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    New contractor chosen to run Anchorage Safety Patrol

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 18, 18:47

    Beginning October 1, Anchorage will have a new contractor running the municipality’s Safety Patrol program, the service that picks up public inebriates off the streets and takes them to the sleep-off center downtown. Goldbelt Inc., a native corporation based in Juneau, is taking over for NANA Management services, which held the contract for the last […]

  • News

    Fla. sheriff: 6 children, 2 adults shot to death

    by CNN / AP on Sep 18, 18:28

      A sheriff says a man killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself at a home in a small town in North Florida. Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz at a news conference identified the man as 51-year-old Don Spirit. He says the children ranged in age from 3 months to 10 years […]

  • National

    Obama: Vote shows U.S. is united against ISIS

    by Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News on Sep 18, 18:13

    Last Updated Sep 18, 2014 7:15 PM EDT With a bipartisan vote, the Senate on Thursday approved a request from President Obama to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, also known as ISIL), sending a bill to Mr. Obama for a final signature. The president said […]

  • Crime

    Wasilla crash kills driver of stolen vehicle

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 18, 17:42

    The driver of a stolen vehicle died in a crash Thursday afternoon after attempting to run from Alaska State Troopers, according to a statement released by AST. The vehicle, which was previously reported stolen, was spotted at a Wasilla construction site at around 2:40 p.m., the statement went on to say. Minutes after the stolen […]

  • Crime

    Police officer involved in fatal Wasilla shooting identified

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 18, 15:00

    Updated: Thursday, Sept. 18 The Wasilla Police Department has identified the officer involved in Monday’s shooting as 28-year-old Andrew Kappler, a two-year veteran of the force. Kepler fired a single shot at Michel Bonty after he “made a threatening move” in the direction of another person inside the house, according to a statement from WPD. […]

  • State

    Funny River Five makes public debut at Minnesota Zoo

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 18, 14:36

    Video courtesy the Minnesota Zoo Five wolf pups orphaned in this summer’s Funny River Fire made their public debut at their permanent home at the Minnesota Zoo Thursday morning. The Funny River Five was rescued by fire crews after the blaze scorched more than 200,000 acres on the Kenai Peninsula in May. The Alaska Zoo […]

  • State

    State proposes plan for road from Juneau

    by Associated Press on Sep 18, 14:02

    The state Transportation Department is proposing a $570-million road project that would help connect Juneau to Alaska’s main highway system. It is the department’s latest stab at the long-simmering project; a prior plan was knocked down by the courts for not looking at a fuller range of alternatives. The road would not be a direct […]

  • Local

    Police identify pedestrian killed in Muldoon collision

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

    Story originally published Sept. 17 and updated Sept. 18. Police have identified the pedestrian killed in a Wednesday morning collision in northeast Anchorage. Craig McCarty, 43, was trying to cross Muldoon Road toward the nearby Fred Meyer around 7 a.m. when he was hit by a southbound Honda Accord, said APD spokeswoman Anita Shell. McCarty was not […]

  • Local

    Road warriors not weary

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 18, 12:53

    The University of Alaska Anchorage machine rolls on. Anchorage native and All-American Katelynn Zanders recorded 10 kills and 8 digs while Julia Mackey posted 12 kills in UAA’s sweep of Simon Fraser 29-27, 25-22, 25-10. The Seawolves improved to (8-2, 2-0 GNAC) while the Clan slipped to (7-3, 1-1 GNAC). Sophomore Megan Hooe poured in […]

  • Football Final

    Knights to shine again?

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 18, 11:18

    After starting the season 4-0 Colony hit its first speed bump … and it took out the transmission. Now they’ve put it back. Lathrop shredded the Knights’ defense in a 49-28 loss, which made for a long bus ride back home. Despite the loss, Colony still holds the 5th spot in this week’s ASBN poll […]

  • State

    Interior Alaska hay harvest dampened by wet summer

    by Associated Press on Sep 18, 11:01

    Hay farmers in Alaska’s interior are frustrated that their plentiful crops have been dampened by record-breaking rainfall, providing few opportunities for harvesting. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/PRJ4x5) reports that it’s the second consecutive year that poor weather conditions have put a crimp in the interior hay crop. Wet hay is susceptible to mold or fire, […]

  • DayBreak

    Cup with the Chief: PFD crime prevention tips

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 18, 10:46

    Some of us may have heard the saying, “more money, more problems,” which is certainly on the minds of officers at the Anchorage Police Department after the governor announced this year’s PFD amount Wednesday. For September’s monthly segment of “Cup with the Chief,” APD Chief Mark Mew joined Daybreak on the couch to share some PFD […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Alaska ranks high for number of Star Wars, Star Trek fans

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 18, 10:20

    Alaska has more Star Wars and Star Trek fans than any other state in the nation, Movoto blog says. The Last Frontier is home to the most Star Wars fans and came in second for the highest number of Trekkies, the California-based real estate brokerage site says in an article published Sept. 11. Movoto reached […]

  • Sci/Tech

    iOS 8: Should you update now or wait?

    by CBS/AP on Sep 18, 9:00

    Apple’s iOS 8 software update for iPhones and iPads is worth getting – but not necessarily right away. Those with an older device, such as an iPhone 4s or an iPad 2, might want to wait to see whether others have difficulties using iOS 8 with slower processors. Some of the new features won’t be available on those three-year-old devices anyway. […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Sept. 18

    by Brett Shepard on Sep 18, 8:00

    Gray skies with rain throughout much of Southcentral Alaska today. In the Southeast rain and wind will return to the region today. In the Interior the weather will be pretty nice with partly cloudy skies. On the North Slopes skies will be mostly cloudy with a few showers possible. Out West clouds and showers will […]

  • State

    Body of missing kayaker recovered east of Cordova

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 18, 7:20

    Search crews have recovered the body of a 32-year-old Minnesota man east of Cordova. On Tuesday, the U.S. Coast Guard notified troopers they were searching for a man overboard, identified as Scott Bell, near Controller Bay. They requested additional air help, according to an online dispatch from Alaska State Troopers. Bell was last seen late Monday, […]

  • State

    1 injured in Valdez fishing boat explosion

    by Associated Press on Sep 17, 23:21

    A Coast Guard spokesman says a 30-foot commercial fishing boat exploded and burned Wednesday evening in the small boat harbor in Valdez, Alaska. The lone person on board was able to walk off and was taken to a hospital. Lt. Ben Bauman says Valdez firefighters and police responded, as did Coast Guard personnel. They found […]

  • State

    Lawsuit filed in opposition of Walker-Mallott ticket

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 17, 22:15

    An Anchorage man has filed a suit against Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and the director of the Alaska Division of Elections after Treadwell approved the Bill Walker and Byron Mallott unity ticket earlier this month. The lawsuit alleges that an emergency order issued by Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell on Sept. 2 was done so illegally. […]

  • Local

    Uber car service gears up to hit the streets of Anchorage

    by Charlo Greene on Sep 17, 22:12

    Just days before the nation’s largest ride sharing service hits the streets of Anchorage, competing taxi companies are trying to figure out a way to keep up. Uber bridges the gap between transportation and technology with a smartphone app that will call the driver or taxi to the user’s location. According to the company website, […]

  • News

    39 individuals in Alaska become US citizens

    by Alexis Fernandez on Sep 17, 20:47

    Thirty-nine individuals became United States citizens Wednesday at a naturalization ceremony at East Anchorage High School. Arely Wright was one of those celebrating her citizenship, a journey that has taken her nearly 20 years. “Just a long process,” said Wright. “It was kind of scary, the interview, you need to study and learn.” According to […]