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  • Alaska

    Appeals court affirms conviction of woman in hot sauce case

    by Associated Press on Jul 31, 13:17

    An Alaska appeals court has affirmed the conviction of an Anchorage woman whom prosecutors said used a videotape of herself punishing her son to try to get on the “Dr. Phil” show. Jessica Beagley in 2011 was convicted of misdemeanor child abuse for punishing her adopted Russian son by putting hot sauce into his mouth. […]

  • National

    Alaskans help Special Olympics athletes hear at World Games

    by Megan Mazurek on Jul 31, 13:05

    An Alaskan doctor and her daughter are helping some Special Olympics athletes hear for the first time. Joyce Sexton, an audiologist from Anchorage, and her daughter Irene are volunteering at the World Games in the Healthy Athletes program. In the past week, volunteers have given free medical exams to more than 4,000 athletes from around […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Troopers: Seward Highway closed after Portage area injury wreck

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 31, 12:51

    The Seward Highway has been closed near Mile 80 after a wreck involving multiple vehicles in the Portage area, authorities say. At least one person reportedly has severe injuries, said Alaska State Troopers spokesperson Megan Peters. She says the crash near Mile 80 is “serious.” –Check back for updates on this developing story. 

  • Alaska

    Some Alaska Natives allowed visa-free travel to Russian area

    by Associated Press on Jul 31, 12:16

    Some western Alaska Natives can travel back and forth to a Russian region without a visa under a 1989 agreement that was recently revived. Vera Metcalf, a Native leader who works part time with the State Department, said Friday that the program allows indigenous residents from both sides of the Bering Strait to visit for […]

  • US/World

    Authorities report 2 arrests in Portland’s Arctic drilling protest

    by Associated Press on Jul 31, 11:24

    The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office says it made one arrest during an effort by protesters to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland for an Arctic drilling operation. Lt. Harry Smith says 19-year-old Christian Pence refused to leave the Willamette River after being told the waterway was closed Thursday afternoon, and then assaulted […]

  • National

    Anchorage dentist provides free exams at Special Olympics World Games

    by Megan Mazurek on Jul 31, 11:08

    An Anchorage dentist has peered into more than 300 mouths a day for the past week at the Special Olympics World Games. “I saw some patients yesterday where I almost wanted to start to cry because they were still smiling,” said Dr. Lara Mabry, a volunteer dentist for Healthy Athletes. “When I saw the condition […]

  • DayBreak

    Mic Check in the Morning: Marty Raney

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 31, 10:44

    Marty Raney is a mountain climber and musician who you might recognize from the National Geographic show “Ultimate Survival Alaska.” His fame started thanks to Mount McKinley. “I do guide on Mount McKinley and that turned into films on Mount McKinley,” Raney said. “I think the first film I worked on was 1988. It’s still […]

  • Crime

    Police seek more information after woman killed in apparent hit-and-run

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 31, 10:28

    Anchorage police are asking the public for information after a pedestrian was killed in an apparent hit-and-run in Mountain View early Friday morning. Around 1:40 a.m., the Anchorage Police Department responded to the intersection of Mountain View Drive and North Park Street following reports of a female in the roadway. When police arrived at the […]

  • Alaska

    New ruling on protective orders for Alaska Native tribes

    by Associated Press on Jul 31, 9:54

    Alaska Native tribes will no longer be forced to go the extra mile to have their domestic violence restraining orders enforced by the state. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1VRuRMf) Alaska Attorney General Craig Richards issued a legal opinion stating that Alaska law was in violation of the federal Violence Against Women Act. The legal […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, July 31

    by KTVA Weather on Jul 31, 9:23

    Anchorage Mostly sunny with highs in the lower 70s. Light winds. Kenai and Prince William Sound Partly cloudy with highs in the 60s and 70s. Isolated showers over mountain areas. Southeast Mostly cloudy with rain showers. Highs in the 50s and 60s. Interior Sunshine and clouds with isolated showers/t-storms. Highs in the 70s. North Slope […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Fun-loving felines: Daybreak’s Adopt-A-Pets

