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Faster than a Falcon: Kids, parents race to beat mascot in Mountain View 5K

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Injuries reported in two-vehicle Sand Lake area crash

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Construction worker remembered as one of dozens killed on the job in Alaska

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State fines assisted living home operator $75,000 after caretaker's death

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Making a halfway house a home: U.S. Attorney helps fix up Henry House

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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Faster than a Falcon: Kids, parents race to beat mascot in Mountain View 5K

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 30, 11:34

    Participants of the seventh-annual Faster Than a Falcon 5K run took off through Mountain View Saturday morning, hoping to win a special prize. The goal for racers each year is to beat a costumed “falcon” runner to the finish line for a special prize. This year’s “falcon” runner was dressed as a raven, who joked, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Injuries reported in two-vehicle Sand Lake area crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 29, 8:26

    Updated at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 29 Anchorage police and fire crews responded to a crash with injuries involving two vehicles near the intersection of Jewel Lake Road and Raspberry Road around 8 a.m. Friday. The northbound lanes of Jewel Lake Rd. were closed at Raspberry Road as crews worked to clear the scene. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Construction worker remembered as one of dozens killed on the job in Alaska

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 28, 20:39

    More than two dozen workers in Alaska were killed on the job in 2015. On Thursday, people gathered at the Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial to honor those men and women for Workers Memorial Day. “All I can say is that I will never forget Samuel, and you and your family and I vow and our staff vows […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    State fines assisted living home operator $75,000 after caretaker’s death

    by Daniella Rivera on Apr 28, 6:00

    The license holder for an Anchorage assisted living home, where a caretaker was killed by a patient last November, could have to pay tens of thousands of dollars in fines to the state. The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development said on November 6, 57-year-old Glenna Wyllie was working alone at Eye to Eye […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Making a halfway house a home: U.S. Attorney helps fix up Henry House

    by Eric Ruble on Apr 27, 19:44

    It’s easy to drive by the Henry House without noticing it. The nondescript exterior looks like many buildings on Third Avenue. But for the past decade, the inside of the building has witnessed the transformation of hundreds of men. Since 2006, the Henry family has been helping former prisoners and others get back on their […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    NTSB releases preliminary report on fatal Chugiak plane crash

    by KTVA 11 News on Apr 27, 10:45

    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a preliminary report Wednesday of their findings in the investigation of a plane crash that killed four people near Chugiak on April 20. The plane left the Birchwood Airport around 8:40 a.m., according to the NTSB, and the purpose was to perform aerial surveying and photography of the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    ‘We are patrolling the highway’ AST clarifies its coverage of Seward Highway

    by Daniella Rivera on Apr 27, 6:00

    Updated at 4:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 27 The Alaska State Troopers issued an update to the letter sent to Anchorage Police Chief Chris Tolley and provided to Girdwood residents at a recent meeting. The latest letter did not clearly differentiate between criminal and traffic-related coverage, and AST spokesperson Megan Peters acknowledged that troopers will […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Willow residents say recycling is good for the environment and the community

    by Melissa Frey on Apr 26, 20:44

    One Southcentral Alaska community is learning first hand what a big idea and some volunteers can do for a community, while working to send less trash to the Matanuska-Susitna Borough landfill by recycling locally first. It might be a gravel lot filled with trash most days, but on the second Saturday and last Tuesday of […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Thieves steal garage sale money, insulin supplies from single mom

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 26, 19:30

    Alaska State Troopers are investigating a string of car break-ins in a Knik-Goose Bay Road neighborhood. In the four years she’s lived in Victoria Estates, Amber Doyle said she’s always felt safe. “It’s a perfect neighborhood. My kids can go and play. I don’t worry about them,” Doyle said. “There’s times I’ve left my doors […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Condition of southeast Alaska bear mauling victim improves

    by Associated Press on Apr 26, 17:25

    The university professor mauled while leading a mountaineering class in southeast Alaska continues to improve. Forest Wagner has been upgraded to fair condition at Providence Alaska Medical Center. The University of Alaska Southeast also says in a Tuesday release that the 35-year-old Wagner has been moved from intensive care to the orthopedic care unit. Wagner […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Girdwood residents upset with AST decision not to patrol dangerous stretch of Seward Highway

