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  • Alaska News

    Ferry riders on Southeast route to see new ticket policy

    by Associated Press on Dec 02, 8:58

    The Alaska Marine Highway System is changing the way passengers pay for ferry sailings on a Southeast Alaska route starting next year. CoastAlaska News reports that ferry spokesman Jeremy Woodrow says those riding the small Lituya will pay for a round trip to go one direction and get a free trip on the way back. The […]

  • Alaska News

    Rescuers carry down skier after injury at Turnagain Pass

    by Associated Press on Dec 02, 8:07

    A 36-year-old Anchorage skier was carried to safety after an injury at Turnagain Pass. Alaska State Troopers say emergency responders in Soldotna on Wednesday received a call that Brett Harvey had been injured on Seattle Ridge and could not hike down. The nature of the injury was not disclosed. The Alaska Mountain Rescue Group, Anchorage […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska aims to ban smoking in public housing by spring

    by Associated Press on Dec 02, 7:45

    The federal government is giving public housing agencies nationwide 18 months to implement a ban on smoking, but the state of Alaska is looking to crack down on tobacco much sooner. KYUK-AM reports the director of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, Cathy Stone, says the state’s ban on smoking in public housing developments could take effect […]

  • Sports

    Streaming sports gets easier as NFL comes to CBS All Access

    by Associated Press on Dec 01, 21:44

    NEW YORK (AP) – CBS says NFL games are coming to its CBS All Access subscription service, making it a little easier for “cord cutters” to watch football without a pricey cable subscription. Games aired on CBS will be available for streaming on tablets, to TVs and on cbs.com starting Sunday, if customers live in […]

  • News

    State sponsors de-escalation training for officers

    by Lauren Maxwell on Dec 01, 21:14

    Being able to keep people calm is an important skill, especially if you work in a prison. It’s one reason why the Alaska Department of Corrections is sponsoring a four-day training in Palmer, where corrections officials and other law enforcement officers are learning to use their words instead of their weapons. The state is paying a Milwaukee […]

  • Health

    Alaska observes World AIDS Day

    by Bonney Bowman on Dec 01, 20:31

    Thursday is World AIDS Day, a time to remember those lost and support those living with the disease and commit to preventing its spread. The Four A’s, Alaska’s AIDS support group, says it currently serves around 260 people in Alaska who live with HIV or AIDS. The group also works to educate people about prevention and the importance […]

  • Energy

    Small oil company delays loan repayment after Walker cut tax credits

    by Liz Raines on Dec 01, 20:22

    Last summer, Gov. Bill Walker postponed hundreds of millions of dollars in oil tax credit payments for the second year in a row. “We just didn’t have the cash flow to fund those at this point,” Walker explained after announcing the budget veto in July. Now, companies that were counting on those credits say they’re feeling […]

  • Education

    Demolition begins on old Iditarod Elementary

    by Shannon Ballard on Dec 01, 19:36

    It’s the end of an era for some in the Mat-Su Borough School District. The old Iditarod Elementary School is being torn down. For years, there has been talk about what to do with the building, once students moved into a brand new building down the road. For a while, the Wasilla Police Department was […]

  • Weather News

    Snow blankets Hawaii summits amid winter storm warning

    by Associated Press on Dec 01, 17:45

    HONOLULU (AP) – It’s wintertime in Hawaii. The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a winter storm warning for the summits of Hawaii’s Big Island as wind and snow engulf the high peaks. Up to a foot of snow is possible on the summits of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes above 12,000 […]

  • Reality Check w/ John Tracy

    Reality Check w/ John Tracy: What is the ‘alt-right’ movement?

    by John Tracy on Dec 01, 17:25

    I don’t know about you, but I had never heard of the “so-called alt-right” movement until the last election. But it’s getting a lot of attention these days, so I’ll share what I’ve learned with you. “Alt-right” is shorthand for “alternative right.” The president of the National Policy Institute, 38-year-old Richard Spencer, describes it as […]

