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  • Crime

    ‘Disconcerting and sad’: Neighborhood reacts to double homicide

    by Eric Ruble on Aug 29, 20:30

    Early Monday morning, the playground at Valley of the Moon Park was filled with families. Nearby, bicyclists rode down the trail. But Yuki Varnell, who comes here regularly with her daughter, says there are fewer people than usual following Sunday’s double homicide. “Knowing something like this could happen and having the kids around, I would […]

  • Crime

    Former JBER soldier pleads guilty to multiple Anchorage sexual assaults

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 29, 19:42

    A former Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson soldier accused of attacking multiple women and sexually assaulting some of them in 2013 pleaded guilty Monday to charges related to the crimes. Two sexual assault victims reported the attacks to police in mid-July 2013. The victims described the suspect very similarly, an affidavit from Anchorage police officer John Vandervalk […]

  • Health

    Many with depression have something else in common

    by Mary Brophy Marcus / CBS News on Aug 29, 19:35

    U.S. health officials recommended earlier this year that everyone over 18 should be routinely screened for depression, but spotting signs of the problem is just the first step. What happens next? Too often, those who have depression aren’t actually getting the treatment they need, a new study suggests. Researchers from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, in New York, wanted to find out if people […]

  • Alaska News

    Newlywed couple seeks help in search for missing wedding day photos

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 29, 18:51

    A newly married couple says they are heartbroken after losing hundreds of once-in-a-lifetime photos of their wedding day. Shanda Ring and Greg Zhuk tied the knot at the Alyeska Resort over the weekend. Afterwards they went up to Matanuska Glacier to take pictures and accidentally left their Nikon D3200 camera on a log behind the information stand. “This […]

  • Education

    Bartlett High celebrates math culture with perfect scores

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 29, 18:38

    You could call it a school where math is cool. The school in question is Bartlett High School, where principal Sean Prince said they have turned some math scores around. Prince said four years ago, the school had a reputation for having poor student math scores, and it was obvious change was needed. They decided […]

  • Outdoors

    Head gardener brightens Alaska State Fair with flowers

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 29, 18:30

    For more than three decades, Becky Myrvold has been brightening up the Alaska State Fair grounds with flowers. As head gardener, her growing season begins in January, starting 50,000 plants from seed. “My job is year round and as soon as the fair gets done, I’ll start planning for next year,” Myrvold said. Her flowers […]

  • Alaska News

    Key witness in Reid case raises concern about ‘bad apple’ defense

    by Adrian Wagner/KYUK on Aug 29, 17:13

    This story originated from KYUK Public Media and was republished with permission. BETHEL — State prosecutors last week used the term “bad apple” to describe former Bethel Police Officer Andrew Reid, who pled guilty to assault and misconduct charges in the beating of an Alaska Native man.  A key witness in the case doesn’t think that’s the […]

  • Lifestyle

    The new economic face of marriage

    by CBS News on Aug 29, 16:46

    The opening line of the Sinatra song “Love and Marriage” might need to be updated to include to, “Love, a college degree, and marriage go together like a horse and carriage.” During the past 25 years, marriage rates have been climbing for women with college and graduate degrees, while women who lack an education beyond […]

  • Crime

    Driver in fatal Old Glenn Highway crash faces charges of murder, manslaughter

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 29, 15:58

    A driver involved in a fatal collision on the Old Glenn Highway last year is awaiting trial for multiple charges that include murder and driving under the influence. The May 27, 2015 crash occurred between two vehicles near Monastery Drive in Eagle River, one driven by 23-year-old Xeng Yang. Anchorage police said Yang’s Subaru Legacy crossed the […]

  • Health

    EpiPen maker announces major move amid pricing outrage

    by CBS News on Aug 29, 15:09

    Last Updated Aug 29, 2016 11:31 AM EDT NEW YORK – Mylan says it will make available a generic version of its EpiPen, as criticism continued to mount over the price of its injectable medicine. The company said Monday that its U.S. subsidiary will put out a generic version of the EpiPen that will have a list […]

