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UPDATE: MEA restores power to all but 835 customers

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Kittens in need of foster families

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Anchorage gets first canine wildlife inspector

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Town Square Park fountain will be removed to address public safety concerns

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Anchorage doctor accused of overprescribing painkillers to patients

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    UPDATE: MEA restores power to all but 835 customers

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 25, 22:35

    Last updated at 12:15 a.m. on Thursday, May 26 The Matanuska Electric Association reported late Wednesday night that all but 835 customers had power restored after a vehicle crash knocked down a utility pole. “Everyone is back on except those affected by a damaged feeder,” the company said on its Twitter account. The company stated […]

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    Kittens in need of foster families

    by Bonney Bowman on May 25, 20:29

    Anchorage Animal Care and Control (AACC) says it is seeing an influx of kittens and needs more people to care for them by fostering them. The goal of fostering is to socialize the kittens and get them ready for adoption. Jay Jackson has been a kitten foster mom for four years, and said it’s rewarding […]

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    Anchorage gets first canine wildlife inspector

    by Lauren Maxwell on May 25, 18:53

    He may seem like an unlikely hero, but U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife officers are hoping Dock, an 18-month-old Labrador retriever who started life as a shelter dog, can help them solve a serious problem. Anchorage is one of the busiest cargo hubs in the world, but not everything that comes through the state […]

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    Town Square Park fountain will be removed to address public safety concerns

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 25, 14:49

    Anchorage’s Town Square Park fountain will soon be taken down in an effort by the municipality to combat public safety concerns, according to Mayor Ethan Berkowitz. “This fountain is a way of camouflaging criminal activity that I don’t think we just need to tolerate,” Berkowitz said. The mayor made the announcement late-Wednesday morning inside of […]

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    Anchorage doctor accused of overprescribing painkillers to patients

    by Shannon Ballard on May 24, 22:45

    An Anchorage doctor has been accused by the Alaska State Medical Board of overprescribing painkillers to his patients. “Dr. Mahmood Ahmad, M.D., poses a clear and immediate danger to the public health and safety if he continues to practice medicine,” the board said when they suspended Ahmad’s medical license earlier this month. The investigation into Ahmad […]

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    Annual plant sale underway at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center

    by Lauren Maxwell on May 24, 17:48

    It’s a plant sale some people wait all year for: the annual Hiland Mountain Correctional Center plant sale started Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. but prison officials say cars were lining up much earlier than that. The sale is a chance for female inmates to show off what they’ve been growing all year in the […]

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    AST suspends Eklutna Lake search for missing kayaker

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 24, 14:44

    After shutting down the pump for the Municipality of Anchorage water supply intake, Alaska State Troopers stated Tuesday they were not able to find any evidence of a kayaker that went missing in Eklutna Lake on May 16, leading to a suspension of the search. The kayaker, 20-year-old Robert Brown of Texas, was reported missing near the […]

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    Wasilla boy wins 3-wheeled bike, new sense of independence

    by Shannon Ballard on May 23, 22:55

    Riding a bike is a treasured childhood experience, but sadly, many children with special needs miss out. An 8-year-old Wasilla boy was one of them until recently. Eric Edwards was born with cocaine in his system and later diagnosed with cerebral palsy and other movement disorders that affect his ability to stand, sit and speak. He went […]

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    Providence hospital to expand emergency department for children

    by Lauren Maxwell on May 23, 20:00

    Providence Alaska Medical Center has received permission from the state to add 13 new treatment rooms to its emergency department, raising the number of rooms from 37 to 50, including two trauma rooms. Providence CEO Dr. Richard Mandsager said 10 of the 13 rooms will be devoted to a new pediatric area that will focus on children […]

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    BP plans to sell Midtown Anchorage office building

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 23, 17:56

    A BP spokesperson says the company has decided to sell its property on the corner of Benson Boulevard and Seward Highway and lease office space from the new owner. “This is a real estate transaction under which we become tenants rather than owners of the office building,” the spokesperson said, explaining the company would remain […]

