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  • Alaska

    Shell pauses Arctic offshore drilling for high wind, water

    by Associated Press on Aug 28, 10:21

    A spokesman for Royal Dutch Shell PLC says he’s not sure when exploratory drilling will resume off Alaska’s northwest coast after high winds and waves shut down operations Wednesday. Curtis Smith says in an email that all critical operations were paused in the Chukchi Sea because of high wind and waves. The Polar Pioneer, a […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Aug. 28

    by KTVA Weather on Aug 28, 10:03

    Anchorage Mostly sunny with highs in the upper 50s. Winds NW 10-25 mph, with higher gusts possible. Kenai and Prince William Sound Mostly sunny with highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s. *A high wind warning is in effect through 10 a.m. Friday for western and northeastern Prince William Sound. This includes Seward, Whittier, […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

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

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 28, 9:17

    From the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center: You wouldn’t know it now, but when Frankie first came to the shelter he was in rough shape. He had been abandoned inside a trailer for nearly three months, so he was very thin and dehydrated. But shelter staff took care of him for nearly a month: […]

  • State

    Fairbanks politicians warned for violating ‘billboard law’

    by Associated Press on Aug 28, 8:06

    Politicians in Fairbanks and the rest of the state are receiving letters warning them to obey the “billboard law” with their campaign signs. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1JBpU4M) that the law prohibits political signs on property along state-maintained roads, which in the Fairbanks North Star Borough are most roads. For a sign to be […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    79th Alaska State Fair kicks off

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 28, 7:47

    The Alaska State Fair is a favorite pastime for many people and almost everyone has something they are looking forward to. “I want to get cotton candy,” said 3-year-old Taylyn Sisti Thursday afternoon. As the crowds made their way through the rows of vendors and exhibits, there were a few things they had never seen […]

  • Alaska

    Wildfire burns properties, forces evacuation in Kodiak Island’s Chiniak community

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 28, 6:50

    Updated Friday, Aug. 28 at 10:35 a.m. ANCHORAGE – A wildfire that prompted evacuation orders for the small Kodiak Island community of Chiniak has destroyed a library and other structures, officials say. The fire sparked Thursday about 10 miles southeast of Kodiak, authorities say. Flames, fanned by 60-mph winds, engulfed 4 miles of trees in […]

  • Local

    Knowing the way: T-Birds look for 3-0

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 27, 23:08

    A GPS? Not for East High. At least not yet. The T-Birds have shown a strong sense of direction two weeks into the high school football season. After winning just twice in two years, they’re 2-and-0 heading into this weekend’s game at Bartlett. But they’ve also found themselves in an unfamiliar place — the polls. They sit at number […]

  • State

    Judge to make initial ruling on Alaska Legislature’s Medicaid lawsuit

    by Daniella Rivera on Aug 27, 22:50

    On Friday, Alaskan will learn if Gov. Bill Walker’s Medicaid expansion will roll out as planned on Sep. 1. The State Legislature is suing his administration, saying it’s unconstitutional for him to expand Medicaid on his own. The expansion would provide healthcare for up to 40,000 low-income Alaskans. On Thursday, attorneys representing the Legislature asked […]

  • Crime

    2 arrested for attempted murder during drug deal

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 22:11

    Two men have been arrested for allegedly shooting a man during a drug deal on Monday. Police were call to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital shortly before midnight on Monday after a man walked into the emergency room and was admitted for treatment of multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and head, according to a statement from […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Preparing for disaster: Alaska, international troops train together in humanitarian aid simulations

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 27, 21:46

    When a natural disaster happens anywhere in the world, Alaskan troops are ready to help. This week during the Pacific Airlift Rally, they’re simulating a humanitarian aid response to a cyclone, during which they dropped humvees and supplies at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. “It’s good for them to know we’re here in case things do happen,” […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    FAA restrictions to impact small plane travel

    by Eric Ruble on Aug 27, 21:28

    In anticipation of President Barack Obama’s arrival, the Federal Aviation Administration released a series of notices Thursday expanding on when airspace restrictions will be in place for aircraft flying into or out of the Anchorage area. Commercial aircraft that follow Transportation Safety Board security measures will not be affected by the temporary flight restrictions – or […]

  • Fishing Report

    Alaska Fishing Report for Aug. 27, 2015

    by Carlos Faura on Aug 27, 17:55

    Remember to check the regulations before you go fishing as they can and do change at any time.  Anchorage Ship Creek continues to be fair and slowing down, but limits are still being caught during tidal transitional times. Sections of Campbell Creek are open for silver fishing but fishing has been slow. Rain should bring […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Power outage affects thousands in downtown Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 17:49

    ANCHORAGE — Roughly 5,000 people in the Anchorage downtown area were without power Thursday afternoon, according to Municipal Power and Light officials. The outage occurred at roughly 4:40 p.m., a ML&P dispatcher confirmed. Power was lost between Eighth Avenue and Westchester Lagoon over to Gambell Street. ML&P officials say the outage was caused by a […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: West Anchorage shooting may be connected to ATV theft

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 17:27

    The Anchorage Police Department is still looking for the suspect of a shooting in West Anchorage Thursday afternoon. The shooting was reported at 4:41 p.m. Thursday on the 3500 block of W. 79th Avenue, according to APD spokeswoman Renee Oistad. Todd Anderson, co-owner of Alaska Snowmobile Salvage, says the shooting was related to a theft […]

  • Alaska

    NTSB releases preliminary report on fatal plane crash near Kasilof

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 16:40

    The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report detailing the moments before a plane crash that claimed the lives of two men. The crash occurred at roughly 8:20 p.m. on Saturday while the Cessna 180 aircraft was performing maneuvers above a beach southwest of Kasilof, according to the report. A witness living nearby […]

  • Crime

    Sentencing postponed for father involved in trooper deaths

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 15:20

    A Superior Court judge has postponed sentencing for a man involved in the shooting deaths of two Alaska State Troopers. Arvin Kangas, 59, was convicted April 23 of three counts of tampering with physical evidence and four counts of first-degree hindering prosecution. An audio recording was presented during the trial that established Kangas and his […]

  • US/World

    Judge blocks new federal rule on jurisdiction of waterways

    by Associated Press on Aug 27, 14:46

    A federal judge in North Dakota has blocked a new rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waters. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction Thursday against the Obama administration rule. The rule gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Proposed ordinance could ban smoking and vaping in Town Square Park

    by Daniella Rivera on Aug 27, 14:43

    Anchorage leaders are on a mission to take back the heart of the city’s Downtown, Town Square Park. But some who frequent the park say a proposed ordinance to ban smoking there is going a little too far. The park area connects to the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, where Lance Bush works. He […]

  • Alaska

    Judge strikes down law to limit Medicaid funds for abortions

    by Associated Press on Aug 27, 13:28

    A state court judge in Alaska has ruled that a law further defining what constitutes a medically necessary abortion for purposes of Medicaid funding is unconstitutional. Superior Court Judge John Suddock ordered that the state be blocked from implementing the law, passed last year, and a similar regulation. The lawsuit was brought by Planned Parenthood […]

  • Alaska

    Rate increases approved for individual health care market

    by Associated Press on Aug 27, 13:21

    The state Division of Insurance has approved average rate increases for next year of nearly 40 percent for the two companies providing individual health insurance plans through the federally run online marketplace. Division director Lori Wing-Heier says Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield and Moda Health cited the high cost of medical services as one of […]