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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    2 motorcyclists injured in crash after trying to avoid moose

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 30, 11:05

    Two motorcyclists were taken to the hospital after they collided on the Old Glenn Highway Friday night while trying to avoid a moose. At 11 p.m., authorities received a report of the crash near Mile 13 of the highway. According to an Alaska State Troopers dispatch posted Saturday, 47-year-old Matthew Menichetti was riding his motorcycle south […]

  • State

    House passes state budget with CBR funding

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 30, 0:49

    Updated Saturday, 10:15 a.m. Sometime around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, Alaska’s House of Representatives passed the 2016 operating budget 32 to 8, with the minority Democrats split and Rep. Lora Reinbold voting no. In a vote of 39 to 1, the House also voted to use the Constitutional Budget Reserve (CBR) to fund the budget; […]

  • State

    Legislative Update: Still no budget as debate continues

    by Kate McPherson on May 29, 22:59

    KTVA 11 News’ Kate McPherson was at the newly renovated LIO building to listen in on the continuing debate over the state’s 2016 budget. Contact Kate McPherson at kmcpherson@ktva.com

  • Local

    Former student gives back to East High School in big way

    by Dave Leval on May 29, 22:55

    Dr. Eugene Chang says he is grateful to East High School for what he has accomplished in his life. He’s taken a huge step to repay his gratitude — the orthopedic surgeon and his wife donated $143,000 to the school, which will use the money to pay for a new scoreboard. The scoreboard is needed […]

  • News

    Sneak Peek: New visitor center welcomes Kenai adventurers

    by Dave Leval on May 29, 22:27

    The grand opening for the Kenai Wildlife Refuge’s new visitor center is scheduled for Saturday, May 30, at 1:30 p.m. The $9 million upgraded facility will replace the old visitor center next door, and offers visitors a chance to explore habitats in Alaska in the exhibit “From Ice Fields to Oceans.” “It’s hard to really […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage stylist ‘pays it forward’ with free haircuts

    by Lauren Maxwell on May 29, 22:13

    An Anchorage hair stylist is “paying it forward” by offering free haircuts to people in need. So far, Joseph Williams has given more than 30 haircuts at his business, Karma Cuts, and has no plans to stop. Williams says the philosophy behind the idea is pretty simple: “You put out the good and you get good […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening News Weather, May 29

    by KTVA Weather on May 29, 20:05

    Kenai Peninsula/Prince William Sound Sunny and warmer. Near-record temperatures for some south central locations.   Southeast Decreasing clouds with patch fog in the morning as the ridge of high pressure continues to bring quiet and stable weather.   Interior/North Slope Mostly sunny with patchy morning fog except for northern areas like Fort Yukon where there […]

  • Alaska

    From rescued to rescuer: Alaska search and rescue volunteers give back

    by Elizabeth Raines on May 29, 20:05

    Brian Aho knows a thing or two about hiking and climbing. He’s been doing it since he was a kid, when he used to take trips with his dad and younger brother in the back country. “We would sit down and pull out the maps, get a pencil out, and we’d go through the whole […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Lifeguards ask parents’ help to keep watch over their children in Alaska’s waters

    by Shannon Ballard on May 29, 19:23

    On days as nice as Friday, Anchorage resident Maggie Eisert says taking her kids to Jewel Lake is the routine. “We have to take advantage of the nice, warm — well, what we would consider hot — weather,” Eisert said. Jewel Lake is one of only two manned beaches in Anchorage. Lifeguard Morgan Brown says the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: APD confirms it was a male body found near Kincaid Park

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 29, 18:46

    Updated Saturday 11:30 a.m. The Anchorage Police Department has confirmed that the body found on the mudflats near the Kincaid Jodhpur Motocross Track was that of a male. The body was discovered shortly before 6 p.m. Friday by a couple walking near the water’s edge, according to an updated statement from APD spokeswoman Renee Oistad. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: Police ID motorcyclist who died in fatal West Anchorage crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 29, 17:57

