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Big Lake pilot killed in plane crash near Houston High School


Cuddy Park ducks cause big problems, hunt for solutions begins


Anchorage shelter expands housing limit for homeless women

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Strong Pacific storm expected to reach southeast Alaska by Friday

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Unusually high number of sea otter deaths reported in Kachemak Bay




  • Alaska News

    Walker makes pitch for opening ANWR to Obama administration

    by Associated Press on Oct 08, 16:56

    Gov. Bill Walker has lobbied members of President Barack Obama’s administration on opening up parts of an Alaska refuge to oil drilling. Walker met with reporters Thursday after returning from Washington, D.C. Walker told Interior Secretary Sally Jewell his hopes of filling the trans-Alaska pipeline with oil drilled from a small section of the Arctic […]

  • Health

    YKHC gets $165 million loan from USDA-Rural Development for expansion

    by Manny Creech on Oct 08, 16:28

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development granted the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) in Bethel a $165 million loan. The loan will help build a new 129,600-square foot primary care clinic and remodel the existing 110,000-square foot hospital in Bethel, which serves the Yukon-Delta Region of Alaska. YKHC is one of the only health care providers […]

  • Alaska News

    Cuts are not on hold, says Army, but are under review

    by Bonney Bowman on Oct 08, 16:21

    Force reduction cuts at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson are not on hold, says Lt. Col. Joe Buccino, a public affairs officer with the U.S. Army. Reports have been circulating the cuts of 2,700 soldiers from JBER’s 4/25 Airborne Brigade Combat Team have been put on hold, but Buccino says that’s not the case. ‘The planned force […]

  • US/World

    Delta flight turns back after striking bird

    by Associated Press on Oct 08, 15:57

    Officials with the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport say a Delta Air Lines flight headed from Seattle to Hong Kong has turned back and landed safely after striking a bird. KIRO-TV reports that an alert was issued for flight 281 at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. It was over the Olympic mountains when it turned around and landed […]

  • Alaska News

    Unusually high number of sea otter deaths reported in Kachemak Bay

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 08, 15:56

    An unusually high number of dead and dying sea otters have been found in the Kachemak Bay area near Homer this year. Staff from the Alaska SeaLife Center and experts from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are working to figure out what’s killing off the otters at such a rapid rate. “More recently, animals […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Big Lake pilot killed in plane crash near Houston High School

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 08, 14:52

    The sole occupant of a small, single-engine aircraft was killed after their plane crashed near Houston High School, according to officials. Alaska State Troopers say family and friends at the scene identified the pilot as 23-year-old Joseph “Joe” Mielke, of Big Lake. Mielke was taking off from a nearby aircraft frame shop when the crash […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: Enstar, fire crews respond to gas leak near Potter Marsh

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 08, 14:13

    Last Updated: Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 at 4:42 p.m. Fire crews have left the scene and motorists are no longer being turned away. Officials on scene said ENSTAR was doing work on a valve on their line and it resulted in the inadvertent escape of gas. Original Story: Anchorage police and fire crews are on scene […]

  • DayBreak

    Pulse Dance Company discusses season kick-off show in Anchorage

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 08, 13:00

    Since 2010, Anchorage’s Pulse Dance Company has put together shows that can best be described as quirky, crazy and beautiful. This weekend, the company is kicking off its sixth concert season with wigs, wine, dancing and food. Each year the dance company does something different. This year the audience can expect a little bit of […]

  • DayBreak

    Cup with the Chief: Introducing Anchorage’s new police chief

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 08, 11:08

    After more than 32 years of public service, Anchorage Police Chief Mark Mew will take off his badge and try something different. Next week, former Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Chris Tolley will become Anchorage’s new police chief. According to Mew, the new chief will be sworn in at a ceremony Monday afternoon. Thursday Mew […]

  • Weather News

    Strong Pacific storm expected to reach southeast Alaska by Friday

    by Rachael Penton on Oct 08, 9:22

    A powerful storm is expected to reach the southern portion of the Alaska panhandle beginning Friday morning. Earlier in the week, the same storm, known as the category 2 hurricane “Oho,” was making it’s way across the Pacific Ocean. The storm is now an extratropical storm, meaning it’s no longer a hurricane, but is still powerful. Sustained […]

