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  • Sci/Tech

    Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

    by Associated Press on Aug 04, 17:22

    One of the largest toxic algae blooms recorded off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago. Researchers sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are sampling the Pacific Ocean. They say this algae bloom is flourishing amid unusually warm Pacific Ocean temperatures, and now stretches from […]

  • Alaska

    AST: Missing Shageluk man found dead in river

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 04, 14:59

    The body of a Shageluk man who went missing after he jumped out of a boat has been found, authorities say. Late Friday evening, Alaska State Troopers in Aniak received a report that 48-year-old Robert Demientieff went missing after he jumped out of a boat and into the Innoko River, an online dispatch says. He was roughly […]

  • State

    Special session costs top $886K

    by Associated Press on Aug 04, 14:11

    Figures show the two special sessions held as lawmakers struggled to agree on a state budget cost more than $886,000. Legislative Affairs Agency finance manager Jessica Geary expects the vast majority of claims have been submitted though some still could come in. The figure doesn’t include the cost of extending the regular session by eight […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Glaciers melting at ‘unprecedented’ rate

    by Amanda Schupak/CBS News on Aug 04, 12:38

    According to a wide-ranging new study, in the first part of the 21st century, glaciers are melting faster than at any point in the last 165 years — and possibly any point in recorded history. Published Monday in the Journal of Glaciology by the World Glacier Monitoring Service, the findings represent thousands of observations going […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Public Lands Information Center

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 04, 9:52

    From tent camping to hotel stays, it’s a travel resource even the most knowledgeable Alaskans might want to tap into. Daybreak’s James Gaddis and family fun expert Erin Kirkland met on location at the Public Lands Information Center to learn more about Anchorage’s hidden travel secret. “The Public Lands Information Center is kind of a […]

  • National

    CBS News poll: Donald Trump leads GOP field in 2016 presidential race

    by CBS News on Aug 04, 9:25

    By Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Anthony Salvanto, and Fred Backus Donald Trump (24 percent) leads a fractured Republican field in the race for the GOP nomination in the latest national CBS News Poll. Behind him are Jeb Bush (13 percent) and Scott Walker (10 percent). Trump leads among a wide array of Republican primary voters. […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Aug. 4

    by KTVA Weather on Aug 04, 9:14

    Anchorage Mostly sunny with highs in the upper 70s. Light winds. Kenai and Prince William Sound Mostly sunny with highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Southeast Mostly cloudy to partly sunny with some shower activity to the south. Highs in the 60s and 70s. Interior Mostly sunny with highs in the upper 70s […]

  • Crime

    American, Alaska flags stolen from Capitol

    by Associated Press on Aug 04, 7:52

    In the darkness on the last day of July, three unidentified men climbed the Alaska Capitol and stole the American and Alaska flags. The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/1eQjNwS) that the men were caught on security cameras during the 1 a.m. flag theft on Friday, July 31. Legislative Affairs Agency Chief of Security Steven Daigle emailed […]

  • Alaska

    Bering Straits Native Corp. buys Alaska Industrial Hardware

    by Associated Press on Aug 04, 7:34

    The Bering Straits Native Corp. has reached an agreement to purchase statewide construction supplier Alaska Industrial Hardware. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1OMM43Q) that the deal was finalized Monday. BSNC officials say it is part of an effort to diversify the company’s holdings. The Nome-based corporation is already involved in government operations, lands and resource […]

  • Crime

    3 men plead guilty in 2013 beating death case

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 04, 7:20

    Three men charged in the brutal 2013 attack of a man sleeping outside have admitted to their role in the man’s death. In a plea deal, 26-year-old David Walent and 20-year-old Jerrick Blankenship pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Lewis Martin pleaded guilty to manslaughter, according to Anchorage District Attorney Clint Campion. The Anchorage Police Department […]