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 31, 8:34

    Elmo: Outgoing, demonstrative and loving. This 2-year-old charmer is good with other cats, dogs and children. Tippy Toes: A fun-loving and playful young lady who enjoys taking treats from your hand. She’ll be sure to keep you entertained. Nico: A playful adventurer who likes to chat with you. Nico also loves affection and purrs with […]

  • Alaska

    Mild winter lowers number of moose, car collisions

    by Associated Press on Jul 31, 7:07

    Wildlife officials say the mild winter this year kept road visibility decent enough to save some moose and driver’s lives. The Peninsula Clarion reports (http://bit.ly/1UbyScq) that the Alaska Moose Federation tracked 167 moose-car collisions in the Kenai Peninsula’s highways this year, compared to 206 in the previous year. Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Event honors those helping Anchorage youth

    by Eric Ruble on Jul 31, 0:22

    The Anchorage Collaborative Coalitions honored those who often go unrecognized in a ceremony at the Lakefront Hotel on Thursday. The celebration awarded individuals and organizations that have made an exceptional effort to help Anchorage’s youth. Recipients included the Boys and Girls Club of Alaska and United Way of Anchorage. One of the award recipients was […]

  • Local

    Chugiak bucks Juneau to advance to Legion championship

    by KTVA Sports on Jul 30, 22:49

    Eight weeks after Chugiak beat South in the high school baseball state title game, the Mustangs are looking for yet another first place finish after beating Juneau 12-5 in the American Legion State Tournament on Thursday. The Mustangs were in trouble early after Juneau followed up a 1-run first inning with three runs in the fourth […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage in Transition: Bill Falsey talks domestic violence and sexual assault

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 30, 22:21

    With the election of Anchorage’s new mayor, Ethan Berkowitz, comes a new administration. All this week during the 6 p.m. Evening News, KTVA be interviewing newly appointed department heads about their plans for the future of Anchorage. Thursday, we were joined by Bill Falsey, the new municipal Attorney for Anchorage, who says his department has […]

  • Alaska

    Kodiak boasts Alaska’s oldest standing building

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 30, 20:02

    High on a grassy knoll in Kodiak, a large white building with green trim sits, almost as if untouched by time. It’s the oldest building still standing in the state of Alaska. It was built by the Russian American Company in 1808, likely as a warehouse for furs, before being sold to the Alaska Commercial […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage teenagers hit the trails to make a difference

    by Makayla Clark on Jul 30, 20:01

    Over the past few weeks, teenagers involved with Youth Employment in Parks (YEP) have made an old trail in Kincaid Park more accessible. “The goal of the YEP program is to positively engage a new generation of diverse youth leaders with the environment and the Anchorage community through meaningful training, employment, and outdoor recreation,” their […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Could boarding passes become a thing of the past?

    by Michael Casey / CBS News on Jul 30, 19:52

    Alaska Airlines is looking end one of the biggest headaches of travel, that frenzied search for the boarding pass. The airline is trialing a system in which customers can use fingerprints, instead of traditional boarding passes or government-issued IDs, to check bags, speed through security checkpoints and board a flight. “Our big picture dream is that […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage man arraigned for sexual assault at Mosquito Lake

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 30, 19:30

    An Anchorage man was arraigned on Thursday for a sexual assault near the University of Alaska Anchorage campus in April. Robert Gutierrez, 20, is charged with the April 8 rape of a woman who was not from Anchorage. She told campus police he offered her a place to stay for the night, but then “pushed […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Berkowitz seeks Anchorage town square changes

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 30, 19:27

    Anchorage parks were designed for people to enjoy, but Town Square Park in the heart of downtown is not quite meeting its potential. Every city has its problems and in Anchorage many of them surface there. “We drove meth dealers out of here, crack dealers out of here because we don’t want it down here,” […]