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Gang activity to blame? Experts weigh in on Grunwald murder.


'We live in fear': Former House candidate expresses concern over post made by Demboski


Small business owners feeling the recession pinch


Getting help with insurance: Some Alaskans can save money on health care, expert says


APD's Project Angel Tree returns to bring presents to Anchorage children in need




  • Health

    Getting help with insurance: Some Alaskans can save money on health care, expert says

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 06, 21:14

    Right now, about 16,000 Alaskans who buy health insurance through healthcare.gov get tax credits to help pay for coverage. One expert says more than 30,000 others could also get help if they knew to ask. For those in need of health insurance starting on Jan. 1, the enrollment deadline is Dec. 15. Cherise Fowler, the outreach and […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD’s Project Angel Tree returns to bring presents to Anchorage children in need

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 06, 20:49

    After a successful first year, the Anchorage Police Department has brought back its Project Angel Tree. Through the project, Anchorage residents can provide presents for local children in need. The Anchorage School District provided the names and wishlists of more than 40 children. As the tags started to quickly disappear, police said they would request […]

  • Alaska News

    Walker: Holiday open house a long-standing Alaska tradition

    by Becky Bohrer / AP on Dec 06, 20:23

    Gov. Bill Walker says the holiday open house at the governor’s mansion in Juneau is a long-standing, special tradition that he feels is appropriate to continue as Alaska grapples with a multibillion-dollar budget deficit. Since 1913, the governor’s office says, the public has been welcomed into the house during every holiday season but two, during […]

  • Weather News

    KTVA Weather Lab: Airport Heights Elementary School

    by Melissa Frey on Dec 06, 20:19

    In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I visited Airport Heights Elementary School, where the third-graders in Mrs. Charlie’s class are learning all about different types of clouds.   I also answered the KTVA Weather Lab Question of the Week: How do clouds change color? Next Tuesday, the KTVA Weather Lab heads to Denali Montessori School! Every […]

  • Money

    Small business owners feeling the recession pinch

    by Bonney Bowman on Dec 06, 20:12

    If you’re budgeting less for Christmas presents this holiday season, you’re not alone. Local retailers say they’re feeling the effects of the recession. That’s no surprise to economic experts, like Bill Popp, who is president of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation. He said consumers aren’t just worried about the drop in oil prices, but also […]

  • Crime

    Gang activity to blame? Experts weigh in on Grunwald murder.

    by Shannon Ballard on Dec 06, 20:01

    Alaska State Troopers confirm Tuesday afternoon that the body discovered last Friday was in fact 16-year-old David Grunwald and the manner of death was homicide. Many questions remain as the investigation continues, including whether Grunwald’s death was gang related. Troopers believe several teens and an adult may have been involved the crime, though so far only 16-year-old […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    ‘We live in fear’: Former House candidate expresses concern over post made by Demboski

    by Lauren Maxwell on Dec 06, 19:40

    An Anchorage Assembly member is caught up in a war of words that has one man saying he fears for his family’s safety. The subject matter is radical Islam, the Assembly member is Amy Demboski and the man who’s worried is Gregory Jones, a former Democratic House candidate in the Valley who is also a […]

  • Crime

    Unidentified Green River Killer victim may have been from Alaska, tests show

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 06, 16:52

    Forensic testing may be the key to identifying one of the Green River Killer’s victims, known only as Jane Doe 1986 or Jane Doe B-16. The tests show she may have lived in Alaska prior to her death, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). “The results indicate that she may […]

  • Alaska News

    Anchorage police turn to public for help locating runaway teen

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 06, 16:18

    ANCHORAGE — After actively searching for a missing teen since she ran away in October, Anchorage police are now turning to the public for help locating her. In a Nixle alert, police said they are looking for 16-year-old Cheyenne Herro. “Cheyenne has behavioral issues and is also supposed to be taking medication that she does […]

  • Fairbanks

    Troopers: Missing Fairbanks man found dead in crashed truck

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 06, 14:47

    A Silver Alert issued for a missing Fairbanks man was cancelled after a family friend found him dead along the Elliot Highway Monday night. Robert “Andy” O’Grady was reported missing on Dec. 3 by his daughter, who said he hadn’t been seen or heard from since the night before when he left a friend’s home […]