  • Alaska

    Kodiak brewery offers welcoming atmosphere with unique beers

    by Emily Carlson on Aug 03, 23:50

    Alaska has one of the highest concentrations of craft breweries in the nation. According to the beer app “The Beer Up Here,” there are currently 23 Alaskan-owned breweries, with at least four more in the works. The Brewers Association says the average Alaskan drinks 12 gallons of beer per year. That’s the fourth highest in […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    New ice cream company features Alaskan ingredients

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 03, 20:25

    When Elissa Brown sees a beet, she doesn’t think savory, she thinks sweet. Alaskan beets are a prime ingredient in her newest ice cream flavor, featuring Alaskan beets and orange. Brown and her partner Chris Pike started their business, Wild Scoops, at the beginning of the summer. The couple has been making small batches of […]

  • National

    Alaska senators vote to advance Planned Parenthood debate

    by Associated Press on Aug 03, 20:06

    U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan voted to advance for debate legislation that would halt federal aid to Planned Parenthood. The effort failed, falling seven votes shy of the threshold needed. Recently released videos secretly recorded by anti-abortion activists showed Planned Parenthood officials dispassionately discussing how they sometimes provide medical researchers with tissue from […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Viral video showing dangerous driving on Glenn Highway raises safety questions

    by Daniella Rivera on Aug 03, 19:35

    Travelers on the Glenn Highway say they were scared for their safety Saturday evening when a driver in a red truck crossed over the median and into oncoming traffic. A passenger witnessing the dangerous driving caught it all on camera. With more than 54,000 views, the video is going viral on Facebook and has raised […]

  • Crime

    UPDATE: Victim ID’d in Northeast Anchorage fatal shooting, neighbors tried to save him

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 03, 19:30

    Update An Anchorage woman says she and others tried to save a man — identified as 19-year-old Preston Junior Clark Perdomo – who was shot in his car Monday evening. Around 6:30 p.m., residents in east Anchorage reported hearing multiple shots fired near the intersection of Creekside Center Drive and Muldoon Road. Several people found a man […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Glenn Highway traffic diverted after light pole topples onto lanes

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 03, 19:03

    Outbound traffic on the Glenn Highway is being diverted after a vehicle struck a pole, knocking it over onto the highway, according to the Anchorage Police Department. Police were notified of the collision at 5:35 p.m. The pole fell across all three outbound lanes, but police say no one was injured. All outbound traffic has […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage police respond to drive-by shooting on Northern Lights Blvd.

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 03, 17:53

    Anchorage police say an airsoft gun appears to be the weapon used in a drive-by shooting that occurred Monday afternoon near the intersection of Northern Light Boulevard and Lake Otis Parkway. “Multiple projectiles went through the victim’s rear windshield,” police said in a statement. No one was hurt during the incident, according to Anchorage police […]

  • Alaska

    Quarles named Alaska production manager for ExxonMobil

    by Associated Press on Aug 03, 16:28

    ExxonMobil Production Co. has a new manager for the company’s business interests in Alaska. Cory Quarles replaces Karen Hagedorn as Alaska production manager. According to a release, Quarles joined ExxonMobil in 1998 and last year was appointed global facilities engineering manager of ExxonMobil Production Co. ExxonMobil is one of the major players on Alaska’s North […]

  • Money

    Bristol Bay Native Corporation announces fuel businesses purchase

    by Associated Press on Aug 03, 16:09

    Officials with Bristol Bay Native Corp. are announcing the purchase of two fuel businesses in Dillingham. Officials say the acquisitions of Bristol Express Fuels Inc. and Bristol Commercial Properties LLC were completed Friday. According to the Native corporation, Bristol Alliance Fuels will operate a nearly 3 million-gallon tank farm, a Bristol Express retail gas station […]

  • Fairbanks

    Authorities in Fairbanks search for man who jumped into Chena River

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 03, 14:15

    Fairbanks authorities are searching for a 30-year-old man who went missing after jumping into the Chena River Sunday evening. Sunday around 8:20 p.m., Tyler Cover of Fairbanks and another male jumped into the river from the foot bridge by Golden Heart Park, said Fairbanks spokesperson Amber Courtney in a release. Cover reportedly tried to swim […]