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Living donors make all the difference for kidney patients


Mic Check in the Morning: Portugal. The Man


Feds to visit UAA in October


Wasilla crash kills driver of stolen vehicle


Anchorage massage parlor busted for prostitution




  • DayBreak

    Mic Check in the Morning: Portugal. The Man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 19, 11:49

    They started from humble beginnings in Wasilla. Now they’re playing sold-out shows and music festivals. This band embodies all dimensions of the do-it-yourself rock range. Portugal. The Man performed live Friday for Daybreak’s Mic Check in the Morning. The group will perform Saturday, Sept. 20 as part of the Hard Rock Cafe’s grand opening for Anchorage locals. […]

  • State

    Feds to visit UAA in October

    by Dave Leval on Sep 19, 11:42

    Maggie Lokken and Vanessa Berther get in some late studying at the University of Alaska Anchorage Student Union. That includes biology. The courses put students under a lot of pressure, but it’s not the only subject on their minds. “I guess I worry I can’t protect myself if I were to be attacked,” said Lokken, who is […]

  • Local

    Aces continue season preparation

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 19, 10:49

    The Alaska Aces have announced the signings of a pair of free agent forwards, Shane Heffernan and Justin Breton. Heffernan, 26, is well-traveled having spent time in Belarus, Norway and Sweden. Breton is 25 and played for Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

  • Crime

    Juneau police investigate Costco burglary

    by Associated Press on Sep 19, 9:28

    Juneau police are investigating a burglary in which they say more than $40,000 in jewelry was taken from Costco. Police say they received a report around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday that the store’s burglar alarm had been triggered. Responding officers spoke with someone who reported seeing a shorter white man, with brown hair and possibly a […]

  • Local

    East spikes a sixth

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 19, 9:09

    Mafi Makihele and Brenda Luafulu had 19 assists each while Taylor Noga added 10 kills as East High School improved to 6-0 with a four-set win over Juneau-Douglas. Juneau-Douglas (2-3) put East in comeback mode, winning the first set 25-17. But from that point on, the T-Birds took control, notching three straight sets 25-17, 25-21, […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Sept. 19

    by Brett Shepard on Sep 19, 8:40

    More clouds and rain today in Southcentral. The good news is that the weekend is looking a bit nicer. Into the Southeast skies will be gray with rain and wind. In the Interior it will be mostly to partly cloudy. On the North Slope there is a chance for rain and snow showers with patchy […]

  • Money

    ‘Accepting PFDs now!’ deals and your credit

    by Charlo Greene on Sep 19, 8:09

    In a less than a month, qualifying Alaskans will have an extra $1,884 to spend and local businesses are working to cash in on that windfall now. In lieu of this, finance experts are cautioning consumers against instant gratification that could result in long-term credit problems. While the 2014 Permanent Fund Dividend amount was just […]

  • Crime

    Denali rangers investigate illegal moose killing

    by Associated Press on Sep 19, 7:57

    National Park Service officials say charges are pending in connection with two hunters who illegally shot a moose at Denali National Park and Preserve. Rangers investigated the shooting after it was reported Sunday evening as taking place in an area where sport hunting is prohibited. Officials say the two hunters are men from the Matanuska […]

  • Health

    Living donors make all the difference for kidney patients

    by Heather Hintze on Sep 19, 7:42

    It’s been a long fight against kidney disease for Stephanie Pickeral. She’s spent three days a week for the past 10 years going to dialysis. “It’s life-changing,” she said. “You have to plan your life. Your life is planned around being hooked up to this machine.” On Thursday she met with the Swedish Transplant Team […]

  • Local

    New requirements coming for public housing recipients

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 18, 23:27

    The clock is ticking for some people who live in public housing or get vouchers to help pay for their rent. The Alaska Housing Finance Corporation is now requiring clients who can work to pay a higher percentage of their rent every year. “Each year the percentage of rent that they pay will step up […]

  • News

    Anchorage massage parlor busted for prostitution

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 18, 22:38

    The Anchorage Police Department says there’s a growing problem in Anchorage – spas and massage parlors that are really just a front for prostitution. Thursday, APD raided Rainbow Spa in Anchorage and arrested one woman for prostitution. Police say there were a number of girls not only living in the store, but also offering clients […]

  • Local

    Volunteers make quilts for Alaska veterans

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 18, 22:22

    Women gather, stitching piece by piece, binding and fastening seams until they are strong. They’re spending three days making quilts. And as Patty Livingston would tell you, a quilt has the power to mend. “It’s something that they can kind of cling to,” Livingston said. “I’m from a military family, my husband is a Vietnam veteran, my […]

  • US/World

    Scotland rejects independence, remains in U.K.

    by CNN / AP on Sep 18, 22:03

    Last Updated Sep 19, 2014 1:35 AM EDT EDINBURGH, Scotland – Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result, announced early Friday, was the one favored by Britain’s political leaders, who had campaigned hard in recent weeks to try to get Scottish voters to stay. It […]

  • Get Out

    September 18 fishing report

    by Carlos Faura on Sep 18, 21:18

      ANCHORAGE Lakes are getting colder — that’s better Trout in streams are OK Check regulations for closures MAT-SU Parks Highway streams good for rainbows Water is a bit high, tough wading Clarity is fine Stillwaters getting better KENAI PENINSULA Kenai River - water is up a bit Rainbow fishing is good Some silvers to be […]

  • Local

    New contractor chosen to run Anchorage Safety Patrol

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 18, 18:47

    Beginning Oct. 1, Anchorage will have a new contractor running the Anchorage Safety Patrol program, the service that picks up public inebriates off the streets and takes them to the sleep-off center downtown. Goldbelt Inc., a Native corporation based in Juneau, is taking over for NANA Management services, which held the contract for the last […]

  • News

    Fla. sheriff: 6 children, 2 adults shot to death

    by CNN / AP on Sep 18, 18:28

      A sheriff says a man killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself at a home in a small town in North Florida. Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz at a news conference identified the man as 51-year-old Don Spirit. He says the children ranged in age from 3 months to 10 years […]

  • National

    Obama: Vote shows U.S. is united against ISIS

    by Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News on Sep 18, 18:13

    Last Updated Sep 18, 2014 7:15 PM EDT With a bipartisan vote, the Senate on Thursday approved a request from President Obama to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, also known as ISIL), sending a bill to Mr. Obama for a final signature. The president said […]

  • Crime

    Wasilla crash kills driver of stolen vehicle

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 18, 17:42

    The driver of a stolen vehicle died in a crash Thursday afternoon after attempting to run from Alaska State Troopers, according to a statement released by AST. The vehicle, which was previously reported stolen, was spotted at a Wasilla construction site at around 2:40 p.m., the statement went on to say. Minutes after the stolen […]

  • Crime

    Police officer involved in fatal Wasilla shooting identified

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 18, 15:00

    Updated: Thursday, Sept. 18 The Wasilla Police Department has identified the officer involved in Monday’s shooting as 28-year-old Andrew Kappler, a two-year veteran of the force. Kepler fired a single shot at Michel Bonty after he “made a threatening move” in the direction of another person inside the house, according to a statement from WPD. […]

  • State

    Funny River Five makes public debut at Minnesota Zoo

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 18, 14:36

    Video courtesy the Minnesota Zoo Five wolf pups orphaned in this summer’s Funny River Fire made their public debut at their permanent home at the Minnesota Zoo Thursday morning. The Funny River Five was rescued by fire crews after the blaze scorched more than 200,000 acres on the Kenai Peninsula in May. The Alaska Zoo […]