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  • Alaska News

    Bethel businesses submit new round of liquor license applications

    by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK on Feb 06, 13:41

    This story originates from KYUK Public Media and was published with permission.  BETHEL — The Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is considering two liquor license applications for Bethel next week: one for a package liquor store for Bethel Native Corporation’s subsidiary Bethel Spirits LLC and another for Fili’s Pizza restaurant. BNC has reapplied for a license but at a […]

  • Crime

    Former tribal chief sentenced for embezzling over $100,000

    by Associated Press on Feb 06, 13:21

    A former Healy Lake Tribe first chief and administrator will spend up to 90 days on house arrest as part of her sentence for embezzling more than $100,000 in federal and tribal funds. The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Friday that JoAnn Polston has also been sentenced to three years of probation. She was ordered to […]

  • Crime

    Fairbanks man convicted of 3 charges in murder-for-hire case

    by Associated Press on Feb 06, 13:08

    A former Fairbanks chiropractor will be sentenced in May in a murder-for-hire case. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Guy Christopher Mannino was found guilty by a federal jury Friday of three out of five counts. Prosecutors say Mannino tried to hire his jailhouse friend Julius “J.T.” Chambers to kill a witness, an FBI agent and […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Marijuana meeting, scholarship bill things to know about

    by Associated Press on Feb 06, 10:02

    The director of the board tasked with regulating Alaska’s legal pot industry is hopeful that state lawmakers will address concerns regarding criminal background checks for marijuana business applicants. The board meets Thursday with the date to begin accepting applications drawing closer. Heath Hilyard, an aide to Rep. Cathy Tilton, says a marijuana bill that failed […]

  • National

    PHOTOS: KTVA at Super Bowl 50

    by KTVA Sports on Feb 06, 9:36

    KTVA’s Dave Goldman and Jake Edmonds are in Santa Clara, California for Super Bowl 50. See the sights leading up to the big game. Photos courtesy: Rick Boots

  • Alaska Politics

    Legislature casts doubt on new proposal from Anchorage LIO owner

    by Liz Raines on Feb 05, 22:58

      JUNEAU — Last month, members of the Alaska Legislative Council said they would end their controversial lease on the Anchorage Legislative Information Office if it’s owner — 716 West Fourth Avenue, LLC — didn’t make offer a more “competitive” price. A new proposal from company owner Mark Pfeffer was made public Friday, but the […]

  • Alaska Politics

    ‘Idea Line’ lets Alaskans weigh in on government spending

    by Liz Raines on Feb 05, 22:24

      JUNEAU — Alaska lawmakers say they’re turning to the public for ideas on how to solve the state’s nearly $4 billion budget deficit. At a press conference Friday, members of the house majority presented the “idea line” – a 24-hour hotline where Alaskans can leave messages for lawmakers. The number to call is: 1-844-414-5949 […]

  • National

    CBS crews ready for the most advanced Super Bowl broadcast yet

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 05, 21:17

      SANTA CLARA, Calif. – To get some perspective on how far the Super Bowl has come, all you have to do is look back to the first game. Eleven cameras and two trucks were used at the first broadcast. That was the extent of CBS’ needs to show the Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Can I recycle that? Demystifying the rules for recycling in Anchorage

    by Lauren Maxwell on Feb 05, 20:41

      Anchorage recycling programs aren’t making a profit these days. That’s because the prices paid for recyclable materials have reached their lowest numbers in a decade. “There’s been a drop of about 46 percent in the price of metals,” explains Mary Fisher, Director of Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling (ALPAR). ”For the price of paper […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: One person confirmed dead in Eagle River house fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 05, 19:54

    Last Updated: Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 at 10:45 p.m. One person is dead following a house fire in Eagle River Friday evening, authorities confirm. The Anchorage Fire Department received the call at 6:47 p.m., according to AFD spokesperson John See. The caller stated that they thought a person was trapped inside the house. Crews responding […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage 911 dispatcher helps man save his wife’s life with CPR