  • US/World

    US airman who helped thwart French train attack is stabbed

    by CNN / AP on Oct 08, 8:18

      SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, hailed as a hero for helping to tackle a gunman on a French train in August, was stabbed and seriously wounded outside a bar early Thursday in what police said was an alcohol-related fight that had nothing to do with terrorism. Stone, 23, was stabbed […]

  • Alaska News

    Bethel residents support liquor store, advisory vote finds

    by Associated Press on Oct 08, 6:29

    Unofficial election results from a non-binding advisory vote in Bethel show that most residents would support a liquor store in the city. Early results from Tuesday’s municipal election show that about 56 percent of voters support a liquor license application for a liquor store. This spring, the Bethel Native Corporation applied for a package liquor […]

  • Local

    New season, new facilities, new attitude: UAA hockey is ready to go

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 07, 23:10

    Everything looks new, much of it is. Renovated or new facilities don’t guarantee wins. But they can cultivate a positive attitude. The University of Alaska Anchorage hockey team is feeling those good vibes. From the brand new Brush Christiansen Hockey Center on campus to the improved Sullivan Arena, the Seawolves feel they and their fans are […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Cuddy Park ducks cause big problems, hunt for solutions begins

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 07, 21:58

    For years, Cherie Northon with the Anchorage Waterways Council has been asking people not to feed the ducks at Cuddy Park in midtown Anchorage. Constant feeding, she said, is keeping too many of them around. But Northon said the message is more important now than ever since some of the highest levels of fecal coliform […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Walking with wolves: Alaska Zoo to host Wolf Day

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 07, 21:42

    The Alaska Zoo is giving visitors a chance to see grey wolves a little closer this weekend by hosting ”wolf day” on Saturday. The zoo has five resident wolves. Staff often take them out for enrichment walks behind their enclosure to give the animals a chance to get used to different sights and smells. Visitors will get […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Native wood carving makes a comeback at Anchorage Museum

    by Bonney Bowman on Oct 07, 20:11

    Traditional Native wood carving is coming back to the Anchorage Museum. Three master carvers — John Hudson (Tsimshian), Norman Jackson (Tlingit) and Donald Varnell (Haida) – are taking part in a week-long residency at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center. “Voices from Cedar” is part of an exhibit at the museum showing modern and traditional carvings next to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Building with Krispy Kreme breaks ground in East Anchorage

    by Eric Ruble on Oct 07, 20:01

    Alaskans are one step closer to getting served hot Krispy Kreme donuts. Ground was officially broken Wednesday afternoon for the building that will house the chain donut shop. Other tenants include a BurgerFi restaurant and Body Renew fitness center. It’s all part of the Creekside development. “What was once a trailer park has now turned […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage shelter expands housing limit for homeless women

    by Alexis Fernandez on Oct 07, 19:32

    With the weather getting colder, many people in the homeless community are heading to shelters. But for some homeless women, it’s not that easy finding a safe place to sleep for more than 30 days. The Anchorage Gospel Rescue Mission is hoping to fill that void. For the past five months, the mission has been […]

  • Anchorage/MatSu Politics

    Mat-Su mayoral race close, absentee ballots still to be counted

    by Shannon Ballard on Oct 07, 16:55

    The race for Matanuska-Susitna Borough mayor isn’t over yet. Primary results show only 179 votes separate the top two candidates. Election officials say it’s too soon to say who will win — Assemblyman and dog musher Vern Halter or incumbent mayor and farmer Larry DeVilbiss. It appears Halter is on his way to victory but what […]

  • DayBreak

    Exploring Medical Myths: Breast Cancer Detection

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 07, 16:42

    October is breast cancer awareness month. There’s a lot of information and misinformation out there when it comes to detection. Dr. Bruce Kiessling joined Daybreak Wednesday to break down the medical myths associated with breast cancer. One piece of advice he gives is to not panic if you feel a lump. “Most lumps are not […]