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  • Alaska

    Kodiak underwear thief gets 90 days in jail

    by Associated Press on Jul 03, 10:24

    The man who broke into homes and stole women’s underwear will undergo a mental health evaluation. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports (http://bit.ly/1RWdbKu) 19-year-old Ryan Cornelio was sentenced Wednesday to 90 days in jail and ordered to receive a sexuality-focused mental health evaluation. He pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted burglary in March. Cornelio had […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Freestyle Friday: Julian Crenshaw

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 03, 8:59

    Inspired by Michael Jackson, an Anchorage dancer took the KTVA stage for a “Freestyle Friday” edition of Daybreak’s Mic Check in the Morning. Julian Crenshaw, 22, was born and raised in Georgia. After numerous stops all over the country, he now resides in Anchorage, where you can often find him performing downtown. Crenshaw also teaches […]

  • Alaska

    Marijuana board holds first meeting, wants laws changed

    by Associated Press on Jul 03, 8:42

    Alaska’s newly appointed Marijuana Control Board has proposed four changes to state marijuana laws. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1JHMSWn) the board held its first meeting Thursday in Fairbanks. They signed off on statutory changes it wants the Alaska Legislature to change in last year’s ballot measure that legalized commercial marijuana. The four issues include […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Meet Rhett and Scarlet, Daybreak’s Adopt-A-Pets

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 03, 8:20

    From the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center: Rhett and Scarlet are a happy pair of ferrets that enjoy each other’s company – playing and romping with each other when not curled up together sleeping. They are both friendly with people and will come right up to you for attention. Cute and lively companions, they can be […]

  • DayBreak

    Alaska’s 1st H&M store to add 60 jobs, promote garment recycling

    by Sierra Starks on Jul 03, 7:53

    The massive Save-the-Date sign is hard to miss for those driving down the Old Seward Highway in South Anchorage. H&M’s first Alaska location opens its doors on July 16 at the Dimond Center. Located in the southeast tower of the mall, this location joins more than 3,600 worldwide. Posters of well-dressed models and “Straight from […]

  • Mt. Marathon Race

    KTVA’s Emily Carlson trains for her first Mount Marathon

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 03, 7:44

    Every year on the Fourth of July, hundreds of racers put their bodies through the grueling test of endurance that is Mount Marathon. Emily Carlson is racing for the first time this year and shows us what it takes to compete in this truly Alaskan race.  

  • Money

    Ford recalls 433K cars because of software problem

    by Associated Press on Jul 03, 7:38

    Ford is recalling 433,000 vehicles, including 2015 Focus, C-MAX and Escape models, because of a software problem that could keep their engines running after drivers try to shut them down. Ford Motor Co. says there is a flaw in the body control module software in the vehicles. As a result of the problem, the engine […]

  • Alaska

    ‘Lost’ couple found at Sitka circus

    by Associated Press on Jul 03, 7:29

    A search for a California couple whose Sitka bed-and-breakfast host reported them missing came to a happy end when police discovered the couple had been at the circus. The Daily Sitka Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1epnI43) Sitka Fire Department search and rescue Capt. Lance Ewers says the couple was last seen by their B&B host Tuesday morning […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Fire behavior expert uses science and technology to determine burn ban

    by Kate McPherson on Jul 03, 0:04

    Fire officials don’t just look out of their window and decide whether or not to declare a burn ban. “It’s based on real science and good data,” said John See, forester with the Anchorage Fire Department. A weather station in Rabbit Creek is one of four in Anchorage collecting data used by the fire department. […]

  • Alaska

    Burn bans in some places lifted, allowing some campfires over the holiday weekend

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 02, 21:33

    Good news for campers heading to the Mat-Su Valley this weekend: State parks announced today that several campfire bans in the area have been relaxed. Big Lake Recreation Area camp host Karen Green and her husband may need to order more firewood. Effective immediately campfires will be allowed at their campground, according to state park officials who made […]