    by Daniella Rivera on Apr 26, 7:02

    Monday, the Girdwood Board of Supervisors voted to adopt an additional property tax to pay for police protection. Last week, Proposition 9 passed by three votes, giving Girdwood officials the ability to levy taxes on residents. But with the Alaska State Troopers pulling out at the end of June, they’ll will only need to pay […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Unemployment rate up in Anchorage, oil and gas, construction jobs lost

    by Bonney Bowman on Apr 25, 18:27

    More people were unemployed in Anchorage in March than the same time last year, according to the latest Anchorage Employment Report. That report was released by the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation Monday. The report shows the March 2016 unemployment rate was 5.6 percent, up 0.4 percent from March 2015. Overall, Anchorage has lost 100 jobs from […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Update: Troopers identify people killed in Seward Highway collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 25, 6:41

    Last updated at 10:13 a.m. on Monday, April 25 Alaska State Troopers have identified the people killed in the collision as 36-year-old Jackson Moore and 25-year-old Cherise James, both of Kasilof. James was the Subaru driver and Moore was the passenger, the agency said. Original story Alaska State Troopers responded to a wreck at Mile […]

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    Municipality continues to call for funding to improve Anchorage’s crumbling port

    by Eric Ruble on Apr 24, 18:35

    Aside from terminal additions in the 1970s, the Port of Anchorage has largely remained the same in the 54 years since the first dock was finished. A journey underneath the port — to both the terminals constructed in 1962 and the ‘70s — reveals the dilapidated state of the structure. “In many cases, the welds start […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Young Alaskans raise money to provide shoes for third-world countries

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 24, 11:44

    A group of young Alaskans has been raising money to protect the feet of those in third-world countries. The Eagle River Bear Mountain Leos — part of the Lion’s Clubs organization — raised $2,000 to buy 88 unique pairs of shoes from The Shoes That Grow. The shoes can be expanded to grow five sizes […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Wasilla woman killed in second fatal crash on Friday

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 23, 17:34

    Two fatal crashes were reported within hours of each other Friday, according to Alaska State Troopers. One of the crashes involved three vehicles and claimed the life of a driver and a passenger. Another crash occurred on point Mackenzie Road, and claimed the life of the only driver involved. Troopers were notified of the Point […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Alaska mother comes to terms with son’s unexpected death through organ donation

    by Lauren Maxwell on Apr 22, 21:28

    It may be hard to think of any good coming out of a tragedy like a sudden death, but one Eagle River mom has found a way to help her come to terms with the sudden death of her 32-year-old son. Cindy Johnson said donating his organs has helped her to feel that her son, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Fiddlers highlight traditional tunes at Native Youth Olympics

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 22, 21:15

    The Native Youth Olympics aren’t just about athletes connecting to their culture through sports; some kids use music to get back to their roots. On Friday, the Young Native Fiddlers took the stage at the UAA Alaska Airlines Center, their first time performing at NYO. “It’s a really cool experience,” said Leniel Hafford. “There’s a […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Inmate found dead at Anchorage Correctional Complex

    by Associated Press on Apr 21, 17:08

    A 36-year-old inmate has been found dead at the Anchorage Correctional Complex. Department of Corrections officials say in a release that Brian Pinkerton was found dead just before 7 a.m. Thursday. He had a full medical examination on Wednesday that didn’t indicate anything bad. An autopsy will be conducted, but officials say preliminary reports didn’t […]

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    Police identify person killed in East Anchorage multi-vehicle crash

    by KTVA 11 News on Apr 21, 3:20

    Last updated at 3:20 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 On Thursday, the Anchorage Police Department identified the person killed in the crash as 39-year-old Charles Martin. His next of kin has been notified. Original story Police have confirmed one person was killed in a collision involving at least four vehicles Wednesday morning at the intersection of […]