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  • Politics

    Alaskans weigh in on new deportation rules from Trump administration

    by Eric Ruble on Feb 21, 22:27

    New rules from the Department of Homeland Security regarding illegal immigration will allow for increased deportations. The rules, announced Tuesday by Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, outline a number of ways the government will speed up deportations. It requests the hiring of 10,000 new Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel, publicizing crimes illegal immigrants […]

  • Money

    Lovers of Italian olive oil in for some sticker shock

    by Associated Press on Feb 21, 21:59

    From specialty shops in Rome to supermarkets around the world, lovers of Italian olive oil are in for some sticker shock this year, with prices due to jump by as much as 20 percent. The combination of bad weather and pests hit the harvest in Southern Europe, most of all in Italy, where production is […]

  • Alaska News

    Attorney: Some victims, witnesses of crimes may not feel safe coming forward under immigration changes

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 21, 21:33

    Robin Bronen is an Anchorage attorney and the executive director of the Alaska Institute for Justice, which works to protect human rights, refugees and immigrants, among other things. She sat down with Joe Vigil to discuss recently released guidelines from the Department of Homeland Security regarding immigration and deportation. Bronen said one concern with the new […]

  • Crime

    Suspect arraigned on new charges related to deadly shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 21, 21:06

    A man accused of killing an Anchorage 19-year-old appeared in court Tuesday on two new charges in the case. Christopher Birotte, 23, was arraigned for first-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder in connection to a Jan. 24 shooting that resulted in the death of Tiwan Johnson. Birotte was previously arraigned on other charges of second-degree […]

  • Weather News

    KTVA Weather Lab: Scenic Park Elementary School

    by Melissa Frey on Feb 21, 20:33

    In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I visited Scenic Park Elementary School. The third-graders in Ms. Westfall’s class are learning that the sun is always shining, regardless of what the weather looks like outside their window. While I was there, they asked me the Weather Lab Question of the Week: How do clouds get their shapes? Every Tuesday, […]

  • Alaska Aces

    Aces hit the road, and the timing may be right

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 21, 20:31

    It has not gone well of late for the Alaska Aces. Uncertainty over their future, combined with a slide on the ice has the team reeling. Perhaps a road trip will do them some good—a long one.  Tuesday was their final skate at Sullivan Arena for a while. On Wednesday, they’ll depart for the East Coast on a 10-game, three-week trek. “We go […]

  • US/World

    DHS issues memos meant to crack down on illegal immigration

    by Rebecca Shabad / CBS News on Feb 21, 20:15

    The Department of Homeland Security issued two memos Tuesday morning that could expand the number of immigrants detained or deported as part the administration’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants in the U.S. The memos are intended to implement President Trump’s immigration actions from last month and enforce existing immigration law. CBS News’ Jeff Pegues previewed some […]

  • Forecasts

    Alaska Weather Forecast – Feb. 21, 2017

    by KTVA Weather on Feb 21, 20:01

    Winter weather advisories are in place for parts of the state, including Bristol Bay, according to meteorologist Carlos Faura. He explains what the rest of the state can expect in the coming days, including whether there will be more snow, and how much. Follow KTVA 11’s Weather Team on Facebook and Twitter. Got a weather-related […]

  • Alaska Politics

    For fourth year in a row, Alaska Legislature considers bill to make all workplaces smoke-free

    by Liz Raines on Feb 21, 19:46

    Only about half of Alaskans are guaranteed a smoke-free workplace. That’s because Alaska is one of just 15 states that does not have a statewide ban. The American Cancer Society has been pushing to change state law for years. Now, a proposal introduced in the Senate Friday has given the organization new hope. “It’s kind of […]

  • Crime

    Frank Woodford’s mom faces son’s suspected killer in court for the first time

    by Sierra Starks on Feb 21, 19:37

    Michelle Woodford admits she didn’t get much sleep Monday night as she prepared to come face to face with the man accused of killing her son. “It got harder knowing that this court date was today,” she said. “I mean, I knew it was coming, but it just got harder.” Damien Peterson was arraigned in […]

