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  • Alaska

    After years with SeaLife Center, beloved Steller sea lion dies

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 05, 17:25

    A 21-year-old Steller sea lion that was a favorite among staff and visitors has died following complications with bone degeneration, the Alaska SeaLife Center announced. Sugar was humanely euthanized Wednesday, the Seward facility said in a press release. Because of her age, veterinarians had been monitoring her health. She had not previously displayed signs of […]

  • 2015 Iditarod Mushers

    Benjamin Harper

    by John Thain on Mar 05, 16:09

    Ben Harper felt right at home at the Knik 200 Sled Dog Race. After all, it runs many of the same trails as the Jr Iditarod — a race he’s finished three times. But after his 18th birthday last June, Harper was a junior musher no more. The next step was the Iditarod. “I’ve never […]

  • Web Exclusives

    Full moon rising over Anchorage, Chugach Mountains

    by KTVA Web Staff on Mar 05, 15:59

    Cold, clear weather conditions made it possible to capture this time lapse video of February’s full moon rising over Anchorage from behind the Chugach Mountains. Photos taken on February 2, 2015 by Rick Boots. Have photos or video you’d like to submit to KTVA? Click the “News Tip” button at the top of the website […]

  • Alaska

    Troopers investigate reported child death in Shungnak

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 05, 15:07

    Alaska State Troopers are responding to the village of Shungnak to confirm the death of a child. Wednesday around 10 p.m., the Shungnak Village Public Safety Officer notified Alaska State Troopers in Kotzebue “of an incident involving a child,” according to an online dispatch posted Thursday afternoon. A medevac was dispatched to transport the child to Anchorage […]

  • National

    Rep. Don Young lashes out at members urging wolf protections

    by Associated Press on Mar 05, 14:45

    U.S. Rep. Don Young lashed out at congressional members who urged continued protections for the gray wolf in parts of the Lower 48, saying none is from a district affected by wolves. He said during a hearing in Washington, D.C., that he would like to introduce wolves in their districts: “I’d introduce ‘em in your […]

  • Iditarod

    Musher races Iditarod to help train sled dogs, not win

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 05, 10:54

    Bryan Bearss says he’s racing the Iditarod to help train Karin Hendrickson‘s dogs and see a new part of Alaska, not necessarily to win the Last Great Race. “I’m not going to win … it’s going to be a training run,” Bearss said. “My whole race plan for them and the one that Karin helped […]

  • Alaska

    Village officer will not be charged in stun gun case

    by Associated Press on Mar 05, 10:27

    Prosecutors will not file charges against a former Kake village public safety officer who used a stun gun on two boys who wanted to know how it felt to be shocked by the device. The Juneau Empire newspaper (http://is.gd/ufOWkA) reports Charles “Mac” McGonigal is no longer employed as a VPSO in the southeast Alaska community. […]

  • Iditarod

    Where to watch the Iditarod start and restart

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 05, 9:33

    If your family has plans to head to Anchorage or Fairbanks for the Iditarod, Daybreak family fun expert Erin Kirkland has some advice. The ceremonial start is this Saturday at 10 a.m. in Downtown Anchorage. You can expect large crowds and “organized chaos” along Fourth Avenue. Kirkland said your best bet is to arrive early. “So, […]

  • DayBreak

    Mr. Fur Face preview part 2: 5-time champ lives in a house of hair

    by Rick Rysso on Mar 05, 9:01

    Robert Crawford’s beard journey began the day he retired from the U.S. Air Force. Having to shave twice a day in the military, Crawford became inspired by some decent beards he was able to grow while on vacation or between assignments. Crawford first competed at Mr. Fur Face in 1999. He won the Polar Bear […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, March 5

    by Janessa Webb on Mar 05, 8:32

    Two systems are on the way and they will finally bring us a little snow to the Anchorage area. Possible 2 to 3 inches tonight, then a slight break tomorrow morning before we get hit again. On Friday, another 2 to 4 inches is possible across the area.