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 05, 18:34

      ANCHORAGE — “She’s not breathing,” Keith Herte explained frantically over the telephone to 911 dispatcher Frances Robinson. “She’s not breathing, okay,” Robinson replied. It’s a call she remembers well: May 4, 2014 — A call from a man whose wife had gone into cardiac arrest at their home in Eagle River. For Robinson, it was the […]

  • Health

    Health official: Alaskans at low risk for Zika virus

    by Associated Press on Feb 05, 18:22

    An official with the state Division of Public Health says Alaskans are not likely to contract the Zika virus unless they have contact with people who have been traveling in affected areas. Infectious disease program manager Michael Cooper says Alaskans could theoretically be infected through sexual transmission or blood transfusions, but not by the mosquitoes […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    New details emerge about Anchorage man facing child porn charges

    by Shannon Ballard on Feb 05, 17:21

    ANCHORAGE — We are learning new details about the Anchorage Police Department’s investigation that lead to the arrest of Christopher Olson, the 31-year-old Anchorage man charged with 27 counts relating to child porn and sexual abuse of a minor. We now know Olson was his victim’s babysitter, according to court documents. Authorities discovered 14 videos on his […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: SHEL

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 05, 15:06

    Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza Holbrook make up the band SHEL. At a young age, the group decided on the name by making each letter stand for one of their names. The four sisters hail from Fort Collins, Colorado and for the past few years they toured the U.S. promoting their debut album. The sisters say working together […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD sweetens incentives for certified law enforcement willing to transfer

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 05, 14:43

      ANCHORAGE – The Anchorage Police Department has a new tool to boost its numbers. On Friday, Chief Chris Tolley announced via video that one of the three training academies hosted by APD this year will be exclusively open to people with Alaskan law enforcement experience. Otherwise known as lateral recruiting, the training will last about […]

  • DayBreak

    ‘Art of Healing’ event raises awareness about gynecologic cancer

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 05, 13:43

      Celebrating survivors, and raising awareness of, gynecologic cancers. Friday, the non profit “Let Every Woman Know” is kicking off the weekend by hosting it’s annual “Awareness and Arts of Healing” event. It includes a First Friday showcase with free guest lectures at Providence Health Center and a presentation to help women feel sexy again […]

  • Alaska News

    Troopers: No plans to intervene in Newtok leadership dispute

    by Associated Press on Feb 05, 12:26

    Alaska State Troopers say they don’t know who the rightful tribal leaders are in a western Alaska village, so they’ve taken no action weeks after a federal judge said the agency could use force to evict former leaders involved in a prolonged power struggle there. The Jan. 12 ruling was in response to a request […]

  • Alaska News

    AST looking for missing North Pole woman

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 05, 12:22

    NORTH POLE — Alaska State Troopers are searching for a 31-year-old woman missing from North Pole. AST received a report of a missing person just before 3 a.m. Friday morning. A release identified the woman as Samantha Bergman, who went missing from her home around 5 p.m. Thursday. Troopers believe that Bergman is still in the […]

  • Fairbanks

    Man escapes from Fairbanks halfway house

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 05, 11:51

    Troopers say a man escaped from a Fairbanks halfway house Thursday night — by simply walking away. According to a release, Northstar Center contacted the Alaska State Troopers to report that 24-year-old Byron Toovak had “walked away from the facility.” AST’s investigation found that Byron left the facility sometime between 8:45 and 11:15 Thursday night. […]

  • News

    AK Attorney General will pursue charges against Bill Allen

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 05, 11:38

    Updated at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 ANCHORAGE — U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan and Alaska Attorney General Craig Richards announced Friday morning the State is actively pursuing charges against Bill Allen for alleged sexual abuse of at least one young Alaska woman. At a press conference, they stated they believe Allen should be charged for violations […]