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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Potential record-setting year for Anchorage road construction projects

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jun 27, 19:17

    The state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT) says this year could set a new record for road construction projects in Southcentral Alaska. DOT spokeswoman Shannon McCarthy said 2015 set a record, with more than $300,000,000 spent on projects. This year, she said, spending could be even higher. McCarthy said the biggest ongoing project in […]

  • News

    Pediatricians urged to screen teens for suicide risks

    by Ashley Welch / CBS News on Jun 27, 16:22

    In the wake of new information that suicide has risen to the second-leading cause of death among adolescents, a leading group of physicians is urging pediatricians to screen their patients for suicidal thoughts and risk factors. In a new report, the American Academy of Pediatricians offers guidelines to help identify at-risk teens. According to the group, some […]

  • Health

    Nature Valley products recalled due to Listeria risk from sunflower kernels

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 27, 15:55

    General Mills has recalled Nature Valley products that contain ingredients recalled by SunOpta because of a potential Listeria contamination. “This recall only affects four flavors of Nature Valley’s nearly 40 different products,” the recall clarified. “Nature Valley’s other products are not affected by this recall.” The four products, which include sunflower kernels from SunOpta, are […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Teenage boy in Wasilla dies from gunshot wound, circumstances unclear

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 27, 15:24

    Alaska State Troopers say a teenaged boy in Wasilla died after being shot, but have not been able to determine if the wound was self-inflicted. The 16-year-old boy was first reported injured at 12:10 a.m. at a Wasilla home, according to an online dispatch. AST spokeswoman Megan Peters said the circumstances surrounding the shooting were […]

  • Money

    Volkswagon reaches $14.7B emissions settlement

    by Associated Press on Jun 27, 15:03

    A person briefed on the matter says Volkswagen would repair or buy back polluting vehicles and pay each owner as much $10,000 under a $14.7 billion legal settlement stemming from its emissions-cheating scandal. The person said Monday that the deal sets aside $10 billion to repair or buy back roughly 475,000 polluting Volkswagen vehicles with […]

  • Alaska News

    Humpback whale documented for more than 40 years found dead in Southeast Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 27, 15:02

    A humpback whale nicknamed “Festus” by researchers was found dead in Glacier Bay National Park near Point Carolus Sunday. Festus’ life had been recorded by researchers since he was first spotted in 1972, making him the longest-sighted humpback whale in Southeast Alaska, according to park officials. The operator of the M/V Yakobi spotted Festus and […]

  • Money

    US stocks, British pound fall further

    by Associated Press on Jun 27, 14:25

    Stocks are closing broadly lower in the U.S. as investors continue to grapple with the fallout of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. The British pound fell further on Monday as traders expected the British economy to suffer because of the “leave” vote. Also Monday Standard & Poor’s stripped the country of its top-shelf […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD: Number of seat belt violations on the rise

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 27, 14:15

    During a two-week span earlier this year, the Anchorage Police Department issued more than 2,400 seat belt citations. According to a release from APD, the citations were part of the national Click It or Ticket campaign, which took place May 23 through June 4. Officers worked in groups at eight locations throughout the municipality, police said. Some […]

  • DayBreak

    Story Time w/ Aunt Phil: Joe Spenard’s Lake Hood legacy

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 27, 13:59

    The story of the Lake Hood Seaplane Base begins with a man named Joe Spenard. “Feisty little Joe Spenard came into the area in 1915, he had been in Valdez where he had a transfer business,” said the author of Aunt Phil’s Trunk, Laurel Downing Bill. “And he started chopping down trees in the area we […]

  • US/World

    Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion law

    by Rebecca Shabad / CBS News on Jun 27, 12:17

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a Texas law that would have imposed tough standards on abortion clinics is unconstitutional and would have resulted in an undue burden on women seeking access to abortion. The high court ruled 5-3 in the case, which overturns the decision by the Fifth Circuit that previously upheld the Texas law. The […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Police: Body found in South Anchorage may have been moved following overdose