    Updated Saturday, 1:05 p.m. The Anchorage Police Department says a motorcyclist was killed in a single-vehicle crash that was caused by a brief moment of distraction. APD responded to the scene of the crash near the intersection of Breezewood Drive and Klamath Drive around 2:40 p.m. Witnesses told police a shopping bag slid off the […]

  • Alaska

    Bethel police locate man in video, say he’s material witness

    by Daysha Eaton / KYUK Radio on May 29, 17:26

    This story originates from KYUK Public Media and was published with permission. BETHEL – The Bethel Police Department has issued a statement saying they’ve located the person of interest in the video they released yesterday. The video was taken in the AC Quick Stop store apartments and was related to the homicide of Eunice Whitman. Whitman was […]

  • Alaska

    Alaska DOT to receive $2M in emergency relief funds for Dalton Highway repairs

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 29, 16:41

    The U.S. Secretary of Transportation announced Friday the availability of $2 million in emergency relief funds to help the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities repair the Dalton Highway after flooding damaged the road. Overflow from the Sagavanirktok (Sag) River began affecting the highway in March, forcing several closures along the route north. Gov. […]

  • US/World

    Obama signs trafficking bill that held up Lynch confirmation

    by Associated Press on May 29, 16:34

    President Barack Obama has signed human trafficking legislation that provoked weeks of partisan dissent in the Senate and held up Loretta Lynch’s confirmation for attorney general. The legislation expands law enforcement tools to target sex traffickers, creates a new fund to help victims, and defines child pornography production as a form of trafficking. The House […]

  • Fairbanks

    Dormant Healy coal plant comes back to life

    by Associated Press on May 29, 16:23

    A long-dormant coal fire plant in Healy came back to life Thursday. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the Healy Clean Coal Project was started for the first time since 1999. The 50-megawatt plant has been undergoing renovations for the last 18 months since Golden Valley Electric Association purchased the plant. It was built in the […]

  • Alaska

    Administration institutes hiring freeze amid budget dispute

    by Associated Press on May 29, 12:39

    Gov. Bill Walker’s administration instituted a hiring freeze across most departments Friday, while lawmakers met behind closed doors in Anchorage in hopes of brokering an end to a long-running budget impasse. The freeze, instituted pending a budget deal, took effect days before notices could be sent to state employees warning of possible layoffs if a […]

  • Alaska

    In Alaska, inmate health care costs continue to climb

    by Hope Miller on May 29, 12:04

    Alaska’s inmate population has grown and aged in recent years, a period that has also seen a sharp spike in inmate health care costs for the state.  In fiscal year 2002, the state spent $17.6 million on inmate health care, which includes behavioral and physical health care expenditures. By fiscal year 2014, that number had […]

  • Alaska

    Pebble permits flout constitutional requirements, court rules

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 29, 11:34

    Land use permits allowing extensive mineral exploration at the site of the proposed Pebble Mine were issued without proper public notice, according to the Alaska Supreme Court. The Friday court decision is the latest development in an ongoing suit against the Alaska Department of Natural Resources and the Pebble Limited Partnership. Nunamta Aulukestai — a coalition […]

  • Local

    Yukon Quest board announces best finances in 6 years

    by Associated Press on May 29, 10:41

    Yukon Quest leaders announced a $38,000 surplus, the largest surplus the organization has seen in 6 years. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1PRXCYx) that leaders of the 1,000-mile Fairbanks-to-Whitehorse sled dog race announced the budget at their annual meeting Thursday. Board President Bill McDonald says he expects prize money for the race to stay the […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Tai Trujillo

    by Daybreak Staff on May 29, 10:02

    When it comes to her music, Tai Trujillo is an artist with three goals: Make you laugh, make you think and make you feel like you’re not alone. A local singer songwriter whose influences include Stevie Wonder, Fiona Apple and Florence and the Machine, Trujillo performed live on Friday’s Daybreak for a Mic Check in […]