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Walker announces adjutant general of Alaska National Guard

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APD Chief Mew: New task force to tackle violent drug-related crimes in Anchorage

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Streets to sheltered: Homeless family wins apartment raffle

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SeaLife Center adapts new trainings for blind baby seal

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Sen. Click Bishop channels Dr. Seuss in federal overreach speech

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  • Forecasts

    Evening New Weather – Jan. 30

    by Carlos Faura on Jan 30, 19:23

    Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound Lots of sunshine and mild temperatures as a ridge builds into the area. Because of such a stable atmosphere and because there is little wind, conditions are ripe for some fog to develop overnight into the morning hours. It should just be patchy in nature and be gone by […]

  • Alaska

    Last man on the moon lands in Anchorage

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jan 30, 17:40

    The last man to walk on the moon visited Anchorage on Friday, and spoke with students enrolled in the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut Capt. Eugene Cernan, 80, was the invited speaker to help celebrate the ANSEP’s 20th anniversary. He told […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD releases traffic fatality stats for 2014

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 30, 17:06

    Anchorage saw an uptick in traffic fatalities last year compared to 2009-2013, according to data released by the Anchorage Police Department Friday. Twenty-three people died in traffic collisions in 2014, which includes all collision types involving vehicles, pedestrians, or bicyclists. Of those, alcohol or drugs were a factor in 15 of the cases. The department […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Jolly Good Fellow

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 30, 15:04

    With a mix of indie pop and rock, Jolly Good Fellow stopped by Daybreak Friday for a Mic Check in the Morning. Based in Anchorage, the band includes vocalist and guitarist Kyle Harrington, bassist Mapy Preskitt and drummer Brandon Echols. For more information on Jolly Good Fellow, check out their Facebook page. You can also listen […]

  • Alaska

    Woman dies in early morning shooting in Bethel

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 30, 14:52

    Bethel police arrested a 34-year-old Bethel man in connection with the early morning shooting death of a woman Friday. At 4:56 a.m., the Bethel Police Department responded to a report of a victim suffering from a gunshot wound in a home on the 4000 block of A.J. Way. A witness at the scene, 23-year-old Jaclyn […]

  • Alaska

    Walker announces adjutant general of Alaska National Guard

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 30, 12:49

    Gov. Bill Walker announced his choices for adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard and deputy commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs at a Friday press conference. Retired U.S. Army Col. Laurie Hummel was named the adjutant general, and will also serve as the commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Retired […]

  • State

    Sen. Click Bishop channels Dr. Seuss in federal overreach speech

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 30, 12:12

    Protests against the Obama administration’s recent efforts to curb oil and gas development in the Arctic have triggered all kinds of protests against the president. The battle cry has been in the name of fighting federal overreach. Some lawmakers are calling for acts of civil disobedience, possibly defying the federal government and building a road […]

  • Alaska

    Alaska sea otter pup moving into Seattle Aquarium

    by Associated Press on Jan 30, 11:18

    The Seattle Aquarium is welcoming a six-month-old sea otter from Alaska. Mishka is scheduled to arrive Saturday from the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. She was rehabilitated after being caught last July in a fishing net and now weighs 26 pounds. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Mishka likely wouldn’t survive if released back […]

  • DayBreak

    New Anchorage Museum exhibit explores ‘performed places’

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 30, 11:10

    A new exhibit at the Anchorage Museum explores the idea of “performed places” by combining videography and dance at locations around the world. “It Could Go Either Way” is a video installation that features the collaborative work of New York artists Mariam Ghani and Erin Ellen Kelly. The two women, who worked together for eight […]

  • Alaska

    Pot legalization puts Alaska drug-sniffing dogs out of work

    by Associated Press on Jan 30, 10:43

    The legalization of marijuana in Alaska is putting some police dogs out of work. The Juneau Empire reports (http://is.gd/p2PBhQ) that 10 drug-sniffing dogs used by the Alaska State Troopers will be taken out of service when recreational use of marijuana becomes legal Feb. 24. The 10 Belgian malinois, Dutch shepherds, German shepherds, Czech shepherds and […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

