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  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, July 31

    by KTVA Weather on Jul 31, 9:23

    Anchorage Mostly sunny with highs in the lower 70s. Light winds. Kenai and Prince William Sound Partly cloudy with highs in the 60s and 70s. Isolated showers over mountain areas. Southeast Mostly cloudy with rain showers. Highs in the 50s and 60s. Interior Sunshine and clouds with isolated showers/t-storms. Highs in the 70s. North Slope […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Fun-loving felines: Daybreak’s Adopt-A-Pets

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 31, 8:34

    Elmo: Outgoing, demonstrative and loving. This 2-year-old charmer is good with other cats, dogs and children. Tippy Toes: A fun-loving and playful young lady who enjoys taking treats from your hand. She’ll be sure to keep you entertained. Nico: A playful adventurer who likes to chat with you. Nico also loves affection and purrs with […]

  • Alaska

    Mild winter lowers number of moose, car collisions

    by Associated Press on Jul 31, 7:07

    Wildlife officials say the mild winter this year kept road visibility decent enough to save some moose and driver’s lives. The Peninsula Clarion reports (http://bit.ly/1UbyScq) that the Alaska Moose Federation tracked 167 moose-car collisions in the Kenai Peninsula’s highways this year, compared to 206 in the previous year. Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Event honors those helping Anchorage youth

    by Eric Ruble on Jul 31, 0:22

    The Anchorage Collaborative Coalitions honored those who often go unrecognized in a ceremony at the Lakefront Hotel on Thursday. The celebration awarded individuals and organizations that have made an exceptional effort to help Anchorage’s youth. Recipients included the Boys and Girls Club of Alaska and United Way of Anchorage. One of the award recipients was […]

  • Local

    Chugiak bucks Juneau to advance to Legion championship

    by KTVA Sports on Jul 30, 22:49

    Eight weeks after Chugiak beat South in the high school baseball state title game, the Mustangs are looking for yet another first place finish after beating Juneau 12-5 in the American Legion State Tournament on Thursday. The Mustangs were in trouble early after Juneau followed up a 1-run first inning with three runs in the fourth […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage in Transition: Bill Falsey talks domestic violence and sexual assault

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 30, 22:21

    With the election of Anchorage’s new mayor, Ethan Berkowitz, comes a new administration. All this week during the 6 p.m. Evening News, KTVA be interviewing newly appointed department heads about their plans for the future of Anchorage. Thursday, we were joined by Bill Falsey, the new municipal Attorney for Anchorage, who says his department has […]

  • Alaska

    Kodiak boasts Alaska’s oldest standing building

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 30, 20:02

    High on a grassy knoll in Kodiak, a large white building with green trim sits, almost as if untouched by time. It’s the oldest building still standing in the state of Alaska. It was built by the Russian American Company in 1808, likely as a warehouse for furs, before being sold to the Alaska Commercial […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage teenagers hit the trails to make a difference

    by Makayla Clark on Jul 30, 20:01

    Over the past few weeks, teenagers involved with Youth Employment in Parks (YEP) have made an old trail in Kincaid Park more accessible. “The goal of the YEP program is to positively engage a new generation of diverse youth leaders with the environment and the Anchorage community through meaningful training, employment, and outdoor recreation,” their […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Could boarding passes become a thing of the past?

    by Michael Casey / CBS News on Jul 30, 19:52

    Alaska Airlines is looking end one of the biggest headaches of travel, that frenzied search for the boarding pass. The airline is trialing a system in which customers can use fingerprints, instead of traditional boarding passes or government-issued IDs, to check bags, speed through security checkpoints and board a flight. “Our big picture dream is that […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage man arraigned for sexual assault at Mosquito Lake

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 30, 19:30

    An Anchorage man was arraigned on Thursday for a sexual assault near the University of Alaska Anchorage campus in April. Robert Gutierrez, 20, is charged with the April 8 rape of a woman who was not from Anchorage. She told campus police he offered her a place to stay for the night, but then “pushed […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Berkowitz seeks Anchorage town square changes

