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Balancing the budget and safety: troopers face cutbacks

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Remote village in Bering Strait awaits helicopter with supplies

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Fur Rondy Hide and Horn auction set for March 1

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Members of violent Alaska drug ring convicted

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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Rookie cop praised for helping bring down drug ring

    by Jacquie Slater on Feb 26, 22:10

    Officer Andrew Pritchett of the Valdez Police Department came to Alaska by way of Seattle. In February 2012, he and his wife moved up to Valdez so he could pursue his long-time dream of working in law enforcement. High school sweethearts, the snowy winters of Valdez did nothing to scare them away. “I always wanted to […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening News weather, Feb. 26

    by KTVA Weather on Feb 26, 22:09

    Kenai Peninsula/Prince William Sound The Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound areas will have dense fog to start out the day under mostly sunny skies. By afternoon it will be partly cloudy with highs in the low 30s. Southeast Southeast Alaska will have lots of sunshine and light wind up and down the panhandle. Interior/North […]

  • News

    Remote village in Bering Strait awaits helicopter with supplies

    by Dave Leval on Feb 26, 21:54

    Many of the shelves at the only store on Little Diomede are barren. It highlights a steadily worsening situation for the inhabitants of the island — the last supply helicopter reached the island Feb. 13. Erickson Aviation said it could be the weekend before it can get the supplies to the island. The Portland-based company is contracted […]

  • Get Out

    Get Out: Full Swing Golf

    by Brett Shepard on Feb 26, 21:15

    Our recent warm spell in Alaska has many catching spring fever. The bug has caught up with me. In this week’s Get Out I found the perfect prescription for that fever as I went indoors to get ready for one popular summer activity. Spring fever has me thinking about golf. Maybe Pebble Beach in California or Kapalua in […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Fur Rondy Hide and Horn auction set for March 1

    by Lauren Maxwell on Feb 26, 19:39

    Workers are preparing for an annual auction that benefits the Department of Fish and Game. The Hide and Horn Auction is a Fur Rendezvous tradition that features items confiscated by Alaska Wildlife Troopers, and offers them to the public. This year there are dozens of animal hides of nearly every kind, including a nine-foot brown […]

  • US/World

    U.S. intel official confirms identity of ‘Jihadi John’

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Feb 26, 19:00

    The knife-wielding masked ISIS militant seen in a number of beheading videos and dubbed “Jihadi John” has been named as Mohammed Emwazi, a London man with a college degree, a U.S. intelligence official confirmed to CBS News Thursday. Emwazi earned his degree from the University of Westminster, the official told CBS News. Both The Washington Post and the BBC reported Thursday […]

  • Alaska

    Balancing the budget and safety: troopers face cutbacks

    by Bonney Bowman on Feb 26, 18:49

    It’s been just over a month since Governor Bill Walker’s State of the Budget speech, when he told Alaskans about state expenses being cut in the wake of declining oil revenues. Many agencies are already seeing cuts, but perhaps none more striking than those made to the Alaska State Troopers. Troopers department director Col. James Cockrell […]

  • Crime

    Man arrested after throwing drugs over Anchorage jail fence

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 26, 17:09

    A man was arrested Wednesday after authorities reported seeing him throw a bag of suspected contraband over a fence at the Anchorage Correctional Complex. Investigators with the Alaska State Troopers Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit reported seeing 28-year-old Kevin Sathre throw something over the fence of the south side yard of the jail around noon Wednesday. […]

  • Crime

    AST: 3 nabbed in Emmonak assault that leaves man with serious injuries

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 26, 15:58

    A man suffered “serious internal injuries” in an alcohol-fueled assault in the dry Western Alaska village of Emmonak, authorities say. According to an online dispatch from Alaska State Troopers, 23-year-old Doran Jennings, 21-year-old Jereith Jimmy and 23-year-old Karl Kelly had been drinking home-brew alcohol before they left the residence they were in, went next door and “assaulted […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Facebook sets sights on suicide prevention with new feature

