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  • Alaska News

    Juneau whale-watchers rescue swimming deer in distress

    by Associated Press on Jul 29, 13:38

    Alaska tourists on a whale-watching cruise got a close-up view of a different aquatic species – a distressed, swimming deer. Naturalist Audrey Benson of Gastineau Guiding Co. tells Juneau radio station KTOO that the company’s 18-passenger boat Wednesday was west of Shelter Island when it heard by radio that two Sitka black-tailed deer were swimming in […]

  • Alaska News

    Officials to lift flight restrictions near McHugh Fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 29, 12:28

    Last updated at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, July 29 With the return of wind, the McHugh Fire’s “hot pockets of isolated fuels” may continue to burn and cause smoke to be visible from the Seward Highway, according to the Alaska Wildland Fire Information website. However, flight restrictions in the fire area will be lifted Friday […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: The Jephries

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 29, 11:26

    A mix of rock and roll, psychedelic and progressive rock are the sounds the best describe the all-Alaska band, The Jephries. Sidney, Jason and Logan Jephrie make up the three-piece band and are preparing to release their second album. They have toured their home state of Alaska since 2013. Over the last few years, they’ve […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Neighborhood Fix-It aims to improve Fish Creek Trail

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 29, 10:06

    Two parks in the Spenard and Turnagain neighborhoods are getting a makeover. Anchorage Parks and Recreation workers are constructing new “tiny houses” at the Barbara Street Park, near West 32nd Avenue and Barbara Street. Another crew is working to level the ground at the Kiwanis Fish Creek Park, on East Turnagain Boulevard, for a new […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Daybreak Adopt-a-Pet for July 29, 2016

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 29, 9:00

    From Anchorage Animal Care and Control Dogs: Hunter: “What are we doing today?”  “Are you having fun? You should be having fun. Let’s have some fun.” “Are we there yet?” These are few things you’ll hear from Hunter if you make him your dog. This handsome guy is energy-filled and ready to go! He’s also […]

  • Alaska News

    Kodiak pot regulators approve residential growing

    by Associated Press on Jul 29, 8:32

    A group that advises the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly on marijuana regulations has decided to allow commercial pot growing in some residential areas. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports the borough’s Marijuana Task Force met this week to discuss pot cultivation and approved a pathway for growers to begin operations on residential lots. Growers would be […]

  • Crime

    Man armed with baseball bat robs Wasilla gas station store

    by Associated Press on Jul 29, 8:25

    Alaska State Troopers are looking for a man suspected of robbing a Wasilla gas station convenience store early Friday morning while armed with a baseball bat. Troopers say the man forced a clerk to empty the cash register into a garbage bag. The suspect fled with just $24.59. Troopers and Wasilla police took calls on […]

  • Crime

    Update: Anchorage police release name of early morning homicide victim

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 29, 6:27

    Updated at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, July 29 A man is dead Friday morning from apparent gunshot wounds after a shooting in Muldoon near Duben Avenue and Bolin Street. Anchorage police identified the victim as Treyveonkindell Bobby Dwayne Thompson and have deemed the shooting a homicide. Residents in the neighborhood awoke early Friday morning to the […]

  • Crime

    Police: Woman attacked on East Anchorage trail

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 22:49

    The Anchorage Police Department is investigating an attempted sexual assault on a trail near East High School. According to a release, on Wednesday the woman was running on the trail, south of Bragaw Street and Northern Lights Boulevard, in a wooded area when a male attacked her from behind. Police said the male attempted to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mat-Su Farm Tours teach lessons in Alaska agriculture

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 28, 21:48

    When it comes to tours of Alaska the options are abundant, but the focus of a new tourism business isn’t glaciers or reindeer, but agriculture. “It’s about general education to the public and getting to teach people from both in the state and Outside all about the diversity of agriculture here in Alaska,” Margaret Adsit, […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Hillary Clinton: ‘America is once again at a moment of reckoning’

    by CBS News on Jul 28, 21:31

    Last Updated Jul 28, 2016 9:19 PM EDT PHILADELPHIA – With her speech formally accepting the Democratic nomination Thursday night, Hillary Clinton capped off a week of oratory defending the strength of the American spirit and outlining the general election argument against Republican nominee Donald Trump. “America is once again at a moment of reckoning,” Clinton […]

  • Military

    Alaska National Guard Day celebration on JBER

    by Bonney Bowman on Jul 28, 21:26

    National Guard members and their families celebrated on base Thursday. Alaska National Guard Day is officially July 30. The legislature passed an act a few years ago declaring the day as a way to show their appreciation. Thursday’s event included food and fun for families, as well as National Guard displays. Organizers say it’s a […]

  • Crime

    APD: Mother of 4-year-old reported missing charged with child neglect

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 21:16

    The mother of a 4-year-old girl, who went missing in Spenard on Wednesday, is charged with child neglect, according to Anchorage Police Department spokesperson Jennifer Castro. According to Castro, the child’s mother was intoxicated and had passed out. A family friend saw it and took the girl to her home. The friend texted the child’s […]

  • US/World

    UN: Freedom of assembly in US threatened by inequality

    by Associated Press on Jul 28, 19:18

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) – A United Nations expert says the right of freedom of assembly in the United States is threatened by racial, social and economic inequality. Maina Kiai, U.N. special rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, said in a statement issued Thursday that “racism and the exclusion, persecution […]

  • Alaska News

    Condition of abandoned fishing vessel off Alaska unknown

    by Associated Press on Jul 28, 19:08

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The condition of a fishing vessel abandoned is unknown days after the crew abandoned ship. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation says a salvage vessel is expected to arrive at the last known location of the Alaska Juris late Thursday. Officials said heavy fog has created low visibility concerns, and prevented […]

  • Aviation

    What to know before you head to Arctic Thunder this weekend

    by Bonney Bowman on Jul 28, 17:52

    Preparations are under way for Arctic Thunder 2016, but there are a few things organizers want you to know before you go. The Boniface Parkway and Richardson gates will open to the public at 9:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Volunteers will be on hand to help direct traffic to parking. Remember: All vehicles will be […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage man pleads not guilty to assaulting men on sex offender list

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 16:47

    Last updated at 8:02 p.m. on Thursday, July 28 ANCHORAGE — An Anchorage man pled not guilty on Thursday to charges of robbery and assault. Jason Vukovich, 41, is accused of tracking down men on the state’s online sex offender registry, going to their homes and beating them up. One of the victim’s in the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD looking for clothing donations for annual back-to-school drive

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 16:46

    The new school year is right around the corner and the Anchorage Police Department wants to make sure students in need have everything necessary for the year. As part of APD’s second annual Clothesline Project, the department is asking for donations of new or gently used clothes for students in K-12. “The idea is to get […]

  • Health

    Ice Bucket Challenge funds ALS gene discovery

    by CBS News on Jul 28, 15:48

    The ALS Association is crediting money raised through the Ice Bucket Challenge for the discovery of a gene’s connection to the progressive, fatal disease. The viral fundraising campaign raised more than $100 million for the association. At its peak in 2014, Facebook filled up with videos of people allowing buckets of ice water to be dumped on […]

  • News

    Skydiver Luke Aikins to jump from plane without parachute or wingsuit

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Jul 28, 15:28

    SIMI VALLEY, Calif. – He’s made 18,000 parachute jumps, helped train some of the world’s most elite skydivers, done some of the stunts for “Iron Man 3.” But the plunge Luke Aikins knows he’ll be remembered for is the one he’s making without a parachute. Or a wingsuit. Or anything, really, other than the clothes he’ll […]