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Alaska earthquake widely felt in Anchorage

    by Associated Press on Mar 05, 7:21

    Seismologists in Alaska say a light earthquake was widely felt in the state’s largest city. The Alaska Earthquake Center says the 4.3 magnitude quake occurred at 10:55 p.m. Wednesday and was felt throughout Anchorage, as well as the Mat-Su region. There are no immediate reports of the earthquake causing damage. The quake was centered 28 […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Icy road conditions again force closure of 4 Valley schools

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 05, 7:08

    For the second day in a row, classes have been cancelled at four schools in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District because of icy road conditions. The district said Thursday morning that Su-Valley Junior/Senior High School and Willow, Talkeetna and Trapper Creek elementary schools are closed again. Just as Wednesday, all other schools are still open. A basketball […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Southeast Anchorage voters question mayoral candidates

    by Shannon Ballard on Mar 05, 6:55

    Who will replace outgoing Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan? The people who want his job talked directly to voters Wednesday night. More than 100 people attended the first candidate forum held in Southeast Anchorage and all but one of the 11 mayoral candidates showed up to participate. They were split into two groups to answer residents’ questions. […]

  • Alaska

    CSI: Cyber Alaska?: Foreign threats keep FBI Cyber Squad busy

    by Kate McPherson on Mar 04, 23:38

    FBI Special Agent Betsy Bartko doesn’t know how many times a day computers are hacked in Alaska, or across the country, but she says it’s more than she could guess. “We are constantly battling those nation states that are attacking our interests here,” said Bartko, who is part of the Cyber Squad based in Anchorage. […]

  • Alaska

    Alaska watches as Russia plans to build its Arctic military presence

    by Hope Miller, Bonney Bowman on Mar 04, 23:04

    During an Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said the world is watching — allies and enemies — to see if our country continues to invest in its own defense, especially in the Arctic. Some of the people responsible for that defense are in Alaska. At Anchorage’s Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, dozens of […]

  • Alaska

    Wood bison set to return to the wilds of Alaska

    by Lauren Maxwell on Mar 04, 22:13

    The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is getting set to return a wood bison herd to the wilds of Alaska. Wood bison were native to the state up until about 100 years ago when over-hunting took its toll. In 2003, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage received about a dozen of the animals […]

  • State

    Powerful conservative group sponsors Medicaid expansion luncheon at State Capitol

    by Rhonda McBride on Mar 04, 21:54

    Buyer beware. That was Christie Herrera’s advice to lawmakers and staffers who gathered for a “Lunch and Learn” presentation on Medicaid expansion at the State Capitol Wednesday. Herrera works for the Foundation for Government Accountability, based in Florida. On its website, FGA says its mission is to replace failed health and welfare programs nationwide with […]

  • 2015 Iditarod Mushers

    DeeDee Jonrowe

    by John Thain on Mar 04, 19:18

    DeeDee Jonrowe has many dogs to care for, but it’s a labor of love — which works both ways. She remembers her first years in Alaska, working and living in the small community of Bethel. “The weather was cold, but the culture was wonderful,” Jonrowe said. Part of that culture was dog mushing. She starting running […]

  • US/World

    ​U.S. ambassador to South Korea hospitalized after attack

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Mar 04, 17:37

    U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was hospitalized after being attacked while giving a speech Thursday morning in Seoul, the State Department said. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said the attack took place around 7:40 a.m. at the Sejong Cultural Center during an event called “The peace and unification of the Korean peninsula, and the future of […]

  • Alaska

    Man dies after falling through ice at Hidden Lake

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 04, 16:58

    An ice fishing trip to Hidden Lake ended badly for three men, one of whom died after apparently falling through the ice, according to Alaska State Troopers. At 7:19 a.m. Wednesday, authorities responded to a call for help from two men at Hidden Lake on the Kenai Peninsula. The men reported that a third man, […]