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  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Keith Anderson

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 30, 11:47

    Keith Anderson is a gold record-selling country artist. He was nominated for a Grammy and Academy of Country Music award for co-writing “Beer Run (B Double E Double Are You In?)” for Garth Brooks and George Jones. Anderson will be touring in Alaska for the next three days — March 30 – April 1. Thursday […]

  • Crime

    APD: Armed suspect taken into custody after reportedly threatening wife

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 30, 10:37

    Last updated at 10:58 a.m. on Thursday, Mar. 30 Anchorage police officers, negotiators and SWAT team members responded to a report of an armed man who barricaded himself inside an East Anchorage home Thursday shortly after 6 a.m. Jamie Lee Jacko, 41, walked out of the house and was taken into custody at 10:25 a.m., according […]

  • DayBreak

    Spring is an ideal time for Nordic skiing in Anchorage

    by Rachael Penton on Mar 30, 10:18

    With warming temperatures in the forecast this week, skiing may not be the first outdoor activity that comes to mind. However, mild spring temperatures actually make for great skiing conditions-especially for skate skiers. “When you’re pushing down on the ski you’re actually creating this thin layer of water and that’s how you glide at all. […]

  • Local

    Grace Christian coach, players discuss 3A championship

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 30, 9:18

    After a decade and half of waiting, the Grace Christian Grizzlies basketball team will be hang another 3A title banner from the rafters after taking the crown last weekend. Head Coach Jason Boerger along with a pair of his players paid a visit to KTVA on Wednesday. Watch the entire interview.

  • Health

    Providence offers free colon cancer screening kits

    by Lauren Maxwell on Mar 29, 22:09

    When it comes to treating colon cancer, early detection can be a lifesaver. Providence Alaska Medical Center is pushing to get more adults screened for the disease that’s considered the number two cause of cancer death in the country. On Thursday and Friday, Providence is giving out free screening kits for colon cancer. “We want […]

  • Alaska News

    $1 million in grant money available for social justice projects

    by Joe Vigil on Mar 29, 22:08

    From immigration issues to racial equality across Alaska, groups can now access a total of $1 million for grants to create awareness about social justice issues. The Alaska Community Foundation announced the project on Wednesday. Nina Kemppel, the CEO and president of the foundation, said the gift comes from John Rubini and Clare Bertucio and that the Alaska […]

  • Alaska News

    Preparing Alaskans for the next tsunami one community at a time

    by Melissa Frey on Mar 29, 20:10

    There are about 75 communities in Alaska at risk of a tsunami and only about a third of those are fully prepared for the real event, according to experts. Coastal regions of Alaska have the most serious tsunami risk in the United States. Over 100,000 people have been identified as living in a community at […]

  • Anchorage/MatSu Politics

    Debate over same-sex bathrooms continues with new petition

    by Lauren Maxwell on Mar 29, 20:07

    A group that wants to change the city’s equal rights ordinance is giving it another try. In January, the Municipal Attorney’s office rejected a ballot initiative from the group Protect Our Privacy that wanted to make changes to an ordinance passed by the Anchorage Assembly in 2015. At the time, the office concluded the petition […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Anchorage mayor mum on income tax while municipalities, businesses battle it out

    by Liz Raines on Mar 29, 19:50

    The fight over a state income tax just got bigger, with local governments and businesses taking stands on both sides of the debate. As the House Finance Committee took public testimony Wednesday on House Bill 115, legislators saw some well-known, respected groups weighing in on an income tax that would generate more than $640 million […]

  • US/World

    3-year-old sees cop eating alone, so she walks up to his table and sits down

    by Jennifer Earl / CBS News on Mar 29, 17:43

    Sgt. Steven Dearth was taking a quick dinner break when he spotted a little girl in a booth with her family in Panera Bread staring at him. The 3-year-old girl named Lillian was sitting in her dad’s lap when she started waving to the police officer, who works with the Hingham Police Department in Massachusetts. […]

