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  • Alaska

    Kodiak boasts Alaska’s oldest standing building

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 30, 20:02

    High on a grassy knoll in Kodiak, a large white building with green trim sits, almost as if untouched by time. It’s the oldest building still standing in the state of Alaska. It was built by the Russian American Company in 1808, likely as a warehouse for furs, before being sold to the Alaska Commercial […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage teenagers hit the trails to make a difference

    by Makayla Clark on Jul 30, 20:01

    Over the past few weeks, teenagers involved with Youth Employment in Parks (YEP) have made an old trail in Kincaid Park more accessible. “The goal of the YEP program is to positively engage a new generation of diverse youth leaders with the environment and the Anchorage community through meaningful training, employment, and outdoor recreation,” their […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Could boarding passes become a thing of the past?

    by Michael Casey / CBS News on Jul 30, 19:52

    Alaska Airlines is looking end one of the biggest headaches of travel, that frenzied search for the boarding pass. The airline is trialing a system in which customers can use fingerprints, instead of traditional boarding passes or government-issued IDs, to check bags, speed through security checkpoints and board a flight. “Our big picture dream is that […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage man arraigned for sexual assault at Mosquito Lake

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 30, 19:30

    An Anchorage man was arraigned on Thursday for a sexual assault near the University of Alaska Anchorage campus in April. Robert Gutierrez, 20, is charged with the April 8 rape of a woman who was not from Anchorage. She told campus police he offered her a place to stay for the night, but then “pushed […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Berkowitz seeks Anchorage town square changes

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 30, 19:27

    Anchorage parks were designed for people to enjoy, but Town Square Park in the heart of downtown is not quite meeting its potential. Every city has its problems and in Anchorage many of them surface there. “We drove meth dealers out of here, crack dealers out of here because we don’t want it down here,” […]

  • US/World

    Shell: Fennica leaves Portland, drilling begins in Chukchi Sea

    by Shannon Kemp on Jul 30, 19:03

    Shell Oil Company representatives say drilling has begun in the Chukchi Sea. The Transocean Polar Pioneer “commenced initial drilling operations” around 5 p.m. Alaska time on Thursday, according to Shell spokeswoman Megan Baldino. “We remain committed to operating safely and responsibly and adding to Shell’s long history of exploration offshore Alaska,” Baldino said in an […]

  • Fishing Report

    Alaska Fishing Report for July 30, 2015

    by Carlos Faura on Jul 30, 17:36

    Anchorage Ship Creek has been good fishing for silvers during the tidal transitional times. See regulations to make sure you are in the section open to salmon fishing. Pink salmon are coming into Bird Creek in good numbers. Pink and chum are also arriving to Turnagain Arm streams. Lake fishing is good in Anchorage Bowl. […]

  • National

    Alaskan Special Olympics athlete earns her first gold medal

    by Megan Mazurek on Jul 30, 17:27

    A Special Olympics athlete from Alaska won her first gold medal at the 2015 World Games in Los Angeles. Christine Quick led the 50 backstroke heat for most of the race and finished in 54 seconds. “It was fun,” Quick said. “I’m happy I won.” Special Olympics Athlete President Jim Balamacci cheered her on and […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage man sentenced for bear spray assault on police officer

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 30, 16:43

    An Anchorage man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday for an assault on a police officer and a drug charge. The case stemmed from a traffic stop in November 2011. An Anchorage police officer pulled over 37-year-old Steven Dubois on Spenard Road in front of the Bear Tooth Theatrepub, according to a […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Child uninjured following ATV crash near Big Lake

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 30, 16:38

    A child was uninjured after colliding with a semi truck at an intersection along the Parks Highway near Big Lake Thursday afternoon. The crash occurred around 1 p.m. near the intersection of the Parks Highway and Johnson Rd., according to Ken Barkley, deputy director with the MatSu Borough Department of Emergency Services. The child, described […]

