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    Results: ASAA high school basketball quarterfinals

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 23, 17:05

    Girls 3A Quarterfinals Sitka 78 – Valdez 22 Four players scored in the double figures to lead the Sitka Wolves to an easy win over Valdez. Zosha Krupa scored 22 points in 20 minutes. Alexandra Kirby chipped in a double-double with ten points and ten rebounds. Anchorage Christian 54 – Galena 37 After a slow […]

  • U.S. Politics

    White House tells House Republicans ,’Let’s vote’ on health care bill

    by Associated Press on Mar 23, 16:44

    The Latest on the upcoming health care vote in the House (all times local): 7:50 p.m. President Donald Trump wants the House to vote on the health care bill, and Republicans say a vote will occur Friday. White House officials had a simple message to a divided House Republican caucus on the bill: “Let’s vote.” […]

  • DayBreak

    Results mostly positive with ASD’s fitness trackers

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 23, 12:33

    In the fall of 2015 the Anchorage School District handed out a device called “Sqord” to students in 36 schools. The device is similar to a Fitbit watch and connects a social online world with activity tracking. Kids accumulated points based on how active they were and can compare with friends and classmates. The initiative […]

  • DayBreak

    See the Easter Bunny and more on the railroad’s Easter Train

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 23, 12:31

    Families looking to get out of Anchorage and celebrate spring and Easter can hop on board the Alaska Railroad’s Easter Train on April 8. The train will depart from Anchorage twice, once in the morning and in the afternoon. The total ride is expected to last two and a half hours. It will head down the […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Update: Murkowski doesn’t want to see health plan rushed

    by Associated Press on Mar 23, 12:25

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Latest on the federal health care debate (all times local): 2:20 p.m. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski cautioned against a “reckless” approach to changing the federal health care law, saying it’s important to get it right. During a Facebook Live event Thursday afternoon, the Alaska Republican said she could not support […]

  • Crime

    Suspect arrested in overnight standoff charged with kidnapping, animal cruelty

    by KTVA 11 News on Mar 23, 12:09

    The Anchorage Police Department (APD) said it received information Thursday morning that a woman was being held captive inside her home by her boyfriend, who did not live at the residence and was armed with a knife. Police were also informed the suspect, 28-year-old James Roy Nanalook, had strangled the woman’s two cats, according to […]

  • Crime

    Palmer man indicted for 2016 double homicide eligible for death penalty

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 23, 11:34

    John Pearl Smith II, a Palmer man, could face life in prison or the death penalty if he’s convicted of numerous crimes, including the murders of Wasilla residents Crystal Denardi and Ben Gross. The investigation into their deaths began on June 5, 2016. Troopers said around 4 a.m. they received a 911 call about a possible shooting. […]

  • News

    FCC approves measures intended to combat prison cellphones

    by Associated Press on Mar 23, 8:15

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Federal officials have taken a step toward increasing safety in prisons by making it easier to find and seize cellphones obtained illegally by inmates. The Federal Communications Commission unanimously voted Thursday to approve rules to streamline the process for using technology to detect and block contraband phones in prisons and jails […]

  • Health

    Sperm problems? Smartphone device could screen for infertility

    by Shanika Gunaratna / CBS News on Mar 22, 22:35

    What would happen if screening for male infertility was just about as easy as taking a pregnancy test in your home bathroom? That’s the question researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital tried to answer when they went about developing a smartphone-based test that men could use to test their semen in […]

  • Alaska Politics

    What your vote means for Proposition 8

    by Daniella Rivera on Mar 22, 22:34

    In an effort to make taxicab service better and faster, the Anchorage Assembly voted in December to make changes to Title XI in municipal code. The changes will put an additional 166 cabs on the streets over the next five years, but the cab industry says it’ll do more harm than good. So they’re asking voters […]

  • US/World

    North Korea missile launch attempt fails, U.S., South Korea say

    by CBS/AP on Mar 22, 21:18

    North Korea’s latest missile launch ended in failure on Wednesday, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said, three days after the North claimed a major breakthrough in its rocket development program. The reported launch failure comes as the North is angrily reacting to ongoing annual U.S.-South Korean military drills that it views as an invasion […]

  • Education

    New languages considered for ASD immersion program as lottery deadline looms

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 22, 21:15

    Parents in the Anchorage School District have shown enough interest in immersion programs that the district is considering adding other languages. “The three languages that continue to come up are Korean, Arabic and French,” explained the program’s director, Brandon Locke. He said one thing working in the district’s favor is the “cost.” “People think this […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mat-Su Borough Assembly takes 2 parks off trapping ban list

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 22, 20:33

    The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly voted Tuesday night to change an ordinance on trapping in the borough that was passed recently. The Assembly had approved a measure to ban trapping near school grounds and trails in eight local parks, but Assembly member Randall Kowalke requested a reconsideration of the ordinance less than 24 hours later. He […]

  • Education

    Renovations planned for UAS Ketchikan maritime facilities

    by Associated Press on Mar 22, 20:22

    Construction is expected to start later this year on a nearly $6 million overhaul of University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan’s Regional Maritime and Career Center. The Ketchikan Daily News reports that Wendy Miles Horn, with the university, says the work is needed because the two buildings that make up the facility are inadequate, cramped and […]

  • Alaska Politics

    New fiscal plan pays out $1,900 PFD, but faces grim future

    by Liz Raines on Mar 22, 20:20

    There are now more than a handful of proposals in Juneau on how to use the permanent fund to solve the state’s multi-billion dollar budget shortfall. The latest is one unveiled by House Republican minority Wednesday morning, day 65 of the legislative session. House Bill 192 avoids a steep cut to dividends next year by using less […]

  • Crime

    Police: Shooting at Fairbanks library confused for phone charger explosion

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 22, 19:48

    An afternoon at a Fairbanks library took a strange turn when a man was injured by what was at first thought to be an exploding phone charger, but turned out to be a bullet, according to police. At 1:15 p.m., Fairbanks fire crews responded to the Noel Wien Library on Cowles Street after receiving a report […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Humpback whale population growing near Homer

    by Melissa Frey on Mar 22, 19:18

    Kachemak Bay, Alaska’s first state park, is known for it’s towering mountains, sandy beaches and rich marine habitat, which are all visible from the Homer Spit. Karl Stoltzfus has lived there for nearly 50 years and has been offering wildlife excursions for more than two decades. He says they traditionally look for humpbacks at the end […]

  • Alaska News

    Longtime leader of Sealaska board to step down

    by Associated Press on Mar 22, 18:59

    Southeast Alaska’s regional Native corporation Sealaska is losing one of its longest-serving leaders. KTOO-FM reported Wednesday that Rosita Worl will step down in June after 30 years on the Juneau-based corporation’s board of directors. Worl says she has thought about leaving her post for some time and is looking forward to completing various academic projects. […]

  • Crime

    Police: Arrest made in Anchorage train tagging case

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 22, 18:25

    The Anchorage Police Department has arrested a man for allegedly spray painting a historic local landmark this week. The Delaney Park 556 Engine, located on the corner of E Street and Ninth Avenue in downtown, was found Tuesday partially covered with tags. On Wednesday, police responded to the train to investigate the vandalism, and APD […]

  • Aviation

    Alaska Airlines to drop Virgin America name and logo

    by Associated Press on Mar 22, 18:09

    Alaska Airlines says as part of their merger with Virgin America they will drop the Virgin America name and logo. Alaska Airlines said in a news release Wednesday that the combined company will retire the Virgin America name likely sometime in 2019. Alaska Airlines Vice President of Marketing Sangita Woerner says “while the Virgin America […]