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Police chief, mayor announce new APD unit dedicated to catching drunk drivers

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Hotshot crews head back to California as McHugh Fire comes under control

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'True friends' help Hillside alpaca farm owner prepare for fire

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Firefighters on McHugh Fire confident with progress

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Police: Bicyclist injured in crash with vehicle

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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Police chief, mayor announce new APD unit dedicated to catching drunk drivers

    by Eric Ruble on Jul 25, 19:31

    The Anchorage Police Department is cracking down on drunk drivers. A new unit committed to catching drunk drivers will soon be patrolling the streets of Anchorage during the evening hours. “In our city, if you drive impaired, you will get caught,” Anchorage police chief Chris Tolley said Monday, standing alongside mayor Ethan Berkowitz. The unit will […]

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    Hotshot crews head back to California as McHugh Fire comes under control

    by KTVA 11 News on Jul 25, 11:06

    Last Updated at 8:30 p.m. on Monday, July 25 Lower 48 Hotshot crews are expected to head out of Alaska Tuesday, to fight higher priority wildfires in California, after progress was made on the McHugh Fire over the weekend, incident commander Tom Kurth said during a Monday morning press briefing. According to Kurth, the fire […]

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    ‘True friends’ help Hillside alpaca farm owner prepare for fire

    by Eric Ruble on Jul 24, 11:46

    On a street up Potter Valley Road, about a dozen houses enjoy a spectacular view of the Cook Inlet. However, they are also some of the closest homes to the McHugh Creek Fire. One of those houses is owned by Michelle Coburn, who also runs a small alpaca farm on her property. She said she […]

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    Firefighters on McHugh Fire confident with progress

    by Eric Ruble on Jul 23, 17:27

    After nearly half an inch of rainfall, sunshine returned to the area of the McHugh Creek fire Saturday. It remains roughly 815 acres in size, but is now 15 percent contained, according to officials. It was seven percent contained Friday. More than 300 firefighters have been working on the McHugh Creek Fire. Many of them […]

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    Police: Bicyclist injured in crash with vehicle

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 23, 13:35

    Updated at 3:25 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 A bicyclist was injured and transported to a nearby hospital after a collision with a vehicle Saturday afternoon. The incident was reported to police at the intersection of Eagle Street and 23rd Avenue around 12:48 p.m., according to an Anchorage dispatcher. The driver remained at the scene of the […]

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    McHugh Fire Updates: Fire now at 778 acres, 30 percent contained

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 23, 11:23

    Last updated at 11:20 a.m. on Sunday, July 24 McHugh Fire incident commander Tom Kurth said the fire was roughly 778 acres in size as of Sunday morning and 30 percent contained. Kurth said the new acreage comes from more accurate mapping of the fire, adding that no new growth or movement of the fire […]

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    Updates: McHugh Creek Fire 7 percent contained at 815 acres

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 22, 9:00

    Click here to view the latest updates to this story. Last updated at 9:17 p.m. on Friday, July 22 The McHugh Creek Fire is now at 815 acres, according to Alaska type-2 incident management team spokesperson Celeste Prescott. She said the fire hasn’t necessarily shrunk, but the fire size has been adjusted with updated information. […]

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    What does it take to keep McHugh Creek Fire crews going?

    by Liz Raines on Jul 22, 7:14

    In the last 48 hours, Goldenview Middle School has turned into an incident command center for the McHugh Creek Fire. More than 30 people work around the clock to keep firefighters going. Get the latest updates on the McHugh Creek Fire Kale Casey, a firefighter for more than a decade, took KTVA on a tour […]

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    Alaska homicide victims honored at ceremony

    by Eric Ruble on Jul 21, 22:21

    Many Alaskans might not know about the Alaska Victims Memorial. It’s tucked away on a downtown street corner where 3rd Avenue meets L Street. But for family and friends of homicide victims it is an important place of remembrance. Thursday evening, 17 plaques were added to the memorial. Each one had the name of someone […]

