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  • Sci/Tech

    Decades in the making, scientists confirm identity of prehistoric reptile

    by Hope Miller on Nov 25, 15:57

    The first of its kind discovered in Alaska, researchers have finally identified a fossil of a reptile discovered 64 years ago on the North Slope that lived when dinosaurs roamed the earth. A 12-foot partial skeleton of an ichthyosaur — a prehistoric marine reptile that resembles modern dolphins and whales — was found in 1950 by geologists […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Delta increasing flights to Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 25, 12:26

    “When airlines compete, the customer wins.” Sound familiar? It’s one of the many mantras of Daybreak’s travel guru Scott McMurren. He stopped by the studio to talk about how Delta Air Lines is looking to step up its game in the Alaska. New spring offerings coming from Delta Air Lines: Anchorage May 15: Five flights […]

  • DayBreak

    Seeing the Alaska Zoo in a different light

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 25, 11:00

    With less than 6.5 hours of daylight to enjoy every day, there’s one boardwalk lighting up to add a little magic for its year-round residents. The Alaska Zoo Lights are bigger, brighter and more beautiful than ever before. Eileen Floyd with the Alaska Zoo joined Daybreak Tuesday morning to talk about the winter tradition. Floyd […]

  • State

    Suspicious fire extinguished in Juneau landmark

    by Associated Press on Nov 25, 10:19

    Juneau police and fire officials are investigating five suspicious fires in the last month in the Merchant’s Wharf building, the wooden structure on pilings that’s home to restaurants and shops on the city waterfront. Fire marshal Daniel Jager tells the Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/11UV6sQ) the situation is serious. He says the building is old and a […]

  • State

    Teacher abuse lawsuit heads for mediation

    by Associated Press on Nov 25, 8:43

    The Fairbanks school district and the family of a student who says he was sexually assaulted by a high school tutor will attempt to settle claims through a mediator. The family sued last spring, claiming the district ignored warning signs of inappropriate behavior with students by Hutchison High School tutor and correspondence teacher Claude Fowlkes […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Nov. 25

    by Brett Shepard on Nov 25, 8:37

    Mostly to partly cloudy skies today with dry weather into the weekend. In the Southeast skies will be cloudy with rain showers at times. In the Interior snow showers will come to an end giving way to mostly cloudy skies. On the North Slope skies will be mostly to partly cloudy with flurries. Out West […]

  • US/World

    From coast to coast, Ferguson touches a nerve

    by CBS/AP on Nov 25, 7:41

    Last Updated Nov 25, 2014 8:40 AM EST Thousands of people rallied late Monday and early Tuesday in cities across the country, from Los Angeles to New York and dozens of places in between, to passionately but mostly peacefully protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who killed unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown in […]

  • State

    In Alaska, tapping into geothermal energy presents challenges

    by Alexis Fernandez on Nov 25, 7:03

    It’s no surprise that Alaskans pay twice as much for electricity compared to the rest of the country. In rural areas, it can cost three times as much. The state is looking to stabilize some of those costs with the help of renewable energy, such as geothermal energy. But, it’s proving to be a lot […]

  • Local

    Powder prayers for Alyeska as opening day is delayed

    by Kate McPherson on Nov 25, 1:31

    Not since the 1970s or ’80s does Brian Burnett remember a year like this at Alyeska Resort. As of Monday evening, there’s no accumulation at the base of the mountain and only around 19 inches at the top — a third of what’s desirable for it to open. “We are pushing hard to open as soon […]

  • State

    Judge invalidates part of school funding mechanism

    by Associated Press on Nov 24, 23:26

    A borough has successfully challenged one facet of how the state of Alaska funds education. Ketchikan Superior Court Judge William B. Carey has invalidated the local contribution requirement for school districts. Carey ruled for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, which sued over the state’s requirement that it must pay a local contribution to the school district […]

