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  • DayBreak

    Anchorage sisters spreading holiday cheer with elf-grams

    by Sierra Starks on Dec 02, 12:47

    Two Anchorage sisters have dubbed themselves Santa’s little helpers this season. Morgan and Mia Grace Stratton have been delivering joy to the masses through elf-grams — song-and-dance routines — the two are serving up as a fundraiser. The idea was the brainchild of their mother, Jennifer Stratton, inspired by the movie “Elf” with Will Ferrell. […]

  • Crime

    Man who stabbed Fred Meyer employee indicted on assault, robbery charges

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 02, 12:20

    A 31-year-old Anchorage man who stabbed a security guard at the Midtown Fred Meyer was indicted by a grand jury on assault and robbery charges Thursday, according to a Friday release from the District Attorney’s Office. The criminal complaint states Steven Treadway was approached by a Fred Meyer loss prevention officer on Nov. 20 because the […]

  • Crime

    Teen convicted of shooting former radio host over vape charger

    by Associated Press on Dec 02, 12:18

    An 18-year-old Anchorage man who told police he killed his foster father because he took away a vapor cigarette charger has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder. State prosecutors say Peter Henry pleaded guilty Friday to killing 64-year-old Marvell Johnson on Oct. 6, 2014. Henry was 16 when Johnson died. A plea agreement calls for a […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Daybreak Adopt-a-Pet for Dec. 2, 2016

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 02, 12:00

    From Anchorage Animal Care and Control: Louie, Huey and Dewey: These young brothers are a little shy of people, but with gentle and patient handling, they’ll grow into fun little companions. Bun Bun and Bane: Two charming rabbits are looking for homes. Bun Bun has lived with a rabbit-friendly dog and cat before and enjoyed […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Young doesn’t see GOP as rubber stamp of Trump’s ideas

    by Becky Bohrer / AP on Dec 02, 11:14

    U.S. Rep. Don Young says there are similarities between the election of Donald Trump and the 1980 election of Ronald Reagan, which he says came during a period of “malaise” when people lacked hope and wanted change. Young is the longest-serving Republican in the House and Trump’s administration will be the ninth he’s served alongside. […]

  • Alaska News

    Ferry riders on Southeast route to see new ticket policy

    by Associated Press on Dec 02, 8:58

    The Alaska Marine Highway System is changing the way passengers pay for ferry sailings on a Southeast Alaska route starting next year. CoastAlaska News reports that ferry spokesman Jeremy Woodrow says those riding the small Lituya will pay for a round trip to go one direction and get a free trip on the way back. The […]

  • Alaska News

    Rescuers carry down skier after injury at Turnagain Pass

    by Associated Press on Dec 02, 8:07

    A 36-year-old Anchorage skier was carried to safety after an injury at Turnagain Pass. Alaska State Troopers say emergency responders in Soldotna on Wednesday received a call that Brett Harvey had been injured on Seattle Ridge and could not hike down. The nature of the injury was not disclosed. The Alaska Mountain Rescue Group, Anchorage […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska aims to ban smoking in public housing by spring

    by Associated Press on Dec 02, 7:45

    The federal government is giving public housing agencies nationwide 18 months to implement a ban on smoking, but the state of Alaska is looking to crack down on tobacco much sooner. KYUK-AM reports the director of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, Cathy Stone, says the state’s ban on smoking in public housing developments could take effect […]

  • Sports

    Streaming sports gets easier as NFL comes to CBS All Access

    by Associated Press on Dec 01, 21:44

    NEW YORK (AP) – CBS says NFL games are coming to its CBS All Access subscription service, making it a little easier for “cord cutters” to watch football without a pricey cable subscription. Games aired on CBS will be available for streaming on tablets, to TVs and on cbs.com starting Sunday, if customers live in […]

  • News

    State sponsors de-escalation training for officers

    by Lauren Maxwell on Dec 01, 21:14

    Being able to keep people calm is an important skill, especially if you work in a prison. It’s one reason why the Alaska Department of Corrections is sponsoring a four-day training in Palmer, where corrections officials and other law enforcement officers are learning to use their words instead of their weapons. The state is paying a Milwaukee […]

