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Where is Jael? One year later, young mother still missing


One person hospitalized following early morning shooting in Anchorage


Murder convictions overturned in 2006 homicide case

Alaska News

Child missing after fire destroys Tununak home

Alaska News

More, smaller icebergs could show up in Alaska tanker lanes




  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Community rallies to rebuild Silver Fox Inn

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 09, 19:39

    A faulty fuse box was to blame for Wednesday’s fire at the Silver Fox Inn in Wasilla that cause more than $100,000 of damage, managers said. The roof needs to be repaired and there’s a massive hole in the floor, as well as smoke damage all around the restaurant and bar. Michelle Alley said they’re […]

  • Alaska News

    State says Alaskans should test for radon

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 09, 19:20

    The Alaska Department of Health is recommending that every Alaskan test their home for the presence of radon. According to the latest Bulletin from the Department of Epidemiology, the colorless, odorless gas is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in the U.S. The Department calls radon “an under-recognized health risk that warrants widespread […]

  • Crime

    Murder convictions overturned in 2006 homicide case

    by Shannon Kemp on Oct 09, 18:53

    An Anchorage man has been given another opportunity to go before a jury and defend his actions that led to the death of two people on New Year’s Eve in 2006. Ryan Sanders, now 31, applied for a hearing to include a key piece of evidence excluded in his original trial, which resulted in a […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Where is Jael? One year later, young mother still missing

    by Shannon Ballard on Oct 09, 18:08

    This weekend marks an anniversary a Valley mother prayed would never come — one year since Jael Hamblen disappeared from her South Anchorage apartment. Everything was left behind—including her infant son. Today, Joel Hamblen is 19 months old and growing up fast. Hamblen’s mother, Colleen Vague, took over as Joel’s guardian. The toddler is a ball […]

  • Alaska News

    Child missing after fire destroys Tununak home

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 09, 17:23

    Authorities say a young child is unaccounted for after an early morning fire destroyed a home in the village of Tununak. Alaska State Troopers in Bethel were contacted by an officer from Tununak at 1:21 a.m. Friday, informing them of a residential fire, according to an online dispatch. Troopers described the home as “completely burnt to […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Daybreak Adopt-A-Pets for Oct. 9, 2015

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 09, 13:49

    There are plenty of furry faces hoping to find a loving home. Those looking on the lookout for one are in luck. In this weeks Adopt-A-Pet, the Anchorage Animal Care and Control has three four legged friends ready to be adopted. Doe’jo: Looking for a warm lap to curl up in Friendly and affectionate Lovely […]

  • Alaska News

    More, smaller icebergs could show up in Alaska tanker lanes

    by Associated Press on Oct 09, 12:18

    Alaska’s Prince William Sound will see more, but smaller icebergs in the next decade. That’s according to a report by a marine safety organization that monitors tankers carrying oil from the trans-Alaska pipeline. The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council says icebergs from Columbia Glacier are smaller because they have to travel farther before […]

  • DayBreak

    Van Gogh comes to life at the Anchorage Museum

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 09, 11:32

    A new exhibit at the Anchorage Museum brings the work of famed painter Vincent Van Gogh to life. “Van Gogh Alive – The Experience” runs from Friday, October 9, 2015 to January 10, 2016. Using state-of-the-art multimedia technology, and set to an “evocative classical score,” Van Gogh’s paintings are projected onto massive screens throughout the […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska Permanent Fund Corp names new CEO

    by Associated Press on Oct 09, 11:07

    Angela Rodell has been selected to be the new CEO of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. The corporation’s board voted unanimously Friday to offer Rodell the job. The corporation says the selection is contingent upon the successful negotiation of a salary and benefits package. Rodell served as a Revenue commissioner under Gov. Sean Parnell and […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Vicious Mammals

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 09, 10:10

    “Junkyard” Jesse Jack, Dick Nitrous, CJ Elliott and Dale Payne make up the rock band Vicious Mammals. Hailing from Wasilla, the band has earned comparisons to groups like AC/DC and the New York Dolls. In July they released their debut album, “Switchblade Ballerina.” When asked how the band came up with their name, Jack says […]

