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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    New housing development set to break ground near downtown Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 23, 22:53

    Plans for a new housing project near downtown Anchorage are well underway, according to its developer.  Known as Downtown Edge, the development is part of a larger project designed to improve an area between downtown and the Port of Anchorage. Downtown Edge will consist of 28 townhouses that will boast a view of Mount Susitna, […]

  • US/World

    Anchorage skier killed by avalanche in Canada

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 23, 22:50

    A 32-year-old Anchorage woman died in Canada Saturday morning after she and two friends were caught in an avalanche. The group had been skiing in the back country near Qua Peak in British Columbia when the avalanche occurred, according to a statement from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). “The three were described as experienced […]

  • Crime

    Troopers: Home invasion turns into homicide investigation

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 23, 21:29

    What was initially reported by Alaska State Troopers as a home invasion and shooting has since become a homicide investigation. In an online dispatch published Monday morning, troopers said the incident was reported at 8:47 p.m. on Sunday in Soldotna. One person was injured and taken to Central Peninsula Hospital with life-threatening injuries, the Peninsula […]

  • Crime

    Caught on camera: Midtown store burglarized for third time

    by Eric Ruble on Jan 23, 20:50

    Employees at the Nutz Gadget store in midtown Anchorage are frustrated. Early Saturday morning, thieves burglarized the business for the third time in less than six months. Thankfully, the store’s security cameras captured the entire incident. In the footage, two people can be seen approaching the store and breaking a hole in the front door’s […]

  • Money

    Lithium batteries the culprits in Samsung Note 7 debacle, company finds

    by Kris Van Cleave / CBS News on Jan 23, 20:28

    It was overheating Samsung Galaxy Note 7 incidents that prompted a worldwide recall and months-long investigation by 700 Samsung engineers. Over 200,000 devices and more than 30,000 lithium-ion batteries were tested. Samsung found that a design defect — incorrect battery positioning in the Galaxy Note 7’s upper right corner –caused the first wave of problems. […]

  • Alaska Politics

    BP signs cooperation agreement with state to advance gas project

    by Liz Raines on Jan 23, 20:15

    Alaska’s plans for a liquefied natural gas pipeline got a bit of a boost Monday. Oil giant BP and the state have inked a new agreement that calls for BP to assist the state in finding financing for its gas project, known as AKLNG. In August, BP, ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil announced they were ending their […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage crews repair hundreds of street signs damaged by drivers

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 23, 19:51

    Drivers having a tough time on snowy roads have been taking a toll on street signs. The municipality’s Paint and Sign Shop reported 971 repairs so far this winter; last winter crews repaired 1802 signs. As the snow piles up around town, the orders at the shop start to stack up too. “There’s your perfect […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Heavy snow not a big concern for Anchorage roofs yet, company says

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jan 23, 19:47

    A local roofing company said most Anchorage residents don’t need to start shoveling their roofs yet, or worry too much about the snow load. Jason Dial, with Rain Proof Roofing, said in most circumstances, the company recommends shoveling when snow reaches a height of about 32 inches. He said most people in Anchorage still have […]

  • Alaska Politics

    State considers buying ConocoPhillips LNG facility in Nikiski

    by Liz Raines on Jan 23, 19:18

    The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) isn’t reaching its hand out to lawmakers for new money on the state’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) pipeline project — known as AKLNG — but it is looking at taking on a new facility. In a presentation before the Senate Resources Committee Monday, AGDC confirmed it is in discussions […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Gov. Walker introduces legislation to make Alaska IDs federally compliant

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 23, 17:20

    Gov. Bill Walker introduced legislation Monday to bring Alaska into compliance with the REAL ID Act. Without compliant identification cards, Alaskans may not be able to go on base or be allowed through security checkpoints at airports as early as June 6. Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act established standards for driver […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Alaska dividend bill draws support from unusual allies

    by Becky Bohrer / AP on Jan 23, 14:41

    Legislators on opposite ends of the political spectrum are supporting an Alaska Senate bill to restore the portion of Alaskans’ oil wealth checks cut by Gov. Bill Walker last year. Walker vetoed half the checks after legislative sessions that focused on the state’s multibillion-dollar deficit ended in gridlock. Senators who want the rest of the […]

  • Crime

    Alaska man caught with meth on ferry sentenced to prison

    by Associated Press on Jan 23, 13:49

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A 21-year-old man caught transporting methamphetamine on a ferry running between Washington state and Ketchikan, Alaska, has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison. The Juneau Empire reported Sunday that Jason Corey Vincent Alto was sentenced last week to 20 months in prison. Court documents say Alto was stopped by Alaska […]

  • DayBreak

    Spinning for a cause with Revolutions on Super Bowl weekend

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 23, 13:46

    Spinning and burning calories for a cause the day before Super Bowl 51. Revolutions is a fundraiser for Anchorage Project Access. Spinning is a term used for indoor cycling exercises with other people in a group. The nonprofit has been in Anchorage for the past decade and coordinates donated health care for those that need […]

  • Teacher of the Week

    Teacher of the Week: Kaity Williamson

    by Megan Mazurek on Jan 23, 13:42

    For Kaity Williamson, teaching is her dream job. “Everyday is different, the kids are awesome,” she explained. Williamson is a biology teacher at Service High School and is helping her students explore careers in biomedical sciences. “Health care is definitely an up and coming need in this nation and our kids are hopefully going to fill […]

  • Weather News

    Seward declares state of emergency after heavy snowfall

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 23, 13:16

    Heavy snowfall caused the City of Seward to declare a state of emergency Saturday, according to a letter written by Seward city manager Jim Hunt. In the document, dated Jan. 21, Hunt said city crews were managing roads “as well as it can” and noted that emergency service areas had been cleared. The letter also […]

  • Weather News

    13 inches of weekend snow boosts Anchorage into record books

    by Associated Press on Jan 23, 12:36

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Winter conditions more closely associated with Alaska have returned to the state’s largest city after two years of low snowfall totals. National Weather Service meteorologist Rebecca Duell says Anchorage has received 23.8 inches of snow so far in January. That’s the second highest total for the start of a calendar year […]

  • US/World

    Officer smashes window to save woman trapped in burning car

    by Associated Press on Jan 23, 11:57

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – A woman who was trapped in a burning car is hailing a Washington state officer as a hero after he bashed in her window and pulled her to safety, a rescue caught on the officer’s body camera. Video shows Officer Tim Schwering of the city of Spokane repeatedly smashing the window […]

  • Fairbanks

    Fairbanks finds police chief conducted other business on job

    by Associated Press on Jan 23, 8:41

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – The Fairbanks mayor’s office says a former city police chief did have a conflict of interest that barred him from the job. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Friday Mayor Jim Matherly’s office said in a news release that the investigation into former Fairbanks Police Chief Randall Aragon’s personal security-survey business is complete […]

  • Outdoors

    Arctic Valley gets enough snow to open for skiing

    by Daniella Rivera on Jan 22, 22:43

    With more than a foot of fresh snow, the Arctic Valley Ski Area opened Sunday for the first time this season. “Me and my buddies came out thinking we’re just going to get a couple turns, a couple laps in,” said snowboarder Reynaldo Perez-Figueredo. “It ended up being an all-day affair and some deep, awesome […]

  • Weather News

    Records fall as snow accumulates across Southcentral

    by Melissa Frey on Jan 22, 13:40

    The latest round of snow across southcentral Alaska is setting new records. The snow started falling in Anchorage around 6 p.m. Friday and continued to fall through Saturday night. As of 9 p.m., 12 inches of snow had fallen at the National Weather Service office in west Anchorage, with more on the way. Most of […]