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BP Alaska to lay off hundreds following Hilcorp sale


Elderly woman severely injured in Northeast Anchorage home invasion robbery


Schools in Anchorage tackle youth bullying with children's books


Man killed in Wasilla officer-involved shooting

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  • State

    Charities in Alaska depend on PFD donations

    by Heather Hintze on Sep 16, 17:29

    For more than 10 years, Vickie Young has taken in dogs that have nowhere else to go. “It’s so hard to take the dogs in that are given up on for one reason or another or are abused,” said Young. “And it’s so rewarding to help them.” Young finds homes for the dogs through her […]

  • Crime

    Elderly woman severely injured in Northeast Anchorage home invasion robbery

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 16, 16:20

    Three suspects are wanted in a home invasion robbery in which the 63-year-old homeowner was severely beaten. The Anchorage Police Department responded to the robbery at about 1:30 p.m. Monday. A witness says three male adults forced their way into the elderly woman’s home, located at the 1600 block of Early View Drive. The men […]

  • Local

    National Guard rescues 3 hikers near Palmer

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 16, 15:52

    Three men were rescued Tuesday morning after becoming lost while hunting and hiking on Buffalo Mine Road near Palmer. Alaska State Troopers received a phone call just after 11 p.m. Monday that the three hikers had become lost, according to a release from the Alaska National Guard. AST said the hikers were not dressed for […]

  • State

    Soldotna man dies in 4-wheeler accident

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 16, 13:28

    A Soldotna man has died after he was pinned under a 4-wheeler near Ninilchik, authorities say. Around 9 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a deceased male pinned under a Yamaha 4-wheeler in the Caribou Hills trail system, located on the Kenai Peninsula. Troopers responded and found 63-year-old Donald Burns Jr.’s body about six […]

  • State

    Coast Guard searches for man near Auke Bay

    by Hope Miller on Sep 16, 12:34

    The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a 52-year-old man in the area of Coghlan Island near Auke Bay. The search started Monday after a good Samaritan reported seeing Paul Keithahn’s vessel — the 32-foot pleasure craft Spellbound — unmanned and spinning in circles, according to Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert. Coghlan Island is about […]

  • Crime

    California couple caught smuggling meth into Ketchikan

    by Associated Press on Sep 16, 11:47

    A California man and his fiancee have been charged with trying to smuggle methamphetamine into Alaska. The Ketchikan Daily News (http://bit.ly/1ARnUgG ) reports 52-year-old William Riggs and 55-year-old Lisa Soares were searched and taken into custody Sunday as they got off an Alaska state ferry. Both are from Winton, California. Prosecutors say they were found […]

  • National

    Senator ties NFL tax status to Redskins name

    by Associated Press on Sep 16, 10:53

    A U.S. senator says she will introduce a bill to eliminate the NFL’s tax-exempt status because the league has not taken action over the Washington Redskins name. The announcement by Democrat Maria Cantwell of Washington state was one of several initiatives presented Tuesday during a Capitol Hill news conference aimed at increasing pressure on Redskins […]

  • DayBreak

    Mic Check in the Morning: Mariachi Agave Azul

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 16, 10:30

    Mariachi Agave Azul began with a group of friends three years ago trying to get in touch with their Mexican heritage. Since then they’ve grown and are the only active mariachi band in Anchorage. They’ve been featured in an online article on Atlantic magazine’s website. The group has also played for comedian George Lopez. In […]

  • Crime

    Man arrested after high-speed highway chase

    by Associated Press on Sep 16, 8:59

    North Pole police say they pursued a man whose speed reached 120 mph before he drove into a ditch and was arrested. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/XcB36V) reports 44-year-old Noel Alan Swanson is charged with driving while intoxicated and felony failure to stop for a peace officer. Police spotted Swanson just before 2:30 a.m. Sunday […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Sept. 16

    by Brett Shepard on Sep 16, 7:50

    Mostly cloudy skies with on and off showers throughout the day in Southcentral. This will be the trend for much of the rest of the week in the region. In the Southeast, dense fog will once again affect the region during the morning hours, giving way to a few showers and cloudy skies. In the […]

