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  • Crime

    APD: 4 people shot, 1 dead in overnight shootings

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 24, 13:40

    The Anchorage Police Department says it’s investigating multiple shootings Tuesday that happened overnight. According to a Tuesday afternoon release from the department, Anchorage police received a call just before 10:30 p.m. on Monday that a man had been dropped off at a hospital with a gunshot wound. The man is in serious condition at the hospital, […]

  • Education

    University of Alaska weighs options for academic programs

    by Associated Press on Jan 24, 13:31

    The University of Alaska has released dozens of options for restructuring academic and administrative programs as part of its ongoing budget review process. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the options released Friday are part of UA’s second of three planned phases that come in response to years of cuts in state funding. Teams of administrators, faculty […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA indoor track and field adapting with Dome out of commission

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 24, 11:39

    The collapse of The Dome has the University of Alaska Anchorage indoor track and field team running back home. “We’re going to focus on what we can do, not what we can’t do,” said head coach Michael Friess, who’s now in his 27th season. “We’re going to train hard and fortunately we’re in a sport […]

  • Local

    Stielstra, Neese will run Yukon Quest following decision by rules committee

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 24, 10:24

    Ed Stielstra is an Iditarod veteran. The 47-year-old’s first of eight races was in 2004. But as a first-time Yukon Quest racer, he’s considered a rookie, and was required to appear at a pre-race vet check Monday morning. According a press release by the Yukon Quest, Stielstra arrived late and was withdrawn from the race […]

  • US/World

    Trump signs executive actions advancing Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines

    by CBS/AP on Jan 24, 8:33

    Donald Trump signed executive orders Tuesday, including two that would advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, a pair of projects that were blocked by the Obama administration due in part to environmental concerns. As he signed the memo, the president said of the Keystone XL pipeline that it was “something’s that’s been in […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    2017 Oscars: And the nominees are…

    by CBS News on Jan 24, 7:33

    Last Updated Jan 24, 2017 10:30 AM EST The coveted list of nominees for the Oscars were announced Tuesday morning from Hollywood. “La La Land” led the pack with 14 nominations. Academy unveils big changes for announcing Oscar nominations Former Oscar nominees, including Jennifer Hudson, Gabourey Sidibe and Guillermo Del Toro, talked about what it was like […]

  • Crime

    1 man dead, 1 man hospitalized after Muldoon shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 24, 5:19

    Updated at 1:31 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24 Police say two men were taken to the hospital after an overnight shooting in Muldoon. The Anchorage Police Department was called to the area of Muldoon Road and East 12th Court just after 1 a.m. Further investigation revealed the shooting happened down the street near the 100 […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    New housing development set to break ground near downtown Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 23, 22:53

    Plans for a new housing project near downtown Anchorage are well underway, according to its developer.  Known as Downtown Edge, the development is part of a larger project designed to improve an area between downtown and the Port of Anchorage. Downtown Edge will consist of 28 townhouses that will boast a view of Mount Susitna, […]

  • US/World

    Anchorage skier killed by avalanche in Canada

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 23, 22:50

    A 32-year-old Anchorage woman died in Canada Saturday morning after she and two friends were caught in an avalanche. The group had been skiing in the back country near Qua Peak in British Columbia when the avalanche occurred, according to a statement from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). “The three were described as experienced […]

  • Crime

    Troopers: Home invasion turns into homicide investigation

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 23, 21:29

    What was initially reported by Alaska State Troopers as a home invasion and shooting has since become a homicide investigation. In an online dispatch published Monday morning, troopers said the incident was reported at 8:47 p.m. on Sunday in Soldotna. One person was injured and taken to Central Peninsula Hospital with life-threatening injuries, the Peninsula […]

  • Crime

    Caught on camera: Midtown store burglarized for third time

    by Eric Ruble on Jan 23, 20:50

    Employees at the Nutz Gadget store in midtown Anchorage are frustrated. Early Saturday morning, thieves burglarized the business for the third time in less than six months. Thankfully, the store’s security cameras captured the entire incident. In the footage, two people can be seen approaching the store and breaking a hole in the front door’s […]

  • Money

    Lithium batteries the culprits in Samsung Note 7 debacle, company finds

    by Kris Van Cleave / CBS News on Jan 23, 20:28

    It was overheating Samsung Galaxy Note 7 incidents that prompted a worldwide recall and months-long investigation by 700 Samsung engineers. Over 200,000 devices and more than 30,000 lithium-ion batteries were tested. Samsung found that a design defect — incorrect battery positioning in the Galaxy Note 7’s upper right corner –caused the first wave of problems. […]

  • Alaska Politics

    BP signs cooperation agreement with state to advance gas project

    by Liz Raines on Jan 23, 20:15

    Alaska’s plans for a liquefied natural gas pipeline got a bit of a boost Monday. Oil giant BP and the state have inked a new agreement that calls for BP to assist the state in finding financing for its gas project, known as AKLNG. In August, BP, ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil announced they were ending their […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage crews repair hundreds of street signs damaged by drivers

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 23, 19:51

    Drivers having a tough time on snowy roads have been taking a toll on street signs. The municipality’s Paint and Sign Shop reported 971 repairs so far this winter; last winter crews repaired 1802 signs. As the snow piles up around town, the orders at the shop start to stack up too. “There’s your perfect […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Heavy snow not a big concern for Anchorage roofs yet, company says

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jan 23, 19:47

    A local roofing company said most Anchorage residents don’t need to start shoveling their roofs yet, or worry too much about the snow load. Jason Dial, with Rain Proof Roofing, said in most circumstances, the company recommends shoveling when snow reaches a height of about 32 inches. He said most people in Anchorage still have […]

  • Alaska Politics

    State considers buying ConocoPhillips LNG facility in Nikiski

    by Liz Raines on Jan 23, 19:18

    The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) isn’t reaching its hand out to lawmakers for new money on the state’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) pipeline project — known as AKLNG — but it is looking at taking on a new facility. In a presentation before the Senate Resources Committee Monday, AGDC confirmed it is in discussions […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Gov. Walker introduces legislation to make Alaska IDs federally compliant

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 23, 17:20

    Gov. Bill Walker introduced legislation Monday to bring Alaska into compliance with the REAL ID Act. Without compliant identification cards, Alaskans may not be able to go on base or be allowed through security checkpoints at airports as early as June 6. Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act established standards for driver […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Alaska dividend bill draws support from unusual allies

    by Becky Bohrer / AP on Jan 23, 14:41

    Legislators on opposite ends of the political spectrum are supporting an Alaska Senate bill to restore the portion of Alaskans’ oil wealth checks cut by Gov. Bill Walker last year. Walker vetoed half the checks after legislative sessions that focused on the state’s multibillion-dollar deficit ended in gridlock. Senators who want the rest of the […]

  • Crime

    Alaska man caught with meth on ferry sentenced to prison

    by Associated Press on Jan 23, 13:49

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A 21-year-old man caught transporting methamphetamine on a ferry running between Washington state and Ketchikan, Alaska, has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison. The Juneau Empire reported Sunday that Jason Corey Vincent Alto was sentenced last week to 20 months in prison. Court documents say Alto was stopped by Alaska […]

  • DayBreak

    Spinning for a cause with Revolutions on Super Bowl weekend

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 23, 13:46

    Spinning and burning calories for a cause the day before Super Bowl 51. Revolutions is a fundraiser for Anchorage Project Access. Spinning is a term used for indoor cycling exercises with other people in a group. The nonprofit has been in Anchorage for the past decade and coordinates donated health care for those that need […]