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Anchorage man dead following Glenn Highway crash

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East Anchorage home damaged in early morning fire

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Elementary school students harvest Alaska potatoes for the homeless

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Berkowitz says state cutbacks are costing Anchorage millions

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Transit, trails and rails: 64 projects underway in Mat-Su

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    Anchorage man dead following Glenn Highway crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 25, 11:05

    Police say an Anchorage man is dead after a vehicle he was riding in crashed along the Glenn Highway early Sunday morning. Police were notified at 12:20 a.m. of the crash, which occurred at the McCarrey Street overpass. A 2011 Dodge Avenger was traveling inbound on the Glenn Highway when “the driver lost control and struck the […]

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    East Anchorage home damaged in early morning fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 24, 13:04

    A family whose home was damaged during an early morning fire was displaced but did not need help from the American Red Cross, officials say. The fire was reported at 1:43 a.m. at 2436 Havenshire Place, Anchorage Fire Department dispatchers told KTVA. Fifteen units were dispatched and arrived by 1:49 a.m. The fire took nearly […]

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    Elementary school students harvest Alaska potatoes for the homeless

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 23, 19:48

    It’s potato harvesting season in Alaska and some teachers are using this time of year to plant a seed in the minds of their students. Sixth graders at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton School spent Friday digging for spuds. Big or small, each one was donated to feed the hungry and homeless at Bean’s Cafe. The students […]

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    Berkowitz says state cutbacks are costing Anchorage millions

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 23, 18:30

    Anchorage mayor Ethan Berkowitz says spending cuts at the state level are getting very expensive for people within the municipality. During a meeting with assembly members on Friday he announced a $24 million budget hole that elected officials must now figure out how to fill. “The people of Anchorage are fair and they understand that […]

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    Transit, trails and rails: 64 projects underway in Mat-Su

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 23, 6:00

    At the 9th annual Mat-Su Transportation Fair, Palmer resident Kate Graber was full of questions. “Total curiosity because I heard they were doing improvements on the Glenn Highway going through Palmer and I wanted to see what it would consist of,” Graber said. The event was held to provide answers and bring folks up to […]

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    Hillside standoff ends after 42 hours; 69-year-old suspect confirmed dead

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 23, 3:00

    Last updated at 3:45 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23 The 42-hour-long Hillside standoff, in which two officers were injured and multiple rounds of gunfire exchanged, has ended. Police found Robert Musser, 69, deceased in his home early Friday morning, according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department. “An investigation and autopsy will determine the […]

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    Renewed interest in Anchorage Trail Watch program following recent homicides

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 22, 21:56

    An uptick in crime may be encouraging more people to get involved with the Anchorage Trail Watch program. More than 50 people turned out for a training and informational meeting at the chalet in Russian Jack Park on Thursday afternoon. Anchorage’s Department of Parks and Recreation runs the program, which encourages people to get out […]

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    Tudor Road reopened following water main break

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 22, 11:53

    Updated at 3:37 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22 A section of Tudor Road that was closed early Thursday afternoon has been reopened after a utility company determined that the weight of traffic will not cause additional damage to a broken water line. Tudor Road from Brayton Drive to MacInnes Street was closed for just over […]

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    Collision closes 1 lane of Glenn Highway Thursday morning

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 22, 6:31

    A crash on the inbound lanes of the Glenn Highway near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson has closed one lane of traffic as commuters start their days. Glenn Hwy Crash Inbound: Left lane closed between Hiland and the “S” Curves. Merge Right. https://t.co/11WL5LbhZB — APD Public Info. (@APDInfo) September 22, 2016   According to a release from […]

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    Dooley’s closes after 45 years of business in Alaska

    by Heather Hintze on Sep 21, 20:20

    After 45 years of business in Alaska, Dooley’s Tuxedos and Costumes is closing its doors. As she prepares to sell her company, owner Starla Heim picks through the costumes and prices them out. Each rack not only holds decades of costumes but also lifetime of memories. “This is my junior prom dress that we rent as […]

