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  • DayBreak

    ‘Buddy Walk’ showcases acceptance of those with Down syndrome

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 30, 14:20

    Aug. 1 marks 15 years of Alaska’s annual “Buddy Walk.” Organizers set up the event to showcase the importance of acceptance and inclusion, no matter who you are, and to educate the community about Down syndrome. Organizer Michelle Hofacker and Buddy Walk participant Bryan Knight joined Daybreak Thursday to talk about the event. “I’ve been […]

  • Crime

    Man pleads guilty to killing girlfriend in 2014

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 30, 12:40

    An Anchorage man accused of killing his girlfriend last summer has changed his plea to guilty. Joshua Almeda, 24, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of 20-year-old Breanna Moore Thursday. Almeda was supposed to go to trial Aug. 3. Instead, a sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 22 and 23 in front […]

  • US/World

    Cooling fan failure suspected in Aleutians emergency landing

    by Associated Press on Jul 30, 12:15

    Cathay Pacific Airways says a preliminary inspection after an emergency landing at a remote air base in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands indicates an equipment cooling fan failed. The Hong Kong-based airline said Thursday that smoke was detected around the cockpit, prompting the captain of Flight CX884 to divert to Eareckson Air Station on Shemya Island early […]

  • Alaska

    AFN announces 2 keynote convention speakers

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 30, 12:10

    The Alaska Federation of Natives announced this week that a renowned Haida weaver and her grandson will deliver the keynote address and its annual convention. Delores Churchill and her grandson Donald Varnell have both agreed to speak at the October convention, AFN said in a Wednesday release. The annual convention is a gathering of Native […]

  • US/World

    US judge rules Greenpeace in contempt for Shell protest

    by Associated Press on Jul 30, 11:04

    A federal judge in Alaska has ordered Greenpeace USA to pay a fine of $2,500 for every hour that protesters continue to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland, Oregon, for the Arctic. U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason ruled Thursday in Anchorage that Greenpeace is in civil contempt because of protesters dangling […]

  • Alaska

    NTSB: No reported problems at takeoff for plane that crashed

    by Associated Press on Jul 30, 9:07

    Investigators say the small plane that crashed during a scheduled commuter flight bound for the southeast Alaska community of Hoonah earlier this month took off with no reported problems. A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board says the Wings of Alaska-operated flight was cleared for takeoff for the 20-minute flight from Juneau shortly […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, July 30

    by KTVA Weather on Jul 30, 8:28

    Anchorage Mostly cloudy with afternoon sunbreaks and scattered showers. Highs in the upper 60s. Kenai and Prince William Sound Mostly cloudy with afternoon sunbreaks and scattered showers. Highs in the 60s. Southeast Cloudy with rain showers. Highs mostly in the 60s. Interior Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Highs in the 60s and 70s. North Slope […]

  • Crime

    AST: Soldotna woman arrested after attempted head-on collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 30, 8:17

    The driver of a Ford Expedition was arrested in the Kasilof area Wednesday after she attempted a head-on collision with an occupied vehicle, authorities say. Angela M. Glaves, 40, of Soldotna, was arrested for two counts of third-degree assault and reckless driving. According to an online dispatch from Alaska State Troopers, Glaves was involved in […]

  • Alaska

    University of Alaska Fairbanks cuts $20 million from budget

    by Associated Press on Jul 30, 7:11

    The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced it will cut $20 million from its budget this upcoming year. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1IMTSEv) that some of the cuts come from 150 eliminated positions, reduced campus services and widespread consolidation. The detailed budget plans were released Wednesday. UAF academic programs plan to slash 68.5 full-time […]

  • Iditarod

    Iditarod champion uses treadmill to keep team in shape

    by Dave Leval on Jul 29, 22:03

    Dallas Seavey often takes his mushing dogs for a walk but says he never leaves home. In fact, the dogs of the defending Iditarod champion don’t even leave their front yard, thanks to a treadmill Seavey installed two months ago inside a 50-foot refrigerated trailer. It’s Seavey’s way to keep his dogs active, especially during […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage in Transition: Denis LeBlanc explains plans to increase public safety