  • Local

    Official portrait rite of passage for Alaska Gov.-elect Bill Walker

    by Rhonda McBride on Nov 24, 23:15

    The sunshine streamed through a glass wall into a large, empty room in downtown Anchorage’s KeyBank building. Even so, photographer Josh Martinez and his assistant had lights and a screen set up, eagerly anticipating the arrival of their subject, the next governor of Alaska. A view of the sky bridge to the Alaska Center for […]

  • Local

    Anchorage police review response to weekend street party

    by Dave Leval on Nov 24, 22:22

    It took only words to end a downtown disturbance early Sunday morning. Every on-duty officer from the Anchorage Police Department was sent to the intersection of Fourth Avenue and D Street to break up what police called an “unsanctioned” street party. APD says it started when the driver of an SUV played very loud music after playHouse, a […]

  • Local

    Businesses revved up for Iron Dog’s new Anchorage start

    by Heather Hintze on Nov 24, 21:47

    Every year, about 3,000 people make the trip out to Big Lake to watch the start of the Iron Dog race. This year, however, winter spectators won’t have to go as far as the Iron Dog added a ceremonial start for the 2015 race in Anchorage for the first time ever. “It’s great because it’s […]

  • Local

    Thanksgiving Blessing helps to feed thousands in Southcentral Alaska

    by Lauren Maxwell on Nov 24, 19:52

    The Thanksgiving Blessing project is a charitable event that takes almost a year to organize. But it means that thousands of Anchorage families will now have their own Thanksgiving meal to sit down to. The project was hosted at six sites on Monday, which included four churches, the Spenard Recreational Center and the Mountain View […]

  • State

    Federal judge halts EPA’s action against Pebble mine project

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 24, 19:17

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to protect Bristol Bay have been temporarily halted. A federal judge ruled Monday in favor of the Pebble Mine’s efforts to block the EPA. The court granted the Pebble Limited Partnership a preliminary injunction, which prevents the EPA from taking any further steps in the 404(c) review. Announced in […]

  • US/World

    Grand jury will not indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson

    by CNN / AP on Nov 24, 18:10

    Missouri police officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted in the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The grand jury reached its decision Tuesday in the Ferguson trial. About 150 people crowded outside the County Justice Center to hear the announcement, which was broadcast on Tuesday night from Clayton, Missouri. The Associated Press reports the 12-person […]

  • Crime

    Wasilla man sentenced to 7-plus years in prison for heroin trafficking conspiracy

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 24, 15:58

    A 38-year-old Wasilla man was sentenced to 7.5 years in federal prison for the part he played in a heroin trafficking conspiracy. Baretta Faatafuga pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute more than 1.6 kilograms of heroin, with a street value of $550,000, around the Anchorage area, according to a statement from the Alaska U.S. Attorney’s […]

  • State

    1 seriously injured in Parks Highway crash near Talkeetna

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 24, 14:45

    Last updated Tuesday, Nov. 25 A woman was flown to Anchorage for treatment after she suffered serious injuries in a head-on collision along the Parks Highway Monday afternoon, Alaska State Troopers say. Esther C. Serikaku, 49, was driving north when she lost control of her Subaru Outback, crossed the center line and collided with a southbound […]

  • State

    Hilcorp acquires LNG plant that supplies Fairbanks

    by Associated Press on Nov 24, 14:08

    Hilcorp Corp. will buy the liquefied natural gas plant that supplies Fairbanks Natural Gas. The Alaska Journal of Commerce (http://bit.ly/1xuN5nf) reports Hilcorp will buy the Point MacKenzie LNG plant from Titan Alaska LNG, a subsidiary of Fairbanks Natural Gas. Fairbanks Natural Gas President and CEO Dan Britton says the sale grew from discussions between Fairbanks […]

  • State

    Parent objects to showing of drug documentary

    by Associated Press on Nov 24, 11:20

    A Juneau mother says her 12-year-old daughter came home from a school health class with a little too much insight into how to cook and smoke methamphetamine. The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/1vFP3pQ) reports Tauni Duncan objected after her daughter watched a documentary, the National Geographic Channel’s “World’s Most Dangerous Drug,” as part of a drug awareness […]