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  • Crime

    Alaska man caught with meth on ferry sentenced to prison

    by Associated Press on Jan 23, 13:49

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A 21-year-old man caught transporting methamphetamine on a ferry running between Washington state and Ketchikan, Alaska, has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison. The Juneau Empire reported Sunday that Jason Corey Vincent Alto was sentenced last week to 20 months in prison. Court documents say Alto was stopped by Alaska […]

  • DayBreak

    Spinning for a cause with Revolutions on Super Bowl weekend

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 23, 13:46

    Spinning and burning calories for a cause the day before Super Bowl 51. Revolutions is a fundraiser for Anchorage Project Access. Spinning is a term used for indoor cycling exercises with other people in a group. The nonprofit has been in Anchorage for the past decade and coordinates donated health care for those that need […]

  • Teacher of the Week

    Teacher of the Week: Kaity Williamson

    by Megan Mazurek on Jan 23, 13:42

    For Kaity Williamson, teaching is her dream job. “Everyday is different, the kids are awesome,” she explained. Williamson is a biology teacher at Service High School and is helping her students explore careers in biomedical sciences. “Health care is definitely an up and coming need in this nation and our kids are hopefully going to fill […]

  • Weather News

    Seward declares state of emergency after heavy snowfall

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 23, 13:16

    Heavy snowfall caused the City of Seward to declare a state of emergency Saturday, according to a letter written by Seward city manager Jim Hunt. In the document, dated Jan. 21, Hunt said city crews were managing roads “as well as it can” and noted that emergency service areas had been cleared. The letter also […]

  • Weather News

    13 inches of weekend snow boosts Anchorage into record books

    by Associated Press on Jan 23, 12:36

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Winter conditions more closely associated with Alaska have returned to the state’s largest city after two years of low snowfall totals. National Weather Service meteorologist Rebecca Duell says Anchorage has received 23.8 inches of snow so far in January. That’s the second highest total for the start of a calendar year […]

  • US/World

    Officer smashes window to save woman trapped in burning car

    by Associated Press on Jan 23, 11:57

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – A woman who was trapped in a burning car is hailing a Washington state officer as a hero after he bashed in her window and pulled her to safety, a rescue caught on the officer’s body camera. Video shows Officer Tim Schwering of the city of Spokane repeatedly smashing the window […]

  • Fairbanks

    Fairbanks finds police chief conducted other business on job

    by Associated Press on Jan 23, 8:41

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – The Fairbanks mayor’s office says a former city police chief did have a conflict of interest that barred him from the job. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Friday Mayor Jim Matherly’s office said in a news release that the investigation into former Fairbanks Police Chief Randall Aragon’s personal security-survey business is complete […]

  • Outdoors

    Arctic Valley gets enough snow to open for skiing

    by Daniella Rivera on Jan 22, 22:43

    With more than a foot of fresh snow, the Arctic Valley Ski Area opened Sunday for the first time this season. “Me and my buddies came out thinking we’re just going to get a couple turns, a couple laps in,” said snowboarder Reynaldo Perez-Figueredo. “It ended up being an all-day affair and some deep, awesome […]

  • Weather News

    Records fall as snow accumulates across Southcentral

    by Melissa Frey on Jan 22, 13:40

    The latest round of snow across southcentral Alaska is setting new records. The snow started falling in Anchorage around 6 p.m. Friday and continued to fall through Saturday night. As of 9 p.m., 12 inches of snow had fallen at the National Weather Service office in west Anchorage, with more on the way. Most of […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Consultant raises concerns about Alaska gas project

    by Associated Press on Jan 22, 12:34

    A legislative consultant is raising red flags about Alaska taking the lead on a major proposed liquefied natural gas project, even as Gov. Bill Walker has said he’s comfortable with it. Legislators are scheduled to hear a project update Monday. In a recent report to lawmakers, consultant Nikos Tsafos outlined challenges threatening the project’s potential […]

