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UPDATE: 3 wounded in Spenard shooting


'That could have been my daughter': Mother of teen murder suspect's ex-girlfriend speaks out


Police find stolen truck abandoned after owner shot at alleged thieves


APD: Anchorage teen missing for more than a month found safe


Schools help students heal after classmate’s murder




  • Alaska News

    Juneau company purchases property for seawater heating plant

    by Associated Press on Dec 06, 9:00

    A waterfront property in downtown Juneau could change the way the city is heated. The Juneau Empire reports that Juneau Hydropower Inc. has entered an agreement with the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority to buy a 2-acre lot of land in downtown Juneau. The $1.3 million deal isn’t finalized, but the Mental Health Trust’s board has […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD: Anchorage teen missing for more than a month found safe

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 06, 7:58

    Police in Anchorage announced early Tuesday morning that 14-year-old Mary Rotzler was located by the Alaska State Troopers in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and is safe. The East High School freshman ran away from home on Nov. 1. Her mother told KTVA that Rotzler has a drug and alcohol addiction and was about to begin treatment — part of the […]

  • Crime

    ‘That could have been my daughter’: Mother of teen murder suspect’s ex-girlfriend speaks out

    by Daniella Rivera on Dec 05, 23:22

    While the Valley community is trying to process the disturbing details of a Palmer teen’s murder, a mother who says her daughter dated the teen suspect is speaking out. Court documents released on Monday revealed the chilling details of 16-year-old David Grunwald’s murder, saying he was beaten, kidnapped, and walked into the woods before he […]

  • Crime

    UPDATE: 3 wounded in Spenard shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 05, 20:03

    Last updated at 8:56 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5 The Anchorage Police Department is investigating a shooting that left at least one person injured. The shooting was reported at 7:30 p.m. on West 30th Avenue, according to APD spokeswoman Jennifer Castro. She said a male victim was transported to the hospital for emergency surgery following the […]

  • Crime

    Schools help students heal after classmate’s murder

    by Shannon Ballard on Dec 05, 18:53

    It’s still nearly impossible to go anywhere in the Valley without seeing David Grunwald’s missing person flyers plastered to light poles and store windows. The 16-year-old’s body was discovered over the weekend. On Monday, his friends at Mat-Su Career and Technical High School returned to class for the first time after learning of Grunwald’s death. “This has […]

  • US/World

    M/V Susitna arrives in the Philippines

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 05, 16:53

    The Alaska ferry M/V Susitna arrived safely at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone in the Philippines on Friday, according to local news sources. The vessel was sold by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in June. PRC paid $1.75 million for the M/V Susitna, which cost around $80 million to build. According […]

  • Alaska News

    Juneau police investigate student’s alleged threats of school shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 05, 16:51

    The Juneau Police Department says a threat was made against a local high school over the weekend, prompting the department to dispatch officers to area schools on Monday as a reassurance to the community. While no arrests have been made, Juneau police say they have identified and interviewed a 17-year-old Thunder Mountain High School student for […]

  • Crime

    Police find stolen truck abandoned after owner shot at alleged thieves

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 05, 15:42

    Updated at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6 Police in Anchorage have located a stolen truck that was damaged during a shooting involving its owner and two alleged thieves. The Anchorage Police Department issued a statement Tuesday morning that a maroon 1999 GMC pickup, reported stolen on Dec. 2, was found by police last night near East 20th […]

  • Money

    Alaska minimum wage to rise to $9.80 starting Jan. 1

    by Associated Press on Dec 05, 15:40

    Alaska’s minimum wage will rise by a nickel, to $9.80 an hour, beginning Jan. 1. Voters in 2014 approved increasing the minimum wage from $7.75 an hour. Under the measure, the minimum wage rose to $8.75 an hour in 2015 and to $9.75 an hour at the start of 2016. Going forward, the wage is […]

  • Crime

    Court documents detail disappearance, slaying of Palmer teen

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 05, 14:46

    Sixteen-year-old David Grunwald was beaten, kidnapped and forcefully walked into the woods before he was shot and killed by a single bullet from a 9 mm gun, according to a criminal complaint filed Saturday. Accused of his death in the court documents is another teen, 16-year-old Erick Almandinger. Grunwald was missing for nearly a month before […]

