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No fire hydrants near Eagle River house fire

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Tears, laughter and healing: Murdered teen remembered at Palmer vigil

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APD investigating death of woman in east Anchorage

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APD searching for missing 80-year-old man

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Municipality takes college student to court over $50 traffic fine

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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    No fire hydrants near Eagle River house fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 10, 19:06

    More than two dozen firefighting apparatuses were dispatched to a large house fire in Eagle River Saturday evening. Of those, five were water tenders carrying water to the fire, which is in a location void of fire hydrants, according to Assistant Fire Chief Erich Scheunemann. Scheunemann said the first 911 calls came in at 5:18 […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Tears, laughter and healing: Murdered teen remembered at Palmer vigil

    by Bonney Bowman on Dec 09, 22:23

    Hundreds of people braved single-digit temperatures to remember David Grunwald, the Palmer teen murdered almost one month ago. Family friends organized a candlelight vigil as a way to not just mourn the 16-year-old, but to take steps toward healing from the pain of his passing. “We just want to get back to the core of […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD investigating death of woman in east Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 09, 16:18

    The Anchorage Police Department is investigating the death of woman in east Anchorage. Agency spokesperson Renee Oistad said the woman’s cause of death wasn’t obvious and the crime scene team is investigating. According to police, at 10:48 a.m. a family member of the woman called APD. The woman was found dead inside of a residence on […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD searching for missing 80-year-old man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 09, 13:18

    Police in Anchorage are seeking help to find an 80-year-old man, who never came home from playing cards with friends Thursday. In a release Friday, the Anchorage Police Department said Seraphim Stephan (pictured left) was last seen when he was dropped off at the Wells Fargo bank on Fifth Avenue at 11 a.m. Thursday. Stephan […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Municipality takes college student to court over $50 traffic fine

    by Daniella Rivera on Dec 09, 11:16

    A University of Alaska Anchorage student says the Municipality of Anchorage is taking him to court over $50. A case that started as a simple traffic citation has been going on for months now, after his court appearance turned into a confrontation between a judge and the Anchorage police officer involved in the traffic stop. “When […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Vigil planned for murdered Palmer teen

    by Lauren Maxwell on Dec 08, 18:54

    Organizers are expecting a big turnout Friday for a Candlelight Vigil of Hope and Prayer for David Grunwald event. Grunwald is the Palmer teen who was missing for weeks before his body was discovered in the Knik River Road area. Another 16-year-old has been charged with murder and kidnapping in connection to the slaying. Gina Spangler is […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD: 2 arrested for midtown Anchorage bank robbery

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 08, 13:56

    Two people are in custody for robbing a midtown Anchorage bank, then attempting to elude law enforcement, according the Anchorage Police Department. APD said shortly after 1:20 p.m. they received a report of a robbery at the Denali Federal Credit Union on the 3000 block of Minnesota Drive. An initial report to police claimed the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Cold weather keeps plumbing, heating experts busy with repairs

    by Heather Hintze on Dec 07, 21:03

    As temperatures drop during the winter, Circle Plumbing and Heating said its number of heat-related problems goes up. Installation manager Mark Wondzell said the company gets 30 to 40 calls a day ranging from failing zone valves to broken boiler pumps. He advises people to call a professional as soon as they notice something is […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage straggles behind as other cities open pot shops

    by Associated Press on Dec 07, 7:09

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Marijuana shops have started to open up for business in Fairbanks, Juneau and Valdez, but Anchorage is still weeks away from having its first open pot retailer. Alaska Public Radio Network reports Enlighten Alaska co-owner Jane Stinson says the business in Anchorage’s Spenard neighborhood has experienced some setbacks. She says thieves stole […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD’s Project Angel Tree returns to bring presents to Anchorage children in need

