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4 additional teens charged in connection to Grunwald murder

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UAA volleyball drops Palm Beach, advances to play for national title


Obama issues executive order protecting Bering Sea region


National Park Service: Parts of missing plane bound for Anchorage recovered in lake


Tears, laughter and healing: Murdered teen remembered at Palmer vigil




  • Only in Alaska

    Bristol Palin announces she is expecting her third child

    by Associated Press on Dec 10, 10:44

    Bristol Palin is expecting her third child, she tells Entertainment Tonight. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s daughter announced her pregnancy on ET. She and husband Dakota Meyer said they are excited and “blessed” to welcome a baby in the spring. A Palin family spokesman declined to comment. Bristol Palin launched an abstinence campaign after giving […]

  • Crime

    Troopers: Fairbanks woman arrested for death of domestic partner

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 10, 10:32

    Alaska State Troopers arrested a woman after her domestic partner was found shot to death in Fairbanks Friday night. According to an online dispatch, troopers were notified of a death at a Fairchild Avenue home around 11:30 p.m. They found 66-year-old Steven Halonen had succumbed to his injuries following a shooting. Mary Gansman, 47, faces […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Eroding village to seek disaster designation for relocation

    by Associated Press on Dec 10, 10:28

    A western Alaska village is eroding due to climate change and officials plan to ask President Barack Obama for a disaster declaration so that federal funds can be pursued to relocate residents. Alaska’s Energy Desk reports that engineers predict as many as six Newtok homes will be lost by fall followed by the village school […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Tears, laughter and healing: Murdered teen remembered at Palmer vigil

    by Bonney Bowman on Dec 09, 22:23

    Hundreds of people braved single-digit temperatures to remember David Grunwald, the Palmer teen murdered almost one month ago. Family friends organized a candlelight vigil as a way to not just mourn the 16-year-old, but to take steps toward healing from the pain of his passing. “We just want to get back to the core of […]

  • Alaska News

    Troopers: Remains of passenger in plane crash near Fairbanks recovered

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 09, 22:09

    Alaska State Troopers were able to recover the body of the only passenger on a plane that crashed Wednesday near Fairbanks. The agency is waiting to provide positive identification of the passenger on board until after the autopsy. But Gov. Bill Walker identified the passenger as former Alaska lawmaker Mike Kelly earlier this week. In […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Climate change film ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ gets a sequel

    by Associated Press on Dec 09, 21:56

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – Al Gore’s climate change documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth,” is getting a sequel. Paramount Pictures said Friday the follow-up to the Oscar-winning original will premiere at next January’s Sundance Film Festival. In the new documentary, former Vice President Gore examines global warming’s escalation and the solutions at hand, Paramount said. In a […]

  • Alaska News

    Father and children headed to Anchorage for volleyball tournament when plane disappeared

    by Lauren Maxwell on Dec 09, 21:20

    A statement released from family members of a father and two children, who likely died in a plane crash near Port Alsworth on Wednesday, said they were traveling to Anchorage to attend the Alaska State Volleyball Championships. The National Park Service has identified the pilot as 25-year-old Kyle Longerbeam. The passengers are identified as 45-year-old […]

  • Crime

    Surveillance footage captures attempted break-in at Anchorage bike shop

    by Eric Ruble on Dec 09, 21:04

    The general manager of The Bicycle Shop, on Northern Lights Boulevard, said other local businesses should be on the lookout for a man who attempted to break into the shop Tuesday morning. Surveillance footage shows a man using a crowbar to try to pry open the front door of the business. “The doors looks like you […]

  • News

    Colony Christmas brings community together after teen’s murder

    by Shannon Ballard on Dec 09, 20:33

    In the wake of Palmer teen David Grunwald’s murder, the mood around his hometown has been rather grim. Organizers of a longtime holiday tradition want to put a bit of hope back into the season. Colony Christmas kicked off Friday and continues through Sunday. Each year visitors and locals flock to downtown Palmer to enjoy […]

  • Aviation

    National Park Service: Parts of missing plane bound for Anchorage recovered in lake

