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Keeping kids safe on Halloween

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Mountain View revitalization continues with another new restaurant

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AFD seeks help solving suspicious Anchorage fires

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State cuts ribbon on new Geologic Materials Center in Anchorage

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Water main break causes flooding in midtown Anchorage

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    Keeping kids safe on Halloween

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 30, 19:20

    The key to Halloween safety starts with the costume, and Dooley’s Tuxedos and Costumes in Anchorage has dozens of options for little ones. Many manufacturers have avoided adding masks and instead found a unique way to create characters. “We have a lot of ones that come with the hoods,” explained owner Starla Heim. “They don’t want […]

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    Mountain View revitalization continues with another new restaurant

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 29, 19:10

    The smell of fresh sauerkraut and schnitzel wafts in the air at West Berlin. The new restaurant, located at the corner of Mountain View Drive and North Park Street, just opened for business on Monday. Owner Bill Hoopai is no stranger to the restaurant world; he’s operated the three Hula Hands locations since 2000 but is […]

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    AFD seeks help solving suspicious Anchorage fires

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 29, 17:23

    Investigators are seeking the public’s help solving two recent structure fires in the area of 80th Avenue and Old Seward Highway. The fires occurred within days of each other, both in unoccupied structures, according to a release from AFD. The first took place in a new building that was under contruction on the 600 block […]

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    State cuts ribbon on new Geologic Materials Center in Anchorage

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 29, 16:26

    It’s been years in the making, but Alaska will soon have a new place to store its rocks — and not just any rocks. The state’s new Geologic Materials Center will house cuttings and core samples from nearly every oil and gas or mining project in the state. The facility will be open to both […]

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    Water main break causes flooding in midtown Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 29, 15:38

    Story updated Thursday, Oct. 30 Residents returned to their homes in midtown Anchorage Wednesday afternoon to find that they were without water. At around 12:45 p.m., police and fire crews responded to a water main break that caused flooding in the university area. East 42nd Avenue between Folker Street and Wright Street was blocked off […]

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    Woman killed in 3-vehicle crash in Eagle River identified

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 29, 13:02

    Last updated, Thursday, Oct. 30 One woman has died following a three-vehicle accident in Eagle River Wednesday afternoon, authorities say. The woman killed has been identified as 64-year-old Alane Louise Allen of Eagle River, police said in a statement Thursday morning. The crash, reported around 12:30 p.m., occurred near the intersection of Eagle River Road and […]

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    1 critically wounded in Campbell Creek Park area stabbing

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 28, 21:56

    Updated Wednesday, Oct. 29 A man was hospitalized after police say he was stabbed in the neck during a fight in the area of Campbell Creek Park. Authorities responded to the incident at about 5:30 p.m Tuesday that started over a bottle of liquor, said Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Dani Myren. An officer at the […]

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    Teal Pumpkin Project makes Halloween safe for kids with allergies

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 28, 18:55

    The shelves at Anchorage’s Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America clinic are lined with brightly painted teal pumpkins. While kids wait for their appointments, they glam up the plastic gourds with googly eyes, glitter paint and add fake mustaches. “That’s the lips and that’s the hair,” 4-year-old Izzy Demain pointed out. The spunky boy with a head […]

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    Mat-Su School District restores military recruiting after meeting with officials

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 28, 16:30

    After meeting with recruiters from several military branches, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District has fully restored military recruitment in Mat-Su schools. Tuesday’s announcement comes a week after the district made the decision to temporarily ban all military recruitment from the district’s schools, after recent reports of alleged misconduct by Alaska Army National Guard recruiters on […]

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    Early cancer detection: KTVA 11′s Joe Vigil speaks with colon cancer survivor

    by Joe Vigil on Oct 28, 0:07

    Speaking from experience, when you’re told you have cancer, a lot of things go through your mind. Most of them are not pleasant. “Cancer’s a funny word,” Maxim Dolchok told me in a recent interview. “It’s easy to say and everything, but it’s impossible to receive. Your mind goes blank. You get this, ‘I’m dead.’” […]

