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  • Local

    JBER named one of the best bases in U.S.

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 22, 17:30

    Anchorage has quite a bit to offer, which is why Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson was named one of the best bases in the U.S. JBER was ranked the fourth best U.S. Air Force base in the nation by the Air Force Times. A study looked at a variety of factors, including quality of schools, the local economy, […]

  • Local

    Cemetery pushes for interactive, digital memorials

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 22, 16:59

    The Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery may soon turn headstones and name plaques into interactive memorials. While a name and life span etched in stone can only tell you so much about a person, a little square called a QR code can tell you so much more. With a barcode-scanning app, one needs only to hold […]

  • State

    Alaska sets record for number of visitors

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 15:49

    Alaska has set a record for the number of tourists visiting the nation’s northernmost state. The State Division of Economic Development in a release says Alaska had 1.96 million visitors between May 1, 2013, and April 30, 2014. That beats the previous mark by 5,000 visitors set during the 2007-2008 year. There were 1.8 million […]

  • State

    Pebble wants notice of future EPA action

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 15:37

    The group behind the proposed Pebble Mine wants notification of any further action by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that would affect the project. The request is part of a lawsuit by the Pebble Limited Partnership and Alaska Peninsula Corp. The lawsuit alleges EPA exceeded its authority by invoking a process through which it could […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 15:04

    A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed – by beetles. Councilman Tom LaBonge says the pine grew to more than 12 feet tall before succumbing to a bark beetle infestation. The tree was removed last month. LaBonge says it will be replanted in the fall. After Harrison’s […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Alaska’s top 10

    by Scott McMurren on Jul 22, 13:35

    Who doesn’t love a good list — especially when it involves low costs on airfare to popular destinations countrywide? From Boston to San Diego, here are this week’s top 10 Daybreak deals. Anchorage – Boston, $386 roundtrip beginning Sept. 23 on United Anchorage – San Diego, $382 roundtrip beginning Aug. 13 on Delta Anchorage – […]

  • Local

    Goldpanners shut out Bucs in doubleheader

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 22, 13:17

    The Alaska Goldpanners struck it rich Monday at Mulcahy Stadium. Well, maybe not rich, but they did pull out a pair of one-run victories over the Anchorage Bucs, 2-1 and 3-2. Game 1 featured only five hits, but it was a pair of fielding mistakes that cost the Bucs the win. Ryan Clark led off […]

  • Politics

    Parnell leads gubernatorial rivals in cash on hand

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 12:52

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott brought in nearly $300,000 during the latest fundraising period, more than Republican Gov. Sean Parnell. But Parnell had $450,000 available as of Friday. Mallott had about $66,000, plus $10,000 in debts. Bill Walker, who is running as an independent, brought in nearly $260,000, $170,000 of which he personally contributed. He […]

  • US/World

    Last body found in Washington mudslide

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 12:20

    Search and rescue personnel believe they have found the last body from the March 22 mudslide that killed 43 people in Oso, Washington. Although the search for victims ended in April, workers have been screening debris and watching for the body of 44-year-old Molly Kristine “Kris” Regelbrugge (reg-el-BREW’-gee). Her husband, Navy Cmdr. John Regelbrugge III, […]

  • Local

    Juneau-area harbor getting an update

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 11:14

    Work is scheduled to begin in October on an update to a Juneau-area harbor. Statter Harbor, at Auke Bay, is set to get a sea walk, picnic pavilion and added parking. The idea is to provide a park-like feel once construction is complete. This fall, plans call for hauling sand and rock to the site […]

  • DayBreak

    Hallo Bay guides focus on habitat preservation

    by Megan Mazurek on Jul 22, 10:39

    Hallo Bay guides have been taking small groups of people viewing in Katmai National Park for the past 27 years without harming the wildlife or bears. The main mission at Hallo Bay Bear Camp is to leave no trace, and that’s one of the reasons why the bear camp has been so successful in keeping […]

  • Health

    Possible listeria contamination spurs recall of summer fruits

    by Jessica Firger / CBS News on Jul 22, 10:37

    A produce packing company in Cutler, Calif., has issued a voluntary recall of a variety of summer produce which may be contaminated with harmful listeria bacteria. Wawona Packing Company recalled orders of both organic and conventionally sold whole peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots on Saturday. The company distributes their products to Sam’s Club, BJ’s Wholesale […]

  • Crime

    Troopers: Wasilla man arrested on murder, arson charges

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 22, 9:49

    A 19-year-old man has been arrested on murder and arson charges after he allegedly set fire to his bedroom and stabbed two people, killing his foster mother. Kenneth Adams faces charges of second-degree murder, first-degree attempted murder and first-degree arson. In a sworn affidavit, Alaska State Trooper Andrew Adams said 66-year-old Wasilla resident Mollie Ragonesi […]

  • State

    Work starts on road to Tanana

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 8:53

    Work has started on the first Alaska road in two decades to connect a Bush community to the road system. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/neUnzb) a kickoff celebration was held Monday for the one-lane gravel road, which will connect Manley Hot Springs to Tanana. The $11 million road project is scheduled to be completed […]

  • Crime

    Boy reaches plea deal in musk oxen killings

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 8:40

    A 12-year-old Brevig Mission boy has reached a plea deal with state prosecutors in the 2012 killings of musk oxen. KNOM (http://is.gd/Yu9Cxc) reports the boy and another boy have been charged in connection with the deaths of seven musk oxen. Authorities say the boys chased the animals with four-wheelers and shot them with rifles over […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, July 22

    by Brett Shepard on Jul 22, 8:23

    Expect one more beautiful day in Southcentral before the the clouds return: Get out and enjoy the sunshine. Into the southeast, skies will be mostly to partly cloudy. In the Interior, skies will be mostly cloudy. On the North Slope skies will be cloudy with fog and drizzle. Out west light rain will be found […]

  • Local

    Alaska National Guard rescues Kobuk River rafter

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 7:27

    The Alaska Air National Guard has rescued a hiker who had been rafting down the Kobuk River when his raft overturned in the Gates of the Arctic National Park. Capt. John Romspert with the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center says the man contacted the National Park Service with a personal locator beacon able to transmit text […]

  • State

    Natural gas pipeline project takes a big step

    by Dave Leval on Jul 21, 22:27

    The Kenai Peninsula already houses a natural gas storage facility and it may soon hold something a lot larger. “That $3-4 billion a year this project creates for the state is only created through the fact that it’s a big project that exports gas,” said Steve Butt of the Alaska LNG project. ExxonMobil is one […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    ‘Hip to be Square’ week features kid-friendly fun

    by Joe Vigil on Jul 21, 21:14

    If your kids say, “there’s nothing for us to do this summer,” you can answer by telling them about the big event this week in Town Square Park in Anchorage. Starting Monday and running through Saturday, kids of all ages can participate in face painting, four square, zumba and yoga. They can also listen to […]

  • Local

    Paratroopers jump into training mode

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 21, 19:58

    More than 400 paratroopers filled the skies over Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Monday. It was part of a joint training event with members of the U.S Air Force from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii. Two C-17s were sent up to Alaska to train with the 4-25 airborne combat […]