  • Local

    Freshman Hayden Lieb becomes Bethel’s first All-American wrestler

    by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK on Mar 29, 17:27

    Freshman Hayden Lieb has become the first Bethel Regional High School (BRHS) wrestler to earn an All-American title, according to a story originally published by KYUK Public Media. The wrestler earned the honor this weekend at the 2017 National High School Coaches Association Tournament in Virginia Beach, Virginia. “This is a big thing,” said Bethel wrestling […]

  • Alaska News

    Tsunami warning system test reveals breaks in communication

    by Melissa Frey on Mar 29, 16:57

    A few errors were identified in the state’s tsunami warning system during a state-wide test Wednesday. This test is done every year to make sure the system is working properly, and Wednesday’s test aimed to reach all coastal Alaska communities at risk. Most people heard or saw the signal loud and clear — it was […]

  • US/World

    UK begins Brexit process, triggers Article 50 to leave EU

    by CBS News on Mar 29, 16:16

    The United Kingdom formally triggered Article 50 and began the process of leaving the European Union on Wednesday, CBS News correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti reports. The move will end a 44-year relationship, and Britain’s breakup with the EU may not be pretty. The divorce papers were filed at European Union headquarters in Brussels, after British Prime […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    New owner, new look for Title Wave Books

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 29, 16:07

    Title Wave Books is currently home to about a half-million books and Angela Libal is partial to all of them. “Impossible, I could never pick a favorite,” she laughed. “It’s like picking your favorite kid, right?” Libal started working at the bookstore 19 years ago, and now she’s the store’s new owner. She’s making a few […]

  • Anchorage/MatSu Politics

    Meet the candidates: District 2 – Seat C – Chugiak/Eagle River

    by Daniella Rivera on Mar 29, 15:36

    KTVA invited every registered candidate running in the upcoming Anchorage municipal election to an on-camera interview at our studios to discuss the following topics: Balancing the budget Public safety Introducing new taxes Addressing homelessness in Anchorage Plans for the future We also asked each candidate to submit a 300-word biography, each of which has been […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Video: Spectacular northern lights corona captured in real-time

    by KTVA Web Staff on Mar 29, 15:04

      North Pole photographer Sean Kurdziolek specializes in taking stunning photos of the aurora borealis with clients. He described his process in a 2016 series KTVA produced called “Chasing the Lights.” On an outing with clients Monday, he captured a vivid display of aurora corona dancing overhead in real-time. The display occurred around 1 a.m., […]

  • Teacher of the Week

    Teacher of the Week: Wendy Barnes

    by James Gaddis on Mar 29, 13:31

    Wendy Barnes learned as a teenager that you should never take anything for granted. When she was 18 years old, she taught sick kids at a hospital in Chernobyl. She said the experience was an eye opener. Years later, as a kindergarten teacher at Tyson Elementary, that lesson still holds true. “You have no idea […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Quintillion set to deliver high-speed internet service to Alaska’s North Slope

    by Davis Hovey / KNOM on Mar 29, 13:29

    In a few weeks, a privately-funded Anchorage-based company called Quintillion will turn on its fiber optic service for the Prudhoe Bay and Deadhorse areas. But for the rest of its Alaska land sites, including Nome, service won’t be available until an undetermined date later this year, according to a report from KNOM Mission Radio. Kristina […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Good Samaritans help driver following Glenn Hwy rollover

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 29, 12:57

    Traffic moved slowly along the inbound Glenn Highway Wednesday morning following significant overnight snowfall. Many parts of the Anchorage area have received 5 to 8 inches of spring snow overnight into Wednesday morning. As of 12 p.m., snow was still coming down across much of the area. One driver, heading into Anchorage on the Glenn […]

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: Becoming a power dispatcher

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 29, 12:22

    Power dispatchers are the people who help keep the lights on for Alaskans from Anchorage to Cooper Landing. According to Mike Miller, a power dispatcher with Chugach Electric Association, they even forecast energy usage for customers during special events like the Super Bowl. A power dispatcher makes sure there is a stable power grid so […]