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  • Arts & Entertainment

    AK Art: New Arc of Anchorage studio aims to spark community involvement

    by Hope Miller on Jul 29, 16:41

    Art in all forms is encouraged at the Arc of Anchorage’s new downtown studio and gallery. For 38-year-old Monica McLeod, it’s painting and origami. Thursday afternoon, she sat at a table in the studio and gingerly folded a patterned piece of paper until a crane emerged. Christopher Vance, 43, says he enjoys drawing when he’s […]

  • Local

    Driver killed in Seward Highway collision was intoxicated, police say

    by Hope Miller on Jul 29, 16:30

    A 29-year-old Whittier woman had twice the legal limit of alcohol in her blood when she was killed in a March Seward Highway vehicle collision, the Anchorage Police Department announced Tuesday. Salafai Carol Iosefa, a volunteer firefighter with the Whittier Fire Department, was traveling southbound in the northbound lane in her Honda Civic near Potter […]

  • State

    Authorities investigate fatal Old Richardson Highway collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 29, 15:43

    One man was killed and another sustained serious injuries following a head-on collision near North Pole on the Old Richardson Highway Tuesday morning, authorities said. Around 7:15 a.m., Alaska State Troopers were contacted about a two-vehicle crash between a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban and a 2008 Ford F350 on the highway near Sky Ranch Road at […]

  • US/World

    Obama expands sanctions on Russia, this time with European support

    by Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News on Jul 29, 14:44

    President Obama announced Tuesday that the U.S. is once again moving to impose fresh sanctions on Russia as a consequence for its continued support of separatists in eastern Ukraine. The new sanctions, which target the defense, energy and financial sectors of the Russian economy, will have an “even bigger bite” than those imposed in the […]

  • Local

    New refuge manager begins job in Bethel

    by Associated Press on Jul 29, 14:01

    The massive Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge has a new manager from Louisiana to oversee nearly 20 million acres of wetlands, river and tundra habitat in Alaska. Neil Lalonde had not been to Alaska until he stepped off a ferry earlier this summer. KYUK (http://is.gd/pWhVwr) says Lalonde has been on his new job for just […]

  • DayBreak

    Travel Tuesday: Low fares for frequent flyers

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 29, 13:43

    When it comes to airfare, travel guru Scott McMurren says there’s one guaranteed way to save. “The frequent-flyer game is a big deal, especially as we roll into the last half of the year,” McMurren said. From bonus miles to annual fees, he has a few tips for navigating the world of frequent-flyer programs. Consider […]

  • Local

    Man rescued from Chena River in Fairbanks

    by Associated Press on Jul 29, 13:01

    A man had to be rescued after being swept down the Chena River in strong currents. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/ZMHAGc) the unidentified man jumped into the river just before 9 p.m. Monday. Witnesses said he couldn’t swim back to shore because of the strong current. City and university fire departments responded, and found […]

  • Local

    Wasilla’s baseball season ends with rule violation

    by KTVA Sports on Jul 29, 12:42

    Wasilla’s summer baseball season ended with a win. Usually that’s good sign. Not Monday. Despite a 2-1 victory over Juneau in an elimination round of the Alaska Legion Baseball tournament, Wasilla will head home. On Sunday it was discovered an ineligible player was on the roster: Monday’s game was null and void. The player in […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, July 29

    by Brett Shepard on Jul 29, 10:49

    Expect clearing skies in Southcentral today: Overall, the rest of the week is looking very nice. Into the southeast, skies will be cloudy with rain at times. In the Interior, skies will be clearing throughout the day. On the North Slope, skies will be mostly to partly cloudy. Out west, the weather will be beautiful […]

  • Local

    Food Bank seeks donations after spike in users

    by Associated Press on Jul 29, 9:27

    The Food Bank of Alaska is asking for donations after seeing a spike in users. The bank purchased nearly 40,000 pound of bulk food, but needs more. The bank provides food to more than 100 partners that serve people in Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and 200 partners across the state. Last year, agencies served […]

  • Local

    Children adrift in boat in Alaska rescued

    by Associated Press on Jul 29, 8:03

    Three children have been rescued after going adrift in their family’s small boat in a southeast Alaska harbor. The Coast Guard says the boys were wearing life jackets and stayed calm after going adrift in the skiff Monday in Saxman Harbor near Ketchikan. Water conditions were calm. Ketchikan police notified the Coast Guard that the […]

  • State

    State continues crackdown on Medicaid fraud

    by Kate McPherson on Jul 28, 23:22

    Medicaid fraud costs the state of Alaska $45 million a year, and that’s just a conservative estimate according to Andrew Peterson, assistant attorney general and director of Alaska’s Medicaid Control Fraud Unit. The FBI says up to 10 percent of claims made to Medicaid are fraudulent. Peterson is currently prosecuting the case of Anchorage physician […]

  • Crime

    Citizen DUI task force helps police make dozens of arrests

    by Joe Vigil on Jul 28, 21:34

    The more you drink and drive, the more likely it is that you’re going to run into the citizen DUI task force on Anchorage streets. The problem for drunk drivers is they will never see volunteers coming because they use their own cars to help police track down offenders. Task force members call 911 if […]

  • US/World

    U.S. says Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

    by CBS/AP on Jul 28, 20:35

    In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach “a very serious matter” and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time. The treaty confrontation comes at a highly strained time between President Barack Obama and […]

  • Crime

    Wasilla man indicted for growing pot

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 20:03

    A grand jury has indicted a Wasilla man for growing 50 pot plants in his home. Todd M. Bergeron, 50, was arrested earlier this month when Alaska State Troopers and investigators served a search warrant on his home, according to AST dispatch. Authorities found he had a 50-plant commercial marijuana grow and that he tried […]

  • Local

    In wake of Sandy Hook, Anchorage schools get safety improvements

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jul 28, 19:50

    It’s been nearly two years since a gunman walked into an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, and killed 26 people, including 20 children. It was a wake-up call for school districts across the country. In a couple of weeks, Anchorage students will be heading back to school. This year, there will be an added layer […]

  • Local

    Pro-marijuana legalization ads hit People Mover busses

    by Charlo Greene on Jul 28, 18:58

    It’s what the “Big Marijuana. Big Mistake. Vote No on 2″ campaign warned about: Pro-pot advertising has hit the streets of Anchorage. “We should all be concerned that this is exactly what will happen in a commercialized industry,” said Kristina Woolston. “Their message to our youth is that it is safe to use marijuana.” Woolston, […]

  • US/World

    TSA wants to pay you for help

    by Dave Leval on Jul 28, 17:31

    It’s one of the biggest hassles of flying out of town: Waiting to go through the security checkpoint at the airport. The TSA is offering to pay you at least $5,000 if you know how to shorten the wait. It’s part of a contest that features other cash prizes. KTVA caught up with Gamble Gilbertson at […]

  • US/World

    Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

    by Associated Press on Jul 28, 16:16

    Sarah Palin is starting her own subscription-based online network. The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a “direct connection” for the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate with her supporters, bypassing media filters. Palin says she oversees all content posted to the channel. This will include her own […]

  • State

    SeaLife Center welcomes new Steller sea lion pup

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 16:01

    The Alaska SeaLife Center has announced a new addition to their family. Steller sea lion mom, Eden, gave birth to a nearly 38-pound male pup July 20, the center said in a statement. The pup is successfully nursing and doing well, but won’t be available for public viewing for a few months. Eden, 14, and […]