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  • Alaska News

    Troopers: No plans to intervene in Newtok leadership dispute

    by Associated Press on Feb 05, 12:26

    Alaska State Troopers say they don’t know who the rightful tribal leaders are in a western Alaska village, so they’ve taken no action weeks after a federal judge said the agency could use force to evict former leaders involved in a prolonged power struggle there. The Jan. 12 ruling was in response to a request […]

  • Alaska News

    AST looking for missing North Pole woman

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 05, 12:22

    Alaska State Troopers are searching for a 31-year-old woman missing from North Pole. AST received a report of a missing person just before 3 a.m. Friday morning. A release identified the woman as Samantha Bergman, who went missing from her home around 5 p.m. Thursday. Troopers believe that Bergman is still in the North Pole area. […]

  • Fairbanks

    Man escapes from Fairbanks halfway house

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 05, 11:51

    Troopers say a man escaped from a Fairbanks halfway house Thursday night — by simply walking away. According to a release, Northstar Center contacted the Alaska State Troopers to report that 24-year-old Byron Toovak had “walked away from the facility.” AST’s investigation found that Byron left the facility sometime between 8:45 and 11:15 Thursday night. […]

  • News

    AK Attorney General will pursue charges against Bill Allen

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 05, 11:38

    Updated at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 ANCHORAGE — U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan and Alaska Attorney General Craig Richards announced Friday morning the State is actively pursuing charges against Bill Allen for alleged sexual abuse of at least one young Alaska woman. At a press conference, they stated they believe Allen should be charged for violations […]

  • Education

    Hanley: No ‘sour grapes’ over resigning as education chief

    by Associated Press on Feb 05, 10:52

    Outgoing state education commissioner Mike Hanley says he had some professional disagreements with the state board of education. He says that’s not a “sour grapes statement.” Hanley says the board has chosen a different path that requires someone else as commissioner. He says he honors and respects that. Gov. Bill Walker has said that Hanley […]

  • Alaska News

    Report: Police acted properly in incident with autistic man

    by Associated Press on Feb 05, 8:44

    An independent investigation into a physical encounter between Kodiak police officers and an autistic man has determined that the three officers responded professionally. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports the city hired Soldotna-based consultant Greg Russell to investigate the Sept. 16 incident involving the officers and Nick Pletnikoff. Russell’s report, acquired by the Kodiak newspaper on Monday, […]

  • Alaska News

    Delta Junction votes to keep pot industry out of city

    by Associated Press on Feb 05, 8:38

    The Delta Junction City Council has approved a ban on marijuana businesses in the city 100 miles southeast of Fairbanks. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that Mayor Pete Hallgren said Wednesday that city officials aren’t looking to prohibit marijuana operations outside the city’s jurisdiction, although the ban extends 10 miles outside city limits per state regulations. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Trooper injured when truck collides with patrol car near Palmer

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 05, 8:33

    An Alaska State Trooper was injured while investigating a vehicle in a ditch Thursday night in Palmer when an oncoming truck spun out of control and struck the patrol vehicle. The trooper responded just after 9:30 p.m. to a report of a car in the ditch near mile 12.5 of the Old Glenn Highway. According […]

  • Alaska News

    Bill Allen could face a new criminal investigation

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 05, 7:25

    The Federal Government’s star witness in the corruption trial against the late Sen. Ted Stevens could face a new criminal investigation. Bill Allen pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy, bribery and tax violations after he worked with prosecutors to catch the lawmakers taking his bribes and his money. Allen testified against Sen. Stevens during his […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    1 dead in early morning crash at intersection of C Street and Dimond

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 05, 5:34

    Updated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 Anchorage police have confirmed that one person is dead after a rollover car crash at the intersection of C Street and Dimond Boulevard early Friday morning. APD and the Anchorage Fire Department responded Friday around 3:30 a.m. to a report of a collision. Police at the scene […]

