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Turnagain Arm communities consider public safety options as troopers prepare to leave Girdwood

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Houston, Palmer may become first in state to 'opt out' of commercial marijuana


Repairs shut down part of Coastal Trail for next two weeks

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Recovery effort underway for body of Wasilla man near Pioneer Peak

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  • Fairbanks

    ‘Fairbanks Four’ wants convictions overturned

    by Associated Press on Oct 06, 7:08

    Four men who claim they were wrongly convicted of killing a Fairbanks teenager in 1997 are seeking post-conviction relief. The so-called “Fairbanks Four” were sentenced in the death 18 years ago of John Hartman. Three of those convicted are still serving time while one is on parole. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/2cja0g) they are […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Turnagain Arm communities consider public safety options as troopers prepare to leave Girdwood

    by Daniella Rivera on Oct 05, 23:29

    Come Jan. 1, Alaska State Troopers will pull out of Girdwood due to budget cuts. Three troopers will still patrol the Seward Highway, but there will be no protection within the community. Girdwood is in negotiations now to contract with the Whittier Police Department, but three communities along the highway — Rainbow, Indian and Bird […]

  • Local

    The cost of a title

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 05, 23:13

    The games play, but for a price. That’s the dilemma the Alaska School Activities Association faces. In 1990, it lost funding by the state forcing it to be self-sufficient. In order to put on the high school championships, it needs about $2 million every year. In stepped First National Bank. “If we didn’t have them, we just wouldn’t […]

  • Alaska News

    Work begins on Juneau floating docks

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 05, 20:33

    The southeast cruise ship season is over, which means a big construction project in Juneau can begin. Crews are working on the first of two floating docks at the port of Juneau. They’ll be able to accommodate the larger, 1,000-foot cruise ships. The project is expected to cost $54 million over the next two years, paid for […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Repairs shut down part of Coastal Trail for next two weeks

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 05, 20:02

    Work has begun to repair a section of the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail that’s been hit hard by erosion. The repairs are being done along a one-mile stretch that runs from just west of Lyn Ary Park to Westchester Lagoon. That section of the trail will be closed to the public during the day for […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Wet weather driving Anchorage potholes

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 05, 19:12

    Our recent wet weather is keeping Anchorage street maintenance crews busy filling potholes. Spring and fall are traditionally the time that potholes appear, according to Street Maintenance Supervisor Eric Hodgson. But Hodgson said this year they seem to be worse than usual. More than 250 potholes have been reported in just the last few weeks. […]

  • Anchorage/MatSu Politics

    Houston, Palmer may become first in state to ‘opt out’ of commercial marijuana

    by Shannon Ballard on Oct 05, 18:50

    When Ballot Measure 2 passed, legalizing recreational marijuana in Alaska, it gave cities the ability to “opt out” of a commercial industry. Now it’s up to those in Palmer and Houston to decide if their communities will be the first to do so. Residents will cast their final votes on Tuesday. What happens next will have […]

  • Alaska News

    Recovery effort underway for body of Wasilla man near Pioneer Peak

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 05, 17:24

    Alaska State Troopers and the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group are working to recover the body of a Wasilla man. Troopers said in an online dispatch 49-year-old Roy Roth was fatally injured “when he fell down the mountainside” while hunting sheep on Pioneer Peak near Goat Creek. A hunter in his party was able to hike down […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Pitney: Cuts only one piece of budget picture

    by Associated Press on Oct 05, 16:29

    Even with major budget cuts, Gov. Bill Walker’s budget director says the state could see its credit rating diminished if it doesn’t enact new revenue measures. But a member of the Senate Finance Committee said that with elections coming up next year, legislators may be hesitant to make deeper cuts or to take steps to […]

  • Crime

    Teen suspect identified in July Alano Club homicide

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 05, 14:34

    State officials revealed an update Monday on this summer’s homicide at the Alano Club in Spenard. A release from the state Department of Law said the Anchorage Police Department has referred a juvenile to the Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice for delinquency proceedings in connection with the July 18 shooting death of 18-year-old Alex Yu. […]

