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  • Alaska

    Alaskans testify on proposed budget

    by Lauren Maxwell on May 22, 17:48

    Alaskans got a chance to sound off on the state budget Friday, and many say they hoped state legislators were listening. The House Finance Committee held a public hearing on the latest budget proposal, House Bill 2001. Restoring funding cuts to public education was one theme heard repeatedly. Majority Republicans and Minority Democrats in the House […]

  • Web Exclusives

    Heroin Hits Home: “If you see something, say something”

    by Daysha Eaton / KYUK Radio on May 22, 16:59

    This story originates from KYUK Public Media and was published with permission. BETHEL — Federal officials say they intercepted nearly ten times as much heroin coming into Alaska in 2014 than compared to 2013. State law enforcement officials say heroin gets into Bethel mainly on low-security, small airline passenger flights. This is the final story in a […]

  • Crime

    Mother pleads not guilty to assaulting child on plane

    by Associated Press on May 22, 15:49

    A mother is pleading not guilty to allegations that she physically and verbally assaulted her 15-month-old daughter during an Alaska Airlines flight from Anchorage, Alaska, to Honolulu. A criminal complaint says Samantha Leialoha Watanabe cursed at the toddler, smacked her in the back of the head, pinched her and pulled out bits of her hair […]

  • Alaska

    Gov. signs second disaster declaration as flooding keeps Dalton Highway closed

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 22, 15:42

    After declaring a state disaster in April over unprecedented flooding on the Dalton Highway, Gov. Bill Walker signed a second disaster proclamation Friday in Deadhorse for the entire North Slope Borough. In a statement issued Friday by the Governor’s Office, Walker elaborates on why the second declaration is needed: “I issued my first disaster declaration […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Alaska tentative choice for long-range US radar system

    by Associated Press on May 22, 15:21

    The U.S. Department of Defense has tentatively identified an Air Force station in Alaska is its preferred location for a radar system to track airborne missile threats. Members of Alaska’s congressional delegation lauded the choice of Clear Air Force Station, near Anderson, in interior Alaska, as the potential location for the long-range radar system. U.S. […]

  • Alaska

    Official: Seattle Shell protests caused environmental damage

    by Associated Press on May 22, 14:09

    An official with Washington state’s Department of Natural Resources says Seattle activists protesting Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic did some environmental damage to a popular dive park. KIRO radio reports (http://is.gd/5xaVyK) people left behind material they used to anchor their protest barge while kayakers protested last weekend near the Shell oil […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Investigation underway after Anchorage inmate dies

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 22, 12:15

    Alaska State Troopers are investigating an Anchorage inmate’s death. Alexis Hathaway, 26, was pronounced dead Thursday at 10:42 p.m., according to Sherrie Daigle, spokesperson for the Alaska Department of Corrections. Two nearby inmates told corrections officers Hathaway was having difficulty breathing about an hour before his death, Daigle said. Medics responded and Hathaway was taken to […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Red Cap and the Cyser Boys

    by Daybreak Staff on May 22, 11:47

    Bringing Celtic sounds to Anchorage, Red Cap and the Cyser Boys are made up of members of the Richardson family: brothers Chris, Mike and Ben and their dad, better known as Grandpa Richardson, who has played the fiddle for more than 30 years. The family affair started when the brothers moved to Alaska in their […]

  • Crime

    More charges handed down for kidnapping, sexual assault suspect

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 22, 11:35

    A man indicted for sexually assaulting a woman and kidnapping her and her children last month has received more charges. Dustin Badillo, 20, was previously indicted on robbery, burglary, kidnapping and theft charges — 18 in all — after he approached a woman and her two children in their garage April 22. He then sexually assaulted […]

