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  • Sports

    Anchorage Bucs capture Alaska Baseball League title

    by on Aug 04, 23:39

    The Anchorage Bucs used strong pitching and defense to win their first American League Baseball title since 1998. The Bucs shutout the MatSu Miners 2-0 on Tuesday night to win the league’s “Top of the World Series” at Hermon Brothers Field, two games to one. The third game became necessary when MatSu won Game 2 […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage police use National Night Out to rebuild trust

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 04, 23:10

    The Anchorage Police Department says times have changed and they are no longer the people many in the community turn to in a crisis, especially teenagers. Police are trying to rebuild those relationships. On Tuesday, the Mountain View Boys and Girls Club was host to several Anchorage police officers as part of National Night Out. The […]

  • Local

    Public comment coming to a close on first set of pot regulations

    by Alexis Fernandez on Aug 04, 22:44

    The board in charge of writing marijuana regulations for Alaska is making progress. For the past month, the Marijuana Control Board has been taking feedback from the public on its first two sets of regulations, which address things like licensing, operating parameters, reporting and taxing. The last day to submit public comment for the first […]

  • US/World

    Victims’ families offer emotional testimony at James Holmes trial

    by CBS News on Aug 04, 21:35

    Jurors struggled to hold back tears Tuesday as a grieving father described how he returns now and then to the Colorado movie theater where his son was murdered. Tom Sullivan’s voice wavered as he described how his family looks for the very spot where his son Alex was killed while celebrating his 27th birthday and first wedding […]

  • Alaska

    Alaskans who receive food stamps face stricter work requirements

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 04, 20:40

    The federal government will begin enforcing stricter requirements next year for Alaskans who receive food stamps. Starting in January, Alaskans between the ages of 18 and 49 who are “able-bodied” and have no dependents will have to work or take employment training an average of 20 hours a week to get food stamps. If they […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Summertime blues: Berry picking begins in Arctic Valley

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 04, 20:03

    The slopes of Arctic Valley are prime for picking. “This is a lot more than we found last year,” said Jami Bushman, who brought her six kids out to enjoy the sunshine and the bounty of berries in Anchorage’s backyard. “It’s fun just to sit here and talk and tell stories while we’re picking.” While some […]

  • Alaska

    Alaska Bureau of Investigation cuts Cold Case Unit

    by Jacquie Slater on Aug 04, 19:56

    Since 2002, the Alaska Bureau of Investigation’s Cold Case Unit has been working hard to solve 110 homicide cases. Some of them date back to the 1960s, and investigators say combing through the extensive files is a methodical and slow process. “Part of working those types of cases, you have to truly be intimately involved […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening News Weather, Aug. 4

    by KTVA Weather on Aug 04, 19:44

    Kenai Peninsula/Prince William Sound Mostly sunny and warm with light wind. A few more clouds in coastal areas and a few degrees cooler.   Southeast Mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers from Juneau to the north.   Interior/North Slope The interior will be a little cooler with scattered showers and even a chance of thunderstorms. […]

  • Crime

    92-year-old Anchorage man survives 2nd home invasion in 3 months

    by Daniella Rivera on Aug 04, 18:45

    The Anchorage Police Department is investigating a home invasion that took place in Fairview Monday night. Police say three men wearing hoodies entered 92-year-old John Scott’s East 13th Avenue apartment and robbed him at gunpoint. Scott says they stole a safe that contained thousands of dollars. “Ain’t nothing I can do but look at them,” […]

  • Weather News

    Anchorage needs 1 more 80-degree day to break record

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 04, 18:42

    If this summer feels like it could be one for the record books, there’s a good chance it will be. Anchorage has tied an all-time record for most days in a calendar year to reach 80 degrees. According to the National Weather Service, the number to beat is four, the same number of 80-degree days […]

  • 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. […]

  • Crime

    UPDATE: Flag thieves confess to Juneau police

    by Associated Press on Aug 04, 7:52

    Two of the individuals responsible for stealing the U.S. and Alaska flag from the Alaska Capitol building on Friday have come clean. Two “young men” admitted they stole the flags and identified a third person who participated in the theft, according to Juneau police Lt. Kris Sell. Sell says the two told police it was […]

  • 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 […]