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DOT: Whittier tunnel closed due to rockfall


Blind activist urges self-advocacy for Alaskans with disabilities


Kenai teacher unions vote to ratify contract


Putting bees to bed: Overwintering honeybee hives in Alaska


Anchorage Assembly opens the floor for commentary on Berkowitz' 2017 budget




  • US/World

    Marine Corps blames pilot error for deadly Hawaii crash

    by Associated Press on Oct 26, 16:28

    The Marine Corps is blaming pilot error and other factors for the nighttime collision of two helicopters that killed 12 Marines off the coast of Hawaii. Marine Corps Forces Pacific spokesman Lt. Col. Curtis Hill said in a statement Tuesday that an investigation determined the reasons for the January crash. Hill says contributing factors were […]

  • Marijuana News

    Marijuana Control Board meeting in Nome canceled, rescheduled for Friday at UAA

    by Shannon Ballard on Oct 26, 16:16

    Thursday’s Marijuana Control Board meeting in Nome has been canceled because of bad weather. Members will instead meet Friday at the University of Alaska Anchorage, the board announced Wednesday. Two hot-topic issues expected to be discussed are on-site consumption and requirements for so-called “bud tenders,” those who will handle marijuana in retail stores. Some argue the […]

  • Crime

    Troopers: Wasilla man set bedroom on fire, assaulted family members

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 26, 15:42

    Alaska State Troopers say a man set a bedroom on fire in a Wasilla home Tuesday night. Troopers arrested the man, 20-year-old Mose Falaniko, at the home on W. Hoot Hollow Circle. They first responded to the home when someone reported a disturbance at 10:19 p.m., according to an online dispatch. Falaniko allegedly assaulted family […]

  • Crime

    Police: Eagle River resident robbed at gunpoint helps find thieves using ‘Find My iPhone’ feature

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 26, 14:39

    ANCHORAGE — Two people were found and arrested by Anchorage police Tuesday evening after a robbery victim tracked his stolen smartphone to their location. In a release Wednesday, police said they received a call around 8 p.m. from an Eagle River resident who had been robbed at gunpoint after taking money from a gas station ATM. After […]

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: Project Manager

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 26, 14:23

    Looking to put your organizational and communication skills to work? Then a career in project management might be in your wheelhouse. Josiane Ballin, the president of the Project Management Institute of Alaska, and Martha Peck with the Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium stopped by Daybreak to discuss the industry’s pay and how to get started. […]

  • DayBreak

    Blind activist urges self-advocacy for Alaskans with disabilities

    by Sierra Starks on Oct 26, 11:08

    Moving boxes are stacking up in Lynne Koral’s home in Airport Heights — a sign that she and her guide dog Noelle’s Alaska adventure is coming to an end. “It’s hard for her, too, because things are moving out, couches are gone,” Koral said of Noelle. “I think she’s not sure what’s happening.” Koral won’t be […]

  • Alaska News

    Fuel spill cleanup continues after tank overturns along Richardson Highway

    by KTVA / AP on Oct 26, 10:33

    Last updated at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26 A semi pulling two diesel fuel tank trailers crashed last week on the Richardson Highway and one tank landed in a river bed north of Valdez. Alaska State Troopers on Monday said the tank trailer — driven by 59-year-old Dale Cropp — overturned and landed in an […]

  • Education

    Kenai teacher unions vote to ratify contract

    by Associated Press on Oct 26, 8:38

    Teachers and support staff in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District have voted to ratify a proposed tentative agreement on their contracts. The Peninsula Clarion reports that the Kenai Peninsula Educational Association and the Kenai Peninsula Educational Support Association reached the tentative deal with the school district in September. The agreement came after more than […]

  • Business/Economy

    State officials consider rules for pot shop workers

    by Associated Press on Oct 26, 7:35

    Alaska’s growing marijuana industry is attracting workers, but proposed regulations for employees that many have deemed too harsh may keep industry hopefuls from entering the field. The Alaska Journal of Commerce reports state Marijuana Control Board Chairman Peter Mlynarik says the rules are meant to ensure new hires have some sort of background check. But […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage Assembly opens the floor for commentary on Berkowitz’ 2017 budget

