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    Archaeologists find remains of ancient village

    by Associated Press on Sep 02, 9:29

    Archaeologists say they’ve found artifacts in western Alaska that provide a look into ancient Yup’ik culture that has never been seen. The artifacts were reported uncovered by archaeologists and students from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. KYUK reports (http://bit.ly/1qlP25Z ) the artifacts include household items, jewelry and weapons. The dig includes the remains of […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Summer’s last stand

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 02, 8:53

    It’s summer’s last stand. The days are getting shorter and that window to get out and explore without numerous clothing layers is slowly closing. As Daybreak’s travel guru Scott McMurren would say: “Don’t dawdle and let the opportunities pass you by.” McMurren stopped by the studio to share a few of his favorite in-state trips. Alaska […]

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  • State

    Fairbanks talk show host Dukes to move south

    by Associated Press on Sep 02, 8:06

    A Fairbanks radio talk show host who took his politics to the borough assembly is moving south, but not out of the state. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1A1LsPv) reports Michael Dukes, host of The Michael Dukes Show, is leaving Fairbanks for KBYR-radio in Anchorage. The station broadcasts to Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna area. Dukes hosted […]

  • Health

    Anchorage moms promote healthy living to their kids

    by Sierra Starks, Hope Miller on Sep 02, 7:33

    It’s not your typical workout session. On a Wednesday morning in mid-August, a group of Anchorage mothers meet at Chester Creek Park with their little ones in tow. The moms stretch, sing and jog around the park while they push their children in strollers or let the kids out for a supervised romp through the […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Senate campaigns retract political ads

    by Kate McPherson on Sep 02, 6:59

    Two political ads — one from Sen. Mark Begich, the other from Senate candidate Dan Sullivan, are being pulled from the air. Begich endorsed an ad, which began airing across the state on Friday, claiming Sullivan signed off on a reduced sentence for a man who is now charged with murder and sexual assault. Sullivan […]

  • Local

    Parks Highway collision victims identified

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 02, 6:47

    Alaska State Troopers have identified the victims killed in a Monday evening Parks Highway head-on collision. Dontaveon Green, 33, and 23-year-old Patricia Williams, both of Fairbanks, were killed in the collision near Mile 152 shortly before 6 p.m., according to Alaska State Troopers dispatch. An investigation revealed a 2003 Lincoln Navigator, driven by Wilton Florencio Villa of […]

  • Football Final

    With 3 weeks in the books, Bartlett now king of the hill

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 01, 23:10

    This week’s Top 5 poll of large and medium/small schools is out. There’s a change at the top of the large schools, while the medium/small school list sees some movement below the top spot.

  • Local

    Found innocent, defendants still battle stigma of their arrests

    by Dave Leval on Sep 01, 22:14

    James Mooney says he considers most of the last five years of his life a nightmare. The Anchorage Police Department arrested Mooney for the 2009 sexual assault of his then-fiancée. The 40-year-old man from South Anchorage says he did nothing wrong. Jurors acquitted Mooney of all the charges in June 2012, three years after his arrest. “You […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Walker, Mallott to join forces for general election

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 21:15

    Gov. Sean Parnell’s two challengers have confirmed they are combining their campaigns for the November election. Over the past three days, Democrat candidate Byron Mallott and independent Bill Walker have been discussing if a joint, unaffiliated ticket is “feasible and agreeable,” according to a statement from Walker’s campaign. Walker confirmed Monday evening that he’s running […]

  • Local

    Motorcycle accident blocks traffic on DeBarr Road

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 21:05

    Authorities responded to a vehicle accident involving a motorcycle at the intersection of Boniface Parkway and DeBarr Road Monday night. The accident occurred at around 8:30 p.m. and blocked most of eastbound traffic on Debarr Road as police worked to clear the scene. Medics responded to the accident as well. But the Anchorage Police Department […]

  • Local

    Bike renter calls working on Labor Day a labor of love

    by Bonney Bowman on Sep 01, 20:30

    Labor Day is a holiday to spend time with family and relax a little. Some don’t get Labor Day off. Most don’t mind pulling a shift on the first Monday in September, but one man is actually celebrating the holiday by working. Antonio Pablo Portillo spends his days at the corner of Fifth Avenue and […]

  • News

    72 years old and sleeping outside tonight

    by John Thain on Sep 01, 18:12

    Tonight while most of us are enjoying the warmth of our homes and the love of family, a 72-year-old woman is sleeping outside on the grass somewhere in Anchorage. She sleeps in the cold by choice, she says, not wanting to be a burden to her daughter. Hundreds of cars passed by this woman as […]

  • US/World

    Marine helicopter goes down in Gulf of Aden; 25 rescued

    by CBS/AP on Sep 01, 16:09

    A Marine helicopter carrying 25 U.S. service members crashed in the Gulf of Aden Monday, but all aboard were rescued, according to the Navy. Seventeen Marines and eight sailors were aboard the CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter when it crashed as it attempted to land on the USS Mesa Verde. All were aboard the ship following […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    FBI ‘addressing’ leak of celebrities’ nude photos

    by CBS News on Sep 01, 15:04

    The FBI said it was looking into the matter of nude photos of Hollywood celebrities being leaked online by hackers. In a statement, the agency said it was “aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter.” A publicist for Jennifer Lawrence […]

  • Only in Alaska

    ‘It’s like prehistoric lawn darts’

    by Heather Hintze on Sep 01, 14:20

    It’s a sport that bridges the present and the past — Denali Borough high school students learned firsthand how hard it was to hunt with a tool called an atlatl. “The technology is pretty simple,” explained Phoebe Gilbert, Denali National Park and Preserve archaeologist. “Have you guys ever seen those Chuckits where you throw a tennis […]

  • DayBreak

    Knights bring the Middle Ages to the state fair

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 10:28

    At the state fairgrounds in Palmer, the Knights of Valour are entertaining audiences with real live competition. “I want to bring the real thing to the people and the real thing, of course, is the true essence of the warfare of the age with knight on horseback charging at another knight on horseback with a […]

  • Health

    Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

    by Associated Press on Sep 01, 10:05

    Safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths as states liberalize their marijuana laws. Researchers who have studied the issue are divided. Marijuana can slow decision-making, decrease peripheral vision and impede multitasking – all those are important driving skills. But unlike with alcohol, stoned drivers […]

  • DayBreak

    Alaska VegFest promotes healthy eating

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 8:43

    In an effort to combat health issues like obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer, many people are switching to plant-based diets. Delisa Renideo with the Alaska Vegan Society joined Daybreak Monday to talk about what it means to be vegan and the Alaska VegFest 2014, an event that aims to help Alaskans live longer, healthier […]

  • State

    Fairbanks spent $7k defending mayor’s $37.50 fine

    by Associated Press on Sep 01, 7:53

    The city of Fairbanks has so far spent about $7,000 appealing a $37.50 elections fine leveled on the mayor. The Alaska Public Offices Commission ordered City Mayor John Eberhart to pay the $37.50 fine in May after concluding he broke a state election law in the October 2013 election by sending an email on his […]