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Rookie cop praised for helping bring down drug ring

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Fairbanks ice carving competition a test of talent, stamina

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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage police investigate Boniface stabbing

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 27, 16:17

    Anchorage police are investigating the stabbing of a man near Russian Jack Springs Park Friday afternoon. Just after 3 p.m., police received word of a stabbing near the 1000 block of Boniface Parkway. A man with a stab wound was found, but no suspect was located. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital for […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Providence in Anchorage receives trauma care upgrade

    by Hope Miller on Feb 27, 15:07

    Providence Alaska Medical Center has become the second hospital in the state to earn a nationally recognized status in treating patients needing critical care. Providence received the level II trauma center designation after a review by the American College of Surgeons. The new label means Providence has surgeons, operating room staff, anesthesiologists and emergency department nurses […]

  • State

    Panel takes Medicaid expansion items from department budget

    by Associated Press on Feb 27, 14:00

    A House subcommittee has removed items related to Medicaid expansion from the Alaska health department’s budget, despite objections of minority Democrats. Republicans on the subcommittee, comprised of House Finance Committee members, repeated their desire for Gov. Bill Walker to introduce a bill on expansion rather than have expansion-related items sprinkled throughout the operating budget. They […]

  • DayBreak

    Anchorage air traffic controller to be honored

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 27, 12:15

    An Anchorage air traffic controller will be honored for potentially saving the life of a pilot in Juneau last summer. The National Air Traffic Controllers Association is awarding Parker Corts with the Archie League Medal of Safety on March 4. Corts works inside the NATC Anchorage Center, which uses radar screens to control air traffic […]

  • Alaska

    YKHC land transfer bill moves to U.S. Senate

    by Daysha Eaton / KYUK Radio on Feb 27, 9:22

    A bill that would transfer federal land to the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Bethel passed out of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Wednesday. The bill introduced by Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski would convey 23-acres of land to YKHC for construction of a new outpatient clinic. YKHC recently scored best in the nation […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Conway Seavey

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 27, 8:58

    He comes from a well-known family of mushers, but his dream is to become a world-famous musician. Anchorage singer/songwriter Conway Seavey performed a “Mic Check in the Morning” on Daybreak Friday. He told James and Megan that he makes music inspired by his favorite artists like Ed Sheeran, Gavin DeGraw, Train and Maroon 5. Conway, […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Meet Kodi, this week’s Daybreak Adopt-A-Pet

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 27, 8:46

    Look into my eyes … And try to resist adopting me! Kodi is a fun, energetic, Alaskan husky mix. At 7 years young, this active girl loves to go on walks. She also likes exploring, riding in the car and going to the dog park. She’s lived happily with children from infants on up and […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Feb. 27

    by Brett Shepard on Feb 27, 8:22

    Southcentral One more day of sunshine for Southcentral then tomorrow we will likely see a little rain and snow return to the region. It will be short-lived though as sunshine returns for Sunday. Southeast A beautiful day in store for the Southeast with mostly sunny skies. Interior A quiet day with mostly to partly cloudy […]

  • Fairbanks

    State asks Fairbanks-area residents to refrain from burning

    by Associated Press on Feb 27, 8:15

    People living in a section of the Fairbanks North Star Borough are being asked to refrain from open burning until April 1. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/yu7Gq3) reports new state rules beginning Saturday involve open burning and smokestack emissions. Open burning is prohibited through March 31. Borough residents in a 200-square-mile area also are asked to […]

  • Fairbanks

    Fairbanks ice carving competition a test of talent, stamina

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 27, 7:53

    Two carvers, 60 hours and an 8,000-pound block of ice: That’s the draw for the Single Block Competition. “Anyone can carve 300-pound blocks, we do it all day,” said Brian Connors. “To come up here and create something with the big block, that’s really the game.” Connors and his teammate Edwin Hutchinson traveled from South […]

  • State

    Juneau: Showdown over Medicaid expansion

    by Rhonda McBride on Feb 26, 22:53

    It’s no secret. Republicans in the House majority are not champions of Medicaid expansion. They say the system is broken and the costs threaten to gobble up bigger slices of the state budget every year. But expanding the federal program in Alaska is one of Gov. Bill Walker’s top priorities. His administration says it would […]

  • Alaska

    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 longtime dream of working in law enforcement. High school sweethearts, the snowy winters of Valdez did nothing to scare them away. “I always wanted to […]

  • Alaska

    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, and 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 […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Fur Rondy Hide and Horn auction set for Sunday

    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 9-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 Gov. 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 […]