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  • DayBreak

    Exploring flu shot fallacies with Dr. Bruce Kiessling

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 02, 10:28

    Flu season is right around the corner, but it’s not too early to prevent getting it. Dr. Bruce Kiessling joined Daybreak Wednesday to discuss the medical misconceptions of the flu shot. The earlier you get immunized the better, he says. “Takes you two weeks after you get an immunization for your immunity to be boosted […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Sept. 2

    by Rachael Penton on Sep 02, 8:49

    Anchorage Mostly sunny with highs in the lower 60s. Kenai and Prince William Sound Mostly sunny with highs in the lower 60s. Southeast Partly to mostly sunny with highs in the lower 60s. Interior Mostly sunny with highs in the 50s and 60s. North Slope Partly sunny to mostly cloudy. Highs in the 40s. Mat-Su […]

  • Crime

    3rd suspect charged in connection with deadly Lane Street shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 02, 8:14

    A third man has been charged in connection with an early morning East Anchorage shooting that left one dead, police say. Nathaniel Terrell, 35, has been charged with second-degree murder and first-degree burglary in connection with the Aug. 23 shooting of 19-year-old Byzantium Hill at a home on Lane Street, according to a statement from Anchorage […]

  • Local

    Despite injury, Soldotna RB still contributing

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 02, 7:46

    One star is still shining. It would have been easy for Soldotna High School senior running back Drew Gibbs to have packed it in. Instead, he continues to shine with his Stars’ teammates. In the season opener, the highly recruited Gibbs tore the ACL in his left knee. Season over. Or was it? Gibbs is now serving […]

  • Alaska

    North America’s tallest peak shorter in new measurement

    by Associated Press on Sep 02, 7:15

    North America’s tallest mountain just got a shorter name. Now it has a shorter elevation. Denali, the Alaska mountain formerly known as Mount McKinley, now measures 20,310 at its highest point in a new official elevation the U.S. Geological Survey announced Wednesday. That’s 10 feet less than the old measurement of 20,320 feet. The change […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    Kotzebue to Obama: Paglagiptigin (We welcome you)

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 23:58

    When President Barack Obama touches down in Kotzebue late Wednesday afternoon, he’ll be greeted by more than 2,000 American flags — placed around town in preparation for his arrival. Later in the day, the president is scheduled to speak at the school in Kotzebue. Afterward, he will get a tour of the Kotzebue Shore Avenue […]

  • State

    Medicaid expansion program begins accepting applications

    by Jacquie Slater on Sep 01, 23:39

    It’s a day that’s been months in the making: On Tuesday, Gov. Bill Walker’s Medicaid expansion program began accepting applications. With the official rollout, more than 20,000 Alaskans who previously did not qualify for Medicaid coverage became eligible. Officials say the expanded Medicaid program will cater to mostly single adults, ages 19 to 64, who […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Man recently rescued from sinking canoe reported missing by family

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 23:27

    A 55-year-old man who was recently rescued from his sinking canoe has been reported missing by his family, U.S. Coast Guard officials say. Bruce Gronewald was last seen by his family as he departed on a kayaking trip on Monday night around 9 p.m. When he did not return, a family member contacted authorities to report his […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    Dillingham waiting to welcome Obama to ‘salmon country’

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 23:26

    Verner Wilson says anticipation is high as the community waits for President Barack Obama, who is scheduled to arrive on Wednesday. “We’ve been making welcome signs all day,” said Wilson, who is originally from Dillingham. “We are ready to welcome him to salmon country.” There are many environmental issues that the community is concerned about, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mall at Sears Carrs to close

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 20:11

    The Carrs in the midtown Mall at Sears will close this month, a spokesperson says. The last day of operations will be Sept. 12, according to spokesperson Tairsa Worman. The grocery store is closing because it is underperforming, she says. Worman says she does not know what, if anything, will move into the space. An email […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    1st day of school in brand new building for Anchorage’s Rilke Schule students

    by Liz Raines on Sep 01, 19:58

    Tuesday, Sept. 1, was the first day of school for students at Rilke Schule German School of Arts and Sciences – and also their first classes in the school’s brand new building. The German immersion school’s founders say they’ve grown to have a student body of nearly 500 students and simply didn’t have enough space. Last year, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage mayor announces rollout of energy-efficient LED streetlights

