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  • DayBreak

    Mic Check in the Morning: Connor Larson

    by Daybreak Staff on May 27, 13:56

    He’s just out of high school and ready for the big stage. Soldotna High School graduate Connor Larson’s passion for singing and songwriting started his sophomore year after his grandfather gifted him a guitar. Since then he’s been playing at coffee shops and festivals around Alaska. Now that he is graduated from high school, he plans […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Walker breaks up tax proposals after legislative pushback

    by Becky Bohrer / AP on May 27, 13:25

    Gov. Bill Walker is breaking his tax proposals apart again after legislators pushed back on his decision to bundle them together for the special session. Walker on Friday introduced four separate bills in the House, relating to tax increases on motor fuels and the fishing and mining industries and reinstituting a personal income tax. During […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Daybreak Adopt-a-Pet for Friday, May 27

    by Daybreak Staff on May 27, 11:25

      From Anchorage Animal Care and Control One dog, two cats and four birds for you! Sammie: Meet Sammie, a friendly and easy-going girl who is looking for a walking companion. You’ll enjoy walking with Sammie because she’s easy on leash. She also sits nicely for treats and is ready and willing to learn more […]

  • News

    Closing Cooperative Extension could impact refugee garden program

    by Lauren Maxwell on May 27, 9:14

    Monday’s announcement that the University of Alaska plans to close the Anchorage and Sitka offices of the Cooperative Extension Service may have some fallout for popular programs. Longtime Cooperative Extension horticulturist Julie Riley said she’s concerned about a host of programs and classes offered by the Anchorage office; including the master gardener program and the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage police identify body found at Ship Creek

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 27, 8:30

    Updated at 8:32 a.m. on Friday, May 27 Police have identified the body of a man found last week on an island in the middle of Ship Creek as 45-year-old Dennis Haroldsen. In a release from the Anchorage Police Department on Friday morning, they reiterated statements that there were no immediate signs of foul play. […]

  • Crime

    Troopers arrest man suspected in stabbing at campsite

    by Associated Press on May 27, 8:28

    A dispute over a gun led to a stabbing Friday at a campsite near Wasilla. Alaska State Troopers say 27-year-old Joseph Larocque is being held on suspicion of assault and weapons misconduct. Troopers took a call on the stabbing just before 4 a.m. after the incident at Mile 16 Point Mackenzie Road. Witnesses told troopers […]

  • DayBreak

    Ask Alaska: How does fish-flavored baby food taste?

    by Sierra Starks on May 27, 8:18

    Fish-flavored baby food — one Anchorage mom says she has the formula. Bambino’s Baby Food, brainchild of Zoi Maroudas-Tziolas, boasts locally sourced ingredients and comes in several flavors but two stand out — Hali Halibut and Salmon Basket. Maroudas-Tziolas’ flavors are taste-test approved by her own daughter, Athina. Both salmon and halibut are favorites among Alaskans, but […]

  • Crime

    Drunk man steals front end loader, smashes it into liquor store and runs from police

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 27, 7:45

      ANCHORAGE — An intoxicated man led Anchorage police on a chase early Thursday morning after stealing a front end loader from a construction site, then crashing it into a liquor store and stealing booze. Police were called to the Brown Jug Liquor store at 2200 Northern Lights Blvd. around 3:20 a.m. Thursday after a […]

  • Weather News

    Anchorage Fire Department issues fire danger alert ahead of holiday weekend

    by KTVA 11 News on May 27, 7:35

    Updated at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 27 Officials are warning campers and those looking to enjoy the holiday weekend outdoors to play it safe, and forget the fire. The Anchorage Fire Department issued a high fire danger alert for the Memorial Day weekend, citing continued warm and dry weather. A complete burn ban has […]