  • Aviation

    Alaska Airlines: Unruly passenger forces jet to divert

    by Associated Press on Aug 29, 14:47

    Alaska Airlines says an airliner bound for Seattle had to divert to Minneapolis after an unruly passenger tried to open a rear door in flight. The Star Tribune reports the Boeing 737-900ER had left New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday morning when the pilot made an emergency landing at Minneapolis-Paul International Airport […]

  • Alaska News

    Man missing after hike on Far Mountain

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 29, 13:13

    A 19-year-old employee of Chena Hot Springs, a resort near Fairbanks, is missing. Anatoliy Balko left the resort at 9:30 a.m. to hike Far Mountain — a 30-mile trek — according to a dispatch from Alaska State Troopers. Balko was expected to be back at work by 9 a.m. Sunday, but never returned, troopers said. […]

  • Alaska News

    Young updating filings to reflect farm stake, lease income

    by Associated Press on Aug 29, 12:34

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Don Young said the Alaska Republican is updating his financial disclosures to show ownership in a family farm dating to the 1990s and income from oil and gas leases. Spokesman Matt Shuckerow says the failure to include the farm prior to his 2015 report was an […]

  • Sports

    East High School football still ranked number 1 in Alaska

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 29, 12:32

    Finally, some staying power. For a second straight week, East High School is the number one ranked large school football team in Alaska, according the Alaska Sports Broadcast Network (ASBN) poll. The T-Birds topped Dimond High School and improved to 3-0 in the 1-2 match — winning 40-20. West High School is back to number […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Willy Wonka star, Gene Wilder, dies at age 83

    by Associated Press on Aug 29, 12:00

    Gene Wilder, the star of such comedy classics as “Young Frankenstein” and “Blazing Saddles,” has died. He was 83. Wilder’s nephew said Monday that the actor and writer died late Sunday in Stamford, Connecticut from complications from Alzheimer’s disease. The frizzy-haired actor was a master at playing panicked characters caught up in schemes that only […]

  • Crime

    UPDATE: Police identify 1 of 2 victims in Valley of the Moon Park murders

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 29, 11:46

    Last updated at 11:40 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 29.  The Anchorage Police Department has identified one of the victims as 25-year-old Bryant C. Dehusson of Anchorage. Police said they’re holding the name of the second victim until next of kin is notified. Original story  The Anchorage Police Department is investigating two homicides that were discovered early […]

  • Weather News

    It’s never been so hot, so late in Anchorage — until Sunday

    by Rachael Penton on Aug 29, 10:58

    The weather across Southcentral Alaska didn’t disappoint for the final weekend of August, with warm and sunny conditions throughout the region. Anchorage recorded a high temperature of 77 degrees on Sunday, Aug. 28 — something that’s never been done so late in the season. Previously, the latest a temperature of 77 degrees was recorded in Anchorage […]

  • University of Alaska

    No age rule change keeps UAA hockey players on the ice

    by Dave Leval on Aug 29, 10:38

    University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) hockey goalie Olivier Mantha could not wait for training camp. He took to the Wells Fargo Sports Complex ice for voluntarily workouts. “It’s really one of the best times of the year — being back, no school, so we can just practice, get better, work out,” said the junior goalie, […]

  • DayBreak

    Story Time w/ Aunt Phil: 8 decades of the Alaska State Fair

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 29, 10:33

    The Alaska State Fair is celebrating a milestone this year; 80 years of food and fun. In this installment of Story Time with Aunt Phil, Daybreak explores the reason why the fair started in the first place. The story starts in 1935 when the U.S. Government transplanted 203 families from Minnestoa, Michigan, Wisconsin and Oklahoma […]

  • Harvesting Alaska

    Harvesting Alaska: Fair competition brings out generations of bakers

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 29, 10:25

    As the deadline neared for the baked goods competition at the 80th annual Alaska State Fair, dozens of people filled Hoskins Hall, eager to drop off their entries. Among them, Teresa Taylor and her box full of goodies: several plates of cookies and a bag of peanut brittle. She and her daughter Heidi Taylor enter […]