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    Motorcycle accident blocks traffic on DeBarr Road

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 21:05

    Authorities responded to a vehicle accident involving a motorcycle at the intersection of Boniface Parkway and DeBarr Road Monday night. The accident occurred at around 8:30 p.m. and blocked most of eastbound traffic on Debarr Road as police worked to clear the scene. Medics responded to the accident as well. But the Anchorage Police Department […]

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    Bike renter calls working on Labor Day a labor of love

    by Bonney Bowman on Sep 01, 20:30

    Labor Day is a holiday to spend time with family and relax a little. Some don’t get Labor Day off. Most don’t mind pulling a shift on the first Monday in September, but one man is actually celebrating the holiday by working. Antonio Pablo Portillo spends his days at the corner of Fifth Avenue and […]

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    Parks Highway collision victims identified

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 18:47

    Alaska State Troopers have identified the victims in a Monday evening Parks Highway head-on collision. An investigation revealed a 2003 Lincoln Navigator, driven by Wilton Florencio Villa of Anchorage, was headed southbound when the Navigator crossed into the northbound lane and collided with a 2000 Saturn SL, driven by 33-year-old Dontaveon Green of Fairbanks, near Mile 152. Patricia […]

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    Fishing line trash a danger to birds

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 01, 7:00

    Anchorage lakes and streams seem to have an abundance of fish this year. Fisherman are reporting more salmon returning to places like Campbell Creek than they’ve seen in years. All those fish are attracting more fishermen to local banks, but it’s also causing some problems. A lot more trash is being left behind on the ground. […]

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    Plane crashes near Earthquake Park after engine failure

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 31, 19:42

    A plane made an emergency landing Sunday evening near Lake Hood Drive, touching down safely with no injuries to anyone aboard. Authorities responded to the crash and found the plane upright in the middle of thick brush and trees. Four people were on board the aircraft. One of the passengers says the engine quit shortly […]

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    Guardsmen welcomed home after Guantanamo Bay deployment

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 31, 17:50

    About 50 Alaska Army National Guardsmen are back home just in time for the holiday. The soldiers, with the 761st Military Police Battalion, were welcomed with shouts, balloons and smiling faces on Saturday night after a nine-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Among the welcome wagon at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport was a boy holding a […]

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    Not everyone hopes airport expansion takes off in Anchorage

    by Dave Leval on Aug 29, 20:25

    Steve Holley has a lot of artifacts in his office that pay homage to his Alaska Native roots, including an old rain jacket made of seal intestines. Holley wants to protect other pieces in West Anchorage, such as Point Woronzof. Crowds gather daily at the scenic spot. They ride bikes, walk or just take in the view […]

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    Aces fan loses house to fire

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 28, 19:39

    Hockey fans across the state are reaching out to help a fellow fan. They’re raising funds for a father and son who survived a devastating house fire in Eagle River this month. Bob and Bobby Hill are both huge fans of the Alaska Aces, but Bobby, in particular, has made a name for himself. Fans […]

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    Enstar employee strike ends, union says fight continues

    by Charlo Greene on Aug 28, 18:52

    After 17 days on strike, more than 100 Enstar Natural Gas Co. employees returned to work Thursday. During the past two weeks, Enstar employees took to the streets, picketing for their cause. Everything was back to business as usual Thursday, without a single picketer in front of company headquarters. United Association Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local […]

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    ASD students start kindergarten and first grade

    by Alexis Fernandez on Aug 27, 20:55

    It was an exciting morning at the Bush family household in Mountain View. Six-year-old Carson woke up hours before school started. He, along with hundreds of students across Anchorage, were starting their first day of kindergarten and first grade. “The only reason I got this backpack is because I like Ninja Turtles,” said Carson while showing […]

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    Rocket launches to continue despite explosion

    by Dave Leval on Aug 27, 20:43

    Craig Campbell remains positive despite a setback. “It’s a pretty good letdown when it doesn’t work as advertised,” said the president of Alaska Aerospace. The state-run company operates the Kodiak Launch Complex on the island, which is where a military rocket exploded early Monday morning, seconds after it blasted off on its mission. Alaska Aerospace has […]

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    Neighbors want street improvements promised 30 years ago

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 27, 19:49

    People who live in an Anchorage neighborhood are asking the state Legislature to fund street repairs they say were promised 30 years ago. The street is Sylvan Drive, a residential road off the Old Seward Highway just south of Dowling Road. Cindi Squire lives in the neighborhood and is leading the fight to have the […]

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    Enstar strikers will return to work

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 17:06

    After more than two weeks, Enstar Natural Gas Co. employees voted to end their strike and will return to work Thursday. Dozens of employees, who are part of the United Association Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 367, voted to end their protest without getting a new contract, said Chuck Dunnagan, the union’s attorney. Wednesday morning, […]

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    National Guard rescues 2 men near Coal Creek

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 15:16

    Officials with the Alaska Air National Guard say two men were rescued after their plane crashed Tuesday night near Coal Creek. No one was injured when the plane crashed about 55 miles west of Anchorage, according to a release from the National Guard. The two men used a satellite phone to contact a family member, […]

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    Minority students expected to become majority this fall

    by Alexis Fernandez on Aug 26, 20:06

    For the first time in the country’s history, minority students are expected to become the majority in public schools this fall, according to the the National Center for Education Statistics. It’s a shift not only happening in the Lower 48, but also right here in Anchorage. To get a sense of the transformation happening across U.S. […]

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    Authorities respond to Penland Park trailer fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 26, 17:57

    The Anchorage Fire Department responded to a mobile home fire at 3240 Penland Parkway Tuesday evening. At around 5:30 p.m., AFD responded to a call from Merrill Field reporting smoke at the Penland Park Trailer Park. The mobile home park is located across from the Northway Mall. Within minutes, 13 units from AFD responded to the call. […]

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    JBER holds change of command ceremony

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 26, 14:50

    Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s active 3rd Wing as a new commander at its helm. Col. Chuck Corcoran took over leadership of the wing in a change of command ceremony Monday, replacing Col. David Nahom. Corcoran is a familiar face at JBER — he’s been stationed at the base twice previously. Monday, Corcoran said Nahom launched the […]

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    Service members battle hunger

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 25, 18:16

    Our nation’s heroes at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson are battling an enemy of a different kind. Airmen, soldiers and their families at JBER are stepping up to help feed Alaskan families. Master Sgt. Eric Bailey says shoppers on base really pitched in to donate food kits for the Feds Feed Families program. “We did 75 bags on […]

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    Inmate dies at Mat-Su Pretrial

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 25, 13:19

    An inmate found unresponsive in her cell at the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility Monday morning died shortly thereafter, according to the Department of Corrections. Tisha Rochdi, 37, was jailed following a probation violation stemming from a 2013 felony DUI charge. Court records show she was prohibited from consuming alcohol until December 2018. Sherrie Daigle, a DOC […]

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    Fairview making strides toward revitalization

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 25, 12:08

    A group of local and state leaders gathered Friday for a tour of Fairview; exploring ways to revitalize one of Anchorage’s oldest neighborhoods. The name itself is ironic, because the view from the community near Downtown Anchorage isn’t always fair. When it comes to overcoming problems tied to substance abuse and homelessness, some Fairview residents […]