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    Forecasting for safety at the McHugh Creek Fire

    by Melissa Frey on Jul 21, 20:27

    At the McHugh Creek Incident Command Center dozens of people are hard at work, coordinating and planning to get the fire under control. But there’s one person in particular whose data is critical to the firefighting effort. In the Rabbit Creek area, where the smoke is thick and fire crews are strategically staged, sits a […]

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    Dog owner warning others after beaver attacked dog at University Lake Park

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 21, 13:05

    On Sunday, Jennifer Minderlein was walking her dog, Nose Goes, on the east side of the University Lake off-leash dog park trail when a beaver attacked the dog. “She had two decent bite marks and one was really, really deep,” Minderlein said, pointing out two shaved areas on the dog’s right side that were shaved […]

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    Crews from Lower 48 arrive to battle McHugh Creek Fire

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 20, 20:36

    The reinforcements are here — an additional 100 firefighters in five crews from the Lower 48 arrived in Anchorage on Wednesday afternoon to battle the McHugh Creek Fire. Officials with the Alaska Division of Forestry said this is the first time this year they’ve had to call for out-of-state help. The new crews are from Chico […]

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    AFD rescues dog from house fire Wednesday morning

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 20, 12:20

    Last updated at 3:52 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20 The Anchorage Fire Department saved a dog from a burning home Wednesday morning. The fire on Linden Drive off of Raspberry Road was discovered shortly before 10 a.m. when a smoke alarm went off, alerting the homeowner, according to AFD Capt. Mark Stephens. The owner safely escaped […]

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    Officials outline firefighting efforts, evacuation plans for McHugh Creek Fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 20, 10:00

    Click here to read the latest updates to this story.   ANCHORAGE — Latest Update: 9:45 p.m., Wednesday, July 20 At a community meeting Wednesday evening, officials emphasized the importance of being ready for an evacuation, even if one is never put in place. Representatives for the Anchorage Police Department, Division of Forestry, Alaska Type […]

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    Small earthquake shakes Mat-Su early Wednesday

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 20, 7:56

    An initial 3.5 magnitude earthquake shook parts of Alaska early Wednesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The event took place about nine miles east of Sutton at 6:04 a.m. The event was recorded as a 3.5 magnitude quake at a depth of 11.5 miles by the Alaska Earthquake Center in Fairbanks. Did you feel it? […]

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    Seward Highway open Wednesday morning as crews fight McHugh Creek Fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 20, 6:42

    View the latest updates on the McHugh Creek Fire Updated at 8:21 a.m. on Wednesday, July 20 A five-mile stretch of the Seward Highway was reopened Tuesday just after 9 p.m. and both lanes remain open Wednesday morning, as crews continue to fight the McHugh Creek Fire that burned overnight. Follow the latest updates A […]

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    2 neighborhoods near McHugh Creek Fire prepare for possible evacuation

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 19, 21:41

    Follow our updates on the McHugh Creek Fire ANCHORAGE — The McHugh Creek Fire is burning in steep rocky terrain that’s only about a mile from nearby neighborhoods. Above Potter Marsh, residents of the Southpointe Ridge Drive subdivision are waiting to hear whether they’ll have to evacuate their homes. Firefighters estimate the flames are about a […]

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    Air quality advisory issued for Anchorage, Turnagain Arm communities

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 19, 15:22

    As fire crews continue to battle the growing McHugh Creek Fire, Anchorage and state officials have issued an air quality advisory for parts of Anchorage and communities along the Turnagain Arm. The fire was estimated to be about 500 to 600 acres at 3 p.m., but the smoke generated by the fire was farther reaching, […]

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    FOUND: Police say missing man has been located

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 19, 13:46

    Last updated at 3:55 p.m. pm Tuesday, July 19 Police say 69-year-old Steven Schumacher has been found and is safe. Original story: Police are asking for the public’s help finding Steven Schumacher, 69, who was last seen Tuesday morning on the 2600 block of Bryant Circle in South Anchorage, according to a release from the Anchorage […]

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    New affordable housing project aims to spark positive change in Spenard

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 18, 22:47

    A low-income housing organization is buying up a run-down stretch of Spenard Road, and when it is done with construction, the area could look a whole lot different. Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA) is building its latest affordable housing project where the old PJ’s Strip Club used to sit at the intersection of 36th Avenue […]