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APD: Parent with gun apprehended outside West High

Alaska News

Suicide awareness discussion follows cluster of suicides in Hooper Bay

Alaska News

Repsol's restructuring of North Slope assets could mean layoffs in Alaska


EY2015: 'Not in our Smokehouse' theme hits home for youth keynote speaker


Compromise reached in home team status for East and West highs




  • Fairbanks

    Alaska State Trooper injured in crash while on duty

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 13, 19:29

    An Alaska State Trooper who made several appearances on the National Geographic Channel’s show about troopers was injured during a collision with another vehicle. Trooper Ryan Mau was responding to a report of a dead moose at 11:13 p.m. on Saturday near Milepost 1421 of the Alaska Highway when the collision occurred. Two other vehicles were […]

  • Only in Alaska

    EY 2015 stresses Native language revitalization

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 13, 18:44

    Rhythmic drumming pulsed through the Dena’ina Center as the Kodiak Alutiiq Dancers took the stage. Elders say those kind of performances at the Elders and Youth Conference are a small step towards bringing back Native languages. “A lot of the dances they do are stories of how we lived and how our ancestors lived,” explained […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Alaska veterans set off on Honor Flight

    by Shannon Ballard on Oct 13, 18:42

    The number of World War II veterans is dwindling, but a local group has one last mission for the surviving members. Amidst the hustle and bustle of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on Tuesday, there was a celebration and a warm welcome for some very special passengers. 23 veterans from across Alaska embarked on a trip […]

  • Alaska News

    State asks U.S. Supreme Court to review Roadless decision

    by Associated Press on Oct 13, 15:09

    The state of Alaska wants the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appeals court decision that reinstated prohibitions on road-building and timber harvests in roadless areas of the Tongass National Forest. In July, a divided appeals court found the U.S. Department of Agriculture did not give a reasoned explanation for reversing course and creating a […]

  • Crime

    Former Anchorage teacher pleads guilty to defrauding elderly woman

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 13, 14:54

    A trip to Las Vegas, new clothes and maximum ATM withdrawals for a month — today a former Anchorage School District teacher pleaded guilty to stealing thousands from an elderly woman’s bank account. Susanna Difranco admitted to wire fraud and access device fraud to illegally gain access to the woman’s bank account, court documents say. […]

  • Alaska News

    Council advances 4 finalists for Anchorage judgeship

    by Associated Press on Oct 13, 13:08

    The Alaska Judicial Council is advancing four finalists for consideration for an upcoming vacancy on the Anchorage Superior Court. The nominees are private practice attorneys Dani Crosby and Kevin Fitzgerald; Josie Garton, an assistant public defender; and Jonathan Woodman, a senior assistant attorney general. Gov. Bill Walker will decide which of the nominees will succeed […]

  • Alaska News

    Repsol’s restructuring of North Slope assets could mean layoffs in Alaska

    by Sierra Starks on Oct 13, 13:07

    Repsol’s decision to restructure North Slope assets could mean layoffs for dozens of employees and contractors in Alaska. Following the Spanish energy company’s acquisition of Talisman Energy in May, Repsol made the decision to focus more of its capital investments into producing assets and less on exploration growth, according to an email from Jan Sieving, Repsol’s North America […]

  • DayBreak

    The return of Thursday Night at the Fights

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 13, 12:43

    Bringing boxing entertainment to Anchorage for more than two decades. On Thursday the action returns to the ring at the Egan Center. Jim Patton with Jim Patton Promotions joined Daybreak to talk about what’s in store this season for Thursday Night at the Fights. “We have had a couple of world champions come out of the […]

  • DayBreak

    Talking the AFN Convention with Visit Anchorage

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 13, 12:06

    Thousands of people are in Anchorage this week for one of Alaska’s largest conferences. The Alaska Federation of Natives Convention kicks off in a few days, and is host to culture, art, performances and workshops. Julie Saupe, the CEO of Visit Anchorage, joined Daybreak Tuesday morning to talk about what the convention has to offer. […]