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

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 30, 10:30

    Meet Butterscotch, a 1-year-old rabbit who is about as friendly as a puppy. Butterscotch is active, curious and affectionate. He enjoys playing with his toys, rearranging the hay in his kennel and being held in your lap. Butterscotch will be an entertaining companion for his family. He can be adopted at the Anchorage Animal Care […]

  • Alaska

    Search suspended for woman missing along Kuskokwim River

    by Associated Press on Jan 30, 8:52

    The search has been suspended for the third person missing since December when a snowstorm hit the Kwethluk area. KYUK reports (http://is.gd/I3I4CV) the all-volunteer search for 27-year-old Sally Stone was suspended because of cold weather, equipment in need of repair and low morale. Stone and two others from Aniak were traveling on a snowmobile Dec. […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Jan. 30

    by Brett Shepard on Jan 30, 8:43

    Clearing skies today in Southcentral and the sunshine will stick around for the weekend. In the Southeast skies will also begin to clear with some patchy dense fog in the morning. In the Interior it will be another very cold day. On the North Slope it will be windy with some snow. Out West it […]

  • Alaska

    Acting adjutant general: Reforms in progress but more are needed

    by Rhonda McBride on Jan 30, 8:27

    Gov. Bill Walker is expected to appoint a new commissioner to head the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Friday. The commissioner also serves as adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard. Acting Adjutant Brig. Gen. Mike Bridges addressed the House State Affairs committee Thursday, bringing lawmakers up to date on reforms to address the […]

  • Crime

    Authorities arrest ‘dangerous’ fugitive at home in Tok

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 30, 8:06

    A 38-year-old fugitive who Alaska State Troopers consider “very dangerous” was arrested in Tok Friday after he ran away from his court-appointed third-party custodian in Fairbanks last week. Warrants were issued for Michael Bracht Jan. 22 after he fled a Fairbanks home on Geist Road in violation of his condition of release. The Dot Lake […]

  • Alaska

    AIDEA’s letter of intent for $52.5M purchase of Pentex raises concerns

    by Shannon Kemp on Jan 30, 7:26

    The governor’s plan to bring energy relief to the Interior is raising some concerns. This week, the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) in conjunction with Gov. Bill Walker announced they signed a non-binding letter of intent to purchase Pentex Alaska Natural Gas Company, LLC and its assets. Included in the purchase are Fairbanks Natural Gas and the […]

  • Alaska

    New PSA message: Alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix

    by Rhonda McBride on Jan 30, 0:23

    Most people know that alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix. But what about women who drink and don’t know they’re pregnant? Experts say the early days of conception are when the embryo is the most vulnerable to birth defects caused by alcohol, especially if the woman is binge drinking. The Alaska Mental Health Trust debuted a […]

  • News

    Anchorage waterline break causes adult school closure

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 29, 21:54

    A waterline at the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority building on Community Park Loop near Bragaw Street ruptured just after 6 p.m. Thursday, and as of 9:44 p.m. has still not been fixed. A representative with Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility said a repair crew was called to the location at 6:15 p.m., but that situation has […]

  • Alaska

    SeaLife Center adapts new trainings for blind baby seal

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 29, 20:57

    It was a snowy day in Seward where Halley Werner and her staff at the Alaska SeaLife Center worked with four of the resident harbor seals. “Spin,” she commanded. “Good girl, Addie.” After years of training, the seals are old pros, finding targets and barking on command. Werner has had to completely change her training […]

  • Get Out

    Get Out: Learning to skate ski

    by Brett Shepard on Jan 29, 20:55

    “Mother Nature has smiled on us and we now have real snow and we’re also happy to have it back. You know winter has started again and here we go,” said Margaret Timmerman the recreation programmer with Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department. I always have my skis nearby and have made my way to Kincaid […]