  • Alaska

    31 Alaska residents become U.S. citizens

    by Jacquie Slater on Jul 02, 21:08

    At a naturalization ceremony held on Thursday at the Federal Courthouse in Anchorage, 31 people took the Oath of Allegiance and officially became U.S. citizens. The ceremony was presided over by Judge Gary Spraker. In all, 17 countries were represented in the ceremony, including Colombia, the Philippines, Canada, England and Ethiopia. Before becoming citizens, all […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Groups give out festive flags for 4th of July

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 02, 20:49

    Residents in the Jewel Lake area woke up Thursday morning to find their neighborhoods peppered with patriotism. “I kind of like it when people come out and thank us for putting the flags out every year,” said Gavin Henderson. He was up bright and early to help hand out American flags for the Fourth of […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    ‘Downtown Dog Ambassador’ brings smiles to visitors

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 02, 20:24

    Peter Ferrara is used to turning heads when he walks in downtown Anchorage. After all, it’s not every day you see a man walking up to a dozen dogs at once, and greeting strangers as he goes. Ferrara wears a shirt that says “Downtown Dog Ambassador.” It’s a title he got a few years back from […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Connors Lake loons have livestreamed birth

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 02, 17:50

    A livestreaming loon cam on an Anchorage lake is showing two proud parents — a Pacific Loon chick hatched Monday on Connors Lake, where the loon cam is trained, according to Jean Tam. Tam has operated the loon cam since 2003. She says this year’s birth is especially exciting since last year the same loon […]

  • National

    Championship coach Geno Morgan dies at 49 in Chicago

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 02, 17:36

    A former Alaska championship high school coach died in his sleep Wednesday night visiting family in his hometown of Chicago. The death of 49-year-old Geno Morgan was announced through the Wasatch Academy in Utah, where he has coached boys basketball since 2009 and where his wife Lisa works as the Dean of Students. According to […]

  • Fishing Report

    Alaska Fishing Report for July 2, 2015

    by Carlos Faura on Jul 02, 17:02

    Today’s Fishing Report Recipes: Lime Chili Halibut Ingredients 2 teaspoons chili powder 2 teaspoons white sugar 2 teaspoons grated lime peel 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne) 4 halibut fillets 1 inch thick  (about 1 1/4 lb) 2 teaspoons olive or canola oil Directions Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small bowl, mix chili powder, sugar, […]

  • Alaska

    DOC welcomes first drug-sniffing dog

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 02, 15:32

    The Alaska Department of Corrections has announced a new addition to their ranks who will soon be patrolling the halls of correctional facilities across the state. K-9 Marley, an 8-year-old yellow Labrador, was given to the DOC to conduct checks of vehicles, packages and areas within DOC facilities in an effort to crack down on […]

  • Crime

    Man charged with 27 counts of issuing a bad check

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 02, 14:35

    A 20-year-old man was charged with 27 counts of issuing a bad check after he allegedly wrote dozens of fraudulent checks around Fairbanks for purchases totaling over $30,000, authorities say. Tyler Rifley turned himself into the Fairbanks Police Department Wednesday night after an arrest warrant was obtained. He was remanded to the Fairbanks Correctional Center, […]

  • Alaska

    Anchorage officially breaks low-snow record

    by Associated Press on Jul 02, 13:30

    A lack of snow over the winter has earned a new record for Alaska’s largest city. The National Weather Service says Anchorage received 25.1 inches of snow over the winter, compared with the normal 74.5 inches. It’s official! #Anchorage officially sets lowest seasonal snowfall record with 25.1″ for 2014-2015. #akwx pic.twitter.com/bjZCj4tmN3 — NWS Anchorage (@NWSAnchorage) […]

  • Alaska

    Western Alaska census area gets a new name

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 02, 13:08

    An Alaska census area once named after a Confederate cavalry leader has a new name. The area, which stretches along the coast of the Bering Sea and includes 19 communities, is now called the Kusilvak Census Area, according to an announcement by Gov. Bill Walker Thursday. The area was previously known as the Wade Hampton […]