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Governor and House majority leaders square off over gas line legislation

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Forrest Dunbar off to Juneau, will join effort to improve Alaska National Guard

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  • Crime

    Anchorage man sentenced to 9 years for armed bank robbery

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 03, 13:34

    An Anchorage man was sentenced to 9 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to robbing a local bank and threatening a bank teller with a gun. James Surrells, 44, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Ralph R. Beistline to serve 108 months in prison for robbing the First National Bank of Alaska on Northern Lights […]

  • US/World

    Buddy Holly plane crash investigation to be reopened?

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Mar 03, 12:11

    The National Transportation Safety Board has agreed to consider reopening the investigation into the Iowa plane crash that killed musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, and pilot Roger Peterson. The Globe Gazette reports that the board has agreed to consider another investigation after receiving a letter from L.J. Coon, an experienced pilot from New […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Prehistoric tool found in Sitka landslide

    by Shannon Kemp on Mar 03, 11:56

    Two hydrologists taking geological samples from the site of a landslide in Sitka made an unexpected discovery — what appeared at first to be a “cool weathered rock” instead turned out to be a prehistoric hammer. Sitka Ranger District hydrologist Marty Becker and Tongass Forest Supervisors Office hydrologist K.K. Prussian were collecting rock samples in […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Voter registration deadline looms for Anchorage election

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 03, 11:46

    Anchorage residents have until Sunday, March 8 to register to vote in the April municipal election. Residents must be at least 18 years old on Election Day — April 7 — for their vote to count. This Sunday is also the last day you can update your voter information, according to a release from the municipality. […]

  • US/World

    House votes to fund Department of Homeland Security through September

    by Jake Miller / CBS News on Mar 03, 11:42

    They came, they saw, they blinked. The House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday funding the Department of Homeland Security through the end of September, effectively ending a congressional standoff that nearly shut the department down at the end of last week. The bill, identical to a measure that passed the Senate last Friday, passed […]

  • US/World

    David Petraeus enters plea deal with Justice Department

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Mar 03, 11:26

    The U.S. Department of Justice announced in a statement that former CIA director and top U.S. general in Afghanistan and Iraq, David Petraeus, has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials. Petraeus will now be able to avoid a trial over whether he gave classified materials to his mistress and biographer, Paula Broadwell, while […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday takes to New Orleans

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 03, 11:15

    If you can’t wait any longer for those warmer temperatures, a flight to New Orleans for spring break might be in order. Daybreak Travel Guru Scott McMurren is already there. He joined the Daybreak crew via Skype Tuesday morning to share some of his experiences down south, should you want to follow his lead. Alaska Airlines recently […]

  • Crime

    Mat-Su Valley high-speed chase ends with suspect up a tree

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 03, 10:47

    An Alaska State Trooper car chase ended with a suspect hiding in a cottonwood tree Monday. Troopers first spotted 38-year-old Jason Rose driving a blue Jeep Cherokee along the Palmer-Wasilla Highway around 5:30 p.m. Rose had three outstanding warrants for his arrest, and when troopers tried to pull him over he fled, leading troopers on […]

  • DayBreak

    National Geographic photographer to speak in Anchorage

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 03, 8:52

    One of the first women photographers at National Geographic, Annie Griffiths, is speaking in part of the Anchorage Museum’s National Geographic live speaker series Tuesday night. She says the key to capturing a great photograph is to get closer. “I tell young photographers to really try to get content into their images,” Griffiths said. “Make […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, March 3

    by Brett Shepard on Mar 03, 8:39

    Southcentral Skies will be mostly cloudy with rain showers over the Prince William Sound and eastern Kenai Peninsula. Southeast Clouds will be on the increase with a chance of some rain late in the day. Interior It will be milder with cloudy skies. North Slope It will be cloudy with light snow and wind. West […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Home builders say over-regulation in Anchorage is slowing growth

    by Kate McPherson on Mar 03, 8:31

    City planning officials say Anchorage is not on track to meet the housing demand over the coming decades. “Looking at the building permits issued in 2013 and 2014 they are not meeting the benchmarks,” said Jerry Weaver, director of Community Development with the municipality. A report prepared for the municipality in 2012 says Anchorage needs 18,000 […]

  • Local

    Monday, March 2 prep basketball scores

    by KTVA Sports on Mar 03, 8:04

    Prep boys basketball Monday, March 2: West 83 Chugiak 33 Prep girls basketball Monday, March 2: Eagle River 21 East 64

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Vehicle fire closes Glenn Highway at Knik River Bridge

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 03, 7:55

    The Glenn Highway at the Knik River Bridge was closed in both directions Tuesday morning as authorities responded to a vehicle fire with no injuries. An alert sent out by the Anchorage Police Department at 7:35 a.m. said firefighters were on their way to the scene. Another alert sent out around 8 a.m. said that […]

  • Local

    Aces drop one on the road

    by KTVA Sports on Mar 03, 7:02

    The Alaska Aces lost in Bakersfield, 5-4, in a shootout Monday night. The Aces blew a 3-1 lead in the third period to the Condors and then were outscored in the shootout. The Aces will play Tuesday in Ontario against the Reign. The puck drops at 6 p.m. Alaska time.

  • Alaska

    Forrest Dunbar off to Juneau, will join effort to improve Alaska National Guard

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 02, 22:50

    Alaskans may remember Forrest Dunbar from his catchy campaign slogan, “Run, Forrest, Run.” The former Democratic candidate for Congress now has a new job. He will join the team of leaders selected to create change in the Alaska National Guard. Dunbar posted on his Facebook page that in the wake of a sexual assault scandal within […]

  • Alaska

    Federal agency seeks comment on offshore Arctic drilling risks, rewards

    by Shannon Ballard on Mar 02, 22:28

    The federal government said no to energy development on millions of acres in Alaska. But the fate of the outer continental shelf – the submerged lands lying seaward of state waters — has been, for the most part, unexplored for oil. Consumer Energy Alliance Alaska is one of several energy advocate groups that wants to change […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    This week at the Anchorage School Board, March 2

    by Alexis Fernandez on Mar 02, 21:31

    At the March 2 Anchorage School Board meeting, the Anchorage School District updated the board on Visit Our Schools month, which was held in February. Nearly 2,200 families visited 33 schools across the district. That number is up from 1,607 visitors in 2014, when the event was first held. The event featured weekly tours for parents throughout […]

  • Iditarod

    Junior Iditarod winner announced

    by KTVA Sports on Mar 02, 21:20

    Kevin Harper nabbed the win in the 130-mile Junior Iditarod Sled Dog Race Monday. Jimmy Lanier and Andrew Nolan finished second and third, respectively. The race, which featured 11 mushers (aged 14 to 17) this year, started on Sunday. Due to the poor weather conditions that have plagued snow sports all winter long, the race was […]

  • Local

    Another honor for UAA’s Travis Thompson

    by KTVA Sports on Mar 02, 19:50

    Senior Seawolves star Travis Thompson was named to the All-GNAC First Team basketball squad this week. This is Thompson’s second year in a row to receive the honor. The 6’1” guard is fourth in the league in scoring, averaging 17.2 PPG and 44.1 percent from the three-point line. He’s also the team’s clutch free-throw shooter […]

  • Alaska

    2 men rescued after snowmachine collision near Noorvik

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 02, 19:16

    A multi-agency search-and-rescue effort helped authorities locate two men separated after their snowmachine was disabled Sunday in a collision in rural Alaska. Alaska State Troopers were contacted by the Northwest Arctic Borough Search and Rescue Coordinator a little after 10 a.m. and alerted to a collision along the Noorvik-Selawik winter trail. A search effort was […]