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 26, 15:42

    Facebook has teamed up with Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention and the University of Washington’s School of Social Work to add a new feature to the popular social media site that is designed to prevent suicide by helping friends speak up. Starting Wednesday, Facebook users can get help for friends who post suicidal or self-harming […]

  • Alaska

    Regulators propose permanent definition of public place

    by Associated Press on Feb 26, 13:36

    A state board wants to make permanent the emergency regulation passed this week defining public places where marijuana can’t be smoked. When voters approved legalizing recreational marijuana in November, they prohibited smoking in public but did not define what a public place was. The state’s alcohol board, which is in charge of regulating marijuana for […]

  • DayBreak

    Local realtor talks 2015 housing market trends for Southcentral

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 26, 12:46

    Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make, but finding a home to buy in Anchorage can be tough. There are efforts underway to address the current gridlock, in which the demand for housing has been outpacing production. According to one local realtor, there’s been a shift in what homebuyers are […]

  • Crime

    APD: Suspects sought after cab driver ‘severely’ assaulted

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 26, 12:01

    Anchorage police are calling on the public for help identifying three suspects who allegedly beat up a cab driver in the fall, fracturing his face. On Oct. 4, a cab driver took three occupants to multiple locations around town before dropping them off around 4:30 a.m. near Fifth Avenue and E Street, according to a […]

  • News

    North Pole Refinery tax assessment cut by more than half

    by Associated Press on Feb 26, 11:25

    A proposed property assessment for the idle oil refinery at North Pole is valuing the land and buildings at less than half of what they were worth last year. Flint Hills Resources Alaska stopped refining crude oil at the plant in June. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1LKivh4) reports the lower assessment will mean sharply reduced […]

  • Alaska

    Thousands of gallons of fuel spilled in Dalton Highway crash

    by Hope Miller on Feb 26, 11:06

    A tractor-trailer hauling fuel from Fairbanks lost traction, slid backward and rolled into a ditch Wednesday, authorities say, spilling an estimated 3,000 to 4,000 gallons of diesel. The rear compartment of the Colville tractor-trailer ruptured when hitting a tree stump near Mile 86 of the highway, located about 30 miles north of the Dalton Highway Yukon […]

  • News

    Labs extend record as US top dog, but bulldogs make waves

    by Associated Press on Feb 26, 10:36

    The American Kennel Club is releasing its 2014 breed popularity rankings on Thursday. They show Labrador retrievers reigned as the nation’s top dog for the 24th year. They broke poodles’ decades-old record in 2013. But bulldogs have hit a new high: No. 4. Their smaller, bat-eared cousins, French bulldogs, sauntered into the top 10 for […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

    by CNN / AP on Feb 26, 10:24

    The Federal Communications Commission has agreed to impose strict new regulations on Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T. The regulatory agency voted 3-2 Thursday in favor of rules aimed at enforcing what’s called “net neutrality.” That’s the idea that service providers shouldn’t intentionally block or slow web traffic, creating paid fast lanes on […]

  • Crime

    Bethel man arraigned on murder charge

    by Ben Matheson / KYUK on Feb 26, 9:30

    Mark Charlie Junior was arraigned Wednesday in Bethel court on charges of first-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence. The 27-year-old man was arrested in Bethel Monday in connection with the death of his girlfriend, 26-year-old LeeAnn Berlin. Magistrate Judge Bruce Ward read the charges to Charlie, who appeared by video conference from the Yukon […]

  • State

    Minority lawmakers push back on education budget proposal

    by Associated Press on Feb 26, 9:17

    A House subcommittee has proposed deeper cuts to the state education department budget than Gov. Bill Walker, prompting objections from the Democratic-led minority. The subcommittee’s recommendations include eliminating state support for the early-childhood Best Beginnings program, cutting funding for broadband and a cut equal to the 2.5-percent raises due to department employees. The recommendations will […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mad Myrna’s Presents: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 26, 8:46

    The dark and kooky story of a florist and his blood-thirsty plant will be played out on the Mad Myrna stage through March 21. Some of the cast members from “Little Shop of Horrors” stopped by Daybreak Thursday to give viewers a sneak peek. Performances are every Friday and Saturday night at Mad Myrna’s in […]