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AWAIC director speaks out on speaking up

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Bear cubs go on display at Alaska Zoo

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Anchorage School District announces new principals for 2015-2016 school year

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Teen fighting cancer gets special summer send off from friends, Make-A-Wish

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Hundreds of cyclists participate in Anchorage's 2015 Bike to Work Day

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    AWAIC director speaks out on speaking up

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 21, 21:40

    Police say the four deaths that rocked a South Anchorage neighborhood appear to be murder-suicide. Police believe Curtis Young III shot and killed his girlfriend, Desiree Leandra Gonzalez, and their two children, Zaiden and Zarielle, after he completed a court ordered intervention program following domestic violence assault charges. Melissa Emmal, director of Abused Women Aid In Crisis (AWAIC), […]

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    Bear cubs go on display at Alaska Zoo

    by Heather Hintze on May 21, 20:13

    If you hang around long enough at the infirmary at the Alaska Zoo you might see a baby brown bear, or two, or three, poke their heads out. “They’re getting stronger, more adventurous, more playful. So it’s part of the progression for them to get used to life in captivity and being around people,” said […]

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    Anchorage School District announces new principals for 2015-2016 school year

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 21, 20:06

    Several principal positions at Anchorage-area schools will see new faces in the coming school year, according to school district officials. The Anchorage School Board and Anchorage School District administration recently approved the appointments of 14 former principals and assistant principals, ASD spokeswoman Heidi Embley says. Appointments for Alaska Native Cultural Charter School, Goldenview Middle School […]

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    Teen fighting cancer gets special summer send off from friends, Make-A-Wish

    by Bonney Bowman on May 21, 19:49

    Eighth grader Alexander Bajoon was diagnosed with cancer last year. He’s been fighting and winning, and now he’s heading to England, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. That wasn’t enough for his friends at Central Middle School, who prepared for a surprise for Alex as part of a class project. “Ms. James was asking, ‘Well, how can […]

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    Hundreds of cyclists participate in Anchorage’s 2015 Bike to Work Day

    by Shannon Ballard on May 21, 7:14

    There’s more than one way to get from point A to point B. On Wednesday, hundreds of Anchorage cyclists took a two-wheel approach as part of the 11th annual Bike to Work Day. Bike commuting has become a popular option for Alaskans, especially when there’s bacon involved. Spenard Roadhouse set up one of the almost 30 rest […]

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    2 awarded $10K scholarships to Alaska Career College

    by Heather Hintze on May 19, 21:10

    Christian Vega was could barely believe his eyes Tuesday morning when a group of people showed up with a $10,000 check for him. Vega, 20, is one of two people to receive a scholarship to Alaska Career College, provided by GCI, KTVA, KFAT and The Wolf. “Financially, when I was trying to go to school, […]

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    Popular plant sale kicks off at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center

    by Lauren Maxwell on May 19, 20:12

    A popular plant sale where the flowers are grown by female prisoners kicked off Tuesday morning in Eagle River. The annual sale is held in the parking lot of the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center. Inmates at Hiland spend long hours in the greenhouse growing plants from seed. But not all the women earn the privilege […]

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    Berkowitz announces transition team, looks to future of Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 19, 12:57

    At a press conference Tuesday morning, Anchorage’s mayor-elect Ethan Berkowitz announced the team that will help his administration transition into the next three years of office. The lead co-chairs of the transition team include the former state legislator and recent mayoral candidate Andrew Halcro, Director of Operations for the Alaska AFL-CIO Joelle Hall and Ethan Schutt, […]

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    Vertical farming comes to Anchorage

    by Jacquie Slater on May 18, 10:55

    Fresh produce can be hard to find in Alaska. Many of us have purchased leafy greens and veggies at the store only to have them turn to mush within a day or two once we get them home. In Anchorage, one man is hoping to change that. Jason Smith is the founder and owner of […]

