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Assembly votes against ordinance to ban marijuana sales in Anchorage


Man sentenced to 99 years in prison for Millennium Hotel murder


Obama says Bristol Bay is off limits from future drilling


Ex-boyfriend indicted for murder of Anchorage resident Irma Williams

Arts & Entertainment

Anchorage wins $25,000 concert grant




  • DayBreak

    Made in AK: New book highlights the unpredictable life of a commercial fisherman

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 17, 10:45

    A well-known fisherman and author is out with a new book that gives readers an inside look at life at sea. Dave Atcheson spoke with KTVA’s Daybreak Wednesday about “Dead Reckoning: Navigating a Life on the Last Frontier, Courting Tragedy on Its High Seas.” The 199-page book offers a hair-raising account of Atcheson’s time on […]

  • Local

    UAA women’s basketball reaches No. 3 spot in new poll

    by KTVA Sports on Dec 17, 10:09

    The UAA women’s basketball team climbed six spots, from ninth last week to third this week, after sweeping McKendree over the weekend. It was the first time this season the Seawolves broke the top three. They also received one first place vote. The Seawolves, who are 9-0, were ranked No. 3 in the USA Today […]

  • Crime

    Teen sentenced to 7 years for robbery, shooting

    by Associated Press on Dec 17, 9:56

    A Fairbanks teenager involved in a shootout during an attempt to rob a drug dealer has been sentenced to seven years in prison. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1DP4QGR) reports 17-year-old Chester Clifton Fields Jr. fired a 9mm handgun that hit a man whom he and an accomplice were trying to rob. Cross was 16 on […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Anchorage wins $25,000 concert grant

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 17, 8:35

    The Anchorage Downtown Partnership’s Live After Five summer concert series is getting a big financial boost. The organization won the Levitt AMP Grant Award, which is worth $25,000. Anchorage is one of 10 small to mid-sized cities across the country to receive the money. Anchorage Downtown Partnership staff had to put together a proposal highlighting […]

  • US/World

    Obama to start normalizing U.S. relations with Cuba

    by Stephanie Condon / CBS News on Dec 17, 8:30

    The Obama administration announced Wednesday that the United States is taking steps to restore full diplomacy with Cuba, a historic move that will end 50 years of frozen relations the communist nation. Since entering the White House, President Obama had expressed interest in normalizing relations with Cuba. The breakthrough announced Wednesday came after Cuba agreed […]

  • Local

    Aces defenseman earns his first AHL call-up

    by KTVA Sports on Dec 17, 7:49

    Aces defenseman Brad Richard is leaving the team. But that’s a good thing for him. He’s been promoted.

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Dec. 17

    by Brett Shepard on Dec 17, 7:34

    Mostly cloudy today in Southcentral with a few rain and snow showers likely. In the Southeast skies will be mostly cloudy with some rain showers possible. In the Interior skies will be mostly cloudy with a few snow showers possible. On the North Slope skies will be mostly cloudy with patchy fog, flurries and breezy […]

  • Local

    UAA men’s basketball nabs win against Portland Bible

    by KTVA Sports on Dec 16, 23:10

    On Tuesday night, the UAA men’s basketball team found their stroke and found their way back to the win column.

  • Local

    Assembly votes against ordinance to ban marijuana sales in Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 16, 22:54

    Tuesday evening, the Anchorage Assembly voted against an ordinance that would ban commercial marijuana sales in the municipality. Alaskans approved Ballot Measure 2 in the Nov. 4 election. But local governments — like the Anchorage Assembly — have the ability to opt out of the new state law to legalize marijuana, which is how the ordinance […]

  • Local

    Mayor Sullivan wants to sell downtown Anchorage properties

    by Lauren Maxwell on Dec 16, 22:07

    Those in the market for downtown property might want to check with the Municipality of Anchorage. The muni has owned the properties for years, but a federal provision kept the city from being allowed to sell them. Now that the provision has been lifted, Mayor Dan Sullivan is anxious to get some of the properties […]