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 27, 10:58

    Though Anchorage police don’t know all the details, they believe a homeless woman who was found dead in the woods in May died of an overdose. They also believe her body may have been dumped there. Early last month, the body of 45-year-old Darlene Kunayak was discovered by someone passing by near Goldenview Drive and Bulgaria […]

  • Alaska News

    Police release name of Florida man killed in Hoonah crash

    by Associated Press on Jun 27, 8:57

    Alaska State Troopers have released the name of a Florida man killed last week in a traffic crash on a southeast Alaska island. Troopers say 23-year-old Jeffery Turner of Tampa Bay died in the crash in Hoonah. A Juneau man, 24-year-old Dylan Wiard, was injured in the crash. Hoonah police just before 5:30 a.m. Friday […]

  • Local

    Soldotna’s Gibbs grateful for another chance despite injury

    by Jake Edmonds on Jun 27, 7:52

    The recruiting process can pose a double-standard for some high school athletes. Colleges that offer scholarships receive verbal commitments from players before signing day and athletes are expected to honor that promise. But former Soldotna running back Drew Gibbs learned the hard way that some schools don’t always keep their word. On Aug. 14, 2015 […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Hundreds of dogs compete in annual Alaska Kennel Club dog show

    by Daniella Rivera on Jun 27, 7:30

    If you’re a dog owner, your dog is probably the best dog, to you. But this weekend, hundreds of dogs in all different shapes and sizes got to compete to earn the title, as the Alaska Kennel Club’s hosted their annual June dog show at Service High School. “We have these living pieces of art […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    World Heavy Events Championships provides lighthearted fun at Scottish Highland Games

    by Eric Ruble on Jun 26, 19:35

    With temperatures in the 50s, low-hanging clouds and a steady mist, the Alaska State Fairgrounds were reminiscent of the Scottish highlands Sunday morning. It was the site of the 35th annual Alaska Scottish Highland Games. This year, the International Highland Games Federation held the World Heavy Events Championships in Alaska for the first time. Ten […]

  • Military

    Blue Angels scheduled to make JBER appearance following fatal crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 26, 16:48

    The Blue Angels are coming to the annual Arctic Thunder open house and airshow at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson at the end of July, nearly two months after one of their pilots was killed in a plane crash during a practice session. Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss was killed when his Blue Angels jet crashed in Smyrna, […]

  • Crime

    Police: Man shot, hospitalized, no suspect in custody

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 26, 15:42

    Last updated at 8:26 a.m. on Monday, June 27 A man was taken to an Anchorage hospital after a shooting at Arctic/Benson Park Sunday afternoon, police said. In an email to KTVA, police spokeswoman Renee Oistad said the shooting was reported at 2:27 p.m. When police arrived at the park, located at 750 W. 31st […]

  • US/World

    Pope Francis says gays deserve apology from the Church

    by CBS News on Jun 26, 13:45

    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE – Pope Francis says gays — and all the other people the church has marginalized, such as the poor and the exploited — deserve an apology. Francis was asked Sunday en route home from Armenia if he agreed with one of his top advisers, German Cardinal Karl Marx, who told a conference […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: 15-year-old missing since Friday found safe

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 26, 11:11

    Updated at 11:10 a.m. on Monday, June 27 Francisco Mena has been located and is safe, according to a release Monday from the Anchorage Police Department. Original story The Anchorage Police Department says there is concern for the well-being of 15-year-old boy who disappeared on his way to a sleepover at a friend’s home Friday […]

  • Lifestyle

    Grow Palmer project brings fresh, free food to the Valley

    by Eric Ruble on Jun 26, 10:21

    Along one of Palmer’s most popular walkways, 40 giant planters are bursting with fresh flowers and vegetables. They are a new installment as part of the Grow Palmer program, an effort to bring healthy, fresh food to people for free. Now in its fourth year, it is the first time Grow Palmer has a permanent […]