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Meals on Wheels delivers Thanksgiving dinner for Anchorage seniors

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Soldotna man killed in house fire Thanksgiving morning, wife survives


Alaska inmates create princess wigs for girls battling cancer

Reality Check w/ John Tracy

Reality Check w/ John Tracy: Skip Black Friday, shop local


Mountain View gas station serves free meals for holiday




  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Meet this week’s Daybreak Adopt-A-Pets

    by Daybreak Staff on Nov 27, 8:04

    From the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center: Dogs: Merry: female, unknown age Seriously, can Merry be any more adorable? She’s not just cute, but sweet, gentle and affectionate — even crawling into your lap for attention! So give yourself a Merry Christmas and adopt Merry! Shadow: female, unknown age Looking for a dog to […]

  • Local

    Buzzer beater falls short as Seawolves lose to MTSU in Great Alaska Shootout

    by Jake Edmonds on Nov 27, 7:08

    The last time the University of Alaska Anchorage men’s basketball team had beaten a first-round opponent in the GCI Great Alaska Shootout was 1996. The Seawolves gave themselves a chance against Middle Tennessee State on Thursday, but fell short 75-72. After going into the half up 35-31, the Blue Raiders rallied to take a 62-47 […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Open on Thanksgiving: Workers say it’s about more than a bolstered paycheck

    by Eric Ruble on Nov 26, 22:58

    Most people would argue the biggest perk of working on a holiday is the extra pay. But at Kaladi Brothers Coffee on Northern Lights Boulevard, the staff said there are other benefits to working on Thanksgiving. “We didn’t have as many customers as we typically have, but they were very grateful that I was here,” […]

  • Reality Check w/ John Tracy

    Reality Check w/ John Tracy: Skip Black Friday, shop local

    by John Tracy on Nov 26, 16:30

    Black Friday: The retail cure for the Thanksgiving hangover. Big-box stores lure us in with one-time only deals, and we respond like Santa to sugar cookies. Last year, Americans spent more than $50 billion on Black Friday weekend. But, before you set your alarm clock for 5 a.m., I want to encourage you to sleep in […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mountain View gas station serves free meals for holiday

    by Shannon Ballard on Nov 26, 16:00

    You don’t usually find a full kitchen at a gas station, but a former take-out counter in Mountain View serves a different purpose once a year. On Thanksgiving, it serves the community. In Sook Baik owns the neighbor Shell station. Like many who have found their way to Alaska, she’s an immigrant. She moved from Korea with close […]

  • Alaska News

    Soldotna man killed in house fire Thanksgiving morning, wife survives

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 26, 15:37

    A Soldotna man was killed in a residential fire Thursday morning after waking his wife and alerting her to the danger. Alaska State Troopers in Soldotna received a 911 call reporting a fire on Mackey Lake Road at 7:14 a.m., according to an online dispatch. One of the residents of the home, 90-year-old John Kelsch, […]

  • Money

    Tips for safe online shopping in the age of hackers

    by Amy Kraft / CBS News on Nov 26, 15:35

    Nearly 135 million Americans will be shopping on Thanksgiving weekend according to a survey by the National Retail Federation. Although Black Fridayand Cyber Monday are perfect times to buy gifts for the upcoming holidays, they are also the perfect time for hackers to steal customers’ credit card and personal data. “Security has now become a board […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Meals on Wheels delivers Thanksgiving dinner for Anchorage seniors

    by Heather Hintze on Nov 26, 15:33

    Long before the sun came up Thanksgiving morning, volunteers were hard at work at the Salvation Army’s McKinnel House. There was an assembly line of people scooping mashed potatoes and piling on the turkey for more than 300 dinners for the Meals on Wheels program to make sure no senior citizens go hungry this holiday. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Hundreds turn out for Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot in Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 26, 15:04

    This year’s Skinny Raven Turkey Trot in downtown Anchorage was host to more than 2,100 runners, making it the largest Turkey Trot to date. Some of the runners turned out in full costume, while others dressed for the chilly morning weather. First time “Turkey trotters” Michael and Milly Sullivan arrived decked out in turkey hats […]

