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A friend remembers Irma Williams

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Anchorage man hopes to revitalize Ahtna language with new children's book

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Alaska Zoo takes in orphaned bear cubs

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2 Alaskan women receive Congressional Gold Medal for WWII service

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200 baby turtles rescued at Anchorage airport

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    A friend remembers Irma Williams

    by Alexis Fernandez on Dec 18, 8:28

    Earlier this week, authorities charged Irma Williams’ ex-boyfriend Michael Memeo with murder and tampering with evidence in connection with her death. For Edna Iyatunguk, memories of the 54-year-old mother are still clear. “She was awesome, she was always laughing. We talked about a lot, just together, you know — friends, like we were sisters or […]

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    Anchorage man hopes to revitalize Ahtna language with new children’s book

    by Heather Hintze on Dec 17, 21:32

    It all starts with a story. “Ndoxe Tiziyaas?” asked Grant Rebne. That’s half of the title of his new children’s book, with the other half translating to English as “Where are you going?” Rebne hopes the book will inspire people to learn and preserve his native language, Ahtna. “Our language shows our culture,” Rebne said. “It’s who […]

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    Alaska Zoo takes in orphaned bear cubs

    by Bonney Bowman on Dec 17, 21:21

    Two orphaned black bear cubs will have a second shot at life thanks to some TLC at the Alaska Zoo. One of the cubs, a 29-pound male, was found living under a porch in Eagle with an infected bite wound. The other, a 15-pound female, is from Kasilof. She was very underweight, according to zoo executives. […]

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    2 Alaskan women receive Congressional Gold Medal for WWII service

    by Lauren Maxwell on Dec 17, 19:26

    Two Alaskan women share a special honor. Jean White and Jane Soeten were recently awarded a Congressional Gold Medal in Washington, D.C. for their volunteer service in the Civil Air Patrol during World War II. White is 93 years old and has lived in Anchorage for over 50 years. Soeten, 87, moved to Wasilla two years ago. […]

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    200 baby turtles rescued at Anchorage airport

    by Shannon Ballard on Dec 17, 18:24

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seized more than 200 live, baby turtles that were being smuggled to China for the food and pet trade in September. As the turtles made their way through Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in September, officials discovered them packed inside boots, according to the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium. As […]

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    Police: 13-year-old runaway located

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 17, 15:03

    Update: Thursday, Dec. 18 Kayleas Gray was located and is safe, police say. Original story Anchorage police are seeking the public’s help finding a 13-year-old runaway. Kayleas Gray was last seen at her Chugach Way residence Tuesday night. She was reported missing Wednesday morning around 8 a.m., according to a statement from the Anchorage Police […]

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    Calendar of Heroes: Anchorage firefighters strip down for a good cause

    by Heather Hintze on Dec 17, 14:49

    Updated Thursday, Dec. 18. Anchorage firefighters are stripping down for a good cause. The 2015 Calendar of Heroes features 12 of Anchorage’s finest dressed only in their turnout gear. In less than two days, the calendar has made about $13,000 in sales, says Julie Rychetnik. The money raised was originally supposed to be split between two […]

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    Police identify homeless woman found unconscious in tent near Bean’s Cafe

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 17, 12:15

    Last Updated Dec 17, 2014 12:15 PM Anchorage Police have identified the homeless woman who was found unconscious inside a tent near Bean’s Cafe Saturday as 46-year-old Dorothy Marie Noel. An initial investigation revealed no signs of ‘foul play’ in Noel’s death, according to a statement released Wednesday by APD spokeswoman Jennifer Castro. Next of kin […]

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    Assembly votes against ordinance to ban marijuana sales in Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 16, 22:54

    Tuesday evening, the Anchorage Assembly voted against an ordinance that would ban commercial marijuana sales in the municipality. Alaskans approved Ballot Measure 2 in the Nov. 4 election. But local governments — like the Anchorage Assembly — have the ability to opt out of the new state law to legalize marijuana, which is how the ordinance […]

