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Fireworks shows get OK from Anchorage fire chief

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AWWU announces intersection closure for water main repairs

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Summer school students get their diplomas in special graduation ceremony

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Potential record-setting year for Anchorage road construction projects

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Teenage boy in Wasilla dies from gunshot wound, circumstances unclear

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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Fireworks shows get OK from Anchorage fire chief

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jun 29, 19:47

    The Anchorage Fire Department has given the green light for two fireworks shows on the Fourth of July. One will be held at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage, the other at Eagle River Lions Club Community Park in Eagle River. Fire Chief Denis LeBlanc said residents need to remember that fireworks are still illegal in Anchorage […]

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    AWWU announces intersection closure for water main repairs

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 29, 18:45

    The intersection of Tudor Road and Old Seward Highway will be closed from Friday night until early Wednesday morning, the Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility (AWWU) announced. The closure will begin at 8 p.m. Friday to allow AWWU personnel to make repairs to a water main that was damaged in May. Alaska Road Boring Company was […]

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    Summer school students get their diplomas in special graduation ceremony

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 28, 22:52

    Eighteen Anchorage students received their high school diplomas Tuesday at a ceremony at East High School. The group of teens from eight local high schools was part of the summer school program, which allowed them to complete their graduation requirements. One of the graduates, Bartlett High School’s Isaiah Alston, said it was a relief to […]

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    Potential record-setting year for Anchorage road construction projects

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jun 27, 19:17

    The state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT) says this year could set a new record for road construction projects in Southcentral Alaska. DOT spokeswoman Shannon McCarthy said 2015 set a record, with more than $300 million spent on projects. This year, she said, spending could be even higher. McCarthy said the biggest ongoing project […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Teenage boy in Wasilla dies from gunshot wound, circumstances unclear

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 27, 15:24

    Alaska State Troopers say a teenaged boy in Wasilla died after being shot, but have not been able to determine if the wound was self-inflicted. The 16-year-old boy was first reported injured at 12:10 a.m. at a Wasilla home, according to an online dispatch. AST spokeswoman Megan Peters said the circumstances surrounding the shooting were […]

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    APD: Number of seat belt violations on the rise

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 27, 14:15

    During a two-week span earlier this year, the Anchorage Police Department issued more than 2,400 seat belt citations. According to a release from APD, the citations were part of the national Click It or Ticket campaign, which took place May 23 through June 4. Officers worked in groups at eight locations throughout the municipality, police said. Some […]

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    Police: Body found in South Anchorage may have been moved following overdose

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 27, 10:58

    Though Anchorage police don’t know all the details, they believe a homeless woman who was found dead in the woods in May died of an overdose. They also believe her body may have been dumped there. Early last month, the body of 45-year-old Darlene Kunayak was discovered by someone passing by near Goldenview Drive and Bulgaria […]

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    Hundreds of dogs compete in annual Alaska Kennel Club dog show

    by Daniella Rivera on Jun 27, 7:30

    If you’re a dog owner, your dog is probably the best dog, to you. But this weekend, hundreds of dogs in all different shapes and sizes got to compete to earn the title, as the Alaska Kennel Club’s hosted their annual June dog show at Service High School. “We have these living pieces of art […]

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    World Heavy Events Championships provides lighthearted fun at Scottish Highland Games

    by Eric Ruble on Jun 26, 19:35

    With temperatures in the 50s, low-hanging clouds and a steady mist, the Alaska State Fairgrounds were reminiscent of the Scottish highlands Sunday morning. It was the site of the 35th annual Alaska Scottish Highland Games. This year, the International Highland Games Federation held the World Heavy Events Championships in Alaska for the first time. Ten […]

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    UPDATE: 15-year-old missing since Friday found safe

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 26, 11:11

    Updated at 11:10 a.m. on Monday, June 27 Francisco Mena has been located and is safe, according to a release Monday from the Anchorage Police Department. Original story The Anchorage Police Department says there is concern for the well-being of 15-year-old boy who disappeared on his way to a sleepover at a friend’s home Friday […]

