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  • Crime

    Double shooting in Talkeetna leaves 1 dead, 1 in critical condition

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 18, 13:30

    One man is dead and another is in critical condition after a double shooting in the Montana Creek area of Talkeetna. At about 1 a.m. Saturday, the Palmer Police Department received a 911 call notifying them that a person had been killed, according to a Alaska State Troopers dispatch. “The 911 call came from a […]

  • State

    Day 89: Latest from the Alaska Legislature

    by Associated Press on Apr 18, 12:59

    5:39 p.m. The Alaska Legislature has passed a bill to repeal the scheduled 2.5-percent pay increases for certain state workers not covered by labor union contracts. The Senate voted 14-6 Saturday, with Republican Sen. Click Bishop, a former state labor commissioner, joining minority Democrats in opposition. The bill previously passed the House. The bill is […]

  • State

    AKLeg Day 88: Race to the finish of session begins with drama, uncertainty

    by Rhonda McBride on Apr 18, 12:21

    Friday, the 88th day of the 90-day legislative session, was full of the drama that characterizes the end-of-session chaos. The day started out with the governor calling off a joint session of the House and Senate he had ordered, to get lawmakers to vote on his cabinet and board appointments. The governor demanded the session […]

  • Crime

    Man shot outside his Fairview home after going to investigate noise

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 18, 10:27

    Anchorage police say a man was shot outside of his home in Fairview after he heard a noise and went to investigate. Just after 7:30 a.m. Saturday, the Anchorage Police Department received a call reporting that a man had been shot outside of a residence on the 1000 block of E. 13th Avenue. When police […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    JUST IN: Gov. Walker steps in to save Govt. Hill bears

    by Shannon Ballard on Apr 18, 0:03

      Updated Saturday, 2:50 p.m. Gov. Bill Walker has stepped in to save the black bear family roaming Government Hill, recommending that the bears be pardoned from being euthanized. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says the mother and four cubs have a history in Government Hill dating back to last summer when the […]

  • Local

    NYO Games run smoothly thanks to numerous workers and volunteers

    by Jake Edmonds on Apr 17, 23:39

    Day two of the 2015 Native Youth Olympic Games was a success after four more events. Athletes competed in the Eskimo stick pull, the toe kick, the one-hand reach and the two-foot high kick. For volunteers who work behind the scenes, Friday was the busiest day, with Thursday and Saturday hosting just three events each. […]

  • Alaska

    Hansen victim one step closer to being identified

    by Shannon Kemp on Apr 17, 22:53

    The DNA of an unidentified victim of deceased serial killer Robert Hansen is now available for comparison with potential family members. Hansen led authorities to the body of a young woman at Horseshoe Lake in Palmer on April 25, 1984. Known as Jane Doe #3, or “Horseshoe Harriet,” she was buried at Anchorage Memorial Cemetery until […]

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    Evening News Weather, April 17

    by KTVA Weather on Apr 17, 22:43

    Kenai Peninsula/Prince William Sound Increasing clouds with chance of showers on the Kenai with the heaviest and most steady rain on the eastern side of the peninsula and Prince William Sound. Snow levels are rather high. Southeast Rain showers will increase in the area overnight as some strong warm front push into the area. The […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Spenard Farmer’s Market set to reopen May 16

    by Dave Leval on Apr 17, 22:22

    The Spenard Farmer’s Market will open for business in May in the Chilkoot Charlie’s parking lot, in the same spot where it started five years ago. The new board of directors made the announcement Friday. The previous board canceled the event in February after members said they got burned out from it. Dozens of volunteers […]

  • Alaska

    Alaska March unemployment rate stands at 6.5 percent

    by Associated Press on Apr 17, 20:54

    Alaska labor officials say the state’s unemployment rate in March was 6.5 percent, a slight increase over February’s rate of 6.3 percent. The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development says the latest seasonally adjusted rate compares with the national rate of 5.5 percent. Last year, Alaska’s seasonably adjusted rate for March was 6.9 percent. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Historic Motherlode Lodge left to burn in Hatcher Pass, considered suspicious

