLife Center worked with four of the resident harbor seals. “Spin,” she commanded. “Good girl, Addie.” After years of training, the seals are old pros, finding targets and barking on command. Werner has had to completely change her training […]

  • Get Out

    Get Out: Learning to skate ski

    by Brett Shepard on Jan 29, 20:55

    “Mother Nature has smiled on us and we now have real snow and we’re also happy to have it back. You know winter has started again and here we go,” said Margaret Timmerman the recreation programmer with Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department. I always have my skis nearby and have made my way to Kincaid […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Streets to sheltered: Homeless family wins apartment raffle

    by Bonney Bowman on Jan 29, 19:13

    An Anchorage couple once considered homeless has been moved into a new home after winning a local nonprofit group’s raffle. Wednesday, Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. hosted Project: Homeless Connect, which gave the couple the break they were waiting for. Rose Hubbard and her husband were one of four families randomly selected in a raffle for empty […]

  • Crime

    APD Chief Mew: New task force to tackle violent drug-related crimes in Anchorage

    by Kate McPherson on Jan 29, 17:45

    Anchorage Police Department Chief Mark Mew has announced the creation of a special task force designed to crack down on activities that have led to the recent string of shootings in Anchorage since the new year. During a press conference Thursday, Mew explained the task force will be compiled of officers currently on staff with […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    AK National Guard: Pilot of missing plane found, taken to hospital

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 29, 16:28

    The pilot of a plane that went missing Wednesday has been found and transported to a Soldotna hospital, according to Alaska Air National Guard officials. The pilot was located at Lake Chakachamna, west of Anchorage, less than a day after being reported missing. The Alaska Air National Guard accepted the search mission after the Alaska […]

  • Crime

    Troopers seize estimated $67K of meth from Wasilla man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 29, 16:18

    Alaska State Troopers seized almost half a kilogram of methamphetamine from a 30-year-old Wasilla man who was stopped for a traffic violation early Thursday morning in Wasilla. Around 2 a.m., authorities arrested Johnnylee Burk for third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, four counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and for violating his conditions of […]

  • Alaska

    ConocoPhillips slows Greater Moose’s Tooth development

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 29, 13:26

    Permitting delays and current oil prices have ConocoPhillips slowing down on potentially investing $900 million in a project that would mark the first oil production from federal lands in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. The oil company announced Thursday that it would slow the pace of investment on the Greater Moose’s Tooth, located in the northeastern part of […]