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Assembly votes against ordinance to ban marijuana sales in Anchorage

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Man sentenced to 99 years in prison for Millennium Hotel murder

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Obama says Bristol Bay is off limits from future drilling

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Ex-boyfriend indicted for murder of Anchorage resident Irma Williams

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  • State

    Togiak health clinic remains closed following recent burglary

    by Dave Bendinger / KDLG on Dec 17, 13:44

    The Togiak Health Clinic was vandalized during an apparent burglary late Monday night or early Tuesday morning, and two young men have been identified as the suspects. The only health facility for the village of 900 residents remains closed Wednesday on account of the damages to electrical and communication systems. Brett K. Pauk, 18, was […]

  • DayBreak

    Mark Begich says providing veterans care is senatorial legacy

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 17, 13:22

    As his current run in the U.S. Senate comes to a close, Sen. Mark Begich says he’s proud of his record in the past six years, helping veterans in particular. “We did something that everyone told me we couldn’t do,” Begich said. “That is, if you are a veteran living in the smallest or largest […]

  • US/World

    Wasilla pilot killed in Montana plane crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 17, 13:01

    A 33-year-old Wasilla man was killed in a small plane crash in northwest Montana, authorities say. Brett Thoft, the pilot of the Piper aircraft, was pronounced dead at the scene, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said in a release. His passenger, Lake County resident Tim Schauss, was flown to a hospital where he was listed in critical […]

  • Local

    Police identify homeless woman found unconscious in tent near Bean’s Cafe

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 17, 12:15

    Last Updated Dec 17, 2014 12:15 PM Anchorage Police have identified the homeless woman who was found unconscious inside a tent near Bean’s Cafe Saturday as 46-year-old Dorothy Marie Noel. An initial investigation revealed no signs of ‘foul play’ in Noel’s death, according to a statement released Wednesday by APD spokeswoman Jennifer Castro. Next of kin […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Top theater chains cancel ‘The Interview’ showings

    by Associated Press on Dec 17, 11:49

    The top theater chains in North America have dropped “The Interview” after hackers threatened terrorist attacks at theaters showing the comedy, effectively squashing the Christmas Day release of the film. Regal Cinemas, AMC and Cinemark have each pulled the movie. In a statement, Regal said it was delaying any showings of “The Interview” because of […]

  • Local

    Former Dimond football player gets scholarship two years after he graduated

    by KTVA Sports on Dec 17, 11:41

    Armani Tufaga thrilled fans when he took the field for the Dimond High School football team. He wanted to continue playing after he graduated, but not one college offered a scholarship — until now. Tufaga has accepted an offer to play at tiny Lindenwood University-Belleville in southern Illinois. “They were kind of the only school that […]

  • DayBreak

    Made in AK: New book highlights the unpredictable life of a commercial fisherman

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 17, 10:45

    A well-known fisherman and author is out with a new book that gives readers an inside look at life at sea. Dave Atcheson spoke with KTVA’s Daybreak Wednesday about “Dead Reckoning: Navigating a Life on the Last Frontier, Courting Tragedy on Its High Seas.” The 199-page book offers a hair-raising account of Atcheson’s time on […]

  • Local

    UAA women’s basketball reaches No. 3 spot in new poll

    by KTVA Sports on Dec 17, 10:09

    The UAA women’s basketball team climbed six spots, from ninth last week to third this week, after sweeping McKendree over the weekend. It was the first time this season the Seawolves broke the top three. They also received one first place vote. The Seawolves, who are 9-0, were ranked No. 3 in the USA Today […]

  • Crime

    Teen sentenced to 7 years for robbery, shooting

    by Associated Press on Dec 17, 9:56

    A Fairbanks teenager involved in a shootout during an attempt to rob a drug dealer has been sentenced to seven years in prison. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1DP4QGR) reports 17-year-old Chester Clifton Fields Jr. fired a 9mm handgun that hit a man whom he and an accomplice were trying to rob. Cross was 16 on […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Anchorage wins $25,000 concert grant

