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  • Crime

    UPDATE: Police release video in May 17 Fairbanks homicide

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 26, 17:18

    Updated May 26, 5:15 p.m. Fairbanks police have released video from the May 17 homicide of John D. Kavairlook, Jr. FPD is seeking the public’s help in identifying the three men shown in the video below — sought in connection with the events surrounding Kavairlook’s death. Anyone who can identify the individuals in the video is asked […]

  • Crime

    Fairbanks man arrested for trying to set occupied home on fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 26, 14:45

    A 52-year-old man was arrested on assault and attempted arson charges after he tried to set an occupied home on fire early Monday morning, authorities say. Around 4 a.m. Monday, Alaska State Troopers received a 911 call ”reporting an individual pouring gasoline around an occupied structure,” an online dispatch says. The home is located off Chena […]

  • Alaska

    AST: Human remains recovered believed to be missing Kotlik child

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 26, 11:31

    Human remains found in a large, water-filled hole in the village of Kotlik Sunday are believed to be those of a 4-year-old child who went missing last year, authorities say. Last May, the Kotlik Police Department notified Alaska State Troopers in Emmonak that a 4-year-old boy in the village had not returned home after playing […]

  • Alaska

    Wildfire officials monitor fire burning near Eagle

    by Associated Press on May 26, 8:49

    Alaska fire officials are monitoring a wildfire that was ignited over the holiday weekend by lighting. The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center reports the Seventy Mile Fire began Sunday and by Tuesday had burned 1,250 acres, or just under two square miles, near Eagle. The coordination center says the fire is moving northwest away from Eagle […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, May 26

    by Brett Shepard on May 26, 8:14

    Southcentral A beautiful day in store for us with partly cloudy skies. Southeast Skies will be mostly to partly cloudy today. Interior Mostly to partly sunny skies. North Slope Mostly to partly cloudy skies. West Mostly cloudy to the south with partly cloudy skies to the north. Southwest Cloudy skies for most of the region […]

  • Alaska

    Wood bison bulls take barge to meet transplanted herd

    by Associated Press on May 26, 7:52

    Sixteen wood bison bulls are traveling by barge to join a herd established this spring near the western Interior village of Shageluk. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1LCgJiK) bulls from the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage were loaded Saturday onto a barge headed down the Tanana and Yukon rivers in the final phase of […]

  • Contests

    Photo Caption Contest – May 26

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 26, 7:00

    Alaska… From wildlife to landscapes, cities to villages, this state provides photo ops that you won’t find anywhere else. So, what happens after you take that incredible shot? If you post it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you inevitably need to caption it — or let someone else do it for you. That’s exactly what […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: Police identify man killed in South Anchorage shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 26, 6:46

    A shooting in South Anchorage late Monday night has left one man dead, authorities say. The shooting was reported shortly before 11:30 p.m. Monday on the 8300 block of Pokey Circle, according to the Anchorage Police Department. Multiple people — including neighbors and a person inside the home where the shooting occurred — contacted police, […]

  • Only in Alaska

    First cruise ship of the season docks in Anchorage

    by Jacquie Slater on May 25, 23:35

    The first cruise ship of the 2015 season docked Monday in the Port of Anchorage. The ms Statendam is part of the Holland America Line and carries up to 1,260 passengers. For this first group of “cruisers,” their journey started on May 18 in Seattle. Anchorage was their sixth stop on their 14-day cruise. “We’ve been […]

  • State

    1 week until state employees receive potential layoff notices

    by Kate McPherson on May 25, 22:37

    In one week, some of Alaska’s state employees will receive notice of potential layoffs. It can be prevented, however, if Alaska lawmakers come to an agreement on the operating budget and how to fund it. “Nobody wants a government shutdown,” said Majority Leader Rep. Charisse Millett on Monday. ”We are working incredibly hard to make sure […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mat-Su Veteran’s Highway wreaths pay tribute to fallen soldier, stepson

    by Shannon Ballard on May 25, 22:32

    You can tell just by looking at Tony Shelton and his wife Angela that they love their country. On Memorial Day, they made sure to wear red, white and blue. For five years now, the couple has spent Memorial Day weekend making patriotic wreaths and hanging them along the Mat-Su Veteran’s Highway. Shelton is a U.S. Air […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage police: No injuries in vehicle fire on Glenn Highway

