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  • Only in Alaska

    Moose gives birth in Lowe’s parking lot

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 31, 21:29

    A moose gave birth in the parking lot of the East Anchorage Lowe’s Tuesday, drawing a crowd to watch as her baby took its first steps. Katherine Warren said she alerted security to the newborn and its mother when she spotted them while shopping with her family. She said Lowe’s staff and security at Tikahtnu […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Alaska Legislature passes 11th hour state budget

    by Liz Raines on May 31, 20:41

    Tuesday evening, just hours before pink slips were scheduled to go out to thousands of state workers, Alaska lawmakers passed a budget. The House and Senate broke a long impasse by postponing action on controversial oil tax credit legislation and funding only the minimum required by law for that program. How to pay for the […]

  • Local

    Alaska Raceway Park opens state’s newest oval track

    by Dave Leval on May 31, 20:22

    A new racetrack has opened up in the Mat-Su Valley, filling the void left when Wasilla’s North Star Race Track closed in 2012. “There was a lot of people with a lot of money and time invested in their racing operations, and they didn’t have anywhere to go,” explained Michelle Maynor, whose parents own the new […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Municipality of Anchorage looks to hire those with service backgrounds

    by Alexis Fernandez on May 31, 19:47

    The Municipality of Anchorage is looking to hire new employees with a service background. Tuesday, Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced that the municipality has signed on to become an Employer of National Service. That means it will be giving hiring preference to applicants with a community service background, like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni. It’s part of a […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    From boards to buds: Pot dispensary plans to take over snowboard shop

    by Shannon Ballard on May 31, 19:10

    An Anchorage skate and snowboard shop may soon be transformed into one of the state’s first retail marijuana shops. AK Boardroom is located downtown on Fourth Avenue. Co-owner Will Ingram said the lack of snow the past two seasons is forcing them to close. “Without that drive to go ride the epic powder, it’s just kind […]

  • Aviation

    Despite early spring, flightseeing companies still waiting to take off

    by Bonney Bowman on May 31, 18:53

    Many outdoor industries got a jump on business thanks to spring’s early arrival, but there’s one still waiting to get off the ground. Flightseeing companies get the majority of their business from tourists. Lake Hood has been open to float planes and their business for weeks, the sounds of the aircraft taking off and landing echoing […]

  • Health

    New push to stop feeding the birds at Cuddy Family Midtown Park

    by Lauren Maxwell on May 31, 18:40

    A polluted pond is sparking a new educational campaign and the message is pretty simple: Don’t feed the birds. Jeanne Swartz, an environmental program specialist with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), said addressing the problem at Cuddy Family Midtown Park in midtown is an agency priority when it comes to water quality issues […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD: Teen runaway missing for two weeks

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 31, 16:44

    A teenage girl ran away from the North Star Behavioral Hospital earlier this month, and after checking multiple leads, Anchorage police are asking for the public’s help in finding her. Lillian Otte, 15, left the facility on May 15, according to a statement from APD spokeswoman Jennifer Castro. Otte is considered a runaway, Castro said, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Literacy & Longboarding: Anchorage teen starts project to bring awareness to dyslexia

    by Sierra Starks on May 31, 15:20

    From the top of the long, winding road of Potter Heights Drive, the view of Anchorage below is breathtaking. To get to the bottom of the hill, and onto the Seward Highway, some take their bikes; others drive their vehicles. But Casey Conner prefers to tackle the downhill on his longboard. Casey got hooked on […]

  • Alaska News

    Moderate earthquake rocks Alaska Peninsula

    by Associated Press on May 31, 13:48

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A moderate earthquake Tuesday afternoon knocked light objects off shelves in two rural Alaska communities. The Alaska Earthquake Center says the quake was felt strongly in Perryville and Chignik in the region of the Alaska Peninsula. The center recorded the shaking at 12:51 p.m. The quake had a preliminary magnitude of […]