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    ‘I am now an American’: 13 immigrants become U.S. citizens

    by Eric Ruble on Sep 21, 20:15

    Anchorage is now home to some of the newest Americans in the country. Thirteen people took the oath of allegiance in the Anchorage Municipality’s Assembly Chambers Wednesday afternoon, ending the long process to become a U.S. citizen. Some of them have lived in the U.S. for decades, but only recently decided to apply for citizenship. […]

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    APD: Black bear hit by Jeep in South Anchorage ‘severely injured,’ shot

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 21, 16:18

    A black bear was put down by Anchorage police Tuesday night after it was struck by a vehicle. Police spokeswoman Renee Oistad said a Jeep Patriot was driving westbound on O’Malley Road near Commodore Drive just before 10 p.m. when the bear stepped out into the roadway in front of the vehicle. “The driver did […]

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    Crews still working to repair power outages caused by wind storm

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 21, 7:00

    Updated at 1:55 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21 Multiple utility companies reported outages Wednesday morning in the midst of the strongest wind Southcentral Alaska has seen during the current storm system. As of 4 a.m. Wednesday, Chugach Electric Association reported it had 1,190 customers without power. Crews for the company were working near Boniface, Oceanview […]

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    Anchorage homeless population at 602, according to recent count

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 20, 20:20

    Those who assist the homeless in Anchorage say they’re getting a much clearer picture of the situation now that numbers from a recent homeless count have been released Social service workers spent the summer trying to get homeless people out of the woods and off the streets. In an official count taken three weeks ago, […]

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    EasyPark offers customers free battery jumps and personal escort service

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 19, 19:15

    Representatives of EasyPark, formerly known as the Anchorage Parking Authority, say they are taking customer service to a whole new level. Spokeswoman Melinda Gant said they are offering a parking “amenities program,” available to anyone who parks in an EasyPark lot or garage. Gant said customers can call or text the dispatch center at 907-297-4471 […]

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    Police, SWAT take armed suspect barricaded in Eagle River home into custody

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 19, 14:57

    Last updated at 6:33 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19 The Anchorage Police Department says an armed man barricaded himself inside an Eagle River home, leading to an hours-long standoff. The suspect, 27-year-old Kyle William Smith, was taken into custody at 5:47 p.m. Police first responded to a home on the 15200 block of Husky Street […]

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    Hear our voices: Students share culture for Deaf Awareness Week

    by Heather Hintze on Sep 19, 12:24

    A handful of East High School students sat around a table, silent but engaged in a forensic science lesson. They kept their eyes on the teacher to take it all in, watching every word the instructor signed. “For people who are deaf, eye contact is important for us,” senior Miguel Frias-Gomez said through an interpreter. […]

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    Anchorage invited to weigh in on how to memorialize John S. Parks

    by Sierra Starks on Sep 19, 11:30

    There’s a home in Fairview that Cal Williams holds in high regard. It’s a charming house on Latouche Street crafted by the hands of his late mentor, John S. Parks. A carpenter by trade, Parks was a public servant by nature, says Williams. “I remember one time the city honored him with a plaque of some […]

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    After heart transplant, Anchorage’s ‘Warrior Lincoln’ returns home

    by Sierra Starks on Sep 17, 23:28

    It was a homecoming fit for a warrior Saturday evening as 14-month-old Lincoln Seay and his family pulled into their driveway in Rabbit Creek. “It feels like a dream because we sat and just imagined this day for months, 465 days,” said Lincoln’s dad, Rob Seay. “It’s a dream come true. It’s a miracle that […]

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    Anchorage police investigate ‘suspicious package’ found downtown

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 17, 22:56

    Updated at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18 Anchorage police closed portions of downtown streets as they investigated a “suspicious package” Saturday night. The package, a cooler, was dropped off in the alley behind the Egan Civic and Convention Center, located on Fifth Avenue between E and F Streets, according to Anita Shell with the Anchorage […]