  • Alaska News

    Driver shot by Juneau police released from Seattle hospital, arrested on separate warrant

    by Associated Press on Dec 05, 13:26

    A man shot Saturday by a Juneau police officer has been released from a Seattle hospital. Juneau police say 38-year-old Jeremie Tinney was treated at Harborview Medical Center, released Sunday and arrested on a Washington state warrant. The charges include assault on a child, harassment and a probation violation. Juneau police say Tinney just before […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD: Popular Anchorage hot dog vendor dead in apparent suicide

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 05, 12:18

    A well-known Anchorage hot dog vendor was found dead in an apparent suicide, Anchorage police confirmed Monday morning. Michael Roy Anderson was scheduled to begin trial for sexual assault, and related crimes, against a female employee on Monday. Anchorage Police Department spokesperson Anita Shell said a neighbor of Anderson’s called police at 4:52 p.m. Sunday. […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Byron Birdsall, watercolor painter of Alaska scenes, dies

    by Lauren Maxwell on Dec 05, 12:10

    Alaska artist Byron Birdsall died early Sunday morning. Friends said his death was from natural causes. He was 78 years old. In recent years Birdsall spent winters on Whidbey Island in Washington state, which is where he passed away, but friends say Alaska is where he considered home. For more than 30 years, Artique Gallery […]

  • Weather News

    Southcentral Alaska residents awake to subzero temps Monday

    by Rachael Penton on Dec 05, 11:41

    Residents in Southcentral woke up to the coldest temperatures of the year for many parts of the region Monday morning. For the first time in more than a year, the temperature at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport dropped below zero. Temperatures reached an official low of 8 below zero around 8 a.m. Monday. Other areas in the […]

  • DayBreak

    QUIZ: How well do you know hit holiday tunes?

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 05, 11:16

      ‘Tis the season to be inundated with holiday tunes! As your ears may be aware, many places around Alaska have been getting in the spirit since Halloween wrapped-up. Be it at the mall, the hair salon or your favorite restaurant, getting sucked into seasonal music is a traditional yet thoughtless pastime. And therefore, the lyrics […]

  • Teacher of the Week

    Teacher of the Week: Lindsay Wackowski

    by James Gaddis on Dec 05, 10:47

    When she was just 7 years old, Lindsay Wackowski decided she wanted to be an educator. At the time, it had nothing to do with teaching. “I think it first started because school is really challenging for me and the teacher had the answer book in the front of the room and I was like, […]

  • Fairbanks

    Fairbanks mayor wants deputy chief to head police department

    by Associated Press on Dec 05, 8:31

    The Fairbanks City Council is set to vote on whether the mayor’s new recommendation for police chief should be able to have the job. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that Mayor Jim Matherly decided Friday to nominate Deputy Chief Eric Jewkes to lead the city’s police department. The council will vote to confirm or reject the […]

  • Alaska News

    Woman sentenced for stealing $100K from North Slope police

    by Associated Press on Dec 05, 8:19

    A Fairbanks woman charged with embezzling more than $100,000 from the North Slope Borough Police Department while she worked there as an evidence custodian has been sentenced to less than a year in prison. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that Margaret Ann Solomon was given an eight-month prison sentence Friday and ordered to pay the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Public invited to speak at People Mover meetings

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 04, 21:53

    Anchorage municipal transit officials plan to overhaul the People Mover bus system. A series of meetings were held in November to allow the public to voice their thoughts on the proposed changes, and anyone who wasn’t able to to attend will be able to do so at additional meetings scheduled throughout December. The proposals include cutting […]

  • US/World

    Coast Guard to begin hearings on Alaska Juris sinking

    by Associated Press on Dec 04, 19:08

    The U.S. Coast Guard is holding a series of hearings in Seattle to determine what caused the flooding that sank a fishing vessel off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands last year. The Seattle Times reports the 230-foot Alaska Juris sank in July 2015 after a problem in the engine room led to flooding on board. All 46 […]