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  • DayBreak

    Buyer Beware: Holiday gift exchange scams to watch out for on Facebook

    by CBS News on Dec 09, 8:03

    ‘Tis the season … to get scammed on Facebook. Two scams called the “Secret Sister Gift Exchange” and the “Secret Wine Bottle Exchange” are spreading across Facebook like wildfire, and unfortunately, users are falling for it. It sounds like a fun Secret Santa-like gift exchange, but it’s actually a pyramid scheme in disguise. And worse, […]

  • News

    Government proposes letting airline passengers make phone calls

    by Associated Press on Dec 08, 20:16

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The government is proposing that airlines be allowed to permit their passengers to make phone calls during flights using Wi-Fi despite complaints from flight attendants and others that the calls could be disruptive. The Department of Transportation’s proposal leaves it up to airlines whether to allow the calls. But carriers would be […]

  • Health

    A grim tally soars: More than 50,000 overdose deaths in US

    by Associated Press on Dec 08, 20:08

    NEW YORK (AP) – Health officials say more than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year, the most ever. The disastrous tally has been pushed to new heights by soaring abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers, a class of drugs known as opioids. The new numbers were part of the annual tally of deaths […]

  • Outdoors

    Winter waterfowl: Biologists monitor mallards that don’t migrate

    by Heather Hintze on Dec 08, 20:01

    Every winter the Alaska Department of Fish and Game gets calls from people concerned about ducks that haven’t flown south for the winter. Waterfowl biologist Mike Petrula said there are about 1,500 mallards that make Anchorage their year-round home and they seem to be thriving. “Mallards are a very tough duck. They’re a big-bodied bird. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Vigil planned for murdered Palmer teen

    by Lauren Maxwell on Dec 08, 18:54

    Organizers are expecting a big turnout Friday for a Candlelight Vigil of Hope and Prayer for David Grunwald event. Grunwald is the Palmer teen who was missing for weeks before his body was discovered in the Knik River Road area. Another 16-year-old has been charged with murder and kidnapping in connection to the slaying. Gina Spangler is […]

  • DayBreak

    Conservation council looking for fish tales for new almanac

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 08, 18:08

      Have any good personal or commercial fishing stories, anecdotes, pictures or art? The Alaska Marine Conservation Council is “calling all writers, artists, know-hows and know-nots” for a new Young Fisherman’s Almanac. The almanac, due out next year, is being put together to connect young fishermen and women. Most commercial fishing permit holders are over the […]

  • Marijuana News

    Anchorage pot shop plans to start selling marijuana clones Friday

    by Shannon Ballard on Dec 08, 17:18

    Ever since marijuana was legalized in Alaska, Arctic Herbery owner Bryant Thorp has said he wanted his pot shop to be the first to open in Anchorage. Now, after years of preparation, he’s confident it’s going to happen. Thorp told KTVA on Tuesday that he finally has all the required licenses in hand. “They gave […]

  • Reality Check w/ John Tracy

    Reality Check w/ John Tracy: Will you get the remainder of your PFD?

    by John Tracy on Dec 08, 17:11

    What are the chances you’ll be seeing the other half of this year’s Alaska Permanent Fund dividend? Recently, an Anchorage superior court judge upheld Gov. Bill Walker’s authority to cut this year’s dividend in half by exercising his veto power. The lawsuit, challenging Walker’s authority, was filed by Democratic Sen. Bill Wielechowski. The case is being […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD: 2 arrested for midtown Anchorage bank robbery

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 08, 13:56

    Two people are in custody for robbing a midtown Anchorage bank, then attempting to elude law enforcement, according the Anchorage Police Department. APD said shortly after 1:20 p.m. they received a report of a robbery at the Denali Federal Credit Union on the 300 block of Minnesota Drive. An initial report to police claimed the […]

  • DayBreak

    Preventing the spread of the flu this holiday season

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 08, 12:32

    It’s flu season in Alaska and there are doctor-recommended ways to prevent getting it and spreading it. Dr. Jay Butler, the director of public health at Alaska Health and Social Services, says getting vaccinated is the single best way to avoid getting the flu. Another reason to get the flu shot — so others around you don’t get […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA volleyball drops Angelo State, moves one step closer to national title

