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  • US/World

    Alaska Airlines adds flights from Seattle to Charleston, SC

    by Associated Press on Apr 28, 6:49

    Alaska Airlines is beginning nonstop flights from its Seattle hub to Charleston in November. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/1doc7SF) that the airline is also adding nonstop service to Nashville, Tennessee, and Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina. Alaska Airline’s vice president John Kirby told the newspaper the move adds three cities to its […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Alaskans with family in Nepal try to stay connected

    by Alexis Fernandez on Apr 28, 6:44

    For the past few days, Lisa Tamang has been calling her parents to make sure they’re safe. They were on their way to visit relatives in Nepal when the earthquake struck. “The calls are limited,” Tamang said. “It cuts off after like five minutes.” Her parents were on their way to Kathmandu when they ”had to […]

  • Local

    East High softball wins 2 more, improves winning streak to 65

    by KTVA Sports on Apr 27, 23:53

    It was a two-game roundup for the East Anchorage High School softball team Monday night as the T-Birds made quick work of both Eagle River (15-0) and West (12-3). Coming into the day, Eagle River was looking for its first win of the season, but it would have had to come at the hands of […]

  • State

    Walker calls special session, says it’s critical Legislature pass fully funded budget

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 27, 20:54

      Gov. Bill Walker has called a special session after both the Alaska House and Senate adjourned Monday without passing a fully funded operating budget. The budget was passed by both bodies earlier in the day, but not enough votes were received to use the State’s Constitutional Budget Reserve to balance the budget. As it […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    JBER soldier returns from deployment, surprises daughter at school

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 27, 19:45

    Scenic Park Elementary School got a special visitor today. The surprise visit was extra special for one student — as it was her father who showed up to her second-grade class, home from deployment at last.

  • State

    Operating budget passes without full funding

    by Kate McPherson on Apr 27, 17:29

    The House of Representatives passed the state’s 2016 operating budget Monday afternoon. But there’s one big problem: There’s no money to fund it. “In failing to send the governor a budget that is funded, we have failed in our obligated duties,” said Rep. Dan Ortiz, of Ketchikan. Passed with a vote of 26 to 12, […]

  • Crime

    2 Gambell men charged in theft of 80 pizzas

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 27, 17:10

    Two men have been arrested after stealing several dozen pizzas and trying to resell them to police, authorities say. At 10 a.m. Sunday, Nome troopers were notified of the theft of 80 frozen pizzas from the Gambell Native Store warehouse during a burglary sometime earlier that morning, according to an online dispatch from Alaska State […]

  • Alaska

    Tanana man killed in ATV crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 27, 16:12

    A 46-year-old Tanana man died after the ATV he was riding veered off the road and struck a tree Sunday night, authorities say. At about 9 p.m. Sunday, the Tanana Village Public Safety Officer was contacted about an ATV crash on Mission Hill Road, roughly two miles from the Yukon River village, according to an […]

  • State

    Legislature passes bill allowing international child support enforcement

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 27, 15:39

    The Alaska Legislature has passed a bill that would amend state child support laws to match provisions provided under a 2007 international treaty the U.S. signed and enacted, ensuring the continued receipt of $64 million for Alaska’s child support and aid programs. Gov. Bill Walker introduced HB 106 to the House in February. The bill would add child support […]

  • US/World

    UPDATE: Baltimore riots escalate, National Guard activated

    by CNN / AP on Apr 27, 15:10

    10:20 a.m. A spokesman says Monday’s riot is the first time the Maryland National Guard has been called up for a civil disturbance in the state since 1968, when Baltimore erupted in violence after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Guard spokesman Lt. Charles Kohler says about 500 guardsmen are being deployed in Baltimore […]

  • US/World

    The Latest: Prosecutor says Holmes’ evaluators didn’t agree

    by Associated Press on Apr 27, 12:36

    5:25 p.m. (MDT) Court has adjourned for the day in the Colorado theater shooting trial after James Holmes’ attorneys completed their opening statement. Public defender Katherine Spengler ended by telling jurors that Holmes’ reason for opening fire in the suburban Denver theater in 2012 might not be satisfying to them. “The ‘why’ is coming from […]

