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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    State fire investigator takes stand on Day 5 of Sockeye Fire trial

    by Shannon Ballard on Apr 27, 19:15

    Memories of the 2015 Sockeye Fire were reignited Thursday, five days into the state’s case against the Anchorage couple accused of starting the destructive blaze — Greg Imig and Amy DeWitt. In recorded interviews, Imig repeatedly told fire investigators there was no way the more than 7,000 acre wildfire could have started on his property, but state […]

  • Energy

    Trump to sign order aimed at expanding offshore drilling

    by Associated Press on Apr 27, 17:11

    President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Friday that could lead to the future expansion of drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. The order will direct his interior secretary to review a plan that dictates which locations are open to offshore drilling. It’s Trump’s latest effort to dismantle his predecessor’s environmental legacy and […]

  • US/World

    Latest: Tillerson says China asked North Korea to stop nuke tests

    by Associated Press on Apr 27, 16:06

    The Latest on tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local): 6:35 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says China has asked North Korea to conduct no further nuclear tests. Tillerson says China also told the U.S. that it had informed North Korea “that if they did conduct further nuclear tests, China would be […]

  • Alaska News

    Adopt-a-Sailor: Juneau encourages locals to host crew members arriving on Navy ship

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 27, 12:12

    The U.S. Navy’s USS O’Kane and its 330 crew members will be arriving in Alaska’s capital May 13 and will stick around until May 18. On Thursday, the city and borough encouraged some of its 32,739 residents to host a visiting sailor. The O’Kane’s homeport is in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and is described as a 505-foot Arleigh Burke-class […]

  • Marijuana News

    US Postal Service blocks Juneau pot farm from shipping tax money to Anchorage

    by Lauren Maxwell on Apr 27, 9:19

      James Barret owns Rainforest Farms, Juneau’s first legal marijuana retailer. Because he grows marijuana he has to pay monthly taxes to the state. The trouble is, the only place he can pay them is in Anchorage. Recently, the Alaska State Department of Revenue set up a post office box so Barrett could mail his […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage municipality shows residents options for fixing Chester Creek flooding

    by Daniella Rivera on Apr 27, 8:43

    The Municipality of Anchorage is one step closer to solving a flooding problem that residents who live in the Chester Creek area have been dealing with for years. Periodically, often in winter, Chester Creek floods at Arctic Boulevard near 18th Avenue, which affects the bike path and nearby homes. Flooding events also impact part of […]

  • Military

    2 US troops killed in eastern Afghanistan

    by Associated Press on Apr 27, 7:26

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Pentagon says two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan overnight Wednesday. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis says they were killed during an operation against the Afghanistan-based Islamic State group in Nangahar Province in the eastern part of the country. He says the U.S. is gathering further details. The U.S. has been […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage homeowners to see property tax increase

    by Bonney Bowman on Apr 26, 19:26

    Anchorage homeowners will have to budget a little more to pay their property taxes. The municipal assembly voted 9 to 2 to increase the mill levy at Tuesday night’s meeting. The mill levy is used to calculate the amount a person owes in taxes. Amy Demboski and Fred Dyson were the two assembly members who […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Bear-resistant trash cans now available in Anchorage

    by Lauren Maxwell on Apr 26, 18:27

    The Government Hill neighborhood that’s had a long history with problem bears is finally getting something residents say they’ve wanted: bear-resistant trash cans. The trash cans weren’t available two summers ago when a black bear with three cubs made regular visits to the neighborhood, attracting huge crowds in the process. The bears were eventually put […]

  • Business/Economy

    Alaska Air beats 1Q profit forecasts

    by Associated Press on Apr 26, 15:33

    SEATTLE (AP) – Alaska Air Group Inc. (ALK) on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $99 million. On a per-share basis, the Seattle-based company said it had net income of 79 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $1.05 per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of nine analysts […]

