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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    ANSEP students test towers for earthquakes

    by Heather Hintze on Jun 29, 19:28

    High schoolers from around Alaska are shaking up their summer vacation with some hands-on math and science work. During the last week of their Acceleration Academy, Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) students tested their PVC pipe buildings to see if they were seismically sound. “My favorite part is just building it and seeing […]

  • US/World

    Panic, frustration as Greece nears debt default

    by CBS News on Jun 29, 17:38

    The world financial markets took a major hit Monday from the debt crisis in Greece. The Dow lost 350 points. The S&P was down more than two percent, as was the NASDAQ. Greece can’t pay creditors and will likely go into default tomorrow. Greeks will vote this weekend on whether to accept strict austerity in exchange for a bailout […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Busy construction season at Anchorage schools this summer

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jun 29, 16:18

    The Anchorage School District is having one of its busiest summer construction seasons in almost a decade, according to Edie Knapp, construction manager for the district. Knapp said $170 million worth of projects are taking place this summer. They range from things like parking lot improvements to major renovations. At $28 million, Airport Heights Elementary […]

  • Alaska

    Officials: Measures have been taken in Alaska to aid safety of sightseeing planes

    by Associated Press on Jun 29, 14:45

    Officials say webcams have been installed and other measures have been taken in Alaska in recent years to aid the safety of sightseeing planes. Federal documents reviewed Monday state that weather cameras had been installed at Misty Fjords National Monument, where a sightseeing plane crashed last week and killed all nine people aboard. The cameras […]

  • Alaska

    Alaska joins lawsuit challenging federal authority on state water

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

    Alaska is one of a dozen states challenging a new rule that gives federal authorities more control over some state waters. A lawsuit was filed Monday in North Dakota. The new rule — adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers — seeks to define which waters the Clean Water […]

  • Alaska

    Wedding held for couple who lost almost everything in Card Street Fire

    by Dave Leval on Jun 29, 12:47

    Flames from the Card Street Fire brought grief to plenty of families around Sterling as the wildfire destroyed several homes and businesses, but one couple did not let the the fire get the best of them. Sunday, Hope Hunt and Robert Hensler tied the knot in the Sterling Community Center, which was transformed into a wedding […]

  • Alaska

    Alaska governor signs first tax increase in 10 years

    by Associated Press on Jun 29, 12:19

    Alaska Governor Bill Walker has officially signed off on the state’s first tax increase in a decade. The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/1IGWw8K) that Walker signed the increase into law in a small public gathering on Saturday morning. The law places new taxes on wholesale refined fuel, including gasoline and heating oil but not aviation fuel […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage mayor-elect celebrates diversity

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 29, 10:52

    Ethan Berkowitz will be sworn in as Anchorage mayor Wednesday, but he’s already busy putting a stamp on his new administration. More than 500 people gathered at the Northway Mall Sunday to celebrate the city’s diversity. Along with food and entertainment, there were booths representing more than 20 ethnic groups in Anchorage – a reminder […]

  • DayBreak

    New book chronicles history of beer in Alaska

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 29, 9:31

    A new book by a local beer connoisseur chronicles the history of Alaska’s fermented legacy. “Alaska Beer: Liquid Gold in the Land of the Midnight Sun” is written by Bill Howell. He stopped by Daybreak Monday morning to explain why he wrote it and what makes him an expert on the subject. “I’m not sure […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, June 29

    by KTVA Weather on Jun 29, 9:24

    Anchorage Partly to mostly cloudy skies will be the forecast for today along with a spotty shower or two. Highs will be in the 60s for the most part. Kenai Peninsula & Prince William Sound Showers will continue throughout the day especially on the eastern side of the Kenai Peninsula as an area of low […]

  • US/World

    Justices rule against EPA power plant mercury limits

    by Associated Press on Jun 29, 9:11

    The Supreme Court has ruled against federal regulators’ attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants. The rules began to take effect in April, but the court said by a 5-4 vote Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency failed to take their cost into account when the agency first decided […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Pedestrian hospitalized after Glenn Highway vehicle collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 29, 8:45

    Updated 10:40 a.m. ANCHORAGE – A 54-year-old pedestrian was hospitalized with head injuries after colliding with a vehicle on the Glenn Highway near the Muldoon overpass Sunday evening. Shortly before 8 p.m., the Anchorage Police Department responded to the collision just west of the Muldoon overpass. A preliminary investigation indicated the pedestrian — identified as […]

  • Alaska

    Icicle Seafoods in Petersburg is being sold

    by Associated Press on Jun 29, 8:15

    One of Alaska’s largest seafood processors is being sold to a pair of Indonesian companies. KFSK-FM reports (http://bit.ly/1Ly9jzJ) the deal involving Icicle Seafoods hasn’t yet closed but is expected to be finalized in August. Under the deal, Convergence Holdings will acquire Icicle’s land-based wild seafood processing and farmed salmon activities. The other company, Dominion Catchers, […]

  • Local

    All-Alaska Football Camp brings Alaskan athletes and college coaches together

    by Jake Edmonds on Jun 29, 8:03

    When it comes to recruiting in college football, Alaska is one of the least-scouted states. Distance is a key factor. It also becomes difficult to recruit from multiple schools in the Last Frontier. A scout could fly in and watch a few Cook Inlet Conference teams, but miss out on teams outside of Anchorage. The bottom […]

  • US/World

    Supreme Court upholds use of drug implicated in botched executions

    by CBS/AP on Jun 29, 7:33

    Last Updated Jun 29, 2015 10:37 AM EDT WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal injection executions Monday, as two dissenting justices said for the first time that they think it’s “highly likely” that the death penalty itself is unconstitutional. The justices voted 5-4 in a case from Oklahoma that the […]

  • Alaska

    Coast Guard rescues 3 stranded boaters in Favorite Channel

    by Associated Press on Jun 29, 7:18

    The Coast Guard rescued three stranded boaters from a small island in Favorite Channel. The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/1edYC7Z) that the men called for help Friday morning after wind, rain and two-foot seas left them stranded on Bird Island, about 20 miles northwest of Juneau. Station Juneau Coast Guardsmen responded and recovered them and their […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage police: Shooter turns gun on self after Midtown Motel altercation

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 28, 12:26

    An armed man is dead after police say he shot at a motel clerk and then turned the gun on himself. Early Sunday morning , the front desk clerk at Midtown Motel and one of the motel’s tenants got into a verbal argument, according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department. Police, who responded […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Operation Doghouse: Rebuilding homes for mushers’ dogs after Sockeye Fire

    by Jacquie Slater on Jun 28, 11:00

    They’re calling it Operation Doghouse, created by Megan Ashe, who said she felt compelled to help out after hundreds of dogs were displaced after the Sockeye Fire. “I needed to make a foundation to show that we really care about the mushing community,” said Ashe. Several mushers lost their homes or kennels after the fire […]

  • Alaska

    12-year-old pit bull survives encounter with bear

    by Associated Press on Jun 28, 10:33

    An elderly pit bull is back on his feet after he was nearly killed in an encounter with a bear. The Daily Sitka Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1NnY9MN) that 12-year-old Monkey was bitten several times by a brown bear in Port Alexander last week and flown to Sitka to be treated by a veterinarian. Owner Joe “Otto” […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    No injuries after plane skids off runway at Merrill Field

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 27, 16:47

    No injuries have been reported after a small plane crashed at Merrill Field, police say. A small commercial plane from Lake and Pen Air was coming in for a landing at the airport on Saturday afternoon when it hit the runway and bounced, according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department. “The pilot attempted to […]