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  • Alaska News

    Fairbanks debates federal proposal on Alaska predator hunts

    by Associated Press on Feb 12, 9:04

    Fairbanks residents have shown support for a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal that would ban some bear, wolf and coyote hunts on federal wildlife refuges in Alaska. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that a majority of people who testified at a public hearing in Fairbanks Wednesday were in favor of the federal agency’s predator hunting […]

  • Alaska News

    Sitka to act on recommendations in landslide study

    by Associated Press on Feb 12, 8:35

    Sitka officials say they plan to make land development improvements following the release of a study on the August landslides. The Sitka Sentinel reports the consulting firm Shannon & Wilson presented their findings Tuesday at a Sitka Assembly meeting. The report examined the causes of the Aug. 18 landslide above Kramer Avenue that left three people […]

  • Crime

    Troopers arrest man suspected in violent home eviction

    by Associated Press on Feb 12, 8:23

    A Houston, Alaska, man has been arrested for taking part in a home eviction that Alaska State Troopers say turned violent. Troopers took a report Saturday night of a stabbing at a home at Mile 53 Parks Highway and learned two men had tried to evict a family at the request of a third party. […]

  • Crime

    Ex-hunting TV show host sentenced in poaching case

    by Associated Press on Feb 12, 8:05

    A former host of a cable TV hunting show has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for his role in a poaching operation on a remote national preserve in Alaska. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday that footage of some of the illegal hunts was shown on Clark W. Dixon’s cable TV show “The […]

  • Alaska News

    Sitka settles with teen from stun gun video

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 12, 7:55

    Sitka has settled out of court with the teen Sitka police officers shocked multiple times with a stun gun. Video from the incident was posted on Youtube (below). Frank Hoogendorn was 18 when officers arrested him for for drinking alcohol in September 2014. When the video surfaced last November, he claimed police used excessive force […]

  • Military

    USO opens first center in Alaska

    by Bonney Bowman on Feb 12, 6:47

    The USO held a grand opening for a brand new center at JBER, the first of its kind in Alaska. It’s designed to be a home away from home for service members, says center director Tara Mogan. “You can kinda just kick back,” she said. “It’s like sitting in your living room.” The center features […]

  • News

    After 4 years, 50,000 miles, traveler denied US visa to finish Alaska adventure

    by Daniella Rivera on Feb 12, 6:00

    We live in a place that people around the world dream of visiting, but not everyone would go to the lengths one man did to get to Alaska. Ben Jamin, not his real name, has been traveling the world for the last 7 years. But perhaps his biggest adventure started when he bought a Volkswagen […]

  • Military

    Sullivan: Top Army official’s visit a step toward maintaining Alaska’s troops

    by Emily Carlson on Feb 12, 0:14

    The U.S. Army’s most senior uniformed officer spent Wednesday and Thursday in Alaska on a fact-finding mission. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, was at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Thursday reviewing the 4-25 Airborne Brigade — a group of 2600 soldiers the U.S. Army said they were cutting back in July. In October, the cuts […]

  • Alaska News

    Officials: Barrow man pointed shotgun at police before being shot, killed

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 11, 23:14

    BARROW — The North Slope Borough released new information Thursday in the officer-involved shooting death of 36-year-old Vincent Nageak III. Police were called to a home at the 7400 block of North Star St. in Barrow Wednesday at around 3:30 a.m. Upon arrival, the person who made the 911 call, as well as children inside […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Lawmakers put off final decision on Anchorage LIO lease

    by Liz Raines on Feb 11, 21:01

    On Thursday evening, the Alaska Legislative Council, a joint-committee that makes recommendations to the rest of the legislature, zeroed out it’s recommended budget for the Anchorage Legislative Information Office. “We’re done, it’s a done deal,” said Sen. Peter Micciche after the meeting. Sen. Gary Stevens, chair of the Legislative Council, moved to appoint an independent […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Anchorage Opera heads to rural Alaska to perform Inupiaq adaptation of ‘Hansel & Gretel’

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 11, 18:31

    The Anchorage Opera is taking its show in the road. It has partnered with the University of Alaska Anchorage Opera Ensemble to put on a performance called “Aklaq and Nayak,” an Inupiaq adaptation of Hansel and Gretel. It’s the first production in the opera’s education touring program called “AO-2-Go.” With funding from the Nome Arts […]

  • Reality Check w/ John Tracy

    Reality Check w/ John Tracy: Battle over our PFD – Will it be ice cream or gas?

    by John Tracy on Feb 11, 16:14

    Would you give up your PFD check if it was needed to balance the state’s budget?  Here’s what I want you to imagine: A car is 20 miles from home and almost out of gas. In the car are mom and dad, and three kids in the back seat. They have two dollars. They can […]

  • Money

    US stocks fall for fourth straight day

    by Associated Press on Feb 11, 16:10

    U.S. stocks fell for the fourth day in a row as concerns about global economic weakness intensified, even as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated her confidence in the U.S. economy. Financial stocks fell hardest Thursday as investors worried that interest rates in the U.S. and elsewhere would remain low and sap bank profits. Oil […]

  • Money

    GM recalling 473,000 trucks and SUVs for brake pedal problem

    by Associated Press on Feb 11, 15:22

    General Motors is recalling more than 473,000 trucks and SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because the brake pedals can come loose and fail to work properly. The recall covers certain 2015 and 2016 Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD and Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicles. GM says a nut on the brake pedal pivot mechanism […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Muni questions AST on future law enforcement along Turnagain Arm

    by Bonney Bowman on Feb 11, 14:58

    The Anchorage Muni is asking Alaska State Troopers to clarify their role in enforcing the law along Turnagain Arm. Municipal Attorney William Falsey sent a letter to AST, which asserts that state law requires troopers to enforce laws anywhere there isn’t a local police force. APD jurisdiction currently ends at McHuge Creek. Troopers have said […]

  • DayBreak

    Healthy Sexuality Week at UAA

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 11, 13:48

    Healthy sexuality is defined by the World Health Organization as “a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality.” As Valentine’s Day draws near, the University of Alaska Anchorage is raising awareness in a week’s worth of events. Thursday, Kate Fitzgerald, a health promotions specialist with UAA joined Daybreak to talk […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: The Midnight Sons A Capella Chorus

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 11, 13:40

    Nothing says I love you, like a song. A singing telegram on Valentine’s Day may be what you need to win over your sweetheart. Thursday, Midnight Sons A Capella Chorus joined Daybreak for a Valentine’s Day edition of Mic Check in the Morning. They gave viewers a taste of what can be expected if you […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska adopts new rules for dispersant use in oil spills

    by Associated Press on Feb 11, 12:21

    Alaska oil spill responders have adopted new rules for the rapid use of chemical dispersant but say dispersant will continue to be considered only rarely when mechanical cleanup is not practical. Chemical dispersant has been used on an oil spill just once in Alaska in the last 40 years — in tests during the 11-million […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Driver killed in crash at C and Dimond identified

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 11, 11:00

    Updated at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11 The driver killed in a single-car rollover Feb. 5 near the intersection of Dimond Boulevard and C Street has been identified as 27-year-old Frank Bavilla III. According to a release from the Anchorage Police Department, his remains were identified by the state medical examiner and the cause […]

  • Local

    Dimond HS hockey coach first to reach milestone 500 wins

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 11, 10:38

    Last Updated: Thurs., Feb 11, 2016 at 1:50 p.m. It’s official — Dimond High School hockey coach Dennis Sorenson has become the first coach in Alaska to reach 500 wins. The Lynx defeated Juneau-Douglas 9 to 1 in the first round of the Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA) First National Cup State Championships Thursday afternoon. […]