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    Bicyclist hospitalized after being struck by SUV

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 21, 15:40

    A bicyclist was hospitalized with critical injuries after being struck by a dark blue SUV in midtown Thursday afternoon. Police were notified of the collision, which happened near the intersection of Benson Boulevard and A Street, around 1:46 p.m., said Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Castro. Two lanes of Benson Boulevard were shut down while […]

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    Punctured bear spray container clears Anchorage thrift store

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 21, 13:32

    Two people were hospitalized Thursday afternoon after a forklift punctured a can of bear spray at an East Anchorage Value Village, according to the Anchorage Fire Department The incident happened around noon, when forklift operator Michael Myers said he was working at the back of the store at the intersection of E. Northern Lights Boulevard […]

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    Enstar files for rate reduction, annual adjustments

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 20, 22:30

    Enstar Natural Gas Co. says it wants its customers to have smaller bills following a recent more than 40 percent rate hike. The utility company filed for a 6.9 percent rate reduction for the fourth quarter. If approved by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, most customers will see about $9 in savings, said Enstar business […]

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    Begich Middle School welcomes students on first day of school

    by Alexis Fernandez on Aug 20, 20:21

    It may be hard to believe, but it’s that time of the year again — back to school. Thousands of students across Anchorage woke up bright and early to start their first day of school. The day was full of excitement and plenty of smiles for more than 1,000 students at Begich Middle School. “All […]

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    Law enforcement recruiting military members

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 20, 17:19

    As the military continues to downsize, more soldiers and airmen at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson are transitioning to civilian life. Now, the Alaska State Troopers are hoping to swell their ranks with people who used to serve in active-duty ranks. The troopers say they’re looking to hire people ready to act and military veterans definitely fit […]

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    Catholic priest performs blessing of the planes

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 19, 20:00

    Some Anchorage pilots may feel safer in the skies now that a Catholic priest has blessed their planes. Rev. Leo Walsh of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church performed a blessing ceremony Tuesday evening at Lake Hood Seaplane Base. The Catholic priest sprinkled holy water and prayed over about a dozen planes while their owners looked on. […]

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    Chalked sidewalks welcome back students

    by Dave Leval on Aug 19, 18:56

    Various handwritten messages can be found in front of Wendler Middle School. They are not graffiti, but words of encouragement for incoming students. Volunteers wrote them as part of United Way of Anchorage’s annual Chalk the Walks event, which is designed to do more than help welcome back students. “Our goal this year is to really […]

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    Rate hikes expected for MEA customers

    by Kate McPherson, Hope Miller on Aug 18, 21:08

    Matanuska Electric Association customers can expect to see rate hikes over the next year and a half, the cooperative says. Based on current projections, a 15-20 percent overall increase in retail rates is forecast for the next 18 months. MEA is shifting from purchasing power from Chugach Electric Association to producing power at the Eklutna […]

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    Missing boater rescued after day and a half spent in Knik Arm

    by Charlo Greene on Aug 18, 16:22

    A race against time is how officials describe the search for anyone missing in Alaskan waters. Rescuers from the U.S. Coast Guard, Anchorage Fire Department and Alaska State Troopers say they worked together nearly non-stop to find George Green, 41, who had been missing since Saturday night. Monday morning, their efforts paid off. AFD Battalion […]

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    Police seek 13-year-old runaway

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 18, 14:45

    Police are asking for help finding a 13-year-old runaway last seen in East Anchorage. Amauri Razon, who goes by AJ, was last seen Sunday around 11:30 p.m. at his home on the 4000 block of East Sixth Avenue, according to a statement from the Anchorage Police Department. Amauri is about 5-foot-6 tall and 200 pounds […]

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    Church breaks ground on new senior living center

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 18, 12:33

    Work is underway on a new apartment complex for Anchorage senior citizens. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church broke ground Sunday at the Thomas Center for Senior Leadership, a special housing facility with custom apartment options, state-of-the-art amenities and on-site activities. Church leaders said they wanted to provide a place for seniors to live that helps them […]

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    Missing 10-year-old boy found by local resident

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 17, 17:12

    Update: James was found by a local resident who saw him walking on Dowling Road, police say. The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing child last seen early this morning. In a written statement, APD said 10-year-old James Kochergin was last seen at his residence on Snow View Drive […]

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    Driver dead, 7 injured in bus crash near Soldotna

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 17, 16:17

    Update: The driver of the passenger bus was pronounced dead on scene from natural causes, according to trooper dispatch. His body was released to the medical examiner’s office and next of kin will be notified.  Emergency officials say seven people were injured in a bus crash near mile marker 90 on Sterling Highway Sunday morning. […]

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    Fairbanks attorney joins UA system legal team

    by Associated Press on Aug 16, 16:08

    A Fairbanks attorney has been named associate general counsel for the University of Alaska system. The hiring of Andy Harrington was announced by the university system on Friday. According to a release, Harrington has practiced law in Fairbanks for 33 years, including with the Alaska Legal Services Corp., and most recently as senior assistant attorney […]

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    Fire truck made pink to support cancer awareness

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 15, 22:26

    Firefighters in Anchorage are using their life-saving skills to fight more than just fires. The Anchorage Fire Department named a pink fire engine Miss Linda and dedicated her in honor of all Alaskans who have lost their battle to cancer at a Friday press conference. The idea was conceived by AFD Capt. Jason Dolph as […]

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    Report offers more information on deadly Big Lake plane crash

    by Dave Leval on Aug 15, 15:42

    Federal investigators are focusing on what role alcohol may have played in the plane crash that killed attorney Christopher Cyphers and seriously injured his passenger. Cyphers was flying a Piper PA-24-250 from Merrill Field Airport when he crashed near the Big Lake Airport Aug. 10. Friday morning, the National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary […]

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    Committee formed to examine substance abuse, mental illness among homeless

    by Hope Miller on Aug 15, 10:14

    Particularly during the summer, it’s not uncommon to see homeless people on the streets in pockets of Anchorage. A few blocks away from Brother Francis Shelter Thursday evening, a young man in tattered jeans with a windbreaker draped over his head could be seen pummeling a light post. He stood alone, seemingly unaware of his […]

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    $22.5 million school opens doors to students

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 14, 18:07

    It may be a bittersweet day, but it’s one Esther Erickson has been working hard to achieve. “I seriously can’t wait, I’ve been looking forward to it,” Erickson said. Thursday is the final first day of school for the senior at Valley Pathways School in Palmer. After a summer away from the classroom she’s ready […]

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    U.S. transportation secretary visits Alaska

    by Dave Leval on Aug 14, 17:06

    It’s not surprising Anthony Foxx is a big supporter of planes, trains and automobiles. He deals with them on a daily basis as the nation’s transportation secretary. Folks in the Mat-Su Valley are hoping they have Foxx’s support. The borough is racing the clock as it has less than 30 days to repay a $12.3 […]

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    HUGSS program serves up thousands of school supplies

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 13, 21:36

    Thousands of Anchorage children are better prepared to start the school year thanks to an annual event called Helping Us Give School Supplies (HUGSS). Organizers said they served about 150 families an hour at the Sullivan arena on Wednesday, but lines moved well and things were orderly. Moms, dads and their children left with new […]