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    Child advocates respond to Anchorage doctor charged with sexual abuse

    by Bonney Bowman on Oct 27, 22:19

    Child advocates are encouraging parents to always keep lines of communication with their children open after an Anchorage doctor was charged with sexual abuse. Clifford Merchant, 67, faces 15 felony counts of sexual abuse for alleged inappropriate contact with three young girls. Newly released court documents outline the sexual abuse that occurred periodically from 2001 until […]

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    ASD: military recruiters won’t return to schools anytime soon

    by Alexis Fernandez on Oct 27, 21:28

    The Anchorage School District says military recruiters won’t be returning to Anchorage schools anytime soon. Last week, ASD announced that military recruiters were banned from its campuses — after the report from an Alaska National Guard investigation alleged recruiters made inappropriate advances towards high school students several years ago. Superintendent Ed Graff says he has […]

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    Ebola rumors fly after Mat-Su teacher returns from Africa

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 27, 20:45

    Rumors that Ebola had reached Alaska spread through the Mat-Su Valley Monday morning after a Houston Middle School teacher returned from a trip to Africa. But Kelly Dau, who teaches sixth grade math, didn’t go to West Africa, where cases of the virus have been confirmed. She went to South Africa, where there have been no cases […]

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    Anchorage Restaurant Week: gourmet food for a good cause

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 27, 17:41

    Five Anchorage restaurants are teaming up to help Bean’s Café. Sullivan’s Steakhouse is spearheading the area’s first ever Restaurant Week. From Oct. 27 to Nov. 2, Sullivan’s, Haute Quarter Grill, Simon & Seafort’s Saloon & Grill, Sacks Café & Restaurant and ORSO will offer a three-course, $40 price-fixed menu. Three dollars from every meal will go […]

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    Fire crews, medics respond to Wasilla house fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 27, 15:00

    Mat-Su Valley fire crews and medics responded to a Wasilla house fire Monday afternoon. The blaze, on the 500 block of Sarahs Way near Seldon Road, involved about 50 percent of the house when crews arrived on scene a little after 2 p.m., according to Clint Vardeman, the borough’s deputy emergency services director. Flames could be […]

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    Early cancer detection: KTVA 11′s Joe Vigil shares his story

    by Joe Vigil on Oct 26, 22:27

    Anchorage Fire Department Capt. Jason Dolph had a lofty goal in August. His hope was that just one person would go to the doctor and get screened for cancer. Dolph lost his mother, Linda, to breast cancer. The fire captain got private money to paint an AFD fire truck pink and named it “Miss Linda” […]

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    Female inmates learn to go from living behind bars to beyond them

    by Sierra Starks on Oct 26, 16:28

    For many who have been subjected to the prison system, the road to incarceration often becomes more like a revolving door. It’s a scene Chief Justice Dana Fabe has witnessed in Alaska’s courtrooms. “As judges, we impose sentences on offenders and don’t see them until they come back to the courthouse if they’ve re-offended,” said […]

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    3 injured in midtown Anchorage collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 26, 16:25

    Three people are in the hospital after being struck by a vehicle that ran a red light at the intersection of C Street and 36th Street Sunday afternoon. Authorities responded to the crash just before 3 p.m. An Anchorage Police Department officer at the scene says the pickup truck was traveling south on C Street when […]

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    Veterans get winter gear, other assistance at annual event

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 25, 17:44

    Hundreds of veterans turned out to the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Friday for the 22nd annual Stand Down program. The event is a yearly opportunity for organizations to give back to servicemen and servicewomen. Agencies were on-hand at the event to help with dental, medical, housing and employment assistance. A lot of veterans come […]

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    Anchorage police respond to multiple accidents on Glenn Highway

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 25, 13:26

    As of 12 p.m. Saturday, the Anchorage Police Department says that there have been 20 accidents reported in the Anchorage area since midnight. APD says 11 of those accidents — two of which resulted in minor injuries — have happened on the Glenn Highway. This comes after the department sent out a warning to drivers […]