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 06, 20:49

    After a successful first year, the Anchorage Police Department has brought back its Project Angel Tree. Through the project, Anchorage residents can provide presents for local children in need. The Anchorage School District provided the names and wishlists of more than 40 children. As the tags started to quickly disappear, police said they would request […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    ‘We live in fear’: Former House candidate expresses concern over post made by Demboski

    by Lauren Maxwell on Dec 06, 19:40

    An Anchorage Assembly member is caught up in a war of words that has one man saying he fears for his family’s safety. The subject matter is radical Islam, the Assembly member is Amy Demboski and the man who’s worried is Gregory Jones, a former Democratic House candidate in the Valley who is also a […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD: Anchorage teen missing for more than a month found safe

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 06, 7:58

    Police in Anchorage announced early Tuesday morning that 14-year-old Mary Rotzler was located by the Alaska State Troopers in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and is safe. The East High School freshman ran away from home on Nov. 1. Her mother told KTVA that Rotzler has a drug and alcohol addiction and was about to begin treatment — part of the […]

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    APD: Popular Anchorage hot dog vendor dead in apparent suicide

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 05, 12:18

    A well-known Anchorage hot dog vendor was found dead in an apparent suicide, Anchorage police confirmed Monday morning. Michael Roy Anderson was scheduled to begin trial for sexual assault, and related crimes, against a female employee on Monday. Anchorage Police Department spokesperson Anita Shell said a neighbor of Anderson’s called police at 4:52 p.m. Sunday. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Public invited to speak at People Mover meetings

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 04, 21:53

    Anchorage municipal transit officials plan to overhaul the People Mover bus system. A series of meetings were held in November to allow the public to voice their thoughts on the proposed changes, and anyone who wasn’t able to to attend will be able to do so at additional meetings scheduled throughout December. The proposals include cutting […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    One month after running away, Anchorage family continues search for missing teen

    by Eric Ruble on Dec 04, 18:00

    Mary Rotzler’s family is desperate for answers more than one month after the 14-year-old went missing. The East High School freshman ran away from home on Nov. 1. Her mom, Brenda Parduhn, said she last saw her daughter near Bragaw Street and Richmond Avenue in Mountain View. “I think she’s here in Anchorage and somebody’s […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Found: Police say ‘vulnerable’ Anchorage woman is safe

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 04, 11:05

    Updated at 11:33 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 5 A woman being sought by police was found Sunday afternoon and is safe, according to the Anchorage Police Department (APD). The Anchorage Police Department asked for the public’s help in locating Mary Mortenson, 27, whom police described as a vulnerable adult. Before being found, she was last […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Electrical fire displaces 3 from Debarr Road home

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 03, 11:20

    A fire displaced three people in East Anchorage early Saturday morning, according to the Anchorage Fire Department. At least a dozen units responded to the fire at the Glacier Terrace Trailer Park, located near 4110 Debarr Road, just after 3 a.m., according to assistant fire Chief Erich Scheunemann. The fire was under control within half […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Bean’s Cafe opens overnight shelter, operated by its own staff

    by Eric Ruble on Dec 02, 20:52

    About 50 people were expected to spend Friday night inside Bean’s Cafe. Executive director Lisa Sauder said the decision was made less than one week ago, after the municipality asked for help in accommodating people who were turned away from places like Brother Francis Shelter due to high demand. “The need is great. The temperatures […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD asks community where officers should spend their time

    by Lauren Maxwell on Dec 02, 19:02

    Anchorage will soon have new police officers on the streets and for some people, they couldn’t come soon enough. Back-to-back academies, including a graduation on Thursday, are pushing the numbers up. APD spokeswoman Jennifer Castro said there are 40 more officers on the street then there were in January of 2015. She said by next […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD: Pedestrians struck by taxi downtown expected to survive, no citations issued

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 01, 16:51

    Three pedestrians struck by a taxi cab near Bean’s Cafe remained in critical condition Thursday afternoon, but were expected to survive, according to the Anchorage Police Department (APD). In an updated release issued Thursday, APD said two males and one female began to move across a crosswalk on Third Avenue, near Karluk Street, around 6 […]