Spenard Tattoo show features more than 100 works by 40 local artists
ANCHORAGE – In the last few years, skulls have seen a surge in popularity. You’ve seen them on everything from clothing to accessories to people’s skin.
Friday night one local tattoo parlor hosted a cultural celebration of the cranium.
Photojournalist John Thain introduces us to its skeleton crew.
Spenard Tattoo‘s exhibition included more than 100 works by 40 local artists. It will be on display through the end of October.
Museum exhibit shows off Alaska’s footwear
by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 06, 0:50
ANCHORAGE – In Alaska, shoes are much more than what we wear on our feet; they’re how we deal with the elements. Each pair share a different story of where they’ve been and who has worn them. An exhibit at the Anchorage Museum is sure to please shoe lovers. It’s called “Footnotes: Shoes with Stories […]
Superstars shine at halftime show
by Heather Hintze on Oct 02, 22:51
PALMER – At the Mat Valley Dance Studio in Palmer it’s not about being the best; it’s about trying your best. Part of the Superstars dance team hit the floor to rehearse for a performance at Palmer High School. “If you listen to the words it says ‘We’re superstars. We are who we are.’ The song symbolizes […]
Anchorage man sentenced to 9 years for armed bank robbery
by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 03, 13:34
An Anchorage man was sentenced to 9 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to robbing a local bank and threatening a bank teller with a gun. James Surrells, 44, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Ralph R. Beistline to serve 108 months in prison for robbing the First National Bank of Alaska on Northern Lights […]
Buddy Holly plane crash investigation to be reopened?
by CBS News/Associated Press on Mar 03, 12:11
The National Transportation Safety Board has agreed to consider reopening the investigation into the Iowa plane crash that killed musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, and pilot Roger Peterson. The Globe Gazette reports that the board has agreed to consider another investigation after receiving a letter from L.J. Coon, an experienced pilot from New […]
Prehistoric tool found in Sitka landslide
by Shannon Kemp on Mar 03, 11:56
Two hydrologists taking geological samples from the site of a landslide in Sitka made an unexpected discovery — what appeared at first to be a “cool weathered rock” instead turned out to be a prehistoric hammer. Sitka Ranger District hydrologist Marty Becker and Tongass Forest Supervisors Office hydrologist K.K. Prussian were collecting rock samples in […]
Voter registration deadline looms for Anchorage election
by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 03, 11:46
Anchorage residents have until Sunday, March 8 to register to vote in the April municipal election. Residents must be at least 18 years old on Election Day — April 7 — for their vote to count. This Sunday is also the last day you can update your voter information, according to a release from the municipality. […]
House votes to fund Department of Homeland Security through September
by Jake Miller / CBS News on Mar 03, 11:42
They came, they saw, they blinked. The House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday funding the Department of Homeland Security through the end of September, effectively ending a congressional standoff that nearly shut the department down at the end of last week. The bill, identical to a measure that passed the Senate last Friday, passed […]
David Petraeus enters plea deal with Justice Department
by CBS News/Associated Press on Mar 03, 11:26
The U.S. Department of Justice announced in a statement that former CIA director and top U.S. general in Afghanistan and Iraq, David Petraeus, has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials. Petraeus will now be able to avoid a trial over whether he gave classified materials to his mistress and biographer, Paula Broadwell, while […]
Travel Tuesday takes to New Orleans
by Daybreak Staff on Mar 03, 11:15
If you can’t wait any longer for those warmer temperatures, a flight to New Orleans for spring break might be in order. Daybreak Travel Guru Scott McMurren is already there. He joined the Daybreak crew via Skype Tuesday morning to share some of his experiences down south, should you want to follow his lead. Alaska Airlines recently […]
Mat-Su Valley high-speed chase ends with suspect up a tree
by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 03, 10:47
An Alaska State Trooper car chase ended with a suspect hiding in a cottonwood tree Monday. Troopers first spotted 38-year-old Jason Rose driving a blue Jeep Cherokee along the Palmer-Wasilla Highway around 5:30 p.m. Rose had three outstanding warrants for his arrest, and when troopers tried to pull him over he fled, leading troopers on […]