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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Bean’s Cafe clients pitch in for cleanup

    by Lauren Maxwell on Mar 27, 17:43

    The area around Bean’s Café and the Brother Francis Shelter is looking a lot brighter after clients picked up 420 pounds of garbage Friday morning. The clean-up included removing a few items left on Karluk Street where people have been camping on the sidewalk for months. Police said most of the campers had moved on […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Yup’ik spelling bee preserves language

    by Shannon Ballard on Mar 27, 17:23

    Anchorage students competed in a district wide Yup’ik spelling bee at Clark Middle School on Friday, a unique spelling contest that’s helping preserve an Alaskan native language. Yup’ik is becoming increasingly uncommon in urban areas, but some of the participants still speak it in their homes. The fourth annual event is designed to keep the language alive. […]

  • Fairbanks

    Senator Sullivan opens new office in Fairbanks

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 27, 15:29

    Sen. Dan Sullivan announced the opening of a new office in Fairbanks Friday to act as a hub for Interior constituents to voice their concerns or comments. Leslie Hajdukovich was named as Sullivan’s Special Assistant for the Interior, and will be leading the new office. “I am excited to announce Leslie as the newest addition […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage police take mini horses into custody

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 27, 14:44

    Anchorage police officers wrangled two miniature horses Friday morning after they escaped their home. Around 5:40 a.m., police dispatch received a call that two ponies were grazing in a median near Northern Lights Boulevard and Boniface Parkway, said Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Castro. Within a minute of the first report, someone else called in […]

  • US/World

    The legal brawl over “Happy Birthday To You”

    by Jonathan Berr / MoneyWatch on Mar 27, 14:28

    A federal judge in California may decide within the next few weeks whether to throw out the decades-old copyright for “Happy Birthday to You.” The judge could also order millions of dollars to be refunded to people who have licensed the song in recent years from its current owner Warner/Chappel Music, the music publishing arm […]

  • US/World

    Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court

    by Associated Press on Mar 27, 14:13

    Italy’s highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case. The decision by the supreme Court of Cassation is the final ruling in the case, ending the long legal battle waged by Knox and co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito. Both Knox, who was awaiting the […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage woman changes plea in sex trafficking case

    by Dave Leval on Mar 27, 13:53

    Amber Batts — a woman accused of managing sex workers across the state — will likely spend the next few years in prison. The Anchorage woman pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of second-degree sex trafficking Friday morning. Authorities arrested Batts and her husband, Quinn, in July 2014 as part of a statewide prostitution investigation. […]

  • Alaska

    Alaska appeals court sides with state in fishing case

    by Associated Press on Mar 27, 13:05

    The Alaska Court of Appeals ruled against 13 Yup’ik Eskimo fishermen who challenged their convictions of illegal king salmon on the Kuskokwim River during a poor run in 2012. The Appellate Court sided with the state Friday, saying protecting king salmon stocks supersedes the argument by plaintiffs that the state had a duty to accommodate […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Pedestrian killed in midtown hit-and-run

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 27, 11:28

    Anchorage police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run collision in midtown. Just after 10:30 a.m. Friday, a green Ford Explorer reportedly struck a female pedestrian and left the scene, near A Street and East Northern Lights Boulevard, according to a statement from the Anchorage Police Department. Multiple witnesses at the scene told police that the young […]

  • DayBreak

    6th Annual TEDx Anchorage: Industry, Story and Power

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 27, 11:04

    A series of Alaskan presenters are aiming to spark conversations and create connections at the sixth annual TEDx Anchorage. “The point of a Ted Talk is to explain a big idea, something new, a new way of thinking that people haven’t thought of before,” said Clare Ross, who is on the board of directors for […]

  • US/World

    Oil council: Shale won’t last, Arctic drilling needed now

    by Associated Press on Mar 27, 10:39

    A U.S. Energy Department advisory council says the U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future. The study released Friday says that in order for the U.S. to keep domestic production high […]

  • DayBreak

    Becca’s Closet helps girls on a budget get their prom dresses for free

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 27, 10:36

    The start of spring means prom season is right around the corner. For many, this high school tradition is a rite of passage into adulthood and a great way to celebrate four years of hard work. However, proms don’t always come cheap — especially when it comes to prom dress shopping. Anna Grant, the founder […]

  • Alaska

    Choose Respect campaign on chopping block

    by Kate McPherson on Mar 27, 9:56

    As communities across Alaska rallied Thursday supporting the Choose Respect campaign, the Senate Finance subcommittee on the Department of Public Safety recommended eliminating what was left of the budget. Former Gov. Sean Parnell initiated the program in 2009 with the aim of putting an end to domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska. Gov. Bill Walker is […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, March 27

    by Brett Shepard on Mar 27, 8:18

    Southcentral Mostly cloudy skies today with rain at times for the Prince William Sound and eastern Kenai Peninsula. Southeast A good chance of light rain at times for most of the region. Interior Record warmth possible again today for much of the region. North Slope A chance for some snow showers, but otherwise skies will […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Meet Gizmo & Tinkerbelle, this week’s Daybreak Adopt-A-Pets

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 27, 8:13

    Tinkerbelle and Gizmo are two long-time companions who are very comfortable in each other’s company. Gizmo comes out to greet you and gently asks for attention without being overly demanding. Tinkerbelle is a bit more reserved, but once she warms up you’ll be treated to kisses. They have lived with children ages 6 to 18, […]

  • Get Out

    Get Out: Anchorage Snowmobile Club

    by Brett Shepard on Mar 27, 7:49

    The calendar may already say it’s spring, but if you are like me and can’t let go of winter, there is fun to be found even in this low-snow year. In this week’s Get Out, I found one spot where winter is holding on and you get to go along for the ride. The scenery, […]

  • State

    Lawmakers discuss Alaska Code of Military Justice

    by Associated Press on Mar 27, 7:27

    Lawmakers heard an update on efforts to draft new rules for the Alaska National Guard. Lt. Forrest Dunbar talked about efforts to update a code of military justice in Alaska during a House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee meeting Thursday. The current code dates to territorial days. And Dunbar said the guard currently has three […]

  • Local

    South begins its road back to the state championship

    by Jake Edmonds on Mar 26, 22:52

    One thing’s for sure —  South High School is the team to beat in 2015. On Thursday, the Wolverines kicked off their spring camp, meaning they’re no longer celebrating their state championship — they are now determined to defend it. “I’ve very excited for football season to come back,” said senior right guard Nathan Lujan. […]

  • Crime

    Nome drug busts lead to three felony arrests

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 26, 19:48

    Three Nome residents were arrested after multiple Alaska law enforcement agencies executed search warrants for two drug busts in Nome, according to an Alaska State Trooper online dispatch. Nome Western Alcohol and Narcotics Team (WAANT), Anchorage WAANT, Kotzebue WAANT, the Drug Enforcement Agency, AST and the Nome Police K-9 unit worked together to complete two […]

  • Alaska

    Army, Marine Corps, Air Force conduct joint airborne training in Alaska

    by Bonney Bowman on Mar 26, 18:20

    Thursday morning, members of the 4/25 Airborne Brigade Combat Team conducted a routine training jump, but this time they weren’t alone. Marine Staff Sgt. Kevin Huff also made the jump, his first in Alaska. “I gotta say, it’s a nice view coming down,” Huff said. Huff is stationed in Okinawa, Japan. He’s in Alaska to learn […]