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    Grunwald case suspect now faces federal child porn charges

    by Shannon Ballard on Jan 18, 17:00

    Devin Peterson’s long list of child pornography-related charges has grown to include two federal charges. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because the 18-year-old is one of the five Valley teens arrested in connection with David Grunwald’s murder. Alaska State Troopers seized Peterson’s phone during that investigation and found a disturbing video that could send […]

  • US/World

    By the numbers: Donald Trump’s $200 million inauguration

    by Aimee Picchi/CBS News on Jan 18, 16:19

    Last Updated Jan 18, 2017 5:45 PM EST Donald Trump has promised that his inauguration will “very, very special, very beautiful.” By one measure, the event will definitely be as “bigly” as Mr. Trump envisions, given his inaugural committee has raised a record $90 million in private donations to help cover the tab. And oh, […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska volcano erupts again, sends ash cloud to 31,000 feet

    by KTVA / AP on Jan 18, 16:07

    An Alaska volcano active since mid-December has erupted again. Bogoslof Volcano in the Aleutian lslands erupted at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday and sent up an ash cloud that pilots reported was estimated at 31,000 feet. “Bogoslof volcano is in an active eruption sequence that began on December 16, though retrospective analysis suggests unrest may have started […]

  • Alaska News

    Troopers: Fairbanks man overdue from snowmachine trip found dead

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 18, 15:36

    Search teams found a Fairbanks man’s body Tuesday after he didn’t return home from a snowmachine trip. Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said in an online dispatch that 27-year-old Travis Loughridge was reported missing on Monday morning; the same day he was expected to return from his trip. Loughridge left Shungnak on Friday around noon […]

  • Weather News

    Coldest temperatures in several years recorded around Alaska

    by Rachael Penton on Jan 18, 14:35

    A statewide cold snap is underway in Alaska. Numerous locations through the central and western Interior recorded temperatures in range of minus 40 to minus 55. The Fairbanks International Airport recorded a temperature of 50 below zero for the first time since Jan. 29, 2012. Ralph M. Calhoun Memorial Airport in Tanana observed a temperature of […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage police shut down section of Northern Lights to stop car theft

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 18, 13:45

    Police shut down a section of Northern Lights Boulevard in Anchorage as officers tried to stop a stolen vehicle. On Wednesday morning, the Anchorage Police Department sent a text message alert stating that traffic was stopped on Northern Lights between Nichols and Bragaw Streets. According to an officer on scene, the stolen vehicle was heading […]

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: Millwrights

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 18, 13:18

    Millwrights are precision industrial mechanics that work on compressors, turbines and other heavy equipment. This field includes high paying jobs servicing equipment that keeps Alaska’s major industries, like fishing and mining, afloat. Interested? The only place in Alaska to get trained is the Prince William Sound College in Valdez. The nationally accredited program is comprised […]

  • Local

    Former West High football star Fa’amasino heads to New Mexico State

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 18, 12:14

    Lui Fa’amasino knew the odds. Yet, he went against them and won. Nationally, only 2.5 percent of high schoolers who play football make it to the Division I level. The former West Anchorage High School star graduated two years ago. He moved on to Los Angeles Harbor Junior College. As a linebacker there, his play generated […]

  • Sci/Tech

    For third straight time, Earth sets hottest year record

    by KTVA / AP on Jan 18, 7:08

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Government scientists say the Earth sizzled to a third straight heat record last year. They mostly blame man-made global warming with help from a natural El Nino, which has since disappeared. Last year was also the warmest year on record for Alaska, since records were first taken in the state in 1925. […]

  • U.S. Politics

    CBS Poll: More Americans disapprove than approve Trump’s handling of transition

    by Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus, Kabir Khanna and Anthony Salvanto on Jan 18, 6:55

    It has been 10 weeks since Donald Trump was elected president, and more Americans disapprove (48 percent) than approve (37 percent) of the way he has handled his presidential transition.  They are split on his cabinet picks. Views divide heavily along party lines. Just days before his inauguration, Donald Trump’s favorable rating (32 percent) is […]