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 29, 21:36

    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. Wednesday, we were joined by Denis LeBlanc, the new fire chief for the Municipality of Anchorage. LeBlanc says […]

  • Alaska

    One Percent for Arts program keeps Kodiak artist busy

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 29, 21:10

    Metal artist Mark Witteveen is undertaking a massive project: A mountainous map of Kodiak. “For each elevation of 500 feet it will have an additional layer on top,” he explained as he hammered out some seams holding two big sheets together. It’s a piece for Kodiak High School through the One Percent for Arts program, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    As Anchorage sports season starts, neurologist urges concussion awareness

    by Liz Raines on Jul 29, 20:43

    Tad Martynowicz has been wrestling since he was in elementary school. Now a senior, he’s going to have to sit this season out. A concussion in December ended his wrestling career, for good. “The last thing I remember was going in for a single leg,” Martynowicz said, recalling he couldn’t remember anything for about an […]

  • Alaska

    Recent quake reminds Alaskans to be prepared

    by Eric Ruble on Jul 29, 20:29

    Alaska residents are accustomed to earthquakes, but Tuesday’s shaking has even longtime residents talking. The 6.3 tremor was centered about 145 miles southwest of Anchorage and could be felt throughout Southcentral Alaska. “It’s the biggest one I had felt in a long time,” said JR Richardson, who moved to Anchorage 12 years ago. However, experts […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    AEDC releases 3-year outlook on Anchorage economy

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jul 29, 19:47

    The Anchorage Economic Development Corporation released its three-year economic outlook Wednesday to give residents a better idea of what’s ahead, especially as lower oil prices are at the forefront of many minds in Alaska. “We got a solid situation to build upon,” said Bill Popp, executive director of AEDC. Popp says most industries are healthy […]

  • Crime

    Police plead for more info on Alano Club shooting that left Anchorage teen dead

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 29, 17:43

    One Anchorage detective says the level of teen violence in the area has reached an “outstanding” level. “I don’t recall, at a time period since I’ve been in the unit, the level of violence with juveniles being involved in our cases,” said David Cordie, who has spent seven years with the Anchorage Police Department. So far […]

  • US/World

    Plane debris found in Indian Ocean fuels MH370 speculation

    by CBS News on Jul 29, 17:28

    Last Updated Jul 29, 2015 6:52 PM EDT Plane debris found on the shore of the island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean has fueled speculation on social media that it could be part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which mysteriously vanished more than a year ago with 239 people on board. AFP reported that the […]

  • Alaska

    4 communities receive 10,000 pounds of frozen fish

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 29, 16:34

    Four rural communities received 10,000 pounds of halibut on Wednesday, thanks to the joint effort of Kawerak, Inc., the U.S. Coast Guard and Alaska airline companies. The fish were donated by the Sea Share Group, based in Bainbridge, Wash., to assist the communities of Diomede, Savoonga, Wales and Gambell, which “were economically impacted by the […]

  • DayBreak

    Medical tourism with Dr. Bruce Kiessling

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 29, 15:55

    Primary Care Associates is a clinic many Alaskans are familiar with. They see around 60,000 patients per year, according to the man who helped start it all, Dr. Bruce Kiessling. Practicing for 42 years and counting, Kiessling is the founder and medical director of Primary Care Associates. He joined Daybreak Wednesday to talk about medical […]

  • Alaska

    Appeals court reinstates ‘Roadless Rule’ for Tongass

    by Associated Press on Jul 29, 15:42

    A divided federal appeals court has affirmed a lower-court decision that would reinstate prohibitions on road-building and timber harvests in roadless areas of the nation’s largest national forest. In a 6-5 decision, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the U.S. Department of Agriculture did not give a reasoned explanation for reversing course […]