  • Crime

    Vandal hits Kenai library, cause nearly $10,000 in damage

    by Associated Press on May 27, 7:26

    Authorities are investigating after a vandal caused thousands of dollars in damage at a Kenai library, leaving staff unsure whether they’ll be able to fund the replacement of the destroyed items. The Peninsula Clarion reports that Kenai Community Library Director Mary Jo Joiner says staff discovered several chairs and a stool covered with a paint-like substance. […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Caribou masks capture spirit of Nunamiut culture

    by Heather Hintze on May 26, 20:39

    Caribou mask making is an intricate art form Lela Ahgook has honed over time. At 72 years old, she’s now an elder in Anaktuvuk Pass, where she’s been creating masks since the 1960s. “Every piece of the caribou is here,” she pointed out where she used the hoof on the forehead of a mask lined […]

  • Military

    Safety Fair teaches outdoor safety to new military members

    by Bonney Bowman on May 26, 20:15

    Memorial Day weekend means it’s time to get outside and enjoy Alaska, but without the right skills and equipment exploring the backcountry can be risky — especially for people new to the state, like many soldiers and airmen stationed at JBER. Thursday, the base held the 4th annual Occupational and Recreational Safety Fair. The goal […]

  • News

    Anchorage doctor accused of overprescribing painkillers fights to keep license

    by Shannon Ballard on May 26, 19:45

    The Alaska State Medical Board has accused an Anchorage doctor of writing dangerous and potentially lethal prescriptions for his patients. The state suspended Dr. Mahmood Ahmad’s license earlier this month. On Thursday, he began his fight to appeal the decision and ultimately keep practicing in Alaska. Ahmad sat quietly as the first witness testified via […]

  • Reality Check w/ John Tracy

    Reality Check w/ John Tracy: The real reason to observe Memorial Day

    by John Tracy on May 26, 16:48

    I don’t know what you’re doing this Memorial Day, but chances are it will bear little resemblance to the reason we observe it. Whether you consider it the official start of summer, or the time to get a great deal on an appliance, the origins of the holiday can be traced to one of the […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Trump agrees to debate Sanders; Fox News is ‘interested’

    by Associated Press on May 26, 16:10

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Donald Trump is welcoming Bernie Sanders’ proposal that they meet in a debate but is setting a high price for participating. His condition: The hosting TV network would have to put up millions of dollars for charity. Representatives for Fox News and ABC News say the networks are “interested” in hosting such […]

  • Crime

    Two men arrested in connection with East Anchorage shootings

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 26, 12:25

    The Anchorage Police Department has arrested and charged two men in connection with two East Anchorage shootings Thursday. According to a release from APD, both shootings happened just after 11 a.m. Thursday. Police said they were first notified of an incident involving a gun at the 4300 block of E. 9th Avenue. Police were told […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska Wildlife Troopers to sell 121-foot law enforcement vessel

    by Associated Press on May 26, 11:06

    The state is selling a 121-foot law enforcement vessel used for investigating commercial fishing violations. Public safety officials say the loss of the Kodiak-based Woldstad for budget reasons means more violations will go undetected by Alaska Wildlife State Troopers. A civilian crew of four operated the vessel. Those jobs will be eliminated, saving the state […]

  • Weather News

    Garden Report: Memorial Day planting leads to Labor Day harvest

    by Rachael Penton on May 26, 10:54

    Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of the outside planting season in Southcentral Alaska. The growing season is short, so there’s no time to waste when it comes to getting your summer vegetable gardens started. Darryl Leiser of Dimond Greenhouse in Anchorage says that cold climate plants like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale and […]

  • Crime

    Man charged with murder in South Anchorage gas station shooting

    by Eric Ruble on May 26, 8:37

    The man accused of shooting another man to death at a South Anchorage gas station was arraigned in jail court Thursday afternoon. Nineteen-year-old Brandon Merritt was killed Wednesday night in front of an Abbott Road Holiday gas station. Andrew Robertson-Goughnour, 23, has been charged with murder in the first and second degree in connection with Merritt’s […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    After large outage, MEA restores power to all customers

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 25, 22:35

    Last updated at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 26 Just before 9 a.m. Thursday, the Matanuska Electric Association shared on Twitter that all customers affected by a large outage had their power restored. All power has been restored. Damage to a major transmission line sure caused problems! Thank you for your patience over the past […]