  • Energy

    Idaho company sees record silver production at Alaska mine

    by Associated Press on Jan 18, 6:35

    A metal mine in southeast Alaska has reached its highest level of silver production since an Idaho-based company took full ownership of the property in 2008. The Alaska Journal of Commerce reports that Hecla Mining Co. released its 2016 results last week for the Greens Creek mine west of Juneau. The mine produced 9.3 million […]

  • Alaska Politics

    New Alaska Legislature starts session with fresh faces, old problems

    by Liz Raines on Jan 17, 20:16

    A new Legislature met in Juneau Tuesday to start work on closing the state’s yawning fiscal gap. The first day of a legislative session in the Alaska State Capitol feels a lot like the first day of school. Some of last year’s members have graduated and moved on, while a new class of freshman lawmakers […]

  • Weather News

    KTVA Weather Lab: Ravenwood Elementary School

    by Melissa Frey on Jan 17, 19:44

    In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I visited Ravenwood Elementary School, where the third-graders are learning all about meteorology. I also answered the KTVA Weather Lab Question of the Week: What is the most snow Alaska has ever had? Next week I’ll answer a weather question from Chester Valley Elementary School. Every Tuesday, Melissa Frey will take […]

  • Weather News

    Winter enthusiasts happy to have more snow this year

    by Melissa Frey on Jan 17, 19:39

    The storm may be over, but the snow is still fresh and conditions are looking good for all types of winter enthusiasts. On Monday, 5.3 inches of snow was officially recorded at the National Weather Service office near the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. That set a new record for Jan. 16, beating out the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage Fire Department seeks new firefighters

    by Eric Ruble on Jan 17, 19:14

    The Anchorage Fire Department is hoping to hire between 18 and 25 new firefighters. The department said it wants to hire a diverse group of individuals who have a passion for helping their neighbors. “The best part about the job, I would say, would be working with a body of people who genuinely care about […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Alaskan attending Trump inauguration shares hopes for new administration

    by Eric Ruble on Jan 17, 18:43

    On Friday, President-elect Donald Trump will take on a new title as the 45th President of the United States. Julie Tisdale, the treasurer of the Alaska Republican Party, is going to be in Washington, D.C. to watch it happen. “I wanted to be a part of history,” Tisdale said. She began booking her trip the day […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Cold snap could zap your car battery

    by Shannon Ballard on Jan 17, 18:16

    There’s nothing quite like the feeling of walking out into a cold parking lot to start your car and when you turn the key—nothing. Many Alaskans could face vehicle problems during the coming cold snap. AAA reports that when temperatures near zero, your car battery loses about 60 percent of its strength. That means a strong battery becomes […]

  • Crime

    Indictment: Grunwald case suspect allegedly recorded sexual assault of a minor

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 17, 17:09

    A grand jury handed down an indictment on Jan. 12 that connects a suspect in the David Grunwald homicide case to the alleged sexual assault of a minor that was filmed in the Valley in July 2016. The jury indicted 22-year-old Jordan Santistevan on two charges for the July incident — second-degree sexual assault and second-degree sexual […]

  • Alaska News

    Kindness well-wishers encourage Alaska lawmakers on 1st day

    by Associated Press on Jan 17, 16:38

    A small group of well-wishers gathered in front of the state Capitol during the noon hour to encourage Alaska lawmakers on the first day of the new legislative session. The event was part of the Juneau Police Department’s campaign to promote kindness throughout the community in 2017. Dee Ojard is part of the steering committee […]

  • Crime

    Eagle River post office reopens following vandalism

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 17, 15:39

    Last updated at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan 18 The Eagle River post office is back open after being closed to customers Tuesday, a U.S. Postal Service employee confirmed Wednesday.   Original Story: The U.S. Postal Service building in Eagle River was closed to the public Tuesday after employees discovered strewn mail products and blood […]