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    Derelict cabin in Fairview is no longer a magnet for trouble

    by Rhonda McBride on May 20, 20:48

    When it comes to the homeless, many Anchorage residents are torn between feeling sympathetic and, in the case of one Fairview neighborhood, feeling afraid. But near the corner of East 9th Avenue and Denali Street, there are feelings of relief. After pressure from the city, Fairview Community Council and neighbors, a crew cleared land around […]

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    Old Seward Highway, Tudor Road intersection to be closed all weekend following water main break

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 20, 11:39

    Updated at 1:14 p.m. on Friday, May 20 The intersection at Tudor Road and Old Seward Highway is expected to be closed through the weekend following a break Thursday morning, according to Anchorage Water Wastewater Utility. The road is expected to reopen before the Monday morning rush hour. Water flooded the streets Thursday at a rate […]

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    Officer who helped rescue man from burning car speaks out, thanks citizens

    by Eric Ruble on May 19, 19:13

    Anchorage Police Department officer Mitchel Veenstra had just started his shift Sunday afternoon when was notified by dispatch there was a man trapped in a burning vehicle. When he arrived at the scene, he found a man trapped in an overturned Toyota 4Runner, with his arm stuck underneath the passenger door. Flames were coming from […]

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    Troopers identify missing Eklutna Lake kayaker as Texas airman, recovery continues

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 19, 15:11

    Alaska State Troopers have identified the man who went missing in Eklutna Lake on Monday as 20-year-old Robert Brown of Texas. Efforts to recover him continued Thursday. Troopers said Brown was in the Air Force and stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The Anchorage Fire Department was notified Brown had gone missing when his kayak overturned […]

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    APD: Body found at Ship Creek

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 18, 22:17

    Anchorage police and fire crews responded to Ship Creek Wednesday night after receiving a report that a body had been found. The body was found around 9:30 p.m. by a small group of male fishermen, who said it was floating facedown in the waters near Whitney Road. Police said the victim was an adult male […]

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    APD: Search for two runaway kids continues, number of missing children not unusual

    by Eric Ruble on May 18, 20:08

    The Anchorage Police Department is looking for two children who went missing in as many days. Alicia Tatiana Smith, 16, and 12-year-old Kayden O’Neill left home on Sunday and Monday, respectively. Smith reportedly boarded a flight at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, but APD does not know where she was headed. O’Neill walked out of […]

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    Man arrested for Wednesday gas station shooting in Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 18, 19:08

    Last updated at 2:42 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 Police arrested a man in connection with a shooting at an Anchorage gas station Wednesday night. A preliminary investigation of the shooting at a Holiday gas station on C Street, led the Anchorage Police Department to identify 37-year-old Hershell Ray Shelton II as the suspected gunman, […]

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    On a roll: Anchorage cyclists take part in Bike to Work Day

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 18, 14:02

    Thousands of commuters chose to pedal to work this morning — opting for two wheels instead of four. Cyclists took to the trails for the annual Bike to Work Day. Participants say the event allowed them to meet new people on their commute — and get their heart rate going early in the morning. More […]

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    Man’s body found in midtown Anchorage homeless camp

    by Associated Press on May 18, 11:36

    Anchorage police say a body was found Wednesday in a homeless camp in midtown Anchorage. Police in a release say the body of a male was found in a camp a short distance away from a home improvement store on Tudor Road. There was no sign of foul play, and police say the body appeared […]

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    UPDATE: 12-year-old who left note for his family located, safe

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 17, 21:11

    Updated at 1:45 p.m. on Thurs., May 19 Kayden O’Neill has been located and is safe, according to the Anchorage Police Department. Original Story: A 12-year-old boy left a note for his family, saying he would not returning home for two weeks after a verbal argument with at least one family member. Anchorage police said […]