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 17, 8:35

    The Anchorage Downtown Partnership’s Live After Five summer concert series is getting a big financial boost. The organization won the Levitt AMP Grant Award, which is worth $25,000. Anchorage is one of 10 small to mid-sized cities across the country to receive the money. Anchorage Downtown Partnership staff had to put together a proposal highlighting […]

  • US/World

    Obama to start normalizing U.S. relations with Cuba

    by Stephanie Condon / CBS News on Dec 17, 8:30

    The Obama administration announced Wednesday that the United States is taking steps to restore full diplomacy with Cuba, a historic move that will end 50 years of frozen relations the communist nation. Since entering the White House, President Obama had expressed interest in normalizing relations with Cuba. The breakthrough announced Wednesday came after Cuba agreed […]

  • Local

    Aces defenseman earns his first AHL call-up

    by KTVA Sports on Dec 17, 7:49

    Aces defenseman Brad Richard is leaving the team. But that’s a good thing for him. He’s been promoted.

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Dec. 17

    by Brett Shepard on Dec 17, 7:34

    Mostly cloudy today in Southcentral with a few rain and snow showers likely. In the Southeast skies will be mostly cloudy with some rain showers possible. In the Interior skies will be mostly cloudy with a few snow showers possible. On the North Slope skies will be mostly cloudy with patchy fog, flurries and breezy […]

  • Local

    UAA men’s basketball nabs win against Portland Bible

    by KTVA Sports on Dec 16, 23:10

    On Tuesday night, the UAA men’s basketball team found their stroke and found their way back to the win column.

  • Local

    Assembly votes against ordinance to ban marijuana sales in Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 16, 22:54

    Tuesday evening, the Anchorage Assembly voted against an ordinance that would ban commercial marijuana sales in the municipality. Alaskans approved Ballot Measure 2 in the Nov. 4 election. But local governments — like the Anchorage Assembly — have the ability to opt out of the new state law to legalize marijuana, which is how the ordinance […]

  • Local

    Mayor Sullivan wants to sell downtown Anchorage properties

    by Lauren Maxwell on Dec 16, 22:07

    Those in the market for downtown property might want to check with the Municipality of Anchorage. The muni has owned the properties for years, but a federal provision kept the city from being allowed to sell them. Now that the provision has been lifted, Mayor Dan Sullivan is anxious to get some of the properties […]

  • Local

    Warm weather woes continue for Alyeska ski resort

    by Bonney Bowman on Dec 16, 21:05

    At the base of Mount Alyeska, it looks more like spring than ski season. The chairlift isn’t moving, as warm, wet weather keeps the slopes closed. But higher up the mountain, it’s a different story. “You’re a quick tram ride up to winter,” says resort marketing manager Ben Napolitano. Alyeska Resort crews are keeping a close […]

  • Crime

    Man sentenced to 99 years in prison for Millennium Hotel murder

    by Heather Hintze on Dec 16, 19:02

    Three Thanksgivings, three Christmases, three anniversaries – Deborah Harris gave a tally of time missed by Kerry Fadely, her partner of 10 years, who was shot and killed in October 2011. “And we will continue to miss her for the rest of my life,” said Harris of Fadely at Tuesday’s sentencing. The man who murdered Fadely, […]

  • Crime

    Ex-boyfriend indicted for murder of Anchorage resident Irma Williams

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 16, 18:15

    After weeks of investigation, police have arrested a suspect in connection with the murder of 54-year-old Irma Williams. The missing Anchorage woman’s death was ruled a homicide after an autopsy in November. Tuesday, a grand jury indicted Williams’ former boyfriend, 46-year-old Michael Memeo, in connection with her death, according to a statement from the Anchorage Police Department. Williams […]

  • Local

    Operation Tipsy Tow offering free rides in Anchorage

    by Shannon Ballard on Dec 16, 17:39

    Anchorage police will be enforcing DUI laws rigorously during the next few weeks, but police say there’s an easy way to avoid being arrested. Operation Tipsy Tow is a nationwide program that provides a free ride home and vehicle tow to those who’ve celebrated a little too much. The free service gives intoxicated drivers a chance […]