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 17, 20:31

    The Motherlode lodge in Hatcher Pass was left to burn after catching fire Friday evening. Firefighters were on scene at the fire, but were only there to direct traffic away for public safety. Norm McDonald with the Alaska Division of Forestry says the building was outside any fire service area. McDonald said “it’s lucky” there […]

  • Alaska

    Legislature unanimously passes bill granting volunteer firefighters liability protections

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 17, 18:25

    Both the Senate and House have unanimously passed a bill protecting volunteer and university firefighters from civil liability. Employees of municipal fire departments are already protected under state law, but Sen. John Coghill says Senate Bill 43 could help others. “Liability protections should not be exclusive to employees of fire departments operated by municipalities and […]

  • US/World

    20 years later, wounds remain from Oklahoma City bombing

    by CBS News on Apr 17, 18:20

    Timothy McVeigh was executed for bombing the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City 20 years ago this weekend. 168 people, including 19 children, were killed. It was the deadliest act of homegrown terror in U.S. history. Nearly 700 were hurt. Some suffered the kinds of wounds that never heal. The scenes from April […]

  • State

    Governor Walker vetoes House Bill 132

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 17, 16:47

    Gov. Bill Walker has vetoed a bill constricting the authority of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation in developing a gas line separate from the Alaska Liquified Natural Gas line. Walker had announced his plans to veto House Bill 132 if it reached his desk in a letter to lawmakers April 10, saying it ”significantly reduces Alaska’s […]

  • Alaska

    Tanana teen meets with President Obama to discuss rural poverty, domestic violence

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 17, 16:39

    A Tanana teenager was one of eight 4-H participants who met with President Barack Obama in the White House Monday. Geneva Wright, 18, said she was surprised when Obama himself opened the door to the Oval Office, according to a release from University of Alaska Fairbanks spokeswoman Debbie Carter. Each student was asked to make […]

  • Alaska

    Grass fire spread quickly Wednesday off Dillingham’s Wood River Road

    by Hannah Colton/KDLG on Apr 17, 14:46

    The Dillingham Volunteer Fired Department turned out Wednesday afternoon to battle a quickly spreading grass fire off Wood River Road. “When we got here, the building was burning. It had burnt in from the outside but had some burning in the roof area… it’s probably a 12 by 18 small building, small home. Pretty heavy […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Jesse Cook

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 17, 11:21

    Jesse Cook’s sound combines a flamenco style into a world music fusion. Friday, he plans to take the stage at the Atwood Concert Hall. But before that performance he visited Daybreak for a Mic Check in the Morning with guitarist partner Nicolas Hernandez and shared the inspiration behind his latest album “One World.” “I kind […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Meet Rex, this week’s Daybreak Adopt-A-Pet

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 17, 11:01

    Meet Rex, an outgoing and friendly rabbit who was trying to negotiate the wilds of Alaska on his own. Fortunately, he was hungry enough to go into a humane trap and then was brought to the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center. Rex is an explorer — hopping all over the room, sniffing and investigating. He […]

  • Crime

    Trial begins in case of 2 troopers killed in Tanana

    by Associated Press on Apr 17, 10:51

    The trial of 59-year-old Arvin Kangas opened with accounts of the fatal shooting of two Alaska State Troopers in the remote Yukon River village of Tanana. The Fairbanks News-Miner reports that the trial began Thursday. Kangas is accused of tampering with evidence by unholstering and moving the troopers’ guns after their deaths and disposing of marijuana […]

  • State

    Governor cancels joint session for confirmation votes

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 17, 10:22

    Gov. Bill Walker has cancelled his order to gather the House and Senate for a joint session to vote on his appointments after legislative leadership promised that lawmakers would weigh in on the appointments Sunday. “I just wrapped up a meeting with House Speaker Mike Chenault and Senate President Kevin Meyer,” Walker said in a […]