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Assembly approves new burglar alarm policy

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Landowner continues legal battle with City of Palmer

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Former Merrill Field control tower set to reopen as tourist attraction

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Alaska Supreme Court affirms judge suspension

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Anchorage police locate missing teen

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    Assembly approves new burglar alarm policy

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 13, 18:12

    The Anchorage Assembly is laying down new rules when it comes to burglar alarms. A new policy will save home and business owners some money, but it will actually cost the police. Before now, if you had a burglar alarm, you had to register it every year with the Anchorage Police Department. You received a fine […]

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    Landowner continues legal battle with City of Palmer

    by Kate McPherson on Sep 13, 13:40

    A seven-year legal battle between Palmer resident Ray Briggs and the City of Palmer continues. As the 68-year-old Vitenam veteran battles lung cancer, he says the City of Palmer has unconstitutionally taken his land. “I’ve got roughly a year and half to live,” Briggs said. “The city said they are going to take it one […]

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    Former Merrill Field control tower set to reopen as tourist attraction

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 12, 21:27

    Crews were putting the final touches on the old Merrill Field Control Tower Cab Friday in preparation for it’s new role as a tourist attraction. The tower was used for years at Merrill Field to safely manage incoming and outgoing flights. The two-story structure now sits at the Alaska Aviation Museum, which is slated to […]

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    Alaska Supreme Court affirms judge suspension

    by Associated Press on Sep 12, 14:15

    The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday agreed with a recommendation to suspend a Palmer District Court judge for 45 days without pay. The ruling is a response to a recommendation by the Alaska Commission on Judicial Conduct regarding the suspension of Judge William Estelle. The commission criticized Estelle for signing affidavits claiming payments for cases […]

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    Anchorage police locate missing teen

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 12, 11:28

    Update: Madeline has been found and is safe, police said around 1 p.m. The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating a 16-year-old girl. Authorities say there is concern for Madeline Evans’ well-being. The teenager was last seen leaving a Government Hill home Wednesday afternoon, driving a red Mini Cooper with specialty license […]

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    Anchorage firefighter honored along with 9/11 first responders

    by Kate McPherson on Sep 12, 7:01

    An Anchorage Fire Department captain who died in the line of duty is now part of the Alaska Fallen Firefighter Memorial, which is located at Station 1. Senior Capt. Jeff Bayless worked as a firefighter for two decades and was based at Station 11 in Eagle River. “We miss him terribly, his passing left a […]

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    AWAIC says domestic violence in Alaska deserves attention

    by Bonney Bowman on Sep 11, 23:23

    Domestic violence has been in national conversation this week after video of suspended football player Ray Rice, knocking out his then-fiance, went viral. Suzi Pearson, executive director of Abused Women’s Aid In Crisis, says talking about this taboo subject is the only way to prevent it from happening. Programs like the Green Dot encourage bystander intervention, which […]

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    In Anchorage, it’s now easier to find lost pets

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 11, 22:20

    The Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center is making it easier than ever to locate lost pets and adopt new ones on the computer. The center recently added a number of new features to its website that will allow people to post descriptions and pictures of their missing pets. Animal Control spokesperson Brooke Taylor says the center has […]

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    Anchorage pizzeria picks up tab for military members

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 11, 18:58

    Members of the U.S. military put their lives on the line daily to protect our nation. Today, one pizza chain said “thank-you” for their service. Personnel from Joint Base Elmendorf–Richardson lined up at Pizza Studio in Anchorage. They got to choose the various items they wanted on their pizzas. And the best part is they didn’t have to pay […]

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    Stair challenge commemorates 9/11

    by Heather Hintze on Sep 11, 18:34

    It’s not just a day at the gym for Anchorage firefighters; it’s a day to remember. They put on their full turnout gear, helmet, boots and air pack and climbed on a StairMaster, each step in memory of those who gave their lives saving others 13 years ago. “This is just a time of remembrance […]

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    Bomb threat closes 4th Avenue courthouses

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 11, 14:43

    Superior Court is closed for the day following a bomb threat that evacuated the Nesbett Courthouse on 825 W. Fourth Ave. The courthouses have been cleared of all threat and all surrounding streets have been reopened, say police. Anchorage Police Department and Alaska State Troopers evacuated Nesbett Courthouse after the report of a bomb threat […]

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    Sheraton employees, supporters rally for better working conditions

    by Kate McPherson on Sep 10, 23:21

    Sheraton employees and their supporters rallied once again outside of the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel, calling on management to negotiate new contracts that provide higher wages and better working conditions. The battle between the union and hotel management has continued since negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement fell apart in early 2009. “I don’t give […]

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    Wildlife center keeps close watch on flood outlook

    by Heather Hintze on Sep 10, 22:03

    Elk at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center are sitting on a piece of waterfront property. High tides of more than 30 feet, combined with the rain, pushed water into low-lying areas. “It’s hard for the water to naturally cycle back out into the Turnagain Arm,” said AWCC marketing director Scott Michaelis. “Between the rain and […]

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    Volunteers roll up sleeves for Day of Caring

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 10, 20:44

    More than 500 people rolled up their sleeves and got to work on Tuesday, but they weren’t exactly doing their regular jobs. They were volunteering their time for United Way’s Day of Caring. The annual corporate volunteer day is in its 21st year in Anchorage. According to United Way, the number of nonprofits that benefit continues […]

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    4-year-old Wasilla girl to receive heart transplant

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 10, 18:33

    Everyone who remembers what it was like to be a child knows that children like to play. Kennedy Miller-Robinson is no exception. The 4-year-old plays like any normal kid but, for Kennedy, it’s not as easy. “I need a break, sorry,” said Kennedy after jumping just three times on a trampoline. Her physical therapist Hilary Scheib says […]

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    Soldiers try for expert infantry badge

    by Bonney Bowman on Sep 10, 17:58

    The Expert Infantryman Badge is the mark of an expert soldier. Testing began Tuesday. More than 600 soldiers showed up to earn the coveted badge. They were put through an Army physical fitness test and land navigation courses. Spc. Jessey Braden was one of 350 soldiers who moved on to Wednesday’s round, which focused on combat skills. […]

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    Man hospitalized after falling from 2-story building

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 10, 16:14

    A man was injured after falling from a two-story building in midtown on Wednesday. According to the Anchorage Fire Department, a man sustained an injury after falling from a building located at 2606 C Street. He was transported to the hospital, says AFD. The severity of his injuries are unknown at this time. The Occupational Safety and Health […]

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    Woman injured in vehicle-wheelchair collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 10, 14:03

    A woman was hospitalized following a vehicle-wheelchair crash Wednesday afternoon. The collision, which occurred near the intersection of Maplewood Street and Northern Lights Boulevard, was first reported to police around 12:30 p.m., said Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Dani Myren. The condition of the woman, who was not identified, is unknown, Myren said. The crash was […]

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    Study predicts negative results for 6th-graders in middle school

    by Kate McPherson on Sep 10, 8:00

    The Anchorage School District held a public meeting Tuesday night at Central Middle School of Science to present the findings of a study into the performance of sixth-graders in middle school compared to sixth-graders in elementary school. The meeting is one of three being used to gauge whether Anchorage parents think it’s a good idea […]

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    Police identify man killed in pedestrian-SUV collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 10, 6:38

    A 36-year-old man has died following a pedestrian-vehicle collision in Fairview late Tuesday evening, authorities say. Arthur Mike was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Anchorage Police Department. His next-of-kin have been notified. An investigation by authorities revealed a Chevy Suburban, driven by 29-year-old Nita Akpik, was traveling southbound on Gambell Street when […]