  • Crime

    One person hospitalized following early morning shooting in Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 09, 9:02

    Anchorage police are investigating an early morning shooting near Dimond Blvd. and Arctic Blvd. that left one person hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Dispatchers received word of a disturbance at a business near W. 64th St. and C St. just before 3 a.m. Friday morning, according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department. Officers were […]

  • Local

    ABL adjusts as Alaska Goldpanners exit league

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 09, 7:52

    The show must go on. And it will. In this case, that show is the Alaska Baseball League, which will enter its 42nd summer season in 2016.  But it will enter those warm nights shorthanded. Last month, the Alaska Goldpanners decided to leave the league to play other independent baseball teams from across the country. The move was […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska Marine Highway System cuts ferry terminal positions

    by Associated Press on Oct 09, 6:46

    The Alaska Marine Highway System has cut 20 shore positions as officials deal with a scaled back budget. The Ketchikan Daily News reports that in the past week, 14 people have been laid off in the ferry system, and other vacant positions were also cut. Alaska Department of Transportation spokesman Jeremy Woodrow says customer service and […]

  • Alaska News

    Anchorage woman targeted by multiple phone scams receives international call fees

    by Daniella Rivera on Oct 09, 0:24

    It’s Permanent Fund Dividend time for Alaskans, and for scammers. They know you’ve just received a check for $2,072 and want to cash in on your dividend. One Anchorage woman says she receives several phone calls from multiple different scammers, sometimes daily. She says the callers are harassing her, and interacting with one of them […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Research cruise investigates Bering Sea warm spell

    by Hannah Colton/KDLG on Oct 08, 22:05

    On Tuesday, researchers wrapped up a month-long cruise through the unusually warm waters of the Bering Sea. They’re investigating how the second year of a warming pattern is affecting the ecosystem, including the nation’s largest fishery, Pollock. Onboard the research vessel Oscar Dyson, a dozen scientists have been trading 12-hour shifts as the ship traces […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage Police consider using body cameras

    by Eric Ruble on Oct 08, 20:25

    When new Anchorage Police Chief Chris Tolley officially takes the reins on Monday, he’ll be entering a changing landscape in the police department. Cameras are being installed on police cars, and the mayor is investing in a third police academy in the hopes of increasing the number of officers on the streets. Now, the Anchorage […]

  • Alaska News

    Jury convicts manager of XS Platinum

    by Lakeidra Chavis/KYUK on Oct 08, 19:28

    This story originates from KYUK Public Media and was published with permission BETHEL — A jury has convicted 57-year-old James Slade of violating the Federal Clean Water Act. U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler made the announcement today after a two-week trial. Slade, who was Chief Operating Officer for XS Platinum during the events. He’s charged with […]

  • Alaska News

    Walker makes pitch for opening ANWR to Obama administration

    by Associated Press on Oct 08, 16:56

    Gov. Bill Walker has lobbied members of President Barack Obama’s administration on opening up parts of an Alaska refuge to oil drilling. Walker met with reporters Thursday after returning from Washington, D.C. Walker told Interior Secretary Sally Jewell his hopes of filling the trans-Alaska pipeline with oil drilled from a small section of the Arctic […]

  • Health

    YKHC gets $165 million loan from USDA-Rural Development for expansion

    by Manny Creech on Oct 08, 16:28

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development granted the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) in Bethel a $165 million loan. The loan will help build a new 129,600-square foot primary care clinic and remodel the existing 110,000-square foot hospital in Bethel, which serves the Yukon-Delta Region of Alaska. “YKHC is excited and thankful for this opportunity to […]

  • Alaska News

    Cuts are not on hold, says Army, but are under review

    by Bonney Bowman on Oct 08, 16:21

    Force reduction cuts at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson are not on hold, says Lt. Col. Joe Buccino, a public affairs officer with the U.S. Army. Reports have been circulating the cuts of 2,700 soldiers from JBER’s 4/25 Airborne Brigade Combat Team have been put on hold, but Buccino says that’s not the case. ‘The planned force […]