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    In Anchorage, a celebration of the Navy Reserve’s centennial

    by Sierra Starks on May 17, 18:37

    U.S. Navy reservists and their families gathered at Kincaid Park Sunday afternoon for the centennial celebration of the Naval Reserve. Congress passed legislation on March 3, 1915 to establish the Naval Reserve — which became the Navy Reserve in 2006. Thousands of Navy Reservists have provided service to several wars, including WWI, WWII the Vietnam […]

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    1 dead, 1 injured after head-on collision on Glenn Highway in Palmer

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 17, 13:20

    One person is dead and one is in the hospital with serious injures after a head-on collision Saturday on the Glenn Highway in Palmer. Just before 3 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a collision between a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado and a 1996 Ford F-150, according to an online AST dispatch. The Silverado was traveling […]

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    UPDATE: Missing 95-year-old man has been located and is safe

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 17, 0:12

    Updated Sunday, 9 a.m. George Bruscia has been located and is safe, according to APD. Original story: Anchorage police are asking for the public’s help locating George Bruscia, a 95-year-old man visiting Anchorage from San Diego. Bruscia was last seen downtown at 11th Avenue and G Street at noon on Saturday, according to a release from […]

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    APD: Eagle River man shoots, kills bear after trying to scare it off his property

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 16, 17:51

    A black bear was fatally shot in Eagle River after police say it threatened a homeowner and his dog. At around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, the Anchorage Police Department was notified that a large male black bear was shot at a residence on the 3000 block of Misty Mountain Road, off of Eagle River Road. The […]

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    UPDATE: Anchorage nursing home given federal deadline to improve

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 16, 14:01

    Updated Monday, May 18 The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is taking over an Anchorage long-term care center after inspectors noted issues and “many operational problems.” Prestige Care and Rehabilitation Center of Anchorage, located at 9100 Centennial Cir., is a 102-room center that provides nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy and other services, […]

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    Alaska’s first major pot convention kicks off this weekend

    by Shannon Ballard on May 15, 22:25

    Alaska’s first large-scale marijuana convention is this weekend. Back in March, Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan put out a memo saying marijuana products would not be allowed in public buildings such as the Dena’ina Center. But a few days ago, the Anchorage Assembly unanimously voted to allow pot products at this weekend’s Northwest Cannabis Classic. Marijuana cannot be […]

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    Power outage darkens parts of downtown Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 15, 22:05

    Updated 10:45 p.m. The lights have come back on in downtown Anchorage, witnesses say. Municipal Light and Power crews were working to restore power for areas affected, which included First through Eighth Avenues and the Port of Anchorage, according to ML&P spokeswoman Julie Harris. Original story A power outage in downtown Anchorage has left at […]

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    $16.5 million renovation of Loussac Library begins

    by on May 15, 20:47

    Mayor Dan Sullivan helped break ground Friday at the Loussac Library to kick off a $16.5 million renovation that includes the existing second floor entrance and walkway. A big complaint from library-goers has been entrances into the building, especially the steps on the plaza to enter through the second floor. In the winter, the steps […]

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    WWII to Today: 2nd Engineers Brigade stands down

    by Bonney Bowman on May 15, 20:19

    A Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson brigade with a storied history stood down today. The 2nd Engineer Brigade first stood up in World War II, when it specialized as an amphibious unit moving troops and supplies around the Pacific. “The motto “put ‘em across” was coined in WWII as they never failed to get everybody across the […]

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    Chugach State Park campgrounds open for season

    by Lauren Maxwell on May 15, 20:05

    All campgrounds in Chugach State Park will be open this weekend, including the Eklutna, Eagle River and Bird Creek campgrounds. Park rangers say campfires are permitted but only in the designated fire pits, and people will not be permitted to burn pallets. The cost to camp has also gone up an additional $5 this year. It […]

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    ML&P and Chugach Electric alert customers to phone scams

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 15, 17:10

    Municipal Light and Power has issued an alert regarding a recent scam aimed at stealing customers’ money. The scam involves a phone call from an alleged ML&P employee, asking the customers to call an 800 toll-free number in order to settle “debt” on an account. The 800 number directs callers to “a sophisticated voice recording […]