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  • US/World

    Latest on NY fire, building collapse: No gas odors reported

    by Associated Press on Mar 26, 17:21

    8:45 P.M. No gas odors were reported and no leaks were found before an apparent gas explosion that leveled a New York City apartment building. Utility Con Edison says a survey of the gas mains in the area was done Wednesday and nothing was found. The explosion was Thursday. Officials say the explosion happened amid […]

  • Alaska

    24-hour run raises money for families of fallen airmen

    by Bonney Bowman on Mar 26, 17:18

    Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson airmen are running for 24 hours in memory of their fallen brothers — the TACP 24 Hour Memorial Run kicked off at 1 p.m. Thursday. A TACP — or tactical air control party — is a member of the Air Force who coordinates air strikes during battle. As part of the TACP […]

  • Alaska

    Medical Examiner confirms some human remains as missing Kenai family

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 26, 14:00

    The State Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Thursday that the adult human remains found in Kenai last week are those of Rebecca Adams and Brandon Jividen — part of the family that went missing in May 2014. The remains of the children “are presumed to be” Jaracca Hundley and Michelle Hundley, pending confirmation by DNA, according […]

  • Crime

    FBI brings active shooter training to Alaska law enforcement

    by Jacquie Slater on Mar 26, 13:56

    Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training, (ALERRT) is a program designed to train police officers in how to effectively respond to incidents involving an active shooter. The program was created in 2002 and since then has trained more than 60,000 law enforcement professionals across the country. This week, the program came to Alaska. In March […]

  • Iditarod

    Iditarod musher’s dog missing after running away from handler

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 26, 12:07

    Iditarod 43 rookie musher Laura Allaway is reaching out to the public for help to find her sled dog that went missing after running away from an Anchorage handler. Allaway made the decision to drop the 3-year-old Alaskan Husky named Sarabi at the Nulato checkpoint because the dog was developing a sore shoulder. She hauled […]

  • Alaska

    Air Force official touts Eielson assets at scoping meeting

    by Associated Press on Mar 26, 11:31

    An Air Force colonel says “phenomenal assets” at Eielson Air Force Base make it an attractive prospective home for new F-35 fighter jets. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1Izk29z) reports Col. Michael Winkler spoke Wednesday in Fairbanks at a public scoping meeting required before the Air Force can make a final decision on placement of 48 […]

  • DayBreak

    GoFundMe page set up for Anchorage coach battling lung cancer

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 26, 11:18

    He’s encouraged kids to never give up the fight and neither is he, or his friends and family. Local football coach and mentor, Will “Yogi” Foma’i, was diagnosed with lung cancer in November and has been undergoing treatment ever since. “He’s actually doing fairly well,” said Leilua Fadley, Foma’i's sister. “Chemo and treatment is taking […]

  • State

    Gov expected to introduce property tax bill for gas project

    by Associated Press on Mar 26, 10:32

    Gov. Bill Walker is expected to introduce legislation setting out a framework for calculating property tax payments for the state and municipalities from a major liquefied natural gas project. Revenue Commissioner Randall Hoffbeck says the formula will lay out a structure so the parties know the variables that will be involved in calculating the payments. […]

  • DayBreak

    Alaskans Pick.Click.Give. their PFD to favorite nonprofits

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 26, 10:15

    There are more than 45 new organizations Alaskans can donate to this year through Pick.Click.Give. when they sign up for their Permanent Fund Dividend. “There are 540 different organizations [total],” said Kathy Day, Pick.Click.Give. spokesperson. “The list grows every year. Organizations actually apply each year to be a part of Pick.Click.Give. We do vet the […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Family of four begins 500-mile trek from Nome to Kotzebue

    by Kristin Leffler / KNOM on Mar 26, 10:14

    As Iditarod mushers were finishing their 1,000-mile journey, a family of four was just beginning their own trek from under the ceremonial burled arch. Bretwood “Hig” Higman, Erin McKittrick, and their two young kids Katmai and Lituya started their 500-mile trek from Nome to Kotzebue on Friday. Over the next few months, they plan to walk, […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, March 26

    by Brett Shepard on Mar 26, 9:02

    Southcentral Rain for the Prince William Sound and eastern Kenai Peninsula. Mostly cloudy skies for the rest of the region. Southeast Cloudy skies with rain at times throughout the day. Interior  Mostly to partly cloudy skies with record warmth possible for parts of the region. North Slope Mostly cloudy skies for most of the region. […]