  • Local

    Pete Kaiser wins third consecutive Kuskokwim 300

    by Anna Rose MacArthur/Ben Matheson on Jan 22, 12:24

    Pete Kaiser made it three in a row Sunday morning, winning the 2017 Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race. Kaiser crossed the finish line in Bethel at 10:37 a.m. to loud cheers from his hometown crowd, according to a story published by KYUK Public Media. His leader, Palmer, brought home the nine-dog team. Brent Sass, who […]

  • Local

    Soldotna hockey captain suspended for racist Twitter posts

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 22, 12:21

    Racist comments posted on Twitter recently by the captain of the Soldotna Stars hockey team created a firestorm on social media and have cost the player his spot on the team. Soldotna High School student Ethan Brown used his personal Twitter account to denigrate Alaska Natives and homosexuals while also making a racist remark about former first family, […]

  • US/World

    4 more survivors pulled out of Italy’s avalanche-hit hotel

    by CBS/AP on Jan 22, 11:57

    Emergency crews pulled out four more survivors from the rubble of a hotel crushed by an avalanche and were searching Saturday for more who may still be alive as family members awaited word if their relatives were among the lucky ones. The overnight operations raised to at least nine the number of people found alive […]

  • Military

    Alaska National Guardsmen take part in presidential inauguration

    by Bonney Bowman on Jan 22, 11:30

    Forty-seven Alaska National Guardsmen took part in Friday’s presidential inauguration, representing our state on the national stage. Capt. Jason Walter, area security force protection officer with the 297th Regional Support Group, told KTVA it was a long day for the Guardsmen. They started at 1 a.m. and were on duty until after the parade. The […]

  • Weather News

    Dangerous avalanche conditions for southern, western Kenai Mountains

    by Melissa Frey on Jan 22, 10:30

    Dangerous avalanche conditions are expected Saturday evening through Monday in the southern and western portions of the Kenai Mountains. That includes areas like Summit Lake, Carter Lake, Lost Lake Snug Harbor and Bear Creek. The Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center in Girdwood says the two to five feet of snow that fell on mountain […]

  • Health

    Can breakfast help keep us thin? Nutrition science is tricky.

    by Associated Press on Jan 21, 18:45

    Cereal makers have happily encouraged the belief that eating breakfast can help keep us thin and bring other benefits, partly by paying for studies that seem to support the idea. So, does that mean breakfast is bad for you? Not that either. What it does show is how difficult it can be to sort the […]

  • Health

    Funding for opioid overdose kits offers ‘hope’ for Alaska’s drug epidemic

    by Johanna Eurich / KYUK on Jan 21, 18:30

    The state government is gearing up for a major battle against the opioid epidemic sweeping through Alaska, according to a report published by KYUK Public Media. Andy Jones, the section chief for the state Department of Health and Social Services, is heading up a new, statewide program to get the drug Naloxone, also known by […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Women’s March on Washington draws hundreds of thousands to nation’s capital

    by CBS/AP on Jan 21, 18:22

    Wearing pink, pointy-eared “pussyhats” to mock the new president, hundreds of thousands of women massed in the nation’s capital and cities around the globe Saturday to send Donald Trump an emphatic message that they won’t let his agenda go unchallenged over the next four years. As night fell on the East Coast, thousands of protesters […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Turkey fryer blamed for Colony Loop house fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 21, 18:13

    Slick, snowy roads made it difficult for emergency personnel to respond to a house fire Saturday. Shortly before 2 p.m., the Anchorage Fire Department issued a statement that 15 units had been dispatched to a home on the 2400 block of Colony Loop, where the fire was reported. According to firefighters at the scene, the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    ‘Profound sadness’: Board chair, athlete react to Dome collapse

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 21, 17:02

    Last updated at 4:50 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22. Events at The Dome have been postponed indefinitely after heavy snowfall caused the roof to collapse Saturday evening. The popular indoor sports facility was evacuated around 4 p.m. after the roof began to sag under the weight of the snow, according to Mike Martin, chairman of The […]