  • Business/Economy

    For $425, Nordstrom will sell you a pair of dirty jeans

    by Associated Press on Apr 26, 15:20

    NEW YORK (AP) – Department store Nordstrom is getting dragged through the mud on social media for selling a pair of dirty-looking jeans for $425. The department store chain says the five-pocket, button-fly dirty denim pants — dubbed PRPS Barracuda straight-legged jeans — are “heavily distressed” and “embody rugged, Americana workwear that’s seen some hard-working action with […]

  • Business/Economy

    Retailers struggling through their toughest year in a decade

    by CBS News on Apr 26, 13:26

    After a subpar holiday season, U.S. brick-and-mortar retailers are off to an even more cheerless year, with 14 having already having declared bankruptcy in 2017. Women’s clothing label Bebe is the latest casualty, announcing on Friday it would close all 175 stores and liquidate its inventory. The news followed bankruptcy filings by Payless, H.H. Gregg, BCBG […]

  • Education

    Trump order seeks to limit federal role in K-12 education

    by Associated Press on Apr 26, 11:03

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that aims to reduce the federal government’s role in K-12 education. Trump is giving Education Secretary Betsy DeVos 300 days to identify where Washington has overstepped its legal authority in education issues. The secretary will then be able to modify and repeal regulations and […]

  • Alaska News

    Southeast Alaska hatchery to reopen with new owner

    by Associated Press on Apr 26, 6:58

    PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) – A hatchery in a small southeast Alaska community that closed down under a mountain of debt in 2014 has been purchased by a nonprofit organization that plans to produce chum and Chinook salmon at the site. KFSK-FM reported he state foreclosed on the Gunnuk Creek hatchery’s $22 million debt and put […]

  • News

    Antarctica’s penguins are in trouble, new report shows

    by CBS News on Apr 25, 21:39

    In the rapidly warming Antarctic, two species of penguins are in dramatic decline. That’s the news out of a new study published by Oceanites, a nonprofit organization that closely monitors penguins and other Antarctic seabirds, in collaboration with researchers from NASA and Stony Brook University in New York. Relying on satellite photos and on-the-ground analysis […]

  • News

    ‘Fearless’ feline hangs out with rattlesnake

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 25, 21:33

    Authorities in Texas are calling this feline “fearless” after it was pictured inches away from a rattlesnake. The Laguna Vista Police Department posted an image of the pair late last week on its Facebook page alongside a warning to residents of the South Texas town about rattlesnakes following a spotting. “LV Residents, earlier today Laguna […]

  • Military

    Northern Edge to go ahead, along with continued community concern

    by Bonney Bowman on Apr 25, 19:26

    The Navy got the green light for Northern Edge 17, just days before the training exercise is scheduled to start. Northern Edge is scheduled to start May 1. It involves the Navy, Army, Air Force and Marines, training in the Gulf of Alaska and areas of the Interior. The National Marine Fisheries Service issued two […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Melting snow uncovers Anchorage’s major pet waste problem

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 25, 17:37

    The signs of spring are evident at Taku Lake in Anchorage: birds chirping in the trees, a thin layer of ice melting on the lake and dog waste everywhere. “Right on the edge of the water. That’s where kids are going to be swimming,” David Jensen said. He volunteers his time picking up after other […]

  • News

    Officer in passenger-dragging incident tells his side of the story

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Apr 25, 17:18

    CHICAGO – The physician who was dragged off a United Airlines (UAL) flight in Chicago this month was verbally and physically abusive, and flailing his arms before he lost his balance and struck his mouth on an armrest, according to the aviation officer who pulled the man out of his seat. The Chicago Department of […]

  • US/World

    U.S., North Korea face off in high-stakes game of chicken

    by CBS News on Apr 25, 16:45

    BEIJING — North Korea conducted a large-scale, live-fire military drill on Tuesday morning in yet another show of force. It was part of celebrations marking the 85th anniversary of the founding of the country’s military. While the North fired weapons near the east coast of the Korean Peninsula, the U.S. and South Korea conducted drills […]