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'Somebody saw something': Family of Government Hill homicide victim seeks answers

Living Alaska

Living Alaska: Activities to help you survive -- and enjoy -- a long winter


Pakistan arrests National Geographic's famed 'Afghan girl'

Alaska Politics

Historic US Senate debate in Barrow focuses on the Arctic


Neighborhood app highlights trick-or-treating hot spots




  • Military

    National Guard aims to recruit more Alaska Natives

    by Associated Press on Oct 27, 7:39

    The Army National Guard is turning its recruitment efforts to Alaska Natives as it seeks to find soldiers equipped with subsistence skills. KYUK-AM reports that the Guard is launching a three-year program that provides waivers for Alaska Natives looking to join, but who may face barriers to qualification. The pilot program relaxes requirements for the […]

  • Alaska News

    Is trick-or-treating a danger to pets? Tips to keep animals safe on Halloween

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 27, 7:07

    Halloween is a fun holiday for many families — dressing up, trick-or-treating, scary thrills. For some of our furry family members, however, the holiday can provide a number of opportunities for danger. “From decorations to holiday treats, many of the things that make Halloween fun for people can be scary and even deadly to pets,” […]

  • Local

    Still 2 months away, Copper Basin 300 is off to a good start

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 26, 22:47

    It’s beginning to look a lot like sled dog racing season. The recent winter weather has put a spring in the step of those who organize the Copper Basin 300 sled dog race. Up to eight inches of snow fell last week in the Glennallen area, the Valley and the Copper River Basin. It was followed by frigid temperatures, ensuring the […]

  • Crime

    ‘Somebody saw something’: Family of Government Hill homicide victim seeks answers

    by Daniella Rivera on Oct 26, 21:49

    As Anchorage police investigate the 28th homicide of the year, the family of 29-year-old victim Ian Alexander Bobich is making a desperate plea for help. Just before 11 p.m. on Monday, police dispatch received several calls from people in the area reporting gunshots near Elm Street and East Bluff Drive. When officers arrived, they found Bobich […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Historic US Senate debate in Barrow focuses on the Arctic

    by Rhonda McBride on Oct 26, 21:32

    Organizers billed it as the first ever U.S. Senate debate held above the Arctic Circle. Sen. Lisa Murkowski faced three challengers on the stage at the Barrow High School auditorium on Wednesday. But even before the candidates had a chance to engage, there was a distinctly different flavor to this debate, which began with a prayer […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Neighborhood app highlights trick-or-treating hot spots

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 26, 21:14

    Alaskans can find the best spots to trick or treat this Halloween, thanks to the online “neighborhood” Nextdoor. Nextdoor is a social media site and app that connects neighbors for things like events, yard sales, missing pets and even local crime. For Halloween, it’s promoting a treat map showing other Nextdoor users who have indicated they […]

  • Health

    Teal pumpkins raise awareness about trick-or-treaters with food allergies

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 26, 20:10

    Halloween is right around the corner and doctors are urging parents to stock up on toys—in addition to candy—to give out to trick-or-treaters. The Teal Pumpkin Project is a growing effort to raise awareness about kids with food allergies. The Alaska branch of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America hosted a painting party for children […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Behind the Ballot: Margaret Stock for U.S. Senate

    by Liz Raines on Oct 26, 20:01

    She’s never held political office before, but she has held some high level positions in the U.S. Army, including work in the Pentagon. Now, Margaret Stock is challenging Sen. Lisa Murkowski for a ticket back to Washington D.C. Stock is a self-proclaimed “party crasher.” The former Republican, now turned Independent, promises to cut through the […]

  • US/World

    Pakistan arrests National Geographic’s famed ‘Afghan girl’

    by Associated Press on Oct 26, 18:40

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A Pakistani investigator says the police have arrested National Geographic’s famed green-eyed ‘Afghan Girl’ for having a fake Pakistani identity card. Shahid Ilyas from the Federal Investigation Agency, says the police arrested Sharbat Gula during a raid on Wednesday at a home in Peshawar. Gula was an Afghan refugee girl when she […]

  • Outdoors

    Bridge replacements underway along Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 26, 18:37

    Updated at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26 If you enjoy walking, running or biking on the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, get ready for some detours. Work began to replace two bridges on the trail, starting with the Sisson Loop bridge at mile 6.6 of the trail on Oct. 17. Work on the Fish Creek […]

