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  • Alaska

    NTSB releases initial report on fatal plane crash in Prince William Sound

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 20, 15:18

    The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary report on a plane crash that claimed the life of a 53-year-old Wasilla man on April 14. The search for a missing Cessna 180 and its pilot, Dale Carlson, ended with the discovery of Carlson’s body by Alaska State Troopers on the shore of Culross Island on April […]

  • Alaska

    RACE RESULTS: 53 Alaskans start 2015 Boston Marathon

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 20, 15:05

    More than 50 Alaskans crossed the start line of the Boston Marathon early Monday morning, and several have already finished, according to the race’s website. Of those that started the 26.2 mile long race, 53 were from Alaska. The majority of Alaska runners claimed Anchorage as their home, but runners came from all around the […]

  • Alaska

    Missing wedding ring plucked from dog doo, returned to owner

    by Associated Press on Apr 20, 14:09

    An Alaska woman suspected her family’s dog snatched her wedding ring, but she couldn’t find proof – until the platinum band turned up months later at a ball field. The Daily Sitka Sentinel newspaper reports Nikki Balovich lost her ring in January, when she was pregnant and often took it off her swollen finger. The Sitka woman […]

  • State

    Senate considers new committee on federal issues

    by Associated Press on Apr 20, 12:31

    Alaska’s Senate is poised to consider creating a special committee to address federal overreach. A resolution from the Senate Rules Committee would create a Senate Special Committee on Federal Overreach. The resolution calls for the new committee to submit reports to the Senate in January 2016 and 2017 about how to use state authority to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mat-Su Valley gathers to help end domestic violence and sexual abuse

    by Dave Leval on Apr 20, 11:55

    Cynthia Wagoner will be the first to admit she did not have an easy life as a child. “I have been raised in both my families where domestic violence and sexual abuse were prevalent,” Wagoner explained, saying the problems did not end there. “My older brother was charged with sexually abusing both of my younger […]

  • Sci/Tech

    NOAA proposes take most humpbacks whales off endangered list

    by Associated Press on Apr 20, 11:26

    The federal government is proposing removing most of the world’s humpback whale population from the endangered species list. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries wants to reclassify humpbacks into 14 distinct populations, and remove 10 of those from the list. The federal agency said in a release announcing its proposal that protection and restoration efforts […]

  • DayBreak

    Veterans prepare to embark on Honor Flight 2015

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 20, 11:16

    More than 20 Alaskan veterans are headed to Washington, D.C., to see memorials built in their honor. As part of last year’s Honor Flight, KTVA’s Joe Vigil traveled with veterans for an emotional journey to the nation’s capital to see the World War II memorial. This year, a new group of veterans will take that […]

  • Alaska

    Legislature passes bill to finance health projects

    by Ben Matheson / KYUK on Apr 20, 11:13

    The Alaska Legislature passed a bill Sunday that would allow regional health organizations like the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation access to financing through the Alaska Municipal Bond bank, which in the past has only financed municipal projects. The bill comes as YKHC is pushing for a massive 130-thousand square foot, 250 million dollar new clinic and hospital renovation as the […]

  • Teacher of the Week

    Teacher of the Week: Jeri Kenyon

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 20, 11:01

    It takes a special person to teach special education: Jeri Kenyon’s love of teaching has kept her at O’Malley Elementary School for the past 13 years. “I love it when they finally master a concept they’ve been working on for so long,” Kenyon said. “I love it, couldn’t imagine doing anything else.” Kenyon is a […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Police identify man found frozen in Cuddy Park pond

    by Jacquie Slater on Apr 20, 11:01

    Anchorage police have identified the man found frozen in a pond at Cuddy Park earlier this month as 49-year-old Ezra Golilie, Sr. According to Golilie’s sister Lucy, he was a devoted husband and loving father to four children. After his wife passed away about a year and a half ago, Lucy says her brother fell […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Driver killed in early morning Anchorage collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 20, 10:19

    A 20-year-old man was killed early Sunday morning after his vehicle collided with a large tree, authorities say. Just after 4:30 a.m., a witness reported that a sport-utility vehicle swerved off Northern Lights Boulevard and struck a tree near the intersection of Wesleyan Drive, according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department. Anchorage and […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jack White announces last-minute acoustic show in Anchorage tonight

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 20, 8:59

    Jack White, former White Stripes singer and guitarist, announced on his website Monday morning that he would be playing an acoustic show at UAA’s 910-seat Wendy Williamson Auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8:30 p.m. This is White’s first performance in Alaska and it comes on the tail end of […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, April 20

    by Brett Shepard on Apr 20, 8:53

    Southcentral Could be messy at times in Southcentral today with rain and snow showers throughout the region. Up to 3 inches of snow could fall on the Hillside with less than an inch on grassy surfaces in the Anchorage bowl. Southeast More rain is in store for you today. Interior Mostly to partly sunny skies. […]

  • Local

    Service’s Drammeh narrows colleges to two

    by KTVA Sports on Apr 20, 7:58

    Service forward Pindo Drammeh, who graduated after an impressive senior season, whittled his list of potential colleges down to two on Sunday. The two schools Drammeh will decide between are Green River College in Aurburn, Washington, and Columbia College based out of Sonora, California. His decision has not been a basketball-only one. “I came to […]

  • Alaska

    Dancing at Cama-i offers a way to keep kids engaged

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 20, 7:37

    For Gladys Jung Elementary School students, performing at Cama-i is about having fun. “I like to be with friends and make people laugh,” said sixth-grader Shayla Madole. Dancing is a way to carry on their culture. For their instructor, Sephora Lestenkoff, it’s also a way to keep kids engaged. “It makes them happy. For me […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    AST: Man killed after rollover on Knik Goose Bay Road

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 20, 6:51

    A 57-year-old man has died after the truck he was driving in Wasilla left the roadway and rolled several times Sunday, authorities say. Shortly before 5 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a dangerous driver near mile 10.5 of Knik Goose Bay Road in Wasilla. The driver of a Ford Ranger — […]

  • State

    End of session budget bottleneck keeps Legislature in overtime

    by Rhonda McBride on Apr 19, 22:01

    On the final day of the legislative session, lawmakers weren’t ready to cash in their chips yet. It appeared there were a few more hands of high-stakes political poker to play over the operating and capital budgets. On Sunday night, just hours before midnight when the 90-day session was set to expire, the House recessed […]

  • State

    Day 90: Latest from the Alaska Legislature

    by Associated Press on Apr 19, 17:55

    4:14 p.m. Alaska lawmakers have failed to confirm one of the governor’s appointees to the state fish board. In a joint session on Sunday, the House and Senate rejected Robert Ruffner’s appointment to the Alaska Board of Fisheries, with 29 votes in his favor, and 30 against. Ruffner, a Soldotna resident, is the executive director […]

  • Crime

    Double stabbing suspect’s arraignment marked with profane outbursts

    by Sierra Starks on Apr 19, 16:40

    The man charged in connection with the Friday morning stabbing of his mother and father appeared in court today for his arraignment. “The thing of it is, you’re gonna let me f*cking go home today” — those were some of the first words out of 40-year-old Martin Victor IV’s mouth to the judge — followed by, ”Jesus […]

  • State

    Alaska Legislature confirms Craig Richards as attorney general

    by Rhonda McBride on Apr 19, 15:10

    One of Gov. Bill Walker’s most controversial appointments, Craig Richards, has been confirmed by the Legislature as attorney general. Thirty-one votes are required for confirmation. Richards was confirmed 36-23 in a joint session of the Legislature, which got underway at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. There was speculation Richards might not be confirmed, because the Republican Majority […]