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  • Alaska Politics

    Optimism, eagerness among Alaska’s newest legislators

    by Associated Press on Jan 16, 13:52

    Among Alaska’s newest legislators, there is optimism and an eagerness to get to work on addressing the state’s multibillion-dollar budget deficit. Rep.-elect George Rauscher of Sutton says he’s “pretty jazzed” about the legislative session opening Tuesday. Rauscher, who last year upset incumbent Rep. Jim Colver, a fellow Republican, says he anticipates legislators getting something accomplished […]

  • Health

    Can caffeine perk up heart health, too?

    by Amy Norton / Health Day / CBS on Jan 16, 13:48

    The caffeine in your morning cup of joe may do more than jolt you awake — it may also help dampen the type of inflammation that’s linked to heart disease risk factors, a new study suggests. Researchers found that an inflammatory mechanism was dialed up in certain older adults, but not others. When it was […]

  • Teacher of the Week

    Teacher of the Week: Dee McKee

    by James Gaddis on Jan 16, 12:54

    The day after Dee McKee learned her big brother Mike Kelly died in a plane crash, she went to school as usual. “I just felt that this was a place that I would be buoyed up, and that’s exactly what happened,” said McKee. KTVA 11’s Teacher of the Week was flooded with cards and condolences […]

  • Weather News

    Coldest temperatures in several years forecast for Southcentral Alaska

    by Rachael Penton on Jan 16, 11:27

    The forecast is calling for bitter cold temperatures across a majority of Alaska this week, including Anchorage. Monday will bring continued snow from Southcentral Alaska north to the central Interior. The snow will taper off from south to north Monday night into Tuesday. Once the skies begin to clear, temperatures are forecast to plummet. Many areas will […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Bendable and foldable phones are coming. Are you ready?

    by Jessica Dolcourt / CNET on Jan 16, 10:49

    She pushed down hard on the rectangular phone and, like a slap bracelet, it cinched around her wrist. The audience gasped; the internet went wild. This articulated wraparound phone — known as the CPlus — was a concept device Lenovo used to wow the crowd as part of a larger launch last June that included the modular Moto […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska reaches criminal justice agreement with tribe

    by Associated Press on Jan 16, 8:16

    The state has given a tribal government in western Alaska authority to hand down sentences for low-level offenders in its jurisdiction. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Saturday that the agreement between the state and the Anvik Village Tribe has been described as a model for other tribes to take more active roles in their communities’ criminal […]

  • Weather News

    Another round of snow across Alaska: Winter weather advisories in effect

    by Melissa Frey on Jan 15, 21:14

    The next storm system to impact Southcentral, southeast and interior Alaska is moving into Prince William Sound Sunday night. Here’s how this storm will affect each region: Southcentral Snow showers started picking up Sunday evening and will continue to fall overnight through early afternoon on Monday. Most of the area is under a winter weather […]

  • National

    Basketball team from Florida travels to Alaska

    by John Thompson on Jan 15, 19:18

    When the Riverview Rams boys basketball team boarded a plane in Sarasota, Florida, they had no idea what what was waiting for them in Alaska. Most players had never seen snow, and some had never flown on a plane. Riverview Rams of Sarasota, FL basketball team explore AK Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage @airlinesclassic #AAClassic17 […]

  • Alaska News

    Chalkyitsik, Fort Yukon tribes celebrate historic land-use plan

    by Rhonda McBride on Jan 15, 18:35

    As one tribal leader put it: The land is our culture and our culture is the land. That’s why two interior Alaska tribes in Chalkyitsik and Fort Yukon celebrated historic land-use agreements with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that were more than eight years in the making. The BLM land-use plan covers about 6.5 […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    ‘Positive and happy’: Friend describes woman found dead in her vehicle

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 15, 16:28

    Two communities are mourning the loss of a young woman from Nome, who, after being reported missing, was found dead in an Anchorage parking lot. Martina Painter, 25, was found inside her car Thursday afternoon near University Lake, according to police. Police said a family member reported her missing in Anchorage Wednesday night when she didn’t […]