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 08, 12:23

    The UAA volleyball team’s dream season will continue. The Seawolves advanced to the national semifinal of the NCAA Division II Volleyball Tournament with a four set win over Angelo State 14-25, 25-22, 27-25, 25-16 at the Sanford Pentagon. After dropping the first set, UAA came back to take a tight second. The Seawolves (33-2) grabbed control […]

  • DayBreak

    Story Time w/ Aunt Phil: The ‘Lost Alaskans’

    by Laurel Downing Bill on Dec 08, 12:07

    Imagine being deemed insane through a jury trial, and then sent to the Lower 48 for treatment in the dead of winter before planes and automobiles were available to transport you south. That’s what happened to some Alaskans at the turn of the last century. The opening of the Alaska Psychiatric Institute in 1962 marked […]

  • Aviation

    Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn of Ohio has died at 95

    by Seth Borenstein / AP on Dec 08, 12:00

    Former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has died in Ohio. He was 95. Glenn became a national hero in 1962 when he became the first American to orbit the Earth. Hank Wilson with the John Glenn School of Public Affairs says Glenn died Thursday afternoon at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus. Glenn was […]

  • Fairbanks

    Fairbanks airport police arrest one of nation’s ‘most wanted’

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 08, 11:49

    A man on a national most wanted list was arrested Monday in Fairbanks. A Thursday release from the Fairbanks International Airport stated that two airport police officers stopped Kevin Trask for a routine traffic stop just before 4 a.m. Monday, during which the man gave them false identification. When they investigated further, they found that Trask […]

  • Alaska News

    Franklin to step down as head of Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 08, 8:43

    The director of the state’s Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office (AMCO) is leaving her job. Cynthia Franklin said her last day is Jan. 6. Franklin took over the beverage control board two months before voters legalized marijuana and has been essential in creating Alaska’s pot regulations. “I expected it to pass and I enjoyed working on […]

  • Alaska News

    State regulators look to update petroleum cleanup guidelines

    by Associated Press on Dec 08, 7:42

    Alaska officials are working to revise decades-old protocols to be used in the event of petroleum-based spills. KTOO-FM reports that the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation met in November to discuss an overhaul of the agency’s regulations for cleaning up petroleum spills. Sally Schlichting, who handles policy and regulation for contaminated sites for the DEC, says […]

  • Military

    Kodiak, military officials meet over military exercises

    by Associated Press on Dec 08, 7:36

    Kodiak and military officials are meeting to help assuage community concerns about military exercises in the Gulf of Alaska. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports that Northern Command Liaison Officer to Alaska Command Col. Chris Reifel met with the Kodiak City Council on Tuesday to address Northern Edge, a U.S. Pacific Command exercise in the Gulf of […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska pharmacies begin offering lifesaving overdose drug without doctor’s prescription

    by Daniella Rivera on Dec 08, 7:04

    It’s been a big year for naloxone — a drug that saves lives by reversing the effects of opioid overdoses — and now it’s easier to get than ever before. Alaska state law changed, allowing doctors to prescribe it to family members of drug users. Now, select pharmacies are qualified to dispense the drug without a doctor’s […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Cold weather keeps plumbing, heating experts busy with repairs

    by Heather Hintze on Dec 07, 21:03

    As temperatures drop during the winter, Circle Plumbing and Heating said its number of heat-related problems goes up. Installation manager Mark Wondzell said the company gets 30 to 40 calls a day ranging from failing zone valves to broken boiler pumps. He advises people to call a professional as soon as they notice something is […]

  • Alaska News

    Hundreds of dead puffins found on St. Paul Island may be linked to warmer ocean temps

    by Lauren Maxwell on Dec 07, 20:51

    Scientists with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service say warming ocean temperatures could be contributing to a new round of seabird deaths. Seabird biologist Kathy Kuletz says nearly 300 tufted puffins have washed up on the shores of St. Paul Island in Alaska’s Pribilof Islands since early October. It’s a significant number of deaths, according […]