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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage School Board approves teacher and staff cuts

    by Shannon Ballard on May 04, 22:59

    Ten teachers will be saved from pink slips as the Anchorage School Board was forced to make some tough decisions Monday evening. Lawmakers in Juneau are far from finalizing the state budget, but the Anchorage School District hit its deadline. The board unanimously voted yes to budget reductions that will cost jobs. Members were able to […]

  • Anchorage Mayoral Race

    Anchorage mayoral candidates hit the pavement for final runoff election push

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 04, 22:03

    During the last day of campaigning, both Ethan Berkowitz and Amy Demboski tried to keep their messages on point — and away from negative allegations. “There’s no question within the media and talk radio they’ve tried to steer it towards other issues, I’ve really tried to stick to the issues and talk about fiscal responsibility,” […]

  • Alaska

    River Watch Team monitors flood risk on the Yukon

    by Heather Hintze on May 04, 21:13

    It’s all anyone in Eagle can talk about: When will the ice break up? “It’s going to take a while before three miles downriver in front of town,” explained longtime Eagle resident John Borg. “It’ll be a while before we have ice moving down there.” The black, rotting ice had been sitting stagnant upriver for […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening News weather, May 4

    by KTVA Weather on May 04, 20:49

      Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound Mostly cloudy skies, with scattered showers up in the mountains and a bit cooler.   Southeast Partly cloudy but dry for the Panhandle. There is a frost advisory for the far northern portion of the Southeast, including Yakutat for early Tuesday morning for conditions that could damage sensitive […]

  • US/World

    Seattle mayor: Port needs new permit for Arctic oil fleet

    by Associated Press on May 04, 15:56

    Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says the Port of Seattle can’t host Royal Dutch Shell’s offshore Arctic oil-drilling fleet unless it gets a new land-use permit. Shell has been hoping to base its fleet at the port’s Terminal 5. Environmentalists have already sued over the plan, saying the port broke state law in February when it […]

  • Alaska

    Body found in Kuskokwim River believed to be missing woman

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 04, 15:21

    The body of a woman found in the Kuskokwim River Sunday is believed to be that of missing Bethel resident Sally Stone, who, along with two men, disappeared on a trip to Akiak in December. The remains were found in the vicinity of the search site for the missing group, according to an online Alaska […]

  • Teacher of the Week

    Teacher of the Week: Debora Roberts

    by Daybreak Staff on May 04, 14:35

    Daybreak’s Teacher of the Week, Debora Roberts, has been teaching music to young people for about 17 years and says it’s a way she could pass on her love of music. “I teach because I love to see them learn,” Roberts said. “I love to see them as they get older utilizing the skills [they've […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    After 2 human-triggered fires Monday, a reminder from AFD of dry conditions

    by Hope Miller on May 04, 14:34

    Anchorage firefighters responded to two human-triggered fires Monday, prompting a reminder from officials to be aware of dry, fire-prone conditions, especially because a burn restriction is in effect. The first — a small, outside fire at the midtown area Alpine Apartments — was likely sparked by a cigarette that was not properly disposed of, said […]

  • Alaska

    State health officials confirm case of shellfish poisoning

    by Associated Press on May 04, 13:17

    Officials have confirmed a case of paralytic shellfish poisoning from a mixture of clams harvested from a beach north of Ketchikan. The Ketchikan Daily News reports that Alaska Department of Health and Social Services officials confirmed Monday that a person became sick on the evening of April 24 from a mixture of horse, manilla and […]

  • DayBreak

    Veterans return to Anchorage after Honor Flight 2015

    by Daybreak Staff on May 04, 11:00

    Two weeks ago, a group of Alaskan veterans returned home from an emotional journey to our nation’s capitol. For five days, the 23 vets visited Washington, D.C., to see the memorials built in their honor. When the group returned home, crowds of people at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport greeted the men and women […]