  • Photo Gallery

    Gallery: Alaska soldiers welcomed home from Kuwait

    by KTVA Web Staff on Dec 01, 17:19

    More than 100 soldiers with the U.S. Army’s 109th Transportation Company, known as the Muleskinners, returned to Anchorage early-Thursday morning, after spending nine months deployed to Kuwait.  The soldiers were greeted by hugs from friends and family at the Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, according to a release from the Army. This was […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD: Pedestrians struck by taxi downtown expected to survive, no citations issued

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 01, 16:51

    Three pedestrians struck by a taxi cab near Bean’s Cafe remained in critical condition Thursday afternoon, but were expected to survive, according to the Anchorage Police Department (APD). In an updated release issued Thursday, APD said two males and one female began to move across a crosswalk on Third Avenue, near Karluk Street, around 6 […]

  • Education

    Alaska announces new vendor for statewide student tests

    by Associated Press on Dec 01, 16:41

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska education department has chosen a new vendor for its statewide student tests after glitches earlier this year prompted cancellation of the tests. The department announced Thursday that tests from Minnesota-based Data Recognition Corp. will be given to students in 2017. In April, the department cited technical disruptions and concerns […]

  • DayBreak

    More than 100 films set to screen at the Anchorage film festival

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 01, 15:48

    More than 100 films from 25 countries “worth freezing for” are coming to Anchorage this weekend for the Anchorage International Film Festival (AIFF). Friday’s opening night will be the U.S. premiere of the Alaska-filmed “Sugar Mountain,” starring Cary Elwes, known from roles in “Saw” and “The Princess Bride,” as well as Jason Momoa from the show […]

  • Crime

    Suspected shooter in apparent murder-suicide son of ex-cop

    by Associated Press on Dec 01, 15:04

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – Police in Alaska say the suspected gunman in an apparent murder-suicide that left four dead at a Fairbanks hotel was the son of a former local police officer. Fairbanks police say the former officer, Al Hutton, was found crying in a second-floor hallway of the Hampton Inn Nov. 25. Police say […]

  • DayBreak

    Story Time w/ Aunt Phil: The Miners’ Code

    by Laurel Downing Bill on Dec 01, 14:26

    Prior to the arrival of sheriffs and judges to much of Alaska, a practical application of frontier democracy called the “miners’ code” was the only law that ruled. Each camp decided matters of common concern by majority vote and meted out justice to fit the crime. When a situation came along that necessitated a meeting, […]

  • News

    What should parents tell kids about Santa?

    by Ashley Welch / CBS News on Dec 01, 14:19

    Each year, parents around the world convince their children that if they behave, a jolly man in a red suit will come down their chimney and bring them presents to be opened on Christmas morning. But could the age-old tale of Father Christmas be damaging to kids? That’s the question researchers pose in an essay […]

  • Crime

    Police looking for suspect accused of robbing Anchorage Walgreens

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 01, 13:08

    The Anchorage Police Department (APD) sent out an alert Thursday asking for the public’s assistance in finding a young man charged with robbing a Walgreens store. Police have issued an arrest warrant for Jamal Hall, 21. He faces charges of first-degree felony robbery third-degree assault for an incident that took place last Saturday at the Walgreens store […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Watsky

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 01, 12:52

    Nationally acclaimed poet, lyricist and wordsmith Watsky will be performing in Anchorage Thursday night. His work went viral online in 2011 and since then he’s been featured in the New York Times and Billboard Magazine. When asked about his style, Watsky replied that he typically reflects on his life and what he’s interested in. “There’s […]

  • Alaska News

    Juneau Assembly makes $530,000 sale for affordable housing

    by Associated Press on Dec 01, 10:26

    Juneau officials have taken steps to increase affordable housing in the city, but they have also decided to minimize the impact of a plan that would help bring down high housing costs. The Juneau Empire reports the Juneau Assembly approved the sale of a parking lot Monday to Eagle Rock Ventures. The Seattle-based development firm […]