  • Crime

    Man enters plea deal in 2008 Kodiak death

    by Associated Press on May 22, 10:55

    A 27-year-old Kodiak man has pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide after running over a homeless man in 2008 and leaving him to die. KMXT reports (http://is.gd/JvxONU) Bradford Blondin entered his plea Tuesday in exchange for a recommended 10-year sentence with six years suspended. Sentencing was set for Aug. 27. His plea came in the […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, May 22

    by Brett Shepard on May 22, 9:58

    Southcentral Mostly to partly sunny skies throughout the region with mild temperatures. Southeast Partly cloudy skies and mild. There is a slight chance of a late-day thunderstorm. Interior Fire danger remains high with sunny and mild weather. North Slope Sunshine to the west with showers to the east. West Sunnier skies to the north with […]

  • DayBreak

    A special sendoff for KTVA meteorologist Brett Shepard

    by Daybreak Staff on May 22, 9:27

    After more than 12 years at KTVA, meteorologist Brett Shepard will anchor his final show on Tuesday, May 26. To help send him off, Anchorage pet photographer David Jensen invited the Daybreak crew to his studio for a special photo shoot with their dogs. Watch the video above for an inside look into the photo shoot and […]

  • Fairbanks

    Air Force to test Moose Creek wells for contamination

    by Associated Press on May 22, 8:47

    Eielson Air Force Base will be testing private wells in the Moose Creek area for groundwater contamination. The Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1Ra2iX3) the Eielson-based 354th Fighter Wing notified 300 Moose Creek households Thursday about the Air Force’s plan to sample the drinking wells. The decision comes after a move in January to change the source […]

  • Alaska

    AST’s Click It or Ticket Campaign targets drivers violating seat belt laws

    by Jacquie Slater on May 22, 8:23

    As Memorial Day weekend approaches, Alaska State Troopers are in the middle of this year’s Click It or Ticket Campaign. Each year, for a two-week period, troopers aggressively go after drivers who are violating the seat belt laws. However, troopers say it’s more than just seat belt issues they will be looking for. The goal […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

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

    by Daybreak Staff on May 22, 7:35

    Max is a “super amazing dog,” according to his previous owners. The staff at Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center agree. Max’s family was unable to bring him along on their move, so they brought him to us hoping a new family will open their hearts to him. Spend a few minutes with him and […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    AWAIC director speaks out on speaking up

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 21, 21:40

    Police say the four deaths that rocked a South Anchorage neighborhood appear to be murder-suicide. Police believe Curtis Young III shot and killed his girlfriend, Desiree Leandra Gonzalez, and their two children, Zaiden and Zarielle, after he completed a court ordered intervention program following domestic violence assault charges. Melissa Emmal, director of Abused Women Aid In Crisis (AWAIC), […]

  • Get Out Fishing Report

    May 21 Fishing Report

    by Carlos Faura on May 21, 21:06

    Anchorage Ship Creek is the only stream in the Anchorage area currently open to king salmon fishing. Try fishing bait below the last bridge right as the tide starts to flood. Hooligan are being caught in the 20 Mile River, but this fishery is still very spotty. If you do go, it is best to […]

  • US/World

    US proposal would ease voting access for American Indians

    by Associated Press on May 21, 20:48

    The Justice Department is proposing legislation to make it easier for American Indians and Alaska Natives to vote. A legislative proposal sent to Congress on Thursday would require states that are home to Indian reservations or tribal lands to have at least one polling place in a site selected by the tribal government. Attorney General […]

  • Local

    Palmer community brings new life to baseball venue

    by Jake Edmonds on May 21, 20:25

    There’s a saying: “You look good, you feel good. You feel good, you play good.” The Mat-Su Miners are hoping that rings true in 2015. The Miners made some small but long overdue updates to their venue, Hermon Brothers Field, on Thursday. Most of the work done involved paint. “We’re looking for a championship this […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Bear cubs go on display at Alaska Zoo

    by Heather Hintze on May 21, 20:13

    If you hang around long enough at the infirmary at the Alaska Zoo you might see a baby brown bear, or two, or three, poke their heads out. “They’re getting stronger, more adventurous, more playful. So it’s part of the progression for them to get used to life in captivity and being around people,” said […]