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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Tudor Road closed following head-on collision between 2 vehicles

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 03, 15:47

    Vehicle parts littered Tudor Road Tuesday afternoon after two vehicles collided head-on near McLean Place. The crash was reported at 3:08 p.m., according to Anchorage police spokeswoman Renee Oistad. She said the vehicles blocked nearly all lanes of Tudor Road, forcing them to close Tudor at the scene in both directions. Oistad said none of […]

  • Crime

    Emmonak VPSO suspended, due in court on assault charges

    by Laura Kraegel/KNOM on May 03, 14:40

    The village public safety officer (VPSO) for Emmonak is due in court this Thursday for a pre-indictment hearing. According to Alaska State Troopers, 68-year-old Jay Leroy Levan pointed a firearm at three Emmonak residents while on duty last month. He was arrested in Anchorage on April 20 and now faces three felony charges of third-degree assault and […]

  • DayBreak

    Summer of Heroes program rewards community-minded youth

    by Daybreak Staff on May 03, 11:40

    Five young people in Alaska will be honored for serving their communities. Their reward? A $1,500 scholarship. The Summer of Heroes program is back for its sixth year honoring kids who are doing good in their community. It recognizes five young Alaskans making a difference and gives each “hero” receives a scholarship. One of last year’s […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Campgrounds open for season

    by Daybreak Staff on May 03, 11:20

    Spring came early for Southcentral, thanks to the mild winter, allowing Alaska State Parks Department to open up many campgrounds ahead of schedule. A short drive gets you to the Bird Creek Campground, which is situated right off the Seward Highway. It’s a great place to bring the whole family, said Erin Kirkland with AK […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Paramo named new ASD superintendent

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 03, 7:46

    Dr. Deena Paramo has been named as the next superintendent of the Anchorage School District. “Dr. Paramo is an innovative and compassionate leader with a strong commitment to public education,” said Anchorage School Board president Kameron Perez-Verdia in a statement. “The board was particularly impressed by her energy, innovative ideas and student-focused thinking.” Paramo, who […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Legislature pursues Wells Fargo office space, says current LIO is ‘off the table’

    by Liz Raines on May 03, 7:40

    The Legislative Council voted Monday to negotiate buying the Wells Fargo building on the corner of Minnesota Drive and Benson Boulevard in Anchorage at an amount not to exceed $12.5 million. Sen. Gary Stevens, chair of the council, said purchase of the downtown Anchorage Legislative Information Office is now “off the table” after Gov. Bill […]

  • Fairbanks

    Birch pollen count in Fairbanks sets new record

    by Associated Press on May 03, 6:00

    Fairbanks’s birch pollen count this year has set a new city record. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that the birch pollen count at the Tanana Valley Clinic was 4,290 on Monday, shattering the previous record of 3,900 from two years ago. [Related: Alaska allergy season starts early, expected to last longer] Laboratory technician Susan Harry, who […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Alaska House takes up crime bill on day 105 of session

    by Liz Raines on May 02, 22:52

    It’s been 15 days since the legislative session was supposed to be over. Members of House leadership say they have to pass a budget before gaveling out, but they spent Monday working on a different measure. Senate Bill 91 would revamp the way the state approaches criminal justice. Gov. Bill Walker and Department of Corrections […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage students raise money for victims of Ecuador earthquake

    by Alexis Fernandez on May 02, 20:33

    A group of Anchorage middle school students is raising money for the people most affected by the recent earthquake in Ecuador. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed more than 65o people in Ecuador’s northwest coast two weeks ago. Elizabeth Renteria’s Spanish class at Central Middle School is selling homemade bracelets for $1 as part of an ongoing […]

  • Local

    Dimond High School hockey star signs to play college football

    by Jake Edmonds on May 02, 20:22

    When Chris Gardeline started playing hockey at 8-years-old, his goal was to one day make it to the college level. He never expected it would be on the gridiron. Gardeline was a goalie for the Dimond High School Lynx. After wrapping up his senior season on the ice, his football friends convinced him to join […]

