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Matanuska River continues to overtake homes

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UPDATE: Missing Palmer teen found safe

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Apartment owner says plugged storm drain makes city responsible for damages

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UPDATE: Missing adults, child located

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JBER commander speaks out about Army cuts

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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Matanuska River continues to overtake homes

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 28, 10:12

    When Aaron Provo bought this property 20 years ago, he had no idea it was in the middle of a flood plane. “My view has increased dramatically, but that isn’t really what I wanted,” Provo said. Provo’s nine acres near the Glenn Highway is now just two. Each year the mighty Matanuska River swallows up […]

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    UPDATE: Missing Palmer teen found safe

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 9:06

    Update: Anchorage police say 17-year-old Casanova Calderon has been found safe. Original story Anchorage police are asking for help locating a missing 17-year-old last seen in the Tikahtnu Commons area Monday night. Casanova Calderon is a Palmer resident and was in Anchorage with family, according to a statement from Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Castro. He […]

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    Apartment owner says plugged storm drain makes city responsible for damages

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 27, 21:42

    The owner of an Anchorage apartment building that was flooded by torrential rains says she thinks the city should pay for the damages. Beverly Newby says the city failed to maintain a storm drain that could have helped divert the water that rushed down Cordova Street Saturday night and damaged each of the bottom units […]

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    UPDATE: Missing adults, child located

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 27, 21:08

    Update: Tuesday, July 28 Law enforcement located the trio. Police say they are safe. Original story The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating two adults and a child who are overdue from a fishing trip. Jesse Urias, 35; Sabra Stiner, 31; and Shaniah Adams, 7, left Anchorage on Saturday in a […]

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    JBER commander speaks out about Army cuts

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 27, 20:35

    On Monday, the commander of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson spoke out for the first time about the coming cuts and what they could mean for the base. Col. Brian Bruckbauer says he is meeting weekly with U.S. Army officials to get a better idea of what their mission will look like in Alaska after the downsizing. […]

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    25 years of ADA, Part 1: Living in Anchorage with a disability

    by Sierra Starks on Jul 26, 23:39

    In many cases, the Americans with Disabilities Act affects every resident around the nation — from public restrooms to parking lots, walkways to seating arrangements. Twenty-five years ago, ADA was signed into law. For those who experience a disability firsthand, July 26, 1990 has meant an enforcement of civil rights that they can’t imagine living […]

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    Service dogs in Alaska help heal invisible wounds

    by Liz Raines on Jul 26, 23:29

    For April Gettys, years of domestic violence gave way to the beginning of a new battle — post traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD. “Every time somebody would knock on the door, or my kids would come in, I didn’t know if it was my ex-husband trying to kill me again,” says Gettys. She […]

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    Saturday night flooding closes intersections, overflows into Anchorage apartment complex

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 25, 23:19

      Anchorage police closed two intersections Saturday evening due to flooding from heavy rain — International Airport Road at Old Seward Highway and 36th Avenue at A Street. Street maintenance crews were on-scene responding to the flooding well into the late hours of the night. “Over the last couple of hours police have received multiple […]

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    Alaskans help Nepal earthquake victims from village of Langtang

    by Eric Ruble on Jul 25, 18:43

    It’s been three months since the Himalayan region was devastated by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake. In Nepal, some of the most catastrophic damage occurred in the village of Langtang, which was almost entirely destroyed. The surviving residents were forced to relocate to Kathmandu, where they have since been living. In Anchorage, an effort is underway to […]

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    2 motorcyclists killed in crash on Glenn Highway

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 25, 17:12

      Two motorcyclists were killed after they collided with a vehicle at Mile 37.5 of the Glenn Highway Friday night. Just before 11 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a crash on the highway, according to an online dispatch. The victims, identified as Adam Johnson and David Hecker, were among a group of motorcyclists “driving northbound on […]

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    Matanuska River erosion worsens; glacial melt creeps close to homes

    by Eric Ruble on Jul 25, 12:29

    Glacial melt has created rising water levels along the Matanuska River for years, and this year’s warm weather and rain has pushed the river closer to homes than ever before. Several unoccupied buildings were already swept away by the river, as of Friday afternoon. And some houses are dangerously close to the same fate. Homeowner […]

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    Magnitude 5 earthquake 66 miles west of Willow felt in Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 25, 12:25

    A preliminary magnitude 5.0 earthquake rattled Southcentral Alaska Saturday. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck at 11:57 a.m. 66 miles west of Willow, with a depth of 79.8 miles. About half an hour later, USGS upgraded the quake to a 5.3 then downgraded it to 5.1, as of 12:47 p.m. The quake could be felt […]

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    After emergency order, herbicide sprayed at Lake Hood

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 24, 20:06

    It took an emergency order to put it on the fast track, but state workers began spraying Lake Hood Friday morning with a powerful herbicide. It’s an effort to rid the lake of an invasive weed called elodea. The fast-growing weed has tangled the rudders of floatplanes and caused pilots to lose control during takeoffs […]

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    Anchorage sees 5th homeless death in 2-week period

    by Hope Miller on Jul 24, 12:36

    A 61-year-old homeless man was found dead outside in Anchorage Thursday, police say, marking at least the fifth homeless death in less than two weeks. Thursday around 5 p.m., Anchorage police received a call about a man not breathing. According to witnesses, John Lory Good either sat down or lay down next to the sidewalk near […]

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    Assembly takes first look at zoning guidelines for pot businesses

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 23, 23:33

    Alaska’s new cannabis industry is one step closer to real storefronts, cultivation centers and labs in Anchorage. On Thursday night, Anchorage Assembly members took a first look at proposed zoning guidelines for the budding businesses. Right now the Municipality of Anchorage’s land code — called Title 21 — doesn’t have any rules for marijuana establishments and […]

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    50 women graduate at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 23, 19:59

    More than 50 inmates at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center participated in a graduation ceremony on Thursday. The ceremony was held in the prison gym with music provided by the prison orchestra. The women received their high school diplomas, G.E.D.s and certificates for vocational programs and apprenticeships. Education Coordinator Karen Jenkins says about 35 percent of […]

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    Chilkoot Charlie’s property to be sold to Bear Tooth owners

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 22, 23:23

    The folks who brought Bear Tooth Theatrepub and Moose’s Tooth to Anchorage are expanding their brand in midtown. They’re hoping to be the new property owners of the self-proclaimed world famous Chilkoot Charlie’s, also known as Koot’s. Current Koot’s owner Mike Gordon says his establishment has been losing money for years and he’s been trying to […]

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    Man offering $100 reward for tire slasher

    by Bonney Bowman on Jul 22, 20:52

    An Anchorage man thinks someone knows who slashed his tires and he’s willing to pay to find out. He asked us to only identify him by his first name, which is Neal. He made a sign saying he’ll give $100 for information leading to the person responsible. Neal has his car parked near an apartment complex […]

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    Firefighters search for arson suspect who could face attempted murder charges

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 22, 20:25

    Anchorage firefighters are looking for the individual responsible for a trailer fire that happened early Monday morning that fire officials say was deliberately set. Firefighters were called to the Glencaren Trailer Court at 2221 Muldoon Road at 3:30 Monday morning. They found a trailer in flames. Fire investigator Brian Balega says the nine people who […]

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    Wasilla teen Sam Allred released from hospital

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 22, 19:51

    A Wasilla teen that was seriously injured in a four-wheeler collision over the Fourth of July weekend is back home and starting to recover. Sam Allred broke his pelvis and several vertebrae in his neck and also received extensive internal injuries when the ATV flipped and rolled over him on a family camping trip in […]