  • Living Alaska

    Living Alaska: Activities to help you survive — and enjoy — a long winter

    by Megan Edge on Oct 26, 17:38

    If you’re one of those people who says “I love Alaska; I just hate the winters,” stop. Please. That’s like saying you love apple pie, you just hate apples. Winter is more than half of the year here; you have to find a way to appreciate it. And isn’t true love in any form supposed […]

  • DayBreak

    ‘ALWays: A Tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber’ in Anchorage one night only

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 26, 17:22

    For one night only, the Atwood Concert Hall will be playing “ALWays: A Tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber.” “He will be the Beethoven 200 years from now,” said Steven Alvarez with Anchorage Concert Chorus, who is collaborating with Alaska Dance Theatre and Theatre Artists United for the production. If you didn’t know, Andrew Lloyd Webber is […]

  • DayBreak

    Medical Myth: Are all pain clinics the same?

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 26, 17:16

    Today’s Medical Myth tackles the question, are all pain clinics the same? And if not, how can patients find one that’s right for them? Dr. Matthew Peterson with Algone Interventional Pain Clinic joined Daybreak with his take. Peterson said that pain clinics and how they offer treatment vary greatly. Some pain clinics offer medications or physical […]

  • US/World

    Marine Corps blames pilot error for deadly Hawaii crash

    by Associated Press on Oct 26, 16:28

    The Marine Corps is blaming pilot error and other factors for the nighttime collision of two helicopters that killed 12 Marines off the coast of Hawaii. Marine Corps Forces Pacific spokesman Lt. Col. Curtis Hill said in a statement Tuesday that an investigation determined the reasons for the January crash. Hill says contributing factors were […]

  • Marijuana News

    Marijuana Control Board meeting in Nome canceled, rescheduled for Friday at UAA

    by Shannon Ballard on Oct 26, 16:16

    Thursday’s Marijuana Control Board meeting in Nome has been canceled because of bad weather. Members will instead meet Friday at the University of Alaska Anchorage, the board announced Wednesday. Two hot-topic issues expected to be discussed are on-site consumption and requirements for so-called “bud tenders,” those who will handle marijuana in retail stores. Some argue the […]

  • Crime

    Troopers: Wasilla man set bedroom on fire, assaulted family members

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 26, 15:42

    Alaska State Troopers say a man set a bedroom on fire in a Wasilla home Tuesday night. Troopers arrested the man, 20-year-old Mose Falaniko, at the home on W. Hoot Hollow Circle. They first responded to the home when someone reported a disturbance at 10:19 p.m., according to an online dispatch. Falaniko allegedly assaulted family […]

  • Crime

    Police: Eagle River resident robbed at gunpoint helps find thieves using ‘Find My iPhone’ feature

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 26, 14:39

    ANCHORAGE — Two people were found and arrested by Anchorage police Tuesday evening after a robbery victim tracked his stolen smartphone to their location. In a release Wednesday, police said they received a call around 8 p.m. from an Eagle River resident who had been robbed at gunpoint after taking money from a gas station ATM. After […]

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: Project Manager

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 26, 14:23

    Looking to put your organizational and communication skills to work? Then a career in project management might be in your wheelhouse. Josiane Ballin, the president of the Project Management Institute of Alaska, and Martha Peck with the Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium stopped by Daybreak to discuss the industry’s pay and how to get started. […]

  • DayBreak

    Blind activist urges self-advocacy for Alaskans with disabilities

    by Sierra Starks on Oct 26, 11:08

    Moving boxes are stacking up in Lynne Koral’s home in Airport Heights — a sign that she and her guide dog Noelle’s Alaska adventure is coming to an end. “It’s hard for her, too, because things are moving out, couches are gone,” Koral said of Noelle. “I think she’s not sure what’s happening.” Koral won’t be […]

  • Alaska News

    Fuel spill cleanup continues after tank overturns along Richardson Highway

    by KTVA / AP on Oct 26, 10:33

    Last updated at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26 A semi pulling two diesel fuel tank trailers crashed last week on the Richardson Highway and one tank landed in a river bed north of Valdez. Alaska State Troopers on Monday said the tank trailer — driven by 59-year-old Dale Cropp — overturned and landed in an […]