  • Health

    Recalled cheeses sold in Alaska, state officials say

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 21, 17:33

    The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Facebook Tuesday that recently recalled cheese products have been sold in Alaska. The Biery Cheese Co. voluntarily recalled its specialty Longhorn Colby cheese products because of a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination, according to a notice on the Food and Drug Administration’s website. The company was notified of the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    South Anchorage High students wear green to honor classmate who died

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 21, 16:55

    Students at an Anchorage high school went to class in green on Tuesday in memory of a classmate who died Monday. Trevor Noble, 18, died in his south Anchorage home Monday morning. Police say he and his family were overcome by carbon monoxide in the home, likely caused by a boiler in the garage below where Noble […]

  • Health

    Study sees U.S. life expectancy falling further behind other countries

    by Ashley Welch / CBS News on Feb 21, 16:03

    Life expectancy in the United States is already much lower than most other high-income countries and is expected to fall even further behind by 2030, new research published today predicts. According to the most recent government figures, life expectancy at birth in the United States is 76.3 years for men and 81.2 years for women. […]

  • DayBreak

    Behind this year’s Fur Rondy Melodrama

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 21, 15:22

    For the past 27 years, the Fur Rondy Melodrama has become a wild and wacky tradition. In those nearly three decades, there have been multiple themes. This year’s theme is the History of Fur Rondy, or Fur Rendezvous, and will be produced by Alaska Sound Celebration (ASC). According to Melanie Cross with ASC, the melodrama is […]

  • Weather News

    Winter weather advisories issued for southcentral Alaska as snow returns to the forecast

    by Rachael Penton on Feb 21, 14:45

    Snow returns to the forecast for southcentral Alaska beginning Tuesday evening, and will continue through the Wednesday morning commute. Winter weather advisories have been issued for Anchorage, the Valley, and the western Kenai Peninsula where snowfall totals are expected to be the highest. Snow will begin moving into the southern and western Kenai Peninsula by […]

  • Alaska News

    McConnell to head Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office

    by Associated Press on Feb 21, 14:41

    A former planner with the municipality of Anchorage will be the new director of the state Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office. Erika McConnell will join the state office March 20 after 14 years with the municipality, where she oversaw special land use permits for alcohol and wrote Anchorage’s marijuana land use regulations. She replaces acting […]

  • Health

    Alaska board, prompted by lawsuit, proposes new abortion rules

    by Becky Bohrer / AP on Feb 21, 14:35

    The Alaska State Medical Board has proposed new abortion regulations, prompted by a lawsuit from abortion-rights advocates who argue that existing rules restrict second-trimester abortions. Debora Stovern, the board’s executive administrator, says the lawsuit flagged for the board the fact that some existing rules were more than 30 years old and perhaps due for review. […]

  • Crime

    ‘We want to stop it’: Coast Guard, DEA explain efforts to curb drug use in Alaska

    by Eric Ruble on Feb 21, 8:27

    In a recent interview with KTVA, Anchorage police Capt. Bill Miller said increased drug use is part of the reason why crime is rising in Anchorage. Chief Chris Tolley said finding the source of drugs like heroin, however, is the responsibility of federal agencies like the Drug Enforcement Administration, as drugs come from outside of […]

  • Alaska Aces

    Alaska Aces trying to turn the tide back in their favor

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 20, 22:04

    It’s tough going these days for the Alaska Aces. Their existence in Anchorage past next year is in question. On the ice, they were swept at home over the weekend by Colorado. Despite the low point, with 22 games to play, the Aces are still in the driver’s seat. They have a two-point lead for […]

  • Crime

    Juneau teen charged in connection with BB gun damage to 6 businesses

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 20, 21:50

    A Juneau teenager was jailed in connection to broken windows and doors at multiple businesses, which amounted to roughly $8,700 in damage. A Juneau police officer was flagged down around 8 a.m. on Saturday to investigate a broken window at the Alaskan Fudge Company, which is located on Franklin Street. “A glass pane from the […]