  • Health

    Tests zero in on source of E. coli in Costco chicken salad

    by Associated Press on Nov 26, 15:02

    Testing has pointed toward a vegetable mix from a California food wholesaler as the source of E. coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states, a Costco official said Wednesday. Craig Wilson, Costco vice president of food safety and quality assurance, said he was told […]

  • Crime

    Former caretaker gets 20 years for shooting death

    by Associated Press on Nov 26, 11:59

    A former in-home caretaker will spend 20 years in prison for fatally shooting a blind woman’s husband. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1MGipKm) no time will be suspended for 53-year-old Anthony Wayne Charleston under a sentence issued Wednesday by Superior Court Judge Paul Lyle. Charging documents say the woman called 911 in March 2013 when […]

  • Alaska News

    Travel not recommended along Kuskokwim because of thin ice

    by Associated Press on Nov 26, 10:30

    Residents are being advised not to use the Kuskokwim River in western Alaska because of thinning ice. KYUK reports (http://is.gd/Dc29ie) the advisory comes after Bethel Search and Rescue conducted an aerial survey along a 50-mile stretch of the river, from Napaskiak to Tuluksak. Officials report there’s about 50 holes open in the ice along that […]

  • Alaska News

    Difficult driving conditions persist on Parks Highway between Fairbanks and Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 26, 10:14

    Road conditions are still difficult on much of the Parks Highway between Fairbanks and Anchorage, state transportation officials say. “Travel is still not advised on much of the Parks Highway through the Interior,” the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities said on its Facebook page Thanksgiving Day morning. Built-up ice, blowing snow and rough […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage restaurant offers free meals on Thanksgiving Day

    by Heather Hintze on Nov 26, 9:55

    Kriner’s Diner dished up hundreds of Thanksgiving meals — for free. Owner Andy Kriner said all he asked in return was a donation to the Children’s Lunchbox. “They’re such a great organization. They cook hundreds of meals every day for kids in the area that need food,” Kriner said. This is the third year the […]

  • Local

    UAA women’s basketball falls short against Western Kentucky at Great Alaska Shootout

    by KTVA Sports on Nov 26, 9:35

    In two days the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves have seen how far they’ve come. They’ve also seen how far they want to go. In a game effort, UAA pushed Division I Western Kentucky, but ultimately fell 62- 58. The Seawolves held a 32 -31 halftime lead, keeping it close throughout in the second half.

  • Iditarod

    Nome fourth grader wins 2016 Iditarod commemorative button contest

    by Laura Kraegel/KNOM on Nov 26, 9:10

    While the last great race is still months away, the Iditarod button design contest already has a champion: Ayla Knodel, a fourth grader at Nome Elementary School. Knodel took first place in the annual contest that has Alaska students create artwork for the commemorative button sold along the trail each March. Having submitted her design early in […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Bean’s Café prepares to feed 1,200 on Thanksgiving

    by Heather Hintze on Nov 25, 22:48

    Trays of turkey are stuffed tucked into every nook and cranny of Bean’s Café’s freezer. “That’s all turkey right there, there’s also turkey here,” Aaron Dollison pointed to the piles of foil platters. After a week of baking the holiday birds, he’s still in good spirits. “We did 84 and we’ll say 20 pounds a […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Collision on Glenn Highway kills driver, hospitalizes passenger

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 25, 21:24

    A collision that briefly closed down half of the Glenn Highway has claimed the life of the driver involved. Around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, a truck traveling northbound on the Glenn Highway reportedly lost control and left the roadway, rolling over, according to a statement from Anchorage police. The crash occurred just past the Mirror Lake […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Rasmuson Foundation ups fiscal plan campaign to talk new taxes, capping PFD

    by Liz Raines on Nov 25, 21:04

    What started as a quiet campaign that launched last summer is now becoming a full-blown effort by the Rasmuson Foundation to spark conversation about capping the permanent fund dividend, cutting the general fund and paying taxes to save the state from a $3.5 billion budget deficit. The foundation said it will be launching its new […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Alaska inmates create princess wigs for girls battling cancer

    by Shannon Ballard on Nov 25, 20:38

    Palmer mother of three Holly Christensen doesn’t typically spend her days at Alaska women’s prisons. But she says the Magic Yarn Project isn’t just for little girls, it extends to everyone involved. “We’re just bombarded with emails from all over the world. These little girls that need wigs and we don’t have enough,” Christensen said. The […]