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    Ship Creek development moves forward

    by Kate McPherson on Jul 22, 23:13

    Ship Creek is a step closer to being developed after the Anchorage Assembly unanimously approved the framework plan Tuesday night. The approval makes way for more detailed studies and plans to be completed in preparation of Phase 1. The initial development will focus on connecting the Ship Creek area to downtown by joining the Costal […]

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    Anchorage police locate missing man with special needs

    by Hope Miller on Jul 22, 21:57

    Update: Police were able to locate Immingan late Tuesday evening.  “He was found safe, but disoriented,” on a park bench near 33rd Avenue and C Street, police said in a statement. The Anchorage Police Department is looking for a 58-year-old special-needs adult who went missing Tuesday evening. Carter Immingan was last seen around 6:30 p.m. on […]

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    Effort takes off to improve security at Merrill Field

    by Dave Leval on Jul 22, 21:47

    It’s relatively easy to get out to Merrill Field and get an up-close look at all the airplanes there. It may not be that way much longer. The Anchorage Assembly approved a request Tuesday night to apply for a nearly $2.4 million federal grant and a $78,125 state grant. The combined nearly $2.5 million would be […]

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    JBER named one of the best bases in U.S.

    by Hope Miller on Jul 22, 17:30

    Anchorage has quite a bit to offer, which is why Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson was named one of the best bases in the U.S. JBER was ranked the fourth best U.S. Air Force base in the nation by the Air Force Times. A study looked at a variety of factors, including quality of schools, the local economy, […]

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    Cemetery pushes for interactive, digital memorials

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 22, 16:59

    The Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery may soon turn headstones and name plaques into interactive memorials. While a name and life span etched in stone can only tell you so much about a person, a little square called a QR code can tell you so much more. With a barcode-scanning app, one needs only to hold […]

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    Juneau-area harbor getting an update

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 11:14

    Work is scheduled to begin in October on an update to a Juneau-area harbor. Statter Harbor, at Auke Bay, is set to get a sea walk, picnic pavilion and added parking. The idea is to provide a park-like feel once construction is complete. This fall, plans call for hauling sand and rock to the site […]

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    Alaska National Guard rescues Kobuk River rafter

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 7:27

    The Alaska Air National Guard has rescued a hiker who had been rafting down the Kobuk River when his raft overturned in the Gates of the Arctic National Park. Capt. John Romspert with the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center says the man contacted the National Park Service with a personal locator beacon able to transmit text […]

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    Paratroopers jump into training mode

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 21, 19:58

    More than 400 paratroopers filled the skies over Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Monday. It was part of a joint training event with members of the U.S Air Force from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii. Two C-17s were sent up to Alaska to train with the 4-25 airborne combat […]

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    Municipality of Anchorage prepares for deficit in 2015

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jul 21, 19:29

    After a $13 million surplus this year, the Municipality of Anchorage is preparing for a multimillion deficit next year. Right now, it’s too early in the budgeting process to pinpoint how departments could be impacted. But Anchorage Assembly Member and Chair of the Budget/Finance Committee Elvi Gray-Jackson is preparing for possible cuts. Meanwhile, the municipality is […]

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    Funeral held for woman who gave birth in coma

    by Associated Press on Jul 21, 13:33

    A funeral has been held in Bethel for a local woman who gave birth while in a coma after spending most of her pregnancy as clinically brain-dead. KYUK (http://is.gd/wtzCYk ) says the family of 29-year-old Jessie Ayagalria also is holding an ongoing fundraiser to care for baby Faith. The funeral was held Saturday. The baby […]

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    Sunday trailer fire displaces 4 people

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 21, 8:25

    Four cats, a dog and four people were displaced following a Sunday night fire at a Midtown trailer park. Anchorage Fire Department dispatchers received the call just before midnight, and said responding crews discovered the fire burning underneath a trailer at Manoog’s Isle Mobile Home Park. The fire was declared under control in about 25 […]

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    Crews unsuccessful in search for missing Brevig Mission man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 21, 8:13

    Nearly a week after Clarence Ray Olanna disappeared from Brevig Mission, searchers have yet to locate the missing 21-year-old. Alaska State Troopers said Olanna’s family last saw him around 1 a.m. July 15, and the Brevig Mission VPSO notified troopers of his disappearance by around 7:30 p.m. The next day, according to trooper dispatch, clothes […]

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    Friends, family gather to remember bicyclist killed in South Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 20, 19:44

    Friends and family gathered Sunday to remember a bicyclist killed in a South Anchorage hit-and-run this weekend. Jeffery Dusenbury, 51, of Anchorage is remembered as a great friend, beloved husband and father. Dusenbury’s family was joined by dozens of supporters Sunday afternoon at the site where he was hit by a black Chevy pickup truck speeding in […]

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    Chester Creek Trail getting facelift

    by Dave Leval on Jul 20, 18:30

    Emma Bohman says her daily use of Chester Creek can be an adventure. “There are a couple of miles more east that are really lumpy,” Bohman said. “You can trip on the hills if you’re not paying attention to them. There are some cracks that are actually split open where you can roll your ankle […]

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    Soldier in stable condition after JBER bear mauling

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 20, 17:06

    A soldier is in stable condition at a local hospital after a bear attack Sunday morning at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. According to a JBER Facebook post, an Alaska Army National Guard soldier was injured after an encounter with a brown bear sow defending her cubs. The soldier was identified by his family as Lucas Wendeborn, […]

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    Police identify cyclist killed in South Anchorage hit-and-run

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 20, 11:00

    Updated 7/20/2014, 11:00 a.m.: Anchorage Police Department has identified the cyclist killed as 51-year-old Jeffery Dusenbury of Anchorage. Charges against the 17-year-old driver are still pending. ANCHORAGE – Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that took the life of a cyclist in South Anchorage Saturday morning. The crash happen just before 10:30 a.m. at Spruce […]

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    Cancer survivors spread awareness at Alaska Men’s Run

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 19, 17:50

    A race, like the Alaska Men’s Run, is perhaps the perfect symbol to show that life’s greatest challenges can be conquered one step at a time. “I had cancer, colon cancer, about three years ago,” said cancer survivor Mark Johnston. “I had finished my chemo and set a goal to start running.” On Saturday, Johnston […]

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    Body found in scorched Kenai barn

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 19, 16:42

    The body of a 29-year-old man was discovered inside a burned barn in the Kenai area Saturday afternoon, Alaska State Troopers said. According to AST dispatch, both troopers and Central Emergency Services responded to the barn after the Soldotna Public Safety Communication Center  received a report of a structure fire just before noon. The body […]

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    ‘Cardboard City’ fundraiser raises awareness for Mat-Su homeless

    by Kate McPherson on Jul 19, 11:13

    An exact number of how many people are homeless in Alaska is difficult to calculate. The Mat-Su Borough School District estimates up to 800 children face homelessness. And on any given night, there are 60 to 80 families in the Valley struggling to find shelter, according to Family Promise. The Wasilla-based organization’s yearly fundraiser – ‘Cardboard City’ – […]

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    Goose Lake bear cubs heading to Texas

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 18, 19:29

    Just as the Alaska Zoo lost the Funny River Five it gained the Goose Lake duo. Two black bear cubs are adjusting to life without their mom after she was put down Thursday by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. It’s clearly been a stressful couple of days for the bear cubs, who are currently at […]