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Streets to sheltered: Homeless family wins apartment raffle

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    SeaLife Center adapts new trainings for blind baby seal

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 29, 20:57

    It was a snowy day in Seward where Halley Werner and her staff at the Alaska SeaLife Center worked with four of the resident harbor seals. “Spin,” she commanded. “Good girl, Addie.” After years of training, the seals are old pros, finding targets and barking on command. Werner has had to completely change her training […]

  • Get Out

    Get Out: Learning to skate ski

    by Brett Shepard on Jan 29, 20:55

    “Mother Nature has smiled on us and we now have real snow and we’re also happy to have it back. You know winter has started again and here we go,” said Margaret Timmerman the recreation programmer with Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department. I always have my skis nearby and have made my way to Kincaid […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening News weather, Jan. 29

    by KTVA Weather on Jan 29, 20:05

    Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound The Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound will have overnight snow showers with lingering showers on Friday morning. One or two inches of accumulation are possible in some locations. Southeast Rain showers will move into the southern part of the panhandle with a mix of sun and clouds for […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Streets to sheltered: Homeless family wins apartment raffle

    by Bonney Bowman on Jan 29, 19:13

    An Anchorage couple once considered homeless has been moved into a new home after winning a local non-profit group’s raffle. Wednesday, Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. hosted Project: Homeless Connect, which gave the couple the break they were waiting for. Rose Hubbard and her husband were one of four families randomly selected in a raffle for empty […]

  • Crime

    APD Chief Mew: New task force to tackle violent drug-related crimes in Anchorage

    by Kate McPherson on Jan 29, 17:45

    Anchorage Police Department Chief Mark Mew has announced the creation of a special task force designed to crack down on activities that have led to the recent string of shootings in Anchorage since the new year. During a press conference Thursday, Mew explained the task force will be compiled of officers currently on staff with […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    AK National Guard: Pilot of missing plane found, taken to hospital

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 29, 16:28

    The pilot of a plane that went missing Wednesday has been found and transported to a Soldotna hospital, according to Alaska Air National Guard officials. The pilot was located at Lake Chakachamna, west of Anchorage, less than a day after being reported missing. The Alaska Air National Guard accepted the search mission after the Alaska […]

  • Crime

    Troopers seize estimated $67K of meth from Wasilla man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 29, 16:18

    Alaska State Troopers seized almost half a kilogram of methamphetamine from a 30-year-old Wasilla man who was stopped for a traffic violation early Thursday morning in Wasilla. Around 2 a.m., authorities arrested Johnnylee Burk for third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, four counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and for violating his conditions of […]

  • Alaska

    ConocoPhillips slows Greater Moose’s Tooth development

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 29, 13:26

    Permitting delays and current oil prices have ConocoPhillips slowing down on potentially investing $900 million in a project that would mark the first oil production from federal lands in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. The oil company announced Thursday that it would slow the pace of investment on the Greater Moose’s Tooth, located in the northeastern part of […]

  • DayBreak

    Month-long bike fest kicks off Thursday night

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 29, 12:26

    Winter Bike Fest 2015 kicks off Thursday night in Anchorage. It is hosted by Bike Anchorage, which is calling on cyclists of all stripes to get involved. Thursday morning on Daybreak, Steve Cleary with Bike Anchorage joined James and Megan on the couch discuss what the festival is all about and why it is important […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mental health system failing Valley youth, foundation says

    by Kate McPherson on Jan 29, 11:55

    The Mat-Su Health Foundation says youth in the Mat-Su Valley are resorting to self-harm because of a lack of mental health services. “The data was so shocking, our consultant group on this work was the McDowell Group, that we actually held a special meeting with our emergency department folks to make sure there wasn’t some […]

  • Alaska

    Former Wasilla mayor appointed to fisheries commission

    by Associated Press on Jan 29, 11:24

    A former Wasilla mayor will help regulate participation in Alaska’s commercial fisheries. Grace Jang, a spokeswoman for Gov. Bill Walker, said Verne Rupright was appointed to the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission Jan. 20. The three-member body decides who can participate in limited entry fisheries and adjudicates appeals. Jang wrote in an email that Rupright was […]

  • National

    Murkowski takes first stab at Obama’s ANWR proposal

    by Hope Miller on Jan 29, 11:10

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski made her first countermove to the Obama administration’s controversial Arctic conservation proposal Wednesday. The U.S. Senate shot down her amendment that would have put time limits on when Congress must designate wilderness study areas. It received 50 “yes” votes and needed 60 to pass — a three-fifths majority. The Keystone pipeline bill […]

  • State

    Lawmakers prepare to take on President Obama

    by Rhonda McBride on Jan 29, 10:09

    State lawmakers are gearing up for a fight against the president of the United States. Rep. Ben Nageak of Barrow introduced House Joint Resolution 10 to formally protest the Obama administration’s actions this week to put the brakes on Arctic development. On Sunday, the president proposed designating an additional 12 million acres in the Arctic […]

  • Alaska

    Shell plans to resume drilling in Chukchi Sea this year

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 29, 8:53

    Shell plans to restart oil drilling in the Arctic this year, the company’s CEO announced Thursday. In a conference call in London, Chief Executive Ben van Beurden said Shell wants to start drilling in the Chukchi Sea this summer, Reuters reported. In 2013, Shell halted its drilling program in Alaska after the grounding of drill rig […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage police identify man killed in Russian Jack shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 29, 1:02

    One person has been confirmed dead after an early Thursday morning shooting in the Russian Jack neighborhood — an apparent homicide, police say. The Anchorage Police Department responded to the report of a shooting near the intersection of Bragaw Street and San Jeronimo Court at around 12:30 a.m. When they arrived they found a deceased […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    JBER: active-shooter drill will cause gate closures, loud noises

    by Shannon Kemp on Jan 28, 23:09

    An active-shooter drill will be held at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson starting Thursday, base officials say. Starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday, the drill will test the ability of base personnel to respond to a situation similar to those faced by the victims of the Ft. Hood shooting near Killeen, Texas on Nov. 5, 2009, during […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Event for Anchorage’s homeless connects hundreds to resources

    by Shannon Ballard on Jan 28, 22:32

    A major humanitarian event called Project Homeless Connect worked to help nearly 800 people take steps towards permanent housing in Anchorage today. James Guisgetti was one of those people. He says he has been in and out of homes for 10 years. “I lost my job and therefore I couldn’t pay my rent,” said Guisgetti. “I […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Lack of funds hinder intersection improvements in South Anchorage

    by Dave Leval on Jan 28, 22:11

    Alaska’s budget issues continue to throw up more roadblocks for construction projects around town, according to the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. The DOT wants to improve nine intersections around South Anchorage, including the one at Rabbit Creek Road and Golden View Drive. The department says the intersection has more crashes than most, and it’s been […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Bean’s Cafe soup road show back in Anchorage

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 28, 19:00

    There’s a soup showdown in town, a bean brawl to see which of Bean’s Café’s four flavors is a favorite for 2015. “Some people really get into it,” said marketing outreach coordinator Laura Nelson. “This is our second year doing this, and people really enjoy trying them. They like to talk to their friends about […]

  • Alaska

    Walmart stocks shelves with Alaskan seafood

    by Bonney Bowman on Jan 28, 18:51

    A retail giant is now offering a wider selection of Alaskan seafood products. Walmart originally planned to stop selling Alaskan salmon, because the industry decided to stop paying for an outside group to certify the fish as sustainable. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and former Sen. Mark Begich both lobbied the chain to reconsider, since sustainable harvest […]