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  • Alaska News

    Woman drove for days in Alaska with husband’s body in casket

    by Associated Press on Jul 23, 15:18

    A woman who drove her husband’s body on a days-long traveling wake in Alaska and used ice from canneries to keep him cold is not accused of breaking any laws. Officers responded to a call last week to find the body of a 78-year-old man inside an aluminum transport casket. Ketchikan Police Chief Alan Bengaard […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Police: Bicyclist injured in crash with vehicle

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 23, 13:35

    Updated at 3:25 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 A bicyclist was injured and transported to a nearby hospital after a collision with a vehicle Saturday afternoon. The incident was reported to police at the intersection of Eagle Street and 23rd Avenue around 12:48 p.m., according to an Anchorage dispatcher. The driver remained at the scene of the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    McHugh Creek Fire: Positive prognosis from fire official

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 23, 11:23

    [RELATED: Updates: McHugh Creek Fire 7 percent contained at 815 acres] Last updated at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 The McHugh Creek Fire was 15 percent contained as of Saturday morning, incident commander Tom Kurth said at a Saturday morning community meeting. Roughly 330 firefighting personnel were battling the blaze, which was holding at 815 […]

  • Alaska News

    Silver Alert: Missing Kenai man believed to be in danger

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 23, 10:17

    Last updated at 11:50 a.m. on Saturday, July 23 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Public Safety and the Alaska Division of Homeland Security have initiated a Silver Alert for a missing 81-year-old man, who is believed to be in danger. The Kenai Police Department reported Oscar Rookard was last seen at his residence at […]

  • Health

    State health officials investigate salmonella illnesses in Bethel area

    by Charles Enoch / KYUK on Jul 23, 9:50

    This story originated from KYUK Public Media and was republished with permission BETHEL — The Alaska Division of Public Health is investigating salmonella infections in the Bethel area. A team is in Bethel to track down the source of the infection. Louisa Castrodale is an epidemiologist with the state’s Public Health division. “It’s not even the end […]

  • Alaska News

    Alasks State Trooper dispatch neglects a report for weeks

    by Davis Hovey / KNOM on Jul 23, 9:44

    On Friday afternoon, family and friends gathered to celebrate the life of local Nome resident John Penetac, Jr. The 51-year-old passed away on July 6. The cause of death is unknown. Earlier Friday morning, around 11:30am, an Alaska State Trooper dispatch reported a deceased man’s body being found near the area known as Cavota Pond. […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Pokemon Go’s popularity could fatten up Apple

    by CBS News on Jul 22, 21:24

    People from coast to coast are falling in love with Pokemon Go, and so are some companies. Count Apple (AAPL) among them. With a share price that has been under pressure this year because of disappointing earnings, Apple may wind up with an unexpected bottom-line boost from Pokemon Go. Though the game is free to download, […]

  • Outdoors

    Attu: A birding paradise

    by Bonney Bowman on Jul 22, 19:23

    No one lives on the Aleutian island of Attu, but every year people pay thousands of dollars to travel to the remote location for one reason — the birds. “You can see species here that you can’t find anywhere else in North America,” said Marianne Aplin, visitor service supervisor for the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Hillary Clinton picks Tim Kaine to be vice president

    by CBS News on Jul 22, 16:28

    Hillary Clinton says in a text message to supporters that she’s picked Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to join her on the Democratic ticket as their party’s nominee for vice president. In the message, Clinton says: “I’m thrilled to tell you this first: I’ve chosen Sen. Tim Kaine as my running mate.” Top Clinton aides had […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Walker hires former attorney general as oil, gas consultant

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 15:59

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Gov. Bill Walker has hired Craig Richards as an oil and gas consultant, less than a month after Richards resigned as Alaska’s attorney general. Walker’s office on Friday released the contract signed earlier this week. The contract runs through year’s end and is for up to $50,000. Richards resigned last month […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska unemployment rate stays at 6.7 percent in June

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 15:38

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska’s unemployment stood at 6.7 percent in June, unchanged from a month earlier and up slightly from a year ago. The state Department of Labor says the slight uptick suggests that Alaska’s economy is responding slowly to low oil prices and the challenges facing state government because of those prices. From […]

  • DayBreak

    Fashion Friday: Stock up & save at Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in Anchorage

    by Sierra Starks on Jul 22, 14:40

    The much-anticipated Nordstrom anniversary sale begins Friday, July 22. Shoppers can anticipate major discounts through the sale’s end on Aug. 8, says Kari Skinner with Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale will offer more than just marked-down merchandise from last season; there’s also new merchandise up for grabs at a fraction of the price, Skinner […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Are lightning strikes becoming more common?

    by Amy Kraft / CBS News on Jul 22, 14:24

    There have been 16 deaths from lightning in the U.S. so far this year. With seven of those fatalities occurring in the month of July — including three in the past week – it might seem as though lightning strikes are suddenly becoming more common. But over the past decade, the number of injuries and deaths caused […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Rico G TheMayor

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 22, 13:57

    In 2010, Rico G TheMayor started his own record label, Goodfellas Music. Now, the homegrown rapper Rico is set to release a new album in September. His single “Way Out” is already out on iTunes and you can check out his music on SoundCloud. For more on how he started his own career, check out the video […]

  • Alaska News

    Man tests positive for Zika virus in Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 22, 12:58

    Updated at 1:15 p.m. on Friday, July 22 A Midwest man tested positive for Zika virus while in Alaska, according to local health officials. The Alaska Division of Public Health (DPH) stressed there is no risk of local mosquitoes infecting Alaskans. “This case is not a concern in terms of the virus spreading through Alaska mosquitoes, but […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage police looking for thieves who stole guns from Mountain View Sports

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 22, 11:48

    Updated at 1:25 p.m. on Friday, July 22 The Anchorage Police Department is seeking information from the public following an overnight robbery at an Anchorage sporting goods store. APD said in a Thursday release that officers responded to an alarm at Mountain View Sports on the Old Seward Highway at about 3:45 a.m. on July […]

  • Alaska News

    Troopers: Noorvik boy sole survivor of river accident

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 11:31

    Alaska State Troopers say a 4-year-old Noorvik boy was found alone after his father and grandmother died in apparent drownings during a berry picking expedition along the Kobuk River. Troopers say the body of 54-year-old Merna Sheldon was recovered from the river Wednesday evening, one day after the family left Noorvik in a skiff. The […]

  • US/World

    Police: Gunman and 9 victims dead in Munich mall shooting

    by CBS/AP on Jul 22, 11:03

    Last Updated Jul 22, 2016 7:26 PM EDT MUNICH – Munich police gave a “cautious all clear” early Saturday morning, more than seven hours after a gunman opened fire in a crowded shopping mall and at a nearby McDonald’s killing nine people and wounding at least 16 others in a rampage authorities called an act of […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska court rules voters’ initiative on abortion is unconstitutional

    by Liz Raines on Jul 22, 10:28

    The Alaska Supreme Court handed down a historic ruling Friday, which overturns a 2010 voter initiative on abortion. The ruling means teens under the age of 18 can have an abortion without their parents knowing. Until now, a minor’s doctor was required to notify a parent or guardian of the abortion either in person, over the phone […]

  • Health

    Hundreds sickened by salmonella from pet chickens and ducks

    by Mary Brophy Marcus / CBS News on Jul 22, 9:10

    More than 600 people have gotten sick so far this year in outbreaks of Salmonella traced to pet chickens or ducks kept in backyard flocks. And health officials are warning that as tempting as it might be to nuzzle up to a fluffy chick, owners of poultry pets should rein in the affection to protect […]