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    Mayor Sullivan wants to sell downtown Anchorage properties

    by Lauren Maxwell on Dec 16, 22:07

    Those in the market for downtown property might want to check with the Municipality of Anchorage. The muni has owned the properties for years, but a federal provision kept the city from being allowed to sell them. Now that the provision has been lifted, Mayor Dan Sullivan is anxious to get some of the properties […]

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    Warm weather woes continue for Alyeska ski resort

    by Bonney Bowman on Dec 16, 21:05

    At the base of Mount Alyeska, it looks more like spring than ski season. The chairlift isn’t moving, as warm, wet weather keeps the slopes closed. But higher up the mountain, it’s a different story. “You’re a quick tram ride up to winter,” says resort marketing manager Ben Napolitano. Alyeska Resort crews are keeping a close […]

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    Operation Tipsy Tow offering free rides in Anchorage

    by Shannon Ballard on Dec 16, 17:39

    Anchorage police will be enforcing DUI laws rigorously during the next few weeks, but police say there’s an easy way to avoid being arrested. Operation Tipsy Tow is a nationwide program that provides a free ride home and vehicle tow to those who’ve celebrated a little too much. The free service gives intoxicated drivers a chance […]

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    SUV rams into East Anchorage restaurant

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 16, 8:58

    The driver of a sport utility vehicle crashed into an East Anchorage restaurant Monday afternoon. No one was hurt — even the driver refused medical assistance — after the Lexus smashed through the front of the Tropical Latin Food Restaurant, located on Boniface Parkway near the Glenn Highway. A building inspector was called to assess […]

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    Neighborhood GIFT brings Christmas to families in need

    by Bonney Bowman on Dec 15, 19:03

    The holiday season can be tough for families in need, and that’s where Neighborhood GIFT (Giving From The Heart) comes in. “These are our neighbors,” said George Baker with Salvation Army Alaska Division. ”These are folks that have no jobs or have low-paying jobs and need a little help at Christmastime. It’s a choice between buying food or […]

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    Anchorage School Board approves two charter resolutions

    by Lauren Maxwell, Alexis Fernandez on Dec 15, 18:52

    Last updated Tuesday, Dec. 16, 12:15 a.m. The Anchorage School Board voted 4-3 for a $2 million loan to go to Rilke Schule German School of Arts and Sciences. The money will come from the Anchorage School District’s fund balance — which is essentially unspent money — to put down on a new lease for […]

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    Avalanche danger high, strong winds predicted in upper elevations of Turnagain area

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 14, 18:36

    The Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center is warning that avalanche danger is high in the upper elevations of the Turnagain area. The advisory, written by forecaster Wendy Wagner, was issued Sunday. “Today looks to be a good day for Christmas shopping,” Wagner wrote in the advisory, adding that the primary concern for the dangerous […]

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    Group in Alaska hopes to keep sex workers safer

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 14, 17:18

    A group of about a dozen gathered together Saturday evening in Anchorage to remember and renew – to remember those victimized for being sex workers and to renew their commitment to end violence against sex workers in Alaska. The group, Community United for Safety and Protection, hosted its second annual Alaska International Day to End […]

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    Anchorage takes part in Wreaths Across America

    by Shannon Ballard on Dec 13, 18:20

    A simple stroll can become a history lesson. “Jacob? Who is buried here?” Daniel Williams asked his son on a walk through Fort Richardson National Cemetery. Williams is command chief at Alaska’s Navy Operational Support Center. He is teaching his children about what it means to be a veteran. “Who are all these people here?” he […]

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    Making Christmas wishes come true at Bean’s Cafe

    by Bonney Bowman on Dec 12, 22:18

    The need in our community is growing, and this holiday season you can do something about it. Bean’s Café is asking for your help fulfilling its wish list and the wishes of the homeless Alaskans it serves. Just like kids sending letters to Santa, the clients at Bean’s Café have wish lists but instead of […]

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    1 injured in shooting near Mountain View Elementary School

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 11, 9:29

    A man sustained non-life-threatening injuries in a shooting near Mountain View Elementary School Thursday morning after he came home and discovered two suspected would-be burglars, authorities say. The shooting, reported to police around 7:30 a.m., appears to have stemmed from an apparent in-progress burglary at a home near McPhee Avenue and North Park Street, according […]