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    Army officials ID motorcyclist killed in crash on Minnesota Drive

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 25, 21:09

    Last updated at 10:15 a.m. on Monday, June 26 Anchorage police say a soldier from Junction City, Kansas is dead following a motorcycle crash on Minnesota Drive near W. 40th Avenue. Army Staff Sgt. Maurice Tucker, 31, a platoon sergeant with the 4th Brigade Airborne Combat Team stationed at Joint Bast Elmendorf-Richardson, was killed after […]

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    Police extend presence at Alaska PrideFest following altercation downtown

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 25, 16:40

    Alaskans have been celebrating the 2016 Alaska PrideFest in Anchorage for a week now, but the festivities were briefly interrupted Saturday by an altercation between festivalgoers and a group of protestors. The protestors, alleging to be with Westboro Baptist Church, were congregated near the intersection of Ninth Avenue and F Street with a megaphone and […]

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    UPDATE: 2 missing brothers found, returned home safe

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 25, 15:58

    Last updated at 12:04 p.m. on Sunday, June 26 Anchorage police say the Kochergin brothers, Samuel and James, have been found. “Thank you to everyone who kept an eye out,” police spokeswoman Renee Oistad said in a statement. Original story The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a pair of missing […]

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    Alaska Zoo welcomes new male wolverine

    by Heather Hintze on Jun 24, 20:20

    The Alaska Zoo, in Anchorage, welcomed a new male wolverine earlier this week. Jumbo arrived from Sweden on Wednesday. The 3-year-old male is on exhibit, but is quarantined from his partner Olga for the next few weeks. Olga came from a zoo in Russia last fall. Zookeeper Kora Isakson said the goal is to hopefully […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Brown bear spotted near South Anchorage Neighborhood

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jun 24, 19:36

    Some people who live in a South Anchorage neighborhood are worried about a brown bear that’s been spotted near by. Deborah Baines owns The Learning Farm on Gander Drive, not far from Lake Otis and Huffman. She runs a day camp at the farm, and said on any given day, it’s filled with animals and […]

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    Video of teen climbing onto roof of moving car sparks police investigation

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 24, 15:31

    Last updated at 9:46 p.m. on Friday, June 24 A woman who witnessed a person climbing onto the roof of a car while the driver was swerving recklessly posted a video to social media. Now, Wasilla police have launched an investigation into the incident. Alisha Blossom captured the footage and posted it to the Alaska’s […]

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    After push from mayor, ACDA will reconsider weekend parking fees

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 24, 7:40

    Updated at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 24 Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz is urging the Anchorage Community Development Authority (ACDA) to rethink their decision to add weekend parking fees in downtown Anchorage. In a letter to ACDA operations committee chair Dick Stallon, Berkowitz said having hourly parking fees on Saturdays could cause “unintended, negative economic […]

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    Alaska SPCA offers free health care for pets in some Anchorage neighborhoods

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jun 23, 20:37

    ANCHORAGE –It isn’t often that you get something for free, but that’s the case with a program called Pets for Life that’s run by the Alaska SPCA. Pets for Life offers free health care for pets including spaying, neutering and vaccinations in some under served neighborhoods. If pet owners don’t have transportation to the clinic, […]

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    DOT clears boulder from Seward Highway, updates construction project status

    by Eric Ruble on Jun 23, 20:15

    For Alaskans who regularly drive on the Seward Highway, delays can be a frustrating part of the journey. Crashes and construction are the most common reasons for traffic back-ups, but sometimes, more unusual circumstances lead to closures. On Thursday, the highway was closed while a 60-ton boulder was cleared from the side of the road. […]

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    Boulder dislodged over Seward Highway near Potter Marsh

    by Associated Press on Jun 23, 13:40

    Alaska road crews have dislodged a massive boulder that was poised to come crashing down on a highway busy with summer travelers. The Thursday morning work followed a rock slide that pushed the van-sized rock to a precipice over the Seward Highway near Potter Marsh, south of Anchorage. The Seward Highway is the only road […]