  • Local

    Final regular season poll means another shake-up

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 05, 14:03

    Space Mountain has nothing on the Large School Alaskan high school football poll. After defeating Bartlett on Friday with a result befitting a basketball score, West Anchorage High School jumped back into the top spot in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network’s Large School poll. The Eagles earned the nod after winning the final regular season […]

  • Alaska News

    Moderate earthquake felt in Adak

    by Associated Press on Oct 05, 13:57

    Seismologists say a moderate earthquake was strongly felt in a community in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. The Alaska Earthquake Center says the 5.7 magnitude quake occurred at 9:35 a.m. Monday. The quake was centered 111 miles west of Adak, where it was felt. There are no immediate reports of damage. (Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All […]

  • DayBreak

    Story Time with Aunt Phil, Oct. 5

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 05, 13:09

    Born in 1914, William A. Egan was Alaska’s first elected governor. He was the only Alaska-born governor in the state’s history until recently when Gov. Bill Walker took his oath into office. However, Gov. Egan almost didn’t make it through his first few days in office in 1959. Author of the “Aunt Phil’s Trunk” book […]

  • Teacher of the Week

    Teacher of the Week: Wendy Jacobsen

    by James Gaddis on Oct 05, 11:54

    It’s not often an award-winning educator teaches a subject they grew up disliking. Romig Middle School special education math teacher Wendy Jacobsen turned out to be an exception. “I hated it. And then, suddenly, when I started teaching some lessons, it all clicked for me and I’m like, ‘I need to work with kids who […]

  • Crime

    Man arrested in connection with Interior stabbing death

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 05, 11:09

    A 33-year-old man was arrested Sunday in connection with the stabbing death of another man in the Interior community of Venetie, authorities say. John Fred Roberts was arrested for second-degree murder for allegedly stabbing 34-year-old Alex Tritt, according to an online dispatch from Alaska State Troopers. Troopers say they were contacted about the death early […]

  • Alaska News

    Thieves target vehicles along highway near Fairbanks

    by Associated Press on Oct 05, 9:22

    Alaska State Troopers say highway thieves near Fairbanks have been pulling emission control devices off vehicles. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1hltODL) that troopers say catalytic converters are being cut from underneath vehicles as they are parked along Elliott Highway. Troopers say several hunters’ vehicles were targeted between Sept. 6 and Sept. 10. But hunter […]

  • Crime

    Soldotna woman arrested for DUI with 5 children in vehicle

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 05, 9:09

    A Soldotna woman who was arrested for driving under the influence had five children in her vehicle when she was pulled over, authorities say. Alaska State Troopers pulled over 33-year-old Sarah Love Monday around 1 a.m. for an “equipment violation” on Kalifornsky Beach Road near Bridge Access Road, according to an online dispatch from AST. “The […]

  • Alaska News

    Crawfish breeding in Alaska river, lake

    by Associated Press on Oct 05, 8:40

    A Kodiak official says the region is home to a new, successful invasive species: crawfish. KMXT-FM reports (http://bit.ly/1Rp0UiX) that Blythe Brown of the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District says the freshwater crustacean has been living and breeding in the Buskin River and Buskin Lake. Fish and Game technician Alex Hughes says crawfish are originally […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    After homeless deaths, candlelight vigil held in Anchorage

    by Daniella Rivera on Oct 05, 8:03

    It’s a problem that’s not documented very well but seems to be getting worse. Sunday evening, the Anchorage community came together for a candlelight vigil honoring members of the homeless community who have died this year. “We’re here tonight because in 1983 a group of people came to the park strip, and they stood here, […]

  • Alaska News

    UAS tries to draw students as programs fall to budget cuts

    by Associated Press on Oct 05, 7:29

    While programs and construction projects are dwindling due to budget cuts, the University of Alaska Southeast is looking at enrollment as a way to continue contributing to the Juneau economy in the long run. The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/1Nb4GxH) that UAS Chancellor Rick Caulfield said at a Juneau Chamber of Commerce event Thursday that he […]