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 25, 23:06

    The Anchorage Assembly held the first public discussion on the municipality’s budget for 2017 on Tuesday night. The big question — how to fill the “$40 million hole” left by a large decrease in funding from the state, which is battling through its own budget deficit. In the mayor’s proposed budget, a number of cuts […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Large fire damages trailer on A Street

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 25, 22:34

    ANCHORAGE — A detached trailer in midtown Anchorage was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at the scene Tuesday night. The fire, which was visible for several blocks, was reported at 9:09 p.m., according to a statement from the Anchorage Fire Department. A dozen units responded to the fire on the 2600 block of A […]

  • Local

    24 years to an overnight success: Trotter claims first title

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 25, 20:54

    If winning a high school state football championship in Alaska were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. And they don’t. Jeff Trotter finally did. He’d been part of the football staff as an assistant for 18 years in the Anchorage area, but Friday night marked his first as the head coach of a program. In […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Putting bees to bed: Overwintering honeybee hives in Alaska

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 25, 20:37

    The fields at Dee Barker’s Earthworks Farm in Palmer are frozen, the last of her vegetables are covered in a few inches of fresh snow. That first sign of winter means it’s time to put her honeybees to bed. “When they go into hibernation, they go into a cluster around the queen to keep her […]

  • Arctic

    UN agency to hear from Arctic indigenous leaders

    by Lauren Frost / KNOM on Oct 25, 19:59

    A panel of representatives from Arctic indigenous communities will address the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London on Wednesday afternoon. The IMO is a United Nations specialized agency that regulates shipping worldwide. This may be the first time that Arctic indigenous leaders have appeared in front of the IMO. One of the organizers of this session is […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mears Middle School students ‘mix it up at lunch’ in effort to end bullying

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 25, 19:57

    Sometimes it’s tough to talk to people you don’t know, but if you push yourself to do it, you might be surprised. Some students at Mears Middle School learned that lesson on Tuesday when they took part in a national event called Mix it up at Lunch Day. School counselor Michelle Keller said it’s a […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Behind the Ballot: Steve Lindbeck for US House of Representatives

    by Liz Raines on Oct 25, 19:41

    Steve Lindbeck is now the 24th person to try to unseat Alaska’s longest-serving congressman, Rep. Don Young. He doesn’t have the same name recognition as past contenders, but he’s hopeful his personal outreach can make up the difference. Phone call after phone call, Lindbeck has managed to mount a competitive campaign against Young. He’s raised even […]

  • Fairbanks

    Fairbanks police chief put back on administrative leave by new mayor

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 25, 17:45

    In one of his first official acts as the new mayor of Fairbanks, Mayor Jim Matherly placed Police Chief Randall Aragon back on paid administrative leave, effective immediately. The Fairbanks Police Department issued a statement Tuesday announcing the move. Aragon was originally placed on administrative leave in September while the city investigated claims of conflict […]

  • Crime

    Man accused of murder extradited to Alaska to face trial

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 25, 17:34

    Riek Gat made his first appearance in Alaska court on Tuesday for his alleged role in an August murder. Gat was extradited from West Virginia, where he fled soon after 22-year-old Michael Mitchell’s murder. Mitchell was shot multiple times in the head and chest and left to die on Campbell Airstrip Road. He was found […]

  • Alaska News

    DOT: Whittier tunnel closed due to rockfall

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 25, 17:19

    Updated at 1:56 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26 A rockfall inside the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, which provides access to Whittier, forced the tunnel’s closure Tuesday, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said at least one large rock fell overnight and was discovered in the tunnel Tuesday […]

  • Alaska News

    Olympian Alev Kelter to speak at Alaska Women’s Summit

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 25, 15:31

    Olympian Alev Kelter is back home in Alaska. She competed in the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Brazil on the women’s rugby team. Emily Carlson sat down with her to discuss her experience in Rio de Janeiro and what’s next for the Alaska athlete. Both Carlson and Kelter will be speaking at the 2016 Alaska […]