  • Local

    Warm weather woes continue for Alyeska ski resort

    by Bonney Bowman on Dec 16, 21:05

    At the base of Mount Alyeska, it looks more like spring than ski season. The chairlift isn’t moving, as warm, wet weather keeps the slopes closed. But higher up the mountain, it’s a different story. “You’re a quick tram ride up to winter,” says resort marketing manager Ben Napolitano. Alyeska Resort crews are keeping a close […]

  • Crime

    Man sentenced to 99 years in prison for Millennium Hotel murder

    by Heather Hintze on Dec 16, 19:02

    Three Thanksgivings, three Christmases, three anniversaries – Deborah Harris gave a tally of time missed by Kerry Fadely, her partner of 10 years, who was shot and killed in October 2011. “And we will continue to miss her for the rest of my life,” said Harris of Fadely at Tuesday’s sentencing. The man who murdered Fadely, […]

  • Crime

    Ex-boyfriend indicted for murder of Anchorage resident Irma Williams

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 16, 18:15

    After weeks of investigation, police have arrested a suspect in connection with the murder of 54-year-old Irma Williams. The missing Anchorage woman’s death was ruled a homicide after an autopsy in November. Tuesday, a grand jury indicted Williams’ former boyfriend, 46-year-old Michael Memeo, in connection with her death, according to a statement from the Anchorage Police Department. Williams […]

  • Local

    Operation Tipsy Tow offering free rides in Anchorage

    by Shannon Ballard on Dec 16, 17:39

    Anchorage police will be enforcing DUI laws rigorously during the next few weeks, but police say there’s an easy way to avoid being arrested. Operation Tipsy Tow is a nationwide program that provides a free ride home and vehicle tow to those who’ve celebrated a little too much. The free service gives intoxicated drivers a chance […]

  • State

    Obama says Bristol Bay is off limits from future drilling

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 16, 15:30

    President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that Bristol Bay is off limits to consideration for oil and gas leasing. Under the federal Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, the ruling indefinitely extends Obama’s 2010 decision, which temporarily withdrew the Bristol Bay area from oil and gas development. That decision was set to expire in 2017. In a YouTube video […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Google announces Anchorage’s top searches for this year

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 16, 14:52

    What do Jennifer Lawrence, the Iditarod and Ebola all have in common? They’re all among Anchorage’s top Google searches for 2014. As part of the corporation’s Year in Search, Google compiled hundreds of top-10 lists from dozens of countries. Globally, top searches included Robin Williams, the World Cup, Ebola, Malaysia Airlines and the ALS Ice Bucket […]

  • DayBreak

    Anchorage writer Julia O’Malley blogs about life in Alaska

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 16, 12:57

    For the past five years she wrote about Alaska life and politics for the Anchorage Daily News, but has since left and started her own publication of sorts. Writer Julia O’Malley came by Daybreak Tuesday to talk about her blog, “An Alaska Life.” O’Malley has won a series of awards including the Blethen Award, McClatchy […]

  • State

    Native corporation will pay $2.5 million fine to settle fraud case

    by Hope Miller on Dec 16, 11:58

    Subsidiaries of Eyak Alaska Native Village Corp. will pay the federal government $2.5 million and give up rights to additional payments to resolve allegations that they submitted false claims to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the Anchorage-based Native corporation had agreed to settle the fraud case. From […]

  • State

    Military chaplain installed as Catholic bishop

    by Associated Press on Dec 16, 11:49

    An active-duty military chaplain has been installed as the bishop of the nation’s northernmost Catholic diocese. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/jh8UW2) the Most Rev. Chad Zielinksi was installed as bishop for the Fairbanks Diocese on Monday. Pope Francis last month named the 50-year-old Zielinksi to the position. He had been the active-duty chaplain at […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Airline fees really add up

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 16, 11:38

    Unless you travel light, chances are you check your bags when flying. It turns out that the $20 you occasionally pay to check those bags adds up to huge profits for the airlines. In total, 27 airlines took in nearly $1 billion from baggage fees last quarter. That’s a 9-percent increase from the same time […]