  • Alaska

    A moving target: Postal inspectors root out liquor by mail

    by Ben Matheson / KYUK on Apr 27, 12:09

    Citizens in Bethel are weighing a decision on a proposal for the for the first liquor store in decades. In the shadow of the debate is a powerful and elaborate bootlegging economy across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. A small team of federal law enforcement agents with the United States Postal Inspection Service is working to keep alcohol out […]

  • Alaska

    Snowmachiner rescued after sustaining serious injuries

    by Hope Miller on Apr 27, 12:08

    A Valdez man snowmachining with a group near Thompson Pass was hospitalized after sustaining serious injuries in a crash Saturday, authorities say. Andrew Doherty, 29, was flown to a hospital in Valdez before being taken to Anchorage for treatment, according to an online dispatch from Alaska State Troopers. Allie Hendrickson, spokeswoman for the City of […]

  • State

    Alaska Senate accepts budget proposal

    by Associated Press on Apr 27, 12:06

    The Alaska Senate has voted to accept a budget proposal that, without the support of House Democrats, could leave state government partially funded. The House’s Democratic-led minority has opposed cuts to education included in the budget, as well as the budget’s rejection of negotiated pay raises for labor union contracts for next year, among other […]

  • Teacher of the Week

    Teacher of the Week: Brandon Hipsak

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 27, 11:25

    “Keeping it real” with his students is the key to success for Service High School English teacher Brandon Hipsak. “I treat them respectfully. I demand responsibility out of them. I demand effort out of them, and if I don’t get those three components they know they’ll be in trouble and they’ll have to serve something […]

  • DayBreak

    United Way hosts scavenger hunt to support kids in the community

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 27, 11:09

    Pull a team together and put your thinking caps on — United Way of Anchorage is hosting its first downtown scavenger hunt. It’s all to support programs and special works like 90% by 2020, which helps Anchorage kids succeed. On Monday, Aimee Chauvot, United Way’s grassroots fundraising director, joined Daybreak to explain how the event works. “On […]

  • US/World

    State Dep’t: 4 Americans dead in Nepal quake, 2 identified

    by CNN / AP on Apr 27, 10:48

      The State Department says at least four Americans have died in Nepal’s earthquake. Spokesman Jeff Rathke says all of the U.S. citizens were killed at the Mt. Everest base camp. He identified two as Thomas Ely Taplin and Vinh B. Truong. The other two haven’t been named yet, either because consular officials haven’t confirmed […]

  • Alaska

    1 million passengers expected on Alaska cruise lines in 2015

    by Associated Press on Apr 27, 10:07

    Alaska is preparing for a strong tourist season, with industry forecasts predicting about 1 million passengers on Alaska cruises. KTOO-FM reports (http://bit.ly/1DtcMa4) that former state lawmaker and current president of Cruise Lines International Association Alaska John Binkley expects a 3 percent increase in cruise passengers this year. Binkley also warned that as the cruise industry […]

  • Alaska

    Ketchikan-area lawmakers push for island-wide tobacco tax

    by Associated Press on Apr 27, 8:32

    Ketchikan local government officials are pushing for an island-wide tobacco tax which would include e-cigarettes. The Ketchikan Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1bKtkoS) that the Cooperative Relations Committee, a joint group of the Ketchikan City Council and the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly, unanimously voted Friday to work toward an excise tax on all cigarettes and tobacco products. […]

  • Local

    East High needs big bucks to host football games on campus

    by KTVA Sports on Apr 27, 8:25

    Charles Chandler has played home football games at home, yes — but never at his school. Chandler and the East High Thunderbirds play their home games at Anchorage Football Stadium. But Chandler wants to play one game at East before he graduates. “It’s nice to play in front of a crowd and fans that are […]