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 18:49

    At Monday’s Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER), Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced his plans to install LED lighting along the municipality’s streets in an effort to make Anchorage more energy efficient. Berkowitz has already tasked the muni’s Municipal Maintenance and Operations Department with compiling an inventory of Anchorage’s lighting […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Lone entry in Alaska State Fair pumpkin weigh-off destroyed in mishap

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 01, 16:38

    Alaska is home to some freakishly huge vegetables, and farmers have tended to them for months in hopes of winning big at this year’s Alaska State Fair. Dale Marshall’s goal was to grow the state’s largest pumpkin. At last year’s weigh-off he was just four pounds short of the 1,287-pound record. “The pumpkin has to […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    Obama in Seward: Exit Glacier confirms climate change concern

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 14:49

    Day 2 of President Barack Obama’s trip to Alaska began with a breakfast stop in Anchorage at Snow City Cafe. The president then boarded Marine One and he and the air convoy headed to Seward. Touching down close to 11:30 a.m., Obama was greeted by Jean Bardarson, mayor of the City of Seward, and Bert Frost, regional […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Labor Day weekend getaways

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 01, 12:06

    The unofficial end to summer is right around the corner. Still, Alaskans won’t hesitate to take advantage of the upcoming Labor Day weekend. Family fun expert Erin Kirkland joined Daybreak Tuesday with her Top 5 list of destinations and activities for the long weekend ahead: Camping and hiking in Denali National Park and Preserve “Hurricane Turn” […]

  • Money

    UPDATE: ConocoPhillips says Alaska will be affected by expected job cuts

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 11:35

    Energy company ConocoPhillips has confirmed that it is making more cuts to its 18,100-member global workforce — and Alaska will again be affected by those cuts. The company confirmed Tuesday afternoon that it expects approximately 10 percent of its global workforce to be impacted through those reductions. ConocoPhillips says the biggest proportion of the cuts will […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    President Obama grabs breakfast to-go at Anchorage’s Snow City Cafe

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 11:23

    Diners at Anchorage’s well-known Snow City Cafe were greeted to a special surprise Tuesday morning: a visit from President Barack Obama. A crowd gathered outside the restaurant, eager to catch a glimpse of the President as he stopped in to grab a to-go order before his scheduled visit to Exit Glacier in Seward. And what […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage police searching for man in connection with overnight crime spree

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 10:46

    Anchorage police are looking for a man they believe is connected to a rash of crimes overnight, including vehicle theft and robbery. Around midnight Tuesday, Anchorage Police Department dispatch received a report about a person “possibly using drugs” inside a white sport-utility vehicle near Third Avenue and Lane Street in East Anchorage. When officers approached […]

  • Alaska

    White House: Alaska’s Medicaid expansion ‘right decision’

    by Associated Press on Sep 01, 10:12

    The White House is praising Alaska Gov. Bill Walker’s expansion of Medicaid over the wishes of the Republican-led Legislature, calling it the “right decision.” Alaska on Tuesday became the 29th state to expand Medicaid. White House spokesman Josh Earnest, who is traveling in Alaska with President Barack Obama, said expansion prioritizes “the heath of the […]

  • Alaska

    Bethel homeless shelter receives state grant

    by Associated Press on Sep 01, 8:22

    A homeless shelter in Bethel has been awarded state funding even as the Alaska Legislature continues to slash the budget. KYUK-AM reports (http://bit.ly/1PIlKbK) that Bethel Winter House has received $29,000 through the Community Initiative Matching Grant Program. This is the second year the shelter has received a state grant. Winter House Chair Eva Malvich says […]