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Can I recycle that? Demystifying the rules for recycling in Anchorage

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UPDATE: One person confirmed dead in Eagle River house fire

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Anchorage 911 dispatcher helps man save his wife's life with CPR

Anchorage/Mat-Su

New details emerge about Anchorage man facing child porn charges

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APD sweetens incentives for certified law enforcement willing to transfer

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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Can I recycle that? Demystifying the rules for recycling in Anchorage

    by Lauren Maxwell on Feb 05, 20:41

      Anchorage recycling programs aren’t making a profit these days. That’s because the prices paid for recyclable materials have reached their lowest numbers in a decade. “There’s been a drop of about 46 percent in the price of metals,” explains Mary Fisher, Director of Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling (ALPAR). ”For the price of paper […]

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    UPDATE: One person confirmed dead in Eagle River house fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 05, 19:54

    Last Updated: Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 at 10:45 p.m. One person is dead following a house fire in Eagle River Friday evening, authorities confirm. The Anchorage Fire Department received the call at 6:47 p.m., according to AFD spokesperson John See. The caller stated that they thought a person was trapped inside the house. Crews responding […]

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    Anchorage 911 dispatcher helps man save his wife’s life with CPR

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 05, 18:34

      ANCHORAGE — “She’s not breathing,” Keith Herte explained frantically over the telephone to 911 dispatcher Frances Robinson. “She’s not breathing, okay,” Robinson replied. It’s a call she remembers well: May 4, 2014 — A call from a man whose wife had gone into cardiac arrest at their home in Eagle River. For Robinson, it was the […]

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    New details emerge about Anchorage man facing child porn charges

    by Shannon Ballard on Feb 05, 17:21

    ANCHORAGE — We are learning new details about the Anchorage Police Department’s investigation that lead to the arrest of Christopher Olson, the 31-year-old Anchorage man charged with 27 counts relating to child porn and sexual abuse of a minor. We now know Olson was his victim’s babysitter, according to court documents. Authorities discovered 14 videos on his […]

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    APD sweetens incentives for certified law enforcement willing to transfer

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 05, 14:43

      ANCHORAGE — The Anchorage Police Department is hiring — and offering Alaska law enforcement officers incentives to transfer to the department from other agencies. APD Chief Chris Tolley made the announcement Friday in a YouTube video, specifically calling for law enforcement officers in the state who are certified with the Alaska Police Standards Council. “This […]

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    Trooper injured when truck collides with patrol car near Palmer

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 05, 8:33

    An Alaska State Trooper was injured while investigating a vehicle in a ditch Thursday night in Palmer when an oncoming truck spun out of control and struck the patrol vehicle. The trooper responded just after 9:30 p.m. to a report of a car in the ditch near mile 12.5 of the Old Glenn Highway. According […]

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    1 dead in early morning crash at intersection of C Street and Dimond

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 05, 5:34

    Updated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 Anchorage police have confirmed that one person is dead after a rollover car crash at the intersection of C Street and Dimond Boulevard early Friday morning. APD and the Anchorage Fire Department responded Friday around 3:30 a.m. to a report of a collision. Police at the scene […]

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    UPDATE: Alaska Museum of Science and Nature Board explains sudden closure

    by Daniella Rivera on Feb 04, 22:50

      ANCHORAGE – A museum in Mountain View closed without any warning last week. Thursday, the board of directors explained why. They also changed the sign outside of the Alaska Museum of Science and Nature. What used to have the non-profit’s hours of operation posted now reads, “Part of Mt. View since 2006.” Board treasurer James […]

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    Anchorage man faces 27 counts relating to child porn, sexual abuse of minor

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 04, 21:18

    ANCHORAGE — An Anchorage man faces multiple charges relating to the possession, distribution and attempted creation of child pornography, and for alleged sexual abuse of a minor, according to an indictment released Thursday by the Alaska district attorney’s office. Prosecutors highlighted multiple occasions in which Olson apparently possessed and shared, as well as attempted to produce, […]

