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What should the school board cut? Anchorage public asked to weigh in


Anchorage police investigate shooting near Taco Bell

Travel Tuesday

Travel Tuesday: PFD deals and polar bears


Police, medics respond to rollover crash


APD spends millions on new patrol cars




  • Local

    Used charcoal cause of condo fire, AFD says

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 30, 14:42

    An investigation revealed that a bag of used charcoal is what started a fire last week at an East Anchorage condo, the Anchorage Fire Department says. The charcoal, stored on a second-floor deck at a home on the 6700 block of Lunar Drive, sparked a blaze that caused extensive damage to the unit owned by […]

  • Health

    Ebola confirmed in Texas patient; First case diagnosed in U.S.

    by CBS News on Sep 30, 14:36

    Last Updated Sep 30, 2014 7:20 PM EDT The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the first case of Ebola virus diagnosed in the United States. The patient, still not identified, had recently flown here from Liberia to visit family, officials said. He was admitted on Monday to an isolation unit at Texas Health […]

  • Local

    FBI director visits Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 30, 13:39

    FBI Director James Comey was in Anchorage Monday to meet with local staff and other law-enforcement agencies. Comey, who has held his position for about a year, told reporters that the Internet is the focus of much of the FBI’s work. The threat of home-grown violence is one of the FBI’s major concerns — specifically […]

  • State

    Federal agency expresses concern with dam studies

    by Associated Press on Sep 30, 12:29

    A federal fisheries agency has raised concerns about the accuracy of some studies being conducted for a massive proposed dam in south-central Alaska. In a letter to the project manager for the Susitna-Watana dam, the regional administrator of the National Marine Fisheries Service, James Balsiger, said new study requests can’t be developed given the current […]

  • DayBreak

    Seafood cook off features Alaska seafood, produce

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 30, 11:10

    Four chefs, three mystery ingredients and one hour. It’s all part of the Great Alaska Seafood Cook Off. The chefs are required to create a dish highlighting Alaska seafood and Alaska-grown produce. And this year, they won’t know what they’re cooking with until 15 minutes before they begin. Tyson Fick with the Alaska Seafood Marketing […]

  • US/World

    Congress grills Secret Service over security failures

    by Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News on Sep 30, 10:37

    Last Updated Sep 30, 2014 2:34 PM EDT Secret Service Director Julia Pierson said Tuesday that she takes “full responsibility” for several high-profile security failures at the White House in testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. “It is clear that our security plan was not executed properly. I take full responsibility; what […]

  • State

    Parnell’s office denies National Guard records

    by Associated Press on Sep 30, 10:23

    Gov. Sean Parnell’s office has denied a media request to obtain records showing how the office handled complaints of sexual abuse in the Alaska National Guard. The Alaska Public Radio Network (http://is.gd/Bx9yYB) reports it took 86 working days to deny its request for the records. Under Alaska regulations, government entities have 10 working days to […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: PFD deals and polar bears

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 30, 9:17

    As the leaves continue to fall and the nights get colder, many Alaskans are thinking about their next winter vacation. Daybreak’s travel guru Scott McMurren says there’s no greater time to book a trip than now. This Travel Tuesday he shares all the PFD deals and the details on his recent trip to Kaktovik: As […]

  • Local

    Police, medics respond to rollover crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 30, 8:57

    Last Updated: Sept. 30 – 12:15 p.m. Police and medics responded to a two-vehicle rollover crash with injuries in South Anchorage Tuesday morning. Shortly before 8 a.m., a 2007 white Jeep Wrangler pulled out onto Huffman Road from Pintail Street and collided with a white 2005 Volvo SUV, according to Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Sept. 30

    by Brett Shepard on Sep 30, 8:16

    Nothing but sunshine in Southcentral today. It will be windy through for parts of the Prince William Sound and eastern Kenai Peninsula. Into the Southeast it will be mostly cloudy with showers at times. In the Interior skies will be mostly cloudy with scattered rain and snow showers. On the North Slope it will be […]

  • State

    State may require more math for diplomas

    by Associated Press on Sep 30, 7:42

    The state Board of Education is considering a new requirement for high school graduation that’s already in place in most school districts. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1tdPDnQ) reports a proposed regulation would require students to complete three credits of math. The requirement now is two credits out of the 21 needed to graduate. Half a […]

  • Local

    What should the school board cut? Anchorage public asked to weigh in

    by Kate McPherson on Sep 30, 7:25

    The Anchorage School District is facing a budget shortfall of $22.5 million next year, and the school board is asking the pubic to weigh in on where cuts should and shouldn’t be made. On Monday night, parents and teachers attended one of three public listening sessions with the Anchorage School Board and ASD staff at […]

  • State

    Murkowski talks energy, Senate race at Anchorage presser

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 29, 23:28

    At a press conference Monday, Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski didn’t hesitate to offer her firm support behind Dan Sullivan in this year’s Senate race against Democrat Mark Begich, who is seeking re-election. “I think I made very clear in the ad that I did cut for Dan Sullivan that he is the partner that I would like […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage police investigate shooting near Taco Bell

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 29, 22:13

    Last updated Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 12:45 p.m. A Monday night shooting has left a man in critical condition, police say. The gunfire broke out just before 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of East Fourth Avenue and Reeve Boulevard, according to Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Castro. Police received a call from a citizen in […]

  • Local

    ATM fees reach record levels

    by Dave Leval on Sep 29, 21:21

    Lending institutions are cashing in on bankers’ need for cash. Cash-only is still a preferred payment method for some businesses. Oftentimes, the nearest ATM is not from the user’s bank, which sparks a debate of whether to pay the ATM fee or wander around until an in-network ATM is found. It usually doesn’t cost a […]

  • Local

    APD spends millions on new patrol cars

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 29, 18:53

    Dozens of Anchorage Police Department officers are sporting new rides now that the city has invested nearly $3 million in replacing APD’s patrol vehicles. The new vehicles are Ford Interceptors, sedans and SUVs that are built specifically for law enforcement and cost about $41,000 each by the time they are fully customized. The new cruisers […]

  • Local

    Alaskans celebrate National Coffee Day

    by Bonney Bowman on Sep 29, 18:32

    A cup of joe in the morning is a go-to for many people in Anchorage. Today is National Coffee Day. Every year, people around the world drink 400 billion cups of coffee. And in an area that boasts an abundance of coffee shops, stands and shacks, Anchorage is no different. As the owner of the Thanks […]

  • Local

    Students in Anchorage learn tools of the foresting trade

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 29, 17:41

    King Career Center (KCC) students are learning firsthand about firewise treatments at Rabbit Creek Park. The project, coordinated by Anchorage Fire Department forester John See, focuses on techniques to make way for a less hazardous stand of spruce and birch trees adjacent to nearby homes. This will hopefully eliminate the risk of a wildfire threatening the […]

  • Local

    Police locate missing teen

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 29, 16:45

    Update, Sept. 30: Anchorage police say they have safely located 14-year-old Jaylen Simpson.  The Anchorage Police Department is asking for public help in finding a missing juvenile last seen Friday night in Northeast Anchorage. APD says 14-year-old Jaylen Simpson was seen leaving the Grass Creek Village Apartments near Muldoon Road on foot around 11:30 p.m. Friday. He […]

  • State

    Nome Man Injured After Crane Crushes Truck Cab

    by Matthew F. Smith / KNOM on Sep 29, 16:16

    A nome man was seriously injured Sunday in what police are calling an “industrial accident” when the neck of a crane fell on to the cab of a truck he was driving at a local gravel pit. Nome Police Chief John Papasodora said emergency responders got the call for an “accident involving injuries with a crane” […]