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 25, 21:56

    The Anchorage Police Department is investigating a vehicle fire on the Glenn Highway that briefly closed inbound lanes. The fire was reported just before 10 p.m. and fully engulfed the vehicle. Police say all the occupants of the vehicle were able to exit the vehicle without injuries. All inbound lanes were diverted through the North […]

  • Medical Breakthroughs

    The Science of Sugar: What sugar may be doing to our bodies

    by Ivanhoe Newswire on May 25, 21:34

    Americans are consuming more sugar than ever before. But what effect is this sweet trend having on our health? Laura Schmidt, a professor at University of California San Francisco, says Americans consume nearly three times more sugar than is recommended. “Currently we’re consuming about twice as much as we did say in 1970,” she said. […]

  • Only in Alaska

    The Sound of Freedom: AMGA’s Memorial Day Shootout

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 25, 19:20

    A group of Alaskans are remembering and honoring veterans by celebrating one of the freedoms they gave their lives for. The freedom to bear arms was largely exercised at the Alaska Machine Gun Association (AMGA) Memorial Day Shootout. Every year, gun enthusiasts gather in Anderson to engage their right to carry and shoot a firearm. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Memorial Day ceremony draws hundreds to downtown Anchorage

    by Lauren Maxwell on May 25, 18:17

    Several hundred people turned out for a Memorial Day service held at the Veteran’s Memorial on the Anchorage Delaney Park Strip Monday morning. Speakers included Sen. Dan Sullivan, himself a veteran, who asked service members from almost every era to stand and be recognized. Several World War II veterans were in attendance, including 96-year-old Norman Elliot. […]

  • US/World

    Delta says 2 of its international planes were threatened

    by Associated Press on May 25, 16:42

    Delta says two of its international planes have been threatened, bringing to at least six the number of planes to receive such threats. The threats have been deemed not credible. Planes have been searched and cleared. Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines Inc. says threats were to a Paris-to-Boston flight and a London-to-Newark, New Jersey, flight. Anonymous […]

  • Alaska

    Unalakleet girl attacked by 2 dogs; dogs put down by owner

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 25, 16:29

    A 7-year-old girl was flown to an Anchorage hospital after two dogs attacked her near the beach in Unalakleet on Sunday. Alaska State Troopers were notified of the attack Sunday night. An online dispatch says the girl was petting a tied-up dog in a dog lot on the beach when that dog and a loose […]

  • Alaska

    Beer fest attendees stranded after ferry breakdown

    by Associated Press on May 25, 12:10

    Hundreds of people attending an Alaska beer festival were stranded because of a broken down ferry. The Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Taku suffered a mechanical problem Sunday during the annual Great Alaska Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival in Haines. Juneau Empire (http://ow.ly/NpmA6 ) reports that while many traveled by car from Canada, Interior […]

  • DayBreak

    Mrs. Alaska uses crown to advocate for foster children

    by Daybreak Staff on May 25, 11:38

    May is Foster Care Awareness Month, and one former foster child — who is now Mrs. Alaska — is committed to advocating for today’s foster kids. In July, Annabelle Hernandez will compete for the national title in Las Vegas. Monday, she joined Daybreak alongside her photographer Hanna Thimsen of Relic Photographic to talk about how […]

  • US/World

    Protester leaves Shell ship after hanging on since Friday

    by Associated Press on May 25, 10:34

    The woman who has been hanging off the anchor chain of an Arctic oil-drilling support ship since Friday night has ended her protest north of Seattle. The Coast Guard says student activist Chiara D’Angelo requested assistance getting down from her perch on the Arctic Challenger in the Bellingham harbor around 9:30 a.m. Monday. Petty Officer […]