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    Friends remember mother, son killed in Wasilla

    by Shannon Ballard on Feb 03, 23:00

    Friends are crushed, and some can’t stop thinking about the sudden death of Wasilla mother Renee Millard and her 10-year-old son, Dean. Those who knew Renee and Dean best said they hope the pair will be remembered not for how they died, but how they lived. “There wasn’t a bad thing about her,” said Amber […]

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    Project aims to improve aging Fish Creek Trail

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 03, 22:39

    Updated at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4 Turnagain neighbors like Rita Scruton know the Fish Creek Trail could use some work. “It’s just mostly really rough. Even on your bike you have to watch. It’s a lot of roots and broken pavement,” said Scruton, while she was out for a walk with her dog, […]

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    Preps underway for 20th annual Ski For Women

    by Lauren Maxwell on Feb 03, 21:13

    Some call it “the other” event that happens on Super Bowl Sunday in Anchorage. It’s the 20th year for the annual Ski For Women. Race Director Tamra Cornfield said the 4K loop at Kincaid Park is looking good. “I highly recommend going out and testing out the course,” Cornfield said. “Everything has been churned up […]

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    Crews begin demolition of Loussac Library steps

    by Lauren Maxwell on Feb 03, 21:02

    The steps at the Loussac Library are coming down. On Wednesday morning, crews began demolishing the concrete steps at the library as well as the steel and Plexiglass canopy that covered the staircase. Library Director Mary Jo Torgeson said the demolition was welcome and a sign that the library’s grand remodel is progressing in a […]

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    ASD Parents: Conferences can now be scheduled online

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 03, 17:07

    The Anchorage School District is offering a new way to schedule parent-teacher conferences. Parents of students in the school district can now schedule the meetings online via the ASD website. The 2015-16 school year parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for Feb. 17 and 18, with an in-service day on Feb. 19. “Conferences offer parents the opportunity […]

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    Mountain View museum closes abruptly, leaving fans with questions

    by Daniella Rivera on Feb 02, 21:26

    Updated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3 A popular museum in Mountain View closed its doors last week without warning, leaving teachers with field trips in the lurch and people who bought annual passes asking questions. People who visited the Alaska Museum of Science and Nature called it a Mountain View gem. The nonprofit […]

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    UPDATE: Juvenile suspect taken into custody following double homicide

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 02, 20:00

    Last updated at 11:25 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3 Alaska State Troopers say they have taken a juvenile suspect into custody in connection with the deaths of Renee and Dean Millard. The juvenile was taken into custody at roughly 6 p.m. on Tuesday, troopers said in an online dispatch. Charges against them have been forwarded […]

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    First Alaskans Institute hosts summit on racial equity

    by Alexis Fernandez on Feb 02, 16:22

    The Alaska Native community is starting a conversation about race relations in Alaska. On Monday, First Alaskans Institute’s Alaska Native Policy Center kicked off its two-day summit on racial equity at the Egan Center. The summit is an effort to have a dialogue around healing racism. Some Alaska Native people, like Panganga Pungowiyi, said change needs to […]

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    Skier’s 1,000-foot free-fall down Alaska mountain caught on camera

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 02, 10:44

    A skier’s massive fall down an Alaska mountain is all caught on tape. Freestyle skier Angel Collinson was skiing in the Neacola mountains near Lake Clark last spring when she hit a patch of icy snow and couldn’t recover. The 26-year-old careened out of control, 1,000 feet down the slope for 27 seconds. Collinson said […]

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    What’s On the Menu?: Alaska entrepreneur delivers good eats straight to your door

    by Sierra Starks on Feb 02, 8:36

    On any given afternoon, Skyler Lovelace’s compact car is overrun with the smell of food, hot out the oven. “That’s the hardest part of this whole job — is not eating the food that we’re delivering,” said Lovelace. “Especially when it’s Fat Ptarmigan.” Lovelace’s start-up, On the Menu, is a food delivery service, similar to […]

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    Parents say ASD Special Ed audit skewed by lack of input

    by Daniella Rivera on Feb 02, 7:00

    A 2015 audit of the Anchorage School District’s Special Education Program says ASD is doing a lot of things right, but there are some problem areas. The Council of Great City Schools’ report cites poor organization of ASD’s Special Ed program, missed opportunities for available Federal Medicaid funding and too many vacant critical staff positions. […]