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  • Crime

    Guilty plea to embezzling union funds in Juneau

    by Associated Press on Aug 20, 13:45

    The financial secretary of the carpenters union in Juneau pleaded guilty to embezzling $40,000. Jonathan Henry Smith admitted to the felony during a hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Juneau. The 42-year-old will be sentenced Dec. 1 and faces up to five years in prison. The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/Yzz7qa ) a plea deal […]

  • DayBreak

    Political scientist weighs in on Republican primary results

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 20, 11:32

    Dr. Forrest Nabors, a political science professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage, joined KTVA’s Daybreak Wednesday morning to provide some insight into the primary election results so far. When Nabors was asked if he was surprised by Wednesday morning’s Republican U.S. Senate primary results, his response went straight to the point “Not really,” he […]

  • Local

    Seawolves make the grades

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 20, 10:18

    Most gymnasts would cringe at a score of 4.0. For three University of Alaska Seawolves, it’s perfection. Sophomores Marie –Sophie Boggasch and Simone Penker, along with redshirt freshman Julia York, all posted a GPA of 4.0. With six other UAA members at 3.5 or higher, the team ranked 25th nationally with a cumulative score of 3.4187. The GPAs are […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, August 20

    by Brett Shepard on Aug 20, 9:05

    More sunshine is in store for Southcentral today and it looks to hang around through at least Saturday. In the southeast, skies will be mostly to partly sunny with some patchy fog in the morning. In the Interior, skies will be mostly to partly cloudy with a chance of some late day showers or thunderstorms. […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Campaign 2014: Primary election results

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 20, 8:55

    2014 PRIMARY ELECTION Election Summary Report August 19, 2014 Unofficial Results 08/20/14 02:12:22   Registered Voters 494900 – Cards Cast 156000 31.52% Num. Report Precinct 441 – Num. Reporting 435 98.64%   US SENATOR (ADL) ADL Total Number of Precincts 441 Precincts Reporting 435 98.6% Times Counted 58806/494900 11.9% Total Votes 57029 Begich, Mark DEM […]

  • State

    Troopers investigate Dillingham drowning

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 20, 8:44

    A 55-year-old man is dead following an explosion on a boat near Dillingham Tuesday morning, Alaska State Troopers said. In a Wednesday morning dispatch, AST said troopers in Dillingham were notified of a possible drowning near Ralph Slough just after 11:30 a.m. An initial investigation revealed the man, who has not yet been publicly identified, […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Primary elections oust two incumbent lawmakers

    by Rhonda McBride on Aug 20, 8:07

    Primary elections in Alaska are often sleepy affairs, but the stakes were high in several races this year. One of the big election night upsets was in House District 9, which stretches from Delta Junction to the Matanuska-Susitna Borough to Valdez. In the Republican primary, incumbent Rep. Eric Feige of Chickaloon found himself in third […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Ballot Measure 1 appears defeated

    by Rhonda McBride on Aug 20, 7:18

    Ballot Measure 1 was an election night roller coaster. First, the “yes” vote was up; then down. And then it was up again. Finally, the “no” vote gained momentum and remained on track for victory Wednesday morning. The effort to repeal Senate Bill 21, the oil and gas tax policy passed by the Legislature last […]

  • State

    Coast Guard opening seasonal base in Barrow

    by Associated Press on Aug 20, 6:34

    The Coast Guard says it’s opening its seasonal forward operating location Thursday in Barrow. Two Jayhawk helicopter crews from Air Station Kodiak have been deployed with communication and ground support teams. The Coast Guard says the Barrow base will improve response times for search and rescue operations in the Arctic Ocean. (Copyright 2014 The Associated […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Sullivan wins GOP Senate primary

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 20, 1:02

    Dan Sullivan, former Alaska attorney general and natural resources commissioner, has unofficially won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. Joe Miller trailed close behind in the early stages of the vote count. It wasn’t until past midnight when more than 80 percent of the vote was counted that Sullivan pulled away from Miller with 40.16 […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Anchorage mayor wins GOP lieutenant governor nomination