  • Health

    Lasers replace traditional drills at local Anchorage dentist office

    by Lauren Maxwell on May 02, 20:05

    For some people, a trip to the dentist can be trauma inducing. Finding out you need a root canal or even a cavity filled isn’t fun, but what if you could have those procedures done without using needles or drills? One local dentist says it’s possible with lasers. Dr. Kirk Johnson has used lasers in […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage’s first food truck hub opens for summer

    by Shannon Ballard on May 02, 19:59

    Can’t decide where to eat for lunch? There are now several more options in downtown Anchorage. The city’s first food truck hub opened on Monday at the corner of Eighth Avenue and K Street. Known as “K Street Eats,” many vendors are hoping it will be boost to their business. Sugar House Waffles has been in […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Crews light fire to prevent fire on JBER

    by Bonney Bowman on May 02, 19:38

    Nearly 2,000 acres of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson land will go up in flames this week – all to prevent a potential wildfire this summer. Fire crews started the controlled burn Monday, setting fire to live-fire ranges in the Arctic Valley area. The ranges are like a tinderbox this time of year, full of dry grass […]

  • Alaska News

    Anchorage detox center temporarily suspends opiate addiction treatment

    by Alexis Fernandez on May 02, 19:22

    Alaskans addicted to opiates will have to wait a few days to detox in an inpatient environment. Alaska’s two opiate detox centers are suspended from accepting new patients after they learned through an audit that they haven’t been following a new federal regulation. Both the Gateway to Recovery Detox Center in Fairbanks and the Ernie Turner […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Muldoon family loses trailer home to fire

    by Lauren Maxwell on May 02, 17:32

    A Muldoon family lost their trailer home to a fire Monday morning. The fire started around 10:30 a.m. at the Glencaren Trailer Court. A woman noticed smoke coming from her front porch and woke her son, who called 911. Anchorage Fire Department Capt. Ryan Staten said the son tried to use a fire extinguisher to […]

  • Health

    Smokers & vapers: Alaska State Fair goes smoke-free

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 02, 16:32

    A new smoke-free policy was adopted by the Alaska State Fairgrounds this year, and will be in effect for the state fair later this summer. The policy covers not only tobacco products, but electronic cigarettes as well. The new policy is the latest step the fair has taken toward joining other businesses and organizations nationwide […]

  • Health

    More U.S. kids have chronic health problems, study finds

    by Steven Reinberg / Healthday on May 02, 15:46

    The number of American kids suffering from asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is on the increase, with poor children being hit the hardest, researchers report. Children living in extreme poverty who had asthma and ADHD were nearly twice as likely to have at least one other chronic medical condition. These conditions included developmental delays, autism, depression, anxiety, behavioral […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Fire on Lore Road grows to 100 feet

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 02, 15:00

    Multiple Anchorage fire crews responded to a wildfire at a wooded lot on Lore Road. A resident across the road from the fire, which is located in a “wooded lot” on the 1700 block of Lore Road, called fire officials around 2:30 p.m. to report the fire, according to fire officials. At least four units […]

  • Teacher of the Week

    Teacher of the Week: Julia Withers

    by Megan Mazurek on May 02, 12:54

    Julia Withers is all about the numbers. “Math was probably always one of my stronger subjects,” Withers said. She teaches math and physical education at Highland Tech Charter School in Anchorage. The school has small class sizes, something that makes Withers feel right at home. “I like that it’s small. I really like that the […]

  • Alaska News

    Hawaii, Alaska, Southwest face increased wildfire threat

    by Associated Press on May 02, 11:04

    Fire forecasters say Hawaii, Alaska and the Southwest will face an increased threat of wildfires this summer. The National Interagency Fire Center released its outlook for the spring and summer on Sunday. It says most of the country will face normal or below-normal wildfire problems. That’s welcome news after last year, when a record 15,800 […]