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 09, 18:43

    Last updated at 7:40 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 Parts of the missing plane were recovered Friday, according to Lake Clark National Park and Preserve chief of interpretation, Megan Richotte. Richotte said three wheels and a co-pilot seat were found in Upper Lake Clark, near where the family’s luggage was found and about 11 miles […]

  • Crime

    4 additional teens charged in connection to Grunwald murder

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 09, 17:45

    Last updated at 8:22 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 Four additional teenagers were charged Friday in the killing of 16-year-old Palmer teen David Grunwald. According to online court records, Dominic Johnson, 16, Devin Peterson, 18, and Austin Barrett, 19, and Bradley Renfro, 16, face multiple charges in connection with Grunwald’s kidnapping and murder. Johnson is charged […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD investigating death of woman in east Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 09, 16:18

    The Anchorage Police Department is investigating the death of woman in east Anchorage. Agency spokesperson Renee Oistad said the woman’s cause of death wasn’t obvious and the crime scene team is investigating. According to police, at 10:48 a.m. a family member of the woman called APD. The woman was found dead inside of a residence on […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA volleyball drops Palm Beach, advances to play for national title

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 09, 16:12

    The dream and the dream season both continue. With another stirring performance, UAA volleyball charged its way through the NCAA Division II Semifinals with a four set win over Palm Beach Atlantic 25-16, 19-25, 25-17, 25-22 at the Sanford Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Seawolves are now into the national finals and will […]

  • Crime

    2 teens charged in midtown Anchorage bank robbery

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 09, 15:33

    Police say two teenagers are responsible for a bank robbery in midtown Anchorage and subsequent police chase on the Hillside Thursday afternoon. According to the Anchorage Police Department, 17-year-old Faleti Lolo is being charged as an adult. His 15-year-old accused accomplice in the crime is not. On Wednesday afternoon, the 15-year-old walked into a Denali […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Donald Trump’s Cabinet: $14 billion of wealth and counting

    by Aimee Picchi/CBS News on Dec 09, 14:19

    Donald Trump succeeded in the election partly because of his vow to “drain the swamp,” meaning he’d take money out of Washington, D.C. Yet his Cabinet appointees represent a historic level of wealth and a break from the populist rhetoric that appealed to millions of middle-class voters. With many positions yet to be filled, Mr. […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Tayy Tarantino

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 09, 14:04

    Recently back from a tour in the Lower 48, Alaska rapper Tayy Tarantino is making the rounds promoting his new album, “Homecoming.” The album covers Tarantino’s experiences in the 49th state, an extension of efforts to make his music more engaging to the rest of the nation. “People don’t understand me, they don’t get that it’s hip […]

  • Alaska News

    Soldotna man dies in crash of trucks; second driver injured

    by Associated Press on Dec 09, 13:36

    A 23-year-old Soldotna man Thursday died in a crash between two pickups. The Peninsula Clarion, a Kenai newspaper, reports Steven Marshall died in the crash near the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Mackey Lake Road. The driver of the second truck, 73-year-old Thomas Varieur of Kenai, was taken by ambulance to Central Peninsula Hospital […]

  • Arctic

    Obama issues executive order protecting Bering Sea region

    by Heather Hintze on Dec 09, 13:32

    President Barack Obama issued an executive order Friday protecting parts of the Bering Sea from shipping, and oil and gas development, while also giving locals a voice in federal government. “It’s a historic moment for us,” said Harry Lincoln of Tunanak. “This is the first time in our lives, in all these years, hundreds of […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD searching for missing 80-year-old man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 09, 13:18

    Police in Anchorage are seeking help to find an 80-year-old man, who never came home from playing cards with friends Thursday. In a release Friday, the Anchorage Police Department said Seraphim Stephan (pictured left) was last seen when he was dropped off at the Wells Fargo bank on Fifth Avenue at 11 a.m. Thursday. Stephan […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Daybreak Adopt-a-Pet for Dec. 9, 2016

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 09, 12:00

    From Anchorage Animal Care and Control: Bulldog: Bulldog is a confident, dignified (well, until you get the laser light out for him to play with) and quietly affectionate cat who is seeking a calm home with adults only. He loves to explore and sit up high so he can survey his surroundings. Bulldog has been […]