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 30, 19:27

    Anchorage parks were designed for people to enjoy, but Town Square Park in the heart of downtown is not quite meeting its potential. Every city has its problems and in Anchorage many of them surface there. “We drove meth dealers out of here, crack dealers out of here because we don’t want it down here,” […]

  • US/World

    Shell: Fennica leaves Portland, drilling begins in Chukchi Sea

    by Shannon Kemp on Jul 30, 19:03

    Shell Oil Company representatives say drilling has begun in the Chukchi Sea. The Transocean Polar Pioneer “commenced initial drilling operations” around 5 p.m. Alaska time on Thursday, according to Shell spokeswoman Megan Baldino. “We remain committed to operating safely and responsibly and adding to Shell’s long history of exploration offshore Alaska,” Baldino said in an […]

  • Fishing Report

    Alaska Fishing Report for July 30, 2015

    by Carlos Faura on Jul 30, 17:36

    Anchorage Ship Creek has been good fishing for silvers during the tidal transitional times. See regulations to make sure you are in the section open to salmon fishing. Pink salmon are coming into Bird Creek in good numbers. Pink and chum are also arriving to Turnagain Arm streams. Lake fishing is good in Anchorage Bowl. […]

  • National

    Alaskan Special Olympics athlete earns her first gold medal

    by Megan Mazurek on Jul 30, 17:27

    A Special Olympics athlete from Alaska won her first gold medal at the 2015 World Games in Los Angeles. Christine Quick led the 50 backstroke heat for most of the race and finished in 54 seconds. “It was fun,” Quick said. “I’m happy I won.” Special Olympics Athlete President Jim Balamacci cheered her on and […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage man sentenced for bear spray assault on police officer

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 30, 16:43

    An Anchorage man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday for an assault on a police officer and a drug charge. The case stemmed from a traffic stop in November 2011. An Anchorage police officer pulled over 37-year-old Steven Dubois on Spenard Road in front of the Bear Tooth Theatrepub, according to a […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Child uninjured following ATV crash near Big Lake

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 30, 16:38

    A child was uninjured after colliding with a semi truck at an intersection along the Parks Highway near Big Lake Thursday afternoon. The crash occurred around 1 p.m. near the intersection of the Parks Highway and Johnson Rd., according to Ken Barkley, deputy director with the MatSu Borough Department of Emergency Services. The child, described […]

  • Fairbanks

    EPA announces $445K settlement with North Slope Borough

    by Associated Press on Jul 30, 16:31

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with Alaska’s North Slope Borough over alleged hazardous waste violations. EPA officials said Thursday the borough stored more than 45,000 pounds of hazardous waste in Barrow without a storage permit required under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Officials say the borough also failed to perform […]

  • DayBreak

    ‘Buddy Walk’ showcases acceptance of those with Down syndrome

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 30, 14:20

    Aug. 1 marks 15 years of Alaska’s annual “Buddy Walk.” Organizers set up the event to showcase the importance of acceptance and inclusion, no matter who you are, and to educate the community about Down syndrome. Organizer Michelle Hofacker and Buddy Walk participant Bryan Knight joined Daybreak Thursday to talk about the event. “I’ve been […]

  • Crime

    Man pleads guilty to killing girlfriend in 2014

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 30, 12:40

    An Anchorage man accused of killing his girlfriend last summer has changed his plea to guilty. Joshua Almeda, 24, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of 20-year-old Breanna Moore Thursday. Almeda was supposed to go to trial Aug. 3. Instead, a sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 22 and 23 in front […]

  • US/World

    Cooling fan failure suspected in Aleutians emergency landing

    by Associated Press on Jul 30, 12:15

    Cathay Pacific Airways says a preliminary inspection after an emergency landing at a remote air base in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands indicates an equipment cooling fan failed. The Hong Kong-based airline said Thursday that smoke was detected around the cockpit, prompting the captain of Flight CX884 to divert to Eareckson Air Station on Shemya Island early […]