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 20, 0:33

    Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan easily secured the Republican nomination for Alaska lieutenant governor Tuesday night. Shortly after midnight, Sullivan had more than 70 percent of the votes with 328 of 441 precincts reporting. Sullivan was up against Kelly Wolf, who ran as a Republican candidate for District 29 of the Alaska House of Representatives in 2012. Current […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Democrat Dunbar advances in Alaska US House race

    by Associated Press on Aug 19, 22:57

    Political upstart Forrest Dunbar has won the Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Alaska. Dunbar, who won his party’s endorsement leading to the primary, faced perennial candidate Frank Vondersaar in Tuesday’s election. He is vying for the seat held by Republican U.S. Rep. Don Young, who has served in Congress since 1973. Dunbar, a 29-year-old […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Mallott wins Democratic nomination for governor

    by Associated Press on Aug 19, 22:54

    Democrat Byron Mallott has won his party’s nomination for governor in Alaska’s primary, setting the stage for his campaign against incumbent Republican Sean Parnell in the November general election. The 71-year-old Juneau resident brings an Alaska Native voice to the campaign. He is a Tlingit who was born in in Yakutat and once served as […]

  • News

    Crash kills 3 family members of Pope Francis

    by Dave Leval on Aug 19, 20:29

    Pope Francis is used to dealing with heartache. But it’s a different matter when it hits close to home. Today, the pope is dealing with the death of three members of his family. A road accident in Argentina Tuesday morning killed the pope’s two great-nephews as well as their mother, the wife of the pope’s […]

  • Local

    Catholic priest performs blessing of the planes

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 19, 20:00

    Some Anchorage pilots may feel safer in the skies now that a Catholic priest has blessed their planes. Rev. Leo Walsh of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church performed a blessing ceremony Tuesday evening at Lake Hood Seaplane Base. The Catholic priest sprinkled holy water and prayed over about a dozen planes while their owners looked on. […]

  • Local

    Chalked sidewalks welcome back students

    by Dave Leval on Aug 19, 18:56

    Various handwritten messages can be found in front of Wendler Middle School. They are not graffiti, but words of encouragement for incoming students. Volunteers wrote them as part of United Way of Anchorage’s annual Chalk the Walks event, which is designed to do more than help welcome back students. “Our goal this year is to really […]

  • News

    ASD teachers on the front lines in the battle against child sexual abuse

    by Alexis Fernandez on Aug 19, 18:47

    Child sexual abuse is a devastating problem across the country. And as the Anchorage School Department gears up for a new school year, that problem in Alaska is being addressed as well. In 2013, the Alaska Office of Children’s Services received 2,296 allegations of sex abuse with 1,817 victims. ASD is trying to cut down […]

  • US/World

    Rick Perry turns himself in for mug shot

    by Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News on Aug 19, 18:29

    Last Updated Aug 19, 2014 7:50 PM EDT Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, turned himself in Tuesday afternoon to be booked and have his mug shot taken at the Travis County Justice Center. The governor was indicted last Friday on two felony counts of abuse of power, which he called “baseless political charges.” “I’m here today because I […]

  • Crime

    Police report reveals ex-Marine inquired about body disposal

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 19, 18:09

    The former Marine charged with murdering his alleged lover, 19-year-old Erin Corwin, appeared in Anchorage court Tuesday afternoon for his arraignment. Christopher Lee is charged by the state as a fugitive from justice from the state of California. The 24-year-old was taken into custody Sunday night near the Jewel Lake home where he’d been staying […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Election workers help make your vote count

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 19, 18:04

    In the chaos of Election Day, hundreds of workers strive to make it easy to get out and cast your ballot. Cindy Medbery is passionate, to say the least, about her right to vote. That is why she spends every Election Day helping others practice theirs. “Your vote could be the deciding factor,” Medbery said. […]