  • US/World

    Germanwings tragedy was no accident

    by CBS/AP on Mar 26, 8:07

    Last Updated Mar 26, 2015 10:54 AM EDT SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France - Only the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 was in the cockpit when the Airbus A320 slammed into a steep mountainside in the French Alps, a French prosecutor confirmed Thursday, saying he had “intentionally” crashed the aircraft. French prosecutor Brice Robin said in Marseille on Thursday that the […]

  • Alaska

    Volcano in western Aleutians shows signs of unrest

    by Associated Press on Mar 26, 7:28

    The Alaska Volcano Observatory is keeping an eye on a western Aleutians Island volcano that last erupted in 1987. The observatory has upgraded the alert level to “advisory” for Semisopochnoi Volcano, indicating it’s exhibiting signs of elevated unrest above known background levels. The volcano is 2,625 feet high. It’s on an uninhabited island 40 miles […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Judge orders release of AO37 emails

    by Bonney Bowman on Mar 26, 6:47

    Voters will learn what role, if any, Anchorage mayoral candidate Dan Coffey played in crafting a controversial labor ordinance. A judge has ordered the municipality to release thousands of emails written during the creation of AO37, which voters repealed in November. Nine local unions filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to see the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Ted Stevens Anchorage Airport trains firefighters to respond to emergencies around the nation

    by Dave Leval on Mar 25, 22:54

    Dozens of passengers boarded a Ravn Airlines flight at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on Wednesday. Firefighters from airports around the United States and from five countries around the world are in Anchorage as Alaska hosts the annual Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Workshop for the first time. The goal is to share information about […]

  • State

    Senate bill imposes five-year moratorium on school debt reimbursement

    by Rhonda McBride on Mar 25, 22:39

    Just as Anchorage voters are being asked to approve a $59 million school construction bond, a bill cleared the Senate on Wednesday that might chill enthusiasm for passage. It’s been a long-standing policy for the state to reimburse school districts for a large share of school construction costs, but the Senate passed House Bill 64, […]

  • Local

    Anchorage Mayor’s race: What’s in an endorsement?

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 25, 22:17

    In the Anchorage mayoral race, four frontrunners have emerged from the crowd of 11: Ethan Berkowitz, Dan Coffey, Amy Demboski and Andrew Halcro. Municipality rules say the candidates in the April 7 election must get at least 45 percent of the vote to win. If not, the top two earners will face each other in […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    From the Middle East to Anchorage: 10-year-old’s postcard project comes full circle

    by John Thain on Mar 25, 21:31

    A 10-year-old Pacific Northern Academy​ student started a global movement to send hope via postcards to refugee children in the Middle East. Now, his project has come full circle as those children have written back.

  • Local

    Meet the Anchorage School Board candidates: Starr Marsett, Seat G

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 25, 20:39

    Starr Marsett is running for Seat G on the Anchorage School Board. Marsett has lived in Alaska for more than 30 years and, currently, one of her children attends East High School. Her interest in the board began when she started substitute teaching at her grandson’s school and others around the district. “I saw that our teachers and our […]

  • Local

    Meet the Anchorage School Board candidates: Elisa Snelling, Seat G

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 25, 20:39

    Elisa Snelling is running for Seat G on the Anchorage School Board. Born and raised in Anchorage, Snelling says she’s “a product of the Anchorage School District.” “I have watched the school district from my time there to my children’s time now,” said Snelling, adding that she’s seen  changes in not only the district but […]