  • Fairbanks

    EPA announces $445K settlement with North Slope Borough

    by Associated Press on Jul 30, 16:31

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with Alaska’s North Slope Borough over alleged hazardous waste violations. EPA officials said Thursday the borough stored more than 45,000 pounds of hazardous waste in Barrow without a storage permit required under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Officials say the borough also failed to perform […]

  • DayBreak

    ‘Buddy Walk’ showcases acceptance of those with Down syndrome

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 30, 14:20

    Aug. 1 marks 15 years of Alaska’s annual “Buddy Walk.” Organizers set up the event to showcase the importance of acceptance and inclusion, no matter who you are, and to educate the community about Down syndrome. Organizer Michelle Hofacker and Buddy Walk participant Bryan Knight joined Daybreak Thursday to talk about the event. “I’ve been […]

  • Crime

    Man pleads guilty to killing girlfriend in 2014

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 30, 12:40

    An Anchorage man accused of killing his girlfriend last summer has changed his plea to guilty. Joshua Almeda, 24, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of 20-year-old Breanna Moore Thursday. Almeda was supposed to go to trial Aug. 3. Instead, a sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 22 and 23 in front […]

  • US/World

    Cooling fan failure suspected in Aleutians emergency landing

    by Associated Press on Jul 30, 12:15

    Cathay Pacific Airways says a preliminary inspection after an emergency landing at a remote air base in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands indicates an equipment cooling fan failed. The Hong Kong-based airline said Thursday that smoke was detected around the cockpit, prompting the captain of Flight CX884 to divert to Eareckson Air Station on Shemya Island early […]

  • Alaska

    AFN announces 2 keynote convention speakers

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 30, 12:10

    The Alaska Federation of Natives announced this week that a renowned Haida weaver and her grandson will deliver the keynote address at its annual convention. Delores Churchill and her grandson Donald Varnell have both agreed to speak at the October convention, AFN said in a Wednesday release. The annual convention is a gathering of Native […]

  • US/World

    US judge rules Greenpeace in contempt for Shell protest

    by Associated Press on Jul 30, 11:04

    A federal judge in Alaska has ordered Greenpeace USA to pay a fine of $2,500 for every hour that protesters continue to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland, Oregon, for the Arctic. U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason ruled Thursday in Anchorage that Greenpeace is in civil contempt because of protesters dangling […]

  • Alaska

    NTSB: No reported problems at takeoff for plane that crashed

    by Associated Press on Jul 30, 9:07

    Investigators say the small plane that crashed during a scheduled commuter flight bound for the southeast Alaska community of Hoonah earlier this month took off with no reported problems. A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board says the Wings of Alaska-operated flight was cleared for takeoff for the 20-minute flight from Juneau shortly […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, July 30

    by KTVA Weather on Jul 30, 8:28

    Anchorage Mostly cloudy with afternoon sunbreaks and scattered showers. Highs in the upper 60s. Kenai and Prince William Sound Mostly cloudy with afternoon sunbreaks and scattered showers. Highs in the 60s. Southeast Cloudy with rain showers. Highs mostly in the 60s. Interior Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Highs in the 60s and 70s. North Slope […]

  • Crime

    AST: Soldotna woman arrested after attempted head-on collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 30, 8:17

    The driver of a Ford Expedition was arrested in the Kasilof area Wednesday after she attempted a head-on collision with an occupied vehicle, authorities say. Angela M. Glaves, 40, of Soldotna, was arrested for two counts of third-degree assault and reckless driving. According to an online dispatch from Alaska State Troopers, Glaves was involved in […]

  • Alaska

    University of Alaska Fairbanks cuts $20 million from budget

    by Associated Press on Jul 30, 7:11

    The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced it will cut $20 million from its budget this upcoming year. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1IMTSEv) that some of the cuts come from 150 eliminated positions, reduced campus services and widespread consolidation. The detailed budget plans were released Wednesday. UAF academic programs plan to slash 68.5 full-time […]