  • Aviation

    Delta flight makes unexpected landing in Cold Bay, FAA points to engine trouble

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 15, 14:01

    Last updated at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15 ANCHORAGE — A Delta Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Cold Bay Saturday morning after experiencing what an aviation official described as engine trouble. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer confirmed the flight’s detour, but couldn’t elaborate further about what was wrong with the plane. […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’: Ringling Brothers circus to end after 146 years

    by KTVA / AP on Jan 15, 12:57

    The owners of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced Saturday that they will close the 146-year-old show in May. Kenneth Feld, the chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment, which owns the circus, said declining attendance combined with high operating costs are among the reasons for closing. “There isn’t any one thing,” Feld told […]

  • Crime

    Guests at Dimond Center Hotel detail late-night shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 15, 12:11

    Last updated at 11:40 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15 ANCHORAGE — Multiple shots were fired outside the Dimond Center Hotel Saturday night, striking the north side of the building and breaking at least one window. Anchorage police issued a dispatch about the shooting at 11:25 p.m., saying they had responded to the scene of the […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Alaska legislators see urgency in budget work but face rifts

    by Associated Press on Jan 15, 11:39

    Alaska legislators agree on the need to address the state’s multibillion-dollar budget deficit. But rifts remain over how best to do that, with divisions forming over taxes, how much to keep cutting spending and whether the state needs to tinker with Alaskans’ beloved yearly oil wealth check. A new 90-day legislative session begins Tuesday. Many […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Feds award Anchorage coalition $1.5 million to help homeless teens

    by Eric Ruble on Jan 14, 22:59

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) $1.5 million as part of a national grant competition. Anchorage was one of roughly 150 communities to apply for the grant, also known as the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project. Competition was stiff; only 10 cities were awarded the […]

  • Alaska News

    ConocoPhillips announces oil discovery

    by Associated Press on Jan 14, 22:20

    ConocoPhillips has announced an oil discovery where production could start as early as 2023. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the site in the Alaska National Petroleum Reserve could yield as much as 100,000 barrels of oil per day. ConocoPhillips Alaska president Joe Marushack said the discovery could lead to thousands of construction jobs as well […]

  • US/World

    Takata to pay $1 billion and plead guilty in exploding air bag case

    by Larry Light / CBS Moneywatch on Jan 14, 16:50

    Automotive supplier Takata pleaded guilty Friday to criminal charges for falsifying data about its defective air bags, which led to 16 deaths. The Japanese company will pay $1 billion in fines and restitution, federal officials said in announcing the plea agreement. The company will pay a $25 million criminal fine, $125 million to people injured […]

  • US/World

    Polish gov’t welcomes U.S. troops; defense chief says ‘we waited for decades’

    by CBS/AP on Jan 14, 16:36

    Polish leaders welcomed U.S. troops to their country Saturday, with the defense minister expressing gratitude for their arrival and calling it the fulfillment of a dream Poles have had for decades. The ceremony in the western Polish town of Zagan comes some 23 years after the last Soviet troops left Poland. It marks a new historic […]

  • Health

    With fresh snowfall, Anchorage fire officials warn of health risks for shoveling snow

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 14, 15:52

    The Anchorage Fire Department issued a warning Saturday about potential health hazards facing those thinking about shoveling their walkways and driveways after a few inches of fresh snow fell overnight. Citing research from Ohio’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital in a Nixle alert Saturday, AFD officials wrote that between 1990 and 2006, around 11,500 injuries and medical emergencies […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Grocery store shelves emptier in Quinhagak after route change leads to long delays

    by Adrian Wagner/KYUK on Jan 14, 15:29

    BETHEL — The village of Quinhagak has not had a shipment of food in more than two weeks due to a damaged runway, bad weather and a change in air carriers, according to a report published by KYUK Public Media. While deliveries have been less than reliable over the last two years, people say that this is the […]