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Living donors make all the difference for kidney patients


Mic Check in the Morning: Portugal. The Man


Feds to visit UAA in October


Driver killed in Wasilla stolen vehicle crash identified


Anchorage massage parlor busted for prostitution




  • State

    Russian military aircraft intercepted near Alaska coast

    by Associated Press on Sep 19, 16:53

    Authorities say two F-22 fighter jets intercepted six Russian military airplanes that neared the western coast of Alaska. Lt. Col. Michael Jazdyk, a spokesman for the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, says the jets intercepted the planes about 55 nautical miles from the Alaskan coast at about 7 p.m. Pacific time Wednesday. The Russian […]

  • State

    Governor names general to lead Alaska Guard response team

    by Hope Miller on Sep 19, 15:50

    Gov. Sean Parnell announced Friday that Brig. General Jon K. Mott will lead a special team tasked with restoring confidence in the Alaska National Guard’s leadership. Mott serves as an assistant adjunct general for the Connecticut National Guard and was recommended by the National Guard Bureau to head the Alaska team, according to a statement […]

  • Health

    States with the highest and lowest rates of gun deaths

    by Mary Elizabeth Dallas / Healthday on Sep 19, 15:41

    Hawaii has the lowest rate of gun deaths in the United States, while the District of Columbia has the highest, according to new research. Over the past decade, deaths from gun-related violence — including murders, suicides and unintentional shootings — varied widely across the United States, the study revealed. Hawaii’s rate was roughly three per […]

  • Crime

    ‘Craigslist killers’ sentenced to life in prison

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 19, 15:05

    A woman from Alaska has been sentenced to life in prison after she and her husband say they lured a stranger to his death through a Craigslist ad in Pennsylvania. Miranda Barbour and her husband Elytte Barbour pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last month. They were sentenced Thursday, according to The Daily Item. The newlyweds […]

  • DayBreak

    Meet Charlie, this week’s Daybreak Adopt-A-Pet

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 19, 12:47

    Meet Charlie — a 6-year-old, neutered male Rottweiler mix who is looking for a forever home. This big, handsome fellow is calm, mellow, easy-going and very friendly. He likes leisurely walks and just sitting at your side for some quality buddy time. Charlie is well-socialized and has lived with young children. You can adopt Charlie from […]

  • DayBreak

    Photographers discuss latest work on Love is Love project

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 19, 12:42

    Two photographers are hoping their pictures can open hearts and minds. The Love is Love project began with a professional work headshot of a woman who had been previously turned down by another photographer to have her picture taken with her partner. After that, the rest, as they say, is history. Photographers Mitch Kitter and […]

  • Football Final

    Keeping it real … low

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 19, 12:22

    Colony travels to Wasilla as these two rivals headline our high school football coverage in week six. The host team is in search of its fourth win. And there’s no mistaking how they plan to get it. For game highlights, be sure to tune in for Football Final on Friday during KTVA’s Nightcast.

  • DayBreak

    Mic Check in the Morning: Portugal. The Man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 19, 11:49

    They started from humble beginnings in Wasilla. Now they’re playing sold-out shows and music festivals. This band embodies all dimensions of the do-it-yourself rock range. Portugal. The Man performed live Friday for Daybreak’s Mic Check in the Morning. The group will perform Saturday, Sept. 20 as part of the Hard Rock Cafe’s grand opening for Anchorage locals.

  • State

    Feds to visit UAA in October

    by Dave Leval on Sep 19, 11:42

    Maggie Lokken and Vanessa Berther get in some late studying at the University of Alaska Anchorage Student Union. That includes biology. The courses put students under a lot of pressure, but it’s not the only subject on their minds. “I guess I worry I can’t protect myself if I were to be attacked,” said Lokken, who is […]

  • Local

    Aces continue season preparation

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 19, 10:49

    The Alaska Aces have announced the signings of a pair of free agent forwards, Shane Heffernan and Justin Breton. Heffernan, 26, is well-traveled having spent time in Belarus, Norway and Sweden. Breton is 25 and played for Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

  • Crime

    Juneau police investigate Costco burglary

    by Associated Press on Sep 19, 9:28

    Juneau police are investigating a burglary in which they say more than $40,000 in jewelry was taken from Costco. Police say they received a report around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday that the store’s burglar alarm had been triggered. Responding officers spoke with someone who reported seeing a shorter white man, with brown hair and possibly a […]

  • Local

    East spikes a sixth

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 19, 9:09

    Mafi Makihele and Brenda Luafulu had 19 assists each while Taylor Noga added 10 kills as East High School improved to 6-0 with a four-set win over Juneau-Douglas. Juneau-Douglas (2-3) put East in comeback mode, winning the first set 25-17. But from that point on, the T-Birds took control, notching three straight sets 25-17, 25-21, […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Sept. 19

    by Brett Shepard on Sep 19, 8:40

    More clouds and rain today in Southcentral. The good news is that the weekend is looking a bit nicer. Into the Southeast skies will be gray with rain and wind. In the Interior it will be mostly to partly cloudy. On the North Slope there is a chance for rain and snow showers with patchy […]

  • Money

    ‘Accepting PFDs now!’ deals and your credit

    by Charlo Greene on Sep 19, 8:09

    In a less than a month, qualifying Alaskans will have an extra $1,884 to spend and local businesses are working to cash in on that windfall now. In lieu of this, finance experts are cautioning consumers against instant gratification that could result in long-term credit problems. While the 2014 Permanent Fund Dividend amount was just […]

  • Crime

    Denali rangers investigate illegal moose killing

    by Associated Press on Sep 19, 7:57

    National Park Service officials say charges are pending in connection with two hunters who illegally shot a moose at Denali National Park and Preserve. Rangers investigated the shooting after it was reported Sunday evening as taking place in an area where sport hunting is prohibited. Officials say the two hunters are men from the Matanuska […]

  • Health

    Living donors make all the difference for kidney patients

    by Heather Hintze on Sep 19, 7:42

    It’s been a long fight against kidney disease for Stephanie Pickeral. She’s spent three days a week for the past 10 years going to dialysis. “It’s life-changing,” she said. “You have to plan your life. Your life is planned around being hooked up to this machine.” On Thursday she met with the Swedish Transplant Team […]

  • Local

    New requirements coming for public housing recipients

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 18, 23:27

    The clock is ticking for some people who live in public housing or get vouchers to help pay for their rent. The Alaska Housing Finance Corporation is now requiring clients who can work to pay a higher percentage of their rent every year. “Each year the percentage of rent that they pay will step up […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage massage parlor busted for prostitution

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 18, 22:38

    The Anchorage Police Department says there’s a growing problem in Anchorage — spas and massage parlors that are really just a front for prostitution. Thursday, APD raided Rainbow Spa in Anchorage and arrested one woman for prostitution. Police say there were a number of women not only living in the store, but also offering clients […]

  • Local

    Volunteers make quilts for Alaska veterans

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 18, 22:22

    Women gather, stitching piece by piece, binding and fastening seams until they are strong. They’re spending three days making quilts. And as Patty Livingston would tell you, a quilt has the power to mend. “It’s something that they can kind of cling to,” Livingston said. “I’m from a military family, my husband is a Vietnam veteran, my […]

  • US/World

    Scotland rejects independence, remains in U.K.

    by CNN / AP on Sep 18, 22:03

    Last Updated Sep 19, 2014 1:35 AM EDT EDINBURGH, Scotland – Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result, announced early Friday, was the one favored by Britain’s political leaders, who had campaigned hard in recent weeks to try to get Scottish voters to stay. It […]