  • Alaska

    North America’s tallest peak opens for climbers

    by Associated Press on May 04, 10:50

    Hundreds of climbers are expected to attempt North America’s tallest peak this season, and National Park Service rangers are ready to live on the mountain for the next three months to help with rescues. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1IbeXHx) about 1,200 people try to reach the Mount McKinley summit each year, and about half […]

  • News

    Woman killed in Upper Kalskag four-wheeler crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 04, 10:30

    A 34-year-old woman died Saturday after crashing a four-wheeler in the Southwest village of Upper Kalskag. Alaska State Troopers in Aniak were notified of a collision involving a four-wheeler just after 3 p.m. Through the course of their investigation, troopers determined that Merna Spein of Lower Kalskag was travelling westbound on Main Street when she […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage police charge man in Penland Parkway homicide case

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 04, 9:31

    Anchorage police have arrested and charged a man after police say he turned himself in for the fatal stabbing of a Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson soldier. The crime happened early Sunday morning in an East Anchorage trailer court, and police are calling it a case of domestic violence. Alvin Rodriguez-Moya, 40, has been charged with first-degree murder, second-degree […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    AST: Man dies in Wasilla single-vehicle rollover

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 04, 7:41

    A 38-year-old man has died after a single-vehicle crash in Wasilla Sunday afternoon, authorities say. Justin P. Davidson was driving westbound on Bogard Road near the Seward Meridian Parkway when he veered off the roadway, overcorrected and then rolled the vehicle he was operating, according to an online dispatch from Alaska State Troopers. Davidson was not […]

  • Fairbanks

    Boaters say they found human remains near Chena River

    by Associated Press on May 04, 6:47

    State troopers are investigating a report of human remains found in the Chena River State Recreation Area. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1Iawb7K) that trooper spokesman Tim Despain says boaters reported finding human remains while in the area Saturday evening. Despain says troopers couldn’t immediately get to the site because of its remoteness, but responded […]

  • US/World

    As Anchorage vigil mourns Nepal victims, JBER joins earthquake relief efforts

    by Sierra Starks on May 03, 21:18

    A team from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson has touched down in Nepal to join the relief efforts. In support of the government of Nepal, airmen from Anchorage will join more than 16,000 U.S. military members and civil servants offering aid to the Himalayan country. The JBER team flew out in a C-17 Thursday morning, making a stop […]

  • Alaska

    Fire managers preparing for early wildfire season in Southwest Alaska

    by Ben Matheson / KYUK on May 03, 20:55

    Due to millions of acres of tinder-dry tundra combined with a diminished snowpack, and sunny weather, fire managers are expecting an early fire season in Southwest Alaska. Tom Dean, a manager for the State Division of Forestry, says they’ve bumped up the deployment of a helicopter in McGrath. “We’re bringing them on a week early […]

  • Alaska

    Man suffers fatal fall from pickup truck bed at Meier’s Lake

    by Associated Press on May 03, 20:19

    A 56-year-old man died Saturday after falling from the back of a pickup and striking his head. The man’s name has not been released. Alaska State Troopers took a 911 call just after 4 p.m. from Meier’s Lake Lodge at Mile 170 Richardson Highway that a man had fallen while his truck was parked at […]

  • Anchorage Mayoral Race

    Opinion: Slime and substance in the 2015 Anchorage mayoral race

    by Forrest Nabors on May 03, 18:26

    In political campaigns the chattering class of political punditry chatters while voters vote. If you listen to Alaska’s chattering class over the last two weeks and have not considered the voters who will decide the 2015 Anchorage mayoral race, candidate Amy Demboski’s campaign is already over. According to the chattering class’s narrative, Demboski began to […]

  • Crime

    UPDATE: Police locate person of interest in Penland Parkway homicide case

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 03, 8:59

    Update: Sunday, May 3 at 9:35 p.m. Anchorage police say they have located Alvin Rodriguez-Moya, a person of interest in the homicide case. The investigation into the apparent homicide at an East Anchorage trailer is ongoing, according to a statement from the Anchorage Police Department. No suspects have yet been charged. A woman who was […]