  • Alaska News

    Shell drill vessels leave Arctic after oil exploration ends

    by Associated Press on Oct 13, 10:25

    Vessels used by Royal Dutch Shell PLC to drill for oil off Alaska have safely departed Arctic waters. Shell announced Sept. 28 it would cease further exploration in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas after spending upward of $7 billion on Arctic offshore exploration. The company cited disappointing results from an exploratory well drilled in the […]

  • Alaska News

    Oregon company sells southeast Alaska commuter operations

    by Associated Press on Oct 13, 9:16

    An Oregon-based commuter airline has sold its Alaska operations to a Gustavus company. The Juneau Empire reports (http://is.gd/zd7Jbe) that the sale of Wings of Alaska to Fjord Flying Services by SeaPort Airlines of Portland takes effect Saturday. SeaPort president Robert McKinney says in a statement that air service to rural Alaska communities has many unique […]

  • Fairbanks

    $20M asphalt plant under construction in North Pole

    by Associated Press on Oct 13, 8:49

    A new $20 million asphalt plant will be built in North Pole. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/AvLUeb) Petro Star Inc. announced the plant at its North Pole Refinery. The plant will be built this winter, and asphalt production is expected to begin in the spring. Among the customers for the asphalt will be the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD: Parent with gun apprehended outside West High

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 13, 8:32

    Updated on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 12:10 p.m. ANCHORAGE – An armed parent was apprehended outside West High School Tuesday morning with no injuries reported, authorities say. Shortly before 8 a.m., a man and woman entered the high school. The man then demanded to see his children — students at the school, said Anchorage Police […]

  • Alaska News

    Fish & Game reminds drivers to slow down for moose

    by Bonney Bowman on Oct 13, 7:55

    After two people died in crashes with moose this weekend, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is asking drivers to slow down. One crash happened early Saturday on De Armoun Road. The other was early Sunday on Minnesota Drive. Both drivers and the moose involved died. Fish and Game says they see an uptick in crashes this […]

  • Local

    Compromise reached in home team status for East and West highs

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 12, 23:53

    Updated on Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. The Alaska School Activities Association announced a revision to their earlier decision regarding East and West’s state semi-final football game this Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. East, the “higher” seed, will play as the “home team” at West Anchorage High School and use the bleachers and sidelines of […]

  • Alaska News

    Suicide awareness discussion follows cluster of suicides in Hooper Bay

    by Daniella Rivera on Oct 12, 23:10

    It’s not an easy thing to talk about, but prevention advocates say if Alaskans don’t discuss suicide, the already high rate will continue to climb. Alaska has the second highest suicide rate per capita in the nation. Recently, there were four in Hooper Bay in just 16 days. And the problem isn’t just in rural […]

  • US/World

    Fire official: 2 firefighters killed, 2 hurt in Kansas City

    by Associated Press on Oct 12, 20:55

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City Fire Department official says two firefighters were killed and two were injured when a burning building collapsed. Fire Department Battalion Chief James Garrett tells the Kansas City Star crews were dispatched to a building on the northeast side of town around 7:30 p.m. Monday. He says firefighters found the […]

  • Alaska News

    New robot camera can ‘see’ under water

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 12, 20:00

    Alaska State Troopers are excited about a new tool that can help them with rescue and recovery underwater. Troopers and Village Public Safety Officers are training with a submersible robotic camera that uses sonar to find objects or bodies underwater. Troopers said it would come in handy in places where divers aren’t available to search […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    City considers new housing options for homeless

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 12, 19:37

    Anchorage is hosting the annual conference of the Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness this week. Mayor Ethan Berkowitz spoke Monday morning, telling the crowd that ending homelessness in Anchorage is a top priority for his administration. Nancy Burke, Anchorage’s Homelessness Coordinator, said the city favors a “housing first” model, which she said could take […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    EY2015: ‘Not in our Smokehouse’ theme hits home for youth keynote speaker

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 12, 18:59

    Hundreds of Alaska Natives from around the state are gathered in Anchorage for the 2015 Elders and Youth Conference. This year’s theme is “Not in Our Smokehouse,” a call to action to shed negativity and focus on a brighter future for Alaska’s youth. Youth keynote speaker, 18-year-old Lacayah Engebretson, reminisced about growing up in fish […]