  • State

    Bethel church destroyed by fire

    by Associated Press on Sep 16, 7:38

    Authorities are investigating an early morning fire that destroyed a church in Bethel. KYUK (http://is.gd/WVfL2k) says no injuries were reported in the fire that broke out Monday. Acting Fire Chief Bill Howell says the blaze involved at least 50 percent of the Pentecostal Holiness Church when firefighters arrived in response to a call shortly after […]

  • Campaign 2014

    More Alaskan voters identify as independents

    by Sierra Starks on Sep 16, 7:29

    A growing number of Alaskans identify as politically independent, according to a recent Gallup poll. Almost 60 percent of those surveyed consider themselves independents, up 12 percent from 47 in 2013. Alaska has traditionally been among the states with the highest percentages of residents who identify as independents, Gallup says. The current Alaskan independent percentage […]

  • Crime

    Former Alaskans indicted for PFD fraud

    by Hope Miller on Sep 15, 22:08

    Two former Anchorage residents have been indicted for receiving Permanent Fund Dividends when they were allegedly living out of state. On Sept. 3, a grand jury indicted 38-year-old Nichelle Smith on 18 counts of first-degree unsworn falsification, 21 counts of second-degree theft and one count of scheme to defraud. The jury also indicted 35-year-old Olivia […]

  • News

    Schools in Anchorage tackle youth bullying with children’s books

    by Alexis Fernandez on Sep 15, 20:50

    It’s not always easy fitting in at school, especially as a sixth grader. Eleven-year-old Asya Gipson knows the feeling. “Sometimes certain groups always hang out and stuff like that, and ignore other people,” said Asya. But she says she makes the most of it. “I try my best to interact with everybody,” Asya said. “But sometimes […]

  • Local

    Anchorage schools prep for future earthquakes

    by Bonney Bowman on Sep 15, 18:08

    School started last month for Anchorage students, which means many of them are still experiencing their share of firsts. For the students at Government Hill Elementary, today was the first earthquake drill of the new school year. An earthquake in 1964 split the original elementary school in two when the shaking ground gave way. Teachers and […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Sullivan says he backs state minimum wage measure

    by Associated Press on Sep 15, 17:47

    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan says he doesn’t support raising the federal minimum wage but supports a state initiative to raise Alaska’s minimum wage. Sullivan, in a statement, said he believes Alaskans know best when it comes to strengthening the state’s economy and supporting its workers and businesses. Sullivan said he also backs efforts […]

  • State

    BP Alaska to lay off hundreds following Hilcorp sale

    by Dave Leval, Sierra Starks on Sep 15, 15:46

    BP Alaska announced Monday that it’s planning to lay off 275 of its employees and contractors early next year. The layoff plan stems from the company’s reduced operational footprint, says BP Alaska spokeswoman Dawn Patience. “BP’s Alaska business will be smaller due to the previously announced sale of interest to Hilcorp in four North Slope […]

  • US/World

    At least 19 deaths linked to faulty GM cars

    by Aimee Picchi/CBS News on Sep 15, 14:45

    The number of people killed by faulty General Motors cars now stands at 19, significantly higher than the 13 deaths previously disclosed by the automaker. Nineteen death claims have been found eligible for the GM compensation fund that’s administered by attorney and compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg. That figure appears likely to rise, with fund deputy administrator Camille […]

  • State

    Authorities investigating tree fires in Juneau

    by Associated Press on Sep 15, 13:59

    Authorities are seeking the public’s help as they investigate suspicious tree fires in Juneau. The U.S. Forest Service has responded to at least five such incidents this summer, the most recent coming this past week. The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/1uOQLjX ) authorities believe someone is burning trees by setting their leaking sap on fire. The […]

  • Health

    Climbathon raises $50k for cancer awareness

    by Emily Carlson on Sep 15, 13:13

    Saturday’s Let Every Woman Know Climbathon raised more than $50,000 for cancer awareness. The goal of the event was to shed light specifically on gynecologic cancer, a disease doctors say too many women don’t know enough about. “G” and the Extra-Toughs Toward the back of the pack of elite mountain climbers, Gwendolyn Carlson — known as “G” […]