  • Health

    Missing just a couple of hours of sleep doubles car crash risk

    by Ashley Welch / CBS News on Dec 06, 14:21

    You may think you can get by OK in a busy week on just a few hours of sleep and big cups of coffee, but a new report sheds light on just how dangerous sleep deprivation can be. According to the research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, drivers who get just one to […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Top 5 picks for December family fun

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 06, 12:27

    Looking for a handful of family fun activities for December? Erin Kirkland from AK on the Go has five choices for this holiday season. First up is the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, hosting the annual Wells Fargo Family Free Day on the Dec. 18. Kirkland says the day will feature a kid-friendly tour of their […]

  • DayBreak

    1 night only: Cirque Musica, a holiday spectacular

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 06, 12:02

    Cirque Musica, a holiday music spectacular, will be in Anchorage for tonight only. It features acrobatics, dancing and unique productions set to the sounds of the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra. According to one of the performers, Nicole Weiss, the traveling troupe runs through the whole act with a different orchestra, in every city. Weiss’ father, John, […]

  • Aviation

    Alaska Airlines gets US approval to buy Virgin America

    by Associated Press on Dec 06, 11:41

    Alaska Airlines has won government approval to buy rival Virgin America after agreeing to reduce its flight-selling partnership with American Airlines. Parent company Alaska Air Group Inc. said Tuesday that it expects to close the $2.6 billion deal soon. The Justice Department filed a lawsuit and settlement agreement in federal district court in Washington. Seattle-based […]

  • Recipe Box

    Recipe Box: Christmas tree veggie appetizer

    by Sierra Starks on Dec 06, 11:30

    Holiday party season is in full swing, and whether you’re the one entertaining or accepting the invitation, KTVA 11’s Daybreak is adding a dish to our Recipe Box that’s sure to make you the star of the circuit. This week, Anchorage mom and blogger Michelle Baxter whips up a vegetarian appetizer. The dish is a […]

  • Alaska News

    Juneau company purchases property for seawater heating plant

    by Associated Press on Dec 06, 9:00

    A waterfront property in downtown Juneau could change the way the city is heated. The Juneau Empire reports that Juneau Hydropower Inc. has entered an agreement with the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority to buy a 2-acre lot of land in downtown Juneau. The $1.3 million deal isn’t finalized, but the Mental Health Trust’s board has […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD: Anchorage teen missing for more than a month found safe

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 06, 7:58

    Police in Anchorage announced early Tuesday morning that 14-year-old Mary Rotzler was located by the Alaska State Troopers in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and is safe. The East High School freshman ran away from home on Nov. 1. Her mother told KTVA that Rotzler has a drug and alcohol addiction and was about to begin treatment — part of the […]

  • Crime

    ‘That could have been my daughter’: Mother of teen murder suspect’s ex-girlfriend speaks out

    by Daniella Rivera on Dec 05, 23:22

    While the Valley community is trying to process the disturbing details of a Palmer teen’s murder, a mother who says her daughter dated the teen suspect is speaking out. Court documents released on Monday revealed the chilling details of 16-year-old David Grunwald’s murder, saying he was beaten, kidnapped, and walked into the woods before he […]

  • Crime

    UPDATE: 3 wounded in Spenard shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 05, 20:03

    Last updated at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6 The Anchorage Police Department is investigating a shooting that left at least one person injured. The shooting was reported at 7:30 p.m. on West 30th Avenue, according to APD spokeswoman Jennifer Castro. She said a male victim was transported to the hospital for emergency surgery following the shooting. […]

  • Crime

    Schools help students heal after classmate’s murder

    by Shannon Ballard on Dec 05, 18:53

    It’s still nearly impossible to go anywhere in the Valley without seeing David Grunwald’s missing person flyers plastered to light poles and store windows. The 16-year-old’s body was discovered over the weekend. On Monday, his friends at Mat-Su Career and Technical High School returned to class for the first time after learning of Grunwald’s death. “This has […]