  • Health

    Alaska observes World AIDS Day

    by Bonney Bowman on Dec 01, 20:31

    Thursday is World AIDS Day, a time to remember those lost and support those living with the disease and commit to preventing its spread. The Four A’s, Alaska’s AIDS support group, says it currently serves around 260 people in Alaska who live with HIV or AIDS. The group also works to educate people about prevention and the importance […]

  • Energy

    Small oil company delays loan repayment after Walker cut tax credits

    by Liz Raines on Dec 01, 20:22

    Last summer, Gov. Bill Walker postponed hundreds of millions of dollars in oil tax credit payments for the second year in a row. “We just didn’t have the cash flow to fund those at this point,” Walker explained after announcing the budget veto in July. Now, companies that were counting on those credits say they’re feeling […]

  • Education

    Demolition begins on old Iditarod Elementary

    by Shannon Ballard on Dec 01, 19:36

    It’s the end of an era for some in the Mat-Su Borough School District. The old Iditarod Elementary School is being torn down. For years, there has been talk about what to do with the building, once students moved into a brand new building down the road. For a while, the Wasilla Police Department was […]

  • Weather News

    Snow blankets Hawaii summits amid winter storm warning

    by Associated Press on Dec 01, 17:45

    HONOLULU (AP) – It’s wintertime in Hawaii. The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a winter storm warning for the summits of Hawaii’s Big Island as wind and snow engulf the high peaks. Up to a foot of snow is possible on the summits of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes above 12,000 […]

  • Reality Check w/ John Tracy

    Reality Check w/ John Tracy: What is the ‘alt-right’ movement?

    by John Tracy on Dec 01, 17:25

    I don’t know about you, but I had never heard of the “so-called alt-right” movement until the last election. But it’s getting a lot of attention these days, so I’ll share what I’ve learned with you. “Alt-right” is shorthand for “alternative right.” The president of the National Policy Institute, 38-year-old Richard Spencer, describes it as […]

  • Photo Gallery

    Gallery: Alaska soldiers welcomed home from Kuwait

    by KTVA Web Staff on Dec 01, 17:19

    More than 100 soldiers with the U.S. Army’s 109th Transportation Company, known as the Muleskinners, returned to Anchorage early-Thursday morning, after spending nine months deployed to Kuwait.  The soldiers were greeted by hugs from friends and family at the Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, according to a release from the Army. This was […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD: Pedestrians struck by taxi downtown expected to survive, no citations issued

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 01, 16:51

    Three pedestrians struck by a taxi cab near Bean’s Cafe remained in critical condition Thursday afternoon, but were expected to survive, according to the Anchorage Police Department (APD). In an updated release issued Thursday, APD said two males and one female began to move across a crosswalk on Third Avenue, near Karluk Street, around 6 […]

  • Education

    Alaska announces new vendor for statewide student tests

    by Associated Press on Dec 01, 16:41

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska education department has chosen a new vendor for its statewide student tests after glitches earlier this year prompted cancellation of the tests. The department announced Thursday that tests from Minnesota-based Data Recognition Corp. will be given to students in 2017. In April, the department cited technical disruptions and concerns […]

  • DayBreak

    More than 100 films set to screen at the Anchorage film festival

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 01, 15:48

    More than 100 films from 25 countries “worth freezing for” are coming to Anchorage this weekend for the Anchorage International Film Festival (AIFF). Friday’s opening night will be the U.S. premiere of the Alaska-filmed “Sugar Mountain,” starring Cary Elwes, known from roles in “Saw” and “The Princess Bride,” as well as Jason Momoa from the show […]

  • Crime

    Suspected shooter in apparent murder-suicide son of ex-cop

    by Associated Press on Dec 01, 15:04

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – Police in Alaska say the suspected gunman in an apparent murder-suicide that left four dead at a Fairbanks hotel was the son of a former local police officer. Fairbanks police say the former officer, Al Hutton, was found crying in a second-floor hallway of the Hampton Inn Nov. 25. Police say […]