  • Alaska Politics

    ‘Don’t touch my PFD’ Public weighs in on Governor’s PFD proposal

    by Liz Raines on Feb 04, 23:02

    More than a hundred people from around the state called into Juneau Thursday evening to weigh in on Governor Walker’s SB128 – a bill that would use the Permanent Fund’s Earnings Reserve to fund government, instead of the PFD program. The bill is up for debate in the Senate State Affairs committee, chaired by Sen. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: Alaska Museum of Science and Nature Board explains sudden closure

    by Daniella Rivera on Feb 04, 22:50

      ANCHORAGE – A museum in Mountain View closed without any warning last week. Thursday, the board of directors explained why. They also changed the sign outside of the Alaska Museum of Science and Nature. What used to have the non-profit’s hours of operation posted now reads, “Part of Mt. View since 2006.” Board treasurer James […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Gov. Walker announces ‘change in leadership’ at Dept. of Education

    by Liz Raines on Feb 04, 22:19

      JUNEAU — Governor Walker announced a “change in leadership” for the Department of Education Thursday, just a few days after commissioner Michael Hanley announced the state would be scrapping the Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP), a standardized test Alaska students took just once. Commissioner Hanley says the governor asked him to resign Wednesday night. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage man faces 27 counts relating to child porn, sexual abuse of minor

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 04, 21:18

    ANCHORAGE — An Anchorage man faces multiple charges relating to the possession, distribution and attempted creation of child pornography, and for alleged sexual abuse of a minor, according to an indictment released Thursday by the Alaska district attorney’s office. Prosecutors highlighted multiple occasions in which Olson apparently possessed and shared, as well as attempted to produce, […]

  • Crime

    Mother faces felony charges in connection with 3-year-old son’s death

    by Eric Ruble on Feb 04, 19:55

      ANCHORAGE — Elizabeth Morin, 22, faces two felony charges following the death of her 3-year-old son, Brayden Heath, who shot and killed himself at a south Anchorage home in August. Morin was arraigned at the Nesbett Courthouse on Thursday for charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. Anchorage police are still investigating Brayden’s death. […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Grace Christian 5th grader a finalist in ‘Doodle 4 Google’ competition

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 04, 19:34

      ANCHORAGE — It’s possible you could see an Anchorage student’s artwork the next time you use Google’s homepage. For the past eight years, the internet giant has had kids submit their best drawings of the iconic ‘Google’ logo. Celebrity judges pick their favorite from each state. Grace Christian 5th grader Lucas Schild’s design was […]

  • Reality Check w/ John Tracy

    Reality Check w/ John Tracy: Alaska’s E-Cigarette debate

    by John Tracy on Feb 04, 17:37

      The debate over e-cigarettes recently re-ignited when the head of the American Vaping Association came to Alaska to challenge state health officials. Vaping enthusiasts maintain that inhaling heated liquids is safer than smoking tobacco, and is an effective way to quit smoking regular cigarettes. State health officials maintain that there’s not enough information to […]

  • News

    Judge hears arguments in Medicaid expansion case, says no decision until March

    by Lauren Maxwell on Feb 04, 14:57

      ANCHORAGE — A lawsuit that pits Gov. Bill Walker against the Legislature over medicaid expansion got a hearing in court Thursday morning. Anchorage Superior Court Judge Frank Pfiffner heard oral arguments from attorneys representing the State of Alaska as well as the Legislative Council, the Republican-dominated group representing the legislature suing the Governor. Both sides […]

  • Crime

    Troopers seize illegal drugs, stolen guns at home in Tok

    by Associated Press on Feb 04, 14:08

    An estimated $35,000 in illegal drugs and at least 15 stolen guns have been seized by Alaska State Troopers serving a search warrant in Tok. Troopers arrested 48-year-old Floyd J. Stuck, who was arraigned Thursday in Fairbanks on two felony gun charges, including being a felon in possession of a firearm, and three felony drug […]

  • DayBreak

    907Life: Winter events for February

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 04, 13:46

    ANCHORAGE - From flying snowmachines to the Running of the Reindeer, there’s a lot in store for Anchorage. Phil Crawford, blogger with 907Life, joined Daybreak to highlight just a few of the events.   Flying Iron Freestyle Show After the 2016 Winter X Games gifted Alaska with three medalists, snowmachine riders will kick off the Iron Dog […]