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  • State

    After power outage, Tuluksak families get turkey donation

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 26, 22:50

    Families that lost tons of meat after a power outage in Tuluksak will now have a turkey on the table for Thanksgiving. The community of nearly 400 went without electricity for an extended period of time following a power plant failure. Because of the warm temperatures, many people weren’t able to keep their subsistence meat frozen. […]

  • Local

    Anchorage Animal Control: dogs seized from Girdwood regaining health

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 26, 18:10

    A dozen emaciated dogs taken from a Girdwood kennel are getting healthier, says Anchorage Animal Care and Control. Two weeks after Animal Control seized the dogs from Girdwood, the center released photos of two of the huskies. “Per Dr. Myra Wilson, Anchorage Animal Care and Control veterinarian and director, the 12 huskies in AACCC’s custody […]

  • Crime

    13-year-old sets fire in Juneau’s Merchants Wharf building

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 26, 17:01

    A 13-year-old in Juneau has been found responsible for starting a fire at the Merchants Wharf building Monday night. At around 9:40 p.m., Capital City Fire and Rescue and two Juneau Police Department officers responded to a fire at the building, which has been victim to recurring arson activity. In a release, JPD says five […]

  • Crime

    Alaskan actor found guilty of attempted murder of 2 brothers

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 26, 15:56

    A jury has found a 47-year-old Kiana man, known for his role in the film “On the Ice,” guilty of shooting two brothers and stealing their boat in September 2012, authorities say. Tuesday, Teddy K. Smith was found guilty of two counts of first-degree attempted murder, two counts of first-degree robbery, two counts of second-degree theft and […]

  • Crime

    Humane Society offers reward in Anchorage animal cruelty case

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 26, 13:39

    The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward up to $5,000 for information in connection with a dog’s death in which the pit bull was found hanging from a tree with his throat slashed. The dog, named Snoop, was discovered in the woods near East 20th Avenue and Rosemary Street Oct. 10 after […]

  • DayBreak

    Quilting for a cause

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 26, 12:47

    A group of Alaskans are going above and beyond to give back to Alaska’s kids this holiday season. The Friends of Alaska CASA is raising money through its 18th annual Silent Quilt Auction this weekend. Quilt auction founder and event organizer Debby Hudson joined Daybreak on the couch Wednesday to talk about how the community […]

  • Local

    Police identify homeless man found dead in South Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 26, 11:09

    Police have released the name of a man, believed to have been homeless, who was found dead under a bridge in South Anchorage earlier this month. The body of Donald Eugene Lentz, 62, of Anchorage, was discovered by police on Nov. 15 near the intersection of Dimond Boulevard and Arctic Boulevard, according to a statement from […]

  • Crime

    Feds seize multiple properties, $1.5M in illegal drugs

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 26, 10:48

    A man is facing felony charges following a seizure of about 500 grams of methamphetamine and 5 kilograms of cocaine, according to the Alaska U.S. Attorney’s Office. Thursday, a grand jury indicted 53-year-old Steven Bradley Powell charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and one count of money laundering conspiracy. The […]

  • Local

    Vehicle leaves Parks Highway, strikes musher and sled dogs near Willow

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 25, 21:48

    Last updated Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 9 a.m. Musher Karin Hendrickson is in the hospital with a broken back and leg after a car veered off the Parks Highway Tuesday night and hit the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race veteran and her sled dogs. She was taken to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center and later transported to […]

  • Local

    Troopers identify drivers in fatal Sterling Highway crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 25, 19:29

    Last updated Wednesday, Nov. 26 One person is dead and others injured in a Tuesday evening vehicle collision on the Sterling Highway. At about 5:40 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash at Mile 145 of the highway, in the Happy Valley area, said AST spokeswoman Megan Peters in an email. According to a […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Delta increasing flights to Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 25, 12:26

    “When airlines compete, the customer wins.” Sound familiar? It’s one of the many mantras of Daybreak’s travel guru Scott McMurren. He stopped by the studio to talk about how Delta Air Lines is looking to step up its game in the Alaska. New spring offerings coming from Delta Air Lines: Anchorage May 15: Five flights […]

  • DayBreak

    Seeing the Alaska Zoo in a different light

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 25, 11:00

    With less than 6.5 hours of daylight to enjoy every day, there’s one boardwalk lighting up to add a little magic for its year-round residents. The Alaska Zoo Lights are bigger, brighter and more beautiful than ever before. Eileen Floyd with the Alaska Zoo joined Daybreak Tuesday morning to talk about the winter tradition. Floyd […]

  • State

    Federal judge halts EPA’s action against Pebble mine project

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 24, 19:17

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to protect Bristol Bay have been temporarily halted. A federal judge ruled Monday in favor of the Pebble Mine’s efforts to block the EPA. The court granted the Pebble Limited Partnership a preliminary injunction, which prevents the EPA from taking any further steps in the 404(c) review. Announced in […]

  • Crime

    Wasilla man sentenced to 7-plus years in prison for heroin trafficking conspiracy

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 24, 15:58

    A 38-year-old Wasilla man was sentenced to 7.5 years in federal prison for the part he played in a heroin trafficking conspiracy. Baretta Faatafuga pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute more than 1.6 kilograms of heroin, with a street value of $550,000, around the Anchorage area, according to a statement from the Alaska U.S. Attorney’s […]

  • State

    1 seriously injured in Parks Highway crash near Talkeetna

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 24, 14:45

    Last updated Tuesday, Nov. 25 A woman was flown to Anchorage for treatment after she suffered serious injuries in a head-on collision along the Parks Highway Monday afternoon, Alaska State Troopers say. Esther C. Serikaku, 49, was driving north when she lost control of her Subaru Outback, crossed the center line and collided with a southbound […]

  • Teacher of the Week

    Teacher of the Week: John Bruce

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 24, 10:37

    You wouldn’t consider these seventh-grade algebra students football fanatics. But you can bet they know who the defending Super Bowl champions are. In a way, Seattle Seahawks fan John Bruce is like coach in the classroom, teaching his students ways to use math in the real world. “Kids always ask you, ‘why are we doing […]

  • Photo Gallery

    Photo Gallery: Dall sheep along Seward Highway

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 24, 7:11

  • Local

    Thanksgiving Blessing expects to feed 11,000 in Southcentral

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 23, 18:03

    This Thanksgiving will be a reason to celebrate for many local families, thanks to the Food Bank of Alaska and neighborhood volunteers. This year’s Thanksgiving Blessing project — one of the area’s biggest food drives for the holidays – is expected to feed more than 11,000 families around Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley. Tons of donations […]

  • Local

    Anchorage Fire Department holds deep-fried turkey safety demo

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 23, 13:30

    Thanksgiving is around the corner. For many residents, deep-fried turkey is on the planned menu. Anchorage Fire Department battalion chief Mark Hall says deep fryer fires are responsible for about $15 million in damage to homes. Hall and other firefighters from the department held a demonstration Saturday of what could happen if deep frying a […]

  • Crime

    Downtown street party, multiple shootings overnight keep Anchorage police busy

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 23, 12:00

    The video above may contain inappropriate content. Anchorage police responded to multiple incidents early Sunday morning, including an unruly street party and two isolated shootings. Downtown street party The first occurred at around 2:30 a.m., according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department. Police responded to a call that shots had been fired in the […]