  • Alaska News

    North Slope Police looking for suspect who shot at officers

    by Associated Press on May 31, 13:33

    Police in Barrow are searching for a man suspected of firing a gun at officers. The North Slope Borough Police Department says officers are looking for 27-year-old Herbert Adams in connection to the incident. Police at about 6 p.m. Monday took a call of shots fired at a home. When officers arrived, shots directed at […]

  • Alaska News

    2 dead after boat capsizes in Glacier Bay

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 31, 12:49

    A father and son were killed Monday when the fishing vessel they were traveling in capsized in Glacier Bay, in southeast Alaska, according to National Park Service spokesperson Tom VandenBerg. The men have been identified as Larry Roger McWilliams, 75 of Oregon, and Gary Roger McWilliams, 48 of California. In a release from NPS, they […]

  • Health

    Could a change to the packaging help stop tobacco use?

    by CBS News on May 31, 11:51

    The United Nations’ health agency says “plain packaging” on tobacco products has shown to be an effective complement to health warnings, advertising restrictions, and curbs on misleading packaging to help save lives. The World Health Organization released Tuesday an 86-page report on “plain packaging,” hoping to decrease the lure of smoking on “World No Tobacco Day.” WHO Director General […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Alaska Senate passes compromise budget

    by Becky Bohrer / AP on May 31, 7:38

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Latest on action by the Alaska Legislature during the special session (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The Alaska Senate has approved a compromise state operating budget, the timing of which is aimed at preventing layoff warnings from being sent to state employees Wednesday. The House is expected to vote later […]

  • Alaska News

    Two Southwest Alaska wildfires continue to grow

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 31, 6:00

    Last updated at 6:04 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31 The Medfra Fire surpassed 2,000 acres after winds in the area changed directions, helping it to spread to the south and the west, Alaska Division of Forestry officials said in a Tuesday update. The wind slowed the fire’s spread on Monday afternoon but changed direction Tuesday, […]

  • Only in Alaska

    First cruise ship of summer docks in Anchorage for Memorial Day weekend

    by Daniella Rivera on May 30, 22:52

    It’s officially tourist season as the first cruise ship of the year has docked at the Port of Anchorage for Memorial Day, bringing hundreds of passengers to the city. The average tourist spends about $941 in Alaska during their stay. With oil prices still low, every dollar they put into the local economy helps. “We […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Hundreds attend Memorial Day services at national cemetery on JBER

    by Lauren Maxwell on May 30, 19:33

    Beautiful weather drew big crowds to a Memorial Day service at the Fort Richardson National Cemetery on Monday. Each of the more than 5,000 graves had a small American flag put there by volunteers. Some of the graves also had flowers, including one belonging to William Davis. Davis’ daughter Tiffany Call laid flowers at his grave. […]

  • Fairbanks

    Troopers: 19-year-old shot at Fairbanks party, suspects found in Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 30, 19:00

    Last updated at 3:11 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31 A Fairbanks woman is in an Anchorage hospital after she was shot at a party early Sunday morning. The shooting occurred around 3 a.m. at a large party on Drake Street in Fairbanks, according to an Alaska State Trooper dispatch. When troopers arrived at the scene, […]

  • Health

    New treatment gives hope for those with opioid addiction

    by Anna Werner / CBS News on May 30, 18:10

    Addiction to opioids — including painkillers and heroin – takes nearly 29,000 American lives each year. But a new treatment for addicts — using implants — should be available by the end of next month. Thirty-nine year-old Chris Borgeone got hooked on pain killers after breaking his hip in 2003. “I woke up every day and my […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage Park Strip ceremony honors Alaska’s fallen

    by Bonney Bowman on May 30, 17:12

    Memorial Day is a chance to honor those who gave their lives serving our country, from those who died in the war for our nation’s freedom to those ensuring that freedom exists for others around the globe. The Municipality of Anchorage hosted the annual remembrance ceremony Monday, honoring the service of those who made the ultimate […]