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  • Crime

    Final suspect in armed crime spree turned himself in, police say

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 22, 16:11

    The third suspect in a recent crime spree has turned himself in to police, a spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday. Delander Owens Jr., 21, turned himself in just after 9 p.m. on Tuesday, according to Renee Oistad. She confirmed he was the last of three suspects being sought for a string of crimes ranging from assault to […]

  • Military

    New Coast Guard cutter brings improved response capabilities to Southeast Alaska

    by Shannon Riddle on Mar 22, 16:09

    Ketchikan welcomed its newest U.S. Coast Guard vessel this week with the arrival of the Fast Response Cutter (FRC) John McCormick. The families of the crew and Coast Guard officials lined the dock at the Ketchikan base Friday as the FRC pulled in, led by a Ketchikan Fire Department vessel. “We are pleased to welcome the […]

  • Business/Economy

    Sears, an icon of US retail, may shut its doors

    by CBS/AP on Mar 22, 16:09

    Sears (SHLD), an icon of American retail dating to the 19th century, is in danger of having to close its doors. The company said late Tuesday in a regulatory filing that there is “substantial doubt” it can remain in business. Sears’ stock price, which hit an all-time low last month, tumbled more than 14 percent […]

  • DayBreak

    Getting the zydeco experience with Terrance Simien

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 22, 13:04

    Grammy Award winner Terrance Simien will be in Anchorage all week giving Alaskans a taste of zydeco music. Simien will be joined by his band, The Zydeco Experience, on Friday, March 24 for a concert at the Performing Arts Center downtown. According to Simien, Zydeco is a style of music of the first-speaking Creole people […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage police locate missing 14-year-old

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 22, 11:52

    Last updated at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22 Anchorage police said Sally Oktollik has been located and is safe. The announcement came Wednesday afternoon, less than 24 hours after her disappearance. Original story An Anchorage 14-year-old girl has been missing since Tuesday, according to the Anchorage Police Department. Now, the agency is asking for the […]

  • University of Alaska

    Thanksgiving hoops: 2017 GCI Great Alaska Shootout men’s field set

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 22, 11:13

    The coming year will mark a major anniversary for the GCI Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament — 40 years. And the host has already set the table. Even though it’s only March, the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) has announced the eight team men’s field for the Thanksgiving tradition. Three teams will travel north from California: California […]

  • US/World

    4 dead, including attacker, in car rampage, knife attack in London

    by CBS News on Mar 22, 7:51

    Last Updated Mar 22, 2017 11:38 AM EDT LONDON — A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage at the heart of Britain’s seat of power Wednesday, mowing down pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before stabbing an armed police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Four people were killed, including the attacker, and […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Google Maps already tracks you; now other people can, too

    by Associated Press on Mar 22, 7:10

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family via the app – the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to sacrifice in an era of rampant sharing. The location-monitoring feature will begin rolling out Wednesday in an update to the Google […]

  • US/World

    Official: Ban on electronics in carry-ons tracks back to 2016 bombing

    by CBS/AP on Mar 21, 23:23

    A new ban on most electronics in carry-ons on flights from eight mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries tracks back to a laptop bombing last year, a U.S. official says. Since the laptop bombing of an airliner out of Mogadishu in February 2016, there has been an accumulation of intelligence that convinced analysts that al […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Australia couple are 1st foreigners to own US radio stations

    by Associated Press on Mar 21, 23:18

    An Australian couple with roots in Alaska has broken a longstanding barrier to full foreign ownership of U.S. radio stations. The Federal Communications Commission recently approved a request by Richard and Sharon Burns to increase their interest in 29 radio stations in Alaska, Texas and Arkansas from a combined 20 percent to 100 percent. It’s […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage police investigate body found in homeless camp

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 21, 23:10

    Tuesday night, the Anchorage Police Department responded to a parking lot off in the area of 26th Avenue and Barrow Street to investigate a body found in a homeless camp. Police said in a statement that a female’s body had been found in the camp, but did not elaborate on the manner of her death. Police said […]

  • Local

    When ice time is quality time, it can bring healing for some

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 21, 22:34

    Most people wouldn’t consider the hockey rink a place to relax. But for some members of the military, it’s the perfect place. As part of the Alaska Warriors Hockey program, veterans who struggle with a variety of issues — many emotional — use time on the ice to get away from the daily pressures of life and whatever may trouble them. “Recreational therapy is an […]

  • Sci/Tech

    How auto dealers can use GPS and ‘starter interrupter’ tech to disable your car

    by CBS News on Mar 21, 21:01

    The auto industry could be reshaped by a repossession device for cars. “Starter interrupter” technology makes a vehicle impossible to start after the owner misses a payment, but federal regulators are asking questions about how at least one auto finance company uses the equipment, reports CBS News correspondent Anna Werner. Willie Conner needs a kidney […]

  • Alaska News

    Troopers: Man’s body recovered from fire-destroyed Seward home

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 21, 20:56

    A man’s body was found after an early morning fire in Seward on Tuesday, according to Alaska State Troopers. The fire was reported just after 4 a.m. at 12232 Merlin Dr., troopers wrote in an online dispatch. Crews from the Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department and the Seward Fire Department responded. Someone reported the home was […]

  • Alaska News

    Japanese company withdraws plans for $1 billion LNG plant at Port MacKenzie

    by Shannon Ballard on Mar 21, 20:36

    After four years of working with the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Japanese-based firm Resources Energy Inc (REI), is withdrawing its plans to build a nearly $1 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant at Port MacKenzie. Borough manager John Moosey delivered the bad news to the port commission on Monday. “It’s something that we worked real hard hoping […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage nonprofit needs diapers, clothing to help families in need

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 21, 20:08

    When Pam Johnson, her partner, Josh Yates, and their two kids moved from Juneau to Anchorage so she could go to school, she didn’t count on another mouth to feed. “I didn’t know I was pregnant until I moved here, so I didn’t budget it into my budget to have a baby,” Johnson said. Her […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Assembly proposal would ban RVs from camping in store parking lots

    by Lauren Maxwell on Mar 21, 20:01

    The Anchorage Assembly is taking a look at a proposal to ban RVs from spending the night in store parking lots. Assemblyman Eric Croft planned to introduce the ordinance to ban overnight camping in commercial lots at Tuesday night’s Assembly meeting. It’s not the first time the issue has come up. Assembly member Elvi Gray-Jackson […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Lawmakers, municipalities in tug-of-war over ride-sharing control

    by Liz Raines on Mar 21, 19:47

    Last updated at 8:53 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21 After public testimony and debate, the Anchorage Assembly passed an ordinance Tuesday night that would set up regulations for ride-sharing companies like Uber or Lyft. But the vote won’t mean much if the Alaska Legislature passes Senate Bill 14 this session. It all boils down to whether […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska city passes moratorium on gravesite reservations

    by Associated Press on Mar 21, 19:44

    The city of Kenai in south-central Alaska is holding off on allowing residents to reserve gravesites in the city’s 10-acre cemetery. The Peninsula Clarion reports the City Council approved a moratorium on gravesite reservations last week. Reservations for living immediately family members of those buried in the cemetery will be the only ones allowed until […]

  • Alaska News

    State report: Number of violent deaths on the rise

    by Eric Ruble on Mar 21, 19:10

    A new report published by the Alaska Division of Public Health shows a rise in the number of violent deaths between 2012 and 2015. During that four-year period, 998 Alaskans died violently. The leading cause of violent death was suicide, making up 71 percent of the deaths. Homicide was the second-largest cause at 19 percent. […]